This might surprise you, but I didn’t find out until recently that most women do not feel the same way as me when it comes to loving vertically challenged men.
When most women find out about my preference for smooching shorties, it’s usually met with crinkled noses and “I could never” or “gross” or the occasional “oh, hell no! That leaves more short guys for me.” And they look at me like I just recited one of Hitler’s speeches in German. As such, I’ve always been the tallest girl in my class.
Let’s just say that if the school needed a tree in the school play, I was the top candidate for the job.
And, I’ve liked shorter guys as long as I can remember.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember how single people met each other before dating apps like Tinder. Just bang our friends when we accidentally lingered too long at the house party?
In that way, it mimics how people meet in real life.
In case you were curious, young, short boys do not like starry-eyed giant girls.
The more interest I showed them, the more freaked out they’d get.
What Tinder changed (racking up 1.4 billion swipes a day, more than any other platform) was that it never actually said it was a dating app. (Before Tinder), dating sites specialized based on a desired level of commitment—a casual hook-up, an actual relationship, marriage.
“It killed the stigma of online dating by being about online dating,” says Steve Dean, founder of Dateworking, a consulting company for individual online daters and dating sites. But the app caught on because it made it OK to know exactly what you were seeking.