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Ice said on 11/Feb/16
@ Frenchguy If leg leangthening really were a positive option , there wouldnt be any guys who have a little money left over and are short . Youre just lying to yourself if you think that breaking and stretching your legs is a good option
french guy m said on 11/Feb/16
@HOOST

I finished my studies last year , but I would say the average at the university I attended was a solid 178 cm , maybe 178.5 cm, sometimes it felt 180 -181 cm.
I have no idea of how many students were above 180 and 190 cm, but I counted guys who were shorter and taller than me, I am 182.5 cm and I used to wear shoes that add 3 cm , so let s say I was a solid 183 cm guy when I was wearing them.
Over 200 students there were always 50-65 who were taller than me.I would say that 15 to 20 were usually above 190 cm and 4 or 5 were 195-200 cm and only one guy was above 200 cm (in General)
170-175 cm are very common height, just like 175-180 cm, but below 170 cm, it starts to be rare.
Hoost said on 10/Feb/16
If you want to know the standard of height in your city, just think about these question:

How many male students are over 180cm in your class/school?

How many male students are over 190cm in your class/School?

How many males students are over 200 cm in your class/school?

How tall is the tallest student at your school/block/community?

I can say there are 20 boys out of 35 ones are over 180cm in my class.

Among these 20 guys, 7 guys are 190-199.

1 dude is over 200 cm in the class. He was measured 6'8"5(204cm) without shoes.

The tallest guy is 6'10 (around 208 cm) at the school.

Actually 180cm is taller than most people in my community. But it is not a big deal for the students. This is why I do not think 180 is tall even many people insist 180 is tall. What about you?
Marcus said on 10/Feb/16
@SoprtsHeight @Rob

Yeah what SportsHeight proposes would be definately cool.
Please stablish a poll on preferred heights.
I'm sure many men are eager to know female' s prefeerences
Editor Rob: These are links to them: Men, Women.

Incidentally I asked Jenny and it was something she never really thought about, but she did say she remembered when young watching a show and how 5ft 10 was a good height for modelling, and she thought as a teen being 5ft 10 would be cool.

Her mother who is under 5ft 2 said she would be happy at 5ft 5 or 6, no more though....
short 5'9 to 5'10 guy said on 10/Feb/16
I am a short 24 year old in the uk. I am 179cm in the morning and 177 to 178 in the evening. Let me tell you something the city Ilive in is full of tall men and women, guys here do not average at 5'10, try 6'. In public places I feel tiny, most females are usually my height or taller. People are getting taller, the averages need to be altered to at least 6' for men and 5'6 or 7 for women in the uk.
Anon said on 9/Feb/16
Hey Rob, when it comes to wearing heels - what's the maximum difference in possible height gain between, say, a size UK 7 and UK 10. I know you said that bigger sized feet will be able to gain more height naturally on tippy toes due to a longer length foot.. But is that the only factor that affects it or will larger sized heels also have a slightly higher heel, thus further increasing the possible height gain for larger sized feet?
Editor Rob: it will only be a few mm's. It would be much more noticeable if you measured a size 4 girl and then a size 10 girl in their barefeet, you'd see a big fraction of a difference because the pivot point to the front of the foot becomes longer in the bigger foot, thus it can rise up more than the smaller foot.
Canary said on 9/Feb/16
I never heard anyone say that short men are "inferior".

@plus: Little People of America claim that dwarfism starts at 4'10, although, like you, I disagree with them.

I hope that Rob posts THIS message!
193.5cm said on 9/Feb/16
I'm a strong 6'4 (6'5 in the morning, 6'4 and a bit at night) and today, for the first time, I found myself wishing I was shorter. I felt gangly, ungainly and freakish walking around. I barely ever see anyone my height around and when I do they're usually 1-2 inches taller at most.

Starting to think more isn't always better. 6'2 might be the most attractive height to be honest. It's amazing how tall a legit 6'4 is IRL.
grizz said on 9/Feb/16
@Jason,there's no proof that the 2016 generation will be taller than in 2006, We,as a nation,reached our height peak,we can only get wider(heavier).
plus said on 9/Feb/16
People lie to me face to face claming my height and they won't lie in a dating site for girls? Ridicoulous! Let's be serious. People normally here add 1 cm to the morning measure so I have discount 2 cm!!! In dating sites 4-5 easily
Chevy said on 9/Feb/16
Hi grizz how tall are you barefoot? do you think 6ft 5 is a fun height to be?
Marcus said on 9/Feb/16
@FrenchGuy.

Hi you are right in some facts but mislead in others.
The very well known site had a compilation of common lies of it's own users, namely how tall, fat and rich are you ? (Men) And how old and how muuch do you weight ? (Women)

It was concluded that men lied by as much as nearly two inches.
That was how much Ok Cupid users height bell curve was bigger than the american one.

So yeah, people do lie quite a lot when romance is on the line.

Anyway, the most recent UK survey (HSE2012) gave exactly 177.8cm for the 25-34 age group, 177.0cm for the 16-24 age gruop and 176.3cm for the 35-44age group and 175.cm gor the whole overal male population which is quite good.

Those are the solid and accurate data and not mental wonks based on self-reports by horny dudes.

Also, you can find in the same study that people are found on avg to self report their height increased by 1.7cm , that is on street, face to face interactions as the one with the MDs that measured them.
But we know thanks to Ok Cupid that that amount can double if its reported via web and no social interaction that could balk the exaggeration is present.

The 75th percentile:
You got that one absolutely right.
Most height percentile tables I found have the 75th percentile as a deviation of between 4.5 and 5cm from the average and I quite rad a lot of national studies from Belgium, Switzerland, Spain...not the CDC lousy ones which are in reality old American tables tinkered .
SweetSmoothDude said on 9/Feb/16
Here is my chart

Very short 172 cm
Normal Short 175 cm
Start of short 178 cm
Shortish 181 cm
Below Average 184 cm
Average 187 cm
Tallish 190 cm
Start of tall 193 cm
Tall(Perfect Height) 196 cm
Near very tall 199 cm
Start of very tall 202
Very tall 205 cm
Strong very tall 208 cm
Near giant 211 cm
Start of giant 214 cm
Giant 217+ cm
184.3cm (Night) said on 9/Feb/16
@Rick

If thats true Rick then it is very sad indeed. I see many women with shorter boyfriends here in The Netherlands, noone seems to care much about height here.
french guy m said on 9/Feb/16
I can't wait my leg lenghtening so that I can dominate people :)
Endy said on 9/Feb/16
Rob,i want to know your opinion.In USA and Europe 181cm for a men can be considered ''tallish/weak tall'?
Editor Rob: it's what I'd call average/tall range. At times in certain countries you may well feel tall, but a lot of time pretty average.
Aaron183cm said on 9/Feb/16
@Ervis

Anything 6'+ really. On the Internet every guy claims to be 6'+, even throwing around heights like 6'3-6'5 as if they are commonplace. On various forums I read posts all the time like "I'm 6'3" and don't feel tall" or people who think 6'2" is average. Makes you wonder how many of these guys are honest or even know their true height.

A real life example, I once had a Biology professor who claimed to be 6 feet during one of his lectures. I had no reason to doubt him as it's hard to judge a someone's height from the back of a huge lecture hall. Well, when I had the chance to stand next to this guy he was maybe 5'9" at the very most. Now I doubt most people exaggerate by 3 inches but it just goes to show how men hate to be anything less than 6 feet.
SportsHeight said on 8/Feb/16
Rob, would you consider opening up other polls (like the DiCaprio one), getting viewers of this site to vote on other questions about height, such as what they consider to be the ideal without-shoes height for men and women, and what height ranges they consider to be very short/short/average/tall/very tall? I think people would enjoy that as a more concrete way of expressing opinions, rather than just the mindless posting that starts at the top of the page and quickly fades.
Editor Rob: I think polls like that need to be basically continuous to get enough votes, so yeah maybe I should add a few and see long-term what it turns out!
Canary said on 8/Feb/16
I've never heard anyone, in real life, claim that short men are inferior. That includes shallow girls.

@plus: According to the Little People of America, dwarfism starts at 4'10. You and I disagree with them, but that's what they claim.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 8/Feb/16
Rob do you think you will lose height after 40 and will you lose 1cm with every decade you reach like 50's 60's 70's and even 80's 90's and 100's if you ever reach the 100's or will still be a strong 5ft 8in in your 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's and even 90's and 100's before you know it you will be 5ft 5in when your 100.
Editor Rob: well I've reached nearly 40 without a mm of loss. It will be very interesting to track my own height over the next 30 years and see how much I lose, or don't lose...if you can get only 1cm of loss by 70 you will have done very well compared to the population in general.
James B said on 8/Feb/16
Today at my local towns shopping mall I walked behind the ex bouncer from my local bar who I think is 6'5.

He was wearing quick thick shoes and no denying he looked very tall but not like 'can't believe your eyes' tall

I am near 5'7 1/2 so I think to me a guy would have to be like 6'6 or 6'7 to look unbelievably huge. That said the bouncer is not skinny or lanky at all he's actually very wide and bald. So a 6'5 guy who is skinny might give off a different impression to me.
Endy said on 8/Feb/16
I'm 181,5 cm in all day:morning,afternoon and night.So for me always 181 and half.
Endy said on 8/Feb/16
I'm 181cm man and i don't see nothing bad in my height....this is a good height....I'm above average in almost all europe and all Americas....181cm is quite tall for a man....so I'm happy :)
182cm (home)/184.8 cm (doctor's office) said on 7/Feb/16
@french guy

People using UK dating sites will mainly input feet and inches. I'm not sure exactly why, but Imperial height measurements are far more prone to fluffing and inflation than metric measurements. People can round 5'9.X" inches to 5'10" without thinking twice, whereas it's weird 'rounding' 1.76cm to 1.78cm. But yeah, 5'10" is generally a solid average for young guys, based on what I've seen.

@J.J.F

I agree that a lot of people, especially smaller women, are terrible judges of height.
Tom said on 7/Feb/16
@French guy.

"as long as the sample is big enough, it is reliable"???

So as long as there is a big sample, falsified figures are reliable?

Whilst I agree that most will not inflate by 5cm, the majority will at the very least round up. I believe that those in the 5'10.5 range will state 6ft as their height. As I said earlier on dating websites Men who are 6ft get the most responses. So they have every reason to lie. And let's face it, is a woman going to call a man out on his height during a date? I believe that the average inflation it atleast an inch. So you take off 2.5cm from your average figures on dating sites. Take the UK, you said the average you found for the UK was 179cm. Therefore if you factor in the high probability of inflation. 179cm -2.5cm you get an average of 176.5cm which is more realistic. Men lie, especially about height.
grizz said on 7/Feb/16
@chevy,because that inch sets you apart from many head injuries. Plenty of door frames are 6'7. Sure,for more populated places 6'9 is a standard,but plenty of house door frames stand at 6'7. Even on my college door frames are 6'7.
At 6'6 you have to constantly wear flats like converse or vans (I really hate wearing them) if you don't want to hunch while passing through doors. 6'5 guys can wear even Timberland booths without a hassle.
ManKo said on 7/Feb/16
@french guy

In Spain there was an study last year where they measured lot of people (they measured them, it was not a self reported study), and average for young males was 175,5cm.

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In Norway and Denmark they measure the soldiers during the army service, and average there is 180cm for 18 years old guys. I’m sure France average is way lower than 179, since France is closer to Spain than to Norway or Denmark. If you ask Rob, I’m sure he will find an average for UK and France such a 177cm for young guys more reasonable than 179cm. Overall, you would need to reduce an inch or about 2,5cm from all your from that dating website to be right.

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kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 7/Feb/16
@jjf I agree with some of your points...lots of guys of my height whom I have met claim 6ft 5..its just that I don't counter them because I feel its not that important for me..satisfaction has to be there with your own height..if one is insecure then no matter even if he is 6ft 8 he will still claim 6ft 10..it surprises me so many guys here who are 6ft..6ft 1 want to be taller thinking that they would be content..If you are less than 6ft 5 then on a day to day basis you will find people of your own height/taller than you except in asian countries where even 6ft tall is considered massive.
Rick said on 7/Feb/16
@J.J.F

Its not just women. Height in men is pretty much favoured in all walks of life. I would say you are kind of right in a way about women not being able to tell the difference between 5'10 and 6 feet, for example if a 5'10 guy has long legs and torso he could pass for a 6 foot guy but if you have short proportions people are gonna notice and guess you as shorter. I went for another physical at the doctors recently and I measured at 179cm at 4pm in the afternoon after an active day at work so I would say my absolute lowest is 177cm at night. I have my own stadiometer and I measure exactly the same as I do when I went to the doctors office, however I have really bad posture and short legs so when I am out in public it seems most men tower me, there is a guy at my work who is 5'10 as well but appears taller than me because of his proportions, he is the example of a 5'10 man who looks 6 foot where as I am the one who appears much shorter, from photos I have seen of me I would say I look around 5 '7. I am certain I have kyphosis or scoliosis that causes me to appear much shorter.

Anyway I would say a lot of women are quite terrible to a guy who isn't 6 foot. I have heard a lot of girls in person actually refer to short fellas as infe rior and tall men as superior and worthy. I also find that most women do not even want to be seen or admit knowing a short guy, I find that that they do not like the idea of introducing a short guy to their friends/family because short men are seen as inferior in todays society which is pretty ****ty.
Hahah said on 7/Feb/16
Rob I'm 6'0 (5'11.5 at night). I measure myself every day. yet people I talk to always say I'm 5'11 or even 5'10. Im not fat, I weigh 190 and I have some muscle. but I think I have a 'stocky' build, wide shoulders etc. Meanwhile girls look at lean guys who are an inch or so under me and think they're 6'1 or something. Its annoying.
Editor Rob: is it possible you have a lower than average eyelevel or a long head? These can maybe make some folk see you as a bit shorter. Also if your posture wasn't great and you wore thin style footwear, that could be a factor too.
Elizabeth said on 6/Feb/16
My boyfriend is about 5'11-6ft and I'm up to the end of his shoulder. How tall am I?
Elizabeth said on 6/Feb/16
My boyfriend is about 5'11-6ft and I'm up to the end of his shoulder. How tall am I?
Jason said on 6/Feb/16
grizz said on 1/Feb/16
I was extremely bored, so I researched average height for my country's national team sports (Croatia).

The average height of Croatia was published during 2006-2008, now 2016, The new generation should be taller than 10 years ago. The data of Serbia and B&H was measured between 18-38. It is big age difference. Generally speaking, 19 and 18 year old are the tallest age group. You will get higher stats if you only measure 19 year old students at high school.
Jason said on 6/Feb/16
You guys may still stick with so-called data on this site. But you should know most people do not live with data in the planet, unlike you, they live in real world.
plus said on 6/Feb/16
@french guy no way dating sites to calculate average height... men add 1 or 2 ir 3 inches to real height. Another thing I have realized is that most people claim their highest height of the day, also relying in pharmacies and laser measures, errors in meditions in medical tests... This is the reason why some famous people are very true that that height they say is 100% real because they have been measured some time there!! Some footballers are measured very soon, imagine 179.5, so they have the right to be listed at 180 cm, but the average height for them in the day really is 178!!! I repeat I have a good height for people with 176 cm evening, and I am taller that 177's guys claims! But I am not ashamed to say my real height because people see me is not just hear the figure
plus said on 6/Feb/16
No way 4'11 or 4'10 are dwarfism in women. Dwarfism is 130 cm or less. Being 150 cm is not terrible for a girl. There are more girls 150 cm tall than 180 cm!!
Ervis said on 6/Feb/16
What's the most overused height?
5 ft 10.6 Guy said on 6/Feb/16
Hi everyone!i am 5 ft 10.75(180) out of bed ,during the day i am for about 5 ft 10.5 and very late at night 5 ft 10.2-3
i have a question
i am 20 year old and i would really happy if i can grow taller a couple inches
i was 5 ft 9.5 (176) when i was 17 and between 17 turning to 18 i gain 2 cm
Chevy said on 6/Feb/16
Hi Rob is 6ft4 a better height or 6ft 5 for men?
Editor Rob: 6ft 5 will put you an inch above all those who sit in the 6ft 4 range and 2 inches over the 6ft 3ers so it might not seem a big jump, but it puts you at another level where you suddenly become normally the tallest man in the room.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 5/Feb/16
grizz said on 3/Feb/16
@Chevy, I think 6'6 is the height when disadvantages outweigh advantages. It's an excellent height for athletes, bodyguards and bouncers, but I don't see many advantages in everyday situations.

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I agree with this, I think 6'6" is basically the borderline where under it there disadvantages are pretty minimal but over it they really begin to start up. I know a guy who is 6'6.5" and another who is 6'5.5". The way people react to their heights are just different. The 6'5.5" guy gets the "huge"/"giant" comments now and again, but the 6'6.5" guy is someone who people immediately speculate on how tall he is, lots of remarks from strangers etc. There's only about an inch difference between these guys (I guess it's conceivable that I could be like 1.25" or something upon measurement, but I've heard them each claim their heights to the half inch) but the reaction that they get is just not the same.
AAAA said on 5/Feb/16
Hey Rob .Came across this article from 4 ish years ago. Was wondering if anyone saw it and has any opinions?

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Editor Rob: I think it's worth reading another article she did for Daily Mail Here.

You can see in her before/after photos she has emphasised her 'belly' by collapsing posture in the spine to push her belly out more...so who is to say her claims of gaining 2 inches aren't based on standing with crap posture the first time they 'measured' her...
chevy said on 5/Feb/16
Hi grizz can you tell me why 6'6 is the height when disadvantages outweigh advantages? 6'6 is only an inch above 6'5
J.J.F said on 5/Feb/16
To the young guys here – is the height thing smth you worry about with regards to women (ie. your attractiveness) or is it a general wish to be a certain height ‘just for the sake of it’..?

Because I can tell you that most people, ESPECIALLY women (no offence meant, ladies) are simply terrible at judging height in men. Sure, if you are a perfectly normal 1.74m you’ll almost never be labeled as ‘tall’ by the ladies, no biggie, but once you get to, or even close to 1.80m you can pretty much guarantee that women won’t have a clue whether you are 1.78 (5’10”) or 1.85m (6’0.75”) tall…

As a few here have pointed out, I’d say 80% of guys lie (out of necessity or otherwise, I’m not judging) about their height especially to women, and they can because women really can’t spot the difference between 5’10” & 5’11”, or between 6’0” and 6’2”…
Chevy said on 4/Feb/16
Hi grizz can you tell me why 6'6 is the height when disadvantages outweigh advantages ? 6'6 is only an inch above 6'5.
Borats chicken said on 4/Feb/16
rob, how much do you think people in there 70s lose there height?
Editor Rob: an inch from 70-80 would be very common in a lot of men. If you lost 2 inches that is more than you'd expect. Lose half an inch and I'd say you've done very well with not shrinking much in that range...

keeping active, eating well can help.
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 4/Feb/16
Hi Rob..I tower over a lot of people but sometimes few people tower over me.I think I have met the man who is tallest person I have ever seen face to face in my life..Top of my head was around his chin to lip area..how tall do you think he could be?
Editor Rob: he might be near 7ft
french guy said on 4/Feb/16
ManKo said on 3/Feb/16
@french guy

People lie on dating sites, so i doubt any info about heigh that you get there is reliable


so could you explain why the results i found fit with the offcial average?
As long as the sample is big enough, it is reliable.On dating website, people lie, but they don't inflate their height by 5 cm.They often round up their height i.e a 178 cm claiming 180 cm or a 184 cm who list his height at 185 cm.
I calculated the median by going with percentiles: i just have to find the 75 th percentile, the 75 percentile is 5 cm above the average height, so if you know which height the 75 th percentile correpond to , you know what the median/average is.
As for uk, the 75 th percentile is at 184 cm (on the dating website) , so let's assume that many 183 cm guys claim 185 cm, i don't believe that many 180-182 cm guys will round their height up to 185 cm.
So overall you just have to substract one centimeter.
Do you live in the UK?If you don't believe me, create an account on meeting and see by yourself, this will be very quick.Just use the dating search engine it will take you 10 minutes
Jocker said on 4/Feb/16
I'm 176 at night, I feel I'm short specially between people in twenties, I'm insecure & I feel very bad, nothing could convince me that height isn't that important, even my gf told me I look short from long distances, I have no self-confidence, excuse my English
James B said on 4/Feb/16
6'6 is not that far from the giant range for men
John said on 4/Feb/16
Click Here Rob, if the short guy (Matthew Santoro) claim as 5' 6", how tall would you estimate the tall guy (Pete Holmes)? Like 6' 4" or 6' 5"?
Editor Rob: he could be 6ft 5
Jocker said on 4/Feb/16
I'm 5'10 out of bed, a strong 5'9 at night, I'm insecure about my height, I think any more quarter inch would have been far far better
Tom said on 3/Feb/16
@French guy m. The biggest problem with using heights from dating websites is that they are self reported. If men are going to lie anywhere it will definitely be on such websites as often women set the filters for height and those who are 6ft an up get the most responses. The point being is that the data is highly unreliable. Near enough every man will either round up or give morning height, even both The majority, especially those in the upper 5'10 range to 5'11 will 'round up' to the desired 6ft and an inch if not more. Therefore the average height figures are most likely inflated by at least an inch. As you said in the UK the average from dating websites was 180cm so if you take off an inch/2.5cm then you get and average of 177.5cm which is more realistic.
Usuario said on 3/Feb/16
Rob, I'm about 5ft 7in.My girlfriend's head barely reach the end of my shoulder.She state her height as 4ft 11in.Which is her true height?
Editor Rob: she seems like she'd be nearer 4ft 8 range than 11!
Canary said on 3/Feb/16
This might be a better and simpler height chart for American white/black women in their twenties.

4'10 - claimed start of dwarfism
4'11 - abnormally short
5'0 - extremely short
5'1 - very short
5'2 - short
5'3 - somewhat short
5'4 - below average
5'5 - average
5'6 - above average
5'7 - somewhat tall
5'8 - tall
5'9 - very tall
5'10 - extremely tall
5'11 - abnormally tall
6'0 - amazon
A Cut Above said on 3/Feb/16
Rob,have You ever tried Guudomaggi 's shoes?If so,are they comfortable elevator shoes or Don's are better?
Editor Rob: I've never tested that model.
ManKo said on 3/Feb/16
@french guy

People lie on dating sites, so i doubt any info about heigh that you get there is reliable
grizz said on 3/Feb/16
@Chevy, I think 6'6 is the height when disadvantages outweigh advantages. It's an excellent height for athletes, bodyguards and bouncers, but I don't see many advantages in everyday situations.
Canson said on 3/Feb/16
@Grizz: I agree, 6'5 (196 range) at the lowest height is about as tall as you can be to still be practical. That's still a practical (somewhat) height even if it's the lowest measurement on the day. I'm exactly 196 cm out of bed (a bit over 6'5) and get between 194-195 in the afternoon and can tell a difference only when in high soled dress shoes and boots in the early morning (do start ducking under some doorways). Otherwise normal 1" shoes are still ok as you don't cross 6'6. But I'd say once you are in that 197 range 6'5.5+ if you don't drop below, it may become a problem due to the emphasis you have to place on shoe selection. You're looking at flats to stay on the low end of 6'6 in shoes. That's the point where people begin to hit 6'7 in some sneakers and thicker padded, leaving little room for door clearance esp on lower doorways. I mean this is subjective and some may disagree. of course out of our control but I've heard it can become a burden. And Once you hit and don't drop below 6'6 barefoot range the benefits have bottomed out as flats are really the only way to keep some distance between you and some doorways. Really only good height if you're a pro athlete. I do agree tho 6'2-6'4 is the sweet spot. Lol I remember growing up some kids used to say they wanna be 6'6 to be like Mike not realizing 6'6 was his shoe height (maybe even a touch under) and not when he took them off.
Canson said on 3/Feb/16
@Grizz: I agree, 6'5 (196 range) at the lowest height is about as tall as you can be to still be practical. That's still a practical (somewhat) height even if it's the lowest measurement on the day. I'm exactly 196 cm out of bed (a bit over 6'5) and get between 194-195 in the afternoon and can tell a difference only when in high soled dress shoes and boots in the early morning (do start ducking under some doorways). Otherwise normal 1" shoes are still ok as you don't cross 6'6. But I'd say once you are in that 197 range 6'5.5+ if you don't drop below, it may become a problem due to the emphasis you have to place on shoe selection. You're looking at flats to stay on the low end of 6'6 in shoes. That's the point where people begin to hit 6'7 in some sneakers and thicker padded, leaving little room for door clearance esp on lower doorways. I mean this is subjective and some may disagree. of course out of our control but I've heard it can become a burden. And Once you hit and don't drop below 6'6 barefoot range the benefits have bottomed out as flats are really the only way to keep some distance between you and some doorways. Really only good height if you're a pro athlete. I do agree tho 6'2-6'4 is the sweet spot. Lol I remember growing up some kids used to say they wanna be 6'6 to be like Mike not realizing 6'6 was his shoe height (maybe even a touch under) and not when he took them off.
John said on 2/Feb/16
@grizz
Couldn't have said it better myself. Croatia and the former Yugoslavia nations are some of the tallest nations in the world on average. They would tower over the average Western Europe/American/Australian guy.
Canary said on 2/Feb/16
I'd add a slight change to John's height chart for women.

5'3 (30th) to 5'4 (45th) = below average
5'2 (18th) to 5'3 (30th) = short
5'1 (9th) to 5'2 (18th) = very short
5'0 (4th) to 5'1 (9th) = extremely short
4'11 (<3rd) to 5'0 (4th) = abnormally short

This is for American women in their twenties. Some advocates claim that dwarfism starts at 4'10, but I don't know if I agree with that.
Chevy said on 2/Feb/16
Hi Grizz do you think 6 ft 6 is a desirable height too?
Chevy said on 2/Feb/16
Hi Rob what height would you say is giant like? I would call seven feet a giant height
Editor Rob: once you get close to 7ft you will look giant like in person
french guy m said on 2/Feb/16
I used dating website to calculate the median for young ethnic men in Europe countries, this is what I have found:
France and UK :179 cm
Germany :181 cm
Spain and Italy :178 cm
Norway 181.5 cm
Denmark and sweden :182-183 cm
Switzerland :179 cm
Croatia and Bosnia :182 cm
The Netherlands:184 cm

For UK , Switzerland and Norway which have pretty reliable data's , it seems that those results give an average 1 cm higher than it should be, so just substract one centimeter and you have the real average/median.
So I would say that dating website can be used to calculate the average as long as the sample is big enough.for France and UK the samples exceeded 100 000 young men , pretty truthful I think.
5ft 9.25 said on 2/Feb/16
if someone is willing to share a few facts (considering evening height after a normal work day):
Height 177.5
Shoulder 148
Belly button 105.5
Inseam 85.2 - better use a thin book, with the thicker one it was inaccurate and .75" off
Knee (sitting) 54
Head 22.5cms
Born Again said on 2/Feb/16
Correction: I'm actually currently 191.5 and not the full 192. In regards to height loss during the day, I lose about 2cm (0.75in) in total. At least 1cm of that is gone not too long after I wake up, and 1.5 by early noon. The remaining 0.5cm is gradual until I go to bed.
Chevy said on 1/Feb/16
Hi Rob is 6 ft 6 barefoot a giant height or is it just really tall? is it crazy tall?
grizz said on 1/Feb/16
I was extremely bored, so I researched average height for my country's national team sports (Croatia). I even subtracted 1inch for basketball player's height and half an inch for other sports (we all know they give height for bball with sneakers and fail with precise measurements for other sports).Current squads,no back-ups included. Here it goes:
Female:
Football-no data; Handball-179 (5'10.5); Basketball-180 (5'11); Volleyball- 187 (6'1,75); Water polo- 173 (5'8). Hence,180 cm (5'11) avg. for women's team sports combined.
Male:
Football-184 (6'0.5); Handball-192 (6'3.5); Basketball-199 (6'6.5); Volleyball-199 (6'6.5); Water polo- 194 (6'4.5). Hence, 193,5cm (6'4.25) avg. for men's team sports.

I recently calculated, based on bunch of researches (Croatia-average height for students of university of Rijeka, 18 year high school students; Bosnia- university of Banja Luka; Montenegro nation's average; Serbia nation's average; Slovenia nation's average; Dinaric Alps average height-->all measured) that average height for former Yugoslavia countries is 183-184 cm (6'0.25-6'0.5) and for women 168-169 cm (5'6.25-5'6.5).
Conclusions:
1)sportsmen (and women) from team sports are 4-5 inches taller than nation's average
2) taking into account average height for athletes,perfect men's height for my region would be 6'2-6'4 range: almost never shorter than women (even the ones in height-related sports), tall enough not to be towered by sportsmen, yet short enough if you don't want to have height-related frustrations. That is the "handsome tall" height range, using Will Ferrell's words :D
3)perfect female's height (if such a thing exists) for my region would be 5'8-5'10 range: neither freakishly small next to sportsmen (like basketball players) nor freakishly tall next to average men.
grizz said on 1/Feb/16
@Chevy, I know you didn't ask me, but I think you have a good height. 6'5 is the tipping point of desirable height IMO, everything above that will give you more disadvantages than advantages.
Even for basketball it's a perfectly adequate height - Michael Jordan was that height, our national star Dražen Petrovic, too. And you can date Karlie Kloss (even with heels on) :D
James B said on 1/Feb/16
I am 5'7.25 and to me 5'11-5'11.5 range men look tall even if there overweight.

Perhaps people underestimate how tall that range can look?
chevy said on 1/Feb/16
Hi rob is 6 ft 6 barefoot a giant height
Editor Rob: it's in the extremely tall range, but I wouldn't call it giant like.
John said on 31/Jan/16
Men
6' 7 " + = Gigantic
6' 4 " - 6' 6" = Towering
6' 1" - 6' 3" = Tall
5' 11" - 6' 0" = Above average
5' 10" = Average
5' 8" - 5' 9" = Below Average
5' 5" - 5' 7 " = Short
5' 2" - 5' 4" = Very short
5' 1" and below = Tiny

Women
6' 2" + = Gigantic
5' 11" - 6' 1" = Towering
5' 8" - 5' 10" = Tall
5' 6" - 5' 7" = Above average
5' 5" = Average
5' 2" - 5' 4" = Below average
5' 0" - 5' 1" = Short
4' 10" - 4' 11" = Very short
4' 9" and below = Tiny
Blake said on 31/Jan/16
If I measure armspan laying down on the tape measure with the front of torso on the floor is that an accurate armspan measurement? What do you get with this technique Rob?
Jason said on 31/Jan/16
Thomas6ft1 said on 25/Jan/16
@James B
That's right. I'm living in an Asian country called Taiwan right now, but I've been to the USA, China, South Korea, and Philippines. From what I experienced in those countries 6'3"+ is not common at all.

@

I have been those countries too. I think USA is still much taller than China, South Korea, Philippines and Singapore. Of course, there are a few of tall people live in those countries. But I met more giants in USA than China and South Korea.
Chevy said on 31/Jan/16
Hi Rob is 6ft 5 a good barefoot height to be for men? Is it an attractive barefoot height to be for men in general or is it too tall ?
Thomas6ft1 said on 31/Jan/16
@120
1 inch shoes aren't uncommon at all. They're found mostly on athletic tennis shoes, dress shoes, etc. Height should always be measured barefoot though.
Verba said on 31/Jan/16
Hey Rob, I know you're not a MD but do you think that the lack of facial hair has something to do with unfinished height growth?

I'm almost 22 and can't grow anything besides that awkward teeny patch on my upper lip, a few stubbles here and there on my chin. My father can grow a proper one so I should have decent genes for growing. Am I a late bloomer?
Editor Rob: some people just don't develop much facial hair, others though can still find density increasing through early to mid 20's.

I'd see if either of your parents remember gaining height at 20 range.
Kourosh said on 31/Jan/16
@James im same as you in the morning I'm exactly 5'10 (177.9 cm) but at night im just 5'9 or 5'9.25 (175.9 -176cm). i usually lose 1.5 to 1.9 cm during the day.
Jason said on 30/Jan/16
First of all, every country has tall people. But some nations, such as Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Germany and so forth, have more tall people than the others. As US, there are plenty of tall and short people live there, like Russia, they are big countries. 6'1 may be tall and good height in US and Russia, but there are many people taller than 6'1. I am 6'5 tall, when I visited US and Russia, yes, I was a very tall most time. However, I had been met many Americans and Russians are taller than.

For US and Russia, they may not be the tallest average height nations in the world, but I think they have the more tall people than other countries. Of course, 6'1-6'2 is good tall in US and Russia, but if you really you are tall guy in these two countries, I bet they can select millions and millions people are taller than you.
Jason said on 30/Jan/16
You need to know 190cm is still tall In west world, . But 190 cm has been seen much more common than the past, especially among new generation. In the last 20 years, it was rarely to meet a guy over 190 cm in Europe. But now, there are more and more Europeans are taller than 190 cm. Of course, 190 cm is still tall guy but not a big deal nowadays.
Thomas6ft1 said on 30/Jan/16
@120
However, after studying the picture a bit, the top of your head seems to be level with his eyebrows. Unless you were tilting your head up and he was looking down, in that case, that would make it a 4" to 4.5" height differerence and he would be 6'1" range. Im very curious now. Could you measure your friends height?
Mat said on 30/Jan/16
Rob, do you think finasteride could stunt growth if someone is still growing taller at 18-21 years old?
Editor Rob: if it interferes with hormone levels then who knows...but it's something I haven't read much about
Bryan said on 30/Jan/16
@120

He looks to be 187cm if you are 175cm.. About the same difference between Rob and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks)
grizz said on 30/Jan/16
@BornAgain,193 cm tops
Zoro said on 30/Jan/16
Hi Rob.

I get up at 178, after 2 or 3 hours I'm 176.4 - 176.5, and I maintain this height until I go to bed.

I seem to shrink a lot in very little time, and then stop. Is it normal?
Editor Rob: yes, it is normal for rapid falls in height within the first couple of hours, then steady shrinkage over next few hours and for rest of day a smaller amount lost.
Chevy said on 30/Jan/16
Hi rob can scoliosis be treated through hanging? What's the maximum of height you can lose if you have scoliosis?
Editor Rob: hanging/exercises or massage might help, but quite a few with more extreme scoliosis do get surgery and in this case, can gain height in adulthood by correcting the spinal curve...
Amitabh said on 30/Jan/16
Hey Rob, Don't you think that the data used in measuring the average height of a nation etc. uses afternoon measurement,may be 5-6 hours after waking up, a 2-3 pm measurement.So shouldn't you update your height as your afternoon height and measure people according to that. Also,do you have an idea about how is the average height of a country measured?
Editor Rob: in the UK there was some national health surveys. The nurses or health care workers visited people at home, so the time frame on average would have been on average a lunch height.

For me, my lunch height isn't much more than evening.
Johnwick said on 29/Jan/16
Hello rob !
I'm 183.5 and my eye level is 170.5 or 171
It is normal ?
Editor Rob: it seems like it would be above average a fraction.
grizz said on 29/Jan/16
@Rob, I was examining Heel Heights article and your replies to questions and it seems that the highest of heels can add max. 5 in on girls' (or guys') height.
Based on this, is 4 inches of difference between man and woman considered as the beginning of the "safe zone", meaning is this the absolute minimum for a guy if he doesn't want to be shorter than woman wearing highest heels?
Editor Rob: if the girl starts wearing platform heels that have between a 2 and 2.5 inch front platform, she will be getting nearer 5 inches, so gaining about 4 inches in advantage over the fella who is wearing a 1 inch shoe.

So yeah, typically about 4 inches taller and the lady would rarely be taller, unless she bought extreme heels.
James said on 29/Jan/16
Is it possible to have an inch of height loss between your morning and evening heights? I'm exactly 6'0" in the morning and am usually around 5'11" - 5'11.25" in the evening.
Born Again said on 28/Jan/16
Who wants to guess what height I'll finish at? I'm now 192cm, was 190 a month ago and had been that same height for 3 and half years, but suddenly began a second growth spurt. I am 21 years, 7 months old, and a guy. Parents are 190 (d) and 168 (m). Oldest brother is roughly 6'2 (hilariously thinks he's 6'4) and second older brother is same height as dad. They are both several years older than me and have long stopped growing.
120 said on 28/Jan/16
@Thomas Unless if he's wearing 1 inchers which are pretty thick for shoes, but maybe he was measured after he got up or he was just guessing. yeah he most certainly is probably 6'2".
mike said on 28/Jan/16
Question: if men are notorious for exaggerating their height AND most dmv and doctors offices dont even bother to ask you to remove your shoes, then why does everyone seem to take this so called "5'10" average as being legit? I say remove an inch and your real barefoot average is 5'9, maybe even 5'8.75. Just boggles my mind how no one seems to take the aforementioned in consideration....
Chevy said on 28/Jan/16
Hi rob how can you tell if you have scoliosis?
Editor Rob: best having someone examine your back/spine to see! But, if your shoulder/hip on one side was a bit shorter, that might be a good indicator.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 28/Jan/16
Rob do you consider 6ft 1in too be the best height for men since it's average tall 6ft 1in is a height were men can look taller like 1 inch taller with a slim build but never very tall like 2 inches taller some 6ft 1in can look 6ft 2in with slim build's but never 6ft 3in unless they wear 2 inch elevator shoes.
Editor Rob: it may be a very preferable height for a lot of men, but so would anywhere in 6ft to 6ft 3 range.
Aaron zamora said on 28/Jan/16
Rob, why do you think that I have the body proportions of a shorter guy? I am 6' and at worst 5'11.75 during night time and people always assume that I am shorter. The only way people can notice that I am tall is if I'm standing next to someone or right in front of them. My brother and I are 1 inch to 1.5 inches apart and his frame looks much longer than mine.
Editor Rob: maybe your head size, or clothing can be one of the factors.
Alex said on 28/Jan/16
Hi Rob. Yes, actualy in the morning I'm 192 cm, and a little less (a strong 191) in the evening.
184.3cm (Night) said on 28/Jan/16
@120

He looks 6"1.5". He could be a fraction taller but thats a shoe claim for sure.
5 ft 10.6 Guy said on 28/Jan/16
i think being in a range of 5 ft 9 to 6 ft 4 the most comfortable in a current time
Thomas6ft1 said on 28/Jan/16
@James
You would most likely be average among South Koreans. The younger generation are getting taller and that's definitively true.
Thomas6ft1 said on 28/Jan/16
@120
The camera angle can sometimes make the height difference look different. Based on those photos though, he looks like he's 5 inches taller than you which puts him at 6'2" max. The worst he can probably be is 6'1.5". His 6'3" claim is with shoes on.
Thomas6ft1 said on 27/Jan/16
@mike321
i wouldn't mind being both 6'2 and 6'4, but I'm content at 6'1.
Thomas6ft1 said on 27/Jan/16
@kreyzig 6ft 3
That's ridiculous, a 2 inch height difference is noticeable between two people. I know when I'm looking at below someone's nose, he's about 2 inches taller than me.
Born Again said on 27/Jan/16
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 26/Jan/16
I have felt this several times that moment the height difference reaches 2in or less,people start to perceive you as equal.So many times solid 6ft 1 guys have been thought to be equal to me but when I stood with them barefoot..the difference was there but only if you observe closely.

Definitely not surprising. Some people that are slightly shorter than you try to compete with you by standing or walking as straight as possible and sticking their chins up while you walk past them. My oldest brother does it a lot. You may also find those that are exactly the same height as you and claim to be taller, which my dad did once.
mrtguy said on 27/Jan/16
Rob, how tall do you think this guy is? Click Here
Editor Rob: he could be on tip-toes, and his eyes are tilted up, so hard to tell
Grant said on 27/Jan/16
How high would a 5'10 guy be next to a 6'4 guy
Alex said on 27/Jan/16
Hi Rob, if is correct to say that if my eye level is almost 181 cm, then I'm 191 cm?
Editor Rob: it would be more likely you fell in 192 range at least, possibly 193 even.

It depends on whether your head is really level when you are judging your almost 181cm eyeline.
182cm (home)/184.8 cm (doctor's office) said on 27/Jan/16
I see a lot of people wondering about whether stadiometers/healthcare professionals make accurate measurements.

I've had the same problem myself. I got 182cm (~5'11.5") in multiple locations at home but 184.8cm (6'0.75") when measured by a nurse.

I might need to buy myself a stadiometer to put this issue to bed, although I'm happy with my height, whether I'm a weak 6' or a weak 6'1".
184.3cm (Night) said on 27/Jan/16
Anon said on 23/Jan/16
@ 184.3cm (Night). I completely agree with you that 6'0 - 6'2 is the golden tall but not too tall range. I have mentioned before that there is no difference between 6'0, 6'1, or 6'2 because each of these heights will be better than the other two depending on the opinion of the observer. There is no one perfect height in my opinion, only an ideal range.

Someone feeling short at 6'2 is either

1. Suffering from a severe case of height neurosis
2. Living in a weird area populated by giants A.K.A The Netherlands
3. To be precise, living in the northern Netherlands where the young male average is 6'1


Even here in The Netherlands 6'2" is a solid height. Our national average is documented at 5'11.5" (182cm) Most people think that is what 6'1 looks like.

I have a few friends who are 6'2-6'2.5" range and they are always referred to as tall. Remember women average 5'6" here so to them anything over 6' is still huge with similar footwear and even with heels a 6'2 man towers them.

I would say perfect height to be here for a man is maybe 6'3" as your solidly above average.

I also agree with you about heights like 5'10 or 5'11. They are really underestimated especially 5'11. I have seen many women refer to guys that range 180-181cm as being tall, they probably think they are 185cm or something.
FiveNine said on 27/Jan/16
@mike321
6'2 - being tall would be cool - public transit and planes are more friendly to a height of 6'2
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 26/Jan/16
@Dee I was inaccurately measured once as well at just over 6'1" (they were using a small piece of paper), and they even tilted it down in a way that subtracted a good 1/2" inch-1" inch. It's accurate if it's on like a Stadiometer.
Nara said on 26/Jan/16
5'8" = Low average
5'9" = Average
5'10" = High average
5'11" = Above average
5'11".5 = Low tall
6'0" = Low tall
6'1" = Tall
6'2" = Tall
6'3" = Tall
185cm said on 26/Jan/16
Rob, I have seen u say a few months ago that people who are 6ft and above get an easier ride through life, I'm 6'1 and I don't think that's entirely true from my personal experiences. People expect more from you, you will standout more which is not good if you're a shy person. I personally don't think I have an easier life being 6'1.
Editor Rob: the shy aspect is one area where being well above average may not be an advantage.
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 26/Jan/16
I have felt this several times that moment the height difference reaches 2in or less,people start to perceive you as equal.So many times solid 6ft 1 guys have been thought to be equal to me but when I stood with them barefoot..the difference was there but only if you observe closely.
120 said on 26/Jan/16
So Rob, here's a picture of me with a friend (who's on the left). We were both standing on a hard wooden floor with our bare feet and the picture was taken probably a bit crooked for height comparisons considering my mom is about 5'4". He claims to be 6ft 3 which i didn't quite believe (he could probably reach close to it in the morning maybe). How tall do you think he is? I am 5'9" btw. (I apologize if i am looking in my absolute ugliest, i guess those were pretty days for looks lol. that's why i decided to stop getting buzzcuts)
6'1.75"? 6'2"?

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My morning height and night height measurements:
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grizz said on 26/Jan/16
mike321 said on 26/Jan/16
Would you rather be 6'2 (188cm) or 6'4 (193cm) at night??
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Rationally - 6'2. Irationally- 6'4
Morpheus said on 26/Jan/16
@mike321

6'1-6'2 night height is perfect. 6'4 would be too much in my opinion.
ManKo said on 26/Jan/16
@mike321 188cm is better, 193 at night its too tall.
Amaze said on 26/Jan/16
@mike 21 I'd rather be 6 2 188cm night
Edh said on 26/Jan/16
@Dee I would say they are 99% accurate if they are using a stadiometer and accurately placing it on your head. Last times you were measured did they use a stadiometer?

185cm barefoot is a good height to be, you are over the 6' mark and thats desirable in the proffessional
world and most women prefer guys to be 6' or over, the taller you are the more seriously you get taken so I would not worry, many guys are not even 6' or average height in shoes, im one of them.
I would go with the height the nurse/doctor measured you because its always more close to accuracy than when you do it yourself.
mike321 said on 26/Jan/16
Would you rather be 6'2 (188cm) or 6'4 (193cm) at night??
Chevy said on 26/Jan/16
Hi rob do you think 6'2 without shoes and socks on from morning to night really tall?
Editor Rob: it's in the tall range, but I might not class it very tall...once into 6ft 3-4 zone that is really getting to stand out height.
James said on 25/Jan/16
@Thomas6ft1
How tall are most South Koreans on average, the most common height range for both male and female.
And what would you classify me at 171 cm for South Korean standards. Would I feel short or average ?
I remembered being at Taiwan airport , I felt average there among the Taiwanese though I do see quite a number of 5' 9 - 5' 10 among the younger generation.
Dee said on 25/Jan/16
Are doctors measurements always accurate? Personally I believe I am legit 187-188 cm. All of my friends and family believe I am at least 6'3, and I've even been guessed at 6'4 a few times. But I went to the doctors, and the nurse measured me at barely 185 cm. I was honestly shocked. But the nurse was much shorter than me, and it was a struggle for him to accurately measure me, so maybe that's why I was measured shorter than I am? I told my friends that I'm 6'1 and they started laughing. I've been measured at 187-188cm usually at home. Plus 185cm was my height 2 years ago, and I'm 18 now so I know for a fact that I've grown since then.
James B said on 25/Jan/16
Thomas6ft1 said on 25/Jan/16
@James B
That's right. I'm living in an Asian country called Taiwan right now, but I've been to the USA, China, South Korea, and Philippines. From what I experienced in those countries 6'3"+ is not common at all. In fact, at 6'1", I felt tall in all those different countries. I was in Utah, where there are lots of white Mormons and Mormons are known to be tall. Even amongst those white people, I felt tallish to almost slightly average (Since tallness is more common in Caucasians.) I lived in America for awhile, and have always felt tall and at worst low tall. Occasionally, I see people taller than me, but the amount is quite small. (About a small handful). The amount of people that I encounter who taller than me is like maybe once or twice every 3 weeks. Where do you live where so many tall people are common?


I live in england
Canary said on 25/Jan/16
@french guy m: Doors and walls aren't always more accurate than measuring devices.

@184 cm (night): You have a good head on your high shoulders.

@Anon: I think a lot of women misjudge height. Many of them think 5'10 guys are 6'0. That's why some of them have silly height requirements. It's also why people, especially guys, add two inches to their real height on dating sites.
Rick said on 25/Jan/16
@anon I really do think my doctor measured me 2 or 3 inches more than I actually am. My posture is quite bad so maybe thats why I appear shorter but im not sure, however I am sure than I was way over measured by more than an inch with stadiometer.

@angle I am in the uk too, as it stands I know I am not 5'10, there was obviously an error in my doctors measurement, he definitely over measured me by a few inches cos if i was 179cm barefoot i would not be the shortest one in the room all the time.
Thomas6ft1 said on 25/Jan/16
@James B
That's right. I'm living in an Asian country called Taiwan right now, but I've been to the USA, China, South Korea, and Philippines. From what I experienced in those countries 6'3"+ is not common at all. In fact, at 6'1", I felt tall in all those different countries. I was in Utah, where there are lots of white Mormons and Mormons are known to be tall. Even amongst those white people, I felt tallish to almost slightly average (Since tallness is more common in Caucasians.) I lived in America for awhile, and have always felt tall and at worst low tall. Occasionally, I see people taller than me, but the amount is quite small. (About a small handful). The amount of people that I encounter who taller than me is like maybe once or twice every 3 weeks. Where do you live where so many tall people are common?
yon said on 25/Jan/16
Rob from your observation which one of these heights look more aesthetic in normal day to day life? 6'1", 6'2" and 6'3".
Editor Rob: I've not thought about that much, but close to 6ft proportionally seems a kind of astheatic form, but it can depend on other factors like build and head shape, inseam-torso ratio.
Thomas6ft1 said on 24/Jan/16
I have never felt exactly short all the time at 6'1" in my life. I have been around my 6'7" cousin and walked past people who are over 6'5". I definitely feel kinda small around behemoths, but never do I feel think I'm short or feel short all the time.
James B said on 24/Jan/16
Guys in the 6'3-6'4 look nothing less than very tall but not as as striking or impressive compared to guys that are 6'5 and over.

So basically I think we can all agree that at 6'3 1/2 you can blend in but at 6'6 people you will standout much more.
James B said on 24/Jan/16
Thomas6ft1 said on 22/Jan/16
In my opinion 6'0", 6'1", and 6'2" are standard tall heights meaning its tall, but pretty common and normal. I usually see guys this tall on a daily basis, but not much. 6'3" is a bit different, as I rarely see someone in that range. Hence that's why 6'3" is 97th percentile.


Rarely see someone 6'3? I have seen plenty of guys that tall on a night out and even spotting more than one 6'5 guy is not impossible.
PetePro said on 24/Jan/16
@Rick re. Medical: Would you say you might have a very high forehead and/or crown and/or low-set shoulders? If so, then this might explain your feeling shorter than you are.
As regards the medical measuring, I doubt most will know that we significantly vary from morning to late afternoon. Also, in my experience, they don't tell one how to stand.
And of course, maybe there was error in the reading (by machine and/or person).
Chevy said on 24/Jan/16
Hi rob is 6'4 barefoot the best height to be?
Editor Rob: it's certainly a stand-out height, and if offered, many men would take it.
Ray said on 24/Jan/16
@Rick, I cannot believe you are still trolling here. You have 20-30 comments about how you feel short at 5'10.5..but think you might only be 5'6. Either your trolling or you need some mental help to get stable. You should not worry everyday about your height. If your trolling stop its annoying and a waste of Rob's time to answer your posts.
french guy m said on 24/Jan/16
Rick you are 174 cm in the morning, so almost 172 cm at night.
You are not 178 cm, your doors , the walls are always more accurate than devices, at worst the measurement is off by 1.5 cm.In my opinion you are 174 cm at your very best.In France you would be shorter than most men, but this not a solid short height.
184.3cm (Night) said on 24/Jan/16
Canary said on 22/Jan/16
@184.3cm (night): Would it have mattered if your wife would have risen to 5'2 instead of 5'6?


No not at all. As you get older looks become less important. If you have someone who shares your goals in life and accepts you for being yourself then it would be foolish to walk away over something so trivial. Before my wife i will admit i usually went for taller women and those who went to the gym alot.

This was because of my own obsession with keeping fit. Age changes things.
Angle said on 24/Jan/16
@Rick

I'm 181 ish out of bed and 178.5-179.5 Mid-day to at night and i find i'm taller than about 90% of People i see here in the UK. Are you from Denmark or the Netherlands?
Anon said on 23/Jan/16
@ Rick. From my personal experience medical professionals do not necessarily measure height accurately. A lot of peoples measurements are taken by doctors in the morning or around midday, when an individuals height is somewhere in between their highest and lowest range. I have been measured on one occasion 2cm and on another 3cm more than my actual height (although these were taken in the morning). Both times the stadiometer was placed so that it was gently resting on top of my hair. Your measurements were taken in late afternoon, but still you may have been 0.5 - 1cm above your night time height. Even sitting down for 5 to 10 minutes can add 0.5cm to your height. My guess is that in any event, there is a reasonable chance you were overmeasured by a cm or so.
120 said on 23/Jan/16
Rob, i'm curious. There is a guy who goes by the name of Edouard Beauprι and he is said to be listed at a staggering 8ft 2 inches or 8ft 3. He is one of the tallest people that has been known in history. I'm not so sure if he really does look that tall because in some photos, there are guys that are next to him that are as almost as tall as his shoulder. He sometimes gives off more as a guy who's below the 8ft mark or half a foot off the 8ft mark. Rob, I'm asking for you to judge to see if he actually does look like a guy who can pass the 8ft mark or not. Here are some photos of him next with some people. Click Here
Editor Rob: from some photos I wouldn't have put him quite that high, but if he really was still growing towards his last years then near 8ft may have been possible
Canary said on 23/Jan/16
@plus: I met siblings like that once. The brother was around 20, 5'4, and 120 pounds. The sister was around 35, 5'10, and 200 pounds. Those are estimates.
Anon said on 23/Jan/16
@ 184.3cm (Night). I completely agree with you that 6'0 - 6'2 is the golden tall but not too tall range. I have mentioned before that there is no difference between 6'0, 6'1, or 6'2 because each of these heights will be better than the other two depending on the opinion of the observer. There is no one perfect height in my opinion, only an ideal range.

Someone feeling short at 6'2 is either

1. Suffering from a severe case of height neurosis
2. Living in a weird area populated by giants A.K.A The Netherlands
3. To be precise, living in the northern Netherlands where the young male average is 6'1

..What would be the classic ideal height in that place. I guess 6'5.

At 184cm my preferred range for women is 5'4 - 5'10 with 5'3 and 5'11 being the absolute minimum/maximum. The ideal range for me is 5'4 - 5'7. If I had to choose one height for a prospective partner I would go with 5'6.

The vast majority of women want a man to be taller than them by a good 2 - 3 inches if they are wearing the popular 3 - 4 inch heels. Men at 5'10 (5'11 in dress shoes) would therefore have their choice of average 5'4/5'5 women ..of which there are plenty. Society says that if a height doesn't begin with a 6 then it is somehow not quite sufficient enough, but in physical reality this is simply not the case.
Rory said on 23/Jan/16
IM surprised to hear the most desirable height for men in the survey was 6'3. But then im not in a way because i think a large chunk of people would think a legit 6'2 man was 6'3 and that's what theyd visualise when they stated 6'3 as the perfect height.
James B said on 23/Jan/16
Rob do you agree that people who are certain heights look similar in terms of facial appearance?

I know a lot of 5'7 Guys who have similar looks
Editor Rob: head sizes can correlate roughly with height, so it might be more expected.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 23/Jan/16
Rob do you wish you were 21 again i wouldn't mind being 21 again i remember being 21 very well that was my 3rd of college good old times i had a lot of activities in college during my 20's do you remember being 21.
Editor Rob: at 21 I was in final year of University and spending too much time studying :) I preferred playing pool and table tennis than studying ;)
Chevy said on 23/Jan/16
Rob do you think sleep affect how tall you will be when you're fully grown?
Editor Rob: it is one of many factors in growth. Lack of it can interfere with the levels of growth hormones your body produces, much of which occurs while asleep...
Paul said on 23/Jan/16
Hello Rob. I am a weak 5'10 (177cm) and never felt insecure about my height but I've thought a lot about how taller men gain certain advantages in business. I was thinking about perhaps buying small lift insoles to appear a strong 5'10 or a weak 5'11 instead. But I don't want anything big and pompous, I'm not taking height THAT seriously.
So what is a good size for a lift insole? Half an inch or a little bit more? I'm generally talking an insole that can be used in about any shoe without looking suspicious in any way and that obviously has a rather good fit.

Do you have any tips for me? Where can I buy it? And does a 1inch insole really give you 1 inch or does it generally give you a bit less?

I am very thankful for an answer. Great site Rob.
Editor Rob: the angle of the lifts mean that a 1 inch might give you no more than 0.7 inch at best. I think to get near an inch you need close to a 1.5 inch (or at least described as such) lift. But that big isn't practical for a normal shoe.

I think ones describes as 2cm are probably ideal, then you will get maybe 0.6 inch of actual gain. That's a little boost but just pushes you up another notch...

I'd just use amazon and read other peoples reviews on the various shoe lifts available. Anything in 5-10 dollar range means it's not much to spend to be able to test them out.
Chevy said on 23/Jan/16
Rob is 6 feet tall without shoes and socks on from morning to night really tall?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't put it in the really tall category, especially since during the day you might be 5ft 11.25-5 range. In many countries that is what I'd class as average-tall range
James B said on 23/Jan/16
The tallest man I have ever seen in public was maybe 7ft or over that?
5ft 9.25 said on 23/Jan/16
Since I got measured (afternoon) 178.4cms at doctor's office I'm a bit confused about it. One can argue it was achieved by "back to the wall method" and I still had socks on / thicker hair
but it is almost 1cm off (usually close to/or flat 5'10 at that point).
Either I loose sth. through "Aersol can facing wall method" even though the can should be long enough or the stadiometer had an essential error of a quarter inch!
Because my heels were directly at the stadiometer fix point it couldn't be the floor.. and at my home I checked my wall/floor it made sure it is exactly 90°.
What's your idea Rob and the others?
Besides my out of bed height is in the 5ft 10.75-5 range - if you didn't recognized my comment on Rob Paul.
Thank you :)
Editor Rob: a 1/4 inch difference isn't that much. It may well be you achieved a better stance when on the stadiometer, or not quite be as close to your skull as you thought.

There's always going to be slight margin of errors even on the same wall, either through very subtle differences in floor/wall that the eye can't see or just tiny posture changes.
Rick said on 23/Jan/16
Rob what would you say the most accurate self measurement method would be?

When I stand with my back to the wall and slide aerosel can down the door frame i usually measure 174 morning height, i always thought i was 5'10.5 as last time i had a check up and the nurse measured me it was 179 barefoot according to her but that was just a straight up error on her part because if i was 5'10.5 I would not be appearing shorter than most men and even a lot of women are not that much shorter than me so is it safe to say i am 5'8 or do you reckon i could be less? Bare in mind i have a full head of hair which can add about .5 to 1 inch of height i think.

Also after seeing some of your videos with the stadiometer, how much do they sell for roughly as i thinking of purchasing one.
Editor Rob: any object you put on your head will flatten most type of hair unless it is in braids.

standing against a wall could possibly give some people different results than standing with your back against a stadiometer, because with your back against a stadiometer you are standing normal (the rod doesn't interfere much with the way you would stand), but with your back against a wall it increases the chance of your posture being slightly misaligned.

if you were in the UK I'd say buy from Here, the cheapest portable stadiometer about 65 quid delivered. The older version I have is Slighty cheaper. These go together in 30 seconds.


Kanu said on 23/Jan/16
Rob I'm 18 and I'm 182 cm but my reach is 188 cm. Do you think I can reach this height?
Editor Rob: at your age the majority are finished, but a minority still gain height. I'd always say if you can find out from your parents if either grew at 18, that would be the best indication if you have a chance.
Chevy said on 23/Jan/16
Hi 6'2.5 what are the pros and cons of being 6'2 barefoot?
Canary said on 22/Jan/16
@184.3cm (night): Would it have mattered if your wife would have risen to 5'2 instead of 5'6?
Rick said on 22/Jan/16
Do you guys think that medical professionals measure accurately?

Im kind of unsure, last time I was measured by someone medical they said I was 179cm (late afternoon height) but im unsure because the majority of men are bigger than me and quite a lot of women as well, whenever I do come accross somebody shorter its not by much so I am actually not sure what my exact height is anymore, I just dont believe I am 5'10 barefoot otherwise I would not be so small in comparison to most people, I just dont get it and it frustrates me.
aymen bns said on 22/Jan/16
hello everyone what do u think of the height of the right one ( its me ) ??
Click Here
plus said on 22/Jan/16
do you guys know any case of a guy shorter than her sister?, I don't know yet
Rick said on 22/Jan/16
How can you feel short at 6'2?

Are yoi sure thats your real height or have you measured yourself wrong?
John said on 22/Jan/16
Hey, Rob, I intrestingly found this Japanese website of two singers from a band. Click Here One of them is supposedly 193cm, and the other one supposedly 168cm. But it doesn't look like a 25cm difference whatsoever. The top of the head of the short guy comes up to the area between the upper lip and the nose of the tall guy. If it was a true 25cm difference, he would've easily been a head taller. Your thoughts?
Editor Rob: unless the angle of the photo was reducing the height difference by 5cm, I doubt there would be as big a difference as that image suggested.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 22/Jan/16
Rob what's the tallest women you have seen in public i have seen women in the 6ft 3in and 6ft 4in range in public once but what about 6ft 5in women and 6ft 6in women in public.
Editor Rob: I have seen women 6ft 5-6, above that is rarer.
Real_Austrian said on 22/Jan/16
@176.2

Sorry guy you are right! :-)
Thomas6ft1 said on 22/Jan/16
In my opinion 6'0", 6'1", and 6'2" are standard tall heights meaning its tall, but pretty common and normal. I usually see guys this tall on a daily basis, but not much. 6'3" is a bit different, as I rarely see someone in that range. Hence that's why 6'3" is 97th percentile.
UncLe_SeaN said on 22/Jan/16
Question and no I'm no a troll; what's the best height for man. Thanky foryour answer Morpheus👍
mrtguy said on 21/Jan/16
Rob, you'd think this guy would measure 6'11''? Click Here
Editor Rob: impossible to say from that clip
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 21/Jan/16
Rob do you consider 6ft 2in for men too be the last height of normal tall like low end of very tall high end of normal tall.
Editor Rob: 6ft 3 I think is probably a changeover height, once into 6ft 4 it becomes more standout tall and 'very' tall.

I was reading an article the other week and that figure of 6ft 3 seemed to be a height that many men would desire, it was some survey and 5ft 9 for women and 6ft 3 for men were the most desired heights.
6'2.5 said on 21/Jan/16
@chevy

I go from 6'3 and a hair in the am to 6'2.4 at night
Allie said on 21/Jan/16
Rob, this might be weird, and I didn't know where to put this, but I've always wondered when it comes to body types and how height distributes it.

For example, I know that a 5'2 woman with measurements of say 36-24-36 would look much different on someone whose 5'10 with the same measurements and bone structure, Or how an ectomorph body type with similar stats at around 5'8 would look different or more lanky at 6'1.

But I've always wondered, would an inch or two in difference in height would make that much a difference? Say you have two girls who are.. 5'8 and 5'9-5'10 and two guys who are 6'1 and 6'2. They.have the same bone structure, measurements, etc. Would it look noticeably different, lanky or more stretched out?

I'm wondering cause I know this pair of twins (but they're a guy/girl twin) whose body, bone structure wise look just like me and my brothers, the only difference is that she's 5'8 and the brother's like 6'2. But for some reason they give off a weird, I don't know, more fitting impression? Like the don't look two lanky or too stretched out but it's weird because they're only about 1.5-2 inches shorter than me and my brother so I didn't expect there to be much of a difference. I don't know. Just a weird height/body ratio insecurity that I've been wondering for a while now.
Editor Rob: I think you need more than just an inch to notice the effect of same measurements on smaller or taller person, maybe 3 inches would make certain features seem bigger or smaller at different heights.
Rick said on 21/Jan/16
@rob when i wake in the morning i measure at what i think is 180cm but im not sure i am a full 5'11 because the measure does not go past the 71 inch mark but is just over the big red 180cm mark when im barefoot, does that mean i am not a full 5'11 and just 5'11 range?

I am curious as i sometimea think I over measure myself and often find it hard to believe that I made it to average height considering both my parents were under 5'6. Isn't it a bit strange cos i always thought i would be the same height as my dad but if my measurements are correct i am a bit taller than both of my parents.
Editor Rob: maybe you just maximised your growth and your Dad didn't quite reach his full potential.

I wouldn't worry about the tiny difference between 180cm and the 5ft 11 mark (a few mm higher than 180)...it's close enough
184.3cm (Night) said on 21/Jan/16
Someone feeling short at 6'2" is either

1. Living in a weird area populated by giants.
2. measuring themselves wrong.

I would say that 6'-6'2" is the golden range for attracting women (if there is such a thing) because at that height you tower over most of them without being too tall.

For men i would say anything between 6' - 6'4" is fantastic with 5'10"-5'11" also being good. Same goes for 6'5" - 6'6" . Anything over 6'6" or under 5'10" though and there are issues, purely based on looking at men ofc. Taking the general public into account you can knock a couple of inches off,
184.3cm (Night) said on 21/Jan/16
Canary said on 19/Jan/16
How many of you would date taller girls or taller women? Do you have any "rules" about height differences?


Yes i always had a limit of 6ft 2 and in the other direction 5ft 5. I dated a couple of girls taller than me, the tallest was not far from 6'2". My wife is 5'6". Too be honest though when we met we were both sitting and it never really crossed my mind at the time. It wouldn't have bothered me either

way but again i know i am in a position of luxury since not many women clear 6'2 " in their socks.
176.2 said on 21/Jan/16
@Real_Austrian
Dude I was talking about Handball not soccer :)
Chevy said on 20/Jan/16
Hey 6'2.5 are you 6'2.5 without shoes and socks on from morning to night.
James Edward Crowley said on 20/Jan/16
Rob are still active as you were in your 20's and 30's i am talking fitness wise will you continue too stay active in your 40's and your 50's should people stay as they age too avoid weight gain in later life.
Editor Rob: you are best to keep active, even simply not taking the car and walking to the shops is at least something.

I personally have slowed down a bit near 40, although I do what I like to say is productive exercise, be it gardening or DIY for friends/family.
Born Again said on 20/Jan/16
Most of the time, I'm the tallest out of those I walk past at the shops. When I'm not, the taller person is usually only about an inch taller. Seeing anyone much taller than me is uncommon. At 191cm, I believe I'm very tall, even though I'm no giant. In my opinion, 6ft+ is comfortably tall.
Canary said on 20/Jan/16
@176.2: They don't measure you at the DMV in the USA. They go by your claim and/or your listed height on your expired driver's license.
Rusty190cm said on 20/Jan/16
@176.2

I am an American and driver's licenses are issued by each state not the national government so it would heavily vary per state. I live near Seattle in Washington and in Washington you can just claim whatever height and weight you want. They don't measure you. It may be different in other states though. I was honest and put 6'3" 180 lbs on my license.
Morpheus said on 20/Jan/16
@UncLe_SeaN

You have got to be kidding me...you say you are 6'2 and yet you feel short? There is no way you are serious; I bet you are a troll. I agree with what the user "Chris" said in his earlier post about 6'0-6'2 being the golden range with 6'2 being the absolute upper limit. You should be thankful that you are within than range and not any taller. If 6'2 isn't enough for you then you have some kind of insecurity issue.
James B said on 20/Jan/16
There disadvantages to being a tall man such as people treating you phyiscially rougher, short guys trying to pick fights with you and you are expected to be brave
Real_Austrian said on 20/Jan/16
@176.2

The height of a regular Goal is 244cm and not 200cm
Real_Austria said on 20/Jan/16
For me, my height was never a Problem (morning 180cm/ evening 178.5cm) and I never felt short. But once I found this Website and read the comments I must feel like a dwarf! :-)

But for real, I think the height is totally overemphasized. My dad is a legit 6'1'' and my brother a legit 6'3'' and I never felt short only average and often people said to us that we were a tall family.
Only in compare with my uncle who is 6'6'' I felt really short!
Emil 183 cm said on 20/Jan/16
pablo77bar(184cm)
You should water your feet everyday - dont forget to stand in a pot with both feet firmly "planted". Get it? "planted"
Hehe

But dont worry too much - if you're healthy and have no posture problems then stretching and yoga won't help you.. Sure, exercise does release growth hormones but that won't mean anything for your bone length. Growth hormone also stimulates cell reproduction and cell regeneration and that's something you can stimulate with exercise - but not your height growth.
For you, Pablo, I can only tell you to wait and be patient ;) and 184 cm is a really really good height already
176.2 said on 20/Jan/16
Recently saw the both German handball goalkeepers listed 202 and 198cms (Lichtlein/Wolff). But if we have a look on them standing under the goal (200cms) they are much much shorter.. and they still wear easily 2-3cms heel.. crazy to exaggerate that way. They are even better than those nba liars.
This is like Rob saying 6ft! Big G's claim would be a decent listing in this sport..
french guy m said on 20/Jan/16
My dream height is 190 cm but my leg lenghtening goal height is only 186 cm.
being taller than 80 % of young men would be enough for me
176.2 said on 20/Jan/16
All people I know (Germany) got measured by military or nurse and everyone by the passport office.
So I think exaggerating is an american problem..
Do they measure for the US driving license?
UncLe_SeaN said on 20/Jan/16
My wake-up height is 190cm, I'm 6'2" during most of the day and sometimes I feel short. Is there something wrong with me, I know that at that height I'm taller than most people, but I just wish I was like three inches taller.
6'2.5 said on 19/Jan/16
I have seen lots of guys who are a hair taller than me, 6'3 flat, claim 6'4. That's pretty common, and they assume I'm 6'3. There is a guy who I work with who claims he's 6'5... I heard him once say, 'I'm not 6'7, I'm only 6'5', and he is the same height as me... so you do get a lot of exaggeration among some people but there are also a lot of people who are pretty honest with their height.

Also, 6'10 and 7' are impossible rare... one way to look at is if you had 5.35 to my height, a girl my height is equivalent to a 6'7.75 guy. I can count on my hand ( I listed in an earlier post) the amount of women I've seen taller than me. I can go months without seeing a woman my height.

A white male without a pituitary problem ( these heights will be slightly more common as it doesn't factor in those hormonal disorders ). This is for people without pituitary problems and who follow the CDC released 70.25 2.6 deviation height averages for white males, 20 to 40.

6'7 is 1/2,616

6'8 is 1/11,300

6'9 is 56,250

6'10 is 1/320,000

7' is 1/16 million
6'2.5 said on 19/Jan/16
@james

I mean, the stats don't really account for stuff like say basketball players knowing each other , or bouncers knowing each other. So it's prob less rare than a totally random event since they're both bouncers. A lot of bouncers are shorter than me like 5 11 o 6 '1 but much more built. Occasionally you'll get a massive 6'7 and huge build. I would say you could see two 6'5 guys together once in a while, but not much over that unless it's a sports team.

None of this is common , I just wanted to show that it actually is possible and does happen. I can tell you that I am taller than the vast vast majority ( much taller than many) of people I see on a daily basis. I just wanted to clear up that yes, it's possibly to run into several guys my height and taller once in a while. Over 6'3 really is not common though, but it does happen occasionally where there are a few 6'4 to 6'5 in a room even though those are very tall heights. You can then go a long time in a day without seeing any 6'3+.
Canary said on 19/Jan/16
How many of you would date taller girls or taller women? Do you have any "rules" about height differences?
Rick said on 19/Jan/16
I dont know how people mistake taller guys for being taller and shorter guys for being shorter. I was measured at 5'10.5 later afternoon height but a lot of people say im short for my age, even had one person say I look 5'4, I do have kyphosis but I did not know it could make me look that much smaller. I guess the doctor did not measure my height correctly because even when I am out in public all men are my height or much taller, I rarely see a fella or a woman who is shorter than I am.
James said on 19/Jan/16
I'm not really sure what the average height is some say 5'9 some 5' 10 some 6' 0 and some. 6'1 ++
But most people commenting here are 6 ft ++ and still worried bout their height.
It makes me at 171 cm even more depressed about my height.
James B said on 18/Jan/16
6'2.5


I remember once I hanged out briefly at my local pub with this guy who I would guess was between 6'4-6'5. When I asked his height he claimed "6'10".

LOL these very tall guys must have massive egos or think we are very stupid to believe there claims. People waving around heights like 6'10 and 7ft like there common place ha ha ha
James B said on 18/Jan/16
I remember 2 overweight bouncers one being 5'5 and the other 5'11 were bragging once about how they restrained and beat up this guy who was 6'7 and over 280 pounds.

Does that sound like BS to you guys?
James B said on 18/Jan/16
6'2.5 said on 17/Jan/16
James

I mean you're not ever guaranteed to be the tallest at any height technically. When you consider 6'5 to 6'6 is one in a few hundred to several hundred men, you can be reasonably confident that you'd be the tallest in a reasonably size group at 6 4 or 6 5. I think around 6'3 - 6'3.5 you can make the assumption that you're the tallest in a group. There is a good amount of legit 6'2 around, but even that, I'm very often the tallest guy at places when I'm out and about. (About 1 in 20 guys are taller than me at 95%ile.) I have been in situations where there are a lot of guys in the 6'2.5 up to 6'4 range around, but it's not the usual, and I've also been in situations where I can't find a guy over 5'11 and everyone seems to be in the 5'5 to 5'9 range. Bottom line is that your one percenters, 6'4.25 are going to be the tallest almost all the time, and heights down to 6'3 are usually the tallest as well. Obviously you can get statistical anomalies where you'll see a 6'5.5 and a 6'6 close by each other (which I have seen), but that's very rare.


At my local bar a few months ago I saw 2 men standing near each other (they did not know each other) waiting to buy a drink who were both 6'5. One of those 6'5 guys an ex bouncer at that same bar.

Do you consider that rare? On a different occasion I actually asked one of them there height (not the bouncer) and he claimed "6'7". Obviously an exaggeration but then a lot of guys who are 6'5 think that anyone would believe them if they claimed that height.
jessman said on 18/Jan/16
In the city i grew up in there was a 6'5 to 6'6 girl. My friend who is my height, over 6'3, went on a couple of dates with her. He wore his doc martens to give him a height boost. I passed a Russian woman in Spain who claimed to have the longest legs. I think she was in guinness book of records. She has been described as 6'6 and 6'7. She was easily 6'6. I stood beside her in a shop and asked my wife to estimate the difference. It was a good three inches. Her shoes were aimilar heel to mine.
6'2.5 said on 18/Jan/16
If you want to be the biggest everywhere you go, never seeing more than 1 person your height or taller at any given time, you'll have to be around 6'5.5. At that height, you can almost guarantee that will never happen. If you want to be very tall, but still feel statistically relevant , 6'3.5 to 6'4.5ish is a good range. If you want to feel tall, occasionally very tall 6'2 to 6'3.5 is your range. If you just want to feel tall, and don't mind feeling just 'above average' at times, 6' and 6'1 range is for you.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 18/Jan/16
Rob did you miss your 20's when you turned 30 did getting older bother you in your 20's and 30's are you glad too your 30's are almost over do people get worried less about getting older once they hit their 40's when people leave their teens and enter their 20's they say goodbye too their teens when people leave their 20's and enter their 30's they say goodbye are people more worried about getting older in their 20's and 30's and less worried getting older when they hit their 40's most people are happier in their 40's too when they were in their 20's and their 30's is there no reason too say goodbye too your 30's when you leave that decade behind.
Editor Rob: getting old is part of life. Some of us reach a very ripe age, while others are taken well before their time.

I think I enjoyed my 30's more than 20's, I was worn out in 20's and overworked. But as I get older I do worry a lot less.

I look forward to my 40's beginning at the start of September ;)
JJ said on 18/Jan/16
John said on 16/Jan/16
Never imagined that 6'4 is nearly the 99 percentile for UK/US men. 6'4 seems more common than that, as I know a ton of people who are that height. For example, my cousin and my uncle, a lot of actors and athletes, and other celebrities as well that I can name of.
@ john I am 6'3 1/2 or 192cm and people regularly comment on my height.
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this is just trolling smh I'm 6'3 1/2 and people frequently comment on my height. 192cm is very tall. most people are shocked to find out i'm "only 6'3" .I bet if you saw me you would proberly mistake me for 6'5 wouldn't you haha
Usuario said on 18/Jan/16
Editor,How tall am I if regularly stand at 5ft 7.75in out of bed? Thanks in advance Mr. Paul.
Editor Rob: you'd be an honest 5ft 7 range guy, I would say if I were you 5ft 7. Nobody is really ever not going to think you are around that height.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 17/Jan/16
Rob,what can I do to pull of the 1,86 ? I have realised that this height is perfect for me.Just only 2cms.I sleep very much and drink lots of water.My brother is 1,86 and my dad 1,81 . I'm still growing(17 9/12 yrsold) but I'm starting to worrying also.Physiotherapy can help me ?
Editor Rob: first thing I'd do is lock up a tape measure, don't touch the thing for months. That might be hard for some, but I think too much stress might interfere with hormones...Keep doing exercise and making sure you really are having a varied diet.
Short guy said on 17/Jan/16
I have been reading this section of celebheights for a while now and have seen people share photos etc. I know it is kind of hard to judge solely on photos but
6'2.5 said on 17/Jan/16
Not to belabor the point, but here is an example where tall to very tall heights (>95%ile) can be more common than youd think. He's a random sample of 70.25 avg 2.65, 10 heights -

75.71
74.44
74.21
70.77
66.36
73.70
76.25
67.33
73.22
77.84

This is why it can appear that heights like 6'2 to 6'5 are more common than they really are, because if you find yourself in a group of 10 people, it's very possible to find yourself surrounded by guys that are statistically in the top 5 or even 3%. Here's another example

66.81
71.69
77.35
69.63
68.26
70.17
68.33
70.11
76.75
77.44
72.40

That's 3 guys basically 6'5 in a random crowd of 10. Certainly not a common occurrence, but shows how small groups can show deviation. It can just as easily be like below

66.09
62.93
64.19
69.61
70.47
67.81
65.19
68.69
69.71
69.08

Now these are both uncommon occurrences, but certainly can happen. You can become surrounded by 6'2 guys in a small group even though it's the top 93 to 95% overall. Other times, you won't even see one. So yes, 6'4.25 is the top 1%, over thousands of people. It is not guaranteed to be 1% in any random crowd you see on a given day.

Won't belabor this point anymore haha!
6'2.5 said on 17/Jan/16
John

It's abo u t 1/89 guys, 6'4 is. I wouldn't call that rare, you will see that around on any given day.
Real_Austrian said on 17/Jan/16
Hey Rob!

Why give so many celebs 2cm - 4 cm more height? I understand if they round it up but that is maximum 1 cm.
Editor Rob: it's still a guess, I wouldn't presume to say one guess is absolutely right and another is wrong though.
6'2.5 said on 17/Jan/16
Interesting side note, what's the tallest woman you've ever seen? Last year I saw a woman who had a legit, 4 inches over me. Was by far the tallest woman I've ever seen. I saw a woman at a furniture store a few months ago, who had a bit thicker heel than I did, and looked a legit 6'4 in them, so she was probably 6'3.5 barefoot. And one time a few years back, I saw a woman who had about 2 inches in me. Other than that, I can't remember meeting a woman taller than me (I'm 23).
6'2.5 said on 17/Jan/16
James

I mean you're not ever guaranteed to be the tallest at any height technically. When you consider 6'5 to 6'6 is one in a few hundred to several hundred men, you can be reasonably confident that you'd be the tallest in a reasonably size group at 6 4 or 6 5. I think around 6'3 - 6'3.5 you can make the assumption that you're the tallest in a group. There is a good amount of legit 6'2 around, but even that, I'm very often the tallest guy at places when I'm out and about. (About 1 in 20 guys are taller than me at 95%ile.) I have been in situations where there are a lot of guys in the 6'2.5 up to 6'4 range around, but it's not the usual, and I've also been in situations where I can't find a guy over 5'11 and everyone seems to be in the 5'5 to 5'9 range. Bottom line is that your one percenters, 6'4.25 are going to be the tallest almost all the time, and heights down to 6'3 are usually the tallest as well. Obviously you can get statistical anomalies where you'll see a 6'5.5 and a 6'6 close by each other (which I have seen), but that's very rare.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 17/Jan/16
Rob do you wish you were back in the 1990's do you remember the 1990's i don't mean the late 1990's and mid 1990's but the early 1990's i consider the 1990's the best decade we had the best cartoons best tv shows the best radio stations the best fashion and the best movies.
Editor Rob: I remember the 90's well, the mid 90's I was at Uni...I don't know about best fashion, I remember some of the stuff I wore and am glad there's no photos of it.

I also remember giving myself a haircut like Van Damme in hard target...
RobV said on 16/Jan/16
@ 6'2.5 you are completely right in your point about the probability of seeing someone at, say, 6'5" - at times you may be in a crowd of 500 and not see someone taller than you, and in another group of 50 you might see 3. It's often quite difficult to make this understood when talking about these situations (they average out and there can be all sorts of reasons why the variations occur). I am the same height as you and wear elevators and lifts to get to that kinda 6'6"ish height and even at that height I can see a few of similar height to me with extras, where other times I tower several hundred people.
James B said on 16/Jan/16
Rob a friend of mine who is short himself (5'6.5-5'7) made a comment to one of my associates who is not far from 6'4. "There are taller guys around"

Do you think that comment is a bit silly?
Editor Rob: maybe he just means a near 6ft 4 guy isn't always going to be the tallest because those 6ft 5 and 6 guys are out there, waiting to enter the room and be the tallest.
James B said on 16/Jan/16
6'2.5 said on 16/Jan/16
@james

I don't think there would me that many people taller at 6'5. 6'4 is 98.65%ile for young white males (5'10.25 avg, 2.65 ish deviation), so overall is 1/74 young males. 6'5 99.52% so 1/212.

There should not be many over 6'4 or 6'5. But you can see several guys in that range due to random variance. It's by no means common, but you could see 3 or 4 guys in that range in a group of 50, and then not see another one in that range in a group 5 times that size. It's important to understand how that works.

I know when I'm out, I'm often the tallest in a club. Other tjmes, I'll see 5 or 6 guys in the 6'3 to 6'5 range and a random 6'6. Other times I am legit the tallest in the joint. It doesn't mean the average has all of a sudden propped up. But it's good to understand that the top 1% in a population can actually be 4 to 5 percent in some randomly sampled crowd. 6'2 can be anywhere between 85% to 99% in a crowd of 100 and it's all about absolutely random variance. When you look at the averages, it's measured over thousands of people, not a random club with 50 people in it.


I agree but I was just saying if your 6'5 you are not always going the tallest man in an environment like a heaving nightlub.

That said when I went to a nightclub last night actually I bumped into 2 associates of mine both somewhere in the 6'3 range and I think they were the tallest guys there or amongst the tallest.

It just goes to show that although 6'3 is really tall it's not all that rare is it and is considered fairly normal in social settings. i have never seen 2 6'6 men (who were friends) for example enter an environment. But then 6'6 is a whole other category to the 6'3-6'4 range.
John said on 16/Jan/16
@6'2.5
Never imagined that 6'4 is nearly the 99 percentile for UK/US men. 6'4 seems more common than that, as I know a ton of people who are that height. For example, my cousin and my uncle, a lot of actors and athletes, and other celebrities as well that I can name of.
176.2 said on 16/Jan/16
Sorry! I meant sitting height.. haha
6'2.5 said on 16/Jan/16
@james

I don't think there would me that many people taller at 6'5. 6'4 is 98.65%ile for young white males (5'10.25 avg, 2.65 ish deviation), so overall is 1/74 young males. 6'5 99.52% so 1/212.

There should not be many over 6'4 or 6'5. But you can see several guys in that range due to random variance. It's by no means common, but you could see 3 or 4 guys in that range in a group of 50, and then not see another one in that range in a group 5 times that size. It's important to understand how that works.

I know when I'm out, I'm often the tallest in a club. Other tjmes, I'll see 5 or 6 guys in the 6'3 to 6'5 range and a random 6'6. Other times I am legit the tallest in the joint. It doesn't mean the average has all of a sudden propped up. But it's good to understand that the top 1% in a population can actually be 4 to 5 percent in some randomly sampled crowd. 6'2 can be anywhere between 85% to 99% in a crowd of 100 and it's all about absolutely random variance. When you look at the averages, it's measured over thousands of people, not a random club with 50 people in it.
176.2 said on 16/Jan/16
You said your inseam is quite short (80cms). So I would expect your inseam above average for 5'8.
My estimate is 93cms for you and 86 for Jenny.
German study reaveled an average of 93.5cms and 179 (age 18-25). 85cms inseam.
Morpheus said on 15/Jan/16
@Thomas6ft1

I think you missed the joke. I was referencing the character "Neo" from The Matrix movie trilogy. Neo was considered to be "The One", and his character is listed at 186cm. If you look at my username you will notice I am also a character from The Matrix.

It was a joke, but in all seriousness I would say around 185cm (6'1) is perfect for a man so you are lucky. I am 5'11 and to me another inch or two and I would feel solid/perfect.
Morpheus said on 15/Jan/16
@Thomas6ft1

I think you missed the joke. I was referencing the character "Neo" from The Matrix movie trilogy. Neo was considered to be "The One", and his character is listed at 186cm. If you look at my username you will notice I am also a character from The Matrix.

It was a joke, but in all seriousness I would say around 185cm (6'1) is perfect for a man so you are lucky. I am 5'11 and to me another inch or two and I would feel solid/perfect.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 15/Jan/16
Rob do men lose height a decade later than women women lose height in their at 45 men lose height at 55 is this true.
Editor Rob: both male and females can lose height in their 40's, but females are more prone to earlier loss. Many men might creep down a tiny fraction and not notice. Once into 50's and heading to 60 that's a zone when losing a cm or so can occur for a good chunk of men.

But many men can still make it to 60 without much loss (1/4 inch or so), while another proportion could drop 1-2 inches.
TJE said on 15/Jan/16
@Laf

Couldn't have said it better. I mean just look at crossfitter Ben Smith. He's only 5'11.
James B said on 15/Jan/16
Rob in regards to my last post do you agree that a 6'5 man in a London nightclub packed out with young people would certainly see a few guys that are taller?
Editor Rob: he might see a few around his height or taller yes.

Like anything, a few hundred people and you are more likely to find another few in that range.
James B said on 15/Jan/16
6'2.5 said on 12/Jan/16
Yeah for sure james. While 6'4 and 6'5 are the top 1 ish and .5%, it is possible to run into that range more than you would think, I've seen a few in that range congregated relatively closely in environments with lots of people. Which is why 6'2.5 is not legit very tall, but it can appear to be so at times.

I was once in a nightclub with a friend of mine who I think is not far of 6'3 like 6'2.5 or 6'2.75 and it's funny that night I saw a handful of guys taller than him. No surprising though given the average for 18-25 year olds is now up to 5'10.

On nights out I have seen 2 guys who I would guess are near 6'5 come across the odd person who is taller than them. So even at around 6'5 you might encounter someone taller than you.

I think when you get to like 6'7 you will not encounter anyone taller than you in bars or night clubs. You might encounter someone who is your height or close and maybe very very rarely you might see one monster who is taller. If your 6'8 or 6'9 you can safely say you will never see anyone your height or taller in clubs lol.


That said I don't live in a large town (its population is Population 31,687 people). So perhaps in a much larger place such as London or manchester in clubs the amount of men a 6'7 guy might run into who is taller would be a lot higher. At a guess a 6'5 guy who is in a packed out nightclub in London would see more than his fair share of people who are taller?
Emil 183 cm said on 15/Jan/16
@Laf
haha cool, we're from the same country :D. However, as much as I'd like to communicate with you in Danish, I believe it's the best for everyone to stick with English lol.
But for real, people underestimate height, even in Denmark. I know plenty of people who exaggerate and claim 3-5 cm taller than they really are. It's freaking ludicrous.
When I tell people I'm 1.83 meters they are often shocked and sometimes they don't believe me
Chris London 6'4 said on 14/Jan/16
7’0+ upper giant
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ΝΒΑer said on 14/Jan/16
Here's a question:i know it'll be a little of topic,but what's the average size of a male hand(outstretched)??Because i measured mine,and it's a little over 20cm(8 inches),and i thought it was kinda big...
Lesk said on 14/Jan/16
Hey @Rob,

How tall am I if I measure a few mm above 188cm (188,1-,3cm) seconds after waking up?
Editor Rob: probably a decent 186 range
Laf said on 14/Jan/16
Emil 183: No I'm Danish. 5'10-6 is the average range.
5'11 is so underrated. Very strong height even though it's average. I don't see a disadvantage in being average as long as height and proportions match.
George Azar said on 14/Jan/16
i am 19 years old and my height is at 5 foot 7 and a half and i weigh 180 pounds is that considered below average height or in other words am i short?
Kourosh said on 14/Jan/16
@Plus sometimes yes if i sleep over 8 hours im about 178cm out of bed but if i get 5 hours of sleep im hovering around 177.5 cm out of bed.

Then im 176cm during most of the day and then dip below 176 cm like 175.8 or 175.9 cm at late night but i usually claim 176 cm or over 5'9.
TheTruth said on 13/Jan/16
Ive become obsessed with height in later years I just turned 25, I guess peoples heights in public and always go check celebrities height. I measure myself daily I am 6 foot flat in the morning. why have I suddently become so fascinated with height when just 2 years ago I didnt even know my own height?
Canary said on 12/Jan/16
I understand why men would lie about their height. They want to seem taller than they are. Why would short women lie about their height? Isn't it a plus for girls and women to be petite?
french guy said on 12/Jan/16
grizz said on 10/Jan/16
@centerguy,you really don't understand meaning of common. 10% of students' population is 6'5 or over and you find that common? By your perception of "common", I can claim that Porsche is a pretty common car.

10% is common, but i don't think there are 10 % who are over 6'5", the average height would be 183 cm, which the average height in the netherlands.
french guy said on 12/Jan/16
plus said on 10/Jan/16
the average height in France is higher than in Spain because in France there are a lot of black people who are normally taller than white people on average

no, first, black males are not that tall, and secondly, they only represent 3 or 4 % of the population.Paris is a multicultural city, it does not represent the rest of France.
Rick said on 12/Jan/16
Any other 5'10 guys who feel shorter than the majority of people here?

When I am out in public I feel short
6'2.5 said on 12/Jan/16
A lot of people guess me at 6'3, some at 6'2, randomly 6'4. I claim 6'2 flat because adding the .5 inch sounds stupid at my height. I do notice a lot of 6'1 guys claiming 6'2, or guys who are a hair taller like 190cm claiming 6'4
6'2.5 said on 12/Jan/16
Yeah for sure james. While 6'4 and 6'5 are the top 1 ish and .5%, it is possible to run into that range more than you would think, I've seen a few in that range congregated relatively closely in environments with lots of people. Which is why 6'2.5 is not legit very tall, but it can appear to be so at times.
120 said on 12/Jan/16
My opinion of height
Male:
Anything below is midgit (sorry guys)
4'7" - 4'11" = Too short
5' - 5'3" = Super short
5'4" - 5'5" = Short
5'6" - 5'7" = Below average
5'8" - 5'9" = Average
5'9.5" - 5'11" = Above average
5'11.5" - 6'2" = Tall
6'3" - 6'5" = Super Tall
6'6" - 6'8" = Too Tall
and anything above is giant (sorry guys)

Female:
Anything below is midgit (sorry gals)
4'5" - 4'8" = Too short
4'9" - 5'2" = Short
5'3" - 5'4" = Average
5'4.5" - 5'6" = Above Average
5'6.5" - 5'8" = Tall
5'8.5" - 5'10" = Super tall
5'11" - 6'1" = Too tall
Anything above is giant (sorry gals)
plus said on 12/Jan/16
@Kourosh are you also 177,5 cm straight out of bed?? I am 177,5 straight out of bed, 177 after breakfast and 176 during most part of the day. I rarely go down of 175,5 at late at night.
Born Again said on 11/Jan/16
A personal account for those waiting for more height after the typical age that most males supposedly stop:

I had fairly consistent height growth all the way up until age 16 and a half (end of 2010), when I reached 188.5cm. Early the following year after only gaining 0.5cm to get to 189, I disappointingly appeared to stop growing having approached my 17th birthday. At the end of the year, I all of a sudden found myself at 189.5, then 190 by my 18th birthday. The next 3 and a half years, up until 21 and a half, I grew nothing, seemingly having more than likely stopped at 18. Then just over a week ago, I finally found myself lucky. I not only measured 191, by I've consistently been having growing pains up until this very hour. When I stopped at 190 (6'2.75) almost 4 years ago, all I wanted was another 3cm not only to be 6'4, but to also comfortably outgrow my dad and older brothers who I spent most of my life being much shorter than, even though you could argue I was lucky to have the genes to get to a height like 190. Now, it looks more than likely that I'll at least reach 193.

If you're convinced you're a late bloomer, that second growth spurt will come, even if you're approaching 22 like me.
6'2.5 said on 11/Jan/16
Click Here

That's me on the left 6'2.4 at night, 6'3.1ish am, so 189 cm I go with, size 14 feet, 190 lbs. Guy on the right is in the 5'8.75 range, he's a touch behind me in the photo, but it's a towering difference. I feel weak very tall to strong solid tall in general.
Amaze said on 11/Jan/16
@Tbomas6ft1 that's because 6 7 is 2 3 inches over the hu man limit it's not a good height at all and it's not that normal

Your height is tall and perfection way better than the 6"7 height. Way too tall for real life
Emil 183 cm said on 11/Jan/16
@Laf
Bang on, brother.
Are you Norwegian by the way? And 5'11 is freaking tall for an average height man. Its a really underrated height tbh
Aymen Bns said on 11/Jan/16
hello guys i'm 17 almost 18 yo boy and i'm 5'9" ( 174 cm ) how much will i gain height and tell me when u were at my age how much did u grow please ?
James B said on 11/Jan/16
6'2.5 said on 9/Jan/16
While my height is not massive when taking into account everyone, don't be mistaken... when I'm surrounded by guys on the lower end of average , 5'7 5'8 5'9, I feel massive. I usually feel just a bit above standard tall, (when there's a good mix of 5'6 to 6'2) or weak very tall. My height is high enough to feel huge, a lot, but it's also just 'short' enough because of the de facto 6'3 to 6'4 is around once in a while.

Even 6'3-6'4 guys feel short occasionally when there is a 6'5 or 6'6 guy around.
Thomas6ft1 said on 11/Jan/16
Maybe at 6'5" most people won't care or stare, but keep in mind staring at people is considered rude (Unless you're 8'1", then everybody will stare). At 6'7" it is almost guaranteed that most people will look at you or stare and then look away. I know this because I've been around with my 6'7" cousin. Whenever he is with short girls who are like 5'1", he really freaks them out. I've heard girls say they like guys taller than them, but not taller to the point where they feel intimidated or very small. Even at my height of 6'1", I feel noticeably short next to 6'7".
Kourosh said on 10/Jan/16
@Shive
174-176 cm: this height may be average according to data, but you still feel short in daily life, especially when you walk among new generation.

177-179 cm: this height is usually a little of above average, and it is taller than many adults. But you still feel short among youngest, sometimes. Old generation may think you are tall, but you are not be considered "tall" in high schools and colleges.

Shiva i couldnt agree more with what you said. I am 176 cm and 177.5 in the morning and thats how i exactly feel about my height. tall or strong average among old people but when it comes to young generation i feel shortish .

Well said
Thomas6ft1 said on 10/Jan/16
@Morpheus
186 cm (6'1") is definitely in the range of ideal optimal height. Saying perfect is subjective, but it's still quite good.
James Edward Crowley said on 10/Jan/16
Rob how often do you see guys that are 6ft 11in and 7ft 0in in public like in town and a city i remember seeing a 6ft 11in guy in mcdonalds once in swindon he was close too 7ft 0in i have two seen guys close that already when i was staying in a hotel in london i saw two guys there that were at least 6ft 10in and 7ft 0in.
Editor Rob: more likely in a city like London than up near Glasgow. I rarely seen many near that range walking about Glasgow for years.
Canary said on 10/Jan/16
Yes, many people exaggerate their height. Some of them fudge it. Some of them actually don't know their real height, especially women. I've heard some women add up to four inches to their real height.
Colberto said on 10/Jan/16
Hey rob what would you list me as if I were a celeb. I am 6'0.5" at the end of the day the measurment was 4 days ago by a nurse. I tend to look 6'0" often now and then 6'1" it's weird because I am in the middle so I am a mix of being 6' or 6'1". Most of the time I feel 6' and sometimes 6'1". I will take part in this discussion about general height @ 6'0.5" I am usually the 3rd 4th or 5th tallest person in a big crowd. in a room usually 2nd or rarely 3rd. The guys that are taller than me are around 6'2-6'3". In big cities I am slightly above average some women are almost as tall as me like around 5'11-6'0". I will come across a decent amount of people over 6'3". I saw one guy who I swore was 6'7". I am admired for my height because my family is envious of it. At my height people will`think your 6'3". I am arguably the perfect height for a man.
Laf said on 10/Jan/16
Emil 183: Can totally relate. The heights in passports are very exaggerated. And people claim them with pride.
James: Im from Scandinavia, and the average height here is 5'11 flat. Probably one of the highest averages in the world.

And I can't remember who said it, but I agree that 181 is the perfect height because it combines a tallish look with the proportions of a 5'10 guy.
plus said on 10/Jan/16
the average height in France is higher than in Spain because in France there are a lot of black people who are normally taller than white people on average
James B said on 10/Jan/16
6'2.5 said on 9/Jan/16
While my height is not massive when taking into account everyone, don't be mistaken... when I'm surrounded by guys on the lower end of average , 5'7 5'8 5'9, I feel massive. I usually feel just a bit above standard tall, (when there's a good mix of 5'6 to 6'2) or weak very tall. My height is high enough to feel huge, a lot, but it's also just 'short' enough because of the de facto 6'3 to 6'4 is around once in a while.


Yeah I think most would agree 6'2.5 is not massive
grizz said on 10/Jan/16
@centerguy,you really don't understand meaning of common. 10% of students' population is 6'5 or over and you find that common? By your perception of "common", I can claim that Porsche is a pretty common car.
Emil 183 cm said on 10/Jan/16
grizz,
Its true. One of my best friends is 0.5-1 cm taller than myself and yet he claims 187-188 cm lol. He even raises his eye level when we measure up against each other lol.. By whatever, its just for the lols it doesnt matter
Thereel said on 10/Jan/16
"Define common. There were 247 boys at my brother's high school last year, 26 of them were 195 cm or taller. For you, it may not common, but for me, 195 is more common than 10 years ago."

ok "comman" means average. 178cm is common. That story is hard to believe i was a legit 6'3 at 15 only 4 other students out of the whole year (something like 120 students) were as tall as that. only two of those year 11's out of the WHOLE year made it to 195cm+ at age 21-22, me at 6'5 and one other guy who is 6'8, the other three tallest in the year are now 6'3-6'4
Ally said on 10/Jan/16
Hey Rob, a question for you
I don't remember if I told you or not..but 2 years ago my lowest used to be 179.2 cm. Last year I used to measure around 179.9 - 180.1 cm after a long busy day or training. Now my lowest is 181.2 cm so I condiser mysel a 181cm guy...but my question is this - do you think I still have a chance to grow up to 182 cm? I'm 21 by the way
John said on 10/Jan/16
@Emil
IKR, like my coworker who claims himself as 6', when he's really 5'9 or 5'9 1/2". It seems as if many people nowdays are saturated with the delusion that tall height=power, money, good looks, and attractiveness. Or maybe one reason why so many Americans exaggerate their height is due of the use of the Feet and Inches rather than Centimeters.
James B said on 9/Jan/16
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 7/Jan/16
James B said on 29/Dec/15
I saw a guy in my local towns high street the other day who at a guess was 6'7. Hardly anyone noticed his height except for one person who starred at him.

heights like 6'5 and 6'7 are not tall enough in my opinion for people to stare in public.

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6'5" isn't tall enough to draw stares, no. 6'7"? I think you're starting to get into that zone when maybe you do catch some staring because of your height. Certainly by 6'8".


Well I didn't know his exact height I was just guessing he was 6'7
John said on 9/Jan/16
Aaron183cm
Yes, that is true. Both things are true.
french guy said on 9/Jan/16
centerboy said on 7/Jan/16
french guy m said on 7/Jan/16
I remember that sometimes at the engineering school, I felt just average , I mean, I'm 183 cm , the average is supposed to be 178 cm, but there were times halfof student were all 185-195 cm and the other half shorter than me, like in a group of 30 students, 10 were 187-195 cm, 5 184-186 and 15 below 183 cm.
I also feel that 195 cm is rather common these days

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You are French, right? The students at the engineering school are all French, correct

yes, and?
some are exchange students though
centerguy said on 9/Jan/16
JJ said on 7/Jan/16
@french guy m 195cm is 6'5, 6'5=195.5cm your saying 6'5 guys are common no there not compared to the adult male general population this is extremely tall
grizz said on 7/Jan/16
@frenchguy m, I don't know what ginormous school you are attending, but 195 cm is nowhere near common. Unless you're in a basketball team.

@grizz@JJ

Define common. There were 247 boys at my brother's high school last year, 26 of them were 195 cm or taller. For you, it may not common, but for me, 195 is more common than 10 years ago.
6'2.5 said on 9/Jan/16
While my height is not massive when taking into account everyone, don't be mistaken... when I'm surrounded by guys on the lower end of average , 5'7 5'8 5'9, I feel massive. I usually feel just a bit above standard tall, (when there's a good mix of 5'6 to 6'2) or weak very tall. My height is high enough to feel huge, a lot, but it's also just 'short' enough because of the de facto 6'3 to 6'4 is around once in a while.

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