I definitely feel for guys who are vertically challenged. It’s a tough reality. I have a story forthcoming with some additional thoughts (for what that’s worth) on the subject.
I had forgotten about a guy I dated who was probably 5'3" (maaaaaybe 5'4") when I was right out of grad school. He actually looked a bit like Tom Cruise, worked in accounting with me at a Big 5 firm (at the time, now Big 4), was smart, and I really enjoyed his company.
We only went out for a couple of weeks or so. He always fell asleep on our dates. (To be clear: we never had sex. It wasn’t some post-coital thing. He literally fell asleep during our dates.) Anyway, on our last date he finally opened up to me a bit. I started to open up, too. He cut me off and told me to stop talking. He then fell asleep again. I guess I left a little bit later.
He dumped me after that date.
So, yeah, dating’s never been easy for me!
Anyhoo, maybe there’s some Mensa cruise/meetup event for guys like you. (I’m smiling over here — this feels like it should be a thing even if it’s not currently.)
Hang in there and I’ll do the same!