Why is height still a factor when it comes to dating?
There’s nothing wrong with dating a guy who’s shorter than you, but it does come with its challenges.
Here are 7 very real truths about dating a guy who is shorter than you.
1. People will always make comments
Friends, or even strangers will always remind you of the height difference, and you will always remind those irritating moments. You will hear questions like ‘What’s it like’ or Does he mind it’ or someone telling you they couldn’t date a short man. It may sadly take years for you to continue hearing about the height difference even though to you it doesn’t make any difference.
2. Forget heels
Even though you are crazy about him, there are moments when you really want to wear those heels, but you will tower over him awkwardly and not feel great at all.
3. He is constantly trying to compensate
He goes out of his way to do things for you to make up for the height difference.
4. You’re very strategic about taking photos together
Selfies won’t be a thing for such couples. You may have to be strategic about taking photos for instance when sitting he should stand, or you should both sit and take that pic or else everyone will notice the height.
5. You find yourself justifying why you’re dating him
It’s a reality that you cannot deny. You will find yourself defending your choice of a bae by saying things such as ‘ he’s really sweet’ or ‘ height is just a number’ or you guys don’t know what a sweet guy he is’.
6. You feel like it’s all anyone ever sees
When you’re out in public and people look at you, you wonder if they’re thinking that you’re a girl with a short boyfriend. It’s like dating in interacial relationships, you wonder whether people judge you for dating that white guy.
You try to ignore it, but it’s just always an issue. It never goes away.
7. It makes you self-conscious about your own height
You will keep shuffling your feet whenever you are standing next to him owing to insecurities, because you fell like a giant next to him. If you are stressed out about it sis, put your heels away.