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    How tall/short are you?

    And how tall/short would you prefer to be, if you could change it?

    I'm 5'6 and I don't think I would change it.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Just shy of 6'-3". This is a good size. The view from up here is great.

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    Like 20grit, I'm just shy of 6'-3". I prefer to see over people's heads when I'm in crowded situations. Makes it easier to find the escape exit when the fire alarm goes off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Just shy of 6'-3". This is a good size. The view from up here is great.
    Do the shoe stores carry your size?
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    tall enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    tall enough.
    5'9?
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    Old enough to know better willmw's Avatar
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    I am five-foot nine and one half inches, if I don't slouch, barefooted. I think I'm tall enough but my wife wouldn't mind another inch or so.
    Dangit, I almost only post in Foo, so my post count is abysmal.

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    6' 2-7/8"

    I like it. I wish my wife were a tad taller so shower....never mind.

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    Just over 6'. The GF is a foot shorter, and I know just what SontaInFSharp is talking about. And then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Just over 6'. The GF is a foot shorter, and I know just what SontaInFSharp is talking about. And then some.
    My bf is 6'3 1/2 but we ummmm make it work
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmw View Post
    I am five-foot nine and one half inches, if I don't slouch, barefooted. I think I'm tall enough but my wife wouldn't mind another inch or so.
    They rarely do...

    I'm 5'10". I wouldn't mind being 5'11", but I'm happy where I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    6' 2-7/8"

    I like it. I wish my wife were a tad taller so shower....never mind.
    Yup. I'm 6' and my last gf was 5'2". I always tried to give her the top step.

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    5' 9". I'm fine with it.

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    I'm handsome.

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    I used to be a hair over 6 feet then I broke my neck. Now I'm five eleven.

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    I was 5'8" until recently. I don't know when, but I lost 1 inch, shrunk down to 5"7". Part of the aging process, I guess, I never had a major back injury. I guess I'm considered short.

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    6'2". I don't "feel" tall but I know I am. Thankfully I wear a size 12 shoe and pretty much everything is off the rack for me. Wife is 5'10".

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    6', though odd proportions, long leg, short torso, long arms. Long sleeve shirts can be a bit difficult to find that fit correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    I'm handsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Did your mom tell you that?
    Had to be as I sure can't see even Tude saying that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Do the shoe stores carry your size?
    I wear a 12, but have a 13 arch. I only have problems on occasion with shoes. I'm at a height were pants are still attainable in my size (except for my waist, 33 waist isn't as easy to come by.). My biggest problem is having long arms and a long torso. If I buy something with long sleeves, generally the sleeves are too short as is the torso. If I get something that is long enough to meet those two, it generally looks like a parachute. For dress shirts, I have to get 'tailored fit', slim fit, etc.

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    I was once told that I am "amazon tall" by a short road racer with a complex. Didn't realize 5' 9" was extraordinary for a woman. I'm the shortest of all of my siblings.
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    I'm just shy of 6' (5'11 3/4). My youngest brother got all the height in the family. He's 6'3"
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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    I was once told that I am "amazon tall" by a short road racer with a complex. Didn't realize 5' 9" was extraordinary for a woman. I'm the shortest of all of my siblings.
    I'm the runt of my family.
    I'm taller than my sister, but the shortest male amongst my cousins on both sides.
    I have a handful of cousins that are six five and beyond.

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    I'm 5'11", maybe 5'10" these days (shrinkage is real folks).

    Funny thing is I once met a woman who wouldn't date me because I was "too short". She was about an inch shorter than me.
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