One client, in particular, told me that she feels “more secure” when she is out and about with a tall man, while she clarifies that she'd feel more nervous if she were with a man who could not protect her physically in case she were somehow threatened. So many of the possible explanations of why women don’t seek out short men sexually or romantically don’t make logical sense. I would most likely not be attracted to a man who's shorter than me and not very strong.
For example, when it comes to the better-protector argument, the truth is that plenty of short men exist whose overall weight and muscular strength far eclipses that of many tall men, but that logic doesn’t seem to persuade many women to give a short guy a chance. I wonder if passing on short men as potential romantic partners—really, if sexual attraction overall—borders on a moral issue. Who would protect me from big scary men hiding in the alleys?
It's true that some women are sexually attracted and open to dating a short man, but a quick poll of your friends—or any group of adults, for that matter—will quickly confirm just how stigmatized short men are in our culture.
For reasons that betray logic, short men get the you-know-which end of the stick and are ostracized when it comes to partner selection. —is also at work in the dynamic of sexual attraction among gay men, I'll focus on women here due to sheer numbers. Not quite, though it does seem that most women feel that short men aren't relationship material.
In fact, you’d think one would ask herself, As a psychologist, I don’t believe it is mean to deny a romantic chance to entire categories of people, but I do think people should listen to their own reasons why and ask if that narrow window of preference marks the kind of person they want to be. That same man who is "big enough to protect you" is the same man that is "big enough to overpower and harm you". Hollywood does the rest, all heroes who do miracles are usually tall. they never had, it was men who used to prove to be accomplished.