For me a romantic relationship is useful: keeps me from being lonely, he can protect me from things like bears and creepos, sexual satisfaction, and we can depend on each other for emotional and financial support.
For singles, the means finding love, a solid friendship or even finding a quick fling.
In fact, you’d think one would ask herself, As a psychologist, I don’t believe it is mean to deny a romantic chance to entire categories of people, but I do think people should listen to their own reasons why and ask if that narrow window of preference marks the kind of person they want to be.
That same man who is "big enough to protect you" is the same man that is "big enough to overpower and harm you".
For example, when it comes to the better-protector argument, the truth is that plenty of short men exist whose overall weight and muscular strength far eclipses that of many tall men, but that logic doesn’t seem to persuade many women to give a short guy a chance.
I wonder if passing on short men as potential romantic partners—really, if sexual attraction overall—borders on a moral issue.