A couple who met on a dating app – and then discovered that they had a whopping two-foot height difference – have opened up about dealing with crude critics who make jokes about their contrasting sizes, and even question how it affects their sex life.

Brooke Dostillo, 25, and her boyfriend Dylan Painter, 24, from Pennsylvania, matched on dating app Tinder while studying at the University of University of Delaware. But while the pair quickly found they had plenty in common, when they met they realized there was quite a difference in height between them both.

At a whopping 6ft 10in, Dylan – who is a professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Hens  – towers over his pint-sized girlfriend of nearly three years, who is just 5ft tall. 

And while it took some adjusting to, the couple now embraces their height difference and laugh off comments from strangers who question how their relationship works – even going as far as questioning the couple about their sex life. 

Brooke Dostillo, 25, and her boyfriend Dylan Painter, 24, from Pennsylvania, discovered they had a 22-inch height difference after matching on a dating app

At a whopping 6ft 10in, Dylan - who is a professional basketball player - towers over his pint-sized girlfriend of nearly three years - who is just 5ft tall

At a whopping 6ft 10in, Dylan – who is a professional basketball player – towers over his pint-sized girlfriend of nearly three years – who is just 5ft tall

Although Brooke figured he was tall because of his career, she didn't realize just how large their height difference would be

Although Brooke figured he was tall because of his career, she didn’t realize just how large their height difference would be

Brooke explained: ‘I didn’t know when speaking to him how tall he was, I knew he was tall as he was on basketball team, but I didn’t know how tall he really was, and he didn’t know how short I was.

‘It’s it is hard to visual it until you see it for yourself, so for me everyone is tall anyway and Dylan thinks everyone is small.’ 

They often receive comments about their height but shrug it off and even document their life on social media in a series of humorous videos showing the day to day reality of being together. 

‘People make comments about our height just walking down the street, as well as our friends and families, so we thought we’d make the most of it and post videos about it and see where it can take us.

Brooke said: 'It's it is hard to visual it until you see it for yourself, so for me everyone is tall anyway and Dylan thinks everyone is small'

Brooke said: ‘It’s it is hard to visual it until you see it for yourself, so for me everyone is tall anyway and Dylan thinks everyone is small’

Brooke figured Dylan would be tall as he is a professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Hens

Brooke figured Dylan would be tall as he is a professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Hens

Brooke figured Dylan would be tall because he is a professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Hens

Being so open about their lives, the couple laugh at their height difference

Being so open about their lives, the couple compare their clothing sizes and share their day to day antics

Being so open about their lives, the couple laugh at their height difference and compare their clothing sizes as well as sharing their day to day antics

‘Dylan wasn’t able to fit well in my old car as it was quite small, but we have adapted and we now share a bigger car. He also doesn’t fit well on airplanes so he will always sit in the emergency exit row or the bigger leg room.

‘The comments would be things such as: “How does that work,” “OMG you’re so tall and short,” and we would laugh it off as its from both ends from us. 

There are usually more comments towards Dylan in person and more comments about us together online, and it’s always very interesting.

‘We always see people post memes a lot, especially the one of the Hamster and banana, and the train in the tunnel meme, we just laugh it off.

‘Never thought it would go this big, I always joked saying we could blow up on the internet and Dylan didn’t believe me and then realized people were really interested in our lives and us sharing our experiences.’ 

Being so open about their lives, the couple laugh at their height difference and compare their clothing sizes as well as sharing their day to day antics. 

While it took some adjusting to, the couple now embraces their height difference and laughs off comments from strangers who question how their relationship works

While it took some adjusting to, the couple now embraces their height difference and laughs off comments from strangers who question how their relationship works

Meeting online, the couple didn't know their height difference would be so large, and they had to pre-warn their families before they met in preparation

Meeting online, the couple didn’t know their height difference would be so large, and they had to pre-warn their families before they met in preparation

And there even seem to be some pros that come with having a a extremely tall boyfriend, as Brooke finds it helpful around the house. 

Whether she needs to reach something on the top shelf or something under the bed, with Dylan around, the 5ft girlfriend never has to worry about how she’ll snag the items.

‘It’s great when Dylan can reach things for me in the shops and in the kitchen.’ 

Meeting online, the couple didn’t know their height difference would be so large, and they had to pre-warn their families before they met in preparation.

Brooke adds: ‘My family were really excited to meet Dylan and they really liked him when they met. We gave our families warnings about the height differences.

‘He is pretty easy going him, he is used to getting comments from people, but I wasn’t used to it, so getting these comments is something new to me that I had to adjust to.’



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