Quotes from Tall Women (2009a)
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5'10" Louise wrote (June 28th 2009)
Francesca: as far as being partners with a shorter guy, think of it this way: You are helping to break the mold... the 'couple' mold, that is. The more of us tall gal-shorter guy couples there are, the less unusual it will be. It's like with same-sex couples - because it's not seen as often, when it is present, heads turn. My boyfriend is shorter than me, and like you, it didn't bother me at first, but as time went on, it bothered me more and more. Sometimes I'd think I'm past it and its all good, and then, that stupid gremlin in my head would pop up again, and I'd see fault in his being shorter than me. He is so in shape, though, (and I'm jealous of his perfect feet and their perfect size!) and I've come to love the fact that this sexy hunk wants me! all the time!!!! If I'm a little uncomfortable when we stand up and kiss, so what?! There's always the choice to avoid kissing when standing, and then do it often when you're sitting and really enjoy it!
I'm 6'2" and 13 and I LOVE it! It can be difficult to be so much taller than all your classmates and have people always commenting on it, but if you think about it as a positive thing that makes you different, not a negative, you'll like it better. Another thing I recommend for tall girls is to play a sport like volleyball or basketball. If you start playing, you'll meet many other tall girls who are your age and just as tall (or taller) than you! Playing a sport and getting good at it definitely helps you see being tall is great!
6'3" Jheri wrote (June 20th 2009)
To Francesca: Just be creative. That isn't a lot. The best kissing boyfriend I had was 17 cm shorter than me, which is over six inches. If the tables are turned guys have to be creative, so you'll work it out.
To Kellia: I believe that most teenage girls have confidence problems about something. The best way to deal with this is to find something fun to do that builds a lot of confidence. The person I know who had the easiest time during her teens of any girl I know happens to be two meters tall. She is very good at sports and her whole school supported her. It may not be sports, but there is something your daughter can shine at and become super confident.
Confidence never came to me until I was about 20 and I regret that. Now I am very confident and proud and encourage girls to find something as early as they can so they can develop a pride in themselves and have others be proud of them too.
To Malin: The important thing to realize about teenage boys is they are less mature than teenage girls and many of them are even less confident. The trick is getting to know them as friends. You are learning so it doesn't matter if there are some failures. Just go out and have a lot of fun and try to be friends. It doesn't hurt to be the one who asks rather than waiting around.
This site is such a blessing. My daughter is in the 5th grade and she's a bit taller than 5'10". She's a beautiful girl with a very kind spirit. The last year 1/2 has not been that easy for her. She is really in need of knowing other tall youth and women. I am not all that tall but I try to wear heels a lot, not only because they make me look taller and more sexy but also for my daughter. I know it was kind of hard for her when she became taller than me. I am just a bit under 5'9". My daughter's father is 6'5" but he is no longer with us, so she does not have that tall parent who comes to her school and everyone then becomes clear about where she got her height from. I am so so happy to have found this site and to hear about all of you beautiful tall women. Thank you!
6'1 1/2" Sam wrote (June 18th 2009)
I never knew there was so many tall girls out there. I'm glad to know that I am not alone dealing with all the problems there is to deal with, with being tall... clothes, boys, lights etc. glad they made this site =]
Hey all! My name's Francesca! I'm 17 years old and 5'11"! I recently just became a couple with one of my good friends who's... eh ... a bit on the shorter side. He's 5'6.5". Now I've kissed him a few times now and, at first, I didn't really mind kissing a guy shorter than me. So I had to slouch and bend my neck a bit. It wasn't a big deal. Lately, though, I sort of wish that he was taller and even though he stands on his tip-toes when we kiss, it still isn't tall enough for me. HELP!!!
6'2" Shawna wrote (June 17th 2009)
I am so glad I found this website! Not only will I enjoy it but so will my 7 year old daughter who is already 5ft5in and wears a size 10 in womens shoes and 12 in womens pants. Doctors say she should end up 6ft8in with my height and her 6ft11in father. I just want to make sure she feels confident and gets plenty of support which I did not get that growing up. I was 6ft in 6th grade in a small town and called so many names. I wish I had this site then! Thanks so much!
Joerg says: Well, thanks for the kind words. I am glad to be of assistance!
I am so grateful I found this site! It feels really good to know that I am not alone about having problems with my height. As a 17 year old girl, boys seems to be the biggest problem. They seem to be scared shitless of girls who are taller than them. It's like ''The boy are supposed to be taller than the girl'' and it also seems like it has becomed some sort of rule. I really hate that!
I have always felt ashamed of my height, but after reading all the comments here, I feel so much more confident! Thanks to all of you!
6'1" Missy wrote (June 10th 2009)
Thank you for your wonderful words. I finally called my own mother and told her how I have been feeling and she was shocked. I hold so much pain towards her because when I was being bullied at school for 12 years she did not do one thing to help me. She didn't call a teacher nor the bullies' parents. She just said "get over it". We had a great talk and now I am taking steps to look at it in a positive way. Oh, and thanks Joerg, you are a wonderful person.
Joerg says: Well, thanks. It's much appreciated. But that's what I and this website are here for.
5'10" Linda wrote (June 10th 2009)
This is for Missy. By you being insecure about your height, your daughter will feed off of your insecurity. You have to lead by example and boost her self esteem. Help her to be proud of her height, not hide it like you seem to be doing. The kids who are teasing her are jealous! Everyone wants to be tall! Haven't you learned that by now? Get your act together, stop feeling sorry for yourself, be grateful you have 2 legs to get around on, and don't let your daughter down by letting her see your insecurities. You will do your daughter such a HUGE favor to boost her self esteem now! If you don't, she will have a hard time in life. Good luck!
5'11" Traci wrote (June 10th 2009)
This is in response to Missy:
I'm so sorry that you are going through this tough time. I understand what you are feeling. I get the stares as well. It's taken me a long time to not let it get to me. I have talked to a therapist about my self-image issues. It has help tremendously. I recommend this, only if you are ready.
God doesn't make any mistakes. You and your daughter are unique and beautiful just as you are. Maybe you can help her deal with the teasing by having her join a sports team, ballet class, or another activity that she may enjoy. This will help her self confidence. I pray that you find peace with being tall and that your daughter will be able to deal with the teasing.
God Bless you both,
6'3" Tia wrote (June 9th 2009)
I used to be like many tall teens, and peoples annoying comments still happen (though now I always have a snappy comeback, especially when wearing 3-4 inch heels). I take great care of my beauty and body, and dress well. It all matters. You cannot just focus on your height and think that people judge you entirely on height alone. There is a big difference in being super tall and wearing worn out flip flops and crappy clothes and being super hot and investing the time into yourself because you are worth looking every bit a hottie. I'm 27 and am engaged to a 6'5" hunk who has dated many women taller than me even. Many of the tallies he dated modeled. I'm not jealous though, cause I got an 8 carat engagement ring!
He gets a bit upset if I don't wear heels on dates, he buys me pairs all the time. He cannot stand how so many girls want to 'fit in' and loves to stand out.
So, suck it up, look drop dead gorgeous, and flaunt it!
Well I can't stand it anymore. I am 34 and I am starting to stay more and more in my home and not wanting to go out into the real world. Slowly, I am becoming trapped in my house. I am tired, so tired, of the stares and questions. I am desperate right now and I don't know how to get over this whole height thing. It seems my entire life has been based around my height. I think about it 1000 times a day. Now my daughter, 8, is having the same thing happen to her. She will be so tall like me. I feel guilty for having her. She is a foot taller then her entire class. The name calling has starting and I feel like a failure for not being able to stop it.
5'11" Courtney wrote (June 3rd 2009)
Hey there, I'm just ending my freshman year of high school and I'm 5'11". I've been this height since 7th grade and I was 5'8" when I was only 10. I've always felt like an outcast because I've always been so much taller than my friends - and guys, and because of how hard it is to find long enough pants. I've always struggled to get over that, so I'm extremely excited I found this website. It's good to hear about other people's stories and how their thoughts about height have changed over the years. I'm hoping I get there soon :] So thanks everyone!
5'11" Angela wrote (June 2nd 2009)
Although it was a long time ago, I remember being 5'10" in eighth grade, by the next year was 5'11", and I was never teased by anyone, not once. I think this must be because I was totally comfortable with my height, and I think bullies can "smell out" their victims, and they won't bully you unless they know you have an insecurity and won't stick up for yourself. I feel that over the years, being tall has helped me attract tall, good-looking men, and I also feel strongly that clothes hang better on taller women, which is why models have to be so tall.
My own person challenge, is that in spite of the thousands of compliments I've gotten on my height and clothes etc, the ones that stand out the most are the very few negative ones, ie. when I was in high school and the principal told me he thought I loved playing basketball because it made me feel like I could blend in more with my height (what a loser) or when I was shopping and the sales lady in a store actually told me that she wouldn't wish my height on anyone. Yikes!
I have to say though, that I see the overall population growing taller. It's not uncommon for me to see girls or women my height or taller, and most of the main-stream stores in Canada carry longer pant sizes. I can find pants long enough for me anywhere now. Size 11 shoes are a bit harder to come by, by getting a bit easier.
Thank you to the wonderful girl who came up with this web site!
Joerg says: Well, I'm not a girl. I hope that doesn't come as a big disappointment.
5'10" Katya wrote (May 30th 2009)
I'm just going to say that, like everyone else, I am so so happy I found this site! I had a major growth spurt when I was about 14, and grew four inches which left me at 5'8" for my elementary school graduation, and well over six feet in my heels. I was SO nervous and embarrassed, and was extremely grateful that I accepted my certificate on stage with a male classmate who was 6'4" haha.
Now, at 17, I have come full circle and no longer hate my height as it's part of me AND my heritage (I'm German. German's are tall. My dad is crazy tall.)I love being tall now, and though I have fully and entirely embraced my body and myself as a person, I am still a tiny bit scared of wearing heels. However, these comments give me courage!
One fellow tall girl to another ;)
6'3" Jacqueline wrote (May 30th 2009)
Hi, I just accidently found your site and wanted to let you know being tall is beautiful. I've been tall all my life. When I was 4yrs old I was at my mother's shoulder. I was always the tallest in the class. I was 6ft when I graduated from high school but I grew another 3 inches. I stand 6'3" and I love my heels. I wear 2 inches or more. People very rarely see me in flats. My feet looks so good in heels. You must always hold your head up. I learned as a young lady that things you have no control over don't worry about it. Your genetic make up is who you are, every inch of it. I've always been proud of my height. you know it is an attention getter and you should learn how to use it to benefit you. You do know that literally we are every man's dream. Enough for now. I will visit again. Thanks for allowing me to leave a message.
6'0" Valoy wrote (May 27th 2009)
Today I started my fight against my hunched back. I think I look more strange playing the paragraph, than being just so tall ;) cross your fingers! I'm 22 years old girl from Poland. I have the problems like (almost) everyone here. The one what hurts the most is problem with too short furniture. How NOT to hunch if I have to hunch to write at lesson? I'm trying to be straight all day and it's really hard! Everything is too low for me and I know I'm not the tallest. It's not a world for tall people! We don't have any tall shop or tall clothes/shoes collection in Poland. Everything is for mediums, shorts have the problems too. If any cloth is longer, it's also wider. I wear EU size 38, it's probably US 6 and UK 10 (I'm not sure). Tall girls like me have to decrease the clothes or go to the tailor and sew something. Some of us buy clothes in the netshops, but it's not popular. Shops are horrible! The assistants are often skinny short 18s and they look at you like you were a monster. Grrrrr!
Greetings from PL for all the tall girls! :)
6'0 1/2" Candis wrote (May 25th 2009)
I live in South Africa so shopping for me is a real nightmare. I wear a size UK 8-9 and the only shoes that really fit nice are the old granny shoes. To shop for long pants and long sleeve tops and jackets is very hard as most of them are about 5cm too short. On top of all this I also have people staring at me and I have just conviced myself that I am stunning. I have just recently learnt to embrace my body. I have role models like Kimora Lee Simmons, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Brooke Shields and all these women are 6'0" and over and they wear high heels and that has given me confidence and I now also wear 3 - 4 inch heels as well.
6'1 1/2" Janae wrote (May 24th 2009)
I'm 28 and it breaks my heart to hear young ladies hating their height. I've always been tall (5' in 2nd grade, 6' in 6th grade) and I know how socially difficult grade school can be for tall women. I had a lot of friends, but I was still teased and felt very uncomfortable towering over everyone. And it really sucked not to have a date because no guy, not even the taller ones in high school, wanted to date me. I'm a very pretty girl and it wasn't because of looks. It was because I was "too tall for a girl" and "a freak of nature".
WELL, my beautiful, tall women, I just wanted to stop by and tell you that life gets SOOO much better. I have men tripping over their feet to come and talk to me. And can you believe the male attention gets WORSE when I wear HEELS!! Hahaha... I love it. So, young ladies, it's hard at first because boys need to mature to become men. But, once they do, you'll be beating them off with a stick!
5'11" Tuuli wrote (May 23rd 2009)
Hey, I am 16 and extremely happy with my height. Only this week, when boys got to choose girls to walk with in the finishing of the school I wasn't picked because I am too tall for guys. When I am wearing heels I am taller than all boys, but they care about that too much I think. I hope they'll grow out of this. In Estonia where I live it's quite sad story about clothes and shoes bigger or longer. Finding jacket with enough long sleeves have been mission impossible. And no shoes over size (US) 9 1/2 are rarity. This year I went to one dancing party and I wore 3" heels (I usually wear flat shoes) and I danced with a guy who's 6'5". I wore these shoes for the first time so for the last dance I took them off because I was hurt too much. And when I took them off and danced I first time in my teenage years felt I was sooo short and wanted to bee taller. That party changed my attitude about being tall. It all depends. I so hope all girls who are not self confident yet will have their experience to change it :D
6'3" Annaliese wrote (May 23rd 2009)
I have always thought being tall was such a blessing, who wants to blend in? Not me! I enjoy putting on high heels and stepping out with my husband of 18 years who is 6'3 also, what a presence we are together. Sometimes I forget why people are staring at me and then I remember it is because I am so tall for a woman. The best thing we can do is stand up straight, teach our daughters to be proud of what Father God has given them and walk like the queen that you are!
6'0" Sherri wrote (May 22nd 2009)
I've always been tall, but didn't reach 6 feet until after I turned 40. Now I'm a fabulous Amazon woman. I wear dresses most of the time, love to wear heels and frankly... I don't care what other people think. My boyfriend is 5'9" and he loves for me to wear heels. He finds my height sexy. Along the way a few people have said to me "It must have been hard for you to find someone to date, with your height." I always laugh at that. Men LOVE tall women. I do relate to the woman who mentioned people staring like you're a freak. However, they may be staring because they find you beautiful and different. That's not a bad thing at all. It's something I can't change and I don't even think about my height anymore. If someone has a problem with my height, the reality is that they have self esteem issues. That is something they need to work on.
Yours in music & light...
5'11" Hannah wrote (May 20th 2009)
This is probably the coolest site ever. I'm 16 and 5'11" and have pretty recently gotten more and more comfortable with being tall. I love to wear heels sometimes just because I love to show all the "fun-sized girls" see what sexy really is.
6'0" Amy wrote (May 18th 2009)
Hi, I'm so glad I found this website!! I'm 18 and 6ft. I used to feel really self-conscious about wearing heels at my height, but now I really don't care. I'm a size 7 and always wear 5 inch heels!! They make your legs look great especially when they're REALLY long legs :) Just go for it girls!!! xx
6'1" Amanda wrote (May 11th 2009)
Firstly, I am so glad I came across this site. Being self-conscious about something physical, like height, may seem shallow or vain, but very few people know the extent of it. People stare, make comments - like you're a different race or just some kind of circus freak. I've never cared about my height, I've always been indifferent. But with people constantly throwing it back in your face, you do get annoyed. It's just a measurement...get over it. As well, I sympathize with so many of the comments posted earlier, in that it's hard to feel feminine and be tall! I love to wear dresses, make up, all the traditionally "feminine" stuff, but I can't help but feel that my efforts are undermined when all someone notices is my height.
6'0 1/2" Cassandra wrote (May 11th 2009)
I've been tall my whole life. When I was twelve, I was already 5'8", which is above average height for a grown woman. In high school, being taller than most of the guys was what made me self-conscious. Hardly any of the guys were taller than me and I felt out of place.
In college, I finally embraced my height. Yes, it's hard to find tall pants and shoes in a size eleven, but I love being tall and standing out in a large crowd. I love when people say "Wow, you're tall!" I just answer them "Yes, I know and I love it!"
My favorite tall celebrity is Jordin Sparks. She's gorgeous, talented, and tall (6'0"). Partly due to her, I was able to break out of my shell and flaunt my height. I even wear heels sometimes just to seriously tower over people.
When it comes to boyfriends, I got over the whole "he's gotta be taller than me" thing. It's all about the guy's personality rather than how tall he is. My current boyfriend isn't taller than me and I love him :)
So to all tall girls, always flaunt your height and stand tall :)
5'11 1/2" Jess wrote (May 8th 2009)
I am so glad I am not the only one out there that has these problems like finding shoes, tall enough boyfriends, and jeans.
I am from california and mexican american so I get remarks and stared at about everyday. I really hate when people point out the obvious and say, "You're Tall", that's got to be the most annoying thing for me. I always wear flats even though I LOVE heels but they are either too high or there's no size 11.
6'0" Kat wrote (May 3rd 2009)
I would like to say it's lovely to find a website to help those who are taller. Personally, I find it impossible to find shoes and have to drive down to London every time I need a pair of non trainers and even then they are ridiculously expensive. I like it that you have also highlighted bullying as I was always bullied when I was younger, but now I hang out with the smart guys who are almost as tall as me, some taller!
6'0" Anna wrote (May 2nd 2009)
Hi! I'm so happy that I found this site! I'm from the UK and I'm 20. I'v been 6 foot for about 2 years now and I have now accepted my height. I have a 5 foot tall best friend which we find really funny and always joke that I will give her some of my legs. I have got to that point where I don't care if my friends don't like me in heels, I'm way taller than them anyway so I might as well tower over them more and it does have its uses when we are out in clubs and I can find people over the crowds. It bothers me when people say I wish I was your height just because they have no idea how difficult it is to buy clothes for me especially as I am a UK size 8 (US size 4). The only other problem that I have is that there are never any tall guys around (I mean 6 foot and over) so I find it difficult to find boy friends, luckily I am now with a 6 foot 5 boyfriend and I'm happy.
6'4" Steffi wrote (April 29th 2009)
Being tall is hard - I am 6 foot 4 and have recently turned 16. I personally don't have a problem with my height... I am healthy and I dont feel like I'm ugly... because I am in proportion. However the hardest thing I have found about being tall is social acceptance... especially in my days currently in high school where snide remarks follow me wherever I go. I am not a mean person, but because suddenly I don't fit into a stereotype... and am different, people choose not to give me a chance and this is the thing that upsets me the most about my height - 6 foot 4, or for you Americans - around 194/5 cm.
6'1" Karima wrote (April 24th 2009)
I am tall and very athletic but thick! I love being tall but it has its downsides, but in the long run, there's nuthin to be ashamed of. You stand out and your beauty shows more and that can build you self-esteem and confidence.
5'10" Dee wrote (April 20th 2009)
This site is awesome - makes me know there are others out there like me. I had same problems growing up: absolutely no size 11 shoes available and pants being too short. I never really gained confidence until I got to college (when all the attention turned to me and every guy wanted to date me or be my friend). I absolutely loved it!!!
I still desired to end up with a guy my height or an inch shorter. However in the last couple of years I have only been attracted to guys 6'0" to 6'5". Now, I'm crazy about a guy 6'3" - feeling is mutual and I wonder if our kids would be more than 6'3" if we ever get married.
I love my height and I look stunning in heels. Online shopping is also absolutely the best. DSW and K&G all carry shoes size 11, not only Payless. You can also get tall sizes from Alloy, VS, Express, American Eagle, Gap, Old Navy, etc online stores.
Random fact: Tall people are always successful no matter how bad the economy is so get your swagga on! Peace.
6'3" Jheri wrote (April 16th 2009)
Those of you who travel on business may want to see if your employer can get you into business class. I fly more than I care to think and was able to negotiate this a few months ago. It makes a big difference.
Recently I talked to a tall guy who travels a lot and he was able to do the same thing, even though his company has an "economy only" policy. He asked his doctor to write a letter on the medical effects of very cramped seating for hours at a time and that was enough.
A friend of mine is taller than me and usually is able to trade to a bulkhead or emergency row seat and sometimes is just moved up to business or even first class. She is very sweet and doesn't complain to the gate attendants and they sometimes ask for volunteers to switch seats with her.
Joerg says: Great advice. One of my favourite websites is seatguru.com - find the best seats on planes...
6'6" Tabitha wrote (April 15th 2009)
Greetings to all my fellow tall gals!! The last time I left a quote on the tallwomen.org website was in 2004. Well that was 5 years ago and I am proud to see how many have visited this website since then. I would like to comment on the tall women dating shorter men topic. I've learned through the years it doesn't matter how tall or short a person is. What really counts is that the person treats you like queen, with the respect you deserve, and appreciate you for who you are. My boyfriend does... he's 5'10... and I LOVE IT!!!
Joerg says: Thanks for the heads up, girl!
6'1 1/2" Sarrah wrote (April 14th 2009)
I am a very tall chick too and not @ all do I wish to be shorter and neither should any other tall gal. I want to think that my height is what has given me a lot of confidence. I love it and take much pride with walking tall every day. Guys used to be an issue but not any more. I have met almost just as many guys that are 6'5" or taller than I have that are shorter than it and right now I'm with an amazing guy who is 6'5" and I love it. But, yes, it makes it nice when your boyfriend is taller.
6'2" Rhonda wrote (April 14th 2009)
Hello... I want to tell all you girls out there in high school and college that you need to stand up straight and tall and be very proud of your height! If I could go back to high school and I knew what I know now about people and society I would have been a different person in school. Being tall is awesome! All the latest fashion looks great on you and you have beautiful long legs and not stumps for legs like the short girls do. Unfortunately, when you are young and in high school no one really appreciates your being tall and beautiful. Everyone thinks that only the cute, little cheerleader types are the way to look. When you get older, you will realize how being tall is a wonderful thing! It is a feeling of empowerment like no other!! I love looking over the crowds now (I know it has too be less claustrophobic than being a short person in a big crowd of people!) and I know that I will probably be a less likely target for someone who might like to cause me harm (like a mugger or rapist).
I felt very alone, too, in high school 20+ years ago when there were no other extremely tall girls like me. I really hated walking through the halls in high school and towering over everyone. In college I still felt a little self conscious. I had been extremely thin, (about 140 lbs. at 6"1) in high school. In my first year of college I put on about 15 pounds and started to develop a figure that caught the eye of alot of guys. I dated guys that were about 5'11 - 6'. I never found that there were too many real tall guys that were interested in real tall girls. I think it is fine to date someone shorter if it doesn't bother you. I ended up marrying a man 7 in. shorter. He has always loved tall women. Don't be fooled. Even if guys who are shorter tease you about being tall, alot of times these guys probably are attracted to you, too. There are plenty of short guys with the SMS(Short Man Syndrome) and I would ignore the remarks they would make about my height. I know though, that there are plenty of guys out there today who love tall women! Don't ever give up hope! I wish all you single tall women out there the BEST of luck!!
6'0 1/2" Sophie wrote (April 13th 2009)
Hey everybody. I'm from Denmark, just found this site by searching around on the net. And I must say. I'm blessed in some way. I'm tall too, and I hate to get all these comments about my height like "wow have you been growing?" or "omg, you're so tall!" But really... I'm not even that tall compared to a lot of the highest women. It's not that bad for me actually, I think. Who cares what other thinks. At least I hardly ever have to look "up" to anyone :P hehe. Anyway. It's wonderful to know that women out there are having the same issues or frustrations about their heights like me. It's not always easy to be a tall girl. Live it up girls! :)
6'1" Betty wrote (April 11th 2009)
OMG, Gret, tell me about it! I'm 6'1" and Mexican too! I attend a high school (in the U.S.) that is dominantly Hispanic and I TOWER over all the girls!
5'10" Louise wrote (April 4th 2009)
Gisele, I can imagine how you must feel. High school is really tough in many ways. Being taller than the kids around you is uncomfortable, no matter what anyone says. But the good news is, it DOES get better! I strongly recommend you try and find a tall club with members your age, so you have a strong support network. And whenever you do feel down, think of all your friends on this website... We are with you. You are not alone!
OMG, I feel so embarrassed in school. By the way, I turned 17 in January and I just feel soo insecure sometimes - it's just too bad. Sometimes I realise that some of the boys like me but they get intimidated by my height. It's soo uncomfortable... it makes me wonder about my future husband. There are a few boys around who are my height and sometimes even a bit taller but they go 4 shorter gils and it's like "WHATT??". My ideal guy is at least 6'1 1/2" or 6'2", my height. I need help people!
Hi! I'm a Mexican girl and 5'10" is way too tall for my country, yet, I love being tall and even kinda feel weird if I ever meet a girl taller than me. I just don't like to feel short!!! For all my childhood years I felt strange being taller than everyone else, but ever since I was in highschool and all the girls seemed to want to be taller, I learned to embrace it and enjoy it, and I LOVE pumps now!!!
6'0" Sheyla wrote (March 31st 2009)
Hi, Joerg. I'm 14 and 6'4" now. It really seems like I'm the only one out there that is really young and really tall! Who is the tallest girl u ever heard of my age or 13?
Joerg says: Well, there are some girls I know who were your height or taller at age 13/14. They've grown to be 6'6" or 6'7".
6'0 1/2" Phalone wrote (March 24th 2009)
Hi, my name is Phalone and I'm very excited to have found this website. I always considered myself as a too tall person but now I know I'm not the only one. THANK YOU. I LOVE THIS WEBSITE.
5'11" Joy wrote (March 23rd 2009)
To Mo: In life try to always remember the compliments you receive, forget about the rude remarks. Don't ever give anyone the power to dampen your spirit. You can choose to ignore such people or shut them up, there is a link in this website on good comebacks, scroll down and you will find it. In a nutshell, you only have one life to live, have fun, be happy and have no regrets because LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
5'10" Margie wrote (March 19th 2009)
Hi, I'm 13 and 5'10". I know it sounds weird but it is the truth. It's kinda cool that everybody at school looks up to me!!! =)
Joerg says: Sounds good to me... Go, girl!
6'3" Paige wrote (March 18th 2009)
Hi, I am Paige and I am 19 years old, and I think it is awesome that there is a forum like this! It makes me feel better knowing that there are girls exactly like me going through what I am going through. If I could give any advice to younger tall girls it would have to be stand up straight and be proud, be proud that you reach things that most can not, be proud when people stare, JUST BE PROUD TO BE TALL!
I'm almost 6'0" and a freshman in high school. It's always so hard to face people that make stupid comments about my height. Just yesterday, a guy came up to me and referencing a petite girl said "Oh no you're not small, she's just freakishly tall." It's the little things that hurt the most. At the moment, I'm in the learning process of becoming comfortable with the way I am and realizing that society tries to tell people that the closer you are to the "norm", the better. But being different has its perks. Reading people's comments on hear really helps me. Thank you!
5'10 1/2" Laura wrote (March 13th 2009)
I just wanted to comment towards all the young girls who are ever looking for some in style jeans: Alloy.com. I found the site when I was younger and a girl next door made fun of me for my awkward height with the porportions of my body. I'm 5'10 while only weighing 130 (on a good day). The site has a magazine you can order for free and they have teen fashions with inseams up to 37". I absolutely love them. When you buy the clothes they actually fit much better than you could ever imagine. They scale well with the actual sizes you would be wearing if you were shorter. You can select the size of the pants and THEN the inseam!
Cheer up girls, the sun does shine! =)
6'2" Lauren wrote (March 9th 2009)
I work in the restaurant business and the tall remarkes never stop. I find that since I'm in a position that people don't always respect they feel they have the right to really push their luck. My father was 6'8 and always made it a point to have patience and quick comebacks for all the comments he got. I'd love to hear of some 'one liners' that won't offend people but will put them in their place.
Joerg says: Check out the "Things not to say to / ask a tall lady" page and let me know if you've found any good comebacks.
5'11 1/2" Mo wrote (March 5th 2009)
I am 15 and 5'11" and some change. Not only am I tall but I only weigh like 146 pounds so I look very skinny. On top of that, I have a large chest that I don't think fits with my body personally... but everybody has things they wish they could change, right??
I get so frustrated when it comes to clothes. Being that I am so skinny, it is hard to find jeans that are long enough. So I end up buying jeans my size, taking the hem out of them and pray I didn't just ruin a brand new pair of jeans, or I have to buy a pair that is two sizes too big and just deal with it. It seems as if everytime I find a pair that I really like or spot online, they are all expensive... but maybe I am just cheap.
Another MAJOR issue for me is shoes. Most stores stop at size 11 and I am a true size 12... not an inch bigger, not an inch smaller... so Payless is like the only place I can walk in and out with a pair of shoes. Otherwise I have to shop in the boys section or go online.
Dating isn't that much as an issue for me though. I guess I have just gotten used to guys being shorter than me.
Last but not least I LOVE THIS SITE!! It tells me I am not alone in my problems. All of my friends are normal height with "normal" sized feet and can walk into any store and pick out a pair of shoes or pants.
Ooops...sorry guys one last thing. Summer is coming up and I need a bathing suit. As I stated earlier I have a small frame so bikinis are no issue... it's my chest. Not trying to be to open but my chest is a 36D-34DD... yeah, on my small little body... so finding a top that fits, is classy but not trashy, and cute, is a very hard and long process. I know this may be a website about height, but would anyone know of any site or store that I can go to and find a bathing suit that fits but isn't "granny"?? Let's not forget I am only 15.
Thank you so much
Tall women are
just as beautiful as anyone else
6'2 1/2" Paige wrote (March 4th 2009)
Hi, I'm Paige. I'm 15 yrs old and I'm 6'2 1/2" so yes, I'm tall. And I can honestly say I wish I was shorter. I have never really had any long term relationships with guys because they are always shorter than me.
Joerg says: I don't think many relationships last very long when you're in your teens. I don't believe it has got anything to do with your height - unless both you and / or the boy you're with can't handle it.
6'1" Alicia wrote (March 2th 2009)
Hey, I'm Alicia. I am 15 and 6'1". I play basketball and I'm hoping to be a model some day. Being tall is not that bad but when I'm around short people I feel nervous about my height. But then many people know me as the tall and pretty girl so I guess it's something I have to live with.
5'10" Lyn wrote (March 2nd 2009)
That which makes us unique is that which makes us magnificent. That's true whether the 'unique factor' is delightful-height, or the gifts and talents we were born with, or the beauty in the twinkling of our eyes, or the love, concern and compassion we feel for others. A tall stature is a 'gift' which I believe we were meant to enjoy, and carry with grace and pride.
6'5" Jimmie wrote (March 1st 2009)
Hello Loves! My name is Jimmie and I'm 6'5 1/2" and I am proudly 20 years old now. Since the time that I was 12 or 13 I was having lots and lots of kids pick on me for my height. And for my weight. Now I am 6'5 1/2" and I weigh now 295. But it runs back and forth between 290 and 330 because I get stressed out. But that's not really a problem any more.
And finally... I've met a man who is 6'6", almost 6'7" and this is what's funny. I used to think that I had to have a man around 24/7 to make me feel pretty or loved or something. NOT! When I finally got my job, I thought "Well, great. I have a job. I can pay for my school. I can get out of my safe little bubble." Well, as I worked the past year, I realized, I was just fine. God had made me the way I am for a reason. And you know what? I'm thankful for it. I'm Tall, I'm not skinny, but I'm not fat as all get out either. I can be graceful, and also I am a good worker. Not only did my work family notice it but also my customers did too. I'm a cashier for the moment and I am friendly. I like to have a small conversation with everyone of my customers. And it's small things like their kids or something to do with their purse or the amount of groceries they have. And whenever they leave me by myself with 4 or 5 other cashiers, it seems that they HAVE to call my people away so they don't have to wait in line. But no matter what, they always call me by name and ask me how I am. They have told me many times that I'm beautiful, tall and my smile makes every one else smile.
So if you think that you're "Too tall", or you're "Too big"... Don't think that. We are UNIQUE! And we are here to make a difference between the normal people and people who are just out there... we make people think "Wow.... Why couldn't we have some of their height or their looks?".
But I just wanted to say something for the new year 2009 and that I'm glad that I found Joerg to talk to and look after me. I never thought I'd be able to find a guy this sweet that's not my age. But then again... I think I'll ship my fiance over to him for a month or so, that way he can put my guy in his place ;-)
Love ya! And thank you guys for listening!
Joerg says: Hm, well, thanks for the kind words, Jimmie Girl. I didn't know your fiance needed sorting out.
6'3" Saliha wrote (February 27th 2009)
I am 23 years old. My dad is 6'9" and my mom is 6'4". You want to talk about attention... family outings seemed liked nightmares when I was younger. I must say my mom was the one who really taught me to proud of what God wanted me to look like and really realize that even though my height may be the only feature people may focus on it's not all that I am. People are so ignorant and the only thing you can change is how you handle daily situations and how you view yourself. Try being tall and pregnant. I have a slim figure and I'm 6 months pregnant. You can barely tell I'm pregnant. Do you know how jealous women of average height are of that fact? It's so funny to me. I always say "did u really think I would carry like someone of average height??". I'm 6'3" so trust me... you have your advantages, you just have to be open to them because they are there :)
6'3 1/2" Nicaise wrote (February 25th 2009)
Hi, I'm Chadian but I live in shanghai. I was the tallest girl in high school, and I didn't take it very well with the jokes and not finding my sizes... So when I turned 18 I decided to do something for myself... I started designing my own clothes... for all I had a new even if it was hard finding shoes... so now that I'm 21 when I enter somewhere I'm not just the tallest girl there but I'm the most beautiful girl in there. Who cares what people say - I have something they don't have and that's the big plus. I wouldn't be me without my 6'3 1/2".
5'11 3/4" Sophie wrote (February 24th 2009)
I'm 15 and I live in the UK. I find it really hard to find nice clothes and shoes (shoe shopping always makes me want to cry because most English shoes only go up to an UK 8-and I'm an 8.5-9) Clothes are also always too short! It bugs me like crazy and I have to get clothes for larger women and then try to take them in (being an awful seamstress this is often challenging!)I also have lots of short friends, they range from about 5'1" to 5'7" and I feel so dorky looking down at them. However, I don't really mind being tall - although I would love to be 5'10 which I think would be great. Another thing that I don't like though, is how much I weigh! I'm around 180 pounds and compared to most girls of my age I feel like a tub of lard when I'm not really fat. Just a bit... roundy. :)
It also sucks because I am an hourglass shape (the largest one ever-40, 30, 41) so I'm like a normal person stretched out! As my Daddy says, I'm huge (though he says this affectionately and not like the dumbasses out there who are horrible)
I really like taller guys more... But there aren't that many and I would love to wear 5-inch heels and not completely dwarf my future husband!
Sorry for all this incessant rambling and thanks for this great website-it makes me really think- "Yeah, being tall is good!" and mentally stick 2 fingers up to all the people who tease and bully me for being so tall.
5'10 1/2" Shayna wrote (February 23rd 2009)
Hi, fellow tall women!!
OMG!! I love this website!! I just wish that I would have known about it in high school becuase that's when I needed it the most! But I'm 23 now and 5'10 1/2" and loving every min of it for the most part! There are time were I wish my legs (I wear the same size inseam as my father 34in) and arms (my wing spand is over 5 ft) were a little shorter but I love them all the same! I feel alot of the other younger girls pain on not finding clothes and shoes to fit properly but I'm 23 and my sleeves still don't fit, tall jeans never seem to be tall enough, and not alot of places sell a size 11 womens shoe! I've just come to accept this becuase ladies it's not what you where it's how you carry yourself! I've been out with high- waters and have pulled guys so don't worry just be confident and be your self! Yeah, people make comments but what can you do... so smile and keep it moving!!
I also wanted to share a few tips for people that may not be able to buy new clothes when you out grow them: 1. If your sleeves are a little to short you can pull them up a little to look like 3/4 length sleeves! (works wonders) 2. If your jeans are a little to high up where high top sneakers it down plays the high-waters look! 3. Now the shoe situation!.... sneakers and boots I buy in men sizes and plus they make your feet look a little smaller. Now the pumps and heels I buy Nine West or in your favorite store ask when there shipments are and come to the store on the day and they should have the large sizes!!
I hope that this helps the younger girls a little!
Peace, Love, and Tallness!! LOL!!
6'4" Samantha wrote (February 22nd 2009)
I've been what people would call a big girl since I was 13. I lost somebody very close to me and the weight just piled on. But I was pretty small, then when the other girls stopped growing I started. I reached 6 foot 4. Then the insults started, people laughing at my height because no boy wanted a girl taller. I heard about Sandy and the way she took her height on her chin really inspired me to do the same. Know I don't allow myself to get cut up about men not finding me attractive. A boy called Sam Davies told me it was the soul that mattered, he was so right.
6'4" Sarah wrote (February 21st 2009)
Hi Gals! I am a 6'4", 21 yr old from California and LOVE being tall. It is so so unique! I just want to tell the taller younger girls, that I was in your same shoes when I was younger but I harnessed my height with sports and it changed my life. You can do anything you want, height should and is not an issue. Who cares what other people think? They are average =)
6'4" Felicia wrote (February 20th 2009)
Hey Girls!!!! I would like to say I am a Junior in High School and I love my height!!! Thanks for making this website. I love it!
Tall & lovely in the U.S.
5'10" Ryah wrote (February 20th 2009)
I hope you don't mind hearing from an old lady (I was born in 1946). My height made me uncomfortable as a child and teen. I was a very late bloomer. Then... I lost weight and went off to college. I do enjoy my height, though I'm constantly afraid of stepping on little children if I don't look down when I'm walking!
Looking at all the beautiful tall young women on your site makes me so happy to see my sisters stepping out in so many areas requiring both beauty and brains. For my generation, I was considered very tall. Now I see beautiful ladies soaring to new heights! It makes me so very proud and happy.
The only thing that truly troubles me is that my big 6'3" son had to marry a girl who can walk under his arm!
Thanks for giving an old lady a place to speak up! Oh about the guy's jeans, in small town SC as I was growing up, the only way to get my length was in the guy's department. I also was blessed with my dad's backside ( no hips at all) and all the ladies jeans were made for hips with saddle bags. It's a habit I didn't lose, except for a time when I could wear juniors. Now it's back to guys' and my sewing machine to slim the legs and lower the rise!
Joerg says: Everyone is welcome here, Ryah. Older ladies like you are in a great position to help out the younger visitors to this website. It's essential to have younger and older women alike sharing their stories. And I'm no longer a spring chicken either, by the way.
6'1" Brianna wrote (February 18th 2009)
I am a junior in high school and I have never felt so insecure about myself. Not only am I tall, but I am also a "big" girl. I get made fun of every day. I live in a town where EVERYONE is like five foot four. It's horrible. I've come to realize that it's something I need to learn how to embrace, something I need to learn how to love. But it's going to take a lot to learn it.
5'10" Barbara wrote (February 18th 2009)
Hi, everybody, did you know that not only the American but also the French First Lady is quite tall being 5 feet 10? Her name is Carla Bruni, she used to be a modell and I think a singer. Now that she is married to the French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy (about 5 inches smaller than she is) I think she decided to have some sort of carreer break.
Greetings from Germany - lovely website
Joerg says: IMDB lists Carla Bruni as 5'9". They may be wrong but I usually take their word for it.
6'0" Mikaela wrote (February 14th 2009)
I am a sophomore in high school, and being tall can at times seem like the greatest blessing in the world. My dad is 6'7" and my stepmom is 6'5" and I am so very thankful to have two great rolemodels to look up to because both of them ALWAYS hold their head up high, and anytime someone says anything like, "Oh my God! you are so tall," they simply reply thank you. So to every girl out there that gets the "you are so tall" comment at least 10 times a day, embrace it and say thank you! More power to ya!!
With love :)
5'11" Joy wrote (February 2nd 2009)
To Lisa: I can tell by your message how hard it is for you. All I can advice you to do is to read " THE SECRET " by RHONDA BYRNE. It is a lovely book and you can get it online.
Learn to appreciate your life, because you only live once- make the best of it. Don't spend your life worrying and stressing over things that you cannot change, instead be grateful for all the lovely things that you have.
The issue of finding a partner should not worry you. I believe that everyone has someone out there for him/her. Be open, you might meet a wonderful partner who is shorter than you, and he won't mind if you won't make it an issue.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, ENJOY IT!
6'2" Katrina wrote (January 31st 2009)
I'm 23 and I was online today in hopes of finding a great website for tall clothing and I stumbled across this! This forum is great and could help a lot of young women help believe and discover themselves. It has taken me a while to embrace my height and wish I had something like this to read growing up. Keep up the encouraging words.
I'm 22 and still struggle with my height. I play basketball and it is hard to feel feminine being tall with a muscular/athletic build. In HS, there was only a few boys taller than me and they always end up dating short girls... I hate that. Height has benefits in athletics and tall girls never get teased, but it really makes me worry that I will never find a husband who will make me feel like a woman. I am very healthy, but way about 200 pounds because of my athletic stature and I get jealous when I see women being lifted off their feet on tv.
So far, the thing that works best for me is reminding myself to be confident, or at least appear confident, even when I don't feel like it. I always catch myself slouching. Trust me, it may save you an inch, but everyone will still know you're tall... now you'll just be tall with bad posture.
6'0" Jen wrote (January 29th 2009)
It's nice to see I'm not alone. Being tall used to be a battle I struggled with daily. I hated it up until a few years ago and now at age 34 I embrace it and love it.
6'0" Sam wrote (January 28th 2009)
I especially hate it when guys claim to be taller and insist you don't know your own height. It happens to me ALL the time - I just want to shut them up. Haha. I'm 18 and haven't grown in almost two years. I think I'm done, but unfortunately I have done a lot of research and 6 feet is the MAXIMUM a lot of agencies look for. Some don't even take past 5'10". It's frustrating because we are all so tall and at least think we have a shot at that, or being associated with models, and in reality your height could STILL be 'wrong'.
6'2" Christine wrote (January 26th 2009)
For Sharon and Senna: I too am one of the "older" ladies on this site... I'm 44, and yes in our generation growing up as a tall gal was sheer HELL; BUT it is much more accepted these days; I hope this will encourage the young tall girls of today; when I was a teen it was INCREDIBLY rare. We have no choice but to embrace it. You know what? Being tall is kinda cool; even the word "tall" is nice... embrace it, what other choice do we have? Stand tall ALWAYS with love xoxo
Joerg says: Couldn't agree more. Well put.
I am 62 years old, work out 4 or 5 days a week. I am 178 pounds, size 12 and would like to know if there are any other 50 or 60 year olds to talk to about being tall and what we go through in life.
6'3" Jheri wrote (January 24th 2009)
To Joy: The last thing in the world to worry about is the potential height of your kids. If you love the guy, go for it! Love is the important foundation for everything.
Kids can be all over the place in height. My dad is a half head shorter than me and my brother is a bit shorter than that and my mom is shorter still. One of my friends is at least a half head taller than her dad and brother and more than a head taller than her mom. I know another couple with adult kids who are shorter than either of them. Guess what? It doesn't really matter.
I'm as tall as the guy who proposed to you and manage to do pretty well as a person.
I found this page when I decided to find out Michelle Obama's exact height just to confirm that we share the same height! You can imagine how happy I was to confirm the same. Since then I have been telling everyone who bothers to listen that am as tall as Michelle!!
However I have reached the age where I want to settle down and get married. There is this guy who has proposed to me already, the only challenge is that he is taller than me - about 6'3". I would love to accept his proposal but I wonder, will my kids end up being too tall - I feel responsible for their future and would not want them to have a challenging life.
Please, guys help me make a decision.
Joerg says: As far as I'm aware Michelle Obama is just shy of 5'11". She is 5'10 3/4" - at least that is what I have read. I can't be too sure about that though and who cares about 1/4 of an inch anyway. She's got an official Facebook page, by the way.
I think you shouldn't worry too much about the potential height of your kids. I know couples who are much taller and that hasn't stopped them from getting married or being happy.
I'm older (46 yrs old) than most of the ladies I've seen on the website. I attended school before the WNBA, when female basketball players were considered "masculine". Over the years with the onset of supermodels and the WNBA,I have been constantly approached by men and women complimenting my height & style. If you find fault with your height, place the emphasis on what you consider your "best" feature. Whether it's your eyes, hair, legs, waist or pretty feet because when you feel good about youself, it shows in your walk, the way you talk and carry yourself. Ladies, embrace your god-given height, straighten your back and hold your head UP to the heavens above.
5'10" Carol wrote (January 21st 2009)
To all of us tall gals: We can rejoice in the fact that our beautiful new first lady is 5'11" and looks so elegant with our new handsome president. What a bonus for all of us... all eyes are on Michelle Obama and every woman will want to be like we are. Be proud like she is - what a wonderful role model she will be for our young tall gals also. Happy in Washington State, USA!
5'10" Louise wrote (January 19th 2008)
To Val (Dec. 9, 2008): It broke my heart to read how your boyfriend, who is 7" shorter than you, teases you about your height and laughs along with his friends who make fun of it. That is horrifying, regardless of how well he treats you when the two of you are alone. If he really cherished you, he wouldn't dare let your feelings be hurt by rude comments from others, let alone make them himself! When I get disgusted with my big feet, my boyfriend, who is shorter than I, always jumps in with "Your feet are beautiful!" Val, if you continue to put up with this emotional abuse, you need to stop and ask yourself: "Is this what I want for the rest of my life? Is this what I would want for my daughter?" If you stay with him for fear of no other guy wanting you, rest assured: there are lots of great guys out there who are shorter than us and who treat us like the queens that we are -- in private and especially in public! And who knows? Your soulmate could be waiting in the wings, and he might even be taller than you! Wishing you the best!
6'3" Jheri wrote (January 18th 2008)
I was going to make a comment for Kaycee (such a pretty name!), but I keep repeating myself, so this I'll say something more general.
The teens are difficult years for most girls. Everything is changing and you haven't figured out your role. I'm 25, but those years were awful for me. I'm tall and mostly deaf. I was convinced people were always gawking at me and that I was way too thin and homely. I figured they were making fun of me because I can't hear well.
When people gave compliments, like telling me I should model or that my hair was nice, I took it as them trying to be nice to a hopeless girl who was too tall and too homely and dismissed what they said.
Joerg's space is great for realizing that there are other women like you, that you can find clothes and that height really doesn't matter that much. But I don't think the message works as well for teens as it does for those of us who are a bit older.
What I recommend is what I would tell any teen - tall, short, heavy, or thin. Height and many physical characteristics just don't matter as much as you think they do. What matters is self confidence. You build it by making a good impression on others and on yourself. If you have a talent like sports, music or art - go out and develop it. One of my best friends is tall and an athlete. She had the support of all of the kids at her school as a teenager and she wears her height well. You can also do volunteer work and help others. I do a bit of that now and it makes me feel very good about myself.
I wish I could have felt good about myself as a teenager, but I never developed that skill. I'm very happy now, so there is hope if you are having problems, but you can change your life and be confident and proud. It isn't easy, but it is worth it.
It's so hard being a tall girl because I always feel like everyone is looking at me funny. I'm a sophomore in high school and ever since the 6th grade, I feel like I've been growing out of control. The worst part is that I am taller than all my friends and I always feel awkward when I hang out with them because I'm always looking down at them. I feel worst with boys because I'm taller that half of the boys in my grade. Sometimes I feel like crying because I hate being my height. I like tall girls, and I'm not saying I want to be short. I'm just saying I would like to be a little shorter because I think I'm too tall for my age. I would just like some more self-confidence because for a while now I've been having low self esteem because of my height. To be in high school is stressful enough, but to have to go through it with body issues, it's unbearable. I think I really need some help...
Joerg says: I was hoping this website would prove to you that you're not alone out there. You're one of the shortest girls contributing to the Tall Quotes section. If you really feel as bad as you're saying you should talk to someone trustworthy (i.e. your doctor). I'm hopeful it's just an age thing though.
6'1" Anna wrote (January 15th 2008)
One on the things I hate most about being tall is trying to buy clothes. I can find tall pants just fine but I absolutely cannot find shirts and coats that are long enough. The sleeves are always 3 to four inches to short and the shirt itself goes above my belly button. ARRG! Please would some start making shirts for TALL women. Just because we have long legs doesn't me we have a short body. I don't understand why most stores carry petite but they won't carry tall. It is total discrimination.
I still love being a tall commanding woman. I hated it as a kid but now as an adult I am glad to be tall. Every time I go anywhere people ask me how tall I am and I proudly say 6'1" and mostly the people asking are jealous of my height.
6'2" Liz wrote (January 14th 2009)
My height has gotten me a full basketball scholarship to a division 1 university, a D-1 quarterback husband, and the envy of more girls than I can count... Embrace your height because more often than not, people who stare are admiring you and are jealous... It is just their reaction when they are intimidated. It is the way God made you :)
6'3" Frankie wrote (January 13th 2009)
"You think people are out to get you, when really they want to be you" - something I found out when these girls were laughing me (all of them were butt ugly!)
6'1" Anna wrote (January 12th 2009)
I love that shorter men love tall women. I personally love short nerdy guys. So much in fact that I married one. :p
6'2" Heather wrote (January 9th 2009)
I love coming to this site, it reminds me that I am not alone with my height. I am from a small town and it seems a lot of guys are scared to even approach me, let alone get to know me.
It's nice to be able to read what some other women go through, it gives me a fresh perspective. Thank You
Joerg says: It's a pleasure!
6'3" Jheri wrote (January 7th 2009)
Usually I forget that I'm not average, but the past few days have been stressful with some people bothering me. Not about my height, but my weight.
It came to a head and I had to get it off my shoulders. I will never change their minds, but I'm more at peace with myself.
But the good part was a friend of mine sent me a fake moustache so I will blend in and no one will notice me :-)
Joerg says: Since I know the background of the above comments let me just say "I hate haters" and "Stay as you are, Jheri"
5'10 1/2" Gemma wrote (January 6th 2009)
Oh, btw. I set up a group on Facebook called "Tall Women Appreciation Society". Partly inspired by this website...
Joerg says: Just make sure the guys you allow to participate don't mess everything up, Gemma.
6'0" Rebecca wrote (January 4th 2009)
I know exactly what Gemma means when she talks about guys saying their 5'10"or so when they are probably really 5'7". Those guys make me insane! and don't even start on finding decent shoes. Im sixteen and I'd like to find fashionable shoes, but not too many places make size 11 1/2 wide. The only store I've found decent shoes is at Payless Shoe source. But even then their 11s are slightly too small and the size 12s are too big.
Joerg says: Have you taken a look at the Shoes USA section? Loads of links there (also companies that sell wide sizes)
I am so relieved to find a site like this, such a breath of free air! I come here often actually. It makes me feel less alone.
I can tell you that I am going to be 35 years old this year so I'm older than most of you; but as I read through all your quotes, I can definitely relate to most of you.
At 5'10 1/2, I am quite proud to be tall although I feel too tall sometimes. Two things bother me. First, lots of people who are shorter than me (especially men) say that THEY are 5'10" - 5'11" or something and yet they are nowhere NEAR it. It drives me nuts! I've been measured God knows how many times and it's always been 5'10 1/2", so why then does someone who reaches my shoulders insist they are the same height and that I must be over 6'? Also, my feet are also large. I am a size 8 1/2 to 9 and struggle to find decent shoes. My feet are wide as well so a size 9 in some places are the right length but not the right width!! Shoe shopping isn't fun for me.
5'11 1/2" Lizi wrote (January 2nd 2009)
I know, Haley! Tall guys with brown eyes and slightly overlarge egos - tell me about it! But I say - I have recently discovered high heels are a great way to weed out the idiots among boykind. The ones who are worth it will love it that your legs look good in high heels and not let their ego get in the way. Love being tall - and ignore the jerks who can't cope with a tall elegant girl!!
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