Dating a guy much shorter than you
Let me tell you, there are a lot of really amazing men on this side of six feet.I will however add that, if you say you’re looking for 5’8″, you will get responses from guys who say they’re 5’7″, and are actually 5’6″.
An article on Jezebel discusses a report from the Atlantic that illustrates that the average height differential between 4600 married American couples was six inches and that the wife was taller in 3.8% of couples.— far longer than [I think] is considered usual or acceptable amongst teenagers and twentysomethings. I guess it would've been nice to have company at all those miserable, Katy-Perry-fueled homecoming dances or yes, the prom.It would've been nice to not feel like the other when it came to exploring my sexuality (something I just didn't do).Traditionally, lots of us are taught this without even realizing it. I'd like to think that I'm the kind of person who values personality over aesthetics.In some ways, it's not much different to the stigma surrounding "checkerboard couples," (Penny Pingleton and Seaweed J. This is the main reason I was taught not to go for for anyone slender. Had Paddy been tall and buff, I probably would've been just as likely to fall for him based on who he is.But, as long as they’re cool with the height difference, and have good partner qualities, so what?
As long as the man isn’t intimidated by my 6’2″ and 6’3″ children, I’m fine with the arrangement.
To them, it didn't matter that he was intelligent or loving or good; it just mattered that I would be the one carrying my boyfriend over the threshold someday. Logic and love prevailed over sizeism and antiquated gender roles! To see a larger woman with a smaller (be it shorter or skinnier) man just isn't the norm (unless the woman is a tall and statuesque model — then it's OK).
I started to see our size difference as funny and cute. So in the course of these three years, here are some things I've heard and been asked.
Yet some short women discriminate against average sized (5’7-5’11”) men. In order to find a guy six inches taller, I’d have to find a guy who was 6’5.
On the other hand, with tall women, since only 15% of men are over 6 feet tall, it would stand to reason that a 5’11” woman would be well served to open up to shorter men, instead of insisting that he has to be 6’3′, because that’s how tall she is in heels. She ended up marrying a guy a few inches shorter than her. And if this bugs you and you think you should be holding out for a tall guy, that’s your business.
It wasn't that I was fat, or horribly concerned with how a boy would perceive that fatness. And as a result, I spent most of high school and early college either refusing to date (and passing up perfectly lovely guys because they were thinner or shorter than me).