Dating a short person

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“I just want to be smaller, like you,” I remember one college friend—one exceptionally tall and exceptionally gorgeous college friend—telling me as I slid on my heels for that night’s outing.

“Then maybe I would feel less like a giraffe and more like a girl.”Since when did true femininity have anything to do with size?

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Whether it’s weight or height, one thing is for certain: Women generally don’t like feeling big. Only weeks after that guy asked if I would hypothetically be interested in a man shorter than me, I unexpectedly met the man who would become my husband at an Iron and Wine concert in Chicago. And while he makes me feel feminine, one thing’s for certain: He never makes me feel like I need to be smaller.I met Jason a year before Tinder existed, but upon reading Isaac Huss’ article about how dating apps leave us restless for the perfect option, I cringe to think that if I had seen him on Tinder, I probably would have swiped left after seeing his height.In a weird twist of fate, a year into dating Jason, we were at another concert together, and we ran into my old childhood friend Mark.But don’t underestimate us; we can fight our own battles.And hey, if we have to survive in this tall, tall world, we gotta have tough skin!

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