23 Problems Only Tall Women Have

While being a tall woman has major perks, there are a few nagging inconveniences that accompany your impressive height. The sad, sparse Size 9 clearance rack at DSW is just the beginning.

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1. Boys were comically shorter than you until the end of high school. And it was especially bad in middle school. Try to slow-dance to Shaggy's "Wasn't Me" with a kid whose forehead barely clears your teeny boobs.

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2. Worry whether a Tinder/OK Cupid/miscellaneous blind date is shorter than you (or lying about his height on his profile) and not knowing for sure until you get there. And then you show up and he's 5-foot-5 and you have three tequila shots immediately and end up puking in the bathroom of a Wendy's not that I ever did this a few summers ago and there is still vomit in my hair probably.

3. Having (shorter) friends judge you for caring about dating people taller than you. "That's so shallow! You didn't give that guy a chance just because he's 5-foot-5?" asks your 5-foot-3 friend who is dating a 6-foot-3 guy. Kindly request that this friend go suck an egg.

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4. Secretly seethe a bit when you see a random very short girl kissing a very tall guy on the street. No fair. I knowwww: Love. But no FAIR.

5. Have to either wear flats when you're with your boyfriend or tower over him. This one is a classic dilemma.

6. Having your significant other or friends actually tell you not to wear heels. Hahaha, over my dead body.

7. Pants always fit your waist/legs but not the long way. Before ankle-length skinny jeans were in style — when bell-bottoms and boot cuts were "the jeans," this was a real bitch and a half.

8. You have bad posture from trying to appear shorter in your younger and more self-conscious days. #hunching.

9. You're always asked if you play sports. Not unless you consider drinking too much a sport.

10. You're always asked exactly how tall you are, even by strangers. "What are you, like five-nine? Five-ten?" dudes at bars ask/neg, as if you are a circus freak.

11. Jacket sleeves and long-sleeved shirts are too short. Which is fine in warm weather, because rolled-up sleeves are adorable, but the winter sucks. Get it tailored or GTFO.

12. "Can I wear this shirt as a dress?" The answer is literally always no.

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13. Rompers give you major cameltoe. Sorry, no trendy summer onesie for you.

14. When it comes to twin beds, you basically have the same problems as a guy. Sharing a dorm bed with a guy in college, both of your feet sticking off the end of the bed, was a sleepless nightmare.

15. Any time you are on a road trip, plane, or any mode of transportation where the person in front of you can "recline," it becomes the Worst Trip In The World. Excuse me? Sir? You're on my legs. Sir? Wake up? You're giving me polio?

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16. Combing through the sad, sparse Size 9 clearance rack at DSW.

17. Hot sexy dancing, especially in the presence of shorter females, is often a bow-legged and uncertain process (especially "getting low," I really wish people would stop getting low).

18. Men often think they are giving you a priceless compliment by commending your height as beautiful and often assume that they are the first to do so. You must then give them lots of sex as you now owe your confidence to them. Obviously.

19.You've hit your head on everyones dining room chandelier/ hanging light fixture. People saw. You blamed the light fixture. It jumped right in front of me!

20. You can rarely be lifted up/carried/thrown down onto the bed. And not even just in a sexytime way – when you're drunk as shit no one can help you, especially not your female friends. You're on your own.

21. Not being able to swap clothes with friends. Everyone else can borrow each others' stuff because they're in that 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 sweet spot.

22. Friends and family buying you larger sizes than you actually wear just because you're "so tall!" Thanks a lot, Aunt Carolyn. At least I can use these pants as a tent next time I camp.

23. That awkward period where you feel clunky and mannish next to all of your friends. Especially in high school.

But even though there are a number of inconveniences that come with being tall, you have a better chance than anyone to hear this in person:

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