Advice for tall women dating short men
At first, I'd try to avoid the issue with due diligence, but most men still regularly round up (by more than a half inch, by the way) when they list their heights on their profiles.
Many times, the guys wouldn't balk initially when I told them my height, but the bias became pretty apparent once we met in real life.
Growing up, I was always the tallest girl in the class, the tallest kid in the room sometimes—a good foot above everyone else.
Of course I was self-conscious of that fact; I would slouch, hide in the back, do anything I could to shrink away.
But it feels like First things first, I'm not freakishly tall, just above average—5 feet 10-1/2 inches to be exact.
I wasn't ashamed of being tall, necessarily—I just I wanted to fit in like any other kid.
Regardless of how I feel, I know I'm in the minority.
The wrong clothing can make you look pint-sized, but the right rags can lengthen your look, says Brock Mc Goff of short-guy style blog The Modest Man.
The first rule: Get your pants hemmed and your sleeves shortened, Mc Goff says.
Bunched fabric around your wrists and ankles will only draw attention to your smaller stature.
But that guy's comment (and online dating in general) brought me right back to that awkward stage.
Over the years, I've dated men of all shapes and sizes—some taller, some shorter—without a second thought. Thanks to a Tinder binge, I've noticed height is an issue again—or maybe it never really went away.