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HonestSlovene said on 20/Feb/17
@Johnson The one on the right is taller by roughly 2 cm.
Ally182 said on 20/Feb/17
@french guy m come on dude, that's too much, your life wouldn't be any different if you were an inch taller or shorter..
What would you do if you were just 170 cm tall? Just curious
Josh said on 20/Feb/17
5 8.75, thanks. I personally think around 6'1 or 6'2 is the ideal male height
Jackson said on 19/Feb/17
@C-Mo@Justanotherguy
Every time I'm at the gym I do hanging ab exercises which work your core strength and elongate your spine. If you do those or just find a bar or railing at home and hang 3-5 minutes daily it will give you a temporary boost. I also do a quick stretching routine every night before bed. Look up the Tadasana, it's a yoga pose and may help you add a little bit of height if you are consistent with it. Keep in mind it'a not permanent height increase but can be constant if you stay consistent. I took a week break once and lost the half inch I worked so hard for. So it takes dedication.
Mohamed said on 19/Feb/17
10:02 pm - 195.5 cm barefoot, I claim 195

Im a 17 yr old boy. I wanna be shorter
Canary said on 19/Feb/17
Is there a relationship between height and strength? I notice that I'm much, much stronger than my petite friends. There's a huge difference there. For instance, I can carry an item for a long distance that they can't lift a millimeter off the ground!
Canary said on 19/Feb/17
@The Slav: There's no need for French Guy to see a counselor or a therapist. He's just trolling you guys. Many of you are taking the bait. Don't be so gullible!
G 5'11 said on 19/Feb/17
@jackson pretty much the same heights as me, sometimes I can even hold 5'10.75 until night time other times at my ultimate low I'll go down to 5'10.5 depending on the activity I do throughout the day.
Johnson said on 19/Feb/17
@Rob @Christian 196.2 cm I can assure that man is not 198 cm!!! He is 191-192 cm. The head and volume fool us!!! I advice you to trust more in eye level and discounting few cms on top of head
the Slav said on 19/Feb/17
@french guy

How we stay happy? Because there are more important things in life. seek a therapist, buddy, you have serious issues
Giorgi said on 19/Feb/17
Borats Chicken said on 18/Feb/17
rob, you reckon you set world record for most celeb photographs?

Rob is bound to set a record for having most celebrities hating him as a non-celebrity :)))))
Nik said on 19/Feb/17
@Leo

Not stand out short by any means.
Justanotherguy said on 19/Feb/17
@Jackson

How did you fix your posture? Yoga?
joe said on 18/Feb/17
If imy 5'11 3/8 at my low what would be my height on this site?
Editor Rob: would depend on how tall you looked really, you might look 5ft 11.5, or even seem close to 6ft!
Borats Chicken said on 18/Feb/17
rob, you reckon you set world record for most celeb photographs?
Editor Rob: nowhere near, I'm sure there are some people out there with between 5-10,000!
Canary said on 18/Feb/17
@Leo: You're a tad short. In some places here, you would see many girls and women who are your height or somewhat taller. In other places here, you would be taller than most younger women. You really wouldn't stick out too much here.
Johnson said on 18/Feb/17
how many centimetres of difference in these 2 guys, and which one is taller? left or right?

I see the right is taller by 1 cm
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HonestSlovene said on 18/Feb/17
@french guy 183 cm isn't tall in Denmark but it is still slightly (2-3 cm) over the official average.
c-mo said on 18/Feb/17
Jackson said on 17/Feb/17
I wake up 5'11.25
Late morning 5'10'.75
Late night 5'10.5

I've gained 1/2" just by fixing my posture, I used to claim 5'10 always but now I claim 5'11 and most people think I'm 6 feet

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congrats . how exactly did you do that ? I want to do it too . can you give a precise manual/instruction please
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 18/Feb/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.
Editor Rob: the scale is probably quite accurate, it might simply be a quite close camera and the fact his head is closer to the camera than the scale. Any object in front of another can appear longer due to that fact.
french guy m said on 18/Feb/17
The reason why Many guys between 183 and 187 cm are unhappy us not only because taller is better , but also because they have a dominant or an alpha personality, so there is an inadequacy between their behavior and their height.
Same goes for guys between 190-195 cm , which, scientifically proved , the perfect heiggt , but some of these guys may feel too tall because they are not dominant.
Worse is being really short like 170-175 cm and behaving like a dominant
french guy m said on 18/Feb/17
@Rachael

It 's tall but not huge , it's not a common height nor a rare height , I see a handful women your height almost everyday
french guy m said on 18/Feb/17
Guys who are below 185 cm how do you stay happy?
Seriously don t you feel inferior?
c-mo said on 18/Feb/17
my opinion based on what I have observed over many years :

best height in real life :

man : around 5'11 - 6'0

woman : around 5'6 - 5'7

best height on the internet :

man : 7'4

woman : 5'9
Warrior said on 17/Feb/17
I LOVE tall women, don't know why. Which country has the most beautiful women in the world
Canary said on 17/Feb/17
@172.4cm Guy: I doubt that their measuring equipment and procedures were accurate. Along the same lines, I measured some girls who were much shorter than they thought they were. Some of them actually were shocked by how short they were. It was quite humbling for them!
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 17/Feb/17
@Josh
Thanks for your comment..let's correct the misunderstanding together:
out of 100 person:
182 cm taller than 80, shorter than 20
181 cm taller than 75, shorter than 25 (the best height for men IMO)
176 cm taller than 50, shorter than 50
171 cm taller than 24, shorter than 76

167.5 cm taller than 75, shorter than 25 (the best height for women IMO)

i think every thing is clear now.
Giorgi said on 17/Feb/17
@Rachael
Not to upset you but 6'0.5" for a woman is about 20 cm taller than average around America and Europe. So it's equivalent to 6'6" for a male. Although, I honestly don't see a reason to be bummed abou it. First off, there are plenty of tall guys (above 6'2" would look totally fine and casual). Also, it's kinda cool, you will be constantly amused by how big amount of men will be intimidated only by the fact that you are a tall woman. It doesn't really get in the way of feeling right, as well as looking attractive. That is a model's height by the way. So many girls below 5'7" would gladly switch with you just to make it as a model.
Giorgi said on 17/Feb/17
Really doubt that 181 cm is taller than 3 and shorter than 1 in America and Europe combined. Appealing for me though :)) I would raise that mark with an inch. Especially new generation youth is really tall. Overall, 5'11.25" is probably taller than 70% but a good 30% would be taller than you. I'm a little taller than that but pretty much the same goes for me I feel.
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Oliver said on 16/Feb/17
@Canary

Yes. I tower COUNTLESS women
G 5'11 said on 16/Feb/17
@Sam well alright, I'm 5'11 too. Many people around my height lie though, I've come across guys shorter claiming to be 5'11/6'0 as well as 6'2 claiming 6'4. 6'0 claiming 6'1 range etc. I've become very height aware by now to see who's lying and who isn't. Let's assume your dad is telling the truth. So you might be a bit over 6ft. Measure yourself just to be sure though.
Csimpson 6ft said on 16/Feb/17
@Rachael yes its definitely tall infact more very tall for a woman thats the equivalent to a 6ft 5 man!.
DanJonathan said on 16/Feb/17
Mary said on 14/Feb/17
Is 183-4 cm (barefoot) at night for a woman in Holland average?

Nope :D 5'7 is the average for women and almost exactly 6 feet is average for men in the Netherlands ! 183cm is very tall for a woman anywhere and it's equal to a man who is 6'5/196cm :) I love tall women 5'10"-6' is the best range in my opinion :3
172.4cm guy said on 16/Feb/17
I just had a height existential crisis. An outside vendor was hosting free biometric screenings at my work, and one of the diagnostics was for my height and weight to calculate mye BMI. When my height was measured, I came out just above 170cm!! Mind you this was middle of the day, so at night I probably would be 169cm according to this measurement. But after talking to a few work colleagues, a lot of their own heights were 'misreported.' In particular, a female college who clearly stands 171cm was measured at "barely" 168cm. Other measurements were similarly off by 1-3cm each. Still, this gave me a moment of pause and made me wonder am I really that SHORT now?! LOL
Giorgi said on 16/Feb/17
Exactly, but you know I am in that range and I think if I was an inch taller it would be perfect. With female height I actually think 5' 6" looks more beautiful than 5'7" but i had to keep it within 5.5 inch gap range, so that means for 184 cm guy female shoukd be at least 170 cm in order to look perfect. 5'11" - 6' is also good but you're gonna start to slip down to average when past 50. :)
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
@Sally
I agree with you life is designed for average person 5'8 - 5'10.. by the way i have a 6'5 student in my class plays volleyball.. He said that there is very tight room for legs in his toyota corolla , and he sold the car for this reason.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
Giorgi said on 11/Feb/17
Korean said on 11/Feb/17
6'2"(male), 5'8"(female) is perfect height imo.

6'0.5" (male), 5'7" (female); This is perfect height ;)
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I would say 75% (taller than 3, Shorter than 1) is the best height for both men and women. so based on that rule men 5'11.25 , women 5'6
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
A 171cm male said on 13/Feb/17
Am I short for a man at 38yrs of age I'm African American. ..

U R about a couple of inches shorter than average.. 171 cm = 24 percentile which means you are shorter than 3 , taller than 1.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
Average Height in Fashion Industry: Male 5'11 - 6'2 , Female 5'8 - 6'0.. why did the modeling industry chose these height ranges ?.
Noah said on 15/Feb/17
Why do women wear high heels, and why are they so small ON AVERAGE
Canary said on 15/Feb/17
@Oliver: There's not much difference. Young American women MIGHT be about a half inch taller than young British women. I base that on statistics on average heights, but who knows how accurate and realistic they are. It's hard to believe that British women are appreciably shorter than American women.

You would tower most American women, of course. It would vary from place to place because some sections are taller than other sections, and I suspect this is the same in the UK. I absolutely dwarf and tower many young women in certain places. I'm betting that there are sections like this where you live too.
the Slav said on 15/Feb/17
@Jon 189
Im 183 cm hahaha
Rachael said on 15/Feb/17
8:00 am - 185.4 cm (barefeet)
9:00 pm - 183.5 cm (barefeet)

is that tall for a women in Europe and America
french guy said on 15/Feb/17
@the slav

how can you feel tall in Denmark at a mere 183 cm ?
sam said on 15/Feb/17
And yes he is 5'11. measured only a few weeks ago at the hospital he told me.
sam said on 15/Feb/17
@G 5'11 My sister is 5'5. My eyes are a little bit above his. shoulders are as well. He was 6'0 at on stage but he is 48 now and has shrunk about an inch.
sam said on 15/Feb/17
@G 5'11 My sister is 5'5. My eyes are a little bit above his. shoulders are as well.
Giorgi said on 15/Feb/17
@Warrior
Also, to answer the question you asked, average height difference between a male and a female is about 14 cm, which I think is also an ideal gap and looks the most aesthetic. So, ideal partner for a 180 cm female would be 194 cm male (or just around 6'4") which is not a rarity at all. And keep in mind, we're talking about the ideal. Generally, an inch or even zero difference would go. What is height when there is love.. Take it from Rob and Jenny. ;))
Giorgi said on 15/Feb/17
Warrior said on 13/Feb/17
@ Giorgi.

Thats fine. Theres nothing wrong with your comment


What I meant is, tall doesn't affect beauty unless it's too tall like, 6ft 3. Just that, odds are getting tougher to find your match. But 5'11" is nowhere near excessively tall if you ask me.
oz89 said on 15/Feb/17
@Rob, Hey rob. I recently measured 188 with shoes on on an electric stadio-meter which also measures bmi/weight. I wasn't standing with feet completely together and my chin wasnt tucked in at all. sort of trying to raise eye level type posture. The shoes were some very OLD adidas LA trainers where the heel is well worn down. It was around 3pm. What would my barefoot height be on average? cheers
Editor Rob: oz, you may well hit 186cm range.
Ice said on 15/Feb/17
@The Slav of course there are exeptions its just a lot harder to excell at the Sports you mentioned when youre under 6'4 range , for Basketball it would be under 6'6 range

under 6'6 is not uncommon at all in Basketball... Average height in NBA is 6'7 measured with sneakers
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 17/Feb/17
Rob, how to add a photo ?
Editor Rob: if the photo is hosted on another site, use bit.ly or tinyurl.com to get a shorter link that you can paste into your comment.

If you have a photo yourself, then please use something like imgur.com to host the photo freely and then paste the link into a comment.
the Slav said on 17/Feb/17
@french guy
never said I felt tall. I feel above average which I also am.
How can you fell short at 183 cm in France lol? makes no dingety dongety sense
Leo said on 17/Feb/17
I'm 5'7 (1,71), i'm brazilian, in america sounds ok or too short?
Jackson said on 17/Feb/17
I wake up 5'11.25
Late morning 5'10'.75
Late night 5'10.5

I've gained 1/2" just by fixing my posture, I used to claim 5'10 always but now I claim 5'11 and most people think I'm 6 feet
Josh said on 16/Feb/17
Taller than 3, shorter than 1 is actually 80th percentile, because you are the 2nd tallest out of 5 in that scenario (i.e. 4 out of 5)
Oliver said on 16/Feb/17
@Canary

Yes. I tower COUNTLESS women
G 5'11 said on 16/Feb/17
@Sam well alright, I'm 5'11 too. Many people around my height lie though, I've come across guys shorter claiming to be 5'11/6'0 as well as 6'2 claiming 6'4. 6'0 claiming 6'1 range etc. I've become very height aware by now to see who's lying and who isn't. Let's assume your dad is telling the truth. So you might be a bit over 6ft. Measure yourself just to be sure though.
Csimpson 6ft said on 16/Feb/17
@Rachael yes its definitely tall infact more very tall for a woman thats the equivalent to a 6ft 5 man!.
DanJonathan said on 16/Feb/17
Mary said on 14/Feb/17
Is 183-4 cm (barefoot) at night for a woman in Holland average?

Nope :D 5'7 is the average for women and almost exactly 6 feet is average for men in the Netherlands ! 183cm is very tall for a woman anywhere and it's equal to a man who is 6'5/196cm :) I love tall women 5'10"-6' is the best range in my opinion :3
172.4cm guy said on 16/Feb/17
I just had a height existential crisis. An outside vendor was hosting free biometric screenings at my work, and one of the diagnostics was for my height and weight to calculate mye BMI. When my height was measured, I came out just above 170cm!! Mind you this was middle of the day, so at night I probably would be 169cm according to this measurement. But after talking to a few work colleagues, a lot of their own heights were 'misreported.' In particular, a female college who clearly stands 171cm was measured at "barely" 168cm. Other measurements were similarly off by 1-3cm each. Still, this gave me a moment of pause and made me wonder am I really that SHORT now?! LOL
Giorgi said on 16/Feb/17
Exactly, but you know I am in that range and I think if I was an inch taller it would be perfect. With female height I actually think 5' 6" looks more beautiful than 5'7" but i had to keep it within 5.5 inch gap range, so that means for 184 cm guy female shoukd be at least 170 cm in order to look perfect. 5'11" - 6' is also good but you're gonna start to slip down to average when past 50. :)
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
@Sally
I agree with you life is designed for average person 5'8 - 5'10.. by the way i have a 6'5 student in my class plays volleyball.. He said that there is very tight room for legs in his toyota corolla , and he sold the car for this reason.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
Giorgi said on 11/Feb/17
Korean said on 11/Feb/17
6'2"(male), 5'8"(female) is perfect height imo.

6'0.5" (male), 5'7" (female); This is perfect height ;)
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I would say 75% (taller than 3, Shorter than 1) is the best height for both men and women. so based on that rule men 5'11.25 , women 5'6
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
A 171cm male said on 13/Feb/17
Am I short for a man at 38yrs of age I'm African American. ..

U R about a couple of inches shorter than average.. 171 cm = 24 percentile which means you are shorter than 3 , taller than 1.
5'8.75 B4Sleep said on 16/Feb/17
Average Height in Fashion Industry: Male 5'11 - 6'2 , Female 5'8 - 6'0.. why did the modeling industry chose these height ranges ?.
Noah said on 15/Feb/17
Why do women wear high heels, and why are they so small ON AVERAGE
Canary said on 15/Feb/17
@Oliver: There's not much difference. Young American women MIGHT be about a half inch taller than young British women. I base that on statistics on average heights, but who knows how accurate and realistic they are. It's hard to believe that British women are appreciably shorter than American women.

You would tower most American women, of course. It would vary from place to place because some sections are taller than other sections, and I suspect this is the same in the UK. I absolutely dwarf and tower many young women in certain places. I'm betting that there are sections like this where you live too.
the Slav said on 15/Feb/17
@Jon 189
Im 183 cm hahaha
Rachael said on 15/Feb/17
8:00 am - 185.4 cm (barefeet)
9:00 pm - 183.5 cm (barefeet)

is that tall for a women in Europe and America
french guy said on 15/Feb/17
@the slav

how can you feel tall in Denmark at a mere 183 cm ?
sam said on 15/Feb/17
And yes he is 5'11. measured only a few weeks ago at the hospital he told me.
sam said on 15/Feb/17
@G 5'11 My sister is 5'5. My eyes are a little bit above his. shoulders are as well. He was 6'0 at on stage but he is 48 now and has shrunk about an inch.
sam said on 15/Feb/17
@G 5'11 My sister is 5'5. My eyes are a little bit above his. shoulders are as well.
Giorgi said on 15/Feb/17
@Warrior
Also, to answer the question you asked, average height difference between a male and a female is about 14 cm, which I think is also an ideal gap and looks the most aesthetic. So, ideal partner for a 180 cm female would be 194 cm male (or just around 6'4") which is not a rarity at all. And keep in mind, we're talking about the ideal. Generally, an inch or even zero difference would go. What is height when there is love.. Take it from Rob and Jenny. ;))
Giorgi said on 15/Feb/17
Warrior said on 13/Feb/17
@ Giorgi.

Thats fine. Theres nothing wrong with your comment


What I meant is, tall doesn't affect beauty unless it's too tall like, 6ft 3. Just that, odds are getting tougher to find your match. But 5'11" is nowhere near excessively tall if you ask me.
oz89 said on 15/Feb/17
@Rob, Hey rob. I recently measured 188 with shoes on on an electric stadio-meter which also measures bmi/weight. I wasn't standing with feet completely together and my chin wasnt tucked in at all. sort of trying to raise eye level type posture. The shoes were some very OLD adidas LA trainers where the heel is well worn down. It was around 3pm. What would my barefoot height be on average? cheers
Editor Rob: oz, you may well hit 186cm range.
Ice said on 15/Feb/17
@The Slav of course there are exeptions its just a lot harder to excell at the Sports you mentioned when youre under 6'4 range , for Basketball it would be under 6'6 range .
c-mo said on 15/Feb/17
@Unsure . you dont look anything less than 172-173cm on any pic to me . I think you are 174cm or something . you dont look short thats for sure . I am honest . I think you are about 175cm in the morning and 173.5cm at nighttime or something around that . claim either 174cm or 175cm if I am right with the numbers . if you are 174cm in the evening/night then definitely claim 175cm !!!
CS said on 15/Feb/17
@Kaneff 6'0.25" totally agreed. 6'0 - 6'1 is perfect male height, I don't care what anyone else says.
Oliver said on 15/Feb/17
I measured 188.5 cm barefoot at 11-12 at night (been awake since 5:00 am), I claim 188 as my height. Many women think I'm taller like 6'4
Mary said on 14/Feb/17
Is 183-4 cm (barefoot) at night for a woman in Holland average?
Josh said on 14/Feb/17
Rob, would you say a 6'0.5 man is the equivalent of a 5'7 girl?
Editor Rob: Josh, I feel it's more around 6ft equal to 5ft 7.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 14/Feb/17
Rob is being in your 40's better than being in your 20's and being in your 30's are you glad your in your 40's now does life get better in your 40's and after your 40's like in your 50's and like in your 60's.
Editor Rob: I'm glad I'm alive and providing help to family & friends.

maybe even people get some entertainment from this site at times too!
Peter 179cm said on 14/Feb/17
@ Oliver 1.6cm loss at your height is very low.I'm 9cm shorter and lose atleast 1.8-1.9cm on a normal day and even more when i lift many weights or rotate my spine alot.
Jon189 said on 13/Feb/17
The slav and Oliver. I too am precisely your height in the morning and 188.5. 189 for the majority of the day. Random fear for you all. Although I am in my late early 30s, I already fear shrinking in old age. The 'specialness' if you will of being taller than the vast majority of the population is diluted somewhat.
A vain thought perhaps - ultimately height is a large component of one's identity, more so I suspect with those at the edges of the stature bell curve.
FiveNine said on 13/Feb/17
Looks like Donald Trump is about one inch shorter than 6'2 Justin Trudeau in pictures of his recent trip to the White House - However the Donald claims a bit over 6'2 ...
Warrior said on 13/Feb/17
@ Giorgi.

Thats fine. Theres nothing wrong with your comment
G 5'11 said on 13/Feb/17
@Sam well when someone says somebody is twice the size of someone they could be referring either by mass or height or a combination of both. How tall is your sister? And maybe he is just guessing your height based off his, are you positively sure he is 5'11? If you are at eye level with him but you can see a little over the top of his head you very well may indeed be 6ft, perhaps get yourself measured just to be sure. It's hard when two people are about the same height and since you can't see the top of your head one might think the other is taller.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 13/Feb/17
@Giorgi

I would say a full 6'1" for guys is perfect. Walking around at my height I feel I'm close to perfect but then once in a while I get heightmogged by a girl who's 6'0.5-6'1 not even wearing heels and I hate when that happens. 6'2+ girls are extremely rare outliers, much rarer than 6'0 or 6'1, so 6'1 is a good benchmark to basically never get heightmogged by women. At 6'0 you're mostly safe from women heightmogging you but not quite 100% safe.

of course I am splitting hairs over a half inch and maybe some guys don't mind if women are taller than them, I just think 6'1>6'0.5.
A 171cm male said on 13/Feb/17
Am I short for a man at 38yrs of age I'm African American. ..
HonestSlovene said on 13/Feb/17
@Ally182 Oh ok sorry, I misunderstood that, my bad.
the Slav said on 13/Feb/17
@Ice

Which sports?
Even handball, basketball and volley-ball have players that height
the Slav said on 13/Feb/17
@sam
Maybe you're twice the mass
Peter 179cm said on 13/Feb/17
@ sam He probably meant you're lot taller than her,maybe like a foot or less...If he was being realistic then your sister must be like 1m tall or something xD! :P
Johan said on 13/Feb/17
@unsure

You said that you got measured at 173 cm - 5'8" and I think that is the truth. Lets say that Margot was 5'8" range in heels there , you are at most 5'9" in shoes.

Also from many of your images I wouldn't really guess you taller than Rob. Ofc if you measure yourself out of bed you will indeed get 175cm as most of us shrink around 2 cm after waking up.
Arthur said on 13/Feb/17
sam, go ask your father what he meant. how old are you, 10?
the Slav said on 13/Feb/17
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 12/Feb/17
Friends who had been in the Netherlands? Their population is really high?
As there will be considered the height 6'1-6'2?

Of course they are really high. Cannabis is legal ;)
But Ive never been there myself - my bet is that its pretty much like Scandinavia and the Balkan
HonestSlovene said on 13/Feb/17
@6'1-6'1.5 Guy You mean tall? Yes they are about 6'0.25"-6'0.5" more or less, pretty much taller than anyone else except highlander Serbs, bosnian Serbs and Montenegrins who average about the same.
Oliver said on 13/Feb/17
@Canary

I measured 188.4-5 cm (barefeet), at my lowest, at night 10-12 pm. I tower many women, and taller than MOST women. I live in uk, how would it be in US, are american women taller.
HonestSlovene said on 13/Feb/17
@Unsure For what it's worth I'd guess you at somewhere between 5'8" and 5'9" (5'8.5" to be precise). Short-ish in the west where the overall male average is somewhere between 5'9.5" and 5'10.25".
Warrior said on 12/Feb/17
What is the average height difference between man and woman in cm.
sam said on 12/Feb/17
Also he said I am 6 ft when I haven't been measured. How can he guess? He is 5 ft 11.
sam said on 12/Feb/17
My dad said I am twice the size of my sister. What does he mean? What does it mean in height terms? Or is he saying I am just way taller than her?
Giorgi said on 12/Feb/17
@warrior Of course woman's. I assumed the question was asked by a female. The thing is, it was asked kinda awkwardly that it called for such answer.
the Slav said on 12/Feb/17
Oliver said on 11/Feb/17
I woke up at 5 AM in the morning and measured 190.1 cm, then I measured at 10 PM at night and was 188.5 cm (lost 1.6 cm), is that normal, when people ask my height is say 188 cm

At your height thats less than expected lol
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 12/Feb/17
Friends who had been in the Netherlands? Their population is really high?
As there will be considered the height 6'1-6'2?
lak said on 12/Feb/17
rob in my country (algeria) the average height is 170cm for men , there's a big diffrence between our old generation and currente generation , in the 80s a 180cm man was considered tall
the guy standing next to me is 192cm and my footwear is 0.5cm
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Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Feb/17
@Nik rofl means rolling on floor laughing
Peter 179cm said on 12/Feb/17
@ Ιce I don't know if you're being sarcastic or serious,but anyway that's good to hear! ;)
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Feb/17
@J World how can you possibly measure 181cm/5ft 11.26 at the doctors but only measure 5ft 5 at home??
Ice said on 12/Feb/17
@Thomas 6ft1 6'1 is too short for Most Sports at Elite Level .
Ice said on 12/Feb/17
@the Slav in Vienna .
Warrior said on 12/Feb/17
Which is more accurate for measuring height, foot and inches or cm. And do Americans use cm
Different heights said on 11/Feb/17
Hi Rob,

When I measure myself with an aerosol can against the wall, I get different measurements.

If I stand straight facing the wall, with my toes and noes touching the wall, I get a height of 187.5 cm (in the afternoon).

If I stand straight with my back against the wall, I get a measurement about 1 cm higher.

Am I doing something wrong? Which measurement is correct?

Thanks.
Editor Rob: in this case, there is a chance your floor has a very slight slope away from the wall....you wouldn't be able to spot it unless you used a spirit level, even then it might be a very small angle.

But, because your heels facing the wall are further away than when you stand with back, it's one reason you could end up with slightly different measurements.

Another could be that one way you are actually managing to stand taller than the other way.
delancey said on 11/Feb/17
Height is relative.
Went on holiday to Bali last year and I'm actually heading there again tomorrow! (it jogged my memory to write this).
Average male height in Indonesia is listed at 5'2 (though that is an older study and I think it's more like 5'4 for younger males these days) and at my own 174cm/5'8.5 evening height it was the first ever time that I have ever actually felt 'tall' anywhere. A lot of western tourists in Bali that even it out but I found it quite interesting.
My other observations on my travels:
Japan - Their average male height is 5'7 and accordingly I honestly felt just a bit above average around young early twenties guys like me. Obviously a lot taller than the older pop.
UK/USA/CANADA/NZ - Exactly the same as I feel in Australia, definitely below average but not exactly stand out short or anything.

Any dream holiday destination/destinations Rob?
Unsure said on 11/Feb/17
@Arthur
I never meant to come across as an ingrate. I'm thankful all of you are involved with me. I really am. I know static text can come across as stern, but I'm nothing of the sort.
I was taller than Margot when I met her, as I was slouching ever so slightly to mic her properly and to meet her at eye level. Pause the video, or play it at the slowest speed, at the :15 and :16 second mark and you'll see who's taller, as well as me slouch my posture to meet her at eye level. If you see her as taller than me in that video, you are totally entitled to your free speech and I respect that.

I'm curious what Rob would guess me as based on these photos. I'll respect Rob's response and be thankful he took the time to respond. I'm wearing Vans Slip-Ons in all of them (very little height is gained from these shoes). This will be my last word on this issue, but I'll return to offer my productive insight on other height related matters!

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Editor Rob: just from a few photos, I'd have said close to an average look, taller than 5ft 6, less than 5ft 10, somewhere in between.
Canary said on 11/Feb/17
@Sally: I'm about your height. I dwarf and tower many white girls and women here. I seem to encounter more outliers than you do. In some places, young women, under 5'4, are fairly common. Their neighborhoods are predominantly white too. On the other hand, there are some sections of town in which young women tend to be both larger and taller. I'm referring to frame size since most of them tend to be fit. I'm surprised that you don't see many women under 5'4 where you live.
179cm said on 11/Feb/17
@Ally182

Yeah I do think some people are bad at guessing height. That's one of the possible reasons why you keep getting people who think there's a 6 feet average - the guys they are estimating as 6 feet are only really about 5'10". Some people might be too inclined to believe false height claims too.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 11/Feb/17
@Thomas6ft1

6'1" is short for a quarterback. In normal world 6'1" is tall and a perfect height.
lak said on 11/Feb/17
no rob i'm a little bit above average the guy next to me is 176 cm with footwear maybe 174.5 barefeet
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Editor Rob: it depends on your footwear, I would have said they looked a bit like elevators in the other photo.
warrior said on 11/Feb/17
Giorgi said on 10/Feb/17
@warrior I don't think it matters as long as they are really beautiful feet. Not obsessing or anything but.. ;))

who's feet, the woman's feet
Peter 179cm said on 11/Feb/17
@ J World There's NOO WAY a doctor measured you at 181 and you yourself at only 165 cause that's 16cm difference and NOONE i repeat NOONE can be that off with measurements,unless you miss-typed and meant 171cm which is still too much of an error to be true.Or the doctor got himself wasted and read 181 instead of 171...That could happen lmaoo!
Nik said on 11/Feb/17
@CSimpson 6/Feb/17
Re french guy m 4/Feb17

Was your comment "right old f*ing laugh?" (Maybe f**gg**g, may be not.)

This guy ought to be on at the Opollo!
Oliver said on 11/Feb/17
I woke up at 5 AM in the morning and measured 190.1 cm, then I measured at 10 PM at night and was 188.5 cm barefoot (lost 1.6 cm), is that normal, when people ask my height is say 188 cm
Oliver said on 11/Feb/17
I woke up at 5 AM in the morning and measured 190.1 cm, then I measured at 10 PM at night and was 188.5 cm (lost 1.6 cm), is that normal, when people ask my height is say 188 cm
Giorgi said on 11/Feb/17
Korean said on 11/Feb/17
6'2"(male), 5'8"(female) is perfect height imo.

6'0.5" (male), 5'7" (female); This is perfect height ;)
berta said on 11/Feb/17
lak you look like you could be 180 range . but do you wear elevator shoes on to look little taller. it almost look like that?
Nik said on 11/Feb/17
@HonestSlovene

Well on the tall.life/ website it says that the average male height in France is 5'8.5". If you go onto the height percentile calculator and select France and male it will automatically come up with the male national average which is what I have just said.
Ice said on 11/Feb/17
Personally , I have to say this Thing complaining about my height has to stop . Im actually doing well now for a change , my Job is going well , Ive got great Friends and a great girlfriend . And Im almost 6'3 and still growing so Im fine for a change .
Korean said on 11/Feb/17
6'2"(male), 5'8"(female) is perfect height imo.
Warrior said on 11/Feb/17
A lot of people (including women) exaggerate their height, knowingly and unknowingly. They also don't know that u shrink throughout the day.
Jamie said on 10/Feb/17
How much more height do you lose on an absolute low versus a typical low? Just curious.
G 5'11 said on 10/Feb/17
@unsure dude we aren't like height prophets, like yeah we specialize in estimates but if you are so curious about your height just measure it yourself using the aerosol can on hardwood floor method.. honestly judging from your pictures I'll give you somewhere between 5'7-5'9 probably somewhere in between since I wouldn't be able to tell you for sure unless I seen you in person because people can look much different in photos then in reality.
MaskDeMasque said on 10/Feb/17
@Grizz

It is odd yea, i've seen 5'9 Pitt claims before on sources, but im guessing this is because 5'9 is average in america and he looks average/slightly above average in most things i've seen him in. The brando listing at 5'7 is weird though, he never ever looks as short as this.
Sally (5'11.5 said on 10/Feb/17
@Crypto139: Very interesting study. For some reason Hispanic Americans and black Americans have wider variances in height than white Americans. In my opinion, it seems that the majority of women fall between 5'4" and 5'7" with few outliers. While men range between 5'9" and 6'0" with many outliers. Does anyone have an opinion about this observation?
Arthur said on 10/Feb/17
@Unsure

First of all, Margot Robbie is 5'5.5, not 5'6. Secondly, no one can really guess the difference between you 2 from that video. The only obvious thing from that video, is that she is taller than you in heels. So, if she's wearing 3 inch heels, she is 5'8.5 and she is taller that you ( and I suppose you are not barefoot ) so I would say you were 5'7 at most from that video. The 5'6-5'7 estimations for you aren't crazy at all. But if you say you were 5'8 at the doctor's, I will believe you. But you are definitely not 5'9, you can no longer be unsure about your height. You are 5'8 as you were measured, you can finally be sure about that.
J World said on 10/Feb/17
@unsure

Doctors measurements are not accurate. I was once measured as high as 181cm but in reality im 5'5, I measured myself at home and I got 5'5 with the tape measure, that was a really accurate measurement as I simply place my hand on top of my head and measured from where my hand was on the wall. Anyway back to you, to be honest you did ask people perception of your height and you didn't like the answers because its not what you wanted to hear, also if you have been officially measured at a medical checkup at 173cm why are you asking us here what height we would guess you at?
HonestSlovene said on 10/Feb/17
@Unsure Margot Robbie is listed here at 5'5.5", could be even more 5'5".
Nik said on 10/Feb/17
@warrior

Yes it is very tall. No it is not too tall.
c-mo said on 10/Feb/17
HonestSlovene said on 8/Feb/17
@Ally182 That's strange, I know people who lie or add a couple of inches to their height (like 3 inches maximum) but I never saw a guy lying by a whole 8 inches of height since that is the height difference you described for an average person. So he is only 5'3-5'4" or what? XD. I'm around 178 cm and thought I was that height when I was a decent 175 cm at 16-17 so on average people add 2-3 cm at most to their height now at a solid 178 cm at 24 y.o. (gained 3 cm betweeen 17 and 20) could easily claim about 180-181 cm and no one could question me, but anything more than that people would not buy my BS though.

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people would believe you to be 182-183cm too . I am 176cm and people think I am 179-180cm . I know a guy who is about 178-179cm and I saw him listing himself as 183cm on a site
HonestSlovene said on 10/Feb/17
@Nik Based on most recent information average in France was measured to be in the 177 cm range but this was in early 2000s (go check wikipedia). I'd say it is closer to about 178 cm for the younger generation today, 180 cm is still slightly over average in France and in most european countries who average 177-178 cm give or take 2-3 cm.
Thomas6ft1 said on 10/Feb/17
Is 6'1" a good height for a quarterback?
Giorgi said on 10/Feb/17
@warrior I don't think it matters as long as they are really beautiful feet. Not obsessing or anything but.. ;))
Ally182 said on 10/Feb/17
@Peter 179cm I have no idea, he really looks up to me the same way I look at 190-192 cm guys


@HonestSlovene Man I'm not 8 inches taller than him xD more like 8-9 cm cuz his eyes (not top of his head) ALMOST reach my upper lip and that makes him around 173-174 cm tall. Not only did he claim to be 181cm tall, he also said that he is 1 cm taller than me xD
Canary said on 9/Feb/17
That's a good point about height and weight. You can't determine good weights based on just heights. One's frame size should be considered. Muscle adds weight too.

@Warrior: I'm around that height without shoes. I dwarf and tower many girls and women, but I don't feel or look freakish. The difference certainly sticks out when I'm close to short girls, though. Also, shopping can be a chore at times!
Unsure said on 9/Feb/17
Thanks for nothing guys. I mentioned my lowest recorded measurement at the doctor's was 173 in barefeet and the comments were all about how I look 5'6 or 5'7. It's almost a parody of what this site's comments are known for.

Let me try one last time.

With 5'6 Margot Robbie (she's wearing heels) Click Here
With 6'2 David Ayer (he's wearing boots) Click Here
G 5'11 said on 9/Feb/17
@HonestSlovene yeah many people who can't pull off a 6 ft claim when they are indeed much under the mark go with 5'11 that includes some 5'10 and 5'9 guys because they know if they said 6 it would be ridiculous. But yeah some people are just really weird and think they are taller then they actually are. Why this is? Even I am not sure I don't try to say I'm 6ft or whatever 6'1, but I meet so many people that just straight up lie and don't realize how stupid they sound when they do it.
lak said on 9/Feb/17
how tall do you think i'm ??
rob i want you to guess my height
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Editor Rob: based on single photos, I'd have thought you seemed average range.
Csimpson 6ft said on 9/Feb/17
warrior said on 8/Feb/17
is 180 cm for a woman in her bare feet too tall in america?

No i wouldnt say so imo, thats 5ft 10.75/almost 5ft 11 its a very tall height for a woman but not too much IMO, id say 6ft 1-6ft 3 would be more like too tall.
Sally (5'11.5 said on 9/Feb/17
@warrior I sure hope not because I am 181 cm. When I am in my small community in north-central Wisconsin, I feel tall but as soon as I travel 45 minutes south to a larger community, I feel more "normal." Also to all u guys out there wondering what male height is most preferred by women, I for one love it when a man is the same height as me. It's nice to match. I hope all you guys come to terms with your height. My 6'8" son would love to fit comfortably in a car, find stylish clothing, and not duck through a doorway. I could go on an on. This world is made for people in the 5'8" range.
Johnson said on 9/Feb/17
I meant I was never measured very early on my medicals
Peter 179cm said on 9/Feb/17
@ Houss 183cm So you're actually not 183cm.If you lift many weights and heavy ones it does have an effect on your spine and even your legs and can make you shrink more height through the day.If i were you though, i'd claim 182 because it's closer to your low range.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Feb/17
@ Arthur Imagine what can happen to someone who's like 205cm or taller.The effects of gravity and the human body combined really can make "wonders"!

@ Unsure I said you look around 5'6 with that 157cm girl,not that you'd measure it since it's obvious you're bent down.And besides,those pics of yours(the last ones) can't give a comparison since you're on your own except the last one with that girl.Cool jacket btw(the black one) i've got the exact same in X-large size and it makes me look like a Mafioso xD!!
Giorgi said on 9/Feb/17
@unsure
These guys are pretty observant about every mm of their height and may easily throw away inches for others. I can't see below the belt in that picture of yours next to 157 cm girl but without slouching which is pretty obvious, anything below 5'7" is insane. In other pictures you don't look short at all. Pretty close to average really.
the Slav said on 9/Feb/17
@Ally182

If he reaches your upper lip he's around 163-164 cm lol.
Thomas6ft1 said on 8/Feb/17
Hey Rob, how do you know if you have short legs, longs legs, or just average legs?
Editor Rob: look at the sizes they sell in shops, in the UK use something like Debenhams or Marks & Spencer.

29-30 is on shorter side, 30-32 range average, 32-4 long, 36 or 38 very long.

If you are 5ft 9 with 29 inch inseam you have short legs, if you have 34 inch legs at 5ft 9 you have extremely long legs.
warrior said on 8/Feb/17
is 180 cm for a woman in her bare feet too tall in America?
warrior said on 8/Feb/17
is 180 cm for a woman in her bare feet too tall in america?
HonestSlovene said on 8/Feb/17
@Ally182 That's strange, I know people who lie or add a couple of inches to their height (like 3 inches maximum) but I never saw a guy lying by a whole 8 inches of height since that is the height difference you described for an average person. So he is only 5'3-5'4" or what? XD. I'm around 178 cm and thought I was that height when I was a decent 175 cm at 16-17 so on average people add 2-3 cm at most to their height now at a solid 178 cm at 24 y.o. (gained 3 cm betweeen 17 and 20) could easily claim about 180-181 cm and no one could question me, but anything more than that people would not buy my BS though.
J World said on 8/Feb/17
@unsure

Not to knock you down but you dont look 5'9 stood next to them girls. They all look around your height or maybe you are a smidgin taller but in the pic with you and your friends you dont seem that tall, I'd guess you at 5'6 at most in that pic seeing as all your female friends are around your height.
CS said on 8/Feb/17
@Taylor so much truth in one post. You are right 110%.
Nik said on 8/Feb/17
@ French guy m

What planet are you on? The average man in the whole of France is probably sub 5'9" and about Rob's height. The average guy where I live is probably about Rob's height too, which I would say is about 5'8.25" - 5'8.5". This is not small and is above the world average not that it would matter if it wasn't. I reckon it's more likely that 130 out of 400 Frenchmen are under the 5'7" level.
Peter 179cm said on 8/Feb/17
@ Αlly182 LOL how couldn't he realize he was shorter than you??! I mean an inch is not much but 5cm++ is very noticeable in person.Or it's just wishful thinking on his part...
Houss 183cm said on 8/Feb/17
My morning height is 184 but in the evening i drop to 181 , rob is this look normal to you
P.s i'm 105 kg , 11 years of bodybuilding
Johnson said on 8/Feb/17
@Canson Also I speak about my case, I don't lose height before bed I get the same height before bed that in the morning (if I am on my feet for some time, I was measured very early morning at medicals) but I know some people in the evening who lose height... perhaps I keep it good
warrior said on 8/Feb/17
is 180-181 cm (barefoot) for a woman too tall, in America
Johnson said on 8/Feb/17
@Canson haha I agree about out of bed. I am 177.5 in the first minute of waking up. And about the first hour...What I mean is that once you are around in the street and go to the doctor, it is the same. And even at home relaxed I gain some mms in comparison... that is what I meant. Medicals are on our typical low, you are on your feet. At least in my case and the case of many people I know, (people not very tall), we are always measured around the same height at doctors house
179cm said on 7/Feb/17
Taylor said on 6/Feb/17
The guys who are complaining about girls, that they are not tall enough, are probably not good looking either!

I don't like this idea that it if someone isn't having much luck then it must always be some sort of flaw with them. It just makes people feel even more lousy about themselves. What if it isn't always something about you, what if they've just been meeting the wrong people?

@Peter 179cm

I'm actually the exact same height and weight as you. It's perhaps moderately overweight, not overweight to the point that you would stand out as being big.

Giorgi said on 31/Jan/17
Not that you are overweight but to me the lighter the better. I'm 5'11.5" and 66 kg. ;))

Depends on the person. Some people look good at a low weight because they have a naturally slender build. Other people insist on getting to a low weight when they have a larger frame and it just doesn't look good on them.
G 5'11 said on 7/Feb/17
@Arthur yeah probably just by that and I have no idea why I don't lose much, maybe due to stretching and keeping myself hydrated I have been doing some yoga/stretching to try and hold a good posture and possibly hold 5'11 for a little bit longer throughout the day, that's why I kind of wish I was a strong 5'11 if not 6 foot but oh well. @Ally182 and then you have people around 188cm trying to say they are 194 cm, like I may be 180ish but that doesn't mean I can't tell the difference between someone who's 6'2 and a legit 6'4 considering I know a couple legit 6'4 guys which I can use in comparison.. shaking my head.
Unsure said on 7/Feb/17
@Giorgi
I would agree with 5'8.5. Remember, I said slightly above or slightly below 175. It depends how well rested I am, etc. If I'm about 5'8.6 or 5'8.7, which I probably am, do I honestly have to claim 5'8?
@Peter 179cm
Why say I'm 171 when my lowest medical measurement is 173? You even said I could shorter than that. Common man, I'm slouching CONSIDERABLY to compensate for her short stature while she's fully erect. My knees were bent! Still, your heart is in the right place. I do appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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Arthur said on 7/Feb/17
@Peter

Wow! 181.9 highest and 178.2 lowest? That's insane. That's literally 1.5 inches. I mean, I know you don't lose 3.7 cm during the day, but if our spine can vary so much in extreme cases that's really crazy. The biggest variation of my spine has been 3.1 cm, 181.0 highest morning and 177.9 lowest night measurements. I can believe that you can lose 0.6 cm more than me, it's not a big amount, but then, I already consider my shrinkage a lot more than average. Yeah, if you drop 0.8 cm under 179 even at an extreme case, it's best to go with 179 if you want to be honest with yourself.

So I guess our spines can compress up to 4 cm on really really extreme cases, for average height people.
Nik said on 7/Feb/17
@french guy m

Several coaches must have turned up full of basketball players from America. There must be a lot of good pubs in this town. They may hit on where I live just outside Leeds next, it would be a strange site for locals.
Ally182 said on 7/Feb/17
Some people are really bad at guessing height. There is a guy who keeps telling everyone that he is 181 cm tall but his eyes barely reach my upper lip, so then I told him to guess how tall I was, he told me "man you're like 180 cm". But when he saw how short he looked next to me when we both stood in front of a mirror he said "dude you're tall you are like 188 cm" xD
This really confuses me, like how...
Arthur said on 7/Feb/17
@G 5'11

Well, sounds like you are 0.5 inch taller than me since I drop to 5'10-5'10.25 at my lowest. It's funny that we have the same morning height though.

I live in a country were we use the metric system, so depending on how I feel, I have claimed 178, 179 and 180 cm. Usually though I either claim ''178 cm'' or ''about 180 cm''.
G 5'11 said on 7/Feb/17
@DanJonathon I'm jealous of your growth spurt, I mean not just because you are 6'4 now, just because I always wanted to make it to 6 foot. It's not wonder you are happy talking about your height you have such an advantage over many of us that are shorter then you. I know so many of my friends that shot up out of nowhere and they are around your height now. I'll never understand genetics they work in the weirdest ways. fugoogle genetics tbh 😒
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
Giorgi said on 7/Feb/17
@Unsure
It's impossible to be 175 at 6 pm and jump down to 173 after running (or any other acrivity for that matter). I think you're actual height is around 5'8.5". You just don't measure right.
Peter 179cm said on 7/Feb/17
@Unsure You don't look like a 5'9 guy with that girl(1st pic),more like 167-168cm but if you're slouching you could be around 171.

@Johan The general perception of height is skewed so it's only natural there would be lying.I've met a bunch of guys 3-5cm shorter than me claiming 180 and it's really obvious they're lying especially when they try to puff up their hair or wear thicker shoes(boots).Many guys around my height also tend to claim 182 or 183 and the show goes on and on... 😈😈
172.4cm guy said on 6/Feb/17
@Kaneff Thanks for your feedback. I think we are close to being in the same boat with our heights since we are not far off from each other. Only in spare moments do I ever really feel "short," but most of the time I simply feel "below average." Personally, I think the cut off for me when I think a guy is short is 5'6", which is basically someone whose eye line is at the tip of my nose. And I feel that a "tall" guy is someone whose eye level is at or above the top of my head (generally 6'0"+).
Taylor said on 6/Feb/17
What many people here forget is, height alone means nothing..., you discuss here how good it would be to be a certain height and forget you also need other qualities too.
Looks are way more Important than height. How confident you are (yes this story again, but its true), body, intelligence, the job you have, personality, the list goes on and on. Height is not THE quality, its a quality.
Tall guys are everywhere, handsome guys not as much. A really Handsome short guy lets say about 5'6 or 5'7, maybe even 5'5 who is confident and has many good qualities will be by far more popular with the ladies, than the tall ugly or average looking guy. Of course a tall and handsome guy who has a good personality, is intelligence and so on is the winner, but are there so much out there? Nope!
What i try to say, of course its an advantage if you are tall, but not if you are tall alone. The guys who are complaining about girls, that they are not tall enough, are probably not good looking either! I might get hate for that but its the truth. I don't want to offend anybody here, but the most good looking guys i know, it don't matter if they are short, average or tall, have girls or a girlfriend. All that, you have to be 6' in the media is just bullshigoogle. In one study they write short men earn less, in the other study they earn more, because they work harder. They write what they want. Do you really think only the maybe about 15 % Men above 6' can get a good job and pretty girls? Sorry for you if you believe that.
And what i also not understand on this site here, do you know how ridiculous it sounds when you write, no you are not 6' you dip to 182,4 at your absolute lowest, you are 182cm, because you dip for 5 minutes to that height, are you kidding me? Real height is the height you are for most of the day, NOBODY measures last thing at night!
And yeah of course these comments: 5'6 is short but 5'5.5 is very short or 5'11.75 is not tall but 6' is, a half or a quarter inch makes a difference? In real life even 1 inch is nothing!
You guys really need to do something about your height conscious, because one thing people especially women don't like, is self conscious people!
And sorry rob for this long text but i had the need to say this, because maybe young kids come to this site and read all this crap on here and maybe i can help some people!
Canson said on 6/Feb/17
@Johnson: no offense or disrespect but you make a lot of excuses just to make people taller. Yes if I wake up at 7am and have an 8 am appt I will measure at 6'4.75ish (I'm 6'5 1/8 out of bed). Trust me I have done it before just as a test and that is what I got not to mention if hey ask you to lay down while you are still coming down. Also with military personnel I have a 6'3 cousin who "claimed" 6'4 for the longest then clarifies it as 6'3.5 or 6'3 5/8 but it is an hour out of bed. They wake up go straight to their jobs after showering and are measured as soon as they get to work. Just for the record I have done mine many ways

6'5 1/8 approx out of bed 195.8/.9
6'4.75 after 1 HR 194.9cm
6'4 5/8 after 2 HR 194.5-.6
6'4 1/2 after about 3-4 hrs 194.3
6'4 3/8-.4 after 5-7 hrs
Then can lose another mm to 193.9 even if no gym or activity on my feet later on.
Peter 179cm said on 6/Feb/17
@ Arthur Out of bed i measure 181.6-181.7cm but that's literally 1 or 2 mins after waking up.Absolute highest was 181.8-181.9cm once after a 12-hour sleep lol...At night i'm usually 179.5-179.7 before bed and sometimes even a little over.On active days though,it's very different since i had measured 178.2cm once last summer after lifting weights and being on the run for a lot of hours!Usually though, i won't dip below 179 under normal circumstances(hydrated,normal physical activity etc..).Technically i'm closer to 180 most of the time but prefer claiming 179 because it's more accurate...
Nik said on 6/Feb/17
@Ice

What you think I am at 5'7.375" goodness only knows.
cowboy said on 6/Feb/17
I'm sure we are all in agreement on this. Celebheights is the only place anyone claims their real night time height. I'd say in general public 80 to 90 percent claim 1 to 2 inches over their night time height. This weekend at the casino a guy kept saying he was only 5'10 and that's why he couldn't reach over entire roulette table. After hearing he was 5'10 for the third time I made an effort to stand up to him when he got up. This guy was about 5'7 barefoot! And this is exactly why you hear stories of women wanting a guy at least 6 foot..because of guys like this. I'm pretty sure most women think a true 5'9 or 5'10 guy is really 6 foot. If you tell people your real height they insist your lying and are taller. It's seriously a lose lose situation.
Giorgi said on 6/Feb/17
@french guy m

You got a higher chance to run into the ghost of Napoleon than meeting only 5 people out of 400 who are under 5'7" in France.
Csimpson 6ft said on 6/Feb/17
french guy m said on 4/Feb/17
I went to downtown yesterday night , it was very crowded , I walked 1 hour and counted men in the 18-30 years old range who were shorter and taller than me.
Out of 400 I saw , 220 were taller than me.I saw a few guys in the 195-200 cm range and quite a lot in the 190-195 cm range.
I don t think I saw a single guy above 200 cm.
I saw maybe 4 or 5 guys below 170 cm .
I won t lie:at 183 cm , there were times when I felt almost average , and otherq when I felt like a true dwarf.

ROFL 😂
G 5'11 said on 6/Feb/17
@Arthur I'm just curious what do you claim when someone asks you for your height? You are a weak 5'11 like me except I usually measure either 180-181 out of bed depending on how much sleep I get. Like 5'11-5'11.25 was my highest I believe and I can generally hold at least up to 5'10.'5-.75 before bed I just go with 5'11 though some people guess me higher and the ones that try to downgrade me are usually ones shorter then me xD
G 5'11 said on 6/Feb/17
@Peter 179cm I don't get the obsession with people wanting to be 6'4 personally anything above 6'2 is extra like even 6'1 would be good. There's really no need to be 6'4 unless you are a basketball player or some other type of athlete.
DanJonathan said on 5/Feb/17
HEIGHT IS STRANGE!

I was always the shortest among my friends until high school :D I was 5'8" when I turned 16, and then suddenly I started growing and I was over 6'1 at 17 and I thought I wouldn't grow more because I didn't know anyone my age who were still growing... But I always wanted to be 6'2 because it sounded better and my dream height was to be as tall as my favorite actor from Chuck Zachary Levi :D On my 18th birthday I measured myself as 6'2, at 19 I was 6'3 and now I just measured myself for the first time in 14 months and I am 6'4.75" out of bed and 6'3.75" after a long day :0
So now I claim I'm exactly 6'4" AKA Taller than all my friends (my best friend has been 6'3" since he was 15...), My mom is 5'6" and dad is 6'1" I doubt I will grow anymore (even though I apparently grew 1cm after turning 20 already.

Anyhow, I think about height globally: 5'8"-6' is average in my opinion and anythng above is tall :) 6'6" is too tall I think, because then you are 2 meters in shoes, some door frames might be a bother and proper size clothes are even more hard to find than at 6'4! I live in Finland where door drames are 6'8 and beds are 200cm long and my bathroom ceiling is almost 3 meters ( I feel short in that room) :D I read US beds are 6'3" long, door frames vary and clothes are on the small side mostly, even Hollywood has mostly short-average entertainers!

To me 6'2.75"-6'5.5" is the perfect height range for men (190-197cm) for women I prefer very short or very tall women :P Petites and Amazons :D I prefer to date 4"10-5'3" women or 5'10-6'3" but the tallest woman I have ever seen here in Finland is only 6 feet (tallest man I have ever seen was almost 6'7") The average height here is 5'10 for men and 5'5 for women :D
MaskDeMasque said on 5/Feb/17
@Ice

You must be trolling, how do you feel short often at 6'2? Do you share a house with NBA players?
Canary said on 5/Feb/17
@Arthur: I'm not a bit surprised. I think that these honest mistakes and white lies explain why many girls think that 5'9 guys are short. They often think that 5'6 guys are 5'8. It's also quite silly when very short girls date only very tall guys.

@Peter: I think that the statuesque preference is more prevalent now. Look at the relatively tall heights of beauty queens and female models. Even 5'6 girls often are too short to enter those realms. There's more emphasis on physical strength too, which can be associated with height in some sports.
Unsure said on 5/Feb/17
I went running before an afternoon doctor's appointment. It was there I was measured at 173. I stood tall, but not as tall as I possibly can. I guess I was insecure about standing as tall as I possibly can and how silly that would look to the nurse, plus doesn't running affect your height?
At home I've consistently measured myself after 6 pm. Day after day, I'm always either slightly below 175 or slightly above. I also have short hair, and measure myself in my bare feet.

I use measuring tape, but I always try to go for the more conservative estimates. In a nutshell, I'm wondering if 5'9 is too egregious of a claim, or if I can just shrug my shoulders and tell myself, and others, "I'm 5'9" and be done with it.

Here's me:
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(I'm dead center with the black hair and brown skin and black v neck) Click Here
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Nik said on 5/Feb/17
@Ice

You are getting as bad as french guy m! Come round where I live in England and every 22nd guy would tower over you at your height.
Johan said on 5/Feb/17
Peter 179cm said on 4/Feb/17
@Johan So even in Netherlands,average isn't much over 5'11 and people like French guy still whine about not reaching 6'4 or something LOL.


Correct Peter, our national average is 181 cm so 5'11" 1/4 which is pretty solid for an average.

The reason so many argue against this ( even with actual statistics backing it up) is because for many your average 5'9-5'10" guy is what 5'11" range looks like.

There are many guys in that range of 180-182 cm who claim 183-185 cm. Noone questions them as so many are boosting with 5 cm nowadays!

A legit 6'4" guy is still pretty damn tall here, I would say it starts the very tall range. Alot of countries it is still more 6'3" but the handful of countries that have a 5'11" average, it would be more 6'4" imo.
Arthur said on 5/Feb/17
@Peter 179 cm

What are your exact measurements? I wake up in the morning at 180.4 or 180.5 cm usually and go to bed at 178.3 cm , again usually. In absolute low situations I have measured myself at 178.0 or 178.1 cm. Only once in my life I measured myself at barely 178.0 at night, I got 177.9 cm after carrying weights for a long period of time though my arms were so sore I couldn't really measure myself very accurately that day. I then went for a beer outside and when I remeasured myself at home the same night my height had bounced back to 178.2 cm, lol, so I guess I don't really drop under 178 flat. But I am definitely always a little over 5'10 even at my worst. The highest I have ever measured out of bed was 181 cm on the dot.
the Slav said on 5/Feb/17
Thomas6ft1 said on 2/Feb/17
Would you guys consider 6'1"(185 cm) barefoot at night a good solid height for a 20 year old guy?

yea, obviously lol
Johnson said on 5/Feb/17
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) ... that thing about height fluctuates during the day is pure myth. I mean... nobody gets measured 1 hour after waking up or less. Typical medical tests are always the same. We can leave apart some sportsmen that could be measured very early in some occasion. Butn normal people are always the same height in medicals. If some friends are measured taller of what they look is because they are measured wrongly or... yes man, the bust a gut trick!!
G 5'11 said on 5/Feb/17
@Arthur yeah I totally feel you on being between 5'10-5'11 and wanting to be another inch taller lol. Only thing that's good is at least we aren't 5'5-5'6 range or lower that would have been worse. But 6'2 is honestly my ideal, 6'1 or 6'0 is good too though. At those heights you just barely feel short and they are good heights in general.
Nik said on 5/Feb/17
@Peter179cm

Well it doesn't look like everyone has moved on from this false atttitude of bigger being better. Sadly we still live in a society where certain attributes or life circumstances are lorded or more desired than others. Height is one example, others are income,, looks, etc. I could go on and on.
grizz said on 5/Feb/17
@MaskDeMasque,I know they aren't one of the most trustworthy sources, but I was wondering why they decided to downgrade instead upgrade their real heights? That's a more common form of lying
Giorgi said on 5/Feb/17
Rob, if you could choose specific height for yourself what would you choose? :)
Editor Rob: the ideal height for taking photos I feel is roughly six foot, so that would have been an easier height. 6ft 4-5 is a tricky height for taking photos as over the years I noticed a number of actors and actresses rising on toes a bit for photos or pulling the attendee down so they wouldn't look as short.
the Slav said on 5/Feb/17
Ice,
Where in Austria do you live?
Csimpson 6ft said on 5/Feb/17
Thomas6ft1 said on 2/Feb/17
Would you guys consider 6'1"(185 cm) barefoot at night a good solid height for a 20 year old guy?

yes definetly its a tall height and you should feel solidly tall at night.
Csimpson 6ft said on 5/Feb/17
Ice said on 2/Feb/17
Well to be honest Im 189 - 190 cm .
Ice said on 2/Feb/17
At times I feel short at 188 cm . Like every Second guy Towers over me .

LOL now you feel short?, what world do we live in, Giant land? you said you felt average last time make up your mind, well i must be very short at 6ft then and Rob at 5ft 8 must be a dwarf to you right?

So when does average and tall start in your eyes? 6ft 3 as the start of average, 6ft 4 solid average, 6ft 5 above average/tallish and 6ft 6 start of tall? LOL But seriously stop trolling if you really are 6ft 2 then you wouldnt be complaining on here saying you feel short or average every single bleeding time thats an insult to real 6ft 2 guys even to 6ft guys hell even Rob aswell, to be honest...youre not a 188-189cm guy no where near from reading your posts, until you can provide proof of your height then we'll actually believe you but stop being such a pathetic sadcase trying to seek attention from people on here all the time, you really do have such an inaccurate perception on height and its just boring to read your pathetic idiotic troll comments about your height and its getting old, infact Rob should delete comments like yours especially when they come across as trolling and goes over the top and seriously mate it is...no offence.
Houss 183cm said on 5/Feb/17
Who van guess my height ??
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Miller said on 4/Feb/17
The exact same conversation (what constitutes a "good height" or a "bad height", where average ends and tall begins, what height women like best, whether or not *this* group is taller than *that* group) has been raging here for years. Over and over again. Nothing changes.

Rob must be going out of his mind reading and approving the same 4 comments day after week after month after year! Are you doing okay, Rob? :P
Editor Rob: Miller, funnily the other day IMDB announced they were closing and removing all message boards.

They can be a massive drain on resources, I understand their decision...even with 100 cheap moderators, there's a massive churn rate in content moderation. Less than a year and most burn out.

This happens with facebook and other big services. All the flagged or keyword-triggered comments get viewed by a human, who decides if it should get deleted etc.

Except none of these moderators are even replying, unlike myself who is reading and replying.

Unfortunately I cannot reply to everything or else I'd have no time to keep the site ticking over with maintenance and research.

Luckily the amount of comments is manageable, so in the 13th year of reading comments, I haven't yet lost my mind!
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 4/Feb/17
Rob, you have the perfect height for men (metric)?
My vote for 187 cm.
french guy m said on 4/Feb/17
I went to downtown yesterday night , it was very crowded , I walked 1 hour and counted men in the 18-30 years old range who were shorter and taller than me.
Out of 400 I saw , 220 were taller than me.I saw a few guys in the 195-200 cm range and quite a lot in the 190-195 cm range.
I don t think I saw a single guy above 200 cm.
I saw maybe 4 or 5 guys below 170 cm .
I won t lie:at 183 cm , there were times when I felt almost average , and otherq when I felt like a true dwarf.
Peter 179cm said on 4/Feb/17
@Johan So even in Netherlands,average isn't much over 5'11 and people like French guy still whine about not reaching 6'4 or something LOL.
Josh said on 3/Feb/17
@Arthur @C-Mo i think its more like this in most western countrys:

Under 166cm = very short (guys like Dave Franco, Danny Treyo dont Look very Short in my opinion)
166cm-170 cm = short
171cm -175cm = below average
176cm -179cm = average Range
180cm -183cm = above average
184cm-189cm = tall
190cm and Up = very tall
MaskDeMasque said on 3/Feb/17
@Grizz

Are you really that suprised that the Daily Mail wrote an inaccurate article?
Nik said on 3/Feb/17
@Warrior

Yes.
Peter 179cm said on 3/Feb/17
@ Delancey Height isn't everything,at least build up some muscles and correct your posture if you dont feel content with it-you will feel better to some extent,i'm sure of it.Btw i wake up at a strong 5'11 and sleep at a weak one and even i at times feel there's something missing to be ideal height-wise.I mean that if i were barefoot the height im in shoes(181-182cm) i would feel more solid.Take for instance user Dmeyer here-he's 5'11.5 at night and always looks tall in his posted pictures.Now i know 5'8-5'9 is much different than 5'11 or 6'0 but it's not the end of the world since you're still average...
Peter 179cm said on 3/Feb/17
@ Canary "Statuesque" heights were always the most desired.Go back to any era and you'll see that being tall was always considered a plus...
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 2/Feb/17
Kaneff 6'0.25" (midday) said on 2/Feb/17

Women in general exaggerate height just like men, although not as much, but adding 1 inch is common. My lecturer for example said she was 5'11 the other day. Maybe in nike shox but no way she's over 5'9.5 barefoot. 5'3 women claiming 5'4 and 5'7 claiming 5'8 is common, too, in my experience.

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Many folks exaggerate their heights indeed, but I believe some of them got measured during the morning, and rounded up that measurement to the nearest inch. For example, a man who is 5ft9 at his lowest may claim 5ft10, because he was measured at 5ft9.75 in the morning, and I have no problem with that. And I know many people from metric countries who claim 2cm taller than they are, and the reason may be because they were measured in the morning, not knowing that height fluctuates throughout the day.
Thomas6ft1 said on 2/Feb/17
Would you guys consider 6'1"(185 cm) barefoot at night a good solid height for a 20 year old guy?
Canary said on 2/Feb/17
@Kaneff: The height fudging could be accidental OR intentional. Some women don't even know their real height. Some of them haven't been measured in years. They're not dishonest when they make false claims. I measured some very short girls who added two or more inches to their real height. Some of them turned out to be just 4'11! They were genuinely shocked that they were this short. At least one of them claimed to be 5'2.
HonestSlovene said on 2/Feb/17
@Peter179 @Giorgi I agree, each to his own.
Ice said on 2/Feb/17
Well to be honest Im 189 - 190 cm .
Ice said on 2/Feb/17
At times I feel short at 188 cm . Like every Second guy Towers over me .
Ice said on 2/Feb/17
@Warrior I am that height (188 cm at night) and Can say its an ok height , however 196 cm at night is perfection imo. It just looks the best .
Csimpson 6ft said on 2/Feb/17
chris said on 29/Jan/17
hi rob, how accurate are them body mass index machines that measure your height also?
Editor Rob: I think they have adjusted bmi ranges recently, but as for the machines, they should be accurate if the measurements of weight/height are within 1-2%.

I got my height measured on one those a few days ago and the machine i was on had me down as 6ft 0.5 when im actually just 6ft flat but it was reasonably accurate with my weight though so it wasnt too bad, only measured me half an inch taller than my actual height (i was barefeet aswell).

But there was one BMI machine that i used on that day before i used that second one and it was way off and it said i was only 5ft 6.5! 😲

Dont trust all BMI machines some can be very inaccurate, i wonder if some of them are rigged? Maybe the height thief has something to do with that? 😒
Editor Rob: the Height Thief gets about doesn't he!

it might just be that the calibration isn't done right on some of them, or through a lot of use, they end up with some errors.
G 5'11 said on 2/Feb/17
I'm really obsessed with height and no matter how hard I try I'll never get over wanting to be a little bit taller. Sometimes I wear dress shoes/boots to be a bit above 6ft or air maxes. Haven't worn thinner footwear ever since I started becoming more height aware. I always compare my height with people either at college or at the gym, if I feel like someone's the same height range as me I will casually walk by them to compare and see if I'm actually slightly taller or if they are or we are of similar height. I only do this with people who look similar to my height, so If someone's like 5'7-5'9 range I wouldn't bother. It's become a problem, also when I see people pull out their drivers license I actually try look at their height and see if they are legit or are estating a bit lmao. So far I noticed people my height or shorter adding a bit, and sometimes guys well over 6ft icing themselves an inch thinking height aware people like me wouldn't notice haha. There's two types of people, people who got measured like once know their height and don't obsess over it or really height obsessed people who measure their morning, noon and night time heights early daily, always try to chime into height related conversations and what not, oh and lots not forget visiting celeb heights multiple times throughout the day. I'm the 2nd option of course xD!
Giorgi said on 2/Feb/17
Panther said on 30/Jan/17
How much more will I grow I'm almost 16
I'm 178cm
Dad - 182
Mum - 161
Thanks :3

Your dad is about 4 cm taller than average and your mom is about 3 cm shorter than average so I guess most likely you're gonna end up 179-180 cm tall. Although, since you obviously haven't entirely inherited maternal genetic legacy, you're likely to get entirely your dad's and end up 182 cm, or even taller since your father may not have reached his max. Initially, I was just assuming that you have taken 50-50% from both of your parents. Anyway, this has been pretty amateurish talking. You might as well have inherited your other ancestor's genes and end up like, 6'5". I mean, anything can happen.
Arthur said on 2/Feb/17
Nah, women exaggerate height as much as men, believe. My ex-girlfriend claimed she was 5'7 till I measured her and found out she was barely 5'5. She then started claiming 5'6, lol! I was also on a date with a short girl recently and the topic of height came up ( I try to never bring up the topic of height with girls when talking to them, but they mention it somehow ) and she claimed 5'4 when she was definitely between 5'2-5'3 range, I'm sure she was under 5'3. One other time I overheared a girl saying to another guy she was ''163.5 cm'', yet she was probably 160 cm, I loved how she added the .5!

@Kouroush
Trust me, you are never satisfied with your height unless you are over 6'0. I am in the 5'10-5'11 zone and I am not satisfied. I feel like my height is adequate, since the average for the younger generation is exactly my height, 5'10-5'10.25 range at night. But would I kill for another inch? Hell yeah
angular said on 2/Feb/17
I'm 189 barefoot at night, what do I claim?
Johnson said on 2/Feb/17
Hey folks can you tell me how tall are these guys?. The tall one is the tallest person that I have ever seen close

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Kaneff 6'0.25" (midday) said on 2/Feb/17
@Warrior

188cm is a great height, many would even say it's perfect.

@Canary

Women in general exaggerate height just like men, although not as much, but adding 1 inch is common. My lecturer for example said she was 5'11 the other day. Maybe in nike shox but no way she's over 5'9.5 barefoot. 5'3 women claiming 5'4 and 5'7 claiming 5'8 is common, too, in my experience.
Johan said on 2/Feb/17
F.F said on 30/Jan/17
@tk and Johan. I also had the same experience last summer at the schipol airport.
Literally, at the course of 10 min I had walked passed 5-7 dutch women and all of them dwarfed me.
They were 180-186 cm tall and I am 178 cm tall.
I will travel to Amsterdam/Horn next month to visit my 185 cm tall friend. I will use him as a point of reference to determine the dutch average height. Maybe shoelifts may come in handy! XD!!

Just go into the shops and pick up some lifts, we sell them in many stores here. Got to keep up the myth that we are all giants :)
Johan said on 2/Feb/17
french guy said on 30/Jan/17
@johan
you have just discovered that the average height is not 180 cm.
it took you 40 years, but you finally realized that.

Based on the description you made the average was above 185 cm.

haha I knew you would comment. The national average in the Netherlands is 181 cm documented. Ofc there will be times that this can be lower or higher depending on situations.

I just gave two examples ( within a few months of each other) of this very thing happening.

Thing is, that reception was full of rich , CEO types and not that great a number. I think we were with 85 people.

Of that number I am guessing around 10 were men 6'3" + but with around 20 men who were 6'-6'2".

A smaller group of 7-8 men who were 5'10-5'11" and a couple of outliers like the 5'7-5'9" men I saw and the huge 6'8" guy.

Not forgetting the 7 footer behind the bar in the waistcoat. He actually looked like a giant John Cleese from Faulty Towers.
Kaneff said on 1/Feb/17
@michael

"@kaneff so that's the chart with adult men 20-39 do you think the average will increase more once the teenagers like 13-17 enter the 20-39 age group or stay the same. Also I would disagree with your chart 5'9.75 or 177cm should be average"

I doubt the average is going to keep increasing with most people having access to adequate nutrition nowadays. The CDC shows the average height staying basically the same from 2003-2014. If anything, the average height of whites went down slightly, although the sample size isn't that big so there's going to be a little variation.

2003-2006:
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2011-2014:
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So 5'9.75" is not average. It's 5'10.2" for whites or 5'9.4" for all 20-39yo. HOWEVER, we don't know is what time of day the CDC measured people's heights. If they're morning or noontime measurements (quite likely IMO) then the average night low for 20-39yo whites could be more like 5'9.75" and 5'9" flat for all 20-39yo.
Nik said on 1/Feb/17
@A 171cm male

You are a man who is of a very regular height globally, it's no worse than "low average" worldwide too. However in a western country you are definitely under average, and at 5'7" - 5'8" you are right at the very top end of being short in my opinion.
Peter 179cm said on 1/Feb/17
@ A 171cm male You're below average so technically you're shortish yeah...
Kaneff said on 1/Feb/17
@Nik

My height chart was only for the tallest demographic, young whites. 21-22% under 5'7.5 is probably about right if all races are included. I might make another height chart for that. It's just a pain having to calculate the standard deviation.
Ice said on 1/Feb/17
Average in the Netherlands should be around 190 cm These days .
Csimpson 6ft said on 1/Feb/17
french guy said on 30/Jan/17
if you are atleast 185 cm you are good
french guy said on 30/Jan/17
@johan
you have just discovered that the average height is not 180 cm.
it took you 40 years, but you finally realized that.

Based on the description you made the average was above 185 cm.

make up your mind, first you say 'average' is "above 185cm" then you said "if you are atleast 185 cm you are good" LOL stop trolling
Warrior said on 1/Feb/17
is 188 cm range (barefoot), at night, a good height?
Warrior said on 1/Feb/17
is 188 cm range (barefoot), at night, a good height?
Joe said on 1/Feb/17
@Nike
Yeah I think taller cities in Britain would be somewhere south where the majority of citizens are upper-middle-class white British. Though I've been to such cities few times, I still didn't feel some noticeable difference. Unlike continental European countries, white British people look quite homogeneous to me. Wherever we go, they always look physically similar.

@John
Height is a result of gene and nutrition. So richer people can maximise their genetic potentials by extra nutrition. But like you said, gene is a more dominant factor.
Canary said on 31/Jan/17
It seems to be somewhat common for male athletes and entertainers to add one or two inches to their height. Do you think that this is somewhat common among female celebrities too? I think that it is. Statuesque heights seem to be more desired now.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 31/Jan/17
@delancey
we are almost about same height or an inch difference. I agree that when you drop to 5'8 zones, you may become abit depressed at your stature. When you get into 5'9 zone you may get a slight satisfaction. Once you step into 5'10 to 5'11 zones, you got nothing to worry about. Therefore, every inch counts when it comes to height. I heard that in corporate world you are going to get higher salary for every inch of your height so taller men earn more than their shorter fellows. But i dont believe credibility in this. If it is , it is so stupid.

I am solid 5'9 and i used to be super duper obsesses with my height like how i was so mad that i am not very tall. Worse than that was bumping into females that were taller than you that could immediately kill all your confidence as a man in there. After few years i have turned my life around , i became ripped, healthy , got into shape for my MMA tournament. But, one thing is yet remained the same which is my height. Therefore, i decided not to care much about it since we cannot do one single thing about our height other than wearing lifts to fool people around which is i am strongly against that.

Anyways, i feel you and i understand where you are coming from with this.
Wipeout said on 31/Jan/17
@Kaneff said on 27/Jan/17

Where did you get that info? Seems very accurate.
Wipeout said on 31/Jan/17
@Panther said on 30/Jan/17

You'll end up 180, maybe 181 cms.
Giorgi said on 31/Jan/17
@HonestSlovene @Peter 179cm

You guys have considerably different standards. Not that you are overweight but to me the lighter the better. I'm 5'11.5" and 66 kg. ;))
Peter 179cm said on 31/Jan/17
@HonestSlovene You are average weight for your height.I don't really care though about my own weight as i have other aspects in my life to look into right now.And since i'm not obese i have no worries...
Arthur said on 31/Jan/17
@c-mo

under 5'6 = very short
5'6-5'8 = short
5'8-5'9 = below average
5'9-5'11 = average
5'11-6'0 = above average
6'0-6'2 = tall
above 6'2 = very tall
sumdude said on 30/Jan/17
@Panther Hard to tell. Diet and genetics = keys, for the most part. Be sure to get enough vitamins, calcium, zinc..google/ask around how much you should consume to cover your daily needs. Men usually stop growing between 17-20 +/- one or two years. I actually stopped growing at 15, I had insane growth pain. I stopped at 183.7cm(evening height). Poor diet probably played a role, didn't really eat good/much when growing up.
Canary said on 30/Jan/17
You can't base dwarfism on physical proportions. It's based on just height. Some dwarfs have bodies and faces that are proportional. They call them dwarfs because "midget" is seen as a slur by many people.
Nik said on 30/Jan/17
@Kaneff

Several months ago I came across a height website, on it were statistics on the barefoot measurements of thousands of 20 year old western men and one of the things I remembered from it is that 21-22% of them were under 5'7.5". Whether this is right or you I don't know.

@172.4cm guy

Well I am about 171.3 - 171.6 cm throughout most of the day and I don't always even feel short. I think it is ridiculous when guys who are between 5'9" and 5'11' feel short, they must just be comparing themselves to small groups of younger men like their peer groups or maybe they consider themselves short because of street talk that there is about saying that it's best being 6'.0" or over these days and that it's the most normal and desired height. It's daft really because they wouldn't have to look around very much to realise that in society a 5'9" - 5'11" guy is far from small.

Overall I feel under average or a little bit short however I can feel differently at different times, I would imagine other people do too and this can be influenced by where you are geographically and who's about in public at that particular time.

Below is a description of the situations which make me feel quite tall, average, and small at my height:

Quite tall - I feel quite tall when I jjust encounter older men or when I predominantly encounter older men when I go out locally. In a number of other areas I may be taller than a large proportion of older men too.

Average - I feel average In public with men of mixed age groups with a reasonable but not massive over representation of older men or men who are from foreign backgrounds or whose ancestors are from foreign backgrounds. Also in public locally I may feel average with a representative amount of males from all age groups about, however I may be more of a low average to be truthful but probably no less than that.

Small - I would probably feel small if I decided to walk around a local town or city centre on a Friday or Saturday night! I would also feel small in some areas amongst men from mixed age groups. I may be a "classic" small on average in some of the taller areas but I think I would not be "very small" amongst men anywhere though apart from on average in the financial district of London, however the men (and women) do not live there. I bet there are more than one or 2 guys my height or less even in the areas of the city with the very tallest men about.

Overall I think guys who are 5'7.5" in the Uk or America are of a high "small" height in my opinion, in other words I think this height is practically at the very top of the tree for being small for a man in those countries and 5'8" is the cut off where shortness becomes something else, ie low average or under average but not short. I could buy claims that 5'7.5" is under average and not short, but for me I would probably say that this is instead true at the 5'8" level.

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F.F said on 30/Jan/17
@tk and Johan. I also had the same experience last summer at the schipol airport.
Literally, at the course of 10 min I had walked passed 5-7 dutch women and all of them dwarfed me.
They were 180-186 cm tall and I am 178 cm tall.
I will travel to Amsterdam/Horn next month to visit my 185 cm tall friend. I will use him as a point of reference to determine the dutch average height. Maybe shoelifts may come in handy! XD!!
CS said on 30/Jan/17
@c-mo if you're talking about a place where 178 cm is the average across the board then 185 cm is 100% tall no question. Even 183 cm is getting up there. And just to reiterate, we're talking about an area where 178 cm is the overall average.
Johnson said on 30/Jan/17
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Johnson said on 30/Jan/17
@Csimpson 6ft yes I can. A question for @Rob and you...At home I do sofa and sitting on desk normally... the thing is why does Rob sustract height to reported medicals of celebs like sports people?- I mean if they don't bust a gut-. My theory is when I go out I measure my evening height so that is also my medical measure. And Rob is also 173 in medicals. I don't know the reason to substract a fraction saying "that medical test is morning height" because they have been on their feet so they measure the same as their typical low in a sofa day in the evening...
Editor Rob: some medical heights are taken really early, like within 1 hour of wakening.
Crypto139 said on 30/Jan/17
Weird I found this study for average height in America.

For males of different races and ages 20-39

Whites averaged 70.4 inches
Blacks averaged 70.0 inches
Hispanics averaged 67.1

Here is the truly odd thing. For the 95 percentile for each group above.

For whites it is 74.9 inches
For blacks it is 75.1 inches
For Hispanics it is 72.3 inches.

How can the average of one race be smaller but their 95 percentile is taller? Variance perhaps? More people in both the really short and really tall groups, while the other group has more people in the middle? Weird study.
A 171cm male said on 30/Jan/17
I'm 171cm barefoot am I short? Can someone please give me a serious answer, thanks. ..
french guy said on 30/Jan/17
if you are atleast 185 cm you are good
french guy said on 30/Jan/17
@johan
you have just discovered that the average height is not 180 cm.
it took you 40 years, but you finally realized that.

Based on the description you made the average was above 185 cm.
HonestSlovene said on 30/Jan/17
@Peter 179 cm 185 pounds assuming a normal build (athletic/average/muscular/non-shredded) at 5'10.5" is overweight. I'm roughly the same height at 5'10.25" and my weight fluctuates between 166-169 pounds or 75-76 kg and consider myself average weight.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 30/Jan/17
@Kaneff - looks about right to me.
c-mo said on 30/Jan/17
(evening heights)

163cm = very short

168cm = short

173cm = below average

178cm = average

183cm = above average

188cm = tall

193cm = very tall

this is pretty much how it is
Arthur said on 30/Jan/17
@Peter 179cm

Unless you are ripped, 87 kg for a 179 cm guy is definitely overweight.
Panther said on 30/Jan/17
How much more will I grow I'm almost 16
I'm 178cm
Dad - 182
Mum - 161
Thanks :3
Giorgi said on 30/Jan/17
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 28/Jan/17
Rob, what can be expected from 18 to 20 years?
1.4-1.8 cm.?

Anything can be expected. From none to 10 inches. Depends on your genetic data. Most commonly around half inch unless you are dealing with late spurt.

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