Movies, the media and advertising often send messages that tell women they need to be shorter than their boyfriends, or smaller, or more feminine - but this is not at all the reality for many people.
There is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to relationships, and this is the message one blogger is trying to send to women who feel insecure that they don't match the stereotype.
The model, who goes by 'Essie', shared an empowering Instagram post about what it feels like to be curvy and dating a skinny guy, according to society's standards.
"There is nothing inherently "manly" about being strong," she writes. "There is also nothing inherently "unfeminine" about being bigger, taller or musclier than a man.
"My whole life I have dated men who are thinner than me and when I was younger that used to get to me. I thought that it made me less of a girl to have bigger thighs than my boyfriend.
"Honestly, this is a fallacy. Men don't need to be bulky/tall and women don't need to be small. How we feel about ourselves should also not be based on who we are dating or bullshit ideals about how men and women are supposed to look."
And of course, she's right. Feeling strong and healthy is important for both genders and should not just be promoted for men. Looking different to the narrative that we are taught should not be something to be ashamed of by any means.
Essie also thanked her friend for commenting on her 'newfound arm muscles' and nicknaming her "The Buff T-Rex" because she has short arms.
"Probably my favourite nickname of all time," she wrote.
Gotta love women supporting other women, so Essie, we salute you!