January 11, 2023

Coming Up Short

A younger colleague Of mine recently informed me that shorter men have a more difficult time in the dating world because, a lot of times, women on dating apps won’t date a guy who isn’t at least a certain desired height. Mara Altman thinks this mindset is ridiculous as she comes up with ways being shorter is advantageous. One of her rationales is that shorter people are more climate friendly.

When you mate with shorter people, you’re potentially saving the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations. Lowering the height minimum for prospective partners on your dating profile is a step toward a greener planet.

I have to say, I would trade being climate friendly for a pass that got me out of being stuffed in a trash can in high school. Being short may have some defensible advantages but it’s not always a trip to Cleveland.

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Short (NYT gift article)

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