Dating a short girl

Like, we're talking 4'11” on a good day, kind of short.

From having to sit in a car seat until an embarrassingly late age, to getting denied from amusement park rides as a full-grown adult, my life has been one massive blur from a dog's viewpoint. I hardly ever find myself staring down at a guy; I can squeeze into small spaces, and I probably could have excelled as professional limbo champion… But, more often than not, I find being vertically challenged to be a huge life disadvantage.

Men and women both fall prey to the (remarkably persistent) myth that sexual attraction works on auto-pilot, as if we are all preprogrammed to be attracted to the ones who captivate our attention. The type of person you’re attracted to depends largely on your beliefs. My client, Alexis, comes from the most machismo family I can imagine, full of firefighters, Marines, and gobs of Old Spice. In Alexis’ family, she was the only daughter and the men in her family were brawny and tough.

She is one of my clients who has never dated a short man, and she has no intention to ever date one.

Wonder why Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan look so adorable together?

You let that fantasy go before it even came to fruition, along with your wish to not be the first girl in your class' size-ordered line for just one freaking year.“You're, like, the perfect height for me to lean on.”Oh, did you think that was an original joke? You will never be able to successfully command a room of kids.

If you are a drop-dead gorgeous man trying to woo me, I'll probably try to hide my disgust for your poor and unoriginal attempt at humor. Since you are not bigger than they are, they will never take you seriously as an authority figure.

I brush shoulders with most 8-year-olds, and anyone who has even begun the descent into puberty unfailingly stares down at me.

But there is a lot more to a short girl than her beauty, adorable short legs, and tiny hands.

Girls come in all sizes, from height to shape and size.


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