Sunday, December 20, 2009


I just found a really interesting article on Your Tango about women who refuse to date shorter men. Is this a pretty universal thing? I know that personally, I've always preferred my boyfriends to be 6'0 or even taller (I'm 5'4), and though it sounds weird, when I think of my best relationships, they were with people who were 6'3, 6'1, and 6'0 (sorry L., that last one should be is 6'0!)

How does everyone else feel about this? I think a big part of it for me is that shorter men often break my universal rule of dating--I won't date people whose thighs are smaller than mine! Another part of it is that, just like most people have those weird things that really do it for them, I'm hopelessly attracted to giants. Like towering, fi-fi-fo-fum, my-head-rests-in-their-armpit, giants. It seems to make me swoon when they're about a foot taller than me. See?:

Exhibit A:

Jason Segel.
Major crush.

Exhibit B:

Michael Phelps.
Take me now.

Exhibit C:

John Krasinski
Please let me have your (tall) babies.

... I could go on and on.

So am I the only one that goes for Gigantors, or do you guys like 'em too?


  1. i was just sitting down to write a blog about a date i had with a guy who showed up and was my height (5'3"!). in that case, yes definitely a deal-breaker

  2. what was that classic freshman year quote of mine... "i wont date a guy who can fit into my pants" ? if only we'd stuck to that... haha

  3. I still think it was something more like this: "I won't date a guy unless I can get into his pants" :P

  4. J- Ah that sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it.

    And girls, I think both are equally valid and should be adhered to strictly. =)

  5. Since I'm 5'2", I will NOT date a guy shorter than me. I think it looks so awkward when there's a tall girl dating a short guy (I'm thinking Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise).

    Also, GREAT list of guys! All of them are so hot!

  6. Don't worry :) It will be worth the wait!! Promise!

    And I LOVE the idea of doing the run around town. I hope Mr. B and I can find one where we can bring Emma next year... I am not sure if Em would wear a costume for very long but it could make for some awesome photos! Thanks for the idea! I hope y'all have a great holiday season!

    xo, KA

  7. paloma is lying! i swear.

    ps i just came back to this post to mention how ridiculously attractive jkras is.

  8. I just love how it's snowing all over him now hehe.

  9. What about Tom Welling? 6'3? He can be MY superman... :P
    Or Josh Hartnett? 6' 2½"
    the list is looooong.... :P