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Why do girls prefer tall guys? Are you one of them?

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    phillip_shinyposted 7 years ago

    Hello everyone,

    Do you have the idea why girls are attracted towards tall guys?

    1) They feel secure.

    2) They really want to see a man than a ordinary person.

    3) They want to have a broad and a tall shoulder to rest upon.

    4) They want to see their man to be bold.

    5) They want to differentiate their partner among a crowd.

    6) They feel tall guys to be safe and secure person to live with.

    But most of all, it is not mere attraction it comes from love...

    Love doesn't know tall or short. Only when seen outwards a man may be tall but really a true woman want to share a heart with her man..

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is strange isn't it and admittedly - I'm one of them.  At 5ft 7, I prefer someone the same height as me or taller, otherwise I'd be constantly patting his head. smile

    2. Chelsea Styles profile image60
      Chelsea Stylesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your right... Love doesn't know short or tall. But, attraction knows all to well.  Most people start with attraction and then work up to love.

      Since attraction comes first, short guys tend to finish last.  Women have increasingly become more sophisticated and independent throughout history.  However, there are many things that are still very primal and instinctive.  It’s instinctive for women to want to feel secure and protected.   

      Is it fair?  Is it rational?  Is it necessary? Maybe it’s none of those things but… it’s the truth.

      1. skyskater profile image50
        skyskaterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        sorry to stair this old opinion, but thoughts don't really age.. in my area and opinion, girls with low or average self esteem tend to choose someone they think they are in some way higher than. Someone they can feel safe with and have no fear of losing..

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      goldstoneposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    4. shamelabboush profile image65
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you short Phillip???

    5. free4india profile image56
      free4indiaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tall men have everything tall (err.. long !)

    6. FreeSpirit18 profile image55
      FreeSpirit18posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I Love tall guys because I like to feel protected and sexy. For some reason tall guys make me feel wanted ans secure. I love the perks that come with the territory. I love standing on my tippy toes and kissing them. I Love them giving me piggy back rides, because im so high in the sky..I have been a fan of tall guys for ever...

    7. kawendie profile image55
      kawendieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am 5'8" and my guy is actually a little shorter than me.  In the 17 plus years we have been together, many friends have commented and asked why I would be with a man shorter than I.  My answer has always been that his character and intelligence won me over and yes he can protect me if a need so arose.  The funny thing is, one friend who persistantly asked that question (for her it was all about height, hair color and eyes.) Married a man that is a good 3' shorter than her.

    8. rcrm89 profile image69
      rcrm89posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's just part of the equation of attraction...

      Height is supposedly an indicator of better genetic material - similar to a mesomorphic frame and symmetry.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image80
        Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Don't know if this is true or not...but I like it big_smile

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    What makes guys make sweeping generalizations?  And what on Earth gave you the idea that height and security are linked?  Shorter men can be all of the qualities that you listed.

    Tall guys bang their heads on stuff, don't fit well in the seats at movie theaters or the symphony, and can sometimes change light bulbs without standing on ladders, that's all...

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yea and they always have to stand in the back so the short arses can see lol

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      phillip_shinyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well said... Really appreciate it...

  3. Wendi M profile image81
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't want to have bend over to kiss my guy...so he'd have to stand taller than I do.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image71
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    My 3 sons are all over 6ft and they are strong and handsome smile

  5. Wendi M profile image81
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    6ft is the perfect height for me.

  6. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    My friend just happened to have a blog on the topic tongue

    http://howtogrowtall.net/

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      omg haha!!! Misha's new profile photo big_smile smile

      1. VioletSun profile image71
        VioletSunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That was my same reaction, LOL! lol

        And in answer to the forum's question, I am above average in height so prefer a man who is taller than me, but if my s/o had turned out to be shorter, I wouldn't have rejected him. wink

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        rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I know, thats what I was going to say...way better then being a girl, although she was lovely.  smile oo la la...

    2. anjalichugh profile image81
      anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Forget about the topic! What's with this profile pic, Misha? lol lol lol

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am protesting against people calling her all kinds of names, mostly totally without any grounds smile

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image80
          Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Misha!  You've....changed.

          1. Misha profile image73
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He-he, I did Shirley smile

            1. Shirley Anderson profile image80
              Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Very pretty!  You must give me the name of your hairdresser. smile

              1. Misha profile image73
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Off-line Shirley, only off-line. I don;t want him to become too popular, you know? wink

  7. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago

    my husband was 6 ft, I'm 5 ft 2
    I find that tall men tend to be  confident,
    I think they get more respect just by being tall
    but I've known plenty of attractive and confident shorter men

  8. afilleul profile image54
    afilleulposted 7 years ago

    It depends on a girls height.  If she is 5"7 or taller a guy less than 5"11 feels like he is the same height as her.  Plus once a girl puts heels on she wants to still feel shorter than her guy.  It's not a feeling of security, it is a feeling of being small.  It is more comfortable to curl up with a guy and not feel like a giant.

    I agree with Wendi.  Bending down to kiss a guy just feels wrong.  Sorry short guys, but, there are far more girls under 5"5 than over.  There is plenty of girls out there for you.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why?  I mean, who cares?

      You sound like you went to Cosmo Magazine Brainwashing 101...

  9. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    The real reason is so we can reach things in the cabinets.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    They assume only good things, then reality sets in and they realize, "This guy's a moron!" Thats when it's time to move back in with Mom because she loves you just the way you are and she can cook!

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    Eva Hanssonposted 7 years ago

    I've dated a couple of men who are shorter than I am.  I DO feel more comfortable with a guy who's at least my height, or I feel like an Amazon.  But, if the personality is there, it doesn't much matter to me.

  12. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I don't understand why some girls/women prefer tall guys.    I like someone to be of average height, but I have no problem with someone being a short guy either.  Of course, I'm under 5' 4", so I have the luxury of not having to worry about towering over anyone.  smile  "On the taller side of average" is fine with me, but I'm not a fan of "tall beyond average".  smile  I disagree with pretty much of all those ideas about why women would prefer tall guys.

  13. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    I don't think that they do! I am a 6´2" man and throughout my life I have had very little success in atrracting women so speak from personal experience.

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      aaaah.  Poor Bard.  You know, some expect you to go after them.  They still haven't gotten over that idea.  Could be it.  smile

  14. Pr0metheus profile image59
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    It's our large...... hands

  15. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    well, if u love him, the more the better. if u don't, he just sticks out like a sore thumb!

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    In general, I don't think it is a valid statement.  At least not for women I know.  Too short...as in not typical or normal, it might be an issue, otherwise, no.

    And personally, I cannot say I prefer a guy who is very tall...over 6'2," say.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sad

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        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, Sufi!  wink  I'm only 5'4" lol. 

        My sister who is 5'2," has a 6'4" husband, so it's not like it is across the board.  I think you have a partner like that, yes?

        smile

        1. Sufidreamer profile image80
          Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My partner is 5'2" as well.

          Mind you, my girlfriend at university was a shade under 5'. It was difficult to fit in the same photo - either my chest or just the top of her head. hmm

          I much prefer being tall - nobody can see my bald spot big_smile

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            Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, like LisaHW says, preferences are one thing.  Wittiness and a sense of humor however, are absolute requirements.  smile

            1. Sufidreamer profile image80
              Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              They are very nice traits in a woman, too. For me, I love intelligence and deep, soulful eyes.

              Anyway, off to check flights to New York. Anjali has good taste and likes tall men tongue

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                Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol!  Sufi, you are bad! wink

                And sneaking back to the forums, I see.

                1. Sufidreamer profile image80
                  Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  A little Saturday night naughtiness at the end of a very long week. big_smile

                  I was never really away, just avoided the politics and religion forums like the plague. Things seem to have calmed down a little, now.

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                    Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    A little.  Political pressure may have been applied, wink.  Resulting in 3-day bans for some of the worst offenses.  I believe it has helped some.

        2. Pr0metheus profile image59
          Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My girlfriend is 5'2" and I'm 6'3"... :-P

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            6'3"! Now that is impressive.

  17. Valerie F profile image58
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    I've never cared much about height.

  18. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    1) They feel secure.
    (I already feel plenty secure.  smile  )

    2) They really want to see a man than a ordinary person.
    (I have known enough average and short men in my life who are very much "men", so I don't see height as the measure of who is a man.) 

    3) They want to have a broad and a tall shoulder to rest upon.
    (I don't think much about resting heads on shoulders, but all guys have guy's shoulders.  That's good enough for me.)

    4) They want to see their man to be bold.
    (I don't like bold people.) 

    5) They want to differentiate their partner among a crowd.
    (If I'm in a relationship with someone I can already differentiate them from a crowd.)

    6) They feel tall guys to be safe and secure person to live with.
    (Again, I've known enough average and short men who are strong, brave, and protective; if that's one someone is looking for.)

    To the short and average-height guys out there, I'm not the only woman who thinks as I do.  To the tall guys, it isn't necessarily enough to make women like me "rule you out".  It's just that we either don't particularly prefer "tall", don't care, or are willing to overlook what we see as "not all that appealing".   smile

  19. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    I prefer "short" guys.  I'm 5'4" and never wear more that 2" heels.  Although I have been with tall men, I can't dance cheek to cheek with a 6' tall man.  And I hate it when a man hunches down when dancing.

  20. Ivorwen profile image78
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    The height of a guy in not an issue for me, but the size of his hands are!  His hands must be bigger than mine.  I cannot stand holding hands with a guy who's hand  are smaller... It feels like holding hands with a kid.

    Course, being married, I don't have to worry about things like that.  smile

  21. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    My husband is 6'3" and I am 5'7".  I like it, that he is substantially taller than me, so I can wear really high heels when we go out.

  22. anjalichugh profile image81
    anjalichughposted 7 years ago

    Although height has nothing to do with a feeling of security, yet, I like the idea of walking beside a tall guy. smile

  23. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    It is awkward for a woman to bend down to kiss a guy tongue but for me a tall guy is nice. My sons are 6'+ and always threatening to step on me hmm

    1. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol. I don't know what's in our food these days. Kids seem to be growing taller than their parents by the age of 16.

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    Redneckmanposted 7 years ago

    Hes a crossdresser at the weekends !

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image80
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, he does a convincing job of it.  Wonder who does his hair, I'll have to get the name of his hairdresser.

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        Redneckmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think I do as well this dating site hasn't got me one date yet. !

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image80
          Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Poor guy!  smile  Bet we can hook you up...are you AT ALL particular?

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            Redneckmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Long as she has a pulse lady but you are mighty purdy are you free ?

  25. Cranoo profile image60
    Cranooposted 7 years ago

    I'm 6ft 3" and very street wise, all my mates are big time drug dealers and some are in prison for murder I went a different way though i'm only 22 so I want a different life but I seen alot in my short life.

    So if was in my girlfriends flat and someone broke in, she wouldn't have to worry because I would stab them repeatedly without hesitation. If I had an oppurtunity to cut his throat I wouldn't flinch or hesitate to defend my girl i'd rather him hurt than my girlfriend hurt or me.

    I think that's a good thing ya need to be able to take care of her physcially and they feel fuzzy when ya're look that.

    But I don't mean act the hard man either

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      Redneckmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are deff on drugs for sure lol !

  26. Wayne Tully profile image53
    Wayne Tullyposted 7 years ago

    I'm a tall dude, but my middle leg is way bigger...er honest!

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      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats original.

      1. Wayne Tully profile image53
        Wayne Tullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes it's the original tully tugger!!

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          PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lol you are funny, I like that in a guy.

  27. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Hey, Shorty big_smile

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just HOW tall are you, Sufi?? smile

      1. Sufidreamer profile image80
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        6'4" - an extra inch makes all the difference big_smile

  28. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Now I feel awkward flirting with you Misha hmm tongue lol lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Not only am I tall, I have big hands and big feet! smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're LUCKY!!!! smile

      I've only got paws..... But It's Really About how big your Tail is and how well you wag it lol

  30. broussardleslie profile image82
    broussardleslieposted 7 years ago

    It's plain and simple for me - security.

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    Well I'm 5'7 1/2 so I prefer taller guys, I don't mind short guys though, there are plenty of nice, confident, attractive shorter guys, but I just don't like feeling like I'm bigger than them hmm  lol I feel if I'm with a shorter guy, we are disproportionate

  32. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    i am 6ft 2 inches tall, will i do for you smile

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    lol 6'2 is perfect haha

  34. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    kewl, whats ur real name gal

    Just wondering

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    lol I go by nelly haha  what about u?

  36. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    nelly, sounds easy to ears,

    i am jeff

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    lol of course its easy on the ears..whats a nickname for haha nice to meet u tongue

  38. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    nelly whats ur country, i can organize a similar to eurotrip myself

    smile

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    huh? lol I live in the United States........lol

  40. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    kewl, no need for euro trip then,

    which state
    smile

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    California.......I gotta go to bed haha I have work in the morning

  42. Ambition profile image59
    Ambitionposted 7 years ago

    hey, sweet dreams, nice to talk to you

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    Fountain of Infoposted 7 years ago

    yh see ya round lol

  44. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Well All Right: That's Done and Dusted and easier than a sniff in the park! lol 
    Wow.... What a slick pickup line yikes

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    Adnan Habibposted 7 years ago

    Oh those ladies preferred long guys really disappointed me... lol.. just because i will remain out of their syllabus forever...

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      Perezidentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that stumpy.

  46. gamerjon profile image53
    gamerjonposted 7 years ago

    It really doesn't matter whether the guy is as tall as a NBA player or what, what most important is how he is going to treat his girl. The inner is what most girls are looking for nowsaday, looks are secondary.

  47. Shalini Kagal profile image79
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Maybe it shouldn't matter - but it does for many! I'm one of them and tall it is!

    @Misha - nice pic smile

  48. MAYRAPINK profile image56
    MAYRAPINKposted 7 years ago

    i just dont want to feel "big" and next to a short man, regardless if im a size 5 i will feel BIG as in.. hmm "too much woman" i know, i know.. unfair but thats just me. I like to hold on to my man, not the other way around

  49. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I've ben attracted to all sorts of different men in my lifetime, but I've noticed that I seem to be drawn to short, stocky guys with dark hair and moustaches. Not TOO short - about 5'8" or so.

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    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago

    I like men....
    but really, I do tend to like taller then me  guys. And, sorry if its a generalization, but...I DO want a shoulder to rest my head on. sorry if thats bad, but ...well..its nice.

    1. shamelabboush profile image65
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can understand that? I have a big shoulder and I am 8.2 ft if you still wanna rest wink

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        rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        HAHHAH.  Really?
        I could use a break.....

        1. shamelabboush profile image65
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You could a ladder as I see smilesmile

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            rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have a step stool, and an extreme desire to NEVER give up...it gets me by...

            1. shamelabboush profile image65
              shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well, what are you waiting for then??? Give it a try...

            2. Pearldiver profile image87
              Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Shame on Your Mouth!! lol (Sooooooooo Smooth smile)

              1. shamelabboush profile image65
                shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That's something, really smile

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                  rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  *sigh*
                  I give up....
                  my mouth?....what did I do?

                  1. shamelabboush profile image65
                    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No worries, I got over it...

 
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