Reader Sidney asks: "I have a date this weekend with a gal who's 6'3. Any tips?"

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Well, seriously:

1) If she wears high heels, compliment her on them.

2) Do not make tall jokes.

3) Do not ask her if she played basketball. Or rowed. Or played volleyball. Or modeled. Or . . . you get the picture.

4) "I bet it's really hard to find clothes that fit" is also not a crowd-pleaser, as it carries the implication that the ones you're wearing, don't.

5) If you get there . . . kissing her standing up will feel desperately weird if you are not at least 6'4, and if you are taller than her, it will feel weird to her (don't be surprised if she stands on her tiptoes in an unconscious attempt to get back to "normal"). Also, all of your normal instincts for that special moment will result in awkward crane-like movements of your head as you discover that nothing is where you expect it to be. Unless you think that you can finesse this smoothly, best to make your initial move while sitting down.

After that, you're on your own.

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