Dear Matzav.com Editor,
According to my research, there are numerous tall girls who have very minimal shidduch prospects, as there are an insufficient number of boys taller than them. Then you have shadchanim who irresponsibly suggest a short girl for a tall boy, thereby taking another tall boy off the market.
True, there are a small number of boys who don’t look at height and are willing to marry a girl an inch or two taller than them, but they are very few.
Some have suggested that we convince boys to date girls taller than them, but it is hard to overcome the natural desire of a man to feel dominant in a marriage, and being the taller of the two contributes to that feeling.
However, it is clearly very important that we urge the shadchanim to make extra efforts on behalf of the tall girls, and, conversely, consider short girls only when dealing with a very short boy.
In this way, we may somewhat redress the imbalance that has crept into the shidduch world.
I plan to go around to roshei yeshiva and ask them to sign a kol korei on this matter as soon as I can get all the Bais Yaakovs in the United States to give me statistics on how many tall unmarried girls they have among their alumni.