is 5’8 too short to date

Uber / Eng uberblack
Oct 11 105 Comments

Like the title says. What is the cutoff where women will date a man vs won’t consider him? My female friend who is 5’1 (and attractive) told me she wouldn’t consider any man below 5’10 (if he is really cute) or 5’11 because she wants her kids to have a chance of not being short. Another fenale friend who is 5’3 or maybe 5’4 (whom is overweight) told me solid 6’ is her cutoff so “she can feel protected”. they both told me looks, personality, family, wealth, job are very important too, but the first factor they consider is height. Being 5’7.5 maybe 5’8 on a good day, it really sucks being alone for years and I know it is due to my height. I work out, eat clean, have 285k tc. For all the women out there reading this what is your cutoff? Please dm me if you would date a short man.

Edit: yes I have asked both these women out several times and have known them for a few years, both said they see me only as a friend/brother

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  • LinkedIn Uranus⛢
    Women want to date the top 5% of men.

    Men want to date the top 50% of women.
    Oct 11 7
    • Cisco unit-test
      And you wonder why women only like some men.... maybe it’s because the rest will fuck anything that walks
      Oct 11
    • LinkedIn Uranus⛢
      What I said is so true then😄
      Oct 11
    • Intel adbC65
      To be clear Cisco, ALL men will fuck anything that walks. There’s some peer influence about not having sex with a fatty, but the primary biological urge for men is to have sex at least weekly.
      Oct 12
    • Cisco unit-test
      That is so not true... many are not that desperate and some people are as asexual or sapiosexual. The fact that you think “ALL” men would do that tells me way more about you
      Oct 12
    • Intel adbC65
      Fair point - 99%.
      Oct 14
  • Facebook koygjjf
    I'm a girl and 5 3 and although taller may be more preferable..it would never stop me from being with someone if they were kind and smart and had a great personality and cute..also Salary has nothing to do with it. If a girl cares more about your salary and your height than happiness in a relationship...stay away from her. Those kind of girls are g.r.o.s.s.
    Oct 11 6
    • Axtria whoopss
      Listen to this woman. I came here to write this but she expressed it well, from both perspectives.
      Oct 11
    • Walmart qcd4gh
      Thank you for saying this girl🎯
      Oct 11
    • Facebook koygjjf
      U got it 👍🙂
      Oct 11
    • Amazon undertaker
      @facebook: would you date a guy like peter dinklage (tyrion lannister) ?
      Oct 12
    • Facebook koygjjf
      Lol that would be a little bit harder but I would never say never
      Oct 14
  • Live Oak Bank
    Tsla83

    Live Oak Bank

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    McKinsey
    Tsla83more
    How old are you? I guess younger than 30. Girls will care less after 30.

    I have seen my 5'6" male friends get plenty of girls and also marry well.

    They are average, non VC/PE (read around your TC) 6 years post top 3 MBA (read: wharton ).

    Also if you don't have an Asian fetish, start developing one.

    And stop asking out girl's you know several times. Although as they age they'll lower their "standards"

    Also if you don't have a small penis, make sure your date can feel your non small penis when you hug them ( after a date or two, in not advocating rubbing you junk into random girl). I have had gfs tell me they rejected guys when they felt they had a small schlong.
    Oct 11 13
    • Yeah I mean...I think they’re attractive as well, but I think it’s only because I’m programmed to do so. In reality, all hair colors are probably equally attractive.

      I don’t however get the whole “platinum blonde” thing. It makes the hair look grey.
      Oct 11
    • LinkedIn / Eng igotb&
      Hahahaha 🤣🤣
      Oct 12
    • Symantec oocla
      Girls lower their standards after thirty by necessity, after all the high quality guys have pumped them and dumped them.
      Oct 19
    • "Also if you don't have an Asian fetish, start developing one." LMAO
      Oct 21
    • @Jep beezo I know, right? Wouldn't expect anything less from someone a username of "Tsla83."
      Nov 10
  • American Express gandalf$$
    According to a study, a 5 ft 4 male needs to make 400k tc to be as appealing as a 5 ft 7 male making only 60k tc, and one million tc to compete with a 6 ft tall chad that is unemployed. Do more leetcoding.
    Oct 11 5
    • Google Ben Dover.
      Lmao who conducted this study.
      Oct 11
    • American Express gandalf$$
      It’s on Wikipedia, some university conducted it.
      Oct 11
    • Bloomberg hubricator
      Is there a similar study for TC against penis size as well ?
      Oct 11
    • BS. The article posted by @Ben Dover. states this:
      Table 5.5 shows the trade-offs between height and income. A man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, for example, needs an additional $175,000 to be as desirable as a man who is approximately 6 feet tall (the median height in our sample) and who makes $62,500 per year.

      So yeah, OP you are right on the money track by far. Also its definitely not height but more of which girls are you asking out thing.
      Oct 11
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    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Napoleon had Zuckerberg complex
      Oct 11
    • Live Oak Bank
      Tsla83

      Live Oak Bank

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      McKinsey
      Tsla83more
      57 was average
      Oct 11
    • Also Jeff Bezos is 5'7" too and Sergey Brin 5'8". And Putin is 5'6"-5'7" too.
      Oct 11
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      But look at bezo, he’s buff like Rambo
      Oct 12
    • American Express gandalf$$
      He got buff much later in life. He was always a scrawny nerd.
      Oct 12
  • New
    caj

    New

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    cajmore
    Tell them I only date fit women. Let’s see what they say.
    Oct 11 2
    • 😂😂😂😂
      Oct 11
    • Amazon undertaker
      Or i date girls who is at least 5'5" as we would look proportional together
      Oct 12
  • Indeed Ìñδèèδ
    Crap, I’m 5’6”
    Oct 11 2
    • Expedia Group Galvin
      The struggle is real
      Oct 11
    • WeWork WOdw28
      Hey at least airplanes don't such as much! 🥁 I'm 5'6" and the tallest in my and my wife's family.
      Oct 20
  • Google Ben Dover.
    The really short women want tall guys(insecurities maybe?).

    On the other hand, average to tall girls don’t really have such stringent standards. Most of them want the guy to just be taller than them.
    Oct 11 1
    • Google notez
      Why? They like to be punched through? ;)
      Oct 14
  • Anthem kabdbjenn
    Im 5’2 and do not think that 5’8 is too short. 🤔 it’s just a personal preference thing
    Oct 11 3
  • New OGMoney
    Buy shoe lifts. You can gain an inch AND if you wear boots with an inch heel then BOOM 5’9” and in business.
    Oct 11 4
    • Intel adbC65
      Terrible idea - never start a relationship with a lie.
      Oct 11
    • Symantec oocla
      Great idea--guys gotta do what they can or get culled from the gene pool.
      Oct 19
    • Gensuite OGMoney
      Just wait until you’re laying down to take off your boots :) Women have makeup which can deceive why not heel lifts for guys?
      Oct 19
    • Intel adbC65
      Guys are disappointed every time when the padded bra comes off and realize she’s an A/B cup.
      Oct 19
  • Google hurhurhur
    I'm a 5'7'' guy and never ever had a problem
    Oct 11 1
  • I'm 5'5 and height has never been a problem. My ex was 5'8. Although I do prefer tall men. Like 6'2...lol. but I'd never judge someone based off a physical trait.
    Oct 11 1
    • Verizon Media Atinlay7
      RIP, your inbox
      Oct 11
  • Apple bqdp
    I’m a bit shorter than you and the only girls that have had a problem with it/commented on height requirements have been short girls (like 5’3” or less). A lot of short girls seem to have weird insecurities and hang-ups about height and only want to date 6’+.

    It’s never been a problem with girls that are average height or more.
    Oct 11 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Ironic but true. Average height women are usually fine with men only barely taller them. They only have issues of the man is actually shorter
      Oct 11
  • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
    Women don’t really know what a real 5’10” looks like since most 5’8” dudes claim 5’10” and all 5’10” dudes claim 6’. So if you are 5’6” and claim 5’8” then it might be difficult for you. If you’re a legit 5’8” then likely that won’t be factor that gets in the way as much. After you eliminate all the heightist and women taller than 5’4” you still have half of the dating pool left.

    P.S. If I decide to have kids I would also want my wife to be at least 5’4”, but preferably 5’6”.
    Oct 12 0
  • Verizon Media Atinlay7
    With that TC? Yes. Too short

    Also why you find yourself in the “friend” zone
    Oct 11 1
  • New / R&D
    VeoQ04

    New R&D

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    Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
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    Senior iOS developer and tech lead
    VeoQ04more
    All talk. they are "gently" pushing YOU to the friend zone dude.
    I'm 5"6 - dated higher and shorter women - didn't have 285K TC.

    So it's either something else (personality, confidence, looks - in that order btw) or your being too aggressive and they straight up ain't interested.
    Oct 11 0
  • Not if you have 8 inches.
    Oct 11 1
    • Hitachi Vantara UYpG35
      Heyo
      Oct 11
  • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
    Plan B: Wait until they are 35 single and desperate to ask them out again. By that time you should be getting plenty of game even without them.
    Oct 12 1
    • That may have been the case even 7 or 8 years ago, but today's world of dating apps, smartphones, and social media pretty much destroyed "the wall."
      Nov 10
  • Facebook el_idolo1
    Your friend is a wank. 5'8 is fine for most humans.
    Oct 12 0
  • GitHub HarM
    Minimum height? What about maximum weight?
    Oct 12 0

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