Dating someone who is shorter than you
Dating someone who is shorter than you
Pascal (an Author very famous for his felicity in comprising much in few words) excused himself wittily for the extravagant length of one of his Letters, by saying, he had not time to make it shorter.The Reader will I doubt too soon discover that so large an interval of time was not spent in writing this discourse; the very length of it will convince him, that the writer had not time enough to make a shorter.
Or, I'm also not a fan when people seem to have a condescending ingratiating I'm-giving-you-permission type attitude when they say, "I'm absolutely OK with your height."That makes me want to morph into my most castrating self: "Oh, thank you. Because if you weren't then I would absolutely do whatever I could to alter myself so that you would be okay with it. Some guy recently repeatedly told me he was "OK with" my writing. If you don't -- then probably date someone you do feel these things about.)Like the writing example (or even the height), tell me if you like it. So don't make it one.2) Focus on someone's attributes that aren't so shallow as what they measure if you were to lay them out on a measuring tape.
I mean, instead of a 6'2" white blonde female from San Diego who got a journalism degree from Northwestern I might also be a 5'2" black brunette male from Minnesota who took a single semester of pre-med at Tulane and then dropped out. I'm getting at: WHO GIVES A FUCKING FLYING SHIT FUCK. I lay it all out there in my dating profile on Match, and yesterday I took the plunge and joined OKCupid.
This Friday will be my three-year-anniversary of sobriety. I was in a single relationship from 20 to 30, and I haven't talked to him in years but I talk to his sister almost weekly.
If someone does have height requirements (or any other kind of requirements) and you don't fit them, then they will say no.
Or they will make up an excuse to leave within the hour after meeting you in person.
Below are listed several variations of the expression as used by well known, lesser known, and unknown individuals.
The philosopher John Locke, the statesman Benjamin Franklin, the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, and the President Woodrow Wilson all presented statements matching this theme and the details are provided.
At the very least you meet some other people who also breathe and function as human beings on the planet. But as I've written about, something in dating that I find comes up again and again is this: I'm exceptionally wildly unusually tall. I've had a dysplastic nevus mole removed from my shoulder 20 years ago. I dye my hair blonde, but it was naturally blonde when I was younger. I got a 5 on the calculus AP exam my junior year of high school. When I really want to look my best, I shell out the for brow waxing at Yanna's Herbal Beauty Salon but I suggest you ask for Helena who only works a few days a week because she is the best and can give you that perfect Angelina arch. I could probably add all these additional details to my dating profile, and I would still, I guarantee you get a few of these messages a week: "Are you really 6'2"?
Here are some additional measurements not in my profile. I am a C-cup but when I wear the Victoria's Secret Bombshell bra I'm a D. LOL."Here's all you need to know, and this goes for any person you may want to ask out: Just ask, already.
Mark Twain who is often connected to this saying did not use it according to the best available research, but one of his tangentially related quotations is given later for your entertainment.
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Sure, as Emily pointed out last week, some women definitely do have height requirements. Again, I don't need your fucking permission.4) Because rejection does suck and because people do have certain physical standards, I get it -- it's awesome to lay it out there.