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Canson said on 21/Oct/19
Greg said on 19/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban well that being said even guys over 6’0 want to be taller, I rarely see people talking about them wishing to be shorter unless they are like 6’8 and height becomes an issue for them. Not everybody reaches 5’10, it is approximately 60th percentile in most places and 6’0 being around 83rd I believe. Also I believe the average is still closer to 5’8 than it is to 5’10. 5’9 give or take is a believable figure for the average. And not everyone even reaches 5’9, it’s 50th percentile but what about the other half? It would be impossible for 6’0 to become average in America. In Europe they are close to it but still not quite yet.

Lol I know a couple guys at 6’6 and 6’7 that would disagree. They would take 6’3”.
Sakz said on 21/Oct/19
@pov I know that's my point. Whether 6'0 is considered tall in Europe is heavily dependant on which part of Europe is being referred to so that's what I was basically saying. I would also exclude the UK from there considering the overall average is probably actually under 5'9, so 6'0 is considered tall by the majority over there.
Progking said on 21/Oct/19
@JJ8237, usually around 4 inches, maybe a fraction more or less. Rob said once top of eyebrow is 3.5-4 inches.
khaled taban said on 21/Oct/19
@pov , 6'0" is a tall height , 5'11" would be above average but 6' is the start of tall.
Greg said on 21/Oct/19
@JJ8237 you might be between 5’10-5’11 range depending on your head size and eye level stuff like that. 5’8 comes up an inch over my eye brow and I’m nearly 5’11 my head size is like 9.6 inches and eye levels 4.5-4.6.
ajax509 said on 21/Oct/19
@Vitto
Yeah in women it becomes more obvious, sometimes even ridiculous.

To your question: No, I have no ambitions, 1. I'm way too short, 2. no adonis and 3. the payment is puny (on average).

On a side note, height inflation is evereywhere...
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Vitto said on 20/Oct/19
@ajax509 Yes, you are right. I'm annoyed and upset as well by the model business. I don't know about many guys who are there thanks to their parents, but you have to admit that nepotism in the fashion world is diffused. There are a lot of girls who work in fashion because of their famous last name or because daddy is rich and mummy was a model. I could name a few but it's better if I shut up. (I think you know who I am referring to). Would you have liked to work in fashion too? What do you mean for average guys? Average in height or in their appearance?
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
It must be interesting to find people who don’t bear in mind the gender of people when they are classifying people as tall, average, or short.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
It must be interesting to find people who don’t bear gender in mind when they are classifying people as tall, average, or short.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
I’ve known a “Big Ben” (about 6’0”) and a “Little Ben” (about 5’9”)! I think the “Little Ben” was referred to as being little because he worked at the same organisation as “Big Ben” and because he is the shorter of the two! In reality the “Big Ben” is tall and the “Little Ben” is average!
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
If 6’0” is the start of “tall” does that mean 5’6” is the start of “short”?
Canson said on 21/Oct/19
Ellis said on 16/Oct/19
@Totigno: Definitely, although I'm by no means average, I always see it.
It's been a while since I commented on this page, been busy. Anyways, I saw the NBA Heights new thing, here are my stats lol,
6'7.75 barefoot, and 6'9 with sneakers(measurement taken 4 months ago, I can't take my height at the moment :( lol)
@Rob Paul: But let me tweak it to NBA standards lol,
6'8.25-6'9.5, damn that would make me near 6-10 in sneakers lol, I slipped in some high socks like Rob lol

@Ellis: but by celebheights standards you would only be 6’7”? Correct. We use afternoon measurements here lol. I don’t know why you want to be taller than you are tho bro
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
I value, like, and respect all male and female heights equally.
Johan 185 cm said on 21/Oct/19
Sakz said on 20/Oct/19
@pov There are countries in Europe that are on the shorter side such as Spain, Portugal and Italy to name a few, so I find it hard to believe they would say 190cm is the start of tall which I believe you said is the benchmark. I've personally never heard that before but there are also countries in Europe where 6'0 wouldn't be seen as tall. It all varies depending where you are because Europe is quite big, so you can't really be definitive.

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In Europe the overall average is 5'10" (178 cm) for men and 5'5" ( 165 cm) for women. Thats documented.

Shorter countries like France/Spain etc have a 5'8.5" average for men , A guy who is 6'2" (188cm) is very tall there :)

On that point, I have a close friend who has shrunk from 190 to 188 cm and everyone thinks he is tall and thats here in the Netherlands :) At work they have me down as 188 cm and him at 192 cm. lol.

Going by the vast majorities estimates leads to you inflating by 2+ cm. Most people don't know how tall they exactly are.

When I went for a CT scan of my abdomen they asked me how much i weighed and how tall I was so they could adjust their equipment. When I walked inside the room barefoot the nurse ( a man) said: wait I need to adjust the head rest as they said you were 185 and clearly you're taller. These people do this everyday with 100's of patients and yet they had no clue what a 185 cm guy looks like.

For the record yes I am 188 cm in alot of shoes:)
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
@ butty - I liketh your nameth! 🥪!
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
@ hotdoggie - I like your name!
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
@ khaled taban - T-H-A-N-K-S! I have two brothers too! I am the youngest and tallest brother!
edboy said on 21/Oct/19
@mrfunnyguy said I don't claim 180cm, I claim 185-186cm. I have measured myself with different tape measures

They won't believe you. Because they only believe what they want to believe. They are short and do not allow others are taller than them. I trust your words. For example, the average height of the whole states are 5'9, but when I was transferred from a CA to IN as a high schooler. The difference between two states are noticable clearly. When I was senior, there was a bio teacher and sport teacher measured each senior and junior's height without shoes at school for a research program or something else. I didn't know about junior, But I checked data of senior in their office. The average height of one of my classes was 6'05" with 20 guys, another one reached 5'10.75" with 27 guys. The tallest average sheet I saw was 6'2.5, which supposed to be sport program(with many student athletes, such as basketball and football).

I remember 20 boys'height were listed as:

A 6'9 guy, he was tall but had some health problem, so he was not part of basketball team. And he was the third tallest student at the school.

Two 6'6 boys,

one 6'5.25" boy

one 6'4" boy

three 6'3 boy

two 6'1.75 boys

one 6'boy

two 5'10.5 boys (one of them is me)

three 5'10 boys

one 5'8.75" boy

one 5'7 boy

two 5'5.5" boys

If I use this class to compare with the average hegiht of US. My class was much taller than the whole country. But people on this site will not believe, because they are filthy animal and disgusting creature.
edboy said on 21/Oct/19
@pov

There are a lot of Internet addiction here. You cannot convince them because their delusion is full of their head. Like that "Greg", who keeps telling every state has the same average hegiht in US, he may tell this to himself too many times, he has no doubt about that point.
edboy said on 21/Oct/19
@mrfunnyguy said ...I am now, 6'1. In my class there were six guys taller than me and five shorter. We all graduated the year we turned 19, so some of the guys might even have grown a little bit after that......

Hi friend, I understand your. There are so many anti-Euroepeans and anti-Americans on this thread who want to belittle West people's height. They don't believe you because they are naive. They only insist the average height in Sweden is 180, however, they don't know many chools/colleges/clubs/groups have higher level there. And they don't believe you told them younger Swedish are taller than old ones.
Person111 said on 20/Oct/19
Bobby, the 5’9 average that people here often cite is the average among ALL races and ALL male adults, inlcuding 80+ year old men who've shrunk since their youth. The 5'9 average includes Hispancs and Asians who average 5'8, so they bring the average down to 5'9. If you're age 20-40, and a white or black male, the average is indeed 5'10, not 5'9. 5'9 for white and black men age 20-40 is actually under 50th percentile.
Person111 said on 20/Oct/19
Greg, the 5’9 average that people here often cite is the average among ALL races and ALL male adults in America, including 80-year-old men. The average height for white and black men age 20-40 is indeed 5’10. The average Hispanic and Asian male height is 5’8, therefore dragging the average down to 5’9. The 5’9 average is misleading because it accounts even elderly 80+ year old men who’ve shrunk since their youth. If you want to compare yourself to your race and age group (if you’re white or black, age 20 - 40), the average is 5’10, not 5’9. This is from the most credible source for heights (CDC – Center for Disease Control). See page 16 here. Click Here

5’9 for white and black men age 20-40 is not 50th percentile, it’s actually 37th percentile. 6’0 is 85th percentile for ALL race of men, but for the white and black men age 20-40 it’s 75th percentile.
pov said on 20/Oct/19
@daad1234, if your mother is 5”4 and your dad is 6”2, I would say you should have ended up at 5”11/6”0. How tall are you?
Greg said on 20/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban 5’11.5 could be the start of tall, in America especially. 5’10 is above average so it’s not something to be angry or not over lol. At the end of the day a measurement is just a number from the bottom of your heel to the top of your head which varies throughout the day. That being said you most likely wouldn’t be satisfied at 6’0, I know the mentality you always want more and more it’s just how it is. 5’9 isn’t bad though. Most girls are not between 5’8-5’11 wtf? Lol a 5’8 girl is the same as a 6’1 guy and 5’11 is the equivalent to a 6’4 guy and so on so on. Girls can reach 6’0+ it is rare but the same applies to the others. Height only matters if you make it is a mental thing. Like you said other things are important like money and happiness.
Greg said on 20/Oct/19
@Mark O’ Connor anywhere between 5’10-6’0 (+/- 4 inches) so depending on your diet and sleep/exercise that will determine if you reach your max potential.

@daad1234 How tall are you? I’m assuming at least 5’11-6’0, but a chance for under 5’10 or over 6’2. There’s different variables in genetics and environmental factors which take place.
Greg said on 20/Oct/19
@ajax509 The modeling agency doesn’t care what you think lmao.
Greg said on 20/Oct/19
@Vitto yeah you’re about 1/4th to 1/3rd of an inch taller than me, that’s basically invincible, if you’re morning height is 5’11.25” because mines like 5’11, on some days I can end the day at 5’10 3/8ths. Glucosamine and stretching really helps. But I’m not sure how you feel shorter than guys in the UK, when I went to the UK I felt taller than average which is 5’9ish. That being said you are probably only paying attention to the taller people, that’s what’s making you seem shorter. But yeah most females aren’t going to be anywhere near your height. But you could look it up print modeling is for covers of magazines or shoots and stuff for pamphlets or w.e not exactly sure how it works and runway is doing the walk on the platform.
mrfunnyguy said on 20/Oct/19
@khaled taban Are you serious? You are talking about growing two centimeters after 18 as if it was a small amount. I grew 0 centimeters after 17. I'm just wondering, do you seriously mean that's a small amount?
ajax509 said on 20/Oct/19
@daad1234
Around 5ft 11.5
Dream said on 20/Oct/19
@Rob

There was another classmate of mine at college, I used to see. Despite wearing light runner shoes, Said classmate edged out a cowboy boot-wearing friend of mine. Said friend also edged out Barack Obama (like a little over 6’1”), in equal footwear and posture, in several photos I saw of them.

How tall do you think said classmate would be, if he edged out a cowboy boot wearing 186 guy, with runner’s shoes.
Editor Rob
You'd think 187-8 zone
pov said on 20/Oct/19
@Sakz if you look at my previous comment. I said this doesn’t include spain, portugal and south europe. I said 190 +/- 3cm is tall. So 187cm is the start of tall in my opinion.

@Khaled. If you wouldn’t be angry at 5”10, seeing as you’re 5”9 barefoot, I suggest you buy some lifts mate. Maybe you’ll live happily ever after..
JJ8237 said on 20/Oct/19
Rob my friend who is nearly your height (173.3) comes up to the lowest part of my eyebrows. How tall am I?
Vitto said on 20/Oct/19
@ajax509 Yes, you are right. I'm annoyed and upset as well by the model business. I don't know about many guys who are there thanks to their parents, but you have to admit that nepotism in the fashion world is diffused. There are a lot of girls who work in fashion because of their famous last name or because daddy is rich and mummy was a model. I could name a few but it's better if I shut up. (I think you know who I am referring to). Would you have liked to work in fashion too? What do you mean for average guys? Average in height or in their appearance?
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 20/Oct/19
@pov

No, 6'0 is definitely tall. It's unanimously referred to as the start of tall by many. It's not just above average.
Sakz said on 20/Oct/19
@pov There are countries in Europe that are on the shorter side such as Spain, Portugal and Italy to name a few, so I find it hard to believe they would say 190cm is the start of tall which I believe you said is the benchmark. I've personally never heard that before but there are also countries in Europe where 6'0 wouldn't be seen as tall. It all varies depending where you are because Europe is quite big, so you can't really be definitive.
ajax509 said on 20/Oct/19
@Vitto @Greg I'm annoyed by the entire model business. There are so many average guys who only have a contract bcuz of their name, it's not even funny.
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Vitto said on 19/Oct/19
@Greg I'm just a bit taller than you by 1 cm max. Hardly noticeable I guess. In the afternoon I measure exactly 180 cm (5'10 7/8) as I already told you I could go with 5'11 with no problems. Out of the bed I guess I'd measure 181 cm and by night time I'd measure 179 cm (5'10.5). To be honest I'm used to centimetres more than feet and inches. Anyway, I live in the UK and even though I am usually taller than every woman I meet I feel average/short near the guys. To me it seems very hard to believe that the male average is 5'9 since I see a lot of 6'0+ males. Do you think I could do runway? That would be my dream even if it's female runway because I guess I am too short for male runway. Even though, they make women walking for men and sometimes androgynous men walking for women. It works like that in the fashion world. Anyway, what do you mean by print modeling? Posing for magazines?
khaled taban said on 20/Oct/19
@pov ,
Actually I would be satisfied If I were 6'0" , I don't want to be taller than 6'0" , because It's definitely above average and the start of tall here in America.
At least I know that not every girl can reach 6'0" out there , but they indeed reach heights like 5'8"-5'11" commonly , 6'0" and up is the only rare range for girls.
The young generation is tall from what I've seen and I wouldn't be surprised If 6'0" becomes slightly above average or tallish at best.
5'10" is what I call "the point of comparison" ,therefore the more you get above 5'10" , the better , the less , the worse and so on.
If you are 5'10" spot on , you are right on the bare good minimum , If I were 5'10" , I wouldn't be happy but I wouldn't be angry either.
It's just the fact that I've already stopped growing at age 21 and there is literally 0% chances of growing more.
It's not my mentality , I know being petite isn't the worst thing in world , It's something you could overcome it , probably when I be 30 , It will become unimportant and you have another things to worry about , like money and job.
QM6'1QM said on 20/Oct/19
pov said on 19/Oct/19

Pov, ok. My lil bro is 6'4 at 16 y.o (only) right now. Even around him i don't want to grow up like 6'2/6'3". I mean you're really strange guy with nonsenses desires.
Why i'm don't want to get taller ? I love my mind, family, sport, people and other. And yes, i'm tall, i'm happy!
daad1234 said on 20/Oct/19
If my parents are 5'4 and 6'2, is it likely that I could have reached or outgrown my dad's height? What height (approximately) should I have ended up?
khaled taban said on 20/Oct/19
@Nik Ashton ,
Yes . I have two brothers: one is 5'8" at age 18 , the other is 5'5.5" at age 15.
I haven't grown more than 2cm since age 18 !
Mark O' Connor said on 20/Oct/19
Given the heights of 5ft11(dad) and 5ft6(mother) what should be the height range for the son?
pov said on 19/Oct/19
@Khaled Talban, with your mentality you would not even be satisfied if you were 6”0. Everyone wants to be taller except if they are super tall. I’m 6”0.5, I wish I was like 6”2/6”3, especially because I come from a tall family, and my 17 year old younger brother is now taller than me and still growing. But I don’t get upset about it. There is nothing you can do to make you taller, so why stress about it? People should rock their look, height, etc. That’s why cool and laid back guys are always attractive to women. From what I can see your reason for wanting to be taller is for women, don’t be stupid man. If you are a legit barefoot 5”9 you are taller than most women, so I don’t know what you’re complaining about. Those women who say they want guys 6 foot + are shallow, and unless they are super tall for women themselves I guarantee they would probably settle for a guy under 6 foot. 6 foot is an illusion. It’s not even that tall, just above average. Europeans use cm, and I can tell you they don’t think of “183cm” as the “magical” height.
Vitto said on 19/Oct/19
@Greg I'm just a bit taller than you by 1 cm max. Hardly noticeable I guess. In the afternoon I measure exactly 180 cm (5'10 7/8) as I already told you I could go with 5'11 with no problems. Out of the bed I guess I'd measure 181 cm and by night time I'd measure 179 cm (5'10.5). To be honest I'm used to centimetres more than feet and inches. Anyway, I live in the UK and even though I am usually taller than every woman I meet I feel average/short near the guys. To me it seems very hard to believe that the male average is 5'9 since I see a lot of 6'0+ males. Do you think I could do runway? That would be my dream even if it's female runway because I guess I am too short for male runway. Even though, they make women walking for men and sometimes androgynous men walking for women. It works like that in the fashion world. Anyway, what do you mean by print modeling? Posing for magazines?
Greg said on 19/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban well that being said even guys over 6’0 want to be taller, I rarely see people talking about them wishing to be shorter unless they are like 6’8 and height becomes an issue for them. Not everybody reaches 5’10, it is approximately 60th percentile in most places and 6’0 being around 83rd I believe. Also I believe the average is still closer to 5’8 than it is to 5’10. 5’9 give or take is a believable figure for the average. And not everyone even reaches 5’9, it’s 50th percentile but what about the other half? It would be impossible for 6’0 to become average in America. In Europe they are close to it but still not quite yet.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 19/Oct/19
@khlaed taban

If you're 5'9, then why do you feel short? A height of 5'9 is a solid average.
Robfanboy123 said on 19/Oct/19
Hey Rob I have shoes (combined with shoe lifts) that give me 13 cm (or 14cm if I add more lift but nearly unwalkable) of height (measured with can method). I go from 170.5 cm to 183.5 cm. It feels like walking in tippy toes. I'm guessing the height difference would make people surprised to see me with and without them (e.g. taking them off at the airport or the beach)
Editor Rob
10cm total is hard enough to attain, but 13cm is a colossal amount.

It is extremely difficult to walk if the shoe/boot only has a front section that is 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick...however, if it has 1.5 inches platform at the front, then it is doable.
Leo Jones said on 19/Oct/19
Hey, Rob, how many hours after waking up does it take to get to your "real" height, during a day of doing nothing and staying at home?
Editor Rob
Because we all vary from morning to night, technically, any measurement you take whilst standing is a true measure of your height that moment.

I feel that stating your height after being awake several hours fits in to how most other people get their height recorded.

The percentage who take their height straight out of bed is small.
pov said on 19/Oct/19
@Tessa Van Nunen. Thanks Tessa, I used to live in the North-Brabant region for a little over a year that’s why I have a good idea. I love Rotterdam, one of my favourite cities, it was only a 20 min train ride from where I lived! I’m going to be there in 2 months for a conference in fact!
Nik Ashton said on 19/Oct/19
@ khaled Taban - Have you any siblings and if so how tall are/is your sibling(s)?
khaled taban said on 19/Oct/19
@ajax509 ,
On my mother side : two aunts are 5'2" , another two are 5'3" and the tallest one is 5'5", besides uncle is 5'10".
On my father side : one aunt is 5'0" , another one is 5'2" , my uncle is 5'4".
Sean william Winter said on 19/Oct/19
my mom is 5ft 2 and dad 5'10 yet i should make 6ft based on this no?
Editor Rob
Hitting 6ft from those parent heights is at the top end of the expected range.
ajax509 said on 19/Oct/19
khaled taban said on 18/Oct/19
@Sean william Winter ,
No , I am not 5'7" , I am exactly 5'9".
My low is 175.2 but I could measure as high as 175.5cm or as low as 175cm depending on the daily activites and my posture.
My dad is Hispanic American and my mom is Arab , they are 5'5" and 5'2" repectively.
I live in Ohio , the US.
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@khaled taban Given your parents height, you should feel absolutely lucky! A doctor would have predicted ~5ft 6 - and it's not like you're living in the Netherlands.

Between, how tall are your siblings and aunts/uncles?
Greg said on 18/Oct/19
@Vitto Ah fair, I’m from the U.S Pennsylvania. In the UK and US I believe females and males average 5’4 and 5’9 respectively. With that being said as a male you are above average but if you go with being a female you would be viewed as very tall (I know you said gender queer/non binary) but that is how the break downs go as you know. But ideally I wouldn’t mind being 6’1-6’2, you could do runway/print modeling at 5’11 though. I’m 5’11 first out of bed and closer to 5’10 by night time. Usually I’ll be between 5’10.25-5’10.75” for the day depending on how much intense my days been.
khaled taban said on 18/Oct/19
@Greg , You are right ,most men I know who are below 6'0" wish they were 6'0" (Inculded myself) , but It's clearly that not everyone can reach it. If everyone become 6'0" , It will lose It's value . It's desirable because not everyone can reach it in the first place.
About 40 years ago the average height was near 5'8" in the US , 5'10" was desirable for men.
So 6'0" is the new 5'10" these days !
Greg said on 18/Oct/19
@King of the North love the username bro. So firstly I’ll give you my opinion. Claim whatever you feel comfortable with and can measure close to, so say you’re about 171cm at a low you can claim that or depending what you’re morning height is I’m guessing could be 173-174 you could also say 5’7.5 or almost 5’8, or you could say 5’7.25 though anytime of measurement throughout the day is fair game. However, some people might tell you to claim an average of the 3. Basically what Rob said that 2 guys could be claiming the same height just at a different time of day, like one guy might be a little over another might be under. Hell there might even be another guy who’s exactly at the mark. Now a strong 5’10 means the guy is somewhere 5’10.1-5’10.75” range at a low. Though if he drops to like 5’10.75-5’10.8-5’10.9 at a low you could argue he’s a weak 5’11 at that point. Just for reference, strong means you are a little over the mark. Flat means you consistently stay and drop to about the exact mark, weak means you dip a bit below the mark. Legit means you are always at least at or over the Mark even at your lowest point.
Greg said on 18/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban bro you need help, go see a specialist I recommend taking a long break from the site it would be in your best interest. Just doesn’t seem to be healthy what you are doing. And yeah don’t talk about religion or politics here nobody cares for that stuff. Be careful or you might join the likes of Connor and get banned if you keep this behavior up. We are just trying to help you out, the kind of things you are saying are absolutely ridiculous:

@Sean William Winter Yeah I agree with what you said to Khaled. It is psychological or as Rob describes it a case of tallitis because it seems he is only noticing people taller than him. I know he’s over exaggerating and seems to be borderline seeking for attention at this point being 5’9 isn’t so bad. It’s as average as it gets. I wish he could become 5’5 or even 5’0 for a day so he could understand what it like to actually be short. 5’9 is as average as it gets, if I’m not mistaken he’s somewhere around the U.S. even when I was 5’9 I felt average and in some cases was taller than a few people I came across. 5’11 is a good height though I think if you’re a strong 5’10 you could hold your own against more 6’1-6’2. I don’t feel that much shorter than guys unless they are over 6’5 like 6’6 range is when I start to feel the difference.
Greg said on 18/Oct/19
@al001 I think Dillon is somewhere between 5’10-5’11 could be 5’10.5” like Diplo. Honestly not too sure on the other guy as I haven’t seen too much of him could be over 6 ft.
khaled taban said on 18/Oct/19
@Sean william Winter ,
No , I am not 5'7" , I am exactly 5'9".
My low is 175.2 but I could measure as high as 175.5cm or as low as 175cm depending on the daily activites and my posture.
My dad is Hispanic American and my mom is Arab , they are 5'5" and 5'2" repectively.
I live in Ohio , the US.
khaled taban said on 18/Oct/19
I am sorry for the words I said , I shouldn't have said that , I apologize.
I usually don't talk about religion , the religion came in the context of height , so that's why I mentioned it.
Greg said on 17/Oct/19
@K.A 188 Well said I agree with what you are saying, honestly if he’s actually a legit 5’9 we will give him the benefit of the doubt in this case as I have friends who are 5’9 and not once have they been referred to as short nor have they ever considered themselves as such. Even when I was a weak 5’9 I felt more or less average in my area and was taller than some men that I came across. The only time a 5’9 guy might get called short would be as a joke or if a really tall woman was maybe saying it otherwise it’s average. Yeah height doesn’t matter at the end of the day, so if it’s affecting you that much then maybe you should stop visiting this website. It’s meant to just discuss height and talk estimates but not to be taken seriously. Although a 5’8 friend of mine once mentioned he felt short in a bar setting but to be fair there where quite some tall guys there and he was exaggerating a bit because he was the same height if not taller than some of them. Now I also ready somewhere on a different forum that a guy who was height aware was obsessed with his height and wanted to get over it. He kept track of his height throughout the day to the nearest fraction. He said he was 6’0 in the mornings and 5’11.25” he didn’t feel short but he said he wanted to be taller, this shows the grass is always greener on the other side. I know I wouldn’t mind having those stats but at the end of the day it’s just a number.
Sakz said on 17/Oct/19
@Totigno That's true. The least fortunate tend to be more content.

@Kourosh With age comes wisdom as evident in your case. A lot of people insecure with their height will realise it at some point as time goes on.

@Khaled Taban You're average not short, though that's probably not any consolation for you. Society has misconceptions about height especially women. As time goes on you'll learn to accept your height I'm quite sure of it. In the meantime if it bothers you that much just wear thicker footwear, or lifts if you must (though I wouldn't advise it). Walking tall with confidence goes a long way aswell, with women included.
ajax509 said on 17/Oct/19
@khaled taban
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khaled taban said on 16/Oct/19
@6'1guy,I don't hate myself at all , I love myself but I just hate my short height and I've tried for years to avoid thinking much of it , but no I couldn't.
Those "few inches up in the air" are always my dream and the key of happiness to me , I can't afford to see dozens of 5'9"-5'11" , It's my nature and I have no control over. The only way to escape from that nightmare could has been growing to 6'0" , at least I can feel tallish and rarely see a girl my height.
As I said before everyone has different point of view , but If I god had made me at 5'4" , I don't know even what I'll do ! It's probably one of the reasons that I don't believe in him.
Jesus is Not my savior , 6 foot is my only savior.
For the one who said I am trolling , no I am NOT trolling . I am 100% serious , I hate my height and there is nothing wrong in that , I am a normal person who always wanted to stand out.
Vitto said on 17/Oct/19
@Greg I am from the UK. Where are you from? Anyway, here the female average is 5'4 I guess that's why I said 7 inches above and the male average should be 5'9 or a bit more like Rob said himself. But you are right I've never been to the Netherlands but I'd probably feel average even though I guess the female average is 5'7.5 and the male average is the highest in the world just around 6'.
To me, 5'11 is tall enough even though I wish I was 6'1-6'2 as well. Probably, I couldn't work in high fashion then.
Greg said on 17/Oct/19
@Nannos2013 I highly doubt it maybe nearer half inch or .6 is common to lose but I doubt you wake up at 5’10.25” you might not be measuring correctly you’d have to be like 5’10.75” or so if you drop to 5’10 flat.
Greg said on 17/Oct/19
@Emil Yep, it’s because most guys think taller is better and it has to do with their ego. Most of every guy wants to hit 6’0. And if being taller wasn’t appealing to people I doubt you would see inflations as common as they are.
Tessa Van Nunen said on 17/Oct/19
@Pov I agree with you especially from a European perspective. I have seen your comments earlier that you think the Dutch average is 184cm. I am from Rotterdam and can tell you, you are 100% correct for white men! I agree with 184cm barefoot, around 185-186cm in shoes. Also The average for a white dutch man from what I've seen on trusted dutch articles ranges from 183.5 - 184.8cm. The official average is 181cm, but that includes all races, we have a lot of africans who average 176cm north Africans who average 177cm, Surinamese who average 174cm, Thai sub-cultures who aren't as tall averaging around 170cm. You have clearly done your homework!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 17/Oct/19
@K.A 188 (

I think it's mostly to do with his confidence levels because he says he's not even that good looking. I'm not really that religious myself personally, so I didn't really care too much about what he said, but he was likely making an analogous comment since people remark Jesus Christ to be their saviour but Khaled would rather be 6ft tall and that would be his saving grace.
khaled taban said on 17/Oct/19
@K.A 188 ,
You don't have to tell me what should I say and what shouldn't as long as I am not insulting or disrespect anyone here. I talked about myself that I don't believe in jesus and he is not my saviour , where is the disrespecting in that ?
I used to be Christian at some point , but not anymore , I am atheist and happy about myself.
Rob wouldn't omit a part of my comments , unless It contains impolite or insulting words which wasn't existed in my previous comment .
"I HATE to read your comments",no one says you have to ! .
"LEAVE CELEBHEIGHTS for good " , I wouldn't leave celebheighrs becuase It's not yours , I would leave If Rob himself tell me to leave.
Editor Rob
I think though it is best not to bring up any religion/politics in comments.

I just leave certain opinions at the door when commenting on websites, especially my own.
Nik Ashton said on 17/Oct/19
@ Emil - Too true!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Oct/19
@ Big Ben - You are very welcome!
Sean william Winter said on 17/Oct/19
khaled talban how tall are you bro? 5'7/12 yeh man i dont know any solutions. tho i dont think its all in your head its sometimes physchological. but what country are you from? in england i feel above average at just over 5'10. if you are 175.2 cm at your lowest your not tall but you speak as if your perception of hieght is that of a 5'7 man. what country are you in. you would be pretty average in the uk. tho what is your desired hieght. for me 5'11 6ft is plenty. a study done showed 5'11 as perfect hieght tho it doesnt exist. its just personal preference. but today i felt above average. at 178 cm range. and i live in uk sometimes i see women my hieght or taller but its not everyday. but i think 5'11 you hold your own well against 6'1 guys.@sean 198 cm your very tall what are your parents hieghts.? do you like being super tall. how tall were you at age 14? just for reference.
K.A 188 ! said on 17/Oct/19
@KHALED TABAN

First of all you should thank GOD for not allowing you to be born as a dwarf.
Secondly
😡 In my life i have NEVER heard someone say
"Jesus is not my saviour,
6 foot is my only saviour "
😡😡
Just WTF?? ? Is wrong with you ?what the heck is going on in that head of yours??, You really need mental help height is not everything,WAKE UP AND LIVE YOUR LIFE .
(You think i am saying this to you just because i am tall) Bulls**t
One day each an everyone of us will die and be buried 6 foot below and everything will become VANITY .

You really really NEED TO MAN UP ON THE INSIDE AND STOP BEING DRAMATIC

I repeat myself again I am NOT saying this because am taller than you..
YOU should not see me as Another tall guy who is trying to keep things cool, NO!
Height is not everything.. ..
Stop the self pity and
LEAVE CELEBHEIGHTS for good .
I HATE to read your comments.
I don't even know why @EDITOR ROB did not ommit your comment about Jesus, That was a blasphemy to read 😡.
Big Ben said on 17/Oct/19
@K.A 188 - lol what way? I know I acted a bit strange bcuz I had to make sure my shirt was tucked in and walk carefully so that the movies wouldn't fall over.

@Nik - Thanks!

@Rob- Hahaha, I tried to count them from looking at the video but I kept losing count!
pov said on 17/Oct/19
Click Here

Hi Rob, how tall would you say this Grime artist Aitch is next to Jesse Lingard? My guess is around 5”11.5.
Editor Rob
Somewhere in 5ft 11 range seems reasonable for Aitch.
al001 said on 17/Oct/19
Hey guys, how tall would you say the guy on the right is next to 6’4 listed Waka Floka?

Click Here

Also here's a couple pictures of him with 5'11 listed Dillon Francis

Click Here

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Ellis said on 16/Oct/19
@Totigno: Definitely, although I'm by no means average, I always see it.
It's been a while since I commented on this page, been busy. Anyways, I saw the NBA Heights new thing, here are my stats lol,
6'7.75 barefoot, and 6'9 with sneakers(measurement taken 4 months ago, I can't take my height at the moment :( lol)
@Rob Paul: But let me tweak it to NBA standards lol,
6'8.25-6'9.5, damn that would make me near 6-10 in sneakers lol, I slipped in some high socks like Rob lol
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 16/Oct/19
@khlad taben

What's with you and your low confidence? I'm 5'10 range and have never been called short in my life. So what if you're not 6'0? Being 5'9 isn't the end of the world. Imagine how guys shorter than you must feel. Being 5'9 is perfectly average height and you're not that much shorter than a 6footer. It's only 3 inches. Yes, it's noticeable but it's not towering.
King In The North said on 16/Oct/19
Hey there Rob, love the site! This is a question regarding what one should claim as their height. Should one lowball their claim or go with their morning height?

For instance, I got up at 9 AM today, and tonight at 9PM, right after lifting weights at the gym + cardio + a 20 minute walk lugging a backpack, I stand at 170.8 cm.

Would it be fair to claim my height as 5'7.25"? Or at the very least, a strong* five seven?

Thank you Rob for clearing this up! Have a wonderful time wherever you are at the moment :)

*P.S. What does a "strong" measurement mean? Does a strong 5'10 means the lad in question is at least 5'10 and no lower, or that he is nearing 5'11?
Editor Rob
There is no universal agreement.

However what you could find is 2 guys the same height, one claims his out of bed, the other his evening.

Personally I think if you claim a height several hours after wakening it fits in with how most people are getting measured - which isn't at 8pm or 7am.
Emil said on 16/Oct/19
@Greg

I totally agree. There're plenty of people these days believing anything below 6'0 is short, it's effin laughable.
ajax509 said on 16/Oct/19
@khaled taban
I am around your height, looks is average too. I try to define myself by other things, things I can change!
Nannos2013 said on 16/Oct/19
Is it possible to only lose 0.25 inch throughout the day. I measure 5 10.25 in the mornings and 5 10 exactly at nighttime. Working out improved my posture a lot so might this be the reason or am I making a mistake?
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ khaled taban - I hope your day is as good as possible.

Nik
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ khaled taban - Is 5’11” a tall height?

At most the average is 5’9.5” in the USA (I think it’s 5’9.25”). You are nearly 2 inches taller than me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Oct/19
6ft1guy - Very good comment providing excellent advice to Khaled Taban and anyone who's wise enough to follow it. 😁👍
Sean william Winter said on 16/Oct/19
anyone know any decent sneakers that give 4cm plus/. aiurmax 720s i tried some today they feel wierd not as comfortable as my yeezys. and im only 5'11 in yeezys but there comfortable shoes.any basketball modesl that give 4 cm plus?
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ pov - I think you can exclude the UK too!
khaled taban said on 16/Oct/19
@6'1guy , you are 6'1" , so you just can't know what 5'9" guy exactly feels , but It's known that 6'1" is a tall height.
I used to envy Cristiano Ronaldo for having that height with perfect proportions.
Actually that's how perefect man can be
:Click Here .
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ Big Ben - I like your name!
Greg said on 16/Oct/19
@Vitto yeah I get it, I mean also depends on where you are from. In most places it’s pretty tall for a woman. 5’11 is a good claim, you’ll essentially look that even if you’re 1/8th of an inch under. In the Netherlands you would be tall but only 2-3 inches above the average where as in like American or Indonesia you would be many inches above the average for women.
ajax509 said on 16/Oct/19
pov said on 15/Oct/19
The General European perspective excluding Spain, Portugal, France, and South Europe:

- Below 167cm - Very Small

- 170 +/- 3cm - Small

- 174, 175, 176cm - (Buffer Zone) Below Average / Average-ish

- 180 +/- 3cm - Average

184, 185, 186cm - (Buffer Zone) Above Average / Tall-ish

190 +/- 3cm - Tall

Above 194cm - Very Tall
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@pov Makes sense, at least for young generation.
Sean william Winter said on 16/Oct/19
@greg u got alink to your channel?
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ Greg - yeah, it’s nowt! 1/4” or 1/8” height differences are fairly insignificant BUT Rob is right to list stars to within the nearest 1/4” or to within the nearest 1/8” as it’s fascinating to know exactly how tall the stars are! Such small differences are nowt to generally bother about! If two people are within 3/4” of each other they are very very similar in height for me!
khaled taban said on 16/Oct/19
@6'1guy,I don't hate myself at all , I love myself but I just hate my short height and I've tried for years to avoid thinking much of it , but no I couldn't.
Those "few inches up in the air" are always my dream and the key of happiness to me , I can't afford to see dozens of 5'9"-5'11" , It's my nature and I have no control over. The only way to escape from that nightmare could has been growing to 6'0" , at least I can feel tallish and rarely see a girl my height.
As I said before everyone has different point of view , but If I god had made me at 5'4" , I don't know even what I'll do ! It's probably one of the reasons that I don't believe in him.
Jesus is Not my savior , 6 foot is my only savior.
For the one who said I am trolling , no I am NOT trolling . I am 100% serious , I hate my height and there is nothing wrong in that , I am a normal person who always wanted to stand out.
Sakz said on 16/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban Once you get out into the real world and live through life, you'll realise height is the least of your worries especially since you're a perfectly normal height. It's common to worry about such factors at a young age, but as you get older you learn to accept it and appreciate what you have. There's people out there who are really short and suffer from dwarfism so spare a thought for them.
K.A 188 ! said on 16/Oct/19
@BIG BEN

LOL. .😂 why were you acting that way.
Kourosh said on 16/Oct/19
@Creg

i dont complain about my height, but yeah sometimes i wish i would be happier if i was just an inch or two taller. The thing is the women who are a foot shorter than me claim i am not attractive in height wise is just ridiculous. in addition, i was called short by women who were from 5'7 to 5'9 range as well. When i was younger i used to take their comments to my core and heart and be sad about it for whole days.Now, i am at end of 20s and overcame with this insecurity and getting on with my life. i am who i am and can't change my height so why i bother. I dont care if society or females find me short.



my morning height is 177.5 and my late night height is a dip below 176 so i hover around 176 and change during the day. That makes sense as i am slightly shorter than my 5'10 friend and hair taller than 5'8 brother.
Sean 198cm said on 16/Oct/19
@c-mo: Right, because everyone here is telling you to claim an inch under than your low. Saying that rounding down isn't always a bad idea =/= telling someone that they should downplay their height.
Greg said on 15/Oct/19
Sometimes claims and perceptions get skewed because people will claim an incorrectly measured height thus assuming they are taller than they really are. I have a friend who used to claim 6’3 because he got measured at 190cm when he was at the hospital (not sure how that happened) because he’s a 6 footer most likely a little over the mark like 6’0-6’0 3/8ths at his low. But I would tell him many times that he’s not 6’3, and we would always argue. The one day I measured him just with a tape to the back and got around 6’0. He still refused to believe me. It took him many years later to realize he was 6’0 and not 6’3, his license used to say 5’3 ( I guess before he hit his spurt) and now it still says 6’3 😂. Also another kid who’s 5’10 at most claiming he got measured at the hospital at 6’0, my friend and I called him out many times and I stood back to back with him basically edging him out and he still refuses to believe he’s not 6’0. Although my friend claimed he edged me out but my friends not height aware and he had a hair advantage because my hair barely adds a fraction and his is styled up so it Gives about 1-1.5 inches. I guess he thinks it makes him look taller. My other friend who’s close to Robs range like 5’8.25-5’8.5 him out on it too. He was like “ how come you say you’re 6’0 but you don’t seem that much taller than me” and I was like “ that’s because he’ not actually 6’0. The kid instantly got mad and was like “ no I am 6’0” it’s a shame we didn’t have a tape around but judging by our eye levels I could tell 5’11 and 6’0 was out of the picture. He stood side by side with my friend straightening himself out like military posture and I believe the difference looks just about 2 inches he seemed about 5’10 a few mm below/above my guess..
pov said on 15/Oct/19
The General European perspective excluding Spain, Portugal, France, and South Europe:

- Below 167cm - Very Small

- 170 +/- 3cm - Small

- 174, 175, 176cm - (Buffer Zone) Below Average / Average-ish

- 180 +/- 3cm - Average

184, 185, 186cm - (Buffer Zone) Above Average / Tall-ish

190 +/- 3cm - Tall

Above 194cm - Very Tall
Vitto said on 15/Oct/19
@Greg Yes, I think a lot of people who are non-binary go with they/them but to be honest I guess that's grammatically incorrect because it refers to more than one person. Anyway, I'd accept they/them as well, but I prefer he/him but won't get offended by she/her. But I don't care and let it slip by. I agree with you about my height, I will go with 5'11 since I said before it's my afternoon height. I don't think I am going to claim 5'10, though. I measured around 5'10 7/8 which is near 5'11, so I think it's reasonable to round 2 or 3 mm up. Do you think that's a tall height for someone who was born a woman? I guess it's 7 inches above the female average, so it should be considered very tall.
Totigno said on 15/Oct/19
seriously what's wrong with some average height guys, shorter guys have often better confidence than them.
Totigno said on 15/Oct/19
@khaled taban

people think i am average tall even tallish sometimes and i am exactly your height so either you think you are taller than you are and for real your shorter than 5'9 and 5'7 or below or you have odd body proportions.

because nobody thinks i am short and i live in europe not in shorter countries , i am white not asian or whatever
6'1guy said on 15/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban

Dude, you need to man the f*** up. Seriously. . Things could be so much worst for you, but you're upset because you ain't a few inches up in the air. You say you're not good looking, but you probably are a decent looking guy, but my immediate judgement from you is that you view yourself as ugly because you ain't tall. Tall doesn't mean sh*t. This is coming from someone who is 6'1. You need to love yourself man, there is so much more to life than being taller than a few people. You're not even short. You're 5'9 which is a completely fine height. Be confident and love yourself bro, height honestly doesn't mean sh*t. If God made me 5'4 I would still love myself and enjoy life. My uncle is like 5'4 and he is one of the most happiest and funniest people I know. Love yourself.
Big Ben said on 15/Oct/19
Hi Rob! I stole your idea and stacked dvds on top of each other so that it matched my height: Click Here

I measured them at 5'11". I probably look the same height as the dvds but I was a fraction shorter maybe. The video cut out like the first sentence of what I was saying aswell and I had to make sure my shirt was tucked in bcuz otherwise it would be a different kind of show since the shirt was too small.🤣
Editor Rob
Did you count how many movies though 😁

When I did it, I think I kept losing track, god help if you are 7ft tall, the movies will topple over!
Tessa Van Nunen said on 15/Oct/19
@Khaled Talban
I don't know if you're joking or not. I am 6 foot 2 and a half, and I can tell you, we don't receive special treatment. 5'9 is not that small, it's below average in my country, but in the US and UK it is average from what I hear.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 15/Oct/19
@C-Mo

I see what you're doing here. Yeah, it's been crazy lately. I claim 178cm in my nickname and I'm getting for it LOL. I'm 177.5 in the afternoon and 177.2cm at night. I'm a 177/178 guy. I don't get some of the people on this site. Being pedantic over small fractions is just ridiculous. So I get that you're frustrated with some of these posts.
Greg said on 15/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban you are either trolling or need help lmao, bruh chill out do you hear yourself right now? So it sounds like you are 5’5 and 5’6 and not 5’9 from what you describe a legit 5’9 is not and should not feel short. Especially in America if I remember correctly you’re somewhere within the states? 5’9 is average and 5’10 is above average for the most part. 5’9 is a decent height so it sounds like you’re trolling. Go see a specialist if you are serious, you could have been 5’0 would you rather that? There’s literally nothing special about being 6’0 like yeah it’s nice but I bet you had you been a legit 6’0 you probably would still hate it and want to be taller sounds like body dysmorphia if you aren’t trolling. 5’10 isn’t bad either honestly I keep saying this; but there’s no such thing as a good height or bad height. No height by itself is bad, there might be more ideal/preferred heights but each individual height isn’t stand alone good/bad. Lol you’re definitely not short. You’re talking as if you’re 5’2 or something.

I wanted to be 6’0 too and had ambitions to reach it in highschool but unfortunately I did not. Height is genetics and environmental, I stunted my growth a bit during puberty by not sleeping enough and eating poorly. I think if I did everything I could have been a legit 5’11 or strong 5’11, my height a weakish 5’11/strong 5’10 isn’t bad by any means but goes to show how you have to be on top of that growing up. Sure some kids can’t get lucky and have bad sleeping patterns and diet and end up really tall even taller than me. I think you did good for having parents of those heights. Also if you dad was taller there wouldn’t be a guarantee that you would be taller, I heard of many cases with taller parents having shorter kids, there was some guy who ended up 5’9 and his dad was 6’6 mom was above average as well.
Greg said on 15/Oct/19
@Bobby Yeah it’s crazy only on celeb heights will you have people argue over 1/4th or 1/8th of an inch remember how our favorite lad of the round table King Arthur was trying to boast about being 1/8th of an inch taller? Although in reality he was much shorter.

@Bego yeah maybe.
Greg said on 15/Oct/19
@Sean William Winter I mean would it be nicer to not drop below 5’11 or 6’0 at a low if not 6’2? Yes, should you let that get to you? No. If I could have my morning height as a low or better yet morning height in shoes as my legit Barefoot height I would take it. I used to have a video up for when User heights was around, you could still probably find it on you tube I have measured myself countless amounts both using stadiometers and can against the wall methods and have gotten the same. Yeah in shoes I can be 5’11.5-6’0 depending on time of day and size of footwear. I look basically 180 to people because I’m 179 range in the afternoon so add shoes and no one could really tell the difference.
Greg said on 15/Oct/19
@c-mo no problem brother.
Sakz said on 15/Oct/19
@Importer Yeah that's fair enough when it comes to rounding up, especially since a lot of people don't claim halves. I will say the half is the only fraction worth claiming though if you want to be precise.
c-mo said on 14/Oct/19
if you are 177.4cm at night you have to claim 175cm because 7.4 rounds down to 7 and 7 rounds down to 5 since it is closer to 5 than to 10 in the gret scheme of things and even 177.4 is in the 5'9 range I mean it is something like 5'9.8 or so so might as well say 5'9
ajax509 said on 14/Oct/19
@c-mo Everyone goes through bad times, see the website as entertainment. 👍
Litenko said on 14/Oct/19
guys, is it true that in california, florida, new york, hawaii the average height is 5'8 or a stronger 5'7?
Greg said on 14/Oct/19
@Vitto most people who are non binary go with they/them right? Or other cases it might be either or. Anyways I think you should claim “ around 5’11 or about 5’11 here in real life you could definitely say 5’11 if you’re 5’10.75 at a low or afternoon. Outside of celeb heights it doesn’t really matter that much. The only time you could claim 5’10 is if you wanted to troll someone who’s lying about their height say shorter than you and claiming 6’0 or something like that.
Greg said on 14/Oct/19
@Canson yeah it’s messed up, but it’s not even about offending someone it’s just when someone’s lying they refuse to believe you and in most cases refuse to get measured again. Because they must be x height or a doctors measurement got them down at that inflation. Which is a stupid excuse and you’re right it screws up the system and makes everyone think that everyone else is taller.
Greg said on 14/Oct/19
@Canson yeah I thought it was a week too.
Sean william Winter said on 14/Oct/19
greg doesnt it annoy u that were under 180 cm. at night 6 pm i was 178.4 cm.but with decent sneakers i can hit 182 cm range. i feel that extra inch of hieghyt with good sneakers makes a small difference but none less still a difference.like rob said everyone should do a hieght vidoe not that i dont belive u guys i want to see what u measure around 6 pm moderately active day with small peroids of sitting. not lifting heavy weights all day.
Vitto said on 14/Oct/19
@ c-mo I NEVER said I identify as a man, I just said I was born a woman to underline the fact that I am very tall. You did read it wrong, I said I Identify as genderqueer/non-binary as I told Greg. I don't want to argue over this, though. Anyway, it's ok if you call me with masculine pronouns, but I wouldn't be offended by feminine either. Masculine is ok by the way. Anyway, my measurement was taken in the afternoon.
@ Johan My measurement wasn't taken straight out of bed but in the afternoon after 5-6 hours out of bed so I remember Rob said you can claim that height if it has passed that much time. Yes, I'm 180cm. Do you think almost 5'11 (5'10 7/8) is tall for someone born a woman?
khaled taban said on 14/Oct/19
@greg , Statistics claim 5'9" is an average height , I know but for me It's quite short and not even short-ish.
By saying "king of short height" I mean that 5'9" is the last height at the short category , since 5'10" isn't short from my perspective , even still It's not perfect by any means , having said It's barely good or acceptable.
However being 5'9" has a benefit : I have nothing to lose since I am short .
I have to thank my parents on public , Thank you both my dad and mom for making me short , thanks for making me suffer every single day of my life !
khaled taban said on 14/Oct/19
@greg , I don't need psychiatrist , you just don't see the problem .
At age 21 years old , I am old enough to know that we don't always get what we want , but I am kind of guy who got nothing in life , I am even not good looking .
When I was 15 , I wanted to be 6'0" because I knew how 6 foot men,who were treated respectiely by society and how much attractive were they to girls.
But day after day and exactly when I was 5'8" at 18 years old , I realized that I will never ever be 6'0" and afterwards my words have became a fact and I am nowhere near 6'0" .
I am saying this with all proudness , 5'9" is a rediculous height for a man , It's inferior and far from good or attractive.
Everything was good until I have stopped growing , I worries all the time and wherever I lay my head , I am thinking more and more about my height , my friend noticied that I am somewhat disspaointed and there is something which has destroyed my mood .
Bego said on 14/Oct/19
@Greg I think its because some people just dont know how tall they are. But its true some will fraud and act that way.
khaled taban said on 14/Oct/19
@Johan 185 cm ,I am upset because I could have been simply tall ,I got somewhat lucky with genes as my father is only 5'5" and the majority ot men in my family are below 5'7" , on my mother side (she is 5'2") there is an uncle who is 5'10" , and he clearly the one who provided me with that gene since there is no another explaination for being 5'9".
So It's obviously that If my dad was a bit taller , I could have been at least 5'10" and even a good chance of 6'0".
The problem is feminity that comes with being a height which girls can reach to so easily , I've never been convinced that 5'9" is a rare height for girls , I see them daily and It's really like a pain in the as*.
Big Ben said on 14/Oct/19
@pierre - I'm still here just lurking in the shadows👻
I haven't been able to comment for 2 months for some reason it just says "details invalid". I added a last name and now it works 🤷‍♂️
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 14/Oct/19
@Greg

Yeah, I think claiming anything you actually measure is okay to say. I know this is CelebHeights but some of the posters need to stop being so pedantic over fractions like K.A 188 has said. Arguing over 2cm is one thing but if you're going to give someone a hard time over a 1/4 of an inch then you need to stop and take a breath and maybe realize that you're policing someone. Policing people over fractions is not okay and that has to stop. Let someone claim their morning height if they want too, it's still a valid measurement.
Bego said on 14/Oct/19
@Animus How tall are you?
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
@Greg and Editor Rob: I was under the same impression about Connor that it was just for 1 week. I thought he said that he wasn’t coming back which we heard from Greg
Bobby 1.78m said on 14/Oct/19
@K.A 188 !

I agree. I'm 177.5cm in the afternoon and round that to 178cm and now I'm getting into pointless arguments over 5mm 😂 The people on this site, I tell you.
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Oct/19
Importer said on 11/Oct/19
Solid 2.5 inch difference example :
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Click Here

I will take this one, although Vin has more footwear so its more 3" in reality. In the pic solid 2.5 inches.

3" over the average is definetly tall and 6" over average for sure very tall, that would mean 6'4" starts the very tall range in taller countries in Europe.

I will settle on 2.75" difference for tall and 5.5" for very tall. 6'3.5" is very tall to me and most people.
Sakz said on 14/Oct/19
@c-mo He probably will be told that but only for the purpose of this site. He can claim whatever he wants and in reality 5'11 would be perfectly reasonable. I wouldn't take it too heart this site and reality are two different things.
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Oct/19
Vitto said on 11/Oct/19
@ Rob, If during a certain time of the day I measured exactly 180, how much that would be in inches? It's not 5'11 exactly because it's minus the 3 mm so in inches would it be 5'10 7/8? Moreover, I was born a woman so it's that considered tall in the UK where I live? And what about men? Is it still above average for men? Thanks.

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As long as you're not measuring straight out of bed I would just go with 5'11" if you're 180 cm.

My idea on height claims for example 5'11.25" rounds down to 5'11", over 5'11.25" rounds to 5'11.5", over 5'11.5" down to 5'11.5", 5'11.75" up to 6' .

So if you're the 3/4 mark at least then you can round up, if not take the 1/2 mark.
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Oct/19
khaled taban said on 13/Oct/19
@Kourosh , What is good about being mediocre ?
5'9" is the king of short heights , It's just as bad as 5'3".
I am only one cm shorter than you , It's horrible how many girls I see whom are around 5'9" .
Take it from 5'9" guy who has done growing :(

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I understand you're upset that you didn't grow to be tall but comparing yourself to a very short guy is shameful. You feel bad? Imagine what it would be like to be 6 inches shorter, thats the bridge of your nose to the top of your head.

Here look Click Here

"Short" 5'9" guy with 5'2" guy.

Click Here

And Jamie foxx was in a relationship with 5'9" Katie Holmes, guess being 5'9" isn't that much of a problem in that area either.
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
@Greg: what’s even worse is that people don’t disagree with the ones who lie in many cases. Instead they say to the honest person “no you’re taller than that”. Ridiculous as it is I don’t know if it’s because people don’t want to offend someone by telling them they aren’t as tall as they claim but I find it equally offensive (if not more) to tell someone that they’re taller than they are. That makes it sound as if someone doesn’t know how tall they are or that they are downplaying their height or are clueless all because someone else has to be insecure and really to be blunt selfish
c-mo said on 14/Oct/19
@ Vitto

well there you go ...I said vito because I cant even concentrate and read properly anymore because of my real life problems . I am extremely anxious and in panic mode these days .

I used a masculine pronouns to not disrespect you because you said that you identify as a male despite being born a woman... or did I get this wrong ? I thought you would WANT us to say "he/him"

either way I am not interested in this new age gender stuff and dont want to discuss it....just tell me how you want me to call you and I will do

you should claim 5'11 of course lol . if you are 180.1cm at night I would even claim 181cm if I were you but thats up to you . but nothing below 5'11 for sure . saying 5'10 wouldnt make any sense

if you are 180.1cm in the morning though I would go with 179cm but saying 5'11 or 180cm in this case wouldnt be bad either . because might as well just say 180cm instead of "179cm" ....lol . and technically you are not lying

but I guess you are 180.1cm at night so definitely claiming anything below 5'11 doesnt make any sense


@ Greg

thanks bro
Importer said on 14/Oct/19
@K.A 188 !
If you stand close to a stadiometer or a tape measure you can differentiate 1/8” though
Importer said on 14/Oct/19
Rounding up should be no more than 0.5”
Vitto said on 13/Oct/19
@c-mo you brought me and my height up so I will reply to you. First, I don't care that you call me with masculine pronouns because for me masculine or feminine is the same. As I explained some comments below, I don't identify with either of the two. Second, what do you think I should claim 5'10 or 5'11? 5'10 in my honest opinion would be absurd so I prefer claiming 5'11 since it's just a few mm as you said. Third, the context of the speech was different, I was just asking Rob how much 180.0 cm would be in feet since I am not very familiar with the latter. Then my nickname is Vitto not vito. And I have serious problems in life too but that doesn't mean that I won't reply anymore. That's all.
K.A 188 ! said on 13/Oct/19
@C-MO
Lol i agree with what you said.
Even though i am a frequent poster here it still makes me cringe when i see people passionately arguing over milimiters....

I can understand a 2cm argument but passionately arguing over less than a cm is ridiculous and vain.
Greg said on 13/Oct/19
@Pov yeah but the imperial system makes it easier to inflate, there’s probably height frauders in the metric too but feet and inches tends to have the most boosters. I think claiming a morning height or rounding up a bit is okay but adding fake inches isn’t. Like I know guys who are 5’9 range at best claiming 5’11-6’0. The 6’0 foot range claiming 6’2 is pretty common too as well as 6’2.5-6’2.75 claiming to be 6’4-6’5. Which makes everything skewed and people assume everyone’s taller/shorter than they really are. I think I only heard one legit 6 footer claim the mark.
K.A 188 ! said on 13/Oct/19
@C-MO
Lol i agree with what you said.
Even though i am a frequent poster here it still makes me cringe when i see people passionately arguing over milimiters....

I can understand a 2cm argument but passionately arguing over less than a cm is ridiculous and vain.
Greg said on 13/Oct/19
@Pierre Ben still posts occasionally and wait Rob I thought Connor was temporarily banned for a week? So he’s permanently banned? Serves him right anyways he needs to control his temper tantrums. I mean he did say that he does not wish to visit the site anymore. Besides it’s not like we want him too lmao
Editor Rob

Getting really riled up over other height opinions or obsessing over your own height is not conducive to mental health.

There are some posts that don't appear which can be reason enough to ban someone. I am forgiving up to a point.
mrfunnyguy said on 13/Oct/19
Rob, is there still a chance I might have measured myself wrong, even though I have measured myself at different places with different rulers and measuring tapes and I've always gotten the same result?
Editor Rob
If you are getting similar figures in different rooms, then I would go with that.

There may be an error, but I doubt it's very big, maybe a few mm.
Greg said on 13/Oct/19
@Khaled Taban you must have some sort of mental issue if you are saying 5’9 is short, literally there was a 5’2 guy talking about how it’s hard for him to be that height and you’re almost a head taller talking about “short king” lol wtf. I barely see 5’9+ women at all I might have come across like 1 or 2 in the past month. It’s really not as common as you think. I think you need to see a psychiatrist or something.
Greg said on 13/Oct/19
@c-mo it’s not that deep man, but some posters retire celeb heights. I hope your situation gets better as I’m sure you know we all have problems to deal with outside in the real world. However, if you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out. Hope things get better for you.
Greg said on 13/Oct/19
@Vitto Right I see, that’s still a tall height either way.
houss said on 13/Oct/19
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 12/Oct/19
@Houss

So, you're 185cm?
No , 182,5 cm at night
Vitto said on 13/Oct/19
@Greg No, I just identify as genderqueer/non-binary but I underlined that I was born a woman so as you said I am very tall for the gender that was assigned at me.
Goel175cm said on 13/Oct/19
@ pov
If you are interested about people living in India, Just go through this website once
Click Here
This site claims that an average indian height has regress a bit in most States or remained same in some states. This site has analyzed the data based on nfhs 2015-16 that is national health survey.
I don't know how Indians average in European countries but here in India it is bang on 165cm
c-mo said on 13/Oct/19
if vito will be told to claim 5'10 7/8 or "u are not 5'11 because you are 180.1cm" or if he will do it himself or even worse if he will claim 5'10 then I will not post here anymore lol no joke . I already post less and think of leaving for good . I am having a bad phase in my life tighf now and while dealing with real world problems I see how ridiculous and useless these discussions about milimeters here are ....just lol

btw I officially claim 170cm to people now to be an "honest guy" and I am very "confident" and dont need to make myself "taller" like 177cm
khaled taban said on 13/Oct/19
@Kourosh , What is good about being mediocre ?
5'9" is the king of short heights , It's just as bad as 5'3".
I am only one cm shorter than you , It's horrible how many girls I see whom are around 5'9" .
Take it from 5'9" guy who has done growing :(
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 12/Oct/19
@Houss

So, you're 185cm?
Greg said on 12/Oct/19
@Vitto you’re trans? Okay well 5’10 7/8ths is like 180.1 cm maybe more or less and that’s above average for men in most places and for woman that’s very tall.
Greg said on 12/Oct/19
@Sakz a legit 6’0 is definitely tall, some people confuse it with very tall but it’s just plain tall. Also most people have a case of tallitis as diagnosed by Dr. BigRobPhD himself where you only pay attention to people taller than you. I notice myself even doing it from time to time and it skews your perception.
Greg said on 12/Oct/19
@Ajax509 actually I would actually be Like Jack Nicholson In Anger Management except you would take on Sandler’s Role we would police your height and surrounding heights until we came to a conclusion and you could maybe graduate from my program.
Greg said on 12/Oct/19
@Kourosh where do you live? Just over 5’9 is as average as it gets. With the exception of a few tall average countries. However you shouldn’t feel that short seeing you would be just a little below it. Assuming that 176cm measurement was legit, I’m assuming afternoon?
pov said on 12/Oct/19
I believe most people tend to exaggerate their height by 1.5 inches. For example I’m 185.8cm in the morning, but I don’t claim 6”1 because I’m around 184cm most of the day. If I go gym or have had a extreme strenuous day I’m 183.4cm at low. I claim 184 because it’s the mid range between my tallest and shortest. Most people my height claim 6”1 which is fair enough as they may very well be 6”1 in the morning or they are rounding up to the nearest whole number. Which I don’t mind at all. But lot of people my height also claim 6”2 as they probably got measured in shoes and are close to it.
Goes to show height exaggeration occurs at all levels. I don’t know one legit 6 foot guy who has claimed a humble 6 foot. Most people 183-184cm claim 6”1-6”2.
Pierre Etienne said on 12/Oct/19
Hey Rob, what happened to the user Ben and Connor? I haven't seen them comment in months.
Editor Rob
Connor was banned a while ago.
pov said on 12/Oct/19
@Christian 6”5,3/8
Those stats may apply to the Netherlands only. Which I expect seeing as they are a tall population, maybe due to globalisation, the younger generation have incorporated a more of an American diet, leading to a height decrease in many areas, but also you can’t forget immigration, the Netherlands have a large moroccan, Algerian, and Turkish influx in 1985 and after, also many Somalian asylum seekers, this could also have resulted in an average height decrease for younger generations. Also most of my friends and cousins are taller than their parents peak heights, surely if the majority end up being taller, that means they are getting taller? I remember my uni graduation ceremony for example most of the kids had surpassed their parents heights. What about you? Are you taller than your parents? Are your friends / cousins etc taller than theirs? When walking across university/college campuses 5”10+ is very common.
Goel175cm said on 12/Oct/19
@ Kourosh
Where are you from?
Kourosh said on 12/Oct/19
@rob
thank you rob you were measuring is the best way to conclude one's height.
Kourosh said on 12/Oct/19
@ajax509

i measured myself and guess what, i was 176 cm. i feel short from time to time but as short as 5'7 is just abit ridiculous. Average height in my country is 5'9.

i decided not to give a damn what women say since they dont even have a clue about height. It is funny i was never called short by other males in my life.

thanks for feedback though
TheBat said on 11/Oct/19
@Bego

I live in South Carolina.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Oct/19
@pov
It's mostly a myth that the younger generation in the West is getting taller. Johan provided us with the stats that the tallest age group in Netherlands is 30-50, not 20's. It's similar in the US. The middle aged are right around the same as the youth, if not, even a bit taller. The "young generations are getting taller" theory is so prevalent because young people tend to exaggerate height more than the older generations, plus old people start to lose height, often unknowingly, so they just assume that the youth is getting taller. I do agree with you however, that poorer and developing countries like India are getting taller due to improved nutrition and health care.
houss said on 11/Oct/19
Hi , this is my measurement video , it was made at 10:45 pm , and I was barefeet
Click Here
I'm 108kg
ajax509 said on 11/Oct/19
Greg said on 11/Oct/19
@Ajax good for you would you like that tattooed on your forehead? I’ll come by tomorrow afternoon and as an added bonus I’ll tattoo your height of 5’9.25 on your neck.
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You'd end up like Marsellus in Pulp Fiction. #HeightPolice
KONE said on 11/Oct/19
Rob, please add Juice WRLD
Sakz said on 11/Oct/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" I agree with that. 6 inches and more is definitely the start of very tall and towering. The rest is about right aswell.

@Greg Not being much taller than the average person seems to be the basis for not considering 6'0 tall, which isn't how it's calculated. It's probably not considered as tall as in the olden days, but it still makes the mark in a lot of places especially since a weak 6 footer can feel tallish. Everyone has their own perception though.
Animus said on 11/Oct/19
@pov

I'm from Denmark and I visit Sweden once a month and my clear impression is that the data accurately reflects the reality. The data generally suggests that average height of men in Denmark and Sweden are 180-181cm. Whenever I walk around in urban areas of these countries, that seems about right. In Gothenburg I feel a bit taller than I do in Copenhagen, although I am not sure whether this feeling can be backed up by statistics. But basically 5'11 is the average height, not 6'0 or anything like that.
Vitto said on 11/Oct/19
@ Rob, If during a certain time of the day I measured exactly 180, how much that would be in inches? It's not 5'11 exactly because it's minus the 3 mm so in inches would it be 5'10 7/8? Moreover, I was born a woman so it's that considered tall in the UK where I live? And what about men? Is it still above average for men? Thanks.
Chris brady said on 11/Oct/19
hey guys i was curious to know how much could an oldish cloth tape measure stretch to make it inaccurate? Would it be like 1/4 of an inch or something bigger like 3/4 or a full inch?
Greg said on 11/Oct/19
@TheBat Yeah I mean the average in Pennsylvania is about 5’8-5’9 for Men I find that I’m often taller than most people I come across but of course there will be some taller than me. I rarely encounter taller girls but right now I’m talking to a tall Russian girl who’s just come to America she claimed 5’11.25 but I haven’t met her in person yet so not sure if she’s being honest or what, she could look tall in her photos but she could also be anywhere between 5’9-5’11 because they use metric over there so there’s a possibility she could be like 178.5 and just said 5’11 because of converting issues but who knows. I also saw a 6’1 range cashier the other day. I had my boots on so a I was around 6’0 and she seemed to edge me out because she was 6’2 in casual shoes so I took away the difference and she would have been around 3 inches taller than me. That’s not common at all here. I could go months without seeing a girl taller than me especially by a few inches.
Greg said on 11/Oct/19
@Ajax good for you would you like that tattooed on your forehead? I’ll come by tomorrow afternoon and as an added bonus I’ll tattoo your height of 5’9.25 on your neck.
Greg said on 11/Oct/19
@importer looks closer to 2 inches but I could see how it might be 2.5
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 11/Oct/19
@ajax509

Nah, I'm a lot more practical than that.
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
@ LimePie - I like your name.
Importer said on 11/Oct/19
Solid 2.5 inch difference example : Click Here
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
@ mrfunnyguy - You need to look at the whole population to work out what the average height in a country is.
pov said on 11/Oct/19
@mrfunnyguy
I believe you. As I have mentioned before, North Europe appears to be a special case. Northern Europeans are just taller than the rest, no idea why, but they are. It’s like me constantly emphasising my point that the dutch are 184cm on average. I think swedes average 181-182cm along with the danish. In these countries you wont be recognised as tall until you’re around the 190cm mark at-least. Now in your case you may have been with a taller pocket of people, as you will always find pockets of people above average. But I do believe the swedish average height is over 5”11 flat.
Bego said on 11/Oct/19
@TheBat What state do you live in?
ajax509 said on 11/Oct/19
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 10/Oct/19
@ajax509

Si, senor? You hollered my name, right? Oh, that's right. I never said anything about 6/8ths, it was Greg. Why are you putting words in my mouth? Look before you hit the submit box, it'll make you seem less foolish.
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What an honest mistake! Don't you always have the same opinion? ;) Though, it would be 5/8ths as Rob's 5ft 8 1/8 in the evening.
pov said on 11/Oct/19
@PJ Dalton I couldn’t agree with you more.
Most children in my experience do surpass their parents heights regardless if their parents are short/average/tall. It’s evolution, we have access to better nutrition and lifestyle, medicine etc. I think average height goes up each generation. I was born in the mid 90’s, and I can say in my generation 6”0 definitely is not viewed as tall. I think 6”2+ is the real definition of tall. I’m half white british half Indian, and even my Indian cousins 80’s and after average around the 5”10/11 when their parents are much shorter, and I have quite a lot of 6 footers on that side too. 6 foot is very common nowadays for people born in the 80’s and after. 6”2 is the new 6”0 in the west I believe
Greg said on 10/Oct/19
So this guy I seen had 5’10 written on his license was probably looking just over my mouth while I was at my low. I would say he could have been anywhere in the 5’7.5-5’8 range. Did not seem 5’9 let alone 5’10. It’s amazing what people will really right down. When someone tries to use their Drivers License height as proof I always laugh hahah.
Greg said on 10/Oct/19
@LimePie yeah you’re around my friends height, a legit 6 footer is most certainty tall. The people who say it isn’t either live in a tall Country or are being bias. I think it depends on height, footwear and proportions combined that could give you a taller vibe or if you slouch heavily.
Greg said on 10/Oct/19
@Sean you did ok seeing those where your parents heights, I think you had a chance of being 5’11 range maybe? Not sure about 6’0.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Oct/19
@Bego
175-176 is about right, as it's slightly taller than California. Pacific Northwest probably represents the US average accurately.

@Johan
I'd say that 6"+ is the start of very tall though. Only 5" doesn't have that same towering aura that 6"+ has.
I'd say:

12"+ giant
9"-11" extremely tall
6"-8" very tall
3"-5" tall
1"-2" above average

So 2.5" would be right at the cusp between above average and tall.
TheBat said on 10/Oct/19
@Greg
It's interesting how they would find that out. The difference in average height in the state I live in and in California is actually very noticeable from seeing it myself. Many guys I see in Cali are usually in the 5'8"-5'9" range. Friends of mine who live there and I usually edge those men out by 2-2.5" inches maximum. I use to live in LA county but I visit there every now and then.

@Sean William Winter
I feel tallish deepening on where I go. If I'm in a state like NY or Cali, I feel relatively tall, but in the state I live in I feel a little over average but a bit taller by .25 to .5 than 50% of the population.
mrfunnyguy said on 10/Oct/19
I have one more argument why the average height in Sweden is taller than 5'11-range for young guys. When I graduated, which in Sweden is called studenten, I was about the same height as I am now, 6'1. In my class there were six guys taller than me and five shorter. We all graduated the year we turned 19, so some of the guys might even have grown a little bit after that. Nuff said?
Lkkss said on 10/Oct/19
Just a question to Editor Rob, which is the lowest height possible to have an eye level of 170cm or 5'7.
Editor Rob
Some folk could be 5ft 11-11.2 range with that eyelevel. Others may be as tall as 6ft
PJ Dalton said on 10/Oct/19
Hi Rob -- question -- why is it when I look at my 14 year old son, he appears to be an inch or so shorter than me...but when we look at a mirror together, side by side, he's taller? I am a 5'9" mom. Why does that happen?

I wish this discussion forum site was set up like Facebook's format so we can comment right below on the person's statement.

I just read the past month's comments. I have to agree with the fellow who mentioned Minnesota state. I live here now, for 7 years, when I first moved here, I noticed right away that many women both young and old are taller than me...everywhere I go, all the stores, church, gatherings, etc. Now, I am used to it. But when I see a tall 6 foot 70 year old woman, I gasped.

Another fellow's comment was about is the younger generation growing taller than their parents. I have to say yes. I see this all the time. As much as 90%, sons, especially, are much taller than their short or even average height dad parents.

I have to agree with a few comments that to me. 6 feet male is not tall. I am 5'9" so that's probably why I never see a 6' feel man tall. But a 6'2 or higher, to me i consider tall.
Editor Rob
Might be different eyelevels or you hold your eyes higher and he lowers his head at times when speaking? In the mirror, sometimes also our eyes interpret objects as being taller or shorter
Bego said on 10/Oct/19
@LimePie Avg in Pacific Northwest is 175 or 176cm. It could be 177 in some places. But i heard Portland in Oregon is taller than other cities in that state.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 10/Oct/19
@ajax509

Si, senor? You hollered my name, right? Oh, that's right. I never said anything about 6/8ths, it was Greg. Why are you putting words in my mouth? Look before you hit the submit box, it'll make you seem less foolish.
Johan 185 cm said on 10/Oct/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8"

I sometimes think you could argue 2.5 inches as the difference instead of 3". Most people agree that 5" taller is the start of the very tall range ( 6'3 in most places) so seems logical.

Still means 6' is tall even if we take 5'9.5" as the average.
Johan 185 cm said on 10/Oct/19
Emil said on 9/Oct/19
@Johan 185

Yes I am Danish, bro. What about you?
I read somewhere that the average male height for younger guys is around 182.5 cm, but they were self reported claims. I still find it believable as an average for early morning/noon though. That'd put the average low for young Danish guys around 181 cm, which is plausible to assume

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Dutch. I think Denmark is very close to the Dutch average, also other countries like Sweden, Finland are in the 180 range. Followed up by Belgium, Austria, Germany in the 178-179 range.

I am certain that dutch guys are near 182 cm but somewhere in the high 181 range. What is interesting is that the young gen are shorter than the 30-45 year group. Even the 45-55 year group are marginally taller.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 10/Oct/19
@Litenko

Oh, right. Got you. I misunderstood that comment.
Sean william Winter said on 10/Oct/19
@greg difficult to say my mom is 5 ft 2 my dad is 5ft 10. at age 13 i was around 5'1 based on photos. some days at school i didnt eat much. but how much would that stunt hieght growth?
Sean 198cm said on 10/Oct/19
@Editor Rob:

Hi Rob, I have a question about a particular measurement technique. I use an aerosol can on a wall like usual, but instead of marking my height on the wall with a pencil, I have already measured out certain marks (eg. 197cm 198cm 199cm). I measure myself with the can like normal, but I press it down on my head and look up at the mark while trying not to move my head. Whatever mark the can is over is my height. My question is that if I do this and I move my head upwards slightly (to better see the mark), would my measurement be affected? Undermeasure/overmeasure?
Editor Rob
When you hold the can, just keep it still and move your head out of the way.

But if you are tilting up, there's a chance of a small difference, though you would feel the can move a bit anyway.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Oct/19
@pov
The tallest state I believe is either Minnesota or North Dakota. Texas may be above average but certainly not as tall as the former two. The shortest may either be California, Florida, New York or Hawaii. I've been to Minnesota and California for example, and the difference in height is very noticeable, once I step outside the airport.

@Johan
I agree, 3" above average is the cut off between medium and tall.
Litenko said on 10/Oct/19
@Bobby. Im not sure you understand me. I was agreeing with you. My comment was an answer for Pov
Greg said on 9/Oct/19
@Sean there isn’t a big difference with a 1/4th of an inch, even being 5’11 you wouldn’t feel much different unless your eye level changed. Let’s say your eye level is 5’5.5 you’d have to have your eye level go to like say 5’6.5 to feel a change a 5’10 and a 5’11 guy can have the same eye level is just one might have a bigger head size or longer legs. You are still above average maybe you stunted your growth through puberty I feel like you should have been near 6’0 at least.
LimePie said on 9/Oct/19
I’m 6’ at night (Almost 6’1 in the morning) and I’ve had many people consider me tall, in fact I’ve never heard someone call me average height. Even my 6’2+ friends call me tall, so I would say 6 foot is a ‘decently’ tall height. I’m from the Pacific Northwest and I would say the average here is between 5’8-5’10. That’s being said I meet at least 1/5 guys that are taller than me In a social setting, so I guess it all depends on location and stuff.
ajax509 said on 9/Oct/19
Greg said on 9/Oct/19
@Kourosh I’m guessing 5’8.75 you’d be about 6/8ths taller than a guy like Big Rob. I remember you mentioned before you where a weak 5’9 if I remember correctly? Also like Rob said measure yourself because for all we know you could be shorter and your friend could not be a legit 5’10, if you get called short by women you’re likely not 5’9 because 5’9 guys don’t really get called short sounds like something that could happen at 5’7.
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@Bobby Lol 6/8ths is the same as 3/4ths!
Nik Ashton said on 9/Oct/19
@ K.A 188 ! - I have a hunch that the average man is shorter than about 6-7% of women. A fair percentage of men find that they are shorter than about 20-25% of women and it is not unusual for a man to 🐝 shorter than most women.
pov said on 9/Oct/19
@Christian 6”5 3/8
I don’t think the entire continent of europe is taller than the US? France, Spain, Portugal and south europe are smaller than the US. I think North Europe much is taller than the US, as well as the UK, and the rest of the world for that matter. And more than 1cm buddy. More like 3-4cm. US average is 176cm to me. But there are some taller states, I think texans are pretty tall for an American state for example.

@Progking. As I said I think we look into percentile’s too much and ignore common sense. Yes I am one of the tallest in the room by technicality, but not much taller than the average, I edge most average out by around 2-2.5 inches which isn’t that much . I don’t feel tall or look tall next to legit barefoot 5”10 178cm man. I feel tall should start at 187cm atleast
Sakz said on 9/Oct/19
@K.A 188 Exactly. I understand why some people don't consider 6'0 tall but I think modern day inflation and the concept of having to tower people plays into it which is wrong. Statistically it's tall in most places, though just about. It is, however, normal to feel tallish in certain situations where there are more people around, in which case the likelihood of seeing tall people increases.
pov said on 9/Oct/19
So basically Wiki descirbes the average dutch man as 180.8cm. But if you type in the “what is the average height for a dutch man” in google in dutch, and go on wiki, and translate the page. It says 21 years and older (dutch origin) average height is 183.8cm, and I estimated 184cm. And the 180.8cm is for cities with ethnic minorities.

I found an article by TNO about obesity in the Netherlands in dutch which I translated in English:
“At the age of 21, boys of Dutch descent are on average 183.8cm and girls are 170.7cm. Children of Turkish and Moroccan descent are longer than they were in 1997, but are 6-8cm smaller than children of Dutch descent”

White dutch average 183-184cm.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 9/Oct/19
@Litenko

So, you're implying that anything under 170 and 180 are classified as short? I'm not sure I believe that. I'm a 177/178 guy and I felt above average in downtown Athens in Greece. I also went to a concert and I was standing next to two other guys. One was shorter than I was, I'm guessing like a strong 5'8, maybe 5'8.5 and the other one looked like he was 6'0 range as he was noticeably taller than me but not by a lot. Even in that situation, I felt above average because I noticed other people that were shorter than I was. So, I would not say that 180cm is average for Europe as a whole, maybe 178cm is the average for Europe as a whole.
Greg said on 9/Oct/19
@TheBat it depends because I have really tall friends and some of them really short or a couple average. There’s some that are between 6’3-6’5+ a lot of 6’3 guys actually a few 6’2. There’s a 5’11ish guy and a few 5’9s, a 5’8 range guy, a 5’11.5ish guy, one guy who’s like about 5’10 could be a fraction off. And a 6 footer. I think I’m usually in the top few tallest but not the tallest one unless I’m hanging with below 6 footers. Yeah in my state the average for men is definitely not 5’10, more 5’8.5-5’9 or so. I think most averages are skewed because they aren’t measured I doubt that they would be able to measure the majority of the general population and sometimes it could be with shoes/ or self reported. 5’8 is a figure I’m willing to believe for average as opposed to 5’10 even like a weak 5’9.
Bego said on 9/Oct/19
@TheBat What article?
Greg said on 9/Oct/19
@Kourosh I’m guessing 5’8.75 you’d be about 6/8ths taller than a guy like Big Rob. I remember you mentioned before you where a weak 5’9 if I remember correctly? Also like Rob said measure yourself because for all we know you could be shorter and your friend could not be a legit 5’10, if you get called short by women you’re likely not 5’9 because 5’9 guys don’t really get called short sounds like something that could happen at 5’7.
Sean william Winter said on 9/Oct/19
the bat how did you feel at 5.10.5 i measured 5,10.25 at 2 pm stadiometer feel only slight above average my 17 yr old cousin turned 17 8 months ago hes at least 5'11 but prob close to 6ft i wish i was just that little bit taller. id like to hit 180 cm evening hieght. jelous my cousin dad is 6'1 and his mom is 5'5 to 5'6. if i measured him i reckon hed be 182 cm.
Sean william Winter said on 9/Oct/19
the bat how did you feel at 5.10.5 i measured 5,10.25 at 2 pm stadiometer feel only slight above average my 17 yr old cousin turned 17 8 months ago hes at least 5'11 but prob close to 6ft i wish i was just that little bit taller.
Litenko said on 9/Oct/19
Lell said on 8/Oct/19
@Pov

You're absolutely right dude. Here in Europe we have other thresholds for metric and it's basically like:

170 cm: short

180 cm: average

190 cm: tall

That's how we perceive height.



don't take Europe average because it depends on location. like in USA. different states different averages. 180 average is a joke. I can say a lot of country with 173-176 average.
K.A 188 ! said on 9/Oct/19
@EVERYONE
Now let us end this once and for all
6 FOOT barefoot as an evening height is tall.
You don't need to tower everybody you see to be considered tall.

As a man the most important thing is to be taller than 97% of women because for most men nothing is as annoying as seeing women taller than you. And at 6 foot you are comfortably taller than the average woman on heels.
Now as for comparing yourself to other guys keep in mind that the world as never been as populated as it is today so encountering guys your height or taller on daily basis on should not bother you at all...
Have in mind that is not just height that sticks in people's memory... You proportions wide shoulders ,long arms-length ,long face, or thin legs all this affects perception

Look at Angel Did Maria
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Look at this pitture he is with ozil
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Someone may think that Di Maria is atleast 6 foot but in reality he is 177 or 178 but due to this proportions and frame he looks taller.

So 6 foot is still a normal tall height You will never be seen as average at 6 ft.
But of course people this days are obsessed with towering so the desire to be taller will always be there and therefore it depends on the individual.
Kourosh said on 9/Oct/19
@Rob
if my friend is solid 5'10 and when we stand face to face, and my eyes are at middle of his nose,and
and my other friend who is solid 5'8 and my eyes are top of his eyebrow,how tall would you say i am? in metric or foot and inches?

it is funny i get called short often by women
Editor Rob
Sounds like you're near 175 range about 5ft 9 maybe, but always best taking measurments to be sure ;)
Emil said on 9/Oct/19
@Johan 185

Yes I am Danish, bro. What about you?
I read somewhere that the average male height for younger guys is around 182.5 cm, but they were self reported claims. I still find it believable as an average for early morning/noon though. That'd put the average low for young Danish guys around 181 cm, which is plausible to assume
TheBat said on 9/Oct/19
Is anyone here know what your group of friends' heights are in real life? I'm one of the taller ones in my group at 5'10.25"-5'10.5" while two of my male friends are around 5'5" and 5'6", one is 5'11.25"-5'11.5", two others are 6'0 1/8" and 6'1", and three others range from 5'7"-5'9". As for female friends, the four of them range from 5'0"-5'6".

@Greg

Definitely makes sense, especially regarding sleep and tension. I do know the state I live in is quite high in terms of average height at the 5'10". I see a lot of people around that height (especially young college age men) and the NY Times reported that in a article sometime in 2018. I know California is listed at 5'8" when you count the diverse population.
Shaun McCreary said on 9/Oct/19
Hi Rob, are there any reputable online stores (U.S shipping) to buy shoes like the Nike Turbo Shox brand new that you know of? I have never seen any of the Shox shoes in-store and going to non-official brand shoe stores might have them but they are usually used shoes and by that time have been broken in and the height that they give you are worn down by then. I had that experience with Reax where they only gave me about a solid inch rather than about 1.25-ish inch. Thanks in advance!
Editor Rob
They did kind of stop selling shox for a while but on Nike's online store there are some like TL and R4 - the price is ridiculous though. £130 or £150 in the UK for Nike Shox...
Progking said on 8/Oct/19
@pov 4th tallest in room is 85th percentile, that is enough to be considered tall. I am 6'0-6'0.5 and feel tall in a room with a good number of guys, unless they are like all dutch lol. When there are 4-5 guys taller than me i still feel tall but not too tall. I usually feel just a bit above average in more crowded areas, such as downtown in the busy city or in a shopping mall. But i think im still right at the beginning of tall in general.
Tessa Van Nunen said on 8/Oct/19
@Pov, I agree. For a British guy you know a lot about our european perceptions. My mother is from Belgium and father from Holland I have lived in both growing up, currently in Holland. I dont know why British and Americans say 6 foot is 'tall', I originally though 6 foot must have been somewhere like 190-200cm but when I converted it, it's only 182.88, that is basically average if not below average. In holland they say average is 185cm, but realistically it's 183-184cm, and in belgium we say average is 180cm, but realistically it's 179cm. But either way 6 foot' isn't tall, but it is a good height, in the average range. :)
Myself said on 8/Oct/19
@Tessa Van Nunen
Definitely small
Greg said on 8/Oct/19
@Zober yeah you hit the genetic lottery I would consider yourself lucky maybe you took after another family member who was tall.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Oct/19
@pov
Why do you think that the entire continent of Europe is that much taller than US? I'd say maybe Europe's 1cm taller but no more. There are some European countries where the average is lower than US so that brings down the average.

@Greg
So just because Rob lists Rock at 6'3" and 6'2.5", it must be automatically true?
Canson said on 8/Oct/19
@Greg: that’s fair. He has him half inch below as this was recent when he met him. But the pics with Vernon Davis or Barkley are also what I went off
Greg said on 8/Oct/19
@TheBat yeah that girl couldn’t have been more than like 5’9.5-5’9.75 also 5’10 was possible but nothing over she wasn’t 6’0 or even 5’11 I feel that height range usually has a lot of inflators. Yeah I think it depends on the amount of sleep and like how much tension you put on your back. I’m usually bang on 5’11 out of bed, the 5’10.75-5’10 7/8ths was when I woke up at like 6 am but upon going back to bed I managed to retain the normal height. I usually get around 5’10.5 or just over in the afternoon. My usual low is 5’10.25-5’10 3/8ths 5’10 is an extreme low for me I hardly measure I’ve been at least a fraction over even after extreme hard work and exercises.
Greg said on 8/Oct/19
@Shorty Mortyy cmon we gotta go morty let’s go hurry up! Even Mr. Rick Sanchez himself would agree with me, I’m telling you height isn’t that big of a deal as it seems outside in the real world. I am not saying I don’t understand heightism but to be fair yeah it can happen to anyone at any height like Christian and I where saying. I understand you might have a few insecurities but just because you do doesn’t mean they apply to everyone else. Nobody calls a rich short successful guy having a Napoleon complex, look at Danny Devito he’s even shorter than you! I have another friend who’s under 5’6 and he knows he’s short he’s about 5’4 more or less and people like him he’s a chill guy and he’s gotten with more girls than probably myself 🤷🏻‍♂️.
Greg said on 8/Oct/19
@Canson to be fair Rob has him at 6’3 peak and 6’2.5 current I’m more inclined to believe that not to discredit your friend or anything but yeah.
Greg said on 8/Oct/19
@Pov how did you know who was in the 5’10 range and 5’11? Or vice versa where you rounding them up or where they exactly 5’10 or 5’11 flat what if a guy was 5’10.75 would you group him in the 5’10 or 5’11? Same with like 5’11 and 6’0 because I would find it hard to believe that they where all the flat marks unless you rounded them up and did you account for any footwear advantages and disadvantages? Nah 5’10/5’11 is not tall maybe above average getting into the tallish zone like 5’10.5+ afternoon could be viewed as the tallish zone in most places where the average is close to 5’9. And well I’m surprised because if they are a flat 5’10 they would be looking below your nose if you’re 6’0.5, because I’m 5’10.5 and I would most likely be looking just over the tip of your nose in most cases( I’m generally looking at the bridge of a 6 footers nose) 6’2 is a very tall or legit tall height. Both 6’0 and 6’2 are at different two levels even though it’s only 2 inches apart but both are considered tall.
Zober said on 8/Oct/19
My mom is 174, my dad 175 and im 192.6-7 out of bed and 190 at an extreme low, i know people with much taller parents who are shorter than me
Lell said on 8/Oct/19
@Pov

You're absolutely right dude. Here in Europe we have other thresholds for metric and it's basically like:

170 cm: short

180 cm: average

190 cm: tall

That's how we perceive height.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 8/Oct/19
@khaled taban

You are misconstruing my words outright. A man who is 5'9 will not feel short by any stretch of the imagination, but will he necessarily feel tall? No. I'm 5'10, do I feel tall? No, I don't. I only feel above average in best-case scenarios, but sometimes I can feel average height. Does that mean I am short? No, it doesn't.

Onto the children anecdote. Every child thinks that adults are big. So, to a child who is like 4'10, a person is 5'9 will seem like a tower. It's not an exaggeration. When was the last time you stood next to a child 10 and younger? How did you feel in terms of stature, tall right? It's not insulting to compare an adult height of 5'9 to being tall next to children. Also notice, that wasn't my only comparison. I also mentioned old people, Asians, and women under 5'5. You must have selective comprehension if you only picked up on my example of 5'9 being tall next to children.
Sakz said on 8/Oct/19
@Zeke It's a normal trend if your mum is short. My dad was 5'11.5 peak and my mum is around 5'0, which meant my brother ended up around 5'6 (pretty much in the middle).

@pov Well if you were the 4th tallest you're still tall. You just happened to be surrounded by taller people which is a normal occurrence unless you're very tall. Going by what you're saying you do consider 6'0 tall, just not standout or solid tall which is normal at that height. I consider 6'0 weak tall with 6'1 becoming more solid tall.
Johan 185 cm said on 8/Oct/19
Emil said on 7/Oct/19
@mrfunnyguy

I know us Scandinavian guys are tall, but we're not 184-188 cm on average lol. I'm 183 cm and still slightly above average for instance

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If I remember right you were Danish ? I see that conscripts were measured in the 180 cm range, whats your guess for the overall population? I just wonder since here its not more than 5'11" range 180-182 cm and yet every report says we are the tallest. Without the elderly it was around 183 cm give or take some mm's.
Johan 185 cm said on 8/Oct/19
pov said on 8/Oct/19
6”0 is tall by technicality nowadays. And I think the number has a psychological impact “start of tall”. No european kid who uses the metric system thinks, “I want to be 183cm tall when I grow up!” 😂. More like 190+

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3 inches over average is enough to be classified as tall. So in the vast majority of countries including the UK and US it is tall. I don't think kids really do that here in Europe pov. There is no real milestone that kids reach for like in the imperial system. Most adult men do try for 180 cm though if they are under it.
pov said on 8/Oct/19
6”0 is tall by technicality nowadays. And I think the number has a psychological impact “start of tall”. No european kid who uses the metric system thinks, “I want to be 183cm tall when I grow up!” 😂. More like 190+
pov said on 8/Oct/19
@greg
Out of the 25 people, 3 were taller than me. Let’s say 4 were below 5”9, leaving 15 left. Out of those 15, 7 were 5”9, 7 were 5”10, 3 were 5”11. And me at 6”0.5. So the majority were at 5”9/10 range, and I wes technically taller but not taller by much, not enough to be considered “tall”. My legit 5”10 barefoot friends don’t even consider me tall, and I don’t feel tall next to them either. 6”0 is tall by technicality in the fact that it’s above average, even 5”10 or 5”11 could be considered “tall” by technicality. But realistically it isn’t a distinguishing tall. I think 6”2 is where a real tall starts.
Canson said on 8/Oct/19
@Greg: Rock’s only 6’2” according to my 6’3” friend who met him. Same friend met Charles Barkley not long after retirement and said he looked 6’4/6’5 6’4.5ish
Redwing said on 7/Oct/19
KA 188@

Sorry to hear about you’re mum bro, You’re quite a tall person; you’re parents inc you’re mum was sorta tall and it’s amazing how u outgrew you’re dad. My mum is 162 cm and my dad is about 183 cm.
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
@ mrfunnyguy - There is no way Swedish men are so tall!
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
@ Sakz - That's true!
Tessa Van Nunen said on 7/Oct/19
Hi,
I am from Holland and I am 189cm, in the USA would I be small / medium / tall?
Thanks, best wishes,
Tessa.
TheBat said on 7/Oct/19
@K.A 188

Very interesting. My dad was 5'10" flat at peak and is now currently 5'9 7/8". For him being 65 he's maintained his height very well. As for my mom she was 5'9.25" peak and is now 5'9" flat.
Bobby 1.78m said on 7/Oct/19
@K.A 188 !

It's okay. I had to learn English when I was three since my primary language was Greek at the time. I'm technically bilingual myself, though I will admit that my fluency in Greek has dimmed over the years but I still understand 80% of what I hear.
Greg said on 7/Oct/19
@Pov also I don’t understand how 6’0.5 isn’t tall? If you’re the 4th tallest out of 25 guys wouldn’t that make you tall? 6’2+ is a solid tall and can even be referred to as very tall in most places.
Greg said on 7/Oct/19
@Pov The Rocks 6’3 but I get what you mean on how he inflates to 6’4 and 6’5. I know 2 guys respectively who claim 5’11 and 6’0 ones like 5’9 range and the other around 5’10, both will tell you that they have been officially measured at the doctors without shoes.. 👀 but here’s the funny part. They don’t wear lifts or try to force posture in Fact the one who’s like 5’9 usually wears thin sneakers rarely even a 1 inch style. He’s not bad looking just a little in his shell and rarely goes out anymore. But he would slouch and refers to himself as a tall guy, yet I edge him out noticeably. The other one I’m at eye level with but I edge him out though he puts his hair up so it gives him like over an inch to try and seem taller but when we compared I noticed I was taller he’s probably about 5’10 flat or a few mm over saying he’s a legit 6’0. And exactly they hate when someone calls them out, I usually call anybody who inflates by more than half an inch.
Emil said on 7/Oct/19
@mrfunnyguy

I know us Scandinavian guys are tall, but we're not 184-188 cm on average lol. I'm 183 cm and still slightly above average for instance
Greg said on 7/Oct/19
@Ezy 5’11.25 is above average
K.A 188 ! said on 7/Oct/19
@ZEKE

I think your case is similar to Jaden Smith, Will Smith is a strong 6ft1 while Jaden is 5ft7-5ft8 range,and that's because his Mum is about 150cm or bang on 5ft (153 cm).

But you are 19 and maybe a very late developer... don't be surprise you may still add 2-4 cm if your growth plates are not fused already.
mrfunnyguy said on 7/Oct/19
@Ezy I don't claim 180cm, I claim 185-186cm. I have measured myself with different tape measures, with a ruler and with the height marks that are in the entrances in stores, and I always get the exact same thing. I can honestly say that half, or maybe a little bit more than that, of the young guys I see downtown are taller than me. I'm under the impression too that many swedes tend to underestimate other people's height, and even sometimes downgrade themselves, so I'm not surprised that many people here think that the average in Sweden is 5'11 or something like that.
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
@ khaled taban - I still think that 5’9” is solid average, I’m not saying it is a tall height but in many situations you can feel tall at 5’9”! My view is that a 5’9” male may on average feel he is tall on more occasions than he feels short.
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
@ Greg - You are very welcome!
khaled taban said on 7/Oct/19
@Bobby 1.78m ,You didn't say 5'10" is tall , but It's ridiculous that you compared 5'9" to children height by saying 5'9" is only tall among the children , Don't you think It's exaggerating ?
I'd go for Kindergarten and stand next to children there so I can feel tall , according to you !!

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