Woman who's 7 inches taller than her boyfriend defends their relationship
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A 6ft 3 woman has defended her relationship with her partner who is seven inches shorter than her.
Some men have a problem with the idea of their girlfriend being taller than them, but James Hitchens sees no issue.
James is dating self-proclaimed 'giantess' Lizzy Jade Groombridge and the pair are hoping to change society's view on men having to be taller than their female love interests.
While Lizzy stands at 6ft 3, James is 5ft 8 inches tall.
Meanwhile, Lizzy also hopes to encourage her fellow 'giantesses' to feel good in their own skin.
The 29-year-old from Cornwall said that it wasn't until she started posting videos of herself TikTok (where she goes by the name of @Lizzylonglegslives) that she finally became confident in herself, and now she and her partner James, 30, an electrician are showing off their height difference in a lighthearted way.
Lizzy, who works in social media marketing, explained: "The 'giantess' label has been perceived as a fantasy, but for me, being a giantess means being different and standing out in a bold but positive way.
"James and I often get stares from other people in the street and many questions about our height difference.
"I like to be authentically myself and encourage women to wear heels and own themselves.
"I don't try to build up a fake image as my entire personality online."
She went on: "When I was younger, I always thought I'd be with someone taller. My insecurities told me I couldn't be with someone shorter, however, as I learned to love my height, I realised it's society's issue.
"Society assumes men should always be bigger than their female partners, which impacted my love life for a while, as I would feel embarrassed by my height.
"Men would react by feeling quite emasculated and insecure at times. They even made me feel like I shouldn't wear heels.
"It wasn't until I built myself up on social media that I began to feel confident in myself, and I was positively noticed for my height.
"James sees past the height difference. He's quite a masculine guy who is happy to make videos with me in a light-hearted way."
The 29-year-old and her partner find that they largely get a positive response online, but are sometimes faced with 'the odd negative comment about my height making [James] look like he gets dominated'.
"But the positives of sharing our difference still outweigh the negatives," Lizzy continued.
"I think it's important to dissociate myself from this part of the online world and use my platform to inspire and educate people on loving themselves and being content with who they are."
Shoutout to all the short kings and tall queens out there!