Does Size Matter?

Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about height. 

At 5’8 I’m not the tallest gal out there, but slap on some heals and I’m 5’11 and towering over most people.  5’11 Doesn’t sound that tall, but trust me your dating pool greatly diminishes.  When I first started dating this was a big issue for me, but over the past few years I’ve thrown the requirement out the window.  I’ve dated men all shapes and sizes and I have enjoyed all of their company.  However, having had one serious boyfriend who was my height when I was barefoot made me realize maybe I’m not as comfortable with it as I’d like to be.  I was never completely ‘excited’ to be out with him, and it was always a dilemma when I was trying to put an outfit together that didn’t leave me towering over him.

I like feeling protected and surrounded by my man.  Old fashioned and silly, I know, but it really feels nice to have a big guy hugging you.  Fast forward to today and I have a dinner date with a man who’s shorter than I am.  I’m sure we would be equal heights barefoot, but I haven’t tested out that theory yet.  Shorty is fun, smart, and we shared a drunken make-out session on Halloween — but I’m still hung up on the height!!

Am I a terrible person for this?  For so long I’ve not let it be an issue and have dated men despite their height, but I feel like I’ve just been repressing my natural (un)attraction. 

“Love thy neighbor–and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.” ~Mae West