Dating a guy smaller than you

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At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.The average male in England is 5ft 10in, while the typical female is a mere 5ft 5ins, so you could say I’m well over average height for my gender.

I’ve even seen the opposite in many relationships where big burley men are obviously the ones being whipped into shape by their petite, demure looking girlfriends.

Even as a young adult at university, I gravitated towards clubs that unfortunately weren't popular with members of the opposite sex.

In Ballroom and Latin dancing classes and competitions I often found myself wearing black trousers and flat shoes and leading another girl around the dance floor – robbed of the sparkle and glitter I’d craved since watching Strictly Come Dancing – I just wanted to wear a dress for heaven's sake – it didn’t even have to be a pretty one.

average) I was keen to learn that they actually envy taller women.

And the reason why they feel this way was certainly something I hadn’t considered before.

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