At 8ft 1in height, India’s tallest man is unable to find love. Because of his height, Dharmendra Singh, from Uttar Pradesh, is yet to find ‘the one’, reports Telegraph.
“In terms of marriage, the main problem is my height. It will be very difficult to find someone who is tall enough for me. I think it is impossible. So this is also the reason why I haven’t had a girlfriend. Women are very much interested in me. They talk to me and giggle but I have never met anyone who I could look up to.”
Dharmendra, who is a shy person, also has problems finding work. Despite being a post-graduate in Hindi, he could not find a job because of his height. He said:
“Whenever I went for interviews for jobs, people asked how will I do the work if I was so tall. So, I have to take up work as a freak show performer. I charge 10 pence for one picture. Some people pay, some run away without paying. I get hurt when people run away without paying money. I get a monthly salary of Rs 10,000 with which I manage my life.”
While most of Mr Singh’s family are a normal height, his maternal grandfather was 7ft 3in, suggesting his size could be genetic. As a child, he was always taller than his peers and was often bullied in his youth. Dharmendra said:
“Some people would say that I have grown too tall and I have become useless. People would say I have become hopeless. I used to feel bad about these things.”
But what hurts Dharmendra the most is that he cannot do normal day-to-day things. He explained:
“I need a helper to help me with smaller things. I have trouble even walking. I need someone to go to market and buy things for me. I have to face a lot of hardships which a normal person does not have to. It is a terrible feeling when I am unable to do normal things. Also, my health gets affected because of my height. “