Dating a guy shorter than you
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Even as a young adult at university, I gravitated towards clubs that unfortunately weren't popular with members of the opposite sex.
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“When I see a tall woman I think they look elegant and like an adult, and they often make me feel like a child in comparison,” Danielle explained.
Later on that evening, she, like my other taller friend, was also quick to dismiss the idea of dating a man who was shorter than her – her reasoning was that she would feel less feminine.
However, most of my female friends admit that it's still important for them to date or marry a man who is taller than them.
And not only a bit taller either, a good two inches taller is required.
At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.
The average male in England is 5ft 10in, while the typical female is a mere 5ft 5ins, so you could say I’m well over average height for my gender.
A long long time ago, when men and women were considered to have very specific male and female "duties" – to be a hunter-gatherer (men), and to look after the kids (women), you could say it was almost necessary for the men to be bigger so they were able to successfully carry out said duties.
Being tall and big is a sign of strength in men, whereas having a curvaceous, petite figure is considered more womanly.
On debating the subject with a man recently, and a fairly tall one at that at 6ft 2ins, he seemed to cement the concerns of my girlfriends.
While he said he loved tall girls, he explained that if he were to go out with a woman who was taller than him he’d be worried everyone else would assume that his girlfriend would be the one "wearing the trousers" (and not just the Ballroom trousers) in the relationship.
If that sounds dramatic, just consider that on the rare occasions I do wear stilettos, I tower over my usually shorter female friends.