not many people are comfortable with dating people who are shorter than them, especially men.
I'm pretty short and i don't feel comfortable with a guy shorter than me.
there aren't many guys who are okay with dating taller women.
Because some people like tall partners, other people like short partners -- and then there are people who demand tall partners, and other people who demand short partners.
By the way, this is not my opinion, it is only answering your question as openly and honestly as possible.
It just saves time. I'm not picky about how a guy looks, but I just am not attracted to shorter guys. It's nothing about them as a person, it's just about attraction. I've had a crush on a guy that was shorter, but we were always sitting on the couch when we talked. As soon as we stood up, the physical attraction just left. It can't be helped.
Because they like to hurt their chances on things they think that matter?
I can't be sure. Perhaps you should ask directly :)
But it does seem unfair to be rejected for that reason.
Because some people don't want to date midgets.
Its all in preference..the same as hair colour..skin colour and any other physical attribute. May seem shallow but deep down we all have our preferred tastes.