Maybe I'm too tall...

Good morning everyone,

Did any of you get caught in the heavy rain and strong wind last night? I did. I swear I was riding home when it was at its absolute worst. I won't be wearing the shoes from last night for about a week...ha ha! The good news is that today is going to be clear and sunny, in fact, the next few days are all looking great with highs in the mid to high 20s and mostly blue skies.

Despite the fact that plenty of tall guys can be found walking around Japan these days, it’s still true that the national average height for an adult Japanese male is 170cm (5’5″), which, compared to the figures for countries like the US, UK and Australia (all around 177cm, or 5’10”) might seem a little on the shorter side for some.

However, it’s not all bad news for shorter guys looking to find love in Japan—many Japanese women actually really like shorter men, and here are some of the reasons they gave as to why they like their fellas fun-sized.

An online survey conducted by Japanese site My Navi Woman asked 215 Japanese women between the ages of 22 and 34 what they like about shorter men. Here’s what some of them had to say!

“Personally, I find it adorable when shorter guys have a little bit of a complex about their height. Like when they say, ‘I know I’m not a tall guy, but…’ it just makes me melt! Especially since I don’t care one bit if they’re tall or not.”

“I find the way short men move to be quite appealing, and they’re cute like little animals!”

“They have this ‘little-brother’ quality that is just too cute!”

Hmm, so it seems that the Japanese propensity for loving cuteness in all things even extends to potential boyfriends! But still, we reckon some guys would prefer not to be seen as cute woodland animals or little brothers by the girls they’re dating...

“I’m short myself, and most guys are taller than me, so it’s no big deal. Personally, I prefer it if he’s short like me so we can make eye contact easily.”

“Since I’m very short, all men seem tall to me. And I love movies and dramas where the female character is taller than the male character. I actually find guys way hotter when they’re short.”

“I’m short too, so I enjoy the feeling of equality with shorter guys. It’s like we’re on the same level.”

Finally, quite a few of the ladies polled said that height isn’t an issue when it comes to whether or not they find a man attractive. Instead, they claim that it really is what’s inside that counts, valuing a nice personality, gentlemanly demeanour, and confidence in one’s own masculinity more highly than an extra couple of inches:

“Even if he’s short, if he can show me he’s manly, I’ll be putty in his hands.”

“Once you get to know the guy inside, you don’t care about his height at all. “

“I don’t care if he’s short or whatever, as long as he’s a gentleman!”

I think I've figured it out why I'm still single. I'm either too tall, I don't look like a cute furry animal, I'm not manly enough, or maybe because I'm not a gentleman...or it could be all of the above...ha ha!

Have a great day!

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