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Woman Tells Guys Shorter Than 5’7″ To Swipe Left On Tinder, So This Guy Makes Her Regret It
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Woman Tells Guys Shorter Than 5’7″ To Swipe Left On Tinder, So This Guy Makes Her Regret It

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While the modern world is busy breaking down prejudice, stereotypes, and body-shaming at a rapid pace, there are some things that get curiously overlooked, sometimes literally. Short men being one of them.

Can you imagine, for example, you were single and browsing online dating sites for a match. You come across profiles that explicitly state things like: ‘Nobody over 70kg’ or ‘small-breasted women need not apply.’ There would likely be outrage, right? And rightly so. That kind of superficial and demeaning attitude shown by these rude people needs to be confronted in this day and age.

However it’s curiously common, accepted and even encouraged for a woman to state quite openly in her Tinder profile that she would not consider dating a guy that is shorter than her, and many will quite happily post a minimum height limit. Why is this? Fair enough, we all have our preferences, you might say. Which is true. But for this to be such a widespread and openly accepted phenomenon begs the question, what about the short guys?

The guy in this story exposed the stunning hypocrisy that many shorter, single guys face all the time in the Tinder dating world. Yeah, he baited this woman, and she followed his cues and bit. Hard. It does open up the discussion though, and it is perhaps time that more attention was paid to this form of body shaming.

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People can lose weight, get botox, hair transplants and all kinds of other methods to hide their insecurities, but 5’3” guy will always be 5’3.”

Scroll down below to check out the savage comeback to such rude statement, and feel free to post your opinion in the comments below.

A guy was browsing Tinder when this woman’s bio caught his eye

He matched with her and started a conversation to find out more

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Image credits: janmayeno

The exchange opened up a debate with some commenters sympathizing with the plight of many single, shorter men

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While other saw it from a different perspective

 

 

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James is a Bored Panda reporter who graduated with a BA in Peace And Conflict Studies and an MA in African Affairs. Before Bored Panda, he was an English teacher and also travelled a lot, doing odd jobs from beer-slinging to brickie's labourer and freelance journalism along the way. James loves covering stories about social and environmental issues and prefers to highlight the positive things that unite us, rather than petty internet squabbles about fictional characters. James is the grumpy, contradictory one who thinks that Bored Panda, due to its large audience, has a social responsibility to inspire and inform its readers with interesting issues and entertaining, well-researched stories. Let's do our bit to make our little corner of the internet a smarter, more truthful and less angry place!

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Mr.Fly
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I prefer dark-haired people but if someone approaches me telling that blonds are gross, I'm not going to be agreeing with the person like this woman did. It's quite normal she wanted someone taller than her, but to go to the extent to agree whatever this guy said? That was wrong. (also, the guy did provoke this a little bit)

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly... He wanted to draw a reaction out of her, and she took the bait😂😂😂

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think the point of all this should be, don't be shallow, you don't know the form of your best love.

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Zenozenobee
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's normal to have preferences but love simply doesn't work that way. If I had to describe the physical of the perfect woman to me, she would be a curvy brunet with long hair. The perfect man would be a tall Mediterranean guy (seeking my father may be ;p). And I promised myself never dating a smoker. Well my first true love was a tall androgynous girl with short ginger hair that smoked a lot (3 years together) and my companion is 5.6' and he inherits his chinese mother type (9 years together last week). I've been with people fiting my ideal and it didn't work. I would have miss a lot by sticking to my "ideal" ;p

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Mr.Fly
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I prefer dark-haired people but if someone approaches me telling that blonds are gross, I'm not going to be agreeing with the person like this woman did. It's quite normal she wanted someone taller than her, but to go to the extent to agree whatever this guy said? That was wrong. (also, the guy did provoke this a little bit)

justathought avatar
just a thought!
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly... He wanted to draw a reaction out of her, and she took the bait😂😂😂

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diresilverwolf avatar
BREAK YOUr perceptions
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think the point of all this should be, don't be shallow, you don't know the form of your best love.

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Zenozenobee
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's normal to have preferences but love simply doesn't work that way. If I had to describe the physical of the perfect woman to me, she would be a curvy brunet with long hair. The perfect man would be a tall Mediterranean guy (seeking my father may be ;p). And I promised myself never dating a smoker. Well my first true love was a tall androgynous girl with short ginger hair that smoked a lot (3 years together) and my companion is 5.6' and he inherits his chinese mother type (9 years together last week). I've been with people fiting my ideal and it didn't work. I would have miss a lot by sticking to my "ideal" ;p

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