But we had a real connection, and I know now that’s what counts.” the fact that you’ve got some inches on him. For starters, walk into a room arm in arm and you’re bound to get some odd looks. He said it didn’t matter to him, but people couldn’t help but comment on it and make some pretty embarrassing jokes,” says Richelle.“Once, we were asked if he stood on the curb to kiss me!“I recently dated a guy who is an inch shorter than me, but his personality and confidence made him seem taller,” says Patricia.“He seemed really self-assured, which put me at ease and made our height difference seem like a nonissue.“He made me feel like a treasure and celebrated my difference more than anything else.I was proud of my height before we met, but his love and acceptance have made me feel more comfortable with our four-inch height difference.” And there’s no reason to relegate your high heels to the back of the closet when you have a self-confident guy in your corner.“Since they don’t have the height that a lot of girls look for, these guys develop other, more meaningful qualities, such as kindness, humor and consideration,” she says… “While a shorter man might not be my first choice, if he’s much more interested in me and attentive to my needs, who can say no to that? While many tall women are perfectly happy to date shorter guys, some of us, I admit, aren’t always thrilled about it.
But even then, the undue attention can sometimes be unbearable.Unexpected upside: You learn to stop caring what other people think Know that phrase “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”?That also applies in this scenario: Sooner or later, most tall women who date shorter men develop a Teflon coating.“My husband is really the one that made me start to embrace my height,” says Erin.“Before I met him I don’t think I owned one pair of heels—now I can’t get enough of them.
Six-foot-tall Ciana Clarke, 40, of Tallahassee, FL, may have felt awkward when she first began dating her shorter husband, but that soon changed.