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.
“Would you ever consider dating a guy who was shorter than you?I imagined looking up at him, feeling his large muscular build protect me from the world.In one swift swoop—like a scene out of —he’d lift me up with one hand, and I’d laugh. While describing this vision might sound absolutely ridiculous (please, someone, laugh at me), I know I was certainly not alone in this opinion.This seemed to be the norm, in life and on screen: a lady being able to gaze up at her guy, or lean on his shoulder.To opt for anything else would’ve attracted attention, and I didn’t need to stand out more than I already did.