Short men dating issues
I even went so far at one point as to share this great article by fellow tall queen, Ann Friedman, on Facebook as a sort of call to action for any short men who’d been waiting in the wings.It received little response, and I’ve since classed up to thirst trapping on Instagram like a normal person.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.I hear women talk about being attracted to taller men a lot.So I probably flirt with or pursue more women in my ‘league’ a lot more intentionally.“In the bio sections I’ll usually name my most marked characteristics (goofy, thoughtful, kind) and include ‘tall’ right along with that.
My friend Matt, 5’7”, said, “I tend to date within my height range or shorter pretty organically.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?After that, I made sure to include my height in my profile, so when people met me they weren’t terrified by the fact I was a so tall!
”(I, too, have had some variation of “tall person” in every dating profile I’ve ever had.)“On dating apps, I am always super deliberate about posting a photo where I am standing with my shorter friends, for context,” Alisa, 5’11, told me.I’ve listened to a few of my friends mourn the marriage for removing these two from the dating pool, but I’ve also seen more than a few discussions pop up around a woman marrying a shorter man.