An excess of height makes it difficult for a man to ............................................................................................................
escape from a stern Middle Eastern autocracy in a burqa to avoid capture, torture and execution for espionage although long legs may make the difference on the moors of Scotland masquerading as the plains of eastern Europe between being shot in the back or making it to the shelter of a stone cairn to exercise the licence to kill by shooting down the little yellow SPECTRE helicopter ....
Davy Jones was always short but charming and he was a huge teen idol. Girls went nuts over him. Michael J. Fox has a sense of humor about not being tall, and he's in a good, lengthy marriage. He's cute too.
Nothing more unappealing than a man with short man syndrome.
I'm 5'6" , so I'm relatively short, however I've never thought of myself as a short person when with other people. Now as a guy with my height, is it realistic to think that any lady, let's just say 5'9" and above may not even give me a chance just because I'm shorter than her?
I'm not sure what advice I can offer you that others won't have already beat me to. Personally, I do consider tall women attractive, and I have no problem whatsoever if the lady in question ends up being taller than me. (I have two younger brothers who are both taller than me, one of whom almost always was when I was growing up, so it's not that big a deal to me.)
That said, it's only one of several attributes to take note of. I once knew this young lady, drop dead gorgeous, but she had an ego the size of a building. I quickly lost any interest in her.
I hope my ego isn't that big.
All that said, rules admit of exceptions, and it's not too surprising that, on rare occasions, the man who stands five-foot-six is happily married to the woman who's five-foot-nine. I'm just saying that there are good reasons why such matches are rare. Personally, while I can appreciate the beauty of a tall woman, my hormones simply shut down or go into hiding in the presence of one.
You make the purchase of a good pair of elevator shoes sound like a worthy investment.
Now, since I'm 6'4", I won't be buying them. Instead, in an effort lift spirits, I will point out a few things that the "not-quite-so-tall" don't have to be concerned about:
> Airline seats are much, much more comfortable for the less-tall. I have negative legroom in nearly all airline seats. It is impossible for the person in front of me to recline.... Very uncomfortable for me too.
> Jeans (plain old Levi's) are very difficult to find in any store. If I find a pair, I usually buy them.
> Can't buy hemmed dress slacks in a store. I almost always but un-hemmed shacks and have them hemmed by an in-house tailor.
> The ONLY stores that I can walk into and buy slacks or long sleeve dress shirts or long-sleeved T-shirts off the rack are Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer.... That's it... Not even Macy's. Big and tall stores don't count because their clothes tend to be more on the ugly and out-of-style side of fashion. Mail order from "Land's End" or "Eddie Bauer" is my next good choice.
> On rainy days, pedestrians put their umbrellas right at eye-poking-out level. It can be dangerous out there.
> Most vehicle seats are not built for someone 6'4". Discrimination!
> Tables are too low and the backs of most chairs aren't tall enough. Oh the humanity! I look forward to see my chiropractor every so often so he can get the kinks out of my back, neck and shoulders. If only chairs and table were build for tall people, then life would be much better... but then the short people would complain that their feet don't touch the floor when sitting.
> I recall walking into a movie theater a few years ago. As I passed a couple sitting to the left of me, the woman whispered.... "Gosh, I hope he doesn't sit in front of me!" Now if I was paranoid, I might think that she said it just loud enough so that I could hear her.
Feel better yet?