here I was, sitting at the bar, enjoying some thank-God-it’s-the-end-of-the-week drinks with a friend, when we noticed a couple of hip and handsome guys sitting next to us.
I could feel him sizing me up, and our sizzle from just a moment ago began to fizzle.
If you’re in the “tall girl” club like me, you’ve probably experienced this scenario.
And while dating for women like us may have its inherent challenges, they’re not ones that we can’t overcome.
Let our stories and advice serve as a little inspiration.
who’s just shy of six feet, had a male coworker spell out to her why she’s so often left on the sidelines.
“We were at our holiday party, and a coworker who’s around my height asked if I’d like to dance.
I said yes and mentioned that not many men ask me to dance, and he said it’s because men must find my height imposing. ” Other times, men aren’t so straightforward and their preferences come across in the form of a subtler snub.
“When I’m out at a bar, I’m the one who talks to all the guys and gets the conversation going,” says Richelle, 27, from Boston who’s 6’.
“But usually at the end of the evening, the guy I’ve been talking to will say, ‘Who’s your friend?
’ And inevitably the girl he’s interested in is one of my shorter pals.” Unexpected upside: The guys who do hit on us tend to be great catches While being overlooked as dating material due to our height can be frustrating, there is a benefit to this situation as well: The shorter men who do hit on us are worth their salt.
“I recently dated a guy who is an inch shorter than me, but his personality and confidence made him seem taller,” says Patricia.