Another factor when it comes to women and height is some primitive insticts women have. Women tend to feel more secure with taller men, because they assume that being tall means they are protected.
Again, most women are satisfied to be with a man, at least their own height, but being tall and feeling protected for women is probably a reality.
Height only really mattered back in hunting days. Later on, in more civilised days, skillful and rich people was what mattered (back then though, people were really short and died by age 30, so it was really a very different life).
Of course it's really sad if you think about it. In a civilised world, like most countries are, real danger lies within the people you are spending most time with. So, for a woman, that person would be her boyfriend or her husband.
Real danger lies with the person that a women is with. Unfortunate truth is that half of men are no good. The rest are all right to good.
No danger within a shopping mall or a cafeteria, so that a woman's man can protect her. Of course danger might be there for you if you are a person that enjoys night more than day and hangs around with mysterious persons, night clubs a lot etc.
Again, I'll say it one more time. The people close to you, the ones that you have at your home or at work, if no good, they can be dangerous. Not everybody else. Everybody else, no matter how good or bad, the ones that you meat in everyday societal places, they are bound by the rules of society, because they have no choice to be dangerous.
In our modern world, many women that think like that, correlating protection to height of their male partners are likely to be insecure and tend to want being submissive. These women are likely to prefer a fat, tall man with no much record when it comes to education, of average to lower intelligence, and with an average job over a good looking, muscular, educated, smart, carreer driven, but shorter individual. Does that make sense? No. But it's true and it's sad.
What's even sadder is that evolutiary speaking, tall men do not seem to be the better than shorter men, quite the contrary really (just like lighter skin or eyes are more prone to sun damage). Shorter but muscular men are quite strong really, their physique allows for stronger muscles, they are less prone to damage to their muscles and skeleton and they have better endurance and flexibility. They even live longer (because less stress is placed on their heart), for instance the people in Japan that are quite short for worldwide standards, live the longest.
Women prefer taller men because of societal standards.
And what's even more sad is that shorter men are more loyal and their relationships last longer. That is that many women eventually understand and they go for the tall males for adventures, but for longer term commitments they go for the shorter men.
Why taller men are less loyal? Well, they are naturally more attractive to women, so, you get the point. They have more choices. They invest on short term relationships, but not on longer term relationships (again, this is not the rule, if you want a better rule avoid very tall males).
So, if you are short. Well, luck played you a bad joke and decided that you will be less liked by women for really ridiculous reasons. You may also were more prone to bullies misbehaviour during high school (that may have damaged your self esteem and you now need to fix it).
If you are tall, you get more women, but being tall means nothing to your success in life, apart for the fact that you may have self esteem, without actually having to put more effort than your shorter cousins to get it.
Even self esteem really itself, while very good to have it (and I strongly suggest it) and certainly it helps and it makes you happy and other goodies, like you have self confidence, it is not really very important for a successful life. It basically make you happy and can make you earn like 600 dollars more a year.
When it comes to carreer advancement, education first, working experience second and finally self esteem are the factors that contribute to how successful you will be (but not being tall).
If you are a woman with self esteem issues, that thinks of her self as an inferior person, prone to physical attacks and of little worth to do something important in her life, please work on your self esteem, learn to love your self and refuse to be submissive.
While I am not saying that short men are better than tall men or the opposite, because I just stated facts, I am telling you to judge people by their personalities and by things you can actually witness, rather than weirdo stereotypes (like, wow, he's tall, so he's good! God, no, don't do that.). If you see they are no good, never say, they will change (because they won't, they may change if they want to, but it's not very likely), but keep them away or walk away (whatever applies).