How to Date as a Short Guy – 7 Tips and Tricks

Stacy KarynGeneral Dating Advice, Self-Improvement12 Comments

Entering the dating scene as a short guy can definitely be seen as a challenging task. With so many of Tinder’s users including their height at the bottom of their profile, you may be feeling a bit intimidated. But don’t let that bring you down! Here are a few helpful ideas on how to date as a short guy.  

How to Date as a Short Guy 

1. Don’t list your height on your dating profile unless specifically asked for it.

On sites like OkCupid, you should list your height, as this is a basic part of the requirements. However, with apps like Tinder, leave it out. Taller girls will most likely be looking for guys who have specifically stated their height anyways. But whatever you do, don’t lie about your height. The right person for you won’t care about this detail anyways.

2. Correct your posture.

If you are already average or below average height, slouching will just worsen the problem. But on the contrary, standing tall can easily add 1-2 inches to your height. So check out some YouTube videos, do some yoga, and start standing tall!

3. Speak with confidence.

Speaking with a low voice and low energy will do nothing but make you appear smaller. However, if you fill the air around you with a full and positive spirit, you will easily make yourself appear bigger and stronger, sometimes even making people completely oblivious to your height in doing so. For more on how to improve your self-esteem, make sure to check out this article!

4. Don’t take it too seriously. 

If your height is ever brought up in conversation, do not take offense. Chuckle, agree, and move on with the conversation. This will be seen as crazy attractive. For more on how to take an insult, make sure to check out this awesome video from Improvement Pill.

5. Get involved with something you are passionate about.

By finding a hobby that excites you, you will have no time to dwell on the fact that you aren’t as tall as some of the other guys. This hobby will intensify your attraction level by 10, and it will make you happier in the process. It’s a win-win situation.

6. Assess your strengths

Alright, so you have already assessed the fact that some guys can offer something you can’t – height. However, have you also done the opposite? What can you offer that other guys can’t? Maybe you are crazy smart. Maybe you have sparkling blue eyes or an amazing family. Lock into those one or two things and hold onto them. After all, I can guarantee that at this very moment, there are tall guys out there who are struggling with problems that you may be lucky enough not to have.

7. Shrug it off.

Don’t worry about any of this too much. Yes, you won’t attract certain women in the process, but are these really women you could imagine yourself being with anyways? As cheesy as it is, just “do you” and the good matches will come.

The bottom line?

Stand tall. Act confident. Laugh in the face of adversity. Feed your strengths. Pursue the things you love. And as a result, you will find yourself forgetting all about this minor inconvenience. But if you have any further questions on the matter, you can always make use of my dating strategy sessions for some customized advice!

And what about you? Have you ever struggled with your height when it comes to dating? Or for the women, does height really matter? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Until next time!

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12 Comments on “How to Date as a Short Guy – 7 Tips and Tricks”

  1. Being tall is not the most important thing. Being confident, having humor and not being cheesy are the key. But if you are a tall girl, then regardless of this I have to say that height does count at some point.

    1. Haha, I love that you are adding “not being cheesy”. Interesting, but totally great point!

  2. Incredibly insightful. I really like how you are able to have so much empathy and give specific direction. Thanks for posting.

    1. Awesome! Thanks for passing it along. Hopefully it gives someone the confidence boost needed to keep going!

  3. This is really intriguing. I have never given this any thought before. I guess because no one shorter ever approached me . It is enlightening and the bottom line to me is to be yourself and not worry about what anyone thinks!

    1. That’s actually super interesting that nobody shorter has ever approached you. But you are so right that it’s all about being confident in who you are!

    1. I love hearing that! It’s so important to remember that not all girls are necessarily looking for a tall guy, nor does height even matter to many of them. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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