Do Guys Like Short Girls? (19 Things Guys Like About Short Girls)

Last updated on June 10, 2022 by April Maccario

If you are a short girl worrying if men will look your way when there are taller women on the scene, your worries may be valid. After all, tall girls are considered the symbol of beauty in the entertainment scene. They are also on the cover of fashion magazines and dominate the runways. 

Does that naturally mean men prefer a tall woman to a short woman? Hell no! Research reveals there's a considerable gap between what media consider as feminine and what’s ideal in the real world. 

With that said, allow me to run you through some reasons why guys like short girls, like you, more than the ideal tall ones. Take it from me, short girls rock!

19 Things Men Like About Short Women

1. Men have a feeling of power being with short girls

Almost everything around makes guys feel the need to be powerful. Television portrays more heroic guys saving the day and men in shining armor swooping in to rescue a damsel in distress. Society expects guys to display strength when the need arises. If a job requires lifting heavy objects without machinery, guys are more likely to fill such roles. 

There's no denying that men carry this idea unconsciously, even in their relationship. There's almost no better way to feel powerful than dating someone who leans on you like a baby. Someone you can carry easily without breaking a sweat and short women fill these criteria. 

Men love the physical dependence shorter women have on them; they can't deny it. It's like drugs that get them high.

2. Shorter women make guys look taller

If a man isn't very tall, a shorter girlfriend will make him have a pseudo-feeling of being taller when they stand or walk together. For example, a 5’9” guy isn't very tall. The truth is, it's an average height for guys, but have you seen a 5ft9 girl? Boy, does she look way taller than a man of the same height. 

That's because the average height of women is around 5ft4 to 5ft7. A 5ft10 guy will feel taller if he's dating a shorter girl than if he's with a woman of the same height or even one taller than him. A study shows that men are a lot happier with shorter women, it may sound like insecurity; you might even call it an ego issue or toxic masculinity, but it's what it is. Guys don't like feeling inadequate around their women.

3. Cuddling shorter girls is much more comfortable

cuddling shorter girls is much more comfortable

Do guys like short girls because of cuddling? Trust me, the answer is a big yes. There's a satisfying feeling in being able to wrap your arms around someone easily. Guys admit they find it more comfortable to cuddle shorter women than the tall ones. The sentiment is slightly related to being powerful because cuddling someone relatively smaller makes them feel like a protector. 

Think of it this way, you find it a lot easier hugging your teddy bear, right? That's because it's smaller and way more comfortable for you to hold. The feeling is a bit similar to how guys find shorter women.

4. Kissing is also a breeze

Kissing a tall woman or a girl of the same height can be awkward sometimes. Men seem to prefer when their girl looks up to kiss them. It makes the kiss seamless and eliminates any possible head-butting. 

Some even confess they like it when their short girlfriends stretch, almost standing on their toes to kiss them. Well, I think Hollywood has a little part to play here because you seem to see this scene in lots of romantic movies.

5. Guys say it's more fun with short women

Do guys like a short woman? To answer that question, imagine a guy and his girl at the beach or park. The guy is carrying her and swinging her around. He's also giving her a piggyback ride.  Hold that thought for a couple of seconds. Did you picture a tall guy and a less tall girl? 

Well, you may have even imagined it the other way round, but the truth is, that's how lots of guys picture their romantic outing. Guys confess that it's a lot more fun when they are with a short girlfriend as there's less awkwardness when it comes to carrying, piggybacking, and more.

6. Sex is more pleasurable

You might be wondering what a lady's anatomy has got to do with sexual pleasure. However, guys who have had experience with both tall and short women testify that shorter women are much easier to initiate different sex positions. 

They say they find it easier to maneuver and do all sorts of activities with short women because they are lighter and easier to ‘work with’. Almost anything can inflate or crash the ego of a man, including the ability to dominate in the bedroom. Shorter women give guys that "boss" feeling in the bedroom, so many will not trade that feeling for anything.

7. Short women are more feminine

The fact is, women of all heights are equally beautiful but in the entertainment world, tall ladies are the ideal standard for beauty. They are mostly on the cover of magazines, and you'll find them more on the catwalk. 

However, many men naturally have the idea that tallness is a masculine feature. So when a girl is tall, they may appear manly to guys while they are not in the real sense of masculinity. Sometimes, the presence of more testosterone in some tall girls can make them physically more masculine, which makes men prefer short ladies because they find them more appealing.

 8. It's the norm

As liberal as the world is today, some things are still considered societal norms. An example is how people see couples. It's not weird when a tall guy and a short girl are holding hands while walking. If it's the other way round, both will attract more than one awkward look from people passing by. 

It's almost like it's weird for a woman to be significantly taller than her man. Thanks to these conventional rules, it's not uncommon to see guys trying to conform to societal standards. These societal norms make men prefer short women by default.

9. Guys find short girls adorable

guys find short girls adorable

If there’s one thing men say about short girls it’s that they are adorable. They look so cute, you want to love and protect them.  A guy confessed by saying, "I just find short ladies irresistibly adorable, they remind me of cute little fairies." 

Well, short girls don't have wings, but I think you get the narrative. The fondness guys feel towards short girls have something to do with a feeling of care and protectiveness. Guys love to assume short girls need protection as opposed to taller girls. It's also an avenue to display dominance

10. Short girls and oversized shirts: totally sexy

I'm not quite sure if short girls in an oversized shirt is a fetish for guys or just cute. However, I'm sure guys love it when their girlfriends stay the night and slip comfortably into their shirts. Lots of guys have confessed that they find girls in oversized shirts an incredible turn-on

It's easy to experience this combo with short girls, while you'll have to be a very tall guy to have the same experience with a tall girlfriend. 

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11. Guys don't feel intimidated by short girls

There’s always that one relationship that seems awkward because of the couple’s differences, but does height contribute to that? Well, I’ll say this, guys prefer to be the taller ones in their relationship, they find it natural approaching short girls as it gives them that dominant feeling. 

Likewise, guys find it difficult to approach tall women. If a man is not tall and insecure about his height, he'll rather seek out a girl shorter than him so he feels taller and better about himself. 

12. Guys like curvy ladies

Science has proven that tallness comes with testosterone. While this advantage may offer tall women dominance on the runway, research shows that it may make them less symmetrically pleasing than shorter women.  

Therefore, men that like their girls with more obvious feminine traits will seek out shorter women. Furthermore, it's quite common to find shorter, curvy girls than taller girls with an hourglass shape. 

13. Short girls & perfect hugs: made from heaven

You have to admit that hugs can be a little awkward with taller girls if you don't position yourself right. If a guy and a girl are of the same height, a head-butting scenario may happen, but with short girls, hugs are usually perfect. 

Short girls' hands wrap around her man's waist, and her head may probably be under his chin. No awkwardness, no head-butting, it's always a perfect hug.

14. You can wear heels without making him feel short

A guy might be the same height as you, but when you step into a 3 to 4-inch heel, then you'll become taller. Believe it or not, some men won't even go for girls of the same height for the above reason. They'd rather choose a shorter girl so that any added inch won't make them feel short.

15. Short girls make guys feel useful 

You can look at this point as a man’s way of feeding their ego because it’s interwoven. Short girls need people to get things from the top shelf and their boyfriends are the perfect candidate as far as he’s around. 

16. Guys feel tall girls are arrogant

It can be challenging being tall sometimes. People naturally assume pretty, and tall girls walk around with pride, yet it's just genes. Some guys are quick to make this assumption because they feel intimidated. While a short girl who may even be rude and proud would be found more approachable because they seem a lot friendlier and comfortable.

17. Guys can be guys around short girls

Guys have an intrinsic desire to protect their territory, so it's easier for their natural man instinct to kick in with short girls when in a relationship. The reason is simple, taller girls don't seem like they need much help or protection, even though that’s not the case. 

Their tall frame gives off a confident, “I am capable” vibe. While short girls may not need any protection, guys,  by default, feel the need to protect.

18. Short girls will be better mothers

I know this one is funny, but research shows that a tall woman appears more intelligent, strong-willed, and more ambitious than a short woman. 

This reason can make men see tall women as less likely to fit the role of a nurturer and home-keeper compared to their shorter counterparts. The above research also shows that men see the short women as potential mother figures that will excel in that role.

19. The desire is mutual

the desire is mutual

Research also shows that women prefer taller men. It doesn't matter how tall or short, most women don't mind being the short one in their relationship, unlike men. So, technically, this mutual desire from both genders makes it naturally convenient for guys to choose short girls since short girls want them too.


What height girl do guys like?

Guys have different preferences when it comes to their ideal girl. Some prefer tall girls, others like them short. So, it'll be difficult or inaccurate to pick a specific height. However, most guys certainly prefer shorter girls. Some short guys do like tall girls; perhaps, it could help in giving birth to taller kids or that’s simply their preference.

Do guys like a tall or short girl?

Different guys have different preferences. No doubt, lots of men, including very tall ones like short girls for the reasons listed above. Equally, some men love tall girls; both tall and short girls are beautiful and unique. 

Do guys like small girls?

Small or petite girls are amazing, and yes, guys find petite girls attractive. Some men say they have more fun with petite girls because it's easier to pick them up or play without breaking a sweat. Furthermore, guys confess that activities in the bedroom are more pleasurable with shorter ladies as it’s easy to try new things with them.

What do guys like about girls?

Depending on the kind of guy, there might be specific preferences when it comes to their ideal girl. However, most men like girls who are beautiful, have a great sense of humor, have fun, and are intelligent. Well, she doesn't have to be as brilliant as Albert Einstein, as long as she can understand and hold a conversation.

Do men like tall girls?

Yes! Tall girls are amazing, they are beautiful not just facially, but their long perfect legs and body frames give them a plus too. Their height makes them ideal for fashion models, sportswomen, and more. Remember, physical appearance isn't the only reason a man is attracted to a woman. 

In Conclusion

It's great that you now know that men find short girls attractive and may even choose them over tall girls. While the list may not be exhaustive, the article covers a whole lot of reasons to make you know you rock as a short girl. If you enjoyed the article, it would be nice to see what you think in the comment section and don't forget to share.  

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April Maccario
I'm a huge nerd when it comes to understanding how relationships between men and women work, and what drives a certain behavior. I spend much of my time getting into the nitty-gritty and try to share my findings on this site with the hope of making life a little easier for women that are struggling in their relationships or love life.

3 comments on “Do Guys Like Short Girls? (19 Things Guys Like About Short Girls)”

  1. my height is 6 ft and I have two crushes the one is 5 feet and the other one is 5feet 3 inches now what should I prefer apart from their nature.... any problem or anything more pleasurable in both....

  2. See, nothing on this page has even one legitimate resource backing. If you're so insecure about your height why bring down those who were blessed with it? That's right, it's a blessing, not a Curse. No-one has an issue with girls being short or tiny, but apparently the Internet is filled with Trash like this where shorter girls take up qualms of being superior, cus some man gives them more attention. 5'8 woman and no thanks, I don't have trouble attracting or dating men. There is no more femininity in a short woman. Stop downgrading short and tall women. We don't live in the prehistoric ages of natural selection.

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