Tall girl problems.
Not the kind of problems like never being able to find jeans that are long enough. Or the fact that I’m at a greater risk of a ceiling fan death than the average person. No. I’m talking about yet another hurdle in the dating world that I can indisputably physically tackle, but romantically fail to overcome.
Height is one of the most conflicting aspects of attraction. It’s a deal breaker for some and a great insecurity for most. I’m 5’10” and have an easier time finding my phone in the dark than a guy taller than me in a bar.
I sometimes think that my height is incredibly intimidating to the opposite sex. That, and my permanent resting b-face. Both hinder my dating game, but it could be said that the latter is a result of my romantic successes. Or lack thereof. Who knows.
It’s hard to date, but it’s even harder when you’re looking for a specific make and model of a human being. I’m guilty of passing on great guys that don’t quite reach my height requirement, and regrettably giving chances to those that do.
Me: “Oh, so you don’t drive and didn’t finish school but you don’t need a footstool to make eye contact?” Sold.
Okay, so my standards are not nearly that low but I’ve made some mistakes here and there.
To make matters worse, my girlfriends are all 5’5” bombshells, or shorter, with the cute and sexy factor down pat. I look like the mother/caretaker of the group making sure everyone has snacks and sticks together when we go out.
I have had several people tell me that I am unapproachable. Which really means nothing today considering the rarity of being approached anywhere by anyone that is interested in your face. Regardless, it was a good way to make me shrink an inch or so.
If all else fails, I’m sure there is a “Tall Seeking Tall” or “Giants Mingle” dating website I’ve yet to try.
My Bio reads as follows: tall girl seeking tall mate that can she can comfortably wear heels around, and have to go on her tiptoes to kiss. Side note: this girl drinks like a fish and swears like a sailor. Minor details, though.