Gents: Do you feel comfortable with a woman who is taller than you?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Widebrim, Oct 31, 2010.

Do you feel comfortable being in a relationship with a woman who is taller than you?

  1. No way!

    14.5%
  2. Oh, yeah!

    42.8%
  3. Not really sure about that...

    7.2%
  4. Depends on the woman...

    35.5%
  1. In the Powder Room, there is currently a poll asking the Ladies to list their heights. It got me thinking about a common question among many of us gents, that is, whether we would date/marry someone taller than us. Now if you're 6'3" or above, you likely never have to worry about such a dilemma, but for those of us who don't fall under that NBA prospect category, what say ye?
     
  2. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    Hi,

    I am 185 cm tall that translates to somewhat under 6'1" - so I am seldom smaller but this happens from time to time. I was once in a hotel and there was a basketball match in that small town - the basketball player ladies getting in the elevator were beautiful and they dwarfed me - without high heels. Their faces were beautiful being young sportswomen - it was a bit strange and beautiful at the same time.
    The beauty of long legs and queen like proportions is always there with tall ladies. They are beautiful - just like petite ladies they are beautiful in a different way. I always try to recognize the beauty which is there in every woman.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Not entered a vote as there isn't an option for 'I doubt I'd notice'.... Honestly, it mystifies me that it would even be an issue for some folks. [huh]
     
  4. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    It will just never happen. I have never met a woman taller than 6'6", so I am not really sure how I would react. To be perfectly honest, I tend to be attracted to women who are a foot or more shorter than me. The last six inches are my personal space, and I rather like to be able to have my bubble.
     
  5. You are to be admired, Edward; you're truly in a class not occupied by many. Truth is, though, many of us do have opinions one way or another of not being able to see the top of a woman's head...[huh]
     
  6. MikeBravo

    MikeBravo One Too Many

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    I can't say it's an issue for me, not that there are many over 6'2"
    Depends on the person, I have usually dated shortish women but have been attracted to taller lasses too
     
  7. Speaking for myself as a short guy, I'm OK with it if she is--while it's a point in her favor on the superficial side, I'd rather concentrate on the things between us than the things that separate us; this goes for age (within reasonable limits) and income too.
     
  8. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

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    It's a complete non-issue for me. I've only had the pleasure of the company of a few women who were taller than I, but a pleasure it was.
     
  9. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    I have not been involved in a relationship yet. Having said that, I feel as if it depends on the woman in particular. Everyone is different. For the record, I'm six and a half inches tall, and I would like to believe that height is not really a factor in a relationship for me, perhaps...
     
  10. Pompidou

    Pompidou One Too Many

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    Six and a half inches tall, and your only dates will be smurfs, lol

    Joking aside, height doesn't matter to me.
     
  11. Silver Dollar

    Silver Dollar Practically Family

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    Let's put it this way. I'm 5'6" and when I got married, my new wife was 5'8". She shrunk a bit and I gained an inch or two when I had my hips replaced. I've dated women who were shorter than me all the way to 6'2" in heels. What did I ever have to feel uncomfortable about? A person's worth is never measured in inches.
     
  12. Mav

    Mav A-List Customer

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    Not an issue.
     
  13. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I'm 5'10 1/2" and don't consider it an issue. In fact I've always been attracted to slightly taller gals, tho I more often see one with a guy who's noticeably shorter than one just an inch or two shy. Why this is, I've never been able to figure out - probably something to do with the law of averages, plus who gets picked last on the playground called love.
     
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  14. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    I absolutely couldn't care less. I'll admit I'm 6'1'' so it doesn't happen often but I have known ladies taller than myself and must say it hasn't even entered my mind.

    There's far more important things to worry about when it comes to other people!

    EDIT - Oops! I put the wrong vote in on the poll.
     
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  15. Michael Carter

    Michael Carter One of the Regulars

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    Doesn't bother me a bit.
     
  16. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    Dancing (ballroom-style) is easier, especially for beginning guys, if they are taller. My daughter (5'10") had to get very good at ducking at swing-dance classes.
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Is it that, though, or is it her seeing the top of the guy's head - thinning pate and all - that causes concern? lol I might feel a bit more concerned myself had I not chosen to embrace my own thinning by going for the shaven headed look. ;)

    There is that - most dance moves were, I suppose, designed for those who fitted with the 'taller man / shorter lady' stereotype / norm. Maybe it would matter a bit for display dancers, though if you're only dancing for fun....[huh] I suppose a lot could depend too here on how important dancing is to the individual!
     
  18. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    A few weeks ago, I had a dance partner who was a lot shorter than I was. (He was eight or nine years old.)

    If your follower is much taller than you, I have two words for you: free turns. It's just easier for both parties than an underarm turn.
     
  19. p71towny

    p71towny Familiar Face

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    Meh, I wouldn't really care. But, I'm also 6'3 and amazon women aren't abundant in NE Indiana.
     
  20. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    With my 6'4 it has never happened. And if it did, I couldn't care less.
     

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