Dating a guy shorter than me
I was once close friends with a girl who REALLY liked this guy. She didn’t want to date someone who was shorter than her, and so she blew him off to date someone else.He really liked her back, and it was obvious that they would make a great couple. A few months later, she was still in love with him, and she realized she made a big mistake, but at that point, it was too late. The reason I’m telling you that is because you’re not the first girl to bring up a height issue like this one.However, I also deal with so many ignorant men who make a huge deal about my height, probably to bury their own insecurity or intimidation.They make endless unwarranted comments, trying to reassure me that I don't seem "too tall" or "too big." They'll say, "You carry it well," or "Just don't wear heels and you're fine." They act shocked when I say I'm six feet, and beg me to stand back-to-back. These comments also imply that there's a cutoff at which a woman's height becomes unattractive and unacceptable — and that luckily, I fall below it.Yes, focusing on what's inside is more important — but that's easier said than done.It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out.It’s a silly social norm that makes people feel badly about themselves for no reason.
It’s been well documented, pound for pound, shorter men have greater endurance, stronger muscles, faster reaction times, faster body movement and are less likely to break bones.” Plus, he adds, “Shorter men live longer.
A lot of girls feel like it’s weird to date a guy who’s shorter than them.
For some reason, it’s not socially acceptable for dudes to be shorter than their girlfriends.
While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.
In a society where there are ideals of femininity and masculinity, it can be difficult for individuals who don't fit neatly into those boxes.