I’m bigger than my boyfriend.
Sure, he’s taller than me, and he’s far stronger than I am, but that’s pretty much where his physical fortitude over me begins and ends. I weigh more than he does, and I’m all curves and love handles and belly while he’s slim and slender; genetics, am I right? I’m a big girl in every sense of the word: I’m pretty tall with a big head, big boobs, big hips, and big feet, and it’s easy enough to feel a little self-conscious about that in a world that prefers women to be smaller. Throw a man into the mix–a man who doesn’t have the most imposing frame in the world–and that self-consciousness is kicked up a notch.
Obviously nobody should pick and choose their romantic partner based on how well to two of you align with societal ideals. Sorry to sound cliche, but you really only live once, and that life shouldn’t be wasted making sure you and your bae meet someone’s aesthetic standards. But I’m not going to sit here and act as if I have no hangups about our weight and body mass differences. If you can relate, check out these seven things every girl who is bigger than her boyfriend knows is true and commiserate with me.