Dr. Date: Uhh, why is my date asking my shoe size?

Does he have a weird fetish, or am I overreacting?

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Dr. Date

Dear Dr. Date,

I went on a date with this guy that WAS going well — until he asked me my shoe size. At first, I was taken aback, but then I got uncomfortable. He brought it up so casually and then pretended he never asked me. It was weird because it was the first time we had talked, and it seemed like an odd question. The night ended well, and we kept seeing each other for the next month. He never asked about my shoe size again. BUT, last night we were watching a movie, and he asked me to take my socks off. Weird right? But I did anyway because I like him, and I was a bit curious where it would go. Nothing happened after that but now I am confused. Does my man have a foot fetish, or am I just overreacting? 

Please help,

Foot for Thought

Dear Foot for Thought,

You know how girls sometimes have height requirements for men? Maybe he has a shoe size requirement. Are your feet larger than average? 

If you were a few months into dating, I’d think he wanted to surprise you with a pair of shoes (which is still a little weird … ever heard of a gift card?) If your feet were on his lap while watching a movie, he might have thought the socks were smelly or scratchy. But if everything was normal, bring it up next time he mentions something foot-related. Hopefully he doesn’t buy you a toe ring for Christmas, right?

Sincerely,

Dr. Date