Dating a guy shorter than you


When I registered for my license, at the age of 16, I was probably more like 5’10” or 5’11,” but -- even at such a young age -- I had the astute foresight to add a few inches to my height, just because.At this point in time, I’m actually six feet tall -- and, still, I tell people I’m 6’1”, for the same, equally pathetic, reasons.For men, our height is certainly something to be self-aware of.



If height didn’t really matter to women, these types of questions would never be asked.However, if a guy were to ask a chick, “Yo, how much do you weigh?” -- before taking her out to dinner -- there would probably be an op-ed published in the New York Times by the time of the reservation.That man's comment would go viral on the Internet, and his name would be forever tarnished.

But that’s just one of the many double standards found in the dating world or, specifically, the world of dating expectations.

And I’m not trying to downplay anything that ladies might be feeling or experiencing when out with an assh*le dude on a date. If we’ve been addressing and imposing our wrath against all types of “shaming,” we should probably be cognizant of the amount of “short shaming” done on a daily basis.