Short Men/Tall Women Relationships


The Huffington Post
has a photo slideshow of famous tall woman/short man Hollywood couples. Included in the feature is Mick Jagger and designer L’Wren Scott, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupree, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The feature ignites the age-old question: Would you ever date a guy shorter than you?

The whole stigma of short men seems to come from years of outdated advice that gets passed along to women since they were young girls. When you start dating men you have to look for these key things: They have to be slightly older than you, they have to be taller/larger than you, and they can’t be more attractive than you. So whenever someone finds themselves in a situation that goes against the nifty check list, suddenly there’s a sense of uneasiness.

My dad used to always make it a big deal that he’s two years younger than my mom. Two! “Your mother was robbing the cradle,” he used to joke (much to my mother’s annoyance). But is it really that big of a deal? I mean, so what?

Is there anyone here in a relationship like this or similar?

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  1. Amy says:

    I fell in love with a guy who is about 6inches shorter than I am. I like to wear high heels too. It is uncomfortable because sometimes I feel like a giant and clumsy around him. I also think about what others will say. But I really like him.

  2. nancy says:

    Im falling for a guy who is shorter than me by like 3 to 4 inches then me :) but he doesnt have a problem with my height at all and he still has his macho personality and that makes me feel good because ppl see that im not trying to so call “dominate” him . Were also battleing the religion thing to but we make it work . I plan to marry him oneday thats how much im falling for him.

  3. Taneisha says:

    I am so in love with my boyfriend that I have had for a year when we first started dating he was way shorter than me I got crap from everyone people thought it was awkward but here we are one year later and he’s 3 inches taller than me so date whoever u want whether there small or not and don’t give up if he doesn’t grow taller than u. It doesn’t matter even a little bit

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