Are You Playing Small?
The vast majority of women I know are attracted to men who are taller than they are – and I’m no exception. And while I’ve never thought of it as anything more than an evolutionary adaptation whereby women want their offspring to be as big and strong as possible, when brute force is no longer an indicator of survival skills, what does it mean when you literally want to be in a relationship with someone bigger than you?
I remember hearing Kim Kardashian say something about loving being with Kris Humphries because he made her feel small – and while the love part clearly didn’t last, her sentiment somehow stuck with me. In just the last week I’ve heard no fewer than three women tell me about how they like being with men who are bigger than they are, with men who make them feel small – and for the first time I was struck by what this means.
Does wanting to be in a relationship with someone who is literally bigger (read: taller) than you, mean that you want to be in a relationship with someone who is bigger (read: better) than you? And is this still an adaptive reproductive mechanism or instead a way by which women “play small.” When we want to feel small, do we want to be small?
What do you think? Tell me below!