General Height

Please use this page as a 'free for all' to talk about height in general. Stuff like average heights in countries, how height affects your job and how people perceive height etc or any suggestions for new heights or height quotes you find for stars not already added to the site. If you want to request a height to be added mention it on this page.
Ongoing Polls: Ideal Height for Men / Women.

Add a Comment 250 comments




Ice said on 23/Sep/16
@french guy but youre "FUTUR height" will save , when you finaly reach 190 cm and can "test your new power on short dudes" ?
c-mo said on 23/Sep/16
Greg said on 21/Sep/16
@c-mo how tall are you man? 5ft 11?

-----------------------------------------------------

5'9.5
179cm said on 23/Sep/16
As I've said before I can understand guys wanting to be around 6 feet. But why do we have all these guys who aren't even satisfied with that and want to be 6'5" or something?

Could that be
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 23/Sep/16
Why do my comments never show up anymore? Was I banned or something?
Editor Rob: it may have been inadvertent, but I can see this comment so they should appear again.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 23/Sep/16
The richest people in the world are about average height 5'9 - 5'10, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim. Therefore, wealth and success are not primarily associated with height as media said.
F.K said on 22/Sep/16
@ the slav

Have you checked the recent average height data of the danish conscripts ?
It states that the average height is 180,6 cm that's 2 cm from 6 foot!!
Anyway could you estimate the average male height of your university and the general population ?
Mark said on 22/Sep/16
Rob, Actually, I looked at the photo again that I sent you earlier with Roland and I. In person, Roland Mann strikes me as someone who is in the 6'3" range and 6'4" when he was young. At his current age, he doesn't always have the best posture, but he is taller than 6'2" in person and is above 6'3"

There was a fan site where someone confused Roland at 6'4" which I understand because he did tower me in person. What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob: he's not really that well known to me, but from a glance at a few photos I could see him 6ft 2 range, 6ft 3 though is possible.
196cm Briton said on 22/Sep/16
Hey guys, first post here but I've lurked for a few years now, great site Rob.

I have a little dilemma. I'm a 6'5 guy and there's a chick in my apartment complex who's caught my eye and is pretty friendly *wink wink* Anyway, she's also 6'5!!! Easily the tallest woman I've ever seen and she's not even in heels.

Would it be smart to start a convo with a mention of her height? e.g. "You're almost taller than me, I feel insecure haha..." or do I run the risk of inadvertently insulting her? Thanks guys.
Borats Chicken said on 22/Sep/16
rob, a huge small question

would you mind listing NFL QBs your familiar with or know?
like Terry Bradshaw who was listed as 6'3.
Editor Rob: I'll think about some more, it really has to be the top quarterbacks, or interesting ones from the past who may have stated their height.
Natasha said on 22/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

How tall would you say I was according to this picture? Would you say I look 5'8?
Click Here

Also, my morning height is around 173 to 173.5 depending on how much I sleep and evening height is generally 171.5-172 but can go down to 171. Can I claim 5'8?
If I'm applying to a modelling agency can I give my height as 5'8 because that wouldn't exactly be lying and they're probably gonna upgrade it anyway?
Editor Rob: the camera looks around the 5ft mark, and I'd say your chin was under that a good inch or so...the figures you give seem believable and I'd probably say 172cm for agencies.
I'm sure some would even try to add 1-2cm to your height and tell you it might help you get more jobs.
king said on 22/Sep/16
Rob do you believe there is a correlation between shoe size and height?

I ask this because im just over 5'6 but my feet are a size 12 and I always find it to be odd that I have bug feet for my height.
Editor Rob: I think it's a rough correlation
Strong 5ft9 said on 21/Sep/16
@Tony Stork I think they're both roughly the same between him and Hwoarang. Also note, Not all Game characters measurements are really that accurate. Since let's say they list Talim as 4'8" in the Soulcalibur franchise. While a majority of characters are like listed to be average height. You'll notice that Talim seems to be a lot taller than that if the other characters are really average height. So it depends, if the game designers are taking the heights of the models seriously or not. Plus, usually in some game franchises, like Resident Evil for example. they like to change their character's heights. After Shinji Mikami left Capcom, they decided to upgrade the character's heights a bit. Like Leon being listed from 178 cm to 180 cm, Chris going from 181 cm to 185 cm, and Jill going from 166 cm to a whopping 172 cm. Like all of a sudden, they could magically grow in their adult years.
Greg said on 21/Sep/16
@c-mo how tall are you man? 5ft 11?
Fe said on 21/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

Thanks for the reply, but if your referring to these images?

with 6�0.25� Guy
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here

Then yes, I can look just 5'11" so this is the same case as 'me + 6'0.25" friend' vs ' 'Kellan Lutz + Sebastian Stan', but bear in mind his hair added the illusion to look taller so that is y I drawed a line on his head. BTW this picture was taken from last year so I was a bit chubby back then.

But with other guys....

with 6�1.75� Guy (He was wearing 0.65 inch shoe advantage over me)
Click Here

with 5�11.25� max guy (I had tiny fraction more shoe advantage)
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�9� Guy
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�9.5� Guy (I was wearing 0.3inch shoe advantage over him)
Click Here

with a 6�0.5� Guy
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�8� Guy (he had 0.4inch over me)
Click Here

With a Solid 5�10� Range Guy
Click Here

�� Heres my newest picture with another 5�8� guy ��
Click Here

I can look a good 5'11" range with them so I doubt Im under it. Rob do u agree I can look over 5'11" with a S5'10 guy, two 5'8" guys, 5'9.5" guy, 5'9" guy and a W6'2" guy?

I could look 5'11.5" range next to a 5'11.25 guy (but I had a tiny fraction more advantage) and also looking a solid inch under a 6'0.5" guy. Maybe the estimated body visualiser of 6ft might b my morning height?

Rob, I think 5'11 is the lowest I can look (despite me looking barely that next to my 6'0.25" friend, but i might measure taller).
Do u agree I can look strong 5'11" range in those suggested pics?
Editor Rob: as I mentioned, your height can vary in the photos. In a few of them you are quite close so it will add a bit. I am not sure you would be 5ft 11, but then it is best I think to try to measure your height and get a better sense.
Thomas6ft1 said on 21/Sep/16
@179cm
Exactly, at this point, everybody knows you (french guy) and Ice are trolls. You've lost all credibility whatsoever on this site. You can't change your username because Rob is monitoring it. Anything you guys say now isn't taken seriously anymore and is really for entertainment. I read some of your troll posts and I find them comical.
Rory said on 21/Sep/16
@french guy..money,a "big d",a good job and a huge chip on your narcissistic shoulders.
179cm said on 20/Sep/16
french guy m said on 19/Sep/16
@ice
You are jealous because I have a decent job and a good salary and I have probably a bigger d, but your height won't save , you are an inferior human, I feel sorry for you.

The only question remains, why do you have nothing better to do than troll on celebheights?
Fe said on 20/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

How tall would u guess me at?

with 6�0.25� Guy
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here

with 6�1.75� Guy (He was wearing 0.65 inch shoe advantage over me)
Click Here
Click Here

with 5�11.25� max guy (I had tiny fraction more shoe advantage)
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�9� Guy
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�9.5� Guy (I was wearing 0.3inch shoe advantage over him)
Click Here

with a 6�0.5� Guy
Click Here
Click Here

with a 5�8� Guy (he had 0.4inch over me)
Click Here

With a Solid 5�10� Range Guy
Click Here

My body Visualiser kept estimating me at 6ft. But I�m not too sure if I�m that or not.

Based on those pics, how tall do i look?
Editor Rob: there are a couple of photos with your 6ft 0.25 friend which suggest more than 2 inches difference.

A lot of the other photos might be tricky to really tell height. In some you might look 5ft 11, others like with 6ft range guy, more 5ft 9-10 range.
Grey said on 20/Sep/16
@CS & @the Slav
Thank you, guys.

@the Slav
I think so too.
saw said on 20/Sep/16
This page is worth rechecking everytime because most of the posts here are cringeworthy.

People like Ice need to go to a mental counselor and get checked.
Wipeout said on 20/Sep/16
Hafeez said on 15/Sep/16

The reverse equivalent of genetics would dictate the male about 5.5 inches/13.75 cm taller. So anywhere around there I would prefer. Actually I'd say for me personally 1316 cms taller would be ideal. About a good 6 inches, give or take.
the Slav said on 20/Sep/16
@French Guy
No need to reply like that
c-mo said on 20/Sep/16
@Ice

average height for ethnic german men is around 179-180cm ...so only a little bit taller than my height . average height for a young european male is about 178cm. on top of that add non european populations and it is a lot less . I do feel solid heightwise sorry if this bothers you ...I can not lie and say nonsense things like "omg I feel so short at 176-177cm I wish I was 195cm because the average height is 190cm" only to comfort you and your dumb agenda here . you seem to have complexes wich you often admitted yourself since you said that you are very skinny and find yourself also bad looking . because of that you try to take your 188-189cm height as something to clinge on and try to discredit other posters here for no reason . your behaviour is not ok .

and yes many people do lie about their height (or dont know their real height) . I have seen many guys and even women lying or guess their height wrong. and I can judge height very well ...not long ago I was actually the only one here who guessed the height of a 215cm guy from serbia right if you remember .

most people guess me 180cm and I feel totally ok with my height , would I like to be taller ? yes sure but that doesnt mean that my height is short . if it is short in your eyes thats ok to me because unlike you I respect your (and others) opinion(s) . btw. my best friend is your height and he is always one of the tallest guys around (often even the tallest) but you lately said that you feel not tall or even short sometimes ? just LOL

5'11-6'0 is the best height imo and I would take 182cm over any other height . this is my opinion and if you dont believe me thats up to you

the internet is a really funny place

go train , gain confidense , get a realistic outview on height AND on life ...and then we can talk again
James said on 20/Sep/16
Can anybody explain why there would be much difference in the height of Western Europe countries. The UK and Netherlands are very close geographically, genetics are very similar, I don't see how slightly better nutrition could account for the Uk average to be less than 5'10 but the Netherlands average to be over 6ft. Is it more likely that the Netherlands average is more 5'11 Rob?
179cm said on 20/Sep/16
Johan said on 13/Sep/16
179cm said on 10/Sep/16
Rob, why do you think people actually want to be so tall? I seem to be one of the few who doesn't really even want to be any taller than 5'11"- 6'0". Just don't really see why being tall is the be all and end all.

It starts really as far back as Kindergarten. In the class of my 3 year old they have a huge rabbit thing with a measuring stick. The kids stand under it and are praised when they have grown...so you see from a VERY young age both genders are conditioned to believe that tall is better.

I see. Well I can understand guys wanting to be around 6 feet, but then we've got all these guys who aren't even satisfied with that, they've got be 6'5" or something. What do you actually need to be taller than like 5'11"-6'1" for?
the Slav said on 20/Sep/16
@Canson
Condlences, bro.
Anyways - Im 183 cm and out of the healthy range as well. Guess I'lll die too
Thomas6ft1 said on 20/Sep/16
HEY Rob, what do you think a 19-20 year old should be doing with his/her life right now?
Editor Rob: studying at College or Uni is beneficial, but it ain't for everybody. I think if you get into a job early enough after leaving HS, the opportunities for advancing can be as good as if you spent years at Uni.
Dee said on 19/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1

You are extremely correct. I'm 6'1 barefoot and I have many flat shoes like converse and vans, when I wear them I still tower over most people but as you said there are 5'10-5'11 guys who wear thick shoes which may make them appear closer to your height. And there's also guys who are around the 6'1-6'3 range and if you're wearing flat shoes and they're wearing thick shoes they may seem to edge you out. But once I wear Jordan's or AF1s Im rarely edged out by someone unless they're 6'4 or taller. In my timberland boots I'm around 6'3 and I feel like a giant wearing them. But honestly I don't really care if I step out in flip flops or timberlands outside, I'm still tall regardless of what shoes I wear . 6'1 is a good height but I wouldn't mind being 6'3
Aza said on 19/Sep/16
Kourosh....a very interesting post which I can relate to as a weak 6 ft ( 182.5 cm evening height ) and seeing quite a lot of people in London as tall if not taller regularly . I have taken Robs advice re stretching and maintaining good posture and realize that height although important is only one factor . Nowadays not being a true 6 footer doesn't bother me as long as I take care of health and pride in my general appearance which are equally if not more important factors.
Bobby184cm said on 19/Sep/16
@Hafeez My answer is A. I really like if my woman is only few cms shorter because i like taller women in general
french guy m said on 19/Sep/16
@ice
You are jealous because I have a decent job and a good salary and I have probably a bigger d, but your height won't save , you are an inferior human, I feel sorry for you.
Vibram said on 19/Sep/16
I've measured myself 177.4cm out of bed and 176.5cm in the evening. My height used to cause psychological problems, probably because at 17 and starting college I was just 168cm and 50kg but grew to 174cm by 20, then by 22/23 I had reached 176.5cm. I was also narrow framed (shoulders), small 35" chest and skinny (about 60kg at 21) and looked very young for my age so of course I was called "small" and "little" and "boy" by people, mostly by bullies and young women that are height queens (love tall men as their partners). It made me feel worthless for many years but I got over it around age 28. I'm now 39 years old 42" chest and weigh 79kg, so I'm a pretty medium guy, 0.5 to 1cm below my nations average, but I consider myself medium.
Sammy Derrick said on 19/Sep/16
Hi guys?I'm in a bit of a dilemma, according to BMI MACHINES like this one Click Here I have being measuring myself for the past nine months.I have them done barefoot and at different times of the day.They normal print a receipt.According to the machines I'm as tall as 174.5(a hair below 5'9) or as short as 170.6(a hair above 5'7). I mostly get 172cm range.What should I claim to be my true height?
DATE HEIGHT TIME
2016/01/03 172.0CM 22:16
2016/01/06 173.5CM 15:48
2016/02/13 172.5CM 18:04
2016/02/19 172.5CM 18:45
2016/03/03 172.0CM 18:54
2016/03/20 173.0CM 19:39
2016/04/02 171.5CM 20:48
2016/04/02 174.5CM 17:27
2016/04/03 174.0CM 13:46
2016/04/08 174.5CM 13:58
2016/04/10 173.0CM 19:08
2016/04/21 174.0CM 18:24
2016/06/08 171.0CM 17:53
2016/07/04 172.0CM 14:47
2016/07/20 171.0CM 14:58
2016/07/30 172.0CM 11:07
2016/08/13 172.5CM 10:52
2016/08/17 171.0CM 15:44
2016/09/06 170.6CM 15:50
2016/09/10 171.7CM 11:35
2016/09/17 172.5CM 10:35
AVERAGE = 172.4CM
170CM = 1 time
171CM = 5 times
172CM = 8 times
173CM = 3 times
174CM = 3 times
What should I claim to be my true height?
Editor Rob: a lot of the variation could be your head moving slightly back or forth and so the beam not hitting the high point.
the Slav said on 19/Sep/16
@Grey
Good point - I think that's one of the reasons that guys at our height (6 foot range) tend to feel average
Joe said on 18/Sep/16
@HonestSlovene
>@c-mo You are from Germany, right? Average is about 179-180 cm there so 176-177 cm is maybe not stand out short but more shortish/low average height or something similar.

I believe 179-180cm you've been referring is the average height of young Germans. The average height of all German is 175.4cm (and 178.9cm for 18-39). Check the data below.

Click Here

So it's reasonable how c-mo feels average in public. He could even feel taller in some states like Thuringia.
CS said on 18/Sep/16
@Grey right on. A nice, logical post.
Ice said on 18/Sep/16
ROB is a 8.5 Inch head Small for a guy who is 6'4-6'5 ?
Editor Rob: it's at the bottom end of the range. You'd expect 9.5-9.75 inch as average range for that height
Canson said on 18/Sep/16
You learn something new every day. So now, anything under 5'7" according to Willes189 is unhealthy and anything above 6'3 with the very healthiest ranges being his own height conveniently, of 189 (188-190) and around that but below it of course (not above).

Oh well, I guess prepare the burials and announcements for us then. I Guess all of us who are 6'4 and above. Rampage that means you; Bobby3342 that means you; myself; John; Christian6'5.25, Ali Baba; Lillo Thomas; Jimbob you too; Max, Mid190s, Joe. Guess we will begin dying off today one by one.
Tony Stork said on 18/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,
When u have some spare time to look at game characters heights. Plz reply back on this general discussion board, Thank You.

@HonestSlovene,
I doubt he's that tall, he must b somewhere around 6ft -6ft 0.5 range.

@MrTBlack,
Paul Phoenix is 6'1" max in my opinion. He wasn't even much over 2 inches on Marshal Law (listed 5'10.5" on the manual). 187cm/6'1.5" is a bit too much, his hairdo might give that sought of illusion lol.
Ice said on 18/Sep/16
@C MO and No , not everyone "lies about their height" . I think you might not be able to judge height that well . A man under 180 cm will be shorter than a big majority of men in Germany .
Ice said on 18/Sep/16
C-MO youre height is below the measured average in Germany . Youre height is not solid/taller than Most or a lot of men in Germany . Now you can accept this or not , it doesnt matter . And it's good for you that you feel to have a solid height but 95 Percent of men would feel too short at youre height . So alright just keep on believig everyone who says that your height isnt solid or tallish is completeley delusional because he's on the Internet and youre through extreme confidence built perception is the only one that counts .
Canson said on 18/Sep/16
@Johan: I would move the 197 cm to Very tall. Really anything about 190.5-198 is very tall 6'3-6'6. 199-200 is on the line imho. Above maybe 6'7 is extreme. And above maybe 6'8.5-6'9 is giant
Canson said on 18/Sep/16
@Johan: LMAO!!!!! Yes exactly!!!!
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 18/Sep/16
@c-mo you are the only one at 5'9 doesnt feel short. I am glad for you that you got along with your height and happy about it. But this is not about people lying about their heights, it is about how you'd feel about yours out in public.
I used to be super super obsess with my height few years back but nowadays i dont pay much attention to it. However , sometimes it bugs me alot that how people are taller than me.

I measured my height million times with kelp of my friends and mother , i always got 176.4 cm in evening or tad shorter. When i see most people walk pass by me are 2 to 3 inches taller than me, i ask myself "maybe i am 5'7 but how could it be i measured my height and at worst i am a hair below 176cm so i am solid 5'9 with shoes 5'10 but why i feel super short sometimes"

thanks for reply though.
MrTBlack said on 18/Sep/16
@Tony Stork

Paul Phoenix is 6'1.5" (187cms) according to the T3 manual. They never gave out any of the characters after T3s height and the rest were fabricated after T3 so impossible to say really.
Ice said on 18/Sep/16
well , it wouldnt be as pathetic if French Guys "future height" would be able to be achieved by him genetically and not through breaking his legs what hes been talking about doing now for years . but yea Im soo jealus of him as specially because I as of now am his "future height" already
Ice said on 18/Sep/16
Id say having a 6'2 mother is a better card for height genetics than having a 6'2 father .
Grey said on 18/Sep/16
As a 6'0".5 guy, I feel pretty tall amongst the public.
I think it's important to understand that "Tall" and "Tower" aren't the same; you're not gonna tower the average American male unless you're at least a solid 6'2".
the Slav said on 17/Sep/16
Haha Im not overmeasured.
Im 6'0 and live in Denmark - Im only 3 cm above average ;)
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 17/Sep/16
@ Kourosh 5'9.5

5'9 - 5'10 neither tall nor short. It's 50% percentile point. Its just fine height and you are not so far from the 95% percentile: 6'2 guy its just about 4-5 inches difference only. Which means your top of the head can reach the eyebrow of 187-188cm guy. I think feeling short is a psychological thing because you concentrate on tall people and at the same time your sight eliminates short dudes. Or it depends on the probability of random selection of group which means if you face a group of basket ball players you will definitely feel midget and if you find a group of asians or Hispanic you might feel tall.
Hafeez said on 17/Sep/16
How many centimeters between these two rob Click Here ?
Editor Rob: in the photo maybe a bit more than 4, but she might drop a fraction more in posture, so maybe near 4 inches difference.
HonestSlovene said on 17/Sep/16
@c-mo You are from Germany, right? Average is about 179-180 cm there so 176-177 cm is maybe not stand out short but more shortish/low average height or something similar. 175-184 cm is plenty average in Germany, 185 cm is the start of tall there and 174 cm or less is short.
Ice said on 17/Sep/16
My growth Chart (morning height)
12 - 5'2
13 - 5'3
14 - 5'7.5
15 - 5'11
16 - 6'0.5
17 - 6'1
18 - 6'1.75
19 - 6'3

Hoping to grow 2 more inches ..
Ice said on 17/Sep/16
@ Kurosh 5'9.5(176 cm - 177 cm)

Yea , I get that Feeling that you describe with feeling too short, like almost every guy is taller than me , at times as Well , but the thing is Im a bit over 6'2 " douring mid Day time ! I couldnt imagine beeing youre height , it would severeley depress me .
Johan said on 17/Sep/16
Canson said on 14/Sep/16
@Josh& Johan: Willes 189 is delusional and insecure about his height. I wouldn't take anything he says very seriously. He speaks jibberish. He once claimed his father used his scree name on this site and went off on a rant to get banned later. However Thoughts appear the same across the board from the Once Willes190 then Pucko now Willes189


Come on Canson you are Clearly...downplaying it.
Johan said on 17/Sep/16
RobV said on 16/Sep/16
@ Johan You ask 'why do people want to be so tall?'

That was user 179 cm but yeah that is also true RobV.



Hafeez said on 15/Sep/16
Hey rob : i want to ask a question that may not be so important to you but it means alot to me if you answered .. and i hope you guys who reads the quistion pick an answer

Whats the best height difference between coples (male&female) ?



B) 10 to 15 cm



mrRobot said on 14/Sep/16
@Johan Well, as a 6ft 1(185cm) range guy, i think the average american male height is arround 5ft9.5 at least, in my point of view , because wherever i go, from the East to the West Coast, i feel like the top of the head of the majority of men (65% more and less) out there fits right on the line - a bit above my eyelevel and sometimes my eyebrows level


How tall would you like to be Mr Robot? You can almost look over a guy's head but you don't feel tall? If those guys are coming near your eyebrows then you are solid 4 inches taller. They are looking at your chin....trust me they think your tall. How do you feel next to a 6'5"guy?
Peter 179cm said on 17/Sep/16
@ Hafeez A,B,C and maybe F ( although a bit unlikely).
c-mo said on 17/Sep/16
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 16/Sep/16
Do you ever wonder why sometimes you feel tall you go out there and times you feel shorter than anybody you see in street? i remember times that when i am in train , bus station or walking in shopping mall , i am comfortably taller than large bulk of people.Now, it has been 2 weeks that everybody who passes me by is taller than me and even handful of girls are taller than me and give me feeling of being super short. I go home and measure myself and i get 5'9.5. Then i am wondering how could it be ? i am medium height but still feel shorter than great number of people.

the reason i am sharing this because i went to local mall today and i just realized that 70% of men are inch or so taller than me. Even i found 4 or 5 girls (Including Asian) were inch or so taller than me) . I try my best not be insecure about it , but it still gets you and doesn't make you feel good about yourself.

I have been called short from time to time but i was never insecure about my height not a bit till i went to university and start getting interact with society, i got noticed how important height it is to people.

those who are at my height , do you feel same way? Please share your story

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

no I dont . well very rarely . there are some odd moments where suddenly a bunch of 190cm guys are around or some tall women with heels . but in general I feel very solid height and see many men (and of course women too) who are noticably shorter than me . people either lie about their height or dont know their real height in general . I get guessed as 180cm constantly. no way is 176-177cm short dude ...except on the internet
Mickey said on 17/Sep/16
I really thought i was going to be tall.

I never had a growth spurt, i was growing roughly an inch a year.

13 - 5ft 6
14 - 5ft 7
15 - 5ft 8
16 - 5ft 9
17 - 5ft 10
18 - 5ft 11

I was thinking maybe i might one of them lucky ones who would grow a couple more years. My dad is just under 5ft 10, but i had 2 uncle's who were 6ft.

I'm almost 20 and basically the same height, if being technical might have grown half a cm, but then it could be from posture.

Oh well at least I'm not a 5ft man, i might be able to come across as 6ft with thick trainers and spikey hair.
RobV said on 16/Sep/16
@ Johan You ask 'why do people want to be so tall?' Well not everyone does, it's just that a lot more DO want to be tall. I think that the boundaries of height have grown (specially in the US, UK, Europe, the areas I know). My parents' generation thought 6' was tall and it was a kinda cliche, but now young guys want to be much taller. People generally ARE taller anyway - when I was in my early teens 20 years ago, there were still some who felt that (for example) 6'5" might be a bit too tall. That just doesn't apply any more and I know of no situation now where I have ever seen anyone seriously look at a v tall guy and say 'too tall'. I am 6'2.5" and wear elevators and lifts to make myself taller. And the fact the people LIKE height in others is really why guys wanna be so tall now. They hear comments about guys who are very tall - actors, celebs etc - and these are never negative now.
the Slav said on 16/Sep/16
@Dee
Well, often times its mostly the wealthier kids who go to college and there are many athletes as well.
And in college there are also many more students than in High Scool so you'll encounter tall people more often - maybe its just psychological
the Slav said on 16/Sep/16
@Dee
Well, often times its mostly the wealthier kids who go to college and there are many athletes as well.
And in college there are also many more students than in High Scool so you'll encounter tall people more often - maybe its just psychological
Tony Stork said on 16/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

Rob?
Editor Rob: I don't quite have time to look at game character heights, there's so much actor heights I have to look at, sorry man.
king said on 16/Sep/16
@the slav maybe you were overmeasured?

Then again maybe not. When I was at college a few years ago I wasn't the smallest guy in my class, I was the smallest person, all the girls in there edged me out too. I got a bit concerned about my height as I had only ever been measured once before so I went to the doctor to get measured, I was expecting him to tell me im 5'2 or something because the average woman is 5'4 in the uk, anyway he said I was 5'9 which is kind of short but not that short. I was quite shocked that I was the smallest person in my class and I could not believe how tall the girls were in my class, so it seems colleges have in general a lot of tall students.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 16/Sep/16
Do you ever wonder why sometimes you feel tall you go out there and times you feel shorter than anybody you see in street? i remember times that when i am in train , bus station or walking in shopping mall , i am comfortably taller than large bulk of people.Now, it has been 2 weeks that everybody who passes me by is taller than me and even handful of girls are taller than me and give me feeling of being super short. I go home and measure myself and i get 5'9.5. Then i am wondering how could it be ? i am medium height but still feel shorter than great number of people.

the reason i am sharing this because i went to local mall today and i just realized that 70% of men are inch or so taller than me. Even i found 4 or 5 girls (Including Asian) were inch or so taller than me) . I try my best not be insecure about it , but it still gets you and doesn't make you feel good about yourself.

I have been called short from time to time but i was never insecure about my height not a bit till i went to university and start getting interact with society, i got noticed how important height it is to people.

those who are at my height , do you feel same way? Please share your story
HonestSlovene said on 16/Sep/16
@Tony Stork 6'1.5" I'd say.
Mike said on 16/Sep/16
I live in Milan, 25 years old. I m 6 foot evening height. And I can say definetely that is tall here. And I think that younger generation are pretty much the same. For exemple in my class at school, when I was 18y, 7 guys on 10 were shorter than their fathers.
I usually fly to Belgium and average there is higher (caucasian) but I still feel on the 'tall' side, tallish let s say. But.. In airport sometimes I see groups of dutch people and they are really taller than any one on average
Thomas6ft1 said on 15/Sep/16
In my opinion, Dee and theSlav, 6'1" is a height where if you wear Converse or flat shoes all the time, you either tower most of the people all the time, or you're sometimes tallish-above average at best because of the 5'10"- 5'11" guys wearing thick shoes. To be at a height where you never get edged out even wearing flat shoes, you have to be at least 6'4" maybe 6'3". That is why I never wear Converse or flip flops. I make sure my shoes give at least an inch. Still 6'1" is a fine height.
Hafeez said on 15/Sep/16
Hey rob : i want to ask a question that may not be so important to you but it means alot to me if you answered .. and i hope you guys who reads the quistion pick an answer

Whats the best height difference between coples (male&female) ?

A) 5 to 10 cm
B) 10 to 15 cm
C) 15 to 20 cm
D) 20 to 25 cm
E) 30 to 35 and more
F) Same height

Thank you rob ..
Editor Rob: yeah for me, it isn't a big deal because I actually like having a partner to look eye to eye with.
Tony Stork said on 15/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

How tall do u think the Videogame character 'Steve Fox' is?
He's been listed anywhere between 5'11"-6'2", so im not sure how tall he is?

If the Ginger Guy (Hwoarang) is 181cm then how tall would the Blonde guy (Steve) be?
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here (skip to 2:30 - 3:22)

Also with characters like Lars (183cm)
Click Here (skip to 21 sec)

185cm Max (imo) Paul Pheonix
Click Here
(Steve has over an inch more shoes than him)

179cm Marshal Law
Click Here

BTW its 3D with Realistic character models so there shouldn't b any problem ;-)
the Slav said on 15/Sep/16
@6 foot nothing

Are you on acid, bro
Thomas6ft1 said on 15/Sep/16
Hey Rob, if someone wakes up out of bed at 6'2"/188 cm, what is the average usual height they shrink down to (low)?
Editor Rob: you'd expect most would fall to 1.25 or 1, somewhere around that range. Some may well only fall to 6ft 1.3-1.5 range, and another small percentage 6ft 0.75.
@ the Slav said on 14/Sep/16
Idk why man. Like in college I legit dont feel that tall at all. I felt like a giant in high school my senior year when I finally reached 6'1 range. My freshman year in HS i was 5'9 and i also felt pretty average. Now Im a freshman in college and 6'1 and feel pretty average too. It's only in college though tbh. Once I go out somewhere else I always tower over most people and feel tall. But in college I get towered over by the daily, its weird. I mean I dont really care that much, but it is pretty interesting haha
the Slav said on 14/Sep/16
5'7.75 Guy
He probably hit puberty very late
mrRobot said on 14/Sep/16
@Johan Well, as a 6ft 1(185cm) range guy, i think the average american male height is arround 5ft9.5 at least, in my point of view , because wherever i go, from the East to the West Coast, i feel like the top of the head of the majority of men (65% more and less) out there fits right on the line - a bit above my eyelevel and sometimes my eyebrows level. And the other percentage (15% perhaps, and the 20% of the rest are arround 5ft7 or below) the other 10% are like guys are just like 5ft 11-6ft4 range, maybe its height illusion or maybe its not, IDK really. I just keep measuring myself every single day, and i know that ive been accurate with every measurement that i take of myself (and i usually take right before bed time). I just cant imagine whats the height people DO actually feel TALL nowdays...cause i just dont, in the majority of time i spend surronded by people.
NX said on 14/Sep/16
@mark how can you be 5'9 if that guy is 6'2?

The top of your head comes just below his nose, thats about a 6 inch difference or maybe slightly more.
Canson said on 14/Sep/16
@Josh& Johan: Willes 189 is delusional and insecure about his height. I wouldn't take anything he says very seriously. He speaks jibberish. He once claimed his father used his scree name on this site and went off on a rant to get banned later. However Thoughts appear the same across the board from the Once Willes190 then Pucko now Willes189. He has had 3 alter egos and they are all insecure and make others taller or imagine when it's a known fact most of these celebs are at shoe heights already. Instead, he theorizes that celebs downplay their height all because one person who he wants to believe is taller than they are come up a bit short next to them (Conan is a good example). He's said more people downplay height than I've heard in my entire life. every person taller than Conan who claims 6'4" themselves downplays in his mind. he also went as far just because Alexander skarsgard is taller than Conan and someone else here (Berta) has a friend who met him and said he's 193-194. Willes's answer "Berta your friend may downplay his height". I guess his friend is incompetent and doesn't know how to measure according to him not the fact that Skarsgard is the height he claims unlike most of these celebs across this site. Pucko: "it's disrespectful and unnecessary to downgrade Paul Walker". What does height have to do with respect like Grizz said. Don't take anything he has said as an intelligent opinion.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 14/Sep/16
@ ice,
how could a 230cm guy fit in small cars , go through normal 6'7 doors and find his size mattress, clothes and shoes in the market ?.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 14/Sep/16
@wipeout

It is possible to claim your average height: (morning+evening)/2= about 5'9.5
Ice said on 14/Sep/16
@6 foot nothing lol , youre quite pathetic bro
Jan@WonderingHeights said on 14/Sep/16
Hi Rob. I wasn't really particular about my height when I was younger, but now well into my 30's I'm constantly asked about my height. I've become quite a gym buff and developed a wide physique since started lifting from age 29. People specially women say it to my face that I look about 5'5''. I have always known my height as 170 cm, or 5'7'', barefeet. Since I found some of your youtube videos and your website, I became quite amused about height measurement. So recently I've been been measuring my morning height, and found my height at 171.5 cm. I sleep at 11pm and I wake up at around 6am the next morning and loses about 1 cm after an hour.I can hold 170 cm most of the day but falls a shade under 170 but not quite 169.5 by 4 or 5 pm. But I can see significant loss just before I sleep, and I measure myself by then at 169.5. Am I a weak 5'7'' guy or can I confidently claim 5'7'' even after this measurements? It's funny I wasn't particular about this just until recently lol!
Editor Rob: as long as measuring doesn't create negativity in people (as in a greater frustration at their own height), there's no harm in testing how much your height can vary from morning till night.

It is strange how some girls thought you were 5ft 5. Maybe your proportions confused them. A big difference from 5ft 5 to 5ft 7!
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 14/Sep/16
Rob,

Which is more accurate in measuring height: spray can or hard book ?.

I just used a hard book horizontally next to the door and gave me about the same result as stadiometer. 176.3cm , 176.5cm respectivly but when i used a spray can it downgraded my height by 1cm to 175.3cm.
Editor Rob: both can be reasonably accurate. My preference would be for a 10 inch can that when you lie flat on a work surface, the whole length of the can (up till the top section) is flat and there's no gaps. That way it should be a good item to measure with.

Books are also decent, I'd expect within 2mm accuracy with many of the hard back styles.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 13/Sep/16
@Hardi

luke hemming

Google it and see the hair style in his photos.
Mark said on 13/Sep/16
Okay, I take that back. I usually don't feel right about saying 5'9.25"or 5'9" because I usually think I'm shorter than that. Also, I would bet 6'2.5" for Roland Mann since he was behind the camera. I would be wrong about my claim.
Mark said on 13/Sep/16
I met Roland Mann at the Wizard Con event on Sunday. I peg him in the 6'2" range. He had a loose posture in this picture. The girl on the right is my girlfriend. I'm on the left. We all had the same footwear. Rob, do you think I would be wrong about my height by general standards? I could be wrong since I'm open for possibilities.

Click Here
Editor Rob: if you are near 5ft 9 then he could be 6ft 2 range.
5'7.75 Guy said on 13/Sep/16
@the slav

Most extreme case I've seen is a young nigerian bloke who as at my school at 14, only about 5'4, he goes back to nigeria and comes back 2 years later a whole foot taller.
the Slav said on 13/Sep/16
@Dee
I feel the exact same as you haha.
Sam said on 13/Sep/16
Hello Rob. How tall is Ore oduba?
Editor Rob: not looked much, but more in 5ft 9-10 average zone.
Johan said on 13/Sep/16
Willes189 said on 10/Sep/16
MY UPDATE ON HEIGHT (Males 18-40)


165> Extremly Short (very unhealthy)
165-169 Very Short (unhealthy)
170-174 Short (no comment)
175-185 Average (very healthy)
186-187 Start Of Tall (very healthy)
188-190 (very healthy)
191< Too Tall (unhealthy)


There are stigmas associated with being short in society but it has nothing to do with health. Plenty of short men are healthy Willes no idea what you are getting at.

I also find it amusing how men even 2 cm taller than you are "unhealthy" so your the pinnacle am I right?.


More realistically-
Very Short - 160 - 164 cm

Short - 165 - 170 cm

Under Average - 171 - 174 cm

Average - 175-180 cm

Above Average- 181-183 cm

Tall - 184 - 190 cm

Very Tall - 191 - 196 cm

Extremely tall- 197 - 203 cm

Giant(ish)- 204 -209 cm

And ALL those guys in those ranges are all perfectly healthy.

Guys who are under 160 cm I don't know never met any adult male that short but possibly they are also perfectly healthy. Guys who are over 203 cm have daily issues but again ....
Johan said on 13/Sep/16
179cm said on 10/Sep/16
Rob, why do you think people actually want to be so tall? I seem to be one of the few who doesn't really even want to be any taller than 5'11"- 6'0". Just don't really see why being tall is the be all and end all.

It starts really as far back as Kindergarten. In the class of my 3 year old they have a huge rabbit thing with a measuring stick. The kids stand under it and are praised when they have grown...so you see from a VERY young age both genders are conditioned to believe that tall is better.
Editor Rob: yeah you hear a lot as a youngster about growing up to be big and strong, it does start from an early age.
the Slav said on 12/Sep/16
Willes189 said on 10/Sep/16
MY UPDATE ON HEIGHT (Males 18-40)


165> Extremly Short (very unhealthy)
165-169 Very Short (unhealthy)
170-174 Short (no comment)
175-185 Average (very healthy)
186-187 Start Of Tall (very healthy)
188-190 (very healthy)
191< Too Tall (unhealthy)

Things are getting bad real quick for each mm over 190.5 , same thing goes for each mm under 175. The best height range for a male is 175-190.5cm

Lol - since when have being short been related to bad health? Lol
Wipeout said on 12/Sep/16
My...

Wake up height: 5'10 (177.75)
Late morning/early afternoon: 5'9.5 (176.5)
Late afternoon/evening: 5'9.25 (176)
Bed time: 5'9 1/8 (175.5)

For my PR I always claim 5'10, which is my legit out of bed height barefoot.
For conversation with friends determining exactness of height, I claim 5'9.5.
If I ever mention my evening height (almost 5'9 flat) I will make sure the other people understand the effects of gravity upon the spine as a disclaimer.
Grant said on 12/Sep/16
Just out of curiosity guys do people who are not "height aware" take in footwear in situations when height is being compared, or even when not?
Wipeout said on 12/Sep/16
Joe said on 29/Aug/16

That table is outdated and now about an inch off. Make 5'11 the new average and you're spot on.
6 foot nothing said on 12/Sep/16
I'm a solid 6ft guy and get heightmogged by WOMEN constantly. Like today I encountered 2 women in the legit 6'2" range and at least 5 others in the 5'10-5'11 range. I mean it's not enough to be just 6ft anymore, you have to be 6ft something like 6'1 or 6'2 minimum to be a human.
Editor Rob: a week ago you were 6ft 3, sorry to hear of your height loss. May your inches RIP...

"At 6'3 my height is nothing special, just tallish and I still get towered by 6'7+"
Wipeout said on 12/Sep/16
Blake said on 8/Sep/16

It varies but a size 9 is usually around 5'7-5'7.5 and 9 1/2 around 5'8-5'8.5.
Wipeout said on 12/Sep/16
Has anyone else noticed that your morning height and evening height will vary with sleep? Sleep 3-4 hours and measure yourself. Not even 1/2 inch gained from your evening height. But sleep 10 hours and you'll get a full inch back. This offsets your evening height too so you'll be a little taller. But if you keep missing sleep, your morning and evening height will suffer. TIP: Average no less than 18 hours of sleep every 3 days. Try to get a consistent 8 hours per night.
Roy said on 12/Sep/16
@Honestslovene, I would like to claim 5'10, but at night I'm a half inch under. People do tell me I am 5'10 or a little over, but I think its only to boost their own height. If I were 5'9 and 3/4 at night I would think that would be close enough to say 5'10 but I'm not.
Josh said on 12/Sep/16
@Willes189
Your mind ist probably unhealthy...
Height is not everything in the world ;)
the Slav said on 12/Sep/16
@Blake
Imo if a 14- year old 5'6-5'7 ends up at 6'1 that's rather normal.
6'3 however indicates a late growth - but not that extreme.
I was a tad below 5'5 at 14 and I ended up at 6'0 - I was 5'7 at 15, 5'9.5 at 16, 5'10.5 at 17, 5'11 at 18, 5'11.5 at 19 and at 20 I reached 6'0
HonestSlovene said on 11/Sep/16
@Roy If you are no less than 5'9.5"-5'9.75" at night then claim 5'10.
Blake said on 10/Sep/16
When you had friends at 5 foot 6-7 at 14 who ended up 6 foot 1 and 3 where they late bloomers?
Roy said on 10/Sep/16
Rob, if somehow you gained exactly 1/2 inch of height..so you were 5'9.5 morning and 5'8.5 afternoon. When asked your height would you say a little over 5'8, almost 5'9, or use 5'8 and a half? I ask because I get crap for saying I'm 5'9 and a half but I don't feel right rounding either way. People say using the half inch sounds kinda like a child saying I'm 8 and a half years old.
Editor Rob: I'd very likely say 5ft 8.5 if I was near that mark, if 8.75 probably 'almost 5ft 9'.
Willes189 said on 10/Sep/16
MY UPDATE ON HEIGHT (Males 18-40)


165> Extremly Short (very unhealthy)
165-169 Very Short (unhealthy)
170-174 Short (no comment)
175-185 Average (very healthy)
186-187 Start Of Tall (very healthy)
188-190 (very healthy)
191< Too Tall (unhealthy)

Things are getting bad real quick for each mm over 190.5 , same thing goes for each mm under 175. The best height range for a male is 175-190.5cm
Dee said on 10/Sep/16
Im 6'1. In high school, I felt tall as ****. But in college I feel not that tall. I mean walking through campus, Im still taller than most people, but in college theres much more taller people. Im not gonna be one of those over 6 foot guys on this site who act like we're short. Like Im still tall and a respectable height, but in college I dont feel THAT tall. There's even some 6'5+ dudes that tower over me. And Im 6'1 legit barefoot, and 6'2+ in shoes.
grizz said on 10/Sep/16
@ Rob, Click Here , how tall is the guy on the left? He claims to be 182 cm tall while guy in the middle is legit 181 cm (I've seen him with too many people with known heights to doubt his claim). Similar footwear. Is he lying a bit or is his claim legit?
Editor Rob: from one photo I'd have thought they were very similar if you measure them, but the more you see of two people the better the chance you will get a sense of who is taller. One photo sometimes isn't enough, especially when people are quite close in height.
Nb said on 10/Sep/16
Hey rob, I've measured myself enough times to know I'm in the weak 5ft11 range (180-179cm). this has happened 3 times, but friends shorter than I have claimed to be 5ft11-6ft while claiming that I was shorter than them. What could be the cause of this? Is my posture terrible or are people drinking the same water as Big G? It confuses me more than it does to bother me
Editor Rob: could be one of several things...posture, having low eyelevel or a body shape (including the clothes you wear) that gives off a shorter impression, or they are 'at it'....knowing full well you are taller but just playing with you to piss you off because they are shorter.

ask some of these guys if they want to bet who is taller. I bet they will soon be like a dog with it's tail between it's legs...
Canson said on 10/Sep/16
@John: ideal is a loose term. I commend you for being happy with your height as well. I'm content with 6'4.5. I was saying I'd take 6'3 over being something like 6'6+ tho if I'm not a pro baller. And it's not to say that 6'6 or where you are bad. It's the inconveniences that I see my 6'6 and 6'7 friends deal with tho. But I guess 6'5 is not much different than 6'4.5 but the way I see is I don't get why shorter or even relatively tall guys like 6'2 or 6'3 lie up on their height and want to be taller. I surely don't. I'll be honest I occasionally say 6'5 but that's typically if I'm not in the mood to argue with someone on that given day or if it's around friends from high school who played ball with me call me that to this day even tho my standard response is 6'4 1/2 or 6'4 and change. But it depends on what you are looking for. For a tall height IMHO 6'7 where you are is where very tall about cuts off. Over 6'8" IMHO is giant. I'd take where I am over many heights but was saying i would take 6'3 over being over flat 6'5 and I say that only because once you cross 6'5 flat is where things begin to take shape. Around 6'6 is where ppl stop wearing boots. And too much higher is ducking under doorways.
Hardi said on 10/Sep/16
I think when you change your lifestyle from inactive to active, like start doing more exercises and stretches it would affect your height, but not over an inch I think.
Thomas6ft1 said on 10/Sep/16
Hey Rob, what would be the usual eyelevel for a 6'2" person?
Editor Rob: likely between 5ft 9-9.5, anywhere in that would cover the vast majority of men that height, with most falling around 9.2 range
Hardi said on 10/Sep/16
5'8.75 B4Sleep so how you would describe 2 inch hair cut?
179cm said on 10/Sep/16
Rob, why do you think people actually want to be so tall? I seem to be one of the few who doesn't really even want to be any taller than 5'11"- 6'0". Just don't really see why being tall is the be all and end all.
Editor Rob: society and the media try to shape opinions and tall is generally associated with positive, whilst short is treated in a negative manner.

many people may also want to think of themselves as superior to others in some respects, so height is a visual trait, one nearly everybody can identify and observe...of course there are advantages that people may simply like, such as being treated differently, attracting more people, potentially earning more etc.
Mickey said on 9/Sep/16
Hey rob!

I've looked at some of these peoples posts and they have like 3cm differences between their morning height and night height.

When i wake up, I'm just over 181cm, then before bed, just over 180cm. I never go below 180cm. What do you think the reason is for the small difference? If i were to improve my posture somehow, would my morning height be higher?
Editor Rob: it simply could be your discs don't rehydrate and thicken as much as other people. As you get older the morning/evening difference should reduce a little bit.
HonestSlovene said on 9/Sep/16
@TheSlav hahahahahhahahaha nice one :)
Ice said on 9/Sep/16
I know a man who is 230 cm , IMO the height range where you might never See anyone taller than you in your life Begins at 220 cm .
North Lad said on 9/Sep/16
Hey rob been reading this site for a while now.

Anyway I have a question for you. I have recently started measuring my height quite often lately, I have bought a measuring device (stadiometer) and I have been using the aerosal can method and also measured myself by just placing my hand on the top of my head and measuring from the wall. I get drastically different measurements for each different method I use though and wondered why the fluctuation is so different

On the stadiometer in the morning I measure just over 179cm, with the aerosal can method I measure 176cm and using my hand on the top of my head I measure 168cm.

Why do you think there is such a significant difference with the hand measurement
Editor Rob: the 168 is either a typo or an a.n.other.

3cm between a stadiometer and aeorsol method is a lot, especially if it was the same time of day. As I've shown in videos with different measurements, even using rice crispies packets, you can get reasonably accurate measurements if your floor/wall is flat. Any sort of undulations or tilts and you might end up with differences.

168 would be putting your hand at your eyebrows and then at the wall ;)
Thomas6ft1 said on 9/Sep/16
@Ice
I'm the laughing stock of this site? Well well.. Its the pot calling the kettle black. Lol
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 8/Sep/16
if you are an average guy 5'9 - 5'10 .. just wear 1.5 inches shoes + 2 inches hair cut style .. you gonna give the others an illusion of being about 6 feet tall (75 percentile).
Blake said on 8/Sep/16
My shoe size is uk 9 or 9.5 what height would a person of that size shoe have as their height? Also would getting facial hair mean i'm done growing or is that a myth?
Canary said on 8/Sep/16
Do you know of any males (over 15) who are shorter than their mothers or their sisters? I can think of just one. He was much smaller than his sister. I hope that THIS message will be posted!
Canson said on 8/Sep/16
@Honest Slovene: he may but he surely isn't as bad as Willes189.
the Slav said on 8/Sep/16
@Morpheus @French Guy
I think 210 cm+ is the absolute ideal since you will be able to grab the disco balls in night clubs and then proceed to use them as assault weapons if someone grabs your wallet - just my opinion
truth said on 8/Sep/16
@Grizz The projection puts me at 180 cm and 77 kg. I am about 178 cm in the evening and 75 kg and also 180 cm is my morning height so it is not even that far off !
CS said on 8/Sep/16
Hey Rob, if I wanted to contact someone on this site outside of celebheights like via email for example, how would that work?
Editor Rob: it's pretty much anonymous unless someone willingly put their facebook/email for you to see.
MB said on 8/Sep/16
Hi Rob,

Worldwide speaking what height range is considered short, medium and tall? I've heard US, UK being medium-tall height, that's why I ask.
MD said on 8/Sep/16
@Ice, it's funny you're making pronouncements on who is a laughing stock around here given that YOU'RE the one most folks here see as the clown.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 8/Sep/16
Rob is it possible for people in their early 50's too look like people in their late 30's early 40's some people can look youthful forever,They never get older like Keanu Reeves and Tom Cruise those guys are in their early 50's they don't look a day over 40 Keanu Reeves without a beard can pass for 38 those guys have always looked youthful,I don't think they had any work done it's in their genes.
Editor Rob: of course, some actors have a youthful look. It could be genetics, but also lifestyle - being fit, eating well and having access to lots of potions and ointments might also help!
sully said on 7/Sep/16
Hi Rob , is it ok to take the average of your morning and evening heights , or must you take your evening height?
Editor Rob: many people do that, and it is perfectly acceptable considering the percentage of the population who outright lie about height!
Canary said on 7/Sep/16
Adult men almost always are taller than their moms and adult sisters. Do you know of any adult men who are shorter than their moms? Do you know of any adult men who are shorter than their adult sisters? Let's limit this to people who are older than fourteen.
french guy said on 7/Sep/16
@canson

i live in France and i can tell you than the average height for young men is way above 5'10"
If the average was really 5'10", only 15 % would be taller than 6'1" , however, based on my observations, it's much higher than that.
I would say that 30 % are taller than 6'1" , which puts the average height at 5'11.25" (181 cm)
At 6'0", i hardly feel above average , sometimes i even feel tiny.
I don't know where you live in the US, but you should visit a university, people are much taller
John said on 7/Sep/16
Canson,
I think you are absolutely right: 6'3 is perhaps the ideal height. However, I feel more comfortable now at 6'7 (6'8 in dress shoes) than when I was 6'3 at 14 years old, simply because I got used to my height. When I was 14 or 15 I used to get very embarrassed for being much taller than my father and my elder brother and I didn't appreciate my height at all. I think I was happy when I was 10 or 11 and was taken for a 17 or 18 old, being already the tallest person in my family. At 12 I was clearly taller than my father, but I was an average man, and that pleased me. But when I reached 6'4 and 6'5 at 14/15 I became so much out of proportion by my family and friends that I started feeling freakish. Now my height is an integrant part of my own personality.
5'7.75 Guy said on 7/Sep/16
I wear 30w 34L trousers. Is that standard for my height?
Editor Rob: if the trouser doesn't bumfle at the bottom you would have extremely very legs for about 5ft 8.

In typical UK shops 29 is short, 36 is very long.
HonestSlovene said on 7/Sep/16
@Canson I think the "6'3" at night" user (Probably 6' ish at night tbh) lives in his own head lol.
grizz said on 7/Sep/16
I stand corrected, even worse -I was projected to be 193 cm tall and weigh 106 kg (even though @15 I reached my final height, I was 182 cm 81kg @14; basically, I grew 1 cm and stopped growing). Dear Lord, I would have been the best bouncer in the city XD
Johan said on 7/Sep/16
HonestSlovene said on 5/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1 The irony is that between 5'10 and 6'1 is barely any huge difference in terms of quality of life you are describing. If you are in the 5'10-6'4 range, then you are in the ideal range, with 6'1-6'2 being the absolute ideal or 10/10 and 5'10 or 6'4 are both ok 6/10, 5'11 and 6'3 7.5/10 and 6'0 and 6'2 both 9/10.

All true but he is right though when it comes to women who have a height fetish. I would guess that girl was 5ft 7 if she has heels of regular type then she reaches 5ft 10 herself and so is only 1 inch under a legit 5ft 10 guy. The 6ft 1 guy will stand at 6'2" still much taller as it is 4 inches....Alot of women still expect you to be noticeably taller even when they wear heels...So a 5ft 10 in this instance would be comparable to a 5ft 4 woman which is actually a little under the average nowadays as it is closer to 5'5" in most western countries.

So basically what I am saying is that for women like that ( heels on and height fetish) 5ft 11 is the first acceptable height for an average woman. Hence the " only 6ft guys and over nonsense" as 5ft 11 guy is 6' with shoes...

Its a bit silly really as the 50 th percentile of women all expect to get guys who are over the 70 th in their gender...no wonder so many girls are single.
Johan said on 7/Sep/16
@Thomas6'1

Youre becoming the laughing Stock of this site whilst claiming to be tall at 6'1 . Thats average range bro , a lot of guys on the Street will tower you unless you live in some southern asian island countrie where people are legit dwarfs


Show me one national average that has been measured above 5'11.5" . Just one country from the whole planet will do. If 6'1" is average then 6'4" starts tall is that what your saying???
french guy m said on 7/Sep/16
@6.3" at night

I don't care man, I have a good situation , and good build , 188 cm is enough for me
Morpheus said on 6/Sep/16
@ French guy

I agree. I'm 185.5-186cm at night and I generally feel "tallish" at best. Sometimes when I'm around only younger people I feel above average at best. I think being 188-189 is the true sweet spot...solidly tall but not too tall. Whereas 185-186cm is weak tall and not really impressive. Perhaps I am only saying this because people always want a little more but then again I'm pretty sure that objectively speaking 188cm is the best. Idk...maybe we can just compromise and agree that 187cm is the all around ideal...
6'3" at night said on 6/Sep/16
@Canson

I go to a university in the states. Average guy on campus is 6'0, maybe even 6'0.5, barefoot at night of course. Like I said I feel tallish but I still get towered several times a day. 6'4" is the start of tall here and 6'7" very tall. Even the tallest guy in my dorm is 7'0" and has seen someone on campus taller than him.The new generation is getting taller and the average at my brother's high school was over 6 feet easily. Only time I feel legit solid tall is around older people.
Greg said on 6/Sep/16
Hi Rob,
Got a question for you. I'm currently 20 so I've stopped growing since around 17/18ish. Ended up roughly 5'11(Morning height) not too bad as I'm not short or anything. My dad was either 5'10 or 5'11 and mom was 5'3. But something i've been thinking about lately was that I might have stunted my growth a little bit. From like 12 years old onward I would carry a heavy book bag for school, the weight would be quite heavy on the shoulders as we where requires to carry numerous books with us. Then During my first 3 years of highschool I would have an awful sleep schedule due to insomnia, some nights I would get roughly 3-6 hours of sleep. My diet wasn't the best either,(However I didn't smoke or drink in my teens)Also played many sports, did swimming and stuff. I know height is mainly genetics followed by environmental factors. But if I had a better sleep schedule, diet, and didn't carry a heavy weight for school. Do you think I could have ended up around the 6ft mark if not sligthtly taller? or I didn't cause as much hindering to my height as I thought haha?
Editor Rob: there might be a bigger chance you didn't reach your genetic potential, but based on your parent's height, I think you did ok...

sleep/diet/exercise...I was ok with the latter, but the former I could have improved, in hindsight of course!
Rifle said on 6/Sep/16
Rob,
This guy got measured 7 feet standing back to the wall.Do you think that was inaccurate?

Click Here
Editor Rob: it's a rough measurement, but it won't be wildly off, maybe a fraction plus or minus when using a hand like that.
TheDude said on 6/Sep/16
Hey Rob, wanted to ask how much posture affects someone's height? For example I have pretty poor posture, can fixing my posture take me from a strong 6'0 to a weak 6'1? And how likely is it for someone to grow after there teens?
Editor Rob: really depends on what you can measure standing and breathing in. Then stand facing a wall how you normally stand and measure that.

If you find more than half inch, then I'd say you could work on some basic stretching/hanging to try to improve your normal standing posture - so that it gets closer to measured posture.
Ice said on 6/Sep/16
@Canson I really have a 36 in inseam . Im not lying . My mother is 6'0" and has extremeley Long legs . I got that trait from her .
HonestSlovene said on 6/Sep/16
@6'3 at night Cool story bro, a bunch of 5'10 max guys claiming 6'0.
179cm said on 6/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1

I read that story and I question why anybody thinks that they deserve somebody so shallow. I think there's definitely a limit to how much you can continue to give somebody the benefit of the doubt. If somebody is mean and superficial then you need to draw the line and say "I can do better".
Bobby184cm said on 6/Sep/16
What a joke. I notice that many people here cannot differentiate between "tall" and "very tall". You don't have to tower everybody to be considered tall. Yes, 6'1 is not that impressive but it's still considered tall worldwide. I understand the feeling of being average at that height..but shorter or average guys will still think you're tall.
HonestSlovene said on 6/Sep/16
@Canson I am about 5'10 and wear a 32' inseam so it's pretty average for my height I guess ?
Borats Chicken said on 6/Sep/16
Rob, what would be an average head length for 6'3 to 6'5 be 9.5 - 10 in?
Editor Rob: in that range, basically almost 10 inches is far more common.
grizz said on 5/Sep/16
Click Here According to these projections, I was supposed to be 6'2 220 lbs as an adult (I reached my peak height @ 15yrs - 6' 180 lbs). Wow, this sucks.
Ice said on 5/Sep/16
@Thomas6'1

Youre becoming the laughing Stock of this site whilst claiming to be tall at 6'1 . Thats average range bro , a lot of guys on the Street will tower you unless you live in some southern asian island countrie where people are legit dwarfs
BIll said on 5/Sep/16
Hey Rob, I have a few questions about posture and maximum height, I really hope I can get some answers. Can fixing your posture actually make you taller? Isn't that standing as straight as possible is your maximum height, and even if you fix your posture you will not gain any height (hope that made sense)? Also how likely will it be to grow at 20? I'm a bit over 6 feet tall and I want to reach 6'1. Will fixing my pretty bad posture make me "gain" that hidden height? Is growing a few cm's at 20+ possible?
Editor Rob: some people might have a poor alignment in their posture which means they never really stand properly...thus exercises might help attain a slightly taller measurement. It's why some people who do Yoga end up with maybe a cm difference after a while, they have managed through exercise/stretching to have an optimal posture.

If you had a decent enough posture to begin with, there might not be much more 'hidden posture'.

Believe me, there are actors out there who would happily pay $1 million to get an inch of natural height.
HonestSlovene said on 5/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1 The irony is that between 5'10 and 6'1 is barely any huge difference in terms of quality of life you are describing. If you are in the 5'10-6'4 range, then you are in the ideal range, with 6'1-6'2 being the absolute ideal or 10/10 and 5'10 or 6'4 are both ok 6/10, 5'11 and 6'3 7.5/10 and 6'0 and 6'2 both 9/10.
6'3" at night said on 5/Sep/16
@french guy

Quit coping. Your goal of 188-190cm is pathetic and NOT tall. I visited my brother's high school last week and felt upper average, saw quite a few 6'5-6'7 range guys who probably aren't even done growing. The new generation is only getting taller with improved nutrition and short guys getting weeded out of the gene pool. At university I feel tallish at 191cm but that's because they are a slightly older generation and around an inch shorter.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 5/Sep/16
Rob what is the lowest a 5ft 8in should weigh for me the ideal weight for a 5ft 8in with a medium build without any muscle mass should be at least 162 pounds anything like 150 pounds would start too look too slim.
Editor Rob: 150 isn't too slim on 5ft 8, 140 is a trim/slim figure at 5ft 8, 160 would have a decent amount of muscle and little fat.
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@French Guy: I'd beg to respectfully differ with you. A 6'1 guy like Thomas at night is a moderately tall person. Sure he isn't stand out but he's well above average. I don't think he's looking to or saying he does. But he is correct he's above average at least in the states. Nobody really knows what the average is because they pull from drivers licenses. I'd say more like 5'9 than 5'10. Thomas would be told he's 6'2 or 6'3 in many places in the states esp with the shoes and differing times of measurements.
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@6'3 at night: where do you live? That's a tall population if you're towered over like that. I'm only 1.5" taller than you are and even 6'4 3/8 At my lowest always get comments on my height. Doesn't really sway anything one way or the other because they're just comments but 6'3 guys that hold it at night get the same where I am. These are the guys that people assume are 6'4 sometimes even 6'4/6'5 whereas people have asked me if I'm 6'6 before. Maybe just in the states since so many people like to lie about how tall they are shoes, etc
Bobby184cm said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, in your opinion at what age is men's prime in terms of looks? Is it 30-35?
Editor Rob: for some it might be in mid 20's, but I've seen men in 40's look better than they have in their 20's...
Thomas6ft1 said on 5/Sep/16
Hey Rob, what were you doing when you were 19-20? Was it school and jobs? What kind of jobs?
Editor Rob: age 18-21 at University, I didn't do much part-time work.
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Ice: if you wore a 36" inseam you'd look and feel much taller than 6'2 even if you are only that. Christian is right. I'm 35-36" and often am told because of the proportions that i look taller plus broad shoulders and an athletic build. Christian said it perfectly. He has a 36-37" and he's 6'5 which is actually on the long side for a 6'5 guy but within reason still for his height
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 5/Sep/16
Hey Rob happy birthday your finally in your 40's what is like too be in your 40's.
Editor Rob: hey, I ain't quite 40 yet...give it a week ;)
the Slav said on 4/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1
Cool story bro, tell someone who cares
6'3" at night said on 4/Sep/16
6'1 is not tall..lol. My friend is 6'1.25 at night at university in America and gets towered by men in the 6'5-6'8 range daily. The average 18-22yo student here is around 6'0 so 6'1.25" is just slightly above average. Believe me, nobody ever comments on how tall he is or thinks of him as a "tall" guy. It's just a regular height and even some girls are 6'0-6'2. At 6'3 my height is nothing special, just tallish and I still get towered by 6'7+. Anything under 5'11 looks noticeably short.
Dmeyer said on 4/Sep/16
Rob 183,6-183,9cm morning 181,3-181,5cm i would have get listed 5 ft 11,5 on celebheight
Editor Rob: yeah you might end up with that mark.
Ice said on 4/Sep/16
@Thomas 6'1 youre height would be average in a lot of countries and its not impresive to be 6'1. and Why would I lie about my inseam ? second of all , I was a weak 6'2 a couple of months ago , Im 190 cm out of bed now .
grizz said on 4/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1, lol, that story is gold. BTW, how tall is "Janie"?
french guy said on 4/Sep/16
@thomas6ft1

stop saying you"re tall
188-190 cm (which is my futur height ) is tall, 185 cm is not tall, it's above average.
I remember when you said you had nothing to brag about(i have a very good memory) , you don't even have the height.
And who is going to believe this story, you're a virgin, it's too bad that our post disappear because i can't prove it but i have a very very good memory , you said several times that you have never had a girlfriend.
You have said times and times your height suck , then you say it's perfect, in 2 month you will come back and tell us you feel miserable because of your height.
I'm just warning others who don't know you.
Shredder said on 4/Sep/16
Rob , my legs are 29 inches long , is that short for my height?
Editor Rob: it's pretty average for 5ft 5 or 6 range guys.
Thomas6ft1 said on 4/Sep/16
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 3/Sep/16
Ice said on 2/Sep/16
ROB Im 6'2 and have a 36 inch inseam , do I have long legs ?

---------

I wear a 36-37" as well, but that is very long for your height. My cousin is a weak 6ft4 and he wears a 34" inseam, and even that's considered average for his height.

In others words, Ice is lying about his inseam. 36" inseam is ridiculous for a weak 6'2".
Hafeez said on 3/Sep/16
Hey rob :
If i go to bed with 173 then thats my exact height ? Or should i say its 174 if someone asked ?
Thank you for a very helpfull website .
grizz said on 3/Sep/16
@James, I've read somewhere from some Indian scientist that 6'1 is, anthropologically speaking, peak average height for humans. Everything above it becomes overbearing (requires more energy, higher risk of injuries, longer life expectancy, diseases etc.)
Morpheus said on 3/Sep/16
@Thomas6ft1

I'm 6'2-1/8th right out of bed. I quickly shrink down though and I'm usually 6'1-1/4 before bedtime. My inseam is 34" and I always felt like I had long legs. When I look up male model measurements almost every model who is 6'2 has a 34" inseam. I also have a 75" wingspan. All this leads me to believe I should of been a proper 6'2. I would like to get LL surgery but then I'd have a 35" inseam at 6'2 and it would be too much.

So basically, I'd say that with a 32" inseam you probably have slightly shorter legs for your height. Depending on your wingspan I'd say you are a great candidate for LL if you ever wanted to be a little taller. If you got 1" done you'd probably actually look more proportional.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 3/Sep/16
Ice said on 2/Sep/16
ROB Im 6'2 and have a 36 inch inseam , do I have long legs ?

---------

I wear a 36-37" as well, but that is very long for your height. My cousin is a weak 6ft4 and he wears a 34" inseam, and even that's considered average for his height.
Nolan Karma said on 3/Sep/16
Hi rob. I measure 184.2 cm outta bed (6'0.5) and 181.6 cm (5'11.5) right before bed, what would my height be if I had a celebheights page? Would 6'0 be good?
Editor Rob: would depend how you looked with others, you might have poor posture and look barely over 5ft 11 or had decent posture and look nearer 6ft around most people.
James said on 2/Sep/16
@ HonestSlovene
In the western world the average height has stagnated for the last 30- 40 years since the 1980s. Only in developing Asian countries is where people are getting taller. However, I do agree that the youngest generation ( Age 17-21) might be a little bit taller than the overall maybe 1-1.5 cm in the west. But that's not a lot.
You couldn't really expect the average height to increase much more in both Europe and North America. It would probably go up to 5'11 or 6'0 at the very most. No higher than that.
James said on 2/Sep/16
Thomas6ft1 said on 29/Aug/16
@Canson
You're right. 6'1" is tall height that doesn't stand out in crowd full of people unless they're all midgets. I was on the Taipei Metro a few times when it was crowded and I saw a few guys who were 6'1" as well and they didn't really stand out; More of blending in a crowd. I was surprised to see this. I'd say to stand out in a crowd, you would need to be 6'4" minimum.

I've been to Taiwan, Japan and South Korea about a year or two ago. I felt very average height in all three countries at 171/172 cm. Yes, younger Asians are taller but at 6'1 you should be at least comfortably taller than a huge majority of Asian men. Most people would regard your height as tall and trust me you've a good height.
There's no need to stand out of the crowd or be a giant once you're in a tall range.
Ice said on 2/Sep/16
ROB Im 6'2 and have a 36 inch inseam , do I have long legs ?
Editor Rob: for that height, yes they are quite long.
HonestSlovene said on 2/Sep/16
@french guy m It honestly depends on your self esteem tbh. I do not feel superior next to shorter people as well I do not feel inferior next to taller people. Yes, more height for a male means more respect in a business enviroment and better dating chances, but overall in the grand scheme of things it does not affect your life that much at all. IQ/good looks are much much more important.
NX said on 2/Sep/16
@ice I did yeah because thats what the doctor told me I am when I first went for a physical a few months back, however when I recently went for another physical checkup I got measured and the nurse said I was 164cm, so my doctor lied to me the first time because he knows I have self esteem issues.

@honestslovene how did they get a different measurement than you did?
Canson said on 1/Sep/16
@Christian: You probably are filled out properly and you aren't in that category. at 6'5" you still can stay around 6'6 in shoes. even at 6'7 John will still just look really really tall not freakish especially filled out. My 6'7 friend doesn't have that look either. Inconveniences are his problems and he hates having to always adjust his body to fit places. His problems are doorways (in shoes) vehicle fits etc airplanes but at least beds are still ok for him. It's more the slouching and inconvenience, and the comments because so many 6'3 guys toe the line of being 6'5 and push everyone else up along with them to where ppl guess him as 6'8 or 6'9. He does lose an inch tho so he wakes near 6'8 and ends up at about 6'7 maybe slightly under,but I will say once above the 6'9 mark never falling below it then yes. But it's all perception too. I have a 5'7 friend who claims her father was 6'3 prime and looking at him isn't over maybe 6'1 with perfect posture more likely 6'. I've seen him next to another friend who is a weak 6 and they are close so she assumed I was 6'7 when she met me and kept saying "you're taller than that" and even went as far as to say that my 6'3 friend was 6'5 or 6'6 and that the two taller ones were 6'9-6'11. Even him being maybe 5" taller she couldn't tell depth perception or height well.
Canary said on 1/Sep/16
@Ramses: American white men are a tad taller than American black men. This is nothing new. The closeness, in height, may have something to do with bone type. Black people and white people have the same kind of teeth while Asian people (race, not just ethnicity) and Native American people have the same kind of teeth.
Footballmad19 said on 1/Sep/16
Hello there rob, if I'm 184.3cm at 10pm which is my lowest what would be the best height to describe me?
Editor Rob: if you went with 184cm then you will basically never be challenged or have an eyebrow raised at your claim.

no, actually you might have an eyebrow raised in surprise, because a genuine 184 at night claimer will probably look 6ft 1-1.5 to many who lie a little about their own height. You might find yourself taller than a guy who claims 6ft 1 and since he wants to hold onto that claim, he might project you as being 6ft 2 to satisfy his almost 6ft (pretending to be 6ft 1) claim.

If you say 185, that is also quite reasonable as a large part of the day you will be around that mark.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 1/Sep/16
Rob now you heading too a new decade are start too enjoy life more than you did 10 years ago and 20 years ago when you hit the big 2 0 and the big the 3 0 the big 4 0 is getting nearer and nearer time flies it must have been like yesterday you turned 30 now your turning 40 when does time go you will be 50 before you know it I can't believe you are getting old fast as they say life does get better as you get older.
Editor Rob: I think each year brings new challenges, personal and professional. Like anybody, you have good and bad days.

As I said to you in the past, the more experiences and different activities you have, sometimes the passage of time can slow down and a year seems longer than if you are plodding along doing the same routines.
french guy m said on 1/Sep/16
The taller you are , the more superior you feel!
No rage ;)
John said on 1/Sep/16
Hey Rob, I'm 6'1.5"(sometimes 1.87m) and my dad is 5'11 while my mum is 5'9". Will I still grow and how much more?
Sammy Derrick said on 1/Sep/16
I recently visited Egypt and Israel and I'm a strong 5'8 and I was easily above average height...5'8 is like 5'11 or a weak 6'0.I'm not saying that there weren't any tall people...but I now know why the global average height for men is 5'7
Thomas6ft1 said on 1/Sep/16
Hey Rob, what's the average/normal inseam for a legit 6'1" guy? My inseam is 32".
Editor Rob: that range is pretty average. If you had 34 inseam at 6ft 1 it might be long, 31 might be short.
Joe said on 1/Sep/16
@Clark
>Being tall has many problems to come with it. There is a 15 year old I know who is 6'8 and has recently started to suffer from scoliosis. I wonder how NBA players feel, but they have doctors that frequently check them.

The biggest negative impact is shorter life expectancy. Roughly speaking, getting 5 inches taller will shorten your life 5 years averagely.

Average life expectancy
5'06 80
5'10 75
6'03 70

Click Here

Our generation will likely have shorter lives compared to our grandparent generation, though future medical technologies may find some solution.
Canson said on 31/Aug/16
@MrTBlack: you're right to a degree but something like 6'3 or 6'4 isn't a terrible height. Even at 6'5" that's not horrible but it does piss me off when some of these guys claim 2" more than they are and then they put others into that category of "bad height" when they arent
Ramses said on 31/Aug/16
Could black people be the second tallest race in the world? I mean they're taller than Asians and Hispanics. I think only Caucasians are bigger
Canary said on 31/Aug/16
@Johan: I hope that this message is posted. I observe that there are height differences and other differences in my county. Ordinary girls seem close to 5'2 in one section while ordinary girls seem close to 5'8 in one section. Both neighborhoods are predominantly white.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 31/Aug/16
Rob is it common for late bloomers too have huge growth spurts like being 5ft 3 at 16 and 6ft 8in at 23 that sounds like a case of basket ball players Dennis Rodam and Michael Jordan had huge growth spurts in their mid teens and early 20's they were late bloomers late bloomers tend to have huge growth spurts.
Editor Rob: I think a lot of tall people will have been tall quite early, but you will find rarer occurrences of short 15 year olds who gain significantly in the 5 years afterwards.
jessman said on 31/Aug/16
@Rob @strong 5ft 9
Didn't Big G use the roman measure to hit 5'8??
Editor Rob: don't give him any ideas!
John said on 31/Aug/16
Thomas6ft1 said on 29/Aug/16
@Canson
You're right. 6'1" is tall height that doesn't stand out in crowd full of people unless they're all midgets. I was on the Taipei Metro a few times when it was crowded and I saw a few guys who were 6'1" as well and they didn't really stand out; More of blending in a crowd. I was surprised to see this. I'd say to stand out in a crowd, you would need to be 6'4" minimum.



6'4" is pretty gigantic if you're in Asian countries, especially Southeast and South Asia. Northeast Asian countries (like China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan), people are taller there, about 5'8" for the average man. 6'4" is still super tall there though. It's about 8 inches taller than average, so you will definitely stand out. If you're at least 6 inches taller than a national average, it's a stand-out height in my book.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 31/Aug/16
@clark i agree with you today i went to the mall and since it was public holiday alot of people were there to shop and i came across many young people. I have encountered a handful girls between 16 to 30 years of age who were taller than me which surprised me alot.

i believe younger generation are at least an inch or so taller in average than us.
HonestSlovene said on 31/Aug/16
@NX LOL is this a troll post or something? How can you get measured that wrong like 6 inches. I understand like 1-2 inches because I was measured in school in gym class and by myself at around 5'10 the correct way ( I know this is correct since my father barely edges me out and he is a legit 5'11-6'0 man since he got measured that in the army and always looks upper average/above average, never short and I look average height compared to him and also my mothers head is just under my eye level and she got always measured in the 5'5-5'6 range, so I am 4.5 inches taller therefore a legit 5'10), but in hospital they measured me incorrect at around 5'8.5 to 5'9 (they read that I am 174 cm at 2 pm, I was like wtf!?) since they removed the blue table under the stadiometer which substracts roughly 4 cm because they are ignorant

@5'11 (still growing) Average in Germany is about 5'10.5-5'11 according to statistics and yes, most recent ones point out to 5'11 for younger guys in their 20s. And no, average is no going to be higher for the new generation since pediatric studies have found that the average in Germany has stopped increasing now for a decade or two at least.

@Ice You know what I find funny? 6'2+ lanklets. Sure males that are sub 5'8 or even sub 5'10 on steroids/protein powder look pathetic because they have nothing going on for them in their lives, but so do taller guys on a lesser degree or people in general that are professional fitness(cel) men. However it is still more sad to see a skinny tall guy, since he is not maxing out his height potential.
Ice said on 31/Aug/16
@ NX wtf ? You fought you were about 180 cm , whilst you actually are 164 cm ? You must be trolling
Clark said on 31/Aug/16
It is freakish how tall these young kids are these days. They could surely end up as 6'5+ monsters in the future if they keep their growth rates up. I mean I know a handful of 12-14 year olds that are 5'10-6'1. Man, the girls of this age group are also the same height as the boys
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25) said on 31/Aug/16
/16
I saw a legit 6'6"-6'6.5" range guy at Costco today and he looked freakishly tall. I don't know why anybody would want to be taller than 6'4".

----------

6ft6 range is hardly freakish or scary. I'm almost that height but I don't look intimidating, just very tall. Starting from 6ft8 or 6ft9 is freakish IMO. But I don't know what country you live in though.
Penguin Summer Trio said on 30/Aug/16
Hi Rob, Is it possible to wake up at 194cm and only drop 1cm by night and less than 2cm max (on long and stressful days)? I measured myself 194cm out of bed and 192,9cm cm before bed and 192,4cm at my lowest after a long day :O I spend most of the day walking, but I lay on my bed for few hours after work and then go out or to the gym for a few hours before bed... i'm wondering am I measuring myself correctly or what :D
Editor Rob: it is much rarer for only a half inch shrinkage at 6ft 3-4 range...but, not impossible.

If you are making sure you measure literally 15 seconds out of bed because even a few minutes will knock a little fraction off when you wake up.
El Danes said on 30/Aug/16
I swear I dont get many of these comments in here... Im Danish and a legit 6'0.25 and even taller than most young men I pass by in my home country. Most people just claim 1-3 inches taller than they really are -
And 6'5 IS extremely tall - that's not even 1 in a 100. Get real I mean seriously
Thomas6ft1 said on 29/Aug/16
@Canson
You're right. 6'1" is tall height that doesn't stand out in crowd full of people unless they're all midgets. I was on the Taipei Metro a few times when it was crowded and I saw a few guys who were 6'1" as well and they didn't really stand out; More of blending in a crowd. I was surprised to see this. I'd say to stand out in a crowd, you would need to be 6'4" minimum.
Canson said on 29/Aug/16
@6'0.25: Amen! I am 6'4.5 and wouldn't want to be any taller
Canary said on 29/Aug/16
Do you think that short girls and short women worry about their height as much as short boys and short men do? I don't think that they do. I do think that a lot of them have unrealistic views on height, though, which is why they can't correctly judge heights. I also think that many female celebrities fudge their heights in a variety of ways.
Powerhouse said on 29/Aug/16
@Canson Yeah I can agree with that
Ice said on 29/Aug/16
It's a fact that 90 % of the guys who have very muscular physiques are very short (like under 5'10 short) and look like little trolls . It doesn't even look good when a short man is as wide as hes tall . It just always gives off this "I know Im short and compensate for that" vibe . However the (est.) 1-2 percent of guys who are very muscular and are like over 6'4 look very imposing and impressive .
MrTBlack said on 29/Aug/16
@6'0.25"

I don't know why anyone would want to be taller than 6'2" honestly. Anything more than that is grandiose and has been statistically proven to diminish returns from women.
Strong 5ft9 said on 29/Aug/16
Hey Rob, did you know you would've technically be 5'10" if you used the ancient roman system. They do have their own feet (pes) and inches (uncia) but it's a little off compared to the imperial system. I don't know if that sounds important to you, but i thought it was pretty interesting to know.
1" roman inch = 0.9711 imperial inches.
1" roman inch = 2.467 centimeters
1" roman foot = 11.65 imperial inches

Source: Click Here
Editor Rob: actually never read about the Roman measurements before, think I could get used to it!
5'11 (still growing) said on 29/Aug/16
So, I live in Northern Germany. I'm 16 and exactly 5'11 at the moment. I have 5 guys in my class that are taller than me and I had to repeat grade 8, so they're also younger than me. The tallest one is 6'5 at 15...And average for the advanced level seems like 6'1. My brother is 6'1 and even he feels dwarfed sometimes by the 6'4 dudes. My point is that I feel like the average height for my generation is more like 6 foot or 6'1. Some of the girls are also well over 5'10.
NX said on 29/Aug/16
Any of you guys ever been overmeasured before?

I have been really depressed over my height for a long time now as I started to notice I was more close in height to the average woman than the average man. I went to the doctors several months ago to try and reassure myself that I was average height, anyway the nurse stood me under the stadiometer and told me I was 179cm tall, that was after a long day at work too, anyway I asked her to measure me again as I was skeptical about being measured over 5'10 even after a long day at work. I recently made another appointment to get my height measured again as I believe I was lied to the first time, this time I went to see my doctor and told him I had issues with my height and wanted to be measured under the stadiometer again, he was a bit iffy about it at first but he agreed he would do it, he pulled the stadiometer bar down to the top of my head and told me I am 164cm tall, to be honest I have known for a while I was nowhere near 5'10, however even though I expected to be measured around that height it still hit me like a ton of bricks knowing that I am the average height of a woman and 6 inches below the male average. I have been in the most depressed state ever since because I know how negatively short men are viewed in society.
Clark said on 29/Aug/16
Being tall has many problems to come with it. There is a 15 year old I know who is 6'8 and has recently started to suffer from scoliosis. I wonder how NBA players feel, but they have doctors that frequently check them.
Ramses said on 29/Aug/16
Type your comment here...hey Rob, is it possible to lose more than 3cm of height between morning and bedtime?
Editor Rob: yes, but it is much rarer to do so, and you are likely a very tall height.
Johan said on 29/Aug/16
Canary said on 24/Aug/16
@Johan: I limit this question to younger women of Dutch ethnicity. Do some regions contain taller women while other regions contain shorter women? Are some differences based on education and/or income? That's how it is here.


Since my comment went to the abyss.

I am not really sure about the difference in regions but wealth and standard of living is definetly a deciding factor in general. Wealthy area's tend to have taller people across all ages and genders.

Simply due to better diet and less stress from day to day living would be my guess.
Joe said on 29/Aug/16
@Powerhouse
Yes one inch is a noticeable difference as a third person to compare two people. For me, the perception is like this.

5'05 05th percentile, 19/20 of men are taller. 100% of the people say short.
5'06 10th percentile, 9/10 of men are taller.
5'07 15th percentile, 6/7 of men are taller.
5'08 25th percentile, 3/4 of men are taller. very common height, but other people definitely can feel the difference from the median size.
5'09 lower average
5'10 50th percentile the median (we can sense this height is the exact average)
5'11 upper average
6'00 75th percentile, 3/4 of men are shorter. very common height, but other people definitely can feel the difference from the median size.
6'01 85th percentile, 6/7 of men are shorter.
6'02 90th percentile, 9/10 of men are shorter.
6'03 95th percentile, 19/20 of men are shorter. 100% of the people say tall.

The distribution was taken from the newest CDC report (2011-2014).
Joe said on 29/Aug/16
@Roy
Your body size is average. So some may feel tallish, some may feel shortish, and most would feel average. I think that's about it. Don't need to be sensitive.

@James
It's just because US has a huge number of minorities (especially Hispanic & Asian), whereas European countries have predominantly Caucasians. According to a newest CDC report, young US non Hispanic white are 5'10.2 on average. The range 5'101 inch is also by far the most common body size in Europe (UK , France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Lithuania, (European) Russia, and a lot more, covering majority of total European population). The average height in all other European countries are also within 5'102 inches.

So there is no significant size difference between American and European Caucasians (weight-wise yes, but that's another story). the statistic difference is not because of when they were measured, only because 30% of US citizens are 5'7-5'8 on average (5'7.7 x 30% + 5'10 x 70% =5'9.3(176cm)).

But of course the morning height is 4/5-1 inch taller than the night height normally. It may make a little difference indeed, though other people are equally taller in morning.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 28/Aug/16
@172.4cm guy,

I think that math puts the numbers in the right place, regardless of the influence of emotions.

Thanks for your compliment.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 28/Aug/16
Rob Is it possible not too lose any height until your late 60's early 70's the average age for height loss is between mid 50's and late 50's, If people started too lose height in their late 60's early 70's would they be considered late bloomers in terms of height loss do you think you will still be a strong 5ft 8in in your late 60's early 70's you would be a late bloomer if started lose height in your late 60's early 70's.
Editor Rob: if you reach age 60 with no noticeable (but small like 2-4mm) then you have done pretty well.

Reach 70 with half inch lost and you have done great.

There are some who can reach 60 without much loss, but most of us will lose something. There are common sense ideas for reducing the losses, starting with exercise, improved diet with enough minerals/vitamins for bone health...plus keeping the brain active.
6'0.25" said on 28/Aug/16
I saw a legit 6'6"-6'6.5" range guy at Costco today and he looked freakishly tall. I don't know why anybody would want to be taller than 6'4".
Canson said on 28/Aug/16
@Powerhouse: 6'6 is extremely tall and 6'7 isn't giant That's extremely tall. Once maybe 6'8 or 6'9 that's giant
Canson said on 28/Aug/16
@Thomas6ft1: that's a great height in my book esp if it's a low for the day. You're still taller than most and you can still blend in in some cases. No drawbacks. It is a tall height truthfully
Canson said on 28/Aug/16
@Christian: I agree with everything you just said. I'd be happy at 6'4-6'6, hell even 6'7 over being 5'2. Referencing something John said below where he banged his head (which is an indicator that it's not all gravy like ppl believe), I've seen once where a friend (very similar in height to you, he's like 6'5 3/8 at his lowest or 1/4) and I were out at a bar and a shorter guy (who was built pretty solid whereas he has a good build but not muscular for a 6'5 guy) "man i wish I had your height, I'd bulk up and I'd be imposing. My friend replied that he doesn't care about all of that. That's however one of the misconception of guys this size. It isn't that easy TBH. A guy who is 5'5 or 5'6 has it much easier with shorter limbs etc building loads of muscle than a guy who is 6'4-6'6. Shorter guys like that one (he has a complex as I know him) think it's cake to be 6'5 like him and be a Ralph moeller etc. but when someone is our size and can transform their body like that it is quite impressive and a work of art
Canson said on 28/Aug/16
@Christian: I agree with everything you just said. I'd be happy at 6'4-6'6, hell even 6'7 over being 5'2. Referencing something John said below where he banged his head (which is an indicator that it's not all gravy like ppl believe), I've seen once where a friend (very similar in height to you, he's like 6'5 3/8 at his lowest or 1/4) and I were out at a bar and a shorter guy (who was built pretty solid whereas he has a good build but not muscular for a 6'5 guy) "man i wish I had your height, I'd bulk up and I'd be imposing. My friend replied that he doesn't care about all of that. That's however one of the misconception of guys this size. It isn't that easy TBH. A guy who is 5'5 or 5'6 has it much easier with shorter limbs etc building loads of muscle than a guy who is 6'4-6'6. Shorter guys like that one (he has a complex as I know him) think it's cake to be 6'5 like him and be a Ralph moeller etc. but when someone is our size and can transform their body like that it is quite impressive and a work of art
HonestSlovene said on 28/Aug/16
@James Thanks James for your input, I agree (ex-user truth here).
Borats Chicken said on 28/Aug/16
Rob, I don't know if your familiar with AFL (aussie rule) But would you mind looking at this player Nick Riewoldt very small head and he is listed as 6'4. but looks taller then that.
Powerhouse said on 27/Aug/16
@HonestSlovene... In reality a couple of inches will take someone to a different level of how the are perceived by others in some cases. Like a 5'8 guy would be considered quite short in areas with a 90%+ white population but at 5'10 they are seen as average. Perhaps me saying 5'8 is very short wasn't the best terminology but it does give a short impression and up here in the Eastern U.S, and is definetly short and not just an under average height that some claim it to be. But In somewhere like California in a heavily Hispanic area that 5'8 guy would be upper average height. I rarely see guys 5'7 range here, 5'6 and under is very rare. And I'm sorry but 5'6 in a 5'9.5 average height country is in under the 15th percentile and in a 5'10.5 average area like a lot of the north and eastern U.S states a 5'6 guy is in the 8th percentile. I'm sorry but that is a very short guy by definition.


5'4 and under = midget
5'5-5'6 = very short
5'7-5'8 = short (around certain crowds can feel very short)
5'9-5'10 = average (5'9 flat is below average height for white males in the U.S so you can call that weak average and 5'10 average)
5'11-6'0 = upper average
6'1-6'3= tall
6'4-6'5= very tall
6'6- super tall
6'7+= giant
Thomas6ft1 said on 27/Aug/16
@Canson
How would you view a legit 6'1" (185 cm) height? Good?
Roy said on 27/Aug/16
I am 5'10 range morning and 5'9 range end of day, and I've never been called short or had my height questioned in the morning. However end of day I have been called short occasionally. I have even been told I'm tallish in the morning. It's crazy that the slight difference between 5'9 and 5'10 can be perceived so differently! Anyone else my height feel this? Also I'm in the US. I'm 5'10.25 out of bed and lowest 5'9 1/8.
James said on 27/Aug/16
According to statistics, the average height of all American males 20 - 24 is 176.2 cm. The average height of all Canadian males 25-44 is 176.0 cm. Based on my experience traveling in several states in the US and Canada, I would indeed confirm that these statistics are correct for US/Canada as a whole. However, there are regional differences in average height mainly based on ethnicity. Average could range from 171.0 cm to 181.0 cm based on state/region. White Americans/Canadians average at 177 - 178 cm slightly higher than the national average.

We could say that in North America ( Canada and U.S ) the average height of young men is 176 cm.
This figure is still slightly lower than Europes average of 177.6 cm. That makes Europe the tallest continent ( 1st ) followed closely by North America ( 2nd )
However, these figures could still be adjusted since most measurements were taken during midday . That means the night measurement would be slightly lower maybe 1 cm.
It stills baffles me to this day when I see 5'10 men and above complaining about feeling short when actual statistics say otherwise. A man who never drops below 178.0 cm at night after a long day, in other words a solid 5'10-er should almost never feel short even in Europe. Even in taller European countries where average is 180 cm a solid 178 cm would blend in and feel average since he would be measured around 179-180 cm midday/morning.
I've to agree with @truth for his input of 180 cm being a solid average height in Europe. Nowadays, people are upgrading their heights making legit 178s and 180s seem short when in truth they're perfectly average.
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25) said on 27/Aug/16
Ice said on 25/Aug/16
@Canson you have a good height IMO , My dream height would be 198 cm out of bed and 196 cm during the afternoon. so youre close to what I would considere as ideal for me .

---------

That means I would be even closer to your dream height than Canson. (I wake up at 198.3 and go to bed at 196.2) But in all honesty, I believe that anywhere from 6ft4 to 6ft6 is the best height range for men if they want to tower over most men without looking too tall or awkward. At times I feel somewhat gigantic at 196cm, but I would much rather be giant than a 5ft2 dwarf (no offense to 5'2" guys out there)
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@Ice: I agree I'm not at that level of 200cm/2M. But I'm not asking to be lol. I welcome anyone who is that height and would clearly acknowledge they are taller lol. But that is also a very dominant height like where John is. It's even more pronounced because (at least in the US), many 191-192 or 192-193 guys claim 6'5. So by deduction the true 6'5 guys are in most people's minds 6'6 or 6'7. So someone John's size would be 6'8 or even 6'9 in some people's minds just because he is that much taller than a 5'10 guy claiming 6'0! I have a 6'7 friend who is guessed 6'9 regularly. At least where he and John are is still a regular life in terms of health. I mean inconveniences as far as doorways like he mentioned, but heights like 6'9 are where health problems begin. I mean each person's desire is where they want But to be 6'2 like you are is a great height. You are tall but blend in. You'd be tall here in the states but still blend in. Me not so much. I don't understand the importance about being a giant or standing out in public. i guess if I had to choose I would be 6'7 over 5'7 but would take 5'11 flat over being above the 6'7" mark at the same time.
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@Rob: 6'5 isn't extremely tall. Very tall I'd say. If say above 6'6 flat is extremely tall. 6'6 to about 6'8. Giant is anything above that. But to me having a 6'5 and change friend, a 6'6 friend and a 6'7 friend I can tell you just about anything above about 6'5-6'5.25 (at your lowest of course), is where the problems become enhanced. Once there, you can wear dress shoes but would cross 6'6 in them. I have a 6'6.5 light fixture in my house and some doorways are even 6'6 in older houses or at most 6'7 in some places. to me any height where you begin having to duck under doorways even in shoes is too much. I mean you are who you are and can't control it. but to me tall enough is like Rob Paul said, 6'3. That's not too tall but tall for most people who want to be tall and semi standout. anything above even though 6'4 and 6'5 aren't auite at the inconvenience points, are maybe is really only useful in daily life if you are a pro athlete of some sort.
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@ poster Rob (from your August 23rd post to me), yes 195 at your lowest is essentially 6'5. 6'4.77 at night time you would've been close enough to 6'5 for the whole day and to be honest it is how you would look in public. I am 196 out of bed, but I'm 194 flat at my lowest and say im 6'4 1/2 most of the time. Sometimes even just 6'4 these days (I did used to say 6'5 when I played ball). But been edged out by too many "legit" 6'5s to continue. I've noticed once you are that height people are less likely to lie about how tall they are as it is pointless. I mean it's nothing against taller heights but there is less benefit to being more than that truthfully from the standpoint of hitting your head on doorways etc and the only person they'd be helping is others who need them to cover their lies
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@HonestSlovene: I don't think John was saying it necessarily for his height. He was responding to Ice wanting to be taller than he is. I on the other hand would not want to be any taller. But yes he is right. Most people say it to me and I'm a good 2 1/2" shorter than he is. I agree with John that many do want to be taller. But that's what I don't get. Especially when people lie. You can't control it. I mean you are what you are and if you are tall you're tall you're shorter you're shorter but at John's height 6'7, not many people are going to challenge him in public I will say that. However for daily life John would likely admit it's an inconvenience. I mean to put it frankly, I'd be just as happy at 6'3 as I would 6'4 1/2. Once you're in that category, you're just very tall. And there is no advantage that I have in the 6'4 range that Ice wouldn't have at 6'2. But having been 6'4ish for almost half of my life now, I'd say I'm accustomed to it and John is saying the same essentially. He's saying people think it's a cake walk and you have it made because you're tall. Really it's not especially at his height.
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@John: I agree that there are inconveniences. I wouldn't want to be any taller than I am(stated it before too many times). I made the comment to Ice however because he's also a good height at 6'2. I'm about 6'4 1/2 and that's tall. I am good with where I am and it's right for me. That's the key. You have to accept your height. And I have. I know that height is out of the realm of our control but honestly if I had to choose a height it'd be 6'4 flat (6'3 7/8 at my lowest or even 6'4 at my lowest). That 1/2" makes a difference because In shoes, I wouldn't cross much over 6'5 even in boots. But I am also fortunate and blessed to be where I am and not too too tall and not too too short even despite some of the mildly tight airplane fits etc everything else is normal for me
Canson said on 27/Aug/16
@John: I agree that there are inconveniences. I wouldn't want to be any taller than I am(stated it before too many times). I made the comment to Ice however because he's also a good height at 6'2. I'm about 6'4 1/2 and that's tall. I am good with where I am and it's right for me. That's the key. You have to accept your height. And I have. I know that height is out of the realm of our control but honestly if I had to choose a height it'd be 6'4 flat (6'3 7/8 at my lowest or even 6'4 at my lowest). That 1/2" makes a difference because In shoes, I wouldn't cross much over 6'5 even in boots. But I am also fortunate and blessed to be where I am and not too too tall and not too too short even despite some of the mildly tight airplane fits etc everything else is normal for me
HonestSlovene said on 27/Aug/16
@John Ummm based on what you have written about what he said I would say the opposite that most people feel sorry for extremely tall people because of the sheer inconvenience they face when dealing with the most basic tasks like going to the convenience story as you did. Me personally, I am completely satisfied with being 178-179 cm, I would rate my height an easy 6/10 and ideal range for me is pretty much 183-191 cm, with 185-188 cm being perfect height. Honestly it would be nice being taller than the vast majority of men but there is always a tipping point where people would like to feel normal rather than stand out like a freak of nature. 183-191 cm is pretty much solid tall range and 173-182 cm is the average zone in the west, whereas with 186-187 cm you feel solid tall but still convenient height for everyday life hence it is ideal.

@Powerhouse If 5'10.5 is average for young whites in the US as you say and 5'8 is very short than 6'1 is very tall? I'd say 6 cm is a noticeable, but not a very big height difference. IMO:

5'2 or less midget
5'3-5'5 very short
5'6-5'8 short
5'9-6'0 average
6'1-6'3 tall
6'4-6'6 very tall
6'7 and up giant
Ice said on 27/Aug/16
@Johan how tall are you ? 6'4"?
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 27/Aug/16
Rob do you look older now at nearing 40 too when you were nearing 30 what age do people really start too use signs of ageing like changes of the face changes of the skin body breaking down thinning hair and graying hair are you embracing ageing or are you fighting ageing people usually age every 10 years after 20 but some people never age like asians blacks and native americans whites age very fast after the age of 20.
Editor Rob: it's a gradual process ageing, sometimes your lifestyle accelerates the process, but it can also slow it somewhat, if you live a good one with good health and fitness and food!
Powerhouse said on 27/Aug/16
The average white male in the U.S is apparently 5'10.5 according to some sources, I live in a 95% Caucasian area (I'm white my self) And if you are 5'8 and under you will feel very short in the eastern U.S. There are tons of 6'0+ men and 5'8+ women, if you are a guy 5'6 and under that is very rare, I hardly see that. 5'6 and under guys are hobbit status here.
John said on 27/Aug/16
Ice & Canson
Our heights have their inconvenients too: Yesterday in a major store I passed a low ceiling edge duly signed with black and yellow zebras. Of course I had to duck.under it like other tall men, when most people around us didn't even reach it. What i didn't expect was that i reached the ceiling after that edge too, unlike anybody else, and that was not signed. When I hit the ceiling there was a young assistant, who got me just above the waist I think and he apologised on behalf of the shop saying 'I'm sorry Sir but you are so, so tall... I'd give anything to be your height'.
There you are, even in the face of those inconvenients very short young people would rather be very tall.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 25/Aug/16
Rob how come 5ft 9in men can look shorter at times and 5ft 10in men can look taller at times since 5ft 9in is lower average for men if 5ft 9in men have a stocky build they can look short 5ft 10in is on the higher end of average solid average height 5ft 10in men never look short even if they have a stocky build 5ft 10in men can look taller they really are and 5ft 9in men can look shorter they really are how is it that possible.
Editor Rob: whilst an inch isn't huge, sometimes bodyframes/head sizes can sometimes make a 5ft 9 look short and a 5ft 10 man with just an extra inch and maybe a smaller head appear taller.

There's one guy I seen the other day and I never paid attention to his height, he always looked 5ft 7-8, then I talked to him and was surprised he was 5ft 9, he had a massive head for his height really, a proper 10 incher, which from a distance made him look smaller.
Ice said on 25/Aug/16
@Canson you have a good height IMO , My dream height would be 198 cm out of bed and 196 cm during the afternoon. so youre close to what I would considere as ideal for me .
Sam said on 25/Aug/16
How tall would someone be if they wore xl clothes?
Hardi said on 25/Aug/16
According to scientists from Imperial College London (Click Here) Estonians are the 3rd tallest nation in the world by men 180cm and women 169cm and I can confirm that. The thing is some days ago I was in one shopping centre located in Tallinn and I felt as a low average or slightly below average. Im 184 cm and most men were taller than me, also these who were shorter than me - 4/5 of these men werent shorter than 2 inches of me. Id say if you come to Estonia at 5ft10 and under you will feel short most of the time, 6ft4 and over you will feel tall.
Hardi said on 25/Aug/16
According to scientists from Imperial College London (Click Here) Estonians are the 3rd tallest nation in the world by men 180cm and women 169cm and I can confirm that. The thing is some days ago I was in one shopping centre located in Tallinn and I felt as a low average or slightly below average. Im 184 cm and most men were taller than me, also these who were shorter than me - 4/5 of these men werent shorter than 2 inches of me. Id say if you come to Estonia at 5ft10 and under you will feel short most of the time, 6ft4 and over you will feel tall.
Canary said on 24/Aug/16
@Johan: I limit this question to younger women of Dutch ethnicity. Do some regions contain taller women while other regions contain shorter women? Are some differences based on education and/or income? That's how it is here.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 24/Aug/16
Rob can you really lose height in your late 30's your almost 40 and your still a strong 5ft 8in you haven't lost any height at all what is your secret most people when they get too late 30's 40's don't lose any height at all even people in their late 40's early 50's don't lose any height height loss doesn't begin until people hit their mid 50's but everyone is different some people can get too mid 50's and not lose height at all some people can lose height in their late 60's that means they are late bloomers in terms of height loss how is it possible.
Editor Rob: well a brother-in-law I measured a few times and at 40 he's lost a 1/4 inch, so it is possible...

Once nearer 50 then it will be interesting to see if I lose a fraction by then. I will know because I might dip under 5ft 8!

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

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