Dating clubs for tall people
“We’re tall,” says the Portland, Ore., resident, who stands 5 feet 11 inches.
She joined her local Tall Club in 2007 because she wanted to meet other tall people.
Research has also found that they are perceived as being better leaders, more desirable mates and more persuasive than those of average height.
Still, being tall isn’t easy, tall people say.“As much as average-height people think being tall is cool, they don’t understand the downside,” says Donna Stocker, who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall.
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She likes that when she’s around other members, she can look them in the eye. She just wasn’t comfortable in her own skin, but being in the Tall Club has helped her come out of her shell.“It really has built up my self-confidence,” Ahrens says.Tall Clubs International’s roots can be traced back to 1938, when a tall artist named Kae Sumner wrote a story about her height for the Los Angeles Times newspaper. In the story, she described the issues her height had presented in her life and invited other tall people to contact her. The Las Vegas chapter has 70 members in its Meet-Up group and 250 friends on its Facebook page, says John Morath, chapter president.The 49-year-old makeup artist and instructor is a founding member of her local Tall Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tall people, Stocker and other members say, are often the butt of jokes.The most commonly asked question is, “How’s the weather up there?