I’m slightly beanpole-esque and my boyfriend is built like a tank (a nice tank.One that looks good in boxers and gives good hugs), which means that when I can’t stand up, he can bulldoze through crowds while supporting my weight.
As part of a case for dating short guys, he says, “Considering lifelong companionship, shorter guys may be the better choice.
If it holds true that shorter men don’t have as many dating opportunities, if nothing else, I think shorter men would try harder to be funny, caring, empathetic, honest, hardworking — and just be a gentleman.
When I went to take my shoes off to kiss him on his birthday last year, he said, ' No! I feel like Tom Cruise in the late ’90s.’ What’s syndrome-y about that?
It doesn’t even enter my conscious mind anymore – apart from when my editor says, ‘Let’s find someone who has a shorter boyfriend than them to extol their virtues,’ of course. How To Spot A Mummy's Boy And What To Do If You Suspect Your Boyfriend Is One Ask An Adult: How Do You Get Over A Broken Heart?
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.
Partly because you’re tall enough to support him, and partly because it’s an excuse to put his face in your tits.
), 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).
When we went out last time, guys who tried to dance with me were met with my boyfriend trying to kiss them on the mouth.
People always say they’re intimidated by me, and that I come across really icy cold like a stalagmite, and when I ask why, they talk about my height.
Also, when I go to parties and spend ages on my hair, nobody effing notices because they’re too busy referring to the fact that I’m sooooo tall – which is why I sometimes tend to slouch, or loom silently over people in the shadows. At least the so-called short man syndrome is entertaining; my boyf is essentially a duracel bunny in human form and doesn’t really give a shit about his height.
‘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?