I’ve been experimenting with something lately and now have enough data to report it to you.
I am 5’11” tall when barefoot. That means with business shoes on, I’m pretty much 6’0″. For most women, this is fine. However, if you’re 6′ and gaming a woman who is any taller than 5’7″, and she’s wearing heels, she’ll be as tall or taller than you.
Being shorter than a woman, even if it’s “not your fault” because of her heels, does reduce your odds with her, at least slightly. I have always detected a slight twinge of negativity when a woman and I get up from our table at the bar, and suddenly she’s towering over me because she’s 5’9″ and wearing huge heels to boot (even though I’m standing a decent 6’0″).
So as an experiment, I did this:
1. I ordered some cheap soft plastic shoe lifts. There are many sizes. I ordered 1.5 inch ones.
2. Made sure to wear them on every first date with any woman who was 5’7″ or higher (and women always have their height on their dating site profile, so I always knew when to wear them). I would not bother wearing them if the gal was 5’6″ or under (and I tend to like more petite women, so usually I didn’t need to wear them).
3. I would wear the shoe lifts on the first and second date with Ms. Taller, until I had sex with her.
4. Once I had sex with her, I stopped wearing them around her. No, none yet have noticed a difference (or at least mentioned it to me). If one ever does, I’ll just show her the lifts and tell her all about it. I’ve already had sex with her and thus am already locked-in to her at that point, so who cares?
I can now report that it does make a difference. My lay ratios with the taller women did indeed go up a little. Also, that twinge of surprise / negativity I noticed when she realized she was taller than me vanished when I was wearing the lifts.
Eventually I used and knife and cut down the size of the lifts from 1.5 inches to 1 inch, because wearing them is really uncomfortable (I can’t believe women go through life wearing heels…what a pain in the ass). I also had to practice walking in them a little. I did not want the lifts to damage my trademark confident walk in any way. If they were any larger than an inch or two, they probably would have. But one inch, not a big deal.
So if you’re inflicted with “very average” height like me, consider wearing small lifts. I once read about Style using custom lift shoes (that were 3 or 4 inches!) since he was such a short guy. I’m not short, so I don’t know anything about that, but I can tell you that a 1 – 2 inch boost in your height can only help you (unless you only go after short women).