Do Girls Like Taller Boys? (Attractiveness Secrets for Shorter Men)

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More than ever before people who are “short” are mocked and convinced by our society that being tall is the only way a man would be able to attract girls. So, are tall men that special, or is it just a bunch of tall haters trying to bully us? Stick around to find out if girls like taller boys?

Girls do prefer men that are taller, mainly because of an evolutionary point of view. You see back around 1000 years ago, women had to find the strongest and fittest male. So he would be able to protect her and her babies from any dangers. In today’s world, women view tall men as being super masculine, which brings a sense of security to her.

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Women, many years ago needed a man to protect them, but in this day and age women don’t need men to protect them from sabertooths and hunters. Read on to find out the current day reasons why women prefer taller men.

P.s. For my shorter brothers out there, don’t worry in the last chapter I’ll help you with what you need to do in order to win any women’s heart regardless of height

Reasons Why Women Find Taller Men More Attractive

The very first thing a woman notices about a man is his height and body shape. And it can play a big role in whether she sees you as attractive or not.

But. Even though girls prefer taller boys it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re completely disqualified as a boyfriend material

Out of 200 women who were surveyed said: “Height is sexy, but I will choose the man who I have an emotional bond with. Regardless of how tall another guy is.

Furthermore, let’s take a deeper look at why taller men are more attractive

1) Taller Men are Viewed as Stronger and Protective

In order to understand why women like men that are stronger and offer more security, we have to understand female nature in more detail.

Women by nature, are hypergamous. Hypergamy is the act or practice of courting or marrying a person of a higher socio-economic or social class than oneself.

Most women want to get married to men who offer better physical or financial security. And when it comes to taller men, they are just viewed as being more dominant and more capable of tackling life’s challenges.

In support of this argument did you know that men who are 6’0″ foot taller earn an average of 166,000$ more than men who are 5’5″ foot tall.

Taller men are just viewed to be more leaders and better protectors in our society.

2) Girls Want To Have Something Which They Don’t Possess

Masculine and Feminine traits differ. Women prefer to have a man who possesses mostly everything that she doesn’t possess.

For example, women are mostly shorter and weaker than men genetically, hence they want a handyman in the house. Such as a man who can grab things from high cupboards or is able to change the lightbulb with ease.

In other words, most women want to feel as feminine as possible around their man. Read down below to learn some of the differences between masculine and feminine energy.

Difference between Masculine & Feminine Traits

3) Media Stereotypes are The Ones Responsible

I probably can’t go a week without seeing something online about short guys. These stereotypes are found in movies. But I would mainly find a lot of memes regarding short men on instagram.

Social media is destroying every short man’s self-esteem with memes like these:

I for one am a pretty short dude, I stand at around 168 cm or 5’5″ feet. And even though I haven’t been insecure about my height in a while, these posts have a negative underlying effect on my thoughts about height.

Besides the main culprits on Instagram and other social media platforms. You may spot 95% of men on dating sites and applications such as Tinder mentioning their height.

The digital world is massive and anything that starts within it spreads like wildfire. Therefore any meme or any opinion shared on social media would eventually brainwash people’s brains into believing that if they are short girls aren’t going to like them.

Related Post: Do Girls Like Chest Hair? (Should a Man Shave His Chest)

What Do You Do If You’re a Short Guy?

Growing up to be short and weak was a stigma that mainly every boy had to go through. From a very young age, we had been told to do sports that not only help in getting us stronger but especially help in getting us taller.

Comment down below if you’ve ever experienced your family or friends ever suggest that you should persue swimming or basketball in order to get taller.

Does that mean being anything besides tall is a huge disadvantage towards your life and getting girls?

Seeing height as a disadvantage is only based on your limiting beliefs. You may lack in height compared to someone else but that’s only a pebble in the magnitude of traits that can make you great. Charisma, confidence, style, being fit, having game, being smart. These are all traits that women can appreciate more than, “just only being tall.

Continue on reading as I share more on what you can in order to get more women regardless of how short you may be.

1) Take Inspiration From Famous Shorter Men

I am personally 168 CM or 5’5″ feet. Height was a major insecurity of mine since I was in high school. I was turned down by girls only because I was short.

In order to take away my hurt and to remind myself that I’m worthy to be great, I would take inspiration from famous short men.

Taking inspiration from shorter men helps because it can remind you that you have nothing less than them and that if they can accomplish all these great things, so can you.

10 Short Men You Can Look Up To

NameHeightFamous For
Manny Pacquiao5’5″ (166cm)Professional boxer, media celebrity, and politician who became world-famous for winning boxing titles in more weight classes than any other boxer in history.
Tom Cruise5’7″ (170cm)One of the most notable actors in Hollywood. He is famous for playing in box office roles such as Mission Impossible and Top Gun
Charlie Chaplin 5’41” (165cm)English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona.
Pablo Picasso5’34” (163cm)Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement.
Daniel Radcliffe 5’41” (165cm)British actor best known for his on-screen portrayal of the boy wizard Harry Potter
Jack Black5’5″ (168cm)One of the most loved Hollywood actors. His confidence in being funny on screen is adored all around the world
Kevin Hart5’41” (165cm)Kevin Hart is currently America’s most adored comedian. He has also starred in many notable movies such as Jumanji 1 and 2
Lionel Messi5’5″ (168cm)Considered by most the greatest soccer player of all time. Messi holds the record for scoring the most goals in a calendar year (91)
Franco Columbo5’41” (165cm)An Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor, author, and producer. Columbo won Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981,
Bruce lee5’64” (172cm)Bruce Lee was renowned for his martial arts prowess and helped popularize martial arts movies in the 1970s.

2) Take Pride In Being Short

“Focus on what you can control, and let go of what you can’t”

Height is something out of our hands, height is determined by our genes and there is little we can do about it. Wallowing and wasting energy on your natural physical appearance only takes away time and commitment from what you can control and do in your life.

Accepting that you are who you are is one of the hardest things to accomplish but however, it can be the best thing that can happen to you.

Eliminate your negative beliefs about your height. Talk to people as if you’re the most capable and most awesome human being ever! Because you are, we are all unique in our own way. So don’t wait around, you can accomplish anything you desire.

“Walk like a king or walk like you don’t care who the king is”

3) Hit The Gym

Hitting the gym isn’t for everyone. But only In the beginning. Working out can be challenging in the beginning but once you overcome the mental barrier and turn it into a hobby everything will change for you.

Training hard in the gym creates a domino effect of discipline and hard work in the other aspects of your life.

For example, a study showed that people who go to the gym from time to time have a different personality to when they didn’t go to the gym. A gym-goer has a greater extraversion and agreeableness personality than someone that doesn’t go to the gym.

Extraverts are known for being assertive, outspoken, and eager to interact with others. Agreeable people, on the other hand, have been described as attractive, pleasant, and attentive to others’ needs.

Other benefits of going to the gym are:

  • Increased energy levels.
  • Motivation & commitment.
  • Create positive habits.
  • Stress relief, decreased anxiety & better sleep.

4) Learn How To Throw a Punch

I bet most of you have been in a fight and can attest that you can throw a punch. But what I mean by “throwing a punch”, is that you can really twist your hip and throw one knockout punch on any threat.

In other words, try learning martial arts. Learning how to actually fight and defend yourself can be the biggest confidence booster you can have in your life.

Learning how to fight doesn’t mean that you should pick a fight with everyone, but it’ll guarantee you that if anyone picks on you or if something goes wrong you are able to properly defend yourself.

“It’s better to be a warrior in a garden rather than being a gardener in a war”

5) Style Matters

Girls make their assessments about you before you open your mouth. A study actually showed that it only takes three minutes for her to make up her mind whether she likes a man or not.

Investing your money and time in your fashion is crucial in order to stand out from the other men.

You don’t need to invest thousands of dollars on expensive brands, it’s just important to know how to pair things and understand what suits your body type.

6) Grooming and Taking Care Of Yourself

Don’t be lazy! Put aside 20$-30$ for the barbershop every 3 weeks. Let’s be honest getting a haircut and having your barber groom your face is probably the best compliment you can give your face.

Looking fresh every time you outside tells women how much you value yourself.

7) Reading Books

I’m going, to be honest. I spent 2 years every day reading self-development and dating books because I really didn’t know anything about being a top-tier man. I was a very clueless young man.

Reading and learning about dating and self-development books can really help in motivating you and boosting your self-esteem because you now better understand the game of being a better man in relationships and in life.

Knowledge is powerful. But only practice makes perfect. By practice, I don’t exactly mean that you have to start off by asking for a random girl’s number in the street. Instead, I’ll teach you the process of how to drop your shyness with women much simpler:

Going on dates where it’s only you and her can often turn out to be very uncomfortable and intimidating. Instead when you like a girl invite her out with your group of friends.

Or for the first date tell her this: “Hey let’s do something. You bring your girlfriend and I’ll bring my guy friend and let’s see who wins in a game of bowling, I bet we will wipe the floor with you.” (Make sure the first day is something sporty and fun)

Shifting your dates and gathering from somewhere very romantic to someplace more fun and exciting, you create a more open and relaxed environment where it allows both of you to get closer and more comfortable around each other.


There are many other reasons why women would prefer taller guys such as:

  • Girls find tiptoe kisses adorable
  • Being able to put her head on his chest. Because girls find it warming when they can hear their boyfriend’s heartbeat
  • Wearing their boyfriend’s baggy clothes. It makes them feel snuggly and safe when they are in their boyfriend’s oversized clothes.
  • Girls want to spot their boyfriends from a crowd of people when they are outside. Girls hate getting lost when they are outside

But these are just some reasons girls really believe in why they like taller men. The truth is that seeing a tall person activates a subconscious belief in women that he is masculine, dependent, and powerful.

Being tall is definitely an eye-catcher for every woman, but however, it does not mean that she’s going to spread her legs only for tall men. If you’re 5’5″ and you have discipline, hard work, have game, and style in your life, you stand a better chance than a guy who is only tall.

“It’s all about attraction and chemisty. At the end of the day regardless of height or the muscles if shes in love with you or attracted to you she’s going to give you a shot”

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