Even if I don't fit into his jeans, I still feel like I could probably fit into his pocket. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3. You can wear 5-inch heels and still be shorter than him. This is Number 2. Bark like a dog, Number 2. Sorry you still have to cram in here, daddy long legs, but I could basically live in this legroom. He's the designated lightbulb changer. Thomas Edison designed lightbulbs to hang from the ceiling because he was a selfish Very Tall Man and he didn't want anyone but Very Tall Men to reach them.
You can stand directly in front of him at a concert without blocking his view. Is there any way to take in a John Legend concert other than standing-spoon position? Don't mind me, I'm just going to spread out like a kid making a snow angel because boy, you got rooooooom. You always feel like you're rolling with your own personal bodyguard.
Is this my security detail? No, but it's funny you should say that because that's absolutely what I want people to think when they see us together. You can literally run and jump on him like you're in any movie love scene you've ever wanted to reenact and he won't tumble over. But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out every man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria.
It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference. When one guy changed his height on his OkCupid profile from his actual 5'4" to an average 5'9", his response rate nearly doubled. Single people sign up for a half-dozen dating sites and apps in order to widen their pool, yet most won't break the height taboo. It needs to change. Men should date women who are taller than they are, and women should date shorter men. For chrissakes, I'm talking about all of us getting laid here!
Only four percent of heterosexual couples feature a shorter man. Let's increase our odds. You can be tall and still be shorter. I'm taller than 95 percent of American men. Right now, many men incorrectly believe that women want a taller man for evolutionary reasons—to protect us and our offspring. But if you ask women, it's about feeling feminine.
A Love Story, Amy Webb's memoir about online dating, she confesses she felt she needed a man who was at least five-ten. Webb is five-six, making that requirement just one inch shy of the eight-percent average. I'll get there in a minute. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Women have internalized the message that it's better for us to be smaller. This is essential to know—it's not just about shortness, but also skinniness.
To be bigger than men is to worry that you'll turn them off. Webb found that it isn't just men lying about their height online, women do, too—to appear shorter. Women over six feet receive forty percent fewer messages on OkCupid than their 5'4" counterparts. Ask any super-tall woman about her dateless teenage years and the number of times a well-meaning adult said to her, "The boys are just intimidated by you.
Getty Images Advertisement - Continue Reading Below So how do we get over our collective height hangup? Tall women provide a natural test case. After all, it's nearly impossible for we amazons to find a partner who meets the classic 8-percent height differential, so we've had to get comfortable dating smaller men. If I hadn't, I would still be a virgin. So let's first take a basic lesson from the world of super-tall women: Do not approach a leggy lady and fucking open with "How tall are you?
She will dismiss you. I've taken to giving my whiskey a single swirl, looking down my nose and saying slowly, "You are boring me.
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