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NBAer says on 4/May/15
Chris says on 3/May/15
@NBAer Height is a subject where you really see how many people live in their own delusions. I'm 6ft and when i was at the doctor (he was maybe 4 inches smaller than me, so around 5'8), i had to have my measurement taken. He asked me first what my height was and randomly commented i was really tall while also saying he was 5'10 (178 cm) himself and guessed i must have been around 188 cm. (6'2)
The funny thing is that when he measured me at 183 cm, he just shrugged it off and didnt say anything afterwards. I'm not even sure he wrote down my measured height.
It's kind of interesting how people are clinging to their own illusions.
Yeah i agree but the weird thing is most believe they're as tall as they claim to be,and even if you proved them otherwise(like measuring them for example)they would still try to make excuses,like the measuring tape is inaccurate,''i didn't stood tall'',''i went to the doctor the other day and he measured me 180(when he's clearly 175 max)'',''You don't know how to measure''etc...It's really silly actually,but i don't blame them for wanting to be taller and believing their own lies,because i actually lied too...Truth is before i even measured myself accurately i had no idea of my exact height and always guessed random figures.That and add that most people guess me 185(6'1)i honestly really thought i was a member of the 6ft club lol!!And i even thought for quite some time i was 186-187 cm loool,but that was last year-now i know my true height and always go with the lowest(bang on 179cm).I made up my mind about this and honestly,height really doesn't matter if you're not an athlete.
totigno says on 4/May/15
Amaze I believe the average in France isn't as low as 5'9 or 175/6. I just checked a new average height and the range was 177cm to 178cm. Let me do the France height listing
163+ and under very short
164-172 short
173-174 below average but not short
175-176 lower average(5'9-5'9.25)
177-178 main average, solid average.(5'9.5-5'10)
The 177/8 is associated with your generation the average
179-180 above average
181-182 tallish
183-184 low/weak tall
185-186 tall
187-188 solid tall
189-190 strong tall
191-192 low/weak very tall
193-194 very tall
195-196 solid very tall
197-198 strong very tall
199-200 standout very very tall+
Thats what my friend from France also thinks and agrees, he's slightly taller than you (185cm) and he says he's tall for France which I agree. 185cm isn't very tall for men just like 165cm isn't very short for men.


i agree with your listing
totigno says on 4/May/15
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 30/Apr/15
@Not Quite 6ft

i live in France, i switch between Paris and the north of france, but now i mainly live in the north while i used to live in Paris when i was below 18 years old.
Southern french are known to be short, add immigrants who are shorter than caucasian and you have an overall average of 178 cm
But if you don't take into account immigrants and people who live in the south of France, the average height jumps to something like 180 cm.Add 3 or 4 cm for young people
Gramma school are elitist, aren't they?I m not surprised grammar school students are tall.

as a french man i 've never seen where your average height of 180cm + come from
James B says on 4/May/15
Amaze-6'3 is bordering on very tall but it's certainly not breathtakingly tall
6fthunkofchunk says on 4/May/15
Height has remained static since the 70s-80s for developed countries. Humans aren't meant to reach 6ft+ on average. Nutrition isnt an issue. Id say even the poor in America are reaching their true heights
JJF says on 4/May/15
No such thing as a ‘perfect height’ – there is however such a thing as the PERFECT COMBINATION of height AND build (talking men only here for now).

Sure, being 6’1” or 6’2” with a great build is perhaps ‘perfect’, but realistically only 2% of men are ever going to look like this.
Make no mistake, Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Reynolds EARN THEIR MONEY by looking the way they do. They did not get gigs on ‘Home pls go Away’ / the braindead-Pizza-sitcom respectively for their massive thespian talent, I assure you :-D

If you are below 5’11” then generally I think it really pays to be fairly lean and create as much of a ‘V-shape’ (wider shoulder to waist appearance) as you can. This will give the illusion of more height and you will most definitively look better if you are of average or ‘below average’ height.

A stocky or soft appearance just doesn’t work well for guys under 5’11” – think Kevin Spacey or Matt Leblanc. They often appear shorter than they are due to their build. Now compare to say Patrick Swayze(†) or Guy Pearce who both were/are in great shape – all these guys are around the same height but the VISUAL IMPRESSION of their height is very different.

Vince Vaughn will, at 6'5" & with a bank balance to match his weight, always be relatively popular no matter how many extra pounds he inexplicably seems to accumulate over the years...
gbbhjj says on 4/May/15
I was 177.2 till day before havent slept for a day and today i am 176.5 is it normal
184.3cm (Night) says on 4/May/15
I was thinking earlier, say you are 5'10 then for you a 6'1 man would be tall and a 5'7 man would be short. These are also still pretty common heights that you see day to day. Taking my own height 6'0.5 gives me 6'3.5 and 5'9.5 respectively. So guys i see as short are common, while the tall guys are a small percentage, not incredibly rare however. As we continue on up the chain our perception of being tall increases and it becomes more jarring when we encounter taller people.

The height where it all changes i believe is 6'2 as 5'11 is short to you while 6'5 is tall. So a rare height combined with an above average height. Maybe this is why 6'2 is so attractive to so many.
184.3cm says on 4/May/15
My friend who is 5'9.25'' but claims 5'11'' told me how he was just below average height in Holland.

Would be interesting to hear Rob's opinion if he's been to Holland or any other country?

And this is why 6ft Magician most people believe average is 6'1 here. Your friend would have been 2 inches under average with young guys here.
Average for women here is a good 5'6 so 3 inches over that you have the start of tall for women here. So he has equal stature to entry level tall for women here.
Tom says on 4/May/15
I think one of the biggest problems that people cant agree on it what is considered tall. I used this example before. If 100 guys are measured, 99 at 5'11 and 1 at 6ft. Is the latter tall. Most would say no, yet he is taller than 99%. Its more about the amount taller in inches/cm than the number of people you are taller than, which is wrong. If you are 6ft 1 according to CDC in the US you are taller than almost 89.3% of people. Now in any ones book that a awful lot of people. 6ft is at 81.1 percentile. So at 6ft in the US you are taller than 8 in 10 males. Yet some people think 6ft is no longer tall. In my opinion that is at least solid tall. Oh i forgot to mention these figures are for 2-20yrs so obviously the true averages will be less. And that in America not taking into account the world average so in countries like India etc at 6ft i be surprised if you weren't taller than 99% of the natives. I mean when it comes down to in unless your the height of a 5 year old child i wouldnt worry about your height. Most people dont give a ****. I doubt People such as Alan Sugar worth £800 Million really worries to much about it. Just ask yourself would you rather have than kind of money or be your desired height. I know what i would choose (the height of course :)
Tom says on 4/May/15
I think part of the problem, and its completely understandable. Is people go off what they either see or are told and do no go by the official studies conducted. Albeit most studies are fairly pointless as the numbers are simply too low to have any real baring on an actual figure. 1000 people is not enough to accurately determine the average of any countries with a population over 1 Million as thats 0.1 percent of the pop. Not exactly a representative sample. So obviously Constitutional Countries such as the Uk with a Pop of 64 million (2013) such studies should be redundant. I know many will understand my point and ill try not to be patronising but its like having a bag of 1000 coloured balls (yes were back at school) 999 are blue the one remaining red. You pick the red ball out of the bag and conclude that the average colour of the balls are red. I appreciate that its not as black and white with height as the range is far greater not just two possibilities, but you get my point.

As people have said below many people inflate their own height. At 5'11, 19 i am taller than 7/10 of my age group (not by much) and nearly always taller than 40+ Im always surprised by the lack of people taller than me. I have always been guessed at a minimum of 6ft and a fair few times 6ft 3' which is quite frankly laughable.
Lisa says on 3/May/15
@Daprez: Do you remember the name of the source? I think we may live in different countries. If so, that explains our disagreement. I partially agree with your source. I think 5'9 is a tad below average and 5'11 is a tad above average (in most of the US). Here, 5'6 is considered short and 6'1 is considered tall. Your source lists these heights as below average and above average. I think most Americans would classify them as short and tall, respectively.
Philly Dee says on 3/May/15
Our opinions all fall into a continuum or a spectrum. On average, I usually see heights of 6 foot to 6 foot 4 being favoured. However, if you fall into the 5 foot 7 to 6 foot 5 range, you shouldn't have much issue living day to day life. Clearly, this is my own spectrum but it stands to reason that being the tallest does not give you the best benefit.

6 foot 3 and up (up to 6 foot 6) has a sort of impressive aura. Some people would term it "alpha" but alpha males (if this idea is something we are will running to with here at celebheights) should not be based on a variable that they can't control. Alpha is combination of state of mind as well as their efforts in bettering their lives as well as the lives of others. That alpha presence is earned, not born with. The sooner we can debunk the association of height and the alpha male, the sooner we can begin to appreciate people of various heights.

Yes, at first glance it seems that individuals in the 6 foot 3 to 6 foot 6 have that "wow" factor. Some of us wonder what it would be like to live with that height and we speculate that our lives will be considerably improved as a result. 6 foot to 6 foot 2 is a more preferred range based on countless polls and opinions across the web but its not perfect by any means. I mean sure, we like to reinforce the idea of aesthetics as well as perceived competence, confidence and charisma with height but again, it is an uncontrollable variable (unless you take the route of leg lengthening which is a heavy decision to make).

So lets lump 6 foot to 6 foot 6 and consider again why we speculate these particular heights to the best.
1) 6 foot is the benchmark so it begins the standard because you are no longer having to speak the "5 foot something" in your day to day vocabulary. It sounds nice to the ears.
2) Many athletes, models, CEOs, are in this range so we attribute their success to their height (not entirely but there is a correlation given the nature of their profession and their environment)
3) As you go further up in this range, you perceived differently than your average height man. Your height is something special and at 6 foot 3 and up, it has the potential to define you.
4)The ability to intimidate: This one you will see in men (women too) who are tall but also have a large build or have a small to medium build but are quite muscular. Bouncers exhibit this characteristic in particular.
5) Seeing over people: It does serve the ego well when we can physically see over people's heads. It gives a feeling of superiority over the common folk.
6) We are positively biased towards tall individuals in the workforce. There is a reason CEOs are more likely to be 6 foot and up.

Now from 5 foot to 5 foot 11 is a range that doesn't seem special. 5 foot anything (unless you are a female and in the higher end of the 5 foot range) doesn't have the pleasant sounding "6 foot whatever" to it or is impressive. We have to face it, we do like to impress people and height is one of those things we like to show off. I am 190 cm and I can say without a doubt, that it has advantages when it comes to dating, however the way females (and males in my case too lol) perceive it is favourable because our society reinforces time and time again. Word of mouth is incredibly powerful and the effects of reaffirming height through conversation has a profound effect on the physiology of the brain.

There was a time when I wanted to be 6 foot 4. I thought that my life would be even better but then I realized that my brain and the environment enforces "more is better" but that is far from the truth. I recognize that because of the collective values our society possesses and propagates, had I been 5 foot 6 or lower or around average height, my life would be different. At the end of the day, I still had the capacity to make this life a great one. Sure being much shorter than I am would obstruct from dating certain people, but then I don't need to date them to begin with.

It is very tempting to categorize ranges of height and I am not saying that it's invalid. All I am saying is that it is limiting you from partaking in the human experience which is the ability to experience all things that are possible given your immediate environment, physiology, mental capacity and processes, friends and family, profession and your behaviour and personality.

I really enjoy my height and if I was really short, I would recognize that life would be harder for me because of the values and social expectation that are present, but again, I still have the capacity to fulfill my own human experience. I would just seek other ways or methods with which to write my own story. Maybe I couldn't be a hockey player, a model, or something that requires being tall, but I would find something that wouldn't require it. Life is far too short to obsess over the details when the bigger picture reveals the absurdity of height and how social expectations deriving from it are not going away any time soon.
Amaze says on 3/May/15
@Daprez look at latest heights and tell me tom wlaschiha doesn't look tall , he does kook tall because he is. I think I defo have to disagree with that source. Anything 183 or 6'0 and over is legit tall structure. 6'3 is very tall structure.
Amaze says on 3/May/15
@Daprez I understand but I disagree with some

I'm not tall or short or medium I'm below average 5'8 and I'd say I'm near short 5'7 is actually short and 5'6 is proper short you can tell 5'6 guys are short. Their body etc
And 6'0 is legit tall, I know so many 183/6'0_guys and they look quite tall. What standout short is 5'5 and when ur 6'2 you are strong tall and people will comment on it more because ur like proper proper tall. 6'0 is still tall but low end tall.
Chris says on 3/May/15
@NBAer Height is a subject where you really see how many people live in their own delusions. I'm 6ft and when i was at the doctor (he was maybe 4 inches smaller than me, so around 5'8), i had to have my measurement taken. He asked me first what my height was and randomly commented i was really tall while also saying he was 5'10 (178 cm) himself and guessed i must have been around 188 cm. (6'2)
The funny thing is that when he measured me at 183 cm, he just shrugged it off and didnt say anything afterwards. I'm not even sure he wrote down my measured height.
It's kind of interesting how people are clinging to their own illusions.
James B says on 3/May/15
I know a guy who is 197 (virtually 6'6) and weighs in at 19 stone. I first met him back in 2012 and to me he looked a very big/very tall man but still not jaw droopingly huge like you can't believe your eyes. Met him again recently up close at my local starbucks and he looked taller than I remember like a massive man in fact I think the customers at Starbucks stared at him a bit when he stood up because of his size.

I am 5'7 1/4 myself
KinderSide says on 3/May/15
@Amaze
I'm 6'1'' with no shoes at night. my height is perfect height?
Emil 182 cm says on 3/May/15
@french guy
Everyone can feel short at same countries/areas/places. Even 6'5 guys will feel like shrimps at a basketball court. You cant be tall everywhere lmao..
And a guy at your height, you're actually very tall considering the world average. Consider yourself a smaller giant, if that helps lol.
For gods sake bro, dont do limb lenghtening
NBAer says on 2/May/15
I don't get how some people call 5'8 or 5'9 short.Iam legit 5'10.5 and the difference between me and a 5'9 guy is barely noticeable really,the same goes with 5'8 guys too,when i'm near them they're obviously shorter than me,but not really that much.Also how many times have i estimated a person taller than he/she really is just because i saw them from a distance and when they come close i realize they're not even 1 inch close of what i thought...Like i see a guy down the corridor and think"that guy must be like 5'9" and walk past him-he's barely 5'7,it confuses me lol!!Also i realize and most on here should be that most people have a wrong perception of height,and consider certain heights tall or short...Maybe that's why everyone guesses me anywhere in the 5'11-6'1 range(i've even got an absolutely crazy 6'2 by a short girl-women can't tell height,that's for sure lol)Like people call 5'7 short for a man,when it's just below average in my place(maybe 1-1.5 inches below average),or calling 5'3 petite for women,whereas it's average(it's basically slightly above average where i live)

Also i know ALOT of people who lie about their height...Here's some exaples:

1)A friend of mine claims 5'9...he's maybe 5'7.5 in THE MORNING,MAYBE
2)another friend of mine claims 5'11,when he's barely above my eyebrows( 5'7.5 i guess??)
3)a guy i know also claims 5'10-5'11 and he's really no more than 5'8,maybe 5'8.25 xd
4)A girl i know has claimed 5'6 and 5'5 and she's barely at my chin level(so probably a weak 5'2 and nothing more,although she has a pretty small head for a woman,so maybe she's just 5'1!!)
5)Two girls from my class claim they're 5'3,when they're maybe 5ft and another one claiming 5ft is barely 4'10-4'11,but that's cute xd
Generally most people i know exaggerate their heights by 2-3 inches on AVERAGE,with some extreme examples of claiming 4-5 inches more,which is really laughable and insecure at the same time.It's like they're measuring with stripper heels on lol!Anyways,anyone has a similar experience like this?Like knowing people who vastly overexaggerate their heights??
Not Quite 6ft says on 2/May/15
@french guy 182.5 cm (night time)

You need to pass an admissions test to get into a Grammar school but I wouldn't say that they are elitist.

I wouldn't necessarily agree about immigrants, tbh, as it depends on the ethnicity of the immigrants as well. My granddad was an Indian immigrant and he was 6 ft 3. Regardless, I don't think immigrants have a huge impact on average heights, maybe 1 CM here or there. Look at the USA: they have a non-Hispanic White population of only 63% yet their national male height average (5 ft 9.5) is only half an inch lower than the average non-Hispanic White average (5 ft 10)

Height has been largely static among a fair few white populations, as well. There are countries whose averages are only climbing because the children of immigrants from the last generation are growing taller than their parents' generation.


Regarding the North and South of France: isn't the North of France wealthier than the South? Maybe you could be witnessing the same trend as I've seen in England.
whats with all the hate? says on 2/May/15
@Amaze

your listing is questionable
scores (?) given favorable towards average/taller heights

5'4 and below - very short (2/10)
5'5 - lowest decent short (3/10)
5'6 - mid range short (4/10)
5'7 - highest short lowest average (5/10)
5'8 - low average (6/10)
5'9 - low/mid average (7/10)
5'10 - high average/ slight tall (8/10)
5'11 - highest average/low tall (9/10)
6'0 - low tall (10/10)
6'1 - tall (10/10)
6'2 - very tall (9/10)
6'3 - tallest without being gianatic ish (8/10)
6'4 and beyond - giant status
Amaze says on 2/May/15
@vac I'm just posting **** and I ain't annoying at all, only you think that. I ain't a kid either. If you don't like my posts don't read them. Its unlikely I will grow much however due to family history I could slightly. This page is about height. Simple. Don't like dont read. Thanks.
I have accepted 5'8 idm it tbh

@John what height would you choose if you could? You're very very tall right 6'7 if I can remember your height right? I spoke to someone 6'7 on YouTube and he hates it. He wishes he was 6'1/2. What would you choose ideally? U gave good advice to French guy too

@french guy listen to John hes smart! Gave good advice
6ftMagician says on 2/May/15
Rob, I'd be interested to hear what workouts do you do to maintain not just your height, but your health?
[Editor Rob: I will do a video soon...unfortunately I damaged a finger yesterday so won't be doing it anytime immediately.]
6ftMagician says on 2/May/15
The tallest people in my town/area are: a 6'7.5'' range woman. A 6'4.75'', 6'5.5''and a 6'6.25'' guy. Oh, and occasionally this legit 7ft behemoth pops into town.

Aside from those exceptions, I hardly notice standout tall people day-to-day so not sure where other posters live. At an honest 6ft tall, I feel (not that is matters) above average range for sure. I live in and around the London area. Been to N.Europe and S/E.Europe too and I felt the exact same.

My friend who is 5'9.25'' but claims 5'11'' told me how he was just below average height in Holland.

Would be interesting to hear Rob's opinion if he's been to Holland or any other country?
Daprez says on 2/May/15
@ Lisa @Amaze

i agree in most people's eyes 5ft 6 is short at least in the western world and 6ft 0 tall. However, the source i found said you're not properly of tall stature until your are 6ft 2 and short until you are 5ft 5. I think it means heights such as 5ft6-5ft 9 are below average and above average 5ft 10-6ft 1. My dad is 5ft 6 but i never really saw him as short, but i guess it's because of his ethnicity, age and built. When i was about 8 i used to think 5ft 10 was really tall but i now see that it's only medium.
Amanlet says on 2/May/15
If you are fat do you loose heught quicker and do you lose more height?
I wake up at 5ft10.5-5ft10.75 and when i get home from work im at 5ft9.5-5ft9.75 is this normal height loss. Will this change if i loose weight? Also what is the morning height needed to be a legit 6ft0 in height? 6ft0.5-6ft0.75?
5'3 Tim says on 2/May/15
@Crash i disagree that GI Joe is usually a sensible poster, remember this is the guy who once stated that its not uncommon to grow into your late 20s, the guy who has given the average height of a us male as 5 foot 8, the guy who claimed that the older generations are taller than the younger generations, and now he's claiming that even if you're 6 foot throughout the day, but drop to 5'11.75 at night you STILL aren't a true six footer.
PEigler says on 1/May/15
I think that Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson) from the 1987 American teen comedy film "Three O'Clock High" is a good example of a 1.83 m male who looks very tall and physically imposing. I always assumed that he was at least 1.90 m (around 6 foot 3) before checking out his height (it seems as if the consensus holds that the bully is a just a strong 6 footer, though I did come across one 1.85 listing as well).
John says on 1/May/15
French guy,

You are a tall guy anywhere in the world. It is out of question to risk your health for a couple of cm or even inches.

My brother is shorter than mum, and so is dad. I took after mum's family and my brother took after dad's.

Height is just a curiosity and it is not that important.

In my family's particular case it became an issue because I outgrew everybody at an early age, but that has never been a tragedy.

I think, as far as I remember, I became conscious of what being tall is when I was about 7 and there was a character in 'Home and Away' called Kim Hyde, who was played by Chris Hemsworth. He was very tall and handsome. And everybody said I would be like him, as I was taller than my 10 yld brother and got by my father's chin, and could wear his shoes.

What happened later was that I became really tall, much taller than Chris Hemsworth, and at 15 I was 6'5 and that made me uncomfortable, because of our difference of statures.

I started posting here when I was 13 and I was already taller than my whole family by far, I was already almost 6' tall by then.

But believe me that, apart from circumstancial advantages and disadvantages, height is unimportant in real adult life. Extreme situations can be both funny and embarrassing,nothing more than curious.

Do not make such a mistake as to submit to limb lengthning. It is harmfulto your whole body and it is not even effective, because it would provoke an out of proportion growth, with physical as well as esthetical bad results.

You are tall enough.

If you wish, do some appropriate gyms for lengthning, but never ever a surgery, whatever.

Try basketball, it is a very important vertical type of stretching.
Julls says on 30/Apr/15
Rob, who is your favorite male actor, musician, entertainer, or inspirational figure who is in your height range(any guy from 172-174cm)?
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
imo height ratings
no offense to anyone with these shorter heights i'm just saying, you definitely wanna be taller I know, i'm not at a good height myself. taller height is good, but imo then when it gets too tall its bad. why would you wanna be over the good zone? youre getting disadvantages.


here they are

163+(5'4) and under very very bad(very short that's why)2/10
165-169(5'5-5'6) very bad(still short) 3/10
170-172(5'7 range, a little short, just bad) 4/10
173-174(5'8 range, below average, just OK, not bad or good)5/10
175-177(5'9 range, it's a decent height. its not particularly good but its getting to something near good, its goodish) 6/10
178-179(5'10 range, beginning of good, a solid average height) 7/10
180-182(5'11 range, near very good, above average/tallish zone, a good near very good height) 8/10
183-184(6'0 range, 183 starts so therefore its a very good height, 183-184 is a comfortable low tall zone which is very good, with no disadvantages(clothing/comfort/cars) etc. IMO near ideal. 9/10
185-187(6'1 range, solid tall range, a very GOOD height range to be, you are comfortably above average while still being solid tall, no disadvantages, you ain't too tall either) 10/10
188-190(6'2 range, a strong tall height nearing very tall, a very good height still but this is when comfort/clothes/cars starts being affected, and I notice that some people think this is a little too tall, Crash a user on this site is 186cm or 6'1 and said he'd rather go down to 6'0 than go up to 6'2 due to this issue. However this is still a good height. 9/10-9.5/10 range
191-192(6'3 range, very tall, still a good height, but then again you start looking a bit lanky at this height even if you have a good build, and some will think you are too tall) 8/10
193-195(6'4 range, it's a ok range, imo it's definitely pushing it at this height, theres no need imo to be over 6'3 max but its still a ok height, it's solid very tall for sure, comfort/clothes/cars/ become a problem too. doorways you may start ducking too. you also start to look lanky no matter what build at this height. my 32 year old form tutor wishes he was shorter(193cm) to about 6'2. 6.5/10
196-197(6'5 range, a strong very tall height bordering onto extreme tall, no offense to anyone at this height, but most think its too tall. last ok height.. clothes/cars/doorways are defo big problem at this. 5.5/10
198-200(6'6 range is the official start of too tall. i'm sorry but its definitely too tall no offense to anyone at this height, i'd rather be 5'9 than 6'6.. clothes cars doorways are a big problem.. you are too tall for most. 4/10.. i'd call this the beginning of bad height

anywhere 6'0/183 to 6'3 191 is good tbh but 183-189 is best, with 185-187/8 being golden.
vac says on 30/Apr/15
Amaze, you are a annoying kid. It's highly unlikely you will grow taller. Stop complaining, we don't care about your family history/height. You are 5'8, accept it and stop showing your insecurity subtly, kid.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 30/Apr/15
@Not Quite 6ft

i live in France, i switch between Paris and the north of france, but now i mainly live in the north while i used to live in Paris when i was below 18 years old.
Southern french are known to be short, add immigrants who are shorter than caucasian and you have an overall average of 178 cm
But if you don't take into account immigrants and people who live in the south of France, the average height jumps to something like 180 cm.Add 3 or 4 cm for young people
Gramma school are elitist, aren't they?I m not surprised grammar school students are tall.
Marsman says on 30/Apr/15
180 - 182 cm ( 5'11 ) is average for the old generation.
The average for dutch males aged 20-30 is 6'1 ( 184.88 cm ) which includes foreign people that are usually nowhere near 6'1. 6'0 - 6'1 - 6'2 is all average and definitely not tall.
Julls says on 30/Apr/15
Rob, If I stand up straight with the back of my head touching the wall, and measure MY OWN height with a book, would this be as accurate as SOMEONE ELSE measuring my height with a ruler? If not sure, could you test this out yourself? I have tried this myself and think my height comes out about 1/8 of an inch more than someone else measuring me with a ruler.
[Editor Rob: it should be relatively accurate, but putting your head against the wall might underplay your height a couple of mm.]
Not Quite 6ft says on 30/Apr/15
It's also worth mentioning that I went to an all-boys grammar school with a good sporting/athletic record.
Not Quite 6ft says on 30/Apr/15
I think heights are fairly regional and don't agree with the use of blanket national averages.

I was at an upper middle class, predominantly white secondary school in one of the wealthier areas of England growing up and, at 5 ft 10.5 at the age of 18, I was below average. I wasn't short but I remember that year 12 and 13 (16-18 year olds) had to get in height order for a school photo once and I was lower than half-way despite being older than most of the students in the line.

I figured that I must have been measured wrong since surely I couldn't be that height and still be below average but, soon after, I was actually measured slightly taller than that in a medical examination (probably due to the time of day).

I have no solid idea why it is but in my local area, at my current height of 5 ft 11- 6ft range, I'm still at the lower end of average. I feel above average in London, though.

My hypothesis is that it has something to do with he fact that the area where I live is relatively wealthy.

Taller people tend to earn more and are hence more likely to live in this (nice) part of the country, while the quality nutrition and upbringing makes people grow taller. Even I grew above my predicted height of 5 ft 10.5, while my brother is 6 ft 2 range (not sure exactly as he doesn't care about height).

Any thoughts about national averages and applying them to smaller regions?
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Celebheights I'd say Netherlands average 180-182 range . 6'1/6'2 is exaggerated.
184.3cm says on 30/Apr/15
@GI Jose

Indeed 184-185cm is a good range to be. Although there has been times in the past that i wanted to be 4-5cm taller. Its relatively tall but without any issues that the really tall guys have.
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Harris it depends where you live. For the whole world, yes you are tall. If you live in Scandinavia or like Netherlands Denmark Sweden etc you're just tallish. But generally UK us and other places you are in fact quite tall. You're quite tall. Brilliant height too.
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Celebheights 187 don't worry lol 5'11 ain't average and 6'2 or 6'1.75 is solid tall lol. That report was just rubbish
183 starts tall
If you are 183 or over you are tall
Average is 175-178
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 29/Apr/15
There is no way the younger generation in the Netherlands averages out at 6'1" or 6'2". I'm sorry, but people weren't 6'1" or 6'2" on average there.
Lisa says on 29/Apr/15
@Daprez: I doubt that most people wouldn't classify 6' guys as tall and 5'6 guys as short.
Harris says on 29/Apr/15
I only lose a cm max. 184 cm to 183cm. Is this a tall height? Subjective I guess. Enjoy being this height very much though
Not Quite 6fy says on 29/Apr/15
@6FtMagician

Aware brah.
giovanni says on 29/Apr/15
Hi rob , i woke up 177.7cm , and an hour after that i shrunk to 176cm. My evening height was 176 cm also. Is that normal ?
[Editor Rob: it would be unusual to shrink that amount in first hour...seems a vast amount and then not to have any more noticeable shrinkage for the rest of the day.

It's not the typical shrinkage pattern.]
6ftdunk says on 28/Apr/15
@Rob
I'm 6' but my wingspan is 6'3. My arms are also shorter than my 6ft friend's but about the same as a 5'11 guy. Does the extra inches come from having a wice frame?
[Editor Rob: yeah it could be your chest/rib area is quite wide in comparison.]
Dan says on 28/Apr/15
@Kerem
Well 187cm is pretty darn close to 188cm and I'm over 188cm in shoes so I'm pretty sure I can get away with claiming 188cm if I really wanted to....
GI Jose says on 28/Apr/15
@184.3cm
I am 18 right now. It's been just over 6 months since I turned 18, and since then I've grown a solid 3 cm if not 4 cm. I was a really late bloomer though; my voice didn't change until 16, my growth spurt started about 3-4 months before my voice changed, and I still can't grow any facial hair even though all my male family members can. I am thinking that I'll stop growing soon, but there really is no way to tell. I am really happy with my current height because it's somewhere around 80-85th percentile, and I really am not anticipating much more height.
GI Jose says on 28/Apr/15
@JJF
Oh yeah, my dentist is a woman, and she couldn't have been taller than 5'4".
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
@x55 yes I agree that chart is correct in my opinion

@french guy sorry forgive me for my rude comments earlier, its not like me to rude like that ever.
I believe the average in France isn't as low as 5'9 or 175/6. I just checked a new average height and the range was 177cm to 178cm. Let me do the France height listing
163+ and under very short
164-172 short
173-174 below average but not short
175-176 lower average(5'9-5'9.25)
177-178 main average, solid average.(5'9.5-5'10)
The 177/8 is associated with your generation the average
179-180 above average
181-182 tallish
183-184 low/weak tall
185-186 tall
187-188 solid tall
189-190 strong tall
191-192 low/weak very tall
193-194 very tall
195-196 solid very tall
197-198 strong very tall
199-200 standout very very tall+
Thats what my friend from France also thinks and agrees, he's slightly taller than you (185cm) and he says he's tall for France which I agree. 185cm isn't very tall for men just like 165cm isn't very short for men.

165 looks short from your view I mean very short its actually not very short for men. Very short for men is 5'4 and under. 5'5 is just regular short along with 5'6. 5'7 is upper range short. 5'8 isn't short for France. 5'5 isn't very short BTW.

Yeah I know I'm your father's height its not bad tbh m I know you have nothing against it
Look you did pretty well considering your dads 5'8.5/174 you grew 3.5" taller and your bro did 1.5" taller. Your dad is happy isn't he? Be proud of who you are. Not everybody fan be a alpha 188cm guy can they lol. Just be an alpha at 183. You are a 183 guy. Be a proud 183 guy. Bro in the morning just go out for a walk and look at how tall some people are. Be grateful. Guaranteed your taller than most men. Obviously there are some taller, but you are at a great size. Be happy.
ferris says on 28/Apr/15
Rob, i have a good question for you.
can u name me many 5'11.5" listed celebrities who generally has a good impecable posture at times?
because i only kno 2 181 guys with good posture and that is Bradley James and probably Michael Rosenbaum. so i don't any 5'11.5/182 guys with good posture?
[Editor Rob: Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Hoechlin - arguably these guys can pass for 6ft or near it.]
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 28/Apr/15
5'11" can't be the average. People who are actually 5'11" often get referred to as being tall, with people who are actually in the 5'10" range actually being guessed as being above average in height.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 28/Apr/15
6'2.25" is not the start of tall. I'm near 6'2" (if not 6'2"), and I always feel tall by a fair amount.
Kerem says on 28/Apr/15
@Dan

I am 194cm out of bed so I am 192cm at most. You can not be 188cm. You are 187cm.
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
@Daprez 5'6/5'7 is definitely short along with 6'0/6'1 with being tall but they are are both low short heights(5'6/7) and low tall heights (6'0/6'1)
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
6'0 below average
Pffft
Crazy people these days
Musa says on 28/Apr/15
I am amazed at women's fetish or obsession for tall men lol. Seriously this is scary. I don't know why but I'm like 178 cm and I have seen women who are towered by me say that I am short wtf. To me a relationship is a man and woman being together in love and compassion. The man should honor her and live with her with kindness that's all. I am frustrated that I cant get a woman right now, I am a good looking guy and have lean and solid physique and women have said that they would have dated me had I been taller. I'm really really horny right now and my balls are exploding I need some wet juicy pussy ummmmm. I dont think girls would mind if their mouth was exactly leveled with the guys dick lol, the taller the better "they feel safe and protected" "they want to feel small and feminine, they want to feel dominated and submissive by their man" "they want to wear their 6-7 inch monster heels and still be shorter". Its about how a guy would treat you, and I would treat them with extreme kindness if I ever get a chance in the future.
Swedelength says on 28/Apr/15
What do you guys think of Bill Hicks height? Below is a picture with fellow comedian and friend Sam Kinison listed on some sites as 5'6.5 while Hicks is listed as 6'1. I'm feeling a 6'0-6'1 range for Bill. He was pretty lanky on stage but also usually wore heeled shoes.

What do you guys think? I think he deserves an entry on here, he's quite renowned.

Click Here
[Editor Rob: in one book about him he was called a good 6ft, so he may have been in that 183-4 zone, I haven't looked to compare him with many people though, so I'm not so sure on him.]
x55 says on 28/Apr/15
Height chart for young European guys in the range of 177cm to 195cm
177cm to 178cm average
179cm to 180cm above average
181cm to 182cm tallish
183cm to 184cm weak tall
185cm to 187cm tall
188cm to 191cm strong tall
192cm to 195cm standout tall
Do you guys agree?
JJF says on 28/Apr/15
@ GI Jose – your dentist is an exceptionally ‘bad’ height estimator, but yeah I’ve met a few of those. I assume he’s quite a bit below your 6’0” mark?

Short people often vastly overestimate the height of those who are significantly taller than themselves. They don’t really see much diff between a 183cm person and a 190cm person from ‘down there’ (no offence meant)…
The problem is that is leads to lots of (mostly) men overstating their height and getting away with it :-D
SportsHeight says on 27/Apr/15
Rob, do you know about the shrinkage of other body measurements? Do wingspan, handspan, etc. also shrink throughout the day, and if so, how much?
[Editor Rob: never really thought about that...I wouldn't say your wingspan would change much unless your ribcage/shoulder area shrank, it's not likely though since it's your discs and their water content that causes the variation in height vertically...]
tek says on 27/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob how tall do you think this rapper is?
Here he is next to 5'7-8 TI. What do you think? 5'11 if standing tall?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 27/Apr/15
@amaze
"first of all average height in france is 5'10, 178cm so your younger brothers height. which also is a good height. but no you think its bad dont you. first of all 182-183 cm is 5/6 cms for france. france average height is 177-178cm."

i read once that the average height in France is 175.6 cm, so 175 cm at night, which is hard to believe, it means that 183 cm is as common as 167 cm.
Do you have friends who stand at 166-168 cm?One of my friend is 165 cm, he is basically one of the shortest in a random crowd, and the shortest at parties.
Assuming the average height is 175 cm, 185 cm should be the percentile opposite of 185 cm,so if 165 cm is very short, could you explain why 185 cm doesn't look very tall?
As regards young people, if you assume the overall average is 175 cm, then young people height should not exceed 178 cm, which statistics seem to point out but why do we see more 190 cm dudes than 165-166 cm guys?
And i have nothing against you or your height, my father is 174 cm too.


"@french guy
Have u ever had a gf
Or you scared of women :P"

I'm not used to talking about height irl.
spainmen191cm says on 27/Apr/15
@Kerem
Im the same height as you , Im 193.3 out of bed, and 191.3 at my lowest I would like to reach 6ft4 Im now 19 but I was below average at 14, at 14.5 I began to grow a lot and at 16 I was 184cm (6ft0.5) so I have grown more than 7 cm after 16
grizz says on 27/Apr/15
@Jacob, you're 6'0.25 in my opinion. When asked, you just say "slightly above 6ft".
@Dan, you may claim 6'2, but you are not. You're 6'1.5.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
Ok French guy is a legit flat 6'0
He's not weak
But then that makes it worse then.
Realisticly why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@Crash I know then he's a flat 6'0 guy which then makes it worse. Why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@French guy you're a young guy don't you have better things to worry about except things like limb lengthening? You're a 6'0 guy then which it makes even worse . and 5'10 is average .. Only below average height is my height 5'8

@Bryan well certainly he's a flat 6'0 then but he's not a strong 6' guy is he.


You should wear lifts or something man f*** limb lengthening I'd understand if you were short but 6'0 limb lengthening? Utter complete stupidity. You'll laugh over this in years to come.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
Ok French guy is a legit flat 6'0
He's not weak
But then that makes it worse then.
Realisticly why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@Crash I know then he's a flat 6'0 guy which then makes it worse. Why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@French guy you're a young guy don't you have better things to worry about except things like limb lengthening? You're a 6'0 guy then which it makes even worse . and 5'10 is average .. Only below average height is my height 5'8
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
When I say white south africans I mean the afrikaneers. I read its because they are of dutch origin
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
For anyone intersted on wikepedia the averages in green are the genral represemtation of the populations so accordong to that all of Netherlands average just abit above 5ft11. And considering younger population will favour this it can be deduced younger dutch kids will be around 5ft11.5-5ft11.75, amd the older generation(50 and more) around 5ft10-5ft10.5. I think tallest country is between Netherlands, montenegro, serbia, white south africans(average 20yrs ago was 177cm for the whole population compared to 174cm in britain). Im not sure about south sudan because some tribes are tall but not the 6ft4 they make out.
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
182.5cm is legit 6ft its closer to 6ft than 185cm is to 6ft1.. People rarely use their lowest measurement. Rob himself said the heights he uses are after 5 hours. Imo but @french 182.5cm so i would say just be sure its what you want to do because you cant reverse it.


@6ftmagician I think im aware
@dan thats huge range, if I were you just say like a cm to 6ft2.
@jacob
6ft is fine

@tje is right basically around 5ft11.75 at night or lowest is enought to claim 6ft.
@kerem
Depends some people like myself have shorter torsos and I lose like 1.5/6cm(yes ive checked). Some people might loose an inch e.t.c it depends on your spine

@bryanqueensland he cant be 183.5cm at lunch. People loose almost alll their height in like 5 hoirs if theor active, rob actually showed you loose like 1cm in the first hour or so but hes still legit 6ft. A weak 6fter is one whos low is 5ft11.75 or so
Daprez says on 27/Apr/15
i found this interesting source, but it's for children age 2-20 years old. According to the source below you have to be at least 6ft 2 1/4 inches or 188.5cm to be classed as tall as that's when you're in the 95 percentile and comfortably taller than most. Also to be classed as short you have to below 5ft 5 inches as that's when you fall under the 5th percentile. Everything in between is pretty much medium and normal.

Click Here
Daprez says on 27/Apr/15
@french guy

so you think 6'0 is below average which leads me to think 6ft 1.5 is average/medium. what height do you think is the start of the tall and very tall. would you say 6ft 3 is the start of tall and 6ft 6 the start of very tall?
GI Jose says on 27/Apr/15
@truth
My bad for being .1" off. My opinion still stands though. I don't have a problem with rounding up, but it's not legit until you never drop below your claim.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@teiop you are taller than most humans on earth, and 2-3 inches above UK average but your still tall.
Its good having a massive frame

@GI Jose not me but my teacher thought my 5'9 friend was 6ft. She was quite petite though, 5ft maybe Max

I think some old guy who's 5' also thought I was 6 ft but I said no I'm 5" 8 he was surprised and call me tall LOL

@french guy
Have u ever had a gf
Or you scared of women :P
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@Laf I keep lolling and lmaoing because of how funny it is but ill stop lol. its just absolutely ridiculous. I have my opinion on height, but limb lengthening on a weak 6' or 5'11.75 guy is absolutely ridiculous. he needs a councillor for sure.

@French guy 182.5cm (night time)
first of all average height in france is 5'10, 178cm so your younger brothers height. which also is a good height. but no you think its bad dont you. first of all 182-183 cm is 5/6 cms for france. france average height is 177-178cm.
there is a difference between 182cm and 183cm but yeah its not that much, and its not below average, not even in Netherlands LOL its strong average there(182cm).
you will be 187cm in 1.5-2 years , so what? its your opinion that its far better than being a strong 6 footer. it is a better height than my strong 173cm so what.. you focus on these things, that's sad. you should focus on your looks, personality, dress sense, fitness, health/muscles and you should be enjoying life instead of focusing on things you really cant naturally change.. your not supposed to change your height LOL, limb lengthening is completely pointless, I feel sorry for you man. I don't care if your future 187 is better, your personality from what I have gathered shows you are an insecure immature little brat. you may be an engineering student but you seem like the type of guy who is a complete bum. you need to fix up man.

just gotta laugh at your life, I guess.
CA says on 27/Apr/15
The average height for dutch caucasian men is between 6'1 and 6'2.
The vast majority of them is skinny and have a small frame.
5'10 or below is considred short here.
184.3cm says on 27/Apr/15
@GI Jose

How old are you now? It seems you are still growing, you went from 182 to 184 now?Im also solid 184cm at worst and most people guess me as 6 ft 2 (188cm). When people are closer to you in height they tend to guess much more accurately ive found. My family doctor is a good 183cm guy and has 185cm on my records. My work on the other hand has 188cm although i think this is "with shoes".

Most of the time with me its weight rather than height. Ive been guessed as high 220 pounds while i was around the 200 mark. Guy claimed himself 205 pounds i guessed he was more 190 pounds.
truth says on 27/Apr/15
@William yup 20-34 is young for a man still in Europe/western world.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@William

You are very tall, and a young man in general.
Marie 174? says on 27/Apr/15
173.5 is 173? 174? (my morning 174.5 and night 173)
Dan says on 26/Apr/15
If I'm near 189 cm in the morning,188-187 cm throughout the day,and 186 cm at night,can I claim being a legit 6'2?
Verba says on 26/Apr/15
@Rob what height should I claim?

I'm about 188,3cm in the morning and drop to ~186,4cm in the night (10-11 pm)

Is it fair to claim 187cm?
[Editor Rob: for a lot of the day you will be in the 187 range and at worst a little under, so yeah, I think saying 187 is ok.]
Jacob says on 26/Apr/15
If I'm 185,5cm just waking up, 184,5cm after a couple of hours, 183,7cm after about 7-8 hours awake, and still slightly above 183 in the evening, what height do I claim? Just 6 foot?
Kerem says on 26/Apr/15
Accurate height that we have to tell other people is like that:

When you wake up, you should measure your height suddenly. This is the maximum height of us. For example, I am 193.2cm out of bed. Then, substract 2cm(may be 1.5cm) which is your accurate height to tell other people. This method is 100% correct. I am 193.2cm out of bed so that I am 191.2cm which is my real height.

Agree?
handicapped of distance says on 26/Apr/15
My old idea.
Very Good 6ft3-6ft4
Good 6ft2
Acceptable 6ft-6ft1
Not good 5ft10-5ft11
Very Bad 5ft9

My now idea.
Very Good 6ft2-6ft3
Good 6ft1
Acceptable 5ft11-6ft
Not good 5ft9-5ft10
Very Bad 5ft8
x55 says on 26/Apr/15
Height chart for young European guys in the range of 177cm to 195cm
177cm to 178cm average
179cm to 180cm above average
181cm to 182cm tallish
183cm to 184cm weak tall
185cm to 188cm tall
189cm to 191cm strong tall
192cm to 195cm standout tall
Do you guys agree?
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 25/Apr/15
@Frenchguy

I'm 183.5 upon waking up, at lunchtime I'm 182cm range but on a very long day might dip to 181.6 - 181.8 however I claim 5'11.75

I don't get why Amaze and GI José are trying to downgrade you as a "weak 6 footer", you're most likely 183.5 around lunchtime and to be told you're not the height you measure barefoot with a stadiometre is lulzy, even Amaze said that 173cm at lunch is a proper 5'8 but for a 6 footer its a different story o_O
Crash says on 25/Apr/15
@GI Jose

I'm surprised. That post seems a bit unusual for someone normally as sensible as yourself.

182.5cm is actually 5'11.85", so just slightly over 1/8th of an inch below the mark.
And if that's his height at lowest, then I would say that he realistically is a legit six footer. After all, hardly anyone will get measured at their actual lowest height, so he would likely either clear or be extremely close to the 6'0" mark if he get measured at a more "reasonable" hour.

@Amaze

See above. It's just silly to say someone is a weak six footer because they are such a tiny mark below it at their LOWEST.
I-MO! says on 25/Apr/15
「MALE HEIGHT」
"VERY SHORT" 5'3"-5'5"
"SHORT" 5'6"
"SOFT SHORT" 5'7"
"WEAK SHORT" 5'8"-5'9"
"AVERAGE" 5'10"
"WEAK TALL" 5'11"-6'0"
"SOFT TALL" 6'1"
"TALL" 6'2"
"VERY TALL" 6'3"-6'5"

「FEMALE HEIGHT」
"VERY SHORT" 4'10"-5'0"
"SHORT" 5'1"
"SOFT SHORT" 5'2"
"WEAK SHORT" 5'3"-5'4"
"AVERAGE" 5'5"
"WEAK TALL" 5'6"-5'7"
"SOFT TALL" 5'8"
"TALL" 5'9"
"VERY TALL" 5'10"-6'0"
TJE says on 25/Apr/15
Ok let's clear this up.

≤182.2 at night= Weak 6'0
182.2-182.5 at night= Almost 6'0
182.5-182.8 at night= Legit 6'0
182.8+ at night= Strong 6'0/6'0.25

french guy is 182.5 at night. He's between "almost" and "legit". He's a flat 6'0.

@GI Jose

182.5 is 5'11 7/8. Just under 5'11.75 would be 182.0.
Tom says on 24/Apr/15
@GI Jose. I dont mean to be one of those people who points out everything but 182.5cm is not 'Just under 5'11.75. 6ft is 182.88cm. 182.5cm is 5'11.8 the difference to 6ft being 0.38cm or 3.8mm. I agree with you that it is not the full 6ft but if he is 182.5cm at night so throughout most of the day he will be slightly over 6ft.
Lisa says on 24/Apr/15
@Celebheights 6'1: Where did you get the information about state heights? I take it that you based your comment on the number of Latinos, Asians and Natives in each state.
teiop says on 24/Apr/15
@Amaze
Haha guess so. I'm not significantly taller or shorter than most and my frame is massive enough to were most other guys don't intimidate me so I don't notice height much. Most of the time I feel slightly above average.
grizz says on 24/Apr/15
GI Jose, what dou you mean under? It's above 5ft11.75in.
GI Jose says on 24/Apr/15
Something really interesting happened today when I went to the dentist. So, I had to get an X-ray on a machine that requires you to rest your chin on a groove, but it was set to a really low setting, so the dentist had to raise it up quite high, even though I am 184 cm. So, the dentist kept raising it and made a comment about the machine being raised up a lot, and I said, "yeah I don't think I'm that tall." So then the dentist says, "Well, you're what, around 6'4"?" Then I proceeded to give my claim of 6'0", but an estimate 4 inches off is a new experience for me.

What is the furthest off your height someone has estimated you?
Laf says on 24/Apr/15
@Amaze: I agree with you, that limb-lengthering on French Guy would be a bad idea. But your comments sound so immature. All your "LOL's" and "LMAO's" are making your posts unserious. Other people can have their opinion on height, just like you have yours.
Amaze says on 24/Apr/15
@Gi Jose
You're correct
I agree with you

Hes a weak 6 footer he's still at an alright height
truth says on 24/Apr/15
GI Jose 182.5cm is between 182.2cm (5ft11.75) and 182.8cm (6ft0). In my opinion, anything no less than 181-182cm at night and not 184cm or more is enough for a guy to claim 6ft0.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 24/Apr/15
i give up, some people have some problems with numbers and metric conversion.
Being 182 cm(5'11 and 0.65 inches), 182,5cm (5'11 and 0.85 inches) or 182.9 cm (6'0") doesn't make much difference, because all these height are below average
I will be 187 cm in 1.5-2 years, which is far better than being a "strong 6 footer" or "someone who THINKS he is 174 cm because he edge out a guy who CLAIMS to be 173 cm" :p
William says on 24/Apr/15
Im 26 am i a young man still?? Also im 6`4 is this a tall height?? Answer both
6ftMagician says on 23/Apr/15
Sorry if this flies over your head, but is anyone who posts here on this website ''aware''?
GI Jose says on 23/Apr/15
@French guy
I would say that a legit 6 footer would be someone who never drops below 6'0", meaning 182.5 cm is not a legit 6 footer in my opinion. 182.5 cm is just under 5'11.75", so it definitely is reasonable to round up, but it's still not the full 6'0". Therefore, weak 6'0" would be someone rounding up, and legit 6'0" would be between 6'0" and 6'0.5" based on my standards.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 23/Apr/15
Shortest states=Minnesota, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, California, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, New York, Arizona and Colorado.
Amaze says on 23/Apr/15
@teiop you are tall mate Lol 6'0 is a good low tall height

@french guy ain't jealous of your height at all, you are 182cm range though at night Ami wrong? Yeah lemme be specific then 182.5cm

You are a weak 6 footer though... You ain't a strong 6 footer are you? You are a 6 foot guy that dips below it at his lowest.. And 174cm is weak 5'8? Lmao. A 172 guy is a weak 5'8. I'm a strong 5'8, where as you are a weak 6 footer. Nothing wrong with you being a weak 6footer.
You sound so insecure and you make me cringe at times LOL, I'm far from jealous.
Laf says on 23/Apr/15
@Amaze: True, this is for Scandinavia, and it probably will be like this in other developed countries in future. I doubt we will get any taller than this though.

But you claim 5'9-5'10 as average in UK. But don't you agree that it's more 5'10 for the younger generation?
grizz says on 23/Apr/15
@Resir, everything between 185 and 190 cm is perfect IMO.
Amaze says on 23/Apr/15
@Mid190s elite men wtf
I'd say 180 is a very good range lol forget elite it doesn't matter, 190 heights like 6'3 is ok, 6'4 is pushing it tho
Darren510 says on 23/Apr/15
Very tall guys can get away with more though. Someone 6'3.5 can claim 6'5 and many average sized folk will buy it. At least until they see him with someone who is actually 6'5. If someone 7'0 claimed 7'4 he would pretty much get always get away with it.
Darren510 says on 23/Apr/15
Yea Matt the guy 6ft or just under claiming 6'2 is a flat out liar. It's pretty silly to try and get away with 2inches or more. Even 1.5 inches is really pushing it. I have a friend at 5'11 tops but always claims 6'0 and I have another friend at 6'0.5 who also claims 6'0. The 1.5 inches is clearly noticable. it is a small difference, yet a clear difference.The friend at 6'0.5 rounds down because its easier to just say 6ft
teiop says on 22/Apr/15
6ft is definitely not average. I'm solidly 6ft and I regularly get called tall by women. But I also have extremely broad shoulders so that may effect peoples perception. For some reason men guys 5'10 and below like to downgrade me to 5'11 while girls upgrade me to a ridiculous 6'2 at times
Alexis85 says on 22/Apr/15
Hey Rob! I'm a big fan of your site..

When I measure myself first thing in the morning I'm usually 181.5cm, if I've slept 8 hours or more I'm 182cm or 181.8cm... My evening height can drop down to 179cm...

Can I claim 5'11? Or should I claim 5'10? Also in metric can I safely say I'm 180cm?

I tend to give people who do metric 182cm when asked how tall I am.

Please reply
[Editor Rob: personally I wouldn't give 182cm, but of course people are entitled to say what they want. If you said 182 first thing in morning then that's reasonable as I'd then think of you more 5ft 11 or 180 by lunch/afternoon.]
Dario says on 22/Apr/15
X55

Yeah a 185cm guy who is 183cm at his lowest can easily claim his morning height to girls especially if they're average or short but if they're 175cm+ then it's best not to. I think it's best to say whatever your height is at the time you're asked so if it's at 9am and you woke up at 8am then claim your morning height as you'll be it.
JohnGB says on 22/Apr/15
@resir

186/7cm is an excellent height.

@x55
Short girls <5'5 are generally going to be clueless about heights above 5'11, although it does depend on the person. Claiming 6'1 as a strong 6'0 - I really doubt most women would notice a difference.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 22/Apr/15
182.5 at night is a legit 6 footer, amaze sounds a bit jealous to the point he is trying to downgrade my height ( "he is 182 cm" or "he is a weak 6 footer" )
amaze if i'm a weak 6 footer, then you're a weak 5'8"
Havok says on 22/Apr/15
Imagine if we had the power to be any height we wanted. One day 6'0, one day 6'4, one day 6'2, another day 90 feet tall like in Islamic heaven.

for Muslims they believe that in heaven you are 90'0 exactly .
Amaze says on 22/Apr/15
@laf correct for Netherlands and Scandinavia, for most of the western world and other countries its wrong

@Tje true. So he's just a weak 6 footer. Still a fine height. Ridiculous. True not our money or body his problem, if he wants to mess up he can.

@French guy just tried to help you
Rifle says on 22/Apr/15
Rob,
Students of a college affiliated to South Africa's Cape town University conducted a study in which the tallest student who mesured 204 cm in the evening saw an height increase of 3.2 cm in the Morning (207.2 cm) but the students in the 175-180 cm range saw an height increase of only 2-2.2 cm.

Is it true most people above 200 cm see a variation of 3-4 cm in their height?

Regards
[Editor Rob: if you think about the extra length in the spine, then there is more chance for a larger shrinkage with very tall heights.]
JJF says on 22/Apr/15
I think you need a lobotomy mate, not limb-lengthening.
No seriously, all jokes aside - you are one measly cm shorter than I am (and I doubt it would be noticeable), I cannot believe you are even mentioning this surgery. We are taller than most people. Buy some thick insoles & put them in boots or dress boots with a generous heel and you'll be close to 6'2".

As someone who is involved in sports medicine I can assure you the recovery will be Hell. L'Enfer.
Do you know what this involves? Have you spoken to an orthopedic surgeon?
JJF says on 22/Apr/15
@Laf

Your reasoning is flawed imo - you cannot ‘bunch’ 5'10" in with 6'0" - THIS is the area where the difference becomes VERY noticeable.

Two full inches between these heights make FAR more difference to most people (who are looking up or on more less the same height) than when the majority of (sub-1.80m) humans are looking UP at the difference between 6'2" to 6'4" people.

Because the majority of men are between 5'8" & 5'11" this subjective difference between 5'10" and a solid six-footer is far larger. Think about it.
x55 says on 22/Apr/15
Will a 185cm guy who falls to 183cm in the evening be able to get away claiming his morning height of 185cm to girls? Are girls able to distinguish between 183cm and 185cm?
Resir says on 22/Apr/15
186/187cm is a good height?
186cm afternoon says on 22/Apr/15
187cm,188cm,189cm,190cm,191cm,192cm at afternoon is a perfect.
TJE says on 21/Apr/15
@yoda

If you're 5'9-5'9.25, then the top of your head would be about 0.5-0.75 inch above the eyebrows of a 6'0 man. I also wanna correct the heights for Friends 1 and Friend 4. Friend 1 is 6'1.5 and Friend 4 is 6'2. All the others stay the same.
Mid190s says on 21/Apr/15
200+ giants
190s elite men
180s regular men, a few amazon women
170s some more women, some men
160s-mostly women
150s n below- dwarfs
Julls says on 21/Apr/15
Rob, how much does a standard everyday pair of socks add to height? I know that it is super small, but how small. I am guessing no more than 5% of 1 cm at most, but is it significantly more or less than that? This is just to please my curiosity.
[Editor Rob: go with say less than half a mm. But winter socks with ridges could give 1-2mm, but general socks, hold it between your fingers at the heel and squeeze and really it's paper thin.]
Laf says on 21/Apr/15
5'5 and under is very short
5'6-5'7 is short
5'8-5'9 is shortish
5'10-6' is average
6'1-6'2 is tall
6'3-6'5 very tall
6'6 and over giant
TJE says on 21/Apr/15
@Amaze

french guy is 182.5 at night. 182.5 is 5'11 7/8, so a few mm under 6'0. That would make french guy a flat 6'0 during the day. That said, the limb lengthening thing is a bit ridiculous IMO, but it's his money and body he's risking, so it's not my problem.
Amaze says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy 182.5cm (night time)
At least he isn't getting the surgery, even if he did have the money he would be sane enough not to. If he had your height he would not even think of it. Don't get the surgery. Its pointless. Weak 6 footer is fine. A very good height still.

@TJE my scoliosis hasn't improved or gotten worse its stayed constant. I've actually been growing. But its not that much
I'm 18 in exactly a month but, still 17
I could grow a bit more hopefully. My dad hit 180cm at 18/19 according to him and my brother hit 184cm around 18.
At the moment I think I'm 174cm.
My growth chart
12-152/5'0
13-157/5'2
14-164/5'4.5
15-167/5'5.75
16-168/5'6
17-170/5'7
17 and 11 months I'm around 174cm lol
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 21/Apr/15
Rob, is it possible for some people to appear shorter than they are in the pictures? or taller?
[Editor Rob: sure, sometimes various factors mean you can end up taller/shorter. From position of the subjects, to the camera (and angle/lense) to posture and body proportions.]
Amaze says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy 182.5cm (night time)
At least he isn't getting the surgery, even if he did have the money he would be sane enough not to. If he had your height he would not even think of it.
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy
i'm working with steady income so i have money but i wont use my money for that waste leg lengthening operation. Good luck with it and after operation you would probably be walking like frog.
no hate just saying :P
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 21/Apr/15
@amaze you need to calm down, why are you getting mad like that, this is not how someone who is comfortable with himself behave.
This topic is dedicated to height in general,but if rob wants us to stop talking about this subject, then i will stop.

@Bryian

I remember you are 182.5 cm at night too, aren't you?
I was measured at 182.5 cm at night after a tiring day and i am used to waking up at 7 am.During the day, i believe i'am 182.5-183 cm
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 21/Apr/15
@kourosh

yeah, but you don't have the money, too bad.
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
Lots of posts (sorry Rob, you can merge my posts if I'm posting too much). Anyway, Jerome Flynn is listed as 5'11.25 here and rob is 5'8 and goes to his forehead- if I go to the first guy's eyebrows, wouldn't he not be the 6'0 guy? Wouldn't it make the 3rd guy 6'0?
[Editor Rob: remember I had nearly 0.5in thicker sneaker than jerome.]
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
@pablo77bar - yeah I thought he was the 6'0 one too, wasn't sure if he was over it tho or if he was flat 6'0?
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
TJE, pablo77bar, Lillo Thomas - Thanks for the replies!

@TJE - This was all of us near noon, so if I got a .25 inch increase, did you account for them getting it too?
@Lillo Thomas - The fourth guy is taller than the other 3 guys though.
TJE says on 20/Apr/15
Amaze, did you really grow or is your scoliosis just improving?
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
x55 says on 20/Apr/15
Can a guy get away if he claims his morning height of 185cm to girls despite falling to 183cm at night?

I always go by afternoon height so it's in the middle.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
@mike321

huum...A 6'2" who complains because he is short, and who is giving lessons, what am i supposed to say?You're easily 2 inches taller than me, even after ll i will still be shorter than you.
That is the pot calling the kettle black, don't you think?
And for the record, most people who did ll are able to walk properly, except the weirdos who "gained" 15 or 20 cm.
SportsHeight says on 20/Apr/15
Someone may have already posted this a while back. In 2013, HeighDB.com did a poll regarding the ideal male height. You can Google it if you're interested. Almost 42,000 votes were cast, from both men and women of various ages, and 6'1" garnered the most votes. Heights 5'11" through 6'2" were all within a few hundred votes of each other. What's interesting is to look at the overall average. Taking in the full scale, from 5'6" to 6'5", the average preferred height is 6'0.15". When the scale is narrowed to the top six heights, 5'10" through 6'3", the average becomes 6'0.54". And when considering just the top four, 5'11" through 6'2", which are all pretty close to each other, the average is 6'0.52". I think this should tell us that the most universally ideal male height, factoring in the across-the-board preferences of men (and women) who prefer tall/short/very tall/very short/average, is somewhere between 6'0" and 6'1", more specifically 6'0.5". 6'2" had the second-most votes, but that's getting to be too tall for a lot of people. A lot of men would love to be 5'10" and hate to be 6'2", and vice versa. A lot of women would love a guy who is 5'10" and hate a guy who is 6'2", and vice versa. But just about everyone can get behind 6'0" to 6'1" at least somewhat. That may even be inflated, considering most people probably have a slightly exaggerated impression of height in general.

[Editor Rob: you are taking a site's word that they got 42,000 votes? Watch what people put on the web and claim, a lot of it is made up! Especially when people come out with big numbers to add 'credibility' ;)

I did a Video showing he created a fake professor and fake logo/institute to try to add a sense of credibility, but there is none - it's a joke. Not a chance a survey those numbers are real :)]
5ft10guy says on 20/Apr/15
Very small range for men:
below 5ft6
small range for men:
5ft6-5ft9
medium range:
5ft10-6ft1
large range:
6ft1.5-6ft4
Very Large Range:
6ft4.5 and UP
TJE says on 20/Apr/15
Celebrities my height:

Daniel Craig
Mark Wright
Sean Bean
Andrew Garfield
Aidan Turner
Peter Facinelli
Kal Penn

Male height chart:
<5'3: Midget range and beyond
5'3-5'5: upper midget/very short
5'5-5'7: very short/ classic short
5'7-5'9: upper short/ low average
5'9-5'11:average/upper average
5'11-6'1: tallish/ low tall
6'1-6'3: classic tall
6'3-6'5: very tall
6'5-6'7: very tall/low giant
>6'7: giant range and beyond

Women's height chart:
<4'11: Midget range and beyond
4'11-5'1: upper midget/very short
5'1-5'3: very short/ classic short
5'3-5'5: upper short/low average
5'5-5'7:average/ upper average
5'7-5'9: tallish/ low tall
5'9-5'11: classic tall
5'11-6'1: very tall
6'1-6'3: very tall/ low giant
>6'3: giant range and beyond
Lillo thomas says on 20/Apr/15
Yoda in the 4th guy do you mean , you reach His eye level ? In that case he is a legit 6'1. A 6'1 guy claiming 6'0 ? That's odd. Many guys add 1 inch atleast to their heights. Maybe I understood you incorrectly.
Amaze says on 20/Apr/15
@bryan dude I made a mistake slightly he's 5'11.75 at night cool and no 173 lunch is 5'8

@6ftmagician laf mike yeah right
He has some serious serious issues I feel sorry for him.

@french guy 182.5(night time)
I'm not trying to downgrade your height at all, and I know you are a 5'11.75 or weak sixfooter. So what mate. So friggin what. And 6 feet is tall. Tall for a man anyway. Just low tall. Rob agrees.
You don't understand anything, jeez you can just wear shoes and you'll be 6'1 or get extra booster to 6'2. What the hell is wrong with you . you have some mental issues you need to go to a councillor or something. 6 ft is tall end of and you're at a fine height


Anyone who gets limg lengthening
All I have to say is
LOL
I feel sorry for you
I pity you

Work on your body, dress sense, personality or confidence

I'm ashamed and disappointed in you French guy, and I know you're not alone. Realise now before it is too late. Do not do that surgery.

People these days smh
184.3cm says on 20/Apr/15
Height= Confidence? You truly have issues and should seek help. Yes the 5'7 guy is dwarfed and many women with heels also tower over him but he has charisma, is built like a tank and doesnt take any **** from some snotnose just cause he is a few inches taller :) The 5'9 guy is an expert martial artist and is very well known here.
Most of the guys i knew who were 6'6+ couldnt fight at all, they were big teddy bears and that is good for impressing students and intimidating young men who are insecure but let us not forget that is not everyone who goes clubbing. You do have to fight if someone pulls a knife or some drugabuser trys to jab you with needles. A good number of men i worked with are now dead/retired but those two 'little' men you are disrepecting have got 20 year careers now.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
Dario says on 18/Apr/15
@french guy

you're pretty much 6ft 0 flat and you want to get limb lengthening, why? You're not short, taller than the vast of majority of girls,and can also be a model. What height do you want to be?

187 cm in ordre to keep good proportions and not dealing with complications
Kourosh says on 20/Apr/15
french guy is a troll. 182 cm and considering leg lengthening? are you crazy mate? my second brother is 181 cm and he never had problem with his height. Even he thought he was 6'1 for his whole life until i measured him at evening. He is 6'0 fresh out of bed. He thought he is 6'1 because he get called tall by people around him and specially girls. But he is just solid average to tallish. But he barely i mean barely felt short in the crowd. hes confident and happy with his height.

Im so jealous of him why i did not grow as tall as him? I'm 176.4 cm in the evening (5pm) and i consider myself shortish/below average, and i think i have every right to be mad at my height and consider leg lengthening not you. If i was just 4 cm taller (180cm/5'11) i would never ever complained about my height. But what should i do i just need to live with it.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
i love how amaze is trying to downgrade my height, now i understand why you keep saying 6 feet is tall
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
@french guy

I just read that it is your night time measurement. You are basically a legit 6 footer anyhow. You are absolutely fascinating, your insecurity issues are going to cost you dearly. Try and go to a few counselling sessions before embarking upon your horrendus idea.
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
@amaze

i 'm not 5'11.5" why do you keep saying i'am 5'11.5, my height is written in my username, you can't read or what ?5'11.5" is 181.5 cm
And i'm studying in one of the best engineering school, you know what it means?I can afford this surgery.I will do ll in late 2016 or at worst in 2017

And you re not 3 inches shorter, but almost 4, jesus, you have never been to school

Leg lengthening surgery at almost 6 foot Hahahahaha

A lot of people wish they were a bit taller but do you have any idea how painful it is, not to mention it can leave you messed up for life not being to walk properly ever again.

Y
x55 says on 20/Apr/15
Can a guy get away if he claims his morning height of 185cm to girls despite falling to 183cm at night?
6ftMagician says on 19/Apr/15
To anyone whom this may concern,

In my opinion, anyone considering limb-lengthening has bigger issues than small-man syndrome.

Nothing will ever be enough with that mentality.

Be proud of who you are. Don't sacrifice your athleticism for height.

Getting height surgery screams a desire for external validation: why do you seek others to admire you - where you bullied as a kid or something? Try find out why you feel this emptiness, then fill it with positivity. Be the best you can be.

If you have truly thought through this logically then all the best, I hope you are happy with your results.
Amaze says on 19/Apr/15
@French Guy 182.5cm (night time)

dude I only said it once my mistake. you need to calm down, stop getting pissed lol yeah your 5'11.75 so what at that height you shouldn't get the surgery. I know 182.5cm is around 5'11.75. I can read. it's not about affording the surgery and yeah you study in the best engineering school but you ain't making a wise choice, use your brain then. at 5'11.75/182.5cm you are 0.25 less than 6 ft lol and in normal shoes you would be 185cm or 6'1. you could wear shoes that boost height or wear lifts whatever to 6'2. why the f would you get height surgery at this height? do you think you will recover straight away or what? you could f up your legs and you will have a recovery time, you wont be able to walk for awhile, the SURGERY is very painful and theres no point doing it your gonna waste all your money lol. I feel sorry if you actually waste your money on that.

and yes im 5'8.5/9 now I need to measure because I edge 173/5'8 guys out now, I grew lol. so infact I am 3 inches shorter or could be even less 2.75 aha so yeah and I have been to school lol i'm gonna be studying I.T., people make mistakes in typing man you need to keep your cool.

people will think you are crazy if you do ur surgery at your current height. do you have friends ? tell them and they will tell you not do it. what about your family ? dude theres no point seriously doing this useless surgery. I understand if you were like very short or whatever but your height is fine LOL don't be crazy. it's my advice. you don't have to take it if you dont want to, but a wise man would.
grizz says on 19/Apr/15
@pablo77bar, I'd claim 6'0.25 if I were you.
Laf says on 19/Apr/15
@French Guy: Your life, your body, your decision. When that has been said, I agree with Amaze though, you have a perfect height.

If you're doing this surgery, you can risk some serious trouble with your legs/body. You may end up being fat instead, because you won't be able to run, but who knows.
Matthew says on 19/Apr/15
Let's figure on average, height shrinkage from morning to mid-day is about .5". Based on the discrepancy and the fact that some will go by their morning height, I'd describe the following in regards to the question "how tall are you?"

Let's say Jack claims he's 6'2". If his mid day, barefoot height is:

6'3" or taller ... He's downgraded himself. This is a rare thing, but happens every now and again.

Between 6'2.5" - 6'3" ... He's rounded down heavily. The over 6'6" crowd probably does this more often, or those who just don't care about height.

Between 6'2" - 6'2.5" ... He's throwing away the fraction. This is much more common than the above 2, and also quite common among the over 6'6" group. Also reasonably common among those between 6'0" and 6'6", and those who are height secure under 6'0" (like Rob, who actually clears 5'8" flat mid day by several mms).

Between 6'1.5" - 6'2" ... He's giving an honest round up. This is probably the most common thing amongst those between 6'0" and 6'6", for example. And probably the most common thing overall for most who are secure in their height.

Between 6'1" - 6'1.5" ... He's rounded up generously. He's going to measure 6'1.5" - 6'2" in the morning and could be just working with that figure. Probably a common sort of discrepancy in barefoot height to reported height, a significant round up of more than a half inch but not some whopping, outlandish "tall tale".

Between 6'0" and 6'1" ... He's inflated his height. He could be either straight up lying about his height or have measured wearing shoes (and even rounded up from there in some cases). Possibly basing an estimate of his own height on other people's exaggerated claims. With good posture and thicker than average footwear, he will probably get away with claiming this height. Height aware people will probably suspect he's not as tall as he claims. This happens more commonly with the under 6'0" and the height insecure. Think of someone like G, who upgraded his barefoot height by about 1.4" (which incidentally is about the average amount that online daters upgrade themselves by).

Under 6'0" ... He's significantly inflating his height. He's probably straight up lying about his height (or very confused about it) and many people won't believe him when he claims this height. If you're lying by over 2" over your mid day height, unless you're so tall that other people have trouble comparing their height or the heights of others to yours, you're probably going to get called out at some point.
yeah right says on 19/Apr/15
no offence, but that french guy must have some serious issues, so instead of undergoing limb lengthening he should visit some psychologist.
QnA187 says on 18/Apr/15
automatic stadiometer is false?
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 18/Apr/15
@Amaze

182.5cm at night is a 6 footer lol

If one of your friends got measured at 173cm during lunchtime barefoot does that mean he/she's not actually 5'8? o_O
RobV says on 18/Apr/15
There is a bit of a misconception with some who post that you can EITHER be tall and skinny or shorter and with a good shape/built. And that that is the kinda choice parameter. This is entirely false. You can also be very tall and have a great body. It depends upon what you mean by a good body. If your view of 'good' is seriously big (like a bodybuilder) it just takes a bit more time and effort in some cases with all heights (and a bit longer if you are tall). In all cases, if you want to be big (whether you are short or tall) it takes a lot of work and many of all heights are not genetically disposed to quick and big gains without 'assistance'.

Where I am based, almost every guy who trains at the local gym to get big uses more than just a good diet and regular workouts. Height really doesn't come into it other than as one more element.

And if you just want a decent shape, then any guy of any height can get one with a basic workout and good diet, and within the restrictions of your body type. And on the basis of that type of equality, I would go taller any day.
SportsHeight says on 18/Apr/15
Rob, where do you stand on height listings for driver's licenses and other personal profiles? Should it be a with-shoes measurement? What if your aggregate height is, say, 5'9.5" barefoot? Should you "list" yourself as 5'9" or 5'10"?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
lol @184.3 cm, being a bouncer at 5'9" or 5'7" in the netherlands...i guess girls were taller than them?
Bouncer must not fight or use violence when there are troubles, they just have to be impressive, if you're like 5 , 10 or 15 cm below average, you won't impress anyone, it has nothing to do with confidence...
Lillo Thomas says on 18/Apr/15
Yoda the first guy is a legit 6'0. Maybe a tad over and he rounds down. The second guy is 5'11 and he is claiming his height in shoes. The third guy is 5'10 tops and a liar. The fourth guy is maybe a tad taller than you if you go about his eye level. And a big time liar like the rock , claiming 3 inches over . his actual height. I think your 6'2.5 friend is maybe telling the truth or maybe he is 6'3. If you reach the bottom of his noise , that's about 6 inch difference.
Dario says on 18/Apr/15
@french guy

you're pretty much 6ft 0 flat and you want to get limb lengthening, why? You're not short, taller than the vast of majority of girls,and can also be a model. What height do you want to be?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
@amaze

i 'm not 5'11.5" why do you keep saying i'am 5'11.5, my height is written in my username, you can't read or what ?5'11.5" is 181.5 cm
And i'm studying in one of the best engineering school, you know what it means?I can afford this surgery.I will do ll in late 2016 or at worst in 2017

And you re not 3 inches shorter, but almost 4, jesus, you have never been to school
pablo77bar says on 18/Apr/15
@yoda
I'm 6ft 0.5
For me the first one which you said is the 6ft tall
pablo77bar says on 18/Apr/15
Hello
I'm 17 yers old and my heights are
Out bed 6ft 0,75-1 (184,7-185)
During the day 6ft 0.5 (184)
Late night 6ft0-0.25 (183-183,5)(Not under 183)
What height I should claim
Adam says on 18/Apr/15
I only have 172.8cm
Amaze says on 17/Apr/15
@French guy
you signed up at a limb lengthening forum when you're like, 5'11.5? what the hell

the height you are at, is good. it may not be perfect, but you are never short, below average. you are also never too tall anything. there is no point doing limb lengthening at your height. people will call you crazy and weird. even my height which is 3 inches shorter than you, isn't worth it for limb lengthening. just accept what you have.
Amaze says on 17/Apr/15
@185-186cm variable
Yes 6'1 is..
6'0-6'2 best range
6'1 is the best out of them
184.3cm says on 17/Apr/15
tesuo says on 15/Apr/15
@Rob and anyone else
What do you think of a 6ft man trying becoming a bouncer?]]

I did that during my college days to pay bills and im only just over a half inch taller than you. Its more confidence than anything else, i knew two guys one who was 5'7 and the other was 5'9ish who still do alot of clubs. I noticed that the 5'7 guy sometimes got attitude from drunks but they only tried him the one time.
The 5'9 guy was a 4th dan in some variation of chinese boxing so most people didnt screw with him.
TJE says on 17/Apr/15
@pb

Are those morning and night measurements taken right after waking up and right before going to bed?

For now just go with 6'1/185.
TJE says on 17/Apr/15
@yoda

Assuming you're 5'9.25 during the day and their eye levels are 4.5-4.75 in:

1st guy: 6'1.25
2nd guy: 5'11.75
3rd guy: 5'10.75
4th guy: 6'1.75

Other guy is 6'4.25.

I'm surprised two of your friends claim an 1.5 inches shorter than they really are.
teiop says on 17/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob, would an inversion table allow a person to stand taller and lose less height during the day? If used regularly would I see an increase in height representative of my true height?
[Editor Rob: if you took regular short lie downs you might be able to keep about 1/4 or maybe even 1/3rd higher than your normal low.]
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 17/Apr/15
i signed up on an limb lenghtening forum, there is someone whose father is 188 cm and mother is 178 cm, the guy is 177 cm
I have never seen a guy shorter than his mother, at worst guys are a few centimeters taller than ther mother, but shorter?It must be so awful.
pb 6ft1(maybe) says on 17/Apr/15
Morning height(10:00) 186.5cm
afternoon height(14:00) 186cm
night height(20:00) 185cm
can i claim to be 186cm? my height is solid 6ft1?????
Lianne 160 says on 16/Apr/15
I'm 160cm girl..my brother is 192cm..rest of my family is so tall.
father is 190cm, mother is 175cm. grandmother is 165cm..
........................omg
Anonymous1 says on 16/Apr/15
Regarding be measured, incorrectly, by a doc; I've had my height measured at a doc's office, and often the nurse semi-slams that measuring bar down on your head to such a degree, that no longer does it stick out at a perfect 90 degree angle. Where it's attached is lower, in other words, than the part resting on your head. I've seen people measured horribly with rulers, too. A perfect, 90 degree angle must be there for an accurate measurement. The ruler should not be flat on your head, but on it's side...against the wall. Assuming the edge is straight, you'll have a perfect 90 degree angle from which to measure with.
yoda says on 16/Apr/15
Who is the real 6'0?

I am 5'9 in the evening and I have four friends who say they are 6'0. But all of them are different heights so I'm confused.

These measurements is the the top of my head (so 1.5 inches over my hairline) compared to these four individuals:

1st guy: I go up to just under his eyebrow.
2nd guy: I am an inch over his eyebrows
3rd guy: I am almost 2 inches over his eyebrows
4th guy: I go his eye level.

Also, I go up to the bottom of one of my other friend's nose, and he says he's 6'2.5? Is that right? Or is he taller/shorter?
185.2-186cm Variable says on 15/Apr/15
@AMAZE
Is 6 feet 1 inches a perfect height?
tesuo says on 15/Apr/15
@Rob and anyone else
What do you think of a 6ft man trying becoming a bouncer? I know its possible cause an average height guy like Vin Diesel worked as a bouncer and my 6ft brother in law was a bouncer. I have a huge build, 50in chest before I even started lifting. Shoulders measure at 23.5in. So I'd be as broad the door :P
[Editor Rob: for a guy like Vin, his look/physique helps even if he isn't over 6ft.]
Dario says on 14/Apr/15
@Wipeout

can you at least back up your statement of 'average is 5ft 11-6ft 1' for the West Coast US because i really doubt this. Also calling 5ft 10 short is hilarious unless your in the NBA or a volleyball player.
Julls says on 14/Apr/15
Hey Rob, I wake up at 5 foot 8 pretty much on the nose, and my height around 11 pm is slightly past 5 foot 7 and 3/8. Am I a legit 5 foot 7.5?
[Editor Rob: yeah you can call yourself that mark.]
Just 6ft says on 14/Apr/15
Ant guys/girl s ever been wrongly measured by there doctor
Rory says on 14/Apr/15
Always makes me laugh when people say i was guessed at such and such a height the other day or i was asked how tall i was etc etc as if it were an everyday occurence..unless you're exceptionally tall or small most people wont talk about your height, period. So i dnt get these people who somehow get involved in some chance convos about their height often when they're average range.
Amaze says on 14/Apr/15
@dan I know what you mean. Lol taller model girls are attractive but aren't suitable sometimes for people in our height range because they are our height or taller. Lots of talllll 5'9 models out there but I doubt I have a chance xd. My 6'0 bro dated models 5'7-9 range but ended up marrying someone 5'4.5
183.5cm says on 14/Apr/15
@fremch 182.5cm
I agree since if you pook at the Netherlands average its literally only 200 amd something thats very small. I dont doibt there tall but if they did more people I thibk it would come around 182cm ( +- 1) id say for young people thats almost accurate as statistics Netherlands s has 181cm(+-1). The balkans are also tall with serbia amd monternegro, borznia
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 14/Apr/15
@Wipeout The only area that I can think that would have taller people than any other area on the west coast is the Portland-Vancouver area. I notice so many shorter individuals in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Spokane, Silicon Valley (and every other place) to where I am convinced that the average height might be a bit under 5'9" in these areas.
2toes says on 14/Apr/15
Musa says on 13/Apr/15



What a load of BS bro!

Men and women, boys and girls, WE ARE OBLIGED to have different stats for them in order to provide the best biological information for medical or pediatric services.
184.3cm says on 14/Apr/15
Well the only thing is not all women are the same. There is no general rule of thumb. Ofc it has been proven that a large portion of women like men to be taller than them but there are still many who really dont care.

The same can be said for money, power and also physique. I cant speak about the first two having no experience of that but having a great physique isnt always that beneficial either. When i still dated over 10 years ago it was really a mixed bag. You have a portion of women who love it and get pretty crazy when they see you, basically if you were female you would be dragging them off to court on a harrassment charge. Then on the flip side you have women who turn you down because "Its just too much", or they assume you are arrogant and self absorbed before even speaking to you.
If i was to give advice on that i would say get fit but stay athletic as the majority seemed to like that, its when you start lifting heavy and bulking it turns a bunch off. I had less appeal when i bulked in general but there is a group who go nuts for it.
Going back to height though, dress well, avoid baggy clothing and walk with confidence nothing you can do about your height after all. Btw if your under 5'8 i get it but if your over that then its no big deal.
Rifle says on 14/Apr/15
There is a common misconception among some users of celebhieghts that tall people don't live long.
Famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith who was at least 6'8" lived for more than 97 years.
in the tall says on 14/Apr/15
@Emil 183cm
I'm 185cm and 90% peoples estimate 190cm+.
only 10% peoples say "are you 185cm?..184cm?"
Amaze says on 13/Apr/15
@Wipeout i'm sorry that's just a very very stupid list

5'5-5'7 very short LMFAO
tiny 5'4 under? WHAT THE F

average 5'11 to 6'1?
tall begins at 6'2
very tall begins at 6'5
ARE YOU SERIOUS
for men its..
tiny 5'0 and below
extremely short 5'1-5'2
very short 5'3-5'4
short 5'4-5'7
below average 5'8
average 5'9-5'10
above average 5'11
tall 6'0-6'2
very tall 6'3-6'5
extremely tall 6'6-6'7
any more is nearing/or giant. don't be silly.
your west coast chart was stupid as hell.

Women...
a 5'4 woman is not short no way near it.
4'10 and below tiny yes I agree
5'0 and below very short
5'1-5'2 short
below average is 5'3
average is 5'4-5'5
above average 5'6
tall 5'7-5'9
very tall 5'10+
huge 6'0/1+ and up.

don't be silly, 5'10 is short for no man in the world even in Netherlands or Denmark lol your post made me laugh.
maybe smaller? says on 13/Apr/15
169/170cm is the final frontier between short and somewhat average. Anyone agree?
dan says on 13/Apr/15
@Tomcat, true that, girls like successful and confident guys. I work assembly line in a plastic factory. I'm screwed! lol
@Amaze, I'm always attracted to the tall models. Managed to date a few but the other day, I got the "wish he was taller" feedback and that got me depressed cuz I really like the girl. oh well, not the end of the world. Life is SHORT! gotta make the most of it
smile says on 13/Apr/15
@Thomas
At 5'10 and 11 your height wont be a real factor and since youre still taller than the large majority of girls youre fine. 6'0 to 6'2 is the range were height is purely attractive. But height is not the only factor at all. If you have a broader build id reckon most girls would choose you over a lanky guy. I'm 6ft but incredibly broad shouldered and I get looks like I was 6'6. The majority of taller guys cant really fill out their frames so if you're average height workout and get a physique woman love. Physique > exceptional tallness
Musa says on 13/Apr/15
Instead of making male and females have different height charts they should put them together. Because only measuring males and then comparing and contrasting within males is like doing height for humans based on eye color, hair color, specific country, city, road, place, room, family, age, skin, era, time, color,religion etc etc....... What ever you do, you can start your sample from the biggest sample, for example all Human beings(Homo sapiens) and go smaller and smaller, narrowing down the sample however you wish. Think about it by eliminating women (female humans) from your mind you are ignoring at least more than half of the human beings on planet earth!! which is billions of humans and individuals. And that is full human beings(like you and me, no less) that have reached their full peak height, but get ignored because of vagina. I have realized that height should generally (not always) be put all together- all humans. Not divided and counted within sexes (male and female). What do the private parts got to do with height! When you recognize women then you realize that your taller than you think you are most of the time, because your not ignoring at least half of the humans on earth. I am 184 cm barefoot (I never dip below) and I am taller than most humans(males and females) on earth. There are taller obviously but more people would be shorter than me than taller. Counting every millimeter I am taller than many many women and even men everyday.So if your a guy and women don't like you then forget them cause there shallow. They want to there faces to be leveled with the guys penis for a easy bj lol. They want to be able to wear there 6-7 inch monster heels and still be shorter than you. Honestly I don't care if a woman is taller than me, same height, shorter or even if she towers me lol. The problem is I love women and if I was shorter then I would have a hard time having sex with them. It might also be frustrating for a guy sometimes because height unlike other things are not within their control, you don't just wake up and choose which height you want to be. So what is the point of obsessing over something that you cant change. If a woman doesn't want to be with you because you don't meet her expectations then forget her.
JJF says on 13/Apr/15
@ thomas - seriously, a lanky 6'1" guy who dresses & looks like a slob with a thin coat-hanger frame will never be considered more appealing than a 5'9" guy who works out a bit and takes some pride in his appearance.
Sure it's great to be taller than most other guys, but you can dress well, exercise & take pride in whatever you do and the girls who are worth knowing will notice you.

Not all women are as hung-up on height as people here think. I have seen plenty of men who are in no way tall who are happily married/together with great women, I know quite a few personally.

The only women you may 'miss out' on are the those who really INSIST on their guys being very tall. But big deal.
Laf says on 13/Apr/15
@Tomcat: TBH I don't think girls are prefering tall guys do to status and success. I think that for many girls it's physically, that they want to feel protected. This also explains why the majority of taller girls are heading for taller men.
Emil 183 cm says on 13/Apr/15
6ftMagician
They might not be 5'8 bro. I'm 6'0 like you and there are people at 5'10 who claims to be our height.
If I stand wewell I am sometimes estimated to be 6'1-6'2 lol
Wipeout says on 13/Apr/15
MODERN U.S. WEST COAST MEN (age 18-39)

Tiny: 5'4 and below
Very short: 5'5-5'7
Short: 5'8-5'10
Average: 5'11-6'1
Tall: 6'2-6'4
Very Tall: 6'5-6'7
Huge: 6'8

MODERN U.S. WEST COAST WOMEN

Tiny: 4'10 and below
Very short: 4'11-5'1
Short: 5'2-5'4
Average: 5'5-5'7
Tall: 5'8-5'10
Very Tall: 5'11-6'1
Huge: 6'2 and up
maybe smaller? says on 12/Apr/15
is 5'6.5 (169cm) final frontier between short and average?
Tomcat says on 12/Apr/15
@dan
It isn't the height that lures girls, it's really the genetically hardwired presumption that taller men statistically have more status and resources than short men, that they have the genetic material to reproduce taller sons who will carry on a successful legacy in their own lives. If a short man can prove to have high status, he too can attract many girls. True, overall shorter men are inferior, but you can be exceptional.
thomas says on 12/Apr/15
What do you guys reckon is the starting male height that girls will find attractive? 5ft10, 5ft11, 6ft or 6ft1 and above?
Amaze says on 12/Apr/15
@dan I was 5'7 about a year ago it was short but it wasn't that bad... It was short but just regular short not elfish or anything. Do you go near tall girls or what? Go near shorter girls like 5'2 etc. 5'8 guys single and dateless? What the hell.
and yes taller guys are more successful because girls like taller but there are women out there who like 5'7.. Plus u need to find someone who likes u for u 5'7 shouldn't be a problem I'm 5'8 and I doubt it will affect me that much... My friend is very short 5'4 and he got laid within a few days of knowing this Brazilian exchange student(she was 5'7-8?) He hates his height nd wishes he was tall but then he makes up for it other ways. She was hot and he got her.
6ftMagician says on 12/Apr/15
When I'm standing next to 5'8'' guys there is more evident gap than Rob has with most 6ft celebs. Are you sure they not slipping a couple hundred bucks into your pocket Rob? ;)
dan says on 11/Apr/15
5'7" used to be tall 3 centuries ago, now it's almost elfish. I'm 5'7 and I stopped counting the number of times a girl said (to common friends) she'd date me if I was taller. Sure, I still get dates but gotta face it, short dudes are not exactly fantasy material numero uno to the ladies. I've noticed most tall guys are more successful and have more kids than short guys. Many of the 5'8" guys I know are actually single and dateless.
Have you guys noticed the same...
Lisa says on 11/Apr/15
@Musa: That's a good way to look at HUMAN height but it's necessary to divide it into specific categories to realistically categorize it, to use it as useful benchmarks. FE, you're taller than babies too. We have to draw lines somewhere to make statistics useful.
2toes says on 11/Apr/15
Musa says on 10/Apr/15
Instead of making male and female have different height charts they should put them together.



And let's destroy every hope of pediatricians to follow growth patterns on childhood, puberty and youth for both boys and girls.
2toes says on 11/Apr/15
Musa says on 10/Apr/15
Instead of making male and female have different height charts they should put them together


With all respects, your proposal is ridicolous.

Men and women have a different biology so pediatricians and doctors have to use different stats for each sex in order to provide the best medical service.

So It's abosultely necessary to use not only different height and weight charts, but also BMI, hormones, cholesterol, etc.
Lisa says on 10/Apr/15
The article Wow linked to didn't mention how short Dutch women were in the 1860s. Based on the average dutch man's height then, it probably was around 4'11 to 5'0. They would look tiny in most countries in today's world. They would look average in a few countries, like Vietnam.
Amaze says on 10/Apr/15
@Chris what makes you think I am dumb you fool? If you can't say anything nice then don't post it. You must have a had nice upbringing. Thicko.

@JJF I certainly agree mate you are the same height as my brother its a good height in fact 1.83/4(6'0-6'0.5) is a very good height fantastic. 6'2 is nice and its tall but not disadvantageous at all . looks good. 6'0-2 is a good range.
Shady says on 10/Apr/15
If I wake up at 5'10", go to 5'9.5" during the late morning~evening and go to bed at 5'9.10", what am I listed as?
Weak 5'10"? Superstrong 5'9"? 5'9.5"?
francisco says on 10/Apr/15
i think this must be interesting to read
well i'm 20 and 182 cm(a little less than 6 ft) barefoot and i live in the upper class from chile(the most developed country in latin america btw) and i get called always quite tall and i am easily taller than 90 per cent of young men and nearly 100 per cent of women in my university which is also from the upper class
and one thing i've noticed is that many many people add 2-3 or even 5 cm to their real heights
plus i weigh 105 kg or 231 lbs and i am like a tank
and btw i am not mestizo(spanish-indigenous cross)
i am from swiss and french ancestry from my dads side and italian from my mums
Musa says on 10/Apr/15
Instead of making male and female have different height charts they should put them together. Because only measuring males and comparing and contrasting within males is like doing height for humans based on eye colour etc. By eliminating women (female humans) you are ignoring atleast half of the humans. I have realised that height should be put all together- all humans. Not divided and counted within sexes (male and female). What do the private parts got to do with height! When you recognize women then you realize that your taller than you think you are, because your not ignoring at least half of the humans on earth. I am like 6'0.5 barefoot (i never dip below) and i am taller than most humans on earth.
Wow says on 9/Apr/15
@nytimes: Since 1860, average heights have increased in many parts of the world, but no people have shot up like the Dutch Click Here
RobV says on 9/Apr/15
@cilic you ask what height you have to be to get away with wearing 2" elevators or lifts, and for women will not notice the drop when you kick off your shoes. If it is just 2", I really reiterate what I said before but almost anyone can get away with this - I assume you mean actually adding 2". 2" elevators actually give you just an added inch on top of the usual height you gain from wearing average footwear. When you buy elevators billed as 3", you gain your 2".

Assuming you want to gain 2", the same applies as I said before really: women wear far more by way of footwear that makes them and their friends go up and down with their heights, so as a result (and as long as you are taller than them), you would have almost no problem adding 2" at any height imho.

All shoes and boots give between half an inch and an inch and a half. So an extra half an inch is nothing.
Amaze says on 9/Apr/15
@Damon I agree

@French guy no I don't have asperger syndrome or any other syndromes why? Do you have it?
JJF says on 9/Apr/15
@ Amaze - I can fully understand your comments, 5'8" is fine (I would never consider my 5'8" friends as 'short' – 5’6” and below for men perhaps yes) but I can completely understand someone your size using a shoe with lift or whatever to get closer to that 5’10” size which is what I term the ‘grey zone’ where height is sort of a non-issue (nobody ‘notices’ this kind of height, it’s just…’there’, if you get my drift).

At 1.84m (this was afternoon measurement at our rugby club with stadiometer) I have never had any reason to complain about what mother nature gave me in the height-department, but of course it would be nice to suddenly wake up at say 6'2" (certainly tall and statuesque, but not disadvantageously so). But no big deal and won’t complain.

But serial lift-wearers such as guys like Pitt and Vin Diesel, with their looks & money I just don’t get how they can feel so insecure in their shoes (pun intended…).
Chris says on 9/Apr/15
@french guy No, he's just dumb.
Rifle says on 9/Apr/15
Rob,
Do you think this man can be 6'8" if the girl is just under 5'2"?

Click Here
[Editor Rob: it's possible, that couch could giver her a foot of height.]
lelman says on 9/Apr/15
@notsure I think a strong 6'2 would be someone who never falls below 6'2. You're just a typical 6'2 guy.
french guy says on 9/Apr/15
Amaze do you have asperger syndrom?
Medallion says on 9/Apr/15
SportsHeight: About 2-2.5 cms fluctuation depending on how long your day is today and how much sleep was had in the past 24-36 hrs.
Gabe says on 8/Apr/15
People will call you short/tall/average not only based on your height, but in your visual aesthetics as well!

I mean, how tall did you think Manu Bennet was before he got listed in here? My and my friends had always thought he should be at least 5'11" due to him being a muscular man with a thick voice.
But now talking about the equally 5'10" Chris Rock. How tall did you think he was? I thought he would be at maximum 5'9", yet he is an inch taller. Why? Because big guys tend to take their height big as well

And when I say big I mean MUSCULAR, not fat
Damon says on 8/Apr/15
In my opinion, the universal height should be the parameter

My opinion of height, and you can follow this either on sweden or the philippines:
Short: anything under 5'7"
Average: going from short average to tall average, 5'7.5"~5'11"
Tall: 6ft and above

I am 5'9.5" and have never been listed as short in my life. And I get called tall quite often
Amaze says on 8/Apr/15
@Conmor6'0 yeah I loved rayman 3 hoodlum havoc I got that for my 7th birthday and then I played it for a long while. I loved that game so much lol I played it again recently
Yeah my teacher living the life
Fit wife, good job, baby son. Gamer

Yeah u need to get a ps4 beggg u need next gen
Arkham knight
Arkham knight
Lol
Cilic says on 8/Apr/15
Just to clarify, my question actually is what's the minimum height that a guy must be at before he can get away with wearing a 2 inch elevator shoe without women noticing the difference in height when he goes bare footed?
JJF says on 8/Apr/15
Since I started taking notice of people's height I have made a curious observation:

Is it me or are there fewer actual 6’1” - 6’2” people around than very tall 6’3-6’4 guys? Most adults I encounter are either shorter (so 6’ and below) or significantly taller (6’2.5 and up) than me. Either it’s subjective bias or there really aren’t as many people in the 185-188 height range as there are just below and just above…
joe 193cm night says on 8/Apr/15
you is solid 6´2(188)
mike321 says on 8/Apr/15
If somebody is 7'0. Would a legit 6 footer come up to their shoulders?
mike321 says on 8/Apr/15
If somebody is 7'0. Would a legit 6 footer come up to their shoulders?
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
@not sure

Just claim 6'2 , forget Solid, Strong etc...You clear 6'1.75 at night so its fair.
SportsHeight says on 8/Apr/15
To expand on the topic that was raised below, how do most people interpret the whole "weak"/"strong"/"solid" thing? For example, if a man steps out of bed at 180 cm, spends most of the day at around 179 (without shoes, of course), and finishes the evening down toward 178, what does that make him? A weak 5'11"? A strong 5'10"? Are these basically the same thing? Is he a solid 5'10.5"? What's the deal?
TJE says on 8/Apr/15
@not sure

You just about made it to 6'2. So a flat/decent 6'2.
Aaron183cm says on 7/Apr/15
@not sure

You're a flat 6'2". Just go with 6'2". Anything else is splitting hairs.
smile says on 7/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob, does being overweight effect how much height you lose throughout the day?
Rusty 190cm says on 7/Apr/15
@Amaze

Yeah I do claim 6'3" outside this site as no one is gonna notice or care about an 1/8 inch. No one has ever questioned my 6'3" claims, since I have impeccable posture many think I am often 6'4". I have had a few 6'5" guesses and a few 6'2" as well.
Amaze says on 7/Apr/15
@JJF I agree. how tall are you?
what would your ideal height be?

i'm 5'8 but I complain because it's short for my family. my brother is 6'0, dad 5'11, uncle 5'11.5, granddad 6'1, uncle 6'1 etc. I wouldn't mind being 5'10 at all, even 5'9. plus taller height is better, well not too tall because then you have disadvantages. 6'0/6'1/6'2 are very good tall heights.
grizz says on 7/Apr/15
@not sure, You're a solid 6'2 guy. And yes, you can easily claim 6'2.
Connor6'0 says on 7/Apr/15
@Amaze I have Rayman Hoodlum Havoc for my PS2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids which i really enjoyed playing and I've got Rayman 2 for PS2 aswell, i also have the first Rayman game for my PS1, I have lots of good memories playing them, right now I'm playing Yakuza Dead Souls on my PS3 a what if game of the Yakuza series, it has zombies in it, it's a cool game, I might get the other Yakuza games too I haven't played them there all Japanese action games, so it sounds like life has been good to your teacher, he has a good job, fit girlfriend and a baby son he's got it all then and yeah I hope I do get my PS4 this year if I don't Ill be really disappointed, it really sucks that I can't have one now soon PS3 games and 360 games will stop being made and ill be missing out on the new games for the PS4 which is a damn shame.
RobV says on 7/Apr/15
@ Cilic You ask how much a tall guy, like 6'1", can get away with adding height through lifts etc before a woman notices.

You are right in your assumption that if a guy is already tall, a woman will not notice a certain amount of added height, but I think you would be amazed at just how much you can get away with if you are tall. I do this a lot and add several inches (I am over 6'2" and aim for 6'6") and even women very close to me have never really guessed or worked it out. I have always been amazed and certainly in the early days expected that it would be noticed but as I added more it was weird to realise that no-one guessed, not even my girlfriend.

The most obvious reason of course is that if you are 7" plus taller than someone anyway, an extra few inches makes very little difference from a point of view of perspective. That's why we guys often assume a guy who is taller than us is 4 or 5" taller but is in fact just 2". But there is another reason which really adds to this.

It's really to do with the footwear that women themselves wear. Heels on women (that is, on themselves and on their friends) mean that they are used to heights varying quite dramatically and they pay much less attention to it as a result.

Of course they will notice a guy going from a similar height to them to 4" more, and then back down at home, but for a taller guy it is easier. My own girlfriend wears very high heels, and is up and down like a yoyo all the time, in the house/out of etc. She really never does notice the amount I add. I think if ever she has said anything, it has simply been "oh, you have those boots on with thicker soles" or she refers to my Chelsea boots with a slight heel (to which I add a lot of lifts of course!). But that has been so rare.

So you can for sure 100% get away with 2" of lifts or elevators, but much more is possible. Best thing to do is to try it out with lifts in normal boots first, a couple of inches, and then add gradually over a month or two. I think you will be surprised at it not being noticed, even the drop when you are at home and are, say, not wearing shoes at all.
Connor6'0 says on 7/Apr/15
@not sure I'd call you a solid/legit 6'2" guy.
Cilic says on 7/Apr/15
If a 6foot1 guy wears elevator boots, women will generally not notice the difference when he goes barefooted since he's still tall. So, what is the minimum height that a guy must be at before he can get away with wearing a 2 inch elevator shoe without women noticing the difference in height when he goes bare footed?
177cmGuy says on 7/Apr/15
Rob is eyelevel to top of head 5 inches or 12cm?
[Editor Rob: on average it's in the 4.5 inch range.]
not sure says on 7/Apr/15
At 187.5cm at night, which 6'2 am I? Strong? Weak? Solid? Is it fair for me to claim 6'2? I'm 189.5cm in the morning.
JJF says on 7/Apr/15
Height, for men, is like money. If you have it, it’s no big deal. If you don’t but you desperately crave it, it can take over your sanity. Really.

I can understand guys who are below, say, 1.75m wanting to maximize their stature, and I completely understand them using special shoes or lifts etc. But some of these celebs are taking the proverbial urine, surely.
Vin Diesel & Brad Pitt are two of the saddest guys in showbusiness – I mean c’mon, you are close to or over 5’11” and you are wearing LIFTS? Give me a break, gentlemen. You have financial resources and influence beyond anything that us mortals could even contemplate, but still you feel the need to add a measely 2cms to your already perfect frames?

Some guys are just too sad to cry over.
Cilic says on 7/Apr/15
If a 6foot1 guy wears elevator boots, women will generally not notice the difference when he goes barefooted since he's still tall. So, what is the minimum height that guys can get away with wearing a 2 inch elevator shoe without women noticing the difference in height when they go bare footed?
grizz says on 6/Apr/15
TALL vs SHORT says on 5/Apr/15
select plz.

6ft(1m83) sexy girl (ideal face)
vs
5ft(1m52) cuty girl (ideal face)
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It depends on which one's got more curves :D
5ft10guy says on 6/Apr/15
@mike321 your not 6ft2 then dude . I never heard a 6ft2 call himself short you have some height dismorphia or your 6ft and think your 6ft2.HOW the hell do you feel short at 6ft2 if most guys are only 5ft10 at most!Mix that with below average guys it goes down to 5ft9 .What your saying is idiotic.
Amaze says on 6/Apr/15
@Rusty190 do you claim 6'3 what do u say when people ask u ur height. Ur 6'4 in shoes though

@Connor 6'0 yeah he's a very cool guy and he games a lot well he did as a teenager and his 20s and he still got a fit girlfriend and then he got married late twenties I think. Yeah I remember goldneye brilliant fps, crash bandicoot and spyro omg plus rayman and tekken 3 they were so good. I think my ps1 got sold .. Then I got original Xbox most of my memories are good there then 360.
Yeah my teacher is 32 he had a son born shortly after his 30th birthday, good age to be a father. His son is nearly 2 now I think, and yeah he's getting an Xbox one this year and I am definitely man my 360 has had a good 10 year run but I definitely need a Xbox one now I can't play assassins creed unity or batman arkham knight or sunset overdrive and halo collection so I need a Xbox one .. Yeah I hope you get ps4 this year last gen is really old ps3 and 360 have no games to be honest its all about ps4 and Xbox one
Connor6'0 says on 6/Apr/15
@TALL vs SHORT I'd pick the 6 foot girl, tallness is sexy on a girl because they have nice long legs awww, but 5'0 girls are sexy too I wouldn't mind dating a short girl but really I'd go for a 5'7 or a 5'9 girl because girls In that range are just tall but not too tall, 6'0 for a girl is a bit too tall to be honest but if that was the only option between a 5'0 girl and a 6'0 girl I'd choose the 6'0 girl.
Rusty 190cm says on 6/Apr/15
Considering I am 1/8 inch shy of 6'3" at my usual evening height, I'll join in and say who I think would measure similar to me.

Terrell Owens (was measured this mark)
Tom Welling (I think he is my height rather than the 6'2.75" Rob gives him)
Will Ferrell
Sam J. Jones (at peak)
Clancy Brown (at peak)
187cm at night says on 5/Apr/15
Im 187cm but i just say 6'2 when asked because i can't imagine someone being able to tell 1cm difference. How is it that Rob is able to see 1cm when i sometimes can't tell is someone is adding 1inch to there height?
[Editor Rob: generally half inch is about a kind of limit to what I think many people could see. If you had 2 people standing together you should if paying attention be able to see the difference, but on your own...if you say 6ft 2, I might see you and think you look about that, even though you measure a cm under.]
Connor6'0 says on 5/Apr/15
Your teacher sounds like a cool guy Amaze so he owns and plays on all those consoles and it sounds like he has a s**t load of games I bet he never gets bored when he has all those games to play lol and yeah Goldeneye is a great game, one of the classics, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon are the best games for the original playstation imo I have so many great memories playing them and I still have them for my PS1 too, also your teacher is a father too eh? how old is the child? Is it a boy or a girl? and do you know if he's getting an XBOX ONE or not? I'm hoping that I will get my next gen playstation this year, are you still getting your XBOX ONE this year mate?
TALL vs SHORT says on 5/Apr/15
select plz.

6ft(1m83) sexy girl (ideal face)
vs
5ft(1m52) cuty girl (ideal face)
Wow says on 5/Apr/15
It does like u said depend on nutrition, exercise, climate, I'm sure twins separated at birth differ in final height ...though there is a kickstart that happens at some age for boys cause you see boys and girls are usually similar height in childhood compared to an average 9cm difference in adulthood, plus girls hit puberty first..
Amaze says on 5/Apr/15
@Connor6'0

He plays on everything
He started gaming at 2 or 3
He had the nes, then SNES, then mega drive
He had a n64 which he was addicted to throughout teenage life lol he loved GoldenEye the game, he also had a ps1
Then he got a Dreamcast (I had that too, Sega's last system) then a ps2 and original Xbox. He also ps3 and 360 but he prefers. Xbox and plays that more. He also ison pc.But now he becauze he is a father he doesn't game as much but still plays. He misses long sessions so when his son is sleeping he plays 2-3 hours maybe. He's literallythenicest teacher aswell
183.5cm says on 5/Apr/15
@kourosh
Sorry then, you should have said that then.
Wow says on 5/Apr/15
Rob, where I grew up, I had guys in school with different ethnicities, noticed now how some grew real early, real quick, stopped growing real early and quick, some guys who were my height up until 17 then kept growing. So wanted to ask you about different growing patterns in different races and climates...I know some guys who stopped growing at puberty...some kept growing years beyond, some who didn't get puberty till very late and grew a lot. An example so that the tallest 3 guys we had in class at 14-15 who were teachers heights! I think we're near 180cm, while by the time we reached 17-18 and now I'm a reunion the boys who used to look up to them are now much taller...eventhough we were at the same age. I also recall boys who were same height as me through our whole life and kept on growing after I had stopped (at 17-18)
[Editor Rob: I don't really have any personal knowledge about different ethnicities and growth patterns...I only grew up in a school with a couple of people who weren't white!

For youngsters though, I think if breastfed and getting enough nutrition then for first few years I don't think growth rates would vary much between countries, but I've not spent time looking into it.]
jax says on 5/Apr/15
Any guy that is 5'9-5'11 and feels short is either 1. not the height they think they are 2. Live in an area where you'd find 6 foot+ dudes on every block. I'm 5'10 and where I live the average is 5'6-5'8 considering the Asian/Hispanic/South Asian population. I feel just above average. In the city, where I attend college, I feel spot on average. This is in NYC by the way.
Tomcat says on 5/Apr/15
You can grow taller while in space. After you come back to earth you lose 2 inches. Is there a way to sustain the decompressed height other than lay in bed?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 4/Apr/15
Click Here

according to the study the average height for a young man seems to be around 178-179 cm but some samples are too small which make datas innacurate.
I think if there are atleast 1000 subjets in a sample, it can be considered relevant
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 4/Apr/15
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according to the study the average height for
Kourosh says on 4/Apr/15
@183.5 Before you call me troll you better know im not living in iran so dont be an idiot. You can think im 5'7 idont give rat ass what you think 5'7 i dont give rat ass about it. Average height in iran is 174 cm closr to 5'9 _ and i felt average to solid average there and my average listing was based on developed counteries not iran see how stupid you sound now.
TJE says on 4/Apr/15
@Amaze, grizz
I concur, but for young adult males, like college age.
Connor6'0 says on 4/Apr/15
@Amaze he's a gamer too huh? interesting, what games does he play? and what console does he play on? PS4, XBOX ONE or PC?
The Master says on 4/Apr/15
@JJF: Completely agree.
Amaze says on 4/Apr/15
@grizz yeah lol your right I agree with you on that perfect height listing. Imo 186cm is 10/10
I'm mobile says on 4/Apr/15
@grizz
thank. i'm strong 6'1" asian but i think 6'3" is perfect.
183.5cm says on 4/Apr/15
kouroush is a definite troll, average height of iran lies between 5ft7-8 which is the official one. Whivh was done in 2005. Another 5ft7 guy who thinks hes 5ft9.

@rob
Do you honestly belive 179-180cm is averge in iran, im sure your thinking the same thing im thinking
183.5cm says on 4/Apr/15
@kourosh
According to you the average iranian is one of the tallest in the world. Yeah right man. I bet your one of those 5ft7-8 guys who thinks hes 5ft9
177tallwomen@5FT10 says on 4/Apr/15
190 is always perfect imo.
187, 193 is good too.
Amaze says on 3/Apr/15
@JJF you are completely right lol my friends 6'2 and was showing off over my 5'11 friend but actually i'd rather have the 5'11 guys body. why? my 5'11 friend is 170 lbs and is solidly built, while my 6'2 friend is 120/30 lbs at most and is skinny looks anorexic. propotions matter a lot.

@Connor6'0 he's my form tutor and hes a gamer like us aswell xD he is british white and yeah he's the 2nd/3rd tallest in my school or college. it's a very tall height for sure but he told me about the inconviences that the height of 6'4" brings. he hits his head on things, has to duck and he owns a ford fiesta I think ? and he says its uncomfortable. I think he hit 6'4" at 17 but he preferred being 6'2". thing is connor when your very tall you are at an disadvantage with comfort/clothes/cars/women in particular and you look massive/gangly looking if you know what I mean. e.g. it's like when your very short you are at an disadvantage and it's not that good also when you are very tall you get some disadvantages. also I find that women and people find these heights in the 6ft range the most attractive
6 ft 0 , 1,2
3 is liked but not as liked as the others
4 is alright
5 is where people say max + but some dont like
6 and over is too much for most people

6'1 is defo better than 6'5 and looks better
like its good to be tall but not over the top that's why 6'-6'3 is the best, theres no need to be over 6'3.

my old form tutor yr7-11 was also 6'4 and he was massive. theres another teacher a new one must be 30 years old and he's 6'5 and he was literally huge as f he walked past me and my 6'1 friend. even my 6'1 friend said he wouldn't wanna be that all, he said if he did 6'2 max ...
Amaze says on 3/Apr/15
@JJF you are completely right lol my friends 6'2 and was showing off over my 5'11 friend but actually i'd rather have the 5'11 guys body. why? my 5'11 friend is 170 lbs and is solidly built, while my 6'2 friend is 120/30 lbs at most and is skinny looks anorexic. propotions matter a lot.

@Connor6'0 he's my form tutor and hes a gamer like us aswell xD he is british white and yeah he's the 2nd/3rd tallest in my school or college. it's a very tall height for sure but he told me about the inconviences that the height of 6'4" brings. he hits his head on things, has to duck and he owns a ford fiesta I think ? and he says its uncomfortable. I think he hit 6'4" at 17 but he preferred being 6'2". thing is connor when your very tall you are at an disadvantage with comfort/clothes/cars/women in particular and you look massive/gangly looking if you know what I mean. e.g. it's like when your very short you are at an disadvantage and it's not that good also when you are very tall you get some disadvantages. also I find that women and people find these heights in the 6ft range the most attractive
6 ft 0 , 1,2
3 is liked but not as liked as the others
4 is alright
5 is where people say max + but some dont like
6 and over is too much for most people

6'1 is defo better than 6'5 and looks better
grizz says on 3/Apr/15
In my opinion, the perfect height range is (late evening height) 183-190 cm (6ft-6ft3). This range encompasses every possible aspect - alpha appearance (6ft2, 6ft3), playing basketball (6ft3), chick magnet (6ft 1-6ft 2), no trouble with clothes, transportation (6ft, 6ft1), no back pain or similar health disturbances (6ft, 6ft1). I think that strong 6ft1 ticks most of these boxes.
Rory says on 3/Apr/15
@Mike123

"But in nightclubs especially, i feel very very average, even short at times."

At 6'2 at night ? Come off it, you're very nearly 4 inches above average height for a male if you feel average/short at 6'2 in a nightlcub its probably because youve got some weird obsession that gravitates you towards taller blokes, and means you forget the like 90% who are shorter than you.
JJF says on 3/Apr/15
The 'what is tall / best height debate' ends once you pass 1.80m/5'11" --- from then onwards it is far more about proportions.
Over that height almost nobody (except perhaps yourself) cares if you are 1.83m exactly or 1.87,5 exactly – past that 180 point PROPORTIONS are far more visually important. It's no good being that 6'3" guy who towers over others if he has lanky arms and an awkward build.

If you are one of the lucky genetic-lottery winners who are, say, 6'1"-6'3" AND evenly proportioned / solidly built, then YES - you have a major advantage over the sub-6-footers, both with the ladies and from a dominance point of view with other men.
Amaze says on 3/Apr/15
@Khan at 5'9 you should be 70/71kgs lol try drop like 20 kg
Connor6'0 says on 3/Apr/15
@Amaze is your teacher the tallest person in your school/college? but yes 6'4 is a very tall height but it's nothing extreme though and I don't think its a bad height either infact it's fine really, 6'3 to 6'5 I'd say is still good for wanting to be very tall but still in normal very tall range, imo anything over 6'5 is when it starts to become extremely tall and look too big, no offence to 6'6 guys out there, although I guess some people do suit being extremely tall like wrestlers and bodybuilders etc, really you can still be good looking and get girlfriends or boyfriends at that height, it doesn't negate the persons looks or their personality either, I believe people can look good at any height even some with dwarfism can look good aswell but actually size doesnt matter really.
Kourosh says on 3/Apr/15
@truth i never claimed im 5'10 barefoot. My lowest is 176.1 or 176 cm on the nose. So im 5'9 thats it.im 177 cm in lunch time.i always claim my lowest height. 5'10 is my shoe height. So i dont see the reason to argue with me. I give my height 4 out of 10. 179/180 cm are true average which gets 5 or 6 out of 10. yeah im shortish :(
Mat 5'10 says on 3/Apr/15
Rob, how tall do you think Tom Morello is? Could you make a page for him?

He's the guy with the red shirt, though I think you know who he is :P

Click Here
Harris says on 3/Apr/15
6ft 1 physically looks better than heights like 6ft 4 as people in this taller height range tend to look more ungainly.
SportsHeight says on 3/Apr/15
Rob, what's the average amount of height a man loses throughout the day? Also, what's on the upper and lower end of daily height loss? Like what's considered a lot to lose and what's considered a little?
[Editor Rob: it's almost 2cm, like 1.8-1.9 range. A big amount would be 3cm, the lower end maybe 1cm.]
khan says on 2/Apr/15
my height is 176cm and weight is 91kgs my age is 29..how much weight is suite for me
6ft1 and half says on 2/Apr/15
6ft4 is very good height but sometimes uncomfortable.
I think 6ft2-4 is ideal range. anything over is too much.
Amaze says on 2/Apr/15
@Lillo Thomas more people I also ask 6'1 is most preffered height
If u like being tall then 6'2-6'3 is perfect to be honest
6'0-1 are still very good heights while still being tall . 6'4 is just ok its a bit bbig and to tall for most girls.

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Tomcat says on 2/Apr/15
6'1" is a great height precisely because it doesn't stand out. You want to be as tall as you can and stay as close to average as you can simultaneously. 6'4" doesn't work as well.
Amaze says on 2/Apr/15
@Lilo Thomas

At 6'5 u get some negatives like u said
Plus 6'4 is still very tall
Its a bit too tall for everyday life
Dwarf average size women
Lanky looking, stand out in the crowd a bit too much, don't get me wrong I'd prefer 6'4 over average height but its a bit too tall to be 10/10 IMO
6'1 is a very good height and tall and its perfect as in there are no negatives lol wouldn't you want a height with no negatives plus my 32 year old teacher is 6'4" he says its slightly annoying at times .. I think 6'0-3 are the best heights imo anything over 6'3" is excessive why would u wanna be over that ? Wanna be in the NBA or something ? Plus back problems clothing problems as well and u can't fit in cars and some doorways bang head or e.g car parks there was this car park I went to and it said Max height 6'2" lol imagine being taller than that there would be awkward AF. Plus aeroplanes azwell.. You want comfort but tallness as well.. The worlds built for people not too tall .
James B says on 2/Apr/15
6'2 is a fairly impressive height but 6'4 is much more impressive in my opinion.
grizz says on 2/Apr/15
Lillo thomas says on 1/Apr/15
Amaze why you are saying 6'1 is better than 6'4 ? That's subjective. From your perspective 6'1 is a better height. But 6'4 is better for guys that like to be really tall. At 6'4 your will always stand out and will be the tallest in places most of time. But 6'4 isn't freakish tall . At 6'1 you will be considered tall but you will never stand out in large crowds. I will pick 6'4 over 6'1 any day.
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Except for alpha appearance and advantages in certain sports, I see no advantage of a 6'4 guy over 6'1. 6'4 will likely have more back issues and life expectancy, it will be far more difficult to find clothes and shoes, probably won't feel comfortable sleeping in foreign beds because they're small, he'll feel uncomfortable driving in public transportation and certain small cars, bump into doors etc. etc.
lelman says on 2/Apr/15
I dunno, I can feel tall sometimes, depending on the situation. I know for a fact 179cm is NOT tall, but sometimes when you're surrounded by short-average people, you can feel pretty tall - especially when wearing work boots.

But for every time I feel tall, there's a time where I feel dwarfed. Such is life being average height.
Flame Tail says on 1/Apr/15
1m50 (4'11") VERY SHORT for female
1m55 (5'1") SHORT for female
1m60 (5'3") RARE SHORT for male/WEAK SHORT for female
1m65 (5'5") VERY SHORT for male/AVERAGE for female
1m70 (5'7") SHORT for male/WEAK TALL for female
1m75 (5'9") WEAK SHORT for male/TALL for female
1m80 (5'11") AVERAGE for male/VERY TALL for female
1m85 (6'1") WEAK TALL for male/RARE TALL for female
1m90 (6'3") TALL for male
1m95 (6'5") VERY TALL for male
2m00 (6'7") RARE TALL for male
Anonymous1 says on 1/Apr/15
..in just briefly rummaging through comments, I'll simply add that at 6'0, I'm generally tall anywhere I go. Yeah, guys over 6 are all around. But, it's a "here and there" kind of thing (I'm in New England). So, whatever the discussion about 5'10 guys, a trim 5'10 guy can look tall. In fact, from a distance, a 5'10 guy who's trim look quite tall. Put him with 6'3 guys and he won't look tall, but won't look short. Put 6'3 guys with 6'6 guys and "they" won't look tall. It's all relative. As for age, I'll be 50 in a few months, and haven't lost a hair of height. My uncle is 80, and was and remains 6'2.
Dario says on 1/Apr/15
@Kourosh

i live in North London but i commute to Hertfordshire several times a week to go uni. i did see 3 guys in 6ft 3 - 6ft 5 range on one occasion but this doesn't always happen. Once i saw a guy who had to be 6ft 7 maybe 6ft 8, as he towered everyone and i've not seen another guy at that height in more than 2 months. In general 6ft 3 to 6ft 5 is between the 97th and 99th percentile so it's not too rare to see one unlike 6ft 6+ which is in the 99.9th percentile.
PEigler says on 1/Apr/15
Hi Rob,

Here is a hypothetical scenario I have been wondering about.

We have two friends - Mr. X and Mr. Y. Would it be possible for Mr. X to be visibly taller than Mr. Y in the morning, but noticeably shorter than his friend in the evening? Have you come across people who lose a lot of height as the day progresses (up to 3 cm) as well as humans who are at the opposite extreme - their height essentially stays the same if we were to compare their morning and evening measurements?

Thanks in advance!

PEigler
[Editor Rob: yes that can occur, a 6ft guy shrinks 1 inch and the other, a 5ft 11.75 range guy about 0.5 inch...so both are taller then the other, at different times of the day.]
mike321 says on 1/Apr/15
5ft10guy says on 28/Mar/15
I hear people say their 6ft2 and don't feel tall . Either their trolling or live with extremely tall family members.Like in the show HIMYM where Marshall who's 6ft4 said he was the shortest in his family and Ted stared at him with disbelief but it was true.His brothers were like 6f7,dad 6ft8 and mom 6ft1. Lol

I'm 188cm at night and live in the south of England and i don't feel tall. I do occassionally when walking down town with the older population. But in nightclubs especially, i feel very very average, even short at times.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 1/Apr/15
Laf says on 1/Apr/15
Just been to Barcelona, and the average in the northern Spain seemed to be 5'9 overall, and 5'9.5 for young people. But there were many short people down there, so I wouldn't be surprised if the overall average was at 5'8 range. The average for young men was probably close to 5'10 like UK, but there just seemed to be more shorther people to pull the average down than in UK.

Any comments on this?


if there are more shorter people, the average is lower than 5'10", that's it.
truth2 says on 1/Apr/15
@william You need to accept the fact that everyone has different concepts for different things. But roughly statistically speaking, child is under 15, 15-21 teenager, 22-34 young adult, 35-48 middle age, 49-64 mature/older age, 65-84 old, 85+ very old. This is only my opinion, but I use the median age for reference.
truth2 says on 1/Apr/15
@Kourosh I would not call you anything over 5ft9.5, 5ft9.75 at most. If you were at least 177cm at night, then 5ft10 would be legit. So 5ft10guy is right.
Lillo thomas says on 1/Apr/15
Amaze why you are saying 6'1 is better than 6'4 ? That's subjective. From your perspective 6'1 is a better height. But 6'4 is better for guys that like to be really tall. At 6'4 your will always stand out and will be the tallest in places most of time. But 6'4 isn't freakish tall . At 6'1 you will be considered tall but you will never stand out in large crowds. I will pick 6'4 over 6'1 any day.
Laf says on 1/Apr/15
Just been to Barcelona, and the average in the northern Spain seemed to be 5'9 overall, and 5'9.5 for young people. But there were many short people down there, so I wouldn't be surprised if the overall average was at 5'8 range. The average for young men was probably close to 5'10 like UK, but there just seemed to be more shorther people to pull the average down than in UK.

Any comments on this?
Rusty 190cm says on 1/Apr/15
Rob, I measure bang on 6'2 7/8" at my typical low, what people on this site do you think would measure my height other than Terrell Owens? Could Sam J. Jones at peak have been one of them?
[Editor Rob: not impossible someone like Tom Welling could come in close to it.]
5ft10guy says on 31/Mar/15
Good question does anyone have any thoughts on the question?
william says on 31/Mar/15
Im tired of this it goes like this 18-25 young adult, 26-44 adult, 45-64 middle age, 65+ old
h says on 31/Mar/15
Anything over 6 feet is tall. But extremely tall considering women average 5'4 in the USA. how many 5'10-5'11 women date guys their height?
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 31/Mar/15
@5ft10guy


Learn to read okk!!! I always said im 5'9 barefoot (176cm) which is actually over 5'9 and with my trainers im easily 5'10 (178.7 cm). So what is your point?i did not lie. If you read my comment i said that i felt short and dwarfed by 6'3-6'4 guys in the crowd. i feel short next to 6'2 guys of course.And i feel short next to 6'1 guys as well but not that much to feel be dwarfed or something. I never feel short next to 6'0 men.

@Dario i saw maybe 3 guys out of 300 people in the 6ft 3-5 range??!!!
Where do you live? Because i spotted 7 or 8 6'3-6'4 guys in small crowd of 100-150 people when i was in F1 Formula racing event last weekend. I'm solid 5'9 i never dropped below 176cm in late night my lowest was 175.9cm and my morning height is 177.8 to 178cm. But i wish my night height was 5'10 and morning was 5'11 so i could feel solid average not weak average. Being 5'9 1/2 does not satisfy you as plenty of guys are taller than you probably around half. They are just many 5'11 guys around.
Dario says on 31/Mar/15
@Cilic

i believe average height girls would still consider the 6ft 4 guy as very tall as that's a foot taller than them and as for 6ft 1 they'd still consider 6ft 1 as tall just not as tall as 6ft 4 (if they're both standing tall.)
184.3cm says on 31/Mar/15
@James Edward Crowley

You can feel like your young, you can act, behave and dress that way but the reality is that after 40 you are middle aged. Unless the average male lives longer than 80 years. Statistics do not back this up. You can still be perfectly fit and healthy, middle aged is not old. However after 65 years you are old as this is the last chapter of your life. Depending on your health you can rapidly go downhill or maintain good health for another 10- 15 years. After 80 years though your body is spent and i would term you elderly. There is no shame in getting old, even although our society would tell you otherwise.

@Cilic

Average woman is 8 - 9 inches shorter than a 6'1 guy so unless she is rocking huge heels she wont be able to tell the difference.
Zoro 5'9.5 says on 31/Mar/15
@Cilic: I think he'll be considered tall even standing next to a 6'4 guy.

The 6'4 guy would be referred as giantish or very tall, and usually she'll find him a bit intimidating and less attractive

Imo for average woman best height is 6-6'3, with 6'1.5 being absolute top. 5'11 better than 6'4, 5'10 nearly as good as 6'4.

Remember that at 180cm you are 15cm taller than the average girl, so you are towering over her, it's fairly enough. At 193cm (almost 1 foot more), it's probably just too much, except for girls who have a fetish for height, but they are a minority
Amaze says on 31/Mar/15
@Cilic
Yes he will and 6'1 is tall for a guy end of all over the world and in this earth anyone who is 6'1 is tall a male at 6'1 is tall and no next to a 6'4 guy he will be tall just not very tall like a 6'4" guy get it and no he will be still same attractive and more people would prefer a 6'1" guy over a 6'4" guy. 6'1 is a better height than 6'4" anyway
Cilic says on 31/Mar/15
In general a 6foot1 guy will be considered tall by average height girls. But what if he is standing next to a 6foot4 guy, will the average height girls still consider him tall or will they now find him to be of average height and hence less attractive?
5'10_tommy says on 30/Mar/15
@ 2toes
Thats such a racist comment .... And stop making assumption about me please. Rob , what do you Think about what he said ?
[Editor Rob: he could word it better. There are some disparities between different ethnicities.]
5ft10guy says on 30/Mar/15
@ Kourosh hey man your 5ft9 if your 5ft10 in shoes so your not 5ft10 barefoot the only time 5ft10 guys look short is around 6ft2 and over guys.And with a 6ft2 guy it's not that bad it's just when that person is able to see the top of your head. However a 5ft10 guy is only considered tall with below average height people from my experiences. But on one occasion I had a 5ft9 girl call me tall. She thought she was 5ft11 and me 6ft so she said "Why are you so tall?"
Crash says on 30/Mar/15
2toes, I get your point, but saying a 5'10" will get dwarfed *most of the time* in any part of the world is just daft.
Crash says on 30/Mar/15
James, you're not being very sensible and I'm getting tired of this, so I'm simply going to post some quotes from that article which you love so much

"And the survey of 1,000 adults aged over 50 found seven out of ten people in their early 50s defined themselves as middle-aged."

And thenn..

"The average age at which middle age was perceived to start was 54 years and 347 days. But nearly one in five thought middle age did not begin until after 60."

WTF, the article appears to contradict itself. So I would take it with a grain of salt.

But according to the first quote, even people in their early 50s don't see themselves as young on average.


So I'm done with going in circles with you.
Dario says on 30/Mar/15
@Amaze

I guess it's debatable in saying 5ft 10 is the start of tall for a 16 year old. For me it's tallish for that age and i think proportions strongly influences this for example, having long legs.

@Kourosh

You shouldn't feel short at 5ft 9 unless your standing next to someone 6ft 2+. Generally 5ft 9 is a very medium height and most short guys 5ft 5 and under would dream to be that height. i honestly doubt 6 ft 4 barefoot is as common as you say it is. i saw maybe 3 guys out of 300 people in the 6ft 3-5 range out on a saturday night at a bar.
Dario says on 30/Mar/15
@Amaze

Not a bad choice putting 5ft
183.5cm says on 30/Mar/15
Sportsheight
6ft1 is the most optimal.
@Waringo
Sgort people is the same as women from what I see.
DJD says on 30/Mar/15
what is interesting is if you go back 40 years ago the average height in Spain and Italy and Portugal and Ireland was super short compared to today.
DJD says on 30/Mar/15
it's not uncommon for rich guys to be taller than poorer guys. but let's not make out that all rich guys in the OC are all 6'2 or 6'3. Come on now. Tons of 5'11 guys.
Clement says on 30/Mar/15
If we are 192.3cm after 1:30 hour woke up, does it make sense to tell people that we are 192cm? Otherwise are we 191cm, which one?
2toes says on 30/Mar/15
At 5'8" I'm a shortish guy, but I feel I have the "enough height" to not get intimidated on the street.

I mean, I know I'm shortish for a male adult, but the difference is not TOO BIG to make me "psycologicaly insecure", and also I'm lucky to have a broad chest.

Of course, that doesn't change that If I could choose a height, I would choose 187.5 cms LOL
Amaze says on 30/Mar/15
5'10 is tall for men in Asia. In India Bangladesh and Pakistan you'd be referred to as tall. But everywhere else its average. Solid height. Neither short or tall.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 30/Mar/15
Dwarfed commonly at 5'10"? That can't be forthright.
truth2 says on 30/Mar/15
@Cam123 Around 5ft7
Kourosh says on 30/Mar/15
There is no way on earth 5'10 guy can be described tall. I'm 5'10 with shoes and i get dwarfed many times by tall young Caucasians. 6'2 6'4 is common height in big crowds like in malls or festivals.

Last night i was in an events for F1 (Formula 1) where i got dwarfed by 7 or 8 6'3 + guys. They were plenty of 6'0 and 5'11 guys were there too which that made me short guy.

I noticed few 5'10 to 6'0 young girls as well.
6 foot 2 poor guy says on 30/Mar/15
no. 6 foot 4 is a my ideal height. my dream and fantasy. "6 foot 4."
2toes says on 30/Mar/15
Calling 5'10" "tall" in anglo-saxon countries is hilarious.

I'm from Spain and here 5'10" isn't even 2 centimeters more than the total intermediate height for the 20-35 age bracket, let alone England, Australia or Ireland.
2toes says on 30/Mar/15
5'10_Tommy says on 29/Mar/15
Im 5'10 (178cm) and i feel tall most of the time. I live in the states and people are 5'8 ,5'9 on average. Most people describe me as a tall guy.



You must live in a Mexican neighboorhood, because if you go to a high class- white neighboorhood like the ones in Orange County, California, at 5'10" you'll get dwarfed most of the time.
waringo says on 29/Mar/15
short peoples say:
very good tier 175, 176cm
great tier 177, 178, 179cm
demi god tier 180, 181cm
god tier 182, 183, 184cm
demi good 185, 186cm
great tier 187, 188, 189cm
very good tier 190, 191, 192cm

tall peoples say:
very good tier 182, 183, 184cm
great tier 185, 186cm
demi god tier 187, 188, 189cm
god tier 190, 191, 192cm
demi god tier 193, 194cm
great tier 195, 196cm
very good tier 197, 198, 199cm

fence sitters(me) say:
very good tier 177, 178, 179cm
great tier 180, 181, 182cm
demi god tier 183, 184, 185cm
god tier 186, 187, 188cm
demi god tier 189, 190, 191cm
great tier 192, 193, 194cm
very good tier 195, 196, 197cm
jkkkk says on 29/Mar/15
so what is the average height of guys from
Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands? I'd wager the Eastern Europeans average at 179 and the Scandinavians are 181 and the Germanic guys are 182-3.
Amaze says on 29/Mar/15
@shortguy12345
short is only below 5'8, or below 5'9 if you're in the netherlands/denmark scandanavian countries. 5'10 is average height. good height.

@Dario

yeah most 16 year olds get 2 inches. but i'd say then 5'10 is tall for a 16 year old, 17 year old 5'11, and 18+ onwards 6'0 is tall for them because 18 onwards your an adult and to be a tall adult+ you have to be 183cm/6'0
James Edward Crowley says on 29/Mar/15
@184.3cm
@Crash
@2toes
Any under 55 is young not under 44 your still young at 44 55 is the start
of middle age not 45 like it used to old age starts at 75 for males and 70 for females old age used too start at 60 for females and 65 for males not
anymore
women lose their hormones but men never lose their hormones men continue
until they drop i will never lose my strength never meaning i will
never lose my hormones never.
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Rifle says on 29/Mar/15
That's probably because the pic was taken in the evening( 7 P.M.)
5'10_Tommy says on 29/Mar/15
Im 5'10 (178cm) and i feel tall most of the time. I live in the states and people are 5'8 ,5'9 on average. Most people describe me as a tall guy.

@ shortguy12345 , stop trolling please.
Dario says on 29/Mar/15
@5ft10guy

5ft 8 is almost exactly average for a 16 year old in the uk who is active and sleeps regularly. On average at that age you can gain about 2 inches and then that's about it. Tall for a 16 year old is at least 5ft 11, maybe even 6ft 0.
shortguy12345 says on 29/Mar/15
Hallelujah i am tallish at 5'10" ha ha ha,wtf i am a legit 178 cm i checked several times on the stadiometer and i feel short lol
Rifle says on 29/Mar/15
Hi, Rob
Do you think this gentleman is taller than his claim of 200 cm (6'6.75")?

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[Editor Rob: he looks like he'd be not over 6ft 6 mark.]
5ft10guy says on 28/Mar/15
I hear people say their 6ft2 and don't feel tall . Either their trolling or live with extremely tall family members.Like in the show HIMYM where Marshall who's 6ft4 said he was the shortest in his family and Ted stared at him with disbelief but it was true.His brothers were like 6f7,dad 6ft8 and mom 6ft1. Lol
Lisa says on 28/Mar/15
@tiny: Hi! I'm closer to 165 right now. I think the v-ball players might be telling the truth. There are a lot of factors that produce an appropriate height for ones weight. They might have relatively light frames, for instance. Or they could be underweight.

@Nona: I was referring to some areas in the United States where the younger women seem to be taller than the national average. I also think that your estimate of 5'3 is one to two inches too short for many other European countries. I'm limiting the average to younger women in those countries btw.
6ft1 is really good height says on 28/Mar/15
6ft1 is average??? wtf
Fog181 says on 28/Mar/15
Is losing around a full inch before the age of 60 quite a lot? I have an uncle who was 6'0 only a year ago, however i saw him recently and he had shrunk to around 5'11, which is similar to me. Does this sudden drop mean he will likely drop another inch soon? He is 57 and his posture is quite poor.
[Editor Rob: part of it could be worsening posture, but still being able to measure a bit taller than he might look. You'd expect around half inch by near to 60 and more like a solid inch by time you hit 70 on average.]
Amaze says on 28/Mar/15
@Ice he's pretty close to the tall mark but because he's 5'11.5/182cm he's a tallish guy
Lillo thomas says on 28/Mar/15
5'11 guy you only have 1 inch over young white and black guys. Saying you are tall in a country like USA is ultra BS. 5'10 guy, 6'2 isn't very tall in a country like USA . 6'2 is only regular tall.
Chris says on 28/Mar/15
@Ice 5ft and 19ft?
184.3cm says on 28/Mar/15
"Grazing the 6 foot mark in combat boots Azam was a big man"
" 6 footers are shorter nowadays because of generation next"

More drivel trying to make out this generation are taller, the guy is 5'10.5 max in barefeet ofc he felt average/short at times when in Europe.

I cant argue with men over 6'1 having back problems though, have two friends one is 6'2.5 the other weak 6'3 and both have had serious issues. Heavy lifting on the job + tall guy isnt really a great match.
Ice says on 28/Mar/15
@ 5'11 you honestly are saying that you at 182 cm are consided tall ? Dont make me laugh
Nona says on 28/Mar/15
@lisa: 5'6" maybe average height for women in the Nordic, Baltic & Slavic countries and also in the Netherlands. In the rest of the developed world it is around 5'3"
Tomcat says on 27/Mar/15
6'1" is the highest average. If there was an evolutionary advantage then it would probably be higher than that as long as nutrition allowed.
Tomcat says on 27/Mar/15
6'1" is the highest average. If there was an evolutionary advantage then it would probably be higher than that as long as nutrition allowed.
PetePro says on 27/Mar/15
All re. Early Humans Stature: Here is an article about height and weight varying just like it does now. That the first humans were varied from the start.

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Connor6'0 says on 27/Mar/15
@Amaze I would class 6'5" as borderline too tall/nearly too tall and 6'6" as legitametly the start of too tall.
GI Jose says on 27/Mar/15
@Cam123
According to the various Internet average claims, the average Chilean male is somewhere between 5'6.5" and 5'7.5", so my guess would be 5'7".
SportsHeight says on 27/Mar/15
Interesting quote from one of the world's leading anthropometric historians: "Men who grow taller than 6'1'' experience medical problems like a bad back. Also, it has been statistically found that longevity in males increases up to a height of 6'1'' but starts decreasing thereafter." I'd be interested to hear what people on this forum think.

Full article can be found here:
Click Here
Ice says on 27/Mar/15
best heights for men :

5
19
Bran says on 27/Mar/15
I wouldnt say 5ft8-9 was still average nowadays, well i go off young men generally , im from England and would suggest 5'10 sharpish was average, and on its day can look anywhere from 5ft9-11 for young people, i'd be very suprised if some study showed 5ft9.25 as average or something ( for young people that i ), because it appears to me, that a growing number are hitting 6ft range.

There does appear to be a steep decline if you look at the older generation, oviously, and even many middle aged men at times struggle to pass 5ft9, however imo one's who say 5ft10.5 is tall !?, are prehaps biased, albeit, it can be catorgrised as that at times.

A question for people on here, ive recently seen a few of my friends, around 18 pick up height, maybe half an inch over 9 months or so, however most seem to have picked up non, how many precentage wise would people say are growing at 18, thank you all.
Ice says on 27/Mar/15
Im a little over 6'2 (188.3 cm) and I dont feel tall . But Im still growing .
5ft10guy says on 26/Mar/15
I think once your much taller then fully grown men who are average height in your area or everyone describes you as the tall guy you can be considered very tall.I'm 5ft10 and I feel average most of the time,tall very few times by below average height people(5ft7 is the tallest height for people who call me tall) and short alittle more then tall at times.

Since average height people don't call me tall I can't be tall or I'm not much taller then average height folks.But a guy with good posture,wide shoulders and goes to the gym he'll definitely take up space and be noticed thats for sure.

My coworker towers over everybody and is goodlooking as well. Even over my boss whos 6ft.I pegged him at 6ft3 but he told me 6ft2. I did'nt believe him one bit but he was wearing doc marten boots. So if he is an international restaurant and he stands out like a tree,then I would say once your 6ft2 and over your very tall range especially with slight footwear advantages.I mean there were alot of guys who visited his height but they were not the majority.And you'll have to wait and see if you can find someone noticeable taller(3inches+).So very tall is 6ft2 and up. 4 inches taller then a 5ft10 guy.Which is most men.
5ft10guy says on 26/Mar/15
Do you guys think 5ft8 is tall for a 16 year old boy who is active in sports and sleeps regularly.
Cam123 says on 26/Mar/15
How tall is the average Chilean male? I'm in 5'105'11 range am I taller than the average I'm Chilean.
Amaze says on 26/Mar/15
@black dude you need help. A lot of help. Go visit a doctor please or a psychiatrist. You have issues boy. I'm not talking regular issues alottt of issues. Or you are a plain troll

@Dan6'2188 lol everyone is gonna be taller than someone . so what if ur not the tallest ur strong tall height 4/5 inches over average you are tall fact and ur at ideal tall not too tall 6'5/6 is kind of too tall even my 32 year old teacher 6'4 wishes he was 6'2. 6'3 isn't bad IMO 6'0-6'3 is best range
James B says on 26/Mar/15
Guys i am 5'7 and look like lionel messi/keanu reeves.

Am i screwed when it comes to attracting girls then? God damn it if i only had keanu reeves height.
tiny says on 26/Mar/15
@Lisa: How are you, long time since I saw any of your comments on here. Anyways I have a question for you which is more or less similar to one of my earler ones. You are 5'11" and weigh 170 lbs (correct me if I'm wrong)and are very athletically built. Ive come across plenty of female volleyball players who are between 6'5" & 6'7" but they all weigh only between 170 & 190 lbs. IMO they should all be between 200 & 220 lbs considering they are elite athletes. Why do these girls lie about their weights
184.3cm says on 26/Mar/15
@The Exorcist

That i agree with fully if we take countries that have a 5'9-5'10 average.
5'8 slightly under, 5'11 slightly above etc.
5'11 says on 26/Mar/15
I believe I am tall, most of you are probably unaware of your barefoot to top of head night time height (after being up 11 hours) I am 182.5cm when I go to bed and people have always said 'quite tall' or 'tall' so I think most exagerate here's my chart.

5'5 165cm - short
5'6 168cm - quite short
5'7 170.5roughlycm - quite short
5'8 173cm - small average
5'8.5-5'8.75 174-175cm - average range
5'9 175cm - upper average range
5'10 178cm - tallish
5'10.75 180cm - tallish/tall
5'11 180.3cm - tall (very lowest)
5'11.5 182cm - low regular tall
6'0 - tall
6'1 - tall upper range
6'2 - the tall typical stand out
6'3 - very tall
6'4 - rareish tall

Agree or not? Honest people, do you agree as a whole rob?
[Editor Rob: I'd still keep the 5ft 10 in the average/upper average zone]
The Exorcist says on 26/Mar/15
I think average height for men is anywhere in the range of 5'8" - 5'11". I consider tall to be 6'0" and above, and short to be 5'7" and below.

Rare short: 5'2" and below
Rare tall: 6'6" and above
Black dude says on 25/Mar/15
Is it possible to become at least 8foot or 7foot then I would be happy but If I can't reach those heights am going to try and work on getting to 6"10
william says on 25/Mar/15
I need Tall people heights vs Short people heights and age group for Youth and Old. Thank ya
John says on 25/Mar/15
SaveMyBrother
I think your younger brother is going to reach 6ft 2in easily. At his age I was about 5ft 7 and my father is only 5ft 5 like yours, but my mother is 5ft 7. My elder brother is 5ft 6.
Now I am 6ft 7 (2m) tall, but I assure you that I think thereis no major advantage in exaggerating with that, because 6ft 2 is absolutely ideal.
Yesterday I went shopping and I felt some of the inconvenients of being too tall, starting by getting above all fitting room pannels (just like what happens with almost all shower and toilet cubicles), having to duck under all curtain bars and door-frames, and let alone the poor choice of clothes that fit you.
Of course there are advantages too, but being too tall it is almost as bad as being too short.
Anyway I am sure your brother is enjoying being a normal adult man at 12, taller than his mother and just two inches shorter than his father. I remember that sensation when I was 10, and it was just great, but embarrassing at the same time, because all my school fellows were much shorter, and at 14, when I was 6ft 3 I had a sort of identity crisis for being so much taller than my father and my brother, by almost one foot.
BTW, what is your brother's shoe size?
french guy says on 25/Mar/15
If 6feet is tall then 6'2 is very tall, 6'4"is extremely tall...would you believe that ?
it s not because "every one" say 6feet is tall that is true, Galileo demonstrates heliocentrism and was the only one who believe in .
You have statistical facts, 178 cm is average for young people, add a good centimeter for white people which put 6'0" at the 70-75 th percentile, you can't deny it, it's a fact.
now take a rule and see how 4-5 cm looks.
4-5 cm is quite a difference, each centimeter between 178 and 188 cm will make you feel more and mord solid, but I don't think 4-5 cm above average can be called tall
A legit 6 footer won't tower over more than 15 % of the young male population, and a legit 6footer can look short or even be towered.
french guy says on 25/Mar/15
If 6feet is tall then 6'2
alex 183 says on 25/Mar/15
i'm 6'0 and i'm always at least tallish or solidly above average, and just above average when im at my university, definitely a solid good height to be...i like my height and the most i wanna be is 6'1 max
Lillo Thomas says on 25/Mar/15
Dan 6'2 is a solid tall height. Sure you can encounter a few guys taller than you sometimes like 6'3 and 6'4. Or a rare 6'5 and plus guy but 6'2 is 4 inches taller than average. 4 inches is a solid difference.
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 25/Mar/15
Thank you guys for your comments and making me happy she did not mean to call me little fellaw :D
Its true im so paranoid and insecure about my height and i fking hate myself for that. I have tried like half dozen times to get over it but everytime when sombody walk by and taller than me it just remind me how short i am. Thats why its hard to get over it.
mike321 says on 25/Mar/15
Dan 188 cm says on 24/Mar/15
I honestly don't feel that tall. I mean yeah,I am a stand out height,but I don't feel THAT tall. 6'2 is a good height but I would love to be taller (6'4-6'5). I see kids in the 6'4-6'6 range who are taller than me in school nearly every day. There are even some girls out there that are nearly my height. I mean,I'm still taller than probaly about 85-90% of people that I see in school and on the street everyday,but I would love to be taller.

I'm 188cm at night and this si exactly how i feel lol. I think perfect height would be 190-194cm at night. Basically a solid 6'3 to a weak 6'5.

People are just getting taller in general.
Chilean says on 24/Mar/15
Rob could you add Dave Gahan , Martin Gore , Fletcher ..
Dan 188 cm says on 24/Mar/15
I honestly don't feel that tall. I mean yeah,I am a stand out height,but I don't feel THAT tall. 6'2 is a good height but I would love to be taller (6'4-6'5). I see kids in the 6'4-6'6 range who are taller than me in school nearly every day. There are even some girls out there that are nearly my height. I mean,I'm still taller than probaly about 85-90% of people that I see in school and on the street everyday,but I would love to be taller.
Amaze says on 24/Mar/15
@Emil183cm they're just silly in one of my friendship groups one boy is 183 like u another 190 another 193 and the 190 and 193 say they are a tall group , they are the very tall ones and their call their 183 just tall guy because he's in the 6ft club . 6ft is still tall lol even taller guys know it
Amaze says on 24/Mar/15
@Connor6'0 well yeah. Hope u don't get that because its completely pointless waste of money and pain as well completely useless. I would only do that if I was very short or something. Even at 5'8" I wouldn't do it

Your height very good height
Just walk around and compare yourself to people
You are golden height range
Better than everybody Cept 6'1/2 people

@6ftMagician 100% correct.
Lillo Thomas says on 24/Mar/15
Amaze people will not laugh if I say 6'0 isn't real tall in the USA , it's only above average in the USA. The truth is that 6'0 classification as tall or not is subjective. It depends if 2 inches over average is enough to classified the person as solid tall. If you ask everywhere many people if 6'0 flat is tall in the USA some people will say YES others will say NO. In this site also I'm not alone about 6'0 classification others agree with me in that regard. I like my height very much the only negatives is fitting in regular cars and finding my clothes in stores isn't easy. Apart from that I don't have complaints. My tallest brother is 6'6 and my shortest brother is 6'3. My sisters are 5'6 and 5'8. My mother is 5'6 and my father is 6'0. The best heights for people that want or like to be tall is 6'3 and 6'4.
TJE says on 24/Mar/15
@Kourush
Embrace your height, man. The world's built for 5'9-5'11 guys.
truth2 says on 24/Mar/15
@Kourosh lol she meant you are normal sized or average...jesus christ you are insecure.
Amaze says on 24/Mar/15
@Kourosh man you ain't short.that 5'0 lady was just being nice don't be paranoid. She probably likes guys your size and noticed you ain't tall(you ain't short) so you won't have problems hitting ur head on the ceiling. Anything less than 173cm is shortish


@Lillo Thomas I get ya but most people who are 6'0 do get called tall and people will laugh if u say to them 6'0 ain't tall because it is but yeah I wanna ask u something
I notice u said 6'5 has some negatives but in ur opinion positives outweigh negatives.
Wouldn't u like a height with no negatives ?
Do you sometimes you wish you were shorter ? Like all the time u must feel huge and gjantlike(not saying ur a giant but u are strong very tall) ur lil bro is 6'3" right? IMO that's a good height and Max I'd go. Would u wanna be like that. And yes I agree 6'0" is a very good height .
183,5cm says on 24/Mar/15
@gi jose
75-85kg is the best depending on frame. ramos whos 6ft is 75kg. david beckham who is more skinny is 75kg, messi is 5ft7 and hes 150 pounds and these are soccer players who don't really have upper body muscle and your saying thats okay for a 6ft person, no ways. Around 80kg is the best. 165-190 is where you want to be depending on frame.
Emil 183 cm says on 24/Mar/15
@Kourosh
Lol she probably meant what she said: that you aren't a very tall person like someone who's 6'2+. Neither am I and you should just be happy about it basically. 176-178 range is a good range. I'd rather be your height than 6'4+ I guarantee you that.
I've been called short too, but only from people who are 190 cm+ and from their perspective they are absolutely right. Everything is relative and at the end of the day you are who you are so be happy. I wouldn't worry if I was you.
GI Jose says on 24/Mar/15
@Kourosh
I don't think that it's referring to you as short, but rather, saying that you're not tall. You don't have to be short in order to not be classified as tall. For example, you would probably consider a 177 cm guy in the average range, neither short nor tall.
183.5cm says on 24/Mar/15
@6ftmagician and @gi jose
no way 150-170 for a 6ft person. 170-190 is much better look at nadal hes 184cm or so and hes 186-8 pounds. im 6ft and ive gotten told by some girls i have a really good body some even joked swimsuit modelling- no brag- and ive been around 80kg.
184.3cm says on 24/Mar/15
The Netherlands: YOUNG(18-35) WHITE men (just them)

5'3 and under Start of stand out height in public.
5'4 Strong Very Short
5'5 Solid Very Short
5'6 Very Short
5'7 Strong Short
5'8 Solid Short
5'9 Short
5'10 Under Average
5'11 Average
6'0 Above average
6'1 Tall
6'2 Solid Tall
6'3 Strong Tall
6'4 Very Tall
6'5 Solid Very Tall
6'6 Strong Very Tall
6'7+ Stand out heights in public.
6'11+ Start of Giant

For all men you can deduct at least an inch from all those.
Rifle says on 24/Mar/15
Hi, Rob
How tall due you think Pete Holmes is in this pic with Conan?

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[Editor Rob: link unfortunately doesn't work...but he can look around similar range, but also taller than conan ]
Lisa says on 24/Mar/15
Does anyone think the average height of white women, 21-30, may be close to 5'6 in some areas of the United States? It certainly seems that way when I go shopping. :)
6ftMagician says on 23/Mar/15
6ft will remain the gateway to 'tall' of male height for the forseeable future: Until the average woman is within 4 inches (being generous here for arguments sake, more like within 5/6 inches) of 6ft then it will remain the gold standard.
Which brings me onto my next point, human height (in developed nations) has plataued - Netherlands has seen less than 1cm average height increase in the last 30 years. Doesn't look like women are catching men up anytime soo, this is one glass ceiling that for better or worse won't be broken.

So, everyone (Conor mainly, lol) breathe a sigh of relief. Not that there was anything to worry about.
Connor6'0 says on 23/Mar/15
@Amaze thanks mate, yeah you're right I shouldnt take any notice, I'll ignore them. 6'0 is fine I suppose, but still 6'2 is better, oh well I'll just have to live with the fact I'm 6'0 and accept it unless I go and get leg lengthening surgery.
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 23/Mar/15
a quick question? if somebody says " you are not a very tall person" does it mean you are short?

this is my case :" today i was running up stairs in a mall and suddenly an old small security lady stopped me and said " mind your head when you go up the stairs. People knock their heads against the ceiling when they go up through the stairs because the ceiling is quite short. But later she said you are not very tall person so dont worry. But if somebody who is tall would bumped his head against the ceiling".


so technically she called me a short person right? :( .... tiny little crazy 5'0 lady just killed my manhood pride there :D

i get called short few times in a year like 4-5 times. but not usually!it sucks when you get it because its going hunt you for few days. :/
Lillo Thomas says on 23/Mar/15
My posts are about debating the height classification of 6'0 but I never said 6'0 is a bad height. Isn't at all. 6'0 is a very good height regardless if one consider it the start of tall or not in countries like USA.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 23/Mar/15
@186southern I originally thought it was what 5'9.5"-5'10" was in person (which seemed above average for sure). The ones who are my height or taller always have an appearance that makes it so it's clear that they are tall.
GI Jose says on 23/Mar/15
@6ftMagician
I am working on getting up to the 170 range; I'm 151 now. I think your range is accurate, but I'm wanting to be on the higher end with muscle weight.
183.5cm says on 23/Mar/15
@olol
Your height for women is way off 5ft7 for women is the same as 6ft for men.

No one should really complain if their lowest height is 177-178cm.

And for every cm closer to 185cm at your lowest you should be grateful

@6ftmagician
Ive seen models both male amd female woth my own eyes and most are around 184-186cm with females 174-177cm.

All heights are barefeet Estimates, derived from quotations by celebrities, official websites, agency resumes, actors I've met at conventions and pictures/films.

Vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been taken from quotes in newspapers, books and resumes.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.