Short guys and online dating
Sure, it sucks when you meet a person and they’ve somehow dramatically put on fifty pounds in one day.But, as I was swiping left and right looking for a date I remembered how personal ads used to work.Still, there are some pitfalls when dating the diminutive, she warned.
“Maybe they’re worried about how it will look to other people,” he added. Shorties in Jersey City have a 7.6 percent likelihood of being contacted by the fairer sex — that’s a staggering 533 percent more likely than short men in Manhattan/Bronx.
On the other hand, with tall women, since only 15% of men are over 6 feet tall, it would stand to reason that a 5’11” woman would be well served to open up to shorter men, instead of insisting that he has to be 6’3′, because that’s how tall she is in heels. She ended up marrying a guy a few inches shorter than her. And if this bugs you and you think you should be holding out for a tall guy, that’s your business.
There simply aren’t enough 6’3″ men to go around, and if you restrict yourself to them, you’re killing your chances of finding love – for pretty much no reason. Just keep in mind that your current height criteria cuts your potential mates drastically – and that’s before we talk about age, ethnicity, education, income, personality, religion, emotional intelligence, values, kindness, consistency, attraction to you and desire to be married. During my last round of dating, I took Evan’s advice and set the height cutoff at 5’8″ instead of 6’0″ like I’d previously used to.
“Jersey City, as opposed to Manhattan, has a bit more of a community vibe.
People actually get to know each other here, and are a bit more laid-back,” said Bethany, a 5-foot, 28-year-old Jersey City woman who doesn’t mind dating a short man.