Dating man shorter

13 Mar

In fact, I was so sure in my answer that growing up, my sister and I developed the statement, “if you’re not tall you’re not family.” Now this statement didn’t develop out of hatred for shorter men, but out of the fact that we thought dating one would be weird and controversial.

We didn’t want people to stare or to be seen as Amazonian freaks holding hands with a “child.” As I got older and began to like boys, one of the first things I noticed, sometimes even over personality, was their height.

I had no idea what to do or how to react, but after a few weeks, when he finally asked that crucial relationship question, I was confident in my answer: yes.

Yes to hilarious conversations, inside jokes, silly faces, cheap shared meals, and lots of adventures. Now you may be wondering, “what changed your mind” and to be honest there wasn’t a specific thing that caused it.

(To be fair, I am arguably both a moron and an asshole.) Refusing to date short men out of fear you’ll “look funny together” or that you won’t feel comfortable wearing heels — two of the common reasons preaches against — is rull, rull dumb, ladies.

You have to put away your heels and just resign yourself to wearing ballet flats for all eternity.You used to love being a tall, sexy woman, but now it just feels like a problem over which you have zero control.Your internalization of the patriarchy makes you question why you're dating him. You feel insecure about it, and that makes you feel like a huge dick.I promise you will find no reflection of who someone is in the double-digit number of inches they measure up to be.If you dismiss someone who is two inches “two short,” you could be missing out on someone, maybe even the one. If you’re going to fall in love with someone, you’re going to care about what they like and dislike, what they value, and what bothers them. You’re going to care that they’re there when you are in need. At the end of the day, you’re going to lay down and hold one another, heads lined up on the pillow, eye to eye, and it won’t matter whose feet stretch farther toward the end of the mattress.