s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: S is for Sandals

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

S is for Sandals

My dad is on the short side and my mom’s tallish, so my parents are roughly the same height. When my parents started dating, my mom thought that (a) she might be taller and that (b) this might bother my dad, so she always wore sandals, because those were her only pair of shoes without heels. Her roommates always knew when she was going out with my dad, because she would be wearing sandals . . . in the middle of winter.


At August 01, 2006 10:10 PM, Blogger Optimistic. said...

This explains the abundance of sandals that Petra has, I suppose. Interesting.

At August 04, 2006 10:30 PM, Blogger Daikon said...

I wish that it wasn't generally considered strange, or at least a little unusual, for a girl to date a guy who's shorter than her.

But I suppose that it comes about naturally, from the fact that men are on average taller than women. Thus, I can't really argue against it, and hardly can I tell anyone that they should change their opinion on the matter.

Still, hypothetically, I wish it wasn't markèd for the guy to be shorter. I'm a guy, and I think I might like to date a girl who's taller than me.

It's cool that your father wasn't bothered by the fact that your mother was nearly taller than him. Because at some point she must have worn heels when they were together, right?

At August 05, 2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Katya said...

Oh, he totally doesn't care. "Officially" he's all of 1/4" taller than she is (or maybe it's 1/8" - they measured years ago and they're sticking to those figures), but I think now he's a good 1/2" shorter than she is, because he's shrunk or he doesn't stand up straight, or both.

As far as dating a guy who's shorter than me goes . . . well, I'm pretty short, so that would be a really short guy. (In my entire life, I think I've only known three adult guys who were shorter than me. And I didn't date any of them.)

But, in general, I think it's just one more way to cut down an otherwise bewilderingly large population of possible mates. And if you've got other priorities, like intelligence or personality, then height becomes less important.

At August 06, 2006 3:18 AM, Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

Lucky for the vertically challenged such as myself :) Then again, personality and intelligence may be equally foreign traits.


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