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View Poll Results: Guys, are you intimidated to approach a taller woman?
Yes 35 30.43%
No 80 69.57%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
I'm not really intimidated by tall women (I voted "no" on the poll), but the logical part of me simply tells me that most of the time they wouldn't be interested in me because I'm shorter. I'd hardly call that intimidation.

As it turns out, it seems the great majority of women my age prefer someone to be taller than they are by at least a few inches. This isn't a problem if I'm going for a shorter woman, but I've been told by a fair few women who are average (for Americans, anyway) that they not only want a man who is taller, they want a man who is tall enough to where she isn't taller than he is in heels. Quite the dilemma for me if they're 5"5' and up... but like I said, I wear cowboy boots. They're comfy as hell, take a lot of abuse, and they give me an extra inch and a quarter or so of height...
I'm just a hair under 6' with my Justin's on too! Shhhh
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:22 AM
Location: Middle America
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As a taller woman, I don't think it's an "intimidation" factor at play on the rare occasion that I've suspected that my height has been in issue. I think it more has to do with personal security/ego issues. Most men I've dated or been in relationships with who have been shorter have no problem with being shorter than I am, but the few where it's been an issue, it's been an issue because they're already not happy with their height, and my height only serves to accentuate it, in their minds, and make it more noticeable...i.e., it's not me, it's them, and insecurity that doesn't have anything to do with me has been a factor, I suspect. They're not intimidated, they just don't like feeling short, and being with a taller woman just adds to that for them.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Location: NY metro area
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I'm a married, tall (by most folks standards) female, but based on my experiences, many men are not intimidated. Just this past Saturday night I had guys coming up to me despite my standing at 6'5"-6'6". They were pretty complimentary. My husband is shorter than me, so I think a lot of men don't realize we're together at first.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:00 AM
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I'm very attracted to taller women, but just as attracted to short women. At 6'0", its irrelevant. My height is one of the few areas I'm confident about. But I would have no problem dating a 6'0" supermodel. Bring it on!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:07 AM
Location: Corydon, IN
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I don't know yet; none of 'em will get close enough for me to find out whether I'm intimidated or not!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:09 AM
Location: In The Thin Air
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My wife is taller, so no. I am more intimidated by her being half Italian and half Irish. Makes for some great arguments because I am Irish as well.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:05 AM
Location: USA
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I'm just over 6' and 95% of the women Ive dated have been shorter than me, but I have dated a couple of women that were a little taller at 6'1" to 6'2"ish range and it really wasn't a stretch. I can always put on my boots if I want to dance eye to eye. Now a 5'6" guy seeing 6'2" woman would seem awkward especially in the Love making dept?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:16 AM
Location: Texas
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If she looks like she could play tight end in the nfl, than yes I'm not attracted to her. If she still looks "girlish" I can handle being with a girl up to 6ft. I'm 6'1 myself
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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Intimidated? No. Not attracted to? Yes.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Location: The Present
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I'm well over 6ft tall (and in great shape), no problem at all with taller women.

frankly I've got no problem with a woman if she's hot to be honest.
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