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Why are short girls so cute?

Why are short girls so cute?

One thing’s for sure; short girls are cute. But why exactly do guys find short girls so cute and irresistible? 

I think part of the answer is fairly obvious; guys like girls who are shorter than them so that they can feel strong and protective and so she can feel cute and protected.

The other part of the cute short girl puzzle is a bit more complex; some of the reasons are rooted in our hard-wired biology, whereas others might be more of a cultural phenomenon. 


Do guys find short girls cute?

You bet! Guys usually find short girls cute, adorable, and, oftentimes, irresistible in the sense that they can’t help but smile when they see cute short girls.

Of course, there’s more to female cuteness than just height. For example, her hair and facial features can greatly enhance a woman’s cuteness and petiteness.

Still, when you see a short girl, your automatic reaction is she’s cute.

Why are short girls cute?

But why are short girls cute? Is it biological, cultural, or both? Here are 5 reasons why men think that short girls are super cute.

You can pick them up and carry them

A happy woman putting her arms around her man

Many guys love giving their girlfriends piggybacks when they’re on romantic walks in nature, a task which is made much easier when the girl is short.

Besides being an adorable photo opportunity, carrying your girlfriend and giving her a piggyback can make the guy feel strong and protective.

Also, many girls love it when their boyfriend literally sweeps them off their feet. There’s something about being held in his big strong arms that’s so exciting and yet so loving, as if he’s surprising you with a big hug.

They’re complementary to taller guys

A young happy couple looking into each other's eyes

Cute short girls are complementary to guys who are taller than them, which makes sense because opposites attract.

Many people believe that women are hard-wired to prefer taller men, while men typically prefer girls who are a bit shorter than them.

Given these realities of nature, short girls paired with tall guys can often seem like a match made in heaven, even if most people aren’t really sure why.

Sometimes, seeing a cute couple fills you with emotion because you dream about what it would be like to have a similar relationship yourself.

They have soft, feminine features

An attractive blonde woman

While tall girls can look feminine as well, short girls often have very delicate features, which, when combined with their height, can make them really beautiful.

Again, opposites attract.

While taller guys have more prominent, masculine facial features, short girls commonly have softer features, which again leads to a complementary coupling.

See Also: Do women like short men?

You see them in the movies and on social media

A happy woman scrolling on her phone

You’ve probably seen plenty of cute short girl pictures on social media. Often, you see pictures of a short girl and a taller guy together, which reinforces the desire for an opposite.

Of course, social media can influence and change our views and opinions, sometimes making us fantasize about unrealistic body types and relationships.

Still, popular media can also strengthen our existing preferences, which, in terms of mating and dating—many believe—are hard-wired into our brains.

They make men feel protective

A couple laid on the bed cuddling

Because short girls are cute, men feel more protective around them and want to make sure that no harm comes their way.

I suppose short girls, all else being equal, are less able to ward off danger than their taller counterparts, which probably encourages guys to assume the role (even if it’s only in their head) of protector.

See More: Can tall woman be cute?Are tall girls intimidating?

The verdict: Why are short girls so cute?

Short girls are cute because they ignite a protective instinct in men that makes them want to pick them up, carry them, ensure their safety, and simply enjoy their company.

Of course, there’s more to cuteness than just being short, and tall girls can still look cute if they have the right appearance. 

These are just some common reasons why so many guys think short girls are so cute.