‘It’s just weird.’ Of course, that meant within a couple of years I was going out with a guy who was significantly shorter than me (six inches when I’m in heels, to be exact). While surveys like this are as bullshit as relationship dealbreakers – my boyfriend is crap at most domestic activities, and who knows if he’ll divorce loads or not – I’m glad that science has stopped crapping on short dudes. What do you mean, short guys can actually make good boyfriends? Afterwards, when he came off stage and nipped outside for a cigarette, my mate said, ‘Awww, he’s so small! I’d forgotten up until then, because, as you’d expect, the height difference doesn’t really make any real difference at all. The questions are usually along the lines of, ‘What does it feel like?
’ (The same as if he were taller.) ‘Do you wear heels? ’ (No.) ‘God, I couldn’t do that.’ (Is that a question?
READ MORE: 'Men Can't Help What They're Attracted To' - Why Men Prefer That Extra Inch Of Female Flesh In The Summer Perhaps the questions and comments are a patriarchal hangover from a time when men were expected to lift girls onto horses and joust for their honour.
Well, my boyfriend can lift me every which way, although I’ve never seen him joust (and surely it’s all dependant on the height of the horse?
I don’t know how to respond to that.) Now, I don’t usually mind, but occasionally I get quite pissed off and snappy.
His mate, for instance, once came onto me by highlighting my boyfriend’s height and talking about how he himself would go to the gym all the time and happened to be 6ft. I think the phrase, ‘You’re a c**t’ was also used, by me.
He also once forcibly pushed a dude out of a bar for feeling my arse. When you’re both drunk and he’s at boob height, a short man will keep falling in between your boobs when he’s too drunk to stand up.
Signs you should push him off include: sudden motorboating while giggling, giggling, and saying ‘boobies’ while giggling. Let's Discuss Why People Are So Adverse To Man-Shorts Interestingly, height has literally nothing to do with strength.
I didn’t really think dating a short guy was a thing, I just knew that I wasn’t going to do it. Still, there are a few things you’ll only know if you’ve been in the unique position of dating someone shorter than you. It took exactly two weeks from the point we started going out for me to forget about the fact that my boyfriend is significantly shorter than me.
‘That’s my dealbreaker,’ I would drunkenly say to people while at uni, when I was really wise in the ways of the heart. Recently, there have been studies claiming that short men divorce less, do more around the house and make better husbands. I remember the time frame, because he was doing a gig (he’s a comedian) and me and my best mate went to watch.
I’m slightly beanpole-esque and my boyfriend is built like a tank (a nice tank.
), but back to the point: this warped attitude that tall guys = protective is a bizarre one. And secondly, my 5ft 7in (ish) boyfriend is way better at batting off creepy guys in clubs than my 6ft something ex was (despite the fact that I’m perfectly capable of sticking up for myself, obvs).