Now, I get it! It can really be a hard world out there for short men who are looking to plough through the field of the dating world – be it online or in ‘real life’. They, for the lack of better wording, simply fall short when it comes to really matching up to their taller counterparts. In recent years, many have come to their defence, claiming that a man’s worth should never be measured by his height but his personality, humour, wit, humility, honesty and so on and so forth. However, it has come to my attention that short men, come with something that I like to call the ‘Short-Man Syndrome’ and this my dear friends, has become even more off-putting than the height they carry all-together (for those of us who are self proclaimed heightists).
‘Short-Man Syndrome’ refers to the behaviour that is primarily found in men who lack in the physical height department. It is their need to over compensate for everything they do and say to the point that they become these overtly arrogant, miniature Michelin Man looking (they tend to live at the gym in hope of growing bigger penises and becoming taller), knob-heads.
I know what you’re thinking – “Give short men a break” – “They have probably resulted to crazy antics because of the way they are treated by women in the dating world” and “They have to stand out in the sea of the lothario giants that currently dominate the dating world”… bla bla bla. But this is what I put to you all: do short men ever consider the point that maybe, just maybe, the disinterest that heightists show may be because of the way they act?
If you’re short, know and recognise that you are short. DO NOT pretend (lie) that you are tall, DO NOT get offended when someone makes a reference to your height and DO NOT overtly act like you are the shit. No one wants a dick who pushes their masculinity too far to the point they just appear butthurt! And for the love of FUCK, give the fucking gym a miss every now and again. Having no neck only adds to your vertical challenge and by no means makes you look any sexier or taller!
I get it – The universe took the absolute Mick, Micky, Michael with you when giving out the height gene but get over it. You are short. You may not be everyone’s preference but opting to act like an absolute tool is not going to add a few inches to your height… or to your penis so just quite it!
Now, back to the 5ft 8 guy who I dubbed, ‘Shorty McShort Short’. Everything was going so well and we continued to vibe just the way I explained for a couple of weeks after my post but then he quite literally lost his actual bloody mind.
We all know what our standards are and we all know what our preferences are. Saying that, we all equally know when our standards have been lowered (or changed) in order for us to give something new a go. My standards were definitely “changed” to see where it could go with Shorty as I had never given a guy his height the time of day – not saying that I am the most stunning female in the world but that he just wasn’t my typical type.
Out of nowhere – Shorty caught the Short-Man Syndrome. He was constantly comparing himself to men who were much taller than him, pointing out their possible shortcomings, why he was better than them, pointing out his physique and comparing it to that of a guy much much taller than him. In short (hahahahahaha sorry I couldn’t help it), he was OBSESSED with tall men!
I of course got over (hehehe) Shorty really quickly after that. Explained that I tried to put my issues with his height to the side but felt that HE made it hard by constantly bringing up his height every chance he got! I got bored of his arrogance and it quickly became off-putting when it was initially charming. I will now happily stick to my preference of tall men and think nothing of it when dismissing shorter guys. I have not got the time of day to stroke a guy’s ego just because they picked the short straw (;)) in the height department!
Are you a heightist? – Ever dated a guy who was shorter than you? What was your experience like? Are you now a short-guy convert? Let me know in the comment section!