…. as a man.
I will not be going through the advantages of being short as a woman, simply because I am not a short woman and we all know the perks short women have, right?
But most short men don’t even know the perks of being a short man.
Look, the majority of people in our society think short people, better said short men have only disadvantages in life and Dating. While it is true, we do have disadvantages, we also have some cool advantages of being short in height.
The big issue is though; many of us only see the disadvantages of being short. If you concentrate only on the negatives, guess what happens? Yes, more negative things will happen, it will extremely harm your life, just because you purely think about the downsides of being short and you forget about the upsides (Yeah there are some)
And no, I do not mean advantages like: We fit in every bed or blankets are never too huge…. I am talking about really nice benefits.
1. Short People Live Longer
It is proven that we shorties live longer than taller people. Why? Because we have the Longevity gene called “FOXO3” we are more likely to carry this gene, which protects us from aging (source).
Check out my Height Conversion Article, and scroll down to tallest and shortest people in history, the short people always lived longer.
Oh and did I mention:
– We carry a reduced risk of getting cancer
– Develop less likely blood clots.
– Being short lowers our risk of heat exhaustion and sun stroke.
Ok, it does not matter so much how long you are going to live but rather how you lived, with that said, Be Bold, Seek Adventure and live life to the fullest!
2. Short Men Look Younger
It may be a slight disadvantage during your teens, but let me tell you that it is a huge advantage in your late 20´s and up. Women love it when guys look young, young means fit, fresh and full of life. Sometimes I date 19 year old women and sometimes 33 year old women.
If I was looking like I was my age, I would not date hot young chicks probably. I also get compliments from my dates that I look younger then I really am.
Tip for very young looking short guys:
If you are below 20 and you want to look older, just bulk up, get a beard, get tattoos and dress more mature, this make you look a bit older. Don´t worry you will look old soon enough. It is better to look young.
3. Less Intimidating
Ok, this can be a disadvantage or an advantage, depending when, where and how you play it. But for me it is rather positive than negative and here is why: When approaching girls it is better to look less of a threat (in the beginning). Women are faster to open up to a conversation because they are not intimidated.
Don’t get me wrong, women like intimidating (bad boys) guys but they do not like to be approached by some very threatening looking guys in public. Also, if you want to look more intimidating as a short guy or your goal is to look more intimidating than you do at the moment: grow a beard, get tattoos, get jacked and learn more about body language “Alpha Body Language”
4. Short Guys Get More Credit
Depending of course what you achieve, but people tend to be more impressed by successful short men, because usually they do not expect short guys to be successful. Again, when approaching girls, I feel like they are more impressed that I came over to talk to her with confidence (not saying they are more attracted). Yes people underestimate us. Use this to your advantage and surprise everybody!
Not only that, but you also get away with more than taller guys. If you made an inappropriate joke or something like that, people tend to forgive you pretty quick.
5. Look Muscular Faster And Easier
When we put on just a few pounds of muscle, it is pretty fast noticeable. Because a few pounds on a smaller body are more visible. Yes this can be a disadvantage if you gain fat, but as I said you have to use this one as an advantage and gain muscle.
Get the Alpha Body. Obviously if you lose body fat (or muscle) it gets noticed faster as well.
Some more (minor) advantages of being short:
- You will have more space in cars and on airplanes, because the seats are small.
- You need less calories to bulk and less alcohol to get drunk (I don´t drink), this can save you some money, which you can spend on a tailor.
- According to studies, short people are getting injured less
You see there you have a few minor and “5” major perks of being short, not just some stupid ones like I mentioned in the beginning. For example, like I read them on some other blogs, things i read for benefits of being short:
- People have a more helpful attitude torwards you (I feel a bit like an idiot if people feel pity for me or are helpful because of my height or any other physical trait)
- You fit on every couch
- Short men can shop in kid´s section. <<<<This is a huge disadvantage and I do not recommend men to shop in kids section. Boys bodies are different then men´s bodies and that is the reason kid´s clothes do not look good on men. DO NOT SHOP IN KID´S SECTION
You as a short guy, should avoid looking like a teenager at all cost!!! Most of the time clothes from the kid´s section look childish even if it does not look childish it is tailored not for men but for boys and again boys have wider hips and not broad shoulders.
What is considered short for a man anyway?
According to what I read online, men are considered short if they are below 6´0 (183cm) which is crazy, because then almost evey man in the US is short, as the average height is 5´9 (176cm).
Nobody should ever decide for you whether you are too “short” for something. If you consider yourself too short, well maybe you heard this saying: “They feel what you feel”.
I am 5´1 and sometimes I do feel short indeed, that is in concerts when I cannot see the stage. But other than that, I am good.
Is it better to be tall or short?
Sure if one could choose being short or tall, no doubt everyone´s choice would be being tall, we cannot choose though! But we can make the best of the life we have. Let´s concentrate on the good things, thus let´s think about the advantages of being short instead of the disadvantages!
Do short guys have a big Penis?
There is no colleration between body size and the size of a guys Penis. Also from the girls I know, they told me as well, they had tall guys with big penises and small guys with big ones too and vice versa.
So, that is not an advantage for short guys.
From now on, I want you to concentrate on the advantages of being short not the disadvantages anymore. You cannot change them anyway.
Forget the things you cannot control and concentrate on things you can control and change.
Thinking positive is something you can control and change.
Boooom, your life became better in just a matter of minutes.
You are welcome!!
No seriously, I will probably say this in every article, but make sure you focus on the things that can be changed and work on those instead of constantly thinking about something that is out of your control. It is a waste of time and energy!
Any advantages you think should be added?