Girls, Do you think it looks/feels... odd when a woman is taller than her man?

Maybe i'm just a judgmental asshole, but i saw a middle aged couple today on the train and the guy must have been around 5'4 or so which isn't tall but not ridiculously short either. However the lady he was with was at least 2-3 inches taller wearing flat shoes and something about them seemed *off*.

Rational mind tells me it's irrelevant and they are a happy couple but the primal side of my mind made it seem slightly weird. I also thought if they were younger i'd give them a complete pass (for an unknown reason). I can only imagine if i feel like that as an outsider looking in, what a girl would think being a part of it?
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  • In all honesty, while it shouldn't be... it still comes off a little awkward.

    Which sucks for tall girls and short guys

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  • Yes it is. I don't know probably because we are programmed to think certain ways about male vs female traits when it comes to couples. I admit I won't date any guys below 5'7 though. I have dated a guy who was 5'5 but I realized that he was actually not my type.

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  • Yes, I think it looks bizarre.. though I don’t see it often I sometimes see same height which doesn’t look so weird.

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    • Yeah same height is fine, if they're both short it's adorable but otherwise... something feels wrong and i feel bad for feeling it lol!

  • I think it’s fine. A family friend of mine is quite short and his wife quite a lot taller and I suppose I've grown quite used to the idea so for me it doesn’t strike me as odd. Not to mention all the short players I know personally who get girls taller than themselves all the time.

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    • Oh no doubt a guy can overcome height with skill.

      I dono what it is, it’s like softly spoken men or ones with squeaky voices. Just gets me.

  • It looks out of norm, hence bit abnormal.
    My grandpa tells story of this couple he knew. They were married/engaged when they were kids, like they did in India in 30-40s. When married they were of same height. But as they hit puberty and this growth spurt, the girl got much taller than the guy. And that became topic of discussion in village.

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  • Society has taught that women "should" be shorter and smaller than men, but that's totally wrong in my opinion. Yes, it might look awkward and she might even have felt awkward about it for a long time, but I don't think it really "matters". Sometimes older couples make me uncomfortable too, but at one point they were young :p

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  • When the height difference is just too big it does. But I get the same awkward vibes when a really tall man is holding hands with a super short woman (like 200 to 150cm). You don't wanna look like you're dating a child...

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  • I personally have never dated someone shorter than me but I dont think I've met any men shorter than me either. But I know what you mean, It does tend to "look" a bit off but so does when one partner is large and wide and the other is a toothpick. I try to see past that and figure out if they are in love or not.

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  • Not unless she is much much taller. I honestly think this is an outdated and ridiculous standard/idea that hopefully society will get rid of soon.
    I have a friend who absolutely insists that guys must be taller than girls and it's pretty funny because she now has a daughter over 6 ft tall at 15 so that narrows down her dating pool quite a bit.

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  • Short by an inch or two is fine. I'd rather not have a guy at boob height. He needs to have a good physique/ be masculine. I don't want it to seem like I'm escorting a 12 year old.

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  • I’m not much of a fan when a guy is shorter than me and skinny because immediately I feel powerful over him. When a guy is short and have a bit meat on their body than it’s not that bad I can work with that.

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  • in some cases but i dismiss those thoughts. interestingly they usually seem happier than most couples.

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  • I don’t think it’s weird if it’s like 2 inches but it depends on how much the difference is.

    I generally always notice a below average girl and good looking guy (I promise I’m not that shallow lol) but when I see those couples I always wonder...

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  • I don’t really care seeing it on other couples. But for me personally I think it’s so attractive to be with a tall guy ( that’s what I’m attracted to) so for me I’m definite that I won’t be with a shorter guy than me since I’m short anyways lol

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  • No, but that's maybe because a lot of the women in my family have been taller than their partners. So I'm a bit more used to it and it doesn't look bad to me

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  • Yeah, I think it looks weird too. I think we're not used to seeing it. When a girl and guy are equal in height or an inch apart it's easier on the eyes than a few inches. If I were a part of it, I would wonder who people think assumes the dominant role in the relationship, but it wouldn't matter to me. I would love and respect my guy regardless of his height.

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  • I don't think it matters that much, however, guys always complain to me if I'm taller than they are so I'm sure in some people's minds it's emasculating for a woman to be taller.

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  • It is not weird when you love someone you don't care about irrelevant things like height i am 5.6 i will admit that i prefer tall men but i had crushes on shorter guy's than me and i am open to date one.

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  • Now im thinking about yes it does sound weird.

    But if i walk past 2 people (the woman taller and man shorter) i wouldn't take any notice of it. I might think 'oh she's tall' or 'oh he's small' but other than that i wouldn't really care

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  • It really doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t find it weird

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  • As a tall 5”11’ fourteen year old, I can tell you that height can be awkward. Guys used to always find me less attractive as I was often taller than them. But since we’re all in 9th Grade now then loads of guys are finally taller than me lmao.

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  • I find it a bit awkward when the female is both taller and bigger than the male. Personally I prefer sticking to men who are taller or my height.

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  • It looks a little odd, but I usually don't think anything of it unless the height difference is significant.

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  • I'm tall... I'm 5ft11in... I've tried to date shorter men, but it never works out. Men seem to be inferior to tall women.

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  • Its not weird at all, but it sure isn't my preference. I'd prefer my partner taller.

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  • It does look weird

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  • Sometimes but love is love

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  • Depends on how much the difference is

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  • I guess so

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  • It’s odd for sure. Lol 😂

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  • A bit, I don t like it

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  • Yes, because it's uncommon.

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