A man treats women with respect.
If you find that most of your friends are quite a bit taller than you and have to look down at you when they talk to you then you are more than likely considered to be short by the people around you.
So, if you are Asian, you are only considered short if you are below 5-feet, which is extremely rare.
Ever notice that you always have a hard time trying to find clothes that fit you right? Along with the desire to look handsome and hot, being tall matters a lot to most men.