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General Height height: 7ft 6.5in (230 cm)

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Amaze says on 30/Oct/14
@celebheights 188cm i agree. 6'1 is clearly strong and 187 bordering strong. 181 182 are tallish.
RobV says on 30/Oct/14
@Marie on the yougov poll of 'ideal height'. The tables themselves are interesting but the summary by yougov is very misleading. Not sure why but it is full of double negatives and tortuous explanation which avoids actually giving proper detail of the findings. Look at the questions and % figures and then compare this detail to the summary and you will see that the two don't really match easily. For example the summary fails to identify that over half who express an opinion say 'the ideal height for a man is 6' to 6'3"' Which is what we would have expected. But they then tortuously use another stat to suggest that 6' is too tall, which is not in fact what anyone has really said in the polling.

The poll also tends to demonstrate again that people are not consistent in their views about height - surely this has to be partly due to the fact that they do not actually KNOW what height others are so are judging something they are not in a position to judge. If you say 6'4" is too tall, but do not actually know how to judge a person who is that height, then presumably the basis of your judgement cannot be sound. The only way to do this scientifically is to measure a whole load of people accurately, have them stood around in various situations and for people to then judge "he's too tall, she's too short" etc.

Then you would find some really odd things happen - eg that a guy who is really well built and 6'4" would be judged "not too tall/ideal" but a guy who is 6'3" and dead skinny being judged 'way too tall'.
182cm says on 30/Oct/14
Once your between 5ft10-6ft2 other things such as appearance, build, charisma etc. Ive witnesses this myself as I got a girl taller than me by 0.5cm or maybe we were the same height and she usually dates guys over 6ft3
182cm says on 30/Oct/14
Take into account most of the dream guys seem to be 5ft10-6ft
Bloom
Beckham
Levine
Clooney, but now hes married
And most girls think this guys are like 6ft. Girls dont know height as they are like 5ft4 average , so its hard to tell how tall someone really is when there like 6 or so inches shorter
182cm says on 30/Oct/14
@connor and @amaze
I see what your saying, I also want to be 6ft2-6ft3

To girls 5ft4-5ft6, (which is where most girls ar) they would think a true 5ft11 is perfect.5ft7-5ft9 think 6ft-6ft2 is perfect for a guy. All girls will tell you they prefer 4-6inches taller.
On best height, guys think bigger will always be better but think of this girls around 5inches shorter than guus thats why most girls will say best height for a guy is at least 5ft10-6ft1 mainly because average girls 5ft 2-5ft 6 are the most. But 5ft7-5ft10 girls say 6ft1-6ft3 is perfect for a guy.

Most guys are 5ft10 so they think 6ft2 is perfect which is 4 inches taller. This is similar to girls saying best height for a guy is 4-6 inches taller.
So in short in a girls eyes best height for a guy by majority is 5ft11-6ft1, maybe 5ft10-6ft1
But a guy will say around 6ft1-6ft3
GI Jose says on 30/Oct/14
@Celebheights 188CM
I would definitely agree with your statement. Based on percentiles, 180.9 cm is the 75th, and 170.9 cm is the 25th (based on the US averages without rested height correction). That's where I would say a height would start to be either tall or short. I would say 85th would be where you would be strong tall, and 95th would be very tall. That would make strong tall 183.6 cm and very tall 188.2 cm.
Arch Stanton says on 30/Oct/14
Dario says on 28/Oct/14
Hi i'm 6' 2 and i'm 135 pounds yet, i don't look really thin.

I say utter BS, sorry. I'm 185 pounds at 6'1" range and I'd call myself slim at present. I'd be skinny at anything under 170, under 150 let alone under 140 I'd be concentration camp skeleton material. I don't know how any guy over 6 ft could weigh 9 stone odd and not even look really thin LOL.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 30/Oct/14
Is it safe to claim 6'2" if it's possible that I can wake up at that height on a good day (I'm currently unsure if I would). Based off of my old flawed height scale, my out of bed height varied from at least 1/8 of an inch after obtaining a night of long sleep. I was measured at 6'1.5" with socks (so I figure more like 6'1.48"-6'1.49") 3-4 hours out of bed on average day, so I'm figure that it puts me up to 6'1.85" with it going up to 6'1.92" minimum when I factor in that it wasn't a perfect day. When I factor in slouching/bending down before the measurement, that puts me up to 6'2" at least. Would 186-187 CM be more accurate, or would 188 CM be spot on? My measurement range seems to be from at least .9" (maybe even a bit more).
Bran says on 30/Oct/14
@French GUY No thats me, i am around that range yes but i'd made a few mis-calculations in measurments so had unintentionally exagerated the speed of my increase in height. The problem with measuring against a wall, you can get into habits where your pushing your hand up to far, if going back to back with it, or just getting un-accurate measurenments, however ive now took up different methods such as the aerosol, in which can give me more realible, practical results. @Pete pro Nice to see you back man, you hit the 50 mark yet,.. i think you mentioned a while back you were late 40's yeah haha ?,.. and no signs of height loss yet then ?
Lisa says on 30/Oct/14
@PetePro: Perhaps the unrealistic portrayals of feminine beauty explains the difference. There's an unrealistic assumption that all of the most attractive women are taller than average and this idea is underscored in the women in modeling and beauty pageants. Shorter women can rightly complain that they aren't represented in these careers or events that give a subconscious notion that height increases attractiveness. Most women are shorter than 5'6 but most beauty pageant contestants and mainstream models are taller than that. This probably also explains why many genuinely 5'4 women refer to themselves as short. I won't go into the many women who honestly think they're taller than they really are. :)
Lisa says on 29/Oct/14
@Ashley: I'm with you on most of that. However, I have seen tall girls tease tiny girls but more of in an "aah, you're so cute!" way rather than bullying behavior./@All: You'll find that "older girls" are less concerned with superficial features like tall height and excessive muscularity. It seems as though guys are more concerned with those traits as some sort of competition with each other. Girls do the same when they dress to impress other girls more than guys. It's only natural to value physical attractiveness but it goes too far when more important characteristics are downplayed.
kreyzig 6ft 3 says on 29/Oct/14
I can see here that some 180-183cms guyz here getting insecure when they see people taller than them.First of all if you are over 6ft..its really good..I have my 6ft 5 friends who wear kind of boots that at least give 1 to 1.5in.They want to show themselves even more taller in the crowd.
jamie179cm says on 29/Oct/14
question guys do you think 173cm could be the start of short for young man? because i remember being 175cm and to be honest i felt shortish i think even at 177cm you can feel shortish sometimes
jamie179cm says on 29/Oct/14
ok im not a 100% sure how common 5ft11 really is but im 100% its not tall
jamie179cm says on 29/Oct/14
i honestly don't know what people are talking about 5ft11 is a common height and if anything its probably more common than 5ft8 nowdays imo this is how i see it 5ft3 rare 5ft4 very uncommon but not rare 5ft5-5ft6 uncommon but still you were see man in this range sometimes 5ft7-5ft8 quite common 5ft9-6ft most common 6ft1-6ft2 quite common 6ft3-6ft4 uncommon but still you were see man in this range sometimes 6ft5 very uncommon but not rare 6ft6 rare just my opinion
Amaze says on 29/Oct/14
@Connor183 trust me your height is in the range of attracting women too. I think you kind of underrate 6'0 a little. I think 6'0-2.5 is the overall range, but golden is 6'0-1.5. Perfect IMO in your opinion would be 6'1.25 -2 I can understand that but with women sometime 6'2 is too tall , 6'0 is ideal for most women trust me. Like my 6'0 friend will be fine with 5'2-4 girls but my 6'2 friend probably not so much
Burp says on 29/Oct/14
@French Guy.

A last thing, I would like to read a paper on french guy height percentiles.
Never found it, only outdated documents.
I think that it is related to my lack of command of francaise, it is not true that you can surf the whole web by using english only, and quite frankly, it's a relief ;)

My theory is that the closer you travel towards the north in France, the taller the people is.
Being basque I've been several times to Iparralde (Department 64) and never found them significant taller than the basques from the other side of the frontier. Never went to Marsella nor the East, so I lack enough data to validate my theory.

Thanks mate, hope to hear from you again.
Burp says on 29/Oct/14
@French Guy.

Regarding that 'low' figure for swedish average height as 180,4cm.
Maybe it is not that way off, you can find same value at this paper dated 2007 by a Bo Werner:
Click Here
Burp says on 29/Oct/14
Hi French Guy.

I drove from Basque Country to Paris, so I was able to take a peek at a couple of places, and I've to tell that Parisians are for sure taller than most western french guys. In Paris, I run Into various women taller than I, needles to say , that also happened outside Paris, but just once.
I spent like 10 days at Paris and most of the days at least I run into one of such a tall ladies.
Regarding the men, I went to bars and restaurants crowded with young people, maybe thirty something, but closer to 30 than to 40 for sure.
In such places most of men were taller than I, yes they were some smaller, but not much.

Well, that's my experience, I never felt solid average there, just a smidgeon over the average, that's all.
GI Jose says on 29/Oct/14
I have been noticing posts on here saying that average for either US or UK is 5'10" or above. However, that cannot be true because the absolute tallest average for any age group in the US is listed at 5'9.7" and 5'10" for the UK. Now the reason that these may be off is the fact that it is customary for patients to be rested before medical appointments meaning the measurements would be .5" off on average. This would make the tallest average for either the UK or US 5'9.5". According to the overall averages for the US and UK, the averages for the two countries would be 5'8.5" for the UK and 5'8.8" for the US. Even if every person was active right before their measurements, the highest average for the US or UK is 5'10" which makes up 13.3% of the UK male population. With this said, there is no such case in which average height in the US or UK is an overall of 5'10".

Here are the studies I used for my post: Click Here
Click Here
Celebheights 188 CM says on 29/Oct/14
187 CM is the 92nd-93rd percentile for men, with 186 being the 90th percentile. So I wouldn't regard them as being tallish. I'd say that 187 CM is bordering strong tall, with 186 being clearly a solid tall.
Greenbolt says on 29/Oct/14
To me, these are the commonness equivalents for adult American males:

5'8'' is as common as 5'9''.
5'7'' is as common as 5'10''.
5'6'' is as common as 5'11''.
5'5'' is as common as 6'0''.
5'4'' is as common as 6'1''.
5'3'' is as common as 6'2''.
5'2'' is as common as 6'3''.
5'1'' is as common as 6'4''.
5'0'' is as common as 6'5''.
C-MO says on 29/Oct/14
Darren510 says on 28/Oct/14
In regards to combat sports and building muscle I don't think a 6ft guy would have any advantage whatsoever over a 6'1 guy. Type of build would be more of a factor than anything at 2 very close heights. Also short women say 5'2ish will be towered by both 6'0 and 6'1, but yes 6'0 will look a wee bit better beside her
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I know it for a fact

have trained with different people for years

it makes a small difference but it does make one ...6'0 is the point where the factors such as reach , power , speed , food/protein intake needs etc. all make the best compromise with each other

you dont have to believe me of course :)

oh and btw. 5'11 is the most underrated height here ...it is an awesome height and also extremely good for fighting and building a nice physique easily
GI Jose says on 29/Oct/14
@Dario
At 5'11" and 150 lbs, I get comments about me being skinny all the time. It hasn't been as frequent as it used to be about a year ago because I put on about 20 lbs since then, but I still get the comments. I don't really think being thin is anything to worry about unless you are unnaturally skinny.
Amaze says on 29/Oct/14
@FiveNine I understand everything. I see
dayle 185cm-184.5 says on 29/Oct/14
Hey guys if 180cm comes to top of a guys eyes how tall would they be?
SAMMY DERRICK says on 29/Oct/14
"I'm having a discussion with my friend whos good looking facially but only 5'7 maybe 5'8 and I'm average but 6 feet..."
I told him height outweighs almost any other physical trait and that if given the choice most women would pick me over him all things being equal personality wise because of how powerful height is...
That is a question I found in a certain website I'm 5'8 and girls call me 'cute' all the time but they seem to love the six footers...So what are your thoughts?
PetePro says on 29/Oct/14
@Marie re. Poll: this confirms preference is relative to one's own height, but what surprised me was women wanting to be 2" above the average and men just 1". I wonder why this difference, plus so little more for men.
jamie179cm says on 28/Oct/14
@gj jose 5ft11 seem common were i live
Connor183 says on 28/Oct/14
@182cm ok thats your opinion but to me 6ft 1.25-2 is the best height range for getting girls.

@Amaze yeah Pierce Bronsan was perfect as 007 Sean Connery is the most handsome James Bond out of them id say and Daniel Craig is very good as Bond too he's got a muscular build and has the stunts looks like an action hero, also i heard theres going to be a sequel to SKYFALL in 2014-2015 i think and Craig is going to be in it still, i cant wait.
Darren510 says on 28/Oct/14
In regards to combat sports and building muscle I don't think a 6ft guy would have any advantage whatsoever over a 6'1 guy. Type of build would be more of a factor than anything at 2 very close heights. Also short women say 5'2ish will be towered by both 6'0 and 6'1, but yes 6'0 will look a wee bit better beside her.
Late 187cm says on 28/Oct/14
@ truth

Surely a lot depends on how toned you are and your body fat percentage. You could be any of those weights with no tone at all because of lack of exercise. That might not be perfect.
lisa173 says on 28/Oct/14
my chart for woman.
155cm- really short
156-57cm short
158-62cm shortish
163-67cm normal look
168-72cm tallish
173-74cm tall, ★ideal perfect best★
175cm+ really tall

my chart for man.
170cm- really short
171-72cm short
173-77cm shortish
178-82cm normal look
183-87cm tallish
188-89cm tall, ★ideal★
190cm+ really tall

conclusion: my height(173) is ideal, best, beautiful!
@ Ashley says on 28/Oct/14
Be proud of your height, all the beautiful models you see in magazines and TV are tall. Those girls bullying you are just jealous. You never see tall girls picking on short girls, it's always the other way around for some reason, now you know why. Jealousy.
Amaze says on 28/Oct/14
@182cm understandable.
if I could pick my height still, i'd pick 186cm. so when im old ill still be 183-4 range.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 28/Oct/14
Most celebrities who are 6'1"-6'2" all seem to be above 180-185 pounds (with a lot of them being 'too skinny' still), so I don't see 175-180 pounds as being ideal. The only one who doesn't appear at all skinny at that weight at 186-187 CM is John C. Reilly. If I was to estimate the ideal weight range for both, it would be anywhere from 185-205 pounds. I
Crash says on 28/Oct/14
@Amaze

Really that range is better suited to 6'2" than 6'0", I'd drop it approx 10lb for 6'0". They say that each additional inch for a man increases his recommended weight by about 6lb, so that's quite a big difference between 6'0" and 6'2".

I can see 160lb being fine for a 6'0" and still looking slim without looking too thin, but probably too thin on a 6'2".
Crash says on 28/Oct/14
@Late

I dunno why, it's simply an observation of mine, and evidently that of many other people as well, as nobody else ever seems to believe me; they say that I look too basically big built to be that weight.
devendra says on 28/Oct/14
Is 5ft 9 = 176 cm a good height for a 20 year old
man ???!
can I increase my height ?
french 182-182.5 cm says on 28/Oct/14
@b-ran

are you bran, weren't you 183 cm?
french 182-182.5 cm says on 28/Oct/14
@burp

i forgot to mention that there is someting wrong in the figure:for example the average height for swedish males is 180,4 cm and dutch men average 180 cm but it can't be true, dutch people are the tallest in europe.
I think some datas only include young men (paris and sweden) while other include
young men and the elderlies (unites states, netherlands).
Height182 says on 28/Oct/14
@homeless: Your descriptions are very funny Lol
FiveNine says on 28/Oct/14
@Amaze
Out of jealousy some short stocky dudes will challenge tall slim dudes with things like arm wrestling ect..
Most of the times the short dude has fat flabby arms and large biceps covered with flab/fat and wins.
However when its over the tall dude still has his awsome height.
Most 5'4 ladies love wearing 3inch heels making them 5inches shorter than the majic height of 6'1..
I drop a little under 5'9 in evening but my height is definitly solid.
Actually our height of 5'8-5'9 is very solid considering the world male average is 5'6
Amaze says on 28/Oct/14
@C-MO I understand . I understand you very well.
My brother is that height 6'0 and doesn't want to be any taller and thinks its fine.
french 182-182.5 cm says on 28/Oct/14
@thank you a lot for the datas, i think the parisian average does not include every adult men, but just boys who are 18 years old, i think the date come from the "Longitudinal study of anthropometric measurements in Parisian children aged ten months to 18 years"
If the average height overall is 178.9 cm then for young men it would be 181 cm, so 181 cm would be safe.Otherwise i would say 179 cm since it's alteast average.
I'm going to try to find out this french study
Celebheights 188 CM says on 28/Oct/14
5'10" is as common as 5'9" (so this height range is clearly the average range)
5'11" is as common as 5'8" (so 5'11" isn't that common, but 5'11" alone isn't tall, as 5'11.5" would be tallish)
6'0" is as common as 5'7" (so 6'0 is tall, with 5'7 being the start of short, but it doesn't stand out at all and it isn't significantly so)
6'1" is as common as 5'6" (so one is solid tall, with the other being solid short)
6'2" is as common as 5'5"
6'3" is as common as 5'4"
6'4" is as common as 5'3" (so 6'4" is the cut off point in percentiles)
6'5" is as common as 5'2"
6'6" is as common as 5'1"
6'7" is as common as 5'0"
6'8" is as common as 4'11" (so 6'8" is start of being a giant)
6'9" is as common as 4'10"
6'10" is as common as 4'9"
6'11" is as common as 4'8"
7'0" is as common as 4'7"
7'1" is as common as 4'6"

This would make 6'1.5" as common as 5'5.5". This might be off by 1/8 at most.
jamie179cm says on 28/Oct/14
@Gj jose its common were i live anyway
Dario says on 28/Oct/14
Hi i'm 6' 2 and i'm 135 pounds yet, i don't look really thin. i'd say i look slim but not underweight as, my bmi says. i should have filled out by now as, i'm almost 21 but i don't think i will till i'm probably 30 lol. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks
truth says on 28/Oct/14
Perfect weight is moving up 5 pounds so: 5ft8 150-155, 5ft9 155-160, 5ft10 160-165, 5ft11 165-170, 6ft0 170-175, 6ft1 175-180, 6ft2 180-185.
182cm says on 28/Oct/14
Soz @height182. Al use this username then
@Conor 183. Reason I say that is 6ft has the largest selection to women followed by 5ft11 and 6ft1. Girl scant tell height at all, thats why you hear that 5ft10 is minimum but that really means 5ft8.
In terms of atractiveness to women 6ft is 1st then 5ft11 and 6ft1 second.
But guys see that 6ft2 is the best. Guys and girls have different perspective on whats best since guys are taller than girls. From girls perspective 5ft11-6ft1 is the best. As long as your between 5ft8-6ft5 your fine, 5ft10-6ft2 very very good and sweet spot is 5ft11-6ft1.
Take into account this are barefoot heights at night
182cm says on 28/Oct/14
Soz @height182. Al use this username then
@Conor 183. Reason I say that is 6ft has the largest selection to women followed by 5ft11 and 6ft1. Girl cant tell height at all, thats why you hear that 5ft10 is minimum but that really means 5ft8.
In terms of atractiveness to women 6ft is 1st then 5ft11 and 6ft1 second.
But guys see that 6ft2 is the best. Guys and girls have different perspective on whats best since guys are taller than girls. From girls perspective 5ft11-6ft1 is the best. As long as your between 5ft8-6ft5 your fine, 5ft10-6ft2 very very good and sweet spot is 5ft11-6ft1.
Take into account this are barefoot heights at night
182cm says on 28/Oct/14
Soz @height182. Al use this username then
@Conor 183. Reason I say that is 6ft has the largest selection to women followed by 5ft11 and 6ft1. Girl cant tell height at all, thats why you hear that 5ft10 is minimum but that really means 5ft8.
In terms of atractiveness to women 6ft is 1st then 5ft11 and 6ft1 second.
But guys see that 6ft2 is the best. Guys and girls have different perspective on whats best since guys are taller than girls. From girls perspective 5ft11-6ft1 is the best. As long as your between 5ft8-6ft5 your fine, 5ft10-6ft2 very very good and sweet spot is 5ft11-6ft1.
Take into account this are barefoot heights at night
marie says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here
Pls read this, it was done this year and in the uk
grizz says on 28/Oct/14
@Ted, I don't know, that's a bit too much for those heights. IMO, a muscular 6ft guy should be 200 pounds, 6ft1 210 and so on...Well, there's an exception to that rule-CroCop. Dude is 6ft1 (he's billed 6ft2,but that's bull) and weighs 230-240 pounds and he looks excellent. But he trains 2× a day ever since he was a teen, so it's almost impossible to achieve that body.
Late 187cm says on 28/Oct/14
GI Jose says on 27/Oct/14
@jamie179cm
6'2 is the 95th percentile which is as common as seeing 5'4. 5'11 is the 75th percentile which is as common as seeing 5'7. To put that into a different perspective, in a group of 100 people, 5 would be 6'2 or taller, and 25 would be 5'11 or taller. 25/100 does not seem common to me.

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Makes a lot of sense to me. People often focus on the taller people and simply ignore others.

@ Crash

Why are you the exception? Why would you not look really thin at your weight and height, yet others of the same weight and height would look really thin?
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 28/Oct/14
Does anyone here have a case of "height dysphoria" ??

I'm 183cm late afternoon...when i look at the 188cm marked on my kitchen cupboard wall i feel somewhat "towered" :/ but when i look at the 178cm mark i don't feel that much taller.

In REALITY however i think the 178cm person would view me the same as how i would view the 188cm person

In public i'm used to being taller than most people but as soon as i come across a girl or guy who's a tad taller than me then the difference seems "larger" aha
nona says on 28/Oct/14
@Ashley: Be proud of your height & stand tall. The same girls who are bullying you now will envy you later and at that time you will wish you were even taller. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye that a tall well built girl. Do not care about the unkind comments stupid people pass.
PetePro says on 27/Oct/14
@Ashley re. Bullying: bullies like to bring down anyone they are jealous of, and in your case, literally bring down. The secret wih bullies is not so much to ignore (as most people advise), but instead defy. Tomorrow wear a higher heel and stand as tall as you can. And if you are long-legged, when out on the town, wear short skirts and show off your legs. Remember: defy them....
Amaze says on 27/Oct/14
@FiveNine that is so true

if i was 6'1, i'd wanna be a slim build, it looks so cool being around 6ft0-1-2 etc and slim, idk i cant quite explain, it gives off some sophisticated vibe xD, yeah obviously who would pick short stocky dude over 6'1 skinny dude? being short is bad enough but stocky? urghh

pierce brosnan nailed the james bond look to me, tall(6'1.25/186) same height as crash, good build/dece build, dark hair and handsome etc
B-ran says on 27/Oct/14
I'm a 5'10 1/2 male and I have mixed feelings about it. Half the time I feel short and other times I'll be one of the taller people in the room. Now, not to be confused, I am typically perceived as being "about 6 foot" when people guess my height. That is because I have a slim build and I always were Nikes(typically Air max) and they give me that near 1.5 inch boost. Even with that, I often feel dwarfed when going out to the bars. It probably has something to do with me subconsciously singling out those who are taller. All in all, I think it's a decent height. Like most guys, I wish I was in the 6'0 - 6'2 range, but I'm mostly happy with my height.
Lisa says on 27/Oct/14
No one should be banned unless they harass or threaten other people. In the meantime, it's easy to scroll past bothersome posts.

@nona: I've probably gained and lost the same five to fifteen pounds since I graduated from high school. To answer your question about male relatives, I'm not noticeably taller than any of them. I would guess that the situation we discussed is quite rare.
homeless says on 27/Oct/14
162 ..........tears only
166 sad short, you have to compete with normal women
170 starts short, perfect "short" height
174 shortish, sometimes short, sometimes average, you have to compete with tall women but not bad, cheer up
178 normal (i think 179 is real normal)
182 tallish, sometimes average, sometimes tall, you have to compete with tall guy
186 starts tall, youre definitely tall!! Dont complain
190 six pack + good looking + bass voice = .....perfect
194 very tall, however its still sexy
198+ gigantic
C-MO says on 27/Oct/14
@Amaze

they are both very similar but 6'0 is slightly better

because at 6'1 the risk of making short women look like children next to you is a little higher ,

6'0 is better for building muscle , a little better in combat sports / martial arts since you are tall enough to have good reach but short enough to be still quick and have a good center of gravity and quick movements ,

I have met 2 guys who felt a little too tall at 6'1 but I have never met anybody at 6'0 who feels too tall (or too short) ...I mean of course 6'1 is not that tall but in certain countries or among certain ethnicities some people feel awkward at that height because they tower over many people ...at 6'0 you are always "normal" ,

there are a few other reasons that dont come to my mind right now but to me it is clear that 6'0 is perfection

and I mean 182-183cm at night so (almost) 6'1 out of bed anyway
Fog says on 27/Oct/14
I'm just over 182 when i wake and shrink down to 180-180.5 late evening. Throughout most of the day I'm in the 181 -181.5 range. Would that be alright to claim as my actual height? 5'11.25
dave says on 27/Oct/14
Click Here
I still would love to be 6ft2 but I'm happy with 5ft11.5
Burp says on 27/Oct/14
@French guy:

Bonne soire mon ami!
I am late, and I hope you can forgive me.
After my trip to Rome a snow ball of work was awaiting for me, both at the office and oustide.

But wether I'm late or not, i got part of the data I promised you,
here it is:
Click Here

Click the Pop-up over the épigraphe Fig 7

Fig. 7. Comparación de los valores de la media de la talla adulta y del índice de masa corporal (IMC) (al alcanzar la talla adulta) entre diversas poblaciones europeas y americanas. A y B: varones.

or in plain english:

Fig. 7. Comparison of the values ​​of average adult height and body mass index (BMI) (when adult height is reached) between various European and American populations. A and B: males.

Oddly enough , they do not cite the average height for guys of whole France , but they do cite that of guys from Paris, and ...surprise!
IT is 178,9cm!

Almost a cm taller than that of Madrileños, who I find quite tall, and almost as tall as Belgians, whihch in turn are quite close to german people.

The overall average for Spain is 177,3cm (2008) which I fits my experience, since I feel a little smaller in Madrid. So does that of Paris, as I felt overwhelmed frequently by most males ( I'm a lil over 180cm, maybe not quite 181cm but close).

So yeah, you're entitled to say that being 182cm at Parish , you can't say you are tall, you are over the average, but that does not make you tall.
(Fine height, BTW).

I'm curious, as someone who has spent a some time at Paris, and having a sharp eye as the data backs you up, which height range would you say is safe for a young man to be?
kreyzig 6ft 3 says on 27/Oct/14
@dale You won't be a lot shorter than me.Top of your head would come to middle of my forehead. 186cms is a good height.
dave says on 27/Oct/14
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That said, I still want to be 6ft2
GI Jose says on 27/Oct/14
@jamie179cm
6'2 is the 95th percentile which is as common as seeing 5'4. 5'11 is the 75th percentile which is as common as seeing 5'7. To put that into a different perspective, in a group of 100 people, 5 would be 6'2 or taller, and 25 would be 5'11 or taller. 25/100 does not seem common to me.
Amaze says on 27/Oct/14
@Ted a 6'0 person is way to big at 220lbs. Im sorry thats just massive. 6'1 guy should not be near 230lbs either. 170-90 best range for 6'-6'2
Anon183cm says on 27/Oct/14
@Ted says on 27/Oct/14
The best weight for a height is very subjective. being heavily built I would say 6' person well built and muscular should be 15.5 stone. 6'1 16.5 stone,etc
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It is subjective indeed.. ~220lbs seems a bit extreme for someone at 6ft. You'd have to have an enormous frame and a lot of muscle, or possibly quite a lot of fat. Not everyone is built like a superhero or needs to be a bodybuilder. Most young people my age that I know, at around 6'0 are under 160lbs. With some functional added muscle that is so woefully lacking, they would be pushing 170 or 180, but not 220, that is some serious bulk. For older folks, it makes a bit more sense though.
jamie179cm says on 27/Oct/14
sorry i was ment say rubbish
FiveNine says on 27/Oct/14
@Crash
Bieng tall and having the 'James Bond' look is pretty cool...
However a very thin 6'1 dude was in a 'stare down' with a 5'6 dude who was built like a fire hydrant..
It looks strange to see a 'stare down' when someone is over 6 inches taller.
That being said i would rather be a 6'1 skinny dude...its more of a 'chick magnet' then a short stocky dude.
Crash says on 27/Oct/14
@Ted

The increase in recommended weight for each extra inch, is about half a stone. So if 15.5 is good for 6'0", then 6'1" would be about 16 stone.
But I feel that this is an unrealistic figure anyway unless the man is very, very muscular.
Crash says on 27/Oct/14
Late, that's because I feel I am something of an exception, and that most guys my height and weight would definitely look too small. That's why I said approx 75kg for an "average" 6'1".
Amaze says on 27/Oct/14
@Connor183 I agree..i guess I did underrate 5'8, it's just ive been this height for ages and I feel like a shortie still, I just wanna grow more xD

@C-MO I like your changes but 6'0 better than 6'1? why is that, I think 6'0 is very good still but 6'1 bangs it on the nail, like its always tall and not too tall, 6'2 is very good still. its up to you if you prefer 6'0 or 2. 6'3 is a little bit too tall thought by some for everyday life but then again it depends on your build, all decent till 6'5 max. 6'6 even though wladimir klitckho is build, his body still looks stretched like cheese in photos, good build but too tall. jared paradlecki at 6'4 looks fine. I honestly think 6'0-2 is best range, 6'1 being in the middle, that "sweet" spot.
GI Jose says on 27/Oct/14
@Tan
This is because, after resting for a long time, your spine expands, and when you wake up in the morning, your spine has not yet compressed. The more physical activity the faster and sometimes the more your spine compresses throughout the day. Most people on this forum refer to their night height as their height because you lose your morning height rather quickly.
jamie179cm says on 27/Oct/14
@gj jose what a load of ruddish 5ft11 isnt rare even 6ft2 is common i haven't be walking for a long times because i hurt my foot but i have now 5ft11 definition isn't tall to be honest there are times were i felt short
Ted says on 27/Oct/14
The best weight for a height is very subjective. being heavily built I would say 6' person well built and muscular should be 15.5 stone. 6'1 16.5 stone,etc
Late 187cm says on 27/Oct/14
@ Crash

I'm a little confused by your comments. You say, "But I'm similar to you, 6'1" and 67kg, with very low body fat. People say I look much bigger. Everyone says I must be joking with my weight."

Then you say, "Around 75kg would be a realistic minimum weight for an average 6'1" to look slim but not unhealthily thin I'd say."

You are well under your own suggested minimum for not looking unhealthily thin yet you claim no-one suggests that you look unhealthily thin.
Doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Freedom of speech

Yes, freedom of speech is generally a good thing. Although I think we need to be careful when distinguishing between an argument that we don't agree with and someone who is being incoherent, abusive and simply troublesome. You can ignore someone who doesn't agree with you, but it can be unfair to dismiss them as a nutter unless you have valid grounds to do so.
nona says on 27/Oct/14
@Lisa: Yes I do recall you mentioning that you were 5'10" & 150 lbs at age 12...guess it just slipped out of my mind. So you basically stopped gaining height at age 12 and put on just 15 lbs that too mostly muscle. You were defnitely an early bloomer.
W.r.t the brother/sister size difference I guess its nothing surprising considering the difference in heights/weights of their respective mothers. I dont know who feels more awkward, the bro or the sis. Considering you are very tall & well built have you had this experience of being taller & bigger than any of your close male relatives
dayle 185cm-184.5 says on 27/Oct/14
Where wpould 186cm come to on a 190cm guy
kreyzig 6ft 3 says on 26/Oct/14
My ex-gf is 5ft 8.5 and she claims 5ft 10.But I usually stayed quiet as I didn't want to embarrass her on many occasions.I used to claim 6ft 4 and no one ever doubted.In fact many people thought that I was taller than 6ft 4.Here is me with her.
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Tan says on 26/Oct/14
Why do I shrink fom 5 foot 9.5 to 5 foot 8.5 from morning to night
C-MO says on 26/Oct/14
@Amaze

trust me it is rather like this

5'5 and under very bad
5'6 bad
5'7 bad but dealable
5'8 not so good but acceptable
5'9 decent/ok
5'10 good ...no worries
5'11 very good
6'0 perfection(very very good)
6'1 awesome
6'2 very good
6'3 good when you have the right build
6'4 good when you have the right build
6'5 MAX height ...decent when you have the right build
6'6 and over....if you are not a solid built nba player or one of the klitschko brothers then your height sucks
Ashley says on 26/Oct/14
I'm 5'10" and it sucks :( girls bully me at school they call me giant, I wish I was shorter.
Connor183 says on 26/Oct/14
@Amaze i think you downgraded 5ft 8 a bit, honestly i would put 5ft 8 in the acceptable category as well but i agree about 5ft 7 though thats more like when it starts to be a little bad but not that bad.
GI Jose says on 26/Oct/14
@truth
I don't think the average of young males is actually 5'10" to be honest. I think that, as it is customary to be well rested when attending a medical appointment, the measurements in the official studies are about .5" off because of the rested height. This would put the average for the young males at 5'9.7" in the US and 5'9.5" in the UK. From my experience, I could see even the average of young males being 5'9" flat because at just over 5'11", I don't meet many people taller than me. The range of 5'7" to 5'10" is very common, but once you start to go above or below that, it seems like it's not common at all. It's a very controversial opinion, but that's just the way it appears to me.
Height182 says on 26/Oct/14
Rob, can you permanently Ban and Block the guy who is trying to use the same username as me? You have warned him off enough times, but it seems like he doesn't want to respect the rules, this is getting out of hand.
Height182 says on 26/Oct/14
height182 says on 25/Oct/14
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5ft11-6ft1 is perfect with 6ft the best imo

This fake twit is not me. Rob can you please Ban people who are trying to troll and use the same username as me? Please mate.
Riidd says on 26/Oct/14
Anyone here with with the eye level height at 162cm (5'3.75)?? Does that mean I'm a little over 5'8?
Zoro says on 26/Oct/14
Amaze, I would say

5'10 totally ok
6'4 totally ok

I would go with "decent" for 5'9.5

At this height yesterday evening/night I felt tallish in every place I went, all of them frequented by ppl born in '90s or '80s.


The only place in which I feel being for more time under average (sometimes even shortish) than average is university.
Amaze says on 26/Oct/14
@truth
5'4 and under extremely bad
5'5-5'6 moderately bad
5'7-8 bad
5'9 acceptable
5'10 decent ok
5'11 good
6'0 very good
6'1 perfection(very very good)
6'2 very good
6'3 good
6'4 decent ok
6'5 Max.. Acceptable(after this too tall)
6'6 start of bad little bit bad
6'7 and over way too tall
177cmGuy says on 26/Oct/14
Bad posture can really affect the image of a persons height. Recently i have been getting cramped muscles on my back and been getting horrible posture. Recently at party I was getting guessed at horrible estimations even as low as 5'5! My 5'7 older cousin thought I shrunk and said I was the same height as him or just shorter. Truth is few months back when my posture was better I was clearly taller than him. I better start doing some stretching exersise and walk tall just like Rob said.
truth says on 26/Oct/14
under 5ft5 extremely bad
under 5ft7 quite bad
under 5ft9 just plain bad
under 5ft11 just OK/decent
under 6ft1 very good but not excellent
under 6ft3 excellent/best
under 6ft5 good/ok
under 6ft7 bad
6ft7 + way worse too tall
truth says on 26/Oct/14
@GI Jose Yeah about that, where exactly is 5ft11+ actually rare? Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia with 5ft5-5ft7 as average? OK, I believe that. But US/UK/Australia/New Zealand where I can see most posters are from the young average at a strong 5ft10.
PetePro says on 26/Oct/14
Hi folks, sorry if my absence has been noticed, but I am very busy now. However, a few things for today....
Young Britons: although the statistics show the young as the tallest, I see no significant difference. In any street most men are quite similar, whether young, middle aged or even quite elderly.
Shrinking: although the statistics show a steady loss after 40ish, just as there are younger that shrink, it is logical to deduce that others shrink later than the 40s. I am 51 and think I am not measurably shorter. Indeed, my posture is now arguably perfect, whereas as a young man I didn't have the strength I presently have in my back and even neck. My limbs were more powerful, but my torso was not so strong. Young people's arms and legs are at the peak of combined strength and elasticity (ie. 'power'). Also, I had slightly flat feet back then, but through corrective exercise my arches are now high.
Weight: recently scientists proved what many of we heftier people long believed, that an active heavy person can be much fitter/healthier than an inactive thin. Also, many skinny people are walking timebombs, full of Cholesterol and 'Visceral' Fat. What are known as 'TOFIs' (Thin Outside, Fat Inside).
@RobV: I totally agree - we must allow all equal free speech. If one does not like, then just ignore.
"Nutjobs" on public transport! I'm glad to read it is not only me that attracts them, LOL!
Lisa says on 25/Oct/14
@nona: I weighed 160 lbs when I was younger. I gained about ten to fifteen pounds since then. I have a large frame, so I'm not overweight (despite what the useless charts say). A 5'11 medium-framed woman should weigh around 155.

Your example makes mine look boring by comparison. Were you kidding? There was THAT much of a size difference between the brother and sister? I've never seen anything like that. Are there any online articles about them? That sounds like something that would make the news! I met the brother and sister once or twice, so I didn't really know them well. I don't know if they were half siblings or not (I thought about that) but they both had the same mom. They MIGHT have different dads because the woman was fairly older than the boy. I'd say she was MAYBE 5'10 and 170-180 and he was MAYBE 5'4 and 120-130. Their size difference wasn't all that drastic compared to the one that you mentioned. Someone should tell Guinness about that one!
tom says on 25/Oct/14
@GI Jose cracking post - too many guys here trying ti bump up the average as it suits them
GI Jose says on 25/Oct/14
@hieght182
That article really restored my faith in humanity because it actually provided something accurate. I would say that 6'0.5" would be the best, but I definitely agree with your range. Anything over 6'1" just would be too tall in my opinion, and 5'11" is when height above that becomes very rare. This was a refreshing post. Thanks for posting the article.
Connor183 says on 25/Oct/14
@height182 why do you think 6ft is better than 6ft 1?
height182 says on 25/Oct/14
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5ft11-6ft1 is perfect with 6ft the best imo
184.3cm says on 25/Oct/14
Im the same height Jay and ive never been under 185 lbs (84kg). Like you say though it depends on your genetics and if you do alot of cardio. When i was 84kg i felt super skinny but then ive been lifting for almost 20 years since i was 14, that coupled with my large frame means im usually 91-92 kg in the summer and 93-94kg in the winter. Been this way for years. As long as you feel healthy it shouldnt really matter. That BMI nonsense really needs to stop, its the same with the so-called experts opinion on calorie intake. I usually eat double what they recommend hehe. Although it is necessary as i do 24km cycling 5 times a week and gym 4 times a week so my body needs the fuel.
GI Jose says on 25/Oct/14
@Vibram
I have a few problems with your argument, and I have compiled them into this list:
1. Your statistics are outdated by a study conducted from 2007-2010. Click Here Page 22
2. You blatantly misquoted the study by saying the overall average was 5'9.75" when even the outdated study said 5'9.4" (the most recent study in the US provides 5'9.3"). The study also said 70.4in not 70.7in.
3. The most recent US studies provide a 5'10.2" measurement for the tallest group which is young white males which is 1/2" lower than your claim.
4. British average is measured at 5'9" on the nose, and 5'10" for the absolute tallest age range, and 92% of the UK is white so it doesn't change anything to say only white males. Click Here
5. The measurements taken were likely recorded while patients were well rested which is customary for a medical appointment. If this is the case, all measurements would be about .5" too high meaning the tallest group would be 5'9.7" in the US and 5'9.5" in the UK, and overall average would be 5'8.5" in the UK and 5'8.8" in the US. Even without this, the tallest group is still 5'10.2".

Even if you take out the last point, your arguments do not add up to recent data. If you were truly posting facts, this would not be a problem.
Amaze says on 25/Oct/14
@Jay184cm and that's all that matters. I'm happy for you dude.

@Tim very tall category. at 6'3.5/192cm that is very tall
Jay 184cm says on 25/Oct/14
I'm 6'0" and weigh 70kgs. Probably light for a dude but I've always been slim, come from a slim family and I have a high metabolism. I eat what I want, when I want, and I play football (soccer) and go running once a week, most weeks. People shouldn't have hang-ups about other people's weight. I have a healthy BMI and I feel great!
french 182-182.5 cm says on 25/Oct/14
lol vibram, in Scotland the average height is 178 cm for men who are 25-34 years old, and 94-95 % is white, so just tell me how young white men are 3 cm taller.
It goes the same for england (87% is white),for germany (91-92 % is white) and every eastern countries.

I don't want to waste my time with you, i just listed some fact.
Mid190s says on 25/Oct/14
The conclusion I crash into over and over again is that 'height is relative'

every single one of us I don't care what your height is, has felt short before , we've also all had our tall moments, and mediocre movements. How ____ you feel really depends on your surroundings and who else is in the room.
nona says on 25/Oct/14
@Lisa: Thank you for your inputs on my build. Guess because I am small framed my weight is ok for my height. Going by what you have said at 5'11" & 160 lbs you have a medium frame for a girl, am I right?
Further w.r.t your reply to Cole you have mentioned that you have come across a sister who is 6" taller and 50 lbs heavier than her younger brother. Now this is like a very very rare occurance, maybe a 0.0001% chance of that happening, Are these 2 children of the same set of parents? I know siblings where the sister is taller but then they are all step sisters. The biggest difference is this family where the sis is aged 17, is 6'6" & 230 lbs whereas the brother is aged 32, is 5'6" & 130 lbs. The father of both is 5'11" & 170 lbs but the boys mother was only 5'2" & 95 lbs whereas the girls mother is 6'2" & 220 lbs
Tim says on 25/Oct/14
Wat is the youth age range?? Also i am 6`3.5. Am i tall or very tall?? Plz answer both
Vibram says on 24/Oct/14
GI Jose says on 23/Oct/14
@Vibram
I understand your methods to try to intimidate me by personal attacks, but statistics don't lie. The sample size provided was given a .02in error bound. I'm sure the UK has a much higher white percentage than the US which is why the studies provide accurate sample sizes of each demographic. Show me a study that shows a different average, and if you can't, you have no credentials to speak about the average.

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I have no intent to intimidate anybody, GI Joe. I am merely putting forward facts.

White young Americans 20-39 averaged 179cm (5ft10.7) from a report (or 178.9cm if you want to be a preek), and that was measured 2003-2006; over or nearly 10 years ago. HERE IS THE STATISTICS of that measurement; Click Here

So, I'm a TROLL am I ? I made that pdf myself your probably sgoing to say next haha.

Now, why would Great Britains White average be any different when our average has mirrored Americas for several decades now? If you include all ages and races... well Americans and brits are very similar, averaging about 5ft9.75. Just keep holding on to your belief that the average white young british male is 5ft9.75. lol. What ever makes you sleep at night and makes you feel bigger. And to the poster "Concerned 181 cm", you'll find that 6ft1 is nothing special on a University campus among white Great Britains. It is above average for sure, but not tall enough to stand out as legit tall. Only 6ft2 6ft3+ guys get called tall today by other young men.

Why am I denying reality when it is the truth? I think your own cosy lil world belief is upset, you feel challenged, so naturally lash out. Your a young boy or young man of 181cm that wants to feel well above average by 4 to 5cm or so, but are nothing but medicore /average in height yourself. You have every reason to call yourself "Concerned" because average will be at 6ft before your 60 years old, by which time you'd of shrunk to 178cm. You want me banned from this site because I am a threat to your own sense of bigoted pride based solely on your height.
RobV says on 24/Oct/14
People who suggest others should be banned. I don't understand why people make comments like "can you ban x because his comments lack reality". Irritating though people can be, specially when they might be trying to be, the answer is quite simple - don't ever respond: you just ignore their comments and let them shout until they realise they have no-one to engage with. It's like when the nutter on the bus tries to talk to you - just act as if you don't understand, mumble incoherently if necessary, look straight ahead and he'll soon move on.
truth says on 24/Oct/14
@french guy I completely agree man, for a young white guy 6ft2 is the best height. Above average, but not too much to stick out like a sore thumb that 6ft4+ guys often do.
GI Jose says on 24/Oct/14
@Concerned 181 cm
I somewhat agree with what you are saying. I don't think a ban would be the best, but I definitely think that any post with clearly false information should not be published. If he provides a source to validate his claims, I wouldn't mind at all, but all evidence points to completely different results. I think just not publishing a comment like that would be better than a complete ban is what I am trying to say, but I would be okay if he got banned.
truth says on 24/Oct/14
well I am 5ft10 and 165 pounds of muscle and consider that to be perfect IMO. I look lean but not skinny.
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
Basically the same thing as with the women but in the opposite direction.
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
People talk about women having an unhealthy body image because of the media, to be honest in many cases men's body image doesn't seem to be much better. Just a quick look on the internet (or even this site) would confirm that, "I'm 6'ft 165lb and skinny as a rail" blah blah. When that's most likely a perfectly good size for the man in question, just his own distorted perception is the issue.
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
@Amaze

Yes, like truth said it would still be weak tall overall in places with a 5'11" youth average, as overall population would probably be nearer 5'10". it's only among the younger people that you'd still just be average range.

In the UK, weak tall for under 35 (5'10") and solidly tall for all men (5'9").
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
@Anon183

Good point. Of course if you are bodybuilder you would want to be bigger, but why apply that same standard to the average man who just wants to be healthy and not too big or small, who really wouldn't need to be that heavy. The people who are say 6ft and 170lb saying that they are skinny as hell or whatever, seem to have a distorted perception of reality, just because they might look small compared to the stereotypical muscle-bound guy that seems to be portrayed as the ideal in the (particularly American it seems) media. When they are probably just fine in reality, not too big or small.
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
grizz, if you wear an M shirt, that sounds perfectly fine to me, you personally might want to be bigger for whatever reason but you definitely don't sound too thin from that description. In fact even at my weight, I am an M (sometimes even L depending on make) and definitely don't look too thin.
Crash says on 24/Oct/14
@Late, that might be the case with you but most guys akash's height and weight would definitely start looking too thin. Of course it's hard to say without seeing him in person, but then looking at his measurements, he definitely doesn't seem too thin to me, so in person I doubt he looks too thin. Around 75kg would be a realistic minimum weight for an average 6'1" to look slim but not unhealthily thin I'd say.

But I'm similar to you, 6'1" and 67kg, with very low body fat. People say I look much bigger. Everyone says I must be joking with my weight.

@grizz, yes I'm well aware of muscle weighing more. The point was that your post was totally unrealistic, saying that someone of 6'1" should weigh at least 80kg on average, and that the 76kg guy was "anorexic" thin, when that sounds very unlikely at his weight. And then also stating that people worry about your weight at 170lb, on what planet would that be too skinny lol.
GI Jose says on 24/Oct/14
@Lisa
It's sad to see something so hateful on the Internet, but anyone can say anything on the Internet, which is why people who would normally be unwilling to say a word about it in real life are so verbal online. It's just a matter of not sinking to their level and keeping a rational mindset.
Late 187cm says on 24/Oct/14
grizz says on 22/Oct/14
@Akash, you are really, really skinny for your frame. I know a guy who is 6ft1.5 and weighs 76 kg- he is really anorexic thin, no sign of muscles. I am 6ft tall and with 170 pounds people worried about my health. For your height, anything between 80 and 90kgs is normal.
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Not true, Akash's listed measurements give a bmi of 19 which is comfortably in the normal range.
I weigh about 70kg. I run and cycle a lot. I have a lot of lean muscle and I don't carry much excess weight. People generally say I look well.
karman says on 24/Oct/14
guys i am 14 and lift 8 kg dumbbells i am 5'8 at time wil my height reach 6 at 16??
karman says on 24/Oct/14
guys i am 14 and lift 8 kg dumbbells i am 5'8 at time wil my height reach 6 at 16??
Lisa says on 23/Oct/14
IMO, Jose's posts are much more accurate and realistic than Vibram's fantasies. They are more mature too. Jose sounds more like someone in his 30s. Vibram sounds more like someone in his teens. This shows that age doesn't determine credibility!

@Cole: It probably is more random than my experiences would show. I'll be the first to admit that I don't have any studies to show that my anecdotes reflect the majority of situations. The most extreme example I've come across is an older sister (in her 30s) who was about six inches taller and fifty pounds heavier (not fat) than her younger brother (in his 20s). I would never have guessed that they were related.
Concerned 181 cm says on 23/Oct/14
Rob, can you ban Vibram or something? He's not only being rude, brooding, and toxic, he's denying reality. Examples include saying 5'11.25 is average in Britain for young white males even though all studies say the average is 5'10 or less, and saying 6'1 isn't tall.
Judd says on 23/Oct/14
rob in your opinion if someone will be measured on stadiometer inside a plane with an elevation of 35.000 ft he can be slightly taller? the pression generated by gravity force is a weaker than the pression that is exercised at the sea level, so you vertebral discs are a little less stressed...
[Editor Rob: never thought about that, I don't know how much difference if any it would make.]
GI Jose says on 23/Oct/14
@Vibram
I understand your methods to try to intimidate me by personal attacks, but statistics don't lie. The sample size provided was given a .02in error bound. I'm sure the UK has a much higher white percentage than the US which is why the studies provide accurate sample sizes of each demographic. Show me a study that shows a different average, and if you can't, you have no credentials to speak about the average.
Amaze says on 23/Oct/14
@mike321 I agree

@Crash I agree with both your posts. 170 and 6'1 thing
yeah 6'0 is start of tall in uk us, bottom end etc. over in such countries 6 ft would be more above average range, but i'd call it tallish tbh in those countries but still tall in places like here etc. I wish I had your height haha
eeng173eeng says on 23/Oct/14
I'm 183cm with high heels(173cm + 10cm). most people are smaller than me. sometimes saw my height range.
grizz says on 23/Oct/14
@Crash, ever heard that muscle occupies less volume than fat? Hence, a muscular 180lbs guy will look slimmer next to fat 180 lbs guy of same height. BMI doesn't take that into account. By their analogy, most rugby players are morbidly obese. With 170 pounds I have a visible six-pack, but I'd rather be heavier than wear M-sized shirts.
Anon183cm says on 23/Oct/14
@grizz

Many people are just naturally slim / small framed. I am 6ft and slightly under 150lbs. I really don't have much muscle, but my level of fat isn't extremely low, it's just about right. I look lean and slightly athletic.

I find it annoying that guys are made to think they are abnormal if they aren't 80kg+ or 180lbs+. If I was to maintain the same level of fat that I have now, I would have to gain 30lbs of muscle, and do you know how hard that is? It's virtually impossible for someone like me, would probably take 2 years of grafting 4 days a week working out and eating 6 high protein meals a day. That's just completely ridiculous, and there's no way I am going to put on a load of fat just to make me heavy either.

Someone else my height may have more muscle and a bigger frame, naturally weighing at least 160-170lbs. So what I'm saying is that people shouldn't be generalised to fit into specific height/weight categories, everyone is made completely differently.
The Master says on 23/Oct/14
@3H: What country are you in?
french 182-182.5 cm says on 23/Oct/14
@c-mo

5'11-6'1 are the "old" perfect height.Today perfect height is 6'1"-6'3".
freak says on 23/Oct/14
In bold disagreement with 3H
He made it up, and unlike most of us has never traveled across europe.
Crash says on 23/Oct/14
Don't bother trying to reason with the troll, it's a waste of keystrokes.
Crash says on 23/Oct/14
Rob, just ban Vibram already. His stupidity knows no bounds.

Pathetic troll.
Caesar says on 23/Oct/14
Vibram knows what's up that feels like a solid chart I'm guessing you could add 3 cm for us scandinavians.
Also feel like 3H got his chart right -not that I've been to the netherlands but I would imagine that's what it's like. Most of the guys on here lowball the average I think.
Crash says on 23/Oct/14
@Amaze

No, in such countries 6'1" is weak tall, and 6ft is more above average. Basically it's weak tall in countries that have their averages around the 5'10" mark (like UK), and above average in the ones closer to 5'11".
mike321 says on 23/Oct/14
grizz says on 22/Oct/14
@Akash, you are really, really skinny for your frame. I know a guy who is 6ft1.5 and weighs 76 kg- he is really anorexic thin, no sign of muscles. I am 6ft tall and with 170 pounds people worried about my health. For your height, anything between 80 and 90kgs is normal.

People look vastly different despite being the same height/weight. What might look skinny on you, may look different on somebody else. Football players who are around 6'1 are usually under 180lbs yet they all look lean and athletic, not really skinny.
Crash says on 23/Oct/14
grizz, get real. 170lb is a very normal weight for your height, nowhere near anorexic, about ideal in fact. While I can believe that akash is of course probably too thin, you are obviously just exaggerating in your own case, your weight is very good for your height, slim but definitely not too thin.
There's a big difference between slim and skinny...

The other guy you talk about is likely a bit thinner than you of course but I still doubt it's as bad as you make it seem. It just looks like your perception of healthy is really distorted.
cole says on 23/Oct/14
@Lisa: Yeah it does, but it also seems like height is very random in a lot of cases, and wouldn't just be determined by the father's or mother's height alone. Nevertheless, it's very interesting.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 23/Oct/14
Rob is 5ft 8.5in a height men when are shedding the shortish look and going into the average height look.
[Editor Rob: at 5ft 8 you can still look average, well as long as you aren't wearing thin sneakers then you will more often look shorter. With decent posture at 5ft 8.5 and an inch sneaker you are going to blend into the average zone in the UK/US.]
Zoro 5'9.5 says on 23/Oct/14
mike 321 says on 22/Oct/14
Sorry, but what does self confidence have to do with looking tallish?
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I forgot a word in that line, the correct one was "A 178-180cm guy look/FEELS always solid, ecc. ecc."
In fact, just after that I wrote that there can be a gap between what you look and what you EXPERIENCE (how you feel and how you think you look in the eyes of others): obviously the less of self confidence you have, the more you will focus only on taller man and/or reinterpret reality according to your brain's wrong beliefs.

Besides that, lack of self-confidence can also give you a shorter LOOK (and not just a FEELING), if it makes you slouching or often looking down.
truth says on 23/Oct/14
@Amaze yeah it is weak tall for overrall population, more above average for young people under 30. My siblings are: 5ft7 sister, on my fathers side 5ft8 (peak) grandfather, 5ft7 (peak) grandmother, 5ft5 female cousin, 5ft5 mother, other 3 aunts on the mothers are in the 5ft3-5ft5 range, cousin male 5ft9, cousin male 6ft0, uncle 6ft1.
Amaze says on 23/Oct/14
@grizz it depends on the person. when my brother was 77kg at 183/4cm he did not look skinny at all. he was slim/lean. however when he was 67kg he did look skinny because he was. 77kg or 170lbs+ is fine for 6 ft, for 6 ft 2 its skinny yeah but 6 ft its fine and generally slim/lean. plus we all have different genetics - akash is indian like me and we are different he probably doesnt look skinny at 77. 77 is generally in the middle of bmi too, its about 22/23 kg . if i was 6' id prefer to be 77kg, its not skinny.

@3h you are about 4cm off for tall, lol incorrect
Azer says on 22/Oct/14
Hey Rob, awesome videos. Loved "Monstrous Measurement"
[Editor Rob: cheers, Jenny actually hurt herself falling onto the ground at the end!]
Lisa says on 22/Oct/14
@nona: I was just kidding about being "a freak of nature". I might look like one in Vietnam but anyway. About your weight, it really depends on your frame. You're fine if you have a small frame but you could stand to gain weight if you have a medium or large frame. FE, a medium-framed 5'10 woman should weigh around 150. Add 15 pounds for a medium-framed 5'10 man. The most important thing is to go by how healthy and fit you are at a given weight. People make things way too complicated so, as a rule of thumb, a 5'0 medium-framed woman should weigh around 100. Add fifteen pounds for a 5'0 medium-framed man. Add five pounds for each inch after that. Add five to fifteen pounds if you have a large frame. Subtract five to fifteen pounds if you have a small frame. This rule applies less if you're older and your metabolism has slowed down or if you need to maintain a certain weight range due to health concerns. You probably should start the scale at the age of 21 too since a lot of people, especially guys, are still filling out before then. It's also true that muscle weighs more than flab and a certain amount of "heavy" active people may actually be healthier than light "skinny-fat" people. And, last but not least, bodybuilders and powerlifters are in a category by themselves! hope that helps :)
Amaze says on 22/Oct/14
@Lisa yeah i didnt see damn xD its all good

@truth I see. I think 6 ft must be weak tall there? It defo is tall in UK still. What are your siblings heights
mike 321 says on 22/Oct/14
Zoro says on 21/Oct/14
Average for 16+ in England is 175.3 cm.

Average for 16-24 and 25-34 are respectively 177cm and 177.8cm
I can say it's almost the same for CENTER-NORTH and NORTH Italy.

A 176cm man is overall solid average, but if he focuses only on white young males, then he's just weak average cause is shorter than 6/10 of youngsters he meets, but not short 'cause majority of youngsters can't tower him since they are just slightly taller.


A 178-180cm guy looks always solid, sometimes (25-30%) even tallish, if he has a normal level of self-confidence.

In fact there can be a difference between the height you look and what you experience, that's why some 5'9ers feel short.

Sorry, but what does self confidence have to do with looking tallish?
grizz says on 22/Oct/14
@Akash, you are really, really skinny for your frame. I know a guy who is 6ft1.5 and weighs 76 kg- he is really anorexic thin, no sign of muscles. I am 6ft tall and with 170 pounds people worried about my health. For your height, anything between 80 and 90kgs is normal.
3H says on 22/Oct/14
In my country
#159 very short
#163 short
#167 shortish
#171 average
#175 tallish
#179 tall
#183 very tall

In America
#167 very short
#171 short
#175 shortish
#179 average
#183 tallish
#187 tall
#191 very tall

In Netherlands, East European
#171 Very Short
#175 Short
#179 Shortish
#183 average
#187 tallish
#191 tall
#195 very tall

I wish i was taller......
184.3cm says on 22/Oct/14
Well for the guys who dont think 5'9 is short for a man its only 1 inch above legit short here in Holland so you will get short comments alot here. its lower average yes but most people dont think that way , your either short or tall. My eyelevel is just shy of the 173 cm mark i checked it after watching Rob's vid so that guy from my work is maybe even 173cm. Claiming +7cm without even blinking.
I noticed that one other guy and a woman were also pretty height aware as they guessed alot of us around the mark we measured. Ive noticed in person i can usually judge within 2cm if someone is up to 5 inches smaller or taller than me after that the difference is too great. I alos guessed a bunch of them within 4kg of their actual weight which angered a good number of my female co-workers :)
Vibram says on 22/Oct/14
GI Jose says on 21/Oct/14
@Vibram
The measured average for the UK is 175.3 cm ( Click Here page 20). The absolute highest average was 177.8 cm which is 5'10" on the nose. You didn't provide any source, and I have found no such study to provide the measurements you provided.

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Are you a moron or something? It is not about 'overall' average - which includes shrunken old men, small ethnics such as Indians from the country India - completely the PEOPLE i did not want to include. DID YOU NOT READ MY POST OR ARE YOU SO STUPID!!! Aggh. And that was taken from a small sample size. There are some 33 million men in UK, not 18'000 thousand.

I am just talking about the height of young, or non-aged, white British males. That is ALL I AM INTERESTED IN on this website. You will find the average is well over 177.8cm in this case. Now seeing as USA pulled its finger out of its bottom and actually measured white men only, and young (20-39) white men at at that, it produced an average of just under 179cm or slightly over 5ft10.5. The actually figure was 178.9cm but lets round up to 179cm, because hell..what is 1mm? I would say English white males aged 20-39 would be about at least the same; 179cm, possibly slightly more at 180cm.


I have known this all along to be true for young white british males:


Stand out Small: 173cm and below.
5ft8 and below. You are small for a WBM. Just accept it, because even guys 10cm taller aren't quite tall yet. You are small in every sense.

Below average / looks kinda short: 174cm > 177cm
Mid 5ft8 to strong 5ft9. You'll feel short at many times and question yourself. You'll get the odd comment that your short, which has happened to me a lot at 176cm. Welcome to Vibram land where you feel alien and unsure about your height because it is SUCH a grey area for WBM's and they know it. Stop trying to justify yourself you white briths males who feel "great" at 5ft9. You are not. Your height should be a concern if people are being sh*t to you but nicer to taller men.

Absolute average 178cm > 181cm
You should endure no social problems or feel small. Decent solid height. Examples Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Matt Bomer, James Franco. 50% percentile for young WBM.

Above average 182 > 185cm
May sound good. But really nothing THAT special amomgst young white men. YOu might get called tall by older people, your fathers generation, or small women buts its nothing special today. So so many young guys at this height, atleast 2 in 5 on a college campus and you know thats true.

Tall: 186cm-
This is where tall begins for young white british males... at 6ft1.5+
Lewis says on 22/Oct/14
I am 5'9" (1.75m)I feel short and insecure sometimes. Then I remember, awesome actors like Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe, Daniel Craig, Jason Statham, are all around the same height as me. I shouldn't feel so bad :)
Celebheights 188 CM says on 22/Oct/14
Why don't the individuals who lie about being 5'11" just claim to be 6'0"? It's a nicer height to be as it's tall.
truth says on 22/Oct/14
@Kourosh where do you live?
truth says on 22/Oct/14
@Amaze I live in Slovenia, most central EU countries like Austria, Croatia and Germany are also as tall. For overral population, it is a bit lower, probably 178ish.
Caesar says on 22/Oct/14
@Heylo
Nope not even close mate I'm swedish as well and 180 cm is nothing more than average -if even that.
The vast majority of young men are in the 175-190 CM range and anything less than 180 will look more or less short while anything above 185 will look increasingly tall. I would hesitate to call anyone under 188 truly "tall" and only once you never shrink below 190 have you sealed the deal.
I agree that it is fairly common to see 5'10 guys walking around but it's much more likely to come across a 6' foot man or so although many foreign students in my town are shorter than that.
Kourosh says on 22/Oct/14
176-177cm weak average
178-average
179=180 solid average
181-183 above average or weak tall.
thats how i see

I'm close to 178 cm with shoes on and most of the people edge me out or slightly taller.
nona says on 22/Oct/14
@Ella: Guess you should just say you are 6 ft tall. This is much easier than 5'11.75". Tall women have always been cool and will continue to be so. Moreso if you are tall & well built it is really kool but tall & skinny aint cool at all
nona says on 22/Oct/14
@Lisa: Why in the world do you think you are a freak of nature. Tall, well built women like you are plentiful and I am sure many men like me prefer your type. Everyone has their place in the sun
Lisa says on 21/Oct/14
@Amaze: I wasn't being serious when I said that, which was I included a winky and a jk (just kidding). That was nice of you to say, though.

@Ella: Good for you, but where do you live that it's considered "cool" for women to be tall?

@184.3 cm: I'm not surprised that more girls fudged their height. I once measured a 4'11 girl that claimed to be in the 5'3-5'4 range!
John says on 21/Oct/14
Ella,
You are the same height as my girlfriend. I think it is great. Tall but not too tall. Just perfect.
Vibram,
You have been complaining bitterly about your height since I started posting here, when I was about your height, and I felt tall among any adults.
I think you are by no means short. My brother is three inches shorter than you and my father is four inches shorter than you, and nobody is worried about that.
I remember one photo you posted where you looked quite good.
I don't doubt about your feelings; I just think you hare not right about your height, which is perfectly normal, that's all.
If you tell us you would like to be taller that's OK. If you tell us that you feel desperate because 'sometimes 70% of young white men are taller' is simply absurd.
I don't believve anyone likes you or dislikes you for your height. Height is just a matter of fact, like the colour of your eyes or hair, the place where you were born, or any other factor you cannot change.
Moreover if you were either a giant or a dwarf that could be interfering with your everyday life. But you are a perfectly normal man, not even a short man.
french 182-182.5 cm says on 21/Oct/14
vibram, could you post a photo of you, i would like to see how ugly you are...
Zoro says on 21/Oct/14
Average for 16+ in England is 175.3 cm.

Average for 16-24 and 25-34 are respectively 177cm and 177.8cm
I can say it's almost the same for CENTER-NORTH and NORTH Italy.

A 176cm man is overall solid average, but if he focuses only on white young males, then he's just weak average cause is shorter than 6/10 of youngsters he meets, but not short 'cause majority of youngsters can't tower him since they are just slightly taller.


A 178-180cm guy looks always solid, sometimes (25-30%) even tallish, if he has a normal level of self-confidence.

In fact there can be a difference between the height you look and what you experience, that's why some 5'9ers feel short.
T.1000 says on 21/Oct/14
@tom
nice to read such post as yours for a change. ;)
184.3cm says on 21/Oct/14
Measurements;

HEIGHT - 184 cm
WEIGHT - 92 kg
Bicep - 17 (43cm)
chest - 44 (112cm)
waist 34 (87cm)
shoe size - euro 46- uk 11- us 12
wolverine says on 21/Oct/14
Why do people constantly call 5'8-5'9 men short when there are plenty of statistics that still call it average?

A strong 5'8 or 5'9 isn't even short if the new average is 5'10. It's below average by a bit, but a far cry from a "short man". Depending on footwear, people wouldn't even notice or mention your height.

so silly to group 5'8 or 5'9 with guys in the 5'4-5'6 range. I mean that's a whole different world.
truth says on 21/Oct/14
@Peyman you are right yes, for Iraq/Iran young males average is 174cm tops.
truth says on 21/Oct/14
@Vibram No one claimed that 5ft11 is tall. It is upper average or strong above average untill 6ft0 which is low tall. 178-179cm is average for young men EU, no more no less or 177-180cm for most countries. Start of short would be 174cm and start of tall 183cm. Young brits are the same as young Irish/French/Swiss/Belgian/Poles/Greeks, about 178-179cm on average.
Late 187cm says on 21/Oct/14
@ Vibram

I think you are misinformed. Do you have a source for your claims? Also, that is the first time I've heard height loss beginning at 40 years old.
Kourosh says on 21/Oct/14
184.3
everyone lies about their height.
i know a woman who claims to be 5'8 , I'm strong 5'9 barefoot 176-177. When i stood next to her i had good view at top of her head which makes to be around 5'6 or weak 5'7 (170cm). I still edged her out with her 2-3 inches heel. I know a guy who is a hair over 5'7 claims to be 5'10 and a 5'6 guy claims to be 5'7, and 6'1 guy claims to be 6'2 and so.
As you can see everyone lies about their height.

they cant fool me because I'm myself a height conscious and i pretty much know my height when i compare my height with others i can estimate theirs. I wake up 177.5 or 177.8 with 8 hours of sleep and go to bed 176cm. I used to claim 5'10 but now if everyone ask me i would say i'm just a 5'9 guy
Amaze says on 21/Oct/14
Truth where you from? ? 5'7" very short??? Huh?? 5'9 short.. where is this? The hell. You have a 5'11 dad and 5'5 mum.. hmm id expect you to be 6'1ish


@184 guy lol thats jokes. 175 is not bordering on short though

@ella good a girl is proud of her height
ur not just a tall girl ur a very tall girl.. equivalent to a guy of 6'4.75-6'5. Embrace it :)

@greenbolt good new strong poster. Nice contributions you make good points.

@indian guy im indian like you to and you are 185cm 6'1" thats very tall for an indian Xd but ill call you solid tall cause imo 6'3" is very tall but yeah. You have short mother 5'1" and father 5'7" then again your father is not short for india at all hes above average. You ended up at a very good height for a indian guy 6'1 just perfect imo. You know abishek bachchan? You are his height xD yeah your uncle and grandfather were pretty tall for 180 5'11". My brother is 184 and im 173 and it sucks
Chris says on 21/Oct/14
In what kind of work place are height and weight measurements so publicly questioned?
GI Jose says on 21/Oct/14
@Vibram
The measured average for the UK is 175.3 cm ( Click Here page 20). The absolute highest average was 177.8 cm which is 5'10" on the nose. You didn't provide any source, and I have found no such study to provide the measurements you provided.
Syaa says on 21/Oct/14
@Amaze
6'1" normal look vs 6'4" sexy look
Youre choice?
Peyman says on 21/Oct/14
Akash says on 16/Oct/14
MEASUREMENTS
HEIGHT:6'1(186cmcm)
WEIGHT:145LBS(65KGS)
BICEPS:13(33cm)
CHEST:37(94cm)
WAIST:32(81cm)
SHOE SIZE:12.
How good are my measurements?

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maybe a little thin for your height, but some people prefer to be thin.
here is mine
height :179
weight : 80kg
biceps :35cm
chest : bang on 40in
waist :34in

I had the best feeling when I was in the 73 - 77 kg range
my waist was 32in at that weight
Peyman says on 21/Oct/14
Kourosh177cm,
there is only an inch difference between us, so we are pretty much the same. I think 4cm is the where the difference starts to become noticeable
height difference feeling between two individuals (IMO):
0-1.5in : slightly taller
1.5-3in : taller
3-5 in : absolutely taller
5in+ : towering

for girls I believe it's really easier to find someone at under 5ft than over 5ft 10in, my sister at 161cm feels nothing less than average. but I've also seen girls taller than me but this not common.
for young boys 175 as I said, maybe 174 even.
nona says on 21/Oct/14
@Lisa: I mentioned in my post that I am a 36 yr old guy who is 5'10" & 160 lbs. Since you are a fitness expert do you think it would be ok if I added another 10 lbs onto my frame?
C-MO says on 21/Oct/14
short in real life : under 5'8

short on celebheights.com : under 6'0

tall height in real life : 6'1 and over ..even 6'0 sometimes

tall height on celebheights.com: 6'3 and over

ideal/most balanced height in real life : 5'11 - 6'1 with 5'10 being good , 6'2 being great , 5'9 being decent/quite good , 6'3 being good , 5'8 being okay , 6'4 being good if you have the built

ideal/most balanced height on celebheights.com : 6'2 - 6'4 , 6'1 being good , 6'5-6'6 being great , 6'0 being okay , 6'7 being a little too tall but still good , under 6'0 = subhuman midget

lolwut
Amaze says on 21/Oct/14
@Lisa you are not a freak of nature. Tall women are hot, sure short women are gorgeous but tall women are just sexy, they just give off a different vibe that's all. Some men would be scared of dating a taller girl but I sure wouldn't.. But yeah you ain't a freak of nature. Tall girls are good too
Chris says on 21/Oct/14
Hi Rob, just wanted to pick your brains. I have an exceptionally tall son who just turned 13 last week. He is already 6ft 2in and towers over all his classmates. I'm 5'10" and my wife is 5'7" so we're not exactly giants and our doctor has not really given him a firm indication of what he might end up other than there's nothing to worry about. What are your thoughts?
[Editor Rob: he may have got lucky with the combination of genes that determine height, so he has more of the tall genes from both, or the random factor gave him that. He might end early, but could also gain more and end up 6ft 5.]
Celebheights 188 CM says on 20/Oct/14
Do most people claim their height in shoes? I claim the height that I was measured in barefoot (6'1.5"-6'1.75"/187 CM) and would get away with claiming 6'3" if we're supposed to claim it in shoes.
Lisa says on 20/Oct/14
@Alexander: Are there a lot of women's basketball teams in Moscow? ;)

@Little Sue: American women must be a tad taller than British women, on average. 5'1 women (20yo) could be classified as "very short" here. They're at the 9th percentile!

@Tom: That was one of the most realistic, sensible posts I've read.
RobV says on 20/Oct/14
@ Greenbolt, Sorry but I do not recognise your summary of what I have said as a real reflection of my view. Once again, and very simply, the reality about height is almost all to do with personal preference, and some might think that 5'11" is the start of tall, others might say 6'3". It is almost irrelevant really other than being a personal opinion, as there are more cultures in the world that just the US/UK/Europe. Idonesia has a population close to the USA and over there, 5'9" is probably seen as the start of tall.

You suggest that I need to 'defend' my use of elevators as a tall guy. I think in general, lifestyle choices like this do not have to be defended - we are all different and rather than a narrow kneejerk reaction of attacking people for their diverse views and lives, it is better to try and understand why that choice has been made. Diversity is good, not bad.
truth says on 20/Oct/14
where I a from for young males 18-25:

160cm or less midget
162cm extremely short
165cm extremely short
167cm very short
170cm very short
173cm short
175cm short
177cm below average
180cm average
183cm above average
185cm tall
188cm tall
190cm very tall
193cm very tall
195cm extremely tall
198cm extremely tall
200cm or more giant
184.3cm says on 20/Oct/14
Today a guy had me in tears ..of laughter. At work they were asking people their height as we just got a medical few weeks ago and the guy next to me claimed 180 cm measured. He then got up to leave and i swear i was looking at the top of his head so he was 175cm tops. Anyway i lost it and started laughing like a loon as i just couldn't believe someone bordering on short was claiming to be a strong average height. Most people were pretty honest though and strangely enough the women lied more than the men did ! Especially when the discussion turned towards weight.
Greenbolt says on 20/Oct/14
@dayle 185cm-184.5: The eye level of a weak 6'1''er will generally be in the 5'8''-5'8.25'' range.

@Berdych: I don't think guys over 6 foot have any advantage over 6 footers when it comes to women, and might in fact be at a disadvantage, especially at 6'3''+.
Ella says on 20/Oct/14
Am a 5'11.75 tall girl almost 6ft, and am just 16, but in ma family we stop growing at 16.. But seeing all this I now know that being tall is cool nowadays, esp for women, very rare.. Am very happy..
truth says on 20/Oct/14
@Cole my mom is 165cm my dad 180cm and I am 178cm.
Vibram says on 20/Oct/14
5ft11 (180cm) is not tall for young white British men. It is bang on average I'd say, possibly slightly over 5ft11 for the young white british youth (18-24) in further education.

All races and ages (18-70) average 5ft10 (177,3cm) in Great Britain. THIS is a FACT and is documented by British health and NHS. THis includes aged men up to 70 who would of lost 3cm since age 40. That is the normal height loss between ages 40 to 70 for a normal human male; 1cm a decade roughly. Already, we can see, if there was no height loss that average of 177.3cm would be higher. Now, deduct Indian and Bangledeshi British males, other 'smaller' ethnics and the average for a non-aged white man in Britain is obviously going to be a ballpark 180cm (+/- 1cm either way MAX).

A weak to mid 5ft9 (175 > 176cm) white british guy will feel as though 65%.... sometimes 70% of young white men are taller than him. This is how I feel at 176cm, yet people cannot accept my experience and run me off as a troll or deeply insecure nutjob and sufferer of "BDD" etc. I tell the TRUTH people; you need to be 178 to 180cm to feel normal as a White British Male (WBM) under age 50.
indianguy says on 20/Oct/14
My height is 185 cm,my dad is around 170 cm and mom 155 cm. Which makes me tall as per indian standards and also in my family. ButI would like to point out that my uncle and grandfather were pretty tall, like 180 cm.
So I would like to mention here that height is male dominant gene,if your dad is tall, there is 75 % chance you will be tall if you are a male and 25% PROBABILITY if your a female.also sports do help.I used to play cricket and basketball daily during my teenage.
Amaze says on 20/Oct/14
@Berdych 6 ft is tall enough for most women, and women mostly prefer 6'-6'2 guys. maybe 6'2 will. but height matters, BUT NOT that much

a 6'0 guy good looking guy vs a 6'2 average looker
6'0 wins.
Lisa says on 20/Oct/14
Cole's post brings up some questions. Do taller fathers tend to have taller daughters while shorter mothers tend to have shorter sons? Do shorter fathers tend to have shorter daughters while taller mothers tend to have taller sons? I've seen examples of this but it may just be confirmation bias.

@nona: Did you say that you were a girl?

@Sammy: I'm not happy with your measurements because I'm bigger than you in almost every way. Thanks for making me feel like a freak of nature. :( j/k
5ft10guy says on 19/Oct/14
Today I was shopping and this is how it went : me looking for cereal one 5ft6 woman(hello 5ft6 woman.Me looking for turkey two 5ft8 woman me:"haha but im still taller."While looking for juice one average height woman with a her much taller friend her height 5ft10.My reaction:C'mon why couldnt I be taller then all the females for one day..As I proceeded to check out I spotted a couple a 5ft9 man and the wrestler looking wife.She was huge! 6ft5 I would put her.As I paid for the items ,one of the worst moments are when you're walking behind someone substantially taller and their is no way to get pass them since the walk way is too narrow.So I had to walk behind this lady with heavy bags forcing my posture to lower while making me look like a midget.My 6ft friend looked at the lady in shock kinda made ma laugh too.
Heylo says on 19/Oct/14
While some people here say 5'11 isn't tall in western countries, i would say (as a Swede) that 5'11 could often be perceived as quite (almost) tall. Most tall actors are really 5'11-6ft but looks 6'1-6'2 on screen.

I am living in Sweden and my height is fairly short for a young swedish male (177cm) but I still doesn't feel very short. I feel that i'm a bit under average just as my height is. My point is that most people lie about their height, add one inch or rounding up half an inch regardless of their actual height. Most people around my height (5'9-5'10) loves to claim 5'11. Therefor, when a real 5'11 guy comes in the picture, he will look quite tall. But where i live, in general, 5'11 is very average yes.

My opinion on what is short and not, I'm basing it on where I live of course (Sweden).

5'6 = Very short
5'7 = Short
5'8 = Quite short
5'9 = Quite decent*
5'10 = Decent
5'11 = Average*
6ft = Upper average/a bit tallish*
6'1 = Tall
6'2 = Definitely tall

* = Can be seen as tall/short by many.
cole says on 19/Oct/14
My dad's and mom's peak height was 178 and 168 cm respectively - my potential was calculated at 179,6 cm by the "2 years old method" (height at age 2, times 2 - I was 89,8 cm) and by the "parents height method" (can't remember the exact formula) - it turned out to be almost 100% accurate in my case. Some are more fortunate and some are rather unfortunate: I have a 194 cm friend with a 186 cm father and 172 cm mother, a 178 cm friend with a 193 cm father and a 162 cm mother, and a 168 cm friend with a 182 cm father and a 165 cm mother. I think for guys it's most common to get within 2-3 cm above or below the father's height. Do you know any statistics on this Rob?
Celebheights 188 CM says on 19/Oct/14
Has anybody else noticed that the individuals who are actually 6'3" tend to be genuine about it with them never saying "I'm 6'4" or "I'm 6'5"? Do they tend to perceive 6'0" as being ideal?

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