So there's been this new girl in my swimming class. She almost 14 and gorgeous with pretty much the perfect body. During classes, she's in another swimming group but would constantly turn and smile and me playing with her hair (when she has her swimming cap off). After the third week after classes I walked up to her to get her name. When I stood next to her, my eyes were at her shoulder's length. She didn't seem to notice the height difference as she kept taking about school and that she also does teakwondo etc. I'm a really small guy, I'm only 5'4 (she's about 5'9) and I don't have muscles no matter how much I work out. Girls always tell me I'm really cute but I known it's because I look girlish. My hair is only neck length but a lot of people think I'm a girl for some reason. So after weeks of getting to know her, today I finally decided to tell her how I feel and ask her on a date. Her response broke me, she patted me on the head and told me "sorry, you're really cute and a sweetie but maybe if you were taller. She then attempted walking away when I gently grabed her by her wrist and told her I can't control my height and who I fall for. She then pinched my cheek and walked away. I'm so depressed because this was the first girl I ever had feelings for and I thought she felt the same. by the way I'm 17 will be 18 soon. I haven't grown since I was 13, I look 12, I have the worst hair, I have leukemia so my life is pretty much over before it began.
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I agree with @fauchelevent, that's a fairly large age gap for a teenager, and not really appropriate. There's a huge maturity and expectation difference between 13 and 17 as well.
I wouldn't have a problem if a guy was 5 inches shorter than me though.2