Very tall women have every reason to feel feminine, like the one above.

I have encouraging words for tall women who believe they are too masculine to attract men, or who think they’ll never find a man who’ll make them feel feminine.

Though many tall women glow with confidence and pride, other tall women believe their height is an obstacle to happiness and feeling feminine or “normal.” I know this from reading online posts.

Here is one of the posts, copied and pasted, word-for-word:

6’2″ Lisa wrote (January 31st 2009)

I’m 22 and still struggle with my height. I play basketball and it is hard to feel feminine being tall with a muscular/athletic build.

In HS, there was only a few boys taller than me and they always end up dating short girls… I hate that.

Height has benefits in athletics and tall girls never get teased, but it really makes me worry that I will never find a husband who will make me feel like a woman.

I am very healthy, but way about 200 pounds because of my athletic stature and I get jealous when I see women being lifted off their feet on tv.

Here are my encouraging words to tall women:

Depend upon YOURSELF for feeling feminine. This can be accomplished many ways:

1) a complete makeover

2) a spa treatment

3) a professional manicure

4) a new hairdo/cut/tint

5) jewelry

6) clothes, especially feminine colors such as pink, orange, violet, purple, etc.

7) feminine mannerisms, such as how you position your legs when sitting; your language (do you swear a lot?); and other mannerisms: how do you chew food or gum? What are your table manners?

8) fragrance

Think of all the females you’ve seen in your lifetime who were masculine, or women you weren’t sure might be a man. Were they necessarily tall? Do you think runway models are masculine or not woman-enough to attract men?

Think of actresses around six feet tall, such as Sigourney Weaver, Brooke Shields and Charlize Theron.

Are they masculine? Think of the women you’ve seen who were masculine. What about these women made them masculine?

  • Being tall?
  • Or hairstyle & clothes?
  • Mannerisms?

I’ve seen masculine-appearing women who looked this way because of their 1) hairdo, 2) clothes, 3) facial features and 4) body shape — SHAPE, not height, but the shape.

I went bowling one day and the woman in the next lane was between 5-10 and 5-11, and from behind, she looked like a man.

She was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt; blue jeans; had no manicure; no makeup; a plain face with hard features; no jewelry; had very short hair like a man’s; and a heavyset body with no curves–and I couldn’t tell if she had breasts, either. Her height was just a coincidence.

I learned, though, that she was indeed a woman. And the androgyny had nothing to do with her height.

For tall ladies who dream of a man who can lift them up: If you were of “average” or “normal” height, your boyfriend or husband wouldn’t necessarily be able to pick you up!

Many men cannot pick up an average height, medium weight female!

As a personal trainer, I once had a couple of men clients who were over six feet tall and over 200 pounds.

I seriously doubted either of these men could have easily picked up an average size woman; they fatigued just from biceps-curling 15-pound dumbbells!

Finally, just to re-emphasize: Never depend on a man to make you feel like a woman. This power should come from inside you yourself. Own your tall height!

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.