But is it really a big deal? Let me answer that. Well, yes. Sort of. When every lady describes her dream man he's TDH; tall dark and handsome. And then fairy tale stories don't help either. Prince Charming is never short. No, he's very tall, with broad shoulders and a strong jaw. As are the heroes in Super Hero stories. An easy example is Thor. Isn't Thor (Chris Hemsworth) just the perfect man? Especially if you're inclined towards the Caucasian male, and well if you're not then I give you Idris Elba.... Or Will Smith or RMD (let's bring it closer home). You know those men, manly men. The ones we presuppose a man ought to look like.
I hardly hear a woman describe her spec and say she wants a short man. But the truth of this matter is that asides from the fact that a tall man is aesthetically pleasing, there's really not much difference between a tall and a short one. There's hardly anything a tall man can do that a short one can't. (Bad as e bad he gets on a stool and does it). But in the things that matter; psychologically, intellectually, mentally, emotionally and sexually there's really no difference. So why does it matter when a woman dates a short guy? Why did that opposing counsel call my colleague to ask for my number and she outright said no, and later listed our height difference as one of the reasons for her refusal? Why do my friends tease me when I date a guy not as tall as I am? There's one that never tires to tell everyone "Nwando likes short men". Err, not exactly but if I meet someone I connect and vibe with, someone that gets my juices flowing, am I to disregard him because he's a few inches shorter? (Notice I said "few inches", I do not want to have to stoop to kiss my boo)
My friend who's about 5ft10" has been turned down by girls a couple of times because he isn't 'tall enough'. In fact he's partly the reason I'm writing this. Is there something extraordinary about dating a taller guy that I don't know about?
And because I'm this tall most guys I meet are my height or shorter so I'm curious; Ladies who have dated or are married to shorter men, was/is there any minus (asides from the fact that sometimes you cannot rock those bad-ass heels!) ???
The current object of my affections is a few inches shorter than I am and though he usually dates petite chics I guess because we both challenge each other intellectually and can have an amazing laugh when we're together, we don't seem to mind. (So no, we're not dating-dating. Don't mind the Title of the post, was just teasing). He's used to bending down to kiss his girls, but now he has to raise his head up. LOL.
Ladies would you date a shorter man? (I would really like to hear what the men think about being with a taller woman).