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It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out. While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating lookjng all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.
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In a society where there are ideals of femininity and wbile, it can be difficult for individuals who don't fit neatly into those boxes. Plus, navigating the world of sime is already a mess, so being on an extreme end of any physical spectrum doesn't exactly make it any easier. I'm not one to complain about being short, because once you realize you can shop in the children's section and climb on top of things to get to out-of-reach objects, you're pretty much on a level playing field with the rest of the world.
But when it comes to dating, it can be tricky. I think a lot of guys fetishize the height gap and say things like, "I'm so into you because you're so short," or "It's really hot knowing that Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while could lift you aa in bed," etc. Or guys can also be completely dismissive once they see me in person and say, "You seem much taller in your photos" or "I didn't realize how short you were until you got off that stool.
Kind of hilarious. But of course in a completely contradictory way, I'm usually attracted to men who are much, much taller than I am.
I love my height. Standing out physically my whole life has led me to be much more confident and fearless of being different.
But dating is interesting. There are definitely a lot of great guys who only see six feet as one small part of who I am. However, I also deal with so many ignorant men who make a huge deal about my height, probably to bury their own insecurity or intimidation. They make endless unwarranted comments, trying to reassure me that I don't seem "too tall" or "too big.
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But I don't understand why people think it's OK to shamelessly put down other women who are taller or bigger than I am. And they are my people; we're all tall women. So when men reassure me that I'm not "too tall," it isn't flattering — it's infuriating.
I think the bigger issue is how q random men are talking to me about my body. My height isn't a purely aesthetic feature you can comment on candidly, like a coat or a hat. It's a part of myself I've fought, manipulated, resented, and struggled to embrace for over half of my life.
Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while when people inevitably criticize me for taking men's comments about my height too personally, I'm the first to agree. My height is personal — it's incredibly personal. And I haven't worked this hard to love my 96001 fuck girls for some guy to nonchalantly tell me how to feel about it over a gin and tonic. I'm a trans woman who's 5'5", so average height for women in the States and shorter than most trans women I know.
As someone who mostly — though not exclusively — dates men, I feel like my height has helped me a lot with dating, because men unconsciously perceive me as "normal," and I don't whie their unconscious transphobia as badly.
I've been told more than a few times that "there's no way I can tell you're trans," and that helps men ben comfortable dating me. I've even Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while in a couple of dating situations where people have thought I was kidding when I came out to them as trans.
So, contrary to popular belief, my dating life on the whole has actually been more successful after transition than it was before, as a cis gay man. Back when I identified as a gay man, my short stature was a liability, since the mainstream gay world is into tall, muscular guys. I'm 5'8", so I've always felt I'm in this weird middle ground of not really knowing if I'm "short" or not. I mean, the average American male is technically at 5'10", so by that measure I'm shorter than average, but should I self-identify as "short"?
And since I also have a wider frame, I've always felt a bit stockier than I'd like. That's low-key why I always feel the need to have my hair with a bit of body — to make up for lost ground. That self-consciousness definitely stems over into my dating life too, and Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while online Lonely wife want nsa Lufkin even more.
I understand everyone has their preferences, but it's always been the most baffling thing to Durham Fuck buddy how some people unabashedly put things like "Under 5'10" need not apply" right in their profile, dismissing someone right off the bat based on lokking so superficial.
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Though in fairness, when I see someone write something like that, I immediately lose attraction to their personality anyway. As far as dating yave woman taller than me, I'm definitely fine with it, but I'm also veen guilty of Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while thinking I'm "too short" for a woman taller than me and not giving it a proper chance. When it comes Find Sex Dates - horny single women Seaforde to it, it's not really even about the height.
The root cause of all that self-consciousness is that toxic masculinity garbage that makes us believe the taller you are, the "manlier" you are, and the better you are. I remember being teased for being short in middle school, as my girl friends had their puberty growth spurts and I stayed the same from sixth Talp until forever.
But over time, I noticed that it was hardly a problem in my dating life — in fact, almost all of the guys I dated in my teens and twenties were six feet or taller. That's not to say that tall men are Social sex Valencia sc, but that my own physical size didn't restrict me to any specific height range within the straight male population. And as I got older, more and more men I dated would comment on it: One even said explicitly, Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while feel so manly with you.
It's sort of been a firsthand exercise in how a lot of guys associate traits they see as childlike with femininity — they equate my height with an overall smallness, Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while that then makes them feel "big," playing into a traditionally desirable gender binary and power structure between men and women. There's nothing I can do about my height to resist these norms, but I can certainly say that I'm not a Adult looking nsa Glassport person, aside from physically, and guys come to see that soon after meeting me.
However, some things are near inescapable; I wish I had a penny for every time a guy called me a "firecracker" as a compliment. I always wonder if that's the catchall term for someone petite with half a personality.Handsome West Fuck Tonight Seeking Fine Pussy
As far as dating goes, my height became less and less of an issue as I got older. When I was a teenager — I was 6'4" by the time I turned 16 — I got nowhere with the ladies. At that age, everyone is freaking out about their appearance because they just want to fit in. Having an extreme physical characteristic that's totally out of your control can be pretty crushing when your self-esteem hinges on fitting in.
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Even the girl in the arcade at the bowling alley, who, when year-old me worked up the nerve to ask her out on date, answered, "You're too tall. Anyway, everything changed once I got to college. Everyone just ping-pongs around the universe, building identities all over again. Interactions with people become less superficial and you gravitate toward people who genuinely interest you. If you're tall, with a strong jaw, and you've spent the past few years practicing brooding, you do exceedingly well during this time.
Lots of people are still incredibly rude to me and say things about my height all the time. Tourists try to sneak photos with me. Guys try to pick fights with me in bars. When I was younger I would have Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while that and blamed myself and not seen it for what it actually is — a deep character flaw in those other people. Having an extreme physical characteristic is useful in that way. The way people react to it tells you a lot about them in an instant.
Now, I'm engaged to a smart and beautiful woman who tells me that she likes my height. And since you're probably wondering, she's 5'6".
Lonely but not clingy I will say that I used to be super intimidated by tall women. I'm not sure if it was a psychological or physical thing, but I got over it pretty quickly once I dated, like, one tall girl. It just takes a little adjusting to someone tall, if you're used to dating short people, and vice versa.
Hot tip for anyone Old sex women looking for Rossburn, Manitoba charming out by height differences: Just sit havw the date and you won't notice how tall or short they are. Then by the end of the date, when you stand up, you'll know them as a person and not as their height. It's honestly a LOT easier to ignore than a bad personality, etc. I mean, in the end, I don't think it really matters. Being short is Twll as much of an identity as any other characteristic, since Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while affects so much of your day-to-day life.
I can't reach the top shelf at the grocery store, it's hard to find clothes that don't need tailoring, and of course, dating can be an adventure. It's obnoxious to see a dating profile that says something like "guys under 5'10" need not apply. If you're that judgmental about height, you're probably equally insufferable Oshawa this out ladys some other way.
I've dated people both shorter and taller than me, and it's really all the same. Sure, sometimes standing on your tiptoes for Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while goodnight kiss feels silly, but c'mon, if you're horizontal, the physics are all the same.
As a short guy who's also struggled with weight, it's even tougher.
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Sometimes you just feel undesirable. Losing weight over the past year has definitely made me more confident, but it's still a daily battle. Though I do have a few friends who are both short and super skinny, who get stuck with the "pocket gay" label, and somehow that seems even worse.
Overall, if I had to pick between staying shorter than average and being way taller, I'd stay the same. I've been tall my whole life. I tend to like it now, but it definitely makes dating a little tougher. I've been more or less single for Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while two years now, so Tall guy looking to have some fun been a while, I have Tinder and a few other similar apps.
I am positive that I'm left-swiped by shorter people a lot due to my height. I Urbana girls looking for action my height in my profile, since I know some guys don't like it.
If a guy doesn't list his, I assume he's shorter than me and I don't ask about it. The last time I asked a Tinder match how tall he was, the guy freaked. How would you like it if you were always asked about your bra size huh, and if I said I only like to date women with 34Ds and up? In an ideal world, I would date men who are taller than me, but I am definitely not opposed to dating someone my height or a little bit shorter.
In fact, for whatever reason, I seem to end up with men like that; the last guy I was seriously with was 5'10".