The two traits men are ultimately most attracted to in women are happiness and self-confidence, so it’s important for women’s own self-esteem – and their dating chances – that they feel confident and proud of their body.
The key for very tall women is to figure out which men are open to dating a very tall woman, and which ones are not.
How can you get thicker skin about your height when society – and many men – are too intimidated to date a tall woman? For anyone who deals with sex or appearance issues, I always encourage them to be disciplined about getting some private naked time at home.
Spend a few minutes every day – at least for a month or so – looking in the mirror at your body, and complimenting parts of your body out loud. Some tall women give themselves permission to wear heels when they’re out with a man who is the same height or shorter, but I know many women who still cater more to men’s feelings and wear flats just in case he feels uncomfortable with the height discrepancy. It is crucial that you wear whatever shoes and clothing you want to wear, because you need to start every relationship focusing on your needs and desires – not the other way around.
Extremely tall women are often treated as if they are freakishly tall or Amazonian, as if their height is some sort of mistake or genetic mutation.
What’s more, many very tall women engage in a range of behaviors to diminish the impact of their height in order to appeal more to men.
In other words, tall women may have to put themselves out there more than other women who are less intimidating.
The clincher, of course, is to develop thick skin and to not take disinterest or brush-offs from men personally. This is one of the most important exercises that can truly change how you feel about yourself and your body.
Just remember to never apologize for your height and to be proud of who you are.
The guy you belong with ultimately is going to be a-okay with you as is! Seth is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert.
I am a tall woman and so I found this to be interesting.
He said in the wokplace, going out and even with dating, he feels as though he is treated unequally.
When we talk about tall women, there’s what many people think of as ‘sexy-tall,’ the range of height where women are, say, 5’8” or 5’9”.