"According to a University of British Columbia study (2011), the study found that the social and emotional image a man presents was crucial to sexual attraction. Specifically, the study found that women were least attracted to smiling, happy men, preferring those who looked proud and powerful or moody and ashamed."
"Other research on sexual attraction clues us in a little further to what
turns women on. For example, O’Connor and colleagues (2014) discuss how
women find men with lower-pitched voices more sexually attractive."
Here's another one (although it's from OkCupid so we all know it's definitely a bad source /s): https://theblog.okcupid.com/the-4-big-myths-of-profile-pictures-41bedf26e4d#.3xovuo66d
Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and don’t smile.
Now, this goes against everything society spews, and is in a way, politically incorrect. I've seen people get offended by these claims, and they'll outright state that those who conducted these studies have got to be incompetent to fuck up such a simple premise. After all, if you're a happy positive guy, girls will love you! That has to be true! Nobody likes a grump.
Well, since I already talk about taboo shit like height prejudice, I'll tell you what I think: a brooding guy is more sexually exciting that a happy-go-lucky guy. It's that simple. I don't know what kind of broody man people are picturing, but imagine some Daryl Dixon type character or something, but toned down for real life. Even when they smile, it's different than some goofy clown guy. I never watched or read Twilight, but a quick Google search reveals this about girls' favorite vampire fuckboi: "Edward is usually described as brooding and stubborn, but also very kind and compassionate." Unlike Twilight, I have viewed Japanese media, and again, the guys with many fangirls are the brooding types. These are the ones who are labeled as "hot" or "sexy," not "cute" or "adorable."
If you're wondering what all this has to do with height:
"This finding supports all those tabloid-esque articles in women’s
magazines which suggest that women love the bad boys, and that may be
part of the problem: Women just don’t believe short men can be bad boys." - Source
If you want a personal anecdote, I've actually had more girls approach me compared to other guys who are much more "positive" and all that crap. I'm no ladies man, but that shouldn't have happened even once according to everyone else. Also, no, these girls were not prostitutes or whatever else helps society sleep at night with their fairy tales about how only drug addict skanks would do this. These were nerdy school girl academic types, ones who went to church and the like.
Anyway, I don't know where else I'm going with this, aside from how people need to take a hint. Just because a guy makes a good pal doesn't mean he's interesting or exciting. The real key here is fixing the common advice from "you aren't liked because you have a bad personality" to the more specific "women don't find your personality interesting." Again, I know this shit offends the just-world people, but whatever. Thinking that if some man is a "true" nice guy, then nice things like affection will happen to him, is a childish concept and a fallacy.