General Height

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

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max karranza said on 23/Mar/17
being a half spanish half chinese man (5 foot 2) has made for an interesting upbringing.

i'm currently having trouble with believing that there are confident guys my height! i've never come across them and everyone my height on TV sucks! help pls very kindly
chevy said on 23/Mar/17
hi rob can you show me a picture of a muscular 6'4 barefoot guy?
Editor Rob: chevy, I just typed that phrase into google and then jenny walked by...

I'm never searching on google images again! 😾 😾 😾
delancey said on 22/Mar/17
Hi Rob. I wake up at 176.5cm, hover around 174/174.5cm for most of the day but down to a flat 174cm by 5 in the evening. I then drop to a fraction under 174cm low right before bed. (2.5cm+ daily loss!)
Just curious what height would you list me at? 5'8.5?
Canary said on 22/Mar/17
@Sally: I also have a large frame. I'm overweight according to height and weight charts. I have a low percentage of fat, though. I take part in marathons. I work around and with girls in their late teens and early twenties. I'm in my thirties, but I'm fitter than they are. For instance, I have to carry heavy boxes for them. I once carried a box that TWO girls couldn't lift! All of the girls are much shorter and much thinner than me. In fact, they're smaller than ordinary women. Some of them aren't even 5'0. They're around a foot shorter than I am. They're very light too. I actually can lift two of them at the same time. They weigh only ninety or so pounds, though. It's not like I'm breaking any world records.
Flyin said on 22/Mar/17
Do some people round the half inch down?. I'm sure some who are 5'9.5 simply claim 5'9. I have noticed in the celeb world they are all 5'11.
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 22/Mar/17
Guys, how much you grew after 18 years old ?
Thanks for the answer!
Bobby said on 22/Mar/17
Also wanna mention, while everyone is referring to average height of a country, the worldwide average for men and women are different. Average height of a man worldwide is 5'7.9 and for women is 5'3. If you're above these averages by a fair amount, you are above average. An argument can be made whether you are considered tall tall, but above average is a good way to say that you are in fact tall. I am exactly 2.4 inches above the average height worldwide. Based on these figures, I am tall, or simply, above average.
Sally (5'11 said on 21/Mar/17
@ Oliver- Sorry about the delay in response. Yes, I am a woman. I just measured myself wearing socks on hard flooring at approximately 7:30 pm. I am 181cm. This is a hair shorter than I expected, probably due to the time of day. I tower over the majority of women where I live although I do think I live in an area that is somewhat taller than the U.S. average. People often ask how tall I am. Many people have responded to my claim of 5'11.5" by saying that I must be taller than that. I am not sure why people give that response. The four or five women I know who are close to my height claim no one says that to them. I do have long legs making clothes shopping a hassle. At 188.5 you r a nice height.
Canary said on 21/Mar/17
@Edwin: I'm American, and I measure that height in socks. I rarely see girls and women who are my height or taller. It depends on the place. I almost never see tall people in some places.

@Kaneff: You see the same thing here. Many of the less educated girls are both shorter and thinner than the more educated girls. I'm not sure what it's like at our community college, though. My guess is that the difference is not as great as it is with the uneducated girls.

@Sally: Thanks for your reply. That's quite a difference in height! The differences, between Northern Europeans and Southern Europeans, were even greater in ancient times. Romans referred to Germans as giants.
Sally (5'11 said on 21/Mar/17
@ Canary- I agree with you that height is a factor that affects strength; because on average, tall people have larger frames enabling them to have more muscle mass. A short person with a large frame can be very strong though. Like you, I am much stronger than most women. Growing up, I baled hay on my parent's farm. I worked alongside men/boys and easily matched them in my ability to do physical labor. One of my best girlfriends who was 5'8"-Ish was equally as strong, but she had a larger frame. Now, when I say "large frame", of course I do not mean overweight. We were in excellent condition with feminine figures. I will admit that I stink at push-ups. I believe this is because I have farther to push. Canary, I certainly believe there is a correlation between height and shoe size. I wear an 11.5 N, which many manufacturers do not make half sizes above size 10 so I usually have to buy 12s. When average sized women hear that I wear a 12, they act astonished. This is irritating when they themselves wear an 8 or 9. What do they expect? You commented on television programs such as "Modern Family" where the child actors do not resemble their parents. I believe this is because casting directors choose child actors who will appear small and youthful for a long time. A good example of this is Daniel Radcliffe. My oldest son is 6'8". He wouldn't stand a chance in Hollywood.
grizz said on 21/Mar/17
@Paul, 5 inches. Give or take 1in
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 21/Mar/17
Click Here You can tell that this height chart is inaccurate and fake, because no one who is 198cm has an eyelevel of 179cm. Plus, his shoulder level is less than 150cm. If the scale was accurate, his shoulder would have come up to about 168cm, and his eye about 186cm.
Nik said on 21/Mar/17
@TheManWithNoName

I think it's interesting what you have said to be honest as I often seem to feel that there are more women about who are tall for their gender (ie 5'7" + or even 5'6" +) than men who are tall for their gender. On the other hand at about 5'7.375" it seems pretty rare for me to be towered over by a woman, however not that small a minority of men tower over me though. The average for women is probably not increasing faster than the average for men and maybe something is causing you and some other people, including myself at times, to have the illusion that this is this case. I have 2 possible explanations, one is that because women are on average slimmer than men (There are a lot of members of both sexes of all types of build, nothing wrong with that) they appear taller on average relative to men than what they are. Now onto the other explanation, people are not noticing that men are getting taller as much and perhaps they are filtering out the taller men because people have always associated tallness with men more than with women, so seeing a tall man is not surprising so these men don't register as much. However the taller women are being noticed more, unlike the taller men, because many of those women are at least close in height to what was considered bang on average for a man not that long ago, and I think this stands out more because some people don't expect women to be this tall.

On another note I don't think that the 5'8" average for women that you claim for Los Angeles is replicated in other parts of the USA, I also doubt it is so high for Los Angeles in general. Maybe you don't go to some other parts of Los Angeles as much and perhaps you don't come into contact with the older female residents/ visitors as much, especially if they are in a different age group to you.
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
@179: ice isn't worth the argument. As soon as you say something logical or intelligent to him in response to his foolishness he responds back to try to insult you and makes up something that anyone can see isn't true. He is insecure with his height and lies about it and is a complete unintelligent useless liar troll. You see a trend when certain people upgrade everyone they comment on or get upset when others downgrade certain people because he gets upset when people tell him the truth about his height which is in essence downgrading him as well.
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
@Johan: most I see are 203cm and throw carpet in some cas s you're at 202. Now newer houses are more like 205-206 but even then carpet takes away from it.
Sally (5'11 said on 21/Mar/17
@ Canary - After I described a wedding I attended where the groom's side was from central Wisconsin and the bride's side was from Chicago, you asked me about the average heights of the two groups of women. Sorry,I really can't be too precise because this event was probably 15 years ago. I recognize this site does not appreciate guesstimates, but I would say the majority of the Chicago women were under 5'4" and the Wisconsin women were over 5'7". I believe this was due to the Chicago group having southern European ancestry and the Wisconsin group being German/Dutch.
5'10ish lad said on 20/Mar/17
Height is just a number, its body proportions that can make you look shorter or taller than your measured height.

I was measured 2 weeks ago in the morning at 180cm barefoot but people always think im 5'5 or 5'6 cos I have the proportions of a small man, short stubby arms and legs and a tiny torso.

5'10 is a tallish height but I always am known as short arse because of my short proporrions.
Ted said on 20/Mar/17
A strong height is one you dont go below at your lowest unless extreme condns.
A weak height is at your highest.
So someone at 185 or 186 is a weak 6 1 or 6 1 .25 or approx,
But a strong 6 ft or 6.05.
Because others claim fake heights and usually claim heir max height,
So at 185 i claim abt 6 1.
I used to be 186 at max 30 yrs and 50 ks ago.
Canary said on 20/Mar/17
What groups always will be taller or shorter than "normal" groups? Pygmies fit into the shorter group. Watusi tribes are at the opposite end of the height curve. Can you think of other groups?
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 20/Mar/17
Rob are you happy getting older your almost past 40 you will never see 40 again before you know it you will be 60 lots of people have mentioned what age they have turned this year when I was in the gym one man said he turned 50 I have heard one person he will be 67 in June.
Editor Rob: James I am 40 and 1/2 years old (the half is important πŸ€₯ )

we can waste time dwelling on what ifs or looking back...but the now and present is what matters. I think you can have all the money in the world, but if you don't have good health, what is it for.

I love nothing more than going out for an hour's walk with Jenny, holding her hand, having a chat, seeing nature...
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 20/Mar/17
@Canary

Community college students are definitely shorter than university students. At the community college I'm at now I feel legit tall walking around at a solid 184cm during late morning classes. A 5'9-5'9.25 average is very believable. And I doubt the average girl is much over 5'4". I barely see any guys over 6'3" and barely any girls over 5'10"

I can only speak for Washington State University (in Pullman, WA) which is the college I used to attend. 6'0" is above average but it's not tall, a guy who never drops below 6'1" would be the minimum to feel tall there. I would guess the average male height is around 178cm/5'10", for white guys probably 179cm/5'10.5". There are too many guys 6'1-6'3 for someone my height to feel proper tall and you have stuff happen like getting edged out by 6'1-6'2 girls in flats or getting dwarfed by 6'6-6'8 guys. Not daily occurrences obviously, but it still happened often enough to remind me that I'm not a legit tall guy. At community college or in the general public, young people just aren't that tall. I would guess that university students come from more affluent and/or athletic backgrounds which might explain the higher average height and higher incidence of very tall people.
G 5'11 said on 20/Mar/17
@lak peyman yeah you are at a good height and you workout too which is also good. I'm about 180-181cm in the morning and 179-179.5 at my lowest. But I weigh 75Kg.
@Peyman oh ok I got you, well tbh no ones really going to notice one cm. But if you feel like claiming 179 go for it. I usually go with 180 even though I fall a little under it at my all time lowest. But for the most of the day I am that height and don't fall too much under. Most people think I'm like 183 I guess because a lot of people overexagerrate height.
Paul said on 20/Mar/17
What is the average height difference, between man and woman?
Edwin said on 20/Mar/17
Canary said on 16/Mar/17
@Edwin: I am. I'm in the 5'11 range. It actually seems like I've "grown" close to 6'0! That could be from posture and stretching.

Are u American. And are u 5-11 bare feet. Do u see women the same height or taller than you or do u tower women everywhere? I'm a 17 yr old boy, and I'm 193.5-6 cm barefoot during night-time. I tower and dwarf countless women everyday, it feels weird.
Giorgi said on 20/Mar/17
J-181/182 said on 19/Mar/17
Hey can I get away with saying I'm 182 if I wake up at 6 foot and around 4pm I'm just under at 181.7

Same here. I think it's fine to say 182. I say so because I'm a little over 182 with a relaxed spine and 181.5 at my lowest.
Lak said on 20/Mar/17
G 5'11
Hi , yes it's right i did , and yes i'm 182 cm at night and 184 cm morning wich is considired tall in my country b/c the average is 170cm for men , maybe i look shorter b/c i have short legs and my weight is 104kg
Dylan said on 20/Mar/17
Hey Rob, if my height just after getting out of bed is 174 cm and my height at night is 172 cm,at what height would you put me in?
Editor Rob: it's not unreasonable to say 5ft 8, although in metric if you say 172cm, you can walk with your head held high, as 99% of people will see you as being honest with height (unless you have awful posture!)
Canary said on 19/Mar/17
@Edwin, Honest Slovene, The Man With No Name: I replied to your posts, but my new reply is under two or so old posts for some reason. This happens from time to time. I didn't ignore you. I really think that Rob should use a standard cheap message board to avoid these kinds of things.

@Kaneff: Do you think that community college students tend to be shorter than traditional college students? From your latest post and other comments, it seems like the latter may be taller than the former by an inch or so. I notice a huge gap between girls, who drop out of high school, compared to college girls here. It could just be a local thing.
Peyman said on 19/Mar/17
@ G 5'11

actually in my country every measurement is based on the metric system,
so both 178 & 179 is reasonable claim for me, but not really 180cm
I'm 180cm only the first 30 minutes in the morning.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 19/Mar/17
"lol 5'9 is a weak average these days amongst young people"

At the community college I'm attending now (Seattle area) it sure seems the average is about 5'9" flat. A lot of days walking to class I'll hardly see anybody over 6ft. Then again this school has a fairly large population of ethnic minorities, but so does the CDC stats which suggests 5'9.4" average for all 20-29yos. But as I mentioned before it could be closer to 5'9" flat because of morning measurements and volunteer bias pushing the average up.

At university though the average height is definitely closer to 5'10 I'll give you that.
J-181/182 said on 19/Mar/17
Hey can I get away with saying I'm 182 if I wake up at 6 foot and around 4pm I'm just under at 181.7
Lak said on 19/Mar/17
why do i feel you're jealous of arnie you and everybody who says he's under 178 cm now and he was never a tall guy , i know someone of my country who met arnold in 2016 and he said he's a tall guy , arnie is the best bodybuilder of all time , and the best action hero
Canary said on 18/Mar/17
@Kaneff: Those are good observations. However, the CDC use health statistics, not reported heights. They may not be accurate or representative, though. Even doctors are less strict on accuracy than many people who post here.
Purple said on 18/Mar/17
@ Canson

Absolutely. I'm 9 cms taller than my father but the difference isn't as noticable as you would think. I neither look down on him nor does he have to look up to me. There sure is a difference between us when we stand next to each other but in a conversation the difference depends on so many factors like shoes, stance and so on, that two or three cms can always get lost in the situation.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 18/Mar/17
Editor Rob,
How tall is Saudi deputy crown prince MbS, he stands next to US president Trump in this image ?.

Click Here
Thomas6ft1 said on 18/Mar/17
Hey Rob, does using your eye level to guess your height work well? For example, let's say your eye level is in the 5'8" range and so you guess your height is around 6'1".
Editor Rob: it's going to be a rough measurement based off eyelevel.

Always best taking a proper measurement.
G 5'11 said on 18/Mar/17
@Peyman I would just claim 5'11, forget it. A weak 5'11, a small round up is nothing compared to some of the guys I know who add an inch or two to their actual height.
the Slav said on 18/Mar/17
@Rob
after an early morning heavy full body workout I measured 183.4 2 hours out of bed - normally Im 183.8-184 at that time. Its fun to experiment those things
cf said on 18/Mar/17
Morning height after sleeping 9 hours: 5'10 3/4". After standing a full 8 hours I lose a full inch and go down to 5'9 3/4" barefoot.
Canary said on 17/Mar/17
Nik's question wasn't "vague". It was easily understood, and it was extremely specific. He merely wanted information on the accuracy of height stats and height studies. It made perfect sense, but the polite qualifier wasn't necessary. I, more or less, asked the same question. Were collected heights definitively representative of all citizens since not all of them participated in the measurements. For instance, military data represented just a small fraction of young people. More people were measured in the health studies, but their accuracy is quite varied.
G 5'11 said on 17/Mar/17
@Lak, if I'm not mistake you mentioned you where 182cm? You look above average/weak tall. I just remember you posted that picture here before. You are basically close to my range, we aren't short obviously, more above average then tall though. Which would be at about 185-188cm.
James B said on 17/Mar/17
lol 5'9 is a weak average these days amongst young people
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 17/Mar/17
Rob did you know a lot of people in the UK are of Irish descent most people in the UK who have Irish in them are of 1/8 or 1/16 Irish descent but in the uk it's rare to be of 1/2 Irish descent and to be of 1/4 Irish descent it's more common in the UK to be of 1/8 Irish descent and 1/16 Irish descent.
Editor Rob: James, yes, in the UK you could probably find quite a lot of Irish/Scots/English amongst a few generations of lineage.

A fair whack of immigration from Ireland in the past...
Johan said on 17/Mar/17
@grizz

I would disagree with comfortably riding public transport. Or maybe in croatia you have much more leg room than here. If we are just discussing everyday ease of movement comfort then its hard to beat guys who are 5'11" -6'0. Most utilities are made for average height people so guys who are a bit over have us there.

I love my height and it is a small difference from 6'1" to 6'2" but when your national average is 5'11" + , a 3 inch gap is much better than 2 inches. You don't stick out either but you are comfortably taller than most.

The reason I have this conflict is because I work alot in Belgium and France. There guys are 5'10.5" and 5'9.5" respectively on average is my guess . So I do feel tall alot so it irks me when I go home haha.
Johan said on 17/Mar/17
Canson said on 13/Mar/17
@Johan: it's manageable height more so at the 6'4" end than the 6'6". 6'6" is not the end of the world but you're relegated to flats mostly and if not will come up to or surpass 6'7" which is a bit high when doorways are 6'7-6'8.

Most doors here are 204 cm, I have read that internationally they can be smaller than 200cm. I wonder if this is due to old buildings or account being taken for the height of the population.

To be honest I have a 6'6" friend and he has never had any trouble in that aspect but he does complain alot about clothes and taking trains to go to work.
I pointed out that my 6'10.5" co-worker had to get a customised car and tailor made clothes just to do my job. It can always be worse but yes I understood what he meant.

At 6'1" I have none of those issues although the old trams and buses can also be a tight squeeze.
HonestSlovene said on 17/Mar/17
@TheManWithNoName It is just you. The average difference in height between the sexes stil is 12-13 cm or 5 inches worldwide, 14 cm or 5.5 inches in the US.
Peyman said on 17/Mar/17
hi dudes
recently I was measured for the military service.
I knew my actual height
almost 5' 11" out of bed & 5' 10" going to sleep. but the doctor made a mistake. lol
he didn't ask me to take my shoes off & just measured me on them .the result was 181.5cm
my shoes gave almost an inch of extra height (so I was truly just a 179cm guy at that moment, 11am ). but when he looked at my shoes shaved that extra 1.5cm & just wrote 180.
but he was a funny guy & just added another 1cm because of my college degree & at the end I became a 181cm guy.
LOL

and now every body thinks I am 181.
LOL because my claim is 178. I'm sure I'm just 2 inches taller than big Rob
phillip said on 16/Mar/17
should i do leg lengthening surgery? and if so how much centimetres is the maximum i can grow?
i am 169 cm by the way and i feel that being taller will help me a lot!
179cm said on 16/Mar/17
Don't know what to claim (5'11") said on 12/Mar/17
Strong 6' = waking up 6'1"-6'1.25" and dropping to 6'0.5"-6'0.75".

Weak 6' = waking 6'0.5"-6'0.75" and dropping to 6'0-6'0.25".

In general I believe a weak X height should never drop below X height. And a strong X height is at least 0.5" above X height at night.

I think the general opinion is that one is a strong 6'0" if they never fall below that. A weak 6'0" is somebody who goes a fraction below.

Ice said on 13/Mar/17
@JJ Cheers bro . Finaly someone who isnt brain washed by all these extremeley insecure 5'10-6'1 average Joes on this site who are actually just jealus as hell on guys who are actually legit tall and Claim that 6'1 is the god height because of lol

I think it's you who is brainwashed. You're on the internet complaining at 187-189cm, whatever you are. Whether or not you really are that tall we don't know.
Canary said on 16/Mar/17
@Edwin: I am. I'm in the 5'11 range. It actually seems like I've "grown" close to 6'0! That could be from posture and stretching.

@Honest Slovene: I can see that. It's often said that daughters and sons often get their heights from their fathers and mothers, respectively. The sitcom, "Mom", is crazy, though. The grandmother dwarfs her grown granddaughter!

@The Man With No Name: You answered your own question. There's a high concentration of actors and models who moved there from all kinds of places. You may be ignoring scores of extremely short Latinas, though. 5'8 is quite tall for that demographic.
Mouha said on 16/Mar/17
Hi Rob, how long stays human body before returning to real height after sleeping.
When you measure in photos, the celebrities heights, photos aren't necessary taken before bed, is it necessary to measure height before bed ???.
Editor Rob: Mouha, I feel a good 8 hours gets us as close to top morning...but it can also be position we sleep in that could determine if we reach that peak morning measurement. If the spine is rotated and under stress, it might not quite manage to rehydrate fully.
Canson said on 16/Mar/17
Guys below. don't pay any attention or put any stock into what Ice is saying relative to height. He's insecure about his height and obviously lies about it. "Wanting" to be taller to stand out and making stupid comments saying 5'10-6'1 guys are insecure then saying he didn't feel tall at 6'2, 6'2.5 6'3 just backs all of that up. That's delusional. I'm over 6'4 and a proper 189-190 guy isn't that much shorter than me and sometimes can appear near me in height of Right footwear. I don't consider myself short at all. I'm well above average. Then to inflate everyone he comments on and get upset because people downgrade just show me his thinking that "taller is better" and that he wants to be taller because he's not happy with himself
Kaneff 6'0.25 said on 16/Mar/17
@Canary

Interesting point you bring up about height studies. Could it be then, that the CDC height statistics are inflated because of volunteer bias? Maybe the true average is more like 5'9" flat rather than 5'9.5", which wouldn't surprise me that much. Morning measurements could inflate the averages, too. I mean I seriously doubt everybody in those studies is being measured at their night low.
Peter 179cm said on 16/Mar/17
@ TheManwithnoname Like you said you live in LA where there are millions of people from different ethnicities,races and backgrounds so the average would be higher or lower accordingly.So in other words even though i've never been to U.S. i'd say the average woman is taller there like 5'6 or 5'7 even but 5'8+ seems too high for an American female.
Nik said on 16/Mar/17
@Sandy Cowell

πŸ‘
Giorgi said on 16/Mar/17
Nik said on 13/Mar/17
@Giorgi
What is the average height for men in your country?

I don't think there is any data but i'll be surprised if it's more than 5'9.25. I actually think it could be between 5'8 to 5'9.25.
Canson said on 16/Mar/17
Guys below. don't pay any attention or put any stock into what Ice is saying relative to height. He's insecure about his height and obviously lies about it. "Wanting" to be taller to stand out and making stupid comments saying 5'10-6'1 guys are insecure then saying he didn't feel tall at 6'2, 6'2.5 6'3 just backs all of that up. That's delusional. I'm over 6'4 and a proper 189-190 guy isn't that much shorter than me and sometimes can appear near me in height of Right footwear. I don't consider myself short at all. I'm well above average. Then to inflate everyone he comments on and get upset because people downgrade just show me his thinking that "taller is better" and that he wants to be taller because he's not happy with himself
Nik said on 16/Mar/17
@Joe

Ok I think I know what you mean. Permission must have been given to the relevant authorities to use height information and enough of it must have been collected so that they have an idea on the averages for different populations.

@Canary

True height statistics based on volunteers will never give an accurate results due to the reason that you gave.

@James B

I feel like you that I am average or tall on occasions at more or less the same height as you. πŸ‘
the Slav said on 16/Mar/17
I think 6'0-6'1 is the percect range here in Denmark too. Comfortably above average yet never stand out from the crowd
Csimpson 6ft said on 16/Mar/17
@Lak neither you look average height
TheManWithNoName said on 15/Mar/17
Is it just me, or does the average height for women in most western countries seem to be increasing faster than the average height for men? I'm a strong 6ft by the end of the day and live in Los Angeles where it seems like most women are 5'8" and up. Granted in big cities, especially in LA with all the want-to-be actors and models, the average height is going to seem higher, but still, any thoughts?
Canary said on 15/Mar/17
Does anyone completely understand the collection and dissemination of "real" height statistics? These are measured, not claimed, heights. Height studies, based on volunteerism, are useless due to the fact that shorter people are less likely to participate. A high percentage of individuals aren't included in institutional statistics.
Joe said on 15/Mar/17
@Nik
How does the national health database provide governments with information on people's heights and who holds the records? How many people in the country have their height on record? Also are the heights that they find out accurate? I just want to know how all this is done and not for one minute am I saying that you are wrong, I was posing the question "how?" and I am asking these questions out of curiosity so that you can explain it all to me.

It depends on countries how they are maintaining and using database. Sorry your question is a bit too vague for me to answer. Height (and weight) are usually checked to calculate BMI during diagnostic tests.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 15/Mar/17
@Ice

Being 1 standard deviation above average (84th percentile) for the tallest demographic in my country (the tallest demographic in the US being 20-39yo white males) is what I consider ideal. I don't want to tower a head over every other guy I see. I just want to be comfortably above average 99% of the time, but still be able to blend into a crowd. 6'1" is an ideal height for achieving what I described.

Everyone has a different view of what they consider ideal. Some like being very tall and think 6'4+ is ideal and some don't, and that's just the way it is.
Csimpson 6ft said on 15/Mar/17
@Ice lol thats rich coming from you
HonestSlovene said on 15/Mar/17
@Canary It is possible, but highly unlikely, more or less it is a result of shorter and shorter men these women chose to reproduce with. :) Both parents can influence the height of their offspring, it is just that fathers mostly influence the height of their daughters and mothers influence the height of their sons.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 15/Mar/17
Ice said on 10/Mar/17
Nik 5'9 Start of tall ? Thats about as delusional as saying 6'9 is the Start of tall

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No it's not delusional. There are several countries around the world where 5ft9 is considered tall, especially like Southeast Asia. However, there is not a single country in the world where 6ft8 is not seen as tall.
Purple said on 15/Mar/17
@Canary

I know what you mean and I've noticed that before aswell. I think it's meant to illustrate the difference in maturity. The taller the woman, the more mature the person is supposed to be. In real life it would ususally be the other way round. I have a friend who is shorter than her mother by quite a bit though. She is ~160 and her mother ~175 as is her father.
HonestSlovene said on 15/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim (5'11")

More like:

Strong 6'0" = Waking up at 6'1"-6'0.75" and dropping to 6'0"-6'0.25"
Weak 6'0" = Waking up at 6'0.25"-6'0.5" and dropping to 5'11.5"-5'11.75"

That is more realistic TBH. Most low 6'0" guys I know claim at least to be around or near 6'1", whereas most guys that claim 6'0" drop a bit lower than that mark in the later part of the day (afternoon or at night).
Peter 179cm said on 15/Mar/17
@ Don't know what to claim (5'11) The term "weak" is used for a height 1/4 or 1/2 under a full inch mark. For example someone who wakes up at 5'11.5 and drops to 5'10.5 or 5'10.75 is a weak 5'11 guy.
Canary said on 14/Mar/17
Rob ignores my posts, so I'll try again. There's an American sitcom called "Mom". In it, the grandma is much taller than her daughter, who is taller than HER daughter. Have you seen anyone or anything like this in real life?
Editor Rob: personally I can't think of anybody like that, it may well be a rather rare occurrence.
James B said on 14/Mar/17
I am 5ft7 or 5ft7.5 max and at my height i have felt 'tall' on occasions currently and in the past.
c-mo said on 14/Mar/17
Don't know what to claim (5'11") said on 12/Mar/17
Strong 6' = waking up 6'1"-6'1.25" and dropping to 6'0.5"-6'0.75".

Weak 6' = waking 6'0.5"-6'0.75" and dropping to 6'0-6'0.25".

In general I believe a weak X height should never drop below X height. And a strong X height is at least 0.5" above X height at night.

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dont be ridiculous . your "strong 6' " example is rather a weak 6'1 and your "weak 6'" example is rather a strong 6'
George12 said on 14/Mar/17
Hi Rob, on average how many people will have the same height to wingspan ratio? My height is 174cm and so is my wingspan. That common? Thanks
Editor Rob: I don't know exact percentages, but there will be a fair few who have close ratios, but you will find armspan being slightly longer than height as more common.
Kaneff 6'0.25 said on 14/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim (5'11")

I have to disagree. If you're at least 0.5" above X height that means you're closer to whatever the next height is. That means guy who is 6'0.5" or 6'0.75" at the end of the day is a weak 6'1" not a strong 6'0". IMO it makes no sense when a 6'0.5" guy claims 6 feet because for most of the day they're scraping 6'1" on the stadiometer and not even close 6'0".

weak 6' is more like 5'11.5" or 5'11.75". They can probably measure 6' in late morning or lunchtime then drop below it after that.

A guy who drops to 6'0, or maybe 5'11 7/8" at an extreme low is a legit 6'0 neither strong nor weak.
Ed Kline said on 14/Mar/17
One of the things people consistently do here when arguing about height is compare the height of one actor in particular with another actor's height. On the face of it that seems reasonable, but they often are using celebheights as the source of the comparable actor's height, and the irony is lost on them. If you think that celebheights is wrong about one person, how can you so confidently use the site as an unquestionable authority on another actor's height for the benefit of comparison? These are all estimates!
If Actor A is billed at exactly 6'on celebheights, and actor B is billed as 5'11.5 on celebheights, and they look the exact same height in pictures, then it stands to reason that one of those estimates could be wrong. The problem is, which one. If you argue that actor A must be shorter, then you are in essence arguing that Celebheights is authoritatively correct on Actor B, but wrong on actor A. How do you know? Maybe it's the other way around. But almost everyone chooses the notion that celebheights is right when it confirms their opinions.This is confirmation bias. You cannot possibly know if Actor A or Actor B is the problem.
This does not even take into consideration small variations in footwear, uneven surfaces, camera angles, and posture differentials.
If I could see anything happen on this site with the regulars, it would be a little less confidence-arrogance about their opinions, and a little more cooperation in order to gauge the correct height's more accurately.
Edwin193 said on 14/Mar/17
@Canary. Are u a women? And how tall are u?

I'm 193.5 cm barefoot, at night. Is that too tall for women?
Giorgi said on 14/Mar/17
@G 5'11 Well, it's eastern Europe but not exactly Japan, you know :D
CS said on 14/Mar/17
If my calculations are correct with the U.S. having an average of about 5'9 - 5'9.25, then we can figure out from standard deviation that 50% of males fall somewhere between 5'7.25 and 5'11 (not actually touching those values btw as it's greater than and less than respectively).

So from this information we then learn that 25% of males are 5'7.25 or shorter and the remaining 25% is 5'11 or taller. It's pretty interesting, at least to me, when you break it down like that.
G 5'11 said on 14/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim (5'11") honestly I beg to differ a weak height may drop a small fraction below the mark. However you are thinking of a flat 6ft which might wake up 6'0.5-7.5 and go to bed 6'0.25-6'0. For example, A weak 5'11 might drop to 5'10.5-75 at the absolute lowest.
Lak said on 14/Mar/17
Please guys i need your opinion about my height , do i look short or tall

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Sandy Cowell said on 14/Mar/17
@ Nik - Good reply! Now it's gone up again, but next time I'd better make it for something sensible!
(Pigs might fly...!) πŸ–πŸ·πŸ–
Nik said on 13/Mar/17
@179cm

It was probably me!
Nik said on 13/Mar/17
@Giorgi

What is the average height for men in your country?
grizz said on 13/Mar/17
Johan said on 11/Mar/17
I am 6'1" grizz and sometimes I can feel just above average if its a room of guys ( I do alot of sports however), 20-40 years. Ofc this is for the Netherlands so I am guessing countries who are more 5'10" on average this would be more 6'1"-6'2" as being perfect.

From my perspective ofc.
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I'm fully aware of that fact. 6'1 isn't a tall height from where I come from,too (Croatia). And THAT's precisely the reason why I find it perfect: you are never too tall to stick out in a crowd and be remembered by other people first and foremost thanks to your height... and yet you are never too short to be ever called short.
You'll never hit your head on door frames (I found several door frames in older public buildings in my capitol city where they had 6'3 door frames), you can comfortably ride in public transportation, easily find clothes (even the fashionable ones), 6'1 is probably the tipping point where you still won't have guaranteed back issues once you reach mid 30s.
And at the same time, you're taller than majority of men, 6'1 is one of the perfect heights according to women (although everything in 180-190 cm range works out for them), 99 % of women are shorter than you, you can build some serious muscle mass if you're into that intimidation factor (look at Arnold and Steve Austin!).
6' is a great height, too - and it ticks all of the mentioned boxes except slight disadvantage in dating pool department and a slight chance of someone calling you short. So, 6'lost only by 2 points.
Angle said on 13/Mar/17
Rob, my head is 9.25" long and 173cm comes up roughly to the middle of my forehead, how tall would you think i am?

baring in mind this was measured at 10 at night and i've been up since 8am. I Usually Claim 5'11, but i reckon i'm closer to 5'10.75.
Editor Rob: Angle, I'd think you were near 5ft 11 if 173 was below your hairline and say at least 1-1.5 inches above your eyebrows.
HonestSlovene said on 13/Mar/17
@Nik For older guys start of tall is about 5'10.5". For younger guys though it is 6'0".
Giorgi said on 13/Mar/17
Nik said on 12/Mar/17
@Ice

In most western countries I would say 5'9" could be considered the start of the tall range for men aged who are 70 or over. I don't think that this is delusional at all.

Yeah, for my grandfather for instance 5'3" would be start of tall because.. you know he's dead ;))
c-mo said on 13/Mar/17
I really think that when you are between 170cm 190cm nobody notices your height much except that at for example 170cm people will see that you are below average and at 190cm people will see that you are obviously noticably taller than the average man . but when you are in that range you are just an "ordinary" guy walking around in the end . the shorter/taller you get from that point the more your height will catch peoples eye and you might even be known for your height at that point . like people will most likely when they describe a 200cm guy say "that really tall guy you mean ?" "that huge guy we met yesterday" etc.
Suomi said on 13/Mar/17
Rob how tall is the Finnish rapper "Elastinen"?
Here's a picture of him (he's the shorter one) Click Here
The guy on the right is 187cm so how much do you reckon Elastinen is?
Editor Rob: there might be 7cm between those guys
Nik said on 13/Mar/17
@chevy

This height range is massively above average.
Ice said on 13/Mar/17
@JJ Cheers bro . Finaly someone who isnt brain washed by all these extremeley insecure 5'10-6'1 average Joes on this site who are actually just jealus as hell on guys who are actually legit tall and Claim that 6'1 is the god height because of lol
Canson said on 13/Mar/17
@Johan: it's manageable height more so at the 6'4" end than the 6'6". 6'6" is not the end of the world but you're relegated to flats mostly and if not will come up to or surpass 6'7" which is a bit high when doorways are 6'7-6'8.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 12/Mar/17
@chevy

6'4" is very tall. At 6'4" you'll probably feel like you're the tallest person anywhere you go except maybe the odd 6'5" or 6'6" guy will edge you out every now and then.

6'7" is extremely tall. A 6'7" guy could easily walk around a college campus, shopping center, airport, etc. for hours and not see anybody taller than him.
Canary said on 12/Mar/17
Here's the best example to illustrate my point in my earlier post concerning generational height portrayals in films and such. The television sitcom, "Mom", is just crazy in that the height differences are so unrealistic! The grandma (around 6'0) is taller than her daughter (around 5'6), who is taller than HER daughter (around 5'2)! Do you know of any situations like this in real life?
Giorgi said on 12/Mar/17
Ice said on 10/Mar/17
Nik 5'9 Start of tall ? Thats about as delusional as saying 6'9 is the Start of tall

Counting on you about delusions seems pretty delusional too.. ;)
Redwing said on 12/Mar/17
Hey rob, was wondering how tall one would be if 167 cm tall was a touch past the chin of a person?
Editor Rob: Redwing, they may well be near 6ft 3 range.
Don't know what to claim (5'11") said on 12/Mar/17
Strong 6' = waking up 6'1"-6'1.25" and dropping to 6'0.5"-6'0.75".

Weak 6' = waking 6'0.5"-6'0.75" and dropping to 6'0-6'0.25".

In general I believe a weak X height should never drop below X height. And a strong X height is at least 0.5" above X height at night.
Redwing said on 12/Mar/17
Hey Peter179 cm; nah I got the height of my parents car wrong haha I don't really know how tall I am tbh i need to find the time to measure myself haha
Nik said on 12/Mar/17
@Joe

How does the national health database provide governments with information on people's heights and who holds the records? How many people in the country have their height on record? Also are the heights that they find out accurate? I just want to know how all this is done and not for one minute am I saying that you are wrong, I was posing the question "how?" and I am asking these questions out of curiosity so that you can explain it all to me.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 12/Mar/17
Rob is it possible for people in their 70's too look like people in their 60's Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr and both in their 70's 74 and 76 they can both pass for a good 10 years younger,I guess the two former Beatles never age they don't look any different to when they were in their 20's none of them have any wrinkles i guess the hair dye makes them look a lot of younger is it true some never age and stay looking young,I reckon it's genetics they both have youthful looking genes.
Editor Rob: Ringo still looks in decent shape, could pass for early 60's.

Some people age well, others not so well...a combination of genetics, lifestyle, type of work, diet, drugs etc.
G 5'11 said on 12/Mar/17
@Giorgi no I actually do not, but I'm going to guess it might be roughly 5'5-5'6 maybe 5'7 for males? πŸ˜‚
Peter 179cm said on 12/Mar/17
@ SAdude It depends on how long your forehead is but if your eyeline reaches 175cm(5'9) then you're likely 187cm or so.
Kansas said on 12/Mar/17
My opinion based on body proportions

Legit Short
5,4
5,5
5,6
short-ish below 5 ,7 above 5,6

Average-ish below 5,8 above 5,7
Legit Average
5,8
5,9
5,10
Average-ish below 5,11 above 5,10

Tallish below 6 foot above 5,11
Legit Tall
6,0
6,1
6,2

etc
Nik said on 12/Mar/17
@Sandy Cowell

Yes that's interesting. You have doubled your total now though!
Nik said on 12/Mar/17
@Ice

In most western countries I would say 5'9" could be considered the start of the tall range for men aged who are 70 or over. I don't think that this is delusional at all.
CS said on 12/Mar/17
@grizz and anyone else who was having the discussion, I pretty much agree. 6'0 - 6'1 is ideal in my eyes for an American male.
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Mar/17
@Ice well you claiming to feel average height at 6ft 2.5 is definitely delusional
Sam said on 12/Mar/17
Could you make a page for Eddie Howe Rob?
Peter 179cm said on 12/Mar/17
@ Redwing And how tall are you?
chevy said on 12/Mar/17
hi rob what do you guys know about the height 6'4-6'7 barefoot for guys in the us?
mrtguy said on 11/Mar/17
Rob, I found an amazing unseen pic of Andre, of course you got to see him up real close but, even this picture just shows how MASSIVE of a specimen he was and I'm sure even someone like Sultan would be surprised how GIGANTIC he was if your to show the pic

Click Here
Canary said on 11/Mar/17
The Norwegian statistics show that height in one area can be different than height in another area. That's how it is here too. We have a "tall region" and a "short region". You find few 5'0 girls in the former, but you find many 5'0 girls in the latter!
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Mar/17
@ Nik - I have just read your question from 7th March and yes, I do believe that the one singular comment you referred to is indeed the first and only time I have left a comment on the 'General Height' page!
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 11/Mar/17
@grizz

agreed 6'1 is perfect. If I could choose a height it would be 186cm at night and 188cm out of bed. I can think of no downsides to this height it's perfect for everything.

6'2-6'3 though...I would rather stay as 6'0.25" tbh.
Csimpson 6ft said on 11/Mar/17
@grizz you could also say 6ft-6ft 0.5 is "perfect" aswell
Johan said on 11/Mar/17
grizz said on 9/Mar/17
How my mindset evolved the more I thought about height!
Only a year ago I wished I was 6'4-6'6 tall lol.
Only several months ago I thought 6'2-6'3 is ideal.
Nowadays, I wish I was like 2-3 cm taller than now - in a nutshell, 6'1 is what I see as a perfect male height now.


I still think 6'2"-6'3" is perfect. If I had to choose my height it would be in that range, its tall but with zero drawbacks.

Have several friends in that range and in crowded places they are still tall. My friends who are 6'4" + are always complaining about finding clothes in sales or transport etc. I still think that 6'4"-6'6" is good though, it just comes with a bit of irritation in life now and then.

I am 6'1" grizz and sometimes I can feel just above average if its a room of guys ( I do alot of sports however), 20-40 years. Ofc this is for the Netherlands so I am guessing countries who are more 5'10" on average this would be more 6'1"-6'2" as being perfect.

From my perspective ofc.
Giorgi said on 11/Mar/17
@G 5'11 So, do you know their average? :D))))
Lonewolf said on 10/Mar/17
Hi rob how tall do you think Rhys Darby is?
Editor Rob: chance of 179cm
Michael Elam said on 10/Mar/17
Does it benefit aspiring male actors to upgrade their height on their resume the same way female actresses downgrade their weight? For example if I'm shade under 5'5, can I get away with putting 5'6? Anyone is welcomed to answer this question.
SAdude said on 10/Mar/17
Hi Rob if a 5ft9 fridge comes up to about half way of my eyeball possibly lower as I can still see over the door of the fridge, how tall would that make me, considering my head is about 25cm?

If anyone else knows or has an opinion please feel free to chime in.
G 5'11 said on 10/Mar/17
@Jackson my eye level is about 5'6. I'm a weak 5'11 though.
Justanotherguy said on 10/Mar/17
@ Steve again

It turns you are were correct. I was tripped up on the fact that it uses SURVEY. But it is apparently an actual examination. Poor choice of words. So 20,00 Participants where measured.

However many other countries do only use self-reports and surveys.
Justanotherguy said on 10/Mar/17
@Steve

NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination SURVEY


Click Here


The average height of 5'9.5 was achieved by nothing but self reports of 20,000 people.

Pretty much every height statistic is obtained using self reports and surveys. Scientists don't go from house to house to measure thousands of people.
Ice said on 10/Mar/17
Nik 5'9 Start of tall ? Thats about as delusional as saying 6'9 is the Start of tall
Redwing said on 10/Mar/17
Parents car is a Toyota estima not sure what kind though but I looked up how tall they are on the net lol there about 1.79 cm tall pretty tall for a bloody car I always wondered how tall their car was.
179cm said on 9/Mar/17
Rob, why do you think it is the case that just about everyone complaining about their height on here is 5'10" or over? I don't seem to see guys who are only like 5'6" on here complaining. I even remember there was a 5'7" guy claiming he felt tall on occasions.
Editor Rob: I've no idea about anybody's actual height...some will be honest, others maybe not so.
Canary said on 9/Mar/17
When you watch some movies and tv shows, the mothers are taller than their daughters. I'm talking about grown daughters. "Modern Family" is a good example of this unrealistic portrayal. Do you know of any cases of this in real life?
Mouha said on 9/Mar/17
I've a question for you guys, specially for Mr Rob Paul, how much time to get back to real heigth after sleeping (how much hours) ??
Is it necessary to wait before bed to mesure height ??
When you mesure celebs heights they are not, in photos, necessary before bed ??
I wish an exact answer, and thenks.
Editor Rob: Mouha, I feel we need a good 8 hours to achieve our peak morning, but the difference from say a good 6 hour to an 8 hour sleep is quite small, at least from my own experiments.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Mar/17
@ Jackson My eye-line is 167-168 at night although i'm usually closer to 180cm/5'10.75.
chevy said on 9/Mar/17
hi rob the tall.life website says that 6 ft 2 is kinda tall and 6 ft 3 is tall.what do you think?
Editor Rob: 6ft 2 is near the 95th percentile in UK/US, so if you are walking about as a 6ft 2 man, then for about every 18 men who are shorter, 1 will be taller.
Joe said on 9/Mar/17
@Nik
e.g. Conscripts.
Also governments can access and refer their national health database, that makes random sampling possible.
Don't know what to claim (5'11") said on 9/Mar/17
Ok, so I measured my morning height as 182.5cm (taller than I thought) and 11pm height as 180.7cm (taller than I thought). I have always measured myself in the evening on a electronic height measuring scale. So I don't know if they round down or up or what the percentage error is in the height, I have always gotten 180cm.

In my measurements however, I made the can come down to were I could literally just feel it on my hair. I can see my self being about 180.0cm at 11pm if I really pushed down on the can, but what is the consensus on how hard I should be pushing? It's not like my hair is spiked up on anything. It's just flat.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Mar/17
6'2 is 4-5 inches above average,it's definitely solid tall.
179cm said on 9/Mar/17
chevy said on 6/Mar/17
is 6'2 barefoot the start of tall for men of all ages in the us?

I think people tend to agree on 6'0" or thereabouts being the start of 'tall'.
grizz said on 9/Mar/17
How my mindset evolved the more I thought about height!
Only a year ago I wished I was 6'4-6'6 tall lol.
Only several months ago I thought 6'2-6'3 is ideal.
Nowadays, I wish I was like 2-3 cm taller than now - in a nutshell, 6'1 is what I see as a perfect male height now.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 8/Mar/17
@chevy

6'2" is solid tall or strong tall. It's like the prototypical standard tall height that everyone thinks of when they hear the word "tall". 6'2" is also when people really start noticing and commenting on how tall you are. I've never heard of 6'0-6'1 guys get comments like "wow you're tall" but guys who are 6'2" do. Not saying 6'0-6'1 isn't tall, it just isn't tall enough that people feel the need to point it out.

In the US at 6'2" I think one should feel tall pretty much 100% of the time. I mean at 6'0.25" there can be occasions where there's a lot of tall people in one place and I feel average but I think 6'2" is the point when those instances of averageness go away completely.
Canary said on 8/Mar/17
@Purple: Your examples of a few exceptions aren't evidence or proof of anything. The rule is that taller women tend to be stronger than shorter women. Look at records before you look at rosters, and you'll notice the link among female athletes. You mention some anomalies among female tennis players, but you find very few elite players who aren't taller than ordinary women.
G 5'11 said on 8/Mar/17
@Giorgi yeah that's funny it's mainly Americans that mistake Georgia for the u.s state, I could tell you're Georgian just by your name. I'm not Georgian but I got lots of Georgian friends that's awesome though.
F.k said on 8/Mar/17
ATTENTION!!
Found an interesting statistical datas, which show the measured national average height of the norwegian conscript at 180 cm.
Including the regional differences in average height.
There's a 4.2 cm difference between the shortest in the north and the tallest in the south, which is 177.5 cm and 181.7 cm respectively!
I hope the links works:
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Ice said on 8/Mar/17
@Csimpson 6ft

Says the "you cant be taller than me ! You must lie about your height! 6ft is tall!" Guy
Csimpson 6ft said on 8/Mar/17
@chevy no 6ft is the start of tall, 6ft 2 is more on the stronger side of tall id say.
Nik said on 8/Mar/17
@chevy

For no age groups is 6'2" the start of tall. It could arguably be about 5'9" for men of older ages.
Jackson said on 8/Mar/17
Guys who are 5'10"-5'11" what is your eye level?
Mine is 66.25" and I'm roughly 5'10.5"-75"
Purple said on 7/Mar/17
@Canary, prove to me there is. The Strongmen you claim are anywhere between 180 and over 2m. Again it's like claiming the best besketball players are the tallest, but then you have guys like Steve Curry or Michael Jordan who are under 7'. The same goes for the female tennis players claim, Justine Henin is 167cm and many are between 170 and 175, hardly giants.

@Unsure

It's perfectly normal that you wouldn't feel short and you also don't look short but you're not as tall as your friends. Many claims on here are simply ridiculous. Nobody in real life will botice a difference of 2 or 3 cms because much depends on stature,build, shoes and son on.
chevy said on 7/Mar/17
hi everyone what do you guys know about the height 6'2 barefoot for guys in the us?
Canary said on 7/Mar/17
This is a silly question, but I'll still ask it. Is there a discernible pattern or relationship between height and shoe size? I'm over 5'10 and wear a 12 W in most cases. I know 5'0 girls who wear a 5 N!
Johan said on 7/Mar/17
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 4/Mar/17
Any ideas on how tall 'Big' Nick is here? A lot of people questioning his claimed 6'7, if the other guy is 5'11.
To me he looks 6'5 max. Maybe 6'4.5" if his shoes are what look like 0.5" thicker at 0:35.
Click Here

At the start of that clip the 5'11" guy has major advantage, look around the 4 minute mark, he is easily 6 inches taller. Probably a strong 6'5" guy claiming his height in shoes.
Sam 6'0 said on 7/Mar/17
Hello Rob. How tall is Nigel Havers? I am surprised he is not on here.
Editor Rob: probably not more than 5ft 9 today, seems a guy who would have been 5ft 10 range in 80's.
173 - 177 said on 7/Mar/17
@Juana
You have a point official reports are usually different from reality

Average height listing in wikepedia for Egypt :
Males: 170 cm (5'7)
Females: 160 cm (5'3)

Average height in Egypt from my view :
Males: 175 cm (weak 5'9)
Females: 157-159 cm (5'2-5'2.75)

And i have no interest in upgrading my countrey's male average listing since i'm just solid 5'8 myself but that's how i see it in reality
JJ said on 7/Mar/17
I'm exactly 6'3 1/4", like not even 1/3 of a inch above 6'3" LOL, I've been lurking this thread since 2009, occasionally, there is alot of jealous haters, here, I really don't get these comments about over six-two is too tall, ok clothes yeah but who gives a sh**, what's better than towering over people?, and getting REGULAR comments on how tall I am something that guys under six-three will hardly ever get, also having a MUCH better shot with tall women 5'7"+, all in all its wonderful
Joe said on 7/Mar/17
@HonestSlovene
Then it's not measured. Just reported height.
Giorgi said on 7/Mar/17
@Nik

I live in Georgia, you might have heard of it, it's usually mistaken for U.S State. I'm 5'11.5". I don't know if there is any data about our average but considering we are eastern Europeans it's not supposed to be shorter than average of the region. But since I see that we're clearly shorter than common 5'10"/5'5" I suspect that for other countries it's also skewed for quite a bit.
Giorgi said on 7/Mar/17
@Nik

I live in Georgia, you might have heard of it, it's usually mistaken for U.S State. I'm 5'11.5".
Nik said on 7/Mar/17
@Sandy Cowell

Is this the first time you have ever posted on the General Height section?
chevy said on 7/Mar/17
I think 6 '3 barefoot is the start of tall for guys in the us .6'2 barefoot is part of the kinda tall range for guys.what do you think rob?
Editor Rob: 6ft 2 is nearly 95th percentile range in countries like UK/America. It is by any definition a tall height.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 6/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim(5'11")

He looks 6'4" to me. Don't see a 6 inch difference there, assuming the other guy is actually a legit 5'11".
Canary said on 6/Mar/17
@frvbgf: Your height and weight are close to the average here. I'm referring to my neighborhood. You would be larger than other young women in other places, though. They tend to be smaller.
Greg said on 6/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim (5'11") aye now your name is even better lmao. But honestly yeah that guy claims 6'7. Idk maybe he's like 6'5-6'6, could he 6'5 range or weak 6'6 and hits 6'7 with shoes and claims that or is a little under the mark and rounds up. Not sure though
chevy said on 6/Mar/17
is 6'2 barefoot the start of tall for men of all ages in the us?
Nik said on 6/Mar/17
@Joe

National studies can force anyone to be measured.

How?
Canary said on 5/Mar/17
@John: I'm not sure about that. Look at the record-setting strength athletes. For the most part, the taller athletes are stronger than the shorter athletes. This is true for both men and women.
HonestSlovene said on 5/Mar/17
@Joe The last one.
Csimpson 6ft said on 5/Mar/17
@Rob lol
the Slav said on 5/Mar/17
@Joe @Johan
Interesting stuff
Peter 179cm said on 5/Mar/17
@ Unsure You got me wrong,mate.I'm not pointing out your "shortness" with your taller friends,i'm just saying you look short next to them and since this is a height website,it's only reasonable and expected for anyone to comment on your height or anyone's height for that matter...Now if you get sensitive just because a total stranger called you "short" on the Net with pics YOU've posted,well then i suppose you need to work on self-esteem instead,no offence...
Nik said on 5/Mar/17
@the Slav

I am from England. People in Denmark are taller than they are in my country. There are a significant number of tall or tallish people in the uk but in my opinion there are also a lot of people of very ordinary and small heights too.
Nik said on 5/Mar/17
@Greg

Cool. Yes the G stands for Greg and I do remember that you are 5'11" tall but I just never thought about that when I saw your other name.

@Oliver

You would dwarf and tower many men too. There are a number of men similar in height to you, the same height, or taller than you, but many are massively smaller.

@Giorgi 23/Feb/17

Yes I fully agree with what you said. Can you tell me how tall you are please and where you live?
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Mar/17
@ 185woman - You're around 30cm more than me! Good height? What do you think! It's very tall indeed and I hope you enjoy being this tall!
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 4/Mar/17
I was in the southern part of the Netherlands, and people there definitely did not seem to average 5'11"+ there. At 187 CM, I was comfortably taller than most people were there. It wasn't too uncommon to find people who were under 5'9" there either. I bet that the average there would be like 178-179 CM.
Canary said on 4/Mar/17
@Nona: You can look at dozens of female rowing team rosters and find many big and strong women. It further supports the idea that height often is linked to strength. You rarely find short women on elite teams unless they are coxswains. You can even find support for the link when you look at female tennis players.
179cm said on 4/Mar/17
c-mo said on 27/Feb/17
I wake up at 178.4cm fresh out of bed and fall to 177.6cm after some minutes . 5 hours out of bed I am about 176.3cm . normal low is about 176cm or maybe 1-2mm below . extreme low after being awake for 14-15 hours and heavy training + walking around in the city etc. for a long time , not drinking much etc. I am 175.5cm or so :( I lose about/almost 3cm

it makes me a bit angry lol

what would you guys claim if you were my height ? I claim 176cm when men ask me and 177cm when women ask me :D haha

You average out at around 5'9.5" so maybe you should just go with that.

Leo Iglesias said on 24/Feb/17
How many legit 7 footers (barefoot) are there in the world?

According to Google there are about 2800 7 footers in the whole world as of 2012. So it's extremely uncommon.

Don't know what to claim said on 26/Feb/17
I am 180cm in the evening, probably wake up as 182cm. I haven't grown since I was 15, which I was in the 90th percentile I believe. It sucks to be so average. I strongly believe that being taller is better until you reach 6'6", at which is slowly begins to decline. At 6'9 there are no advantages to being tall and rapidly goes down hill from there.

Claim 5'11"
Oliver said on 4/Mar/17
@Sally.

How tall are you barefoot at night? And are you a woman?
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 4/Mar/17
Any ideas on how tall 'Big' Nick is here? A lot of people questioning his claimed 6'7, if the other guy is 5'11.
To me he looks 6'5 max. Maybe 6'4.5" if his shoes are what look like 0.5" thicker at 0:35.
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Unsure said on 4/Mar/17
@Peter

That's an interesting point you bring up. I've never felt short in my whole entire life. I walk around taller than one third of all Canadian men. Plus average Canadian height is 175.1, which is pretty much what I wake up as. Would you feel like a kid in Holland or Scandinavia? If so, that speaks to a lack of solidarity within yourself and you need to work on that.

Most people wouldn't look at this pic and cynically point out my height.

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frvbgf said on 4/Mar/17
I'm 17, 5'6" (5'6.5" in the morning) and 140 lbs.
Csimpson 6ft said on 4/Mar/17
Rob does busting a gut hurt or feel uncomfortable while measuring your height?
Editor Rob: Connor, it should feel as uncomfortable as The President when told he's being measured by BIG ROB!
Joe said on 4/Mar/17
@HonestSlovene
"Go on wiki and you'll see in the document that they were measured at that height!"

According to the wikipedia article

Netherlands 181 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) Measured
Netherlands 182.70 cm (6 ft 0 in) Estimates
Netherlands 180.8 cm (5 ft 11 in) Self-reported
Netherlands 183.2 cm (6 ft 0 in) Self-reported
Netherlands 183.8 cm (6 ft 1⁄2 in) Self-reported

I'm confused. Which study are you talking about?
Joe said on 4/Mar/17
@the Slav
In addition, University studies are based on voluntary participants. So height insecure people are much less motivated to join the research. The data are not randomly sampled. That's another reason why university studies always tend to inflate average height. (national studies can force anyone to be measured.)

I agree with you that Dutch average is around 180-181. Though ethnic Dutch can be 182-183 range.
mrtguy said on 4/Mar/17
Rob, is this a good example of what somebody of what somebody with the 13 inch head looks next to someone in the end range of 11, either what way you put it Sultan has very big head compared to any men. But, in proportion to his slender frame it doesn't look so big and I wouldn't be surprised if his head is smaller than Andre's by a little?? Click Here
Editor Rob: it could be yes, I've never seen a full size waxwork of wadlow, but it would be interesting to see his proper head size up close.
Johan said on 4/Mar/17
181cm is bang on for average here in the Netherlands. At 185cm its easy enough to see this especially since i have a job that requires me to interact with hundreds of people on a daily basis.

The guys in University are not taller than the 25-45 year old generation. There was an article not long ago here about how we have peaked. Unhealthy lifestyle also has an affect on this. We used to average 5'11.5" and now it has dropped to 5'11.25".
Johan said on 4/Mar/17
On the question of height and strength, there is a pattern but not for guys who are above average/tall.

Guys though who are over 6'6"- 198cm have a natural advantage. I know a good few guys that size and bigger who are really strong and they don't train at all.

On the other end of the spectrum I don't see many 5'2" powerlifters or strong men.
Giorgi said on 3/Mar/17
John said on 1/Mar/17
Mohamed,

I'm 20 and I'm 6ft 8in, andI can assure you that our height gives us a great advantage. There are little inconvenients, such as that you have to mind your head all the time, and it is hard to find foot wear, etc, but the advantages of being very tall are really considerable.

I wonder what advantage a regular, non-sportsman 6'8" guy has that a 6'1" guy doesn't, unless he likes looking down into other people's stalls in public restrooms. I mean, seriously.
the Slav said on 3/Mar/17
Nik,
Where are you from? In my opinion, tall starts 2-3 inches above average.
That would be 6'1-6'2 here in Denmark
Canary said on 3/Mar/17
@Purple: Prove that there's no link between height and strength. There indeed is a link. Look at the heights of the best male strength athletes. Look at the heights of the best female strength athletes.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 3/Mar/17
Rob, what is the difference between 5'9.5 and 5'9.75 since both are 1.77 cm in metric?
Editor Rob: Kourosh, the 5ft 9.5 equals 176.53cm, so if you round it to the nearest whole cm, it is just slightly closer to 177 than 176.
Oliver said on 3/Mar/17
@Sally

Im 188.5 cm at night without shoes and I dwarf and tower many women in the uk. But there are a few tall women where I live. I love beautiful tall women, they have longer legs, and look like adults. Women who are short look like children next to me and it feels weird.
185woman said on 3/Mar/17
Is 185-186 CM, barefoot at night, for a woman a good height?
185woman said on 3/Mar/17
Is 185-186 CM, barefoot at night, for a woman a good height?
grizz said on 3/Mar/17
Ultimate said on 1/Mar/17
@HonestSlovene

Why should I be angry?
All the world knows bust a gut adds height.
The average height in Netherlands is 182 cm.

Bust a gut measurement by Rob Paul: Click Here
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LMAO @ that "all the world knows". I've been for years and I had absolutely no idea about this!
And it does affect, indeed - I'm 183,1 at 6pm without busting a gut and 183,6 when busting a gut.
lak said on 3/Mar/17
my friend's always told me" you look under 180cm"but under the stadio stadiomètre i'm 184cm in morning and 183/182 evening w maybe b/c i have short legs , i'm the one the left of the first pic
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HonestSlovene said on 3/Mar/17
@Ultimate Well ok still I haven't found more studies denying the 183.5-184 cm figure for males in the Netherlands. Go on wiki and you'll see in the document that they were measured at that height!
Peter 179cm said on 3/Mar/17
@Unsure If you're really 173 as you say you must feel like a kid with your friends,right? No offence but i'd feel like that if i were you.And thing is if you wear boots mostly you'll get away with claiming 175 easily especially if you hold good posture.
Nona said on 2/Mar/17
Guess rowers are the tallest athletes after basketball & volleyball players. I saw the 19 year old Greek rowing sensation Sofia Asoumanaki recently and she was a real tower of power at 6'3" & 190 lbs with long muscular legs and powerful shoulders. Another rowing girl worth mentioning is Ieva Adomviciute from Lithuania currently at Washington State University. If you thought Sofia was powerful, Ieva is even more impressive standing at almost 6'5" and weighing in at 210 lbs. She makes her 5'9", 165 lb rowing partner look like a little kid next to her.
delancey said on 2/Mar/17
@c-mo I'm the same as you in terms of daily loss man. I wake up 176.5cm but lose a big chunk of that very quickly and by about 3 or 4pm in the afternoon I'm around 174.3cm.
I hold a flat 174cm before bed (when I'm exercising, yoga, great posture, plenty of h20) but when I've been lifting at the gym or like recently when I went on holiday where I let my posture go and stopped stretching etc. I can drop down to 173.5 before bed which is my max before bed low.
I claim 5'8.5 (but I just say 5'8 if asked so I don't come off particular) or I say 174cm here in Aus. Would love to claim a flat 5'9 but I drop into the high 5'8 range pretty early in the day so wouldn't feel right to say that haha.

I know what you mean though, it sucks dropping 2.5 to 3cm in a day. I find it amazing how some guys on here even taller than us only drop 1.5 to 2cm daily.
As for your claim I think either 176 or 177 is perfectly fine. I do get why guys (and girls) inflate their own heights by an inch or cm's but there's something to be said for honest people like ourselves who don't feel the need to inflate (whether we wish we were taller or not!).
G 5'11 said on 2/Mar/17
@Nik, hey man it's Greg I also go by "G 5'11" nah I visit this website almost every single day, I never left nor would I ever consider leaving! Way too obsessed with height for that lmao. But sometimes it only lets me post as "G 5'11" from my mobile phone as that nickname is already saved. But from my actual computer I post as "Greg"
Joe said on 2/Mar/17
@Ultimate
That's "reported" average according to the source. So measured average would be 180-181cm for young Dutch male.
the Slav said on 2/Mar/17
@HonestSlovene

Dutch Military conscripts are around 180-181 on average - same as the Danish ones.
I wouldnt trust any other source than that.
I believe University students could be around 183-184 on average though because they come from wealthier backgrounds
G 5'11 said on 1/Mar/17
@Don't know what to claim that's ridiculous, height has nothing to do with how well you can protect yourself, it's mainly your ability to fight and how strong you are which goes side by side. 5'11 range is plenty tall enough to protect yourself. Lots of shorter guys can be good fighters too. 5'11 isn't short obviously I was js. I mean sure people are less likely to mess with taller guys especially ripped ones but that's just one thing, being able to actually fight is a completely different.
Purple said on 1/Mar/17
The is no correlation betwen height and strength. By the same reasoning overweight people should be strong just because they carry more weight.

It is perfectly understandable that anything over 195cm would make you feel uncomfortable because most environments simply aren't built for such heights, no matter if houses, chairs, cars or kitchens. What still matters most is intelligence and personality, a 6'10 idiot is no better or worse than a 5'6 idiot. The doctors and scientists I know are all rather short at ~175cm, doesn't seem that it mattered much to them.
Giorgi said on 1/Mar/17
@Oliver
I shrink about 1.8 cm which I think is just about average. Tall people usually shrink more. Shrinkage above 1 1/2 inches must be something to be concerned about. 1.5-2.5 cm range is most common I guess.
Canary said on 1/Mar/17
@John: I think that height is one factor in strength. I see average-height and short female strength athletes who are very strong, but tall female strength athletes tend to be stronger. I'm not saying that the tallest one is the strongest one. There is a connection, though.
Ultimate said on 1/Mar/17
@HonestSlovene

Why should I be angry?
All the world knows bust a gut adds height.
The average height in Netherlands is 182 cm.

Bust a gut measurement by Rob Paul: Click Here
Unsure said on 1/Mar/17
Used Rob's aerosol can method.

Morning Height: 174 cm
Evening Height: 173 cm

I'm using the most conservative estimates (I've measured 174.5 and 173.5) in my barefeet without socks.

What's weird is my mother refused to believe I was 173, and measured me at 175. My dad did the same. I still trust my measurements. I think there's a dignity to claiming 5'8.

1. I'll always be taller than what people expect
2. It instills trust since it'll always be verifiable (until I age, but it'll only drop to like 5'7, but no one will care)
3. I can call other people out for lying on their height
4. Whatever number I claim doesn't change what I actually look like. I'd rather be a tall 5'8 who ages to a tall 5'7 than a short 5'9.
5. 5'8 is taller than ONE THIRD of men in Canada and the U.S. and taller than approximately HALF of all men in the world

When my friends and I go out, height almost never comes up, and they're quite a bit taller than me! It's all good. Thanks Rob helping me get a good measurement. I may claim 5'9 in the future if it's strategic, but I love being able to have accuracy instead of guessing.

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www said on 1/Mar/17
@Warrior Yeah I agree ,I don't know why even bother actually as i'm european.
Nik said on 1/Mar/17
@Greg

Hey Greg, good to see you back. I thought you had left celebheights.
Nik said on 1/Mar/17
@Christopher

No you are above average.

@Sally(5'11")

Through my experience men average 5'9" and a miserly amount of change, however there are many outliers on both sides of this, well just about all men because there are very few that are bang on the average. If I was sat on a bench somewhere the next man to go past could be any height ,it really is random and I wouldn't care to guess on the distribution of the heights of men but as I said it would probably average a low 5'9".

There are times when I have been out in public and most women have appeared to be between 5'4" and 5'7" but on other occasions this has been far from the case. Yesterday when I went into a town near where I live I saw plenty of young women whom I towered over (I am 5'7.5") but other women of different ages were barely smaller than me and some were my height or taller as well. I think overall women are diverse in height like men are but I think that men are slightly more diverse however there is probably not much in it. I am not saying you are wrong though but the situation is not the same in every area or country.

@HonestSlovene

Yeah much of that chart I would say is similar to what I would go with. One thing though, I don't think that tall starts at 6'0.5"! It's More like at the 5'11" or 5'11.5" level for me. I'm with Johnson on that one.
HonestSlovene said on 1/Mar/17
@Ultimate The phenomenon of "busting a gut" does not add height whatsoever and the theory is ussually brought up by angry shorter men. :) Also the study with the most participants of having their height measured in the NL showed that in the NL the average height is actually 183.5-184 cm range.
Ice said on 1/Mar/17
@Mr Tall you have the perfect height .
John said on 1/Mar/17
Mohamed,

I'm 20 and I'm 6ft 8in, andI can assure you that our height gives us a great advantage. There are little inconvenients, such as that you have to mind your head all the time, and it is hard to find foot wear, etc, but the advantages of being very tall are really considerable.

Canary,
Yes, I think there is a relationship between height and strengh, I am extremely strong too.
Steve said on 28/Feb/17
@Justanotherguy: Thats not true, the CDC data is based on NHANES which measured like 20,000 people for the '07-'10 report and 19,000 people for the '11-'14 report. Its not just a questionnaire. But their sample sizes are too small for some of the break downs they do like by age or race. Just between these 2 reports middle aged whites lost a cm, young hispanics gained 1.5 cm, I'd take it with a grain of salt.
Canary said on 28/Feb/17
@Sally: I would love to see those wedding photos! I'm sure that the Wisconsin gals looked like amazons next to the Chicago gals. Do you know the average heights of both groups, approximately? I'll limit my question to women between 18 and 40.

There are appreciable height gaps between Northern European woman and Southern European women. The gap was even wider in ancient times. Romans described Germans as giants! The "giants" would be seen as average-sized now.

It's true that older women tend to be shorter than younger women. It's a bit different here, though. The older women, from the "tall zones", sometimes dwarf and tower the younger women from the "short zones". There are times when you see a 5'0 16-year-old standing by a 6'0 60-year-old!
Don't know what to claim said on 28/Feb/17
I don't get asked because I'm pretty average, but one day I did get asked. We were doing an average height of my class (which was 173cm 15-16 y/o males) and I just said 6FT. I was obviously joking around but most of the class was pretty shocked because a lot of the guys were falsely claiming heights. I was pretty content with my height back then being the tallest in class.

On a separate note, I think my 'insecurity' stems from being at an obvious disadvantage when it comes to protecting yourself.
G 5'11 said on 28/Feb/17
@CH99 that's really ridiculous there's no way that you got measured at 5'10 at the nurses office only to find out you are actually 5'3. That's a 7 inch difference, no nurse would mess up that badly. I can understand an inch or two over but 7? No way Im pretty sure you're trolling.. Rob even mentioned that the stadiometer may be off by a slight fraction. Possibily and 1/8th-1/4 inch not too sure. But I know he's mentioned it before. So I don't believe you and I'm pretty sure everyone can agree with me on that.
Lak said on 28/Feb/17
Sandy said on 25/Feb/17
Hey Rob, can you find the height of siddharth malhotra. He is a very popular bollywood actor. He had a controversy regarding height when he got the film and other actor did not because of his height
In Google he's listes at 183 ,in movies he looks more like 185 b/c indian actors are short , take Salman khan for exp he's maybe 171 or 172 and he looks in average
Greg said on 27/Feb/17
@Don't know what to claim lol your name is funny why not just claim 5'11? And yeah I've not grown since 17 and I am like the same height as you (evening) just wake up 180.5-181 depending on the amount of sleep. And yeah true honestly 6'1 or 6'2 is the ideal height many might argue slightly above or below, but there's really no need for a regular person to have to be 6'4+
the Slav said on 27/Feb/17
CH99,
6-7 inches? lool wtf dude
Ultimate said on 27/Feb/17
Average height in Netherlands is about 182.0cm without bust a gut. I guess bust a gut add 4 millimeters in average.

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Csimpson 6ft said on 27/Feb/17
@Johnson or he is jealous of real 6ft guys, its very possible hes just a wannabe 6fter that reallys 5ft 5 like you said.
Sally (5'11") said on 27/Feb/17
@Canary: I do see both male and female outliers, but in my experience there r more males that fall out of the 5'9"-6'0" range than women that fall out of the 5'4"-5'7" range. Of course, I do see females below 5'4", but they tend to be of an older generation. Like u, I also tower over many women. I live in central Wisconsin where the majority of the population is of primarily German and Dutch descent. Once I attended a wedding where the bride was from Chicago. It was very obvious who was attending from the bride's side vs who was attending from the groom's side because the bride's side was tiny in comparison to the groom's side (they also had darker skin and hair). I believe Chicago has a higher population of people of French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian descent. I only mention this because you commented that u live in a white community. There are huge differences in size between people of northern European ancestry and southern European ancestry.
c-mo said on 27/Feb/17
I wake up at 178.4cm fresh out of bed and fall to 177.6cm after some minutes . 5 hours out of bed I am about 176.3cm . normal low is about 176cm or maybe 1-2mm below . extreme low after being awake for 14-15 hours and heavy training + walking around in the city etc. for a long time , not drinking much etc. I am 175.5cm or so :( I lose about/almost 3cm

it makes me a bit angry lol

what would you guys claim if you were my height ? I claim 176cm when men ask me and 177cm when women ask me :D haha
HonestSlovene said on 27/Feb/17
@Johnson At least in the west in my humble opinion:

under 5'4" exceptionally small
5'4"-5'5.5" very small
5'6"-5'7.5" small
5'8"-5'8.5" under average
5'9"-5'10.5"average
5'11"-6'0" above average - tallish
6'0.5"-6'2.5" tall
6'3"-6'5" very tall
6'6"+ exceptionally tall
FiveNine said on 26/Feb/17
Was in a family group of about 100 people including moms, dads and children for about 3 hours... I counted 12 people who were taller than 5'9 ... Included was female who measures 5'11 without footware ... In that mixed group I was the in the 88th percentile of height ... 88th percentile in a mixed group !!!!
Canary said on 26/Feb/17
@Warrior: You can claim any height that you wish to claim. It's not dishonest or mistaken to claim a height that you reach. It doesn't matter what time of day it is when you reach it. The height police won't arrest you if you're off by a centimeter.
Don't know what to claim said on 26/Feb/17
I am 180cm in the evening, probably wake up as 182cm. I haven't grown since I was 15, which I was in the 90th percentile I believe. It sucks to be so average. I strongly believe that being taller is better until you reach 6'6", at which is slowly begins to decline. At 6'9 there are no advantages to being tall and rapidly goes down hill from there.
Csimpson 6ft said on 26/Feb/17
@Warrior between out of bed and night time, you should go with afternoon.
G 5'11 said on 26/Feb/17
Honestly you could claim any one of your measured heights be it morning or night. Most people will tell you to either average them out and claim the mediun or some people will say claim an evening height. Personally I use my morning/noon as I might just slightly under 5'11. But most people either lie/round up, so if I where you I would claim whatever one of those heights you want. Only people from celeb heights would call you out for using one measurement as opposed to another most irl people don't care that much.
TheReel said on 26/Feb/17
Canson said on 7/Feb/17
@Christian: no offense to Johnson but he lives in a fantasy world and yes height does vary throughout the day. The site master Rob along with everyone else here says it themselves, Johnson.

Example: Christian is 6'6-6'6 1/8 out of bed (198.5) and 6'5.25 (196.2) at his lowest

I am about 6'5 1/8 out of bed (193.9-194 at my lowest) 6'4 3/8. It happens in a way that is front loaded meaning first half inch is gone wiThin 2 hours as I get down to 6'4 5/8 then 6'4.5 after about 3.5-4 hrs then it's gradual after that
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Sup I got you beat I'm six-four & three quarters after six-hours on my feet, hehehhe;)πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘…. People this is important take measurements at places with a grain of salt , just stick to the aerasal can method you cant go wrong as long as the floor and wall is level, I've been measured all over the place at the gym, army, and doctors alot of the time the appauratus isn't installed properly, in unlevel surfaces etc, do it a home aerasol can method check to make sure the floor and wall is level with a spirit level you won't go wrong you'll get your height to the nearest millometer I assure you I have had measurements of by 1 inch at these different places gym 6'4 1/4 army 6'5 1/4 doctor 6'4 3/4 all measurements pretty much the same time of day all variables pretty much controlled for shoes activity level etc etc, so just do it at home
CH99 said on 26/Feb/17
Guys here who are 5'10 and upwards complaining they are short must of been overmeasured. I used to think I was 5'10 as that is what the nurse measured me on the stadiometer in the late afternoon but she was way off with that measurement as your typical stadiometer has a 6 to 7 inch error because really I am 5'3 evening height (measured at home) so if you were measured by a doctor or nurse at 5'10 then you could be much shorter as stadiometers are not made to measure accurately and they never put them up correctly at the doctors anyway.

I know my measurement is accurate as I am the same height as the average uk womam.
www said on 26/Feb/17
Well how do you all conclude when someone is 6'1 ,when his evening height is 185 cm? What if someones height is lets say 184,6 cm, in the evening, is he still in the 6'1 range.
Guest66 said on 25/Feb/17
Rob, I have a question about morning height, is it just me or morning height is something that lasts only for about 1 hour ? Like right of the bed I measure myself exactly at 5'11, then an hour later I will be lucky if I will measure at 5'10.5, because normaly by that short time I will be pretty close to my low which is 5'10.25. So I guess yours 5'8 range is exactly the same as mine 5'10, because i know that your low is 5'8.25, so how does it work for you in the mornings? Do you wake up at 5'9 flat and go down to 5'8.25 as fast as well ?
Editor Rob: Usually I wake somewhere in 5ft 8.75 range, on a good day it would be 5ft 8.9.

Most people lose a big chunk within first couple of hours.
Sandy said on 25/Feb/17
Hey Rob, can you find the height of siddharth malhotra. He is a very popular bollywood actor. He had a controversy regarding height when he got the film and other actor did not because of his height
Nik said on 25/Feb/17
@Johnson

Yes I think your height chart is pretty accurate, Mine would be similar although there would probably be one or 2 differences but that does not mean that either of us are wrong, there isn't only one correct height chart and yours is not wrong in any way.

@french guy m

You are so funny. I'll tell you what you could do if you were 170 cm tall, walk around French towns and villages and feel distinctly normal much of the time. Even in the French cities I don't think people would think that this height is stand out small for a man or even close to it. .

@Honest Slovene

I respect you but we often seem to disagree on many postings! There is nothing wrong with that though as we are just saying what we think. When it boils down to it you quote higher heights for men than I do and when you read the comments in this section of the website you realise who are the higher quotes and who are the lower quoters.
the Slav said on 25/Feb/17
@Peter 179 cm

French people are tall af tf u mean heheheh
Johnson said on 25/Feb/17
French guy is a troll... I think he is 5'5. He should upload pictures with him and other males
Justanotherguy said on 25/Feb/17
The CDC study isn't measured at all. It's just a bunch of self-reports and surveys.
Canary said on 24/Feb/17
@Hafsa: You and your alternate personalities aren't too tall. There is no such thing. You can wear high heels too. Just put your feet in your shoes.
Johnson said on 24/Feb/17
@Nik my opinion

- 5'3.25" - Exceptionally small
5'3.5" - 5'5" - Very small
5'5.25" - 5'6.75" - Small
5'7" - 5'7.75" - Under average
5'8" - 5'8.75" - Low average
5'9" - 5'9.5" - Average
5'10" - 5'10.75" - Above average - tallish
5'11" - 6'1" - Tall
6'1.25" - 6'3.75" - Very tall
6'4" + Exceptionally tall
the Slav said on 24/Feb/17
Mia, do whatever you feel like
HonestSlovene said on 24/Feb/17
@french guy m You say you are roughly 1 inch under average for your age group/demographic. So I guess your real height must be 175-176 cm then.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 24/Feb/17
@Juana

I think the average height in the U.S. is pretty darn close to what the CDC reports (the 2011-2014 one specifically). However, I think it's probably a quarter inch lower because it seems incredibly unlikely that CDC measured everybody at their night low. There's probably a good portion of early day measurements skewing the average up a quarter inch or so.

U.S. night heights (in my view, 20-39yo):
average male: 5'9.25"
average white male: 5'10"

CDC reported measured height (20-39yo):
average male: 5'9.5"
average white male: 5'10.25"

Of course average height can change depending on location. The CDC sample for all men is quite diverse, probably more representative of populations in places like Seattle or LA. Generally, the whiter the location the more the average will feel like 5'10" and not 5'9".
Leo Iglesias said on 24/Feb/17
How many legit 7 footers (barefoot) are there in the world?

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