And I would go so far to say they are repulsed by shortness on a level almost as much as men are repulsed by fat.While I have seen no studies, anecdotally there is enough data a study doesn't have to be commissioned.It is usually the case women are shorter than their partner.
And we can of course take what the ladies at ROQ are saying at face value.But if there is a case study that proves the "shortness handicap" it is my much more ripped IT counterpart.This "friend" is basically me on steroids and improved in every other category.The LADIES (Bill Burr emphasis) over at Return of Queens came up with an explanation of their scale of attraction for men on a scale of 1-10... OK, they ATTEMPTED to come up with a scale of 1-10, but being the lovely females they are, nothing is ever so simple.Their attraction to males is a bit more multi-faceted for a simple linear scale, so it became a list of "do's and don't's" instead.
Perhaps not as simple as us men were looking for, but helpful nonetheless.
However, one of the best bits of advice was about short men, specifically, how women are just not attracted to them, and this needs to be expanded a little more for the benefit of our shorter brothers.
If you were like me and every other boy/man in America, you were brought up believing what your parents and teachers told you - that women would like you for you and just be yourself blabbity blah blah blah.
You were also maybe told women preferred dark, TALL, men, but that was the extent to which height was addressed.
And thus you were sent out into the world, thinking your height was no serious disadvantage.
That like you, women weren't bigoted against people shorter than them and just as you were comfortable dating a girl taller than you, women would be comfortable dating men shorter than them. For while not addressed or talked about much, height is arguably the number one thing women look at.