Female body issues: The most ironic thing about me dating only Asian guys, I feel, is my body type.

I don’t know where it came from, but I started realizing my self-esteem depended on me and what I liked about myself, not what others liked about me.

I became more confident, comfortable, and content with not only my female body issues, but Asian guys in general. A common complaint I hear is height, or the lack thereof.

Being kind of tall myself, I can appreciate it when a girl wants a taller man.

I’ve given it a lot of thought over the years and decided it’s because the feeling of being protected and totally enveloped by a man’s embrace is wonderfully soothing, not exactly female body issues.

While there are some Asian guys that don’t mind if the girl is taller, there are so many more that are turned-off by my height.

I know that there are those out there that don’t care about my weight (which is actually normal for 5’9”), but there are multitudes that would rather not weigh less than their dating partner.

These are just a few female body issues that arise for a girl like me.

To be honest, though, I’ve come to accept my body and get over my female body issues, even though it took a few years. I’m not afraid to wear high heels and I’ve come to tolerate my hips.

For whatever reason, that has come to be associated with height, and thus, girls vocalize that desire by looking for guys taller than them.

It could be just me, but I think how tall a person is has little to do with their height and more to do with how they carry themselves. At 5’5”, I was taller than him by four inches, and I’m sure we got stares for that difference.

It was a rare occurrence for me to think of him as shorter, however, because he made his presence known.