Black men wanted dating
The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.
But my height has only been as much of a problem as I’d let it be.
Online, I see so many demanding that their partners not have any trace of femininity ...
There's so much more to being a man than fitting a narrowly enforced view of masculinity," Johnson explained.
And oftentimes, it's the seemingly innocuous pickup lines that do the most damage.
One man in the video recounted the night he was approached and told, "Oh my gosh, I've totally never dated a black person before, but if I did, I'd totally get with you." Johnson remembered the time a man put his hand on his shoulder outside a club and said, "You know, Cameron, I'm really into mulatto guys." "You know what, I'm not really into ethnic guys," another participant once heard.
You’ve been called midget, Tiny Tim, Grumpy and all the other names.
You watch women – even women who’re around pass you by to date taller men. But you know what’s unattractive on aspect of your life.
Their stories reveal the difficulties and frustrations of dating in an environment that often tokenizes and ignores them.Of course, short is relative; what we consider “average” height varies depending on geographic locale and someone who’s 5’6″ would consider someone who’s 5’9″ (the average for American men) to be lucky.But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.So isn't it worth at least asking how society might be shaping our individual preferences?" Johnson hopes his work will raise awareness for anyone dealing with the pitfalls of interracial dating.