Dear 100 Hour Board,
To what degree is (or isn't) height (or a lack thereof) a deal breaker for you? From what I can tell, most guys prefer girls shorter than them, and most girls prefer guys taller than them, but how much leeway is there? Would you ever reject an otherwise great guy or girl just because they were too short or too tall, respectively?
I don't find that I am attracted to people shorter than 5'10" or taller than 6'4". This isn't necessarily a hard fast rule. I wouldn't reject someone out-of-hand due to their height, but I am unlikely to date them due to simple attraction.
The Soulful Ginger
I am 5'8, and would prefer to date a guy that is the same height or taller than me. I don't have a limit on height because my mom's family is tall (my uncle is 6'7), so I'm used to being around incredibly tall people, so the taller, the better. I wouldn't mind too much if a guy is a little shorter than me, but I wouldn't be as immediately attracted to him as someone taller, but it's not a deal breaker. Honestly though, I'd rather have someone that is kind than tall.
I don't think height would have been a dealbreaker for me. Height does factor into the overall attractiveness of the individual, but I wouldn't have categorically refused to go out with someone who was shorter than me.
As I've mentioned before, I believe an appropriate height difference is one in which kissing isn't uncomfortable for either party. As a 5'2" woman, I am rather reluctant to date men who are 6'5", because the difference is just too much. However, that isn't a dealbreaker. If we fall in love, we'll just have to find unique kissing positions.
I've never been attracted to a man who's shorter than me, but that's probably because very few men are actually shorter than me.