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James Edward Crowley said on 8/Jun/19
Rob what weight does a 5ft 8in man to start to look fat,I'm guessing 198 pounds at that weight a 5ft 8in man is heading towards the obese range 198 pounds for a 5ft 8in is on the high end of the overweight range low end of the obese range 190 pounds for a 5ft 8in man is not obese it's still in the overweight range and long way from the obese range.
Dan UK said on 8/Jun/19
@Ben

I'm pretty sure when they say the average is 5'11.5 they mean for young guys as opposed to overall
Daycringeothon said on 8/Jun/19
Question. Does swimming lying forward count as lying down on your back? technically?
Would it significantly stretch the lumbar discs in the spine like when waking up? Like front crawl or butterfly stroke?
Assuming you have been standing for hours in the day.
Paycho said on 8/Jun/19
Hi rob,
The national average height in the usa is 5"9 for males. I was surprised to read a claim that white males are 5"10 on average. the statistic sample size (in wiki) is'nt that representative.

So I think the average white male is still in the 5"9 range (maybe above by a fracture). (My opinion is based on a visit i had to the us)
What do you think?
Do you think its truly 5"10 or just an exaggeration?
Thank you
Editor Rob
For white males it could be slightly greater than the overall average including all ethnicities...but overall average still seems to be reported in 5ft 9 range.
mrfunnyguy said on 8/Jun/19
@Ben I'm sorry but I disagree with you about the average height in Sweden. I am under the impression that the average is a couple of inches taller than 5'11.5, maybe 6'1 or 6'2.
Johan 185 cm said on 7/Jun/19
daad1234 said on 4/Jun/19
Rob, how much height has the average 40 year old lost, is it a fraction or is it nothing?

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I am almost there and haven't lost a mm yet. Rob hasn't lost anything either.
Johan 185 cm said on 7/Jun/19
Grant said on 5/Jun/19
I wake up around 183.5cm and drop to 182cm at night. I would normally just say I'm 6 foot, But if like to here what others think. A safe claim I'd say?

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You probably drop to 5'11.5" given your morning height but around 5'11.75" for a portion of the day. I wouldn't worry most guys your height try to claim my height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/19
Classic/flat 6ft2: Should hovering around 188cm by evening/bedtime +/- a couple of millimeters, should wake up in and around 6ft2¾ (between 189.5-190cm, closer to the latter). Examples - Gene Hackman, George Lazenby, Hugo Weaving, Paul Walker, Jim Broadbent, Julian Assange, Alan Alda

Strong 6ft2 (6ft2⅛): Should be closing the day somewhere between 188-188.5cm and NEVER below a flat 188cm. Out of bed should measure just about 6ft3 (within the 190-190.5cm zone). Lot of these guys claim 6ft3 but a reasonable number go conservative and stick with 6ft2 when asked. Examples - John Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Sean Connery, Donald Trump, Harold Ramis, Brett Favre, Billy Baldwin and Eric Bana


On a final note, I forgot to include Bill Murray and Dan Aykrots as strong and flat 6ft1 examples
Ben said on 6/Jun/19
I see people writing the average in Sweden looks 5'11.5". I seriously doubt it's over 5'10". Here's me in a very crowded area from last year: Click Here

I'm supposedly below average if the average is 5'11".5" and I'm always taller than most people. At worst I feel average. Also, when I was in London back in april the average seemed nearer 5'8" than 5'9", I did feel quite tall in every situation. But this all in my opinion.
avi said on 6/Jun/19
@c-mo said on 4/Jun/19

I agree. 5'11 is a very good height pretty much the same as 6'0.

I do think you need to increase the range to 185-186cm.
Almost everyone would agree 6'1 is an ideal height.

6'2 is a gray area. It can be too tall and start to look funny but its not really THAT tall either.

To me strong 5'10 to strong 6'1 would be my range.

Being close to 6 foot I can tell you it's not really a tall height in Western world.

My issue is I sometimes base the ideal height relative to other people.

Like if I see 5 guys all over 6'0 up to 6'4 I'll say wait 5'11-6'0 can't be that great because it seems others are a good bit taller.

I feel there are too many people nowadays who are 6'1 to 6'3. In order to feel tall most of the time you need to be 6'1 to 6'2 imo.
Doesn't mean it's ideal for optimal living though.

The human body really is supposed to be between roughly 5'0 and 6'0


I wish I could feel like I'm thankful as I'm a strong 5'11.5 but I feel that there is no reason I couldn't be 6'1 to 6'2 area as a lot of others are.
Maybe I need to stop focusing on others.

For you being 5'9.5 isn't bad you can just put a 1 inch lift in and you are basically a weak 5'11...
Importer said on 6/Jun/19
Thanks for the response on my last question btw Editor Rob. Would claiming 6ft with a 170.5-171cm eye level be plausible and non suspicious ? I mean barefoot of course.
Editor Rob
It wouldn't be that unreasonable, because that is a common eyelevel range you'd find in near 6ft men.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/19
Importer this how I look at it…

Weak 6ft1 (6ft0⅞) : By evening/bedtime should be hovering around 185cm flat, at worst a couple of millimeters shy but not a serious plummet into 184cm zone. Out of bed - clearing 6ft1 by a comfortable margin and scraping 6ft1½ (minimum 186.5cm). A 6ft0¾ listing worst case scenario. Examples - Jon Hamm, James Gandolfini, Paul Ryan, Dean Ambrose, Fetty Wap

Classic/Flat 6ft1: Should be a stay a bit above 185cm flat by days end. Out of bed should clear 6ft1½, into the 6ft1¾ zone (between 187-187.5cm). Examples - Sam Waterston, Roger Federer, Ed O’Neill, Isaiah Washington, Cary Grant, Busta Rhymes, Luke Bryan, Burt Lancaster

Strong 6ft1 (6ft1⅛): By evening/before bed still close to 186cm (no less than 185.5cm) or slightly above 6ft1. After a good nights rest should be about 6ft2 or within a small indistinguishable fraction of it (within 187.5-188cm) Examples - Ronaldo, Mark Gatiss, Kevin Costner, Luke Mitchell, Colin Hanks Josh Holloway, Quentin Tarantino. Guys in this range have good odds of getting 6ft1½ measurements earlier in the day and will claim 6ft2 off that

Weak 6ft1½ (6ft1⅜): Safely above 6ft1 flat at a low (evening/before bed 186-186.5cm) and out of bed at least 6ft2 if not a fraction over (between 188-188.5cm) Examples - Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Greg Wise, Will Smith, Roger Moore. Many round up to 6ft2

Strong 6ft1½ (6ft1⅝): Hovers around 187cm by evening/nighttime -/+ a couple of milimetres. Out of bed safely clears 6ft2 and measures close to 189cm. Examples - Mark Strong, Corey Stoll, James Earl Jones, Mahershala Ali, Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, David Letterman, Jim Carrey. Most will claim 6ft2

Weak 6ft2 (6ft1⅞): Doesn’t fall under 187.5cm in the evening. Straight out of bed should clear 189cm with ease. Examples - Michael Caine, Julian McMahon, Tom Hiddleston, David Gandy, David Hayes, Clive Owen, Rodrigo Santoro
Chris brady said on 6/Jun/19
@ Hoss. That is a pretty nifty trick. I would try it but all the walls in my home have baseboards. Would facing a wall and placing the can on my head be accurate? I'm talking about guiding the can off the tip of my skull as a starting point. My can isn't long enough to hit my top of skull off the wall.
Glitch said on 6/Jun/19
@Hoss

How Old Are you now?
Hoss said on 6/Jun/19
@Progking I am about half an inch shorter than you; 184.3cm waking up & drop to 182.4cm (can drop another 5mm with heavy exercise) I'd have to say it's an odd height because I feel I am neither one of the short nor the tall guys but I don't necessarily feel bang on average either though. I'm always tallest amongst shorter guys and shortest of the taller group, does that just make me average? I always think damn if they're taller than me then well they're over 6 foot and tall.

It is weird though I always meet people and think they're edging me out but when pictures are taken it's always the other way around and I just about edge them out, maybe I have a height complex haha.

I feel in the past I've been told a lot I am tall and big but I think that's more because of my build I am broad and bulky in general but also my hair adds like 2-3 inches on top.

I would say that in the UK I am Upper average/Above average height especially amongst 18-35 year olds.

I am also of egyptian heritage and when I am in egypt I get called tall all the time and whilst I certainly see tonnes taller than me I would say it is a solid tall height out there.
HonestSlovene said on 6/Jun/19
@Progking Yeah, it depends where you live, but any height from 5'11" to 6'1" in 1st world countries can be seen anywhere between medium and tall. 6'1" + is tall even in the Netherlands (actual average there is around 5'11.5" to 6'0" for younger guys under 40).
Hoss said on 6/Jun/19
@Chris Brady Hey man I have measured to the mm where 182cm is on a wall which doesn't have a skirting board (this did cause deviations in the past) I get a book or a piece of wood which has a perfect right angle and turn my back to the wall and lower it until it touches top of my head, I then hold it in place on the wall until I make a marking then I just measure the deviation from 182cm. This won't be as 100% accurate as a stadiometer however I reckon it's almost as accurate.

What I've realised is that from 18 I did grow another 1cm-1.3cm or so
Importer said on 5/Jun/19
I insist you to correct me if I'm wrong @Editor Rob.
Weak 6'1 (6' 1/2"- 3/4") = 185.5cm-186cm in the morning. Example: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Can get away with claiming 6'1 (6' 7/8") or so to say "flat 185cm" = 186.5cm-187cm in the morning. Example: Roger Federer, Keanu Reeves (peak height imo)
Flat 6'1 (6'1") = 187.5cm in the morning. Example: Colin Hanks, Quentin Tarantino,
Classic 6'1 (6ft1 1/8")= 187.8cm (6'2") in the morning. Example: Mark Gatiss
Strong - Very Strong 6'1 (6'1 1/4" - 1/2")= 188cm-188.5cm in the morning. Example: Gerald Butler, peak Colin Firth, peak Pierce Brosnan, Mark Strong. These group of people are tricky to tell the difference. To me Mark Strong would be perceived to be the tallest out of the other three due to his slim physique.

I might be wrong by a maximum of 0.5cm on some 6'1 catagories but it's plausible right?😂. To me personally a strong 6'1 to flat 6'3 is a sweetspot for tall height if you live in the U.K, almost everyone would think you're atleast 6'2 😂 Since the general depiction of a 6'0 man has changed over the years and to some it is not perceived as tall as it used to be and people as low as 5'10 claiming 6'0 does indeed escalate this issue 🤦‍♂️. So if your atleast 180cm many people would think you're actually 6'0 or even 6'1!... . The perfectionist tall height would be a flat-classic 6'2 like Sean Connery, Ryan Reynolds as it has been for about a century imo. A flat 6'3 is the favoured height for people who are always amongst 190cm+ friends (people) on a daily basis.
Editor Rob
I'd say those actors potentially fit those figures, to within a very small margin of error I believe.
Nik said on 5/Jun/19
@ Totigno - There are no hard and fast rules!
Kaysan said on 5/Jun/19
If I'm 5'9 without shoes how much does a regular Nike size shoe add to your height my size is 9.5.
Progking said on 5/Jun/19
@cmo its high average/above average if 5'11.5-6'0 is tallish. 6'0.5 is the true start of tall imo, i am around that height and am seen by others as a pretty tall guy. However i remember when i was 5'11-5'11.25 at 16 i felt tall sometimes walking around, and was one of the taller guys in my classes at school.
Chris brady said on 5/Jun/19
@ Hoss Hey dude how do you measure your height hroughout the day to get such accurate measurements? Curious about how all of you guys do this.
Greg said on 5/Jun/19
@Arthur That’s cute I figured you’d at least upgrade your cave to a tent or a Hut but due to the budget cuts in the height fraud department I take it they aren’t paying what they used to, so no worries I get you have to pinch every penny 😂. And oh man do you have anything that shrinks you horizontally I think I’m big enough down there I know they say sharing is caring and if I could I would share with you boi but it’s just out of my ability, best of luck on the hair formula I’m sure if you wanted to glue some grass on your head that would do the trick, cheers 👌
c-mo said on 5/Jun/19
@Rob

and other members

help me out with this one

Mike Tyson and Mark Hunt are both 178cm as we know .

how tall does boxer Tim Tszyu look next to them ? he is listed as 174cm . seems accurate to me but I wouldnt rule out 175cm . what do you think ?

Click Here

with mike tyson he might not have been fully grown yet I dont know ...looks very young there

Click Here
Editor Rob
His boxing listing seems like it might be accurate.
Psycho said on 5/Jun/19
Hi rob,
How accurate is the tanners formula of height? How common is it that people get more inches than calculated in this formula?
Thank you
Editor Rob
I haven't read about it for years.
Greg said on 5/Jun/19
@Progking I agree with you, even 5'10 range can be up there but 6'0 is my favorite height if not 6'2.
Greg said on 5/Jun/19
@Avi Yep I know tall guys who are like 6'3 and claim 6'4, not even talking about ones in the 6'3.5 range, even know 6'2 guys who say they are 6'4. It's all an ego thing. Also it's funny how you mention that some people are novices when it comes to guessing height, most of my friends seem to be in that catagory. I think my one 5'9ish friend would get along with your friend who claims 5'10, except this guy claims he got measured 5'11 at the Doctors, my guess is he either got measured in thick boots and rounded up or he is just lying about that all together. When standing with him I have the edge though my friend thinks we are the same height, most likely because when we went back to back (on carpet) I was unknowingly tilting my head slightly backwards along with my back but we are going to be doing a measurement can against the wall soon (hopefully as he rarely comes out) so we have to find a situation where we are at someones house I bet my friend money lol this should be interesting seeing he won't can against the wall at 5'11 let alone 5'10, I am 5'10.25/5'10 3/8ths at a low depending on my activity level.
Grant said on 5/Jun/19
I wake up around 183.5cm and drop to 182cm at night. I would normally just say I'm 6 foot, But if like to here what others think. A safe claim I'd say?
Gleb said on 4/Jun/19
I would consider 6 foot (183 sm) as an ideal height.It is where tall starts and agile in living,life.
Canson said on 4/Jun/19
@K.A.188: for me dipping maybe 1/8” under is fair since that would be lunchtime height but any more wouldn’t. So 6’1 7/8 at a low is 6’2 or if you use halves 6’2 3/8 is 6’2.5. But halves aren’t used right. It’s always an excuse for people to round up so that’s why I don’t use them as often as I used to claim 6’4 1/2 when I measured 6’4 3/8. Got tired of “you can claim 6’5 too” or “why bother with the half? You’re tall enough at 6’4” like I was trying to magnify it. It is annoying because it’s like “no sh*t” (especially when it’s roundung up). I know what I can claim. And it’s because everyone for some reason thinks making people taller is complimenting or making them better when I don’t see it like that. Never have. I see it as each person has their own qualities regardless of stature. I could claim either or but I go with 6’4” as I am more in line with a 6’4 person than 6’5”. I also don’t see it fit when someone is much under half at any point in the day to be rounding up to the next inch. That’s a bit much imho. I guess if you’re 6’1.75 then round up and say 6’2 or about. I would round up but to me it isn’t quite solid. I’m 6’4.25 at a low sometimes a mm over 6’5 or a mm over out of bed) and I still just say 6’4 or about 6’4 since I’m a hair over. I only qualify strong etc on this site not outside of it. If I lived in a country using CM it’d be 194 probably as 193.6-.8 is a normal low for me depending on how active I am
avi said on 4/Jun/19
@K.A 188 said on 4/Jun/19

Well nowadays 177cm (5'9.5ish) is barely average for younger men. So I think 179 to 180 you're a strong 5'10 weak 5'11 then you are solidly average almost above average for younger men.
The problem is margins. At 6'2-6'3 most men will be smaller and you can tower 5'7-5'8 guys. At a weak 6'0 you can't. But I agree you won't ever feel short at 5'10ish unless you're around 6'2+ guys.

And I honestly wouldn't say you are that lucky..your parents are tall especially for Italy. So your height would be in the realm of expectation albeit maybe higher end.
A lot of times males take after mother's height and 5'7 is I'm sure very tall for a woman in Italy. Also consider your parents may not have hit their potential. From my experience most women 5'6+ have children 5'11 + especially if the father is over 5'10.
If you have a tall uncle or grandfather it helps too obviously
Simon E said on 4/Jun/19
Rob if I wake up at 184.7cm what height shall I claim?
Editor Rob
You could go with 183cm and mostly everybody will say that guy is honest about his height!
daad1234 said on 4/Jun/19
Rob, how much height has the average 40 year old lost, is it a fraction or is it nothing?
Editor Rob
Generally 40 is an age you should reach without losing visible height, but that doesn't mean measurable amounts like 2-3mm aren't lost.
Arthur! said on 4/Jun/19
@Greg
Nah, it's summer time now, I need some sunshine, I'll go back to my cave in the winter. I guess you'll have to bear with me for a while, I've missed all of you guys :)

I haven't come up with a hair formula yet unfortunately, but, I've created a formula that helps you grow a few inches horizontally just for you Greg! Thank me later and leave me your shipping adress ;)
c-mo said on 4/Jun/19
a solid 5'11 is high end average . nothing more nothing less

it is definitely not tall . but it will be tall or tallish for some people because it is a bit over average height for western man . and especially because of all the height inflations which are going on a good amount of people will guess you easily 6'0 and some even 6'1 especially with thick shoes and good posture . I am 5'9.35 (to be exact lol) and people often guess me 5'11 but a real 5'11 guy will be taken as 6'0.5 or something by many

one thing is for sure though ... you will NEVER be short to anybody . not even a little . the only time where you POSSIBLY might get called short are the very rare odd situations when you are in giantville or when there is a 6'0 woman who has complexes and will call you short only because she wished you were taller because she finds you attractive (but even most very tall women will still date a 5'11 guy) . other than that 5'11 is 100% safe from the short thing .

imo 5'11 is the most aesthetic height there is . it never looks too short or too tall to me. it looks very proportionate . and women love that height on men I noticed . also many of the best looking male celebs in the world like george clooney , leonardo dicaprio , jamie dornan etc. are around 5'11 give or take a little . I noticed that men around 5'11 often have the best proportional aesthetics

I am ~178cm in the early morning and ~176cm in the evening and if I was 3-4cm taller I would feel perfect height tbh. already at my height I feel solid most of the time and am feeling to be a decent height .

I think the terms to label my height correctly are :

"quite good"

"adequate"

"decent"

etc. . not sure if you agree

if I was lets say 3.5cm taller it would be as if I wore 2cm shoes with a 1.5cm lift in it even though I am BAREFOOT ....if I was that tall I would feel ideal height and imo it IS in the perfect range (as I said in my experience the ideal range is 178 - 184cm with the higher end range like 182-184cm being the very best)

anybody who is 5'11 barefoot should thank god for it
Hoss said on 4/Jun/19
Also guys, my brother who I would say is in the weak 5 foot 11 range, he recently started seeing a chiropractor, he has a few spinal imbalances. I tell you what he now seems a strong 5 foot 11 and they've really sorted out his spine and he walks so much taller now without it looked like a forced posture.
Hoss said on 4/Jun/19
@rob been on this following this site for years absolutely love it.

I've got a what can I claim question please.

Morning height ranges from 184-184.5cm but I drop to 183.5 within a couple of hours. 9 hours into the day I am 182.5cm. After the gym I go down to 181.8cm but back up to 182cm before I sleep.
Editor Rob
A modest claim is 182, a middle ground claim is 183cm.

Generally with those stats, I feel you clear 6ft enough in the morning to be able to claim about 6ft as your height.
K.A 188 said on 4/Jun/19
@CANSON: i see...in my opinion a solid height should not be more than 5 milimiters below his given height at low, for example a solid 6ft2 guy should never deep below 187.5 at his absolute lowest at night worst case 187 flat at night.
But is really hard for most people not to go below their mark except they really have long legs and short torso.


@AVI : Honestly in my opinion anybody who is 177+ barefoot has no reason to be insecure if you are 177 flat barefoot you will never be the shortest in Hall, class, room or any crowded place.
The mistake most ppeople make
is they think that their height is at their eye -level forgetting that above the eyes you still have 5-8 cm (depending) .
Sometimes when i see a a very solid 6ft guy let's say a 184ish guy am like this guy is decently tall, but if i look at the mirror or window behind him i can clearly see that i am easily and noticeably 2inches (5cm) taller.
When i was small i have always wanted to be 190cm because here in Italy and the rest of Europe it is seen as the beginning of very tall.
I actually clearly 190 out of bed though.. .. But am mostly 188 and a change 3-6 milimiters during the day.
Considering my parents height 181cm peak for my Dad, and 170 for my Mom i am even lucky to be over 6foot.
Ben said on 4/Jun/19
@Rob - yeah this might be my final height but you never know, my older brother grew 0.75 inches from 19-21. I do claim 178 in public bcuz I like how it makes 5'10" look better. That 178.7 measurement might've been my low, I wonder what my extreme low would be.
Editor Rob
Well, worth reporting back up till age 21 to see if your body has any final half inch or so left in it.
Canson said on 4/Jun/19
@Avi: agreed
Greg said on 3/Jun/19
@Paycho @Rob Russians might be 5’8.5-5’9 my friend has been living in Russia for 2 years now and he’s around my height maybe a bit shorter so 5’10.25-5’10.5” and he says he feels above average although he’s convinced he’s 6’0 lol typical inflation. But Russians are getting a bit taller this generation I feel like.
Greg said on 3/Jun/19
@francis might want to get yourself checked out, how can you wake up at 6’0 and go down to 5’10.5 lol? Normally guys at that height would dip to 5’11.25” or so.

@Arthur hyahya wow, it’s a lunar eclipse on celeb heights the rare occurance when a wild Arthur comments on here. He has emerged from his cave at last! Did you see your shadow? What’s the prediction for celeb heights this year. Or perhaps he found the ultimate hair growth formula you should share some with me so I can grow my beard tall like Rob Paul. It’s a shame that you’re so stuck on Bobby and his measurements that you keep bringing up the past. Yes he claimed 6’1 and 6’0 but he was guessing now he claims 5’10 but I know that gets under your skin that he’s taller than you 😮. Cheers Arthur hope the cave is nice and warm until next time.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 3/Jun/19
See arthurs back to his vile ways. Always picking on Bobby. Clearly jealous that's Bobby is closer to 5ft 10 than he is
avi said on 3/Jun/19
@Canson

Well I meant absurd to want to be like 6'6 unless you do sports or want to be in movies typecast as " the big guy".
For a guy like me who doesn't like to stand out it's odd how I'd like to be 6'2ish

Since you are already 6'4 you are used to it so I can see why you'd choose it over 6'2.

There was a time when I wanted to be really big like 6'5+ but after getting older and wiser I saw
1). Not convenient or optimal in everyday life
2). It isn't as unique or "special" as I thought when younger because if you go in a large crowd you're bound to see some 6'4-6'6 guys.
3). It doesn't make one look better or provide many advantages

But again it's relative to one's perception. I just think if average height falls in the 5'8 to 6'1 range (roughly) why would one wish to deviate from this range by more than an inch?
I'm sure there's a reason most human males fall in this range because it's most optimal for the body.

Almost every really big guy I met said "you don't want to be this height"

I had a math teacher around 6'6 who said he had back problems since his early 30s. And most 6'5 I've met seem to stoop a lot.
Normally the college and High school kids who aren't socially awkward are the ones who think it's cool to be really tall.

And your friend is probably a weak 6'3 just like I'm a weak 6'0 except he's claiming his height with shoes probably.
I have a friend who says 6'3 but in pics with me he is barely 2.5 taller if lucky. Most ppl inflate by an inch even tall guys.

I wouldn't press the point to him why make someone feel bad over a little exaggeration? :)
But I get how it's annoying. My friend in the 5'9 probably 5'9.5 as his medical record said 69.5 when he showed me his physical paperwork, he says 5'10 and then had the audacity to say "what are you like 5'10.5?" ! Based on pictures there is a solid 2 inch difference. Probably 2.5 to 2.7.
Some people don't know how to tell height or know the eyebrows are 4-4.25 inches or know most male heads are 9 to 9.5 inches etc so have no reference.
I try not to be too hard on height novices :)
Most people actually don't give 2nd thought to their height and go about their day. I wish I was like that!
avi said on 3/Jun/19
@grizz said on 31/May/19

I would agree that 183cm to 187cm is ideal. I think 181cm to 188cm would be my range.
I think a man in the 5'11 range is a very good height. The problem with 5'11 to 6'0 zone is you are not too much taller than most men. That is the zone I'm in.
5'9-5'10 are well above my eye brows so I don't feel tall most of the time but
my perception may be skewed (as many here) by selectively focusing on men 6'0+

I think past 6'2 you are prone to more health issues.
6'1 actually may be the perfect height now that I think about it.

@Kaysan said on 31/May/19

That is similar to me. 5'2 at 12 into 13th birthday which was 7th grade. Then growth spurt to 5'6 by 8th. It sounds like you had a 5 inch growth spurt and are slowing now.

I am assuming you are ethnically Bangladeshi? You seem to be above average if so. You will probably hit close to 5'10.
Bego said on 3/Jun/19
@Emil Do you have any group photos?
Canson said on 3/Jun/19
@K.A.188: for sure purposes, I would classify myself as a strong 6’4” more than solid because I’m 1/4-3/8” over the mark at a low. I class them as follows:

6’4 out of bed/6’3.25 at a low would be strong 6’3
6’4.25-.5/ 6’3.5-.75 at a low is a weak 6’4”
6’3.75-6’3 7/8 at a low is sorta purgatory. I would say one is just above weak and the other just below strong.
True solid to me is 6’4 at a low and
Progking said on 3/Jun/19
@Avi 5'11-6'3 imo. Any taller is unneccesary. 5'11 is the best height for daily life, 6'1 is the best if you want to be a tall guy walking around, and 6'3 if you want to start to stand out in public without the drawbacks of being too tall. Therefore 6'0 really is a good balance
Canson said on 3/Jun/19
@K.A.188: in the 4 years I’ve been on the site, 193.1 is my extreme low once or twice I believe. Other times it’s 193.2-.3. My normal is anywhere from 6’4.25-6’4.3 (193.6-.8) depending on whether I hit the gym. but at 37 And with some back issues although still good posture, I don’t rule out having lost 1/8” in height or maybe a couple mm minimum.
Progking said on 3/Jun/19
@Avi 5'11-6'3 imo. Any taller is unneccesary. 5'11 is the best height for daily life, 6'1 is the best if you want to be a tall guy walking around, and 6'3 if you want to start to stand out in public without the drawbacks of being too tall
c-mo said on 3/Jun/19
avi said on 31/May/19
@c-mo said on 30/May/19

You are saying 178cm to 184cm is best range but 6'7 can be ok?

I think if you are between 5'9.5 and 6'2 that is a good range. 6'7 is way too tall.
I agree 6'5 and decent build can be ok but really it's still way too tall.

But everyone will have different opinions.

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oh I am 0.25 of an inch too short to be in your good range :)

and yes 178 - 184cm is the best range (in my experience) but 6'7 can not be ok ...it can be GOOD . it is too tall to be ideal but with the right build and proportions it can be a good height
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 3/Jun/19
@Arthur

You're back again for more? Why don't you bloody leave me alone and shove off mate?

Well yeah, duh, I wasn't height conscious back then. Stop bringing up the past and leave me alone now, you hear? Jeez.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 3/Jun/19
@Francis Paul

183 in the morning but 179 at night? That's an excessive amount lost. You should be 181 at night.
AndrewV said on 3/Jun/19
@Daycringeothon

The average in Belgium for young guys is definitely a solid 5'10", maybe even 5'11" for Flemish men.
Ben said on 3/Jun/19
Hey Rob!

When I did the physical tests and examinations I was measured around 11:30am and I had been up on my feet since 5am. I achieved roughly 5'10.5". 178.7 to be exact 🙄. Wonder if I grew at little bcuz after 6.5h on my feet I'd expect to be hit my low of roughly 5'10".
Editor Rob
Maybe you have managed to top out around almost 179, it's fair to claim it if you want...certainly if you round down to 178cm nobody is ever going to be thinking you are shorter than you are.
Glitch said on 2/Jun/19
@avi

Are you sure about your growth pattern between your 17-20?
Nik said on 2/Jun/19
@ viper - That may well be the case if there were a lot of older folk about!
Kerem said on 2/Jun/19
The best accurate height calculation is, take your out of bed height! Substact 1.5cm... that’s your true, claming height to others. I am 196cm out of bed, so my real height is 194.5cm but I should not round it to 195cm... I am just 194cm.
HonestSlovene said on 2/Jun/19
@Totigno It's tall-average for most european countries, which average around 5'10". 6'0" is low tall range.
Lell said on 1/Jun/19
I'd not be sure if I had stopped growing until I'd be like 21 years old.

Sometimes it happens that I think I'm definitely done growing but I suddenly gain a cm out of nowhere. Just wait and see what happens.
Emil said on 1/Jun/19
@Adrian

I'm from Denmark, so I'm a whisker above average height here - which is between 180-182 depending on the area I'd say.

Where are you from?
Francis Paul said on 31/May/19
If i am 183 cm first thing in the morning and 179 cm at night when my back hurts a little bit
What height should i claim?
I have scoliosis so back problems and aches are a daily thing unfortunately
avi said on 31/May/19
@c-mo said on 30/May/19

You are saying 178cm to 184cm is best range but 6'7 can be ok?

I think if you are between 5'9.5 and 6'2 that is a good range. 6'7 is way too tall.
I agree 6'5 and decent build can be ok but really it's still way too tall.

But everyone will have different opinions.
Arthur! said on 31/May/19
@Bobby
I doubt you grew an inch after 18 too. 3 years ago you were leaving comments saying you were 6'0 or even 6'2 on a lot of sites. You obviously didn't have a clue about your height so there is no way in hell you know you grew an inch after 18. Stop lying and accept your 5'9.7 height.
Daycringeothon said on 31/May/19
Average height in Benelux 5’11” ish. Luxembourg 5’10 3/8”, Belgium 5’9” ish, Netherlands 6’ 1/4”.

Scandinavia conservative guess

Sweden 5’11.5” (mid-day) for 18 to 34 year old males.

Iceland 5’10.75” —5’11” (mid-day) same demographic

Norway 5’11”—5’11 3/8” same time of day and demographic

Denmark 5’11 7/8” same as above

Faroe Islands 5’10.75”
Paycho said on 31/May/19
Hi rob,
Me and my friends where checking the heights of russian presidents and important figures. And they all fall in the 5"6-8. What would be the average height in russia? There are alot of different numbers in different sites. My bet on 5"9 (175 cm)?
Thank you for the site
Editor Rob
I'd believe in 5ft 9-10 range these days for Russians.
c-mo said on 31/May/19
175guy said on 30/May/19
Rob, i'm 176.5 cm in the morning and 175.2 at night. Is that considered a weak 5'9 or a solid 5'9?

Editor Rob
It's not a big amount of shrinkage, I'd call you a reasonable 5ft 9 as you don't really fall much under the 5ft 9 mark.


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not fall much under ? he doesnt fall below 5'9 at all ...5'9 is 175.26 ...he is 175.2 at night . you wont count that 0.06 as "falling below" will you ?....rob seriously whats going on ...this is absurd

he is a STRONG 5'9 . lol ...
Editor Rob

Solid/strong/weak/legit are used quite commonly on here, but it's not unreasonable to throw a few others into the mix.
Sakz said on 31/May/19
@Totigno I would describe a 5'11 man as 'tallish', as he would be between above average and tall. He could probably on occasions even pull of being tall depending on how tall people around him are, as it is close to 6'0 after all.
Kaysan said on 31/May/19
I got two uncles that are probably 5'10 and my dad is 5'9 and mom is 5'0 and plus I'm from Bangladesh and my dad stop growing at 19 or 20 and also I think I was 5'2 at 12 but can't recall, 5'7 at I believe 7th grade, 5'7-5'8 8th grade, and 5'9 freshman year and now still 5'9 sophmore year and now about to become a junior
K.A 188 said on 31/May/19
@CANSON
What was is your absolute lowest? you have ever measured after a hectic day.

Mine is 187. 7 after 8 hours of work but normaly if i am not to active i measure 188.6 at times 188.3.
Am just curios to know your own idea of solid and weak 6ft4.
Chris brady said on 31/May/19
@ Greg. My aunt does really seem a legit 5-7. @ Progking. Maybe my cuz does break into six foot club. @ Bobby 5 ft 10 my cuz may be six foot but i am not as eagle eyed as most of you are.
Sakz said on 31/May/19
@Kapp It depends whether you're talking globally or a certain place aswell. A height that is rare in one place may not necessarily be globally, though anything that is extremely tall and approaching giant territory will be pretty much anywhere.

@Chris Brady Assuming he has an average eye level he would be very close to 6'0, so somewhere between 5'11.5 and 6'0.

@Johan 185cm I know, which is why people's perception is thrown off therefore they don't believe you.
Bego said on 31/May/19
@viper Maybe he was among central and south americans? I doubt he would be avg among american europeans and afro americans.
grizz said on 31/May/19
Having a week off gave me too much time to think about everything, including ideal height.
After some serious research and a bit of personal perspective, I've got to this results.

Ideal male: 183-187 cm 84-88 kg. Guy with that height/weight range will excel in almost every sport, it's a perfect modelling height, he won't have any trouble finding fitting clothes or in using public transportation. This is also the tipping point when you aren't prone to back problems due to height issues. It's also the sweet spot height when you still aren't perceived as too tall, you're just about the right in tallness. Not to mention 99% of women would gladly date a guy with these stats.
Celebrities with these stats: Bradley Cooper, Sean Connery, Paul Walker.

Ideal female: 166-170 cm 56-60 kg with 90-60-90 or 100-60-90 measurements. This is something that isn't based on my personal observations, rather through Internet research that's purely about attractiveness rather than general daily conveniences (especially the bust-waist-hip measurements!).
Celebrities with these stats: Kelly Brook (back then), Amber Heard, Jessica Alba.
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Cmillz: depends on how you define a range. If 0-.99 then it is. Weak would essentially be .5-.75 or the way Rob describes it 2/3-3/4 or 5/8-3/4. I’m a bit more liberal with my definition as I feel over 1/2 at a low. So in that instance a 5’8.5-.75 guy could still fall into 5’8 range
avi said on 30/May/19
@SD172

5'11 is considered the ideal height for optimal well being according to a yougov survey. But most will say 5'10 to 6'3. I think no more than 6'2 for ideal. I'd like that height too.

@ Kaysan said on 29/May/19

I didn't grow much at 16 . At 15 I was 5'7 and when I was 16 was 5'9 to 5'9.25. probably only 5'9.5 at 17th birthday.

At 18 I was 5'10.
19 5'10.5
21 5'11ish
By 22-23 I maxed out close to 6'0. I could have been done by 22 though I can't recall 100 But I definitely grew from 18 to early 20s.
My growth spurt was about 4 inches at 13 to 14 yrs old. 5'2 to 5'6
So you can grow a bit more.
What's your growth pattern from 12 to 16?
Also how tall are your parents and grandparents? Uncles?
Greg said on 30/May/19
@SD172 you’re not short bro you just are edged out a bit by Rob, a guy your height is below average but I wouldn’t throw you into the short catagory. I get it I too would like to be 181cm 5’11.25 or 188 6’2 I think those are great heights with 6’0 and 6’1 183 and 185 cm respectively in that range. You just have to stop comparing yourself to taller people that’s really what it all comes down to. In a larger setting you’ll find quite a few taller people but the same thing goes for shorter people. I think it’s rare to find 14 year olds who are your height. At 14 I was like 5’3 maybe pushing 5’4. But then again fellows like Big Rob where already smashing the 5’8 mark at 14 😦.
Greg said on 30/May/19
@Kaysan First of all you didn’t mention your current height and I’m assuming you meant over a period of a year? Or 1/4th in like a month or so. You’re likely almost done growing if not completely finished most guys will be done by 17 for instance I grew like an inch to 1.5 from 17-18. But everyone’s different also you have to take into consideration your parents heights and your diet, sleep schedule and excerise regime.

@Chris Brady granted your Aunt is a legit 5’7 he would be 5’11.5-6’0 range maybe even a 5’11.75 guy.

@Adrian sounds like you’re projecting your own insecurities onto others even if that’s not the case and you’re not insecure why do you assume they aren’t confident and you “feel” sorry for them hate to break it to you mate but you’re barely taller than them only by a few inches it’s not like you’re a 7 footer or something. Just realize that human height differs from person to person and go on with your day.

@Canson interesting I guess some people are not height aware.
viper said on 30/May/19
There's a 5-8 guy on another forum saying he feels tall in a Florida grocery store. Said he felt taller than 80 percent of the shoppers
175guy said on 30/May/19
Rob, i'm 176.5 cm in the morning and 175.2 at night. Is that considered a weak 5'9 or a solid 5'9?
Editor Rob
It's not a big amount of shrinkage, I'd call you a reasonable 5ft 9 as you don't really fall much under the 5ft 9 mark.
Progking said on 30/May/19
@ChrisBrady I am 6'0.25 and that is around my eye level, i think he could be anywhere from 5'11.5-6'0.25 at the maximum. So he can claim 6 foot!
Littlelee5ft6 said on 30/May/19
Cmillz 5ft 6 isn't that much shorter than 5ft 8 both are below average I wouldn't feel small next to some one 5ft 8 and most of the time given the thick footware I wear there wouldn't be as big a differential and nobody has to bend down when talking to me if they are very tall if your 6 foot or 6ft 6 I'd rather you a good up tall next to me as mark labbett did once
Kaysan said on 30/May/19
My dad stop growing at 19 or 20.
c-mo said on 30/May/19
as I said anything above 6'1 is not ideal anyway . if you disagree I respect it but thats my experience and opinion

but 6'7 is not "freakish" and 6'7 can easily be a good height with the right proportions and build

look at people like Daniel Cudmore , Deontay Wilder , Vitali Klitschko and the like ....nobody can tell me that their height is bad

I would take 6'7 even over 5'8 I think . I would take 5'9 and especially my height of 5'9.35 (to be exact) over 6'7 but 6'7 definitely has the potential to be good .

I wouldnt call anybody a freak because of his height but "freakish" starts at 6'9 ...MAYBE 6'8 . but not 6'7 imo

6'5 ....no question that it can be an awesome height . I would probably take to be a good proportioned and well build 6'5 over my own height . but I would take a solid 5'10 over 6'5

but anything over 185cm is not ideal . it can be great but it is too much to be ideal . and the best range is 178 - 184 . but to each their own ...
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 30/May/19
@Chris Brady

With an eye level in the solid 5'7 range, your cousin should be 5'11.5 to 5'11.75. Does he look around 6ft tall to you?
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 30/May/19
@Kaysan

You still have room left to grow. I grew an inch after 18 years old, even though some people like Andrea doubt that, I went from 5'9 to 5'10, so it's possible you can still grow even up to an inch or more.
Totigno said on 30/May/19
i think it is hard to describe a 5ft11 man correctly , you would not say short nor average
but tall not , but it is a height which is not too far from a 6 footer which can fool people easily

and legit short guys ,average height girls and older people think it is the start of tall
even in 2019 i sometimes heard tall for 5ft11(180cm) which is ridiculous.
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Avi: that’s not absurd on your part at all. A lot of guys would rather 6’2-6’3 or even just 6’2” over 6’4”. I only choose 6’4” because I already am that. Now for me I would rather 6’4” flat or maybe even fall a small non measurable amount (in appearance) under 6’4” like 6’3 7/8 as opposed to the 6’4.25 that I currently am (a mm or so over 6’5 out of bed) only because in some of the thicker sneaks and boots I’m 197cm. But push came to shove and I’d take 6’4.25 over 6’2”. It’s just funny because this one guy I know in my area lies about his height claiming 6’4 (6’3.75) and always inflated others. Then someone tells him he’s not 6’4 he doesn’t wanna hear it. I’ve seen it so many times it’s not even funny. He bartends and is on his feet at night and falls under 6’3”. There are times when I’m a about 1.5” taller next to him even in same footwear. On a very good day he’s 6’3” flat and it wouldn’t surprise me if he hits 6’2.5 or weak 6’3 on a day at an extreme low just as I hit 6’4” or a mm or so over on an extreme low
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Avi: that’s not absurd on your part at all. A lot of guys would rather 6’2-6’3 or even just 6’2” over 6’4”. I only choose 6’4” because I already am that. Now for me I would rather 6’4” flat or maybe even fall a small non measurable amount (in appearance) under 6’4” like 6’3 7/8 as opposed to the 6’4.25 that I currently am (a mm or so over 6’5 out of bed) only because in some of the thicker sneaks and boots I’m 197cm. But push came to shove and I’d take 6’4.25 over 6’2”
Johan 185 cm said on 30/May/19
Sakz said on 28/May/19
@Johan 185cm Do you just claim 6'1 then?

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Yes I claim 185 ( 6'1) and noone believes me unless they are tall.
Most people seem to exaggerate nowadays by 4cm (1.5 inches) its a total joke.
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Cmillz: I agree with you. If it came to 5’10 and 6’5 I’d take 6’5 but 5’10 and 6’7 I’d take 5’10. I csnt Imagine how much attention i would get at 6’7” being I already get it at 6’4”. 6’7” would also be very uncomfortable for living. 6’5 however wouldn’t be much more than my 6’4.25 than I am now but if I had to choose between gaining and losing height from where I am now say if it were 2.75” in each direction I would take 6’1.5 over 6’7” so I’d lose height before gaining it. And yes there is a huge difference between 6’5 and 6’7”. One you can comfortable wear a thick pair of sneaks and maybe be 198-199 the other you’re 203-204 and hitting head on doorways.
Fouat said on 30/May/19
Hey rob,
Would a 5"8 guy feel average in england? Iv read somewhere that the average range is 5"8-5"10? So would he be seen as average height guy?
Thanks
Editor Rob
At times you will feel average, but other times short - especially if you are in a group of 18-25 year olds in which the average is more a solid 5ft 10.
Matt Shannon said on 30/May/19
Hey Rob in one of your videos, Best and Worst Surface To Measure Your Height. Why did you get a different measurement at 3:35 when you were in the kitchen and at 4:40 when you were in the living room?
Editor Rob
There can be very small differences with floors/walls that can give you 1-2mm difference, even if they both look quite flat.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 29/May/19
@Adrian 184

Well, at 5'10, I have experienced my own fair share of scenarios where I can tower most people, but instead of trying to lose height I just lower my head to make eye contact with them.
Greg said on 29/May/19
@Bego in U.S I see a lot of 5’6-5’9ish guys and maybe 5’1-5’5 girls. That’s insane how you are saying 5’11/6’0 are common heights I only see a few of those every now and then.
Kaysan said on 29/May/19
I think I grew 1/4 inch after 16 because I check my height ln late afternoon and then check it this year of 2019 which was April in the evening and I think have growth left what you guys think because I think I start puberty at 12 and almost 17 and turning June 6?
Chris brady said on 29/May/19
My cousins eye level is about 5-7 or 5.725 because his mom (my aunt) says she is that height and his eyes are at the top of her head.. I don't have my measure on me though. What range of height would he fall in?
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 29/May/19
@Bego

That's not very common in my opinion. What I mean is, that's a variety. I would say that 5'8 is the most common male height that I see followed by 5'10 on occasion.
Kapp said on 29/May/19
Bego
I wouldn't say that there even is a most common height, human height is more variable than people think as opposed to people claiming 5'9 and 5'10 are the most common heights, I could totally come across 5'0 and 6'7 guys quite randomly, both of which are usually considered rare heights but I don't think they truly are, I think starting from something like 6'9 is rare, this word is overused, rare is more than something that you normally wouldn't come across which would be uncommon, rare is a height which you would see a few times in a year and in my opinion 6'7 and maybe 6'8 do not seem uncommon enough in the developed world.
Myself said on 29/May/19
@Adrian
Yeah, I have kinda the same habit sometimes, or at least I tend to slouch (mostly in the head/neck area) more with guys that are below 5'10. With my 6 feet friend I tend to have better posture though (I am 192.5-192.8 cm).
Johan 185 cm said on 29/May/19
Comparing heights up to 2 inches I think is ok even although thats a difference between low and high points of a height range but 3/4 inches is too great I feel.

Comparing 5'8" to 5'11" let alone 6' is a bit of a stretch. Under average compared to above average/tallish.

Its the same as comparing 6' to 6'3/6'4, completely different or 5'4 to 5'7/5'8.
Johan 185 cm said on 29/May/19
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
Also, a weak 5’9 guy isn’t a “5’8 range guy”

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Weak 5'9= Strong 5'8
Greg said on 28/May/19
@Crab weak 5’10 as in 5’9.5-5’9.75”? That’s pretty much average if not a tad above in most places. I think someone might have been kidding when they called you tiny. I’m a weak 5’11/strong 5’10 and am usually referred to as tallish. I feel a solid above average when walking around also a lot of guys inflate themselves and others to try and make the claims believable most people don’t have a clue how tall someone is.
SD172 said on 28/May/19
As a man whose morning height is 5'8(173cm)then 171cm(5'7.5) in the evening hours, I tend to be extremely height conscience. I honestly feel short and would happily wish to be taller.5'11(181cm)seems to be a good height for a man not too tall or too short...However, I always wish that I was around 6'2(188cm).
I'm currently 23years old and it's weird to see teenagers(14-year-olds)now taller than me. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that there are several men my height doing well in life...Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr, etc who are also extremely height conscious.
According to this article: Click Here The average male Global height is 5'7.5(171cm)...which makes sense every time I'm at an international airport...I feel average but in other settings...I feel short.
Sakz said on 28/May/19
@Johan 185cm Do you just claim 6'1 then?

@Adrian 184 That would vary for everyone. I'm around that height and my brother is around 5'6 but I don't find myself losing height when talking to him. While around 7 inches is a big difference, it's not massive to the point where it looks weird. I can imagine to some people it may come across as a bit insulting if you're constantly lowering your body to talk to them, but I don't find myself doing it even if someone is much shorter. A lot of the time it's just instinctive and some people do it more than others.
avi said on 28/May/19
@Johan 185 cm said on 23/May/19

5'9 to 6'0 is that area where you are basically average.
But it seems a lot of people are never satisfied. A lot of people 6'5+ seem to wish they were shorter (sans those in sports who rely on it)
I think if you really fine tune the most ideal height in Western standards it is 6'1 to 6'2.5. A strong 6'3 is too big and 6'0 just isn't tall enough imo. Now for actual living it probably is 5'8 to 6'0. Generally people too tall or too short will be more at risk for health issues so I can't see a height like 6'3 or 6'4 ever being an optimal height.

@Canson

I agree 6'7 isn't by any means a desirable height. Nor is 6'6. Normally 6'4-6'5 would the last height range where life is somewhat normal.
It's absurd to want to be taller than this.
It's strange that I would like to be 6'2-6'3 because I'd stick out more. And I'm an introvert. I don't like a lot of attention or anything that may draw it to me.
Bego said on 28/May/19
Guys in your places whats the most common height and heights you see? Most common height i see is 5'11" and 6ft among young but most common heights 5'8.5" to 6'2"
Johan 185 cm said on 28/May/19
Adrian 184 said on 28/May/19
When talking to people standing up in a group, at what height difference would you feel too tall? I sort of felt bad today talking to two 5’6 range guys at 6’0.75”. We were all in roughly equal footwear and I was actively trying to lose height to make the environment more easy going. Normally with mates my height, I stand quite well. Maybe I am underestimating the confidence of the other people. But if these people are insecure of their height, you can pick it up and the mood is worsened. Do other people experience this, either being the tall standout or the short standout?

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I prefer to go sit down as its bad for your neck/back. I had it lately at a party where alot of people there were short. Once you're 5-6 inches taller I feel then its better to go take a seat. On the other end I don't stand around with many groups of 6'6-6'7" guys so wouldn't know. Same principle really though i would think.
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cmillzz said on 27/May/19
@Johan
why group 5’6 with 5’8 though? There’s a pretty massive difference between the two from my experience in real life and percentile wise. 5’6 is legit short, while 5’8 is in the average range.


I group them together because its heights that are below average but not so short that you have serious issues.

I then group 5'9"-5'11" together because you're in the average range from the lowest point to the highest. A 5'11" guy is not described as tall unless people are short, its average/above average at best.

The next range would be 6'-6'2" which also people would argue but again thats both sides of regular tall spectrum. Those are the regular tall people you see on a daily basis.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 28/May/19
@Crab

Ah, that's interesting. Yeah, I'm technically a weak 5'10 myself by CelebHeight standards, I've got a normal low of 5'9.75 and extreme low of 5'9 5/8s but I am usually 5'11 in most footwear, so I've always felt above average, even barefoot, a lot of times. I'd call myself tall average, if that makes any sense. I think that 5'10 is at the higher end of the average spectrum and enough to call yourself above average whereas 5'8 can be seen as being barely average height to solid average height. At least where I live, a good solid 5'8 looks to be the average height out on the streets and maybe 5'10 is average on a university campus here. I do know that 6'0 is almost always regarded as the start of tall, which makes 5'10 above average height and 5'11 at least tallish.
mrfunnyguy said on 28/May/19
To be honest, I don't think the average male height in Sweden seems to be anything below 6'2.
Kaysan said on 28/May/19
@Johan 185 Because I am 5'8.5 during the day but at night I grow back up to around 5'9 when I relax
cmillzz said on 28/May/19
@Canson
I know you said you had a difficult time choosing between 5’7 and 6’7, but ultimately chose 6’7, which is understandable because you’re already very tall. But if choosing between 5’10 and 6’7, I’m guessing you’d take 5’10 at that point?
cmillzz said on 28/May/19
Yeah 6’7 is too tall and is getting freakish. 6’5 is okay though, and it’s still a pretty normal height, but definitely is very tall.

The difference between 6’5 and 6’7 is pretty huge to me in my opinion.
cmillzz said on 28/May/19
The fact that all it takes is a disc injury on just ONE disc to lose that much height is a bit unsettling to me. I almost don’t want to believe it.
Crab said on 28/May/19
@Bobby 5ft 10

Definitely. 5'9-5'11 (Might even broaden it to 5'8-6'0) is also the limbo of heights in which you are not short and not tall so you sometimes fall into either of those categories, depending on the context. I think the not knowing quite where you fall on the spectrum makes you more conscious of it, whilst if you are definitively short or definitively tall, you know exactly where you stand and can make peace with it.

I'm a weak 5'10 and have been called tiny before, but I've also been guessed at "well over 6ft". I think anybody who is 5'8-6'0 will experience a similar contrast from time to time, but since most people think in the dichotomy of "short" and "tall" rather than "short", "tall" and "average", you will get pigeonholed into one of the two, and obviously "tall" is the preferred one so you go out of your way to get put into it.
Crab said on 28/May/19
Rob, I know you say in the FAQ that you don't claim the height to be either their high or low, but is that different dependant on how much material there is online?

For example you've got guys on here listed at 5ft 10 who you think would measure at 5ft 10 at their lowest, but you've also got people listed at 5ft 10 who you think could be in the 5ft 9-10 range, so could dip well below 5ft 10. Is you guess for those guys more "vague" since there is less content for you to assess, or because you haven't assessed them as closely? It just seems some actors "get off easy" as it were, and get 5ft 10 flat listing despite looking anywhere from 5ft9-10, whilst others who are around the same height get 5ft 9 1/4 - 3/4.
Adrian 184 said on 28/May/19
When talking to people standing up in a group, at what height difference would you feel too tall? I sort of felt bad today talking to two 5’6 range guys at 6’0.75”. We were all in roughly equal footwear and I was actively trying to lose height to make the environment more easy going. Normally with mates my height, I stand quite well. Maybe I am underestimating the confidence of the other people. But if these people are insecure of their height, you can pick it up and the mood is worsened. Do other people experience this, either being the tall standout or the short standout?
Jdubbz said on 28/May/19
@James Brett 172cm

That's because 6'3.5 is in no way a freakish height. It's still really normal looking, at least from my perspective.
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
I disagree that 5’6 should be grouped with 5’8, and also disagree that 5’9 should be grouped with 5’11. In fact, I don’t really think 5’11 should be grouped with 5’10 or anything under, but to each their own.
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
5’11 is close to 6’0, yes. 5’9-5’10 really aren’t though.
Johan 185 cm said on 27/May/19
Kaysan said on 24/May/19
What time of day would your actual height be Evening, Afternoon, or Night?

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People use those terms alot here but there are no strict rules for such things.

Example: I wake up in the week at 5.30am at 6'1.75 roughly and at 6.45am I am down to 6'1.25" - why? I am already working. Around 1pm I take lunch and have reached my normal low of 6'1" and this continues until night outside of a few mm's. Ofc if I hit the gym hard I will dip even further I have seen extreme lows of 6'0.75" but for that you really need to compress your spine, alot of people never see their extreme lows.

Now weekend - I get up at 9am clocking in at 6'1.75" I don't do alot just eating breakfast, chatting, Still 6'1.5" an hour later.

Around lunch I usually am down to 6'1.25" but in between I am sitting or resting in a chair/sofa.
Near night I dip to 6'1".
Canson said on 27/May/19
@Cmillz and C-Mo: I disagree about up to 6’7” being good. I think you could argue 6’5 still being decent for very tall (maayybee 6’6”) but 6’7” is too tall. You’d be hitting your head on doorways at that stage. I’ve always said it’s easier to gain height for a guy who is shorter and wants to be taller than it is to lose height for someone who is 6’7” needing to fit. My personal opinion is it ends at 6’5 barefoot at a low 6’6 in shoes. 6’6” in shoes is still manageable whereas every bit after is doorway territory. The sweet spot imho is (afternoon height) 5’10 flat up to 6’5 flat
Canson said on 27/May/19
@Kaysan: I tend to go with an afternoon measurement but what Rob uses is pretty adequate. 5 hours or so out of bed should only be about 1/8” above your normal low for the day. If the halves were used appropriately and not just for rounding people up, I would say that we could round in half inch increments based on where you fall in the spectrum. Example 5’11-5’11.25 afternoon = 5’11, 5’11.25-5’11 5/8 = 5’11 1/2, 5’11 5/8 = 6’0”. It’s just that people who claim half either round up or get rounded up. I measure 6’5 or a mm and change over the mark straight out of bed and 6’4.25 or a mm more in the afternoon and used to claim 6’4 1/2 when I was younger as my measurements would always come out around 6’4 3/8 or 1/2 but I got tired of hearing people ask either why do I bother with half or why not round up to 6’5”.
Canson said on 27/May/19
@Kaysan: I tend to go with an afternoon measurement but what Rob uses is pretty adequate. 5 hours or so out of bed should only be about 1/8” above your normal low for the day. If the halves were used appropriately and not just for rounding people up, I would say that we could round in half inch increments based on where you fall in the spectrum. Example 5’11-5’11.25 afternoon = 5’11, 5’11.25-5’11 5/8 = 5’11 1/2, 5’11 5/8 = 6’0”
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
Also, a weak 5’9 guy isn’t a “5’8 range guy”
Greg said on 27/May/19
@Canson well shorter people tend to over estimate or under.
Greg said on 27/May/19
@Adrian just pull out the tape and show them lol,

@Sean it would take about 6-8 months with a good diet and sleep schedule as well as training routine but in a year a newbie can gain up to 10-15 lbs of muscle depending on their regime.
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
Even from 5’6 to 5’7 the difference is pretty big despite it being only one inch. My dad is legit 5’7 and never gets called short, and commonly gets guessed at 5’8-5’9. On the other hand, a coworker I know is around 5’6 and does unfortunately get some for being a bit on the short side.
cmillzz said on 27/May/19
@Johan
why group 5’6 with 5’8 though? There’s a pretty massive difference between the two from my experience in real life and percentile wise. 5’6 is legit short, while 5’8 is in the average range.
grizz said on 27/May/19
@Kaysan, 5-6 hours after you wake up (because, you know, some people work night shifts) is generally considered as an OK height to claim.
Myself said on 26/May/19
@James Edward Crowley
You can see in Hafthor's page on this site there's this guy in his early 30s, "Swede" if I'm not wrong, that talked about how he lost about 1 cm from his 20s due to competitive lifting like heavy squats/deadlifts. He did an MRI and it was visible how his L5S1 disc was smaller than it was supposed to be.
Sakz said on 26/May/19
@cmillzz I would agree with that, although some would argue 6'3 is the start of 'very tall' to them. It also depends whether you're talking based on the average or just by looking, since both can appear very tall if you're talking the latter.
Sakz said on 26/May/19
@Johan 185cm A lot of short people do just learn to accept their height because it's one of those things they can't do anything about (speaking from personal experience aswell). It's just a matter of whether they let it bring them down. I guess the taller you are the greedier you can get in the sense that you'll always want to be just that little bit taller, so I get your point there. I would say the more content people are those who are less privileged in the first place because they appreciate it more, whether that be with height or anything else.

@Adrian 184 When you're much taller than someone it's easy for that reaction to be triggered. A lot of people aren't very good at judging height after all. As long as you know how tall you are then that's the main thing.
Kaysan said on 26/May/19
I am around 5'8.5-5'9
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 26/May/19
@Kaysan

The answer is all of those are your actual height, but I think going by afternoon is the most practical.
James Brett 172cm said on 26/May/19
I have a friend who is around 6’3 1/2 and he in person he looks tall but no way freakish big or massive.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 26/May/19
@Johan 185cm

I think it's because the 5'9-5'11 bracket of heights is close to the elusive 6'0 mark and it's like instead of getting 1st, you have to settle for 2nd place or even 3rd place at times.
Adrian 184 said on 26/May/19
Just thinking about how Europe’s height goal is 180cm. Surely with young male average of 177cm, about a third smog all males would make 180cm? What are the real stats?
Crab said on 26/May/19
@c-mo I do feel ya, solid 178-180 seems like a good height. It’s why I love wearing boots, boost me up to around that kinda range throughout the day. That said the grass is always greener and no doubt if you and I were 179cm at low we’d wish we were taller.
Kapp said on 26/May/19
Bobby 5ft 10
I also found Greeks to be much shorter than their supposed average of 5'10 when I visited but I came across a lot of central and east European tourists with their towering height twisting my perception on ethnic Greek average a bit. I saw only 2-3 Greeks guys in the 6'3-6'5 range throughout the week I stayed and I have been to many places there.
K.A 188 said on 26/May/19
@Johan 185
I agreed with what you said it is always people in the 175-180 who seem to be the most obsessed with their height despite not being short whereas people under 170cm seem to accept it.
And we can even argue that at times few people who are 180+ plus are still not satisfied it all depends on the individual, in the end it is just an ego thing.. . i guess
Jake Foster said on 25/May/19
Hi, Rob! Hope you and Jenny are doing well. I'll be 19 years old in a few short days and I thought i'd measure myself to see where I'm at in terms of height. My inseam is about 33.5 inches, and I measured my chin level to be roughly 62.75 inches very late at night. My head also measures between 9-9.5 inches. My father claims to be 6 feet, and nowadays I appear to be slightly taller than him. Judging by the measurements, I should clock in at just over 6 feet maybe by around afternoon time? Would you consider this accurate, Rob? I have to do it this way since I don't own a stadiometer! All the best, Jake.
Editor Rob
I'd still try to measure with an object on top of your head, as that should get you a reasonable measurement...I would expect you were in the six foot range from what you say.
Kaysan said on 24/May/19
What time of day would your actual height be Evening, Afternoon, or Night?
Canson said on 24/May/19
@Cmillz: well said! Thank you
Canson said on 24/May/19
@Greg: the person was much shorter than me once and swore I was wrong
Greg said on 24/May/19
@6footTom it’s not uncommon for women to claim heel heights, I’ve seen girls who are like 5’5 claim to be 5’9 because they are in 4 inch heels especially if they are drunk makes it more easier to try to lie lol. I remember a few girls trying to say they where 5’11 when I edged them out.

@c-mo your friend looks around my height in the photo due to his lean, but if he’s 180.5-181cm at a low he would edge me out but not by a lot. I was asked by a legit 5’11 guy if I was 5’11, so it shows there isn’t much of a difference between me and 5’11 guys. Also your 184 6’0.5 friend looks like he’s just 2-3 inches taller so he must be dropping height too. I don’t think 5’11 is the average in Germany you’re probably noticing a lot of taller guys when you walk around the city centers and such. 5’10 seems to be the young male average and overall it should be something like 5’9.5”.
James Edward Crowley said on 24/May/19
Rob is it possible for men to lose height in their early 30s like being half an inch shorter in the morning they were in their early 20s,I have heard about this man you mentioned,I won't mention his name you measured him at 5ft 6.5in he measured 5ft 7.5in in the morning round about that height he was late 30s at the time he must have lost height in his early 30s he claimed 5ft 8in his never was 5ft 8in in the morning maybe in his early 20s he did he was that height in the morning he could have easily been 5ft 8in out of bed in his early 20s to late 20s.
Editor Rob
Most men though should get to their mid 30's without any sort of loss., but some people could lose height by 30's, depending on lifestyle and how much their joints and backs have been through.

c-mo said on 24/May/19
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
@c-mo
lol, your life wouldn’t be any different if you were 178 at a low.

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I know it wouldnt change that much and my height is quite good imo . I am not "unhappy" . but it would just be emotionally more satisfying and it is my ideal height

if I was 2cm taller I would be around mike tysons height and I find 178-180 to be the best heights there are

I know I am repeating myself often but let me say this one more time : I find any height up to 6'7 good when your body proportions and build suits the height . 2 tall men who for example look good (make the height look good) are Ashton Kutscher at 189 . Joe Manganiello at 195 . yes no question

but 178-180cm is the most aesthetic , the most athletic , the most explosive to me

whatever prime mike tysons height was (I am guessing 178.3 or something at his low) thats the height I would want to be

look at this video with mike tyson . mikes height looks a lot more aesthetic than his opponents who were often 6'2 - 6'3 . mike doesnt look too short next to them but at the same time he doesnt look either too short nor too tall in general . he is also a lot quicker and has a better center of gravity but he is tall enough to be heavy and not suffer from losing power . the taller guys are more clumsy , they have a difficulty to catch him with their long arms , they are less mobile etc.

watch especially at 4:55 to 5:20 against Jose Ribalta who is billed at 195cm (probably closer to 192cm in reality) to know what I am talking about . I am serious . watch it

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also look at this fight : Michael Johnson vs Mike Tyson . I dont know Miachael Johnsons height but from the tape when he stands in front of mike I would guess him to be around 6'1 - 6'2 . or maybe a weak 6'3


watch also especially from 4:55 to 5:05

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anybody who thinks that the height of johnson looks better is just delusional imo . that is exactly the kind of lanky/clumsy build and look that tall guys can have that I personally wouldnt want to have and I am happy that I am not like that . no offense to anybody and no offense to the athlete michael jonson and no disrespect to him . I just want to make it clear that to me mikes height is a LOT better and imo the best height

if mike tyson wouldnt have lost cus damato (RIP) and wouldnt have done cocaine and all the other nonsense , if he would have sticked to rooney and would have taken his career more seriously etc. then I dont think most boxers could have beaten him . he would probably be unbeaten until the early 2000s

and dont come with the argument "but deontay wilder , anthony joshua , tyson fury are all very tall " etc. I dont want to discuss it because I wont be able to use non controverse words to give the reasonings of them being so succesful . but one reason is that men at 5'10 will rather go to middle weight division rather than buffing themselves up to compete in heavyweight . there are reasons why the weight has gone so much up over the years but as I said I wont go into it ....too controverse ...


either way as I said to me the height of prime mike tyson is the perfect height . and he is also easily average height even nowdays if not slightly above in many western countries . so not short in the slightest . even though he called himself a dwarf haha . the ONLY "issue" (if you want to see it as a problem to begin with) at 178-180 is that when a tall woman of lets say 174cm puts her heels on she will be taller than you . thats the only downfall of this height . but even then there will be women who are that tall who will "accept" your height and date you and most women are 150 to 170cm anyway . I mean .....

but yeah thats the only "problem" ...and you wont "stick out" of course and wont catch eyes as the tall guy which can be beneficial too but to me personally I wouldnt like to be the tall guy sticking out . other than those 2 things 178-180cm is my ideal height to be

but I can understand that many of you dont agree . if you asked me which height other than 178-180 I would take if I had to take a taller height and "go along" with the other users here and match my ideals somewhat to theirs then I would say 182 - 185cm . but I wouldnt CHOOSE to be any taller than 185cm . I would only chose to be above 185cm over anything below 175cm . if I would choose above 185cm above my own height at 176cm at night ? good question . I think I would but only if I was guaranteed to have the proportions of someone like ashton kutscher :)

thanks for reading . I love you all . hehehehahahahahfhhshhsgshgsghu
Chris brady said on 24/May/19
Regarding wingspan... Why is that when I hold my arms out sideways to measure it I get 6.075 tip to tip but when I reach vertically to the floor I am struggling to hit a 6.025 mark?
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 24/May/19
@C-Mo

As a 177/178 Greek man, I actually felt above average in downtown Athens when I visited in the summer of 2017. I would say the average night time height of men in Greece was between 5'8 to 5'9. I did see some blokes around my height or taller in thick crowds but I still felt amongst the tallest in groups.
jayp said on 24/May/19
I measured 175cm checked it 3 or so times same every time whilst at home after being out of bed for 5 hours is it okay to claim 5ft 9?
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 24/May/19
Its just that people see us inflating our heights. Its a very common inflated height.. among people who are 6'1-6'3
cmillzz said on 24/May/19
@Sakz
I think 6’3 is the borderline between tall and very tall, with 6’4 being the start of “very tall”.
Adrian 184 said on 24/May/19
@guythinkingaboutheight

I would say solid 6’1”. You may have a low of around 185.5cm. I drop 1.4cm from 1:30 hours after bed to my almost extreme low. 185.4 to 184. 6’1” is a great accurate claim for you. Very very few people who claims 6’1 will be taller than you.
Sean william Winter said on 24/May/19
on subject of hieght. how long does it take to put on 10 lbs of pure muscle. through weight training. beginner never lifted a weight. 10 months?? 12 months??. im around 176. pretty average no defintion got a bit of fat on me.
Adrian 184 said on 24/May/19
My grandmother’s friend and her boyfriend came over this evening. She is about 75 years old and 5’3”. She ask me my height and I said 184cm. She said “yes you’re very tall. About 6 foot 3 or 6 foot 4.” Her boyfriend is maybe 5’8 and seemed slightly impacted when I replied “no, actually, about 6 foot and half and inch.” At that stage insisted i was taller and my mum said “no he’s about 6’1” I guess”, and the lady replied “yes he’s definitely 6’1”. Very tall young man”. I can’t believe someone guess me at 190.5-193 when I was probably 184.5 at the time. It’s almost hard to diffuse a situation where somebody insists you are taller than you in fact are.
Johan 185 cm said on 24/May/19
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
c-mo would be taller than Tom Hardy imo. Better chance of Hardy being a weak 5’9 than strong 5’9, just my opinion. Not that there’s a huge difference between the two.

And there’s plenty of European countries with a 5’8 range average too. I’d be surprised if there’s many third world countries with an average that high.


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I don't know about that, Rob saw Hardy walking and thought he was nearer 5'10" but he had boots on. He also gets guessed as high as 5'11", I doubt a 5'8" range guy would ever be guessed that high.

The overall average in the EU is 5'8.8", there are alot of shorter countries people just focus always on the taller ones.


@cmo

If I was you I would claim 176 cm, I wouldn't bother with other people's claims some are absolutely insane.

We have been down that road of 5'11" and every database says its 5'9" range overall which is why in the general public ofc you don't feel short.

I have no doubt 5'10" range for young guys though.

In europe the figure is given as 5'8.8", so I agree for just the young men it could be solid 177cm 5'9.75 or 5'9.7/8s.
cmillzz said on 23/May/19
Lol, limb lengthening surgery would totally mess up my proportions since I already have long legs relative to my height.
Crab said on 23/May/19
Rob, if you can just see over the top of somebodies head, what would you expect the height difference between you to be?
Editor Rob
In most cases you'd expect 5-5.5 inch range
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/May/19
@ Nik - That's a good philosophy to have. It's not as though there's much we can do about our height, is there? We're stuck with it!
Greg said on 23/May/19
@Sean I see where you’re coming from but we are just discussing opinions no need to point out the obvious lol wishing won’t make you grow otherwise we would see Big G at his 5’9 or 5’10, Rob at 6 feet and me at 6’0/6’2 or something it’s just opinions. I’m sure everyone here wants to be some sort of height. Most cases you don’t have to even do limb lengthening, you can just wear lifts or elevators or something.
Johan 185 cm said on 23/May/19
It always makes me wonder why guys 5'9-5'11" seem to have the most hang ups about their height. Its not just on celeb heights, it seems that the guys who are 5'6-5'8" just accept it for what it is and the guys 5'5" and under those are the ones with real problems and issues in society. I think most guys that short would kill to be 5'9-5'11".
c-mo said on 23/May/19
Nik said on 21/May/19
@ all users - OWN YOUR OWN HEIGHT, ALL MALE AND FEMALE HEIGHTS ARE COOL!

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thats a fairytale

all heights are "good" in the sense that you have to accept it and make the best out of it and not let yourself getting saddened by it no matter what height you are

but to say that all heights ecpecially male heights are cool is just not true

tell me how life is when you are 155cm as a man or 210cm as a woman and then we talk

any height below 5'9 is bad for man . 5'9 itself is decent or "quite good" but even at 5'9 you will always wish to have been at least a little taller

5'8 is borderline ...its "okay" but already a bit shortish

5'7 is already a height which I would say is a little bad becasue you will be noticably shorter than the average in the western world ....but it is bearable

5'6 is definitely a bad height . you are short . short is not "cool" . the only "cool" thing about this height is that you are a normal grown adult and dont suffer from dwarfism or gigantism and that you are healthy . which is worth a lot of course ....but still to say that it is "cool" is just rubbish

5'5 is even worse . let alone anything below 5'5

as I said in my experience the best range to fall in is a solid/strong 5'10 to a weak 6'1 . but anything up to 6'7 is good as long as you have the right build for it and can own the height . honestly

so yeah 5'11 is "cool" . 6'0 is "cool" . 5'5 is NOT "cool" etc

but I agree with you that you have to "own" your height whatever it is . there are many short men who are succesful
Glitch said on 23/May/19
@Bobby

Yep i’m 178cms and My Head size is 8.5inches
Adrian 184 said on 23/May/19
@Emil

Yes, you’re right I’d easily pull off 185 lol! How tall do you feel amongst your local community. What is the average?
Greg said on 22/May/19
@Canson I am suprised people challenge a 6'4 guy on their height, I guess maybe to inflate but not sure how you got guessed shorter unless you where slouching or someone had a footwear advantage and didn't realize it.
Greg said on 22/May/19
@Bobby I believe the average headsize is approx 9.5 inches mine is probably between 9.5-9.7

@avi that is absolute nonsense lmao, nobody is going to say you are not 6'0 if you are close, why are you saying 5'11.5 if you are actually 6'0 or taller? That is ridicolous there's always going to be someone who disputes any claim it's best to ignore them and move on because you truly know your height.
c-mo said on 22/May/19
@Greg

this is what I look next to my friend who is around 180.6 at night . you will probably look similar next to your friend

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but it's odd . the difference looks more on the photo

here I am with a 184cm friend ....this is actually I how look next to my 181cm friend from above in real life

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its pretty funny xD in real life the difference between friend 1 is the same as friend 2 on the photo and vice versa . so take pic 2 and thats how I look next to my 181cm friend actually and take pic 1 to see how I look to my 184cm friend

@Johan 185 cm

am I really a "regular" 176cm guy though ? several hours of the day I am over 176cm . and I bet a lot of guys who are 175cm at night will say they are

as I told you I live in germany with an average height of 5'11 for young men and I dont feel short here even . but it is definitely lower than the average for young ethnic german men

what is your guess on the average night height for young european (all europe) men ? my guess is 177cm at night
Sean william Winter said on 22/May/19
avi my dad is 5 ft 10/. mom is 5ft 2 at age 62. my dad is 68. so i guess i took my dads hieght??
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
What one person might think is a “special” height might not be so special to the next person. But generally, I think most guys probably would want to be at least Rob’s height at lowest. At highest, that will vary considerably. Seems like a lot of guys on here would say around Viper’s height though, so about 6’3.
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
@c-mo
lol, your life wouldn’t be any different if you were 178 at a low.
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
yeah, I have a habit of overestimating people’s heights in real life to be honest, and also selective memory issues with noticing taller people. Average can’t be higher than 5’9 in the USA, even for the younger generation.
cmillzz said on 22/May/19
c-mo would be taller than Tom Hardy imo. Better chance of Hardy being a weak 5’9 than strong 5’9, just my opinion. Not that there’s a huge difference between the two.

And there’s plenty of European countries with a 5’8 range average too. I’d be surprised if there’s many third world countries with an average that high.
Sakz said on 22/May/19
@avi I'd say it's the start of tall in a lot of places, which is why people consider it tall as a result because it is comfortably taller than the average person. 6'4 you can argue is definitely very tall, especially if 5'9 is the average like it is reported to be where I live. It's not a rare height but definitely not common either.
6footTom said on 22/May/19
@Kevin

I don't know if it's common but it definitely happens. I once met a girl who claimed to be 5'11" even though I was about an inch taller than her when she was wearing 3-inch heels, which would make her around 5'9" barefoot.
QM6'1QM said on 21/May/19
Recently i spoke with with one guy which claimed about own height as 6'1 ... And i reply him: "No, bro, i'm authentic 6'1 without shoes". And i got his new claim - no-no, man, you're taller than 190 cm, you should be 193 cm ... I threw challenge with using look of us in the mirror .. He only was little bit taller than line of brows. Between us was view of strongest 8 cm (maybe to 8 from 9 cm) difference (i think he's equals 177 cm/5'9.75 of legit average young man). I dont kidding here, guys, it's real life with trutly stories. I had only one thing: shock and fast heartbeat!
Nik said on 21/May/19
@ all users - OWN YOUR OWN HEIGHT, ALL MALE AND FEMALE HEIGHTS ARE COOL!
Greg said on 21/May/19
@175guy yeah it does if your discs aren’t fully hydrated and you didn’t get a proper amount of sleep you might wake up a fraction lower or maybe say hit your low quicker than usual. Also to answer what you asked Rob yes you’re a legit 5’9 if you’re back 174.7 at your absolute lowest nobody is going to call you out if you claimed 175/5’9 no height police is going to stadiometer you and tell you you’re 0.03 off you’re a height fraud some guys with your stats would claim 5’10 😂.

@Kevin extreme common, think Taylor swift and a few others can’t think of any from the top of my head but I’m sure if you browse on celeb heights you’ll find plenty of height frauds women included. I remember this girl who I edged out claimed to be 5’11 and I’m 5’10.5 she first said 5’10.5 even though I think she was more 5’9.75-5’10 flat she might dip below it by a fraction but definetly not how a legit 5’11 woman would appear. I think in your case she thinks because she’s taller than most men she can get away with it maybe she hasn’t come across a proper 6’1 guy! Let alone 6’0 you should call her out lol claim 5’11 and see what she says just to get a kick out of her 😂.
Sakz said on 21/May/19
@Kevin Probably not as common as men, but not uncommon either. There's more of an expectation on men to be taller rather than women.
Sean william Winter said on 21/May/19
if you think about it hieght really is irelevant. say after age 18. might aswell focus on things you can control. body fitness successs wealth. money. if your under 6ft then take up bodybuilding. no one cares that much if your 5'9 6ft 2. but why care about something that isnt gona change ?? but bobby wishing your were bit taller is fine i wish i was a bit taller. but wishing isnt going to change it.unless you get risky surgery. even without many complications prob. be in wheelchair for 3 months 4 months with internal rod in your femur. 50000 dollars for 2 inches. if there was no guarantee if complications. if done slowly. then you have to strengthen the bones. but 2 inches is prob the most. a guy went from 5/7 to 6'2 in an extrmeme case. inches over few years. but your arm spam is roughly same as your hieght so your body proportions will looks odd.
guythinkingaboutheight said on 21/May/19
Perhaps a weird question, but am I a weak, solid or strong 6'1 if I am about 186.8-186.9 cm one hour after bed?
Greg said on 21/May/19
@175guy yeah it does if your discs aren’t fully hydrated and you didn’t get a proper amount of sleep you might wake up a fraction lower or maybe say hit your low quicker than usual. Also to answer what you asked Rob yes you’re a legit 5’9 if you’re back 174.7 at your absolute lowest nobody is going to call you out if you claimed 175/5’9 no height police is going to stadiometer you and tell you you’re 0.03 off you’re a height fraud some guys with your stats would claim 5’10 😂.

@Kevin extreme common, think Taylor swift and a few others can’t think of any from the top of my head but I’m sure if you browse on celeb heights you’ll find plenty of height frauds women included. I remember this girl who I edged out claimed to be 5’11 and I’m 5’10.5 she first said 5’10.5 even though I think she was more 5’9.75-5’10 flat she might dip below it by a fraction but definetly not how a legit 5’11 woman would appear. I think in your case she thinks because she’s taller than most men she can get away with it maybe she hasn’t come across a proper 6’1 guy! Let alone 6’0 you should call her out lol claim 5’11 and see what she says just to get a kick out of her 😂.
@Canson yeah most guys won’t grow past 18 I don’t think I gained anything after my 18th birthday I grew 1.5 inches from 17-18. Guess I was unlucky.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 21/May/19
Just curious, is there anyone here like within 5'10 range who has a head size under 9 inches? Like around 8.5 inches? I'm trying to get an idea of how common certain head sizes are for certain heights.
Bego said on 21/May/19
@cmillz Maybe in some countries but not in mine. I remember some guys born in 2000, 5 yaars ago they were 5'11" to 6'2" and now they are 2-4 inches taller.
Emil said on 21/May/19
@Adrian

You got me by a little over 1 cm (I usually measure 182.8-.9 at my usual low) and you could easily get away with claiming 185. Most people probably think you're over 188 anyway lol
avi said on 20/May/19
@Sean william Winter
If your mom is 5'2 you are lucky you are 5'10 and change. Unless your dad is really large. My mom is a bit under 5'2 and my dad peak 5'9 now a touch under. I still would like to be 6'1 to 6'2 area.

@cmillzz

That's the thing 6'0 is the most special height. A lot of times people here 6'0 and think "tall!" Not realizing that a legit 6'0 isn't THAT tall. So there are actually times when someone is 6'0 and they state this someone may not believe it as they are under the impression 6'0 is taller.
That's why I just say 5'11.5. if I was 6'0.25 at my low I'd say 6'0.
It's hard to say what the ideal height is. Relative to other people I would say 6'1 maybe 6'2. No more
For the human body to be healthy probably 5'10 to 6'0. There is an article out there that says 5'11 is the ideal make height.
avi said on 20/May/19
I think 6'4 is the last normal height to be. From what I hear it's mostly issues past 6'3 - 6'4. The human body is really only structured to be between 5'0 and 6'2 maybe 6'3.
Also we must consider a legit 6'2 is very big. Not towering but it's a big height.
So we have guys barely 6'1 saying they are 6'2 so it throws off perspective. A legit 6'4 is very large. A guy like me would be lucky to hit their eyebrows. I can imagine the health consequences and struggles that come with being 6'6 or something.
On a college campus 6'4 is still rare but you can see someone everyday that height. 5'11 to 6'2.5 are a dime a dozen nowadays.
Sakz said on 20/May/19
@Adrian 184 It's entirely up to you what to claim. If you want to be accurate 6'0.5 seems to fit you well, but if not just saying 'about 6'1' is perfectly reasonable aswell. My stats aren't much different to yours and I usually just say about 6'1, though I've also just said 6 footer aswell. As long as you aren't claiming a height you don't measure then it's all valid.

@c-mo Personally I wouldn't consider that growth because of how little it is. Such small variation can be down to factors such as hydration levels or how much water your spinal disc is able to retain, so I wouldn't think much of it. As for your height I would consider you average.
Greg said on 20/May/19
@C-mo you could have just hydrated your discs better or if you been doing stretches and special exercises to reveal hidden height from bad posture or something that’s what’s it could have been. I have a similar situation where I noticed my posture was piss poor and an MRI by my Doctor revealed to me that my left side of my back was a little disproportionate to my right due to bad posture and probably because I used to carry an insanely heavy school bag as a kid. But I think I could probably get 1/4th-1/2th inch in hidden height if I practice those exercises it wouldn’t be growth. But yeah it would be nice I feel the same way as you though because it would be nice if at my lowest I didn’t go past 180 or 5’10.75/5’11” so if I woke up at a solid 5’11.5-.6 and got down to even 5’10.99” I would be happy that’s if didn’t have it where I was a legit 5’11. Now I’m not saying my heights bad it’s just the grass is always greener on the other side as the saying goes. I would say you’re bang on average maybe slightly below in Germany as I observed certain towns have some tall guys walking around though I wouldn’t think the average would be over 5’10. Maybe 5’9.5 according to statistics. However, you have a decent height I actually have a friend your height. He claims 5’11 when I clearly edge him out. I seen him about 2 days ago and looked nearly 2 inches taller than him with a footwear advantage so take that away you would see about an inch or a little over between but he still believes he’s around my height. I told my other friend we would measure to compare and I’ll show though it’s not a big difference I’m still taller. When we went back to back I was tilting my head and back slightly losing posture so maybe that’s why he thought we where the same. He’s admitted to me edging him out previously and asked me if I was 6’0. you might be considered tall by a 5’2 girl or something as there’s a big difference between you guys. Also, I’ve been referred to as tallish or kinda tall even tall before although I wouldn’t consider myself anything other than tallish or above average.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 20/May/19
@C-Mo

Growth at 24 isn't impossible but still unlikely. I'd say what happened was you had some kind of herniated disc or something and that was causing you to lose a fraction of your real height. I'm not sure if what you experienced was actual physical growth, it might have just caused you to maximize your full spinal length.

I'm not sure what sort of opinion you're looking for. Is it thoughts on your height in general or just thoughts pertaining to that wee bit of growth you experienced?

A solid 5'9 is usually seen as being the average height of a man in the U.S and Canada, possibly also the U.K. I think depending on where you go, you'll rarely feel short unless you're in the Netherlands or the Dinaric Alps.
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 20/May/19
@canson
That's just an exaggeration to jdubzz growth. I chose 2m as it was a magic number..
But he shouldn't grow anymore or if does it not be more than 6'6 as you said.
Myself said on 20/May/19
@Johan
hahah, nice
Johan 185 cm said on 20/May/19
@c-mo

You seem to be a regular 176 cm - 5'9 1/4 guy. I forgot where you're from but in many countries thats an average height. In many other parts of the world the men average 5'5-5'8" ( think of china, mexico etc)so there you would actually be tall or at least above average.

The only countries ( less than 10 on the planet) you would be seen as shortish are those with a verfied 5'11" range average and even then you would be under average not really short like a 5'8" guy would be perceived.

You're probably similar in height to Tom hardy, noone calls him short do they?
@Glitch said on 20/May/19
@Bobby
Actually I want to know at 18 how many inches males grow on average so I’m asking to Tall guys if there growth pattern is similar to mine That’s it
Psycholacan said on 20/May/19
Hey rob
I am going to measure my height at the doctors office. I was wondering if not having breakfast before, will affect my height.. meaning i will be measured at a lower height?
Thank you
Editor Rob
It will have no effect.

If you do anything physical or involving spine strain - even doing the dishes over a sink, then you might shrink a bit more, but we are talking a small amount.
Canson said on 20/May/19
@Jdubbz: those would be early morning meaning a 6’4 5/8 for me and 6’3 5/8 measuring 6’4. If it’s an afternoon appointment I measure close to 6’4.25 still maybe best case 6’4 3/8 if I haven’t been awake but 5 hrs

@Greg: I sometimes get challenged or questioned on mine. Typically in the other direction but the other day somebody guessed me as 6’3”
Canson said on 20/May/19
@Jdubbz: those would be early morning meaning a 6’4 5/8 for me and 6’3 5/8 measuring 6’4. If it’s an afternoon appointment I measure close to 6’4.25 still
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 20/May/19
@jdubzz
In India meeting a 6'2 in my college is as rare as meeting a 6'6-6'7 on your campus. Hell! should I say 6'1....
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 20/May/19
Just 5 days behind on hitting 19.
Jug said on 20/May/19
Why isn't there a link to this page on the homepage of the website? I came across this board by accident.
Editor Rob
There used to be on the menu bar, but it was removed. I haven't decided if I should reinstate it.
175guy said on 20/May/19
Also follow up from my previous question, does not getting a full 8 hour sleep make you shorter in the morning? Like maybe 1 cm difference?
175guy said on 20/May/19
Rob, does morning height vary? Usually I think I'm about 177 cm in the morning. But I went up a little early today and after like 5 minutes of walking around I was at 176 cm. I'm like 174.7 cm at night. Can I call myself 5'9? Or does the typical 5'9 person not dip under that mark at night?
Editor Rob
By a couple of mm. If it's much more than that, then maybe not enough rest or hydration levels in discs are reduced.
Kevin said on 19/May/19
Is it common for tall women to exaggerate their height? A lady at my work claims 6'1 and I edge her out even though I'm only 6'0-6'0.25. I think she is 5'11.5 at best.
Nik said on 19/May/19
@ Fouat - It won't be an awful lot different to Rob's height!
175guy said on 19/May/19
Hey rob what would a weak 5'9 persons height be out of bed?
Editor Rob
5ft 9.25-9.5 range
175guy said on 19/May/19
Hi rob. Where would a 171 cm persons eye meet on a 175 cm person?
Editor Rob
Not that far off the end of their nose - in some cases very close, others about 1/4 to 1/2 above the tip...that's if we assume their eyelevels are quite similar and both are looking kind of straight ahead.

As soon as one person changes their eyelevel (up or down) you suddenly can have eyelevels that are 4cm appear 2cm or 6cm apart!
anon12 said on 19/May/19
Rob, if I am 6ft on the dot right out of bed, what could my normal low be?
Additionally, if I just turned 17, do you think I could reach around 6ft by night?
Editor Rob
Still a chance of hitting 6ft afternoon, but then some guys do finish by now...on average though, the just turned 17 year old will grow a bit more.

At the moment I'd expect you fall under 5ft 11.5 at night, maybe nearer 5ft 11 at your lowest.
c-mo said on 19/May/19
@everybody please read this and tell me your opinion :

I think I grew a tiny bit again . like 1-2mm or something lol

I am 33 years old and I was 174cm at night when I was around 24 but I had something on my back/hip which hurt my groin area . I went to the chiropractor and he made some pressure on my back and cracked it . when I measured myself later again I was 175cm or so at night . then some time later like 3-4 years ago I was 175.5cm at the end of very rough days . I dont know if I still would fall to 175.5 on extreme days again . it is possible . but in the last 1-2 years on hard days I have rather been 175.6 or 175.7 or something around there .

until recently I was falling to 175.8cm on a daily basis except on some days where I was only sitting around at home and on days where I was mostly on my feet I shrunk down to 175.6-7 but yesterday I measured myself after 9hours or more and being on my feet most of the day and I was about 175.8 or slightly more . on relaxed days I hold 176.1 or so

somethings going on but I am not sure what it is . I was jogging some days ago after not having trained for ages and it made a big impact on my knees and legs in general and after the jog I let my legs hang down without touching the ground and also lay down a lot and slept a lot after . I think it is possible that my bones became stronger that day and added 1-2 possible mm

I will try to jog regularly and then add some weights on my legs and let them hang down from my bed . maybe I can cain a few more mm

man I hate it so much to be below 178cm in the evening . I am around 178.3cm straight out of bed and I wish that this was my evening height . I fall pretty quickly to 177.5cm ...like after half an hour already . after 10 minutes out of bed I am already down to 177.7cm lol . after 2 hours or so I am somewhere around 176.7 - 177cm and after 5-6 hours I go down to 176.2cm or even a little bit lower to 176cm flat when I am stressed . and at the very end of the day I seem to fall to somewhere around 175.8 or 175.9 .

so out of bed : 178.3

10 minutes later : 177.7

30 minutes later : 177.4 or 177.5

2 hours later : 176.7 to 177 depending on how active I am

5 hours later : 176.2 or sometimes 176 flat when I am more active

7 hours and more : 175.8 or 175.9 .

I think on relaxed days I can hold somewhere 175.9 to 176.1 depending on the day and on days where I am on my feet more and have more stress I go down to 175.8

something like that . I have the blue stadiometer that rob had . I knocked off the 2mm error already . the part that touches my head is a bit wraped so I can not guarantee that the measurements are 100% accurate . I might be 1-2mm taller or or shorter than those numbers . but my height is something around those values I listed for sure . there shouldnt be more than 1-2mm error


so I am basically close to 5'10 in the early hours and 5'9.25 in the afternoon/evening . I guess this makes me a super strong 5'9 guy or a weak 5'9.5 guy

and I guess most of you bros will consider me average/medium height right ? or is there anybody here who considers my height short ? or some maybe as tallish or tall even ? (I doubt it but it would still be interesting to know)


I would like to have your opinions on my height . I know I already asked in the past but I just want to recheck . also maybe some new members here also so it cant hurt asking

dont see this as me being insecure or something :D I am just curious
Johan 185 cm said on 19/May/19
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
I think of “rare” being like legit 6’6+
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
1 in 92 people really isn’t that rare if you think about it. Millions of Americans are 6’4+

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I would say there is rare and then someone being very rare. The most guys who claim 6'4" are 6'3" tops which is why sometimes people think such heights are common.

I see it alot guys who are standing next to me and its barely 4-5cm difference and they claim to be 6'4" or even 6'5". I usually say then ; whats that in your wife's heels?
Canson said on 19/May/19
@Shashank: if I were a betting man I would say Jduubz peaks at maybe 6’6 or about 198cm. That’s very unusual to continue growing like he is. I was done growing at 18-19 and was 6’4.25-.5 range at the time
Canson said on 19/May/19
@Cmillz: yea I think of 6’6 and over as rare
Kapp said on 19/May/19
cmillzz
You must be meeting at least a thousand person daily as a 6'4 person would be the tallest in a 200 people(not just men) crowd.
Canson said on 19/May/19
@Johan: I agree with what you said
Greg said on 19/May/19
@cmillzz not difficult at all they either round down or up, it’s not tricky anything you measure throughout the day is valid to claim. Also I think some people get challenged regardless of their claims I mean obviously when they are frauding but I’ve had people challenge my claim and insist I was taller or shorter.. some people just have no height perception what so ever..
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 18/May/19
@jdubzz
How rare is growth at 22?
What is your growth timeline from 15-22?
Adrian 184 said on 18/May/19
I’m 18, and I have measured myself in the afternoons occasionally, and for the last 6 or so months since my birthday, I have been 184.2-184.5. I recall measuring 183.7 about 2 months before my 18th.

I measured myself last week in the, admittedly early, afternoon, and saw 184.8. I almost thought to start claiming 185 lol! Just yesterday, I measured myself at 184 flat after I got home from heavy squatting workout around 3pm. I claim “184cm” or “6 foot”, occasionally “just over 6 foot”.

Just for interest’s sake, I measured myself at 185.4cm about 1:30-2 hours after waking. Feel free to give your opinion on what you would claim given my exact height breakdown. I feel that if I was shorter, I may be insecure of my eg 174.2 low and claim 175. But I round down due to confidence in not needing to boast. Not that I feel this is a boast-worthy height. I like the 187 height.

Walking around at about 184.8, in strong dress shoes I feel “tall” though, and, although I don’t claim “tall”, I quite often have times where I seem to tower my train carriage or group on the footpath wearing regular height converse.

Just wanting to contribute to the forum. I find interest in height and statistics as I love all things number and mathematics. Just giving an insight to this height.
cmillzz said on 18/May/19
@Bego
Many 15 year olds are done growing though. Especially girls.
QM6'1QM said on 18/May/19
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
1 in 92 people really isn’t that rare if you think about it. Millions of Americans are 6’4+.

If you think about it, then we all should say that - no one height isn't rare.
We're only one small crowd of ants with our TV and phones.
Jdubbz said on 18/May/19
@Cmillz: Nah I just stick with 6'5.5, tho I am 6'6 for the first few hours of the day. I agree, 6'6 is where people start to really stand out in crowds. At 6'4 I saw people my height every single day on campus, and a couple slightly taller. At 6'3 when I was a freshman/sophomore a few years ago, it was a common occurrence and I didn't even feel that tall. Now I'm almost always the tallest and I'm not even a legit 6'6. It's gotten to the point where I feel like I've started to tower over regular tall guys who are like 6'1 - 6'2. Legit 6'7+ is rare af, so rare that I see guys that tall maybe once a month on a huge college campus and above 6'8 is extremely rare like once or twice a year.

@Johan185cm: I think if you're going by celebheights standards then heights like 6'4 are even rarer than those percentiles would indicate. A guy like Canson is 6'4.25 at a low, but earlier in the day when doctors appointments are more common, he'd probably be closer to 6'4.5 or even 6'4 5/8, so shorter than 1/150 guys. A guy who measures 6'4 in an early morning or afternoon appointment would probably be closer to 192cm or 6'3 5/8 at a low but still 98.9th percentile.

@Shashank: I really doubt I'll get to 2 meters. I'd be lucky if I make it to solid 6'6 (not lucky but you know what I mean), and 2 meters would mean another 3cm of growth from where I'm at now so not likely. I'd hate to be that tall. Even weak 6'6 is too much in many situations, but 2 meters would be a lot worse. 6'8 or above in shoes the entire day, so doorways are a real hazard. As for your height, I can see you getting to 6'5+ if your growth continue, since you're still young.
Glitch said on 18/May/19
@Shashank 6’4 1/8

How old are you now?
Sean william Winter said on 18/May/19
'greg id like to be 6ft even? that is tall as i want and id settle for that. i think my 17 yr old cousin is close to 6ft. his dad is 6'1 tho i cant tell havent seen him in a while.but hes gota be 5'11 minimum.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 18/May/19
@Glitch

Don't take this the wrong way mate, but why do you keep asking people how much they've grown at 18? Are you looking to grow magical inches or something?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/19
@ K.A 188 - If ever there was a website in which to chat about height, then it's this one!

There's a lot more to Bobby than height discussions, and, no doubt, the same is so with Greg. Bobby and I have had many a thoroughly interesting discussion about historically-based subjects. In fact, he is the one who pointed me in the direction of Tom Hanks' 'Da Vinci Code' trilogy. While watching those brilliant films, yes, I'd pause them to comment on the stars' heights; it gives me a welcome tea-break and time to chew things over, and I do this with nearly everything I watch.

Yesterday I came across a rather abrupt request aimed at me to 'stop being weird!' It can't have been for anyone else because I was the only person who had written on that page. My advice to that guy is don't read my comments, and the same is so with the ones on the general height page: if it pisses you off, don't read it!

Cheers K.A 188! 😁👍

Sandy Cowell
vinny90 said on 18/May/19
I'm right at 6'0 barefoot in the evening and I feel below average height in the Netherlands.
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 18/May/19
@Glitch
approx 3.5-4 cm and still growing
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 18/May/19
@Glitch
approx 3.5cm.
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
I think of “rare” being like legit 6’6+
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
1 in 92 people really isn’t that rare if you think about it. Millions of Americans are 6’4+
Bobby 5'10 (178) said on 17/May/19
@Progking

That's a solid height, it's how tall Nathan Fillion is, well, what's listed at anyway. I think a solid 6'1 or 186cm is ideal, but so is a solid 183 or 6'0. I wouldn't want to be taller than 191cm though and no shorter than 177/178cm range, which is the height I am at right now.
Bego said on 17/May/19
Today i was in graduation party or how ever its called of local middle school and those 15 yo i have seen had to be 6ft avg among males and 5'7" among females, it was crazy and i thought in my self my generation at 15 were chickens compared to these new generations. I know we are one of the tallest countries but avg will in future be 6'2" here.
Greg said on 17/May/19
@Sean Because to 5'0 women guys who are like 5'9+ will seem tall because thats a big jump too, I'm around your height more or less and I get called tall or kinda tall from time to time. It also has to do with proportions and footwear I believe. a solid 5'11 would be a good height, same with a solid 6'0, 5'10 isn't bad but I think there are better heights personally.
Greg said on 17/May/19
K.A Do you ever get fed up about discussing your height with others? This is literally a forum where you dicuss height, read "Celeb Heights Genera; a free for all to talk about height" So if you don't like it then don't visit lol. Nobody is asking you to visit this page. We can and will talk about our ideal heights thank you very much though :) We never said we where short we are all talking about what our ideal height is and why did you target me and Bobby specifically, I noticed you didn't include the other posters that is odd. Go on with your day Sir because your comment made no sense Lmao and I am sure you do care that you are tall plus you brought it up and if you where 5'2 maybe you'd think about it differently.

@Pro King so you're 6'0.5-6'0.75" then? Thats a pretty nice height. I think you should measure with a can against the wall or a stadiometer if you have access to one. Yeah usually guys who are in the 6'0.5-6'1 range will claim 6'2. I agree 6'2 is the tallest I would like to be.
Canson said on 17/May/19
@Jdubbz: wow you’re growing even more
Canson said on 17/May/19
@Bobby: male ideal could range 5’10-6’5. 6’5 while a lot, is still a decent height and not as bad as 6’6 and over. If I were to be any taller than 6’4 it would be that but yea I’d take my height over it. 5’10 is a normal male height. Not short but getting to almost tall category
Bobby 5'10 (178) said on 17/May/19
@K.A 188

Nah, I don't get fed up with it. This is a website centred on height after all, and we are on the general height forum. So, we are bound to talk about height ideals here. I'm not saying I feel short or anything, I just wish I was a little taller than I am right now.
Kaysan said on 17/May/19
I'm 5'8.5 In the Evening and I claim 5'9 because I generally measure close to 5'9
Progking said on 17/May/19
@Greg, i get 6'1.5 in shoes, maybe am 6'1-6'1.25 due to tape measure bend. People think im like 6'2 probably and a guy around my height claims it. I feel after 6'2 is unneccesary imo, 5'10
@Bobby, 6'1.5 is my ideal height :), or 187 cm.
@Cmilzz, i get 6'1 or a bit over out of bed, and shrink to a little over 6'0, so you are pretty accurate on that
K.A 188 said on 17/May/19
@BOBBY and @GREG , don't you guys get fed up of talking about height at times. ..
Maybe it is because I am tall and could care less but seriously was the point of commenting over and over again about how you wish you were taller? You are NOT short in first place so was the deal about your height? As far as is not affecting you relationship with girls then you should be okay... I don't want to be mean to anyone ...peace🙏and keep walking tall 💪!
Johan 185 cm said on 17/May/19
cmillzz said on 16/May/19
6’4 isn’t rare, at least in the US. I see guys that tall pretty much every day.


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6'4" is the 98.9 percentile in the US...only 1 in 92 are taller, a guy like Canson who is more 6'4.25" would be the 99 th and only 1 in 116 would be taller. How is that not rare?

Ofc if you're talking big crowds it only really jumps when you hit around 6'6", then you're talking 1 in 693 are taller. After that it goes way up but being taller than a group of 100 men is pretty rare.
Shashank 6'4 1/8 said on 17/May/19
@jdubzz
Probably you'll be around 2m when you finish growing!! Your height is getting in the freakishly tall zone.
cmillzz said on 17/May/19
@Jdubbz
Do you just claim 6’6 these days?
Bego said on 17/May/19
@cmillz Maybe not in a huge cities like Chicago when its crowded. You tend to see million of people every day in Chicago. About 3-5% of man are over 6'3" in US, now calculate.
Glitch said on 16/May/19
@Shashank 6’4 1/8

How Many centimetres you have grown after turning 18?
Greg said on 16/May/19
@Canson yeah haha I mean a lot of guys just exaggerate their height on their DL, almost every other friend I have has inflated by at least 1.5-2 inches on there’s. And they don’t think anything of it, I have a strong 5’11 friend who’s maybe 6’0 out of bed but he claims around 6’1 even claiming he was measured at 6’1 when he barely edges me out. Then as you may remember there was a 5’9ish guy who I’m friends with and he told my other friend he was 6’1.. (not to be confused with the one who claimed 5’11)I guess that makes me 6’2 range 😂.the 5’9 claiming 5’11 friend told me previously that this other kid we knew was 5’9 who claimed it honestly and he was taller but last time we all hung out I clearly remember them being the same height he might have had him by 1/4th of an inch at most. But never the less, I don’t even know how he would think he was anywhere close to 6’1. I have another friend who’s maybe Connors height or a bit taller maybe 6’0.25-6’0.5 at most and he’s claimed to be 6’2 also a funny claim. I think people get carried away with inflating and think taller is better. I think perhaps but up until a certain height I certainly wouldn’t wanna be over 6’6 or something at that point you stick out and have too many people bug you for your height.
Sakz said on 16/May/19
@Phrygian Hmm I've not seen anyone say that since most people's ideal on here seems to be 6'0-6'2. 6'3 and over, on the other hand, I have seen people state is too tall for them.
Bobby 5'10 (178) said on 16/May/19
@Canson

For me, I'd say the sweet spot is 5'10-6'3. Whereas 5'10 is the shortest I'd want to be, which is my height, and 6'3 is the tallest. I think a solid 6'1 is the epitome though. Like 186cm, but even a solid 183cm would be nice, so 6'0.25 and 6'1.25, but even if I could grow a 1/4 inch to be a solid 5'10 at a low, I wouldn't complain.
Matt Shannon said on 16/May/19
Hey Rob what does it mean when someone says on a good day about their height like if someone says “I’m 6’2 on a good day” what do they usually mean by that?
Editor Rob
The definition might vary between different people.

Maybe some people who are 5ft 9.5 say on a good day 5ft 10, or someone who is aware of measuring taller in the morning, uses the same 'on a good day' phrase.

Other people might just be a 1/4 inch shy...
AndrewV said on 16/May/19
@QM6'1QM

That sounds about right in my experience for Europeans unless we're talking about young Dutch guys. 177cm-178cm really does seem bang average for young white guys in Europe and its former colonies.
Sean william Winter said on 16/May/19
took a long break. from this site. i see the conversation of hieght. is ongoing. so i was told the other day i look tall by my mom whos 5 ft 2. but im barely 5'11 out of bed 179.8 cm. and then gravity shrinks me down to 5'10 range. would of bin niceto be 6ft even. 29 yrs old. i wonder if ym cousin 17 is taller than me i havent seen him in 2 years he must be 5'11 at least.
Franco said on 16/May/19
I am a 6'1 almost 30 year old guy and I am quite tall here in italy

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