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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tall, Taller, Tallest

It seems that the world has this general obsession with 'Tall, Dark, and Handsome' when it comes to men. I was just over at Dad Gone Mad's site and noticed that he is certainly taller than his wife. Far, far taller. She reaches the middle of his chest.

I have several friends who are far far shorter than their men, and in the case of The Weasel and his wife, HE'S four inches shorter than her. I know it's awful of me, and I should be more open about this, but I find it incredibly strange looking when the woman is taller than the man. It's throwing the world out of whack people, you are not meeting my general expectations for aesthetically pleasing presentation.

I'm also not liking the foot or more difference between the couple. Pictures of the couple look off kilter. You can't get a good shot of both their faces. When you're a short woman and you're looking up to kiss a guy, you get a kink in your neck.

I wonder how much of the 'tall' requirement of guys has to do with the 'protection' desire women experience. There is something to be said for the fact that women will look for guys who will fight for them. And if they're tall, they're more powerful. Maybe. Perceptionally anyway.

But for you short guys, there are women like me, who just want to be able to look you in the eyes and not need to visit the chiropractor.


Blogger RubyB said...

Not to mention that for us tall girls... the stupid tall guy/short girl combo bites. Cause we already had to go through life as taller tham most of the people we knew (until some of them finally grew up) and now when we talk to our short friends we're always looking down and maybe it'd be nice to look at or up at someone for a change.

BTW... if I ever date someone shorter than me I want you to KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. I expect it of you.. I know I'll have no control over your Esposo.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous paulab said...

I have two girl cousins over 6' each. Tough for them to find any man taller than they are. OTOH...My sister is 5'2" and her DH is 6'6". They really pushed it to the limit! Still, they are really cute together.

12:43 AM  

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