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Greg said on 6/Aug/19
@Christian It’s just an estimate lol he might be more 193 or 194 he’ll he could be 192 we wouldn’t know because we never measured him.

@Bobby I agree, the kids going through a rough time period and is mad about his stature so he has to whine and cry about it by making stupid assessments about old Gregg. His mangina is showing ;)
Canson said on 5/Aug/19
@C-Mo and Greg: I would define C-Mo as around that mark because it’s a very average height or slightly over so I think C+. As far as Greg, it’s tougher to say because it’s above average but still not into tall category but getting there. In reality it’s not much more than C-Mo but just like Greg said, with the right build and proportions, you can start to look tall
Jdubbz said on 5/Aug/19
@Cmillz I was working out today and I noticed that I was a head taller than half the guys in the gym and taller than all of them (big gym, at least 100 guys). I’m more 6’6 than 6’5, but a 6’5 guy would probably see the same thing. So I’d say 6’5 isn’t freakish, but very noticeably tall even in places with a lot of tall men (like a large gym). I think there is a threshold where you go from tall to noticeably tall in public, and I’d place that threshold around 6’4-6’5.
Jdubbz said on 5/Aug/19
@Myself: I feel like I’m getting towered when a guy is 2-3 inches taller than me (though that’s super rare these days) and I feel like I tower anyone under 6’1
Greg said on 5/Aug/19
@Lell have you ever been to Switzerland? If so how do you think their average compares with Sweden over there I thought it was higher than what Ben describes but it’s all on perspective. They say average here is 5’9 sometimes I’ll walk around and be taller than most guys but then I’ll see those big 6 footers like today I was a 6’5-6’6 guy at a bar and then a few 6’2+ guys while walking around the city. Even saw a girl around my height. I know what C-mo means by sometimes you can walk around Germany and think 6’1 is average when it’s not because you see so many tall guys there’s a lot of German, French and Italians even Portuguese people here some of them look like ethnic Swedes but they might be mixed anyways I’m seeing a fair amount taller than me but I’m also taller than a lot so I can’t decide on the average.
Greg said on 5/Aug/19
@C-mo yeah only thing I will say is Jake is not 5’11.25” maybe out of bed but not in the afternoon he was measured under 5’11 on the Conan show even with the camera angle he seemed more 5’10 range and I feel like that’s how he looked with Kimmel on his show. But he still has a good height 5’10/5’11 range is definitely an aesthetic range I seen a guy today who looked my height maybe a little taller he did have thicker boots so it was a bit difficult to estimate from a distance but he had good proportions could even fool you for being taller and there’s this guy in my tour group has a good height but bad proportions and posture. He might be 5’11 range or a weak 6’0 he’s also a little difficult to estimate I seen his license briefly while he was taking it out for something but I’m not sure if I saw 5’11 or 6’0 but he def looked over 5’11 flat could have been like 5’11.5 maybe he had a thick shoe that brings him over 6’0.
Greg said on 5/Aug/19
@Ajax when you try to be funny but you’re not 😭. It all depends on what you think is ideal so someone like Jddubz would grade 6’1 a C and 6’6 an A. I think my heights not bad a guy between 5’10 and 5’11 can most certainly look tallish with the right proportions and you would be taller than both females plus it wouldn’t be hard to fill out your frame despite having long arms I manage. C-mo feels that average isn’t that good so he’s giving it a mediocre grade, for him 5’11/6’0 would be an A. More examples for Ellis 6’5 would be a C or B but 6’9-7’0 probably an A or so forth. 6’1 and 6’2 are definitely ideal for a lot of people but not everybody. Depends on how you feel about standing out or towering people.

@Guest66 Lol you again, sounds like somebody is also insecure and jealous and is attempting to project their insecurities well keep your boyfriend company over there hope you’re keep his coffee warm. I’m not flaunting my 6’2 wing span if anything it’s more of an annoyance, I just talk about it when it gets brought up. But Rob isn’t going to ban me because he likes me and I’m not doing anything to harass posters kind of like you and Ajax are doing well he’s just being stupid so obviously I’m going to use terms like that don’t like it don’t post anything. It’s funny because last I remembered you where submitting troll guesses and arguing that you think celebs are way shorter then listed.
Greg said on 5/Aug/19
@Importer how tall are you? You can’t be that short I don’t think I thought you where at least average. Many people aren’t obsessed with height, some people might think it’s weird but I would say own it there’s definitely weirder obsessions out there 6’2/6’3 would be alright but I would be fine with being 6’0 or 6’1 I don’t see it as an importance to be really tall unless you want to standout.
Guest66 said on 5/Aug/19
Yo Greg, who was whining recently about some folks on here being “doctors” and giving other people mental diagnoses ?? Well guess what, you do the exactly same thing you pathetic little hypocrite. You’re the most toxic person on this forum and many would agree.
Mark Warren said on 5/Aug/19
Rob please could you consider adding some of the following popular fitness youtubers: David Laid, Connor Murphy, Bradley Martyn, Mike Tornabene, Merijn. My guesses:

David Laid: 6ft2.25 (claims 6ft2)
Connor Murphy: 6ft2 (claims 6ft3)
Bradley Martyn: 6ft1.75 (6ft3 when search online)
Mike Tornabene: 6ft0.5 (6ft1 when search online)
Merijn: 6ft1 (6ft1 when search online)
Ellis said on 5/Aug/19
@Jdubbz: I was 5'9 at 14, so I'm guessing you had a big growth spurt as-well. I was measured in the morning though, I remember so I was more like 5'8.25-5'8.5 at that time. And they take it with shoes, I just remembered, damn, so I grew a foot since that time. I could barely touch the bottom of the net. Currently, I can easily touch the net standing.
Ellis said on 5/Aug/19
@Canson: You would take 5'9 over 6'7, really? that is pretty crazy, but I respect that. Like I said before, I wouldn't downgrade my height for anything, so maybe it would be a different bias towards me and since I'm a legitimate 6'7. I have a good friend of mine that is 5'9 and I colossally dwarf him, like it is unhealthy, we look like two different species. My giant shoulders loom over him, my head is a little over his, not sure of my head size though.
I also have a friend that is 5'10 that claims 5'11, and he hates to take pictures with me because I make him feel small, I joke about it a lot and I know it bothers him but it is like an inside joke.
My height scale:
5'9-5'10: Average, A lot of these 5'10 guys claim 5'11, so it makes it seem like a legit 5'11 is average but it really isn't
5'11-6'0: Above Average
6'1-6'2: Tall
6'3-6'4: Solid Tall, Kinda Very Tall
6'5 flat: Very Tall
6'5+-6'6: Starting to look Extremely Tall
6'6+: Extremely Tall.
Mark Warren said on 5/Aug/19
@c-mo These guys are attractive because of their good looks and fame, not their height. I think their height is having a neutral effect on their attractiveness. So if they were taller, they would be even more attractive - a tall height can make a more average looking guy (facially) much more attractive. The height range of 5ft9-5ft11 tends to be just 'fine', and it doesn't really add or take away from a man's attractiveness. Also, a large reason so many of these guys are around that height, is simply because it's the most common height range.
Antonio55 said on 5/Aug/19
@Ajax509 I didn't say that Blake or Gay set the world record in the 100m (my opening was on Olympic sprinters) but if we want to get into details Gay, Blake, Powell and Gatlin hold the 4 best times in 100m history after Bolt's WR of 9.58s
Canson said on 5/Aug/19
@Guest66: in fairness though, I don’t agree with Greg about Ajax 509 because I’ve had only a couple interactions with Ajax and they were both pleasant and positive
Canson said on 5/Aug/19
@Greg: I actually have Usain Bolt at 192 as well. 192.5 more specifically. He isn’t as tall as Jordan or Barkley and both of them are like 194-195 peak. Maybe Bolt was taller and lost the height due to Scoliosis though. I’ve seen people lose 2” easily to that so no guarantee he didn’t lose an inch maybe
Chris brady said on 5/Aug/19
Since my walls and floors are so dodgy and I am trying to get a measurement since my injury I am laying down on a bed. I am letting the top of my head touch the headboard and am placing a hardcover book on the bed at around the 6-1 mark and trying to touch it with my heel. Is this method reasonably accurate?
Importer said on 5/Aug/19
@Chris Brady you might be 6ft 1/2 atleast, possibly 6ft 3/4, judging by your current eye-level.
Bobby 178cm said on 5/Aug/19
@ajax509

I honestly cannot for the life of me understand where your comprehension is coming from. I've been on CelebHeights for a couple of years now and I've never once ever heard Greg establish he was barely 5'10 let alone what you've been prattling on about for a while now. He's always maintained a figure of 5'11 in the morning and 5'10.25 at night. That places him as being an entire inch taller than C-Mo.
ajax509 said on 5/Aug/19
The ultimate CelebHeights.com logic test:

We have a dude who claims to have measured 5ft 11.25 first thing and 5ft 10.25 last thing.
Then it turns out he over measured himself - for whatever reason - by 0.25in. He admits to 5ft 11 out of bed.

How tall is he in the evening? 🤣
ajax509 said on 5/Aug/19
I have Pitt at 5ft 10.25 and Gosling 5ft 11.5.
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Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Ajax you have a tendency to downgrade why are you saying bolt is 192cm? See at this point you’re subtracting 2 cm’s from peoples heights, I noticed your troll pattern let me guess you think Brad Pitt is 5’9 and Gosling is 5’10 too
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Aug/19
@Greg
In Ajax's defense, Bolt's likely more 192 than 195. Look at him next to people like Kobe and others. He's also not wrong about other Olympic athletes having their heights exaggerated.
Myself said on 5/Aug/19
@K.A
Well...9-10 cm advantage I wouldn't exactly call it legit "towering"...more like being "much taller".
I feel like I kinda "tower" somebody when they are at least 1 cm below my (about) 181.5 cm eyelevel.
mrfunnyguy said on 5/Aug/19
@Lell I am almost exactly 6'1 (about 185.5cm in the evening). I was estimated by a girl to be "around 175cm", which is about four inches shorter.
Mark Warren said on 5/Aug/19
@canson I completely agree with that list up until number 7, where the decisions start getting difficult.
Mark Warren said on 5/Aug/19
@cmillz 6ft5 isn't quite freakish, although it is very, noticeably tall. Looking massive is more about build/ physique than height.
Importer said on 5/Aug/19
@Csimpson6ft i wouldn't of given height much thought if I was comfortably tall tbh, say 6'2"-6'3". But currently sometimes feel tall and short it disturbs me.
ajax509 said on 5/Aug/19
To be honest you are not much different from c-mo. First thing in the morning he measures 178.3cm, you're basically 2.04cm taller. How can 2cm make up a whole grade?

Then again, it makes little sense to claim ideal height is between 6ft 1 and 2.

A+ 187cm Ideal height
A-/B+ 178cm Greg's height
B-/C+ 176cm c-mo's height

When you check your own exams 😂
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Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@C-mo yeah I knew what you meant tbh I feel like a lot of those could be debated Rob has Clooney at almost 5’11, Clooney himself claims a modest 5’11.5 however with other celebs like Brad Pitt or Matt Mcon. He struggles with 5’10, Dornan I think manages to Look close to Garfield and a bit below Redmayne, personally Garfield seems taller than 5’10.5, especially if Redmayne is 5’11-5’11.25”. Also we could through in Owen Wilson and Peak Cranston in there both men look tallish on screen, being connected to what Canson was saying about 5’10 range+ looking tallish with the right proportions. Also I would grade your height between C+/B- and mine would be between B+/A- borderlining.
cmillz said on 5/Aug/19
@Canson
Based on what you said, I’m guessing you’d also have a tough time choosing between 5’8 and 6’8?
Greg said on 5/Aug/19
Rob how tall would you guess my dad to be if he straightened out?My mom was like 5’3-5’4 range. My grand father was like a decent 5’7 peak so might be 5’6ish by the time of the photo. What do you think his estimated Peak was? he was maybe in his 50’s there along with some medical issues which made him lose height in addition to aging. Click Here
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he can look over 5ft 9 maybe possible 5ft 10, but he is losing more height and in 50's might have lost a bit.
c-mo said on 4/Aug/19
I want to continue with what I have to say because there was not much space anymore after my last comment I was just submiting 1 minute ago and hope that it will be displayed because I refreshed the site and I hope it didnt get lost

@Nik

there are many men who also look good and are around 5'8 like Zac Efron , Milo Ventimiglia (5'8.5 though) , Tom Cruise etc. . but at a height of bruno mars you have a problem ....

but the very best looking men are around 5'11 - 6'0 or a bit more or less and they also have a better height than 5'8 men

as I said :

Leo - 5'11.25

Clooney - 5'10.5

Theo James - 6'0

Jamie Dornan - 5'10.25 / 5'10.5

Tyson Beckford - 6'0 / 6'0.5

Colin Farrell - 5'10 (even though imo he is 5'9.25 - 5'9.5 but ok)

David Beckham - 5'11

Jake Gyllenhaal - 5'11.25

Joe Lando - 5'11

Henry Cavill - 6'0.5

Ryan Guzman - 5'11

Daniel Craig - 5'10.25

Michael Fassbender - 5'11 (or slightly less)

Jensen Ackles - 6'0

Adan Canto - 6'0

not only are these men facially good looking ...I mean you can also be facially good looking at any height (even though a lot of the good looking men will be around these heights from what I can tell) but look at their body proportions and how their heights look next to people . very aesthetic . and not too short and not too tall in any way


5'11 - 6'0 are really the best heights to be and a solid 5'10 is also good and a well proportioned 6'1 is awesome and arguably perfection too but any other height will never be as good as these imo ....at 5'9 you have a decent height but your height is not nearly as good as 5'11 - 6'0 ....at 6'5 you are really tall and have certain specific advantages which can be cool for example but your height will never be as good as 5'11 - 6'0 imo even if you have good proportions at 6'5

provided you have good body proportions and a healthy weight then 180cm to 184cm (maybe 179cm and 185cm too . especially 185cm ) at night without shoes is the most aeshtetically pleasing and comfortable height range you can fall in

my views and opinion is based on observations and analysing since many years in all kind of places (bars/nightclubs , gyms , school and university , grocery stores , downtown area , movies/celebrities etc. etc.)
c-mo said on 4/Aug/19
@Canson and @Greg . thank you both :)

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@Sakz and @6footTom

you CAN have lanky proportions when you are below 6'1 ...as I said I have a friend who is around 181cm and he is a bit lanky

BUT ....

1. it is less common than at above 185cm

2. it still looks less lanky overall when you are lanky and below 6'0-6'1 than when you are taller and lanky because when you are lanky AND tall ...it is way more noticable and the height adds extra lankiness .

you will basically be more like a "stick" or street lamp no offense .

I also noticed some tall men have crooked legs/knees ...as if they are broken

go to the height challenge page and click on the photo of Challenger 5 . I noticed it on his legs for the first time . I guess it is what we call "x legs" and it seems way more common among tall men...I dont want to offends Robs friends but compare Rob and him or Rob with the other tall challengers . Robs proportions look WAY better than all of them imo even though challenger 8 also has decent proportions . Rob has a nice shoulder width and his legs dont look too long but the legs of the tall men do imo (again ...no offense) . and Robs overall body proportions are more aestheitc because they look more harmonic and also more compact . even though 5'8 is not exactly a bad height... if Rob had the same proportions but was 5'11 - 6'0 it would look totally awesome and he would also "hold his own" better next to taller men and would high average - above average height and the glass would be full

as I said when you are tall you have specific advantages for being tall and it will always be perceived better than short . however as I said when you get taller than like 6'1 or so you start to be "too long" and tall men also often have less aesthetically proportionate bodies than even 5'8 men like Rob

you can disagree if you want . and of course there are also tall or even very tall men with great proportions like Joe Manganiello for example . he is around 195cm and looks very good . there is no way that his height is bad . it is great to be as tall as him and have such a good build and good proportions for that height . however it is still too much height to be ideal imo . it is just unneccesary to be above 183cm especially above 187 and imo the best range as I already said is something around 180 - 184 at night with great body proportions and build . as I said I have a friend who is 189cm and he doesnt have bad proportions either but it is just a bit of an overkill ....he is "unnecessarily tall" ....when we are in clubs he has to duck too much to talk to women , he has to eat more food and train more to build muscle mass , he is often one of the tallest guys around and in some gatherings even the tallest . if he was 5cm shorter it would be better . but his height is still good of course and he has the advantage that women who are 175-185cm will prefer his height (he often had women around 5'10 be attracted to him)


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the ideal body proportions in my view is basically prime Mike Tyson . but he was a bit too muscular at times

also this boxer named Obie Walker had almost the ideal proportions imo . he was just a little too bulky otherwise it is basically close to perfection

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he was 5'8 or 5'9

if you took his build and proportions but a little less bulky and a little less stocky and combined it with the height of 6'0 - 183cm then you would have the ideal height and body

but he (and mike tyson too) was a black gentleman and there are differences between their build and structure from ours

but some examples of caucasian men with good proportions would be David Beckham , Channing Tatum , Ryan Gosling , George Clooney , Brad Pitt , Stephen Amell , and there are probably many more who I can not remember right now . will post them later when I remember



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Nik said on 3/Aug/19
@ c-mo - Bruno Mars ain't 5'11" though!

Nik said on 3/Aug/19
@ c-mo - Tom Cruise ain't 5'11" though!


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I dont find Bruno Mars that good looking but ok lets say he is a good looking man too ....his height is a big problem from an aesthetic point of view . he looks plain short and sometimes even very short . sure you can still attract women and also be sucessful at Bruno Mars height ....but it is way less aesthetic and will also be a disatvantage . I dont want to say more because I dont want to make short men feel bad


Tom Cruise is around 5'8 or a bit less and that is not a bad height but he is often getting talked abotu as if he is short ....would that be the case if he was 5'11 ? lol no way . I mean I have seen some women talk about brad pitt and george clooney as if they are short ...it can happen even at 5'10-5'11 sometimes but I dont take such people serious anyway and since these men are superstars they will get to hear such things more because people expect superstars to be tall lol . but yeah if Tom Cruise was 5'11 then his height would be almost a non topic and he would also look better if he was 5'11 you can not deny that because 5'11 is a way better height than 5'7.5 - 5'8

Milo Ventimiglia is a very good looking man and he is 5'8.5 which is an okay height and his height is not talked about but he seems a bit height concious . if he was 5'11 he also w
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@Christian: I poorly worded that my bad. I meant to say for very tall guys because you aren’t the only one. I’ve heard that from several people our size or taller.

@Greg: I didn’t mean it that way. What I meant is that the only way someone can spot the difference if someone is 1/4” under the Mark is if they’re like 1/8 or 1/4” over themselves. Even then that person may not believe that they’re over the mark if theyre not made aware of it. Some nurses or doctors may measure in the afternoon at say 5’10.25 and just tell someone that they’re 5’10” which by deduction makes a person 1/2” shorter 5’9 1/2”. I didn’t mean that they would necessarily tell them that. I was just saying it to Connor as an example that it could work that way
Chris brady said on 4/Aug/19
@ Ajax I have been measured under a staduometer at 6--1 before though I hurt my back. I don't feel I lost a full t inches. My chin height still seems to be about 5-3 and I can see two inches over my 5-6 fridge.
cmillzz said on 4/Aug/19
For me personally maybe 6’6 is getting too tall, or perhaps 6’7+ would be too tall.
cmillzz said on 4/Aug/19
a family friend of mine is 6’5. Just saw him today actually. Honestly, he doesn’t give off an impression of being too tall, nor does he look freakish. He actually looks pretty normal height-wise and doesn’t seem “massive”.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Ajax you have a tendency to downgrade why are you saying bolt is 192cm? See at this point you’re subtracting 2 cm’s from peoples heights, I noticed your troll pattern let me guess you think Brad Pitt is 5’9 and Gosling is 5’10 too
Ben said on 4/Aug/19
@Miss Sandy Cowell - Yes, a little bit since last year. I might still have another cm or two in me since my brother grew 0.75 inches after 19.
Nik Ashton said on 4/Aug/19
@ Connor - It is exactly the same where I live, most guys are below 5’9” and the amount of small guys is easily larger than the amount of average and tall guys! The average is 5’8” or possibly 5’7”!
Lell said on 4/Aug/19
@Mrfunnyguy

That is strange, four inches is quite a lot but many people are bad at estimating height so no surprise really. How tall are you then? Young Swedish guys are starting to get really tall where I live, 6 foot is not uncommon to see so I understand if you feel short sometimes.

@Bego
Ethnic Swedes I feel are around my height give or take two inches, but that is in my experience. Ben is the same height but he says that many are shorter than him, it depends on your surroundings basically so take it with a grain of salt.

@Ben

Are you still growing?
Ben said on 4/Aug/19
@Vitto Copy and paste the link here and click on the space. It'll magically turn into "Click here" in Rob's secret room.
Bobby 178cm said on 4/Aug/19
@K.A 188 !

Actually, 178cm is a smidge above a flat 5'10, and is closer to 5'10 1/8th, whereas 5'10.5 is 179.1cm.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Aug/19
@ Connor - Of course height is all subjective. 👍
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@Jdubbz: I only would because I can get the same comfort I have at 6’4” at 6’2”. 6’2” is still well above average. 6’5 wouldn’t be much worse than what I am now but everything over 6’4” would cause issues imo. For me I’d go at lows:

1. Flat 6’4 or no less than 6’3 7/8 then my current 6’4.25-1/3
2. 6’3
3. 6’2
4. 6’5
5. 6’1
6. 6’0
7. 5’11
8. Either 6’6 or 5’10
9. Vice versa for 8
10. Tossup with 5’9 and 6’7”

Chances are I’d take 6’6” over 5’10” but 5’9 I may take over 6’7”. In reality 5’10 is not a bad height either and it is easier to add height through enhanced footwear than it is to lose it so that’s a tough call for either 6’6/5’10 and 6’7/5’9”. I could almost make myself 6’0” in appearance 6’1” in shoes at 5’10” if I wore orthotics or lifts. 6’7” just seems too tall to me watching a friend who is 6’7” when he’s in regular sneaks/shoes or boots he ducks under all doorways
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Aug/19
@Ellis
Dutch people are tall, but in no way are they 6'4" on average.
ajax509 said on 4/Aug/19
@Antonio55 Tyson Gay set an area record in 2009.
ajax509 said on 4/Aug/19
Blake and Gatlin never set a world record. If we look at afternoon height Bolt should be more like 192cm, Gay 177, Blake 174, Powell 186 and Gatlin 181.
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Antonio55 said on 3/Aug/19
The average Olympic 100m sprinter is around 183cm (Bolt (195cm) is the exception, but former holders are Gay (180cm), Blake (177cm), Powell (190cm), Gatlin (185cm)
ajax509 said on 4/Aug/19
Could be either a slope of wall/floor or better stance. The doorway height proves you're under 6 feet tall.
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Chris brady said on 2/Aug/19
Guys I have a basement bathroom doorway that is only 5-11.82 range from the threshold to archway (the bathroom ceiling is 6-2 range). I am over 6 feet yet when I stand under the doorway my head isn't that close to hitting it. There is about one inch of space still. How can this be possible?
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@Jdubbz: I’ve probably been 6’4” for 21 years. I think I hit 6’4” at 16 or 17. I probably gained a small fraction for 6’4 1/4- 6’4 3/8 maybe afterward though. I likely stopped growing at 18 if I had to guess.
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@C-Mo: for you I would say C+. You wake up to 5’10 and don’t come all the way to 5’9”. In addition, I would have to say the average is more weak 5’9” than 5’9” flat or strong 5’9”.
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@Ajax509 and Johan: unfortunately that is the truth when it shouldn’t be. I don’t see why a guy who is say 6’3” or 6’5 should get anymore attention than a 5’7” guy. And I also say that because what Johan said is completely true. 100%. And you also notice people when they say “oh you’re taller than that! When they ask how tall someone is. It’s like making someone taller than they actually are is complimenting them? I see it as more disrespectful because most guys in society are going to lie in the other direction. They won’t lie up
Sakz said on 4/Aug/19
@c-mo Yeah height isn't everything and any woman who only wants you because of it or to show you off as an accessory as you said isn't worth it. As for being lanky you can appear it at under 6'0 if you're thin which I was, so your build plays a big factor there. I understand where you're coming from when you say 6'0 is ideal for you. For me I go by a range and 5'11-6'2 is ideal for me since it's regular tall and doesn't provide any problems. Any taller than that doesn't provide any added benefits and is likely to pose more problems, but yes that's not to say those heights would be bad far from it.
mrfunnyguy said on 4/Aug/19
@Lell @avi I think it maybe happens when many people assume that the average height of a group of people is shorter than it really is. A guy can for example appear to be of average height and really be average, but people may underestimate his height because they think that the average is shorter than it really is. Hope that made any sense. As a matter of fact a girl once guessed me to be four inches shorter than I really am, something that made me furious lol.
cmillzz said on 4/Aug/19
I’ve never been guessed lower than my actual height, so I can’t relate.
Csimpson6ft said on 4/Aug/19
@avi I respectfully disagree with you, I think 6'0 is at least moderately tall. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's only slightly above average, it's 3 inches above the average height that's actually quite a big difference, not massive but in comparison it's definitely a noticeable difference and at 6'0 you're still taller than the majority of people, we're talking like at least 83% taller than most people.

However I do agree that 6'0 is an overrated height though, dont get me wrong guys it's quite good but in some situations you wont always feel tall and you can only feel above average or tallish if theres enough 5'10 guys in the area, it's really not as great or magical as people say it is so yeah i do agree with you on that point, overall 6'0 is just a weak tall height or moderately tall, solid tall is 6'1 and 6'2.
Csimpson6ft said on 4/Aug/19
What grade do you guys think my height is? Id give it a B+ i feel 6'0 is a fairly good height but it's nothing special, an A+ for me would be 6'1 or 6'2, definitely 6'2.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Avi most people don’t understand height and height differences. I had a friend claim 5’11 to me as he was noticeably short than I was when I said “oh really?” He said “ I mean you tell me” so I told him you’re not much over 5’9, he said I had no clue what I was talking about 😂😂 the irony, can’t wait to measure him one day and prove I’m taller. My other friend thinks we are the same height even though I edge him by at least an inch. He wouldn’t even hit 5’11 in boots. But he guessed me at 6’0 before so it goes to show how people don’t actually understand height differences I have another friend who’s between 6’2 and 6’3 he claims 6’5, and there’s no way he has 6.5 inches on me, by his admission I would then have to be like 6’0-6’1. My mom is the opposite of yours she thinks I’m 6’0 lol but my mom is also 5’2 range so it’s hard for to tell how tall someone else if they are a lot taller than her. Our family physical therapist claims to be 6’5 but he’s no more than 6’3, probably 6’2.5-6’2.75” while he does look a tall guy 6’5 is just impossible but to be fair I think he isn’t exactly sure of his height.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Avi Yep Jddubz tends to do that we never tried to make it seem as if 6’4 was a bad height, it’s just not our cup of tea. I don’t see any point of being that much over 6’0, so like 6’2 is plenty for me no need to be taller even 6’1 or a weak 6’1 would be more than plenty for myself.

@C-mo yeah I knew what you meant tbh I feel like a lot of those could be debated Rob has Clooney at almost 5’11, Clooney himself claims a modest 5’11.5 however with other celebs like Brad Pitt or Matt Mcon. He struggles with 5’10, Dornan I think manages to Look close to Garfield and a bit below Redmayne, personally Garfield seems taller than 5’10.5, especially if Redmayne is 5’11-5’11.25”. Also we could through in Owen Wilson and Peak Cranston in there both men look tallish on screen, being connected to what Canson was saying about 5’10 range+ looking tallish with the right proportions. Also I would grade your height between C+/B- and mine would be between B+/A- borderlining.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Prop King @C-mo Yep 6’0 is ideal I sound like a broken record at this point because I repeat myself numerous times when I say this but if I was 6’0 I wouldn’t complain at all. 5’10 is ok, nothing special I feel like most people do say those sort of things when they would like to be taller. Lifts are annoying to walk in and are temporary so I mean if you’d like to feel slightly tall but it would be short lived than go for it. Personally 6’1-6’2 is the golden zone but if I was 6’0 I wouldn’t complain even if I reached a solid 5’11 that would be nice.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Sandy Well to be fair it wasn’t that accident that caused my IBS and it might not even be that the GI’s can’t figure it out they said they aren’t sure I’ve been too many specialists and such. The injuries with my disc and back where before my accident but I think it made it a lot worse. Oh well you can’t have your cake and eat it too 😂. I’m sorry to hear about your mother though. The itching is most likely allergies I have that a lot and sometimes people in my family do too it’s definitely from medications. I’m allergic to almost everything so I feel that thanks Sandy hope you enjoy your weekend as well.
Greg said on 4/Aug/19
@Canson Lol lets be real nobody 1/4th of an inch over is going to call out someone claiming 1/4th of an inch under even if you’re good at spotting fractions who cares? No need to be so technical you can round up nobody really wants to say all that in a claim anyways maybe on here but in person most people don’t realize notice I know some people who can’t even notice a half of an inch which goes to show how small that really is.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Aug/19
@Canson
Actually, I didn't say that 6'3" is the universal ideal. That's only my ideal.
Vitto said on 3/Aug/19
Hi Rob, could you tell me how can I add a link to a picture under a Click Here? Thanks.
Nik said on 3/Aug/19
@ c-mo - Bruno Mars ain't 5'11" though!
Nik said on 3/Aug/19
@ c-mo - Tom Cruise ain't 5'11" though!
Sophus Vaino said on 3/Aug/19
Can someone please tell Rob to add Doctor Disrespect to this website?
Csimpson6ft said on 3/Aug/19
By the way just out of curiosity but what do posters on here define as a perfect height? I never quite fully understood this 'perfect' height thing.
Csimpson6ft said on 3/Aug/19
@cmillzz yeah that's right there is no perfect height, it's just people's opinions it's subjective.
Nik Ashton said on 3/Aug/19
The younger generations push the average height up to around 5’9”!
Johan 185 cm said on 3/Aug/19
ajax509 said on 1/Aug/19
When you go with 5ft 11 as male ideal (UK vote) you have to put 6'4" at the same unbalanced rank as 5'6" (+/-5").

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In a perfect society that doesn't favour taller individuals that would be correct but it just isn't.
A man who is 5'6" will have in no way the same kind of initial draw ( i say initial attraction) that a 6'4" guy will have. Society still praises taller people while making the short butts of jokes.

There is also the issue that women want a guy taller and by this many mean with their heels. So even in the UK a 5'4" woman will be 5'6-5'7" easily in many types and getting up to 5'8" range in the bigger ones. So to be above that you would need to be a guy who is at least 5'7" barefoot but to have some noticeable height a 5'9" barefoot man.

I have friends who are short and have watched them struggle purely because of their height but again this is with certain types of young women. Older women seem to care far less for such trivial things.

I have alot of respect for shorter guys as they need to work hard to get past that initial hurdle that tall guys take for granted.
Canson said on 3/Aug/19
@Cmillz: my bad. I didn’t phrase it right. Meant to say to taller guys. 6’3” is. A lot of very tall guys would probably take 6’3” over 6’4 or 6’5”. Universally tho probably 6’2” or 6’0-6’2” which is just tall not very tall. I start tall at 5’11.5 to 6’2.5 maybe and very tall 6’3 to 6’6. I think once you’ve hit 6’6.5 at a low maybe 200cm it becomes extremely tall
Canson said on 3/Aug/19
@Rob: I’m sure at least prior to 2009 that some NBA players measured at a low. However even before that some were measuring close to morning heights if they laid around or after 09 it’s prrty much all morning heights. I almost always knock off minimum 3/8” from morning to evening. Some NBA players listed here who I can believe their draft listings are Carmelo Lebron both of which would be maybe max 1/4” lower Westbrook to name a few. Durant I would believe but he seems to have grown or maybe it’s true that he was over 6’9” and told them to round down or something. A flat 6’9” seems too low but over 6’9.5 seems too high
Canson said on 3/Aug/19
@Jdubbz: one person here “accused me of downgrading” because I was jealous or some dumb sh*t. yet he upgrades people on occasion if his estimates don’t add up with other celebs and also makes the same identical backhanded comments to people when they disagree with Rob (lowering his estimate for the celebs). It’s never to anyone who guesses celebs above Rob’s listing though. But I can go and cite several comments consistent with that. And He also put words in my mouth and “accused” me of “shouting” at Rob to downgrade people. I’ve never “shouted” at Rob to downgrade nor have I even said “Rob please downgrade him”. But I have seen others say that. And I have heard others say “Rob upgrade him”. But he would ignore the latter. That’s called embellishing and putting words in someones mouth and also yes a straw man argument. He even went as far as to say that the measurement doesn’t matter what time of the day but For this site the basis is afternoon heights as we all know. I think now that I specify that in my estimates I don’t hear it as often. But back to that same poster, he has accused me of the same thing when I didn’t agree with Rob on an estimate for a celeb when I simply just commented. It was in no way disrespectful but he likes to play that card probably to curry favor with Rob or because he doesn’t like people who he perceives as downgraders. Typically people like that aren’t very honest about their own height or are insecure with it one of the two. Anyhoo He made it sound as if I was slighting and accused me of disrespecting him just like he did Sotiris. He’s made those types of backhanded comments to more than just me and coincidentally it’s always to people who estimate below Rob. The guy is a yes man to rob except when he feels the need to inflate on occasion. Ironically this person recycled the same words and used them on Sotiris and something similar with Viper previously
K.A 188 ! said on 3/Aug/19
@Arthur
178 or 5ft10.5 it's a nice height. My father who was 181 peak, today is the 178 range and even though I tower him he does not look short although he is slim and still looks tallish.
Maybe your posture is not really good that's why you probably feel shortish at times but even with that I still wonder how come you feel short...I mean 178 it's on the Upper-average side so you should fell tallish sometimes.
Myself said on 3/Aug/19
@Greg
I was born and still live in Italy. I have lived only 2 entire years in Russia (when I was small), but I used to go to St Petersburg and Omsk for about 2 months every year in the summer, until a couple years ago.
My father is Italian, my mother is Russian; she was born near Omsk.
Yeah of course there are many tall Russians, but exceptions are everywhere, and being big & tall is usually an advantage of you want to pursue a physical professional career... that's why a lot of athletes are much taller than average. One could look at the NBA and think that Americans are huge, you know...
So I'm not sure what is the real Russian average, but I know the Russian YouTuber prankster Edward Bil has claimed to be 180 cm (I think he can't be below 179 cm for sure and might be honest. Btw He was guessed roughly 185 cm in the comment section of one of his videos), and you can see in his videos that he's taller than many Russians.

Yeah I didn't turn around or anything...didn't want to make it awkward for them, as she probably thought I didn't hear her.
Another funny thing is that when I walk in the dark, at night, it has happened multiple times that people seem to be a little scared, just because I was passing by, or walking behind (lol. Expecially in smaller streets, without other people around). Once a guy got really scared, stopped and said "What's up?", just because I changed direction towards the door of the house I live in and he was right in between (we both laughed when I told him that he just stopped in front of my door).

But yeah I see why you think that tall guys may vibe well with each other; I wouldn't mind walking with some guys near my height too (aswell as I don't mind being with short guys; my best friend is like 5'4).
6footTom said on 3/Aug/19
@c-mo

"and it is rare for a man below 185cm to look lanky"

I don't think that's true at all. I've seen plenty of people below 6'0" who look lanky, it's pretty common among younger folk.
ajax509 said on 3/Aug/19
Of course, there is an ideal height. Statistically it is simply the mean of all votes.
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cmillzz said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson
Disagree that 6’3 is seen as the most ideal height universally. It’s way too subjective tbh. Some will say that 6’3 is too tall to be seen as ideal, while others may even say that 6’3 isn’t tall enough. There will never be a universal agreement on what the perfect height is, because quite frankly it doesn’t exist.
Antonio55 said on 3/Aug/19
Interesting the latest discussion on ideal height for men. From a health perspective, the latest research shows inverse correlation of height with longevity (although I believe the factor has more to do with weight than height per se, but as height and weight are positively correlated...). Longevity is basically absence of life-threatening ailments, so in old age, height is correlated with poor health. Summary of one meta study Click Here


From a sports perspective, the most well rounded athletes (to have a mix of strength, explosiveness and endurance) are considered to be decathletes, and anecdotal evidence from coaches and researchers suggest that around 183 to 185cm is ideal. Current world record holder Mayer and former holder Eaton are both about 185cm. Sports article Click Here. Research article Click Here


The average Olympic 100m sprinter is around 183cm (Bolt (195cm) is the exception, but former holders are Gay (180cm), Blake (177cm), Powell (190cm), Gatlin (185cm)


Socially (to attract mates and get prestige from other males) and from a business perspective (income and wealth studies), the research is more mixed, but 188cm seems to be often quoted, although there are studies that show 180cm as ideal to attract mates ((Click Here)


Cheers!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Aug/19
@Rob
Yet there are those who inflate NBA players and other measured athletes and their excuse is that they've grown. Yet I don't see anyone call them "upgraders". It's a clear double standard when it comes to downgrading and upgrading.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Aug/19
@Cmillzz
I think when he said "universally", he meant average. If you do a survey around the world of the ideal height of men, you'll get something like 6'0" IMO.
Greg said on 3/Aug/19
@Viper Yep some guys think they can get away with that it’s like me saying I’m 6’2 and somebody walking up to me shutting me down and then me being “confused” why that could have possibly happened.
Greg said on 3/Aug/19
Also for the record just in case anyone else was wondering about what Ajax was talking about yes I thought I measured 5’11.25 previously I was using a smaller sized can and wasn’t doing it properly I think my wall was not level, I remeasured and got 5’11 exactly, no big deal. So morning 5’11, and evening 5’10.25” I never fall below 178 at an absolute low, which is not something I reach every day only under extreme conditions. Since Ajax doesn’t to understand feet and inches let me put it to him in cm lol. 180.3 Morning and 178.3-.5 evening. I even recently measured just under 179cm at night time after an intense workout so I have no idea where you are coming up with this 177.9cm nonsense I never go down to that. Maybe that was my morning height years ago but I’ve grown since then. I claim 5’10.5 179cm here because I’m that in the noon and almost/around 5’11 in person. Most people guess me to be taller but I don’t inflate myself or others. To be fair I can claim anything between 5’10 and 5’11 since I measure those heights at some point of the day or to be technical 5’10.25-5’10 3/8ths at a low since that is what we use in America here not metric. I don’t actually care that much. I used to claim 5’10 back when I was measured 5’10 and shoes and didn’t think much of it plus at that point I grew so I thought I was like 5’9.5 and was basically rounding to 5’10, however upon check again I managed to get 5’11 in the morning,I have undermeasured and overmeasured before it happens wall slopes, can size, posture etc plays a role. Plus my postures really bad I have a herniated disc so I am working on fixing it so I could potentially measure taller that’s what my chiro told me.
Importer said on 3/Aug/19
@Jdubbz xd
Jdubbz 6'5.75" said on 3/Aug/19
@Canson:

I agree with everything you said, though I am quite surprised that you’d be willing to go as low as 6’2 before choosing 6’5. Maybe I can’t really comment since I was only 6’4ish for about a year and weak to strong 6’5 range for under 6 months but the shift really wasn’t all that drastic for me. 6’3.75 - 6’5.75 over 2 years is definitely a big difference, but 6’4.25 - 6’5.25 not so much. You’ve been 6’4 for what, 18 years now?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Aug/19
@Big King
I've never accused you of lying, I just wanted to make sure that you were measuring correctly because a 1/2" loss at your age is strange.
Ellis said on 2/Aug/19
I was measured at 6'7 at my absolute low, well a fraction over but it was a paltry amount, less than an eighth so it doesn't matter. I took my height yesterday using Robs technique, I was then measured and got the same result. Wingspan is still 6'11.5, and my standing reach is 8'8.
@Canson: I do feel extremely tall. I'm definitely a presence everywhere I go, I'm built up a bit more now so I see it more than I used too. Nobody really asks my height, but if I'm ever in a social situation 95% of the time GUARANTEED they will ask how tall am I. Not many people are taller than me, it feels like I gotta go through a couple of thousand of people to find one. Ethnic Dutches are 6'4 I reckon, so they are roughly your height. Being a huge amount latino myself blood-wise, me being this tall is pretty amazing, I'm over a foot taller than my ethnic nationality, I am American though to clarify. If I went back to my homeland, I would be a giant, literally. Last time I went I was 14 and still comfortably taller than everyone there, I can't imagine how it would be if I went now. I'm also a good amount Dutch, so that is definitely where I get my height from. My grandfather is 100 percent Dutch, but the rest of it is all Latino(grandmother for that set, and for my maternal grandparents are 100 percent latino). Although I am part Dutch, and I look way more Dutch than Latino, height-wise, skin wise, I consider myself as Latino. I actually met my grandmas oldest brother recently he speaks only Spanish and he is 5'3-4, and I colossally dwarfed him, but it was a beautiful thing getting to know him.
c-mo said on 2/Aug/19
@Honestslovene . I know why you thought that I said that germans are 185cm because I said that sometimes it FEELS as if the average height for young german man is 183 - 187cm lol . there are indeed some days where you feel as if you are in giantville in germany . but in general even here I dont feel short at my height of 176-177

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cmillzz said on 31/Jul/19
@C-mo
Clooney and Dornan aren’t 5’11 tho

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well they are not lower than 5'10.25 or at the very least 5'10 ....close enough I guess . but this proves my point even more imo . 5'11 is a very good looking height and is definitely enough


@Nik and @Canson

what school mark would you give my height ? I am 176cm in the afternoon and 177cm after being awake 1-2 hours so I am a little bit taller than 5'9

my height feels like a C+ to me personally
avi said on 2/Aug/19
@mrfunnyguy said on 29/Jul/19
"Avi I've actually noticed the opposite in many tall countries..."

That's interesting indeed. I have seen that too so it's not so uncommon I guess. Mostly males do this to other males. Probably ego thing.

My friend who is maybe a bit over 5'9 claims 5'10ish, said to me "what are you 5'10.5?" So I think he is understating the margin between us as pics indicate a good 2.5 inches can look 3 at times.

My mom thinks I'm just 5'11 because liek many is brainwashed that the magic 6'0 is all of a sudden tall when it's really just a slightly above average height...

My ex gf years ago when I was in the 5'10 range guessed me as a little over 5'8...
If I was she would have been 5'0ish and she was a good 5'3 lol. Clueless.
avi said on 2/Aug/19
@Canson said on 31/Jul/19
Well Jdubbz had put words in my mouth and Greg's. Like i never said 6'4 was a crappy height. I was stating that really tall heights are not ideal...even really short heights aren't.

In general it I will state that 6'0 is a better height than 6'7 due to the numerous aforementioned to points I have made along with other posters.


@Johan 185 cm said on 30/Jul/19

Yes I am familiar with that study.

Click Here

That one seems more plausible
But 5'11 is a bit different than 6'4.

I think 5'10 to 6'2 is most ideal range.


6'3/6'4 is out of that area.

There aren't that many tall women (I mean 5'10+ women)

Though I do agree a 5'10-5'11 women wearing heels would be 6'2ish. And a 6'4-6'5 man suddenly isn't so tall compared to them but we are talking about normal sized people.

Women between 5'1-5'8 I'd imagine prefer men 5'10-6'2 in most cases.
Occasionally 6'3 and 6'4 may pop up. Never really heard many women say they want a 6'6 guy or something unless they were really large themselves.

Remember a lot of these women think 6'2-6'3 is 6'4.

Like is said a co worker described me as tall. Probably thinks I'm over 6'1.

Lot of people skew heights.

@Bego

East coast USA.


@Mark Williams said on 25/Jul/19

You say you'd rather be 6'5 than 6'0 until you are that height.

I do agree that 6'2 is one of most ideal heights as that is mostly true. Actually 6'2 is maybe a but too tall to fill out perfectly. Could be 6'0-6'1 tops.

I would rather be 6'5 than 5'9 but 6'5 instead of my height now I would have to pass on that.

As many have said the benefits decline drastically past 6'2/6'3.
Canson said on 2/Aug/19
@Cmillz: 6’2” seems to be the most popular. 6’3 for a very tall person
Canson said on 2/Aug/19
@Ajax509: thanks! I don’t know any other way because I’ve got taller friends that all claim their lows too. 6’6 (peak 6’6 1/8 probably) a 6’7” flat (peak may have been 1/8” over too) and 6’5.25 guy who only claims 6’5” never any change and also wakes up 6’6” himself. But also because I am happy with 6’4” as well. I don’t feel the need to want to be taller
Canson said on 2/Aug/19
@Csimpson: I only advocate the about because if you get a guy a hair over 6’0” claiming 6’0” and someone else is 5’11.75 that won’t add up and they would call them out. Maybe even call them 5’11 1/2” possibly. That’s why I advocate about. You could say almost but about may sound better to most since people won’t discredit you being the height you claim. Almost probably not either
cmillzz said on 2/Aug/19
@c-mo
lol, I wouldn’t call a C grade “quite good” though.
Chris brady said on 2/Aug/19
Guys I have a basement bathroom doorway that is only 5-11.82 range from the threshold to archway (the bathroom ceiling is 6-2 range). I am over 6 feet yet when I stand under the doorway my head isn't that close to hitting it. There is about one inch of space still. How can this be possible?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Aug/19
@ Ben - Re: Your picture dated 30th July.

Have you grown at all?
Importer said on 2/Aug/19
@littlemarcus personally I'd choose 6'3".
Prog King said on 2/Aug/19
@c-mo i kind of agree with you that 6'0 is a perfect height. I am that height or a little over and feel tall sometimes, but more often just above average. I feel if i just grew an inch to 6'1 i would feel more tall, but overall i am happy where i ended up. If you really want to be 5'10, you could buy some lifts? You know the little 0.5-1 inch ones? Ive tried them and they are comfortable enough
Totigno said on 2/Aug/19
c-mo said on 31/Jul/19
Nik said on 26/Jul/19
5'9" is a very good height!

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Totigno said on 26/Jul/19
is 5ft9 so bad height?


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5'9 is a decent height . you can also use terms such as "adequate" or "quite good" basically like a C or C+ on a school test . but it is not a "very good height" a very good height would be 5'11 .

5'9 is decent and definitely not a bad height
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@C-mo

why i asked that? because i read here a while ago and on others forums too , people who made height categories

and they grouped 5'9 with 5'5 i even read " 5ft2-5ft9 guys so if we are in the same boat that 5ft2

i wonder what would a 5'2 man think that 5'9 is the same than 5ft2 , he would kill to be 7 inches taller.
Greg said on 2/Aug/19
@TheBat Yeah I was like wtf? Because my other friend is like 5’8.5 and the guy was barely taller than him so I was thinking “how do you not realize he’s nowhere near his claim?
Bego said on 2/Aug/19
@Lell And how do you feel among ethnic swedes?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Aug/19
@ Greg - You're very plucky to admit to suffering from IBS at your young age, as the result of an unfortunate accident. My Mum suffered from this in her late 70s onwards - and she hated it. She was prescribed medication which resulted in her whole body itching. She swore her bedroom was polluted with fleas, and after wasting £32 on treatment for these invisible bugs, I put the itching down to an allergy for her treatment. She stopped the tablets, and the itching ceased!

Have a great day, Greg! 😁👍
Bobby 178cm said on 1/Aug/19
@Arthur

I reckon we do, but I definitely didn't feel short in downtown Athens. I felt above average, I don't know how you can feel short at 5'10.5.
cmillzz said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson
Disagree that 6’3 is seen as the most ideal height universally. It’s way too subjective tbh. Some will say that 6’3 is too tall to be seen as ideal, while others may even say that 6’3 isn’t tall enough. There will never be a universal agreement on what the perfect height is, because quite frankly it doesn’t exist.
Canson said on 1/Aug/19
@Jdubbz: You said it the same way I do. you wouldn’t want to drop down to a lower height nor would Ellis because both of you are accustomed to being the heights that you are. That goes hand in hand with what I’ve said. With the exception of maybe a solid 6’4 or 6’3 7/8 because there wouldn’t be much difference, I would not want to drop to a lower height because I’m accustomed to what I am. Even Christian and I have said that 6’3” is universally the tall height of choice for most men. 3 of My taller friends all say that it’s ideal. I think it is too but I would prefer to be 6’4 over that height. Now I also say it because 6’4” is very tall but not at that level. If you gave me 6’5 vs 6’3, however, I would probably go with 6’3”. Probably even 6’2” over 6’5. It wouldn’t be until I got to maybe 6’0 or 6’1 that I would go with 6’5 and I used to think otherwise but in reality 6’1 vs 6’5” is a hard choice even being one is just 3/4” away vs 3” away. 6’0” definitely is not tall enough for me being I’m accustomed to what I am. Lol wonder if I’m saying that In 40 years and hopefully I don’t see David Prowse level shrinkage. Don’t know what he really was peak but if he really lost 5” I would be down to 5’11 by the time I’m 80ish lol
Jdubbz said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson:

Yes I know exactly what you mean. In your case, I've noticed that people call you a downgrader or whatever just because you're honest about your own height and don't inflate celebrities. They jump to conclusions and put words in your mouth just so they can make their own argument stronger. It's just a straw man, pure and simple. In my case, people jump to conclusions and say crazy things like I wish I was 7'2 (wtf) just because I like my height and don't rip on people taller than me. Seriously, I've never once said "taller is better" so I don't get where they're coming from. If I have to choose between being super tall and average or below average, I'd probably take super tall . That doesn't mean I wish I was 6'10 or whatever as opposed to 6'6. I don't understand people sometimes.
Editor Rob
When someone gets called a downgrader or upgrader, what's it based on?

Usually from that person's own point of view. It's not as if the accuser or accused has measured anybody.

An exception is the nfl/nba heights. If you were consistently giving a height 3/4 to 1 inch less than all the published figures, then I understand the accusations, but time of day plays a role in people's estimates - some might say taking 1/4 to 1/2 off those listings represents their afternoon height. If you got me at 1-2 hours from wakening, I'd probably be listed 5ft 8.5 in nfl.
viper said on 1/Aug/19
A weak 5-9 saying 6-1 is unreal. Worse than the Rock and Shawne Merriman
Jdubbz said on 1/Aug/19
@Importer:

Damn, we were almost the same height at 14. I think I was 5'11.5 the beginning of Freshman year.
Canson said on 1/Aug/19
@C-Mo: I think C or C+. It’s a very neutral height. 5’10” or 5’10” and change really is when you start to look somewhat tall
Nik said on 1/Aug/19
@ c-mo

I agree with what you said!

Excluding the tallest European countries 5'9" is actually a high average European height, however in Europe as a whole it is low average but ONLY because of countries like Holland, Norway, etc!

This is how I see 5'9" in terms of tallness:

Europe as a whole - C-
Europe (excluding Northern European countries ( -UK.)) - C+
World in general - B

Cheers!
Csimpson6ft said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson It would be very difficult to spot a 1/4 inch difference, most people wouldn't really be able to tell those heights apart because the difference is so small. They all look similar in comparison especially if those people all have the same amount/thickness of hair and that would make it even harder to recognize the difference, so i think even rounding up to the nearest mark is ok, but personally yeah i agree if i was 5'11.75 (which i used to be) i would go with "about" or "almost" too. I like to be precise with things, that's just how i am.
Ben said on 1/Aug/19
@lell I live in Sweden too and that never happens to me. I'm always overestimated.
Nik said on 1/Aug/19
@ Greg - You are very welcome!
Canson said on 1/Aug/19
@Greg: I definitely agree that Christian is a cool poster!
ajax509 said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson Thumbs up for your honesty heightwise. Legit 6ft 4!
ajax509 said on 1/Aug/19
Rob Paul thread last month.
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ajax509 said on 24/Jul/19
@Greg

Back in the day you claimed 180.9cm peak out bed and 178.4cm bare minimum, later on you downgraded yourself to 180.3cm and 177.7cm respectively. Now my question: Was there sth odd with the first measurement?
Anyway going with 'just over 5ft 10' is good for you IMO!
c-mo said on 1/Aug/19
@Sakz

here in europe women dont have the ridiculous "at least 6'0" rule ...they often want a man that is "at least 180cm" though but such phenomenons are more prevalent in online dating because in real life when a man is a little taller than a woman or at least not shorter then many women will be okay with it and many also have a "or at least not below 175cm" rule lol even though most women would prefer the man to be several inches taller than themselves and will give a hard time to men below 5'8 regardless of their own height . but a 180cm man is very desirable to women ...as I said it is a very good looking height and imagine this : 170cm is already above average or MAX high end of average for even young european women ....and when a 170cm woman wears 10cm heels she is still slightly shorter than a 180cm man (since he will also wear shoes) and a 175cm woman which is already really tall for a woman is 5cm shorter than a 180cm man and many 175cm women will leave their heels aside for a 180cm they like/love . and most women are 155 - 170cm or so anyway ...a 180cm man will not struggle with women because of his height ...that just doesnt happen . I am 176-177cm and I have no problems attracting women ...even some years ago when I was 174cm at night because of back problems I had many girls check me out etc. . if I was 180cm it would be even better and I can not imagine that a 180cm will ever struggle being "too short" ...no way . the only time a 180cm man will "struggle" is with crazy extreme heightist women who are like "my man has to be at least 190cm or even better 200cm" etc. ...and I dont want such women anyway so 180cm is actually great for avoiding such heightist chicks because I would rather be 180cm and have women be attracted to me for my face , body , and personality and that I am heightwise "enough" for them ...than have a heightist woman want me next to her only because I am 195cm as if I am an accessoireor something that she can show off to her girlfriends aka "hey my man is a giant you see ?" . nah ...I wouldnt want that .

and it is rare for a man below 185cm to look lanky . I have a friend who always looked a bit lanky and he is 181cm but it is not a common thing to see . but at 185cm+ a lot more men look lanky and yes it is "too long" even when a guy is not lanky above 185cm is too much . as I said it is still a good height and it is better to be tall or even very tall than being short but the best height is 5'11 - 6'0 with a good build . the desire to be taller than that is because a person either wants to be taller than most people and enjoys the looking at people from above feeling or because of the fact that humans always want more but there is absolutely no reason why you would want to be above 6'0 - 183cm .

at 6'0 you are already above average height ...it is basically around 5cm above the average height for young european men , so you are above average even in europe (and in worst case you would be average in countries like netherlands even ) but you have NO downsides of being tall either , you are taller than basically 99% of women and even a 173cm woman in 10cm heels will be slightly shorter than you , it is the height were you are still agile and quick but still tall enough and powerful so it is great for fighting/combat and you have the reach and weight advantage over short men but are a problem for taller men because you have a lower center of gravity and can duck under their punches and brawl it out and are faster and more agile . andy ruiz jr is around 183cm and he is the heavyweight champion , also look up the boxer Evgeny Romanov he is also 183cm and he is very dangerous and he even knocked out 199-200cm Deontay Wilder in the amateurs , you can model at this height , you can still build muscles without much struggle and without the need to eat tons of food unlike a really tall person , clothes are easy to find , beds/cars/planes/doors etc. no problem at all ,

183cm with good proportions is perfection . ZERO need to be taller than that . ZERO . and 180cm is great too . basically 180 - 184cm at night is the best height range from what I can tell . but again this doesnt mean that I think that taller heights are "bad" ...so dont misunderstand me please
Bego said on 1/Aug/19
Most desired heights are 180 to 188cm
ajax509 said on 1/Aug/19
When you go with 5ft 11 as male ideal (UK vote) you have to put 6'4" at the same unbalanced rank as 5'6" (+/-5").
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Johan 185 cm said on 30/Jul/19
@ avi

There was an article shared here a while ago, which was a national study in the UK and 5'11" for men, 5'6" for women were seen as the most desired heights.

Saying 6'4" is too tall for a large portion of women though just seems ridiculous. I do think if you're 6'7" + a fair portion would think its too big. However there are still tall/very tall women who like to wear heels and so not that large an issue.
ajax509 said on 1/Aug/19
Yeah either 'aerosol can method' facing a perpendicular wall/floor or I simply press a DVD box (19.05cm) under my door frame (197.55cm) as the measuring point gets exactly 178.5cm (I am aware of 'Frankfurt Plane' as I try to keep eyes/chin perpendicular too). 'Busting a gut' I can still hit 178.5cm like 30min out of bed.
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Chris brady said on 29/Jul/19
Curious when you guys measure up how much head raising do you do? Do you guys and girls tuck your chins? How much would raising your head help anyways? Also am curious how you guys measure your heights at home? Do all of you use can on wall or another method?
littlemarcus said on 1/Aug/19
Whats a better height? 6'3 or 5'11
cmillzz said on 1/Aug/19
@Canson
I think 6’1 would be the most popular, maybe even 6’2.
cmillzz said on 31/Jul/19
@C-mo
Clooney and Dornan aren’t 5’11 tho
Greg said on 31/Jul/19
@Miss Sandy Ello, well whatever it was I hope you managed to get it sorted nobody likes feeing ill, it’s truly awful. I’m assuming you are better now though? And eh not so much I too get sick a lot I have IBS and am suffering from a few injuries regarding to my accident back in October it’s not that bad but get some pain, headaches and Nasea from time to time. But right normally kids my age shouldn’t be dealing with issues it’s the luck of the draw I suppose.

@HonestSlovene yeah Arthurs full of e, he doesn’t make any sense 6’0 isn’t the average in Greece.

@Tarin you’d appear 6’0 to most people nobody would call you out and of course they think you’re 6’2 lol some people think I’m 6’0.
c-mo said on 31/Jul/19
Nik said on 26/Jul/19
5'9" is a very good height!

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Totigno said on 26/Jul/19
is 5ft9 so bad height?


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5'9 is a decent height . you can also use terms such as "adequate" or "quite good" basically like a C or C+ on a school test . but it is not a "very good height" a very good height would be 5'11 .

5'9 is decent and definitely not a bad height
Canson said on 31/Jul/19
@CSimpson: I would give him the same advice I would Bobby. Just say “about” if almost doesn’t Cut it for him. “About” to me would cover a little under or over although almost is fine too
Canson said on 31/Jul/19
@Jdubbz: I’ve never had an issue with Avi here and this doesn’t have anything to do with you him or Greg but I do want to highlight on what you said about posters exaggerating for effect. you have a lot of other posters here who do just that and they put words in people’s mouths. There’s even one here who did just that to me recently on this page and several other ones who embellish what you say or try to exaggerate it simply because they don’t like you as a poster or don’t agree with you. That’s happened several times to me and seems to happen when people estimate below Rob’s listing but never to people who assume people are taller. There is a very long time poster who estimates higher than Rob almost all the time and he’s rarely called out. And I see another one that is getting ready to start this with me again (on Kobe Bryant’s page). The funny part is I’ve been ostracized here and admonished is the better word, for retaliating when people exaggerate or make up stuff on here that I did not do yet I end up getting the criticism simply because I’ve gone below the belt in retaliating. My stance on it is that if someone can start the argument with me, they shouldn’t have a problem hearing it from me on this end
Joao Pedro said on 31/Jul/19
Rob, If the guy wearing the black t-shirt is 5'8,25 as an absolute low, how tall is the other guy?

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Editor Rob
How much taller is trickier because black-shirt might be a bit further, I wouldn't have thought there was more than a couple of inches in it, but from one photo I don't know.
Lell said on 31/Jul/19
@Mrfunnyguy

Omg that is so true. I live in Sweden, stand at around 180 cm and some people have guessed me as shorter before, while middle easterners (relatives, people) see me as taller than I am.
Yeah, here atleast in my and your experience people underestimate height instead of overestimating it.
Arthur! said on 31/Jul/19
Bobby, we need to agree to disagree.
Importer said on 31/Jul/19
@Glitch All I know is that I was 178cm at 14yrs old and currently at 21yrs I'm 182cm at a low. As a kid I thought I'd reach 2m :)
HonestSlovene said on 31/Jul/19
@c-mo That sounds accurate imo.
Ben said on 30/Jul/19
Hey Rob, how tall do I look? I tried to stand like a cowboy🤠🤣 Click Here
Editor Rob
The photo helps you look in 6ft range at least proportionally.
Greg said on 30/Jul/19
@Avi I don’t blame you, this site took a few days to post comments so that was my “needed “break lol I usually browse listings when I’m bored. It seems a lot of posters here are full of themselves or trolls. Like Arthur he comes in every few months to say some nonsense and information that’s off an leaves. Christian is also another cool 6’4+ Poster same with Insomniak however I think he retired this site as I haven’t seen him post for quite sometime hey listen if they want to have Trumps ego and stuff with their tall heights let them. It’s ironic how they want to be so tall yet actual 7’0+ guys like Beau from youtube hate being that height and wouldn’t mind being taller even his good friend trey who’s around 6’6 says his height is sometimes annoying he can’t imagine being another 6-7 inches taller.

@Jared A just about, do you have a Facebook or something if you don’t mind me asking? You seem chill and if you have an interest of height like myself wouldn’t mind connecting sometime. However, to answer your questions I feel comfortably above average and tallish here in America. I get referred to as tall and often am guessed higher than I really am. My wingspan is nearly 6’2 so that helps also having a short torso and long arms/legs. I’m taller than around 70% guys I come across I get edged out every now and then and actually ran into a 6’0 girl at my gym who edged me out with less footwear she was like between 5’11.75-6’0.5 at first I thought she was a guy we almost accidentally bumped into each other I looked up and heard a female voice she wasn’t Trans.. it was interesting sometimes I’ll meet girls my height but it’s not common. Also did you get property measured yet? If not you should try the can against the wall method with tape and let me know what you get cheers.
Greg said on 30/Jul/19
@Nik Thank you!
Greg said on 30/Jul/19
@C-mo, Jamie Doran is more 5’10-5’10.5ish probably right at 5’10.25. Peak Clooney might have been almost 5’11. I can’t see him much over 5’10 despite his 5’11.5 claim, Leo though is a legit 5’11.25-5’11.5” guy I think. Pitt is around 5’11 too. As for what you said in regards to ideal height I kind of agree and disagree of course there’s people like Ellis and Jdubbz who want to be the tallest guys within a 2000Km radius and just want to standout so they will likely vouch for taller heights. Personally I don’t like standing out I would rather just be referred to as “that tall guy” rather than “oh snap look at him he’s gigantic, how tall is he?” 6’2 is a good height but only with the right proportions and frame. I would rather be 5’10.5 and muscular than a 6’2 Lanklet but if it came down to being a 6’3 ripped and shredded beast I would take that in a heart beat you know. He 5’10-5’11 range is decent but nothing too special I think things really take off once you approach the 6’0 mark. 5’11 isn’t bad I wouldn’t mind being another 1-2 cm taller as well but preferably like 4-5cm. I think between 6’0-6’1 is a nice aesthetically pleasing range.
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Jdubbz: I think you’re right. Maybe 2M is where extremely tall begins. I’d say anywhere in the 6’6.5-6’7 range but 2M is a good cutoff
TheBat said on 30/Jul/19
@Importer

I also met a 5'9" man claim 6'0" too lol. He guessed me at 6'1" but I'm really 5'10.5" on average.

@Greg

Wait you knew a weak 5'9" guy claiming 6'1"? If that's the case I would laugh right at him.
Sakz said on 30/Jul/19
@c-mo 5'11 is definitely tall enough for a lot of women considering it's close to 6'0 and because of their skewed perception will consider it 6'0. You spoke about 'being too long' but I think proportions and build do come into it aswell. I'm around 185cm and I've been told I got long legs and described as lanky in the past, and I was probably shorter back then aswell. I get where you're coming from with aesthetics aswell because 5'11-6'2 is normal tall range so many will find that ideal in that regard, as opposed to being very tall where people can have poorer posture and start to stand out.
Sakz said on 30/Jul/19
@avi That's why I don't pay much attention to 'what height women like or want' because most of the time their perception is skewed. Of course there's no denying being taller is an advantage so based on that as long as the guy is tall, they won't complain and will probably think he's taller. That could be anywhere from say 5'11-6'3. They have a false perception of tall or very tall heights as you said so the 'taller the better' phrase isn't entirely accurate in that regard.
Johan 185 cm said on 30/Jul/19
@ avi

There was an article shared here a while ago, which was a national study in the UK and 5'11" for men, 5'6" for women were seen as the most desired heights.

Saying 6'4" is too tall for a large portion of women though just seems ridiculous. I do think if you're 6'7" + a fair portion would think its too big. However there are still tall/very tall women who like to wear heels and so not that large an issue.
HonestSlovene said on 30/Jul/19
@Bobby Depends which Euro country. They're taller than the majority of other ethnicites in the world, that is correct.
HonestSlovene said on 30/Jul/19
@Greg I was replying to Arthurs comment, he said young Greeks are 6'0" o average, which is bollock honestly.
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Big King: that means your peak afternoon height would’ve been about 6’5.25. 2-3 hours out of bed would not be a low for you. I measure 6’4.5 at that stage but around 6’4.25 later in the day. That means your normal low would be 6’4.75 now a days or if using Rob’s method of 5 hours maybe 6’4 7/8. Peak 6’5 3/8 based on what you’ve mentioned
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Bobby: I agree with you to an extent. I would take 6’2” over 6’5 since it’s only 2” shorter than I am now but I would prob take 6’5 over 6’1 or lower since it’s 3/4” inch taller than I am.

@Avi: i definitely respect Ellis and Jdubbz a lot. for me maybe because I’m not as tall as they are, I wouldn’t want anything more than my current. Jdubbz at 6’5.5-.75 still can get by with doorways but at Ellis’s height of 6’7”, that’s 6’8 with shoes and much more difficult to avoid. Also because I have two friends who are 6’6 and 6’7 and I see how much different it is especially for the 6’7 guy than for me or our 6’5.25 friend

@Ajax509: I only lose a full inch if I hit the extreme low. Meaning I’m on my feet all day literally. I’ve seen 193.1 or 193.2 at that stage but not ordinarily. To clarify, all of my measurements that I mentioned are with perfect posture. I’ve never measured otherwise. I naturally have better posture than your average 6’4 guy
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Ajax509: at the moment I measure about 195.7 out of bed and about 193.8 at a low dependent on whether I go to the gym then it’s 6’4.25 exactly. I think the most I’ve seen at this height is 195.9 on extra sleep. I have potentially lost height tho as im now 37 as I got to maybe 196.1 a couple years ago out of bed. I’ve never hit any higher busting a gut.
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Cmillz: me personally I like a solid 6’4” but most would say universally 6’3”.

@Kyle6’3: I don’t agree with you. And you put words in my mouth
Canson said on 30/Jul/19
@Tarin: weak 6’0”
Chris brady said on 29/Jul/19
Curious when you guys measure up how much head raising do you do? Do you guys and girls tuck your chins? How much would raising your head help anyways? Also am curious how you guys measure your heights at home? Do all of you use can on wall or another method?
cmillzz said on 29/Jul/19
@avi
I’m honestly shocked that they concluded 5’8 was the most ideal height for men. I would have thought it would be 6’0 or 6’1. I have to say I’m a bit skeptical...
Nik Ashton said on 29/Jul/19
@ Totigno - You live in a tall country!
Nik Ashton said on 29/Jul/19
@ Greg - I agree with every word you say!
Sakz said on 29/Jul/19
@Emil I used to feel that way but my self perception on height wasn't very good then. With that being said though, 4 inches isn't massive to the point you're going to feel much taller or towering over someone.

@avi I completely agree especially when you said 'there's nothing I can do differently at 6'5 then I can at 6'0ish'. I honestly believe being very tall is only beneficial if you play certain sport as opposed to daily life. However if you happen to be very tall and manage it well then that's a different story.
Bego said on 29/Jul/19
@avi Where do you live in US?
c-mo said on 29/Jul/19
HonestSlovene said on 29/Jul/19
@c-mo You said for young ethnic Germans, which is also not the case

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I didnt claim that ethnic germans have an 185cm average either . where do you have this from ? I have never claimed such a thing . I said average for germans is 180-181cm
Csimpson6ft said on 29/Jul/19
@Tarin i would just go with almost 6'0 if i were you.
Jdubbz said on 29/Jul/19
@Avi: 7'2??? I know you're just exaggerating for effect, but I'd hate to be that tall. I wouldn't even want to be above 6'6. If you think height related health problems are bad at 6'4, they're probably 100x worse at 7'2, so why would I be ok with that? Also where did I say I was being attacked? Some guy says that 6'4 is a crappy height, and I laughed at that since it's ridiculous and nonsensical. He even said that 6'4 is just as "bad" as 5'6, which is probably the funniest thing I've heard on a height forum. You guys are the ones who keep tossing around term "insecure", so I don't know why you're projecting that onto me and Ellis.

Yes Canson has said that above 6'4 isn't ideal, when did I ever say that it was? I like my height and all that, and I wouldn't want to be shorter, but there's nothing I really gain from it that I wouldn't from 6'3 or 6'4 (aside from towering even above average height/tallish men, which is fun sometimes). I wouldn't want to be Ellis' height of 6'7 for example, but that doesn't mean I think it's a bad height. For his purposes I'm sure it suits him just fine. He probably wouldn't want to drop down to Canson's height or my height of 6'5 3/4 because he's accustomed to being really tall.

All that being said, could you and Greg stop drawing Ellis and I back into this conversation? I think we can all agree that it's unproductive and won't change anyone's mind, so it's best to move on.
Glitch said on 29/Jul/19
@importer

If you’re 182cms then Can you tell me your growth chart age wise please?
mrfunnyguy said on 29/Jul/19
@avi I've actually noticed the opposite in many tall countries, that people think that other people are shorter than they really are. For example many think that 6'1 (185 cm) is 5'11 (180cm). I've often been guessed shorter than what I am. There is no doubt for me how tall I am, since I know I haven't measured myself wrong either, so I am not shorter than I think or something like that.
c-mo said on 29/Jul/19
regarding the 5'9 - 6'5 being the ideal range . I am a bit above 5'9 and I can tell you it is not an ideal height to be . it is a decent height and maybe even "quite good" and definitely not a bad height at all but ideal ? no way . the bare minimum for getting into the ideal range is 178cm at nighttime . but 180 - 184cm is the best height range trust me guys and above 185cm is not ideal either . it is still good and can look awesome but it is too much to be ideal . the glass is full in the 180-185cm range and anything above and the glass just swaps over

as I already said one of my good friends is 189cm and it is too much . still a good height but no way ideal ...it is "too long" . it would look better if you took a few centimeters from him and brought him down to 184cm or so

I also noticed that 180cm is a very heartthrob height . women are very attracted to men who are 5'11 . the height looks very aesthetic and also a lot of the good looking male stars are around 5'11 like Jamie Dornan , George Clooney , Leonardo Dicaprio etc. etc. . and that kind of aesthetic look that you have at 5'11 holds on until like 184-185cm or so often ...after 185cm even though it is still good because at such tall heights you also have specific advantages it becomes less aesthetic and some downsides come along with the height . there is just no reason why you would want to be taller than 180 - 185 unless you love to tower people and have a fetish of being the tallest guy around in many situations . at the same time being below a solid 5'10 (but better 5'11) it will always be a bummer to not have been taller and your height will not be ideal . as I said at 5'9.25 I feel pretty decent but only 3-4cm would skyrocket me into the ideal range . even 2cm would be enough for me and I would feel pretty ideal or at least very good
HonestSlovene said on 29/Jul/19
@c-mo You said for young ethnic Germans, which is also not the case.
Jared A said on 28/Jul/19
@Greg Yeah you probably are around my height because you pretty much described how I am. Anyway, can I ask how tall you feel when you walk around in public. Do you feel above average, average or even short? Because for me, being at this height around 5'11ish it really varies. I tower over people sometimes and then other times there are some girls who are a little taller than me. Am I just average in that case? Surely my height wouldn't be a disadvantage in any scenario?
Tarin said on 27/Jul/19
Ive measured almost 6' 1/2 in the morning, and about a little under 5'11 3/4 at night. Would I be considered 6 foot? I'm well over it In pair of shoes. People have thought I was about 6'2.
Thomas6ft1 said on 27/Jul/19
@Greg
I'm 6'1.25" (186 cm) at my absolute low. I guess I'm lucky then?
Mickie said on 27/Jul/19
@Canson - yeah less than usual especially for a tall guy. It might be that I'm leggy, or maybe I need better sleep/hydration quality or something. I seem to recall Rob once mentioning that his morning height increased a couple mm when he changed some of his resting habits.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/19
@ Greg - Hi mate! It definitely wasn't a bug; it was the result of neglecting the signs that I'd had for weeks! At your age, you can lapse from time to time when it comes to diet and keeping your vitamin supply topped up, (not too often, I hope! 😉) but me at my age? Nah!

Have a great weekend, Greg! 😁👍👍
avi said on 27/Jul/19
It seems that women actually
So ppl here saying there is no too tall for women or that it's a "fact" that most women would be fine with a 6'4 guy like Ellis stated are not correct.

The article below took data from women (and men) swiping right on dating apps.

Click Here

It appears most women want a guy in the normal human height range: 5'6-6'0


I find it odd how 6'1 or 6'2 aren't on the list as a lot of women are fine with normal tall guys.

Also as Sakz and a few others stated women aren't that great at judging heights so will think a 5'10.5 is 6 foot.
Also consider most ppl inflate height by an inch or 2 so if a bunch of ppl say there are 5'10 and really are 5'8-5'9 range it will give an impression that 5'10 isn't as tall as it really is hence heights like 6'3 or 6'4 will also be skewed.

So a women saying she would be fine with a 6'3 or 6'4 guy may have a false perception of those heights and really mean 6'1-6'2...and a legitimate 6'4 she will think is 6'6ish. This is very very common.
In fact I was called "tall" the other day at work by a female co worker who saw me walking with 2 other male co workers (one guy maybe no more than 5'9 and the other 5'11ish. And I'm barely 6'0 flat. And we have a few guys legit 6'1-6'2 area as well as a few giant guys (6'5 to 6'6) in the building. Not many maybe 3-4 in that range but 6'1-6'3 is nothing out of the ordinary in the US

So I bet she probably thinks I'm over 6'1...
QM6'1QM said on 27/Jul/19
Rob, how much height do the soles of Puma Suede give?
Editor Rob
They feel under an inch, it's one of those models with the white outsole looking an inch, but the insole sits like 1/4 inch lower.
Sakz said on 27/Jul/19
For day to day life I'd pick 5'9 over 6'5 because it wouldn't present the disadvantages being 6'5 would.
Importer said on 27/Jul/19
@Mark Williams I would choose 183cm at a low rather than 6ft5. And I'm 182cm at a low btw lol
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/19
I can't see how Arthur! was hallucinating or telling lies, so we have to accept that what happened at this event was a true experience.

I thought his comment was well worth a read, and he finished it off with a musical quotation. I like things like that - very artistic! 😁👍
cmillzz said on 26/Jul/19
@Christian
Probably right. Hell I’m sure some guys will even say 6’5 is the ideal/perfect height, but I don’t often see that being said about 5’9, or really any height under 5’11-6’0.
Greg said on 26/Jul/19
@Importer, Jeez I would have laughed in the 5’10 guys face, claiming 6’1? Jeez that would make me nearer 6’2, if only. But then again I witnessed a 5’9 try to claim 6’0 and another weak 5’9 claim 6’1 well he didn’t claim it in front of me my other friend described him as 6’1 and I immediately said “what he claimed that? No way” the kid was 5’9 on a good day wouldn’t surprise me if he tipped into the 5’8.6-.75 range at a low. Even my friends aren’t that bad well some will inflate by 1.5-2 inches on average and it kind of turns into a “same song and dance” scenario with me telling them they aren’t even close to the height they claim to be.

@Myself whereabouts Russia do you live in? I’ve never been to Russia but watch Stop a douchebag movement or Maksim Golopolosov vlogging as he walks the streets of Russia. I notice a lot of average height men but a couple tall guys as well. 6’4 is tall in every single country. There was a 6’5 guy at my highschool and he stuck out! Even the 6’3 guys would stand out I had a few that where my friends I even recall another tall guy my freshman year of highschool say that he doesn’t like this other guy because he’s tall like him I think both guys where 6’3ish give or take I don’t recall because I was also shorter like 5’7 range and wasn’t height aware at the time. Normally tall guys vibe well with each other I noticed but I guess it depends on the person. Wow that’s messed up lmao I would turned around and said something jokingly.. I mean what exactly are you? Just Russian or mixed? I know a lot of tall celebrities like being tall like Filip Kirkorov technically Bulgarian but he’s 6’4 range, Ivan Urgant is a strong 6’3, Klitshkos are 6’5 and 6’7 range respectively. Alexander Marshall is 6’4, Valuev the boxer is near 7’0. Alexander Novikov is 6’3 range and Alexander panayotev is around 6’2 so definetly many tall Slavic celebrities I will say.
Greg said on 26/Jul/19
@Arthur Yeah sure 6’0 average take your trolling somewhere else. Also I thought you where 5’10.5? You’re barely 5’10.5 in the noon which I still don’t believe because you change your information up. So assuming you’re 5’10.3-5’10.4 in the noon despite me still calling bs you would feel above average in Greece, there’s no way males are averaging 6’0. That’s bogus.. what happened to being 1/8th of an inch taller than me 😂😂? I remember you almost had a second birthday when you made that statement guess I am taller after all 😉 not that it matters but I’m just taking a moment to be Arthur. Now that we got that out the way based on what you’re saying I strongly disagree. Here in America which the average isn’t too different from Greece perhaps even a bit higher for Men. At 5’10 you will be above average at a strong 5’10/ weak 5’11 you will be comfortably above average. I see 6’0 footers from time to time but does that make the average 6’0? No even in the Netherlands it would likely be under that, so unless you’re at a wedding in Amsterdam I’m not buying it.

@HonestSlovene Greeks aren’t small, I know plenty of tall Greeks and shorter ones, does that mean you can generalize a whole entire population? No that’s like me saying Russians are tall, some are tall others are short. It depends on genetics and environmental factors as well.
Bobby 178cm said on 26/Jul/19
@Arthur

Not sure about that, I'm half an inch smaller than you, if you're 5'10.5 on average, and I felt above average in downtown Athens and that was around tourists too. I felt like I stacked up well with other Europeans as well as Greeks.
Jdubbz said on 26/Jul/19
@Canson: I’d say 6’6-6’7 is at the edge of very tall whereas 6’7-6’8 is extremely tall.
avi said on 26/Jul/19
@Greg said on 16/Jul/19
"Avi I just am literally laughing..."

I took a break from this page lol. Needed it.
Some of the really tall ppl here are really out of their depth.
Just plain delusional. I feel Ellis and
Jdubbz are those guys who would love to be 7'2 or something then still say it's a cool height and not a problem.
At least Jdubbz said that he may be biased and provided a valid explanation that since this is a height forum tall guys are interested in other tall guys day to day experiences/opinions.

But as soon as these guys here "tall . Not ideal. " They blow up.

And we're insecure?? Ha!

Ur Trump reference was funny lol

And yes this page on Celebheights has become like this. That's why I took a break.
The only logical 6'4+ poster (that I've commented with) is Canson at this point

And yes it won't change reality. It will maybe give some more confidence but like is said it's faux. There's nothing I can do differently at 6'5 then I can at 6'0ish.
Even basketball as it's not just about height of course.

Ellis and Jdubbz are acting the same..

getting very upset. Maybe higher testosterone being that height or something.

See ya around!

@Bego

USA

@Sakz

Exactly. Yes I'm not saying that being very tall is end game or some horrible handicap I'm saying for ideal day to living being average or slightly tall is better. That's just a fact.

@Ellis

Honestly if you are around 6'7 I can't nor can anyone else, see why you'd want to be taller. I think you are taking things for granted and also a bit out of touch. To me it sounds like it gives you confidence or security in towering over people.

@Jdubbz

Well we all know the main benefit of being tall (to a certain extent) can give more confidence to someone as well as make them feel special.
There obviously will be many downsides to having excessive height. There is a reason most humans fall in a certain range.
Pointing this out isn't an "attack" it's a fact.

Even Canson is basically saying being taller than he is not ideal.
Totigno said on 26/Jul/19
Bego said on 24/Jul/19
@Totigno France has alot of immigrants, and those immigrants bring up french avg from what i noticed.

Actually it's the opposite a lot of immigrants ex: northern african are known to be short
i read that younger algerian was 5ft7 on average , and the most important communauty from europe here is portuguese and under 5ft8 i think.
Totigno said on 26/Jul/19
is 5ft9 so bad height?
Nik said on 26/Jul/19
5'9" is a very good height!
Glitch said on 26/Jul/19
@Rob

Do we grow taller everyday? Or there is a specific time in a year? If its is then how many days it takes to have a burst in our height? And a cooldown
Editor Rob
During sleep and rest is when most growing takes place. From what I've read, you can have periods of spurts and then sit on the same height for months.
Bobby 178cm said on 26/Jul/19
@Canson

A height of 6'5 is not only a big adjustment for me, but it's also passed the ideal height, for me personally, so I might be inclined to choose 5'9 over 6'5 just because I'm only an inch taller 5'9, so it won't feel much different for me. But if you gave me a choice between something like 5'9 and 6'3, I would choose 6'3 over 5'9 in a heartbeat, I'd even take your height over my height. But 6'4 is cutting it close to me. I'd honestly would be happy being 6'0 or 6'1.
ajax509 said on 26/Jul/19
@canson you write you're 6ft 5 out of bed does that mean you could hit around 6ft 5 1/4 'busting a gut'? What was the tallest you'd ever measured (in cm)?

When I claimed nearly 5ft 10 1/2 it is really the most I can possibly get. Standing relaxed it's no more than 178.3 - 178.4 centimetres on average.
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Canson said on 24/Jul/19
@Ajax509: that’s actually not 100% true. Not all 6’4 guys lose an inch. That is dependent on torso. I am 6’5 out of bed and only come down 3/4” to 6’4.25”. A guy who is 6’4” flat at a low would be 6’4.75 out of bed more than likely. In fact my taller friends 6’5 1/4, 6’6, 6’7, don’t even lose the full inch. They’re up to 7/8” max. And 6’4” is a good height still
Bego said on 26/Jul/19
@Redwing What are you trying to say that, avg in NZ is like 180cm?
Emil said on 26/Jul/19
@Myself

Some people will feel short even if they're only a few inches below average.

I'm 6'0 and sometimes I hardly notice if I'm taller than someone even if it's a 4 inch difference
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 26/Jul/19
@Canson
I'd still choose 6'7" over 5'9" but it's mainly because I'm a lot closer to the former.
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Mickie: I agree with what you said.
Fisher1010 said on 25/Jul/19
@Rob
How noticeable is 0.5cm-1cm difference in height between two people
Editor Rob
Sometimes hardly noticeable in person, but if you have 2 people same thickness of hair/same posture etc, and looked at them closely, a good amount should be able to tell the small differnece...When it gets over 1cm like nearer 2cm then, visually I think it becomes much more obvious and far more people can spot those differences.
Jdubbz said on 25/Jul/19
@Christian:

True. That’s like saying it’s abnormal to be 5’1 for a guy. Rare yes, but it’s within the realm of normal variation. And I agree, I’m sure a good chunk of guys would rather be 6’5 than 5’9. A majority would probably prefer 6’2-6’3 over it.
Big King said on 25/Jul/19
And my absolutely lowest height is at 6'4 3/4" and on very bad days 6'4 1/2".
Big King said on 25/Jul/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8": I really don't lie about my height. I measured my height very often and I remember that when I was 18 or 19 years old I stood 6'5 1/2" about two or three hours after being awake. I'm already 30 years old and I stand 6'5" two or three hours after being awake. I really don't lie. Otherwise I wouldn't ask Rob about this problem.
Greg said on 25/Jul/19
@Canson Thanks man

@ Miss Sandy Cowell Thank you and likewise yeah maybe it was a bug of some sort, I’m glad you got it situated. The issue is sometimes we end up being sick and aren’t sure how or why we are. But that’s always nice to get rid of the sickness/headaches sound like they aren’t fun. I’ve been there not good times, I been feeling a bit ill lately but I think it was from eating too much lol, I need to stop eating junk but sometimes I can’t help it. I love to eat whatever it is healthy or not I don’t discriminate. But yeah music can often help be uplifting and that is a sign you’re better now. Cheers and hope you enjoy your evening 👍💯.

@Redwing ah yeah 181cm is a nice height I wouldn’t mind being that or a legit 180, but sometimes you findout that you have not been measuring right and could be taller better than shorter then what you think you are. 6’1 is my ideal so truthfully you are lucky to be such a height I know if I could I would choose 6’1 over my height or 5’11 as the next best thing, though I’m not too far away. 185 isn’t chubby for 6’1 but it depends on your body fat too. Yeah I mean sometimes you can even get measured wrong at the doctors like that Jared poster although one may question the Margin of error.
Importer said on 25/Jul/19
Today I was walking and saw a guy who was 7ft on his skateboard lol.
Mark Williams said on 25/Jul/19
Yes 6ft5 is definitely preferable to 5ft9. I'd even take it over 5ft10-6ft.
HonestSlovene said on 25/Jul/19
@Arthur! Lol Greeks are small.
Mark Williams said on 25/Jul/19
Thought I'd mention here - it's the consensus in online bodybuilding communities than 6ft2 is the ideal male height. It's a height where you appear 'tall' and 'dominant', are taller than the majority of men, and are still able to fill out your frame.
c-mo said on 25/Jul/19
@Honestslovene

I didnt say that average in germany is 185cm . so why are you talking as if I did ?

@others I will answer your posts later
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Mickie: meant to say that’s only 5/8”. My bad
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Mickie: you lose less than the avg person does. That’s not even 5/8” that you lose each day
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Big King: I would call 6’6-6’8 extremely tall
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Christian: I would choose 6’5 over 5’9 but if you gave me 6’7” then the decision gets harder
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Jul/19
@cmillzz
But if men are asked to choose between 5'9" and 6'5", I'm sure a lot will choose 6'5", especially western men.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Jul/19
@Big King
There's nothing "abnormal" about being 6'6"-6'8". It's just a rare height range.
Redwing said on 24/Jul/19
Greg@ Hi bro, i always thought I was around you’re height; or a tad taller (181 cm) until two years ago. Our height system here is very inaccurate lol, My stepdad who’s more 6’2 than anything claimed 6 ft and in the recent years 6’1 most of his life. Until I told him otherwise when I found out I’m 6’1, im from NZ btw.. I still feel just a tad over average in height. I’m 185 pounds now, but still appear chubby ish
Greg said on 24/Jul/19
@Jared A you are likely around my height give or take maybe they messed up? Because I find it hard to believe if you measured 5’11.5 at the doctors and at home get under 5’10... Rob Has a good idea with the object at x height and seeing if your head reaches it. I think sometimes Doctors Mess up on measurements or if there’s a carpet and you stand on it you will measure less. Also you said a flat surface did you make sure the walls aren’t sloping? I wouldn’t worry about what height is on your license it’s not worth losing sleep over lol I’m 5’11 out of bed and I have 5’11 on my license I previously had 5’10 and at the time I don’t think I was even 5’10 bare feet lol so it’s no big deal 😂 seeing most people lie or get measured in shoes for their license I don’t think that’s the worst case scenario. Get a stadiometer on a flat surface or measure yourself can against the wall against a few different walls and compare results. Let me know my guess is you’d be more of a weaker 5’11.
Greg said on 24/Jul/19
@Totigno Yeah well 5’10 range is also in there but as far as 5’11-6’2 as being ideal I agree some modeling agencies even list people who are 5’9 as 5’11 or 6’0, a strong 5’10/ weak 5’11 is a nice height to be of course taller would be cool too.
Greg said on 24/Jul/19
@Nik 5’11 is definetly not average apart from a few Nordic countries in Europe. 5’8 isn’t short in that case we would look at Rob as short he often looks average or maybe low average at worst.
Mickie said on 24/Jul/19
Agree that 6'4" is a good height. I wake up about 192.8 cm and hit a low of about 191.2 cm on a typical day. I very much like my height as is, I don't envy shorter guys. But I also wouldn't want to be ducking under doorways or anything.
Myself said on 24/Jul/19
@Paycho
Nope I'm not sure man. I live in Northern Italy technically, but not in a huge city (still decent size for Italy), and near central Italy. In my area there is no way the average is above 5'9 imo though. Only in the Universities it could be.

@Greg
Hahah lol, recently I was walking behind a 35-45 yo couple that stopped for some seconds and she told him to "let pass the big Russian" (I wasn't supposed to hear that, but I moved "in range" fast enough hah), that was funny xD
Yeah I don't think I am actually freakish; I just feel that i do appear kinda like that sometimes, expecially when there are a lot of shorter people around... it's funny that when I was younger I didn't understand those looks since I didn't really think about height, so I just figured I had some weird issue, lol
I do live in a city where are lot of Russian tourists though, and they dont really seem taller than Italians to me (at least not by too much)...maybe girls yeah...Italian ones aren't tall at all.

@HonestSlovene
Hmm, I don't know...I haven't visited many cities, but in the province of Rimini I can't buy average more than 175, and even that may be a stretch. I may be wrong though, that is just my personal impression.

@Johan
If that 6 ft average is true that's so weird! haha
My 175 cm friend has actually been for a brief amount of time at the Amsterdam Airport and told me that he felt short there. He has also been in Poland and USA and he didn't really feel that short there.
Shaun McCreary said on 24/Jul/19
Hey Rob, my fiancée is the exact same height as myself just a quarter over 5'10 - sometimes she wears her tall long-shafted boots that give about 1.25-1.5 inches of height putting her at around 5'11 1/2 or 3/4 depending on which boot but my footwear's usually an inch or a bit over so i'll be just slightly shorter but i was wondering if those lifts you have in your videos are a good yet comfortable investment. i am only interested in the ones that give 3/4 inch boost because im not looking to try to get up to 6'0+ because i'm not looking to try to be taller than anyone, just to even it out. I know I can wear normal boots that give about 1.25 inches but sometimes i want to wear my regular shoes like my Nike Reax, sorry for the long post but basically are the 3/4 comfortable and will they fit in Nike Reax 8 TR? comfort is my biggest concern
Editor Rob
The ones that give 1-1.25 range at the back might give nearer 0.75 of actual height....

A nike shox and the smaller lift would be a more comfortable option - but then, the best option is to not worry about height difference so you don't need the feel to wear any lifts.

That is another topic though, because height of other people is always there in front of us.
Importer said on 24/Jul/19
@TheBat The worst I heard was a 5'9 claiming 6'0 and a 5'10 claiming 6'1. 3inch inflation lol
Bego said on 24/Jul/19
@Totigno France has alot of immigrants, and those immigrants bring up french avg from what i noticed.
Sakz said on 24/Jul/19
@Big King Where are you basing that on? I personally wouldn't say 5'8 is short and 5'9-5'11 is average but that depends where you live. 6'0 is usually the start of tall in a lot of places though.
Nik Ashton said on 24/Jul/19
@ Big King - It is bizarre that you see 5’11” as average and 5’8” as short. There are other parts of your list that I disagree with and parts that I agree with too.
Totigno said on 24/Jul/19
like C-mo i don't feel short at 175cm and i feel quite decent sometimes above average( when non white and older people are around) sometimes under average but not short ( younger white middle upper class population)

@bego i live in france

so i should feel better than in germany with a shorter average height

anyway nobody told me i was short or i looked short , that's normal in western countries ( with some exceptions)

in France: average height among men
general population :173-176cm
younger population (18-40) : 177-181cm ( white europeans)


cmillzz said on 24/Jul/19
Most people wouldn’t say 5’9 or 6’5 are ideal unfortunately.

most people think 5'9 is 5ft7 or even 5ft6 because of a lot of liars

5'9-6'5 is normal and good , enough for women not too tall and looking like a giant and not too short and being not masculine enough , just work out and stay fit.

but if you need an opinion about real ideal men range 5'11-6ft2 that's what modeling and girls like but anybody is different. if i had to choose my height 6ft more or less

if you think 5ft3 or 7ft is the ideal height that's your opinion i respect it.
Bego said on 24/Jul/19
@Arthur! Yeah sure
cmillzz said on 24/Jul/19
Most people wouldn’t say 5’9 or 6’5 are ideal unfortunately.
guythinkingaboutheight said on 24/Jul/19
Is it more correct to measure with your feet a little apart, or standing with them close together, Rob? I am asking because I measure a bit shorter if I stand with them close together, like a couple of millimeters.
Editor Rob
The difference is negligible between close together or a few inches apart...but if they are too wide you will start to lose height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jul/19
@ Greg - Hi! I've just found your reply, so thank you! I'm feeling a lot better now, having flushed my system through with water for 10 days. After about 5 days, I was getting relief from my stinking headaches preceding precisely 3 glasses of water. Now I am playing my new CD 'The Who By Numbers', which I first got as a Birthday present in my mid-teens, and I'm playing it very loudly indeed, which I wouldn't have been able to tolerate last week. So, yes, I'm on the mend, thank goodness!

Cheers Greg! 😁👍 xxx
Csimpson6ft said on 24/Jul/19
@Big King good height list i 100% agree with it.
Canson said on 24/Jul/19
@Greg: yea I definitely like and respect you as a poster
Canson said on 24/Jul/19
@Ajax509: that’s actually not 100% true. Not all 6’4 guys lose an inch. That is dependent on torso. I am 6’5 out of bed and only come down 3/4” to 6’4.25”. A guy who is 6’4” flat at a low would be 6’4.75 out of bed more than likely. In fact my taller friends 6’5 1/4, 6’6, 6’7, don’t even lose the full inch. They’re up to 7/8” max. And 6’4” is a good height still
HonestSlovene said on 24/Jul/19
@Totigno Sounds like the average among young white Europeans. Among young Asians, most guys I knew were around 5'7"-5'8" with a lot shorter and taller, at a decent 5'10" I felt tall not average or short, the tallest Asian I've met was 6'3" and there were a few guys similar or slightly taller (5'10"-6'0"). I think especially rural Chinese have grown a lot but the fact is because of their genes they will always be a few inches shorter on average, it's divergent evolution.

@Myself From my experience Italians aren't that much shorter than most Europeans, especially Northern Italians. I'd say average in Italy is 174-178cm depending on region, 174 cm in southern Italy, 175-176 cm in central Italy and 178 cm in Northern Italy, 175 cm overral. 177-178 cm could be average but really only in the northern parts where there is a lot of genetic germanic and south slavic (balkan) input.

@Bego Exactly, they're at least 178 cm and at most 180-181 cm, though 183 cm + claims are BS, I've seen plenty of sub 175 cm ethnic Germans for that to be the case. 175 cm figure is also very popular for 168-170 cm males to claim lol.
Kyle 6'3 said on 24/Jul/19
@Myself im not being salty I just say what I thought and i dont have a problem with @Canson maybe It sound like it but trust me I wasnt mean to sound like I was mad. And @Canson first I never said that you couldn't (you can say whatever you want) I just thought that you repeated all the time. And second dosent need to call me childish again it was an opinion you can have an opinion of what I coment (even if it wasn't to me) and thats okk!!!
Johan 185 cm said on 24/Jul/19
Myself said on 21/Jul/19
@c-mo
Well, as confirmed by your and Johan's observations, I doubt German average is really that high. More like 175-178 range probably, making the difference with the Netherlands more noticeable.

On a side note, here in Italy I actually think the average might be like 5'8 range, and even as low as 5'7 sometimes. Only at the University I see a substantial number of people above 176 cm, while on the street and in normal places with a big concentration of people it's very rare to see someone above 6'1 by my observations. My 175 cm friend feels above average sometimes; in fact there is a decent amount of young guys below 5'7 here.
I'm often perceived as a freak (at just barely 6'4) and as the "big Russian" (lol, and even though I was born here and am only half Russian, I still reseble more a slav aesthetically); people genuinely wonder if all or many Russians are my size or almost my size, which is a kinda weird stereotype, maybe coming from the Russian bear as national symbol, from movies like Rocky and from the Viking heritage (which in reality isn't as big as sometimes thought, expecially if considering Russia as a whole).
I think that the real Russian average height may be similar to the German, or at worst slightly below.

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Yes for gneral male population its definitely in the 5'9" range and 5'10" for younger guys.

I saw a detailed report on Italian men that gave 176.5 cm as average height so 5'9.5". So a fake 5'11" which so many claim, I guess 5'8" range is very possible for general pop as the 5'9.5" was for young guys.

Alot of people don't seem to understand, when I say 5'11.25"/5'11.5" is average in The Netherlands I mean the general pop. Young guys for sure are 6' on average.
Ben said on 23/Jul/19
@mrfunnyguy - Yeah and I have a pig that can fly! Average in Swesen is about 5'10", 5'9.7" would be my honest guess. My best friend is 6ft 2 and he's always called very tall. You'd seriously look at this guy and call him short? Click Here

You should watch the TV series "Festen" from SVT. He's playing one of the main characters and he's like a foot taller than everyone. He said he was guessed as 6'4.5" but the cast and he wore flat shoes and in a confrontation scene his co stars had to stand on a box.
Mark Williams said on 23/Jul/19
@mrfunnyguy So should we believe the scientific studies which measured thousands of people to determine the average height in Sweden, or you with your anecdotal evidence?
ajax509 said on 23/Jul/19
You are right on your toes, kid! 6ft 4 is a $hitty as 5ft 6.
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Jdubbz said on 21/Jul/19
@ajax509:

If you’re trying to say that 6’4 is a $hitty height, then I have nothing to say but lol
Bego said on 23/Jul/19
@Totigno Where do you live?
Importer said on 23/Jul/19
@mrfunnyguy
Funny
Myself said on 23/Jul/19
@c-mo
So you're telling me that I should believe official statistics, when they aren't even able to measure properly and overmeasure a large amount of people. My 175 cm friend was measured multiple times 178 cm with different means and my other 176.5 cm friend was put at 178-179 too. Aswell as the fact that Johan can confirm that he was measured 3 cm higher, because they wouldn't touch his head with the stadiometer, rather than resting it on his hair. These are just some examples and I believe that they are quite representative of the relatively common occurrence of overmeasurements, expecially if we also add up the fact that a good chunk of measurements are taken in the morning, and some even in shoes.
And even if you wanted to trust official statistics, that 177 cm average is self reported and obtained out of the 1.4% of Italian men over 18.
Canson said on 23/Jul/19
@C-Mo: I think 6’4” is a good height but I don’t want to call anything good or bad. There’s ideal maybe not ideal etc. I think the category of not being ideal is when it affects health or quality of life. I think anything outside of that tho is ok. Really male ideal range is 5’9-6’5”. Since 5’9 is abt avg
Canson said on 23/Jul/19
@Big King: you may have something more serious like a spinal issue that could’ve caused The loss. I could see maybe 1/8” by that age but 1/2 is a lot. Is 6’5 Flat your low on the day?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jul/19
@Big King
I've never heard anyone losing a half inch at 30 due to smoking before. Maybe either you lost it due to posture like Rob said, or the 6'5 1/2" was an early measurement.
Chris brady said on 22/Jul/19
I was standing for my first measurement since my back injury and decided to put a ruler against a box on my refrigerator to hit the top of my head. When u got out from under the ruler and looked up th ruler looked straight on one side. But then I got out from h ruler on the other side and the end looked crooked. Are my eyes playing tricks on me? How can the ruler seem straight when I look up to my right back t crooked when I look up to my left?
Jared A said on 22/Jul/19
Hey Rob, I’m unhealthily obsessed with height to the point where I’m thinking about it nonstop. All I really want right now is some assurance on what my true height really is. When I was measured at the doctor with no shoes, wearing socks, I was 5’11 and a half two visits ago and 5’11 last visit. Keep in mind, both of these visits I had minimal sleep (4-6ish hours) However, when I measure myself at home, on a flat surface, I seem to get under 5’10. I’ve already put 5’11 on my license and I know it sounds utterly ridiculous but it’s been really ruining my mood lately just not being fully sure on my height. I’m just wondering how I can accurately get my absolute true height to where I can claim it and how to do that.
Editor Rob
That's a big discrepancy between the Doctor and self-measurement.

If you are not sure about a wall being straight, and if you have a flat surface like kitchen, you could always build up a bit of height to 5ft 10 and put something on top and stand under it. What I mean is the method I used in this video. If you set the bit of wood (or other object) to a height of 5ft 10 and can feel yourself pushing it up, then you are likely over 5ft 10!

Another option is to get a friend to help measure you, like what I'm doing in This video.
TheBat said on 22/Jul/19
Anybody here know what is the worst height that they've heard in person? Mine was when a 5'3" guy told me a few others he was 5'7" in my senior year in high school. We all unsurprisingly called him out for that ridiculous claim.
HonestSlovene said on 22/Jul/19
@c-mo In Germany average is around 179 cm. 181-182 cm in northern Germany and 178 cm in Bavaria. 185 cm is not average even in the Netherlands LOL.
Luca said on 22/Jul/19
So Rob, do you think overall that, since what I wrote you in my last message, that height of 188,8-188,9 cm can be considered my absolute low?
Editor Rob
Based on what you said, yes that range seems to be your low, so you can tell people 189 without worrying.
Greg said on 22/Jul/19
@Kyle 6’3 I’m sorry but do you even English bro? Didn’t understand a single word and you just sound really uneducated you made an assessment about Canson and he responded back, next time be careful what you say to someone especially if you don’t understand what they are trying to say.
Greg said on 22/Jul/19
@Myself lmao when you said “Big Russian” I just thought off the “Big Russian Boss” who’s a rapper supposedly 6’6 but I don’t buy that he seems more 6’4-6’5 here. Russians actually get really tall I’m surprised I know there’s some 6 footers and recently in my gym there’s a Russian/Ukrainian guy who’s around 6’2.5/6’3 range which is insanely tall for a Slav I think they average around 5’8-5’9 for men. And I’ve been just seeing a lot of tall Russians lately. I wouldn’t call somebody who’s 6’4 freakish. Maybe after 6’7 or 6’8 you can argue they have reached the freakish territory but some might say that is after 7’0. I think Germany’s average for men is slightly higher, idk how much the average has changed over the years in Russia but I know it has increased. I know what C-mo means though sometimes walking around in Germany you’d think 179/180cm was the male average.

@C-mo I agree with you by the way do you have an Instagram or WhatsApp or something? If so let me know you seem like a chill dude. But I agree I wouldn’t want to be 6’4, but let’s be careful with our words or some of the taller people might get offended here 😂😂. Oh god, but yeah it’s not that bad if you like standing out, but with the right build and proportions it can be a nice height though.
Goel175cm said on 22/Jul/19
@ c-mo
173-176cm average height for young men in Iran, Turkey,Lebanon and other small middle eastern countries make more sense
Here is the source for Iran(Page-22)
Click Here
Here is the source for turkey as mentioned earlier by someone.
Click Here
But here only women's mean height was given, it is like 158.1cm for 15-49 aged women, So I would expect young men to be not more than 174cm
Here is the source for Lebanon(Page-36)
Click Here
So here is the complete source for those 3 countries
Anyway I would like to visit Middle East and North Africa.
Shrinking? said on 22/Jul/19
Hey Rob,do you think its possible to lose an inch in your early 20s?
I used to think I was 5"7 but measured 5"6 recently.I also met an old friend whom I haven't seen in a couple of years and he seemed taller than me even tho I remember us being the same height,but said he hadn't grown.
Got an MRI scan recently cause I have some back pain but nothing was found.
Have you ever heard of a case of someone losing height at such a young age?Srry for the stupid question
Paycho said on 22/Jul/19
@Myself
Hey. Are you sure the average height in italy is 5"8? Even in southern italy?
Bego said on 22/Jul/19
@Myself Germans are definitely not that much short. It depends alot on German region, maybe in South and east they are 177-178 on avg but in other parts they are 180cm.
QM6'1QM said on 22/Jul/19
c-mo said on 21/Jul/19

You have a great opinion!
mrfunnyguy said on 22/Jul/19
To everyone who say that the average height in Sweden is shorter than 6 foot: I know people who have been called short when they are 6'2(!!!).
Canson said on 22/Jul/19
@Kyle6’3: the comment was completely unnecessary to begin with. You’re telling me to stop doing something on a free site. First of all you’re telling me what to do lol? And on A site that you do not own. So you’re complaining about something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. That is childish and again I was responding directly to someone else. But like I said, if you have a problem with my comments go take it up with Rob. I’m done responding to you because it’s unproductive going back and forth with you
Jdubbz 6'5 3'4" said on 22/Jul/19
@Christian: just curious, do you always hit your low at the same time every day (assuming similar activity level) or does it vary sometimes? Sometimes I hit 6’5 3/4” 5-6 hours out of bed and don’t lose any more the rest of the day, whereas others, I stay nearly 6’6 for 10 hours but somehow lose that 1/8-1/4 inch at night. That’s with pretty much the same amount of hydration and activity level.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jul/19
@cmillzz
It was quite a long time ago so I don't remember exactly, but probably she was around 5'2"-5'3".
ajax509 said on 22/Jul/19
@c-mo
A proper 6ft 4 (= 193.04cm) stands tall at min. 6ft 5 (= 195.58cm) first thing in the morning - not taking into account 'busting a gut' (could hit 6ft 5 1/4 easily) - sticks out like Burj Khalifa... Honestly I would take 5ft 7 (= 170.18cm) even over 6ft 3 (= 190.5cm) at low!

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