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

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WishIWasTaller says on 25/May/15
@Chinese2015
I hear about 5'10 guys feeling legit tall in China so I find that a little hard to believe.
If anyone could give some clarity on if he's correct or not?
french guy says on 25/May/15
@183cm

we are free to discuss about what we want, aren't we? this page is a free for all, it's written at the top of the page, as long as i'm polite, i'm right to express my feeling and thoughts.


"I usually tell myslef is if someone has me beat in one category im confident my other qualities ill will beat him"

So basically, when someone is taller you, you tell yourself you beat him because you have other qualities, but on the other hand i guess you don't know the person, so you can't know his own qualities...You know, it's the kind of mentality i try to avoid because it leads to low self esteem and anxiety.
6ft guy says on 25/May/15
Where should 5ft9 come to me and is the forehead half a inch of your height
Tom96 says on 25/May/15
Hi Rob, what would you say is the perfect height for a guy living in London ?
[Editor Rob: a desirable height? If you want to feel tall and don't like looking up at people then 6ft 3 would be a comfortably tall height in that city.

But some people have a personality that means they don't want to stand out, they might want to be tall but not have too many eyes on them so 6ft range might be ideal for a guy like that. The taller you get, the more people notice you...in a way, some people's personalities might not be suited to that.]
183cm says on 25/May/15
@muller
Are you serious. You come as very insecure seriously. If you think being tall will suddenly gift you all women cmon. Instead of asking such questions yoi should better

@6ftmagician
the french guy just baffles me. Limb lengthening, unless you like 5ft5 and below makes no sense. Cannot believe someone would actyally sacrifice their legs for that stuff. People need to get their priorities right. Another suggesting height is more important than looks, personality e.t.c. one thing I usually tell myslef is if someone has me beat in one category im confident my other qualities ill will beat him. Might come of as confident or a little arrogant but people should realise their many factors you can influence
french guy says on 24/May/15
I'm also not sure that girls know what "grade 2 disability" means, even myself didn't know...I have just written it on google, that's a medical term, isn't it?
Anyway, if you re really itsmylife (which i strongly suspect, you got there just after i mentioned this website on the forum) i can tell you that my plans are maintained :p
french guy says on 24/May/15
chinese2015, you remind me itsmylife from the ll forum, maybe it's you....?
However, i can tell you the average height for a young chinese is no more than 173 cm , i have been a lot in the chinese district, young chinese i see on a daily basis are shorter than me, the tallest are usually 185-186 cm.Btw you asian should stop sizing up caucasian men, it's getting embarassing.
Andrew says on 24/May/15
Hi Rob. Just a quick question, how high would the eyeline of a 6ft person be?
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 5ft 7.25-5ft 7.5 range would be common. If it was near 5ft 7 then the person has a low eyelevel, if nearer 4-4.25 range a quite high eyelevel.]
Greg says on 24/May/15
I am 6'2, but for me, 5'8 is normal or more.
Thomas says on 24/May/15
Hey Rob, I am 6'1". What is the average inseam, leg length, and shoe size for someone who is 6'1"?
[Editor Rob: you are looking at 32-3 range inseam, maybe size 10.5-11us]
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 24/May/15
List of celebrities who get a lot of women from what I've noticed:

1. Chris Evans-He's a legit 6'0".
2. Channing Tatum-He's around 6'1".
3. Chris Hemsworth-6'3", or a bit under.
4. Liam Hemsworth-6'3", or a bit under.
5. Ryan Gosling-6'0.5"
6. Bradley Cooper-6'0.75"-6'1"
7. Henry Cavill-Nearly 6'1"
8. Robert Pattinson-6'0.5"-6'0.75" in person
9. David Beckham-A bit above 5'11".
10. Cristiano Ronaldo-Barely above 6'1".
11. James Franco-Around 5'11".
12. Dave Franco-Around 5'6" in person.
13. Zac Efron-He's taller than 5'8" for sure. He's only 4 inches shorter than John Cusack.
14. Robert Downey Jr.-A bit above 5'8".
15. Matthew McConaughey-A bit above 5'11". He's a tallish actor.
16. Russell Crowe-5'10.5".
17. Hugh Jackman-6'1.5"-6'1.75".
18. Ryan Reynolds-6'2"
19. Paul Rudd-5'9.25"
20. Kellan Lutz
21. Daniel Craig-5'10.25"
22. Taylor Lautner
23. Johnny Depp-He appears taller than 5'9" by Sacha Baron Cohen.
24. Orlando Bloom-5'10.5"
25. Leonardo Dicaprio-5'11.5"-5'11.75"
26. Christian Bale-5'11.75"-6'0"
27. Vin Diesel
28. The Rock-6'2.5"-6'2.75"
29. Matt Damon-5'10"
30. Jude Law-5'11.25"
31. Shemar Moore-6'0.5"
32. Jensen Ackles-6'0" range.
33. Daniel Radcliffe-5'5.5"
34. Pierce Brosnan-6'1" range (not 6'2")
35. Michael B. Jordan-5'11" range for sure.
36. Dolphins Lungren-6'5"
37. Scott Adkins-5'10.5"
38. Eric Bana-6'1.75" in person. I think that I was the same height as him actually. The eye level was exactly the same. He's definitely not past 6'2".

Most are below 6'1".
james b says on 24/May/15
last night I went to a packed out nightclub in my local town and saw a fair amount of guys who were around 6'5 or near to it including 2 of the doorman in the club.

put it this way I have a friend who is a legit 6'3 and he was shorter than a fair few guys. that night.

didn't see any 6'7 guys though

I live in the uk
6ftMagician says on 24/May/15
Lmao so hilarious seeing you guys quibble about women. You sound very secure with yourselves.
littlesue says on 24/May/15
I'm 5'9 and my brother is 5'11.5.-5'11.75 and yet he gets plenty of compliments on his height despite only be 2 inches taller. Can 2 inches really make that big of a difference?

Lol, 'said the actress to the Bishop'
Darren510 says on 24/May/15
6'1.5 just does not cut it to qualify being strong tall. That would mean 6'2 is starting to enter very tall range. 6'2 is strong tall. Very tall is 6'3-6'4 range...agree 6'0 is tall. 5'11 is getting tall, but just shy of the border.
184.3cm (Night) says on 23/May/15
Thats because your brother is 2 inches above average while your right in the average zone in many countries. Someone who is taller even so slightly than average will get tall comments especially from women.
Tom says on 23/May/15
I get described as tall all the time, even by those who are taller than me. I am 5'11 and my best friend is a legit 6'2 and he thinks im 6'1. The majority of the people have no concept of how tall people really are. That coupled with the fact that average heights are most definitely overstated (at my height im easily taller than the majority) its then quite easy to see why people dont think 6ft is tall when it clearly is. If you take the Cdc's US height percentile they have average at a 2.54mm over 5'9.5. This is for 2-20 year olds so average is no doubt at least 0.5 inches less if not more. True average isnt more than 5'9.
french guy says on 23/May/15
my dbz chart was another way to rank height, vegito is not 193 cm but he is the strongest of all dbz characters, which means 193 cm is the perfect height
I ll restart again:
-193 cm=10/10
-191 cm=9/10
-189 cm=8/10
-187 cm=7/10
-185 cm=6/10
-183 cm=5/10
-181 cm=4/10
-179 cm=3/10
-177 cm=2/10
-175 cm=1/10
Chinese2015 says on 22/May/15
Poverty 6ft (182 cm evening height) says on 21/May/15
@Muller

There are too many variables at play. How well does the shorter guy dress? How much more attractive is their personality/lifestyle/persona?

Assuming everything else is equal apart from looks and height, the better looking 6 ft guy would win out most times since, from the 5 ft 5 perspective of the average girl, there isn't a big difference between a 6ft guy and a 6 ft 2 guy. If the girl was 5 ft 11, she would probably prefer the 6 ft 2 guy.

Thing is, the further you go above 5 ft 11, the less height matter to the average girl. I'm already significantly taller than the average girl so I don't see a 6 ft 1 guy having a significant advantage over me.

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No offense, but I have to say n my country--China, for young girls. If a guy is 180cm and other guy is 186cm, as far as I know, 90% Chinese girls would choose the taller one. No matter how smart or humor the shorter one is.
Chinese2015 says on 22/May/15
I was surprise that many people thought 175cm is OK and 190cm is very tall here. There is a saying in my country --China: For new generation, Any man is below 180cm is "grade 2 disability". Of course, it is very rude. But a lot of people think that it is criteria , especially many Chinese girls would say it in front of your face if you are under 180cm.

Considering West youths are usually taller than Chinese youngest, I am shocked your standard of height is much lower than we Chinese.

I thought new generation should be like this in West World.
<170cm very short
170-174cm short
175-179cm slightly short
180-183cm normal height
184-186 tallish
187-190 low tall
191-195 tall
196-200 too tall
201-205 very tall
206-210 extraordinary tall
210+ giant
Chinese2015 says on 22/May/15
Laf says on 20/May/15
Chart of Scandinavia, Germany and the Baltic countries:

5'4 and under = very very short
5'5-5'6 = very short
5'7-5'8 = short
5'9 = shortish/under average
5'10-5'11 = average
6' = tallish/over average
6'1-6'2 = tall
6'3-6'4 = very tall
6'5 and taller = very very tall/giant

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I don't think 6'5 is giant in Scandinavia or Germany. Maybe so tall, but not a giant.
Poverty 6ft (182 cm evening height) says on 22/May/15
@WishIWasTaller

2 inches can appear more significant depending on the height.

Going from 5ft6 to 5ft8 or going from 6ft2 to 6ft4 doesn't move you up too many percentiles but 5 ft 9 and 5 ft 11 are either side of average so the difference would generally be perceived as a bit bigger. You're below average while your brother is above average.

Remember that height is normally distributed (bell curve), which is why growing from 5 ft 9 to 5 ft 11 is a bigger 'boost' than growing from 5 ft 7 to 5 ft 9, for example.
172.4cm guy says on 22/May/15
In terms of the height scale that is based on my own perceptions between men and women, this is how I would characterize the relative heights and appearances among the general U.S. population:

For Men
Percentile Inches Centim. Description
>1 61.0 or less 157.9 or less Small Person
1 61.1-64 158-164.9 Very Short
5 64.1-67 165-169.9 Short
32 67.1-69 170-174.9 Short Average
50 69.1-70 175-177.9 Average
68 70.1-72 178-182.9 Tall Average (Women Love this Height!)
95 72.1-75 183-190.9 Tall
99 75.1-78 191-197.9 Very Tall
100 78.1 or more 198 or more Giant


For Women
Percentile Inches Centim. Description
>1 58.0 or less 146.9 or less Small Person
1 58.1-60 147-151.9 Very Short
5 60.1-62 152-156.9 Short
32 62.1-64 157-162.9 Short Average (Men Love this Height!)
50 64.1-66 163-167.9 Average
68 66.1-68 168-172.9 Tall Average
95 68.1-70 173-177.9 Tall
99 70.1-72 178-182.9 Very Tall
100 72.1 or more 183 or more Giant
FiveNine says on 22/May/15
@WishIWasTaller
Your at a good height at 5'9...l went to a sock-hop without footware and 5'9 pretty much towers over average females. There were lots of females 2 inches shorter than the average 5'4 and I was 7 inches taller than they were...the fact is being 7 inches taller than many females denotes 5'9 as a very good height. If your friends continue to compliment your 5'11.5 brother then I say '...dont pay any attention to that man behind the curtian...' (Saying from the movie Wizard of OZ)
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FiveNine says on 22/May/15
@WishIWasTaller
Your at a good height at 5'9...l went to a sock-hop without footware and 5'9 pretty much towers over average females. There were lots of females 2 inches shorter than the average 5'4 and I was 7 inches taller than they were...the fact is being 7 inches taller than many females denotes 5'9 as a very good height. If your friends continue to compliment your 5'11.5 brother then I say '...dont pay any attention to that man behind the curtian...' (Saying from the movie Wizard of OZ)
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Amaze says on 22/May/15
@WishIWasTaller its not 2 inches its a near 3 inch difference! Ofcourse you can notice and your height is average while your brother is a tallish guy. His height is like 8.5 while yours is like 6/10(5'9 flat you are) 175cm to 182cm difference. His height is near ideal and hes only slightly shorter than 6ft. Your height is fine tbh. But ur Bros is better
Perfect height says on 22/May/15
@WishIWasTaller

Definitely. In fact the closer you are to the average, the more every inch of height difference matters. 5'9" is 41st percentile and 5'11.5-5'11.75 is roughly 75-77.5th percentile. Even though it's only two inches it's the difference between being weakish average and above average/tallish in a social setting. If you and your brother had the same height difference but deviated more from the average, say 6'4" and 6'6.5" the difference wouldn't matter as much because you would both be perceived as very tall >99th percentile.
Amaze says on 22/May/15
@poverty I agree with what you said
Muller 6'0 guy would win simple unless the giwas like 5'11/6'
Josh says on 22/May/15
@Muller, i think if you have looks like lets say Dave Franco who is barely 5'6 or Zac Efron, height isnt that important (looks are for sure more important) but its all relative, woman have different tastes, some women for sure only want tall guys but there are also women who dont really care if the guy is 1 inch taller or 6 inches or whatever or even a little bit shorter. So in my opinion unless you are really short (in my opinion 5'5 or under) good looking short guys (5'6, 5'7, 5'8) should not have much trouble when it comes to woman since many woman are shorter than that. Its my opinion you dont have to agree ;) and yeah dont get me wrong of course a tall handsome dude wins it all but nobody is perfect :), i'm 5'9.5 by the way
JJF says on 22/May/15
Sort of agree @ Poverty 6ft.

But I’d say it’s lower - 5’9” is what I’d call the ‘cut-off’ when it comes to attraction where men are concerned, because once you are at or near average height is no longer the real issue concerning instant attraction.
Looks, style, charisma and yes – money/power are the things that will determine instant attraction, far more than height. Don’t say it isn’t true please, because I’ve experienced it first hand.

Up your dress style (to look like you have a better bank balance), act more confident and work out a few times a week – do these things and, unless you are genuinely the ‘unlucky’ kind of short, you WILL have a far easier time appealing to the women/girls. But more importantly – you will FEEL better about YOURSELF.
Confidence drives success, even when it is just external confidence – nobody can tell the difference. Look your best, hell – just project fake confidence if you have to - and you will automatically feed your own success.

I know quite a few average height & ‘short’ bad-asses with style who date an obscene amount of girls - I don’t, however, know ANY 6ft+ average ‘Joes’ who do the same…
Tom96 says on 22/May/15
WishIWasTaller says on 21/May/15
I'm 5'9 and my brother is 5'11.5.-5'11.75 and yet he gets plenty of compliments on his height despite only be 2 inches taller. Can 2 inches really make that big of a difference?

Adding 2 inches when you're roughly average makes a big difference since there are a lot of guys around your height
SportsHeight says on 21/May/15
Rob, there are a lot of guys out there who don't regularly stretch or exercise, don't sleep much -- maybe 5.5 or 6 hours on average -- and are chronically dehydrated. How much height would you estimate these men stand to gain, on average, from stretching and exercising on a daily basis, getting 7-8+ hours of sleep a night, and hydrating themselves fully? This question does not pertain to improving posture and trying to appear taller. I'm more interested in what the anatomical difference in height is based on stretching/exercise/sleep/diet/hydration. How much of an impact, if any, does it have (numerically), and does it have more of an impact on peak morning height, amount of shrinkage throughout the day, or both?
[Editor Rob: If you are dehydrated in general then your body is using some water content from soft tissues.

But something I've not mentioned before - I think a combination of stretching/exercise helps all the soft tissues in your body so that they are able to rehydrate properly. If you don't do some of this, then maybe your soft-tissues aren't being hydrated as well as they could.

For some people maybe this combination could account for 1/3rd of an inch or even a bit more if they are coming from a physical state that is weak and can progress to a fitter overall health.
]
james b says on 21/May/15
nothing jaw dropping about 6'2
6fthunkofchunk says on 21/May/15
6'2 is solidly tall in the US and the large majority of countries minus the lowly populated Nordic ones. I live in Austin and the tallest guy ive seen was 6'5 and I've only seen one. 6'3 is when your height becomes a defining feature and at 6'2 you'll noticeably taller but not to an exceptional point.
WishIWasTaller says on 21/May/15
I'm 5'9 and my brother is 5'11.5.-5'11.75 and yet he gets plenty of compliments on his height despite only be 2 inches taller. Can 2 inches really make that big of a difference?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 21/May/15
188cm out of bed - tall (Pierce Brosnan, Will Smith, Jim Carrey)
188cm before bed - strong tall (John Cusack, Lance Reddick, Jack Coleman)
Poverty 6ft (182 cm evening height) says on 21/May/15
@Muller

There are too many variables at play. How well does the shorter guy dress? How much more attractive is their personality/lifestyle/persona?

Assuming everything else is equal apart from looks and height, the better looking 6 ft guy would win out most times since, from the 5 ft 5 perspective of the average girl, there isn't a big difference between a 6ft guy and a 6 ft 2 guy. If the girl was 5 ft 11, she would probably prefer the 6 ft 2 guy.

Thing is, the further you go above 5 ft 11, the less height matter to the average girl. I'm already significantly taller than the average girl so I don't see a 6 ft 1 guy having a significant advantage over me.
JJF says on 21/May/15
@ Muller, to be honest you'd have to go pretty 'short' to negate the appeal of a handsome fella'.

Strictly speaking physically here - with all other things being equal - A good looking guy will always have the edge with the ladies, unless he is genuinely short (I'd say 5'6" or shorter).

I honestly cannot see a 6'2" average guy with no particularly handsome features being more attractive to women than a 5'8" adonis if they both have a good sense of humour and are strong characters.
Kourosh says on 21/May/15
Is this guy serious? Click Here

growing from 5'6 to solid 5'11 ??? so basically he grew 5 inches in his adulthood life.

I believe this scumbag got paid tones of money from the grow taller 4 idiots to to make a fake testimonial to promote their program and delude more people. SCAMMERS!

i love how they never use the full body shot when they want to compare their old heights with new one.
[Editor Rob: I did a video talking about That fella.]
Poverty 6ft (182 cm evening height) says on 21/May/15
@Muller

There are too many variables at play. How well does the shorter guy dress? How much more attractive is their personality/lifestyle/persona?

Assuming everything else is equal apart from looks and height, the better looking 6 ft guy would win out most times since, from the 5 ft 5 perspective of the average girl, there isn't a big difference between a 6ft guy and a 6 ft 2 guy. If the girl was 5 ft 11, she would probably prefer the 6 ft 2 guy.

Thing is, the further you go above 5 ft 11, the less height matter to the average girl. I'm already significantly taller than the average girl so I don't see a 6 ft 1 guy having a significant advantage over me.
Kenny says on 21/May/15
Hey Rob do you think 5'9 (175-176CM) is short for a 16.1 year old. And what are the odds of reaching 6 feet at that height?
[Editor Rob: no, it is average at 16, if you get to 5ft 10-10.5 range that too will be average range for 18-30 year old.]
6fthunkofchunk says on 20/May/15
@Rob
Hey Rob what's your trick for perfect posture? I feel like my is decent enough but when I'm walking i feel like I'm leaning back to much. Laid back strut :P.
[Editor Rob: there's not a trick really, but maybe doing a series of simple exercises and stretches to help with your back and core muscle groups. So standing near your max is effortless and without forcing it.

If you signed up for a course in alexander technique, that includes working on natural posture and training.]
6ftMagician says on 20/May/15
@Poverty6ft. I think you can claim 6ft no worries. As long as you touch the height you claim at some point during the day (even just an hour first thing upon waking) then you are entitled to claim it. Having said that, I can touch 185.Xcm in the morning but will probably stick with 6'0'' as I am 184/183 range for the remainder of the day.
PEigler says on 20/May/15
It is interesting that the infoboxes of W.ikipedia articles pertaining to basketball players always use the formulation "listed height", while for all other sportspeople (footballers, volleyball players, tennis stars, etc.) it simply says "height".

Examples:

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I wonder whether this is a tacit admission that basketballers' heights tend not to be accurately recorded or it is simply more difficult for non-experts to measure the precise heights of people who are over 2.00 m tall. I believe that the professional NBA players are likely to be honest about their heights (the vast majority of them are far above the human average). Your thoughts on this discrepancy?

Thank you in advance for any responses!
Lillo Thomas says on 20/May/15
Meh 6'2 isn't very tall in countries like USA. 6'2 is regular tall.
totigno says on 20/May/15
grizz says on 18/May/15
totigno, I don't know where you live, but describing 5ft8 as a common height for young men is laughable. I have met maybe 2 guys with that height and they are the shortest peers I know of.
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and if i tell you that from all my friends , 5ft7-5ft10 is the most common height , and we are all 22-32 years old
shortest 5ft4
tallest 6ft2
most are under 5ft11 ( 5ft7-5ft10 majority of them)

that's concerning my friends
when i went to hight school and university ( at 6ft2 they stand out and get comments for their height ( 5ft8-6' was the norm) so 5ft8 is not unusual even for young men , that's not silly to call average that's not so far from 5ft9-5ft10 , which most people think as average height) that's not a huge height difference .
but 5ft7 and under is not average that's right i never heard of that

for your information , i am 175-177 cm ( 5'9- 5'9.5) and most people think i am about 180 cm , a friend of mine when i told him i was 177cm , replied you're not 177cm , i told him what height do you think i am ? around my height 179-180cm . most people can't judge height and some people claim taller that their height.

183cm says on 18/May/15
I think thats a good listing although I see that girls below 5ft8 really like 5ft11 range and above like 6ft2 range. Personally from what ive seen majority of girls key word majority like 5ft11-6ft range, because of one thing many people fail to see majority of girls are 5ft3-6 range. Id say anyhting above 191-3cm is not common. Though ive seen a 6ft10 or so guy. And if 180cm were average its inposssible malemodellling agency would put this as a requiremnt. 5ft11 range is so underrated here yet male models have to at least be this and most girls if there average was equal to statiatics, id bet it would be close between 180 and 183cm.
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here people think taller the better , in real life most people i know
think it's not necessary to be very tall and when you are 5ft11 -6ft1 for a guy your height is ideal because you can do almost anything with that height modelling , sports , and girls tend to love that range because you're tall but not too tall for most girls but you're right taller girls like 6ft2+ guys but most girls are 5ft3-5ft6.
Laf says on 20/May/15
Chart of Scandinavia, Germany and the Baltic countries:

5'4 and under = very very short
5'5-5'6 = very short
5'7-5'8 = short
5'9 = shortish/under average
5'10-5'11 = average
6' = tallish/over average
6'1-6'2 = tall
6'3-6'4 = very tall
6'5 and taller = very very tall/giant
Rifle says on 20/May/15
How tall do you think the taller guy is if the shorter guy is between 6'1" & 6'2"?

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Amaze says on 20/May/15
6'0 is defo tall but if you don't think 6'1 or 6'2 is tall I question your mental sanity

6'0 is low tall
6'1 is tall solid tall
6'2 is strong tall
If you do not think these heights are tall especially 6'1/2 then you have a problem

Plus these are the best heights

6'0 9/10
6'1 9.5
6'2 10/10

I'd rather be 6'0 over 6'4 but a height I'd pick would be 6'2 188cm night all the time. Nothing beats strong 6ft2. 190cm morning 189 day 188 night and 191-2 range in shoes is IMO 10/10. Not too tall and its comfortably strong tall. 6'1 follows as second best height then 6'0 3rd place.
SAK says on 20/May/15
@184.3cm (Night)
It was FiveNine who said 5'8 can be tall in some situations, not me.

I replied to him saying that was unlikely. And would only happen when females and/or children were around.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 20/May/15
The most underrated and overrated heights:

1. 6'0"=So many don't understand how tall this is. I see so many referring to it as being below average (serious) or average nowadays. Do I even explain this one more?
2. 6'1.5"-6'1.75"=It's definity strong tall, despite the fact that most perceive it as being solid tall. The height percentile calculator is likely underplaying this height as it seems to be more like the 95th-96th percentile to me.
3. 5'11" range=I think that it actually might be tall now. How come there are so many people referring to this height as being average?
4. 5'9"-5'10"
5. 5'8" apparently
Muller says on 20/May/15
Which do you think appeals more to girls: a guy who's 6'2" with average looks or a guy who's 6' with good looks? Also, at what height would good looks be insufficient to compensate for the lack of height when compared to an average looking 6'2" guy?
hey rob says on 19/May/15
@Keltoi: Spot on, spot on. Most accurate height chart I have seen so far. I barely make 169 at night so I guess I am sort of below average.
SportsHeight says on 19/May/15
Click Here
From Medscape's CDC height percentile calculator for 20-year-old American men:

5'1" and below: <1st percentile (0.1)
5'1.5": <1st percentile (0.2)
5'2": <1st percentile (0.4)
5'2.5": 1st percentile (0.6)
5'3": 2nd percentile (1.5)
5'4": 2nd percentile (2.3)
5'4.5": 4th percentile (3.5)
5'5": 5th percentile (5.0)
5'5.5": 7th percentile (7.2)
5'6": 10th percentile (10.0)
5'6.5": 13th percentile (13.3)
5'7": 18th percentile (17.6)
5'7.5": 23rd percentile (22.7)
5'8": 28th percentile (28.1)
5'8.5": 35th percentile (34.5)
5'9": 41st percentile (41.3)
5'9.5": 48th percentile (48.4)
5'10": 55th percentile (55.2)
5'10.5": 62nd percentile (62.2)
5'11": 69th percentile (68.8)
5'11.5": 75th percentile (74.9)
6'0": 80th percentile (80.2)
6'0.5": 85th percentile (84.8)
6'1": 89th percentile (88.7)
6'1.5": 92nd percentile (91.8)
6'2": 94th percentile (94.2)
6'2.5": 96th percentile (96.0)
6'3": 97th percentile (97.3)
6'3.5": 98th percentile (98.3)
6'4": 99th percentile (98.9)
6'4.5": 99th percentile (99.3)
6'5": >99th percentile (99.6)
6'5.5": >99th percentile (99.8)
6'6" and above: >99th percentile (99.9)

This is how the data would be measured using the most common statistical method:

<1st percentile: freakishly short (outliers)
1st to 5th percentile: extremely short
5th to 25th percentile: short
25th to 75th percentile: average
75th to 95th percentile: tall
95th to 99th percentile: extremely tall
>99th percentile: freakishly tall (outliers)

OR

If you wanted a little more specificity, 5th to 20th could be considered "short", 20th to 40th "below average", 40th to 60th "average", 60th to 80th "above average", and 80th to 95th "tall." The bottom and top quadrants would remain the same.
Zoro 5'9.5 says on 19/May/15
@FranGym 6'1 just tallish in Spain? Sorry but to me it's tall without a doubt.

Average for all men is 174-175cm, while young guys average is somewhere between 5'9.5 and 5'10
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 19/May/15
5'9.5" is the average.
183cm says on 19/May/15
@editor rob
Lol rob, so true. Some heights in soccer are way off, ufc is by far the worst, they change their heights after matches . Also rugby, ive forgotten the name of a guy whose listed at 6ft3 yet I could swear hes 6ft1 max. Rugby has to also be off by 1-2 inches on alot of their heights. Crusaders player colin slade jumped form 180 to 183cm recently. Have you ever had an argument avout how tall you are, I had with thia one guy who says he was 5ft10 and hes like 5ft7. He also said hes dad is like 6ft1 yet im lole and inch taller, My night height is loke 182.6-8. I mean I dont like arguing over some small thing but its things like this is what make people think 5ft8 is short e.t.c.
[Editor Rob: I don't think I really have in person about my height.

In comparison to say a celebrity, people can still view you as a different height than you measure, which is why I hope a celebrity can see that discussing height is just people's opinions on how they look...it doesn't change their actual height. If that celebrity got accurately measured 5ft 10, but people are guessing they look 5ft 9, maybe it is proportions/posture that fools people...it's just a guess afterall, nobody is saying the guesses are facts!

If a measurement video was shown, then it becomes much better evidence, but how many actors are ever going to do a clip like that - in my case, there is many videos of me measuring in 5ft 8 range, so even though someone could say 'hey you are 5ft 6', I won't get upset, it doesn't change my height.
]
french guy says on 19/May/15
Lol totigno you may live in Marseille.
FiveNine says on 19/May/15
@184.3cm(Night)
Vladimir Putin is 5'7...Dmityr Medvedev is 5'4...Nicolas Sarkozy is 5'5
Francois Hollande is 5'7...
I am taller than the above Presidents just to mention a few excluding Asia.
Normally statesman are known for bieng tall.
Honest...at 5'9.2 in the morning i am the tallest at times in a medium size store.
FiveNine says on 19/May/15
@184.3cm(Night)
Vladimir Putin is 5'7...Dmityr Medvedev is 5'4...Nicolas Sarkozy is 5'5
Francois Hollande is 5'7...
I am taller than the above Presidents just to mention a few excluding Asia.
Normally statesman are known for bieng tall.
Honest...at 5'9.2 in the morning i am the tallest at times in a medium size store.
french guy says on 19/May/15
i'm not the only one who is considering leg lenghtening, jay morgan is considering it too, but he is 172 cm
JJF says on 19/May/15
I think the people posting here who don't think 6'2" is legit 'very tall' for men don't actually know what a 6'2" guy looks like.
Many 6-footers claim to be 6'2" and the majority of average sized women think 183cm guys are 6’2” if they had to guess…

A genuine 188cm man is tall by anyone's standards - you will almost always be the tallest amongst a group of 90 random people (unless you're in Croatia or The Netherlands perhaps) and you will (in shoes) still be TALLER than a 5’10” / 178cm(!) WOMAN wearing the higher end ‘4-inch heels’ as is popular in party settings.
Think about it.
Muller says on 19/May/15
When it comes to attracting girls, at what height would good looks be insufficient to compensate for the lack of height if a guy is coming up against an average looking guy who is 6foot1 and above? The assumption is that both guys have relatively similar physiques, wealth and personalities.
heightan says on 19/May/15
Chart for women Uk

4'11 - very short
5'0 - very short but not stand out
5'1 - short but not stand out
5'2 - short normal
5'3 - short average (very near average range)
5'4 - average
5'5 - upper average
5'6 - tallish
5'7 - tall (solid)
5'8 - tall (solid)
5'9 - very tall
5'10 - extremely tall

Men

5'4 - very short
5'5 - short
5'6 - normal short
5'7 - low average
5'8 - low average/average
5'9 - upper average
5'10 - tallish
5'11 - tall (solid)
6'0 - tall (solid)
6'1 - very tall
6'2 - very tall
6'3 - extremely tall
Anonyous1 says on 18/May/15
...I knew a guy, years ago, who was 5'8. He was well proportioned, in terms of limbs, slim build and head size. I'm a bit over 6'0. Never once would I have thought of the guy as short. You can put a legit 6'2 guy in a room full of 6'6 guys, and he'll look short. It's all relative. It's the short guy, who never had the extra advantage of being tall, who...without ego, carries himself as though he was tall in terms of being comfortable in his own skin, who is the winner.
Keltoi says on 18/May/15
I'm seeing quite a few people here saying that 173cm is short. I have no idea where you live of course, so it's possible that it is where you are. I can only speak for myself though.

I'm 173cm at night and I live in Glasgow. I know Rob has said the average here is 176-177cm, but I feel comfortably average. I now do courier work and I've been doing it for two months now. I'm outside continually and walking down main streets, full of people, so it's ideal to judge from my perspective. I usually wear Nike Air Max, Converse or my Red Wings boots, so I'm not kicking about with any heeled boots. I'm around 175cm in the morning and can range anywhere from around 178cm to 176.5cm-ish in shoes. I range from around 176cm to 174.5cm-ish in shoes at my low. I'm out delivering in the afternoon, and when wearing the Red Wings in particular, I find that I'm taller than a helluva a lot of people. Which at times makes wonder if the average is actually lower in Glasgow than other parts of Scotland.

With that in mind, I don't see 173cm as short at all. For me, it's in the average range and a more than decent height. I don't really feel short until I'm next to a 185-188cm person. I know many 183cm people and although they're comfortably taller, it's not massive by any means. I'd prefer to be 178-180cm of course, but I'm content enough.

Here's a wee chart of my opinion on male height in Glasgow.

152cm - = Dwarf (Horrendous height tbh)
153cm - 161cm = Very short (Far smaller than most men)
162cm - 168cm = Short (Not as bad / Still smaller than most)
169cm - 172cm = Below Average (Grey area between short and average)
173cm - 178cm = Average (Unremarkable in every way possible / Neither short or tall)
179cm - 182cm = Above Average (Grey area between tall and average)
183cm - 188cm = Tall (Taller than most people you meet)
189cm - 195cm = Very Tall (Comfortably taller than average height people)
196cm + = Giant (Freakishly tall / The height defines you)

For women, just subtract 10cm from each range.
Dan says on 18/May/15
Hey Rob, are doctors measurements accurate? Because I've measured myself at 188.5 cm in the morning,187 throughout the day,and slightly below 187 cm at night. Yet today at the doctors,i was measured at 185 cm. It was after a long day of me sitting at school and walking around with a bookbag though. Do you think the measurement was inaccurate? Because 1st time, i was measured at 184.8 cm,I was SHOCKED,and asked to be remeasured,and they measured me at 185cm on the dot. Am i really only 185 cm? Because I've been measuring myself in the strong 6'2 range,and most people think Im 6'2-6'5.
[Editor Rob: my advice for anybody who gets measured is to look at the bar yourself as I am sure in some cases the nurse or Dr simply rounds...which might account for some discrepencies. But the device itself, may - if attached to a wall - be installed with an error. ]
183cm says on 18/May/15
@editorrob
Thats true. The listing are very accurate they round up on google e.t.c. soccer is complicated, im sure that torres was liated 183cm when he was at lverpool, casillas who is an inch below ramos e.t.c.Rugby i also think alot of guys are listed an inch higher if not more, maybe theyre listed in their cleats im not sure. Tennis also is questionable, most peiple in tennis are losted an inch higher, girls and guys its as if its only the big four excpet murray who are close, evryone elses height is off.
Btw do you thibk Southamptons victor wanyama is 188cm, he looks shorter than their 6ft1-2 players. Plus I find it hard to believe hes only 70kg and yet looks that big at 188cm.


@totigno
I think thats a good listing although I see that girls below 5ft8 really like 5ft11 range and above like 6ft2 range. Personally from what ive seen majority of girls key word majority like 5ft11-6ft range, because of one thing many people fail to see majority of girls are 5ft3-6 range. Id say anyhting above 191-3cm is not common. Though ive seen a 6ft10 or so guy. And if 180cm were average its inposssible malemodellling agency would put this as a requiremnt. 5ft11 range is so underrated here yet male models have to at least be this and most girls if there average was equal to statiatics, id bet it would be close between 180 and 183cm.
[Editor Rob: there's no chance wanyama is 6ft 2, if he's over 6ft flat I'd be shocked.]
FranGym says on 18/May/15
Here in Spain for men:

5'2'': Very very short and rare.
5'3 to 5'5'': very short. Normally shortest people in the street are between 5'3'' to 5'5''.

5'6'': between short and very short.
5'7'': short, neither very short nor average. taller than the shortest but still towered by a lot of people.

5'8'': normal. in some cases short, but you tower the same people as probably they tower you.

5'9'' to 6'0'': the average. there are people taller than you but you won't feel short unless you face a person over 6'3''.

6'1'': for some people, especially the shortest, start of the tallish. you start towering more people than will tower you. girls will see you somewhat taller. is very rare to find a girl taller than you.

6'2'': tall. tall for almost every girl, any girl is taller than you. you start towering men even by 4 and 5 inches. you will feel short only if you face a 6'4'' or 6'5'' guy and over.

6'3'': tall, even very tall. a legit 191 cm is seen as a great men, towers almost all the men. he outstands. even if he's around tall or tallish people, he will be the tallest or at least call the attention of the people.

6'4'': tall to, in most of the cases, very tall. there can pass days to see another man of this height. very tall in every group of friends.

6'5'' - 6'6'' - very tall, in most of the cases, a giant for men. giant to monster for the vast majority of the women.

6'7'' and over - so very rare. I've only seen two or three this month. giants for everyone.


And, about the thing you were talking about, as I asked some boys and girls, the opinion is the same. The perfect height for a man is between 6'1'' (even 6'0.5'') and 6'3''. good heights are between 5'9'' and 5'11'. men above 6'3'' are seen as giants by the girls while men under 5'9'' are seen by most of the people as too short, because there will be a lot of women that will be their height or taller. for men, the perfect height is between 6'1'' and 6'2'', but most of them say that if they could grow taller, they would choose to measure 6'3'' because is a height were you are so very tall and big but not enough to look like a giant. you outstand with no problem even with 6'1'' around. when you ask if 6'5'' is the perfect height, only 6'1'' or 6'2'' would say it is. most of the boys and girls think 6'5'' is more a problem.

I'm 6'1.75'' and I would like to be 6'4'' or 6'5'', to be honest. here in spain I tower most of the people and the vast majority of my friends say I'm tall, even some girls say I'm like a giant, but I see in the streets (and mostly in the young people) men that can tower me. between 6'2'' and 6'5'' that don't make me look like a midget but it seems for me.
grizz says on 18/May/15
@totigno, I don't know where you live, but describing 5ft8 as a common height for young men is laughable. I have met maybe 2 guys with that height and they are the shortest peers I know of.
james b says on 18/May/15
my math teacher told me its unlikely in everyday life you will see a man who is 198cm. this was in 2003 though
184.3cm (Night) says on 18/May/15
Seeing alot of errors where people wrongly convert cm > foot.

So 5'2 - 157cm
5'3 - 160cm
5'4- 163cm
5'5- 165 cm
5'6 - 168cm
5'7 - 170cm
5'8- 173cm
5'9- 175cm
5'10- 178cm
5'11- 180cm
6'- 183cm
6'1- 185cm
6'2- 188cm
6'3 - 191cm
6'4- 193cm
6'5- 196cm
6'6- 198cm

Hope that helps some people out.
184.3cm (Night) says on 18/May/15
FiveNine says on 16/May/15
@SAK
5'8 can be tall in situations. I drop down a little under 5'9 at night and never feel short.
At a gathering of about 100 people i counted only ten taller than myself...(90th percentile)

Im not trying to be offensive here but at that height where could you be? Bingo? Bowling Club? Is this a country with a 5'7 or 5'8 average for men? Just curious.
Kourosh says on 18/May/15
i kinda agree i have never heard a 5'8 man get called average let alone tall.

at best they would be referred as below average man.
totigno says on 17/May/15
chart for young men

from 5ft2 to 6ft5

5'0 - 5'2 : you're extremely short , you're the shortest everywhere but not a midget
5ft3 : very short , the shortest normal height
5ft4 : very short , you're likely to be the shortest of your male friends
5ft5 : lowest end of short height , can look short or very short
5ft6 : short height but common height still normal
5ft7: highest end of short height some look short but you can appear average depending people around , footware body proportions
5ft8 : under average but i would not consider it short , very common height
5ft9 : average even for young men , but not solid average , weak average nowadays
5ft10: average height for the young population
5ft11 : a bit over average , at that height you start to appear tallish ( girls love that height (180cm the golden height)
6ft : tallish sometimes tall but ( outside the average range)
6ft1 : start of true tall you're a legit tall man ( even if you have friends taller you're tall so keep silent lol)
6ft2 : i never see someone this height not tall , that's solid tall )
6ft3 : bordering very tall , can appear very tall
6ft4 : very tall , impressive height
6ft5 : even more impressive height
over 6ft5 : do you play basket ball? and giant when you are much more taller
totigno says on 17/May/15
french guy says on 16/May/15

and do you trust statistics, i mean do you think 25% is shorter than 173 and 25% is taller than 183 cm ?
173 cm is just short, and 170 cm (this is not my opinion, this how people describe a 170 cm guy) is very short.Average height is somewhere between 180 and 185 cm.Talls starts at 190 cm.

i live in france as well and people i know who are 183cm and over consider themselves tall , i never heard someone 182-185cm saying i'm average height
and 170cm very short that's silly, i see men much shorter on a daily basis
james b says on 17/May/15
do you guys agree 6'5 is the start of when you will always look like a huge guy regardless if your fat or not?
Poverty 6ft (182 cm evening height) says on 17/May/15
@French Guy

I'd trust large-scale studies or info from reputable sources for sure. The CDC is a reliable source on American heights and it has young American men down at a median height of ~5 ft 10, which sounds about right to me, while young non-Hispanic white American men are actually 5 ft 10 on average as well. Young English (British, even) men have been recorded at 5 ft 10 to 5 ft 10.5 range.

To say that the average is 180-185cm conflicts with actual statistical data and professional measurements, although you may be right about France. I just don't see how the data can be so wrong for England and the U.S, although keep in mind that a national average isn't applicable to every region in a country. It is entirely possible that chunks of a country are taller than others.


@Amaze

Based on your parents' heights, you would have been predicted 5 ft 10 range. Your bro went 2 over that and you went 2 under, which is tough luck but I suppose it 'evens out'.

If you live in a 'diverse' part of London, I expect you probably wouldn't feel that short at 5 ft 8, tbh.

My dad was a strong 6 ft and my mum was 5 ft 4. I've ended up at a weak 6 ft and my brother is 6 ft 2 range. It's a genetic lottery, I guess; I got lucky and my brother seemingly got very, very lucky.
Lillo Thomas says on 17/May/15
I agree , If 6'0 is tall in western countries relative to the 5'10 average then 5'8 is short. 6'0 is more above average in countries like USA or tallish. Legit tall starts at 6'1 and legit short starts at 5'7. 5'8 is more shortish or below average. 5'8 guys with some shoes look normal most of the time. 5'7 and under is really short. Sorry G you are a short guy . You are less than 5'7 !
SAK says on 17/May/15
FiveNine says: 5'8 can be tall in situations.
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Those occasions are most likely rare. That will happen only when (young) men are absent, and there are only women and children around.
totigno says on 17/May/15
Statistically you might have an argument. But reality is, 5'8 men (esp young men) are seen short by most. Many of my 5'8 friends are referred as short, when a height description is used. They get tagged as short more then average. I live in England. You could say this only anecdotal, but it's how many view height.

especially when barely 5ft7 claim this height
Muller says on 16/May/15
When it comes to attracting girls, at what height would good looks be insufficient to compensate for the lack of height if a guy is coming up against an average looking guy who is 6foot1 and above? The assumption is that both guys have relatively similar physiques, wealth and personalities.
french guy says on 16/May/15
SAK says on 15/May/15
Amaze says: 5'8 is not short or shortish at all.
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Statistically you might have an argument. But reality is, 5'8 men (esp young men) are seen short by most. Many of my 5'8 friends are referred as short, when a height description is used. They get tagged as short more then average. I live in England. You could say this only anecdotal, but it's how many view height.



and do you trust statistics, i mean do you think 25% is shorter than 173 and 25% is taller than 183 cm ?
173 cm is just short, and 170 cm (this is not my opinion, this how people describe a 170 cm guy) is very short.Average height is somewhere between 180 and 185 cm.Talls starts at 190 cm.
Poverty 6ft says on 16/May/15
@SAK, I pretty much agree.

If 6 ft, which is 2 inches above average for young English/American men, is referred to as tall, then 5 ft 8, which is 2 inches below average for young English/American men, is short.

However tall you consider 6 ft to be, 5 ft 8 is that short.

The only caveat here is that the above only applies to comparisons with other young men. Out and about in public, at 5 ft 8, someone would be taller than most women and youngsters and taller than a lot of older people. Developed countries have ageing populations and so relatively younger people make up a fairly small portion of the population anyway.
FiveNine says on 16/May/15
@SAK
5'8 can be tall in situations. I drop down a little under 5'9 at night and never feel short.
At a gathering of about 100 people i counted only ten taller than myself...(90th percentile)
Also there are many, many 5'7 dudes out there.....
FiveNine says on 16/May/15
@SAK
5'8 can be tall in situations. I drop down a little under 5'9 at night and never feel short.
At a gathering of about 100 people i counted only ten taller than myself...(90th percentile)
Also there are many, many 5'7 dudes out there.....
anon says on 16/May/15
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[Editor Rob: you'd be mad to give any of these guys your money. Although with a lot of technical mumbo jumbo I'm sure people buy these programs. Better off visiting youtube and just viewing stretches people demonstrate.]
183cm says on 16/May/15
@6ftmagician and @poverty6ft
Misc like many peiple are delusional, in all seriousness at my height when I gk to the mall I may only see 1-3 girls taller than me, sometimes none. Which is pretty alright with the percentile charts. I actually tried to teat out if id be around 80% of guys. I just counted the guys who came to this atore and guess what it ranged fro 75% to around 86% so thats pretty much it. Most people in all seriousness dont know how tall they are, its mainly the dudes upto 6ft2-3. plus girls are probably the worst guessers like last year i was 5ft9.5 or so and some girl thought i was 6ft1. I dotn know why people thjnk height is a big factor with girls, as you can see at almost 5ft10 some person thought I was 6ft1. But you know you cant blame this as most people genuinely believe theyre taller, id wager 90% easily. Just why people think 6ft1-2 is average in Netherlands e.t.c, yet stats show 181-182cm

@editorrob
Is it me or do most aports give an inch to the people. Literally almost every sport. Combay sports are probably the worst with what Ive seen. Do you agree and what sports do you think are most accurate, id wager rugby
[Editor Rob: the nba generally is calling people in sneaker heights, so they already are disrespecting your natural barefoot height by giving an inflated height.
NFL seems to list heights taken at the combine (without shoes of course) so I think that's pretty good. They round up a lot of time though, but at least we have a database of measurements. In soccer we don't. Sometimes those are made up...
]
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 15/May/15
@Amaze

If a 4'10 woman has a son with a 6'2 man, is it normal for him to be 5'6??
Amaze says on 15/May/15
@Zoro really? Ah damn still a ok height.

@Lisa yeah it looks like a decent listing I agree

@Poverty 6 ft
my dad 5'11/180cm
My mum is 5'4/163cm
Thats their heights
They had a 183/4 range son strong 6footer(my brother)
Then me a 173cm 5'8(16 year gap, I'll be 18, my bro 34)
I'm Indian BTW.(living in England, British Indian born London but Indian origin/roots)

@Rampage yeah 185cm morning IMO is start of low tall, 184 is borderline tall and 183 morning is tallish to me. Anyone who is 6'0 during the day or 183cm evening is low tall for sure IMO.

@Fog181 6'0-6'1 is quite tall yeah and 3-4/5 inches above average so they will make a average guy look smaller lol but they are basic normal tall yeah. 6'2 is legit strong tall where you start to look proper big. 6'3 IMO is very tall and 5/6 inches above average. A 6'3 bloke towers a average guy makes him look small and is actually low very tall
6'4 IMO isn't low very tall its a solid very tall I saw my 193 cm and 194cm mates comparing they are legit solid very tall blokes. 6'3 isn't just tall its IMO low very tall, its defo more than just tall.
MrTBlack says on 15/May/15
@Fog

%95 of Caucasian American men will be between 5'9-6'2" when finished growing. So 6'0"-6'2" is extremely common. 6'3" and 6'4" are common but much less common than 6'0"-6'2".
Poverty 6ft says on 15/May/15
@Fog181

Average young male height in the USA is 5 ft 10 or 5 ft 10.5 if only counting non-Hispanic whites, but we'll go with 5 ft 10.

Using a normal distribution, if the average young male height is 5 ft 10, less than 4% of guys are 6 ft 3+. So, you could have 24 young guys in a room and it's most likely that all of them will be shorter than 6 ft 3.

6ft is arguably barely tall but 6 ft 1 is legit tall given that (using the normal distribution again) less than 15% of young guys are that height or taller.

Guys at heights like yours or mine (1cm taller than you) don't really see it that way because we're already taller than ~64% of young guys (in my case, even more) but the numbers dictate that 6 ft (taller than more than 76% of young males) is pretty much tall, while 6 ft 1 definitely is. From our perspective, a 6 ft guy isn't 'tall' but, objectively, he is tall, especially when you factor in older men, who may have lost some height.
SAK says on 15/May/15
Amaze says: 5'8 is not short or shortish at all.
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Statistically you might have an argument. But reality is, 5'8 men (esp young men) are seen short by most. Many of my 5'8 friends are referred as short, when a height description is used. They get tagged as short more then average. I live in England. You could say this only anecdotal, but it's how many view height.
Fog181 says on 15/May/15
For me 6'2 is the start of a legit tall man. 6'0-6'1 is quite tall, but are pretty common heights especially amongst my generation(18-30) 6'4+ is the start of very tall for me. Some people class 6'3 as very tall but you would always see a handful or so of guys this height or taller in crowded places such as in town or in bars/clubs, so for this reason i would put 6'3 as just tall.
zod says on 15/May/15
New level of stupid when you start debating on cartoon characters heights
Duric says on 15/May/15
Today, 6ft-6ft2 is perfect for male.
6ft1(186cm) is a best imo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 14/May/15
183cm morning - "borderline tall" (e.g. Willis, DiCaprio, Baldwin, Perry)
183cm night - "low tall" (e.g. Duchovny, Pattinson, Harvey)

187cm morning - "tall" (e.g. Costner, Reeves, Obama, Ledger)
187cm evening - "strong tall" (e.g. Hiddleston, Goode, Poulter)
Lisa says on 14/May/15
@Amaze: This is how it is for American girls your age.

5'4: below average
5'5: average
5'6: above average
5'7: somewhat tall
5'8: tall
5'9: somewhat very tall
5'10: very tall
5'11: somewhat abnormally tall
6'0: abnormally tall

Short Girls:
4'10: abnormally short (official start of dwarfism)
4'11: somewhat abnormally short (<3rd percentile)
5'0: very short (4th percentile)
5'1: somewhat very short: (9th percentile)
5'2: short (18th percentile)
5'3: somewhat short (30th percentile)
james b says on 14/May/15
tallest person I saw yesterday in my local town was bang on 6'5
Amaze says on 14/May/15
Short club
171/172 is shortish. 5'8 is not short or shortish at all.

Men
170cm- 5'7 upper short baddish but you can live with it without insults
168/169cm - 5'6 regular short- bad
165-167cm 5'5 short - bad
163-164cm 5'4 weak very short - bad
162cm and under(5'3 range) very short-badbad height no offence to the people this height

For women
5'3 is below average but not short
I'd say 158/159cm is shortish
5'2 and under is short for ladies.
You could say 5'0 is very short but anything 4ft11/10 is very short.
Poverty 6ft says on 14/May/15
@Amaze

I think you mentioned that your brother is 6ft range a while ago.

Do you mind telling me how tall your parents are?
Zoro 5'9.5 says on 14/May/15
@Amaze Gohan is reported at 176cm, which is ok for the Buu arc (heights are referred to this saga), I have the manga and when he and Goku are together they are drawn as equal in height. But Gohan was just like 16/17 back then so we dont know if at the end of the manga he is taller, while Goten stills clearly shorter than his father (but he is just 15).

@MrTBlack yeah they slightly messed up converting cm in inches, for example they report Gohan at 176cm but just 5'9, while he should be 5'9.25
6ftMagician says on 14/May/15
@Poverty 6ft

Right. You raise a very important issue: Anyone can make a baseless claim without citing any form of evidence, preferably scientific peer-reviewed studies (after all, the burden of proof is on the one making the claim) - Politicians do it all the time. The Misc does it. Anyone can do it. However, what separates truly intelligent minds is the ability to bring anecdotal claims under scrutiny. You seem a very intelligent person, so don't concern yourself if others (i.e. the Misc) are unable to think critically and with a pinch of objectivity.

Rob is an example who does it well, he doesn't allow which celebs he 'likes or dislikes' to cloud his judgment when guessing their height. He resorts to logic and reason, thus, making CelebHeights credible.
MrTBlack says on 14/May/15
@ Zoro

If Tien is 187cm, he's acutally closer to 6'1.5" not 6'1.75" because

187/2.54= 73.62204 which is just a squeaker closer to 6'1.5". Just thought I'd let you know!
Amaze says on 13/May/15
Tall club for women(remember 5'4 average,5'5 above, 5'3 is below average not short)5'2 begins short for ladies.
5'6 168/169cm tallish
5'7 170/171/172cm tall
5'8 173/174 solid tall
5'9 175 176 177 strong tall
5'10 178 179 low very tall
5'11 180 181 182 very tall
Anything above is verrrrrrry tall for a woman.
Amaze says on 13/May/15
tall club
5'11 range/181-182cm is tallish.
6'0/183-184cm range - low tall(this height begins TALL)
6'1/185-187cm range - tall
6'2/188-190cm range - solid/strong tall
6'3/191-192cm range - low very tall
6'4/193-195cm range - solid very tall
6'5/196-197cm range - strong very tall
6'6/198cm-200cm range - low extreme tall(pushed it, beginning of too tall 100%)
Any taller is way too much and definitely bad. Too tall for real life.
Concerned 181.5 cm says on 13/May/15
There's a thread on the Kanzenshuu forums called "The height conundrum" that contains numerous guidebook bits, estimates, and pictures relating to these characters' heights. Very informative if you care about the heights of those particular fictional characters.
Poverty 6ft says on 13/May/15
@Tom96

Yeah, it's certainly an odd one.

Keep in mind that the 5 ft 10 average is only for young English men (late twenties iirc) and, at a legit 5 ft 10, you'd be taller than most men English in general since you'll also be walking alongside older blokes.

I'm actually doing medicine and my course places me in hospitals quite often. I suppose I spend more time interacting with the public as part of my uni course than someone who is doing discreet maths or something like that. Me being exposed to the broader public (in London no less) defo has a positive impact on how I view my height.

Fwiw, 5 ft 10 is a sweet height. Maybe invest in some thicker-heeled boots and/or 0.5-1 inch insoles if you think they will make you feel more solid, especially if you feel that your peers are doing something similar already.
Amaze says on 13/May/15
@Zoro 5'9.5 goku is 5'9 yeah he was towering vegeta. His son gohan is taller though like 5'11 goten was slightly taller at 5'10. I think bardock was 6'2 and raditz 6'4.

@french guy you reminded me about dbz omg you know there's a new dbz sequel coming out there's a new film after battle of the gods called resurrection of F but also there's a new dbz sequel show sequel forget dbgt they are eliminating that its called dB super continues after majin buu saga omg
ManKo says on 12/May/15
Hey Rob and eveyone else how tall do you think this girl is? The guy on the lest its supposed to be 7,2 feet tall, os 218cm, and the guy on the right its 6´10 feets or 209cm. Thanks

Click Here
Zoro 5'9.5 says on 12/May/15
For DBZ we have the dragonball.wikia which quotes the heights stated in official encyclopedias

For example Goku is said to be 175cm/5'9 Click Here
Tom96 says on 12/May/15
@Poverty 6ft

You're probably right, I was just wondering why I felt so much taller (compared to other men) when I was in public in comparison to uni. Lifts would definitely be more common for young people due to insecurity. I just feel as though I'm below average at 5'10 which I also though was the national average.
PEigler says on 12/May/15
Thank you, Rob! It certainly makes sense. It would be fascinating to conduct a study of human shrinkage involving extremely tall individuals, but people who are close to 7 feet are highly unlikely to care about the discrepancy between evening or morning height (they would not bother to claim their out-of-bed height).
Poverty 6ft says on 12/May/15
@6ftMagician

Yeah, my point wasn't about Misc offending people, it is more about it perpetuating an opinion so often that it just becomes accepted.

Obviously that doesn't mean that misc should be censored, I'm just saying that there seem to be too many people who just accept what they see on the net rather than actually comparing it to what they see in real life. They then perpetuate the opinion even more and it turns into a vicious cycle.



@Tom96

I'm pretty sure that height among white British and American populations has been fairly stagnant for a while, now.

I believe intelligence is weakly correlate with height. Also, factor in the fact that uni students are more likely to come from wealthy backgrounds (upbringing maximises growth) and prosperous parents (taller people tend to earn more) and I imagine the average could be about 5 ft 10.5 or maybe a weak 5 ft 11 or so at uni.

I'm currently at uni and, from what I can see, I also expect that, like me, a fair few of these individuals are height-conscious. Some may employ the 'dark arts' like lifts or shoes which add that extra bit of height to make themselves taller.

Finally, it might just be a perspective thing. People often seem taller from a distance and sometimes you have to be close to them to realise that you're actually an inch taller than them, hence why 1 inch here or there off 5 ft 10 isn't really a big deal. I don't recommend getting in guys' faces to compare height, though!

I myself wear chukka boots and feel above average for sure.
Amaze says on 12/May/15
@french guy that dBz chart is wrong..

Yamcha is 183
Tenshinhan 185
Krillin 152 you know he was short
Vegeta 160
Trunks 170
Gohan was 180
Goten 178

Kid buu towered gohan, he was like 8'
He was even taller than 7'5 piccolo

I used to watch dbz when I was younger so I know a lot about it. Frieza I'm pretty sure was 6' close to 7 while king cold was way bigger idk how big.
JJF says on 12/May/15
@ Cilic
No issue, a girl would not notice in the slightest if you claim 1.85m even though you are 1.83. Most women think a true 6-footer is 6’2” anyway.

As has been pointed out on here before – people (especially women) don’t even BELIEVE 6ft guys who honestly say they are 6ft when asked, the reaction is always “No way, you have to be over 6ft” ... wtf??

Even MORE idiotic is this: when I used to use dating sites I was often told by my date when we met up that she was surprised because she was expecting me to be… SHORTER… despite the fact that I always listed my height correctly as 1.84m. Go figure, eh?
Tom96 says on 11/May/15
Hi Rob, would you say that young people (18-25) are getting taller on average in the UK, as most guys at my uni average 5'11/6'0, or is that just me noticing them more than shorter guys ?
[Editor Rob: the average from the studies still seems around 5ft 10 range for 18-30 age in UK.]
PEigler says on 11/May/15
I wonder what percentage of the world population is aware of the difference between morning and evening height, for some reason this particular aspect of auxology fascinates me quite a bit.

It was not until my mid 20s when I became interested in the science of height(I am currently 28 years old) that I found out about this phenomenon. Until then I always naïvely assumed that each person's height was just a fixed number no matter the time of the day or the type of activities one has been involved in.

@Rob, what would be your estimate regarding the biggest possible loss of height from morning to evening (e.g. would a 5 cm difference between morning and evening height be possible in very tall individuals?) I am curious whether one could become a Guinness record holder when it comes to that...

Also, this is no joke/I am not making it up: my lowest measurement that was taken at a healthy living clinic is 178 cm (around 3:30 pm, summer of 2014). My highest was at another healthy living clinic - 185 cm (at 10:30 am, a month ago) - I could not contain my surprise and asked the doctor to check again, which she did, coming up with the same number. Previously (over the course of the last nine months) I have also been recorded at 181.5 and 183. I think I will have to give it a try at a precise self-measurement. I am either a freak of nature or for some reason the practitioners are having difficulty making an accurate determination of height in my case. :)
[Editor Rob: I believe people in 7ft range have much more chance for 5cm shrinkage, but there's not much info out there about extremely tall people documenting what they shrink.

There is still a good chunk of people who seem unaware of morning/evening difference.]
6ftMagician says on 11/May/15
@Not Quite 6ft / Weak 6ft?

I agree, but the BB misc section is just a bunch of people's opinions, if anything said on there annoys someone it's because they are too sensitive, and frankly, have bigger issues to worry about than height/weight/women etc. The same applies about any forum where people express their views.


I really value freedom of speech. Which means there will inevitably be things said that are shocking/lies/annoying/troll, people just need to learn to grow a pair or sites like the misc won't exist due to ever increasing government censorship, largely because everyone is scared of a little controversy these days.

Rant over.
James B says on 10/May/15
I know a bald overweight man who is 6'4 1/2 and he actually looks quite normal in terms of height. He looks like a big tall guy but nothing really special and does not stick out as being freakish at all
french guy says on 10/May/15
dbz height chart
-193 cm :vegito
-190-192 cm :gohan potara
-189 cm:kid buu
-188 cm:goku ssj3/majin buu
-187 cm:ssj2
-186 cm:cell
-185 cm:ssj1
-184 cm:freezer
-183cm:picolo
-182 cm:freezer
-181 cm:krilin
-180 cm:ten shin han
-179 cm:yamcha
-178 cm:Satan(hercule)
James B says on 10/May/15
Lanky/skinny 6'3 guys look taller than fat/bald middle aged men who are 6'4.
Cilic says on 10/May/15
How do you think girls will react if they discover that a guy is actually 1 inch shorter than what he claims. For instance if a 185cm guy is actually only 183cm. Would they be put off by his exaggerated claim or will they ignore it since he is still quite tall?
Emil 182 cm says on 10/May/15
@Rob
I once tried to do the stretching exercises and I discovered that I lost height slower during the day. My morning height didn't change a mm though, but it was a fun experiment
[Editor Rob: some people do claim to have gained height.

But you really need to test morning. I feel doing months of stretching can definitely improve your standing posture and you are able to stand at your tallest easier. This can account for a tiny amount difference.

There is a guy who does appear to show an increase...a European guy I can't remember the link, someone mentioned him and he is selling a stretching program. His video certainly can show evidence of taller height...]
Amaze says on 9/May/15
@yo you're a legit 6ft1 in guy. You're not 6'1.25 just legit 6'1er.

@6ftmagician you can give height ratings. Not people ratings but actual height. Obviously heights are better than. Other heights. E.g. these arent two good heights 5'4 and 5'7 but e.g 5'4 is 2/10 while 5'7 is 5/10. My height 5'8 isnt short but not good or bad its like 6/10. 5'9 getting acceptable.. So decent 7/10. 5'10 is a gkod height. 8/10. 5'11 is getting above average and 181/182 is tallish so 8.5/10 E.g. taller heights are. Better but say a tall height like 6'0 is 9/10 due to it being low tall with no inconveniences, looks tall and aesthetically pleasing. (Its a very good height) Then a height like 6'6 for example, its getting too tall and noway near good as 6'0-6'2 so 6'6 like 5/10 etc.
IMO perfect height the best height if you wanna be tall is 6'1 and 6'2. 6'1 is 9.5 and 6'2 is 10/10. 6'3 is alright too.
1.6'2
2.6'1
3. 6'0
Not Quite 6ft / Weak 6ft? says on 9/May/15
@Editor Rob

Yep, I agree. While you can make a general prediction about a kid's final height based on their parents (eg. you can say that a 5 ft 9 mother and 6 ft 2 father will likely have 'tall' kids), exact predictions are best left alone, especially in cases where some poor lad gets his hopes up about growing to 5 ft 10 due to a prediction and ends up at 5 ft 7 or something, as unlikely as that is.

Also, my height 6 hours after waking is 182cm. Should I just claim 6 ft? Don't want to get shown up by some strong 6 footer, lol.

@6ftMagician

Fully agree. Being normal short doesn't mean you can't attract women and being tall doesn't mean that they'll fall into your lap. I would think that that is common sense but the internet (particularly the likes of BB misc) skews a lot of people's attitudes.

Obvs it's easier to attract women when you're ~6ft+ but it's easier to attract women if you have an attractive face as well. Height is just one among multiple factors which make you attractive and anyone who is 5 ft 9+ and failing with women needs to evaluate whether they are lacking something else because (especially with lifts/boots) your height is unlikely to really hinder you after that point, unless you live in a tall country.
[Editor Rob: I think when someone says 'about' 6ft or whatever height, it's kind of saying almost...]
JCJ says on 9/May/15
Rob, what a great website! I have a question for you.......After a good 8 hrs sleep I am bang on 5'9.375" and last thing on a night I am 5'8.625". Can I get away with saying I am a legit 5' 9"?
[Editor Rob: personally I would say you may fall into that weak 5ft 9 zone, the 'almost 5ft 9' claim.

You could say to people 5ft 9 and most would probably see you as about that, unless you were in thin footwear a lot.]
JohnGB says on 9/May/15
Resir says on 7/May/15
186.5cm is a
1) 6ft1
2) 6ft1.5
3) 6ft2

What?
Please answer the question.
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If the 186.5cm measurement was taken:

Out of bed: you are 6'1
Midday: strong 6'1
Night: 6'1.5
Amaze says on 9/May/15
@Child I think there's a possibility you could get 5'7 range. 5'8 if you're lucky.

@Musa your height keeps changing 6'4/5'10.5/5'8 what are you really are you gonna go down to like 5'4 now?

Yes, and its natural for a male to be 5'7/8. Nowadays both of these heights are on the shorter side, but 5'7 is world average for men. 5'7(170) is last legit short height. 171-172 are shortish.5'8 is just on the shorter side but not legit short. I don't look short, no one calls me short apart fromc6'5 people but obviously 6'5 people are like the tallest so 9 inches I'll be fully dwarfed. Height is favoured by women yes. When I was 14 I was rejected for being too short xD I was only 164/5'4.5 but yeah I have hardly had any problems since. I go for somen that care for who you are and not superficial things or things you can't change.

6'0 has always been tall too, nowadays its just the beginning for tall, just low tall.
181-182 is tallish, 183-184 is just low tall, 185-186+ is just tall. No way 185-6 islow tall lol. 183-4 is.
184.3cm (Night) says on 9/May/15
Musa says on 7/May/15 I am 178-179 cm at my low, I never dip below.

Musa says on 8/May/15 I'm 5'7.75 at my absolute lowest and wake around 5'8.25, so that is normal height. yeah i might be shorter than people but that is still normal.

So which is it? o.o
Rifle says on 9/May/15
Hi Rob,
I am 175cm barefoot in the Evening but out of bed I am about 177.5 cm.
How much time will it take for me to shrink to 176 cm?
[Editor Rob: so you shrink a good inch really...I think by 11am range you might be around 176 mark.]
6ftMagician says on 8/May/15
Lol I don't think in terms of correlating a height with a rating. So many other factors govern physical attractiveness: face, hair. Then and more importantly is the confidence aspect. If you are comfortable and easy to be around people will gravitate towards you. If everything else is equal then the taller guy gets the bow. But it never is equal in real life.
yo says on 8/May/15
hi Rob, I´m 187.7 in the morning and 185.3 late at night, would a celeb be listed as 6 foot 1.25 or 6 foot 1 if you were to list a celeb of the same height?
Child says on 8/May/15
5'5 at 16, any chance of growing taller considering both parents are shorter than me ?
Amaze says on 8/May/15
@Lilo Thomas my phone keeps crashing its terrible. Im below average yeah but 6'0 still looks tall generally even my 5'10 friend said. I still think 183-4 is low tall range. 185-6 cannot be low tall, its just tall.I think 6'4 is slightly pushing it, its the human limit. 6'5 is fine but Max, 6'6 has definitely pushed it. Its the start of too tall and anything over that is waay too tall. Yeah you could say 6'9 is legit giant start, id say 6'6-6'8 extreme tall range then. Yesterday my 193 and 194 friend compared and they looked slightly lanky but it was ok. They were both calling each other massive guys they're very tall and stuff(6'4 is defo solid very tall range)
6'4 is 6 inches above average. Average guy gets towered. 6'4 is very tall lol even 6'3 is but 6'4 is confirmed. Its not freak. I'd say 6'6 could look freak but 6'7 and over definitely is.
TJE says on 8/May/15
@Musa

What do you expect from a forum website about height? Also aren't you that guy that said he was 6'4.5 and supposedly got with a lot of girls and didn't give a single f*ck about any of them, and then described your erection in excruciating detail a couple months back? I am 100% sure you were that guy; same name and all. What a way to introduce yourself. Odd to hear you're only 5'10.5ish.
TJE says on 7/May/15
@Resir

186.5 cm is very close to 6'1.5.
Not Quite 6ft says on 7/May/15
Rob, how do you feel about so-called height predictors?

My dad was a strong 6 ft and my mother 5 ft 4. My brother and I were predicted ~5 ft 10.5 by a couple of the prediction methods. In reality, I'm about an inch taller than that and my brother is, from what I can see, a strong 6 ft 2.

I've seen other people get unlucky, though. My dad's sister had two sons as well. One is 5 ft 6 and the other is 5 ft 11-6ft range.

Height is meant to be influenced heavily by genetics but it seems that the genes you inherit are fairly unpredictable. Would you go along with that?
[Editor Rob: if you have a lot of pre-existing data from parents/children then this can be used as a model to predict.

But of course the range of height can vary several inches...and randomness of height gene combination means sometimes a person gets more smaller genes than the taller aspect.

I was just browsing a photo of the SImmons family...and their son clearly got more of the tall genes from Gene and Shannon and ended up like 6ft 6. Their daughter has a 6ft 2 and 5ft 10 Mother...she ended up 5ft 7.5...maybe she didn't quite get as many of the tall genes from parents...]
Daprez says on 7/May/15
@Lisa

Here's the source- Click Here

it's for boys aged 2-20 as well. My opinion is different to the source, I just thought i'd share it. i'm from London and i think you're from the US and statically both countries have roughly the same height. i think 6ft 1 is tall and 5ft 6 is short but this would be for men age 20-50 because after this age people begin to shrink and by 90 its possibly 3 inches of height so 6ft 1 would be very tall for a 90 year old.
Daprez says on 7/May/15
Here's the source- Click Here

it's for boys aged 2-20 as well. My opinion is different to the source, I just thought i'd share it. i'm from London and i think you're from the US and statically both countries have roughly the same height. i think 6ft 1 is tall and 5ft 6 is short but this would be for men age 20-50 because after this age people begin to shrink and by 90 its possibly 3 inches of height so 6ft 1 would be very tall for a 90 year old.
Amaze says on 7/May/15
@Matt Thats true but tall is Better than being short you must feel short ? It is better to be accepting rather than being depressed and stuff. I was your size at 16 and now I'm 173cm 5'8 I don't mind it that much really. What height would you pick tho. If you look around you'll realise your quite short. Ideal is 6+


@Resir you're close to 6'1.5.
Thats 186.69cm. You're defo not as low as 6'1( thats 185) or 6'2(you need 188cm) your in the middle. 6'1.5. Thats a fair height to claim

@6ftmagician 183-4 range I reckon is 9/10. Its never too tall and its low tall range. Its comfortably low tall with no clothing or comfort issues. IMO perfect height is 185-187/8, 10/10, solid tall...
6ftMagician says on 7/May/15
@184.3cm

Yes I have been to Sweden. It's impossible to pin down an average. Amongst the immigrants I saw (mainly African, Turkish and Arab), I was easily taller than the majority.

The indigenous populous was definitely taller. However, among the natives, I held my own very well, roughly estimating that compared to the native youth I was:

- Taller than 60% (by ''taller'' I define it as even taller by atleast 2cm, I consider that taller).
- Same as 20% (define this as either 1cm taller or shorter - quite a few 6ft-ers about).
- Shorter than 20% (usually beaten by an inch or two, rarely dwarfed).
Lillo Thomas says on 7/May/15
Amaze you are talking from your shortish ( or below average ) perspective. I understand why think 6'0 is tall , this height is 4 inches taller than you. You are saying 6'4 is pushing it and 6'5 is too much. In reality relative to the 5'10 average in the USA , 6'4 is pretty tall and maybe " very tall " but 6'4 isn't at all a freak height . 6'5 is very tall but again it's not freaky . 6'6 is when you can say is really pushing it . 6'6 - 6'7 is really too tall in real life. I encountered this 6'9 young dude in the hospital. He looked like a giant because you can say 6'9 -6'10 is a giant. 6'9 and 6'10 is the start of the giant range in the USA.
184.3cm (Night) says on 7/May/15
@6ft Magician

You have been to Northern Europe like Sweden? Are they also 5'11 range on average there as reported?
Here you would still be over the average just by a couple cm but still over it.
I estimate it to be 5'11.25 (181) night here. Its uncommon to see a man here under 5'7 unless it is a foreigner. Up to 6'10 you can still see daily in big cities over that is when it becomes rare.

@Matt

I think its rare from a male perspective anyway but nothing abnormal about it. Far better to be accepting of it that worry about things you cant control. We all have moments we wih we were smaller or taller.
Resir says on 7/May/15
186.5cm is a
1) 6ft1
2) 6ft1.5
3) 6ft2

What?
Please answer the question.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 6/May/15
@amaze please don't feed john...he is basically saying you are inferior, he sounds quite condescending to me.
matt says on 6/May/15
i am 169 cm barefoot since 18 and i am proud of my height(i am nearly 21 now)
do you think is it normal to be short and never wanted to be tall?
Spainmen191.3cm says on 6/May/15
Rob, do you know which is the average here in spain ¿
FiveNine says on 6/May/15
@Rob - 'G' just might start getting Royalties...(just can't promise him a few more coveted inches!)
Amaze says on 6/May/15
@John I understand.I'm only just below average height. I don't think my height is that bad but its ok. I get no inconveniences. Would you prefer to be 5'8 or 6'7?
What happened in Thailand is understandable.. 6'7 is very very tall. Its nearing giant but you would look giant because its extreme tall so you are a massive man. 6'3 like Chris hemsworth. Now that's a good height and a very tall height in general. It's not too tall for sure. I think its near pushing it (6'4 is definitely pushing it and human limit, 6'5 IMO is definitely too much). When were you 6'0/6'1/6'2? IMO 6'0-6'2 is the best range you must hear it a lot and even see here that 6'0/6'1/6'2 is the best height range. Its never ever too tall well especially 6'0/1 and you are still considered tall and comfortably above average. How did you feel at that range? My brother is 184cm I honestly think hes in the perfect range. A very good height for a man. If only I inherited the taller genes(damn you 5'8!) Still my height isn't bad I'd rate it 5.5/10. 184cm IMO is close to 10. Its tall with Also no inconveniences.
6ftMagician says on 6/May/15
Just a fun question - Based on that picture do you think I could edge out Henry Cavill and/or John Cena and/or Gareth Bale?

Another light-hearted question - How would you rank me, Alex, Conor on height based on that?
SAK says on 6/May/15
Tom says: I doubt People such as Alan Sugar worth £800 Million really worries to much about it.
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It's funny you mention Alan Sugar. Because I read in an article despite his huge business and financial success, he is still insecure about his height.


This is a quote from an article:
Sugar: 'By the way, to correct some of the snipers in the media who have in the past used some colourful language to describe me, including “the short, stocky 5ft 6in midget”, my official height is 5ft 8in and has been since I was 16.'


You can make as much money as you want, buy you cannot grow taller. That's why it probably still hurts.
6ftMagician says on 5/May/15
@184.4cm (Night

To be fair I've never been to Holland. I have been to Central, Southern and Nothern Europe (just not East). Based on those experiences, European nations have very similar averages - I felt above average in every region of Europe I visited. I did see a few stand outs in each region, and a fair share of 6'+ guys/gals, but in each region, I would estimate to be taller than roughly 75 out of every 100 men // and taller than roughly 95 out of every 100 women.

If I visited Holland, based on what everyone says on this site, I imagine I'd be average. Taller than 50% and shorter (even by 1cm) than the other 50%. Would be cool to find out if this is true :D
Anonymous1 says on 5/May/15
,,,just spoke with an 84 year old neighbor, yesterday. He walks every day, does push-ups, sit-ups and is always in the yard doing something. The guy is hardly frail, and can swing a sledgehammer with the best of 'em. He said he was just measured, and lost an inch and a half of height from his military days. He has bad upper posture, but always had bad upper posture, sine I met him in '77. What times of day was each measurement taken? Who knows. But, I see a lot of guys who used to be real big, now in their 60's and they are shorter. Much of it appears to be long term slouching. Problem is, now they look out of proportion, with big heads, joints and limbs, but more like 6' and not 6'4. Hint; Don't slouch. It becomes permanant, after a while.
184.3cm (Night) says on 5/May/15
5'5 average woman in most western countries = 5'8 starts tall

5'8 woman in big heels (6 inches which really give 4.5 inches) is equal in stature to a 5'11.5 man with 1 inch shoe. So i would say if you truly believe that 5'8 starts tall for a woman then 5'11.5 starts tall for a man (Whole population)

Taking the 5'9.5 average for men in western countries means tall imo starts at 6'0.5 while with young men only it is 6'1.

Whole pop- 5'8 for a woman, 5'11.5 for a man

Just Men- 6'0.5

Just young Men- 6'1.

Im now convinced by this after coming to the conclusion that 3 inches for me personally is when i feel shorter than someone. Not towered but shorter.

Here in The Netherlands i think its more:

Women - 5'9 starts tall
Leaving Men at 6'0.5

Men Average here =5'11 so 6'2 is when you are tall here. Ofc you can feel tall at 6' or 6'1 but in a group comprised of only men you need to be 6'2 to feel like a tall guy.
So countries with a 5'11 average = 6'2 for younger guys
The countries with a 5'10 average = 6'1 and so on.
Amanlet says on 5/May/15
Do u
What is the morning height rquired to be 6ft.0 . 6ft0.5?
John says on 4/May/15
Amaze,

I would pick up 6ft3.
I was that height when I was 14. I think it is perfect: it is still a relatively common height, tall but not too tall, you find clothes for yourself easily, you are always a tall man, but not necessarilly the tallest one, you find yourself talking to people from a comfortable position.

James B and Amaze,
At my height you become a bit freakish, people tend to stare at you the way James B describes so perfectly (and the man is one inch shorter than me and lighter than me); or even worse, they tend to get next to you to measure themselves, especially very young men, who I understand to a certain point, and now I am used to that.

Honestly I wouldn't mind to be your height, 5'7 / 5'8, which was my height at 12, and which is 3 inches taller than my father and 2 taller than my brother. I do remember how good I felt when I was your height: I was already seen as a perfectly normal adult man, despite my baby face and my big feet and hands.

I think you both understand what I mean, as we are same age. I'm 18 like you.

Apart from practical issues (like shoes and clothes) being too tall 'isolates' you from your friends. Imagine the three of us standing together right now. Neither of you would even reach my shoulder level, your eyelevel is about my chest, and I am twice your weight, which makes me a giant for you.

From my point of vision you look like six or seven-year olds from an adult man's angle of vision.

Whether you want to admit it or not, that conditions your way of communicating. And if you have in mind that you two are the normal men and I am the exception, and most of my friends are your size, there you are. I would have to sit down to be as tall as you are standing up, as I do with my father and my brother (especially when the talk is not so friendly).

Imagine what happend when I went to Thailand... I had to kneel for the policemen to search me in the airport. They got by my waist, and a very young one told me: 'Sorry Sir but I've never seen such a tall man'.

Another thing a man of my size has to learn is a total self-control, because any movement of ours would have umpredictable consequences in a world of 'childlike creatures'. I have learned that in Karate and Judo, which I had to abandon because it was too difficult for me to find out any individual opponent.

I had to understand that I am somehow a giant or at least, as you say about someone smaller than me, a massive man, and that is exciting for a boy but inconvenient for a man.
Amaze says on 4/May/15
@Philly Dee good post. Interesting read
thomas says on 4/May/15
Hey Rob. I'm 6'1" and my girlfriend says she is 5'11". Can you show what a 2 inch height difference is?
[Editor Rob: this is an almost 2 inch difference: Click Here.]
NBAer says on 4/May/15
Chris says on 3/May/15
@NBAer Height is a subject where you really see how many people live in their own delusions. I'm 6ft and when i was at the doctor (he was maybe 4 inches smaller than me, so around 5'8), i had to have my measurement taken. He asked me first what my height was and randomly commented i was really tall while also saying he was 5'10 (178 cm) himself and guessed i must have been around 188 cm. (6'2)
The funny thing is that when he measured me at 183 cm, he just shrugged it off and didnt say anything afterwards. I'm not even sure he wrote down my measured height.
It's kind of interesting how people are clinging to their own illusions.
Yeah i agree but the weird thing is most believe they're as tall as they claim to be,and even if you proved them otherwise(like measuring them for example)they would still try to make excuses,like the measuring tape is inaccurate,''i didn't stood tall'',''i went to the doctor the other day and he measured me 180(when he's clearly 175 max)'',''You don't know how to measure''etc...It's really silly actually,but i don't blame them for wanting to be taller and believing their own lies,because i actually lied too...Truth is before i even measured myself accurately i had no idea of my exact height and always guessed random figures.That and add that most people guess me 185(6'1)i honestly really thought i was a member of the 6ft club lol!!And i even thought for quite some time i was 186-187 cm loool,but that was last year-now i know my true height and always go with the lowest(bang on 179cm).I made up my mind about this and honestly,height really doesn't matter if you're not an athlete.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 4/May/15
There should be an average height study for each state. It would likely be 5'8.5"-5'9" in states like Washington, and then close to 5'11" in Wisconsin.
totigno says on 4/May/15
Amaze I believe the average in France isn't as low as 5'9 or 175/6. I just checked a new average height and the range was 177cm to 178cm. Let me do the France height listing
163+ and under very short
164-172 short
173-174 below average but not short
175-176 lower average(5'9-5'9.25)
177-178 main average, solid average.(5'9.5-5'10)
The 177/8 is associated with your generation the average
179-180 above average
181-182 tallish
183-184 low/weak tall
185-186 tall
187-188 solid tall
189-190 strong tall
191-192 low/weak very tall
193-194 very tall
195-196 solid very tall
197-198 strong very tall
199-200 standout very very tall+
Thats what my friend from France also thinks and agrees, he's slightly taller than you (185cm) and he says he's tall for France which I agree. 185cm isn't very tall for men just like 165cm isn't very short for men.


i agree with your listing
totigno says on 4/May/15
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 30/Apr/15
@Not Quite 6ft

i live in France, i switch between Paris and the north of france, but now i mainly live in the north while i used to live in Paris when i was below 18 years old.
Southern french are known to be short, add immigrants who are shorter than caucasian and you have an overall average of 178 cm
But if you don't take into account immigrants and people who live in the south of France, the average height jumps to something like 180 cm.Add 3 or 4 cm for young people
Gramma school are elitist, aren't they?I m not surprised grammar school students are tall.

as a french man i 've never seen where your average height of 180cm + come from
6ftMagician says on 4/May/15
Rob, here is a guy who (in a video on YouTube) claims an honest 6ft (on the left) + me (on the right), how tall do I look here:

Click Here

Exact same footwear (running shoes). Same ground level. Both standing well too...
[Editor Rob: you appear maybe a little taller...but the ground still could give a little fraction either way and even a little nearer sometimes could add a small fraction.
I wouldn't guess you under 6ft based on it.]
James B says on 4/May/15
Amaze-6'3 is bordering on very tall but it's certainly not breathtakingly tall
6fthunkofchunk says on 4/May/15
Height has remained static since the 70s-80s for developed countries. Humans aren't meant to reach 6ft+ on average. Nutrition isnt an issue. Id say even the poor in America are reaching their true heights
JJF says on 4/May/15
No such thing as a ‘perfect height’ – there is however such a thing as the PERFECT COMBINATION of height AND build (talking men only here for now).

Sure, being 6’1” or 6’2” with a great build is perhaps ‘perfect’, but realistically only 2% of men are ever going to look like this.
Make no mistake, Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Reynolds EARN THEIR MONEY by looking the way they do. They did not get gigs on ‘Home pls go Away’ / the braindead-Pizza-sitcom respectively for their massive thespian talent, I assure you :-D

If you are below 5’11” then generally I think it really pays to be fairly lean and create as much of a ‘V-shape’ (wider shoulder to waist appearance) as you can. This will give the illusion of more height and you will most definitively look better if you are of average or ‘below average’ height.

A stocky or soft appearance just doesn’t work well for guys under 5’11” – think Kevin Spacey or Matt Leblanc. They often appear shorter than they are due to their build. Now compare to say Patrick Swayze(†) or Guy Pearce who both were/are in great shape – all these guys are around the same height but the VISUAL IMPRESSION of their height is very different.

Vince Vaughn will, at 6'5" & with a bank balance to match his weight, always be relatively popular no matter how many extra pounds he inexplicably seems to accumulate over the years...
gbbhjj says on 4/May/15
I was 177.2 till day before havent slept for a day and today i am 176.5 is it normal
184.3cm (Night) says on 4/May/15
I was thinking earlier, say you are 5'10 then for you a 6'1 man would be tall and a 5'7 man would be short. These are also still pretty common heights that you see day to day. Taking my own height 6'0.5 gives me 6'3.5 and 5'9.5 respectively. So guys i see as short are common, while the tall guys are a small percentage, not incredibly rare however. As we continue on up the chain our perception of being tall increases and it becomes more jarring when we encounter taller people.

The height where it all changes i believe is 6'2 as 5'11 is short to you while 6'5 is tall. So a rare height combined with an above average height. Maybe this is why 6'2 is so attractive to so many.
184.3cm says on 4/May/15
My friend who is 5'9.25'' but claims 5'11'' told me how he was just below average height in Holland.

Would be interesting to hear Rob's opinion if he's been to Holland or any other country?

And this is why 6ft Magician most people believe average is 6'1 here. Your friend would have been 2 inches under average with young guys here.
Average for women here is a good 5'6 so 3 inches over that you have the start of tall for women here. So he has equal stature to entry level tall for women here.
Tom says on 4/May/15
I think one of the biggest problems that people cant agree on it what is considered tall. I used this example before. If 100 guys are measured, 99 at 5'11 and 1 at 6ft. Is the latter tall. Most would say no, yet he is taller than 99%. Its more about the amount taller in inches/cm than the number of people you are taller than, which is wrong. If you are 6ft 1 according to CDC in the US you are taller than almost 89.3% of people. Now in any ones book that a awful lot of people. 6ft is at 81.1 percentile. So at 6ft in the US you are taller than 8 in 10 males. Yet some people think 6ft is no longer tall. In my opinion that is at least solid tall. Oh i forgot to mention these figures are for 2-20yrs so obviously the true averages will be less. And that in America not taking into account the world average so in countries like India etc at 6ft i be surprised if you weren't taller than 99% of the natives. I mean when it comes down to in unless your the height of a 5 year old child i wouldnt worry about your height. Most people dont give a ****. I doubt People such as Alan Sugar worth £800 Million really worries to much about it. Just ask yourself would you rather have than kind of money or be your desired height. I know what i would choose (the height of course :)
Tom says on 4/May/15
I think part of the problem, and its completely understandable. Is people go off what they either see or are told and do no go by the official studies conducted. Albeit most studies are fairly pointless as the numbers are simply too low to have any real baring on an actual figure. 1000 people is not enough to accurately determine the average of any countries with a population over 1 Million as thats 0.1 percent of the pop. Not exactly a representative sample. So obviously Constitutional Countries such as the Uk with a Pop of 64 million (2013) such studies should be redundant. I know many will understand my point and ill try not to be patronising but its like having a bag of 1000 coloured balls (yes were back at school) 999 are blue the one remaining red. You pick the red ball out of the bag and conclude that the average colour of the balls are red. I appreciate that its not as black and white with height as the range is far greater not just two possibilities, but you get my point.

As people have said below many people inflate their own height. At 5'11, 19 i am taller than 7/10 of my age group (not by much) and nearly always taller than 40+ Im always surprised by the lack of people taller than me. I have always been guessed at a minimum of 6ft and a fair few times 6ft 3' which is quite frankly laughable.
Lisa says on 3/May/15
@Daprez: Do you remember the name of the source? I think we may live in different countries. If so, that explains our disagreement. I partially agree with your source. I think 5'9 is a tad below average and 5'11 is a tad above average (in most of the US). Here, 5'6 is considered short and 6'1 is considered tall. Your source lists these heights as below average and above average. I think most Americans would classify them as short and tall, respectively.
Philly Dee says on 3/May/15
Our opinions all fall into a continuum or a spectrum. On average, I usually see heights of 6 foot to 6 foot 4 being favoured. However, if you fall into the 5 foot 7 to 6 foot 5 range, you shouldn't have much issue living day to day life. Clearly, this is my own spectrum but it stands to reason that being the tallest does not give you the best benefit.

6 foot 3 and up (up to 6 foot 6) has a sort of impressive aura. Some people would term it "alpha" but alpha males (if this idea is something we are will running to with here at celebheights) should not be based on a variable that they can't control. Alpha is combination of state of mind as well as their efforts in bettering their lives as well as the lives of others. That alpha presence is earned, not born with. The sooner we can debunk the association of height and the alpha male, the sooner we can begin to appreciate people of various heights.

Yes, at first glance it seems that individuals in the 6 foot 3 to 6 foot 6 have that "wow" factor. Some of us wonder what it would be like to live with that height and we speculate that our lives will be considerably improved as a result. 6 foot to 6 foot 2 is a more preferred range based on countless polls and opinions across the web but its not perfect by any means. I mean sure, we like to reinforce the idea of aesthetics as well as perceived competence, confidence and charisma with height but again, it is an uncontrollable variable (unless you take the route of leg lengthening which is a heavy decision to make).

So lets lump 6 foot to 6 foot 6 and consider again why we speculate these particular heights to the best.
1) 6 foot is the benchmark so it begins the standard because you are no longer having to speak the "5 foot something" in your day to day vocabulary. It sounds nice to the ears.
2) Many athletes, models, CEOs, are in this range so we attribute their success to their height (not entirely but there is a correlation given the nature of their profession and their environment)
3) As you go further up in this range, you perceived differently than your average height man. Your height is something special and at 6 foot 3 and up, it has the potential to define you.
4)The ability to intimidate: This one you will see in men (women too) who are tall but also have a large build or have a small to medium build but are quite muscular. Bouncers exhibit this characteristic in particular.
5) Seeing over people: It does serve the ego well when we can physically see over people's heads. It gives a feeling of superiority over the common folk.
6) We are positively biased towards tall individuals in the workforce. There is a reason CEOs are more likely to be 6 foot and up.

Now from 5 foot to 5 foot 11 is a range that doesn't seem special. 5 foot anything (unless you are a female and in the higher end of the 5 foot range) doesn't have the pleasant sounding "6 foot whatever" to it or is impressive. We have to face it, we do like to impress people and height is one of those things we like to show off. I am 190 cm and I can say without a doubt, that it has advantages when it comes to dating, however the way females (and males in my case too lol) perceive it is favourable because our society reinforces time and time again. Word of mouth is incredibly powerful and the effects of reaffirming height through conversation has a profound effect on the physiology of the brain.

There was a time when I wanted to be 6 foot 4. I thought that my life would be even better but then I realized that my brain and the environment enforces "more is better" but that is far from the truth. I recognize that because of the collective values our society possesses and propagates, had I been 5 foot 6 or lower or around average height, my life would be different. At the end of the day, I still had the capacity to make this life a great one. Sure being much shorter than I am would obstruct from dating certain people, but then I don't need to date them to begin with.

It is very tempting to categorize ranges of height and I am not saying that it's invalid. All I am saying is that it is limiting you from partaking in the human experience which is the ability to experience all things that are possible given your immediate environment, physiology, mental capacity and processes, friends and family, profession and your behaviour and personality.

I really enjoy my height and if I was really short, I would recognize that life would be harder for me because of the values and social expectation that are present, but again, I still have the capacity to fulfill my own human experience. I would just seek other ways or methods with which to write my own story. Maybe I couldn't be a hockey player, a model, or something that requires being tall, but I would find something that wouldn't require it. Life is far too short to obsess over the details when the bigger picture reveals the absurdity of height and how social expectations deriving from it are not going away any time soon.
Amaze says on 3/May/15
@Daprez look at latest heights and tell me tom wlaschiha doesn't look tall , he does kook tall because he is. I think I defo have to disagree with that source. Anything 183 or 6'0 and over is legit tall structure. 6'3 is very tall structure.
Amaze says on 3/May/15
@Daprez I understand but I disagree with some

I'm not tall or short or medium I'm below average 5'8 and I'd say I'm near short 5'7 is actually short and 5'6 is proper short you can tell 5'6 guys are short. Their body etc
And 6'0 is legit tall, I know so many 183/6'0_guys and they look quite tall. What standout short is 5'5 and when ur 6'2 you are strong tall and people will comment on it more because ur like proper proper tall. 6'0 is still tall but low end tall.
Chris says on 3/May/15
@NBAer Height is a subject where you really see how many people live in their own delusions. I'm 6ft and when i was at the doctor (he was maybe 4 inches smaller than me, so around 5'8), i had to have my measurement taken. He asked me first what my height was and randomly commented i was really tall while also saying he was 5'10 (178 cm) himself and guessed i must have been around 188 cm. (6'2)
The funny thing is that when he measured me at 183 cm, he just shrugged it off and didnt say anything afterwards. I'm not even sure he wrote down my measured height.
It's kind of interesting how people are clinging to their own illusions.
James B says on 3/May/15
I know a guy who is 197 (virtually 6'6) and weighs in at 19 stone. I first met him back in 2012 and to me he looked a very big/very tall man but still not jaw droopingly huge like you can't believe your eyes. Met him again recently up close at my local starbucks and he looked taller than I remember like a massive man in fact I think the customers at Starbucks stared at him a bit when he stood up because of his size.

I am 5'7 1/4 myself
KinderSide says on 3/May/15
@Amaze
I'm 6'1'' with no shoes at night. my height is perfect height?
Emil 182 cm says on 3/May/15
@french guy
Everyone can feel short at same countries/areas/places. Even 6'5 guys will feel like shrimps at a basketball court. You cant be tall everywhere lmao..
And a guy at your height, you're actually very tall considering the world average. Consider yourself a smaller giant, if that helps lol.
For gods sake bro, dont do limb lenghtening
NBAer says on 2/May/15
I don't get how some people call 5'8 or 5'9 short.Iam legit 5'10.5 and the difference between me and a 5'9 guy is barely noticeable really,the same goes with 5'8 guys too,when i'm near them they're obviously shorter than me,but not really that much.Also how many times have i estimated a person taller than he/she really is just because i saw them from a distance and when they come close i realize they're not even 1 inch close of what i thought...Like i see a guy down the corridor and think"that guy must be like 5'9" and walk past him-he's barely 5'7,it confuses me lol!!Also i realize and most on here should be that most people have a wrong perception of height,and consider certain heights tall or short...Maybe that's why everyone guesses me anywhere in the 5'11-6'1 range(i've even got an absolutely crazy 6'2 by a short girl-women can't tell height,that's for sure lol)Like people call 5'7 short for a man,when it's just below average in my place(maybe 1-1.5 inches below average),or calling 5'3 petite for women,whereas it's average(it's basically slightly above average where i live)

Also i know ALOT of people who lie about their height...Here's some exaples:

1)A friend of mine claims 5'9...he's maybe 5'7.5 in THE MORNING,MAYBE
2)another friend of mine claims 5'11,when he's barely above my eyebrows( 5'7.5 i guess??)
3)a guy i know also claims 5'10-5'11 and he's really no more than 5'8,maybe 5'8.25 xd
4)A girl i know has claimed 5'6 and 5'5 and she's barely at my chin level(so probably a weak 5'2 and nothing more,although she has a pretty small head for a woman,so maybe she's just 5'1!!)
5)Two girls from my class claim they're 5'3,when they're maybe 5ft and another one claiming 5ft is barely 4'10-4'11,but that's cute xd
Generally most people i know exaggerate their heights by 2-3 inches on AVERAGE,with some extreme examples of claiming 4-5 inches more,which is really laughable and insecure at the same time.It's like they're measuring with stripper heels on lol!Anyways,anyone has a similar experience like this?Like knowing people who vastly overexaggerate their heights??
Not Quite 6ft says on 2/May/15
@french guy 182.5 cm (night time)

You need to pass an admissions test to get into a Grammar school but I wouldn't say that they are elitist.

I wouldn't necessarily agree about immigrants, tbh, as it depends on the ethnicity of the immigrants as well. My granddad was an Indian immigrant and he was 6 ft 3. Regardless, I don't think immigrants have a huge impact on average heights, maybe 1 CM here or there. Look at the USA: they have a non-Hispanic White population of only 63% yet their national male height average (5 ft 9.5) is only half an inch lower than the average non-Hispanic White average (5 ft 10)

Height has been largely static among a fair few white populations, as well. There are countries whose averages are only climbing because the children of immigrants from the last generation are growing taller than their parents' generation.


Regarding the North and South of France: isn't the North of France wealthier than the South? Maybe you could be witnessing the same trend as I've seen in England.
whats with all the hate? says on 2/May/15
@Amaze

your listing is questionable
scores (?) given favorable towards average/taller heights

5'4 and below - very short (2/10)
5'5 - lowest decent short (3/10)
5'6 - mid range short (4/10)
5'7 - highest short lowest average (5/10)
5'8 - low average (6/10)
5'9 - low/mid average (7/10)
5'10 - high average/ slight tall (8/10)
5'11 - highest average/low tall (9/10)
6'0 - low tall (10/10)
6'1 - tall (10/10)
6'2 - very tall (9/10)
6'3 - tallest without being gianatic ish (8/10)
6'4 and beyond - giant status
Amaze says on 2/May/15
@vac I'm just posting **** and I ain't annoying at all, only you think that. I ain't a kid either. If you don't like my posts don't read them. Its unlikely I will grow much however due to family history I could slightly. This page is about height. Simple. Don't like dont read. Thanks.
I have accepted 5'8 idm it tbh

@John what height would you choose if you could? You're very very tall right 6'7 if I can remember your height right? I spoke to someone 6'7 on YouTube and he hates it. He wishes he was 6'1/2. What would you choose ideally? U gave good advice to French guy too

@french guy listen to John hes smart! Gave good advice
6ftMagician says on 2/May/15
Rob, I'd be interested to hear what workouts do you do to maintain not just your height, but your health?
[Editor Rob: I will do a video soon...unfortunately I damaged a finger yesterday so won't be doing it anytime immediately.]
6ftMagician says on 2/May/15
The tallest people in my town/area are: a 6'7.5'' range woman. A 6'4.75'', 6'5.5''and a 6'6.25'' guy. Oh, and occasionally this legit 7ft behemoth pops into town.

Aside from those exceptions, I hardly notice standout tall people day-to-day so not sure where other posters live. At an honest 6ft tall, I feel (not that is matters) above average range for sure. I live in and around the London area. Been to N.Europe and S/E.Europe too and I felt the exact same.

My friend who is 5'9.25'' but claims 5'11'' told me how he was just below average height in Holland.

Would be interesting to hear Rob's opinion if he's been to Holland or any other country?
Daprez says on 2/May/15
@ Lisa @Amaze

i agree in most people's eyes 5ft 6 is short at least in the western world and 6ft 0 tall. However, the source i found said you're not properly of tall stature until your are 6ft 2 and short until you are 5ft 5. I think it means heights such as 5ft6-5ft 9 are below average and above average 5ft 10-6ft 1. My dad is 5ft 6 but i never really saw him as short, but i guess it's because of his ethnicity, age and built. When i was about 8 i used to think 5ft 10 was really tall but i now see that it's only medium.
Amanlet says on 2/May/15
If you are fat do you loose heught quicker and do you lose more height?
I wake up at 5ft10.5-5ft10.75 and when i get home from work im at 5ft9.5-5ft9.75 is this normal height loss. Will this change if i loose weight? Also what is the morning height needed to be a legit 6ft0 in height? 6ft0.5-6ft0.75?
5'3 Tim says on 2/May/15
@Crash i disagree that GI Joe is usually a sensible poster, remember this is the guy who once stated that its not uncommon to grow into your late 20s, the guy who has given the average height of a us male as 5 foot 8, the guy who claimed that the older generations are taller than the younger generations, and now he's claiming that even if you're 6 foot throughout the day, but drop to 5'11.75 at night you STILL aren't a true six footer.
PEigler says on 1/May/15
I think that Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson) from the 1987 American teen comedy film "Three O'Clock High" is a good example of a 1.83 m male who looks very tall and physically imposing. I always assumed that he was at least 1.90 m (around 6 foot 3) before checking out his height (it seems as if the consensus holds that the bully is a just a strong 6 footer, though I did come across one 1.85 listing as well).
John says on 1/May/15
French guy,

You are a tall guy anywhere in the world. It is out of question to risk your health for a couple of cm or even inches.

My brother is shorter than mum, and so is dad. I took after mum's family and my brother took after dad's.

Height is just a curiosity and it is not that important.

In my family's particular case it became an issue because I outgrew everybody at an early age, but that has never been a tragedy.

I think, as far as I remember, I became conscious of what being tall is when I was about 7 and there was a character in 'Home and Away' called Kim Hyde, who was played by Chris Hemsworth. He was very tall and handsome. And everybody said I would be like him, as I was taller than my 10 yld brother and got by my father's chin, and could wear his shoes.

What happened later was that I became really tall, much taller than Chris Hemsworth, and at 15 I was 6'5 and that made me uncomfortable, because of our difference of statures.

I started posting here when I was 13 and I was already taller than my whole family by far, I was already almost 6' tall by then.

But believe me that, apart from circumstancial advantages and disadvantages, height is unimportant in real adult life. Extreme situations can be both funny and embarrassing,nothing more than curious.

Do not make such a mistake as to submit to limb lengthning. It is harmfulto your whole body and it is not even effective, because it would provoke an out of proportion growth, with physical as well as esthetical bad results.

You are tall enough.

If you wish, do some appropriate gyms for lengthning, but never ever a surgery, whatever.

Try basketball, it is a very important vertical type of stretching.
Julls says on 30/Apr/15
Rob, who is your favorite male actor, musician, entertainer, or inspirational figure who is in your height range(any guy from 172-174cm)?
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
imo height ratings
no offense to anyone with these shorter heights i'm just saying, you definitely wanna be taller I know, i'm not at a good height myself. taller height is good, but imo then when it gets too tall its bad. why would you wanna be over the good zone? youre getting disadvantages.


here they are

163+(5'4) and under very very bad(very short that's why)2/10
165-169(5'5-5'6) very bad(still short) 3/10
170-172(5'7 range, a little short, just bad) 4/10
173-174(5'8 range, below average, just OK, not bad or good)5/10
175-177(5'9 range, it's a decent height. its not particularly good but its getting to something near good, its goodish) 6/10
178-179(5'10 range, beginning of good, a solid average height) 7/10
180-182(5'11 range, near very good, above average/tallish zone, a good near very good height) 8/10
183-184(6'0 range, 183 starts so therefore its a very good height, 183-184 is a comfortable low tall zone which is very good, with no disadvantages(clothing/comfort/cars) etc. IMO near ideal. 9/10
185-187(6'1 range, solid tall range, a very GOOD height range to be, you are comfortably above average while still being solid tall, no disadvantages, you ain't too tall either) 10/10
188-190(6'2 range, a strong tall height nearing very tall, a very good height still but this is when comfort/clothes/cars starts being affected, and I notice that some people think this is a little too tall, Crash a user on this site is 186cm or 6'1 and said he'd rather go down to 6'0 than go up to 6'2 due to this issue. However this is still a good height. 9/10-9.5/10 range
191-192(6'3 range, very tall, still a good height, but then again you start looking a bit lanky at this height even if you have a good build, and some will think you are too tall) 8/10
193-195(6'4 range, it's a ok range, imo it's definitely pushing it at this height, theres no need imo to be over 6'3 max but its still a ok height, it's solid very tall for sure, comfort/clothes/cars/ become a problem too. doorways you may start ducking too. you also start to look lanky no matter what build at this height. my 32 year old form tutor wishes he was shorter(193cm) to about 6'2. 6.5/10
196-197(6'5 range, a strong very tall height bordering onto extreme tall, no offense to anyone at this height, but most think its too tall. last ok height.. clothes/cars/doorways are defo big problem at this. 5.5/10
198-200(6'6 range is the official start of too tall. i'm sorry but its definitely too tall no offense to anyone at this height, i'd rather be 5'9 than 6'6.. clothes cars doorways are a big problem.. you are too tall for most. 4/10.. i'd call this the beginning of bad height

anywhere 6'0/183 to 6'3 191 is good tbh but 183-189 is best, with 185-187/8 being golden.
vac says on 30/Apr/15
Amaze, you are a annoying kid. It's highly unlikely you will grow taller. Stop complaining, we don't care about your family history/height. You are 5'8, accept it and stop showing your insecurity subtly, kid.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 30/Apr/15
@Not Quite 6ft

i live in France, i switch between Paris and the north of france, but now i mainly live in the north while i used to live in Paris when i was below 18 years old.
Southern french are known to be short, add immigrants who are shorter than caucasian and you have an overall average of 178 cm
But if you don't take into account immigrants and people who live in the south of France, the average height jumps to something like 180 cm.Add 3 or 4 cm for young people
Gramma school are elitist, aren't they?I m not surprised grammar school students are tall.
Marsman says on 30/Apr/15
180 - 182 cm ( 5'11 ) is average for the old generation.
The average for dutch males aged 20-30 is 6'1 ( 184.88 cm ) which includes foreign people that are usually nowhere near 6'1. 6'0 - 6'1 - 6'2 is all average and definitely not tall.
Julls says on 30/Apr/15
Rob, If I stand up straight with the back of my head touching the wall, and measure MY OWN height with a book, would this be as accurate as SOMEONE ELSE measuring my height with a ruler? If not sure, could you test this out yourself? I have tried this myself and think my height comes out about 1/8 of an inch more than someone else measuring me with a ruler.
[Editor Rob: it should be relatively accurate, but putting your head against the wall might underplay your height a couple of mm.]
Not Quite 6ft says on 30/Apr/15
It's also worth mentioning that I went to an all-boys grammar school with a good sporting/athletic record.
Not Quite 6ft says on 30/Apr/15
I think heights are fairly regional and don't agree with the use of blanket national averages.

I was at an upper middle class, predominantly white secondary school in one of the wealthier areas of England growing up and, at 5 ft 10.5 at the age of 18, I was below average. I wasn't short but I remember that year 12 and 13 (16-18 year olds) had to get in height order for a school photo once and I was lower than half-way despite being older than most of the students in the line.

I figured that I must have been measured wrong since surely I couldn't be that height and still be below average but, soon after, I was actually measured slightly taller than that in a medical examination (probably due to the time of day).

I have no solid idea why it is but in my local area, at my current height of 5 ft 11- 6ft range, I'm still at the lower end of average. I feel above average in London, though.

My hypothesis is that it has something to do with he fact that the area where I live is relatively wealthy.

Taller people tend to earn more and are hence more likely to live in this (nice) part of the country, while the quality nutrition and upbringing makes people grow taller. Even I grew above my predicted height of 5 ft 10.5, while my brother is 6 ft 2 range (not sure exactly as he doesn't care about height).

Any thoughts about national averages and applying them to smaller regions?
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Celebheights I'd say Netherlands average 180-182 range . 6'1/6'2 is exaggerated.
184.3cm says on 30/Apr/15
@GI Jose

Indeed 184-185cm is a good range to be. Although there has been times in the past that i wanted to be 4-5cm taller. Its relatively tall but without any issues that the really tall guys have.
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Harris it depends where you live. For the whole world, yes you are tall. If you live in Scandinavia or like Netherlands Denmark Sweden etc you're just tallish. But generally UK us and other places you are in fact quite tall. You're quite tall. Brilliant height too.
Amaze says on 30/Apr/15
@Celebheights 187 don't worry lol 5'11 ain't average and 6'2 or 6'1.75 is solid tall lol. That report was just rubbish
183 starts tall
If you are 183 or over you are tall
Average is 175-178
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 29/Apr/15
There is no way the younger generation in the Netherlands averages out at 6'1" or 6'2". I'm sorry, but people weren't 6'1" or 6'2" on average there.
Lisa says on 29/Apr/15
@Daprez: I doubt that most people wouldn't classify 6' guys as tall and 5'6 guys as short.
Harris says on 29/Apr/15
I only lose a cm max. 184 cm to 183cm. Is this a tall height? Subjective I guess. Enjoy being this height very much though
Not Quite 6fy says on 29/Apr/15
@6FtMagician

Aware brah.
giovanni says on 29/Apr/15
Hi rob , i woke up 177.7cm , and an hour after that i shrunk to 176cm. My evening height was 176 cm also. Is that normal ?
[Editor Rob: it would be unusual to shrink that amount in first hour...seems a vast amount and then not to have any more noticeable shrinkage for the rest of the day.

It's not the typical shrinkage pattern.]
6ftdunk says on 28/Apr/15
@Rob
I'm 6' but my wingspan is 6'3. My arms are also shorter than my 6ft friend's but about the same as a 5'11 guy. Does the extra inches come from having a wice frame?
[Editor Rob: yeah it could be your chest/rib area is quite wide in comparison.]
Dan says on 28/Apr/15
@Kerem
Well 187cm is pretty darn close to 188cm and I'm over 188cm in shoes so I'm pretty sure I can get away with claiming 188cm if I really wanted to....
GI Jose says on 28/Apr/15
@184.3cm
I am 18 right now. It's been just over 6 months since I turned 18, and since then I've grown a solid 3 cm if not 4 cm. I was a really late bloomer though; my voice didn't change until 16, my growth spurt started about 3-4 months before my voice changed, and I still can't grow any facial hair even though all my male family members can. I am thinking that I'll stop growing soon, but there really is no way to tell. I am really happy with my current height because it's somewhere around 80-85th percentile, and I really am not anticipating much more height.
GI Jose says on 28/Apr/15
@JJF
Oh yeah, my dentist is a woman, and she couldn't have been taller than 5'4".
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
@x55 yes I agree that chart is correct in my opinion

@french guy sorry forgive me for my rude comments earlier, its not like me to rude like that ever.
I believe the average in France isn't as low as 5'9 or 175/6. I just checked a new average height and the range was 177cm to 178cm. Let me do the France height listing
163+ and under very short
164-172 short
173-174 below average but not short
175-176 lower average(5'9-5'9.25)
177-178 main average, solid average.(5'9.5-5'10)
The 177/8 is associated with your generation the average
179-180 above average
181-182 tallish
183-184 low/weak tall
185-186 tall
187-188 solid tall
189-190 strong tall
191-192 low/weak very tall
193-194 very tall
195-196 solid very tall
197-198 strong very tall
199-200 standout very very tall+
Thats what my friend from France also thinks and agrees, he's slightly taller than you (185cm) and he says he's tall for France which I agree. 185cm isn't very tall for men just like 165cm isn't very short for men.

165 looks short from your view I mean very short its actually not very short for men. Very short for men is 5'4 and under. 5'5 is just regular short along with 5'6. 5'7 is upper range short. 5'8 isn't short for France. 5'5 isn't very short BTW.

Yeah I know I'm your father's height its not bad tbh m I know you have nothing against it
Look you did pretty well considering your dads 5'8.5/174 you grew 3.5" taller and your bro did 1.5" taller. Your dad is happy isn't he? Be proud of who you are. Not everybody fan be a alpha 188cm guy can they lol. Just be an alpha at 183. You are a 183 guy. Be a proud 183 guy. Bro in the morning just go out for a walk and look at how tall some people are. Be grateful. Guaranteed your taller than most men. Obviously there are some taller, but you are at a great size. Be happy.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 28/Apr/15
5'11" can't be the average. People who are actually 5'11" often get referred to as being tall, with people who are actually in the 5'10" range actually being guessed as being above average in height.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 28/Apr/15
6'2.25" is not the start of tall. I'm near 6'2" (if not 6'2"), and I always feel tall by a fair amount.
Kerem says on 28/Apr/15
@Dan

I am 194cm out of bed so I am 192cm at most. You can not be 188cm. You are 187cm.
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
@Daprez 5'6/5'7 is definitely short along with 6'0/6'1 with being tall but they are are both low short heights(5'6/7) and low tall heights (6'0/6'1)
Amaze says on 28/Apr/15
6'0 below average
Pffft
Crazy people these days
Swedelength says on 28/Apr/15
What do you guys think of Bill Hicks height? Below is a picture with fellow comedian and friend Sam Kinison listed on some sites as 5'6.5 while Hicks is listed as 6'1. I'm feeling a 6'0-6'1 range for Bill. He was pretty lanky on stage but also usually wore heeled shoes.

What do you guys think? I think he deserves an entry on here, he's quite renowned.

Click Here
[Editor Rob: in one book about him he was called a good 6ft, so he may have been in that 183-4 zone, I haven't looked to compare him with many people though, so I'm not so sure on him.]
x55 says on 28/Apr/15
Height chart for young European guys in the range of 177cm to 195cm
177cm to 178cm average
179cm to 180cm above average
181cm to 182cm tallish
183cm to 184cm weak tall
185cm to 187cm tall
188cm to 191cm strong tall
192cm to 195cm standout tall
Do you guys agree?
JJF says on 28/Apr/15
@ GI Jose – your dentist is an exceptionally ‘bad’ height estimator, but yeah I’ve met a few of those. I assume he’s quite a bit below your 6’0” mark?

Short people often vastly overestimate the height of those who are significantly taller than themselves. They don’t really see much diff between a 183cm person and a 190cm person from ‘down there’ (no offence meant)…
The problem is that is leads to lots of (mostly) men overstating their height and getting away with it :-D
SportsHeight says on 27/Apr/15
Rob, do you know about the shrinkage of other body measurements? Do wingspan, handspan, etc. also shrink throughout the day, and if so, how much?
[Editor Rob: never really thought about that...I wouldn't say your wingspan would change much unless your ribcage/shoulder area shrank, it's not likely though since it's your discs and their water content that causes the variation in height vertically...]
tek says on 27/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob how tall do you think this rapper is?
Here he is next to 5'7-8 TI. What do you think? 5'11 if standing tall?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 27/Apr/15
@amaze
"first of all average height in france is 5'10, 178cm so your younger brothers height. which also is a good height. but no you think its bad dont you. first of all 182-183 cm is 5/6 cms for france. france average height is 177-178cm."

i read once that the average height in France is 175.6 cm, so 175 cm at night, which is hard to believe, it means that 183 cm is as common as 167 cm.
Do you have friends who stand at 166-168 cm?One of my friend is 165 cm, he is basically one of the shortest in a random crowd, and the shortest at parties.
Assuming the average height is 175 cm, 185 cm should be the percentile opposite of 185 cm,so if 165 cm is very short, could you explain why 185 cm doesn't look very tall?
As regards young people, if you assume the overall average is 175 cm, then young people height should not exceed 178 cm, which statistics seem to point out but why do we see more 190 cm dudes than 165-166 cm guys?
And i have nothing against you or your height, my father is 174 cm too.


"@french guy
Have u ever had a gf
Or you scared of women :P"

I'm not used to talking about height irl.
spainmen191cm says on 27/Apr/15
@Kerem
Im the same height as you , Im 193.3 out of bed, and 191.3 at my lowest I would like to reach 6ft4 Im now 19 but I was below average at 14, at 14.5 I began to grow a lot and at 16 I was 184cm (6ft0.5) so I have grown more than 7 cm after 16
grizz says on 27/Apr/15
@Jacob, you're 6'0.25 in my opinion. When asked, you just say "slightly above 6ft".
@Dan, you may claim 6'2, but you are not. You're 6'1.5.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
Ok French guy is a legit flat 6'0
He's not weak
But then that makes it worse then.
Realisticly why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@Crash I know then he's a flat 6'0 guy which then makes it worse. Why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@French guy you're a young guy don't you have better things to worry about except things like limb lengthening? You're a 6'0 guy then which it makes even worse . and 5'10 is average .. Only below average height is my height 5'8

@Bryan well certainly he's a flat 6'0 then but he's not a strong 6' guy is he.


You should wear lifts or something man f*** limb lengthening I'd understand if you were short but 6'0 limb lengthening? Utter complete stupidity. You'll laugh over this in years to come.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
Ok French guy is a legit flat 6'0
He's not weak
But then that makes it worse then.
Realisticly why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@Crash I know then he's a flat 6'0 guy which then makes it worse. Why would you get limb lengthening at a flat 6'0

@French guy you're a young guy don't you have better things to worry about except things like limb lengthening? You're a 6'0 guy then which it makes even worse . and 5'10 is average .. Only below average height is my height 5'8
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
When I say white south africans I mean the afrikaneers. I read its because they are of dutch origin
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
For anyone intersted on wikepedia the averages in green are the genral represemtation of the populations so accordong to that all of Netherlands average just abit above 5ft11. And considering younger population will favour this it can be deduced younger dutch kids will be around 5ft11.5-5ft11.75, amd the older generation(50 and more) around 5ft10-5ft10.5. I think tallest country is between Netherlands, montenegro, serbia, white south africans(average 20yrs ago was 177cm for the whole population compared to 174cm in britain). Im not sure about south sudan because some tribes are tall but not the 6ft4 they make out.
183cm says on 27/Apr/15
182.5cm is legit 6ft its closer to 6ft than 185cm is to 6ft1.. People rarely use their lowest measurement. Rob himself said the heights he uses are after 5 hours. Imo but @french 182.5cm so i would say just be sure its what you want to do because you cant reverse it.


@6ftmagician I think im aware
@dan thats huge range, if I were you just say like a cm to 6ft2.
@jacob
6ft is fine

@tje is right basically around 5ft11.75 at night or lowest is enought to claim 6ft.
@kerem
Depends some people like myself have shorter torsos and I lose like 1.5/6cm(yes ive checked). Some people might loose an inch e.t.c it depends on your spine

@bryanqueensland he cant be 183.5cm at lunch. People loose almost alll their height in like 5 hoirs if theor active, rob actually showed you loose like 1cm in the first hour or so but hes still legit 6ft. A weak 6fter is one whos low is 5ft11.75 or so
Daprez says on 27/Apr/15
i found this interesting source, but it's for children age 2-20 years old. According to the source below you have to be at least 6ft 2 1/4 inches or 188.5cm to be classed as tall as that's when you're in the 95 percentile and comfortably taller than most. Also to be classed as short you have to below 5ft 5 inches as that's when you fall under the 5th percentile. Everything in between is pretty much medium and normal.

Click Here
Daprez says on 27/Apr/15
@french guy

so you think 6'0 is below average which leads me to think 6ft 1.5 is average/medium. what height do you think is the start of the tall and very tall. would you say 6ft 3 is the start of tall and 6ft 6 the start of very tall?
GI Jose says on 27/Apr/15
@truth
My bad for being .1" off. My opinion still stands though. I don't have a problem with rounding up, but it's not legit until you never drop below your claim.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@teiop you are taller than most humans on earth, and 2-3 inches above UK average but your still tall.
Its good having a massive frame

@GI Jose not me but my teacher thought my 5'9 friend was 6ft. She was quite petite though, 5ft maybe Max

I think some old guy who's 5' also thought I was 6 ft but I said no I'm 5" 8 he was surprised and call me tall LOL

@french guy
Have u ever had a gf
Or you scared of women :P
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@Laf I keep lolling and lmaoing because of how funny it is but ill stop lol. its just absolutely ridiculous. I have my opinion on height, but limb lengthening on a weak 6' or 5'11.75 guy is absolutely ridiculous. he needs a councillor for sure.

@French guy 182.5cm (night time)
first of all average height in france is 5'10, 178cm so your younger brothers height. which also is a good height. but no you think its bad dont you. first of all 182-183 cm is 5/6 cms for france. france average height is 177-178cm.
there is a difference between 182cm and 183cm but yeah its not that much, and its not below average, not even in Netherlands LOL its strong average there(182cm).
you will be 187cm in 1.5-2 years , so what? its your opinion that its far better than being a strong 6 footer. it is a better height than my strong 173cm so what.. you focus on these things, that's sad. you should focus on your looks, personality, dress sense, fitness, health/muscles and you should be enjoying life instead of focusing on things you really cant naturally change.. your not supposed to change your height LOL, limb lengthening is completely pointless, I feel sorry for you man. I don't care if your future 187 is better, your personality from what I have gathered shows you are an insecure immature little brat. you may be an engineering student but you seem like the type of guy who is a complete bum. you need to fix up man.

just gotta laugh at your life, I guess.
CA says on 27/Apr/15
The average height for dutch caucasian men is between 6'1 and 6'2.
The vast majority of them is skinny and have a small frame.
5'10 or below is considred short here.
184.3cm says on 27/Apr/15
@GI Jose

How old are you now? It seems you are still growing, you went from 182 to 184 now?Im also solid 184cm at worst and most people guess me as 6 ft 2 (188cm). When people are closer to you in height they tend to guess much more accurately ive found. My family doctor is a good 183cm guy and has 185cm on my records. My work on the other hand has 188cm although i think this is "with shoes".

Most of the time with me its weight rather than height. Ive been guessed as high 220 pounds while i was around the 200 mark. Guy claimed himself 205 pounds i guessed he was more 190 pounds.
truth says on 27/Apr/15
@William yup 20-34 is young for a man still in Europe/western world.
Amaze says on 27/Apr/15
@William

You are very tall, and a young man in general.
Marie 174? says on 27/Apr/15
173.5 is 173? 174? (my morning 174.5 and night 173)
Dan says on 26/Apr/15
If I'm near 189 cm in the morning,188-187 cm throughout the day,and 186 cm at night,can I claim being a legit 6'2?
Verba says on 26/Apr/15
@Rob what height should I claim?

I'm about 188,3cm in the morning and drop to ~186,4cm in the night (10-11 pm)

Is it fair to claim 187cm?
[Editor Rob: for a lot of the day you will be in the 187 range and at worst a little under, so yeah, I think saying 187 is ok.]
Jacob says on 26/Apr/15
If I'm 185,5cm just waking up, 184,5cm after a couple of hours, 183,7cm after about 7-8 hours awake, and still slightly above 183 in the evening, what height do I claim? Just 6 foot?
Kerem says on 26/Apr/15
Accurate height that we have to tell other people is like that:

When you wake up, you should measure your height suddenly. This is the maximum height of us. For example, I am 193.2cm out of bed. Then, substract 2cm(may be 1.5cm) which is your accurate height to tell other people. This method is 100% correct. I am 193.2cm out of bed so that I am 191.2cm which is my real height.

Agree?
handicapped of distance says on 26/Apr/15
My old idea.
Very Good 6ft3-6ft4
Good 6ft2
Acceptable 6ft-6ft1
Not good 5ft10-5ft11
Very Bad 5ft9

My now idea.
Very Good 6ft2-6ft3
Good 6ft1
Acceptable 5ft11-6ft
Not good 5ft9-5ft10
Very Bad 5ft8
x55 says on 26/Apr/15
Height chart for young European guys in the range of 177cm to 195cm
177cm to 178cm average
179cm to 180cm above average
181cm to 182cm tallish
183cm to 184cm weak tall
185cm to 188cm tall
189cm to 191cm strong tall
192cm to 195cm standout tall
Do you guys agree?
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 25/Apr/15
@Frenchguy

I'm 183.5 upon waking up, at lunchtime I'm 182cm range but on a very long day might dip to 181.6 - 181.8 however I claim 5'11.75

I don't get why Amaze and GI José are trying to downgrade you as a "weak 6 footer", you're most likely 183.5 around lunchtime and to be told you're not the height you measure barefoot with a stadiometre is lulzy, even Amaze said that 173cm at lunch is a proper 5'8 but for a 6 footer its a different story o_O
Crash says on 25/Apr/15
@GI Jose

I'm surprised. That post seems a bit unusual for someone normally as sensible as yourself.

182.5cm is actually 5'11.85", so just slightly over 1/8th of an inch below the mark.
And if that's his height at lowest, then I would say that he realistically is a legit six footer. After all, hardly anyone will get measured at their actual lowest height, so he would likely either clear or be extremely close to the 6'0" mark if he get measured at a more "reasonable" hour.

@Amaze

See above. It's just silly to say someone is a weak six footer because they are such a tiny mark below it at their LOWEST.
I-MO! says on 25/Apr/15
「MALE HEIGHT」
"VERY SHORT" 5'3"-5'5"
"SHORT" 5'6"
"SOFT SHORT" 5'7"
"WEAK SHORT" 5'8"-5'9"
"AVERAGE" 5'10"
"WEAK TALL" 5'11"-6'0"
"SOFT TALL" 6'1"
"TALL" 6'2"
"VERY TALL" 6'3"-6'5"

「FEMALE HEIGHT」
"VERY SHORT" 4'10"-5'0"
"SHORT" 5'1"
"SOFT SHORT" 5'2"
"WEAK SHORT" 5'3"-5'4"
"AVERAGE" 5'5"
"WEAK TALL" 5'6"-5'7"
"SOFT TALL" 5'8"
"TALL" 5'9"
"VERY TALL" 5'10"-6'0"
TJE says on 25/Apr/15
Ok let's clear this up.

≤182.2 at night= Weak 6'0
182.2-182.5 at night= Almost 6'0
182.5-182.8 at night= Legit 6'0
182.8+ at night= Strong 6'0/6'0.25

french guy is 182.5 at night. He's between "almost" and "legit". He's a flat 6'0.

@GI Jose

182.5 is 5'11 7/8. Just under 5'11.75 would be 182.0.
Tom says on 24/Apr/15
@GI Jose. I dont mean to be one of those people who points out everything but 182.5cm is not 'Just under 5'11.75. 6ft is 182.88cm. 182.5cm is 5'11.8 the difference to 6ft being 0.38cm or 3.8mm. I agree with you that it is not the full 6ft but if he is 182.5cm at night so throughout most of the day he will be slightly over 6ft.
Lisa says on 24/Apr/15
@Celebheights 6'1: Where did you get the information about state heights? I take it that you based your comment on the number of Latinos, Asians and Natives in each state.
teiop says on 24/Apr/15
@Amaze
Haha guess so. I'm not significantly taller or shorter than most and my frame is massive enough to were most other guys don't intimidate me so I don't notice height much. Most of the time I feel slightly above average.
grizz says on 24/Apr/15
GI Jose, what dou you mean under? It's above 5ft11.75in.
GI Jose says on 24/Apr/15
Something really interesting happened today when I went to the dentist. So, I had to get an X-ray on a machine that requires you to rest your chin on a groove, but it was set to a really low setting, so the dentist had to raise it up quite high, even though I am 184 cm. So, the dentist kept raising it and made a comment about the machine being raised up a lot, and I said, "yeah I don't think I'm that tall." So then the dentist says, "Well, you're what, around 6'4"?" Then I proceeded to give my claim of 6'0", but an estimate 4 inches off is a new experience for me.

What is the furthest off your height someone has estimated you?
Laf says on 24/Apr/15
@Amaze: I agree with you, that limb-lengthering on French Guy would be a bad idea. But your comments sound so immature. All your "LOL's" and "LMAO's" are making your posts unserious. Other people can have their opinion on height, just like you have yours.
Amaze says on 24/Apr/15
@Gi Jose
You're correct
I agree with you

Hes a weak 6 footer he's still at an alright height
truth says on 24/Apr/15
GI Jose 182.5cm is between 182.2cm (5ft11.75) and 182.8cm (6ft0). In my opinion, anything no less than 181-182cm at night and not 184cm or more is enough for a guy to claim 6ft0.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 24/Apr/15
i give up, some people have some problems with numbers and metric conversion.
Being 182 cm(5'11 and 0.65 inches), 182,5cm (5'11 and 0.85 inches) or 182.9 cm (6'0") doesn't make much difference, because all these height are below average
I will be 187 cm in 1.5-2 years, which is far better than being a "strong 6 footer" or "someone who THINKS he is 174 cm because he edge out a guy who CLAIMS to be 173 cm" :p
William says on 24/Apr/15
Im 26 am i a young man still?? Also im 6`4 is this a tall height?? Answer both
6ftMagician says on 23/Apr/15
Sorry if this flies over your head, but is anyone who posts here on this website ''aware''?
GI Jose says on 23/Apr/15
@French guy
I would say that a legit 6 footer would be someone who never drops below 6'0", meaning 182.5 cm is not a legit 6 footer in my opinion. 182.5 cm is just under 5'11.75", so it definitely is reasonable to round up, but it's still not the full 6'0". Therefore, weak 6'0" would be someone rounding up, and legit 6'0" would be between 6'0" and 6'0.5" based on my standards.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 23/Apr/15
Shortest states=Minnesota, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, California, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, New York, Arizona and Colorado.
Amaze says on 23/Apr/15
@teiop you are tall mate Lol 6'0 is a good low tall height

@french guy ain't jealous of your height at all, you are 182cm range though at night Ami wrong? Yeah lemme be specific then 182.5cm

You are a weak 6 footer though... You ain't a strong 6 footer are you? You are a 6 foot guy that dips below it at his lowest.. And 174cm is weak 5'8? Lmao. A 172 guy is a weak 5'8. I'm a strong 5'8, where as you are a weak 6 footer. Nothing wrong with you being a weak 6footer.
You sound so insecure and you make me cringe at times LOL, I'm far from jealous.
Laf says on 23/Apr/15
@Amaze: True, this is for Scandinavia, and it probably will be like this in other developed countries in future. I doubt we will get any taller than this though.

But you claim 5'9-5'10 as average in UK. But don't you agree that it's more 5'10 for the younger generation?
grizz says on 23/Apr/15
@Resir, everything between 185 and 190 cm is perfect IMO.
Amaze says on 23/Apr/15
@Mid190s elite men wtf
I'd say 180 is a very good range lol forget elite it doesn't matter, 190 heights like 6'3 is ok, 6'4 is pushing it tho
Darren510 says on 23/Apr/15
Very tall guys can get away with more though. Someone 6'3.5 can claim 6'5 and many average sized folk will buy it. At least until they see him with someone who is actually 6'5. If someone 7'0 claimed 7'4 he would pretty much get always get away with it.
Darren510 says on 23/Apr/15
Yea Matt the guy 6ft or just under claiming 6'2 is a flat out liar. It's pretty silly to try and get away with 2inches or more. Even 1.5 inches is really pushing it. I have a friend at 5'11 tops but always claims 6'0 and I have another friend at 6'0.5 who also claims 6'0. The 1.5 inches is clearly noticable. it is a small difference, yet a clear difference.The friend at 6'0.5 rounds down because its easier to just say 6ft
teiop says on 22/Apr/15
6ft is definitely not average. I'm solidly 6ft and I regularly get called tall by women. But I also have extremely broad shoulders so that may effect peoples perception. For some reason men guys 5'10 and below like to downgrade me to 5'11 while girls upgrade me to a ridiculous 6'2 at times
Alexis85 says on 22/Apr/15
Hey Rob! I'm a big fan of your site..

When I measure myself first thing in the morning I'm usually 181.5cm, if I've slept 8 hours or more I'm 182cm or 181.8cm... My evening height can drop down to 179cm...

Can I claim 5'11? Or should I claim 5'10? Also in metric can I safely say I'm 180cm?

I tend to give people who do metric 182cm when asked how tall I am.

Please reply
[Editor Rob: personally I wouldn't give 182cm, but of course people are entitled to say what they want. If you said 182 first thing in morning then that's reasonable as I'd then think of you more 5ft 11 or 180 by lunch/afternoon.]
Dario says on 22/Apr/15
X55

Yeah a 185cm guy who is 183cm at his lowest can easily claim his morning height to girls especially if they're average or short but if they're 175cm+ then it's best not to. I think it's best to say whatever your height is at the time you're asked so if it's at 9am and you woke up at 8am then claim your morning height as you'll be it.
JohnGB says on 22/Apr/15
@resir

186/7cm is an excellent height.

@x55
Short girls <5'5 are generally going to be clueless about heights above 5'11, although it does depend on the person. Claiming 6'1 as a strong 6'0 - I really doubt most women would notice a difference.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 22/Apr/15
182.5 at night is a legit 6 footer, amaze sounds a bit jealous to the point he is trying to downgrade my height ( "he is 182 cm" or "he is a weak 6 footer" )
amaze if i'm a weak 6 footer, then you're a weak 5'8"
Havok says on 22/Apr/15
Imagine if we had the power to be any height we wanted. One day 6'0, one day 6'4, one day 6'2, another day 90 feet tall like in Islamic heaven.

for Muslims they believe that in heaven you are 90'0 exactly .
Amaze says on 22/Apr/15
@laf correct for Netherlands and Scandinavia, for most of the western world and other countries its wrong

@Tje true. So he's just a weak 6 footer. Still a fine height. Ridiculous. True not our money or body his problem, if he wants to mess up he can.

@French guy just tried to help you
Rifle says on 22/Apr/15
Rob,
Students of a college affiliated to South Africa's Cape town University conducted a study in which the tallest student who mesured 204 cm in the evening saw an height increase of 3.2 cm in the Morning (207.2 cm) but the students in the 175-180 cm range saw an height increase of only 2-2.2 cm.

Is it true most people above 200 cm see a variation of 3-4 cm in their height?

Regards
[Editor Rob: if you think about the extra length in the spine, then there is more chance for a larger shrinkage with very tall heights.]
JJF says on 22/Apr/15
I think you need a lobotomy mate, not limb-lengthening.
No seriously, all jokes aside - you are one measly cm shorter than I am (and I doubt it would be noticeable), I cannot believe you are even mentioning this surgery. We are taller than most people. Buy some thick insoles & put them in boots or dress boots with a generous heel and you'll be close to 6'2".

As someone who is involved in sports medicine I can assure you the recovery will be Hell. L'Enfer.
Do you know what this involves? Have you spoken to an orthopedic surgeon?
JJF says on 22/Apr/15
@Laf

Your reasoning is flawed imo - you cannot ‘bunch’ 5'10" in with 6'0" - THIS is the area where the difference becomes VERY noticeable.

Two full inches between these heights make FAR more difference to most people (who are looking up or on more less the same height) than when the majority of (sub-1.80m) humans are looking UP at the difference between 6'2" to 6'4" people.

Because the majority of men are between 5'8" & 5'11" this subjective difference between 5'10" and a solid six-footer is far larger. Think about it.
x55 says on 22/Apr/15
Will a 185cm guy who falls to 183cm in the evening be able to get away claiming his morning height of 185cm to girls? Are girls able to distinguish between 183cm and 185cm?
Resir says on 22/Apr/15
186/187cm is a good height?
186cm afternoon says on 22/Apr/15
187cm,188cm,189cm,190cm,191cm,192cm at afternoon is a perfect.
TJE says on 21/Apr/15
@yoda

If you're 5'9-5'9.25, then the top of your head would be about 0.5-0.75 inch above the eyebrows of a 6'0 man. I also wanna correct the heights for Friends 1 and Friend 4. Friend 1 is 6'1.5 and Friend 4 is 6'2. All the others stay the same.
Mid190s says on 21/Apr/15
200+ giants
190s elite men
180s regular men, a few amazon women
170s some more women, some men
160s-mostly women
150s n below- dwarfs
Julls says on 21/Apr/15
Rob, how much does a standard everyday pair of socks add to height? I know that it is super small, but how small. I am guessing no more than 5% of 1 cm at most, but is it significantly more or less than that? This is just to please my curiosity.
[Editor Rob: go with say less than half a mm. But winter socks with ridges could give 1-2mm, but general socks, hold it between your fingers at the heel and squeeze and really it's paper thin.]
Laf says on 21/Apr/15
5'5 and under is very short
5'6-5'7 is short
5'8-5'9 is shortish
5'10-6' is average
6'1-6'2 is tall
6'3-6'5 very tall
6'6 and over giant
TJE says on 21/Apr/15
@Amaze

french guy is 182.5 at night. 182.5 is 5'11 7/8, so a few mm under 6'0. That would make french guy a flat 6'0 during the day. That said, the limb lengthening thing is a bit ridiculous IMO, but it's his money and body he's risking, so it's not my problem.
Amaze says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy 182.5cm (night time)
At least he isn't getting the surgery, even if he did have the money he would be sane enough not to. If he had your height he would not even think of it. Don't get the surgery. Its pointless. Weak 6 footer is fine. A very good height still.

@TJE my scoliosis hasn't improved or gotten worse its stayed constant. I've actually been growing. But its not that much
I'm 18 in exactly a month but, still 17
I could grow a bit more hopefully. My dad hit 180cm at 18/19 according to him and my brother hit 184cm around 18.
At the moment I think I'm 174cm.
My growth chart
12-152/5'0
13-157/5'2
14-164/5'4.5
15-167/5'5.75
16-168/5'6
17-170/5'7
17 and 11 months I'm around 174cm lol
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 21/Apr/15
Rob, is it possible for some people to appear shorter than they are in the pictures? or taller?
[Editor Rob: sure, sometimes various factors mean you can end up taller/shorter. From position of the subjects, to the camera (and angle/lense) to posture and body proportions.]
Amaze says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy 182.5cm (night time)
At least he isn't getting the surgery, even if he did have the money he would be sane enough not to. If he had your height he would not even think of it.
Kourosh 176 cm night-178cm morning says on 21/Apr/15
@french guy
i'm working with steady income so i have money but i wont use my money for that waste leg lengthening operation. Good luck with it and after operation you would probably be walking like frog.
no hate just saying :P
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 21/Apr/15
@amaze you need to calm down, why are you getting mad like that, this is not how someone who is comfortable with himself behave.
This topic is dedicated to height in general,but if rob wants us to stop talking about this subject, then i will stop.

@Bryian

I remember you are 182.5 cm at night too, aren't you?
I was measured at 182.5 cm at night after a tiring day and i am used to waking up at 7 am.During the day, i believe i'am 182.5-183 cm
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 21/Apr/15
@kourosh

yeah, but you don't have the money, too bad.
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
Lots of posts (sorry Rob, you can merge my posts if I'm posting too much). Anyway, Jerome Flynn is listed as 5'11.25 here and rob is 5'8 and goes to his forehead- if I go to the first guy's eyebrows, wouldn't he not be the 6'0 guy? Wouldn't it make the 3rd guy 6'0?
[Editor Rob: remember I had nearly 0.5in thicker sneaker than jerome.]
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
@pablo77bar - yeah I thought he was the 6'0 one too, wasn't sure if he was over it tho or if he was flat 6'0?
yoda says on 21/Apr/15
TJE, pablo77bar, Lillo Thomas - Thanks for the replies!

@TJE - This was all of us near noon, so if I got a .25 inch increase, did you account for them getting it too?
@Lillo Thomas - The fourth guy is taller than the other 3 guys though.
TJE says on 20/Apr/15
Amaze, did you really grow or is your scoliosis just improving?
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
x55 says on 20/Apr/15
Can a guy get away if he claims his morning height of 185cm to girls despite falling to 183cm at night?

I always go by afternoon height so it's in the middle.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
@mike321

huum...A 6'2" who complains because he is short, and who is giving lessons, what am i supposed to say?You're easily 2 inches taller than me, even after ll i will still be shorter than you.
That is the pot calling the kettle black, don't you think?
And for the record, most people who did ll are able to walk properly, except the weirdos who "gained" 15 or 20 cm.
SportsHeight says on 20/Apr/15
Someone may have already posted this a while back. In 2013, HeighDB.com did a poll regarding the ideal male height. You can Google it if you're interested. Almost 42,000 votes were cast, from both men and women of various ages, and 6'1" garnered the most votes. Heights 5'11" through 6'2" were all within a few hundred votes of each other. What's interesting is to look at the overall average. Taking in the full scale, from 5'6" to 6'5", the average preferred height is 6'0.15". When the scale is narrowed to the top six heights, 5'10" through 6'3", the average becomes 6'0.54". And when considering just the top four, 5'11" through 6'2", which are all pretty close to each other, the average is 6'0.52". I think this should tell us that the most universally ideal male height, factoring in the across-the-board preferences of men (and women) who prefer tall/short/very tall/very short/average, is somewhere between 6'0" and 6'1", more specifically 6'0.5". 6'2" had the second-most votes, but that's getting to be too tall for a lot of people. A lot of men would love to be 5'10" and hate to be 6'2", and vice versa. A lot of women would love a guy who is 5'10" and hate a guy who is 6'2", and vice versa. But just about everyone can get behind 6'0" to 6'1" at least somewhat. That may even be inflated, considering most people probably have a slightly exaggerated impression of height in general.

[Editor Rob: you are taking a site's word that they got 42,000 votes? Watch what people put on the web and claim, a lot of it is made up! Especially when people come out with big numbers to add 'credibility' ;)

I did a Video showing he created a fake professor and fake logo/institute to try to add a sense of credibility, but there is none - it's a joke. Not a chance a survey those numbers are real :)]
5ft10guy says on 20/Apr/15
Very small range for men:
below 5ft6
small range for men:
5ft6-5ft9
medium range:
5ft10-6ft1
large range:
6ft1.5-6ft4
Very Large Range:
6ft4.5 and UP
TJE says on 20/Apr/15
Celebrities my height:

Daniel Craig
Mark Wright
Sean Bean
Andrew Garfield
Aidan Turner
Peter Facinelli
Kal Penn

Male height chart:
<5'3: Midget range and beyond
5'3-5'5: upper midget/very short
5'5-5'7: very short/ classic short
5'7-5'9: upper short/ low average
5'9-5'11:average/upper average
5'11-6'1: tallish/ low tall
6'1-6'3: classic tall
6'3-6'5: very tall
6'5-6'7: very tall/low giant
>6'7: giant range and beyond

Women's height chart:
<4'11: Midget range and beyond
4'11-5'1: upper midget/very short
5'1-5'3: very short/ classic short
5'3-5'5: upper short/low average
5'5-5'7:average/ upper average
5'7-5'9: tallish/ low tall
5'9-5'11: classic tall
5'11-6'1: very tall
6'1-6'3: very tall/ low giant
>6'3: giant range and beyond
Lillo thomas says on 20/Apr/15
Yoda in the 4th guy do you mean , you reach His eye level ? In that case he is a legit 6'1. A 6'1 guy claiming 6'0 ? That's odd. Many guys add 1 inch atleast to their heights. Maybe I understood you incorrectly.
Amaze says on 20/Apr/15
@bryan dude I made a mistake slightly he's 5'11.75 at night cool and no 173 lunch is 5'8

@6ftmagician laf mike yeah right
He has some serious serious issues I feel sorry for him.

@french guy 182.5(night time)
I'm not trying to downgrade your height at all, and I know you are a 5'11.75 or weak sixfooter. So what mate. So friggin what. And 6 feet is tall. Tall for a man anyway. Just low tall. Rob agrees.
You don't understand anything, jeez you can just wear shoes and you'll be 6'1 or get extra booster to 6'2. What the hell is wrong with you . you have some mental issues you need to go to a councillor or something. 6 ft is tall end of and you're at a fine height


Anyone who gets limg lengthening
All I have to say is
LOL
I feel sorry for you
I pity you

Work on your body, dress sense, personality or confidence

I'm ashamed and disappointed in you French guy, and I know you're not alone. Realise now before it is too late. Do not do that surgery.

People these days smh
184.3cm says on 20/Apr/15
Height= Confidence? You truly have issues and should seek help. Yes the 5'7 guy is dwarfed and many women with heels also tower over him but he has charisma, is built like a tank and doesnt take any **** from some snotnose just cause he is a few inches taller :) The 5'9 guy is an expert martial artist and is very well known here.
Most of the guys i knew who were 6'6+ couldnt fight at all, they were big teddy bears and that is good for impressing students and intimidating young men who are insecure but let us not forget that is not everyone who goes clubbing. You do have to fight if someone pulls a knife or some drugabuser trys to jab you with needles. A good number of men i worked with are now dead/retired but those two 'little' men you are disrepecting have got 20 year careers now.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
Dario says on 18/Apr/15
@french guy

you're pretty much 6ft 0 flat and you want to get limb lengthening, why? You're not short, taller than the vast of majority of girls,and can also be a model. What height do you want to be?

187 cm in ordre to keep good proportions and not dealing with complications
Kourosh says on 20/Apr/15
french guy is a troll. 182 cm and considering leg lengthening? are you crazy mate? my second brother is 181 cm and he never had problem with his height. Even he thought he was 6'1 for his whole life until i measured him at evening. He is 6'0 fresh out of bed. He thought he is 6'1 because he get called tall by people around him and specially girls. But he is just solid average to tallish. But he barely i mean barely felt short in the crowd. hes confident and happy with his height.

Im so jealous of him why i did not grow as tall as him? I'm 176.4 cm in the evening (5pm) and i consider myself shortish/below average, and i think i have every right to be mad at my height and consider leg lengthening not you. If i was just 4 cm taller (180cm/5'11) i would never ever complained about my height. But what should i do i just need to live with it.
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 20/Apr/15
i love how amaze is trying to downgrade my height, now i understand why you keep saying 6 feet is tall
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
@french guy

I just read that it is your night time measurement. You are basically a legit 6 footer anyhow. You are absolutely fascinating, your insecurity issues are going to cost you dearly. Try and go to a few counselling sessions before embarking upon your horrendus idea.
mike321 says on 20/Apr/15
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
@amaze

i 'm not 5'11.5" why do you keep saying i'am 5'11.5, my height is written in my username, you can't read or what ?5'11.5" is 181.5 cm
And i'm studying in one of the best engineering school, you know what it means?I can afford this surgery.I will do ll in late 2016 or at worst in 2017

And you re not 3 inches shorter, but almost 4, jesus, you have never been to school

Leg lengthening surgery at almost 6 foot Hahahahaha

A lot of people wish they were a bit taller but do you have any idea how painful it is, not to mention it can leave you messed up for life not being to walk properly ever again.

Y
x55 says on 20/Apr/15
Can a guy get away if he claims his morning height of 185cm to girls despite falling to 183cm at night?
6ftMagician says on 19/Apr/15
To anyone whom this may concern,

In my opinion, anyone considering limb-lengthening has bigger issues than small-man syndrome.

Nothing will ever be enough with that mentality.

Be proud of who you are. Don't sacrifice your athleticism for height.

Getting height surgery screams a desire for external validation: why do you seek others to admire you - where you bullied as a kid or something? Try find out why you feel this emptiness, then fill it with positivity. Be the best you can be.

If you have truly thought through this logically then all the best, I hope you are happy with your results.
Amaze says on 19/Apr/15
@French Guy 182.5cm (night time)

dude I only said it once my mistake. you need to calm down, stop getting pissed lol yeah your 5'11.75 so what at that height you shouldn't get the surgery. I know 182.5cm is around 5'11.75. I can read. it's not about affording the surgery and yeah you study in the best engineering school but you ain't making a wise choice, use your brain then. at 5'11.75/182.5cm you are 0.25 less than 6 ft lol and in normal shoes you would be 185cm or 6'1. you could wear shoes that boost height or wear lifts whatever to 6'2. why the f would you get height surgery at this height? do you think you will recover straight away or what? you could f up your legs and you will have a recovery time, you wont be able to walk for awhile, the SURGERY is very painful and theres no point doing it your gonna waste all your money lol. I feel sorry if you actually waste your money on that.

and yes im 5'8.5/9 now I need to measure because I edge 173/5'8 guys out now, I grew lol. so infact I am 3 inches shorter or could be even less 2.75 aha so yeah and I have been to school lol i'm gonna be studying I.T., people make mistakes in typing man you need to keep your cool.

people will think you are crazy if you do ur surgery at your current height. do you have friends ? tell them and they will tell you not do it. what about your family ? dude theres no point seriously doing this useless surgery. I understand if you were like very short or whatever but your height is fine LOL don't be crazy. it's my advice. you don't have to take it if you dont want to, but a wise man would.
grizz says on 19/Apr/15
@pablo77bar, I'd claim 6'0.25 if I were you.
Laf says on 19/Apr/15
@French Guy: Your life, your body, your decision. When that has been said, I agree with Amaze though, you have a perfect height.

If you're doing this surgery, you can risk some serious trouble with your legs/body. You may end up being fat instead, because you won't be able to run, but who knows.
Matthew says on 19/Apr/15
Let's figure on average, height shrinkage from morning to mid-day is about .5". Based on the discrepancy and the fact that some will go by their morning height, I'd describe the following in regards to the question "how tall are you?"

Let's say Jack claims he's 6'2". If his mid day, barefoot height is:

6'3" or taller ... He's downgraded himself. This is a rare thing, but happens every now and again.

Between 6'2.5" - 6'3" ... He's rounded down heavily. The over 6'6" crowd probably does this more often, or those who just don't care about height.

Between 6'2" - 6'2.5" ... He's throwing away the fraction. This is much more common than the above 2, and also quite common among the over 6'6" group. Also reasonably common among those between 6'0" and 6'6", and those who are height secure under 6'0" (like Rob, who actually clears 5'8" flat mid day by several mms).

Between 6'1.5" - 6'2" ... He's giving an honest round up. This is probably the most common thing amongst those between 6'0" and 6'6", for example. And probably the most common thing overall for most who are secure in their height.

Between 6'1" - 6'1.5" ... He's rounded up generously. He's going to measure 6'1.5" - 6'2" in the morning and could be just working with that figure. Probably a common sort of discrepancy in barefoot height to reported height, a significant round up of more than a half inch but not some whopping, outlandish "tall tale".

Between 6'0" and 6'1" ... He's inflated his height. He could be either straight up lying about his height or have measured wearing shoes (and even rounded up from there in some cases). Possibly basing an estimate of his own height on other people's exaggerated claims. With good posture and thicker than average footwear, he will probably get away with claiming this height. Height aware people will probably suspect he's not as tall as he claims. This happens more commonly with the under 6'0" and the height insecure. Think of someone like G, who upgraded his barefoot height by about 1.4" (which incidentally is about the average amount that online daters upgrade themselves by).

Under 6'0" ... He's significantly inflating his height. He's probably straight up lying about his height (or very confused about it) and many people won't believe him when he claims this height. If you're lying by over 2" over your mid day height, unless you're so tall that other people have trouble comparing their height or the heights of others to yours, you're probably going to get called out at some point.
yeah right says on 19/Apr/15
no offence, but that french guy must have some serious issues, so instead of undergoing limb lengthening he should visit some psychologist.
QnA187 says on 18/Apr/15
automatic stadiometer is false?
Bryan (Queenslander) says on 18/Apr/15
@Amaze

182.5cm at night is a 6 footer lol

If one of your friends got measured at 173cm during lunchtime barefoot does that mean he/she's not actually 5'8? o_O
RobV says on 18/Apr/15
There is a bit of a misconception with some who post that you can EITHER be tall and skinny or shorter and with a good shape/built. And that that is the kinda choice parameter. This is entirely false. You can also be very tall and have a great body. It depends upon what you mean by a good body. If your view of 'good' is seriously big (like a bodybuilder) it just takes a bit more time and effort in some cases with all heights (and a bit longer if you are tall). In all cases, if you want to be big (whether you are short or tall) it takes a lot of work and many of all heights are not genetically disposed to quick and big gains without 'assistance'.

Where I am based, almost every guy who trains at the local gym to get big uses more than just a good diet and regular workouts. Height really doesn't come into it other than as one more element.

And if you just want a decent shape, then any guy of any height can get one with a basic workout and good diet, and within the restrictions of your body type. And on the basis of that type of equality, I would go taller any day.
SportsHeight says on 18/Apr/15
Rob, where do you stand on height listings for driver's licenses and other personal profiles? Should it be a with-shoes measurement? What if your aggregate height is, say, 5'9.5" barefoot? Should you "list" yourself as 5'9" or 5'10"?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
lol @184.3 cm, being a bouncer at 5'9" or 5'7" in the netherlands...i guess girls were taller than them?
Bouncer must not fight or use violence when there are troubles, they just have to be impressive, if you're like 5 , 10 or 15 cm below average, you won't impress anyone, it has nothing to do with confidence...
Lillo Thomas says on 18/Apr/15
Yoda the first guy is a legit 6'0. Maybe a tad over and he rounds down. The second guy is 5'11 and he is claiming his height in shoes. The third guy is 5'10 tops and a liar. The fourth guy is maybe a tad taller than you if you go about his eye level. And a big time liar like the rock , claiming 3 inches over . his actual height. I think your 6'2.5 friend is maybe telling the truth or maybe he is 6'3. If you reach the bottom of his noise , that's about 6 inch difference.
Dario says on 18/Apr/15
@french guy

you're pretty much 6ft 0 flat and you want to get limb lengthening, why? You're not short, taller than the vast of majority of girls,and can also be a model. What height do you want to be?
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 18/Apr/15
@amaze

i 'm not 5'11.5" why do you keep saying i'am 5'11.5, my height is written in my username, you can't read or what ?5'11.5" is 181.5 cm
And i'm studying in one of the best engineering school, you know what it means?I can afford this surgery.I will do ll in late 2016 or at worst in 2017

And you re not 3 inches shorter, but almost 4, jesus, you have never been to school
pablo77bar says on 18/Apr/15
@yoda
I'm 6ft 0.5
For me the first one which you said is the 6ft tall
pablo77bar says on 18/Apr/15
Hello
I'm 17 yers old and my heights are
Out bed 6ft 0,75-1 (184,7-185)
During the day 6ft 0.5 (184)
Late night 6ft0-0.25 (183-183,5)(Not under 183)
What height I should claim
Adam says on 18/Apr/15
I only have 172.8cm
Amaze says on 17/Apr/15
@French guy
you signed up at a limb lengthening forum when you're like, 5'11.5? what the hell

the height you are at, is good. it may not be perfect, but you are never short, below average. you are also never too tall anything. there is no point doing limb lengthening at your height. people will call you crazy and weird. even my height which is 3 inches shorter than you, isn't worth it for limb lengthening. just accept what you have.
Amaze says on 17/Apr/15
@185-186cm variable
Yes 6'1 is..
6'0-6'2 best range
6'1 is the best out of them
184.3cm says on 17/Apr/15
tesuo says on 15/Apr/15
@Rob and anyone else
What do you think of a 6ft man trying becoming a bouncer?]]

I did that during my college days to pay bills and im only just over a half inch taller than you. Its more confidence than anything else, i knew two guys one who was 5'7 and the other was 5'9ish who still do alot of clubs. I noticed that the 5'7 guy sometimes got attitude from drunks but they only tried him the one time.
The 5'9 guy was a 4th dan in some variation of chinese boxing so most people didnt screw with him.
TJE says on 17/Apr/15
@pb

Are those morning and night measurements taken right after waking up and right before going to bed?

For now just go with 6'1/185.
TJE says on 17/Apr/15
@yoda

Assuming you're 5'9.25 during the day and their eye levels are 4.5-4.75 in:

1st guy: 6'1.25
2nd guy: 5'11.75
3rd guy: 5'10.75
4th guy: 6'1.75

Other guy is 6'4.25.

I'm surprised two of your friends claim an 1.5 inches shorter than they really are.
teiop says on 17/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob, would an inversion table allow a person to stand taller and lose less height during the day? If used regularly would I see an increase in height representative of my true height?
[Editor Rob: if you took regular short lie downs you might be able to keep about 1/4 or maybe even 1/3rd higher than your normal low.]
french guy 182.5 cm (night time) says on 17/Apr/15
i signed up on an limb lenghtening forum, there is someone whose father is 188 cm and mother is 178 cm, the guy is 177 cm
I have never seen a guy shorter than his mother, at worst guys are a few centimeters taller than ther mother, but shorter?It must be so awful.
pb 6ft1(maybe) says on 17/Apr/15
Morning height(10:00) 186.5cm
afternoon height(14:00) 186cm
night height(20:00) 185cm
can i claim to be 186cm? my height is solid 6ft1?????
Lianne 160 says on 16/Apr/15
I'm 160cm girl..my brother is 192cm..rest of my family is so tall.
father is 190cm, mother is 175cm. grandmother is 165cm..
........................omg
Anonymous1 says on 16/Apr/15
Regarding be measured, incorrectly, by a doc; I've had my height measured at a doc's office, and often the nurse semi-slams that measuring bar down on your head to such a degree, that no longer does it stick out at a perfect 90 degree angle. Where it's attached is lower, in other words, than the part resting on your head. I've seen people measured horribly with rulers, too. A perfect, 90 degree angle must be there for an accurate measurement. The ruler should not be flat on your head, but on it's side...against the wall. Assuming the edge is straight, you'll have a perfect 90 degree angle from which to measure with.
yoda says on 16/Apr/15
Who is the real 6'0?

I am 5'9 in the evening and I have four friends who say they are 6'0. But all of them are different heights so I'm confused.

These measurements is the the top of my head (so 1.5 inches over my hairline) compared to these four individuals:

1st guy: I go up to just under his eyebrow.
2nd guy: I am an inch over his eyebrows
3rd guy: I am almost 2 inches over his eyebrows
4th guy: I go his eye level.

Also, I go up to the bottom of one of my other friend's nose, and he says he's 6'2.5? Is that right? Or is he taller/shorter?
185.2-186cm Variable says on 15/Apr/15
@AMAZE
Is 6 feet 1 inches a perfect height?
tesuo says on 15/Apr/15
@Rob and anyone else
What do you think of a 6ft man trying becoming a bouncer? I know its possible cause an average height guy like Vin Diesel worked as a bouncer and my 6ft brother in law was a bouncer. I have a huge build, 50in chest before I even started lifting. Shoulders measure at 23.5in. So I'd be as broad the door :P
[Editor Rob: for a guy like Vin, his look/physique helps even if he isn't over 6ft.]
Dario says on 14/Apr/15
@Wipeout

can you at least back up your statement of 'average is 5ft 11-6ft 1' for the West Coast US because i really doubt this. Also calling 5ft 10 short is hilarious unless your in the NBA or a volleyball player.
Julls says on 14/Apr/15
Hey Rob, I wake up at 5 foot 8 pretty much on the nose, and my height around 11 pm is slightly past 5 foot 7 and 3/8. Am I a legit 5 foot 7.5?
[Editor Rob: yeah you can call yourself that mark.]
Just 6ft says on 14/Apr/15
Ant guys/girl s ever been wrongly measured by there doctor
Rory says on 14/Apr/15
Always makes me laugh when people say i was guessed at such and such a height the other day or i was asked how tall i was etc etc as if it were an everyday occurence..unless you're exceptionally tall or small most people wont talk about your height, period. So i dnt get these people who somehow get involved in some chance convos about their height often when they're average range.
Amaze says on 14/Apr/15
@dan I know what you mean. Lol taller model girls are attractive but aren't suitable sometimes for people in our height range because they are our height or taller. Lots of talllll 5'9 models out there but I doubt I have a chance xd. My 6'0 bro dated models 5'7-9 range but ended up marrying someone 5'4.5
183.5cm says on 14/Apr/15
@fremch 182.5cm
I agree since if you pook at the Netherlands average its literally only 200 amd something thats very small. I dont doibt there tall but if they did more people I thibk it would come around 182cm ( +- 1) id say for young people thats almost accurate as statistics Netherlands s has 181cm(+-1). The balkans are also tall with serbia amd monternegro, borznia
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 14/Apr/15
@Wipeout The only area that I can think that would have taller people than any other area on the west coast is the Portland-Vancouver area. I notice so many shorter individuals in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Spokane, Silicon Valley (and every other place) to where I am convinced that the average height might be a bit under 5'9" in these areas.
2toes says on 14/Apr/15
Musa says on 13/Apr/15



What a load of BS bro!

Men and women, boys and girls, WE ARE OBLIGED to have different stats for them in order to provide the best biological information for medical or pediatric services.
184.3cm says on 14/Apr/15
Well the only thing is not all women are the same. There is no general rule of thumb. Ofc it has been proven that a large portion of women like men to be taller than them but there are still many who really dont care.

The same can be said for money, power and also physique. I cant speak about the first two having no experience of that but having a great physique isnt always that beneficial either. When i still dated over 10 years ago it was really a mixed bag. You have a portion of women who love it and get pretty crazy when they see you, basically if you were female you would be dragging them off to court on a harrassment charge. Then on the flip side you have women who turn you down because "Its just too much", or they assume you are arrogant and self absorbed before even speaking to you.
If i was to give advice on that i would say get fit but stay athletic as the majority seemed to like that, its when you start lifting heavy and bulking it turns a bunch off. I had less appeal when i bulked in general but there is a group who go nuts for it.
Going back to height though, dress well, avoid baggy clothing and walk with confidence nothing you can do about your height after all. Btw if your under 5'8 i get it but if your over that then its no big deal.
Rifle says on 14/Apr/15
There is a common misconception among some users of celebhieghts that tall people don't live long.
Famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith who was at least 6'8" lived for more than 97 years.
in the tall says on 14/Apr/15
@Emil 183cm
I'm 185cm and 90% peoples estimate 190cm+.
only 10% peoples say "are you 185cm?..184cm?"
Amaze says on 13/Apr/15
@Wipeout i'm sorry that's just a very very stupid list

5'5-5'7 very short LMFAO
tiny 5'4 under? WHAT THE F

average 5'11 to 6'1?
tall begins at 6'2
very tall begins at 6'5
ARE YOU SERIOUS
for men its..
tiny 5'0 and below
extremely short 5'1-5'2
very short 5'3-5'4
short 5'4-5'7
below average 5'8
average 5'9-5'10
above average 5'11
tall 6'0-6'2
very tall 6'3-6'5
extremely tall 6'6-6'7
any more is nearing/or giant. don't be silly.
your west coast chart was stupid as hell.

Women...
a 5'4 woman is not short no way near it.
4'10 and below tiny yes I agree
5'0 and below very short
5'1-5'2 short
below average is 5'3
average is 5'4-5'5
above average 5'6
tall 5'7-5'9
very tall 5'10+
huge 6'0/1+ and up.

don't be silly, 5'10 is short for no man in the world even in Netherlands or Denmark lol your post made me laugh.
maybe smaller? says on 13/Apr/15
169/170cm is the final frontier between short and somewhat average. Anyone agree?
dan says on 13/Apr/15
@Tomcat, true that, girls like successful and confident guys. I work assembly line in a plastic factory. I'm screwed! lol
@Amaze, I'm always attracted to the tall models. Managed to date a few but the other day, I got the "wish he was taller" feedback and that got me depressed cuz I really like the girl. oh well, not the end of the world. Life is SHORT! gotta make the most of it
smile says on 13/Apr/15
@Thomas
At 5'10 and 11 your height wont be a real factor and since youre still taller than the large majority of girls youre fine. 6'0 to 6'2 is the range were height is purely attractive. But height is not the only factor at all. If you have a broader build id reckon most girls would choose you over a lanky guy. I'm 6ft but incredibly broad shouldered and I get looks like I was 6'6. The majority of taller guys cant really fill out their frames so if you're average height workout and get a physique woman love. Physique > exceptional tallness
JJF says on 13/Apr/15
@ thomas - seriously, a lanky 6'1" guy who dresses & looks like a slob with a thin coat-hanger frame will never be considered more appealing than a 5'9" guy who works out a bit and takes some pride in his appearance.
Sure it's great to be taller than most other guys, but you can dress well, exercise & take pride in whatever you do and the girls who are worth knowing will notice you.

Not all women are as hung-up on height as people here think. I have seen plenty of men who are in no way tall who are happily married/together with great women, I know quite a few personally.

The only women you may 'miss out' on are the those who really INSIST on their guys being very tall. But big deal.
Laf says on 13/Apr/15
@Tomcat: TBH I don't think girls are prefering tall guys do to status and success. I think that for many girls it's physically, that they want to feel protected. This also explains why the majority of taller girls are heading for taller men.
Emil 183 cm says on 13/Apr/15
6ftMagician
They might not be 5'8 bro. I'm 6'0 like you and there are people at 5'10 who claims to be our height.
If I stand wewell I am sometimes estimated to be 6'1-6'2 lol
Wipeout says on 13/Apr/15
MODERN U.S. WEST COAST MEN (age 18-39)

Tiny: 5'4 and below
Very short: 5'5-5'7
Short: 5'8-5'10
Average: 5'11-6'1
Tall: 6'2-6'4
Very Tall: 6'5-6'7
Huge: 6'8

MODERN U.S. WEST COAST WOMEN

Tiny: 4'10 and below
Very short: 4'11-5'1
Short: 5'2-5'4
Average: 5'5-5'7
Tall: 5'8-5'10
Very Tall: 5'11-6'1
Huge: 6'2 and up
maybe smaller? says on 12/Apr/15
is 5'6.5 (169cm) final frontier between short and average?
Tomcat says on 12/Apr/15
@dan
It isn't the height that lures girls, it's really the genetically hardwired presumption that taller men statistically have more status and resources than short men, that they have the genetic material to reproduce taller sons who will carry on a successful legacy in their own lives. If a short man can prove to have high status, he too can attract many girls. True, overall shorter men are inferior, but you can be exceptional.
thomas says on 12/Apr/15
What do you guys reckon is the starting male height that girls will find attractive? 5ft10, 5ft11, 6ft or 6ft1 and above?
Amaze says on 12/Apr/15
@dan I was 5'7 about a year ago it was short but it wasn't that bad... It was short but just regular short not elfish or anything. Do you go near tall girls or what? Go near shorter girls like 5'2 etc. 5'8 guys single and dateless? What the hell.
and yes taller guys are more successful because girls like taller but there are women out there who like 5'7.. Plus u need to find someone who likes u for u 5'7 shouldn't be a problem I'm 5'8 and I doubt it will affect me that much... My friend is very short 5'4 and he got laid within a few days of knowing this Brazilian exchange student(she was 5'7-8?) He hates his height nd wishes he was tall but then he makes up for it other ways. She was hot and he got her.
6ftMagician says on 12/Apr/15
When I'm standing next to 5'8'' guys there is more evident gap than Rob has with most 6ft celebs. Are you sure they not slipping a couple hundred bucks into your pocket Rob? ;)
dan says on 11/Apr/15
5'7" used to be tall 3 centuries ago, now it's almost elfish. I'm 5'7 and I stopped counting the number of times a girl said (to common friends) she'd date me if I was taller. Sure, I still get dates but gotta face it, short dudes are not exactly fantasy material numero uno to the ladies. I've noticed most tall guys are more successful and have more kids than short guys. Many of the 5'8" guys I know are actually single and dateless.
Have you guys noticed the same...
Lisa says on 11/Apr/15
@Musa: That's a good way to look at HUMAN height but it's necessary to divide it into specific categories to realistically categorize it, to use it as useful benchmarks. FE, you're taller than babies too. We have to draw lines somewhere to make statistics useful.
2toes says on 11/Apr/15
Musa says on 10/Apr/15
Instead of making male and female have different height charts they should put them together.



And let's destroy every hope of pediatricians to follow growth patterns on childhood, puberty and youth for both boys and girls.
2toes says on 11/Apr/15
Musa says on 10/Apr/15
Instead of making male and female have different height charts they should put them together


With all respects, your proposal is ridicolous.

Men and women have a different biology so pediatricians and doctors have to use different stats for each sex in order to provide the best medical service.

So It's abosultely necessary to use not only different height and weight charts, but also BMI, hormones, cholesterol, etc.
Lisa says on 10/Apr/15
The article Wow linked to didn't mention how short Dutch women were in the 1860s. Based on the average dutch man's height then, it probably was around 4'11 to 5'0. They would look tiny in most countries in today's world. They would look average in a few countries, like Vietnam.
Amaze says on 10/Apr/15
@Chris what makes you think I am dumb you fool? If you can't say anything nice then don't post it. You must have a had nice upbringing. Thicko.

@JJF I certainly agree mate you are the same height as my brother its a good height in fact 1.83/4(6'0-6'0.5) is a very good height fantastic. 6'2 is nice and its tall but not disadvantageous at all . looks good. 6'0-2 is a good range.
Shady says on 10/Apr/15
If I wake up at 5'10", go to 5'9.5" during the late morning~evening and go to bed at 5'9.10", what am I listed as?
Weak 5'10"? Superstrong 5'9"? 5'9.5"?
francisco says on 10/Apr/15
i think this must be interesting to read
well i'm 20 and 182 cm(a little less than 6 ft) barefoot and i live in the upper class from chile(the most developed country in latin america btw) and i get called always quite tall and i am easily taller than 90 per cent of young men and nearly 100 per cent of women in my university which is also from the upper class
and one thing i've noticed is that many many people add 2-3 or even 5 cm to their real heights
plus i weigh 105 kg or 231 lbs and i am like a tank
and btw i am not mestizo(spanish-indigenous cross)
i am from swiss and french ancestry from my dads side and italian from my mums
Wow says on 9/Apr/15
@nytimes: Since 1860, average heights have increased in many parts of the world, but no people have shot up like the Dutch Click Here
RobV says on 9/Apr/15
@cilic you ask what height you have to be to get away with wearing 2" elevators or lifts, and for women will not notice the drop when you kick off your shoes. If it is just 2", I really reiterate what I said before but almost anyone can get away with this - I assume you mean actually adding 2". 2" elevators actually give you just an added inch on top of the usual height you gain from wearing average footwear. When you buy elevators billed as 3", you gain your 2".

Assuming you want to gain 2", the same applies as I said before really: women wear far more by way of footwear that makes them and their friends go up and down with their heights, so as a result (and as long as you are taller than them), you would have almost no problem adding 2" at any height imho.

All shoes and boots give between half an inch and an inch and a half. So an extra half an inch is nothing.
Amaze says on 9/Apr/15
@Damon I agree

@French guy no I don't have asperger syndrome or any other syndromes why? Do you have it?
JJF says on 9/Apr/15
@ Amaze - I can fully understand your comments, 5'8" is fine (I would never consider my 5'8" friends as 'short' – 5’6” and below for men perhaps yes) but I can completely understand someone your size using a shoe with lift or whatever to get closer to that 5’10” size which is what I term the ‘grey zone’ where height is sort of a non-issue (nobody ‘notices’ this kind of height, it’s just…’there’, if you get my drift).

At 1.84m (this was afternoon measurement at our rugby club with stadiometer) I have never had any reason to complain about what mother nature gave me in the height-department, but of course it would be nice to suddenly wake up at say 6'2" (certainly tall and statuesque, but not disadvantageously so). But no big deal and won’t complain.

But serial lift-wearers such as guys like Pitt and Vin Diesel, with their looks & money I just don’t get how they can feel so insecure in their shoes (pun intended…).
Chris says on 9/Apr/15
@french guy No, he's just dumb.
Rifle says on 9/Apr/15
Rob,
Do you think this man can be 6'8" if the girl is just under 5'2"?

Click Here
[Editor Rob: it's possible, that couch could giver her a foot of height.]
lelman says on 9/Apr/15
@notsure I think a strong 6'2 would be someone who never falls below 6'2. You're just a typical 6'2 guy.
french guy says on 9/Apr/15
Amaze do you have asperger syndrom?
Medallion says on 9/Apr/15
SportsHeight: About 2-2.5 cms fluctuation depending on how long your day is today and how much sleep was had in the past 24-36 hrs.
Gabe says on 8/Apr/15
People will call you short/tall/average not only based on your height, but in your visual aesthetics as well!

I mean, how tall did you think Manu Bennet was before he got listed in here? My and my friends had always thought he should be at least 5'11" due to him being a muscular man with a thick voice.
But now talking about the equally 5'10" Chris Rock. How tall did you think he was? I thought he would be at maximum 5'9", yet he is an inch taller. Why? Because big guys tend to take their height big as well

And when I say big I mean MUSCULAR, not fat
Damon says on 8/Apr/15
In my opinion, the universal height should be the parameter

My opinion of height, and you can follow this either on sweden or the philippines:
Short: anything under 5'7"
Average: going from short average to tall average, 5'7.5"~5'11"
Tall: 6ft and above

I am 5'9.5" and have never been listed as short in my life. And I get called tall quite often
Amaze says on 8/Apr/15
@Conmor6'0 yeah I loved rayman 3 hoodlum havoc I got that for my 7th birthday and then I played it for a long while. I loved that game so much lol I played it again recently
Yeah my teacher living the life
Fit wife, good job, baby son. Gamer

Yeah u need to get a ps4 beggg u need next gen
Arkham knight
Arkham knight
Lol
Cilic says on 8/Apr/15
Just to clarify, my question actually is what's the minimum height that a guy must be at before he can get away with wearing a 2 inch elevator shoe without women noticing the difference in height when he goes bare footed?
JJF says on 8/Apr/15
Since I started taking notice of people's height I have made a curious observation:

Is it me or are there fewer actual 6’1” - 6’2” people around than very tall 6’3-6’4 guys? Most adults I encounter are either shorter (so 6’ and below) or significantly taller (6’2.5 and up) than me. Either it’s subjective bias or there really aren’t as many people in the 185-188 height range as there are just below and just above…
joe 193cm night says on 8/Apr/15
you is solid 6´2(188)
mike321 says on 8/Apr/15
If somebody is 7'0. Would a legit 6 footer come up to their shoulders?
mike321 says on 8/Apr/15
If somebody is 7'0. Would a legit 6 footer come up to their shoulders?
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
@not sure

Just claim 6'2 , forget Solid, Strong etc...You clear 6'1.75 at night so its fair.
SportsHeight says on 8/Apr/15
To expand on the topic that was raised below, how do most people interpret the whole "weak"/"strong"/"solid" thing? For example, if a man steps out of bed at 180 cm, spends most of the day at around 179 (without shoes, of course), and finishes the evening down toward 178, what does that make him? A weak 5'11"? A strong 5'10"? Are these basically the same thing? Is he a solid 5'10.5"? What's the deal?
TJE says on 8/Apr/15
@not sure

You just about made it to 6'2. So a flat/decent 6'2.
Aaron183cm says on 7/Apr/15
@not sure

You're a flat 6'2". Just go with 6'2". Anything else is splitting hairs.
smile says on 7/Apr/15
@Rob
Hey Rob, does being overweight effect how much height you lose throughout the day?
Rusty 190cm says on 7/Apr/15
@Amaze

Yeah I do claim 6'3" outside this site as no one is gonna notice or care about an 1/8 inch. No one has ever questioned my 6'3" claims, since I have impeccable posture many think I am often 6'4". I have had a few 6'5" guesses and a few 6'2" as well.
Amaze says on 7/Apr/15
@JJF I agree. how tall are you?
what would your ideal height be?

i'm 5'8 but I complain because it's short for my family. my brother is 6'0, dad 5'11, uncle 5'11.5, granddad 6'1, uncle 6'1 etc. I wouldn't mind being 5'10 at all, even 5'9. plus taller height is better, well not too tall because then you have disadvantages. 6'0/6'1/6'2 are very good tall heights.
grizz says on 7/Apr/15
@not sure, You're a solid 6'2 guy. And yes, you can easily claim 6'2.
Connor6'0 says on 7/Apr/15
@Amaze I have Rayman Hoodlum Havoc for my PS2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids which i really enjoyed playing and I've got Rayman 2 for PS2 aswell, i also have the first Rayman game for my PS1, I have lots of good memories playing them, right now I'm playing Yakuza Dead Souls on my PS3 a what if game of the Yakuza series, it has zombies in it, it's a cool game, I might get the other Yakuza games too I haven't played them there all Japanese action games, so it sounds like life has been good to your teacher, he has a good job, fit girlfriend and a baby son he's got it all then and yeah I hope I do get my PS4 this year if I don't Ill be really disappointed, it really sucks that I can't have one now soon PS3 games and 360 games will stop being made and ill be missing out on the new games for the PS4 which is a damn shame.

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