Dating Then & Now – Christiana



I honestly can’t believe I’m putting this out on the Internet for the world to see…gotta love transparency. For all you tall girls out there who are frustrated with the dating scene, read my story! It’ll give you hope.

Elementary and middle school—otherwise known as an awkward kid’s worst nightmare. My best friends at the time were getting their first “Want to be my girlfriend? Check yes or no” letters, and I desperately wanted one. I remember one group of boys in particular would ask me out on the playground everyday, only to run back to their friends to joke and laugh that they had “tricked the big girl.” Needless to say I only said “yes” once.

In high school I sat watching from the sidelines as the majority of my friends get their first boyfriends, their first kisses, all the while wishing that some NORMAL guy would ask me out and be serious about it! In my mind, the only dudes interested in me were Internet guys who stalked me on Facebook (mostly creepy, often had tall girl fetishes) and, as a result, I felt like anyone interested in me had something wrong with them.

My worst date ever happened when my mom set me up with her client’s son. I showed up at his door (should have known it would be a bust since he didn’t pick me up) only to have him answer in BATMAN PAJAMAS! We then spent three hours playing Guitar Hero in his room…with his parents.

**Note: This cringe-worthy date was one of TWO dates I had in high school. The other person was more interested in the fact that I was tall and could pick him up…awesome**


Going into college, I didn’t have high hopes for the dating scene. Being 6’5”? Big problem. Show them that I was goofy, knew every Disney song by heart, and loved impersonating Cher? Sayonara dating life!

That was until I met Kyle.

I was fresh on the college scene as a new volleyball player when I remember my new teammates telling me there was an “upper-classman football guy” interested in me.

Say whaaaaaat?

Long story short, he’d seen me at a party, thought I was “the most beautiful woman there” (his words), and instantly told the other guys that I was off limits. While I understandably thought there must be SOMETHING weird about him, I wasn’t given the opportunity to turn him down! He called me out-of-the-blue one random afternoon and said he was outside my door to take me to a movie!

We’ve been together eight years total and have now been married three. It sounds corny, but I married my absolute best friend and thank God every single day for bringing him in my life.

My advice? Don’t settle, be weird, and trust that the right person will come sweep you off your feet.

P.S. My husband actually bought a unicorn sticker for my car to remind me how much he loves how tall, funny, and unique I am. I’m telling you, its SO worth it to wait for a person who treats you like that!


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