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Seahawksfan 187-188 CM says on 24/Apr/14
It's not increasing by as much as some say which is why.
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
Sorry I ment I don't really see a tall until 6ft2
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
who i agrees that 6ft1 is the start of tall for a man and not 6ft? and i think im being generous i don't really see a guy until hes 6ft2 i find it weird that even though people have be getting taller people are still saying 5ft9 is average and 6ft is tall wonder why?
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
bryan thanks but America? what parts of is 5ft10.5 considered tall?
willriker says on 24/Apr/14
I think the best height to be is the height you are. Tall guys imagining being short? Short guys imagining being tall? I just wouldn't be me if I weren't any other height than what I am.
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
imo on height for man ok range is 5ft8 5ft9 6ft6 6ft7 good range is 5ft10 5ft11 6ft5 decent range is 6ft 6ft3 6ft4 perfect range is 6ft1 6ft2 who agree with me?
french guy 183 cm says on 24/Apr/14
@jewel

1)So you prefer a man shorter than you? This is not common.I do not believe tall parents care of their child's future height but the contrary is common.
I know a man who was barely 168 cm who said he didn't want any child because he didn't want them to be short like him.Today he is expecting a baby but he is still afraid of his height.

2) from my experience tall women are more confident and are not obsessed with height like the short ones maybe because they don't need to feel protected.
joel 178cm says on 24/Apr/14
yep, 6'2 = ideal male height. Impressively tall.
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
imo tall start at 6ft1 for man but still i say a eye catching tall is 6ft3.imo 5ft9 5ft10 average 5ft11 6ft above average but not tall 6ft1 tall my opinion on the uk
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
Tapli which country are you from because 181cm is not tall in uk
mike says on 24/Apr/14
tapli says on 24/Apr/14
my idea.
160- street idiots
164 very short
169 short
175 average my country
181 tall
186 standout/very tall (be mistaken as an athlete/models.)
190+ citizens of a tall empire (people stare when walking.)

Where do you live? Also, if 175cm is average then surely only an extra 15cm wouldn't be tall enough to warrant stares?
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
sorry what i ment to say is 6ft1 to 6ft2 is the perfect height imo and not 6ft sorry i was typing on the phone
Crash says on 24/Apr/14
@Flick, that would probably leave them around the 177cm at "night height" so that is spot on for the European younger average I'd say.

@Concerned
I posted a week ago a chart showing that growth in the final 6 months of growth (18.0 to 18.5 years) was not more than 3mm on average, so basically not even worth considering for the average male. So to grow an inch after that age would be very unusual. It would only happen if the guy was a "late bloomer".
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 24/Apr/14
Yeah, although I did run into a few really tall guys in the United Kingdom. One was pointed out to me at random in a museum as at least being 6'9" at random.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 24/Apr/14
6'1.25"-6'3" is strong tall in my opinion. Jim Carrey on screen looks extremely tall, and he's 6'1.25"-6'1.5"
Concerned says on 24/Apr/14
I've seen various other sources list average white males as shorter (like 5'10.2), and the average in general as being higher (like 5'9.6). In any case, seems weird that shorter races and old people would drag down the average so much, given how much of a relative minority they are. Would 5'8-5'9 then be average in a shorter-on-average country than the US, like the UK, or France?

Here's how I see general height ranges, at least here in the USA:

Very short: 5'4-

Short: 5'5-5'7

Below average, can look normal-ish: 5'8-5'9

Average: 5'9.5-5'10.5

Above average, can look tall-ish: 5'11-5'11.75

Weak tall: 6'0-6'1

Strong tall: 6'2-6'3

Very Tall: 6'4-6'5

Huge: 6'6+
MD says on 24/Apr/14
@Concerned, that information is readily available. The 5'9.2" is average for all adult males of all races; the 5'10.5" is the average for young white males.
tapli says on 24/Apr/14
my idea.
160- street idiots
164 very short
169 short
175 average my country
181 tall
186 standout/very tall (be mistaken as an athlete/models.)
190+ citizens of a tall empire (people stare when walking.)
questionman says on 24/Apr/14
@johngb
It sounds like it was your poor posture n combination with the stadiometer not being calibrated correctly.
jamieorr4 says on 24/Apr/14
Peymam thanks. Connor 184.5 -185cm maybe you can feel tallish but still. Issue 6ft to 6ft2 is perfect
Concerned says on 24/Apr/14
What's the average height of a white 20-30 year old male in the United States? I've seen various sources list it from as low as 5'9.2 to as high as 5'10.5

Also, is it typical for males to grow even by an inch after 18?
Flick says on 23/Apr/14
178.5cm out of bed is the average height of young but fully grown male.
Bran says on 23/Apr/14
@Vegas
I disagree, i think average in the uk is without a doubt getting bigger still. In crowds of men i see people 5ft4,5,6,7, and so on, but teenagers, i only see a couple under 5ft6 in large groups. I believe it is 178cm average for young males, and around 5ft9-9.5 for middle aged men, 5ft8 surely not !?
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 23/Apr/14
jamieorr4 actually im a weak 6ft 1, 184.5cm so just a half inch over 6ft i feel quite tall not tallish.
Joe says on 23/Apr/14
Tall still starts at 6 foot and above. 6'2 is widely considered the ideal male height.
Peyman says on 23/Apr/14
@ jamieorr4
there are many places in the world with an average under 5ft 7.5in, 179 is a true tall in those places
statistics show that a solid 179 (179 at night) guy is a good inch over the average height in UK & US & it's easily taller than 6 out of 10 young males
it's way better than 6ft 4in IMO
Peyman says on 23/Apr/14
Minho says on 23/Apr/14
At what height will a Korean guy begin to be considered tall? 178cm?180cm?183cm or 185cm?

@ Minho, you need to be 3inches taller than average to be considered tall, I assume 173 as the average height for young males in south Korea (I've never been there though)
so that would make 180-181 a safe tall.
Late 187cm says on 23/Apr/14
Al says on 22/Apr/14
In my opinion people are getting taller these days, and me being 183cm barefoot when measured as the the doctors a few years ago I feel average sometimes hardly ever tall even when in crowds of people in Dublin Ireland.

I can't honestly imagine that being I inch taller which would make me 6 foot 1 would make much of a difference to be honest, because even at 186 cm tall in shoes I don't feel taller than most people i met?

I suppose 6 foot is the new average height for young European men in this day and age?

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As an Irishman living in Ireland I think there's no basis to those claims, and most statistics would back me up.

177cm or a little under 5'10 is the average for the UK and Ireland.
jamieorr4 says on 23/Apr/14
question is there a place where 179cm 5ft10.5 is considered tall for a guy just curious
jamieorr4 says on 23/Apr/14
about the 5ft9 woman not being a perfect height is because there some shallow man out who wouldn't date you im not shallow I wouldn't mind date a 5ft9 woman but still I think about 5ft6 or 5ft7 is the perfect height for a woman
jamieorr4 says on 23/Apr/14
Al what do you consider tall?
jamieorr4 says on 23/Apr/14
jewel thanks I will remember the good times memories.Connor 184.5-185cm ok at 6ft1 you may not feel short but since there are alot of guys over 6ft nowdays I think a 6ft guy can feel short I say the perfact height is 6ft1 or 6ft2
Bran says on 23/Apr/14
@ Seahawksfan
Im ok at guessing heights; especially around me, but i always feel closer to someone im an inch taller than, compared to someone who's say an inch taller than me. I think at 6ft2 ish range, heights such as 5ft7 are a mile away from you so you would need probably a measured 5ft7 guy to use, or as you say you could use the signpost thing or whatever. I have people mapped out at 5ft8.25 and so on, but once someone gets over 6ft1, for a 5ft9-10 like me i find it extremley difficult to be exact.I hate being stood behind people when gussing height, even people im like 1.5 inches taller than, im used to it now but i still counter this issue, as i say i dont know how common this is ?.
Minho says on 23/Apr/14
At what height will a Korean guy begin to be considered tall? 178cm?180cm?183cm or 185cm?
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 23/Apr/14
jamieorr4 i know what its like to lose someone i lost my auntie about three years ago and i miss her everyday she was only 50, i dont know what else to say, im just really sorry to hear about your'e mum.
Bryan 182.5cm - 180.3cm says on 23/Apr/14
@jamieorr4. If you visited parts of south-east asia and central america then you would feel standout tall at 179cm guarantee and it might seem as if you're still growing!
Vegas says on 22/Apr/14
rob do you think the estimate for the uk/ireland average male height might be a little generous?

i was in a jam packed hotel bar on saturday evening in the midlands after a big game. the bar was filled with guys in their early to mid 20s and barely any of them were taller than me and most looked 5'8 range instead of the average 5'10ish...this isn't the first time i have been in a packed bar and thought the average was closer to 5'8.

i have seen a few on here claim that young irish males are averaging closer to 6ft but i don't see any evidence of that at all.
[Editor Rob: there was a post a few weeks ago with a link to UK average at 177cm I think for 20 year old, I think that is probably within the kind of range for UK.]
wow says on 22/Apr/14
Its actually crazy how much I think about height everyday. 184 in shoes at night theoretically should be alright, but I wish I was taller. Who knows i might still have some growing to do, I'm 17.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 22/Apr/14
@jaimeorr4 with giants in 6'8"-7'0" range you will definatley feel short, but in general someone whos 6'0" should feel quite tall.
Jewel says on 22/Apr/14
french i am female and i stand at 182cm evening. So i just say 6ft. It is my height that brings me here. Negative experiences? Yes. The guys get intimidated. But i have learnt not to take it personally. I am blessed to be a stunner (tall women cannot have a bad looks day). You will find me, in my average professional work week in high heels (5 inch max platformless is what i feel comfy in). Coupled with a short skirt and black stockings? Well lets just say i get a lot of work done :). I tend to attract a lot of height guys, but prefer a guy thats about 5.10 and chubbily built. I am a firm believer in tall women cant marry tall men - the kids might be extreme. Likewise if your a tiny man or woman, marry a tall one to even out your kids. I am very friendly and tend to have loads of people gravitating towards me - thats always nice. Oh well, thats me. :) also quickly - i dont feel comfortable wth guys in the 5.11 to 6.2 range. Just my take.
Jewel says on 22/Apr/14
jamieorr, about your mum, you will get better, try and remember her for all the warm memories. They say the pain is like a brick in your pocket over time. You dont get over it completely, but you learn to live with it. Sorry by the way.
jamieorr4 says on 22/Apr/14
and also maio i wouldn't say 5ft9 for a woman because at 5ft9 guys around 5ft10 wouldn't want to date
jamieorr4 says on 22/Apr/14
maio i wouldn't say 6ft at 6ft nowadays you can feel short sometimes
Al says on 22/Apr/14
In my opinion people are getting taller these days, and me being 183cm barefoot when measured as the the doctors a few years ago I feel average sometimes hardly ever tall even when in crowds of people in Dublin Ireland.

I can't honestly imagine that being I inch taller which would make me 6 foot 1 would make much of a difference to be honest, because even at 186 cm tall in shoes I don't feel taller than most people i met?

I suppose 6 foot is the new average height for young European men in this day and age?
jamieorr4 says on 22/Apr/14
connor 184.5-185cm maybe your right at 6ft1 you might feel a bit short sometimes at 6ft2 your not too tall and too short i honest wouldn't want to be taller than 6ft2
jamieorr4 says on 22/Apr/14
seahawksfan 187-188cm ok, question guys is there anywhere were 179cm 5ft10.5 is considered tall for a guy just curious
Maio says on 22/Apr/14
@Connor: everybody own his opinion.
In my one:

6ft - 6ft1: PERFECT HEIGHT RANGE FOR A MAN
5ft7 - 5ft9: PERFECT HEIGHT RANGE FOR A WOMAN
RobV says on 22/Apr/14
@ (S)aint 6'1 on being 6'6" 'if you had Daniel Craig's proportions'. Really that's the point. If you have great structure then such a height is truly awesome and looks amazing. A level playing field of the type you mention about body proportions takes the argument out of that difference between being 6'6" and lanky and 5'10" and being muscular. I would imagine that almost anyone would rather have the couple of extra inches you mention in a situation where the bodies were the same proportion.

I mentioned ages ago these three guys who used to come in a group to a club I was involved with - all in that area of height and all incredibly well built (one of them was Pete Steele, the musician). I can only say that they completely took over/dominated the place and all the women, and loads of the guys - it was a straight club btw - were very into them. Built and tall is surely pretty unarguable. That is why I add lifts etc to get me from 6'2" to 6'5" and 6'6", and built my body.
Alex says on 22/Apr/14
(S)aint 6'1, for sure! With no doubt! I'm 6'2.25" out of bed and 6'1.5 at evening. Golden height for me obv. is about 184-186 at evening.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 22/Apr/14
@Maio oh right i get it now, but in my opinion i think 6'2" is the perfect height.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 22/Apr/14
I consider 179-181 CM (5'10.25-5'1.25") as above average, but not tall @Jamieorr4.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 22/Apr/14
Bran, I have that as well. I have issues with telling the difference between 5'4-5'7, 5'8-5'10" and 5'11 from 187-188 CM (if they're 181 CM+ then they look taller to me automatically, and most). When they're 6'1" alone, they look 6'4" to me at times. If you want to know of a way to tell if you're taller that somebody, see if the person walks by a sign and remember how much of it they cover up. If you cover up more of it, then you're taller automatically, and if they cover up more than they're taller (the only issue is that your eyes can easily subtract a few inches and make you feel shorter by it). You can also use like a window mirror when you're walking by them.
(S)aint 6'1 says on 22/Apr/14
Ok I have a question. there is a 6'1" guy and a 6'3" guy. The 6'3" looks exactly the same as the 6'1", he is just a scaled up version of him. No lankier just slightly bigger. Who would you rather be? I am guessing the 6'3" guy. Ideal height in my opinion is all about your body looking good with your height. heck I would be 6'6" If I could have Daniel Craigs perportions.
jamieorr4 says on 22/Apr/14
seahawsfan 187-188 cm im a weak 5ft11 there are times when i feel short and it does feel like seeing a guy over 6ft is common which is why i don't considered 6ft tall im a weak 5ft11 what do you considered me? and Aaron183cm i agree 6ft1 is the perfect height imo
JohnGB says on 22/Apr/14
@johnGB

When you were measured at 181 cm in the afternoon with a electronic stadiometer were you at a age where you were fully grown? otherwise it sounds like you measured yourself 2 cm off if this was in the afternoon and 182 is your minimum self measured height. It seems that it would be hard to measure yourself off by 2 centimeters.

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I was fully grown yeah. I had measured myself using an analogue stadiometer at 182cm a year previously, and since I have measured myself numerous times with different techniques and locations and never got below 182cm, usually around 183cm in the early afternoon or 183.5-184 an hour after waking. I really think the electronic stadiometer was a bit off. I could have stood straighter too, my posture was a bit dodgy. I am slightly over 6'1 with normal 1 inch shoes on, I have banged my head on 6'1 measured doorways in trainers.

I wonder if anyone can recommend a very accurate home method to measure height
mike321 says on 22/Apr/14
Aaron183cm says on 21/Apr/14
I think the perfect height for a man in the US is exactly 6'1" on the dot evening height. Not "in between" 6'0" and 6'1" or the commonly stated 6'2" like some of you are saying.

6'1" is the height where you are clearly tall, but not pointedly so. You can still fit into all standard clothing and small cars with no problem. It's a practical height where you could enjoy being taller than most people without ever feeling out of place. It's a very good height for dating women, too. There really aren't any downsides to 6'1". I think 6'2" can be just a smidgen too tall and 6'0" a bit too close to average at times. 6'1" is a happy medium between the two.

I don't think anywhere in the western world can a legit 6'2 be 'too tall'. 6'2 is not tall enough to be stand out tall at any point (at least here in the UK). I believe that the absolute perfect height is 191cm at night, so then you are tall at all times but never too tall.

I think 6'1 is not tall enough to be classed as perfect as there are so many people this height in day to day life.
No Surprises says on 22/Apr/14
I'd say 6'1 - 6'3 is the perfect male height range.
Late 187cm says on 22/Apr/14
Mid190s says on 21/Apr/14
From my experience, 6'1 guys want to be 190+.
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No, thanks.
191cm says on 22/Apr/14
perfect is 6foot 3. period
nevis182 says on 22/Apr/14
Beeing 182 night myself i agree golden height is probably around 184-186 not more not less, 182 is good but sometimes kinda average
Maio says on 22/Apr/14
@Aaron183cm: in the truth if i could choose between 6ft and 6ft2 i will choose 6ft, for sure. I'm a genuine 6ft1 and I know or meet several guys in my life who were/are 6ft2 and i never felt shorter next to they.
Yeah, they were taller than me, but the difference wasn't too relevant.
I've a friend who's in the 6ft5/196 cm range, and here in Italy someone who's that height is considered very tall. When we played basketball together, i felt a bit shorter than him, but when i was with him and other guys or girls i felt tall, not short, because in Italy 6ft1 is still tall.
About the girls, the only thing that really count is to be enterprising and skilled. In my life, Iíve seen beautiful girls who felt in love with horrible men, sometimes also shorter (below 5ft7) and other times I met nice guys being rejected by girls who were not particularly beautiful. For sure height is not a fundamental variables.
The only thing that height can give to a person (sometimes) is more self-confidence, but it depends person by person.
Mid190s says on 21/Apr/14
From my experience, 6'1 guys want to be 190+.

Most people who comment on my height in RL are six firsters.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 21/Apr/14
Rob how can you tell if you if a man is short below average height and average height.
Bran says on 21/Apr/14
@ Maio and seahawksfan
Yeah being 5ft9.5, when i was like 5ft7 i was desperate to be this height, now, although statistically average height ish, i still manage to feel short at times, i put it down to the postion of our eyes ( eye level ) as looking up 4-5 inches to someones head whos the same height can give the ilusion of them being taller, i think or is that just me haha ?
french guy 183 cm says on 21/Apr/14
Are you a woman jewel? How tall are you?
Aaron183cm says on 21/Apr/14
I think the perfect height for a man in the US is exactly 6'1" on the dot evening height. Not "in between" 6'0" and 6'1" or the commonly stated 6'2" like some of you are saying.

6'1" is the height where you are clearly tall, but not pointedly so. You can still fit into all standard clothing and small cars with no problem. It's a practical height where you could enjoy being taller than most people without ever feeling out of place. It's a very good height for dating women, too. There really aren't any downsides to 6'1". I think 6'2" can be just a smidgen too tall and 6'0" a bit too close to average at times. 6'1" is a happy medium between the two.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 21/Apr/14
Maio so true. What I've noticed:

A guy whose 5'7-5'8 would claim that 5'10"+ is taller and feel short.
A guy whose 5'9-5'10" would think that they're short and that the average is 6 feet (which it's obviously not).
A guy whose 5'11" would claim that they're short and think that the average is 6'1-6'2" (which it's not).
A guy whose in the range of 6'0-6'3" would claim that they're only average or short.

5'9-5'9.5" is the average in reality (I don't buy 5'10), and anybody could always find somebody taller than them that will make them feel short (unless they're like 6'4"+ maybe, and even then there will be somebody taller on rare occasions). People will only notice the few that are tall than them which will make feel self conscious (even if they're not taller as they may have issues with perspective since some will automatically look shorter to them when they're not). I've had friends who are 6 feet even that they feel too tall and that they dislike it.
Maio says on 21/Apr/14
Jewel, this happens because people always want to be what they are not. It 's called human being nature.
It 'hard to see someone who claims to be satisfied for his stature, and even when they claim to be that, in truth sometimes they lie.
If you're tall 6ft1 you feel shorter than a tall 6ft2 or 6ft3, if you're 6ft2 tall you feel shorter than a tall 6ft3 or 6ft4, and so on ... you will meet always someone taller than you.
I am 6ft1 and in sometimes I feel tall or very tall, other times I feel short, for example when they are depressed. It's the same for people 6ft2, 6ft3 and so on ...
In my opinion, the perfect height is not shorter than 6 feet and not taller than 6 foot 1, that is my preferred range.
If I reborn and I could choose my height, I will choose anything in that range ... I was lucky.
jamieorr4 says on 21/Apr/14
thanks rob i just hope it will get easier
questionman says on 21/Apr/14
@johngb
What time in the afternoon was the 181 digital stadiometer listing? Or how long were you up at that point
Maio says on 21/Apr/14
@Seahawksfan 187-188 CM
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Celebs Morning Height (top height just out of bed) in my opinion:

180 cm: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell
180,5 cm: Connie Nielsen, Claudia Schiffer
181 cm: Brad Pitt, Aaron Eckhart
181,5 cm: Adrianne Palicki, Sigourney Weaver
182 cm: Kristanna Loken, Uma Thurman
182,5 cm: Matthew McConaughey, Terry Farrell
183 cm: Famke Janssen, Brenda Strong
183,5 cm: Val Kilmer, Alec Baldwin
184 cm: Christian Bale, Ana Ivanovic
184,5 cm: Tom Hanks, Hayden Christensen
185 cm: Nick Nolte, John Travolta
185,5 cm: Tommy Lee Jones, Alexis Denisof
186 cm: Harrison Ford, Bradley Cooper
186,5 cm: Brendan Gleeson, James Gandolfini
187 cm: Heath Ledger, Kevin Costner
187,5 cm: Pierce Brosnan, Will Smith
188 cm: Kevin Kline, Roger Moore
188,5 cm: Jay Z, Jean RenÚ
189 cm: John Cusack, David Warner
189,5 cm: Timothy Dalton, Novak Djokovic
190 cm: Alfred Molina, Ben Affleck

All peaks height!
Jewel says on 21/Apr/14
Maio
not to be a wet blanket or anything but of all the surveys done here over time, the guys see 6.2 as 'the' height.

Women are forgiving tho. And we dont care if you are 'alpha' just as long as you work for us is what matters. e.g. a 5ft woman might prefer a 5.7 guy max - ease of communication...

6.0 while good, is not good enough according to the surveys. Its ok not to be in the ideal, -afterall most guys aint. but give honour where its due.
questionman says on 21/Apr/14
@johnGB
When you were measured at 181 cm in the afternoon with a electronic stadiometer were you at a age where you were fully grown? otherwise it sounds like you measured yourself 2 cm off if this was in the afternoon and 182 is your minimum self measured height. It seems that it would be hard to measure yourself off by 2 centimeters.

Has anyone here used a leveler when measuring themselves next to a wall or while holding a measuring tape to the left or right of you? it seems easier to do so
jamieorr4 says on 20/Apr/14
question guys my mum recently pass away): i want to know if it will get easier i miss so her much): im only 24 nearly 25
[Editor Rob: very sorry to hear that. Maybe have a read Here.]
fax machine says on 20/Apr/14
happy easter
Mid190s says on 20/Apr/14
@seahawksfan When I was 6'0 tall I felt uncomfortably below average in Amsterdam. It was like entering an alternate dimension.

I recently visited again at 6'5, and while I was well above their average this time, I still wasn't anything special because they see people taller than me all the time. It's the only place where height would be the 2nd or 3rd thing someone would notice about me.
Maio says on 20/Apr/14
Perhaps you didn't read my comment with attention: if you're between 6ft/183 cm and 6ft1/185 you're in the perfect height range! Your is the best height!
If you're between 6ft1/185 cm and 6ft2/188 cm, so a good inche taller, is a very good height, but un my opinion it's not perfect!
For example I would prefer to be 6ft0.5/184 cm than 6ft1.5/187 cm!
Bori says on 20/Apr/14
@Seahawksfan
You're perfect height. 188cm.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 20/Apr/14
To the one who brought up modeling, height alone eliminated 86-87% of the males, with less than 7% being the ideal height for it (6'1-6'2).
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 20/Apr/14
Celebrities of each height range in the morning:

5'0=Danny DeVito
5'1=?
5'2" Michael J. Fox
5'3"=Seth Green
5'4"=Tony Robinson
5'5"=Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Lil' Wayne (he's not 5'6")
5'6"=Ben Stiller and Justin Bieber
5'7"=Tobey Maguire
5'8"=Eminem, Taylor Lautner (5'8.5"), Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, Dennis Hopper, Zac Efron, Justin Long, Robin Williams, Drake Bell, Joaquin Phoenix and Usher (there are many others as well.
5'9"=Sylvester Stallone (today), Johnny Depp, Dennis Quaid Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Robert De Niro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eddie Murphy, Steve Carrell Harry Styles, Charlie Sheen, Mario Lopez, Jared Leto, Matt Damon and Jamie Foxx.
5'10"=Andrew Garfield, George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, Adam Sandler, Daniel Craig, Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lance Armstrong, Paul Wesley, Mike Tyson, George Lopez and Chris Rock.
5'11"=James Franco, Seth Rogen, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Scott Adkins, Seann William Scott, Drake, Akon, Rowan Atkinson, David Beckham (could be 6 feet), Josh Peck, Mickey Rourke, Justin Timberlake (closer to six feet), Alan Tudyk, Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel (where did the 6 foot claim even come from??), Val Kilmer, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal and CM Punk.
183 CM=Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicholas Cage, Christian Bale, 50 Cent, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Gareth Bale, Edward Norton, Benedict, John Cena, Matthew McConaughey, Cumbercatch, Luke Evans and Denzel Washington.
184 CM/6'0.5"=Rafael Nadal, Ryan Gosling, Henry Cavill (could possibly be taller with better posture at like 186/6'1.25"), Tiger Woods, Robert Pattinson (I've actually met him before, and he was about 3 centimeters shorter than I was), Harrison Ford, Channing Tatum (I don't think that he's a full 6'1"), Jason Sudeikis, Bradley Cooper and Johnny Knoxville (I'll downgrade him since he's 2 inches shorter than Arnold Schwarzenegger).
185 CM/6'1"=Dr. Dre, Steve Austin, Heath Ledger, Freddie Prinze Jr., Josh Holloway, Jai Courtney, Steve Nash, Bill Cosby, Busta Rhymes and Pierce Brosnan.
186 CM/6'1.25"=Roger Federer (I stood by him and he was a hair shorter than I was), Garrett Hedlund, Obama (he's 6'1.25", not just 6'1"), Kellan Lutz (I'll give him a slight upgrade), Jim Carrey (he's a strong 186 however, and he's about even with Hugh Jackman), Ryan Lochte (he's taller than 6'1", but not 6'2"), Will Poulter (not 6'2"), Paul Walker, John Travolta, John C. Reilly (he's not 6'2", but can look close to it) and Daniel Day Lewis.
187 CM/6'1.5"-6'1.75"=Hugh Jackman (he's clearly not 6'2...), Will Smith, Gerald Butler, Novak Djokovic, Jay-Z (he's in between 6'1" and 6'2"), Barry Bonds, Cristiano Ronaldo (not 6'2" in the morning ever), James Earl Jones, Damon Wayons, Ray Romano, Michael Caine and Tom Hiddleston (he's not quite 6'2", but close).
188-189 CM/6'2-6'2.5"=Tim Tebow, Sean Connery, Ryan Reynolds, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck (not 6'3-6'4" as it has been proven) and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
190-192 CM=Jeff Daniels, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, The Rock (6'2.75"), Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Danny Glover and Michael Phelps.
193+ CM=Vince Vaughn, Liam Neason, Tony Robins, Snoop Dogg and Michael Clarke Duncan.
jamieorr4 says on 19/Apr/14
littiesue wow 5ft8 im 5ft10.5 would i be considered tall there? btw i live in uk wirral
Crash says on 19/Apr/14
Connor, he's saying that in his opinion anything in the 6'0" "range" is perfect (6'0"-6'09" basically), while the 6'1" range (6'1"-6'1.9") is very good.

And I'd be inclined to agree. I'm in the latter range at 6'1.25" and while it's a very good height, I realise that the ideal is probably somewhat shorter.
littlesue says on 19/Apr/14
jamieorr4 on General Height
littiesue what would you say was the average height at your work?

about 5ft 3 for women and 5ft 8 for the men, remember we have a mixed race of people in Brum so slightly smaller than average, we have about 10 women under 5ft.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 19/Apr/14
Maio you said the perfect height is between 6ft and 6ft 1, then you said its very good but not perfect??? im confused
jordydecke says on 19/Apr/14
Also with regards to modelling I think the most common height for male models is 6'2. A couple of years back I got into doing a few modelling shoots and at 5'11 I was a considerable amount shorter than the other guys and I actually overheard a photographer complaining about it, luckily I have long legs for my height though so proportions didn't look too bad.
Maio says on 19/Apr/14
Perfect height in my opinion is the range between 6ft and 6ft1.
If you're between 6ft1 and 6ft2 is very good but not perfect!
RobV says on 19/Apr/14
@seahawksfan. You say that you believe "most of the Dutch are of a limited height range", but this would be scientifically a little odd if it were dramatically different than other western countries and would have been the subject of much research and discussion. I could (but don't!) cite in opposition to your argument the fact that I run clubs and had to go to a particular one in Amsterdam to check something out, and to my amazement every single guy was in the 6'6" range. There were only about 20 guys there at the time I had to go, but still. That is no more accurate scientifically for someone to base a judgement on ('they're all nearly 2 m tall'!) than a trip down the mall! Truth is that the Dutch are on average slightly taller than most other European countries and this does tend to show in overall heights and the incidence of what we might think of as very tall - it must surely mean that the incidence of, say, 2m guys itself is greater than in other countries. But still of course rare! With stats, it's easy to miss the point that when we are told "less uncommon" this often means 1 in 200 rather than 1 in 250 (or even more). Not 1 in 3 against 1 in 1000.
jordydecke says on 19/Apr/14
@crash I agree with what you're saying that your height from youth tends to stick with you. Although I was always short until pretty late on and even then didn't finish fully until I was about 21.

A friend of mine who I grew up with was always big for his age and he was his final height (about 6'0.5) when he was about 14 or so. Family members and friends etc will always refer to him as a big, tall guy even though as pointed out in comments below he is now only a little over average.

I'm 5'11 now and while there isn't much between us he and everyone else still refers to me as being quite short, I guess because I always had been (was about 5'3 or 5'4 at age 14).
Crash says on 19/Apr/14
Dean if I remember, you are British, and the statistics simply don't agree with your 179cm average even for younger men. It's almost always in the 177cm range (for younger man), some pretty much a flat 177cm and some a bit closer to 178cm. The one thing for sure is that the 179cm that I see every so often here can be ruled out, regardless of perception or whatever.

And considering that most of these likely would have been earlier measurements, I would say that 177cm is the more likely "night" measurement for a young British male. So you are about 2cm off there.

IRL most people who know what 6'0" really looks like would probably consider it tall, obviously not standout but tall nonetheless. I'd think that only a minority would disagree with that once they had actually seen it.
jamieorr4 says on 19/Apr/14
littiesue what would you say was the average height at your work?
jamieorr4 says on 19/Apr/14
SAK thanks the reason why i say i don't feel tall is because im close to 6ft so im tell them 6ft is not tall. 6ft is above average but i wouldn't called a 6ft guy tall if woman then yes but like i said everone in entitled to there opinion
Mid190s says on 19/Apr/14
"You shouldn't stick out like that"

Tattoos, funny hairstyles, loud clothes, and every other stupid thing humans do to standout is ok but God forbid being naturally taller than everybody else!
B B B says on 18/Apr/14
"6'0 is perfect height, 6'2 is too tall!" <- c-mo 100%.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 18/Apr/14
Same thing in Denmark. I spot a few guys taller than me in both countries, but I'd say that most of the Dutch are in a limited height range which is how the average is about 6 feet since it's in between the average Dutch range of 5'10-6'1" with most being that.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 18/Apr/14
About the average height in the Netherlands, it really isn't as tall as some say. It's not that big of a country, and it's not there are a ton of 6'3"+ guys like the average would imply. I remember walking through most malls there, and it was uncommon to spot a taller guy than me there, although a fair chunk were close. I bet that 88% of the population falls between 178-185 CM there. If you're below 178 CM in the Netherlands, than you'd be considered short, and if you were above 185 CM then you'd be regarded as tall.
Mathew says on 18/Apr/14
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
i dont understand why some people think 6ft is tall can somebody tell me seriously where do you people live?

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6'0" is low end tall in the U.S. 6'1" is solidly tall here, somewhere in the 6'3" - 6'4" range is when "very tall" starts and somewhere in the 6'6" - 6'7" range is where the low end of "extreme" height begins (people double take, ask how tall you are all the time etc.)
Dean 5ft 9.25 says on 18/Apr/14
I think people get mixed up with the word tall. Some go by statistics, some go by perception, some go by how many people would call you tall at a certain height.
I agree 6ft is the start of tall, however I doubt many people would be called tall at 6ft. Its the first height thats 'clearly above average'..a 6ft guy always looks 'on the taller side' but if he said 'im tall' people would probably go 'not really'.

Legit tall: 185cm+(6'1 night).
Normal range: 173-185cm(5'8-6'1 night).
Legit Short: below 173cm(sub 5'8 night).

Normal range(173-185). If in this range, I wouldnt describe you as a tall/short person..your normal/average, all just blends in. However, 12cm range is a big diff and IMO its a 4cm range of below/solid/above average, that make the range up.

Below 177(but not below 173) start of a potential 'shortish' feel. Not short by stats but at times maybe feel/look it..(on the shorter side but blend in fine)

181 and above(but not above 185) start of potential 'tallish' feel. Not tall by stats but at times will feel/look it..(on taller side but blend in, not stand out).

You will only feel totally neutral if your in the 177-181 range(night). This range your not short 100% but not tall 100%...once dipping below 177cm/above 181 the more either way you might feel..and this confirms when a guy gets below 173/above 185.
This is how I see it.
K says on 18/Apr/14
Crash, he/she came VERY close to (unintentionally) impersonating Seahawks Fan AND he didn't address his reply to Seahawks Fan in the body of the post. It sounds like we both made some mistakes on that one. hee
Lillo Thomas says on 18/Apr/14
You guys are still arguing if 6'0 is tall? That's hilarious.
tapli says on 18/Apr/14
6'3-6'4 is envy. I'm only 6'1. haha.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 18/Apr/14
@KROC it has to do with my perspective. It automatically gives people 2-3 inches and exaggerates the difference and will make them look 6'6-6'7 at times. If a guy is 5'11.5-6'0, then I'll automatically assume that they're like a strong 6'2" or 6'3" (although I oddly notice the difference if they're like 5'11"). The only way that I have to compare my height accurately is using mirrors or seeing how they stand by certain signs to see if I cover more. If it wasn't for considering perspective, then I wouldn't be taller than 97-98% of the individuals here with the number being more like 87%.
questionman says on 18/Apr/14
@mark
The average white male isn't 6'1 anywhere as far as I know. That would mean 3.5 to 4 out of every 10 men would likely be 6'2. I was asking if it was a joke whether it be for white males or...anyone. Can you really say they are 6'1 in Washington to someone with a straight face? I'm not attempting to be mean but it would take a lot of guys in the 6'2 to 6'4 for the overall average to be 6'1.
avi says on 18/Apr/14
@Amaze says on 18/Apr/14
Nick cross I agree with you man, what you said was 100% truth.

6'0 and above is considered tall. Its lower range tall for a guy but still tall, like 5'7 is lower range tall for a girl. if a guy is 183cm(6') he can say he is tall. this goes for the UK too. at that height your taller than 99% of women and you will tower a lot of males including the average

no but there are still a lot of men 6'1-6'3 and 6'0 is barely tall nowadays. even if you are taller at 6'0 most likely it is not by much compared to someone average (5'9-5'10) the margin is very narrow. 6'2 is a solid tall height. but i agree 6'4-6'5 is starting to get silly. no need to be over 6'3-6'4 zone
piris says on 18/Apr/14
@RussianGuy
190-195cm is a great height. but 185-189cm is solid good height.
yes. 188-193cm is very very solid.
SAK says on 18/Apr/14
jamieorr4 says : i live in uk to be honest i live in area where people are tall i have be to other area and sometimes i have felt tallish also i am 6ft with shoes on and dont feel tall.
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@jamieorr4, (sorry to hear about your mum). Being 6ft with shoes on does not make you 6ft. Because 6ft guys with shoes on will be 6f1/6f1.5.

Why do you keep saying that you don't feel tall, you are 5f10.5, you are not suppose to feel tall (even with shoes on). You are average.

6ft is not tall in England. The reason being firstly its only 2" above average, not a big enough difference. Secondly, England has a population of over 50million. Therefore, you will find a good number of people in the 6f1-6f4 range, therefore making 6ft guys appear tallish or above average.
jamieorr4 says on 18/Apr/14
the main reason why i don't considered 6ft tall is because i think seeing a guy over 6ft is common but you are all entitled to your own opinion
Emmett says on 18/Apr/14
Soo says on 17/Apr/14
160-169cm peoples say: I'm not standout short! 180cm is ideal!
170-179cm peoples say: 183cm is ideal!
180-184cm peoples say: 185cm is ideal!
185-189cm peoples say: 190cm is ideal!
190-199cm peoples say: I'm not giant! 197cm is ideal!

You're absolutely right.
Jamieorr4 says on 18/Apr/14
people its ok you're entitled to your own opinion i just to know why. littiesue what would you say is the average height at your work was?
Jamieorr4 says on 18/Apr/14
ok i understand now its just that i don't think 6ft is eye catching tall
littlesue says on 18/Apr/14
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
i dont understand why some people think 6ft is tall can somebody tell me seriously where do you people live?

Why can't you except it's tall!! I live in the West Mids and its certainly tall in these parts. I work in a large department store in Brum which employs about 300 staff and only about 10 over 6 feet, one is a woman
Crash says on 18/Apr/14
jamieorr4, no it's still 5'10" MAX in UK for younger men. For all men it's a flat 5'9". Based on 5'10" average, 5'9"-5'11" is the average range. So no a 5'11" wouldn't feel tall most of the time, but he would occasionally.

You can walk around all you want and go off your perception but it doesn't change the facts.

A 6'0" should feel tall most of the time. Most 6'0" men consider themselves pretty tall as far as I know.

Aaron183cm: It would only be 50/50 if half of the people were deluded to 6'0" being average because of the shorter guys claiming it. If they really new what an "average" 5'10" looked like, they'd be more inclined to consider it tall. If they actually knew what an average guy looked like it'd most likely be well over 50% who would consider it tall.
KROC says on 18/Apr/14
@Seahawksfan 187-188 CM
At 6'2 how do you feel short next to 6'3-6'4 guys? That's 2 inches at the most. And yea 6'9-6'11 would be classified as too tall by most people.
Amaze says on 18/Apr/14
@Nick cross I agree with you man, what you said was 100% truth.

6'0 and above is considered tall. Its lower range tall for a guy but still tall, like 5'7 is lower range tall for a girl. if a guy is 183cm(6') he can say he is tall. this goes for the UK too. at that height your taller than 99% of women and you will tower a lot of males including the average
Amaze says on 18/Apr/14
@seahawksfan187-188cm

definitely. ideal is 6'0 to 6'4, maybe 5. but yeah 9-11 is too tall, your right in the middle at 6'2. perfect. you must be happy how you are. 6'9 to 11 is waaaaaaaay too tall you shouldn't stick out like that and it must be very uncomfortable. 6'6 is pushing it. 6'5 is the probably the highest tall you can be without problems. after that the negatives outweigh the positives.
Bryan says on 18/Apr/14
@jamieorr4 i live in Australia and at my university the average is 5'11 for guys born between 1992 - 1996 but amongst the older crowds in the city district it appears to be 5'10. Why do you seem so upset if people say 6 feet is tall ? have you never met someone your height who has claimed 6 foot ??
jamieorr4 says on 18/Apr/14
Aaron183cm im not sure if its true or not but i heard americans are short im going to Florida someday so i see for myself but accordind to Seahawksfan 187-188 CM sounds like it 5ft7 isn't average in uk
jamieorr4 says on 18/Apr/14
Connor 184.5-185cm thanks mate it a nightmare very upset): Aaron183cm i live in uk to be honest i live in area where people are tall i have be to other area and sometimes i have felt tallish also i am 6ft with shoes on and dont feel tall the only place i felt tall is spain and i was in flat shoes and still i felt tall there, my sister boyfriend called sean hes 6ft in bare feet nobody called him tall but my nephew who is 6ft2 gets called tall but not sean so if your 6ft in uk i doubt you get called tall 6ft2 is were get called tall
Crash says on 18/Apr/14
@K

LOL. It was someone who decided to reply to Sehawksfan with the username "@Seahawksfan 187-188 CM". Note the "@" sign. It wasn't the "real" Seahwaksfan haha.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 18/Apr/14
Is 6'9-6'11 'too tall' for a guy in your opinion? It's extremely rare that I'm towered over by somebody at 6'2", but managed to run into a guy who was a face taller than me with my friend guessing that he was 6'10-6'11 and could've been 7 feet tall. This has happened like 3-4 times where I've ran into guys who are 6'9-6'11", and each one was by far the tallest person in the place. He made 6'3-6'4" guys who generally make me feel short usually look exactly average. Would all say that this height is too tall? It got everybody staring.
RussianGuy 192 cm says on 18/Apr/14
I think 6'2.75-6'4.75 (190-195 cm) is ideal range. At this height you're objectively tall, people don't consider you as freak, and height doesn't negatively impact too much on your life. The only problem I have is fitting in some cars, especially backseats and airplanes.
K says on 17/Apr/14
Seahawks posted (you can read it) that the average female height, in Washington, is 5'7. Now, he denies it. I think that he's taking the piss (as you Brits say).
Mid190s says on 17/Apr/14
Height is Relative
Height is Relative
Height is Relative

How tall/short u are is based on the other people in the room. Period.
Aaron183cm says on 17/Apr/14
@jamieorr4

I don't know what country you live in, but I'm going to guess you don't feel tallish because like you said you are a weak 5'11", which probably means you're more like 5'10.5" are your lowest. Remember that height follows a bell curve distribution, so every inch deviating from the average is going to make a significant difference in how "tall" one feels. I live in the US and almost always feel tallish at 6'. I'd say about 1/5 guys are the same height as me or taller. 99% are of women are shorter than me, as well, and females over 5'9" are not that common in general. I could imagine that if I was one inch shorter I would NOT feel tallish anymore, reason being that there are a ton of 5'10.5"-5'11" range guys and to have that one-inch height advantage or the feeling of having a higher eye level than so many guys is kind of a big deal. Guys over 6' are not nearly as common, though because of the bell curve distribution.

I'd say 6' is not legit tall, but more of a gray area between "average" and "tall", or 'tallish' as people like to call it here. If you had a 6' guy stand in front of 100 random people and had those people describe his height as either "average" or "tall", the results would probably be split 50/50. Half would say he was tall, and the other half would say he's just average height IMO. 6'1" is definitely tall, though, because at that height you far enough down on the bell curve that you would stand a decent chance of being the tallest in random groups of 10 men.

Two inches on a ruler may not seem like much, but it matters a lot when it comes to height. I think a 6'1" guy will almost always give a "tall" impression to people, but a 5'11" guy not so much.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 17/Apr/14
jaimeorr4 im so sorry to hear about your mum mate i cant imagine how upset you must be right now i dont know what to say but if you ever want to talk im here for you i cant imagine what that must have been like for you.
Amaze says on 17/Apr/14
@Seahawks187-188 i agree with you completely now. btw what height do you claim? what height would you ideally like to be? you happy with your height?

i think that if your over 6 ft 5 its toooooooo tall, but 6 5 is kinda too tall anyway, i'd prefer to be 6 2 or 3. but 6'0 or 1 over anything else, though. for very tall guys isn't it awkward with clothes, like finding the right fit, and plus going through the door frame, hitting your head, and its a bit awkward looking. i think this applies to 6 5 people or more maybe?
Amaze says on 17/Apr/14
@jamieorr4

i understand you saying 5 ft 7 is short for a guy. that's understandable. it's 2 inches below average. it is short, but not noticeablely short. its on the higher end of short if you know what i mean. i have a friend whos 5'7 but no one digs on him for being short like the 5'4 guys that i know. 5'9 is actually the average for a man, 5 10 being upper end. ok 5'11 isnt tall, but its above average. it is slightly tallish, plus it is higher by the average by 2 inches. what you think 6 ft is is what 5 ft 11 actually is, 6 ft is tall. understand this, it's the lower end of being tall. it's not noticeably tall like if you see a 6'3 or 4 guy walking down the street. but a 6 ft person can claim to be tall, it's 3 inches above average. if you put a 6 ft person next to an average guy he will look tall and stand out. your mother(r.i.p) (i will go on easy on you im not a monster) shes about 20cm taller or 8 inches shorter than a 6 ft guy. i dunno why she had the opinion but oh well. btw how tall is your dad? but yeah 6 ft is tall, i live in a particularly tall area, yeah the 6'2 or 6'3 guys are recognised for being tall but my 6' friends get called tall by everyone. even the 6'2 6'3 guys call the 6'0 guy tall. so yeah 6'0 is tall.. not very tall but lower range if you understand? a 6 ft person can claim to be tall, not a 5'11er though.
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
Connor 184.5-185cm imo for the older generation average is closer to 5ft9 but i think for the younger generation its closer to 5ft11 if you ask a 6ft guy what do you consider your height to be he probably say average. i doubt most 6ft guys consider them selfs tall beside its only one inche above 5ft11, and 5ft11 is not very tall for a man imo
Amaze says on 17/Apr/14
@connor-184.5-185

yeah i agree with you completely, jamieorr4 read what connor said
plus im only 16 turning 17 lol, i'm 5'8'' but i havent finished growing(late bloomer) dad's 5'11(told me he had a crazy spurt between 17 to 18 from 5'5 to 5'11) and brothers 6'0. hoping to be around them atleast!
Ravi says on 17/Apr/14
@connor-184.5-185

yeah i agree with you completely, jamieorr4 read what connor said
plus im only 16 turning 17 lol, i'm 5'8'' but i havent finished growing(late bloomer) dad's 5'11(told me he had a crazy spurt between 17 to 18 from 5'5 to 5'11) and brothers 6'0. hoping to be around them atleast!
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
i dont understand why some people think 6ft is tall can somebody tell me seriously where do you people live?
littlesue says on 17/Apr/14
SAMMY D on General Height
What is more desirable a handsome guy who is 5'8 or a plain looking guy who is 6'1?

The 5ft 8 guy anyday if just going on looks, think of Zac Effron to Colin Hanks
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
Crash sorry i meant when he was 15 he was tall lol
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
my mum was 5ft4 and she didn't considered 6ft tall she recently passaway): my new friend who is about 5ft9 doesn't considered 6ft tall, if 6ft was tall then why they never get called tall? imo for 6ft to be tall the average has to be 5ft8 and 6ft1 has be uncommon height, which isn't the case where i live but if it is were you live then i understand why think 6ft is tall but please go easy on me my mum died):
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
i went out for awalk today i had a good look around supermarket now i dont even considered 6ft1 tall also how is 5ft11 tallish im a weak 5ft11 guy i dont feel that much taller than a good number of girls im taller but not over towering, as for guys i dont see alot of guys under 5ft9 the people who say 6ft is tall much live somewhere were people are not very tall like i herad americans are not very tall people not sure if its ture or not
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
i went out for awalk today i had a good look around supermarket now i dont even considered 6ft1 tall also how is 5ft11 tallish im a weak 5ft11 guy i dont feel that much taller than a good number of girls im taller but not over towering, as for guys i dont see alot of guys under 5ft9 the people who say 6ft is tall much live somewhere were people are not very tall like i herad americans are not very tall people not sure if its ture or not
Maio says on 17/Apr/14
I think Jim Carrey is not taller than 6ft1/185 cm.
John Cusack looked as tall as Harold Ramis who I guess was very close to 6ft1.75/187 cm, so a bit less than 1 inche taller than a strong 6ft1 Bill Murray
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 17/Apr/14
187 CM for John Cusack? He has a good inch on 187/6'1.5" listed Jim Carrey here:

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Jim Carrey's hair makes him look taller, so I'd give Cusack 189-190 CM.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 17/Apr/14
The average female height isn't 5'7" in Washington.
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
and Amaze i consider 5ft7 to short for a guy and 6ft2 to be tall for a guy but it just my opinion and i think for young man 6ft is kinda of average i would not be surprised if tall start at 6ft3 im 5ft10.5 i feel short sometimes even though i consider myself average i know a guy who is 6ft never gets called tall beside if 5ft10 is average 6ft is only 2 inche above which imo isn't tall enough to be considered tall
Crash says on 17/Apr/14
But it's a very interesting point that Bran made. While his friend isn't tall today, the perception of him as tall from when he was younger has stuck, because he always was the tallest one. And it is the same today even though he had stopped growing long ago and others have outgrown him.

His situation, achieving full height at an early age, is rather similar to me. I have been 6'1.25" since 14 and was considered giant back then... I literally had almost a full head on most people my age. But in my case, when people see me all these years later (I am 21 now) they are shocked that I didn't grow at all and stopped referring to me as huge now lol. Now I'm just tall but not huge.
jamieorr4 says on 17/Apr/14
Amaze I don't consider 6ft tall not joking because im 5ft11 in Moring and I don't feel tallish at all, I feel average and I doubt a inche would make a difference and I feel people are getting taller, your 5ft8 so it would seem tall to you but not to me even if it was tall. I consider 6ft2 to be tall the reason why I don't feel tallish is because I have friends and family over 6ft
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 17/Apr/14
@Amaze the internet is the only place where you'll hear that 6'0-6'1 is average and that 5'8-5'11 is short. 5'8" isn't short at all with it being just slightly below average (5'7" isn't even that short) with 5'11" being above average, but not 'tall' really. So many add 2-3 inches onto their heights to where it seems as if these heights are no longer tall, when in reality they are as tall as they seem at first. I was one of those people who claimed 6'2" when I was like 5'10.5"-6'0" due to thinking that I was 6'2", but then I grew to be about 6'2" (6'1.5"-6'2") right after I realized that I was 6'0 at the time. 6'0 was tall to me (especially considering the fact that I see people as being taller than me when they're in reality shorter).

The ideal height range in my opinion 6'0-6'3 as you have a ton of well regarded actors/athletes in this category. 6'0 is tall enough, just 6'3" isn't too tall. This is the ideal range for athletes, and most male models are 183-191 CM (you'll get a few that are 5'11", but it's uncommon). 5'8-5'11 is the ideal range in my opinion if one doesn't want to be a model or athlete and just an actor.
Crash says on 17/Apr/14
lol jamieorr4, 18 isn't adult? Really? And he is tall for age? Yes, when he was 15 or 16, but not at 18. I already posted a growth chart showing that there is very minimal growth after turning 18 on average, and absolutely none after 18.5.
MD says on 17/Apr/14
Seahawksfan, what has gotten into you? You are literally all over the place. I don't know if I could even call it trolling as you're just making bizarre, unhinged claims like saying that 6'1" is average for a male in your state and in the very next post saying 6'1" is only average in the Dinaric Alps and then in the next post asking if that's true. I'll ask you one last time, are you all right? Are you in your right mind?
SAMMY D says on 17/Apr/14
What is more desirable a handsome guy who is 5'8 or a plain looking guy who is 6'1?
Soo says on 17/Apr/14
160-169cm peoples say: I'm not standout short! 180cm is ideal!
170-179cm peoples say: 183cm is ideal!
180-184cm peoples say: 185cm is ideal!
185-189cm peoples say: 190cm is ideal!
190-199cm peoples say: I'm not giant! 197cm is ideal!
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 17/Apr/14
6ft being 2-3 inches above the average height, its in the tall range i agree Amaze its just within low end of tall but still tall, the start of average is actually not 5ft 10, 5ft 9-9.5 is the start of average for men so 6ft is 3 inches above thats so its solid tall 5ft 10 is actually second in line in the average category, id say its more higher/upper average, its laughable that some people on here say its only tallish/above average 5ft 11 is more around that range. At 5ft 8 yes your slightly below average but youre not short, id just ignore them if i were you or just laugh at them they obviously have no idea what a legit 5ft 8 guy looks like! for all we know they could have been way shorter than you hee hee!
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 17/Apr/14
@Amaze i agree with all of that
Maio says on 17/Apr/14
Here in this site there's a lot of comments regarding the concepts of 'strong/weak' height.
Someone says that if a person in at low (late afternoon to night height) for example 183,3-5 cm is a strong 6ft. I don't share this opinion: if someone has the average low height a bit taller than a mark he is taller than that mark...In the example I would list someone who is 183,3-5 cm as 6ft0.25.
I give two celebs for every mark from 5ft11 to 6ft4 that in my opinion are at night very close to that range:

180 cm (5ft11): Kristanna Loken, Uma Thurman
181 cm (5ft11.25): Elle MacPherson, Michael Rosenbaum
181,5 cm (5ft11.5): Famke Janssen, Val Kilmer
182 cm (5ft11.75): Sam Neill, Christian Bale
183 cm (6ft0): Nick Nolte, Hayden Christensen
183,5 cm (6ft0.25): Tommy Lee Jones, Shelton Benjamin
184 cm (6ft0.5): Harrison Ford, Bradley Cooper
184,7 cm (6ft0.75): Brendan Gleeson, Bill Pullman
185,5 cm (6ft1): Kevin Costner, Keanu Reeves
186 cm (6ft1.25): Pierce Brosnan, Will Smith
186,5 cm (6ft1.5): Maria Sharapova, Kevin Kline
187 cm (6ft1.75): John Cusack, David Warner
188 cm (6ft2): Alfred Molina, Sean Connery
188,5 cm (6ft2.25): Morgan Freeman, Justin Hartley
189 cm (6ft2.5): Jon Voight, Brendan Fraser
190,5 cm (6ft3): Tom Welling, Matthew Modine
191 cm (6ft3.25): Paul Bettany, Rupert Everett
191,5 cm (6ft3.5): Vincent d'Onofrio, Lars Mikkelsen
192 cm (6ft3.75): David Morse, Snoop Dogg
193 cm (6ft4): Jeff Goldblum, John Corbett

*** all celebs are listed as their peak (for old celebs) or current (for young) height
K says on 16/Apr/14
I don't believe, for a second, that the male average in Ohio is 5'8 while the female average in Washington is 5'7 unless Ohio is wholly comprised of recent Japanese immigrants and Washington is wholly comprised of recent Dutch immigrants.
flowan says on 16/Apr/14
6'2"-6'4" is ideal.
jamieorr4 says on 16/Apr/14
Bran he is tall for age 5ft10.5 is average for adult Connor 184.5-185cm like i said before 5ft11 imo not tallish be maybe high end of average
Amaze says on 16/Apr/14
Whoever says 6 ft, 6 ft 0 isn't tall must be joking.

Its 6 foot, Six feet tall. Thats 183cm and that is 2-3inches above average. Ofcourse that is tall, obviously not very tall or noticeably tall like a 6ft 3 guy but yeah its tall. probably the lower range of tall, but it's still tall. its 6 foot.

5 11, isn't tall however, it is tallish(1-2 inches above average, still a difference which is noticeable compared to the average male so he will be tallish, but not actually tall)

5 ft 10 is higher range of average, 5 foot 9 lower range.
i'm 5 ft 8 and i dislike it severely when people think that i am short. it is not short, yes slightly below average but not short like a 5'5 guy. it is just slightly below average. 5 ft 7 is tall short hehe, its like the tallest short you can be. 5 ft 6- 5 is very short. 5 ft 4 and under is very short. i think that if your over 6'2, its a bit too tall, not very ideal in my opinion. over 6'5 is just gigantic. ideal height is 6'0, maybe 6'1. ideal is 6'0 or 6'1, either of them, doesnt matter, not too tall, not too short.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 16/Apr/14
5ft 11 i think is too tall to be considered solid average in the UK, its really more high end of average and into the start of tallish/above average range, definetly average in the Netherlands though, 5ft 9-10 is solid average you could say 5ft 8 is but its more weak average but i wouldn't consider it short 5ft 9 id say is in the start of average category.
Bran says on 16/Apr/14
@Jamie0rr4
I live in England, the 18 year old in question was already about 5ft10.5 at 15, so was always called tall, as he was genuinely the tallest out of like 15 of us. Now a couple have overtaken him in our group but most of us are still 5ft9 ish so he still has the edge, but yes in wider society i would say 5ft10.5 is strong average, as i would claim 5ft9-11 is average range in the UK.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 16/Apr/14
Why is the average height so high in the Dinaric Alps by the way? Has anybody there visited the place?
questionman says on 15/Apr/14
The average height is 6'1 for males in Washington state? I'm lost. Is that a joke?
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 15/Apr/14
There's only one place with a reported average of 6'1", and that's the Dinaric Alps. The only one that comes close is the Netherlands, and that's listed as 6 feet. If Washington's average was 6'1", then I'm pretty sure it would be well known.
jamieorr4 says on 15/Apr/14
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM really 5ft7 in Florida im going to visit there sometime im 5ft10.5 will i get called tall there? im average here in uk and 5ft7 is considered short in uk
jamieorr4 says on 15/Apr/14
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM really 5ft7 in Florida im going to visit there sometime im 5ft10.5 will i get called tall there? im average here in uk and 5ft7 is considered short in uk
jamieorr4 says on 15/Apr/14
Bran where do you live? 5ft11 isn't tall maybe slightly above average but not tall im 5ft10.5 and never been called tall i feel average because seeing a guy over 6ft is common nowadays btw i live in uk
Peter says on 15/Apr/14
Mike321
Thank you. Yes, you have a very good height. Eg. I just get by your chin. I think it takes time for you to get used to your new height. That happened with my brother too, and that's why he got engaged with this page and then passed that enthusiasm on to me.
In my case I've always been perhaps shorter than most of my age friends, but either taller or same height as the younger ones. Now I am clearly shorter than most of them and just taller than a few. It's not that different anyway.
In my brother's case he has always been very very tall for his age but same height as me and most of our older friends. When he overgrew almost everybody he started complaining and feeling freakishly tall, insecure, shy, you name it, especially by me and dad. Now at 17 he hits 6'7, he got used to his height, he exceedingly enjoys being tall, and of course we are all very happy for him too.
In your case, with an absolutely perfect height, you must feel just great, I guess, and so must your real friends and family do.
french guy 183 cm says on 15/Apr/14
i lead my own study based on official figures in order to determine the average height of the british ethnic groups.
According to the 2011 census date, the british population is made up of:
-87.1 % white
-6.9 % of asian, it's a mix of indian, pakistani, bengladeshi and chinese.I believe the average height is no more than 168 cm for them.natives Pakistani indian, chinese average 165-168 cm according to wikipedia, but british asian, thanks to a better standard of living, are taller, especially for the youngsters.
-black people 3%:i believe it's very heterogeneous, i would say they average 176 cm-177 cm but i have nothing to prove it.
-mixed 2%:a mix of white and black, white and asian, i don't have the slightest idea of their height.By the way they are negligible.
-other ethnic group:0.9 %, a mix of everything., also negligible.


to sum up
-white/87.1%/average?
-asian/6.9/168 cm
-black people/3%/175 cm instead of 176-177cm
-mixed+other ethic groups/2.9%/170 cm

I decided to underestimate the average height of black people and the others ethnic groups in order to maximize the average height of white people.I prefer overestimating.

The national average of men in uk is 175.5 cm.
Now it's possible to calculate the average height of white men with a basic formula

175.5=(87.1/100*x)+(6.9/100*168)+(3/100*175)+(2.9/100*170)
(87.1/100)*x=175.5-((6.9/100*168)+(3/100*175)+(2.9/100*170))
87.1/100 *x=153.728
x=153.728*100/87.1
x=176.5 cm
Crash says on 15/Apr/14
In fact according to this chart: Click Here (British males)

Average looks to be just about exactly 177cm at 18 years and there seems to be no growth at all after 18.5 years. In the final 6 months (18.0 to 18.5) it's only about 2-3mm.
Crash says on 15/Apr/14
@SAK: the figures for England are 177.1cm for 16-24 and 177.6cm for 25-34. It's actually on the Wikipedia article about human height too.

The 16 and 17 year olds would probably make a slight difference but unless there were a huge number of them in that study, I really doubt it'd be a 2cm difference. I'd guess that it would be under less than 1cm higher if you excluded them (as was the case with the England study... 0.5cm difference), so the majority of that 2cm difference is likely just a chance difference with the samples they got... but I'd say we can conclude that the average for younger males is somewhere between 177 and 178cm.

Growth from 18 onwards would be negligible.
Kourosh177cm says on 15/Apr/14
hey rob, this is my latest measurement. 178 cm in the morning and 176.5 cm in late night. What height should i claim ? thank you
[Editor Rob: if in cm, then really it is up to you if you want to round a tiny bit up or down. I don't think many would actually round down to 176, most would say 177 because a large chunk of the day you are pretty much going to look that.]
Bran says on 15/Apr/14
What do you guys think of the height 5ft10.5-5ft11 ish for young males 18 ish. I ask because i have a friend who is that height and has always been considered tall, he's been around 5ft10.5 or 5ft10.75 since 15-16 and hasn't grown but gains so much respect among people (our group of mates) and is constanly lamented as tall. He's always claimed 6ft, but now many of us are 5ft8-10 range i expected the " tall claims" to dissapear. But even now im only an inch shorter than him, he still is always seen as tall, compared to me, even though he slouches often. Does anyone else see these sort of occurences happen and question themselves why this happens, it's like some 5ft9 guys get called short, others can claim 5ft11 and be called tall. I know proportions and etc play a part but sometimes i see this happen with people who have thin hair, flat shoes and so on.
rlvp says on 15/Apr/14
Rob, a question, if a male is 69 inches tall, would he be 175 out of bed (5'8), 70 inches tall, 178 out of bed, 71 inches tall, 180 morning? The inquire is beacuse I have the impression that body grows by inches
[Editor Rob: on average people shrink a bit less than 1 inch from first thing in the morning till evening. It is rarer to shrink more than an inch. Of course, the longer your spine, the more chance that might happen.]
Anon says on 15/Apr/14
@ Emmet. Women are 4.5 to 5.5 inches shorter than men on average depending on country, not 5 to 7 inches. 5 to 7 inches was the most common height difference between partners in the study. What that shows is that women more often find men most appealing when they are their equivalent male height or a bit taller.
MD says on 15/Apr/14
@Seahawksfan,

People even doubt some of the actual measured heights, so you're observational heights for state are even more in doubt. There is no way that in populations as large as states that there is that much variation in average height. It's simply not possible. And, anecdotally, I've never experienced what you've experienced. Now, at sub-state level in particular metropolitan areas and such you MAY get such variations, but even then, the variations seem far, far too high. There is not a single state where you'd find a 5'7" average or even a 5'8" average. You might get a near 5'8" measurement in Hawaii, but even in the rest of the few minority-majority states you still have a significant portion of white people. And, just to drive home the point, there is no way in heck in a white-majority state you get anything under 5'9". I'm sorry, but your observations are simply warped.
K says on 14/Apr/14
@Seahawks Fan: I take it your state heights are based on personal observations while traveling, not published statistics. My personal observations and WWI conscript data (admittedly dated) contradict some of your claims.

@Matthew: Many huge athletes, especially pro wrestlers, exaggerate their already impressive heights for an added "wow! factor". You can blame promoters for some of this. Some of their "7-foot clients" turn out to be 6'8 or even shorter.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Apr/14
Most models are not their claims. The only thing that's not suspicious is that they'll claim '187 CM/6'1.5" on some. I've met some that are listed as 187 CM, and I edge them out. They'll round up models if they're anything above 6'1.5" and will occasionally add 1-2 inches onto their height.
Emmett says on 14/Apr/14
Anon says on 13/Apr/14
I read a study that women most often end up with long term partners who are on average 5.9 inches taller than them, the commonest range was a 5-7 inch height difference. Therefore if average range women (5'4-5'6) are the most prevalent in society, then surely you are the ideal height for more women than any other height if you are 6'0.

5-7 inches is the average height difference between men and women period. That's why the average height difference was 5.9 inches. There were probably a lot of smaller and larger gaps, and some women taller than the men, but the average was that number because thats on average how much taller men are than women in general. To me this study doesn't say anything. And actually a 5 to 7 inch difference for 5'4-5'6 women would be 5'11, not 6'0.
mike321 says on 14/Apr/14
Peter says on 14/Apr/14
Mike321
Yes, that's it. People who have their puberty later become taller than people who have it early. It is not exactly my case: I have always been relatively short, I have grown regularly, and i've finished at a decent height (5'6 1/2). I had my puberty at 15, 16 and I've finished growing by 16/17.
The sensation you describe is fantastic, isn't it? Suddenly you are taller than some of your friends and relatives. I had a very modest (and final) growth spurt from 15 to 16, and I became about one inch taller than my father.
But my experience is very much from the other side: most of my friends and my brother are much taller than me. Some of my younger friends I used to look down are now considerably taller than me.
It's just exciting too, because you feel you really are an adult man talking to someone you met as a boy and is now a lot taller than you. But yes I admit it is a bit embarrassing for both parties.
You say you ended up being taller than all of your friends. Btw, how tall are you now, Mike?

i am 6'2 or 189cm at night. I was teased from my peers for being short during my school days as i was considerable smaller than most other people my age but once i hit about 15/16 i began to grow rapidly and eventually i ended up at 6'2. Every so often i get people who i haven't seen since school make comments about how much taller i am.

It's kinda weird because although i know i must have grown considerably, i still don't feel that much bigger than when i started my growth spurt.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 14/Apr/14
Hey Rob how often do you seen men that are 7ft 0in i went too a supermarket called Morrisons on Saturday i saw a man who was 7ft 0in he must have been at least 7ft 1in.
[Editor Rob: very rarely ever seen anybody 7ft, at some airports I saw basketball squad though.]
Mathew says on 14/Apr/14
RobV says on 3/Apr/14
@ K on the general trend to exaggerate height which then skews perceptions. I have mentioned this before, but I work in clubs and what you say is completely correct. I was not so aware of women doing it and will check that out but men! Over the years I have met so many aspiring models/musicians/actors and every 5'10" guy claims 6' or even more. That adding of two inches skews everything of course. It's a bit like when clothing manufacturers apparently changed the fit of waist sizes. What was a 34" 20 years ago is now called a 32", giving the impression to people they are slimmer than they are! But doubly interesting is the fact that guys still do this right up to about 6'4", claiming an inch or two more to get them to 6'5" or 6'6". What I HAVE noticed is that no guy who is a genuine 6'6" seems to claim more. So maybe that is the perceived cut off point of aspiration, particularly if you are already very tall - "I want to be thought of as 6'6" and as I am already very tall I can claim it, but that's the limit". In fact just look at celebs like Jason Momoa who claim an inch and even more on their 6'4". It may appear strange but it does seem that a seriously large number of people want to be a couple of inches taller than they are.

---

If you want one bizare example of a 6'6"+ celeb inflating their height by a few inches, check out Afrojack. He's a guy who is listed at 6'7.5" but has claims 6'9", and even has claimed 6'10" on occasion.
Crash says on 14/Apr/14
@Josh, I see what you are trying to say. Overall average for younger Europeans would be somewhere between 177 and 178cm most likely, so it's daft for people to look at the taller countries and conclude that Europe has an average of 180cm or something from that. By the same logic I could look at shorter southern countries and say that it's 175cm, or even 173cm if I pretended that Portgual was the centre of the universe.
SAK says on 14/Apr/14
Average height for Scotland is 5f10/178cm. And the mean is 178.2. (25-34yo)
This is the data for measured heights Click Here

One thing to note is for age group 16-24yo the average/median/50th percentile is 176.2/5f9.5. For 25-34yo the average/median/50th percentile is 178cm/5f10.

The increase is most likely due to many 16-18yo continue to grow a further 1-2cm.

I could not find the same data for England. But England also has a 178cm average (below 35yo). So it will be similar.
MD says on 14/Apr/14
@Josh, that is some warped logic that makes absolutely ZERO sense. Even if you were to argue that small groups of people with average heights very far above (or very far below) above overall averages it wouldn't make sense, since Northern Europeans are not "freakishly tall" by any stretch of the imagination as compared to the overall average of Europe.

Weird.
Peter says on 14/Apr/14
Mike321
Yes, that's it. People who have their puberty later become taller than people who have it early. It is not exactly my case: I have always been relatively short, I have grown regularly, and i've finished at a decent height (5'6 1/2). I had my puberty at 15, 16 and I've finished growing by 16/17.
The sensation you describe is fantastic, isn't it? Suddenly you are taller than some of your friends and relatives. I had a very modest (and final) growth spurt from 15 to 16, and I became about one inch taller than my father.
But my experience is very much from the other side: most of my friends and my brother are much taller than me. Some of my younger friends I used to look down are now considerably taller than me.
It's just exciting too, because you feel you really are an adult man talking to someone you met as a boy and is now a lot taller than you. But yes I admit it is a bit embarrassing for both parties.
You say you ended up being taller than all of your friends. Btw, how tall are you now, Mike?
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Apr/14
I'd put my money on the average height being 176.5 CM in the USA (it might be 178ish in states like Georgia perhaps or in Wisconsin), and 175.5 in the UK. The average height for a Dutch person is 181-182 CM (there's no way that it's above that, and 179 CM for a Swedish male.

Average height per state (in some):

1. Alabama-5'9.5"
2. Alaska-5'7"
3. Arizona-5'8"
4. Arkansas-5'9.5"
5. California-5'7"
6. Colorado-5'9"
7. Florida-5'7" (I towered over nearly everybody here)
8. Georgia-5'10.25"
9. Hawaii-5'8" (although Obama is 6'1" and was born there, so he's a giant Hawaiian).
10. Idaho-5'8"
11. Illinois-5'8.5" (I'm basing this off of the fact that few were even 5'10")
12. Iowa-N/a
13. Kansas-5'9"
14. Kentucky-N/a
15. Louisiana-5'9"
16. Michigan-5'9"
17. Minnesota-5'9"
18. Mississippi-5'7"
19. Missouri-I live here, so I can give an accurate estimate-It's 5'7.5" here. I'm tall for one at about 6'2".
20. Montana-N/a, but probably 5'8".
21. Nebraska-N/a
22. Nevada-5'8-5'9"
23. New Jersey-5'9"
24. New Mexico-5'7.5"
25. New York-5'10" (there are a ton above 6'4" here)
26. North Carolina-5'9"
27. North Dakota-5'7"
28. Ohio-5'8"
29. Oklahoma-5'9"
30. Oregon-5'8"
31. Pennsylvania-5'7"
32. South Carolina-5'8"
33. South Dakota-5'8"
34. Tennessee-5'9"
35. Texas-According to a study, it's 5'8".
36. Utah-5'9.5"
37. Virginia-5'8"
38. Washington-5'8"
39. West Virginia-5'9"
40. Wisconsin-5'11" (the tallest state)
41. Wyoming-5'7.5"

New England-5'8.5"-5'9"
SG says on 13/Apr/14
Im 18 and Im still growing.. I know several other people who grew after 18 as well. And I asked my doctor when I should expect to stop and he said that he has several patience who keep right on trucking into college! So its not as uncommon as you think MrTBlack..
(S)aint 186 says on 13/Apr/14
Sammy D- Also I want to mention that Tall DARK and handsome doesnt mean dark features. A common misconception you may or may not be aware of. It means an attractive personality whatever it may be to the women. In modeling or acting that would translate to the certian flaire some people can display infront of a camera.
(S)aint 186 says on 13/Apr/14
Sammy D- haha.Your first comment made you look a tad ignorent. You have obviously done some research however. Your height shouldn't be a problem for acting unless you are short. Yes things can be biased for taller actors so you need to be a better then average actor for an actor. Dont get discouraged. Modeling is indeed far more strict. I once had an oportunity to look into modeling (wasnt scouted or anything it was just an option) and I opted not to because I have a deformed chest. Its not that noticable but I could be edged out pretty easily because of it. I am to skinny too at 144lbs so I just figured it wasnt worth it.
jamieorr4 says on 13/Apr/14
why do some people say 6ft is tall? maybe for the older generation it is but not for the younger i would say 6ft2 is were tall start from, but saying that i think 6ft2 is common nowdays and anything over 6ft2 is not very common. so 6ft3 is a strong tall and anything under 6ft3 is really nothing special and 6ft6 is a uncommon height
Anon says on 13/Apr/14
I read a study that women most often end up with long term partners who are on average 5.9 inches taller than them, the commonest range was a 5-7 inch height difference. Therefore if average range women (5'4-5'6) are the most prevalent in society, then surely you are the ideal height for more women than any other height if you are 6'0.
K says on 13/Apr/14
Whoops! I MEANT to say that northeast white women were probably up to two inches shorter than southeast white women in the late 1800s/early 1900s, not the other way around. This was due to immigration and it's true if the female height patterns followed the male height patterns for each region back then.
mike321 says on 13/Apr/14
MrTBlack says on 13/Apr/14
Growing beyond 18 is rare in men actually, it is very common to finish at 15 but usually you'll finish at 16-early 18.

I think ti all depends on when you how late you start/finish puberty. What i seem to have noticed when in school is that the people who were shorter thna their peers in school tend to have their growth spurt at a later age which fools people into believing that everyone can grow past 18.

For instance, i was always short throughout my school life but when i finished growing at about 19 i ended up being taller than all of my friends. It's a strange sensation that for years you are the one looking up to your friends compared to a few years later when it's them looking up at me.
Chris says on 13/Apr/14
Do girls in general have longer legs? I'm almost 6ft and my inseam (crotch to floor) is around 90 cm. (35,5 inches) I only wear 34 inseams in pants though. I've been told a few times that i have long legs. But i noticed from model forums and such that a girl with my height and inseam would be considered to have short legs. There are girls that proclaim to wear 36 inseams and higher, and need to go to special stores that carry such a size.
rlvp says on 13/Apr/14
@Michael I agree with you, average height for young male is about 178.5 out of bed. What do you think, Rob?
[Editor Rob: in US? I would say in that range]
Milos 179.5cm says on 13/Apr/14
Hello everyone. The average height in Croatia is 174 cm making 180 cm+ strong tall. Well done to your countries for achieving such great heights
Ted says on 13/Apr/14
No T shirt needs to be in your face, so u can see and read from a distance
poby says on 13/Apr/14
5'8"-5'11" female/6'1-6'4" male (without shoes) is a all time very good height in my opinion.
K says on 13/Apr/14
FWIW, I mentally placed Hawaii in the southwestern part of the United State, although its not part of the contiguous 48 states. I THINK that Hawaii has the largest population of Americans of east Asian descent, with California in second place. I put that state in the SW as well, although part of it is closer to the Pacific NW. I think Florida is the shortest state for women in the SE because of its ethnic makeup. The NE white women have caught up with the SE white women, although the latter probably was about two inches shorter during the late 1800s/early 1900s. I think Latinas probably will catch up to black/white American women in the future unless they're descended from certain Native American tribes who are genetically short. They're somewhat like African pygmies and some southeast Asian women in that regard.
Sammy D. says on 13/Apr/14
(S)aint 186 lol.Well most agencies hire the best looking actors who are above 6'0.Trust me I can act,just wanted a sincere answer.I was informed by modelling agency if I'm not 5'11 with a six pack-NO!(FYI:I have been told I'm handsome but with a bad body i.e. Torso.)
Tall,dark and handsome is not an accruate description.May be:Medium,fair and handsome.I just don't know if 5'9 is that marketable for an upcoming actor and I can't LIE!But Thanks (S)aint 186.6'1.5 is GREAT HEIGHT!
MrTBlack says on 13/Apr/14
Growing beyond 18 is rare in men actually, it is very common to finish at 15 but usually you'll finish at 16-early 18.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 12/Apr/14
Hey Rob did you watch this new show amazing greys there was this guy who weighed 99kgs the top of paddies head was on his forehead how tall would you say he was i would say about 6ft 3in he looked about that range had a good 2 inches on paddie when they standing next too eachother.
[Editor Rob: without seeing it, harder to say!]
Crash says on 12/Apr/14
I've wondered for a long time, would anyone have any idea for the disparity between UK and USA average heights for young, white males? For UK, average height is 5'9.75"-5'10" and for US I've seen between 5'10.25"-5'10.5", so basically a half inch taller.

Could it be the German component of American's ancestry? I recall that being the largest part, followed by British and then Irish (who have a 5'9.75" average).

Young Germans are 181cm (dunno why others are saying 184) so maybe...


Australia is predominantly Britsh and Irish and average height is 5'10", so essentially the same as UK. Because of this I suspect that it's the more diverse ancestry of Americans that pushes them up.
Michael says on 12/Apr/14
average is 178.5 morning for young males and 176.5 for all
Bran says on 12/Apr/14
@Jewel
Average would still be 5ft10.5,so a male should be around 6ft2.5,female about 5ft6.5 probably.

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