Haha! I'll drink to that then! Cheers!
I'm 5'7, and my husband is too. I have always been comfortable with a man who is the same size as me.
Problem is, when I wear heels, I am taller. People tended to compare my husband and I with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman all the time, we almost went
into a crisis of our own when we found out they were divorcing.
But I went out with much smaller men. I really love shorter men because they usually have shorter more shapely muscles, which I find sexy.
Unfortunately when characterizing a "norm" or generalization, it is the majority that determines it, and as you say, men are more often taller than
women. But see, that leaves some room for the individualist personalities to step out of the norm proudly!
But I get that must suck for those who just want to fit in inconspicuously but happen to be outside the norm. (whether were talking size, color, or
Hubby never seemed to have a problem with it (he found having a taller wife almost a status symbol in society), two nights ago we were at a party and
ALL the men there turned out to be exceptionally tall. He whipsered to me that he felt tiny and didn't like it. But I suspect that might also be
because they were a group who were also exceptionally wealthy, and successful to boot.
I think for him, that is what bothers him. Maybe he is more materialistic than most, but in skits and movies, the struggling salesmen are always
short, and the successful business men are always tall, and that, he feels, is unfair and not the norm.
(come to think about it, all those guys except one were also blond and blue eyed, which tends to go along with the successful businessman stereotype
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