If you’re not 6 feet tall or taller, then you may as well just resign yourself to a sexless life of Napoleon jokes.
Of course, short is relative; what we consider “average” height varies depending on geographic locale and someone who’s 5’6″ would consider someone who’s 5’9″ (the average for American men) to be lucky.
Around 10 pm we decide to have dinner….thanks, didn’t realize we were still eating on European time- I’m fucking starving. I think date 3 is a little soon for a cooking date! I’m sorry, do I have whore/easy/slut/sure thing written all over my face? When he is my boyfriend.” He quickly interjects, “how do you know when you are exclusive?
” I later admit to him that I don’t want to put my awful cooking skills on display quite yet or quite frankly, have him in my apartment on our third date. He adds, “I just want to be somewhere more private, in case we want to get intimate…” What. I quickly, and probably a little more sharply than I should respond, “Excuse me? If that’s what you are looking for then I’m not it.” He takes a big sip of his martini, and says, “well when do you have sex with someone? Do you assume that I am dating other women right now? “I have no idea what you are doing and nor should you have any idea what I am doing.” Silence….
” seems to be a circulating question your average law abiding citizen loves to hear the answer to.
Whether it’s at Sunday brunch when you’re four mimosas in with a group of new gal pals or on an awkward first Tinder date, picking someone’s brain on what stimulates them mentally when it comes to attraction seems to be an instigative game we all like to play.
How do you explain certain social injustices when the person you love has always viewed the world through a different lens. When I decided to try the swirl when it came to dating, my eyes were opened to a whole other level of judgment from my both peers and onlookers. Not even having met me yet, my yellow skin led him to the conclusion that I couldn't be black even after I told him I was.
But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.
The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.
If his Bagel is taller than he is, this increases the odds of being liked by less than 1%.
As a Bagel, being taller than your match is not much better than being his height, but being the same height is preferable to being shorter.