While Searching for the ‘One’ don’t overlook the Peter Dinklages.


Okay, for a monstrously tall Amazonian like me, standing at a whopping 5’8″ without heels, try as I might, I just cannot avoid ‘overlooking’ the Peter Dinklages. Why? Well, for obvious reasons.

When I was younger and a little more naive than I am now, I would write elaborate lists about how perfect my Mr.Right would be ( yes I mention him a lot because I was really fooled into believing he was real).

Actually, in retrospect it would appear as if I spent my entire period of adolescence dreaming and fawning over this Mr. Right somebody. Ugh, curse you society and Disney and fucking Hollywood and your contorted representation of reality!

tumblr_mau0doQlVk1rb8ly8o1_500.gifHe would be way taller than I am (for sure) so that I can have that fairy-tale inspired ‘head on chest listening to his heart while he ‘clichely’ (so I make words up sue me!) tells me how every time his heart beats it is beating for me’ moment. Gawd, curse you fucking cable.

I was shallow, I was one of those tall girls who swore on the grave of my dead dog ‘Mikey’ that I will never be caught dead dating a guy who was shorter than I was.

Why? well because it just didn’t feel right. A woman was suppose to represent vulnerability, a certain grace and softness, the damsel-eque type.

201410_2115_ecfbg_smThese qualities will all be complimented with a man whose stature towered over mine.

It would represent his dominance over me, he would be my protector you know my ‘knight in shining armor’!

Besides, the ladies in Hollywood always looked up into their men’s faces, not down, so my man had to be tall dark and handsome (ugh cliche, I know).

Okay probably not, but my reason was about as valid as that non nonsensical bullshit I just spewed. I didn’t have a valid reason as to why, no more than it felt right for me to have a man that was taller. I can go on about what the scientific research says about taller men being more confident, stronger yada yada yada.

Well, life happened, I ‘kinda’ grew ‘up-ish’ and It turns out most tall men are braggadocio assholes –no I do not have enough evidence to substantiate that claim, but I got a Gibbs’ gut… okay fine– all the tall men I’ve encountered!

Anyway, I met my Peter Dinklage in the most unsuspecting of circumstances. We talked casually and not a bone in my body was attracted to this man, for one reason and one reason only; he was too short ( I did say I kinda grew upish remember).

why-i-like-tall-women-3But! We developed a friendship thatΒ  bloomed with time. A very long story about how exceptionally great this man is and blah blah blah short (no pun intended, or maybe just a little bit) we are in love (or something like it) and that mental list I had pinned about my dream man having to be yeah high with this or that quality, was mentally incinerated.


Here’s what I’ve learned over the course of my dating career:

  1. As previously established, Mr. Right does not exist.
  2. Everything that glitters ain’t gold, if he’s glittering it’s probably his gold capped teeth.
  3. Sometimes, just sometimes maybe 99% of the times, your standards are unrealistically unrealistic.
  4. Compromise is something you’ll eventually have to do.
  5. Nobody is perfect (I hate this very true, very cliched statement so much).
  6. The odds of you ticking all the checks on your list are as good as you finding that needle that everyone is tumbling through the haystack looking for.
  7. The ‘One’ doesn’t come with sounding timbrels.
  8. He is usually standing there right in front of you.
  9. More often than not, he’s probably right under your nose (literally).
  10. Okay, so 8 and 9 could have probably all been said under number 7, what the heck, have you never heard of dramatic effect?
  11. Looking for the one distracts you from finding the one. (does that even make any sense?)


So Ladies I may have been a bit shallow, well a lot shallow, but seriously, don’t overlook those guys.

What about you? What are your views on height in a relationship? How tall are you? Do you have a height preference? is it that serious? let me know…let me know…!





Published by k.b etceterra

An awkward 'adulter' navigating life with a vagina in her teenie tiny corner of the world.

40 thoughts on “While Searching for the ‘One’ don’t overlook the Peter Dinklages.

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ur funny. As long as he is a little taller than me even just 2 inches am good. I never had a short one so I don’t know if I would be ok with that but u never know sometimes u fall in love and things like height never matter.πŸ˜‹

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  2. haha i love this! personally, im tiny so the height issue isn’t really an issue . . . but regardless i don’t really have a “perfect man” type. I think I jsut like too many things to narrow it down xD if you work for me, you work! πŸ˜‰ x

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  3. When I was younger I thought I wanted a tall guy. Then I dated a guy who was 6’4 and I’m 4’7, NO THANK YOU! I’m looking for that smaller guy, but one who comes without small man syndrome:)

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  4. I love this post! It couldn’t be truer. My husband did not fit the picture I had created in my head of Mr. Right, but it turns out he is more right than any other Mr. I have ever known. I am barely over 5 feet tall, so the short guy thing isn’t really an issue, but I do remember ruling guys out in the past for being too tall.

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      1. The tall guy thing….I guess it’s the whole head on the shoulder thing; I didn’t want to be looking way up or at some guys stomach all the time. Turns out my perfect guy is neither short nor tall; I am just grateful I found him.

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  5. I’m super short so dudes are almost always taller than me! I have dated a few around my height though and it’s no big deal. I used to have one of those stupid lists! I think there is a mystery component that doesn’t make any list. Someone can seem perfect on paper but if that mystery component isn’t there it won’t work. Which is also why it can work with someone who doesn’t really have any attributes on your list. You have to click – the rest is just gravy!

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  6. I loved this post! Entertaining to say the least. I’m 5’0” so I try to avoid anyone shorter than me because then it just gets super awkward. But on the other hand, I’ve never really had that issue because most people are taller than me. So a guy who’s 5’6” is ideally perfect to me πŸ˜‚ and a guy who’s over 6’ tall is way too tall.

    I actually went on a date with a guy who was 6’5”. A foot and a half taller than me. Literally the most awkward date I think I’ve been on. I stood behind him and felt like I was staring up at a giant. Let’s just say there wasn’t a second date. It didn’t help that he was awkward, too.

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  7. I am still at…”dating career”lol.I am 5’1 so for me any height slightly above that has been okay.Though I could run as fast as I could from taall guys.I think I was just felt intimidated and overshadowed πŸ˜‚.My husband is slightly taller than me and we cool.

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  8. I such a height requirement thing..I just can’t condone dating someone that’s shorter than me haha. You don’t have to be super tall- just taller than me. Is that too much to ask for? Maybe that’s why I’ll be eternally single haha
    But you’re right, sometimes we limit our happiness by limiting our options…I could learn something from this

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚… exactly… we limit our options…thats not to say we should have zero standards though and not look for anything… but height being one for me as ive come to learn isnt that serious…

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  9. My dad is 6’4″ so I have a similar complex I need to get over. I’ve always been attracted to bean poles because that’s what my first impression of what a husband and father was. I probably missed a couple great guys because they didn’t meet my height standards. Ya live and ya learn. Thanks for this relevant, hilarious post!

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  10. So the title got me laughing hard… now i have to get back to reading the full post and leave my comments afterwards.

    Ps. On my to do list today is reading your blog posts, it’s going to be one helluva great ride! Lol

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  11. Girl, I absolutely love this! Your writing is hilariously good. And after reading this, I can’t help but to be embarrassed of my own high standards for an ideal guy haha! But I’ll never stop looking – still young and the world’s big! xx

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