Everyone navigates relationships differently and very couple comes with their own unique set of challenges:
- Perhaps she’s a vegan and you’re a proud carnivore
- Maybe you look so much alike, people think you’re related
- Or, she’s a hobbit and you’re Andre the Giant
There are some things that are universal in relationships and this list is looking at one kind of relationship in particular.
Here are 12 things that guys learn when they have girlfriends that are shorter than them.
One) Your shirts stop being yours because she likes wearing oversized clothes. Your fitted tees became her baggy pajama shirts. And to be perfectly honest, she looks better in your clothes than you do. Just try to look them in the eye and demand your favorite concert tee back. It just can’t be done!
Two) It’s physically impossible to stay mad at them for too long because, well, they’re so darn cute. Your S.O. is basically a character from The Borrowers, that book about a family of tiny people who live in a house and ‘borrow’ from homeowners. We bet you wouldn’t be able to stay mad at them for long either.
Three) All of your nicknames become fantasy related. Remember the classics? Honey? Baby? Sweetheart? Well don’t expect to be calling your S.O. that. Why would you want to call them something as common as ‘sweetie’ when you can call them names like ‘hobbit’ ‘gnome’ or ‘pixie’? Those make way more sense.
Four) You basically become a Spartan warrior. Lifting your girl becomes so easy that no matter what, you essentially seem like a gladiator.
Five) Sometimes people look at you funny. After all, it’s not that common seeing a big tall guy hand in hand with someone who only comes up to your hip. And you’ll find yourself repeating to several strangers: ‘Yes, we’re of legal age,’ and ‘no, I didn’t need her father’s permission.’
Six) You’ll have to be careful not to lose them in a crowd. It’s not the same as losing one of your buddies, and tracking her down can be more difficult than the hardest ‘Where’s Waldo.’ You’ll have to look for her all night because she’s not easy to find.
Seven) Spooning becomes way more fun. When you’re the tall one, being the big spoon feels like the perfect fit. Being the little spoon is also awesome. It’s practically like wearing a little jetpack.
Eight) Walking side by side is a challenge. Either she’s speedwalking to compensate for your long legs or you’re slowing down to match her pace. Either way, finding a rhythm is hard.
Nine) Your ideas of what a meal is probably differ. Height differences mean your bodies are probably different too, which can affect what each of you consider a filling meal. Sure, to you that medium-sized salad with a dinner roll is practically an appetizer but to your significant other, it could be a bountiful feast.
Ten) You are always having to look down at her and lean down to kiss her so your neck and back are constantly aching.
Eleven) Sometimes when you hug each other you wish that your sizes were reversed and you got to be the one enveloped in a hug.
Twelve) Having a shorter S.O. does have its advantages. With that said, your significant other is the perfect height for an armrest if you ever get tired.