I'm a small framed 5ft 2 girl, and my boyfriend is 5ft 11. He is strong, big built as he works out daily, and is into sports.
Due to my height, my head just passes his shoulder briefly. I personally don't mind the height difference, but it get's a bit awkward at times. He tends to pick me up every so often, and whenever we are walking around together I have to do a bit of a speed walk to keep up with him at times. When we hold hands he always jokes that I have "child hands" because they are so much smaller than his are. I am okay with his joking, but..
My friends have recently mentioned that he looks like a "hulk" compared to me, because I am tiny and short while he is tall and strong and big built from doing sports throughout his life. I have been feeling a bit insecure when I'm with him, because ever since my friends brought it to my attention I feel like everyone notices the height difference between us.
I know it's probably just in my head, but it bothers me. My friends range in height from 5ft 5 to 5ft 7, so they are all a little taller than me too. I have tried to wear high heels, but i am not comfortable in them, and i cannot walk properly no matter how much I try.
Is there anything I can do, besides wearing heels to help with my height insecurity?
Most Helpful Guy
I am 6'2", I have dated girls shorter than you. I genuinely prefer petite women, and can tell you that we don't want you putting on heels or trying to make yourself taller, we like you the way you are.
Hayden and Wladimir have an even bigger difference than you guys and they love it!
Most Helpful Girl
Don't worry about what your friends say. A lot of men find petite women very attractive and I am sure your boyfriend would not be with you if he did not feel that way.
I am not as petite as you. I am pretty average height for a woman. Between 5'5'' and 5'6'' and my boyfriend is 5'10''... however, I have very small hands. I only know one adult woman with hands smaller than mine and that is my aunt. My sister teases me all the time about my short hands or not being able to reach things on shelves.
But, I love how small my hands are compared to his and even though I hate not being able to reach things on high shelves, I would much rather be this height than taller and tower over my boyfriend or something. I would not want to be taller than him. That would make me insecure, actually.1