I’m taller than my boyfriend. How can I help him get over it?
Spend five minutes swiping through potential suitors on Bumble and it’s quite clear that using height to determine the measure of a man has gone too far.
But you don’t need us to tell you that dating app cache doesn’t always translate to IRL strengths. Still, body ideals and the stresses of falling short exist for both sexes, so be respectful of that – don’t just tell your fella to ‘man up’. We’re not advocating pandering here, but perhaps try to avoid airing amorous thoughts about the Peter Crouches and Dwayne Johnsons of this world. Praising the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Cillian Murphy (5ft 8in and 5ft 9in respectively) might be more aligned with your cause. But really, the best path is not to make a big deal out of it. So what if he can’t reach the top shelf at Tesco? He’s your guy for other reasons, so compliment him on those, and hopefully he’ll get the picture, too.