Short men dating issues
I can say that 80% of that rule was born out of an assumption that men wouldn’t be interested in someone taller than them, and that assumption can be directly traced back to puberty.I kept this rule firmly in place until I fell hard for a friend who clocked in at barely 5’7.”At first, our height difference was an issue (for both of us), then it wasn’t (for me), then it ultimately was (for him), and became a big part of why it ended.“In the bio sections I’ll usually name my most marked characteristics (goofy, thoughtful, kind) and include ‘tall’ right along with that.
I also tone down the flirting with taller women because I feel like they are most likely not interested in me based on my height.
It happened whenever I stepped out onto the school playground at recess.
As soon as I appeared the older girls would shriek with delight and chase me until I couldn’t run anymore.
But the Jonas-Chopra height debate reenergized me, so I decided to email a few of my friends on both ends of the height spectrum to see how being tall (or not) has affected their love lives (or not).
Most folks were very eager to talk about it, because as my friend Anna (5’10’) said, “I am fairly certain that my experience of being a tall woman — even prior to meeting/dating/marrying my shorter-than-me husband — is probably fairly representative of literally anyone who doesn’t fit any one person’s average, stereotypical picture of what a woman should look like.