However, I also deal with so many ignorant men who make a huge deal about my height, probably to bury their own insecurity or intimidation.
They make endless unwarranted comments, trying to reassure me that I don't seem "too tall" or "too big." They'll say, "You carry it well," or "Just don't wear heels and you're fine." They act shocked when I say I'm six feet, and beg me to stand back-to-back. These comments also imply that there's a cutoff at which a woman's height becomes unattractive and unacceptable — and that luckily, I fall below it.
At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.
The average male in England is 5ft 10in, while the typical female is a mere 5ft 5ins, so you could say I’m well over average height for my gender.
I don’t need a Clarke Gable-esque gent to dazzle me with over-the-top chivalry, nor do I want to be literally swept off my feet a la Still, there is one classic rom-com cliché that I can’t seem to shake - that lingering moment when a woman looks up into her lover’s eyes. For a very long time I had one unwavering criteria when finding a suitable partner: 6ft and above, please.
As I stand at a lofty 5ft 10, I'm a considerably tall woman eclipsing the UK average height for females by six inches.
MY idea of romance is far from an old fashioned one.
I have no desire to slow run into my partner’s arms while ‘Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong’ plays.
When the next option is simply a swipe of a finger away, it’s too easy to dismiss a potentially perfect partner based on shallow attributes.A long long time ago, when men and women were considered to have very specific male and female "duties" – to be a hunter-gatherer (men), and to look after the kids (women), you could say it was almost necessary for the men to be bigger so they were able to successfully carry out said duties.Being tall and big is a sign of strength in men, whereas having a curvaceous, petite figure is considered more womanly.Perhaps you’re thinking: “This is some bullshit, women should love me for me, not my height, and I’m not going to mention it.” But if you’re shorter than the average U. male height (5’9”) there are actually benefits to listing your height on your Tinder profile—at least, within a few inches.Calling 5’5” 5’6”, for example, seems relatively harmless.