5'11" is alright, but below that is sorta freakish. it's supposed to be a relationship, not a circus. just keepin' it real. your race analogy is weak, kirps.
A) you've just called me freakish because I am less than 5' 11" tall. A physical characteristic which I can't change.
B) A racist hates/discriminates against someone for the color of their skin. A physical characteristic which they can't change.
I'm not saying that wanting to date someone taller than you is akin to being an orderly for Dr. Mengele (sp?) But I am saying that the immediate dismissal of someone solely for their height isn't totally innocent either. And we all do things like that, I just want it to bear consideration.
See, I don't think not being romantically attracted to someone is the same as hating or disriminating against him. You can't really help who you're physically atracted to and who you aren't.
Are you a bigot if you are not attracted to heavy people or tall people or short people? No... everyone has certain physical characteristics he or she is naturally attracted to in a mate. For many women, whether it's biological or societal, we want a mate noticeably larger than ourselves.
I don't think the ACLU is going to come after you based on not being attracted to something physical about someone, no matter what it is. Here's just one interesting study about attraction (more implications for race than height, but height may still apply):
Ok, you get the new best framed answer award. I think this is valid, and I think I have said before that I definitely do the same thing when it comes to some characteristics about women, I know there are some things that usually don't attract me. And I know my male friends have certain things that don't work for them.
The reason I have brought this up is because height has knocked me out of contention more times than I care to count and that bugs me, but also because it seems to be quasi-universal, as you can read from the majority of posts here and probably gather from your own observations. And while I will admit that us guys tend to be more physically judgmental (myself included) I am not sure there is one characteristic like height that men are hung up on, please comment.