Dating A Shorter Man
Why is it that guys can date shorter girls all the time and no one even raises an eyebrow, but when a tall chick dates a short dude, people notice? We’re not exactly sure. If you like someone, than their height, just like anything physical about their appearance, shouldn’t really matter.
This topic came up in the message boards, and it made us curious to see what more of you think about it. Would you ever date a guy who is shorter than you? Is that kind of height difference a big deal to you? Read what these girls had to say, and then fill us in on your thoughts.
I’m 6′, he’s 5′ 8″. I have never been uncomfortable with my height but I’ve also never liked someone shorter than me like I do him, he’s perfect and doesn’t pressure me into anything. He doesn’t mind the height difference, but I get really uncomfortable with it. I stand up next to him and then sit back down, it’s really embarrassing for me. One of his friends recently said, “So I have to ask, does she pick you up to kiss you?” It just really hurts. I’ve never been afraid of my height, and I love him to death and I can’t let just height get between us. What do you think?
I would honestly have trouble dating a guy who was shorter than me – but that’s mostly just because I’m severely insecure and being larger than my boyfriend in any way would make me feel gross. BUT if you really like the guy, just ignore what other people are saying. mockery isn’t nice, people who are really your friends will be happy for you, not make fun of you.
I know what your going through because I’m 5’7 and my boyfriend is 5’5, but I’m self-conscious about my height, so it took a bit for me to get used to it. So just try to not let it bother you, if you really like him, you guys get along perfectly, and he doesn’t care, then there’s no reason to mess up a good thing. I’m definitely glad I got over it because he’s one of the best things to ever happen to me.
Here’s what we have to say: you should never stress over a height difference in your relationship. Who really cares if you’re a few inches taller than him?! Like these girls said, if he makes you happy, then you shouldn’t give his height a second thought.
It’s understandable to feel self-conscious about your height, but it is definitely something you need to learn to embrace and love about yourself. Maybe some people will have a rude comment or a ‘joke’ they think is funny, but just ignore those people. You should never let what others say affect your relationship.
What do you think? Would you date a guy who’s shorter than you? Do you ever make fun of girls who do? Tell us in the comments.
Dating A Shorter Man