If you’re a regular reader, you probably knew that I was on the CBS Early Show in July. We wrote two new profile essays that were unique, funny and confident.Appearing with me was one of my all-time favorite clients, Tom Pandolfo. We renamed him “Look Ma No Hair.” And we watched as his in-box filled up with interested women.

So for anyone out there too weirded out by height reversal, scared to take the risk, or ashamed to stand next to a shorter boy, all I have to say to you is to just let go of what society has been telling girls since the beginning of time.

Accept it, take the risk, make a joke about it, because, at the end of the day, valuable things such as laughter, respect, support, and happiness are going to mean more to you than looking “awkward.” These are the things I have found with my now, and YES shorter boyfriend.

Since coming to college, I have dated a few boys and with each of them, like all the rest, I judged them on their height.

I was pushing perfectly wonderful people away because they didn’t “fit” my definition of what I wanted out of a relationship.

I would definitely date them if they were taller.” Finally, after mentioning this to my friends a number of times, they finally told me how ridiculous I was being.

They told me they would rather see me happy than with a taller guy who treated me poorly.‘If you’re below 5’9, don’t bother swiping right’, stated a woman’s profile on Tinder.I was quite surprised to see how so many women have these strict restrictions on who they’re willing to date or not based on something as superficial as a guy’s height.As a tall girl (5’8), I was quite surprised to learn how having high standards was directly correlated to only dating taller guys.I have been on a few dates with a guy who is 2 inches shorter than me and that made me realize that this obsession over someone’s height is quite ridiculous. You will look taller Most women dream of looking taller than they really are and when you’re dating a short guy, that’s possible without any extra effort from your end!In fact, I was so sure in my answer that growing up, my sister and I developed the statement, “if you’re not tall you’re not family.” Now this statement didn’t develop out of hatred for shorter men, but out of the fact that we thought dating one would be weird and controversial.