Short Men Make Better Husbands
By: Dr. Aesha
Are you hating on short men?
I hear it from sisters all the time. I want a man who is 6’0″ or taller, they say. I want to feel safe and protected. I like wearing heels…
But you don’t wear heels to bed, do you? #HollaIfYouHearMe
Short men make the best husbands. I know cuz I married one.
I feel you giving me the side-eye, so let me break it down for you.
1) The average man is around 5′ 8″. When you refuse to even talk to a man who less than 6 feet tall, you shrink your dating pool to the size of a pea! Size does matter when it comes to your options in dating. The more selective you are, the fewer people you have to date and the longer it may take you to find a partner.
2) Even the Bible shows how people messed up by picking the tall guy. When the people begged God for a king, they wanted Saul because he was handsome and head and shoulders above everyone else. Saul proved to be a bad leader and God wanted to replace him. When the prophet Samuel questioned God’s new choice, God said, “Don’t look at his appearance or how tall he is, because I have rejected him. God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
If God can look past a man’s height and choose someone because of his heart, why can’t you?
Remember, the people who find love are open. They don’t judge a book by its cover. They’re kind and willing to meet new people.
3) A study done by New York University discovered that taller men get married quicker, but shorter men stay married longer. The researchers also discovered that tall men also tend to marry women who are younger than they are! They concluded that women associate a tall man with masculinity, status and attractiveness, but physical attraction only matters in the initial stages of relationship building. It doesn’t amount to hill of beans when it comes to whether your love will last.
Still rolling your eyes? You’re right. A man’s height has little to do with whether or not he’ll stay married. And that’s just my point! His height doesn’t matter in the long run.
I’m not asking you to marry Kevin Hart. I’m not even asking you to start a relationship with a man just because he’s short. I’m asking you to stop JUDGING men on their height and start focusing on what really matters.