19 Short People Know the Struggle is SO Real

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I’m 4’11” and probably stopped growing in middle school, to be honest. Being short all my life has had several downs versus ups, if you know what I mean. I wish I’d at least written down an even 5’0″ when filling out my information for my driver’s license but I thought I’d be cheating myself and it’d be embarrassing if anyone actually called me out on it.

Some of the every day problems that shorter women have to face are higher shelves – they’re your worst enemy, five inch heels that you thought would be perfect will actually kill your poor feet at the end of the night, and the head patting will never go away. Seriously, who thinks it’s f*cking okay to pat a grown woman on the head despite her height? Pretty f*cking rude, tall people.

Don’t even get me started on the dating game as a short person. Both sexes have it hard if height is involved. Guys think that putting their height on dating apps will help them snag a date and shorter women hardly get approached at bars, especially when they’re out with taller girlfriends. Tall people can’t fully grasp the concept of how crappy it can be when you can’t reach the pedals while driving or having to try and catch up with taller people’s longer steps. Give us some time to catch up, why don’t ya?

These 19 people know that the struggle is SO real:


I’m 4’10 and a legal adult. People have guessed my age from 12 to 15. It kinda sucks being seen as a child and not being taken seriously.


We don’t enjoy conversing with your genitals.


The most common compliment I received until I was 20 was “Cute”


Delivery drivers have asked if my parents/babysitter are home to pay. Uh, I’m 4’11” and in my mid-twenties, I can pay for my f*cking pizza. Just ’cause I’m short and look yooung doesn’t mean anything.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.