So find other qualities about a man that will make you feel feminine to satisfy this need.

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Hell, thinking about it, I should probably write more blog posts based on that formula.

Nonetheless, this New Republic article provides fodder for discussion on the topic of short men.

It suggests, that like Avis rental cars, if you’re #2, you work harder.

The interesting thing, of course, is that there is no inherent value to dating a taller man.

He doesn’t need to protect you from falling objects. It’s really a more primal and shallow feeling: “I can’t help what I’m attracted to” or “I want my kids to be tall” or “I want to feel feminine”.

That last one is the real kicker, and it’s what I want to take a second to explore.

Femininity is not about his size relative to yours, but about security. Thus, you’re not attracted to a man purely because he’s tall; you’re attracted to him because he makes you feel feminine.

Now, we all know that short men have, for lack of a better term, drawn the short stick when it comes to women and attraction.

“A pair of sociologists found that 48.9 percent of women restricted their online dating searches to men who were taller than them.

(Men were less picky: Just 13.5 percent wouldn’t consider a taller woman.)” This isn’t news.

All you need is a set of eyes and ears to see how tall guys are preferred by women.