Tall women and short men dating
As soon as you don’t fit that picture, and especially if it’s in relation to a partnership or romantic situation, everyone would like to please give you their opinion instantly.”When it comes to height and romance, I’ve personally found it hard to put the thing that I have been self-conscious about most of my life out there when I’m already in a vulnerable situation.
It’s hard enough to take a step into the unknown to utter a “love me?
To be bigger than men is to worry that you’ll turn them off.”For many of us, it isn’t just about height.
” into the universe, but when you decide to layer on the thing that you were teased about or absorbed from pop culture as being unattractive, it can get downright terrifying.
And while I support honesty in dating, “I’m an INFP who instinctively stands in the backs of photos and will fly into a blind rage if a stranger asks about basketball” feels like a bit too much for a Bumble bio.
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.I hear women talk about being attracted to taller men a lot.