General Height

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

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G 5'11 said on 23/Jan/17
Yeah generally I don't feel too short, just at times shorter then others but also taller. I feel like on my campus there's just a lot of tall lads for some reason, of course there's many shorter but I don't pay attention much to them.
Csimpson 6ft said on 23/Jan/17
Connor, stop being so sad trying to prove that you are 6 foot. What does that video even prove? Nothing. I know you are 6 feet at SOME POINT DURING THE DAY. I never doubted that. But the 6 feet mark AIN'T YOUR LOW. You drop under it unfortunately. And in this site, we list people by their lows, and we claim our lows. Your low, is 5'11.875. That's your height, you even mentioned you drop down to 5'11.75 (which is 182 cm) but I am giving you 1/8 as a present. End of story. But you can still claim whatever you want, you just know what the real truth is though. I wouldn't call you a liar for claiming 6 foot, I would just say that you are not very accurate with your height.

If you post a morning 185 cm measurement then you might have a point for claiming 183 cm. But you are 184 in the morning, so you are 182 at night, simple as that.

Lol whatever
Giorgi said on 23/Jan/17
The guy on the left would be 171-172 cm tall.

P.S. I've mastered it at celebheights ;))
Xyzmeister said on 22/Jan/17
What is the perfect height for a man? I'm 6'3.
Arthur said on 22/Jan/17
@G 5'11

That's not what you said before. You said that your absolute lowest is 5'10.5 on the dot. That's why I said that.
Giorgi said on 22/Jan/17
jake said on 19/Jan/17
Men who are 6'5"+ who aren't pro athletes are losers in life thats just disgraceful, I will always say that a man over six-four is too tall and has wasted his potentiel in life, at least if you 6'1"-6'4" you still kinda have a excuse for not making it, my bro is 6'6" and did sort of well as a basketball player he played in some big leagues in Europe even got interest in the nba teams never made it to the nba though but still made a heck of money, I'm 6'1" but I wish that I was 6'5" so I could of had a shot at a serious sports carrier

So you're assured that height has something to do with one's talent? You may as well have said that height is actually tied with our destiny in life which means avoiding it makes us losers. All I can say is that all the fuzz about height being significant with a human worth comes from immature obscure-minded people like you. What you just said would be insulting only if it could be taken seriously.
RobV said on 22/Jan/17
@ Jason you asked what you reckoned a 6'2" 13 year old might grow to. Well I am 6'2.5", mid 30s and I grew to full height by 13! So it varies. The funny thing was that at that age I absolutely hated being so much taller than anyone else (I think it's different today, kids have many tall role models and seem to LIKE being taller). And the even funnier thing is that later in life, late teens, I appreciated the great advantages of my height, built myself up through my twenties and wore lifts and elevators to add even more height!

A 6'2" kid could grow to 6'9" in 6 years or just stay at that height. It's difficult to tell.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 22/Jan/17
@ G5'11
5'11 or 180.3 cm is a 72 percentile. Therefore it is very good height and you are taller than 3/4 of people. With shoes you are going to be over 6 feet tall. You might feel short if you face very tall category guys 6'4+ and that is not going to happen in frequent occasions.
G 5'11 said on 22/Jan/17
@Arthur Not really more like 3cm an inch and change I actually hold 5'11 for most of the day the only way I'll dip to 179.5 is if I lift heavy and am on my feet all day. I can hold 180 cm so I wouldn't consider myself 5'10.5 besides no one cares about little fractions. And honestly I wouldn't look that short next to a 6'2 about a 3 inch and change difference only at my absolute low. Now if it was a 6'4 person that would be a different story. And yeah I never said I was really tall, 5'11 is above average at best and depends who I am hanging out with. A weak 5'11 is still fine to claim 5'11 especially if I measure it at any point of the day. People always guess me at least 6 foot but that's due to my proportions. And the thing is people way shorter then me try to tell me they are 5'11 like barely 5'9/5'10 people.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 21/Jan/17
if i claim my shoe height which is 5'10, am i cheating?
Editor Rob: I would say if you added 'in shoes' it would help those who are used to height being measured and claimed without shoes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Fer said on 20/Jan/17
If the guy on right is 6'1 barefoot. About how tall do you think the guy on the left is barefoot? Click Here
A reply would be appreciated.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Canary said on 20/Jan/17
I think that I was around 5'10 at 13. I might have gained an inch or so after that, as I seem to be taller than that. I may have stopped growing at 15 or 16. I towered most other girls throughout school.

@John: I'll take your word for it, although, as you admit, such height discrepancies are very rare. I know of similar instances when there are different dads or moms. A woman was about six inches taller than her grown younger half brother. She was stronger as well as bigger, which is quite rare.

@G 5'11: I know what you mean about surprised "height liars". I measured girls who claimed to be 5'2 or 5'4. Some of them were around 5'0! They seemed quite embarrassed that they were that short.
grizz said on 20/Jan/17
@Steve, are you kidding me, mate? You're in the perfect height range. Some of the greats are your height: Batman (sorta), Captain America, Sean Connery, James Cameron, Rocky Johnson.
Kaneff said on 20/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm

Actually I was wrong in my previous comment. Just checked the wall in my house and it looks like I only grew from 5'3" to 5'6.5" between my 13th and 14th birthday. Still, 13 was the age I grew the most and everything else I mentioned like growing between the ages 19-22 is true.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 20/Jan/17
Rob is it possible for late bloomers to grow well into their 20's like mid 20's and late 20's since late bloomers look younger than their normal age that's the sort of thing that happened to Ralph Macchio he must have grown in his mid 20's late 20's like between 1 inch and 2 inches Justin Bieber looks about 17 at 22 and is 5ft 7.5in by his mid 20's late 20's he could easily grow to 5ft 9in when he is in his mid 20's he will probably carry on growing until he is at least 28 he look 23 by that age Justin Bieber will be at least 5ft 10in by his late 20's.
Editor Rob: Maximus, there is some medical condition that causes very late growth plate closure, so people still gained height up to about 30...quite rare though.

Then, you have people who physically are 3-4 years behind their contemporaries and at 22-23 look 18-19, those people may still get a rare late final surge in height.
Csimpson 6ft said on 20/Jan/17
G 5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
@Arthur please tell me you are joking lol if he's 1/4th inch under 6ft at his lowest he can very well claim 6 foot. There's many guys my height and even shorter claiming 6 foot. If you measure a mark at some point during the day then you can freely claim it. Besides most of the time you will be wearing shoes so they generally add a decent fraction he will be a solid 6 foot for most of the day it's stupid to try to tell someone not to claim a height just because they are shy a fraction of a mark at there lowest. LOL the height police isn't going to be tracking people down and having them go shoeless under a stadiometer. That's silly. There's people out there exaggerating their height by 2-3+ inches. Now those people should be stopped if anything. But here's a funny story, friend of mine got measured at 6'3 while he was at the hospital (he was actually a solid 6 foot) Idk how they messed up the measurement that badly and when asked his height he would claim 6'3, and I told him so many times he's not 6'3 he's 6 foot at best, which I was right. Followed by me measuring him with a tape measure and he came in just as I predicted. And another old friend of mine tried saying he was 5'10 when clearly there was more then a two difference after I measured him at just under 5'9 he still refused to believe me lmao some people are dillusional though.

I know right its ridiculous for mecan to claim only 5ft 11 3/4 just because i only measure a bit under 6ft at worst, this was my reaction when Arthur said i cant claim 6ft

Click Here
Peter 179cm said on 20/Jan/17
@ G 5'11 Yeah 1/2 inch is probably the most you could gain with yoga and stretching exercises,especially if you already have an average posture.

@ c-mo Maybe he actually measured 184 with shoes on early in the day? Some guys wear timberlands and caterpillar boots all the time,you know...
Arthur said on 20/Jan/17
@G 5'11

What does it mean that you ''hold your own against legit 6 footers''? You will be near 4 cm smaller than them. It's not a towering difference, but then again towering begins at over 3 inches. You can say a 5'11 guy holds his own against 6'2 guys who are common very tall guys. A 5'10 guy next to a 6'2 guy doesn't hold his own, he will feel small. You are a very weak 5'11, someone could even call you 5'10.5, you will not hold your own against a 6'2 guy. But it's still ok. I suppose a young 179-180 cm at night guy is just a smidge over average for his age group
FiveNine said on 20/Jan/17
FiveNine said on 18/Jan/17
@Csimpson 6ft - Evidence indicates that you are definitely are in ClubSix - However it's possible that sometimes you might fall into ClubFive after a long day on your feet and that's cool to :-):-):-)
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Editor Rob: I'm sure Connor posted a video measuring a fraction over 6ft on the stadiometer, so at least during the day is an honest six foot and at worst might drop a bit under -
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Memory has it Connor posted a video at almost 6'1 laying flat on the rug with his feet against the wall ...
Arthur said on 20/Jan/17
What are you guys talking about? Of course Connor can claim 6 foot, HELL, he can even claim 6'4 if he wishes, I am not stopping him from doing that. I am just saying that here, in celebheights, we pay attention even to 1/8 of an inch, let alone 1/4. If a quarter of an inch didn't matter, then Rob wouldn't list quarter inches. It's that simple.

Connor, stop being so sad trying to prove that you are 6 foot. What does that video even prove? Nothing. I know you are 6 feet at SOME POINT DURING THE DAY. I never doubted that. But the 6 feet mark AIN'T YOUR LOW. You drop under it unfortunately. And in this site, we list people by their lows, and we claim our lows. Your low, is 5'11.875. That's your height, you even mentioned you drop down to 5'11.75 (which is 182 cm) but I am giving you 1/8 as a present. End of story. But you can still claim whatever you want, you just know what the real truth is though. I wouldn't call you a liar for claiming 6 foot, I would just say that you are not very accurate with your height.

If you post a morning 185 cm measurement then you might have a point for claiming 183 cm. But you are 184 in the morning, so you are 182 at night, simple as that.
Papishampoo said on 20/Jan/17
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Night Time Height Chart
-157 Extremely Short
158-159- Low Very Short
160-161 - Middle Very Short
162-163- High Very Short
164-165- Low Short
166-167 - Middle Short
168-169- High Short
170-171- Shortish
172-173 -Below Average
174-175- Low Average
176-177- Middle Average
178-179 - High Average
180-181- Above Average
182-183- Tallish
184-185- Low Tall
186-187- Middle Tall
188-189- High Tall
+190 Very Tall

I live in the U.S (New Jersey)
Kaneff said on 20/Jan/17
@Peter179cm

13 is when I had my growth spurt. I grew about 5 inches that year and ended up 5'7" on my 14th birthday. At 16 I was around 5'11" and the orthopedic told me my feet were done growing, which was true, but my height hadn't finished yet.

For some reason I never measured my height from 17-18 but I assume I would've been in the 5'11.25-5'11.5" range. I definitely grew a little bit from 19-22, though. Went from 5'11.75" to 6'0.125".
Csimpson 6ft said on 20/Jan/17
@FiveNine yes only after a very long day i can fall to 5ft 11.75 which is not that i measure daily, generally i still am near 5ft 11 7/8ths at night and can hold 6ft for most of the day.

@Arthur when i get older and in my 50's then and only then i will claim 5ft 11.75. ๐Ÿ˜‰
G 5'11 said on 20/Jan/17
@ c-mo I got a funny story that's similar to your situation but it was my barely 5'10 flat friend trying to claim he was a strong 5'11/6 foot. I'm a weak 5'11 but at my ultimate low I don't drop below 5'10.75-5'10.5. But I still claimed 5'11. Small round up from my low and I'm that height for most of the day.and it's obviously I was taller then my friend without shoes, but any how. He seen my drivers license which says 5'11 and said " no way you are 5'11 I got measured at 5'11 and I think I'm closer to 6'0 now" I just started laughing and said "okay let's go take your shoes off" but he refused, so I already knew I won that arguement and besides I already compared myself to him without shoes. Easily had him but half inch or more at my low. I'm sure he doesn't wake up over 5'10.5 if that. And I already compared myself to other legit 5'11ers and appeared similar to them. Plus I have a few legit 6ft friends and I can hold my own against them bare foot. I can easily tell when someone's lying about their claim. He should have known better then to mess with someone who's obsessed with height, and who frequents celeb heights at that lmao.
Ice said on 20/Jan/17
My observation is that the less you have in life , the more you care about height . I have very little in life . I have nothing that makes me happy , rareley do I ever wake up with a smile on my face . Since I dont feel tall enough at 6'2.5" I dont even have the height IMO . Im still growing though .
Nik said on 19/Jan/17
@Borats Chicken

Until your reply I wasn't sure either way whether you were a man or a woman but I did have the feeling that you were from the USA - which I was wrong about. I must add that you come from a tall family, particularly on your mothers side.
Nik said on 19/Jan/17
@J World

I don't agree to be honest, On an international level anything approaching 5'10" I would say is tall for a man so I would say 5'9.75" is just on the very gateway to being tall for a man globally. I don't agree with your logic because in countries where the average for a man is 5'4" then 5'7" or 5'6" would be tall so why should 5'11" be the start of tall just because it maybe the start of tall for some of the taller countries in the world.

@Peter 179cm

I agree that 175 cm is average for a Uk man or if it is not that it could be 176 cm. Actually I would say it may be about 175.8 cm - 176.2 cm, that is 5'9" and a very small amount of change! I reckon it is a little bit less than most people think and has probably not progressed much, if at all in the last 20 years or so. I think the average for the USA is similar but maybe a touch more.

@Editor Rob

Please publish this post and not the previous one I sent in as it had a few errors with spellings.
Jason said on 19/Jan/17
Rob/fellow website users. A friend of mine was 6'2" aged 12.5 yrs. he grew to 6'4.5" I have a photo of him taken in 1989 with his 3rd year middle school team mates, just trying to work out how to post it. You will laugh! He has a good 6-7 inches on the teacher who I believe was in 5'7" range.
jake said on 19/Jan/17
Men who are 6'5"+ who aren't pro athletes are losers in life thats just disgraceful, I will always say that a man over six-four is too tall and has wasted his potentiel in life, at least if you 6'1"-6'4" you still kinda have a excuse for not making it, my bro is 6'6" and did sort of well as a basketball player he played in some big leagues in Europe even got interest in the nba teams never made it to the nba though but still made a heck of money, I'm 6'1" but I wish that I was 6'5" so I could of had a shot at a serious sports carrier
Verba said on 19/Jan/17
Hey Rob, haven't been here for a while. Just wanted to say that this site is coming along nicely and I like the improvements. Good Job! :)
G 5'11 said on 19/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm that's awesome I wish I could hold 5'11 throughout the entire day right before bed. I've stopped growing but I'm doing like yoga and stretching to try and see if I could gain any fraction of height, obviously I'm not expecting an inch more or so a half inch would be decent. And if all else fails I'll have better flexibility and posture overall. Yeah a weak 5'11
sumdude said on 19/Jan/17
I assume people saw the new studies released summer of 2016? "The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014." Netherlands at the top with 182.5cm, Denmark at rank 5 181.4cm, tho recent military height shows them at 180.7cm. Norway at 13 with 179.5cm.
c-mo said on 19/Jan/17
yesterday I asked a guy if he is 180cm (he was a little taller than me) and he said "184cm" . when I said I am 176cm he didnt believe me and said "you must be taller" . I am starting to get annoyed by this to be honest .
Jackson said on 19/Jan/17
My eye level is about 66.5" inches so I just add 4.5" on top of that to get 5'11 since I can't seem to measure correctly any other way. Sometimes with the tape meausure it will seem like I'm barely 5'10 but how is that possible if my eye level is between 66 and 67 inches consistently.
Peter 179cm said on 19/Jan/17
So a new question arises to everyone on this site:How tall were you at 13 and when did you stop growing(if you know that is)?I was sub 170cm at 13 don't know exactly and i'm sure i stopped growing at 16-16.5 years old at the height i'm now.

On a sidenote: I'm actually satisfied with my height for the most part because i like to blend-in with the crowd although i'm still abit above average for my generation and besides my everyday life struggles have nothing to do with height,luckily.
Mid190s said on 19/Jan/17
If 5'10 is the mean Average for an American Male..

And a single standard deviation is + 3 or -3 Inches from that( 5'7-6'1

Then 6'7 would mathematically be the start of Giant! j
Michael said on 18/Jan/17
@Arthur you have got
To be kidding me. Connor is 6 foot and probably passes as almost 6'1. A quarter inch is nothing
Csimpson 6ft said on 18/Jan/17
@Arthur still dont believe me about my height? Watch this video Click Here the darkest mark is the one that I measured at
John said on 18/Jan/17
Peter 179cm, Kaneff & Jason,
I too was 5ft 11 at 13. That was when I started posting here. Now at 20 I am 6ft 8in tall. I actually grew up from 5ft 11in when I turned 13 to about 6ft 2 when I turned 14. At 15 I was 6ft 5.

Nik, Canary, and Borats Chicken
I don't criticise Canary for not believing me about my elder brother's height, because our difference of statures is really uncommon (and sometimes uncomfortable too), and I don't have a way of proving it either, but what Nik and Borats Chicken say about themselves and their families confirm my case and theory. I didn't know that Dutch women in the 17th century were shorter than Indonesian women at present, but it makes sense. Scots were much taller than Englishmen in the Middle Ages. Diet, lifestyle, living conditions and certainly natural selection were responsible for that evolution. Of oourse this is a slow process of adaptation that takes several generations.
Canary said on 18/Jan/17
@Nik: Build and height affect presumed age too. FE, I know twenty-year-old girls who look 12. I looked 20 when I was 12, in large part due to my large size. Those kinds of things can surprise guessers, like you say.
Steve said on 18/Jan/17
Damn I am 6 feet 2 (189 in the morning 188 - 188,5 during day) and i always wanted to be taller atleast like strong 6 feet 3 or something. I have big strong body so it doesnt look that Im tall and I meet ppl tall like me or taller or daily basis so I have never really thought that it is consider by some ppl very tall. I guess I just settle with it.
Kaneff said on 18/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm

Yeah 198cm is crazy for 13. You'd expect someone like that to reach well over 7ft. When I was in middle school (ages 11-14, 1000 students) there were a few 6ft guys in the 8th grade but nobody taller than that.
G 5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
@Valentino I've thought about this too. I'm a bit over 5'11 in the mornings and reach 5'10.75 in the noon. And my ultimate low is 5'10.5. But my math tutor who also claims 5'11 ( he seems a weak 5'11) and sometimes it seems he's a little taller then me other times it seems I'm taller then him. Might have to do with eye level as mines a tad higher but his head size is bigger. However I wonder if he sees me as taller sometimes due to the eye level. Our footwear is usually the same as well.
Kaneff said on 18/Jan/17
@ Arthur

"Connor, did you just admit that you drop to 5'11.75 at your lowest? I always knew that, you are not a legit 6 footer, you are an almost 6 foot guy or a weak 6 footer. Take Rob as an example, he stands at 5'8 1/8 at HIS LOWEST, yet he claims just 5'8. You stand 5'11 3/4 at your lowest and claim 6 feet??? No man, you can claim about, almost or near 6 feet. We all know you are under it. Accept it and move on, 5'11 3/4 ain't a bad height, it's tallish. If you were to claim your height in the metric, you should claim 182 cm. Not 183 cm. You look between 5'11-6' next to the cupboard by the way."

If Connor can hold 6ft for at least half the day I'd say he can claim it. But with that 5'11.75" absolute low in mind he's really at the minimum height a legit 6 footer should be.

Keep in mind he would never actually measure 182.0cm (which is more like 5'11.65) under any circumstances, so claiming 182 would be a lie. 183cm is a mark he can actually measure more often than not, and his normal low of 182.5 rounds up to 183 so it makes more sense to claim it.
FiveNine said on 18/Jan/17
@Csimpson 6ft - Evidence indicates that you are definitely are in ClubSix - However it's possible that sometimes you might fall into ClubFive after a long day on your feet and that's cool to :-):-):-)
Editor Rob: I'm sure Connor posted a video measuring a fraction over 6ft on the stadiometer, so at least during the day is an honest six foot and at worst might drop a bit under.
G 5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
@Arthur please tell me you are joking lol if he's 1/4th inch under 6ft at his lowest he can very well claim 6 foot. There's many guys my height and even shorter claiming 6 foot. If you measure a mark at some point during the day then you can freely claim it. Besides most of the time you will be wearing shoes so they generally add a decent fraction he will be a solid 6 foot for most of the day it's stupid to try to tell someone not to claim a height just because they are shy a fraction of a mark at there lowest. LOL the height police isn't going to be tracking people down and having them go shoeless under a stadiometer. That's silly. There's people out there exaggerating their height by 2-3+ inches. Now those people should be stopped if anything. But here's a funny story, friend of mine got measured at 6'3 while he was at the hospital (he was actually a solid 6 foot) Idk how they messed up the measurement that badly and when asked his height he would claim 6'3, and I told him so many times he's not 6'3 he's 6 foot at best, which I was right. Followed by me measuring him with a tape measure and he came in just as I predicted. And another old friend of mine tried saying he was 5'10 when clearly there was more then a two difference after I measured him at just under 5'9 he still refused to believe me lmao some people are dillusional though.
Papishampoo said on 18/Jan/17
ย ย ย ย ย Barefoot Night Time Height Chart
-157 Extremely Short
158-159- Low Very Short
160-161 - Middle Very Short
162-163- High Very Short
164-165- Low Short
166-167 - Middle Short
168-169- High Short
170-171- Shortish
172-173 -Below Average
174-175- Low Average
176-177- Middle Average
178-179 - High Average
180-181- Above Average
182-183- Tallish
184-185- Low Tall
186-187- Middle Tall
188-189- High Tall
+190 Very Tall

I live in the U.S (New Jersey)
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 18/Jan/17
Rob do you consider a Bmi of 33 and 34 to be morbidly obese a Bmi of 33 and 34 is on the low end of morbid obesity high end of normal obesity a Bmi of 35 is the start of Morbid Obesity that's when Obesity is at a higher risk.
Editor Rob: James, some people can have naturally well built and muscular physiques that put them closer to obsese range than average.

I mean I plugged in my current stats to the NHS and it gave me nearly 28 bmi and overweight.

I worked out my Mother's BMI and for 30-40 years she's been typically within 35-40 bmi and has made it to 71 ok...
Ice said on 18/Jan/17
ROB do you think that claiming your height average (so high plus Low devided by 2) is legit ?
Editor Rob: Ice, it's much better than claiming a height outwith your range, like if I were to claim 5ft 10, that would be ridiculous.

It's also better than claiming an out of bed height - something the majority of people have never measured.
G 5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm that's crazy that a kid grew that tall at 13. I knew a couple kids who where 6'+ in middle school some ranged 6'2-6'5 before even hs, not all of them had tall parents which is crazy how genes work. Currently at my gym there's moments where I feel a tad short because there's a legit 6'6 guy who's easily the tallest there everyone there knows him obv haha. Also another 6'5-6'6 range guy who's massive af he can be a bouncer just by his size alone. And recently a guy who might be just a little older then me who seems a legit 6'4-6'5. There's also some significantly shorter but I only notice ppl my height or taller lol curse tallitis and my height obsession.
Peter 179cm said on 18/Jan/17
@ Kaneff I knew a kid who was maybe 13 years old and had already reached his father's height which was about 198cm.I heard he grew even taller after that but i haven't seen him in like 3 years so either he stopped growing at 6'6 or is now easily over 6'7.Thing is he was easily the tallest kid in YEARS at my school and i don't know if tennis and basketball played a role(he played both of them excessively although he sucked at bball lol but competed at tennis tournaments all the time) but sure thing is he got the height gene from his father who also was atleast 200cm at his peak.Anything is possible with height...
G 5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
@peter 179cm yeah about 5'6 is eye level for a 5'10-5'11 guy I can confirm because that's basically my eye level.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 18/Jan/17
I've tried measuring myself again barefoot on a solid floor after 12 midnight with a tape measure. (I also looked into a mirror). When I did I tried to flatten my hair as much as possible. Despite this, The top of my head covers the 5'9" flat measurement and goes abit above it. I'm still about "0.75" under 5'10" flat.

If this is the case, could I claim 5'9" like I always have, Rob?
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 17/Jan/17
Jason said on 15/Jan/17
Rob/Any user,
Can you please give me the equivalent male adult height of a 6'2" barefoot just turned 13 year old boy. Just trying to get an idea of what our lad might grow to should he follow a normal growth pattern. Thanks in advance.

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If you go by percentile, the equivalence would be around 5'6.5" for a boy who is right at their 13th birthday. But later in the year that would be pace for a chunk less, because they grow so fast at that age. Of course there is massive variation too. I was about 2 inches taller than that but only beat 6'2" by nearly 1 inch in the end.
CS said on 17/Jan/17
@josef great post, seriously.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 17/Jan/17
Rob, I've tried to measure myself again on a solid floor, barefoot. I'm not sure if my hair is adding volume. whenever I try to flatten my hair to where it's absolutely as flat as it can be, I still can't see the 5'9" on the top of my head when I'm looking in the mirror.

This is me forcing my posture at night time when my upper spine hurts. Should I claim 5'9" or not?
Editor Rob: if you have a heavy object like a can, the surface area which comes in contact with your skull is tiny, so the amount of hair is negligible.

If you push the object down, it will be a good measurement.
Canary said on 17/Jan/17
Josef makes some valid points, but he should realize that this is a height forum. That's why people seem to be obsessed with the subject, although some of the quibbles over millimeters seem silly. It's normal for posters to focus on height, though. It's like how posters, at bodybuilding forums, seem to be obsessed with muscle size and muscle strength.
mrtguy said on 17/Jan/17
Rob, I'm sorry for asking you questions repeatedly, but you think Tomas Pustina without stretching at it's tallest would stand 6'10-7'0'' range similar to Big Show, although Big Show has a very gigantic head from the condition but it's not severely big as Pustina??
Editor Rob: Pustina I think probably did exceed 7ft, but how much is harder to say because of the way his body developed, he really would struggle to be able to stand tall for measurements.
Kaneff said on 17/Jan/17
@Jason

Actually, if you said he just turned 13 it wouldn't surprise me if he reached 7'0". 6'2" is just insanely tall for someone who's barely 13. But of course, there's a chance he can stop growing early. I once knew a kid who was 6'0" in 8th grade and he barely grew at all after that.
Kaneff said on 17/Jan/17
@Jason

6'2 is extremely tall for 13. He could end up 6'9"-6'10" range easily. I think Brad Garrett who is 6'8.25" mentioned in an interview that he was 6'0" at 13.
Kaneff said on 17/Jan/17
@CS

Yeah 6'1 is the perfect height. There's literally no downsides to being 6'1 if you think about it.

@J World

5'11 is not tall. Even at 6' there's times I struggle to feel tall, let alone 5'11.
Csimpson 6ft said on 17/Jan/17
Click Here Rob what do you think the height difference is here between me and this cupboard that I measured at just over 6ft 5 1/4? Arthur thinks its 6 inches but I dont think it looks that
Editor Rob: Connor, it is pretty much a good 5 inches.
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jan/17
@ mtttrrr Your armspan is very average.Mine is 193-193.5cm (6'4) and i'm a little shorter than you.
And i look nothing like Slenderman or even Kevin Durant lol...


@Honest Slovene Depends on the country,175cm is solid average in South Europe and weak average in North Europe.And short in Netherlands lol ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jan/17
@ G 5'11 That was exactly my range but now i'm nearly 5'11.5 out of bed instead and about 5'10.75 at night.Absolute low is 5'10.5 give or take a mm on active days.We're both weak 5'11ers,though.
Giorgi said on 17/Jan/17
Rob, you're probably no expert in this but I'll ask because it's height-related in my case. How considerably does scoliosis affect height? I'm sure you've been asked this question. I recently discovered that my spine is quite seriously crooked aside in my lower back. It had been developing (as I was told by a professional) between the ages of 13-17. Now I understand each case can be quite different but do you have a relatively general idea about how much height one loses with moderate scoliosis?
Editor Rob: might be anywhere from 1 to 6cm, some people with surgery have regained 2 inches in height.
Arthur said on 17/Jan/17
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Jan/17
@Nik i definitely measure 6ft for most of the day and i dont dip under it until about 7 or 8pm, the absolute lowest i can measure at worst is 5ft 11.75 but thats only on a bad day from like lack of sleep or a lot of exercise, on average though my general low is still 182.5-182.6cm near enough 5ft 11 and 7/8ths.


Connor, did you just admit that you drop to 5'11.75 at your lowest? I always knew that, you are not a legit 6 footer, you are an almost 6 foot guy or a weak 6 footer. Take Rob as an example, he stands at 5'8 1/8 at HIS LOWEST, yet he claims just 5'8. You stand 5'11 3/4 at your lowest and claim 6 feet??? No man, you can claim about, almost or near 6 feet. We all know you are under it. Accept it and move on, 5'11 3/4 ain't a bad height, it's tallish. If you were to claim your height in the metric, you should claim 182 cm. Not 183 cm. You look between 5'11-6' next to the cupboard by the way.
Tank said on 17/Jan/17
Rob, add the extra 2 hours of 8 hours of sleep and you never know your 5'10.5'' range??
Nate said on 17/Jan/17
One thing i have been wondering is if the self reported 'average height' in the US is about 5'10 wouldn't it be actually a bit lower since hardly anyone is completely honest/ aware about their height? Also i doubt that even if people are being a 100 % honest with their height that their going by their evening low. This actually goes for every country including the Netherlands where the average height is like 6' lol.
valentino said on 17/Jan/17
a man who is as tall as i am, could appear to me a bit taller just because my eyes look at the very top of his head?
Nik said on 17/Jan/17
@Wipeout

Everyones views on the heights of people in general, men, or women really do depend on where you are in the world AND where you are in individual countries. You say 6ft for a man is high average at best where you are and I am not saying you are wrong however in some countries a man of 6ft is rare, in other countries like the Uk or the USA it is definitely noticeably tall within the general population but nothing special. It may be a weak tall if you are talking about some specific areas of the USA or the Uk though and even a high average in a very small number of areas within these countries, and like you have said it is high average at best in your area. The heights of men in your locality must be similar to those of men in Holland and one or 2 other Eastern European countries.

Yes I believe what you said about the amount of women you see above 6ft however this experience is not shared everywhere. In the Uk where I live I can often go quite some time without seeing a women of 6ft or above and even in the taller parts of the Uk I doubt they are as frequent as what you have said that they are in your area unless you are walking around all the time. You could easily see women of 6ft + every hour if you are walking around in a city or in some towns during every hour of your waking day otherwise you would struggle generally to do this. There may be a few percent of women that are 6ft or over in your area but in the clear majority of areas in most western countries women who are so tall make up a fraction of a percent (about 1/2 or 1/3 of a percent), however in none western countries the amount will be much less than this. It would not be strange to walk around in quite a few places for an hour in the western world and not see a single women of 6ft + and neither would it be strange to walk around in a particular area in a western country for quite a few hours and not see any women who are 6ft or over during any of those hours.

@James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi

Yes I agree that time appears to go quicker when you are older. It started to go quicker for me when I became 25, the first 25 years of my life seemed to last forever but from the age of 25 to my current age of 40 time has really appeared to speed up.

Also I agree that people of all different ages do not look their age. However I would like to point out that a particular gap between what age someone is and looks is more surprising generally if they are under 25, for example it is usually more surprising when a 17 year old only looks 14 than when a 44 year old looks 41. I also think a 62 year old looking 58 would not surprise people as much as a 25 year old looking 21.
valentino said on 17/Jan/17
if i stand straight to a man who is the same height as me or max 1 cm more, is it possible that i see him definitely taller just because my eyes see the very top of his head ?
c-mo said on 17/Jan/17
Editor Rob: I'm about 2mm taller at age 40 than at 30.

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HonestSlovene said on 16/Jan/17
@Peter 179 cm yeah but 175 cm would be more lower average in the west, where the average is about 177 cm in the afternoon (178 cm for young people). The opposite would be high average and that would be about 179 cm or so. Tall starts actually at about 182 cm afternoon bare minimum (183 cm midday).
mtttrrr said on 16/Jan/17
I'm 5'11,75 in the morning and 5'11 at night but I grew up weirdly long arms and legs, I measured my arms length and it's 6ft 0,75' so it gives me a look like slender man. I was wondering if this affect the perception of my height.
Peter 179cm said on 16/Jan/17
Rob what's the average eye-level for a 179-180cm guy-167cm?And i've measured my head size anywhere between 22.5 and about 24cm is it too big for my height? Thanks...
Arthur said on 15/Jan/17
@Connor6ft

That looks like a 6 inch difference to me, if the cupboard is really 6'5 1/4 I can see you in the 5'11 range judging by that photo... I don't see a 6 foot man in any way in this photo personally
mrtguy said on 15/Jan/17
Hey Rob, I found his TTM statistic apparently he is 7'5'', but to me I believe he measures that mark when lying down if not standing upright with no back problems or leg discrepancy, like Sultan I think he struggles to stand to it's tallest Click Here
but anyways you 7 foot 5 in the guy??
Editor Rob: because of his very large head size, it certainly makes him look smaller in photos, because proportionally his head is 20% oversized. Wouldn't even think he was 7ft tall at a glance.
J World said on 15/Jan/17
@nik im sorry but 5'9.75 is not tall

5'11 is the start of tall
Jason said on 15/Jan/17
Rob/Any user,
Can you please give me the equivalent male adult height of a 6'2" barefoot just turned 13 year old boy. Just trying to get an idea of what our lad might grow to should he follow a normal growth pattern. Thanks in advance.
Johan said on 15/Jan/17
Wipeout said on 14/Jan/17
@Johan said on 11/Jan/17

I think your Xmas event was skewed or maybe you were in Mexico or Indonesia. I see women taller than 6 feet everyday, and every hour practically. 6 feet for a man is high-average at best where I am (SF Valley in CA).

I would say 5'11 (1.8m) is 62nd-69th percentile.

6' (1.83m) is 70th-76th percentile.

6'1 (1.85m) is 77th-82nd percentile.

6'2 (1.88m) is 83rd-87th percentile.

6'3 (1.90m) is 88th-92nd percentile.

6'4 (1.92m) is 93rd-96th percentile.


What you "say" is irrelevant. In the US where you live 6'2" is the 94 th percentile documented.

I live in the Netherlands btw , tallest country in the world again through statistics.

You probably would think I am 6'3" in person.
Peter 179cm said on 15/Jan/17
@Wipeout Everyone loses height throughout the day,the 175cm man will always be average no matter the time of day.
CS said on 14/Jan/17
I find it interesting how some genuine 6'2 guys say they feel too tall (problems fitting in certain cramped places for example). I used to think 6'2 was the ideal male height but now I'd say it's 6'1. Also part of it is I used to think every height was like an inch taller than it actually is. So what I used to think was a 6'2 man was actually 6'1. 6'1 seems like a great height, at least to me.
Borats Chicken said on 14/Jan/17
@Nik
I'm a 20 male who's measured at 190.5(191.5) 85kg and I was born in fiji(I'm indian-Fijian) now living in New Zealand., 3rd in my father side and 5th in my mothers side to be born there.
And my mum is 5'5 and father is 5'10.25, brother 5'9 and sister is 5'6.75, my mothers side has giants men, her dads grandfather is 6'6 and her dads brother who's 6'4 to 6'5, and my mothers father height is 5'11.25 to 5'11.5 (now 5'9.5)
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 14/Jan/17
@ Wipeout said on 12/Jan/17
Anyone else here 177.5 cm in the morning and feeling solid average only to feel short at 175 at night? The most strange height there is is average or just below!!!! So unstable. At least 5'8 guys know they're shortish and 5'11 guys know they're tallish

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Thats exactly how i feel, it is so strange. I wake up at 177.6 cm and go to bed at 176cm. It might be only 1.6 cm difference but it is totally different feeling since in the morning i feel solid average. But, at night i feel shortish lol :D.
i think That is the reason why people classified 5'10 as average or good height, and 5'9 as on okayish height.
josef said on 14/Jan/17
You're debating, like this height thing would be the biggest scenario in the life. Where you practically cant do anything against it.
You're at least 80% genetically predetermined and there is no way to change that. You are arguing on it when there is nothing skill in it.
I had more friends who hit the 186,189,190 mark respectively, and their diet was so bad that you cant imagine.
Did not matter-on one summer they grew many inches. This is like a game where you've been fixed at 95% to reach your potential.
Like you were born as a poor or a rich man. Although one of them is reversible, the other just not.

You just want to believe this is a very good thing. I'm not saying its not good to be 6ft2. But if i'd have a lanky piece of crap build, i'd pick 5f6 over 188.
It gives you a fake confidence that you're better in some point, but if you're not an athlete(i just don't believe you're) then wont matter.

And where is the intelligence? The thing how handsome you are. Face structure is more important than height imo. The thing how muscular you are. The knowledge you have. on and on..

People don't give a f. how tall you are unless you're very short or very tall. People don't measure the others like us on this site.
Its not bad to care about height, but i do feel a lot of you are just too obsessed with it.
Many of you already reached 5f11 and have such a low self esteem. wtf.

183 night or morning. Seriously?
Normal people measure themselves once a decade and if they aware or not tend to have the motivation to claim above a bit.


I do think who is at least 165-can achieve anything even if he comes from the new generation. Its an idealised crap whats going on.
The bigger, the more.. you know that thing.

A normal person doesn't care(or i just say an intelligent) and if you've been discriminated because of your height-that's not your fault.
People in this society have prejudice on many things. Ok That's a different story, but heightism is one of them. People are not that advanced as they say so.

There is a possibility to anyone to be the new casanova without hitting the 170 mark.
You can be the best whatever you do, you can be millionaire with many friends. Who treats you otherwise because you lack of height that person don't deserve your respect. You have to be proud who you are, otherwise you wont achieve anything in this life. This is just a small piece of advantage what almost unchangeable.

Height wont make you more or less. And even if you're tall, you can be ugly. And i think this a very probable case nowadays.
I knew many guys with a growing confidence who are so out of proportion and never seen a gym. But hey they are tall.
On the other hand, ive asked few guys about their height whom are 6ft7-6ft8. And they told me how they hate it. Everything is just to small for them.


The internet is full of things how good to be tall how good to be..
You dont have to believe in everything that is in the media. You shouldnt have to have the belief that you're less because you didn't reach your dream height.

If you want something, then do something for it. But in height, don't deserve anything more than an inch, because you will always be unsatisfied in your life.
Canary said on 14/Jan/17
John is an intelligent and polite person, but I don't believe his "brother stories" (sorry, John). I can overlook that, though. He mentions nature vs. nurture in determining final height. Both probably are equally important. Let's look at Dutch women and Indonesian women. The 1600s Dutch women were smaller than present Indonesian women. That shows that environment is as vital as heredity in determining final height. I see this phenomenon in daily life too.
Nik said on 14/Jan/17
@John

Well people's height may be down to both genetic factors as well as diet, social background, etc. I am not saying that all short people by any means have poor diets or come from a particular social background, some people may be short/er because of factors like these but with others their shortness may be purely to do with genetics.

It is very fascinating because it is difficult to say even from a genetic point of view why some people are the height that they are. Take my nephew as an example of this, his dad (my brother) is 5'6" and his Mum is 5'3" yet he is 5'10" and the tallest member of our family. I think the genetics that influence height may work in complicated ways for some people and may also take into account ancestors from each or either side of their family. Also I am wondering if special forces of nature just sometimes make people the height that they are, however unfortunately some people don't end up with a height they want so maybe it is a bit of a lottery as well.

@Csimpson 6ft

I always thought that your 6 ft claim was legitimate and what you have said in your last post to me has confirmed that you are well and truly a 6 footer.
G 5'11 said on 14/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm I wake up around 181cm so 5'11.25 then hold 5'11 for a bit and eventually go down to 5'10.75 with my ultimate low being 5'10.5 after a long day of working out and walking about.hbu is your all time low 179cm?
Kaneff said on 14/Jan/17
@Wipeout

6' at 70th percentile in an ethnically diverse place like SF Valley sounds unbelievable to me. I live near Seattle I often feel 6' is 85th percentile because of all the Asians and hispanics that bring the average down. Around whites it's more 75th percentile but definitely not as low as 70th unless we're talking a mostly white university setting.

6'4 at 93rd percentile? give me a break. I mean if I'm at a shopping center on a weekday and it's not crowded, it's very possible I won't even see a 6'4+ guy all day let alone 1 out of every 15 guys lol.
Kaneff said on 14/Jan/17
@Wipeout

Yeah 6'3 185lbs is thin but like I said being big isn't important to me. I'd rather be tall. At 6'0 140lbs I'm used to being skinny and being 3 inches taller wouldn't make it that different. I also find it hard to be intimidated by anyone I have to look down at, no matter how big or muscular they are. From my perspective of 6'0 I would consider a 6'3 185lbs man more physically imposing than 5'9 185lbs just by the fact they're 3 inches taller than me.

And ideally I'd rather have at least average size hands and feet, but in this case I think 5'9 is a much less than ideal height so being 1 inch taller is more important to me. Between 5'9 and 5'10 is where you cross the 50th percentile barrier so it's significant when it comes to the amount of times you'll feel shortish vs tallish. A size 9 and 5'10 is on the small side yeah but not abnormally or noticeably small by any means.
Wipeout said on 14/Jan/17
@Johan said on 11/Jan/17

I think your Xmas event was skewed or maybe you were in Mexico or Indonesia. I see women taller than 6 feet everyday, and every hour practically. 6 feet for a man is high-average at best where I am (SF Valley in CA).

I would say 5'11 (1.8m) is 62nd-69th percentile.

6' (1.83m) is 70th-76th percentile.

6'1 (1.85m) is 77th-82nd percentile.

6'2 (1.88m) is 83rd-87th percentile.

6'3 (1.90m) is 88th-92nd percentile.

6'4 (1.92m) is 93rd-96th percentile.
Peter 179cm said on 14/Jan/17
@ G 5'11 Technically speaking,you can claim whatever height you are barefoot throughout the day whether that's morning midday or evening/night height.As long as it's a barefoot measurement then it's definitely an accurate claim.Btw are you 5'11 at your low or is it your average day height?
John said on 14/Jan/17
Nik & Joe
You relate height to social background, diet, living conditions, etc.
As a matter of fact I think it is much more related to your genetic code, having in mind that people from the same family take after different ancestors in a still mysterious arrangement of genetic data. I am very tall and my brother is incredibly shorter than me, simply because I took after my mother's family and he took after my father's family who are much shorter. In our case we were obviously brought up on the same diet, received same education, etc. We have practiced sports (yes different sports, that's true), we have had an outdoor life, we are both healthy, etc. I was just born much longer, and have always been much bigger ever since. I am 3 1/2 years younger than my brother and don't remember being shorter than him ever. We are now 20 and 23 respectively, I am 6ft8 and he is 5ft6.
Of course I don't deny that lifestyle is paramount: eg in Australia the world trend is reversing just due to that: the new generation is becoming shorter than the previous one, because of the net, lack of a sporty and outdoor life, less physical activity, but essentially it is a congenital matter.
Nik said on 14/Jan/17
@Borats Chicken

Borats, out of curiosity are you male or female? Also which country do you come from?

I just like to know a few basic things about fellow visitors.
demolition said on 13/Jan/17
Think of growing taller as the body growing bigger and not just in length. If you grow taller then it means you have more mass all around the body and not just in single parts (legs, for example). If you grow taller then other body parts including the head and arms may have grown bigger.
demolition said on 13/Jan/17
Rob, have you lost any stature yet?
Editor Rob: I'm about 2mm taller at age 40 than at 30.
Nik said on 13/Jan/17
Most of the height charts posted by myself and other people have been for western countries. Here is my rough global height chart for men:

- 5'4" - very short
5'4" - 5'6.25" - short
5'6.25" - 5'7" - under average
5'7" - 5'7.5" - low average
5'7.5" - 5'8.5" - average
5'8.5" - 5'9" - high average
5'9" - 5'9.75" - above average
5''9.75" - 6'1" - tall
6'1" - 6'4" - very tall
6'4" - 6'5" - very tall/ exceptionally tall
6'5" + giant
Giorgi said on 13/Jan/17
@Wipeout
It wasn't my chart. I had many objections about it too ;)
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 13/Jan/17
Rob do you find it believe people born in 1977 are going to be 40 this year Orlando Bloom just turn 40 I can remember people born in 1977 were in their 20s seems like only yesterday I can remember Orlando Bloom in Lord of The Rings when was he was only 24 I can't believe he is already 40 it seems like yesterday when he was in his 20s.
Editor Rob: yes, one moment you are 30, the next you are 40!
188.3 cm night said on 13/Jan/17
I believe that average height in all countries will come to a decay soon. upcoming generations, will become shorter and tinier due to the change in world economy and environment pollution.
Wipeout said on 13/Jan/17
@Giorgi said on 8/Jan/17

Your men chart is spot on! The women one needs to move up two inches per category.
J World said on 13/Jan/17
Big rob

I have a question for you, this may sound strange but i'll say it anyway.

Lets say you have a 5'9 guy and a 5'10 guy and the 5'9 guy has longer arms and legs than the 5'10 guy, is it actually possible for the 5'9 guys head to look as if its above the 5'10 guys?
Editor Rob: it simply needs a guy with a 10 inch and 8.5 inch head, then the short guy's chin would be higher...it certainly will fool some people because they don't always look at top of heads. But a decent proportion would still look at the top of their heads and realise the 5ft 9 guy was shorter...
OuterCreek said on 13/Jan/17
@HonestSlovene Yeah I would agree with you, however I'm 183cm right before bed. Wake up around 185cm and spend most of the day around 184cm. But I agree that the 6ft - 6ft1 range is sort of the start of tall.
tommy said on 13/Jan/17
french guy said on 7/Jan/17

No tall guys want to be short of average, i have never heard a guy saying "oh my god i'm 192 cm, i'm too tall, i wish i was 180 cm" , it just never happens, you guys are so wrong, especially you c-mo.

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a schoolmate at university at 188cm thought he was too tall and told us that if he was 5cm shorter it would be ideal
so you're wrong and i don't think he is the only one
Mark(5'9.25 said on 13/Jan/17
Rob, does playing the violin while standing up cause bad posture? I've being playing the violin for years. Sometimes when I practice while standing up, I do at times bend making me feel like I'm not truly standing at my tallest. I can get measured at 5'8.9" to 5'8.8" when this happens. This is at night time barefoot. Any thoughts Rob?
Editor Rob: Mark, any activity that puts an unnatural strain on the spine has the capacity over time to effect your stance, create niggling issues with muscles or discs.

It certainly might effect the upper spine...I'd maybe do some neck exercise/stretches to help alleviate any strain/stress on muscles.
Wipeout said on 12/Jan/17
Anyone else here 177.5 cm in the morning and feeling solid average only to feel short at 175 at night? The most strange height there is is average or just below!!!! So unstable. At least 5'8 guys know they're shortish and 5'11 guys know they're tallish.
Wipeout said on 12/Jan/17
@WISEMAN said on 7/Jan/17

@Kaneff said on 7/Jan/17

6'3 185 lbs is like a basketball player's build. Very skinny! Almost marathon runner skinny, but not quite. (It's like being 5'10 and weighing 155 lbs.) Even aesthetic physique competitors weigh a lot more than that, not to mention baseball, hockey, soccer, and football players. It's not stick skinny, but it's very lean. 5'9 185 can be lean too, but there is more mass and the difference is night and day.

Concerning the shoe size question, remember... a size 10 shoe is equivalent to a 5'9 to 5'9.5 man. A size 9 shoe is equivalent to a 5'7 to 5'7.5 man. So you can take that extra inch and go to 5'10 but you will have the hands and feet of a 5'7 man. That wouldn't bother you? Wouldn't you rather just be 5'9 with a normal 5'9 to 5'9.5 man's hands/feet?

Think about it...
Wipeout said on 12/Jan/17
TheManWithNoName said on 7/Jan/17

My eye level is just over 5'6 morning height when I'm 5'10. I doubt you are 3 inches taller from what you're saying. Maybe 6'0.5.

As for your weight, there are many 6-footers weighing 150 thinking you are beefy. It's all perspective. But keep in mind, broad shoulders is a skeletal thing, not a muscular/fat one.
mrtguy said on 12/Jan/17
Hey Rob, do you think this giant is taller than Big Show, he shows notable acromegalic features and his head is certainly bigger maybe at near 13 inches ??

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Editor Rob: mrt, would need to see that chap next to other people, but he certainly has a very big head due to the condition.
Kaneff said on 12/Jan/17
@Blake

Well usually guys grow the most rapidly in their early teens and after 16 the rate of growth slows down significantly. You can see this looking at CDC growth charts where boys height keeps increasing until 20 but the growth rate becomes very slow and gradual after 16.

I'd say there's a good chance you'll end up in the 5'9-5'9.5 range. On average, most guys can expect to gain about 1.25" after their 16th birthday. When I turned 16 I was 5'10.5" or 5'10.75" and now a solid 6'0. For me the final growth was very slow. I was 5'11.5" at 18, 5'11.75" at 19, 5'11.875" at 20, and finished at 6'0.125" at nearly 22. I measured myself against the same walls with the aerosol method many times between 19-22, so I know for a fact that both my morning height and night height increased during those years. Honestly I think the majority of guys probably grow slightly from 19-21 but don't notice it because it's such a small amount. Just be patient and eat, sleep, and exercise.
HB said on 12/Jan/17
Rob, if my eyeline's 5'7 before bed would that put me at around 5'11.75", and is that a weak 6'0?
Editor Rob: HB, it certainly would put you near that 182 range...
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Jan/17
@MM look at this photo I took of myself (at night) next to a cupboard that I measured at just over 6ft 5 and a 1/4 Click Here

Try telling me that im not 6ft now
vin said on 12/Jan/17
I'm half-Dutch and 6'0, spent years living in the Netherlands, and have to say that 6 feet flat is shortish in the Netherlands among the younger generation. Even 13-year olds these days are reaching 5'11 or taller in that country.
Nik said on 12/Jan/17
@the Slav

I don't think 3 inches is out if the question.

I don't think it is out of the question that a university could have male students that average 5'11" and I certainly think that some towns and villages have an adult male average of 5'8.5" (a little bit lower I would easily say is not out of the question) including the younger generations, that is a difference of 2.5 inches. A 2 inch difference I think is probable, 3 inches ... maybe.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 12/Jan/17
@Nik everyone ages differently not everyone looks the same when turn 40 and when they turn 50 i remember watching saved by the bell back in the day only Mario Lopez still looks the same he is 43 and hasn't aged since he was 17 he doesn't look any older than 28 the rest of the saved by the bell have changed a lot people who taken care of themselves in their 20's can easily look 10 years younger in their 40's and in their 50's it is possible if they have young looking genes.
Peter 179cm said on 12/Jan/17
@ Outer Creek So in that sense i should claim 180cm instead as that's my height for most of the day (actually just under 180).
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Jan/17
@Nik i definitely measure 6ft for most of the day and i dont dip under it until about 7 or 8pm, the absolute lowest i can measure at worst is 5ft 11.75 but thats only on a bad day from like lack of sleep or a lot of exercise, on average though my general low is still 182.5-182.6cm near enough 5ft 11 and 7/8ths.
Ice said on 12/Jan/17
I think in Order for me to really feel tall I would have to be a legit 6'4" .
Ice said on 12/Jan/17
@Deazel I live in Austria . Yes , I am taller than just about every woman I see on the street . It never really happens that a woman is my height or taller , and I live in a Big City with a lot of people Walking around . It is however my Observation that every ~ 3-4 White man on the street is over 190 cm , therefore taller than me .
G 5'11 said on 12/Jan/17
I feel like in a case where you are rounding up a small fraction of your lowest height then that would be okay. As long as you aren't straight up giving yourself an inch or more. For instance if you clear a height in the morning and are close to it in the noon I feel you could claim it, you don't really have to claim your absolute low. Especially when most people see you in the noon, when you are out and about in your shoes but you shouldn't e stat an extra inch or two.
Nik said on 12/Jan/17
@James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi

I think you have raised an interesting subject there. Perhaps on average the majority (maybe slight majority) of people who didn't look their age at 25 or under then start to look more their age the further they get above 25, Not everyone who looked their age at 25 and under then magically looks their age once they are over 25, I think that is far from the case. I also think people not looking their age at 25 and under can on average generally surprise people more with their real age than people who are much older than 25 can, this is not always true though as a fairly small minority of people can still surprise people massively too if they are say 70 and look about 50 or even 60 for that matter.

@MM

My first idea is that maybe we should work out the average height for a person for the whole day and call that their height. My second idea is that someone could also find out the length of time during a day that someone spends being different heights or over and above different heights, and come up with an official height for someone based on that. I think you could use either of those methods, or both of them combined to come up with a considered judgment on what someone's height is. I don't think it is right to say that someone should not claim a height of 6'0" just because they dip below it during some of the day, are you saying that the rest of the day dosen't count? Plus did you know that men who are about 5'10" claim that they are 6'0"? With this being the case I think it is ridiculous to knit pick over somebody who is 182.5 cm at lowest and who will for most of the day be above this and legitimately be over 5'11.875" the majority of the time, and average over the 5'11.875" level. That for me is enough to claim 6'0" because I dont come across many people who ever say what their height is to the nearest eighth of an inch, that is assuming that Connor Simpson averages under 6'0", which I don't know whether he does or not.

@Joe

Yes I agree. I wouldn't have thought that London would rank as one of the very tallest places either. Like you I thought that the average may be brought down by a large contingent of people who are from some foreign backgrounds or whose ancestors are from certain foreign backgrounds, this is because their ancestors come from countries which have a lower average height than the Uk. However I am not disputing what Chris said about the heights of men working in many parts of central London. I would imagine myself that the places with the highest average would be towns in the home counties like Surrey, Essex, etc. I also had the cities of Cambridge and Oxford down as being two of the very tallest places in the country too due to them both have large numbers of younger people living there with them being university cities, and also because they are both prosperous places. I am not sure now after what you said about the heights of the Oxford University Lecturers and Students, however yes I think Oxford and Cambridge probably do rank as the very tallest places because I doubt that any town, village or city in the country has an average for men which is over 5'11" or probably even quite that high. The average height of men working in certain areas of London will not be equalled by any individual place in the country I am sure.

@Editor Rob

Foregive me for sounding daft but how do you measure your height using a cylinder or tin? Also how accurate is it?
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 12/Jan/17
Rob is it possible too completely avoid height loss if you were still a strong 5ft 8in when you are 88 89 90 and 91 you would be happy that means you will immune too height loss it would be good if you were still a strong 5ft 8in in your late 80s and early 90s.
oliver said on 12/Jan/17
Hi,Rob. I'm 5'7(morning height 5'7.75) and my eye level reaches the shoulder of the tallest guy in my class. Then how tall is he?
HonestSlovene said on 12/Jan/17
@OuterCreek You are at the brink of tall @ 183cm. It's above average/tall but more tall than above average. Above average is more 181-182cm and 179-180cm is upper average (177-178 cm is average). So yes 181-184 cm is that gray zone where a lot of guys in the west are and only a few cm can make a lot of difference.
anon said on 11/Jan/17
agree on 5'11- 6'0 its a decent height but its not that tall nowadays, most youngsters now seem 6'1- 6'3 an awful lot of them anyway of course there are a lot average hieght, suppose the taller ones stand out more, any 5'11 guy with never feel short well unless majority of your mates are 6'3 plus, But I think to be legit tall nowadays you have yo be about 185cm minimum at 180-183 you feel tallish thats it imo.
Blake said on 11/Jan/17
Would you say growth after 15 is slow for the majority? I hover in the 173-4 range a few weeks over 16. What height on average would the height I reach be 5 foot 9 to 5 ft 9.5?
179cm said on 11/Jan/17
@Ice

Well now you're saying that 6 feet is a bit above average. Before you were saying 189-190cm was average. I remember you also disagreed with French guy who was saying that the average is 185cm. You gotta make up your mind.
Kaneff said on 11/Jan/17
@richard

Well of course 6' is tall and it's a good height but I wouldn't call it perfection. It's the minimum to be tall, making it a weak tall height. If a 6' guy starts losing any height because of aging or injury it's a one way trip to manlet town.

If you want to talk about a perfect height, I think it is 6'1. At 6'1 you are TALL no question about it, but you're not so tall that you're "the tall guy" or have people asking how tall you are all the time.

Don't get me wrong, as a 6' guy I would like to believe I'm the perfect height. My height is good and even on college campuses I feel that my height is solid. I'm just not convinced 6' is better than 6'1 or even 6'2.
OuterCreek said on 11/Jan/17
I'd like to amend my previous comment by saying that I think walking around at 6ft flat during late morning/early afternoon is tallish but it open to subjection. Certainly its NOT short, at worst its above average. At absolute worst.
Ice said on 11/Jan/17
Rick was probably the most delusional person who ever used this site .
Canary said on 11/Jan/17
@Nik: I agree with your point about 5'6 girls and women. They aren't tall. That height is close to average in the Netherlands. It's seen as tall only in countries with short populations.
Csimpson 6ft said on 11/Jan/17
@6'1 cowboy i never thought about that, yeah its possible he could be him.
the Slav said on 11/Jan/17
@Importer

Only place you'd feel average would be in the Dinaric Alps.
Even in Denmark 188-189 is solid tall
the Slav said on 11/Jan/17
@Nik

1 inch is a significant difference - 3 inch difference is very unlikely in a 1st world country
Giorgi said on 11/Jan/17
Peter 179cm said on 10/Jan/17
@ anon I rarely get asked my height but when i do,i either claim 180 or 179cm but chances are i will be guessed at 182 or 183cm by those who exaggerate their own height.And the funny thing is,if i try to stand really tall like the "bust a gut" method i will even be guessed at 184 or 185cm which is weird.

So agree on that. That's what I hear a lot. If someone is comfortably taller than you and generally considers himself (or herself) tall, they may not even notice you. If you are 6 ft for example, and they are 6ft 3, they will sometimes put you down but on most occasions it's not the case since most people aren't satisfied with their height so they're most likely to overblow your tallness. For instance, if someone being 5'9" claims 6'1" and you are also 5'9" claiming so, he will almost certainly make comments about how tall you are and dismiss your claim (maybe even go on calling you insecure haha) but not because to make you feel good, evidently. So, when someone compliments your height, unless you are really tall, consider their own agenda so to speak:)
Deazel said on 11/Jan/17
@Ice

Dude, please tell me where you live? I am a strong 5'11 and you're atleast 3 inches taller than me. Even if 5'11 is bang on average ~50%, which I highly doubt as I think 5'10 is in that percentile range, then you are still 3.5 inches taller than average, making you a solid tall height. Even in the Netherlands 6'2+ is above average (I've been there once and I would say average is 6'-6'1)... There's always gonna be someone taller than you unless you're like 7 foot, you just have to look at the overall picture. I would say that if I was 2 inches taller I would feel pretty tall, even at 181cm at night I feel there are more shorter guys than taller than me (>60%). At 6'1+ you're taller than atleast 80% of guys and virtually all women, so how is that not tall? If you're taller than most people you're tall, period.
OuterCreek said on 11/Jan/17
Also in regard to 6ft being solid tall - I think it depends. If you are walking around at 6ft flat for most of the day, I don't think you are that tall. Personally I wake up at 185cm and go to bed at 183cm. I feel tall most places I go, but will say I don't often get asked how tall I am like I imagine a 6ft 3 guy does. However walking around in dress shoes or boots I definitely feel legit tall. Do I feel that tall barefoot at night? Not really. Walking around the office at 11am in oxfords? Certainly I do.
OuterCreek said on 11/Jan/17
This is ridiculous. Of course he should be able to claim 6 feet. The concept of going by your before bed height makes absolutely no sense. Why would you go by the height in which, statistically, the least amount of people will ever see you at? In a way it's actually lying. If someone were to ask you at 1pm how tall you were, and at that time you were standing 6ft 0.5in, to say "Oh I'm 5'11 and 15/16ths" is not only a lie, but is flat out delusional of how society operates. @MM and @ICE are certified TROLLS who have nothing better to do but argue over a few mm in height. Not only are they statistically incorrect, but they are pathetic. You should ALWAYS claim your mid-day height (the height that you are at for the LARGE MAJORITY of your time on earth)
grizz said on 11/Jan/17
I meant 5'11.9999 footers. Gotta stop drinking
Csimpson 6ft said on 11/Jan/17
I would say 6ft 2 is more like 4.5-5 inches above average than 4 inches, taking into account that the average height for men overall is 5ft 9-9.5, in the UK/USA its in that range anyway.
Csimpson 6ft said on 11/Jan/17
@Ice how am I insecure? Ive not said one negative thing about my height on here, youre the one who is insecure saying you feel average all the time but if importer says its average in Denmark and you live there then I guess I can understand that and if you are 6ft 2.5 then ill apologise but your claim sounded unbelievable from the comments you posted, in general though at 6ft 2.5 you should feel tall everyday and you'll be taller than a lot of men like 90 percent plus taller than most men I think and if you really are that height then I dont see what there is to complain about its a great height a lot of guys under 6ft would envy your height but seriously though man saying 188-189cm is average is just silly.

And about the 6ft isnt tall thing well thats your opinion but I do feel tall because I see quite a lot guys shorter than me and I feel taller than most people, of course there will always be someone taller than me but who cares? It doesnt negate that im tall... but im entitled to my opinion and your entitled to yours so lets leave it there and stop arguing about it.
Johan said on 11/Jan/17
Anything up to 180 cm is average for a man. Medically speaking ofc, as it has been proven that guys over 1.8m have extra stress on joints/ligaments. We also have to use different techniques when lifting.

So if you fall between 5'9.5-5'11" flat then you're average. Every cm above that counts knocking you into a much higher percentile.

Guy's keep saying that 6 foot isn't tall but a legit 183 cm guy barefoot is still pretty tall even nowadays. Its just the average is more 178-180cm with alot of young guys in Europe so a 183 guy is only tallish in comparison. General pop though? Its tall and gets described that way.

I am 'only' 185 cm and over xmas I went to a school event with my family. There were 200 people or so at the event and no french guy I didn't feel average /above average at all.

I was easily taller than most, I think I saw 2-3 guys who edged me out - 187-188cm and maybe two guys who were tall in my eyes - 192cm +

What many fail to realise is that above 6' there aren't that many guys there. Most of the time you are looking at people's hair or heads among the general pop and young guys even their forehead.

Remember 5'11 ( 1.8m) is 70 th in many countries

6' (1.83m) is 80th-83rd

6'1 (1.85m) is 88th-90th !!

6'2 (1.88m) is given as 94th-95th....sorry guys you're not average /Above average.
AKK said on 11/Jan/17
Huh. Been a while since I used to post here regularly. Just turned 36 a couple months back. Surprisingly, I'm still 5'8"(173.22, to be exact. The tape only had imperial values, listed me as 3 markings over 5'8") even though it's been over two decades since I was first measured at that height. Had been measured as 175 in the military (with boots though), but in more recent years hovered between 173 and 174.

Something I'm curious about though, and just a "for fun" experiment for other users. Here, we often talk about how one can "gain" height(improving posture, tightening muscles, etc). What's the lowest you've ever been able to pull without going full hunchback? Just standing loosely, slack shoulders, knees not bent, but not locked, etc. I just tried it out for myself and lost as much as 5.9cm, putting me at 167.32cm(5'5.8").
Borats Chicken said on 10/Jan/17
Rob, did glen really take pic with nflers namath and sharpe, because it will be great see those page back
Editor Rob: yes Borats, with a shrunken namath and a leaning Sharpe.
Canary said on 10/Jan/17
Do you have a cutoff tall height and a cutoff short height for dating? Let's say that you meet someone who is absolutely perfect for you in all ways except for their height. Would you date them if they were 6'4? Would you date them if they were 4'8?
G 5'11 said on 10/Jan/17
@Anon well in terms of when I get asked my height, it can happen at random, people will ask my height now I'm 5'11 but with my proportions sometimes I look taller like a bit over 6 ft. Especially when I wear air maxes or dress shoes. However I don't give my self an extra inch or two. I do notice that some tall guys like a 6'2 friend of mine tries claiming 6'4 and it's just easy to see he isn't close to. Being a legit 6'4 and he's tall already so idk why he's trying to tell people he is taller. He thinks nobody will notice.
Nik said on 10/Jan/17
@the Slav

That's nothing. I bet you could set up a university in some towns in the Uk, France, and wherever, and the average student would be a good 3 inches taller than that of the general population!
6'1 cowboy said on 10/Jan/17
I'm starting to believe that Ice is really Rick. He admitted he is really 5'10 recently, always saying everyone is taller than him, and always trolling everyone. There is no way a person that wakes up at 6'3 feels only average unless they are inflating their height by a few inches. Then has the nerve to call others pathetic. Now that is sad.
richard said on 10/Jan/17
anyone who says 6 foot is not tall is either a short insecure man or a lanky insecure man. 6 foot is absolute perfection. its tall! but not tooo tall where you start looking lanky. its the best height for a man. no question about it.
Peter 179cm said on 10/Jan/17
@ anon I rarely get asked my height but when i do,i either claim 180 or 179cm but chances are i will be guessed at 182 or 183cm by those who exaggerate their own height.And the funny thing is,if i try to stand really tall like the "bust a gut" method i will even be guessed at 184 or 185cm which is weird.
179cm said on 9/Jan/17
@MM

I don't agree that people should inflate their height by 2 inches, but seriously, calling someone a 'liar' for claiming 6ft when they're 5'11" 7/8" in the evening? Maybe people should just measure themselves after staying up five days and running a marathon, standing with appalling posture, and round down just to be on the safe side.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 9/Jan/17
Rob is 25 the last age where people look young for their age 25 is end of youth beginning of normal adulthood most people start looking their age at 25 onwards that's when the wrinkles start showing if your 24 and under you got a chance of looking young for your age after that it's all down the hill when you turn 25 your age starts to show the average 44 year old man is not going too look the same as he did at 28 i have seen a picture of you rob at 39 and a picture of you at 29 i'm not trying too be funny there is a big difference too your 29 year old self and your 39 year old self.
Canary said on 9/Jan/17
Connor should keep his name because he's 6'0 at some time during each day. It's correct and honest for him to claim that height. It's silly to quibble about fractions of an inch. Nobody cares in real life.
Nik said on 9/Jan/17
@anon

I know you are only pointing out how some men may be a little bit insecure when they see women in high heels so I suppose you may be right, and I am not having a go at you for saying this. Nevertheless though some people (not you) do give some men a hard time because they are smaller than, the same size as, or don't actually tower over some women who are wearing high heels.

Why should a man of 5'10" have an issue because he is near a woman in high heels? It's a decent height (above average), and even men of 5'10" who may be inclined to bother about this would be a few inches taller than a woman of average height wearing high heels, and anyway heels aren't part of some bodies real height. I see women who are taller than me in the SAME level of footwear and it doesn't bother me in the slightest, and I also see plenty of other men too that are smaller than a reasonable amount of women when those women are not wearing heels. The wearing of high heels by women is good if they gain confidence by wearing them because it will make them appear taller. I have no problem width that and my issue is with men and women bringing the subject up in a detremental way to small men or men of an average height, thus making another dent in their confidence if they are a little bit insecure about their height.
Importer said on 9/Jan/17
@Ice
U feel average at 188-189? I would only agree with that if you are living in a country like Denmark. Srsly if you are above 25 years old and are wealthy just go live in a country you are 4inches above average being said there are loads other places. Your feeling average cuz of the 4-5 % people who are taller than you? Just watch some aflek films and you'll feel better.
Ice said on 9/Jan/17
@MM dont be ridicilous . Connor is 0.3 cm below 6 foot at his Low . As If anyone who is not completeley obsessed cares Let alone would notice . Let him claim 6 foot . Arguing over millitmeteres is just plain ricilous .
jake said on 9/Jan/17
MM said on 8/Jan/17
@Connor6ft

Connor, please change your username. Drop the ''6ft'' and it will be ok. It's kind of a disgrace to real 6 footers. A real 6 footer wakes up to AT LEAST 6'0.75-6'1 range (that's 184.8-185.4 cm, and you are a good 1/4 under that) and drops down to a flat 6 ft at night. Remember, tall guys like 6 footers (and sometimes even average 5'10-5'11 guys) lose close to an inch through the day. You wake up at barely over 184 cm and go to bed at 182.5 cm (I have seen your youtube video). That's not even 5'11 7/8 ( because it should be closer to 182.6). And your height loss is not even 2 cm! Tall people lose 2-3 cm during the day. You don't. You are weak tall at best or above average. I suggest you change your username to ''Connor 5ft11 7/8'' or ''Connor almost 6ft'' to be accurate. I think it's ok if you want to claim ''almost 6 ft'' but not just ''6 ft'' cause that's a lie man, not cool. You sound more like a 182 cm guy, probably 1 cm taller than a guy like Dmeyer who is honest and claims just 182. Remember, Dmeyer wakes up at 184 cm. You are almost the exact same height out of bed, and you claim 2 cm more than him. Be honest
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Lol that guy is 5'11 15/16ths at WORST he's basically only 1/8th of a inch under 6'0" at night so it would be hard to imagine him anything under 6'0" at lunchtime, if he falls below 6'0" after 7-8hours (its possible) than it would be only by something very minuscule like something so daft its not even worth noting i'm talking like 1/16th of a inch at MOST after 8 hours, but even still a five eleven and fifteen sixteenths guy is still six-feet the difference is negligible, your being way to pedantic there are so many people a inch even a inch and a half under claiming six-foot, yet you are mad that there is a guy one sixteenth of inch less claiming it
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jan/17
@ MM Anyone can claim whatever they wish.Connor is too close to 6ft to claim anything less,at worst he could be 5'11.75 range solid 182cm.It's not like he claims his morning height. I for instance usually claim 180 if asked on a conversation and sometimes 179 if trying to be specific and accurate.Plus i'm almost 5'11.5 out of bed(181.4-181.5 cm to be exact).
demolition said on 9/Jan/17
At 178 cm tall you could feel average because your eye level is at 169 cm and so you are looking above only a few people because not many are under 170 cm tall unless you are in Asia. No offence.
Joe said on 9/Jan/17
@Chris
I was also in London for many years, and I do agree with your view that people in City of London are taller than other Londoners.
Odd thing is when I visited Oxford for my research project I saw many posh students (and some professors) there, but I've never felt they were particularly taller (many of them were around 5'9-5'11). It seems like financial companies prefer to hire taller people (or Nordic/Germanic workers?) for some reason.

Though I think Londoners in general are no taller than other regions because of huge number of Arabic/Asian/Latin people. I've always felt the median height was around 5'9.
Nik said on 9/Jan/17
@french guy 7/Jan/17

Codswallop. Every single word of it.

Celebheight User 555

You say 'anything shorter than 5'8 is rare for a man". Really? I see men under 5'8 all the time in my every day life, I think it is very common. It is also far from rare for a man to be above 5'11" too.

You say "there are a lot of tall women about, especially in big cities but they rarely exceed 5'6". I see a lot of women about who are taller than 5'6" and while it is on the minority it is certainly not rare.

I think geography icertainly has its links with male height at least as much it does for female height. There are towns and villages absolutely teaming with men, especially middle aged men who are about 5'6" or 5'7", but on the other hand you get cities like London where there are a lot of 6 ft + guys floating about.
Nik said on 9/Jan/17
@french guy 7/Jan/17

Codswallop. Every single word of it.

Celebheight User 555

You say 'anything shorter than 5'8 is rare for a man". Really? I see men under 5'8 all the time in my every day life, I think it is very common. It is also far from rare for a man to be above 5'11" too.

You say "there are a lot of tall women about, especially in big cities but they rarely exceed 5'6". I see a lot of women about who are taller than 5'6" and while it is on the minority it is certainly not rare.

I think geography icertainly has its links with male height at least as much it does for female height. There are towns and villages absolutely teaming with men, especially middle aged men who are about 5'6" or 5'7", but on the other hand you get cities like London where there are a lot of 6 ft + floating about.
Ice said on 9/Jan/17
@Csimpson 6ft the Thing is , you Claim to be tall at 6 foot because some random site says so . When one thinks of a tall guy 6 foot will hardly come in to mind of anyone . 6 foot just isnt considered tall . It May be a Little above average , but nobody thinks of it as legit tall . Heck , its below average in the dinaric Alps .
Ice said on 9/Jan/17
In a Week or so Ill Post a height proof Video
Kaneff said on 8/Jan/17
@anon

At 6ft I rarely get asked my height. It's maybe happened 5 times (I'm 23) but I'm not a social person so the opportunities for it to happen are not many. It's always been short women or short men who ask. One time in high school I claimed 6'1" (I was measured 6'1.5" barefoot in gym class and now I think their measuring wall was just way off) and didn't get questioned, even though I was probably more 5'11.5" back then but I also wore thick running shoes that gave 1.4". All the other times after that I just claim 6ft and nobody's questioned it.

More commonly, though, people (usually average height or lower) will just comment something like "you're tall" or "you've gotten tall" but not specifically ask how tall I am.

Now at university 6ft is nothing special like I've said before. It's above average but rarely will anyone think "wow you're tall" and ask how tall you are if you're under 6'2", so it's one of those heights that blends in and goes unnoticed. Once I was standing backstage with a group of students and a guy who was clearly 6'2" said he was 6'2" when a girl asked how tall he was (she guessed him at 6'3"). In high school there was a guy who insisted he was 5'11" even though he was probably pushing 6ft and rounding down. Also a high school teacher who claimed 6'2" and looked every bit of it. In my experience most people are actually pretty honest about their height, maybe 0.5"-1" off at worst. I've honestly never seen anyone exaggerate by 2-3 inches, even though you hear about it all the time.
Canary said on 8/Jan/17
@Celebheight User 555: I can't agree with your height chart for women. 5'9 women are tall. Nobody would call them a giantess or an amazon, though. They might in a few countries, but they wouldn't in most places.
CS said on 8/Jan/17
anon said on 8/Jan/17
To me the Ideal range most guys will say if pushed is 180cm minimum and maybe 190 maximum overall I think 5'11- 6'2 is best range maybe 5'10 at worst most will say but even at say that height its average height and in shoes you wont have an issue really only when next to girls in their high heels lol but still in reality unless your really short or really tall I don't see how Your height even matters or will get mentioned?

Do any of you guys who are between 5'9 and 6'2 even get asked your height and how often do you get asked and even if you get into a conversation about height I bet most guys tack on 2 Inches anyway and will think your taller than what you claim

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Lol it's funny you bring this up as it's something I wanted to post not too long ago: in the real world (outside of celebheights) people could really care less about the topic of height, seriously.

I rarely see height being brought up in the topic of discussion and even when it is it's usually given a fleeting thought and then the topic is quickly changed to something else. It's only really on here where people (including myself at times) fixate on height.

People don't go around asking others their height or wondering things like "well John is 2 inches taller than David so I perceive John this way and I perceive David another way." Lol that type of stuff only occurs on celebheights. In the real world nobody really cares.

"So you're 5'8, I'm 5'11, and he's 6'2"... in the real world nobody gives a damn. Like you said, unless you're really tall or really short it's not like your height matters that much or even gets mentioned. Most people don't care one bit.
Kaneff said on 8/Jan/17
@MM

lol don't get your panties in a bunch. 5'11 7/8" is close enough for Connor to claim 6ft. 182.5cm rounds to 183cm or 6ft which is probably what Rob would list him as if he had a page. Not every 6 footer has to be laser measured at exactly 72.0000 inches.
Kaneff said on 8/Jan/17
@the Slav

I could believe it. The university I went to is in the US but it's probably a similar difference. An average of 5'10.25 wouldn't surprise me.

@Celebheight User 555

6'4" and 6'5" is not a giant. It's very tall, yes, but still a normal looking height in public. Even 6'6" and 6'7" are not giants. True giants should be taller than a standard doorway (6'8").

I also can't agree about 6'0 being solid tall. I'm that height and feel it's weak tall. You will almost never be the tallest person in a room at just 6'0", but at 6'1.5-6'2 it becomes a good possibility.

5'9" a giant for women? come on...it's nowhere near a giant. It's solid/strong tall, no more. I wouldn't consider a woman giant unless they're 6'3+
Csimpson 6ft said on 8/Jan/17
MM said on 8/Jan/17
@Connor6ft

Connor, please change your username. Drop the ''6ft'' and it will be ok. It's kind of a disgrace to real 6 footers. A real 6 footer wakes up to AT LEAST 6'0.75-6'1 range (that's 184.8-185.4 cm, and you are a good 1/4 under that) and drops down to a flat 6 ft at night. Remember, tall guys like 6 footers (and sometimes even average 5'10-5'11 guys) lose close to an inch through the day. You wake up at barely over 184 cm and go to bed at 182.5 cm (I have seen your youtube video). That's not even 5'11 7/8 ( because it should be closer to 182.6). And your height loss is not even 2 cm! Tall people lose 2-3 cm during the day. You don't. You are weak tall at best or above average. I suggest you change your username to ''Connor 5ft11 7/8'' or ''Connor almost 6ft'' to be accurate. I think it's ok if you want to claim ''almost 6 ft'' but not just ''6 ft'' cause that's a lie man, not cool. You sound more like a 182 cm guy, probably 1 cm taller than a guy like Dmeyer who is honest and claims just 182. Remember, Dmeyer wakes up at 184 cm. You are almost the exact same height out of bed, and you claim 2 cm more than him. Be honest

Thats ridiculous being just 3-4mm under 6ft at night doesnt necessarily mean im not a 6fter because i wont be at my low for long when at that time at night id most likely be in bed and recover from height loss and whos going to see me at night? its the height you are in the afternoon that people will see you at thats a persons real height, 182.5-6cm is not much under at all and still a hell of a lot closer to 6ft than being 5ft 11 7/8s im only 3-4mm under 6ft at worst and thats still ok to go with the full 6ft mark, to be a 5ft 11 7/8ths guy you need to be at least 182.1-182.2cm at night and id definetly edge out 182cm range guys like 5ft 11.5, 5ft 11.75 or 5ft 11 7/8ths zone, also throughout the day i do measure in the 6ft range so how am i not a 6fter? and you dont need to be 6ft 0.75-1 straight out of bed in order to be a legit 6ft guy either, everyones shrinkage in the day is different there are 6ft guys out there that can shrink just half an inch, its not unheard of.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 8/Jan/17
Thanks those who answered my question.

Would you feel super short at 5'9.5 in Sweden or Denmark?
grizz said on 8/Jan/17
@MM, IMo, if he drops to 182.879 cm in the evening, he should be banned and treated like a felon.
Man, what has the world come to when legit 6footers are treated the same as these fake 5.199999footers.
Giorgi said on 8/Jan/17
Celebheight User 555 said on 7/Jan/17
This is also my view on height of both sexes

Mens height

6'4 to 6'5 or above = Giant
6'2 to 6'3 = really tall
6'0 to 6'1 = solid tall
5'10 to 5'11 = solid average
5'8 to 5'9 = slight below average/shortish
5'6 to 5'7 = quite short
5'4 to 5'5 = really short
5'2 to 5'3 or anything below = tiny

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Females height

5'9 or anything above = Giant
5'7 to 5'8 = really tall
5'5 to 5'6 = above average can look tallish
5'3 to 5'4 = solid average
5'1 to 5'2 = below average short
5'0 or anything below = tiny


Some corrections (from my point of view): You can't just call 5'9" shortish and say 5'8" is close to average at the same time. Shortish is around 5'8" range and it is close to average in many occasions. Also, I don't think 5'11" is "solid average" and 6ft isn't solid tall either. Solid average is 178-179 cm. 180-183 cm would be a tallish range. Solid tall to me starts at the height of 184 cm at night. As for 6'4"-6'5" being giants is also an exaggeration. 6'4" is a pretty good height, and 6'5" is more of a transition to "giant" category but not really that strikingly tall.

With females, I would also strongly disagree with "giant" part. To me, giant is more around 6'1" but not any shorter than that really. Also, not sure about 5'5" being above average. 5'4.5"-5'5" is probably the best choice for average height for femals, with 5'4" being low average and 5'5.5" upper average. In many European countries 5'5.5" for women is a pretty average mark.
Ice said on 8/Jan/17
@Cimpson 6ft lool your footlong Post directed to me just highlights youre insecurity about beeing 6 foot . Ive measured myself multiple times and was also measured by a doctor just the other day at 189 cm a few hours after awaking . But yea , If you believe me or not I dont care. Have a nice day and stop thinking youre tall at 6 feet .
Giorgi said on 8/Jan/17
@HonestSlovene

Do you feel tall/short in Slovenia? Assuming you live in Slovenia of course :)
Csimpson 6ft said on 8/Jan/17
@Ice lol im not jealous of your height at all im fine with the height I am, infact its more like the other way around that you are jealous of my height especially when you always complain on here that you feel average at 6ft 2.5 and say 6ft is not tall, seriously if youre only average at 6ft 2.5 then what am I? short? Lol but anyway yeah I dont believe you are a true 6ft 2.5 guy because no 6ft 2ers will ever feel average unless he hangs out with a group of guys who are the same height in real life a true 6ft 2 guy would feel tall all the time in general (if hes not with a group of guys who are the same height or with guys who have giantism) but yeah youre actually the one whos jealous its obvious that you are when you post over and over again that "188-189 is average" "I feel average" "6ft is not tall" etc, from reading your posts that does indicate you arent as tall as you claim to be and you are clearly trying to seek attention from people on here to attempt to get them to agree with you, if you want people on here to believe you post some proof of your height on here like I said before and stop trolling but for now im still sticking with my 5ft 10-10.5 guess for you, I wouldnt be suprised if you are even shorter infact you could even be 5ft 9-9.5.

Also if im not tall then what does this say?
Click Here

And I bet that im taller than you
anon said on 8/Jan/17
To me the Ideal range most guys will say if pushed is 180cm minimum and maybe 190 maximum overall I think 5'11- 6'2 is best range maybe 5'10 at worst most will say but even at say that height its average height and in shoes you wont have an issue really only when next to girls in their high heels lol but still in reality unless your really short or really tall I don't see how Your height even matters or will get mentioned?

Do any of you guys who are between 5'9 and 6'2 even get asked your height and how often do you get asked and even if you get into a conversation about height I bet most guys tack on 2 Inches anyway and will think your taller than what you claim
MM said on 8/Jan/17
@Connor6ft

Connor, please change your username. Drop the ''6ft'' and it will be ok. It's kind of a disgrace to real 6 footers. A real 6 footer wakes up to AT LEAST 6'0.75-6'1 range (that's 184.8-185.4 cm, and you are a good 1/4 under that) and drops down to a flat 6 ft at night. Remember, tall guys like 6 footers (and sometimes even average 5'10-5'11 guys) lose close to an inch through the day. You wake up at barely over 184 cm and go to bed at 182.5 cm (I have seen your youtube video). That's not even 5'11 7/8 ( because it should be closer to 182.6). And your height loss is not even 2 cm! Tall people lose 2-3 cm during the day. You don't. You are weak tall at best or above average. I suggest you change your username to ''Connor 5ft11 7/8'' or ''Connor almost 6ft'' to be accurate. I think it's ok if you want to claim ''almost 6 ft'' but not just ''6 ft'' cause that's a lie man, not cool. You sound more like a 182 cm guy, probably 1 cm taller than a guy like Dmeyer who is honest and claims just 182. Remember, Dmeyer wakes up at 184 cm. You are almost the exact same height out of bed, and you claim 2 cm more than him. Be honest
HonestSlovene said on 8/Jan/17
@Deazel You sound one of the most reasonable posters here, I completely agree with what you have written.
slothee said on 7/Jan/17
Hi Rob! There's a friend of mine who recently measured 6'2 3/8" (189 cm) out of bed and then 6'1 5/8" (187 cm) at night. Yet I've heard him still claim 6'1" to people. Is this accurate? Would many people even disbelieve his claim?
Editor Rob: slothee, he probably looks 6ft 2 to many people. He should claim 6ft 1.5 though, have a word with him ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ
richard said on 7/Jan/17
rob how come I grew from 5 foot 8 at 19 to 5 foot 10 at 22? I thought growth stops at 18. im a male.
Editor Rob: richard, it certainly doesn't stop at 18, but the percentage who grow 1-2 inches after 18 is much smaller than who grow less than 1/4 inch.
Importer said on 7/Jan/17
Height growth is different among people, mine is I believe count as a jackpot as both my parents are 5'4 and I'm at the very least shy of 6'1 if your talking about height in the evening and I still got the feels of growing more later months being 19 in 3 months from now.
Canary said on 7/Jan/17
@Giorgi: I'm limiting this to practical and pragmatic things like purchasing clothes and shoes. For instance, it's hard for me to find shoes in some stores. My female height range is 5'4 to 5'8. My male height range is 5'8 to 6'4.

@Nik: We discussed the relationship between height and intelligence. My aunt noticed this link at an all-girls school where she was employed for some time. The larger girls tended to be smarter than the smaller girls. Of course, there were exceptions to this rule.
the Slav said on 7/Jan/17
@Kaneff

I read somewhere that average height among UNI students in a French town is 1 inch taller than regular population
TheManWithNoName said on 7/Jan/17
@Wipeout

I should also add that I'm 170.5 lbs and still skinny. I have broad shoulders and a narrow waist, but again, still skinny, muscular but skinny nonetheless. If I'm below 6'0" as you say, shouldn't I be a bit beefier?
WISEMAN said on 7/Jan/17
Definitely 6'3 185 lbs 10% body fat
TheManWithNoName said on 7/Jan/17
@Wipeout

Thanks for the feedback. However, I have a well proportioned body and face similar to this guy: Click Here . In the morning, I think I'm a little over 6'1" because 5'6" is at my philtrum (between top lip and nose), 5'7" is at the tip of my nose, and 5'8" is just below my eyes. So I think 6'0" flat in the evening is my absolute lowest. Does this sound right?
Celebheight User 555 said on 7/Jan/17
This is also my view on height of both sexes

Mens height

6'4 to 6'5 or above = Giant
6'2 to 6'3 = really tall
6'0 to 6'1 = solid tall
5'10 to 5'11 = solid average
5'8 to 5'9 = slight below average/shortish
5'6 to 5'7 = quite short
5'4 to 5'5 = really short
5'2 to 5'3 or anything below = tiny

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Females height

5'9 or anything above = Giant
5'7 to 5'8 = really tall
5'5 to 5'6 = above average can look tallish
5'3 to 5'4 = solid average
5'1 to 5'2 = below average short
5'0 or anything below = tiny

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That is my view on height of both sexes. I kept it as realistic as possible on heights I see on a day to day basis, its probably not the most accurate but thats just how I view it.
Kaneff said on 7/Jan/17
@Wipeout

Hands down, I'd rather be 6'3 185lbs and 10%bf. I'm already skinny at 6'0 140lbs and honestly I don't think 6'3 185lbs is that skinny. More like a normal weight you'd expect for a 6'3 guy who's in good shape, but not ripped. Height>muscles any day.

for the second one I'd rather be 5'10 with a size 9 shoe. I mean the differences in shoe sizes we're talking is a really trivial matter that hardly anyone is going notice. 1 inch of height matters a lot in terms of percentile when you're hovering around the average.
black ops said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, if you have lots of hair how many centimeters does it add to your height?
Editor Rob: if you cut it short like 1 inch and spike it up, then of course you get 1 inch...if it's longer sometimes even 2 inches, but a lot of styles can be hard to tell really. Mine has varied from 0.2 to about 0.4.

If I styled it more messy it could be more, but for the site I try to keep it reasonably flat.
Csimpson 6ft said on 7/Jan/17
Peter 179cm said on 6/Jan/17
@Kourosh 5'9.5 You're average range in Europe and America(both continents) and above average/solid average in most of Asia and Africa.

@Csimpson 6ft I'm pretty sure french guy is under 180cm.

Yeah Peter he most likely isnt anywhere near 183cm, when he says he feels short all the time I wouldnt be suprised if hes only 163cm.
Celebheight User 555 said on 7/Jan/17
Heres my two pence worth on the whole height thing.

If you are 5'9 or 5'10 in most countries you are bang on average. 175 to 179cm, 180cm at a stretch is bang on average is most countries. If you feel short a lot of the time at that height then you are shorter than what you think.

Reality is most guys you see on the street are anything from 5'8 to 5'11, anything shorter than 5'8 is rare for a man and anything taller than 5'11 is rare as well in most countries.

As for female height the majority range from 5'3 to 5'6 in most countries. There are a lot of tall women about, especially in big cities but they rarely excede 5'6.

Obviously some of the guys on here who claim to be 5'9 or above and claim that most women and men are taller than them are clearly deluded and must be much shorter than they claim.

I used to think I was tall because I got measured at 181cm tall, of course that was a highly innacurate measurement because I measured myself at home and im 5'4 (morning height) and I shrink down yo 5'3 by the end of the day, I always knew I was that height because I am the same height as the majority of women.

If you want an accurate measurement use some of the methods Rob has shown, forget about asking your doctor or nurse to do it because its a waste of their time and they overmeasure a lot of people anyway.

Peace.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 7/Jan/17
IMO the ideal height for adult men is about 5'10-6'0 (178-183 cm) 59.4 - 82.1% range, and there is no necessity to be taller than 6'0 for normal life activities. because every thing on this planet is designed for average height guy. 5'10 - 6'0 man is taller than 98.7 - 99.8% of women respectively.
french guy said on 7/Jan/17
193 cm is the perfect height :
if you build a good body, you will look very manly and alpha, you will also be stronger than 99 % of men.
You are taller than 85 % of young men, the left 10 % who are taller than you don't really have an edge on you
Women love tall men ( well we all know that), but height beats muscles and goodโ€“lookingnes
There are many women who are 180-185 cm so even in heels they won't be taller, and yes at 183 cm , i can see a couple of women taller than me.
Clothes fit better
You have the "superior feeling" since you phisycally dominate most men.

No one thinks 183 cm is the perfect height, none of my friend whish they were smaller, and most of them are above 185 cm.
It's something that short guys (those who are below 180 cm) don't understand, no guys who are tall want to be shorter, this is the truth
You just don't realize all the benefits you have when you are tall (and when i say tall, it's not 183 or 185 cm, it's atleast 190 cm).
If you are 180 cm and think it is the perfect height, then buy a pair of elevator shoes, go to bars or nightclubs and you will quicky realize that you were wrong.
No tall guys want to be short of average, i have never heard a guy saying "oh my god i'm 192 cm, i'm too tall, i wish i was 180 cm" , it just never happens, you guys are so wrong, especially you c-mo.
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Ice said on 7/Jan/17
@Cimpson 6ft lol dont you get it that Roy used my username to Post that ?? Im 6'2.5" If you choose to believe me or not is your choice . Your just jealus of my height bc you know 6 foot is not tall .
Peter 179cm said on 7/Jan/17
@ G 5'11 Yeah 5'11-6'2 covers the ideal range,maybe 6'3 at a push as well but i'd say 179-180 range(which is 5'10.5-5'11) is like the starting point of ideal height.
Peter 179cm said on 7/Jan/17
@TheManWithNoName It depends on how big your forehead is.If it's average sized you are likely just 6'0-6'0.25 a solid 183cm.About your other question women tend to give a taller look even when they're the same height with a man because they usually have smaller heads and eyelevels than us men.Generally most of the time proportions are in women's favor.
Wipeout said on 7/Jan/17
So I have two scenario questions for you guys.

If you had to pick one and be stuck with it for life, which would you rather be?:

1. 5'9 185 lbs, 10% body fat or 6'3 185 lbs 10% body fat? (Remember the 5'9 guy has less bone and organ weight so he will have a little more muscle compacted 6 inches shorter. Likewise the 6'3 guy will have a few lbs more in bone and organ size at expense of some of the muscle weight and look a lot skinnier because he's 6 inches taller. Both have identical body fat of 18.5 lbs with a lean body mass of 166.5 lbs.)

2. 5'10 with a size 9 shoe (US) or 5'9 with a size 10 shoe?
Wipeout said on 7/Jan/17
TheManWithNoName said on 5/Jan/17

Both questions need to consider that not everyone the same height will have the same anatomical proportions. Some people who are 6'0 may have an inch or two more forehead above the eyes than another. That means you're 6 ft and another person is 6 ft but his eyes are lower so you think he's 5'10.5 but he's not. Or maybe you think he's 6'1.5 but he's not. Also The shape of the head makes a difference. Some have heads the same height in the front and the back. Others are much taller in the back of the head with a slope. Pay attention to all of these details.

Now onto your questions...

1. Most men's eyebrows are closer to 3 inches below their height than 4. So read the above paragraph and consider your ratios relative to the norm. I would say you're at 5'11.5 give or take, evening height.

2. Read the first paragraph to consider women ratio sizes. Also, there are three reasons for this. One, women have smaller heads in proportion to their bodies so their shoulders, necks, and all facial features will be higher off the ground than the average man's of the same height. Women are more "heads tall" than men. Two, women have longer legs and shorter torsos, so their lower bodies up to their waists will always extend higher. Usually a woman will have legs at least 3-4 inches longer than a man of the same height, with the men compensating that difference in the torso and head size. And three, average to shorter men over-exaggerate their height for social impressions, and women taller than average under-exaggerate their height to make themselves less intimidating to men. Psychology. Think about that too! A 6 ft man might be 5'11 and a 6 ft woman might be 6'1 in all reality.
Deazel said on 6/Jan/17
Listen now guys...
I am 181cm (5'11) and let me tell you my story about heights across Europe. The tallest man I've seen in person is 7'0-7'1 and he is just a guy back from my hometown back in hometown in Bulgaria. He is a titan- that is really the word to describe him- a "titan". I am up to his shoulder level and women are literally half his size. I went to the UK to do bachelors degree at university (currently live here), and the tallest guy I recall from uni is like 6'8-6'9. IMO any height above 6'6 is unusual and anything above 6'3 (6'4+) is a very tall height. I have travelled across Europe throughout the years and the tallest countries I know are Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. In Netherlands I felt below average and i woul assume the average there to be ~6'1 and in Denmark and Sweden I felt average. So anyone saying anything 5'10+ is short is a genuine troll. Mr. Ice saying he feels short/average at 6'2 is simply ludicrous. The oly place it will fell average/sligthly above average is in Netherland. in the UK I say the average is 5'10 as I feel atleast solid average here. Obviously I met giant and midget, but I'm confident saying that no height below 5'9 is short besides in the Netherlands. Generally speaking anything between 5'10 and 6'3 is a very good height.
Chris said on 6/Jan/17
Take me as an example, I'm 6'4 on the dot. When I go abroad to places like Italy or Portugal I feel huge! I can walk around and be the tallest person I see all day, trust me.

When I come back to the UK I don't feel quite as tall - but still very tall, depending where I am I can still go a day without seeing anyone taller.

When in central London (where I work), I will see guys hovering around 6'4 all the time - especially if I'm in the financial districts (The City or Canary Wharf), and there's usually ten or so guys around 6'5/6'6. After that it gets rarer, but I still might see a 6'7 guy once a day maybe.

Also bear in mind, that there's literally hundreds of guys between 6' and 6'3. Height is a joke in the City of London seriously, sometimes I wonder if the average height of young professional men is 6'1 or 6'2. I'd still probably be considered 'very tall' - just about, but it's nothing special.
Chris said on 6/Jan/17
@Kaneff

Agreed, for the general population, tall would start about an inch shorter on my height scale.

@Nik

My height scale was for people in inner London with the financial districts included. Taking away the finance areas and moving towards the suburbs the general heights get a bit shorter. Generally, the average would get a bit shorter still in smaller towns dotted around the UK.
Canary said on 6/Jan/17
@Nik: That's how it is here. We have "tall neighborhoods" and "short neighborhoods". I dwarf many girls in the latter. Many younger women there are around 5'0 to 5'2!
Giorgi said on 6/Jan/17
@Canary
What about you? What are your ideal height ranges for both males and females? :)
OuterCreek said on 6/Jan/17
I know that it is open to interpretation, but I am 6ft.75in out of bed, and bang on 6ft (maybe a few mm less) before bed, barefoot. Most of the day, in shoes, I am walking around at at least 6ft1, sometimes closer to 6ft2 in boots. Would this put me firmly in the 'tall' category? I never feel short, and quite often do feel tall, but there are some occasions when I feel average sized. Thoughts?
Kaneff said on 6/Jan/17
@Nik

yeah 183cm is probably tall in most cases. When I walk around a shopping center or most any public place I definitely feel tall at my 183cm night height. 183cm is not a safe tall height, though. By that I mean it can SOMETIMES feel average in certain settings like universities or college towns. I remember in a couple lectures being floored by the ridiculous amount of 6'2+ guys. It's like standing in a crowd and not being able to see over anyone's head. I don't have any study to prove this statistic but I am sure of it. The only explanation I can offer is that university students, on average, come from richer families and are therefore taller.

right now i'm doing a couple classes at a community college and feel that 183 is a lower tall height here. The average height is not as high as in university. I think when you hit 185+ though you can be rest assured that you will feel tall pretty much anywhere.
Importer said on 6/Jan/17
@179
Well the last time I measured was close to 3months ago, now after new year I measured 185 in afternoon/ close to evening on both occasions. And I kind of noticed it cuz I have a brother who is 175/176.
OuterCreek said on 6/Jan/17
Also, in regard to the London financial district area and heights --- I was there this summer, I'm bang on 6ft 1in in shoes and I certainly felt much shorter than I do back in the USA. It was very, very noticeable to me how many 6ft 3 and above guys were walking around. I don't think I'd ever want to be taller than 6 ft 4, but that's a different story...
OuterCreek said on 6/Jan/17
I wake up right around 6ft.75in barefoot (1 hour after rising) and right before bed measure bang on 6ft, maybe a few mm less. Typically I walk around at 6ft 1in or sometimes up to 6ft 1.75in in boots or chukkas. Most of the time, I feel pretty tall. There are some cases however where I can feel only slightly above average (I never feel truly short). I'm quite happy with my stature, although I would prefer to have a 6ft 1in barefoot height before bed. Would you consider my height "tall"? I reckon I'm right on the border between above average, and tall. I only feel above average when I am barefoot at night. For all intents and purposes, when I am around other people, I'm generally at least 6ft 1in (in normal shoes). Thoughts? Thx
french guy m said on 6/Jan/17
178 cm is the average they say
Peter 179cm said on 6/Jan/17
@Kourosh 5'9.5 You're average range in Europe and America(both continents) and above average/solid average in most of Asia and Africa.

@Csimpson 6ft I'm pretty sure french guy is under 180cm.
190cm said on 6/Jan/17
I think that people overestimate heights. It's like the average height is increasing 10 cm everyday. I believe that the average height has not been changed a lot for the past 20-30 years so please if you're 175 cm then you are average, if you are 180 cm you are at the start of tall range, And if you're at 190+ cm you're in the very tall or extremely tall range. Nothing has changed for the past 20-30 years. Btw don't measure yourself wrongly then underestimate or overestimate heights.
HonestSlovene said on 6/Jan/17
@179 cm Yeah lol, even when I was about 14 I had the biggest growth spurt and I grew about 1 cm per month so about 12 cm in one year. Then 5 cm the next year, 4 cm the next year, 2 cm the next year, 1.5 cm the next year and 1 cm the last year. I'm now about 178.5-179cm during the day (I'm 24 y.o.).
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 6/Jan/17
Rob do you still have your whole life ahead of you in your 40s people say you have your whole life ahead of you in your 20s and in your 30s but what about your 40s the 40s is not even old anymore in your 40s your still young the 40s are in the new 30s just like the 30s are the new 20s.
Editor Rob: Maximus, I think we should try as best to do work or pursuits we enjoy...when it becomes too much of a grind it definitely can effect health, both physical and mental.

At age 40, I suppose you could call it a midpoint...as I say before, the more experience we have, the more the year can seem a long time. Looking back, I thought 2016 went by slower than some other years...usually they accelerate!
Manuel said on 5/Jan/17
Hello Rob. I am 6'1.25" out of bed, and 6'0.875" 4 hours out of bed. What height should I claim? Thanks.
Editor Rob: Manuel, whatever feels comfortable...

say you were a regular guy, he goes to the Doctor's at 11am, 4 hours after wakening and gets your 6ft 7/8th...he will naturally tell people he's about 6ft 1.
Another day he could have went at 4pm and measure 6ft 0.5, then he might say 'almost 6ft 1'
Canary said on 5/Jan/17
@Nik: I replied to your post. My reply wasn't posted. It may or may not appear. I didn't ignore you.
Nik said on 5/Jan/17
@Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm)

I would say more or less bang on average but if anything maybe a few mm above average!

@Editor Rob

I would say actually that about 38-40% of Uk men are your height or are smaller than you. I don't think it is as high as 40% so I would say about 38% or 39% because I think 40% (2/5) is too high, and I would say that 37% (3/8) is too low an estimate.
TheManWithNoName said on 5/Jan/17
Q1: In the evening, 5'8" sometimes is right at my eyebrows and sometimes is just below my eyebrow (between my eyelid and eyebrow). Can someone weigh in here? Am I 6'0.75", 6'0.5", or 6'0.25"?

Q2: Also, why is it that when you have a man and a woman who are the exact same height, the woman always seems taller to the naked eye?
Nik said on 5/Jan/17
@Chris

Well I am actually interested in the height differences of people in different parts of the Uk and your posting has given me the opportunity to bring this subject up.

Is your height scale for men from London in general or is it for men in the financial district of London or is it for the Uk in general?

It would be interesting to know where Greater London in general ranks nationally in terms of the heights of its adult residents in comparison to other towns and cities. It would be my opinion that it ranks as one of the taller places in the country but I would guess that maybe some southern towns in affluent areas may have a higher average than the whole of Greater London, however you may be able to answer this one for me. It is interesting though because I am sure that people in some areas are quite a bit taller than they are in others, I don't know if you find this yourself? I honestly think that for men the average could be about 5'8" flat in some places and in others it could be about 5'10.5" or thereabouts. Again in my opinion the average for women would vary just as much between different places as well.
184.3cmJeff said on 5/Jan/17
Thank you Kaneff and csimpson 6ft!:)
Csimpson 6ft said on 5/Jan/17
french guy m said on 4/Jan/17
185 cm is the true average for a young european man

haha sure it is ๐Ÿ˜‚
Kaneff said on 5/Jan/17
@Chris

Certainly, I think wealthy or upper middle class areas tend to be taller than average. I think your height chart could also apply to most university settings. At university I would encounter a few 6'7+ each semester, but only once did I ever see a guy who looked a legit 6'11-7'0. In those kinds of settings 6'0 feels like a 70-ish percentile height, or upper average. For the general population of 20-49yos though I would subtract 1 inch from each category.
Csimpson 6ft said on 5/Jan/17
Ice said on 4/Jan/17
@Roy just how pathetic are you ? So sad

Youre one to talk Ice
G 5'11 said on 5/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm I agree with you in terms of 179-180cm being a solid height where with the right proportion you can look aesthetically pleasing. But I feel like 5'11-6'2 range could also cover that aspect.
Kaneff said on 5/Jan/17
@Kourosh 5'9.5

You are exactly average height for the general male population. The only exception is university campuses where you would probably feel shortish at times.
Nik said on 5/Jan/17
@Kaneff

Well in my opinion 183 cm is tall. I think tall starts at 5'11" or possibly at about 5'10.75", although it is very weak tall at those heights. Once you get to 5'11.5" then that is a clear tall although admittedly the 5'11.5 - 6'0" range is a low tall for a man, but is definitely tall.
Lemus said on 5/Jan/17
Rob, I'm 18 years old and 5'8(173 cm). My dad is 5'8.5 and my mom is around 5'2.5-5'3. Is there any chance for me hitting 5'9 by the time I turn 21 or am I done growing.

Here's my height History by age.

13 years old: 5'3.5-5'6
14 years old: 5'6-5'6.5
15 years old: 5'6.5-5'7.25
16 years old: 5'7.25-5'7.75
17 years old: 5'7.75-5'8
18 years old: 5'8.25

A reply would be appreciated.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Editor Rob: if you hit 5ft 9 take it as a bonus.

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