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I'm 15 years old and I am 5'8". I know, that's really tall. Or, at least that's how I feel. Which brings me to this topic (which I guess you can consider a relationship question-- although I fell that this has to do more with body and soul): Does height matter when you're in a relationship? What if your partner is shorter than you, is that weird? I was just wondering. Any and all reponses are welcome.

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I don't think it really matters much. If it's a big height difference, it certainly may make the logistics of things awkward, but people adapt. I know a couple where the wife is a couple of feet taller than her husband, and she always tells me that it took a while for her husband to get over being the short one when they first started dating, but now they have no troubles at all.


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Well, unless people only date people EXACTLY their same height, someone is always going to be shorter and someone else will always be taller! [Smile]

And since most of us see people all around us every day who are both taller and shorter -- not even most, really, all but the very tallest person alive and the very shortest, really -- it's hardly weird, no?

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At fifteen I was (and still am) 5' 10", which is right around male average. Consequently, I can expect to be taller than about half the boys I meet.

Have I ever dated someone who was shorter than me? Not yet. Would I? Probably.

While I'm attracted to tall guys, it isn't a a huge deciding factor for me. My last boyfriend was just barely an inch taller than me, and when I had my favorite boots on, I was a good inch and a half to two inches taller than him. At first I felt like a bit of an Amazon, but he didn't mind (lots of guys don't) and all we had to do was sit down and *poof* we were the same hieght again. Being taller than him was kind of fun. It meant I could drape my arms around his shoulders and sort of lounge on him if we were waiting in line or something and it made leaping up for piggy backs way easy.

If it really bothers you, remember that there are lots of tall guys out there too. If half the guys you meet are shorter than you, that just means that the other half will be taller.

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Height should matter to a person as much as hair color does. By that, I mean height and hair color are genetic traits we have no control over, and we will have opinions of them that are personal and completely arbitrary. We can't tell you how to feel about it. If you like guys who are shorter than you, great. If you like guys with red hair, great. If you prefer one thing over another, that's up to you.

But it's NOT right for any of us to say that just because you're tall, you must date someone who is taller than you. that's bollocks.

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