A little 'short' of hope (10)

1 Name: : 2010-11-16 20:43 ID:/JdsUnXb

Hi, girl here, 19
I am usually confident of myself as a whole and I don't have anything against my appearance because of any reason.

Except for one thing that's bothering me- my height.
I haven't measured my height but think I'm roughly 5 feet 1 inch. And I've good reasons why it's bothering me.

Usually I would try and put up everyone but it's becoming more and more difficult to put up with.
I'm 19 and doing my third year in college.
People ask me how 'school' is going and it's as if noone takes me seriously and as if I'm underestimated because of my small
stature. I can't tolerate it.

And another thing that worries me is that I have a feeling I'd never get a man to see me as a lady, but they would see me as nothing more than a little sister figure or something. This worries me.

I really wanna grow taller. Are there exercises or supplements
that give results? Even an inch or two would do. Does hanging work? How long should I hang?

Don't bother suggesting heels because I want to be a little taller without using them.

Tell me your suggestions and thoughts.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-16 23:23 ID:b/LuV05t

your height is programed into your genes
there is absolutely nothing you can do about it
well the only thing that would make you grow is spending several months in a zero g environment, but then your bones would get brittle and you will eventually lose the height as you asjust back into earths gravity.
so in short
no there isn't anything you can do about it
any supplements you hear are sanke oil being perpitrated by charlatans, they wont do crap.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-17 00:56 ID:Kp/IzfgO

>People ask me how 'school' is going

I'm not sure how this is supposed to be indicative of not taking you seriously, I'm of average height and I get this all the time. It's just casual chatter.

I think more than anything your insecurities rather than your height are going to be a source of difficulty for you. There is nothing you can do about your height, you should work on how you feel about yourself.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-17 09:23 ID:xC1HZjhh

>I have a feeling I'd never get a man to see me as a lady

That's just what it is, too -- a feeling. Really, you don't have to worry about something like this.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-17 20:55 ID:VJwkhhhn


I think this is just worded poorly, and she's more talking about how when people ask them how school is going and she says "good" they respond really enthusiastically and kind of condescendingly like, "OH THATS SOOO WONDERFUL FOR YOU DEAR" while if they were talking to a taller person the response would be toned down and a more normal "That's good".

6 Name: : 2010-11-18 04:59 ID:bN48Rhu6

OP here I thought it was so too, but It wasn't :|
Like No.5 said, there's that tone of addressing me, as if I'm a schoolgirl.

It's more than a feeling. I've been through it.
They think of me not as a girl of 19 but as a little one so they say I look innocent and stuff like that.

Yes, that's EXACTLY what I'm talking about.
It doesn't stop with 'That's good'.
They use a tone as if they're addressing a little child.

I'll post more when I get back from college.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-19 00:56 ID:fHQpxDJp

Where are you from OP? I am a guy from the USA and I'm only 5"4' (very short for an American).

Yeah, there is little you can do about it, I just got off of (prescribed) Human Growth Hormone, and I only grew .1 centimeters.

Personally, I feel it is easier being short if you are a female ( my reasons are probably not adequate), but I think you should look at the positives, like you will always look younger than you really are (that will be a positive when you are older).

Trust me, most (if not all) men really do not care about height.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-20 14:22 ID:BbuSqowz

Well in the end it all depends on what kind of men YOU are looking for too. If they are the kind who really care how tall you are, then I think you're out of luck. But some guys don't mind it and hell, there are people like me who are into shorter girls. So my advice is to don't think about it too much. You're as tall as you were meant to be. Might as well try to make the best of it.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-20 21:49 ID:RSW05iVA

It's annoying, but a lot of people treat short/youthful-looking women like they're puppies or something. On the plus side, most guys are totally fine with shorter girls. In fact, I know plenty of guys who LOVE shorter girls because this makes them feel more masculine. Plus, shorter girls can wear high heels and still be shorter than their boyfriend. It's the tall girls that don't get any loving. (I'm speaking in general, of course!)

Really short girls have WAY more dating opportunities than really tall girls. Look at it that way.

10 Name: : 2010-11-21 17:05 ID:Y4f5gByk

OP here.
I’m from India.
I’ll probably be happy about looking younger after I age Because looking young now sure isn’t doing me any good(>_<)
I'm still grateful for that blessing, none the less.
Growth hormones don't work? :(
I guess it's them heels for me then. grrr.

But how would I know about their preference? If they didn’t want a short girl they wouldn’t pursue one, right? And I’ll try my best to make use of my height. Question is how?
Recently, I started to wear eyeliner properly and when I do,
it gives my eyes a dusky gaze. Makes me look older than I appear too. D’you think that would help? I think it gets rid of the googoo eyes hence getting rid of the child-like appearance.

Puppies would be the word.
But are men really fine with that? I mean I just don’t want to be seen cute all the time.
I want to be seen as a sexy one too.
It makes them feel more masculine? First time I’m hearing that.
And it's good to hear shorter girls have way more dating opportunities, I didn’t know that. That’s actually good to hear.

Seeing things more positively, What are the plus points and some other things they like about shorter girls?

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