Adult Topics: Social Issues: Dating
Short men often find it difficult meeting women for romantic relationships. Most of these articles
support this but there is also some hope.
See also Resources : Relationships.
News articles are shown in reverse chronological order. A symbol
next to an article indicates that it was added within the past month.
Try Dating Shorter Men
She Knows Love, By Jamie Beckman, 24 October 2011
Short Men Can Look Forward to Having Younger Wives
Big Think, By Marina Adshade, 11 October 2011
In the dating world, short men face a whole different set of hurdles
Toronto Sun, By Sexy Typewriter, 15 September 2011
Venus & Mars: Does Size Really Matter?
Jakarta Globe, By Katrin Figge & Tasa Nugraza Barley, 12 June 2011
Girl Talk: I Like Dating Shorter Guys
The Frisky, By Anna Goldfarb, 9 June 2011
Will all short men please stand up and get counted
The Citizen, 21 May 2011
Being short is not a shortcoming
A shorter man having trouble attracting women is given some perspective
Uptown, By Sasha, 21 April 2011
Readers weigh in on 'heightism'
The Arizona Republic, By Abigail Van Buren, 21 October 2010
Banning Short Men from Marriage Agencies Violates Human Dignity: Watchdog
Bernama, 15 September 2010
Are Short Guys Dateable?
Cafemom, By Sasha Brown-Worsham, 2 September 2010
Would You Date A Short Guy? Take our Poll
Shine (source: Yahoo), By Liz Brody, 3 June 2010
Tall girls, more cattle
A Sudanese tribal chief explains one of the realities of his village, where daughters are still traded for longhorns.
Los Angeles Times, By Jeffrey Fleishman, 4 May 2010
When Prince Charming is shorter, balder and younger than you dreamt
Jamaica Observer, 26 April 2010
Study: Tall men have more attractive partners
USA Today, October 2009
What makes short men attractive?
Examiner.com, By Alisa Chagnon, 8 August 2009
Finding love against tall odds
Behind the increasingly popular short-man/tall-woman relationships
Metro International, By Elizabeth Braw, 2 August 2009
Size really doesn't matter in hunter-gatherer society
The London School of Economic and Political Science, By Dr. Rebecca Sear and Professor Frank Mar, 1 July 2009
Little and large: Why Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum think their height difference is no big deal
Mail Online, By Natalie Clarke, 17 June 2009
Truth About Dating: Readers respond to 'height' column
Seacoastonline.com, By Steve Penner, 29 August 2008
Why short women with long legs are the most attractive
Short women with long legs are the most naturally attractive to men, according to a new study.
Telegraph.co.uk, By Roger Highfield, 18 August 2008
Dating column: Women hypocrites for refusing to date short men
Seacoastonline.com, By Steve Penner, 15 August 2008
Size does matter. Cute, maybe, but little weenies just donít cut it.
Sunday World, By Miss Roberts, 26 July 2008
The height report
boston.com, By Robin Abrahams, 27 May 2008
Short on Love
I'm a 5-foot-6 guy. And that makes me as sexy and appealing as Will Smith.
Boston Globe, By Kerry Keene, 25 May 2008
Confessions of a short man in love
One (vertically challenged) writer comes up short in romance
MSNBC (source: Tango), By Jonathan Bender, 9 April 2008
Dahl Hits Back At Cullum Height Jibes
PR-inside (source: World Entertainment News Network), 19 March 2008
Tall women, short men
Contra Costa Times, By Jessica Yadegaran, 2 February 2008
At least 5ft 10ins, clean-shaven and driving a silver Mercedes:
The 20-point guide to what women REALLY want in their
Daily Mail, By Lucy Ballinger, 16 January 2008
Size simply does matter...
The Press, By Jo Haywood, 10 September 2007
If You Are Short, Fat, Older or An Asian Man, You Must Read This. But Especially If Youíre Short.
Advice from a Single Dating Expert, By Evan Marc Katz, 7 September 2007
Why DO tall women love little men?
Daily Mail, By Kate Mulvey, 23 August 2007
A short response
The Daily Orange - Pulp, By Omar Raschid, 20 September 2005
The long and short of the dating world
Seacoast Living, By Steve Penner, 15 July 2005
Small detail becomes super-sized issue
The Plain Dealer, By Ebony Reed, 6 February 2005
Short guy, long on nerve, seeks 1 date per state
The Washington Post, By Libby Copeland, 9 November 2004
Short and sweet
You can look him straight in the eye and even borrow his clothes: Some reasons why smaller men rock.
Salon.com, By Curtis Sittenfeld, 8 November 2004
See also letters about this article
Seeing eye to Eye
These tall women say height is no measure of a man
The Flint Journal, By Rose Mary Reiz, 19 September 2004
Short people got no reason to date
TCPalm.com, By Joe Donatelli, 11 February 2004
Scotsman.com, By Jane Laidlaw, 28 January 2004
Commentary: Pros and cons of Internet dating
National Public Radio, By Meri Danquah, 16 December 2003
Chinese women more and more practical in choosing partners
CHINAdaily, 7 December 2003
Women overlooking short men
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, By Georgie Binks, 10 November 2003
Size really does matter
Evening Standard, By Jaya Narain, 31 March 2003
MegaStar, By Paul Sorene, 31 March 2003
It's the height of folly to worry about your date's high heels
Ottawa Citizen, By Rondi Adamson, 15 December 2002
Short Men Syndrome
allAfrica.com (source: The Kampala Monitor), By Hilary Joseph Bainemigisha, 30 August 2002
This is a horrible article by a heightist that goes to show that short people still face much prejudice in society.
Tall men and short women go hand in hand
ninemsn, 14 August 2002
Tall men 'top husband stakes'
BBC News, 14 August 2002
Pip-squeak paramours have gals going gaga
Mainichi Daily News, By Ryann Connell, 12 August 2002
The short reason some relationships last longer
Short women are more likely to be in a long-term relationship and have kids; men also prefer smaller women, a study finds
The Straits Times, August 2002
Short man, a good dancer, rose her expectations
The Sacramento Bee, By Ann Landers, 12 January 2002
Short Guys? No Way!
NationAudio.com, By Wayua Muli, 8 December 2001
Tall women don't look down noses at short men
Chicago Tribune, By Cheryl Lavin, 2 December 2001
Short guide to a happy marriage
THE secret of a long and faithful marriage is to marry a short man, according to research.
News.Telegraph, By Robert Uhlig, 5 October 2001
Where are the Single Men?
Canoe, By …lisabeth Alexandre, 25 May 2001
A downside to frequent sex
Q: Iíd like to see you discuss womenís height preferences for dating prospects.
MSNBC, By Jennifer Kornreich, 30 November 2000
In Praise of Short Men
WFtheColiseum.com, By Ari McKee, 10 September 2000
Tall Men Do Get The Girls
Psychology Today, By Amy Wilson, May 2000
Short men, tall troubles
The Tribune, By Manpreet Singh, 19 March 2000
I like 'em short
What short men lack in height, they make up for in might.
Salon.com, By Julie Manis, 29 February 2000
A Look at Looks
GenerationJ, By Allison Kaplan, February 2000
Of meteors and men
Sizes, shapes and angles
The Daily, By Matt Schmidt, 24 January 2000
Good news for short incompetents
Sacramento Business Journal, By Lee Wessman, 24 January 2000
New study finds that size does matter
Arizona Daily Wildcat, By Blake Smith, 18 January 2000
Women Like Tall Men
futureframe News, 14 January 2000
Why tall men don't go short
Scientists have the answer
The Sydney Morning Herald, By Tim Radford, 14 January 2000
Tall guys get the girls
Stand out in a crowd: Finding a mate can be tricky
BBC News, 13 January 2000
It's true: Women prefer the tall guys
USA Today, By Tim Friend, 13 January 2000
Tall men get the girls and have more kids than short guys
Star-Telegram.com (source: The Associated Press), By Rick Callahan, 13 January 2000
What Do Women Want?
Nature Serves Up a Tall Order
Gentlemen May Prefer Blondes, but Researchers Find Women Want Height
WebMD, By Sean Swint, 12 January 2000
Tall Guys Get the Girls
Short Men Less Likely to Marry, Have Kids
ABC News, By Rick Callahan, The Associated, 12 January 2000
Report # 3 to the Toronto Sun on the Second Annual Sun/COMPAS Sex Survey
Compass - National Post Official Research Supplier, 3 September 1999
What is it about short men that keeps them at the bottom of the erotic pecking order?
Salon.com, By Courtney Weaver, 22 April 1998
Letters to the Editor
Let's Keep this Short
One man's tall tale...
About.com, By Benda Ross, 3 June 1997
What women don't know about men
Chatelaine.com, By Joel Yanofsky, May 1997
See page 2.
All men are not created equal
ABC 20/20, 27 December 1996
Too Short To Date?
Go Ask Alice!, 24 February 1995