The Truth: Do Guys Really Like Short Girls (More)?

They have had to attract guys using their wits and their brains rather than their hips and their legs. Do guys really like short girls?

I am a tall guy and have dated many women in my lifetime, from 5 foot to over 6 foot tall. I have also talked to many, many guy friends about their preference in women and what they like.

For me, I prefer to be with a tall woman. I am 6 foot 8 inches (205 cm). But, that doesn’t mean that I would not consider being with a short woman. As a matter of fact, some of my best relationships were with short women. My ex-wife was only about 5 foot 5 inches tall. I also had several excellent relationships with girlfriends who were 5 foot or a just a little taller.

Regardless, here’s the point. Guys don’t care how tall you are. When it really comes down to it, any lack in height doesn’t matter at all compared to who you are as a person, and how you relate to guys. In other words, give me a short girl with a great personality any day over a long-legged, brainless blonde. Sorry to the smart blondes out there!

The Truth About Tall Girls


Here is the truth about tall girls… I have dated a few of them, and although I was very attracted to them physically, three of the tallest girls I dated turned out to be a real handful. By handful, I mean bordering on cray-cray.

They were all around 6 foot tall, ex-models and pretty much all had issues with men. Why? Because they were used to getting a lot of attention and had to deal with the constant barrage of idiotic guys trying to get their attention, their numbers and into their panties.

Two of the three tall girls I dated were sexually abused by men and had some harrowing experiences that they had to deal with. The truth is that I had to deal with it too in one way or another. All three of them were used to being treated like objects more than the short girls I dated.

What ends up happening to women like that is that they develop a mistrust of guys as well as an ego because of the constant attention. They can very easily fall into the trap of never finding themselves. Later in life, they wander if everything in their world worked out for them simply because of their long, sexy legs.

When they get older and start to lose their powers of attraction, it can be very hard on them because they have to live in a different reality where they don’t instantly get everything that they want from men anymore. When you can’t get what you want simply by showing some leg, it can be a bit frightening!

Then, if later in life, they meet a nice guy. They will likely have a really hard time in the relationship because they have to deal with their own underdeveloped personality. Perhaps even depression because they have to adapt to a new world where they aren’t the center of attention anymore. In other words, when their looks leave, who are they then? I found myself in the middle of that question for three tall girls I dated!

Short Women: More Down-to-Earth, More Personality, More Fun!

In my experience, short women know themselves better than tall women, are more down-to-earth, have more personality and are a lot more fun to be around! Not only that, but short girls tend to be more giving, more caring, more considerate and more loving.

However, there are always exceptions to every rule. Every woman is truly different, and I am not saying that every tall woman is brainless by any stretch of the imagination.

I am simply talking in generalities here. Also, I am not talking at all about the tall woman who hates being tall, hunches over and who sees her height as a major problem. These women are usually very smart, introspective, kind and loving just like short girls. So, attractiveness or one’s confidence in their own attractiveness does play a factor.

I do think that a short woman’s personality develops better because they have not received as much attention as a sex object, and they have to have more of a sense of humor about life in general. In this manner, short women are preferred. Usually when women ask questions like, “Why do tall guys like short girls?” they are usually tall, jealous women who see a short woman with a very tall guy. Some tall girls get mad at short girls for taking all the tall guys!

This is why this question is asked: “Do guys really like short girls?”


It’s not that we like short girls. It’s that short girls have got more going on: they have had to develop their emotional intelligence further, farther and sooner than tall girls.

They have had to attract guys using their wits and their brains rather than their hips and their legs. Honestly, if I could find a tall, humble girl with a great personality and someone who is kind, generous to strangers, loving to animals and smart, I’d be the happiest guy on earth.

Understand Your Body Shape and Dress Accordingly

Short girls can wear just about anything that tall girls can wear. The secret lies in choosing the right styles in proportions that flatter.

While there’s nothing written that shorter women have to wear heels all the time, it’s certainly one of the quickest ways to add a few inches of height to your frame. However, not just any old pair of heels will do. There are a few styles that work better than others on petite women.

just because you’re short doesn’t mean that you can’t have great style or participate in an ongoing trend. The secret is in knowing how to dress for your particular frame. These three fashion tips will set the record straight once and for all.

Do guys like short girls? Yes

So, give me the short girl any day. I’d rather have great conversations, a meaningful relationship and someone who is on par with me as far as growth, development and enjoying the journey of life are concerned. In general, tall girls are more complicated and short girls are much better long-term relationship material.

Please feel free to share your ideas, experiences thoughts and comments below. What do you think? Do short girls have more going for them?

About the author

Steve Daugherty

Hello, I'm Steve. I'm a law of attraction, metaphysical, personal development writer who truly enjoys writing articles and e-books that help people to understand who they really are, and how to empower themselves to live a more joyful, inspired life.


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  • It’s funny to me how apparently you think the shape of your body determines your personality ,this ,Steve is why you only have one comment.

  • Yeah, so I’m a tall girl, and yes I’ve been jealous of shorter women taking the “tall guys” which is exactly why I won’t be paying attention to tall guys anymore. Tall guys almosy always go for short gurls. To be honest, I’m a very deep person and I have a lot going on in my mind, which makes me seem either stuck up, or really shy. I can definitely say that pretty much almost all the guys I’ve talked to, I had to introduce myself first. I actually DO have a personality, it’s just not as bubbly any more, maybe because people think I act like I child if I giggle too much (although I love to laugh). Oh and since were judging personalities based on heights, I could add that tall guys I’ve known have mostly all been super boring, and they never really put any effort to make you happy or cheer you up. It’s always been the short guys that have made me laugh, probably because many times I “friendzoned” them but I felt more comfortable around shorter guys. Also, I don’t think I’m that intimidating, but I guess otger guys think I am. I’m 5’7.5″ and no new guy has approached me in a whole year. I wouldn’t mind being single my whole life because guys are so shallow. I probably would, except that my family and other people won’t stop making comments about it.

  • I’m a short girl and I’m 5″2 I don’t attract men because of my personality I know this because I experience catcalling every time I go out. But it’s true some tall girls think that all of us are stealing away all the tall guys. And it’s true I have a bubbly personality.

  • I am 5’11” and am not envious of shorter women but find it intriguing that many of the men taller than me do prefer short women. I think psychologically it triggers some type of “protective” gene in them. I don’t need you to reach the plate on the high shelf, I’m the one asked at the store to please retrieve something for someone when they can’t reach it themselves. On top of my barefoot height, I often wear 2-4″ heels.

    My height goes along with my kind, sensitive, empathic, secure, intelligent and friendly persona.

    Men much shorter than me ask if I would date a shorter guy, well I am as much attracted to a tall guy as many talks guys are attracted to very short, petite women.

    I am often judged by my height and appearance and a presumption is made that I am a bitch without anyone getting to know me. I am one of the least bitchy and extremely emotionally stable woman you might ever meet but by the lack of initiative men will take in approaching me and asking me out, you would never know it.

    I am traditionally feminine which is a huge disadvantage if you are tall -land live in modern times where women approach and initiate date much of the time. I am receptive, not aggressive, I don’t approach men, that’s not what women are supposed to do in my mind; modernity harms women like me, we stand on the sidelines much of the time, often having nothing to do on many weekends as a result, which often blows people in the office away when they discover that I never have dates.

    It is an unfortunate reality when you are attractive, fit (size 6-8 at 5’11” tall), friendly, kind and well proportioned. I am in the best shape of my life at 50 years old and most people that don’t know me well enough to know my age think I am in my late 30s.

    The extra burden of looking good for your age is that many younger men – who are a better physical match, want younger women (as if height wasn’t enough of an “ugh” situation).

    IMHO taller (and older) women are judged more harshly than any others and a presumption is made that you are bitchy and high maintenance (if taller) and bitter and jaded (if older), neither of which fit me.