Dating is much harder now than when I was in my twenties. With more life experience under my belt, I have a much better idea of what I want from a partner. In my younger days, my wish list was probably a bit superficial; I wanted a boyfriend that I found physically attractive (I had a thing for red heads) and I wanted to be with someone who could make me laugh. I wasn’t really considering their hobbies, beliefs or aspirations and if they were aligned with my own.
Now I have a lot more to think about, because my future partner will need to be a positive role model for my children in addition to all the other stuff.
A few of my friends have said that I need to lower my standards, whereas others have said not to settle and to continue to hold out for a man who meets all the requirements on my ‘check list’. I went on a date with a guy that was smaller than me, in my attempt to be less choosy. He was lovely, but just not for me. Now I know that I definitely need to be with a man that is at least the same height as me. So that’s already one item that I’m not willing to compromise on and reduces the pool of eligible men considerably.
Did you know the average height of a man in Scotland is 5’9″?
I’ve heard that I’m not the only girl that is interested in height and it seems to be a common question that women ask on online dating apps. That’s one of the things I did like about Match.com is that you can filter by location, age, height, smoking status, relationship status (never married, separated, divorced, widowed). Whereas Tinder is filtered purely by location, age and a photo!
If you’re interested, I’ve been on two dates now with a gent (who is the same height as me!)… all is promising thus far. Date three is in the diary!! Watch this space…