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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:04 PM
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Is 5 ft 6 tall for a woman?
Edited on Tue Jan-01-08 06:05 PM by Bicoastal
I have a blind date of sorts coming up soon, and the girl sounds quite lovely--except the friend who set it up has described her as TALL. (For the record, the friend, also female, is about 5 feet.)

I've been worrying about this--I'm only five foot six. Is it possible she's my height or shorter, and still qualifies as tall?

(I know, I know--in a perfect world, this shouldn't be an issue. But I've NEVER gotten far with women whose dimensions exceed my own.)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:05 PM
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1. It's freakishly tall. Don't go!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 11:17 AM
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49. She'll be some kind of heinous amazon and rip your pecker off!!!!111!11 Series!!!!11!
this is HUGH!11!111!1!!!
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:06 PM
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2. i'm 5'6" and i don't consider myself tall
tall to me is at least 5'9"

but that's just me

good luck :hi:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:06 PM
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3. Hnmm on the tall end of average
Not really classically tall. She's about medium height for a woman.

I'm 5 ft even though.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:06 PM
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4. it's tallish, I would say........
I'm about 4 ft 11 though.

But apparently 5ft 4 is the "average" height for women. :shrug:

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:07 PM
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5. i'm 5'6, i guess i'm maybe a tad taller than the average woman but i do not 5'6 really tall.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:07 PM
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6. Why don't you ask the friend who set it up how tall is TALL?
:shrug:
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:17 PM
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11. "She seemed pretty tall to me..."
"...of course, she was wearing heels last time I saw her."

That's about all the info I can get.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:10 PM
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7. I know cuz I went on that blind date! She's seven foot something.
But she is a really really nice person and she cleans up right pretty.

You shouldn't be superficial! Go out with her!

The reason it didn't work out between us was just that she wasn't rich enough
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:19 PM
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30. Oh you!
:spank:

:D
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:50 PM
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32. Hey, Soup!
Hope all is well! Happy holidays?
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:13 PM
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8. 5'4" is considered average
So she's technically a little taller than average, but I wouldn't describe her as TALL or anything. Does that make sense?
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:14 PM
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9. Not really.
That's what height I am. I think it's slightly above average, but I don't consider myself all that tall, there are a lot of women around a lot taller than me. I have a coworker who's like 6'3" (she's someone I would describe as TALL.)

For the record, a lot of women wouldn't, ahem, look down on a shorter guy. Some of the hottest sex I ever had in my life was with a totally hobbitlike dude. :evilgrin:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:16 PM
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10. Did you braid his toes?
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:17 PM
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12. I stroked his ped-pelt.
I'm just glad there was no ring involved. Not that kind of relationship.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:21 PM
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13. Do you consider 5 ft 6 hobbit-like?
Keep in mind that I am shorter or even with all 4 hobbit actors...
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:25 PM
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16. Nope.
Not unless you always position yourself so that you look tiny in forced perspective. :D

Guy I'm thinking of was probably around 5'2". Like Ronnie James Dio and Prince - but you can't be really hobbit-like if you're skinny. You have to have a little pudge too.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:31 PM
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18. Oh don't bring weight into it. This thread is shallow enough already.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 07:56 PM
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24. Bicoastal, you've got to stop worrying about your height
it's may not be height that is a "problem" to gals taller that you but your ANXIETY about your height - be CONFIDENT already. Don't be like a guy who is going bald and does the combover thing which only calls attention to insecurities - PROJECT CONFIDENCE! You cannot change your height but you CAN change your attitude!!! And for the record I've dated men who were my height and that is two inches shorter than you!!!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:22 PM
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14. i thought it was the average height of an american woman
so, yeah, it's way tall if she's standing next to me
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:22 PM
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15. It might be slightly taller that "average" for a woman, but TALL?
I don't think so. I'm 5'7" and not exactly the Jolly Green Giant. :)

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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:28 PM
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17. I'm 5'6"
and most people consider me short.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:33 PM
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19. no, it's a pretty average height i'd say
tall would be closer to 6 feet usually
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 06:48 PM
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20. Just squeaks by on the tall side of average for a woman, I think. But I have known couples where
the woman was taller and they were quite happy together, so keep your fingers crossed. :)
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 07:17 PM
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21. Well I am 5 foot even so it seems tall to me...
However, I have several female cousins that are 5 foot 10, and 6 feet tall. Now THAT's tall for a woman. I would consider 5'6 taller than average but not by much.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:18 PM
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29. You're not small--you're just far away
Inverse square rule, and all that...
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 09:23 AM
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44. To paraphrase Mark Twain
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 09:31 AM by turtlensue
I'm just tall enough for my feet to reach the ground..and paraphrase that other great philosopher (my 4 ft 9 inch tall younger sister) You behave or I'll punch you in the knee!! :rofl:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 07:41 PM
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22. Be prepared
bring a step stool.

:hi:

RL
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 07:45 PM
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23. What for?
:evilgrin:
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 09:41 PM
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25. Once on MASH,
Radar had the hots for a very tall nurse.(well they were all tall to him) Trapper asked him "So kid, you gonna work without a net?"
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 09:42 PM
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26. Tall is worth the climb.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 09:50 PM
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27. I've dated girls as tall as 5'9 1/2
Which was a bit weird because I'm only 5'10 and she liked to wear heels... :P
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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:13 PM
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28. Everybody thinks or SAYS that I'm tall
I'm 5ft 7. I DON'T think that I'm tall. I think I'm about average. I'm not TOWERING over people. :shrug:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:20 PM
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31. I am 6'2" - shrunken from 6'3"
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 11:02 PM
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33. No, 5'6 is average. But tall to someone who is 5 feet.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 11:04 PM
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34. i think most women would consider themselves tall if they were over 5-8
I dated a girl who was 6 feet tall.

I'm 5-9.

it was, interesting. especially when she wore heels.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 11:05 PM
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35. Stop worrying, for Christ's sake. Just go with what happens.
Redstone
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 11:12 PM
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36. I'm 5'6"!
:headbang: I do feel tall sometimes, especially in my neighborhood where everyone's short and round.

I've been freaked out lately because I bought two hoodie sweatshirts and I had to exchange them both for EXTRA LARGES. My shoulders are wide for a chick and my hips are a little big but I am so NOT an extra large x( I used to wear 7's and 8's and now I wear 9's and 10's but next to most people I see I'm like a stick.
This pisses me off so bad, I've written to cafe press about their dumb sizing x(
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 09:50 AM
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45. crap, sorry, I forgot, I'm 5'7" really
:blush: oops
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 11:14 PM
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37. I don't think so, but then the shortest one of my sisters is 5' 9"
Everything is relative.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:28 AM
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38. Not so much
try 5'11. woot!
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 07:00 AM
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39. No
5'6" is average.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:04 AM
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40. Don't worry about it...
Speculating, especially in a negative sense, will only ensure that your date flops. You're committed to the date, right? So you know that you will get that far. What happens beyond that is unimportant. Enjoy yourself! :D
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:38 AM
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41. the tall side of average, I think
:hi:
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 08:50 AM
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42. she's probably going to be taller than you
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 09:10 AM
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43. To somebody that is 5 feet tall
a woman that is 5'4" or 5'6" is probably pretty tall. If you're that concerned about height, you could have asked if she was taller than you.

From my own anecdotal observations, you could be okay. I've tended to notice that shorter women often end up with tall guys or short guys, and not many in between - I have two cousins that are about 5'1" and one married a guy that is like 6'2" or 6'3" and the other married a guy that is like 5'3" - however, women that are closer to average height tend to be be open to all sizes of guy.

But, I'll also say that my ex-wife used to claim she was 5'1" (probably realistically closer to 4'11" than 5'1") and married me, a guy who is 5'9"/5'10"
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 10:21 AM
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47. That's pretty true
I'm 5 feet exactly and yeah 5'4" or 5'6" seems tall to me. And the short woman tall guy thing...My older sister is 4'11 and married to a 6'1" guy and my younger sister is 4'9" and married to a guy who is 6' 2" (talk about Mutt n Jeff!)....Since we are all shorter than our parents it our genetic duty to only marry tall guys.... :D
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 11:14 AM
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48. of course
before me, my ex dated a guy that was like 5'4" or so... and, one of her qualifications for marrying a guy was that he had to be taller than her (my response to her was that she didn't really narrow the field down very much with that one...)

so, I probably seemed tall to her compared to her previous boyfriend.

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 10:11 AM
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46. In a perfect world...
...Dennis Kucinich would never stop smiling. Oh, wait...that's already happened.

Go on the date, my friend.
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:34 PM
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50. My boss is about 5'2" and I'm 5'7"
She tells everyone that I'm "really tall" for what it's worth.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:41 PM
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51. No!

It's not too tall at all.

;-)
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hoozyorsugadaddy Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 02:11 PM
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52. In Central America maybe, or Japan
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 04:51 PM
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53. Aaaahhhhh!!! it's the attack of the 5'6" woman!!!! run for your lives!! nt
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 04:53 PM
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54. I'm a 5'9" woman
And attitudes like yours are why I rarely date men.
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