Dating someone who is shorter than you
With a short dude, there's no problem — all your parts align, and you're free to get creative, instead of spending all your time just trying to get your genitals on the same visual plane. Short guys know they are short, and very few of them will demand that you make concessions about it (the ones who do are jerks, obvi).Short men live two years longer than tall men, on average — good news for any of my fellow morbid straight women who spend an inordinate amount of time wondering if they or their partner will die first.A 2012 survey of college students found that 89 percent of women were only interested in partners taller than them (while 47 percent of men were open to dating a woman who was taller them).48 percent of women dating online are only interested in men who are taller than them, and a study of online dating in the New York City area found that men who fell below the average American male height of 5'9" typically had a less than five percent chance of having women reach out to them.But short men have a different cultural experience than tall men, and I believe that this can make them excellent lovers, amazing boyfriends, and sensitive partners.
What are we saying when we say we want a big man to make us feel tiny?As someone who falls two inches short of the average female height, I never even thought that dating a guy my height was an option worth thinking about. Today, I'm about to celebrate my fifth anniversary with a wonderful dude who is roughly my height, and I would like you to know that height ain't nothing but a number.But if you need more convincing, please read on for 11 reasons to consider letting a short dude into your life/heart/vagina.(And yes, all of the GIFS below feature male celebrities who are 5'8" or shorter. )You'll never again have to engage in that weird orchestrated moment of stretching and bending, where you can't really enjoy the kiss because you're on your tiptoes and your super-tall dude is hunched over at a weird angle, and everyone involved is about to develop a hernia. (I'm not free to release that information, sorry)I am a person with many hobbies and interests, but I will freely admit to you that the majority my life is about how I can't ever reach anything that's located on a top shelf at the grocery store.Plus, the idea that the only way you can feel like a "real woman" in bed is to be smaller than your partner smells like anti-feminist propaganda to me, frankly.Why doesn't everyone just try to be whatever size they actually are, and just bang the hell out of each other that way?