Sexual attraction largely derives from your upbringing.

What’s interesting about my client, Alexis, is that she had it wrong when it comes to her attitude about short men.

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Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.

A study from dating site looked at 50,000 interactions over two months and discovered that the likelihood that a man under 5-foot-9 is contacted by a Manhattan or Bronx woman online is just 1.2 percent. But after we surveyed mental health experts about what qualities matter or don't matter to their clients looking for lifelong partners, we discovered that shorter men are actually husband material.

Check out this equation: Dating Short Men = Uphill Battle. I haven’t conducted a study of my own on the subject, but I can assure you that scores of women of every type will say they simply aren’t attracted to short men.

Decoded, this equation refers to the tough time many short men have trying to find a romantic partner because some women won’t date someone shorter than they are. If you push them, they will hedge a bit: “I don’t know why, I’m just not.” As a psychologist, it’s not my job or place to be mean-spirited or hurtfully blunt, but it is my job to tell it like it is in reality.

Dating them had nothing to do with their height, simply their personality and our compatibility. I’ve dated men who are shorter than me, but not too much shorter.

I wanted to know what they think about dating shorter men. Typically I am more attracted to men of significant height, but I have dated two shorter men in the past.

In fact, a brand new study found that the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men. In a world where short guys are often overlooked simply because of their height, they manage to make up for it in confidence.

looked at the sex lives of heterosexual men who have steady female partners. While some may be deemed cocky, in the same vein a woman is considered a "bitch" simply because she knows what she wants, short guys are brewing with security. Research from New York University found that short men are significantly less likely to get divorced than average and tall men. The average height for men is 5-foot-9 and NOT six-feet.

Don’t let this kind of distorted thinking get in the way of meeting someone really great.

Some of the kindest, strongest and most committed men I know are short.

All this time, she’d told herself that she didn’t like short men because she simply wasn’t sexually attracted to them; in fact, the real reason she wasn’t attracted to short men was because she had a fixed image in her mind of what a man should look and act like as a result of her upbringing, and she needed the men she seeks out romantically to fit the same exact image of the men in her family. I spend more hours than you’d believe trying to help men and women change the type of person to whom they’re sexually attracted. The first step is to dig deep and ask yourself what in your history makes you attracted to a certain type, as well as what in your history repels you from a certain type.