I think naturally built into our psyche is the need for human connection. With this inescapable understanding, it has always concerned me, this external pressure, of needing to peer up and find your “other half.” Clearly I know that I am lonely and I want to be understood.Ultimately, existential loneliness is a universal experience. The ultimate driving force pushing me away from it all was the dating world in the right wing Orthodox community.
Communication is vital in a relationship, and most men have the common misconception that dating a deaf, or otherwise disabled woman, is too much hard work to handle.
So it's not surprising that short men are more depressed and tend to have a higher chance of committing suicide. after one performance an audience member took offence. She took issue with my use of generalisations; I repeatedly say 'women prefer taller men'.
Her accusation was that I was suffering from the very thing I was criticising; while trying to tackle heightism, I myself was being sexist. "That's a generalisation, you're being sexist", she cries.
It’s the thought that reminds us we are alone– no one understands us. I left my year in Israel with a deep love and commitment to Judaism; however, upon returning to the U.
S, I found my community became overly focused on finding me a “shidduch.” I started to feel like I was suddenly defined by my dating prospects and what I “offered” so to speak.