Update: Tall Woman searching for Tall Man

If you know me, I tend to be wordy so if you want the short version: I’ve not found Mr. Tall Right. In fact I’ve not even gone on a single date yet!

For those of you that want the tall version, read on…

I have not found Mr. Mantastic yet…I’m sure he’s out there but….

So if you remember I uploaded my profile onto Match.com with baited breath, crossing my fingers, and hoping for the best all the while keeping my expectations very low.  I’m SO glad I’ve kept my expectations at an all time low.  I’ve received many winks which have sparked no interest in me and I’ve received 1 email.  Okay, technically I’ve received 3 but 2 of those emails are from my friends, Dave and Jeff, so those don’t really count 🙂 (sorry guys).

I went into my profile this morning thinking maybe it’s too long.  So I deleted a couple of things to shorten it up and resubmitted it.  I personally think my profile is kinda funny, explains who I am, but isn’t terribly long so whomever reads it isn’t bored by the end.  But I’m simply not getting noticed OR I’m just too tall OR I’m not as funny as I think I am OR…the list is endless.

The Match Profile is like the resume of dating and I’m failing at this first step in the process.  I’ve actually used a professional resume service to beef up my professional resume so I’m wondering do I need that for my profile?  I met my last boyfriend randomly at a Portland Skyliner tall club event so do I need to hang around tall clubs?  What’s a tall girl to do?

I was also Miss Tall Portland once upon a time. What a fun time that was!

This whole dating thing is really no fun for me.  BUT, I can’t just hide myself away….I’m such a catch.  (Please read this dripping with sarcasm as that’s how it’s being written.  And a further disclaimer: please don’t feel the need to stroke my ego with compliments, I’m truly not fishing for any, I simply like to be sarcastic sometimes)

Wish me luck!

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A Tall Girl’s attempt at Dating (in a short world)

Let me start out by saying that I strongly dislike being single.  My last relationship was 4 1/2 years and I miss being part of a couple.  I like the partnership, the fun, the giggles, the ability to do things together: movies, dinners, snuggling, anything really.  I had thought this last one was forever but I guess you both need to want the same things, right?  So here I am starting over and trying to figure it all out, once again.

I’m searching for Mr. Right…

Which brings me to the how.  How do you meet people?  I’m 39.  When I was in college you met people…in college.  In classes, at the bar, at the library.  People were everywhere!  Now if I go anywhere, I find that the men are all married.  Or really short.  But let me clarify my last point, height doesn’t matter THAT much to me although my last relationship taught me that having someone close to my height was really nice.  I’d prefer to have my next man/boyfriend/lover to be able to gaze longingly into my eyes….

So what do I do?  How can I meet single, taller men?  Well….I’m choosing Match.com.  Last week I uploaded my profile and crossed my fingers.  I tried Match years ago and was disappointed.  I got tons of ‘winks’ from very old men and extremely short men.  Nothing against either, but definitely not what I was looking for.  Maybe it was a good lesson for me because now I have low expectations and high hopes.

One of my profile pictures. Will it snag me a date? Wait and see!

So far I’ve gotten more than enough uninteresting ‘winks’.  I mean seriously, do men read my ‘what I’m looking for’ section and then think, “Ah, she’ll make an exception for me!  I may be 5’5″ and 66 years old but she’s definitely going to fall for me!”  When I wrote that I was looking for men between 28 and 45, I really meant that.  And when I wrote that I was looking for men over 6’2″, I meant that as well.  I like self-confidence in a man but too much is not a good look on anyone.

So here I go….wading out into the seemingly uncrowded dating pool.  Will I be lucky in love?  I’ll keep you updated periodically as I continue this journey.  Wish me luck!  Keep reading to find out more…..  😉

Interview a tall celebrity

Ok, I’ve been sifting through the incredible amount of names I got from everyone and it’s been a hard decision. I want to interview a tall celebrity that’s famous enough that most of us will recognize them but is also B list enough that they will speak to someone that writes a blog about being tall. And from the list of name that you guys contributed, that’s harder than you think.

There was a surprising amount of names on the list that I flat out did not recognize. I had never heard of Yao Defen but apparently she is the tallest living lady in the world right now. And while that would make for an interesting interview I’m sure I’d like to focus on someone a little more main stream and who’s job would be impacted by their height not solely make up all they do.

Then I considered the first recommendation I got, which was Stephen King. As many know, Stephen King is a world renown writer. Now THERE’S someone who is definitely not known for his height. I had no idea that he is 6′-4″ tall. But can I get Stephen King? I’m thinking he’s too big a deal to try and get this time around. He’s definitely on my list though.

So what I’ve decided is to just go with 5 names and try a “spray and pray technique“. Shoot it out to every avenue that they have where I could hopefully get in front of them where they might be down to be interviewed. And here is the list you’ve been waiting for:

#1: Ru Paul
Height: 6′- 4″
Reason: I feel like she would be into it. (Bonus: My gay friends would be incredibly jealous if I pulled it off. I’m talking to you Papa)

#2: Isis the amazon
Height: 6′- 9″
Reason: At first I thought someone was joking with a name like that, but then I clicked on her website and was sold.

#3: Paul Gasol
Height: 7′ – 0″
Reason: My little brother would be shocked if I got to talk to this guy. It would also give me another thing to lord over him, like any good older brother looks to do.

#4: James Cromwell
Height: 6′ – 7″
Reason: I stopped acting partly because I thought I was too tall, so I’m curious to see how he feels about it.

#5: Michelle Wie
Height: 6′ – 0″
Reason: How could I not take the opportunity under the guise of writing a blog post as a way to…. interview her. Just…. just… just interview her…. errrrr…. heart emoticon

Here is where you come in for a little bit of help: I’m putting together a list of questions to ask each person and I’d like your help. I need suggestions for interview questions, so please take a minute and fill one in. I don’t care what it is, just give me something to riff off of.

They don’t had to be tall related, but does increase the chances of me asking it. But then again, if your question just sounds awesome, I’ll ask it. What can I say? I’m a whimsical as BOO YAH!!!.

Click here to suggest a question!

And don’t get discourage if you don’t see the name that you submitted. All it means is that I’m not going after them yet. I’m sure I’ll get around to them at some point.