So I guess opposites attract, or I just enjoy the awkward interactions/comical antics of doing activities with someone much taller than I? Standing out (physically) my whole life has led me to be much more confident and fearless of being different. There are definitely a lot of great guys who only see six feet as one small part of who I am.However, I also deal with so many ignorant men who make a huge deal about my height, probably to bury their own insecurity or intimidation.
Kevin: I'm not one to complain about being short, because once you realize you can shop in the children's section and climb on top of things to get to out-of-reach objects, you're pretty much on a level playing field with the rest of the world. I think a lot of guys fetishize the height gap and say things like, "I'm so into you because you're so short," or "It's really hot knowing that I could lift you up in bed," etc.
Or guys can also be completely dismissive once they see me in person and say, "You seem much taller in your photos" or "I didn't realize how short you were until you got off that stool." I recently had one guy actually look over my head to see if the person he was meeting was someone else besides me. But of course in a completely contradictory way, I'm usually attracted to men who are much, much taller than I am.
It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out.
While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.
I only knew my hair looked like sh*t, was dry as the Sahara, and almost cut my cheeks at night because it was so hard. There’s something magical about a woman who walks proudly in the street with this big, voluminous, “do-you-have-something-to-say? She couldn’t care less about what products or beauty ideal the magazines are trying to sell her. I definitely wasn’t the tallest girl in the runway shows, and wearing heels seemed to be normal for all these giant beautiful girls so I started to think being tall wasn’t that of a curse.
The only thing that mattered to me by then was that it was straight and manageable. It still felt weird sometimes and I was having a hard time understanding what I was doing amongst the models, and I still had to work on myself a lot to stop focusing on what shorter people had to say about me all the time, but eventually it did help.
The comment on Pinterest said that I should enjoy my hair because kinks are in.
Therefore I’ve decided to add some details in my about section so that everyone can understand my approach concerning my blog and comics, and here it is.
Some people would rather die than being one or the other. I have created this blog for these days when, if there was a vaccine against inches or curls, I would run to get an injection.