General Height

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

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Jdubbz 6'4.5" said on 21/Jan/19
@Tavagavbre 6’3.77”

Perfectly normal. I am about 2cm taller than you with a 36 inseam. Canson is similar, I believe he wears a 35 or 36 as well.
Lell said on 21/Jan/19
@Ben: Yeah it's quite cool when I'm the tallest in a group of immigrants. I live in Västra Götaland and adults are often around my height (180 cm) or shorter while kids are a little bit taller on average. I saw on wikipedia that Swedes aged 20-74 had a self reported average of 5'10" on the dot from 1987-94, but in 2008 when men aged 20-29 were measured, they averaged 5'11.5".
If this average is accurate or not is up to every Swede to decide, for me it's accurate but it may not feel the same for you in Malmö.
Canson said on 21/Jan/19
@Greg: thing with shoes is that while many claim them it’s almost like a moot point for them too being everyone else is wearing them as well
Canson said on 20/Jan/19
@Zineddine: to be fair, I’m not sure what Rob doesn’t already do here on this site that he could do to make it better for any race, orientation, gender, or ethnicity. He’s got a very very diverse blend of each group listed here which makes it friendly for each group race, orientation, gender, and ethnicity if you see all of the pages he has to offer. A person living an alternative lifestyle listed on this site is just another celebrity really. Rob doesn’t categorize someone like Nonzo Anozie as British or Lebron James as African American even though they’re of similar skin color. Or Elton John or George Michael as homosexual. Theyre both singers. He also doesn’t differentiate between Liam Neeson and Samuel L Jackson in the sections as both are simply actors not Irish and African American. If anything, simply breaking the celebrities down and placing them in groups of what they do in their profession is the proper way. Such as actors, musicians, entertainer, comic, athlete, businessman, entrepreneurs etc is the right way as those groups I’m positive will include a little of all of that and people of different genders, orientations, races, ethnicities etc. it really should be placed any differently as Nobody judges people for any of that. Instead, We’re debating their heights.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Jan/19

You might've just been in a taller region of Netherlands. But the overall average is 5'11". Even on Wikipedia it says that the average self-reported (not even measured) height for 20+ year olds is 180.8cm.
Greg said on 20/Jan/19
@Canson nah not to me after 2cm I start to notice it 1cm is almost undetectable because so many things can throw that difference off
Sakz said on 20/Jan/19
@Jdubbz You have to look really closely and carefully for differences like that which most people outside of here (myself included) wouldn't bother doing. The only situation I would find myself doing that in would be if 2 people very close in height asked me which one of them had the edge. They'd also have to be barefoot or in the same footwear otherwise such small differences can be negated.
Peter 180cm said on 20/Jan/19
@ Dawson I think you should claim either 5'11.5 or "almost 6foot".Better to be honest with yourself and others ;)
Ben said on 20/Jan/19
@F97 - Thank you!! I agree, I'm 5'10.5" midday and I often come across as quite tall but most often tallish. I'm from Malmö, currently living outside of Simrishamn (but visits Malmo like once a week when going to Emporia, sometimes I like to take the train to Copenhagen). Especially around immigrants I feel solid tall as they are no more than 5'6" on average. Around native swedes I feel tallish, quite often tall. I'd say Sweden's average is around 5'9.5"-5'10" for native swedes only.
houss said on 20/Jan/19
@Zineddine , god created men and women only , there's no other gender
James Edward Crowley said on 20/Jan/19
Rob I know this is a non height question would ever consider having dna done on ancestry 23 and me and my heritage,It would be intersting to know where you ancestors came from and also find people who look like you and share your dna with your dark hair and dark beard despite the grey you might have a bit of Viking heritage in you maybe even a bit of Iberian dna and Southern European dna and even Middle Eastern and West Asian dna most people in Britain do have some Middle Eastern and West Asian dna in them.
Editor Rob
I have never thought much of that, but it might be interesting to find out.
Canson 194 said on 20/Jan/19
@Greg: well said! Yes it is wrong to get angry when you’re lying to begin with I agree. I see that day in and day out. Yea if someone claims a morning height they generally will not say that they are. They will just claim it. But to be honest it’s rare from what I see. Most people don’t know it varies and they claim shoes or round up or straight up fib. Like a guy who is your size. If they claim 5’11 I would maybe assume that they measured 5’10.5 Earlier in the day and rounded. I’ve seen guys my size claim 6’4 6’4 1/2 6’5 and even 6’6 If they’re talking shoes. And guys 1 1/4-1/2” taller like my ex teammate claim 6’7” but those are rare. Most guys don’t lie as much when you get that tall
Canson 194 said on 20/Jan/19
@Shashank 6’3 3/8: what do you actually claim if you use imperial? 6’3 or 6’3 1/2?
Canson 194 said on 20/Jan/19
@Peter180: there’s no reason to feel insecure about your height. In addition you are slightly above average height for a male.
QM6'1QM said on 20/Jan/19
Peter 180cm said on 19/Jan/19

How tall are you (morning/evening) ? How many cms you loss at your normal day (after 8-10 hours), without agressive walk ?
Sakz said on 20/Jan/19
@Matt99 When I've measured I've not kept them firmly on the ground, not that I think it makes a difference because the main thing is that they are on the ground. When measuring you just have to stand tall it doesn't have to be like a military pose, but just straight enough that you're not hunched over. Now obviously stretching your body would give you your highest measurement whereas slouching wouldn't.
Tavagabre(6ft3.77/4) said on 20/Jan/19
Hey rob, my inseam is a fraction over 35 inches and i am 6ft 3.77(rounded up to 6 ft 4) is it normal?
Jdubbz 6'4 1/2" said on 20/Jan/19
@Shashank - Yeah, shorter people aren't the best at guessing my height. One of my best friends from high school (who claims to be 5'5 but is really 5'2-5'3 lol) guessed me at 6'3 and 6'7 on two different occasions
Myself said on 19/Jan/19
I also think Greg is Russian btw
Ali183 said on 19/Jan/19
@QM6'1QM my arm span is 182 cm. I do have a relatively long torso
Greg said on 19/Jan/19
@William Davies. Well let’s say you’re almost 5’11 like 5’10.5-5’10.75” and a guy tells you that he’s 6’0 and he turns out to be 5’9 even if he hits 5’10 and shoes you still be able to tell he isn’t the 6’0 he claims.
@Ali 183 are you russian bro?
Greg said on 19/Jan/19
@Peter180cm yeah I mean I have good posture most of the time with the occasional few times where I slouch and I guess that could make me seem shorter. I’ve been guessed at 5’11 and 6’0 a few times. Yeah it’s 70th percentile in America I don’t even see that many 5’10-5’11 guys, I mean I’m sure they exist but on a daily basis that is. Yeah 180cm is almost like the 183cm mark.
Greg said on 19/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm yeah and especially because of the fact I’m 5’11 first thing out of bed so I know how the height looks like, i’d Be able to tell if somebody is even near it and I’m a strong 5’10 for the portion of the day as well. He thinks he’s 5’10.5-5’11 when in reality that’s my height and I noticeably edge him out he’s a flat 5’9 at the absolute most. Yeah I don’t think you should feel insecure you’re easily 6’0 in shoes I’m even a decent 5’11 range in shoes and have boots that make me 6’0, it would be nice to be that height barefoot though but oh well.
Canson said on 19/Jan/19
@Greg: I would say it’s noticeable at a CM
F97 said on 19/Jan/19
I live in Helsingborg Sweden. In the south of Sweden. I am 6 foot at my lowest or about 182.8-183cm. And 5'11.5 is not the average for Swedish men.I am Usually the tallest in many situations or one of the tallest. The average for Swedish men is around 5'9"1/2 to 5'10".
Zineddine said on 19/Jan/19
hello rob , would like to make suggestion to make celebheights more gay and lgbt friendly .. how about To make gay section or add another genders at least put another in gender and sexe options ...thanks rob
Editor Rob
At the moment I am listing male/female, but in the future I might consider at least a category/tag.
Jdubbz said on 19/Jan/19
@William davies: I think this forum has made most of us more height aware. I still can't distinguish less than half inch differences like some people here, but I'm decent at guessing height.
Jdubbz said on 19/Jan/19
@Myself: I thought the same thing too initially, but there really are just a lot of tall guys in my area. I didn't mean that 6'2+ was common, just that it wasn't as rare as Ben was saying, even in a shorter country.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jan/19

You're exactly right. 6'1"-6'2" in many people's minds is actually 6'0". Lots of people have distorted views of height like you said. I can't speak for all countries, but in the US the average person inflates at least an inch if not an inch and a half.
c-mo said on 19/Jan/19
HonestSlovene said on 17/Jan/19
@c-mo or 178 cm


"or" 178cm ?
Dawson said on 19/Jan/19
Good nights sleep I wake up about 6'0 1/3. At night I fall to around 5'11.5. A good height. I claim 6' but I've been perceived as taller. Not sure if I stay above 6 foot throughout the day though. I think it's fair to stick with my claim!
Peter 180cm said on 19/Jan/19
@ Christian 6'5 3/8'' Isn't the Netherlands's average more 5'11.5-6'0 range or basically 182cm? It's definitely not 6'1 or close that's self reported but 180cm seems a little on the lower side of a guess..I'd probably feel very average there or even short-ish sometimes.
Peter 180cm said on 19/Jan/19
@ Greg LOL he's just in denial. A 5'9 guy claiming 5'11 and thinking he's taller than an actual 5'10 range guy is just delusional. Unless you have bad posture and he's doing the eye-level raise up all the time thinking in his mind that he's taller that way, i can't see a different explanation.Makes me feel bad for guys like that, really. So insecure.. I mean i feel insecure sometimes that i ended up at almost 5'11 rather than the 6'0 or around that i hoped for based on my genetics but it's only 2-3cm so no fuss about it.Still a decent height almost perfect for everyday life and also aisthetic.I mean 180cm is like the magic number everyone wishes to hit and only a small amount surpasses it.
HonestSlovene said on 19/Jan/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" That's true, but the average in the Netherlands is more 5'11.75"-6'0" I believe, the same as Bosnia/Montenegro. I was in all of those contries, felt around 25th percentile (no kidding).
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 19/Jan/19
In my case people are way shorter than me so i guess they just believe my claimed height without inflating my height to match their claims
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 19/Jan/19
People seem to have no idea about height estimation. I got guessed at 6'6 and 6'0 .
Christian 6'5" 3/8" said on 18/Jan/19

It's generally 1cm. Anything less than that is hardly noticeable, even assuming if two people had the exact same footwear and posture.
Greg said on 18/Jan/19
And it’s one thing to think you’re taller than you are if you where mismeasured or something but too be in denial and offended when somebody calls you out is just immature, insecure and plain ignorant. I have no issue somebody rounding up or claiming a morning height seeing as I do sometimes but to claim a height you wouldn’t even measure close to? He claims to have gotten measured at 5’11 by the doctors. Showing the listing on your drivers license isn’t valid proof either seeing most of them don’t measure and just put down whatever you tell them to. Not to mention he never gives off a tallish vibe or the fact I am noticeably than him. I’ve had another case of this where a guy who was his height claimed 6’0 and looked confused when I said I was around 5’11, and then he was like “ no way you’re like 6’0 or more”. I just get confused how people come up with these bizarre claims. I even see celebrities like Ariya from SimpleSexyStupid saying 5’10.75-5’11 now increasing it to 5’11.75”-6’0 in his latest video. He’s at best a weak 5’11 or 5’10 range. Somebody else called him out for his nonsense on the comments as well.
Greg said on 18/Jan/19
@SportsHeight I think a difference starts to be noticeable after a half inch probably like .75-1 inch is noticeable a 1/4th inch difference is hard to spot I know legit 5’11 guys edge me out but strong 5’11 guys have a noticeable difference between me and them. And 6 footers are visibly taller, but yeah like Rob said footwear differences. Posture and hair styles can contribute to making it difficult
@Christian 6’5 3/8ths sure you can look at it that way but you wouldn’t know for sure unless you asked them, you can never know what’s going through a person head. While I agree that the taller somebody is the more frequently people will ask/ try to guess their height. But I wouldn’t say if you are average that it wouldn’t happen, I’m above average while not tall and people ask me my height mainly girls, but my friends who are trying to justify their claims or just are curious. Why even the other day we had an arguement in a group chat because I called my one friend out about fibbing his height and he tried to justify it. Another friend who is pretty short tried to back his claim up but then again at 5’4 it’s hard to gauge just how tall someone is when they are more than a few inches taller.
William davies said on 18/Jan/19
Lol how are you guys so good at knowing heights i mean if its a big difference like more than 1.5 inches i can but when theyre lying by almost an inch its hard to tell for me because their shoes make them that tall
Sakz said on 18/Jan/19
@Harrey Facial hair growth has nothing to do with height growth because there's different hormones involved. They probably grew because of genetics and as Rob said because their growth plates were still open.

@Greg Yeah a lot of it is just delusion and not wanting to accept the reality of the situation.
Matt99 said on 18/Jan/19
Everyone, when you measure, do you firmly place your feet on the ground or do you tense your feet so that the balls of your feet rise up a little bit but is still touching the ground? Which is more legitimate? Wanna here your thoughts, because by standing “tall” I automatically straighten up and stretch my whole body, not just my back, but when relaxed I don’t measure much shorter I believe. If someome says stand tall my feet prop up but are still touching the ground just not with full force as I’d want the highest possible measurement. My feet are arched so it always looks like I’m high heels lol.
Myself said on 18/Jan/19
I doubt above 6'2 is common range...there are of course different areas with different averages but i suspect you could be unconsciously biased noticing only tall guys. I wouldn't trust official averages and reported ideal height, considering everyone has a distorded view of height the latter figure could be closer to 6' flat imo.

I see a person above 6'3 extremely rarely, and even 6'2 here is pretty much of the same rarity.
Lell said on 18/Jan/19
I think I'm about 181.5 cm when going up from bed, but I measure about 30 mins after rising from bed so I'm 181.1 cm, 180.3 in the afternoon, 179.8 after school and 179.5 at my extreme low. So I claim 5'11". The Swedish average for men aged 20-39 is 5'11.5" which to me makes sense considering that I see so many 6+ footers but idk.
I also had this thing where I stopped growing for a while only to start again. From 14 to 17 I went from 174 to 176.5 cm, and considering I was an early bloomer I thought I was done. Apparently my body decided to grow again and I hit 180 cm a year later at 18.
I seem to still be going, considering I was 179.5 last month after school but now I'm 179.8. I think that I'll stop at 182 cm going at this rate. What do you guys think? Rob?
MD said on 18/Jan/19
Rob, it's like you're only listening to two other people here, now, who've kind of taken over...not sure what happened, but it's basically a chat between those two that be much more appropriate for some kind of email exchange. Just saying.
Editor Rob
I think they do talk over email a fair bit!

If you mean requests, then yeah I think there's a heap of potential names out there. Some are easier to look at, because I may already have seen a fair bit of them...others I have little knowledge and so it will require more time to look at.

For the last couple of months I have had to devote more time to code, because software versions change and reach end of life, functions get deprecated, issues arise and code needs altered. Similarly with database upgrades. This site isn't using an off-the-shelf CMS like Wordpress, it's using my own code and the maintenance of it takes up more than I wish 🤯

As for comments, I try to reply to what I can and try to vary it, for instance I skimmed through the latest comment 15th/14th just now and I replied to "Dezzie, Peter175, Danimal, BT, World Citizen, James Brett, Junior, Mincer, JustForFun, Haus, Xaoi, JustForFun, Moheez, Sandy, Sandy, c-mo, Quiet, Matt Shannon, Bobby, James Brett, Gladstone, tallAn, Tallan".
QM6'1QM said on 18/Jan/19
Ali183 сказал 16 / Jan / 19

What is your weight ? Are you have long legs or not ? It's important.
180.6 cm 5'11 said on 17/Jan/19
Rob, average height for white men in USA its 5'9 175cm for women 5'4 162cm
Its no way 178cm 5'10

Among scandinavian americans only, average height can be 178cm/179cm 5'10 or higher, but their only 11 million 3% of the US population

You yourself said many times that 5'11.6 182cm or mini six Foot is considered tall in USA

WHere 178cm 5'10 is about average height - 182cm 5'11.6 would not be considered tall !
Editor Rob
For the general American, I do think 182 is getting into that tall range, with the overall average American still about 5ft 9.
The younger male average is over 5ft 9, those 20-30 year olds, so 182 might be more upper average.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Jan/19

Netherlands is the tallest country in the world, and even there the average is only 5'11". There's no way Sweden's average is 5'11"+.


I don't believe people are complimenting me when they guess me as 6'7". I think it's more that they try to guess my height often because I'm a very tall guy. If I was average heighted, I wouldn't have my height guessed nearly as often. The discussion of height comes up more often when very tall or very short people are involved. That's why comedians like Bo Burnham and Kevin Hart talk about height all the time.
William davies said on 17/Jan/19
Rob do you think a celebrety or a person is being dishonest if they di a small roundup like 1/4 of an inch because allot of people that measure for example 5’11 3/4 just say 6foot to make it simple
Editor Rob
It is natural to round up, but some people take liberties with it...

Claiming height in shoes is something I never understand and thoroughly discourage. Barefeet claims only please 😄
Greg said on 17/Jan/19
So a situation happened yesterday where I called my 5’9 claiming 5’11 friend out and he tried saying that I was dillsuional when I clearly have over an inch on him. He might be a flat/weakish 5’9 at best. I wouldn’t be surprised if he dipped to 5’8.75” at night. he tried showing his drivers license which says 5’11 but that’s not valid proof as anybody can just put whatever down and he was getting mad because he knew I was right. He claims to have gotten measured at 5’11 then tried to do the Jeff Cavaliere bend the tape measure trick(not in person this was in a group chat) and was like “yeah I’m 5’10.5” when he is nowhere near that height. My other friend who’s like around 5’4 tried defending him saying he was 5’11 and I was like dude at your height you wouldn’t be able to tell anyways. Here’s the best part that had me laughing 😂😂 he asked me how tall I was so just to mess with him I said 5’10.75” and he tried saying no I’m taller than you and I was like 👀 oh yeah where? And I remember the one day he told me I looked like I was 6’0 and he asked if I grew and I said no, I was probably like 5’11.4-5’11.5” in shoes at the time. So I told him next time I’ll go back to back with him and my friend will bring a tape measure and we will properly measure. Because when I told him to make a measurement video he declined. He doesn’t realize that putting a tape to the side of yourself is inaccurate. I also remember another time where he thought he was taller than this other kid who was 5’10ish claiming 6’0 and they stood up and of course he got edged out. I wager he wouldn’t even hit 5’10 out of bed in shoes unless he had boots on. Plus he tried saying that he souches a lot and Has bad posture. Yet tried telling me that people call him tall he thought I was calling him short yet I never did I just said he’s average at best which 5’9 is perfectly average height for a young male in America. but everytime I’m with him he’s always standing with impeccable Brad Pitt like Posture. He usually wears airmaxes or casual Vans style sneaker which would push him to a strong 5’9 range. however I noticed sometimes I do have poor posture but when me and him where standing he was nearly looking at my nose possiably a touch above it. You’re welcome for the laughs guys hahah.
SportsHeight said on 17/Jan/19
Rob, how much of a height difference is required between two people standing next to each other for it to be pretty clear to you that one is taller and one is shorter? A half inch? More? Less? Does it vary depending on the gender and proportions of the people involved?
Editor Rob
Hairstyles I think are a major factor in determining smaller differences. They can enhance or reduce differences a considerable amount of the time. Then of course posture differences in standing height versus what someone might measure.

Just looking at people, I would say half inch can be spotted but you really need to be looking at 2 people a bit more than a few times to go with 1/4 inch differences, especially with as I say the hair/posture factors.

Also I should say that the taller the people you are observing are, the more difficult it might become in seeing those half inch differences.
James Edward Crowley said on 17/Jan/19
Rob I am not being funny and I know I have asked this before do you know your coming up to your mid 40s seems like only yesterday you were coming up to your mid 30s time flies that was like 10 years ago,I remember seeing a photo of you in your late 20s and a photo of you in your late 30s to see how much you aged,I wonder how different you will look in your mid 40s lets hope you stay a strong 5ft 8in by than,I bet your hair and beard will be ever more greyer by than and will you stick to the 5 pound weight limit rule.
Editor Rob
Greyness creeps up on you slowly, but it is part of life. I won't be stocking up on hair dye any time soon 😉

Now a toupee on the other hand...🤔
Bobby said on 17/Jan/19
@Timothy Arthur Sarkar

You might hit 6'0 flat after 6-7 hours. I think claiming 6ft is safe in your case. You won't dip under it unless you really tax yourself. You could measure 5'11 3/4s-7/8s at an extreme low.
Bobby said on 17/Jan/19

I think claiming 184cm is okay for you. Losing 3cm is excessive but then again you're over 6ft.
Greg said on 17/Jan/19
@HonestSlovene Nah man it’s 5’10.5” in Sweden a 5’10 range male will be average, in Norway the average is around 5’11ish and in Denmark about the same/Netherlands as well. 5’11.5 is above average in Sweden.
@Jdubbz also you say tall guys aren’t that rare? I think it depends I know a lot of tall guys here in the U.S including many in my friend group.
184.5/185Jeff said on 17/Jan/19
@Ali183 I’m similar to you as I wake up at 186.5cm-186.7cm and after about 6 hours of being on my feet I am 185cm bang on with my low being roughly around 184.7cm but with an average of 185cm. I use to say 6ft1 or there abouts and still do sometimes as in footwear I’m usually clearing 187.5cm just about.
Greg said on 17/Jan/19
@Bego yeah that video Ben made would give you an insight about what the average Swedish male/female is as Ben is around average maybe slightly above it in Sweden. I want to make a video like that too but I just need a camera man haha.
@Canson Yeah I get what you’re saying that makes sense. Well you’d be surprised even though I get guessed taller there’s been times people have made absurd guesses on my height and guessed me way shorter. My proportions give me an advantage however, many inflate themselves and to match inflate you as well. I do know what you mean by taller people looking shorter especially if they are over weight or have bad proportions or both I know a kid who might be 6’1ish but he looks like he could be a strong 5’11 or maybe 6’0. Yeah Hogan is probably 6’3ish and Taker I think 6’6.5 maybe a touch over as he edged out 6’6 Ali Baba in a photo of them together I believe.
Greg said on 17/Jan/19
@Timothy Andrew Sakar yes you are, you’re a weak 6’1 guy likely you’d be near or at 6’1 right out of bed my friend is around your height and he manages to look decently tall.
@Sakz Yes exactly but those kinds of people don’t want to hear anything and in some cases they actually think they are that height due to them constantly claiming and repeating it despite being called out or even measured in some cases.
@jdubbz Yeah Rob made a poll and 6’1 was the height that was voted the most one I believe. Personally anything up to a strong 6’2 would be reasonable in my opinion.
@c-mo He is my height except I don’t drop below 178cm at an ultimate low I think he says 179? Or 5’10 one or the other.
HonestSlovene said on 17/Jan/19
@c-mo or 178 cm
Bobby said on 17/Jan/19

He probably claims 179cm or 5'10.5. I claim 178cm/5'10 as I go by a lunchtime measurement myself, which is generally 4-5 hours awake. I know it's not most of the day, but if I have an average day of like 10 hours, I generally stick to a 5-hour measurement. Even Rob admits that claiming a height after 5 hours is reasonable, although, he generally sticks to a claim closer to 7 hours if I recall.

PS: Also haven't seen you posting in a while. How are you?
Harrey said on 17/Jan/19
Hello rob. Recently I’ve witnessed a guy I know grow more than 2 inches at the age of 17 (he is 18 in 2 weeks). The most odd thing about this is that he has a full beard and still grew more than 2 inches. This is very strange. What do you think would cause someone with a beard to grow that much? Would you say it’s just genetics? Because I’ve always thought that once someone has a beard their growth would pretty much or almost be100% finished. What do you think?
Editor Rob
His plates must still have been open enough.
Ali183 said on 16/Jan/19
@Guru Guy If i wake up at 6am (186.5) and measure at 12 I might measure 184-184.5, I don't hit my low as fast as others, around 6pm i usually measure 183.6, my lowest is 183.2. I prefer to claim six foot although others always guess me at 6'2. The thing that bothers me is that I lose more than 3cm throughout the day, it might have something to do with my lower back, I have anterior pelvic tilt and I'm not sure if there's a way to fix it
Canson said on 16/Jan/19
@Christian: people may view it as a compliment because taller to many is better than shorter. Then when someone like you comes into play and they think they’re complimenting you telling you you’re 6’7” it’s not imho. I’d much take 6’5” and “spare myself” the doorways that you would duck under or hit your head on being 6’7” barefoot. That’s something people often don’t think about there when they think of height
Jdubbz said on 16/Jan/19
@Thomas6ft1: yes it is. It is fairly tall in most countries despite not being freakish or “stand out” tall, which makes it easier to blend in. Clothing is also easier to find than it would be for a very tall 6’4+ guy, so you’re lucky in that sense. I’ve seen a bunch of polls asking people what they thought the ideal height was, and the majority said 6’1 or 6’2 IIRC.
Littlelee168cm said on 16/Jan/19
Kees I stopped growing at that age too likely you won't grow anymore sounds like your a little insecure about it just be happy being who you are and not worrying about the things you can't control
Sakz said on 16/Jan/19
@Greg They will but the joke will be on them. As long as you're honest and secure with yourself then that's the main thing. If that was me I'd just laugh at them and not take them seriously because at least that way they don't get satisfaction out of it.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 16/Jan/19
Just measured myself with a better tape measure(1/8 error max) and get 6'0.25 or so 4-5 hours after getting out of bed. Am i tall? My eye level is around 5'7.25 or a tad over, but i still feel like a good 6 footer when walking around. My shoes make me around 6'1.25.
Greg said on 16/Jan/19
@F97 I am assuming you're talking about yourself? But if in general either way they say too much of everything is not good for you. However, I don't see the harm because you would be height aware throughout most situations and would call people out if they inflate or just accurately able to guess celebrities or random peoples heights.
@kees well most men continue to grow until they are 18, very few will gain until their late 20's, look at your parents heights you should end up close to the average if not a few inches taller/shorter. Continue to sleep plenty, eat healthy and exercise to maximize your final growth. Btw where are you from? In America you probably wouldn't be the shortest so I am assuming somewhere from Europe or something?
@Canson I see so you where saying more on peoples inflated claims not how they claim the half if they measure it at some point of the day.
@Guru Guy Idk being called tall is generally subjective, because a 5'11.5" guy can be referred to as tall seeing he'd clear 6 feet in shoes a legit 6'0 is tall too though because it would be 6'1 range in shoes.
c-mo said on 16/Jan/19
HonestSlovene said on 14/Jan/19
@banzai I'd say claiming your height measured at least 3-4 hours awake is pretty much legit. After that point I loose only 0.8 cm for example. I'm just over 180 cm (like 180.1 cm) first thing in the morning and a weak 179 cm 3.5 hours awake, 178 cm flat in the evening. When I have physical labour I can drop to as low as 177.6 cm, nothing under that though.


you are roughly 2cm taller than me . what height do you claim ?
Bego said on 16/Jan/19
@Ben Can you make more videos of you walking around to see how you compare? I think what you did before was awesome idea.
Canson said on 16/Jan/19
@Greg: I totally agree on that! But to be fair and you probably don’t get it as often based on what you’ve said about others inflating you, it’s gotta be equally as annoying when someone is told they are much shorter than they are. You likely have the right proportions to where it doesn’t happen but I’m sure some guys who are legit 6’0” may only give off a 5’10 impression if they are heavy and have Undertaker or Hulk hogan posture. But that’s usually perception and not someone purposefully making someone shorter I believe both of those guys are close to what Rob has them listed. Hogan could even be a bit over 6’3” by chance and taker I feel is a solid 6’6” perhaps
Bobby said on 16/Jan/19

It's a case by case basis but I wouldn't discount anything. You could still get another growth spurt. I also experienced a period where I wasn't growing from 15-16, but I grew 2 inches seemingly overnight at 17 years old. The same could happen to you. I was also 5'7 at 16 and grew to 5'9 at 17, and now measure right around 5'10 today.
Canson said on 16/Jan/19
@Peter180: yea see in the States they don’t use Metric. If we did I would claim 194 since it’s what I’m closest to albeit a few mm under the mark. But I get guessed taller than 6’4” all the time. Usually when I am I specify 6’4.25 though
Sakz said on 16/Jan/19
@F97 Well it can make you obsessive which can eventually interfere with your life. It's not good to be obsessed especially over something trivial and uncontrollable like height because it's not healthy.

@Ben That's pretty much the case where I live in the UK aswell. At 6'0 you'll be seen as tall and people in the 6'2-6'4 range aren't very common at all.
Jdubbz said on 16/Jan/19
@Ali183: Try glucosamine, it could possibly help you retain your night height. It has taken me from 193.7 at a low to 194-194.3 consistently. I actually thought I grew a little, but many people have claimed that glucosamine helped them retain up to a cm. I wake up at 196.0 btw
Jdubbz said on 16/Jan/19
@Ben are you sure you are perceiving people's heights correctly? Sweden's average has to be above 5'10, every single height percentile calculator i've seen has said 5'11+. At approx 6'4, I see plenty of guys in the US my height or even taller (and that's with an average 2+ inches lower than in Sweden) so there's no way tall guys can be THAT rare lol.
HonestSlovene said on 16/Jan/19
@Ben I'd say average in Sweden is a strong 5'11", more 5'11.5" for the younger crowd. Danes are slightly taller, Norwegians slightly shorter.
Peter 180cm said on 15/Jan/19
@Canson Could be that too as well.. I have a friend who is rake-thin with long metal hair xD and generally good posture and always in soid footwear who looks atleast around 180cm from a distance but up close he's like 177cm at most so a weak 5'10. So yeah, proportions play a big role on how tall you can look. I've had people tell me i look atleast 181-182cm but that's cause i have long limbs for my height, a longish neck and naturally broad and build shoulders. My armspan is a measured 194cm as well, around your height.
kees said on 15/Jan/19
I've always been the shortest at school. I am now 16 and I am 5'7. I feel like that I've stopped growing as I haven't grown for a year or a year and a half now... I also got a lot of body hair - on my stomach there is also but not aaaa lot. I also have quite a bit of hair on my chin when I don't shave and a mustache. Do you think that I am still able to grow? Could I still get a growth spurt?
JustForFun said on 15/Jan/19
Rob 1 hour after bed I'm still 177 cm my lunch height is 176.2 cm and normal low 175.8 cm. My lowest height ever is 175.5 cm 20 hours no sleep party and gym workout
Editor Rob
You might get listed 176cm, but it also depends on how you are guessed.
xaoxio said on 15/Jan/19
Amazing site and job, Rob. Ive been following your site for years
Editor Rob
I won't disagree with you 😸 I know you have visited well over 10 years, that's a long time.
Greg said on 14/Jan/19
@William Davies on this forum people claim and afternoon height lows or morning but Rob lists celebrities at their noon guessed height I believe.
@Houss yeah I know because you always post here and your proportions make you seem shorter hence why some people guessed you as low as 5’10.
@Banzai that’s a textbook 5’11 guy he likely would wake up at 6’0 or close to it. Some guys in that situation might even claim 6’0...
@Sakz Right but it’s annoying and Canson will agree with me on this that when someone’s inflating themselves they will likely try to inflate you to match their lies. Sure it doesn’t change their barefoot height but they still are going to continue with the inflation.
Canson said on 14/Jan/19
@Sakz: I agree! I would say in the US at least East Coast that average could be where Christian said it is in Cali. 5’8” range. I would even say 5’8.5 looking more closely.
Canson said on 14/Jan/19
@Christian and Sakz: agreed! I’ve just never viewed it as a compliment in my life but from that perspective I do see where you’re coming from
Canson said on 14/Jan/19
@Greg: when I mentioned that half isn’t used properly that’s precisely what I meant. A lot of people throw half on to legitimize the claim or as a reason to round up to the next number. Half to me means that the person’s low falls into a range of say 3/8-5/8 or even 1/3-5/8. Christian also mentioned 1/4-5/8 range at a low
Canson said on 14/Jan/19
@Sakz: that’s the point I’ve been getting at for over a year! A claim doesn’t matter because it won’t change your actual height.
Guru Guy said on 14/Jan/19
@Thomas6'1.5, Yes that is an ideal tall height for sure. I think its somehwere near the middle of the normal tall range. 6'0 is the lowest rung of the tall ladder, while once you are around 6'3, that would be very tall. So you are perfect!
@Ali183, you can claim 6'0.25 for sure, good height. How tall are you usually in the afternoon?
Canson said on 14/Jan/19
@Greg: yea that was straight shoes. I doubt he was overneasured although it may happen. I only say that because I’ve seen other guys that size claim that same thing that were frauding and weren’t over 6’1.5 prob
William davies said on 14/Jan/19
Rob and other commenters whats the most inflated height you have heard someone say or know of mine is probably jake paul who according to his listing here is 5’10 maybe 5’11 if he measured in the morning and claimed to be 6’2
Ben said on 14/Jan/19
@Lelll - I live in the tallest part of Sweden (the south) and the average is nowhere near 5'11.5". 5'10" range would be a better fit for native swedes. If people at your school are usually taller than you at 5'11" you might want to check that tape or stadiometer.

@Bego - How right you are hahaha.

@Greg - Ye I have a few very tall friends but those are extremely rare and I never find amyone taller than them. They are measured 6'4.75", 6'2", 6'2", 6'0.5". I rarely spot someone in the legit 6'2" range, let alone over 6'4" (those are like 1 in a trillion lol).
HonestSlovene said on 14/Jan/19
@banzai I'd say claiming your height measured at least 3-4 hours awake is pretty much legit. After that point I loose only 0.8 cm for example. I'm just over 180 cm (like 180.1 cm) first thing in the morning and a weak 179 cm 3.5 hours awake, 178 cm flat in the evening. When I have physical labour I can drop to as low as 177.6 cm, nothing under that though.
F97 said on 14/Jan/19
Can thinking about height too much be negative? If you constantly Think about height. Measure yourself every day. Talking about height all the time.Can this have a negative impact on Ones mental Health? Thanks for Answers
Sakz said on 14/Jan/19
@Greg It doesn't really matter either way. A claim is a claim and they can claim whatever they want because it won't change their real height.
Sakz said on 14/Jan/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Exactly. That pretty much ties into it and why people perceive them as compliments. There are plenty of characteristics considered 'attractive' by society but really these things are a preference. I mean look no further then the phrase 'tall, dark and handsome'. Based on that a person who is tall and dark haired would be flattered, but that's not to say men who don't fit that are not.
Delvin chung said on 13/Jan/19
How much more inflated are self reported and estimates than measured in height statistics ?
Editor Rob
In the UK study (national health) I remember reading the average was over half an inch from what was asked of the participant, and what was recorded on the stadiometer.

You would find a greater inflation in general conversation, compared to what you might say to someone who is about to measure you!
Greg said on 13/Jan/19
@Canson well sometimes I see that but usually I’ll notice somebody claim a specific figure like my 6’2 range friend who says he’s 6’4 and that he got measured at 6’3 7/8ths at the Doctors but that was probably in shoes. Now he claims 6’5. I also noticed it must run in his family, his one brother who claimed 6’0 and is a legit 6 footer once said he was 6’2, which was ironic considering he honestly claimed 6’0 previously. His cousin who’s probably 6’0.5-6’1 at the very most has 6’3 written on his Instagram which is a ridiculous claim he’s also a really fat dude so looks shorter than he would likely measure. I mean what if that guy didn’t get properly measure so maybe he thought he was close to 6’3 where as you say he might be 6’2ish out of bed. Now if he got measured at 6’1.5” and he’s still claiming almost 6’3 than there’s an issue. I normally don’t even try to debate with people on their Claims because usually it results in and arguement and denial either way and I usually don’t carry a tape measure around 😂.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Jan/19

You're right that height is a characteristic. It's no different that hair or eye color. But I think what Sakz meant is that tallness is considered a compliment because society is led to believe it's attractive and positive.
banzai said on 13/Jan/19
Hi Rob

If a guy is 5'11.5 (1.81.5) at like 12am (5 hours later) is he an official legit 5'11 1/2 or just a 5'11 1/4 guy?
Editor Rob
If you mean 5 hours after wakening up, I think he is fair to claim that mark, though he may fall to 11.25...
Thomas6ft1 said on 13/Jan/19
Is 6'1.5" (186.69 cm) barefoot height a good tall height?
Sakz said on 13/Jan/19
@Bego It's hard to judge height from afar. You have to be fairly close to someone to get a better indication of how tall they are. My brother who is around 7 inches shorter than me made the point and he wasn't even that far away from me. He said when he's further away from me I hardly seem much taller than him as opposed to when he's next to me which is when he feels the difference. I told him it's because of the distance between us. You can take a rough guess but it'll be hit or miss until you actually see them up close.
Gregorian said on 13/Jan/19
Rob, if 176-177 can be considered average, then 174 is average too for young man?
Editor Rob
In countries like America or the UK, it's about 3cm less than the average young man who is near 178cm. I'd still call it within the average range, but on the lower side of it (for young 21-25 year olds).
Ali183 said on 13/Jan/19
Rob I have a serious question. I haven't really measured my out of bed height in a few years, I decided to do so this morning and I got 186.5 cm! My lowest is 183.2cm
It is too much of a loss during the day. Why do you think that is? Should I consult a doctor?
Editor Rob
It's more than expected, but still within the range you can get if you are young.
Zaphod said on 13/Jan/19
From what you've seen seeing celebrities grow up? Do they get taller between ages 16-20?
Sakz said on 13/Jan/19
@Canson Yep so that basically explains my point of how these things are really based on how an individual perceives them. Someone may take something as a compliment even if it wasn't intended to be or if it was a simple observation.
William davies said on 13/Jan/19
Im confused now is everyone talking about their heights at a low or early noon like rob reccomends
houss said on 13/Jan/19
@Greg , sometimes my morning height is 184,5/185 , and my lowest height ever was 181,5 after a very tough day , i think my weight affect on my height so much , now days i'm 109kg , also i have a big wild head as you may see in the pictures , and short legs compared to other six footers
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Willam said on 12/Jan/19
Hey rob i wake up 185cm and go to sleep at 183cm do you think 184cm is a reasonable claim
And is 2cm a normal amount to shrink during the day
Editor Rob
2cm is a very common shrinkage. Many folk in your situation would get measured say 10-12am and might be nearer 184 than 183, and simply go with that.

Others might measure 5pm and be nearer 183 and go with that.
Michael R said on 12/Jan/19
Can fallen arches/flat feet make you measure shorter? Or is there no correlation
Sakz said on 12/Jan/19
@Lelll You should feel above average-tallish in the US where the self reported average is 5'9 (it could be a bit less considering it's a self reported figure). In Japan I'd expect you to feel tall since the average is somewhere in the 5'7 range. This would all vary though because everyone's self perception is different.
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Sakz: as far as looking younger that can be viewed either way. I guess looking taller can as well but saying someone looks younger than they are Can be a compliment I guess. Height on the other hand is a characteristic. Saying someone looks taller to me or shorter is neither a compliment nor a stab at anyone. It’s just an observation. Compliments to me are about someone’s looks or their character. But yea I do get what you’re saying in that I could say that and pass for it. In his case tho he always says that he was never given any height etc
Greg said on 12/Jan/19
@Zvergie at around 5’11 you should feel high average in Sweden are the average male is around 5’10-5’10.5” I think 5’10.5” is Bang in average for Swedish men. Ben a poster here is a Swedish native and he says he feels pretty tall at around 5’10.5-5’11. I’m also around the same height and I’ve been to Sweden before and felt high average, here in the U.S I feel above average because Men here are probably 5’9 if not a bit less. I noticed there are a few really tall guys there as Ben tells me he has some pretty tall friends, same in my group of friends there will be those rare few tall guys but that’s not a general representative.
@Bego some people have proportions that work in their favor others make them look shorter. So those guys probably had really good proportions if you thought they where taller from a distance.
@Myself you know that’s a solid theory, I think many of my friends think they are taller than they really are so they claim a certain boosted height and then someone else who’s close to it might say oh I’m this height minus an inch or whatever so that’s how you have 5’9 guys claiming 5’10-5’11 or even 6’0. Same with 5’10 guys. Or those 6’2 claiming 6’4 etc.
@Canson Yeah I know what you mean and I figured this would be later in the day when the majority lose their morning height and are probably close to their low. It’s not that the half isn’t used properly it’s just some people don’t understand that height changes or maybe they have a faulty measurement and round it up or down. I notice most people don’t use the half or 3/4 unless they are trying to sound more legit by giving a fake measurement but some might be honest or they are claiming something they got measured at the Doctors or whatever but I see what you’re trying to say most of those guys don’t know what 6’4 or 6’5 looks like because not many guys are even close to that height.
Peter 180cm said on 12/Jan/19
Rob today i measured myself at 180.5cm at 9.30pm after being up for 9.30 hours approximately on a lazy day pretty much sitting on the PC most of the time.Does that mean i've grown taller or that i can maintain my evening height on a higher level sometimes due to better hydration levels and rest?Thanks!
Editor Rob
For such small differences, hydration and standing better might be a factor. If you check it a few more times in february and still get around that, then it's probably a tiny bit of growth.
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Peter180: could he his proportions that give off a taller impression. I’ve had several people tell me if they’re sitting when I walk into a room that I look 6’6 or even 6’7” a couple times until they stand up. Proportionately I have relatively long legs and good posture.
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Myself: yep and a lot of people say it with a straight face. I’ve had times when I don’t even call someone out which is normal unless they bring it up first to compare themselves to me or someone else I’m hanging out with like my wife or my friends who are mostly tall themselves or if they try to inflate my height to make themselves the height they claim. But all of that changes as soon as you mention well so and so has a tape measure or I have one etc or when someone else vouches for you that you’re actually the height you’re claiming. they back down very quickly. I’ve seen times when the subject is dropped altogether and they walk away or it becomes well my doctor told me I’m this or well in shoes I’m this. You know excuses
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 12/Jan/19

Is multimedia the only field you focused on while you attended university?
Editor Rob
Before that from 94 to 98 I did my Computer Science Degree.
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Greg: you ever notice if it’s a taller guy that height frauds it’s “I’m almost 6’4”. On that Michael Phelps tip. A lot of people judiciously throw change like .5 or .75 on to make it sound more convincing especially when they know they aren’t as tall as they claim and definitely don’t look as tall as they claim. That’s a sign of shoe claiming. I mentioned recently about a month back about a coworker, who is usually honest at work, was talking about his weight and how he’s lost some recently. He mentioned what he weighed before and I said that isn’t a lot. And he said it is for him at his size. Then he asks me well how tall Are you and I said I’m 6’4”. He said oh I’m almost 6’3” and this is him hesitating when he said it. The guy is weak 6’2” range unless he’s just got bad posture which he doesn’t seem to have. He’s very healthy and looks the same height 99% of the time. He does always wear flat shoes but even when I’ve worn them it appears to be about a 2+” difference between us. I wore them a day or two later and walked right past him. And I watched him walk past one of my employees who is 6’0” legitimately at a low by looking at him and he claims 6’0” as well, and there was about an inch or maybe a touch over between them because of the shoe difference. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he’s only 6’1.5 but no more than 6’1.75 prob. Truthfully I lost a bit of respect for him when he said that
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Greg: yea at that height had he said 5’11 1/2 and claimed 6’ I wouldn’t Argue.yea to me he looked what you said. But more 5’11-5’11.5 vs 5’11.5-6’. Basically strong 5’11 like Rob defines it. My definitions tho are (at a low). In my case tho since I claim and use the low I automatically see them solid 5” shorter so I’d call them 5’11 and change which could mean up to half. But the half is never used properly. It means half as opposed to rounding up which is why I stopped claiming 6’4 1/2. I was always asked either why I bother with half or why don’t I just round up. The former used to be “if I were you I would just say 6’4” or “so you’re 6’4 etc”. Lol I said 6’4 1/2. And The latter “Dude you’re 6’5” or “why don’t you just say 6’5” or “you could just say your 6’5”. The latter is a bit insulating as it’s telling me something I already know. But that’s annoying when someone tries to negotiate with you to claim a height like that. Claims mean very little to me. But that’s why I stopped with half and now a days if I need to be specific 6’4 1/4. But usually I just say I’m 6’4” and leave it at that. From all that I really learned that what someone claims means jack and I overrated

Solid 7/8-1/8
Half 3/8-5/8 (could fall into strong or weak at each end)
Strong 1/4-1/2
Weak 1/2-3/4

I think the 3/4-1 and 1/8-1/4 are purgatory zones as the former is more solid while the latter is borderline
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Greg: yea at that height had he said 5’11 1/2 and claimed 6’ I wouldn’t Argue.yea to me he looked what you said. But more 5’11-5’11.5 vs 5’11.5-6’. Basically strong 5’11 like Rob defines it. My definitions tho are (at a low)

Solid 7/8-1/8
Half 3/8-5/8 (could fall into strong or weak at each end)
Strong 1/4-1/2
Weak 1/2-3/4

I think the 3/4-1 and 1/8-1/4 are purgatory zones as the former is more solid while the latter is borderline
Bego said on 12/Jan/19
@Lelll Ben would disagree with you
Franky said on 12/Jan/19
Hey Rob
When did you first start getting interested in height?
What caused you to make celeb heights?
Editor Rob
In 2001 I was back at University doing a Postgrad in Multimedia and was starting to prepare some basic websites, by 2002 I was running several...all mainly fun/trivia stuff. CelebHeights was another site to launch, but it was the one that had legs and turned into an interesting subject. There wasn't really a dedicated site about height which had a moderator and any sort of community. I never intended to be still running it over 14 years later!
Canson said on 11/Jan/19
@Bobby: yea hydration is key. I’ve seen that on my gym days
Sakz said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson I think it's a mixture of what you said but also just a general statement. A lot of people take being taller as a compliment so he probably just means to say that as you're already tall, you could easily claim higher and not be called out on it which works to your advantage. You wouldn't do that of course but just making a point that that's how he may see it. It's kind of like someone saying to another person you look quite youthful and could pass for being younger. Many would probably see it as a compliment, but then there may be others who may not as they might prefer to look more mature for their age. It's all a matter of how someone perceives these things is what I'm trying to say.
Greg said on 11/Jan/19
@LittleLee168cm Houss is like between 5’11.5-6’0.25” he says he got laser measured at 184cm or 6’0.5” but we all know how credible those measurement can be sometimes. I think he’s a flat 6 footer, maybe 5’11.75” or so he looks shorter because of his build and proportions.
Greg said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson yep it’s very common every other person adds 1.5-2 inches to their height and you can easily tell they are frauding but they act as if they truly measure that height.
Myself said on 11/Jan/19
People just make the most believably high claim they can, considering height is something magical that you can just influence with mood or other irrealistic things.
I used to claim 190 when I got told by everyone that I was pretty much that tall, even though I hadn't I was probably claiming it from 188 range (had poor posture aswell) to 191. Then I was guessed to be at 195 cm by a friend claiming 185, and I started wondering If I really could be that height, so i claimed 193 cm (or "some cm over 190") maybe a couple times or once...after some time I became too curious and wanted to end this story of ignorance and looked for videos on how to measure, found Rob and did it! heheh
I'm actually still 190 on my ID card.
Myself said on 11/Jan/19
Yeah...just by looking at this site I got the same picture about how Americans perceive height.
And I can't say it's much better in Europe, as I hoped it was.
Myself said on 11/Jan/19
@Luca I was suspecting.
I live in the North, in Rimini.
My 175 cm friend kept calling me 194 cm all the time even though I said I'm not, and another friend who's 182.3 cm said once that I look the same height his supposed 198 cm friend is, so I must be that height...
That same 175 cm friend actually thought he was 178, since he got measured on a stadiometer by his doctor and also by a computer when doing a specific exercise for football fitness or something...both resulting in 178 cm! I've measured him in my apartment and even at his house, always getting the same 175 cm result.
At some point he even thought he had grown and was maybe 179 cm...before realizing the truth with those REAL measurements...not those done by the doctors...
Bego said on 11/Jan/19
Saw two mormons today, surprisingly they spoke loud. One was probably maximum 165cm and other like 180cm. From distamce i thought shorter guy was 175-178 and taller one 188-190. I actually edged out taller guy.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 11/Jan/19
I feel like for some reason i need to take off 1/2 inch of my measurements, given i cant get the tape measure completley straight(both wall and eye level mirror measurements) and the metal bit at the end adds from 3-4 mm. Is this reasonable? Ie in the mirror i would get 5'7 1/8 ish(knocking off half inch) probably making me a bit under 6'0!(which i dont really want lol)
Greg said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson I see so you thought he was more 5’11.25-5’11.5 then say 5’11.5-6’0, he might be 6’0 out of bed or close to it so if he claimed that I wouldn’t see that as a major inflation but inflating you and saying he’s 6’1 is pushing it. He might have just edged me out I have a friend like that who’s a weak 6’0er and he claims 6’1 even though on his license it says 6’0 and the difference between him and I isn’t that much so if he was actually 6’1 or close I would be looking right below his nose but I’m basically eye level with him.
@Bego Ive measured with Can against the wall tape measure And stadiometer. In Us it’s been about the same no matter what state I traveled to I felt comfortably above average even tallish while walking around but in some parts of Europe I’ve felt low average to high average and even below average in like Netherlands at times.
Canson said on 11/Jan/19
I think Zampo said it best at the end of the day a claim is a claim but at that same time I don’t see it as downgrading if someone measures say 1/8” or 1/4” over a mark and rounds down. Technically if that’s their low for the day then that’s their height they’re closest to
Perfect Paul said on 11/Jan/19
Gotta have a page on here for the Lord, Jesus Christ. He's like even more famous than Michael Jackson!

Commonly listed as 6' 0". He could actually be anything from 5' 11.5" to 6' 0.5" range though I guess.

I'll leave this one to Rob...
Lelll said on 11/Jan/19
Height really differs depending on where you are.

I'm an 18 year old 5'11" guy and while I feel tall while visiting my shorter relatives and average while in the store, people at school are usually taller. When I hang out with the guys in my grade (17 year olds) I'm usually the second shortest. Four of them are 6'4", the rest are 6'0"/6'2" while the shortest in the Group is 5'9", so people in the 6'2" to 6'4" range are common where I live. That's why it sounds really weird when some guys say that 5'10" is tall for a man. This is maybe because I live in Sweden, so I'm used to taller people.
Overall I think that the Swedish average of 5'11.5" is quite accurate, although I don't know how tall I would feel if I visited a country like the U.S. or even Japan.
Zverige said on 11/Jan/19
Height is something that differs a lot depending on where you are.

I as an 18 year old 5'11" guy may feel tall when I'm visiting my shorter relatives, average while walking in the store but at school I see lots of taller people. When I hang out with the guys that go in the same grade as me (17 year olds), I'm usually the second shortest as four of them are 6'4", the rest are 6'0"/6'1" and the shortest is 5'9".

In my surroundings, seeing someone 6'2" to 6'4" range is common, but maybe it's because I live in Sweden. Overall I think that the Swedish 5'11.5" average for young men is really accurate, but I don't know how tall I would feel in a country like the U.S.
178,7 at 19 said on 11/Jan/19

What do you guys think is the best sport for stimulating growth?

I think swimming, running, and cycling... I don’t know if doing sports stimulates growth but at least it gets you hungrier and you eat more and could grow taller because of that...

Is it correct?
Canson said on 10/Jan/19
@Myself: it’s funny too because years ago a friend of mine who knew how tall I was and am as he’s good at estimating it despite being much shorter around 5’8” told me that I could probably claim 6’6” and no one would challenge me. He knows and refers to me as 6’4”. I told him that there’s really no reason and not necessary nor would it be desirable. I don’t get why people make those types of statements but I think it will usually come from someone unhappy with their current height
Canson said on 10/Jan/19
@Myself: I see a lot of guys in the 186-187 claim 190-191 (6’3). Then guys in the 6’2” range at 189-190 claim 6’4”
Littlelee168cm said on 10/Jan/19
Wow there's a lot of insecure people on this site that are way taller than me. Just deal with it everyone is different embrace it
Littlelee168cm said on 10/Jan/19
Orton it's likely you've finished growing at 17.5 years unlikely you'll get any taller though it's not impossible
Littlelee168cm said on 10/Jan/19
Houss looks 3 inches taller at best so 5ft 10
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 10/Jan/19
Hey Rob maybe wrong place to post this but how much do you guess these "2 inch" lifts to actually give? Click Here
Editor Rob
they are measuring the very highest point, but the real height is more directly below the ankle bone, which means a bit further away from the back. Since it's sloping down I doubt that model is even 1.5 inches, more like 1.3ish
Sakz said on 10/Jan/19
@Jdubbz He probably gets called tall often or just doesn't see that many people taller than him. I'm a weak 6'1 and with the amount of times I've been described as tall you'd think I'm much taller than I actually am. Height can be quite funny like that so I understand what he means.
Bobby said on 10/Jan/19

It also depends on hydration too. As when I was in Greece, due to how hot it was, I would be drinking like 4 liters of water per day and sometimes more on certain occasions, so even after being on my feet for most of the day and sitting upright (never reclining until like late afternoon). All that water helped me to maintain like 1/8th of my height at the end of the day, so I was measuring more 5'9 7/8s similarly to how I'd measure that range on non-active days. So, I think warmer countries have an effect on measurements versus cold countries as I don't drink nearly as much water here for most of the year.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 10/Jan/19
@houss assuming he is wearing average 1 inch footwear you look around 5 inches taller, so i would guess you to be around 6'1
Peter 180cm said on 10/Jan/19
@ houss 8-9cm maybe.
Bobby 5'10 said on 10/Jan/19

I'm surprised you haven't had a growth spurt yet, you're due for one.
Canson said on 10/Jan/19
@Greg: at most he has you by an inch. It looked no less than a solid 5” and I was at best 6’4.25 since this was at night when we were out. Don’t know if I got lower tho as my extreme low is a mm over 6’4”. I may have been a bit less than 6’4.25 but I’ll give him that much. I give him 5’11 and change to mean 5’11.25 which for me I wouldn’t round to 6’0”. I wouldn’t argue if he said 5’11.5. I claimed 6’4 and specified it as 6’4.25. I never claim more than that now a days but he claimed 6’1” had he claimed 6 maybe I would’ve agreed if he didn’t inflate me first
houss said on 10/Jan/19
Hi guys , how much do you think is the difference between us considering he is in shoes and i'm not
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He's 170 cm barefoot
Nik said on 10/Jan/19
🗣 "No yer not, yer 5'8.875"!"! 🗣 "I'm 6 foot!"
Bego said on 10/Jan/19
@Greg What other places have you been in US? And how did you feel there? How do you measure your height, is it with tape or?
Canson said on 9/Jan/19
@Jdubbz: if that holds you’re a legit 6’4 1/2 or even the beginning of a weak 6’5”. you may still hit you’re desired height of 195cm you had or get close as you could possibly still add some evening height even if the morning doesn’t increase. But hope for your sake that it’s not beyond where you wanted to stop.
Canson said on 9/Jan/19
@Bobby: it depends on physical activity. Some days you mentioned you would remain 5’9 7/8 whereas same for me if I wake up just over 6’5” like a mm-2mm I could be around 6’4 3/8 if I am not active at all and pretty much reclined a bit during the day at times. I reach my low after about 7 hours as well then come down from there only if I hit the gym where it’s usually another mm or a bit over a mm to exactly 6’4,25 or am on my feet then I can come down close to another 1/4” if it’s at an extreme low as that puts me maybe 1-1.5mm over 6’4”.
Luca said on 9/Jan/19
@Myself I live in the south, where I guess the average height is slightly shorter than the northern part of Italy... However even here people have a wrong idea of height:indeed almost everyone adds like 3 cms to his own height! I usually have to discuss with people who are like 186-187 cm and claim to be 190 cm, guessing my height at like 193 cm to make their ideas more believable.
JD1996 said on 9/Jan/19
Is there much difference between measuring yourself lying down or standing? Both methods seem to be around the same result for me within a mm or so, was wondering if the same is similar for other people or not?
Editor Rob
I tested it in This video and found it was reasonably close.
Greg said on 9/Jan/19
@Canson oh so you thought he was more 5’11 flat well sometimes it’s harder to estimate someone’s height when they are a lot shorter than you I know if someone’s more than 5 inches shorter than me I sometimes have an issue with pinpointing their exact height.
@Sakz yeah there’s a difference between rounding up a fraction or claiming fake inches, and yeah you’re right about that too.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 9/Jan/19
Sorry Rob. I meant to say 12:05 am-10:25 pm.
Canson said on 9/Jan/19
@184guy: I can see someone with your numbers claiming 185 especially if they’re enough over 184. My philosophy on height is to just claim what you measure for the majority of the day but that philosophy varies from person to person. I’m a proponent of claiming whatever your closest to at a low so say for me I’m exactly 6’4.25 probably 4 days of the week that I hit the gym and 193.8 other days unless I go out at night and stand an hour extra like at a bar then 6’4.25”. If I used Metric I would prob claim 194cm or 193-194. 6’4” in my eyes is plenty tall and while 6’5” at a low isn’t a bad height either, anything over 6’0” is tall enough with 6’4” being ideal
Orton said on 9/Jan/19

I’m 17 and 1/2, I’m not short around (5”11) but I’ve never had a growth spurt that I’m aware of. I’ve never shot up by a couple of inches in a short period. I’m still growing, and definately a late bloomer. I’ve heard of people having growth spurts later on in puberty. I think my dad grew a few inches at university. I’m hoping to reach 6ft. I also took medicine which they did a study on which apparently delays the onset of peak growth (Click Here) Every male on both sides of my family are 6ft of over, and the females are all taller than average by 3 inches or more apart from my nan.

Is it possible for me to have my growth spurt later on, or is it more likely that I carry on growing at a steady rate until I stop growing. I am praying for 6ft. Please help thanks
Peter 180cm said on 9/Jan/19
@ Colberto How do you give a 6'4 impression to some people?How does that work actually if you're 186-187cm barefoot?They probably mean you look 6'2 since obviously you're nowhere near 6'4 and obviously they're exaggerating..! :P
Myself said on 9/Jan/19
@Luca @K.A.
Since it looks like Rob does't approve non english comments on this site, i can't write in the language we both speak better, italian, but so be it ;)
Have you met people of your height in Italy, and what did they claim? I am about 192.7 at my low, or closer to 192.4 at a pretty much extreme low, and i claim either 192 (more often) or 193 when asked...although i've been guessed about 2 meters multiple times here in Italy...So it kinda looks like that people have no clue here.
What i was thinking is that many people that are in the 187-189 range may often claim 192 cm, but other than Francesco Pianeta and his trainer, i have not much evidence about it right now, so i wanted to ask what is your experience in the matter.
Jdubbz said on 9/Jan/19
@Colberto a 6'1.5 guy feeling like "the tallest guy in the world"? Sorry but that just sounds funny lol
Luca said on 8/Jan/19
@Redwing I strongly suggest you to visit Italy one day! It is a beautiful country, full of art and natural beauties.
However I'm quite conscious of my height, and, when asked to me I usually claim to be in the "189-190" cm zone
184guy2 said on 8/Jan/19

In the situation that I described would be about half cm shorter ( generally I only gain that bustin a gut ) so around 183,5cm at the very low . Normal low 184 and about 184,5 bustin a gut. My posture isn't that good so when I stretch up it's not really much different than bustin a gut . My torso and legs are proportioned aswell and I'm a lanky type of guy.
Greg said on 8/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm yeah I agree I see a lot of 5’8-5’9 range guys even weak 5’10 claiming 5’11 or 6’0 I call them out all the time. Inflation is really annoying and some people don’t think anything of it.
Harrey said on 8/Jan/19
Hello rob. I’ve noticed that some people have very abnormal growth spurts (such as Dennis Rodman) growing almost a foot in physical height even during the ages of 18 and 19 years old. What do you think is the main cause of a huge miraculous growth spurt at such a late age like that? Do you think it’s just purely genetics, or is there slightly more to it?
Editor Rob
Maybe in some cases, there is latent growth spurts, but with a few twists to the genes, making extraordinary spurts like that.
Sakz said on 8/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm There's too many factors involved to claim an exact height which is why I think saying 'about' can cover it quite well, unless you typically measure exactly at a certain mark.
Sakz said on 8/Jan/19
@Greg I've said this before but as it pertains to height you're only technically 'lying' if you claim something you don't measure at all. Any height you measure during the day is valid and as for being called out even if it's a round up, that's unlikely unless you stand directly next to someone barefoot and a lot of people don't even realise you shrink. There's also too many factors involved such as posture, hairstyles and footwear for such small differences to be detected by the average person. Adding an inch or more is when real inflation starts to begin so as you said in your case if you were to claim 6'0.
Bobby 5'10 said on 8/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm

Same here with me on my lazy days lounging around playing video games the whole day. Even late into the night I still maintain a measurement of 177.5 which is basically the same as a legit 5'10. On more active days, I hit 5'10 flat after like 2 hours and after 6-7 hours, I'm at my low already and it stays there pretty much until about the 10 hour mark when I hit 177 flat. I think it's interesting how our measurements can vary based on activity levels.
Canson said on 8/Jan/19
@Greg: to be honest he didn’t even look the half at times. Very possible closer to 5’11”. I saw at least 5” I’d humor him and give him 6’0”. If someone is weak 6’0” I would give them 6’0”. If they’re 5’11.5 I still would
Sakz said on 8/Jan/19
@OfCourse I'm around your height and that used to be the case with me aswell, although my eye level is average. A lot of it is just self perception and a lot of the time you don't realise you're lowering your eye level slightly. Only when I became more height aware did I develop a better understanding and realised I edged out more people then I thought. As for your eye level you can try measuring it and if it's 5 inches or more then that would mean it's low.
Dream said on 8/Jan/19
Rob, this is a weird confession, but it’s true!

Yesterday, for once in my life, I was able to stay awake for just over 34 hours straight, without rest. (I was unable to sleep at 12:00 am and tried to go back to sleep, but it was futile. I was able to stay awake for the entire day up to roughly 10:15 pm-10:20 pm.) of course, I got back to rehearsals afterwards and I drove around with my parents.

Fortunately, I was able to get back home safely after rehearsal.

Of course, I fell asleep at 10:20 pm and woke up at 6:30. It was insane, but I did get 8 hours of sleep.
Editor Rob
I haven't done an all nighter for a while, I don't think we function that well with over 30 hours of being up!
Colberto said on 7/Jan/19
@Guru guy
What do you mean I walk around at 6ft 1in to 1.25in? I am around that when I slouch or don't stand straight. Right around 185.5cm when I slouch. I feel a bit on the tall side. There are a fair amount of guys in my college that are 6'2, 6'3" and beyond. But slouching I still have an edge on guys who are just 6'1", I don't wear thin heeled shoes, at least an inch. So I could give a solid 6'2" illusion. I am in that weird 6'1 ¼" 6'1 ½" zone btw and out of bed around 6'2 ½" or so 189 range. Sometimes I feel like I am the tallest guy in the world. I give a 6'4" impression often according to some people
184guy2 said on 7/Jan/19

For CH purposes I claim 184 , personally 185 since I'm near 186cm at first thing . I understand Rob's concept of evening claims but I just prefer to claim 185 . But here on this site since we have a consensus , I must join it . You could claim 6'5 and nobady would tell otherwise to you personally , but It's your option/decision
Jdubbz said on 7/Jan/19
Rob, how rare is it to grow at nearly 22? For the past few days my out of bed and daily low have been 6'5.3 and 6'4.5 respectively, so it seems like I've grown about half a cm all of a sudden.
Peter 180cm said on 7/Jan/19
@ Colberto I'm almost 5'11/180cm and tend to have poor posture as well most of the time as i slouch-basically i bend my legs alot so i don't stand as tall as measured. I guess it's more how you carry yourself but im about 90kg now so i'm pretty heavy.
Peter 180cm said on 7/Jan/19
I think everyone gets a considerably different measurement on a lazy day than on an active one. I can get as high as 180.1-180.2cm when im basically just laying around my house so technically 5'11 on the nose and that's late at night. Height really is an interesting topic if you think that even poor hydration affects it.
Guru Guy said on 7/Jan/19
Hey Rob if I'm at least 6'2 in shoes, would I be seen as a 6'1 guy to most people?
Editor Rob
Yes, most people will see you as being that tall, many in fact will guess you taller than that.
F97 said on 7/Jan/19
My forehead is 6cm is that normal? I Think it is on the longer side? I am 6'0" tall. Would this mean lower eyelevel?
Harrey said on 7/Jan/19
Hey rob. What percentage of people would you say that continue to grow until age 21? Can someone grow if they can grow facial hair?
Editor Rob
The percentage who gain height at 20-21 is small, you are talking single figure percentage.
Luca said on 7/Jan/19
@K.A. 188
Instead I wake up at 191.25 cm and I usually finish my day at about 189 cm.
However, since you're one of the few Italians on this site, have you ever met any Italian vips? If so, what have you thought of their height?
Sean william Winter said on 7/Jan/19
rob my cousin is 5'11 hs 16 years 8 months old his dad is 6 ft 1 i think mother 5ft 5 i havent seen him in over a year how much will he grow now.
Editor Rob
I don't know, but he still has potential for growth.
Greg Johnson said on 7/Jan/19
Hi guys do you know why some tape measurers have heights listed incorrectly i think in one of Rob's videos from a while back he had one of them for example i always was lying about my height without even noticing because it said 6'1 next to 184cm so i think that might also be an explanation about why allot o people lie about height 1. they dont really care and just measure themselves in the morning which i dont really think is lying just kind of inaccurate and 2. whatever they're measuring with is incorrect
Editor Rob
Do you mean what I talked about in the Video about how say 5-7 is placed essentially on 5ft 6.5?

It's really a guide that the next inch marking of 67 would be 5ft 7, but it is certainly something I believe a few people have been caught out with over the years, and might be a reason for some confusion.
Jacob Smith said on 7/Jan/19
Hey Rob I recently came to this website because i wanted to compare my height to celebrities and i noticed that everyone was shorter than they say, so last night i was reading the comments on this website and realised they were based on a height later on the day. so my question is if i accurately want to compare myself to the heights of celebrities at what time of the day should i measure myself and what should i do during the day because i only know my morning height.
Editor Rob
There is still a reasonable amount who I think are honest, but I would say the majority do lie, from smaller rounding up (or even just claiming a morning height) to inflating by 1-3 inches.
I'd go with a height early afternoon.
Redwing said on 7/Jan/19
Luca, always wanted to visit Italy one day I will for sure; You’re pretty tall, do you feel it? Do you claim 6’2 or 6’3?
Bubba said on 7/Jan/19
Hi Rob

I have a friend who claimed to be 6'1" (1.85) all the time,but he has been measured 6'0 1/4 (1,83.5) during PE,what is his real height? He has been measured after 6 hours,is he 6 foot/1.83 or 1.84?
Editor Rob
He has a chance of being closer to 6ft 1 first thing out of not many people will see him at that height. Most folk will see him during the day as a 6ft 0.25 or 6ft 0.5 man, he could call himself a strong 6 footer.
Greg said on 7/Jan/19
@Sakz yeah basically if you’re taller people refer to you as such. You’re short the same thing.
@Peter 180cm well if they round up a bit I don’t mind as long as their claim sounds/looks at least believable like in my case it’s not a huge deal but if I say 6’0 or more that’s pushing it.
@Christian 6’3 5/8ths well it was probably an error or shoes measurement was he a flat 6’1? In class I had a 6’1ish guy who just seemed to edge me out by a good chunk 2.5 approx, but I didn’t feel it was a major difference.
@Canson if he was 5’11 and change he was better off saying around 6’0, would you call him out then? Normally if a guys rounding up a fraction like that I think he can get away with it but if it’s over 2 inches that’s where you start to get caught, especially taller girls they catch on.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Jan/19

What's your real height when you don't bust a gut?
OfCourse said on 6/Jan/19
I'm 6'0.5/184.3 and it is so hard for me to tell the difference from my perspective, with my friends who are 5'9, 5'10 and even 5'11. They all feel like they're either eye-to-eye with me, or only half an inch shorter. Of course when we look in the mirror my big head is obviously taller, but still.

I can't take it anymore. I don't know if it's because I have a lower eye level than most people, or because I'm just height conscious around everyone...
Kellan said on 6/Jan/19
I'm slightly over 6'0" minimum (6'0.1?) and close to 6'1" in the morning (6'0.8). I generally just say I'm 6 feet, I catch guys lying all the time, then telling me I must be "6'2" because of their lying.
Peter 180cm said on 6/Jan/19
I think most people add 3-4cm to their actual height on average because of shoes and hair thickness and probably the shoes are big like atleast 2.5cm most of the time. Add to that an earlier morning measurement and it can be more although you'll have plenty of those who just make up claims.Most guys i've seen claim 180 were 176-178 range in actuality and sometimes maybe even abit less!
Colberto said on 6/Jan/19
Hey rob have you noticed guys around 6'0 to say 6'3" have a bit of a hunch in their backs and more of a slouch compared to most people. Like they can't stand up as straight. I have noticed the more built and stocky ones have more of a slouch. I personally have this hunch in my back.
Editor Rob
Poor posture can effect people of all heights, but the taller you are, maybe the odds increase especially over time if you are talking to a vast majority of people who are shorter than yourself and you are lurching forward/down to hear them.
K.A 188 said on 6/Jan/19
@Luca, sono 190 di mattino appena mi alzo dal letto.E 187.7 cm di notte dopo 8 ore di lavoro .Di solito durante il giorno sono 188 e qualche milimetro in piu.
Rob do you mind if we comment in a different language? ;)
Editor Rob
It really is an English language site.
Canson said on 6/Jan/19
@184guy: that’s about as honest a claim as you can get. I’d say you’re probably even a bit over 184 if you were standing for the 6 hours after already reaching your normal low. You may be more like 184.4 on a normal day. I did that before where my wife and I went out and I stood the majority of the time probably about 5 hours or so and was on my feet before we left for a while. I got down to 193.2 whereas 193.8 is my average low normally. I know guys your size that claim 6’2” here in the US and even ones that claim a barefoot height would claim 6’1” if they measure around that mark even at a low
178,7 at 19 said on 6/Jan/19
Could I still be growing? I noticed that lately I’ve been waking up at like 181cm, when before I used to wake up at like 180.5cm or something like that... One of these days I wanna measure myself correctly after 8 hours of sleep and doing normal activities during the day...

As I’ve been going to the gym everyday I always hit my low after 4 hours of being awake...

Rob, could it be because I am now on vacation, sleep 8 hours everyday with no stress, ride a bicycle, eat healthy and take a lot of sun?

When I was in college I used to be stressed and sleep like 4 hours a day and I didn’t grow anything, I hope I can get one more inch, or at least half of it haha
Luca said on 6/Jan/19
@K.A 188
I'm Italian too, and I'm 189 cm tall.
What's your out of bed/absolute lowest height range? What is your weight?
Canson said on 6/Jan/19
@Christian: there was a guy who was in his early 20s probably that said you must be 6’5-6’6”. I replied back 6’4” and then he said well I’m 6’1” and after I called him out it was that he was measured at that by a doctor. And once my wife stood next to him and called him on it he said well in Church Shoes I’m 6’1”. He knew all along that he was 5’11 and change
Canson said on 6/Jan/19
@Christian: there was a guy who was in his early 20s probably that said you must be 6’5-6’6”. I replied back 6’4” and then he said well I’m 6’1” and after I called him out it was that he was measured at that by a doctor. And once my wife stood next to him and called him on it he said well in Church Shoes I’m 6’1”. He knew all along
Peter 180cm said on 6/Jan/19
@ Greg Well most people don't know their exact height down to the cm so they just exaggerate. I mean i still probably overestimate or underestimate a little other people's heights even though i know mine lol! It's called perception.
Peter 180cm said on 6/Jan/19
Rob may i ask a guestion? Is a 5cm forehead and about 4.5cm hairline to top of head normal? And would that likely make me look abit shorter? Thanks!
Editor Rob
It's within the average range, but once you get to 5 that is becoming longer and 6 would be very low hairline. 2-3 is on the short side, you'd expect with some hair recession to have about that.
Myself said on 6/Jan/19
It's standart for people to claim several centimeters more than their real low...there can be many reasons, but people just percieve it in a very casual way and often claim the highest believable (considering everyone does it, it becomes believable) height they can.

It's the same in Italy.
For istance recently i had 10 sessions of physioterapy-massage to help my herniated discs. The first session i was asked by the physioterapist about my height and i responded 192 cm, although something like 2 sessions later she commented that "You're (considerably) taller than 190 cm". I guess most people 188-190 range claim 192 cm most of the time (sometimes it gets even more ridicolous), so she thought that i was downgrading myself.
184guy2 said on 6/Jan/19
I measured myself around 184cm(183,9cm) ( bustin a gut ) after 22hrs woken , and after 6 hrs standing on a nightclub . Can I claim l84 ( 6ft 0.5 ) Legitly ?
Editor Rob
Even if you dropped another couple of mm at worst, I think it is very reasonable to say 184 or 6ft 1/2.
Glitch said on 6/Jan/19
Do we grow Little By Little? I mean like do we grow every day,every month or There’s a specific time of a year to have a suddent spurt And We Grow All of them at a time?
Editor Rob
I believe it is periods of growth like bursts, then longer periods of staying same. That's mostly what I've noticed with family growing up.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Jan/19

One time I've seen a guy who looked 6'1" but claimed that he was "home measured at 6'2". Maybe he didn't make it up and was actually measured at home, but most likely it was with shoes on. But there are some who just make stuff up so be careful.
Sakz said on 5/Jan/19
@Greg You summed that up well. Height really just determines 'how some people in society might perceive you'.
Glitch said on 5/Jan/19
is justin bieber’s growth and Asa Butterfield’s growth rate nearly same?

I mean Justin was like 5’5.5 at 17 in 2014 then what was asa’s height when he was 17? 5’9.5?
Editor Rob
They both gained a bit of height around that 17-19 range.
F97 said on 5/Jan/19
Just curious Rob, what would be the height proportions of a 177cm guy? Assuming average head and eyelevel. What would be his chin height? Eyelevel? Mouth height?, eyelevel, eyebrow height and hairline? Thanks Rob!
Editor Rob
I'd expect average chin height in 153.5-4 zone and eyes around 165-165.5 zone.
Jake the Snake said on 5/Jan/19
Hey Rob 4 hours awake with no work I'm standing tall at 173.2 cm. I think I may start claiming 5ft 8 my lack of work seems to have really kept me standing tall.
Editor Rob
There will be a difference between a more physical job and a lack of any work
Canson said on 5/Jan/19
@Peter: lol happens. Everyone stretches the truth about something in their lives. Height tho is so scientific that it’s not worth lying about imho
Harrey said on 5/Jan/19
hey rob is it possible for someone to grow 0.5 inch after 18 years old?
Editor Rob
A proportion of people do gain, 1/2 inch, sometimes several inches from 18 to early 20's.
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 5/Jan/19
I 've seen that when shorter people ask my height and i reply 6'3, their standard reply is i 've relative whose 6'4. In india people take 2.5 cm as 1 inch.So a 180 cm would be a 6 footer in their eyes
Even if they are an honest 6'4 in their eyes they would not measure more than 190.
Sakz said on 5/Jan/19
@Nik There's no denying women can be dishonest too (a lot aren't very height aware either). I was making a point as to why I feel women would be less likely to lie. We definitely should I've seen people on here talk like height is the be all end all which is simply not the case in reality. It serves as an advantage nothing more. Anyone who focuses solely on one quality of an individual (especially something trivial like height) shouldn't be taken seriously I would say.
yert said on 5/Jan/19
rob do you think a 5'8-5'9 man is average and would others do you think? I see it as THE average most places
Editor Rob
In many countries around the world, it is average.

It's easy to forget that the most populous countries are India and China both over 1.3 billion people and the average height in both countries the average isn't even 5ft 7 let alone 5ft 8-9!

But of course, in many countries 5ft 8 or 9 is quite average, with very few being 5ft 10 or 11 average.
Greg said on 4/Jan/19
@Ben I feel that I usually get guessed between 5’11-6’0 even by guys who are legit 5’11s my 5’11 mathtutor asked me if I was 5’11? I guess I look really close and with my proportions he assumes I’m exactly his height when if you look close he would edge my out by a bit.
Greg said on 4/Jan/19
@Peter180cm yeah I was surprised too 😱😂 he’s not even 5’10. Like I don’t think he wakes up over 5’9.5. I always guessed him to be 5’9ish his stocky build makes him look shorter though he has a chance of dipping under 5’9 at the end of the day too. And yeah I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of anyone under like 5’11.5 claim 6’1 like several people I know. 🤷🏻‍♂️ It’s like people have no clue how an actual 6’1 guy looks like. I’ve never claimed anything over 5’11, and yeah I have these boots that give me a nice boost make me around 6’0 midday and like 5’11.75” or a touch over at a low.
@K.A 188 Im 179/180 close enough though and nah not a fan of big hair styles I keep my hair style flat. However I have good proportions so I’m always guessed taller. Being tall doesn’t actually grant you anything other then how some people in society might perceive you. And that doesn’t change your barefoot height so no point. My dad was also like 180/181 peak.
@Canson yeah I’ve heard “my doctor measured me at that height “ a couple times or some of them I’m sure didn’t get measured at the doctors and just made it up. There used to be a legit 6’6 who went to my gym probably a strong 6’6 he would edge out Christian and look similar to Ali Baba peak if I’m not mistaken. But I haven’t seen him lately, there’s another guy who’s Christians height or maybe a fraction shorter who I still see every now and then and he’s just a tank. Oh wow did a nurse really do that? That’s crazy I’ve had a nurse tell me I was 5’10 when I was like 15 getting measured for y physical to get my permit. I was probably Robs height probably a fraction taller as this was in late noon maybe I was 5’8.5 and I was wearing dress shoes she was like “ oh you’ve grown !” You’re 70 inches I was like ummm I’m in shoes?.. she didn’t even want me to take them off it was weird. Because I remember getting measured at 5’9 at the nurses at school barefoot at around 16.
Glitch said on 4/Jan/19
@Rob as Justin Bieber’s height was guessed by many

And It’s been long since his page was created then How tall He was at 2012 when He was 18?
Editor Rob
He could have been nearer 5ft 6 then.
Sakz said on 4/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm Yep but for the sake of celebheights I'm being pedantic so she claimed pretty much around 5'7.75 which is a 1/4 inch away from 5'8. The metric system is definitely more accurate it's just most people don't use it and are more accustomed to claiming in feet/inches.
Peter 180cm said on 4/Jan/19
@ Bobby Doctors like this shoud have their diplomas removed and look for another source of survival.I mean if you can't read a simple measurement like this,why bother? Telling lies to people,on purpose or not,is just stupid!..Last time i got measured in doctor's was when i were 15 and 180cm in sneakers so probably around 178-178.5 flat and that's what i claimed back then-178cm even though i had guys claim 180 to me and were my height or shorter..
Peter 180cm said on 4/Jan/19
@ F97 Then you're probably about 184cm,definitely over 6'0 though.
@ Canson I guess the correct answer to this is:taller is better but adding 3+ to your height when you know your range is just plain stupid and ignorant. I was a douchebag but than lol
Nik said on 4/Jan/19
@ Sakz - Yes, you are right in that women are more likely than men to be honest about their own height, however a large amount of women are dishonest about their own height too! Unfortunately you are right that we live in a world where people want more of everything and people are like that with height too, it is best that we all help everyone else in the world become happy with the way they are, I am glad your friend has learned to accept his own height.
K.A 188 said on 4/Jan/19
@Greg although I tend NOT ask people their height especially if I am taller I don't like giving a cocky impression but on the other hand tallish people always ask me .You said your are 178?if so thats my fathers current height although he used to be 181cm when he was younger. If you want to look taller try and get that haircut that pineapple 🍍sort of NEYMAR used to have. my neighbor who is 175 looks tallish with it. And work on your shoulders too to make them broader.
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@Greg: I’ve heard people say “everyone lies or exaggerates” before but Just never heard about keeping up with the joneses in that respect. But you would be amazed at some of the excuses I have heard. I don’t stand straight when you could tell that they are or that’s what my doctor measured me at when you can tell that it isn’t or “well with shoes on” I’m 6’5” yet they’re a 6’3 guy who is a solid, if that, 6’4 in regular sneaks or 6’4.5 with basketball sneakers or boots tops. Yes even taller guys do lie. Christian even mentioned that he has a 6’7-6’7.5 cousin who claims 6’9” and have seen a guy in my area who claimed 6’8” and isn’t. He is max 6’6 and a fraction although he’s in his 50s so no telling if he’s lost height. That’s rare. Maybe just me and Christian And Bobby3342 and Ali Baba etc but why would anyone who is already tall or very tall want to be taller to the point where they’re hitting they’re head on a doorway. That’s what a 6’8” guy would do and even a 6’6” on a Low doorway at 6’7” in shoes. I don’t know but I’ve never been that way myself
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@Ben: Thanks! Don’t rush to get old lol!
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@Bobby: I’m sure that happens a lot. I know one guy who they didn’t bother to measure. The nurse just said I’m 5’8 so he’s 5’9” The guy is actually a legit 5’10” in person and the nurse wrote down that he’s 5’9” on his physical
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@K.A.188: proportionately I am long. I wear around a 35 length. Not sure on wingspan because it’s been a long time. I’ll get back to you. But at 6’4.25-.3 I do get guessed at 6’5 very often if not 6’6. As far as what you said about guys in the 190-200 range not inflating I see it all the time. One guy I know is 6’2.5-6’3 and claims 6’4, a bartender, and wears flip flops after hitting extreme lows from being in his feet all night and everyone knows he lies about his height as others have called him out and laugh when he says he’s 6’3 3/4. One guy said to him dude you’re 6’2”. When you go with the 3/4 or 1/2 at that stage it’s obvious he knows he’s not 6’4 and he really thinks 1/4” away looks that large a difference. And He’s actually a nice guy but because he lies and then inflates people like he does it’s tough to take him seriously and thus why We don’t associate with him outside of the bar even when we see him. I watched him once tell someone that he was 6’5”. He even proceeded to argue with him in front of us and me and my 6’3 friend who was taller than him at the particular moment just bust out laughing. We both told him that the guy isn’t really 6’4”. He was either measured in shoes or he claims a height that someone else claims that likely isn’t as tall as they claim either. Perhaps someone who lies or has shrunken But when you’ve been told that as often as you have due to inflation it signals a time to get measured. I have other examples as I have two coworkers one 6’3 that I used to work with that claimed 6’5” and another I currently work with who’s 6’1.5-6’2 that claims “almost 6’3” which he hesitated to say that day after asking me how tall I was. The kind of hesitation when you know you’re not really and the other person claims his barefoot height
grizz said on 4/Jan/19
I don't know what's your experience with hotel rooms of lower quality (like 2-3 stars), but in my experience it's not favorable for someone over 6 feet tall.
I'm usually 184-185 cm in the morning and with my shoes on I can't pass through the door of my hotel room without messing up my hair (it's not like I have a Frankie Grande hairstyle). In 2 occasions I ran into beds that were not favorable for anyone over 185 cms of height. When staying in hotels that was the only time when I ran into some tall guy issues.
Nevertheless, I still want to be 6'1-6'3 if I had a choice.
Greg said on 3/Jan/19
@K.A188 I noticed that most people will inflate their height, short average or tall. However many really short people are honest, same with really tall people. But then again you will commonly see inflators or people who just don’t know how tall they are and guess. Also it’s important but height isn’t something that’s under your control so if everybody could be as tall as they would like then the world would be a different place I would take your height or even 6’1 over mine any day.
@Christian 6’5 3/8ths interesting excuse I’ve never heard that excuse before.
@Canson I see what you mean yes we are similar in terms of where we fall over the mark and yeah I suppose that makes sense everyone’s different with what they claim. I don’t really care what somebody does unless they inflate themselves and me or try to dispute my claim and vice versa. You have a lot of tall friends lol. Only a select few of mine are 6’0+.
Canson said on 3/Jan/19
@Peter 180: I’ve definitely seen guys 5’10 range claim 6’1 but 5’9 is a lot
Ben said on 3/Jan/19
@Greg - Do so! I always get an around 182-184 guess, unless it happen to be a non inflater which rarely happens.

@Canson - Happy (early) birthday! I'm still stuck at 18.

@Rob - Hey Rob how tall do I look next to this guy: Click Here
He's measures 168.5cm under a stadiometer, when he took his passport he did.
Bobby said on 3/Jan/19
@Peter 180cm

When I grew to a flat 5'9 at 17, I thought I was 5'11 in reality. So, I would frequently tell people I was around 6'0 tall. I'm sure I've told this story to users on CelebHeights about that wonky measurement from the doctor. So, I was 16 years old, and probably in the 5'7 range, and in shoes, 5'8. She weighs me and measures me, and says, "He's 5'11." At least, I assumed she said I was 5'11, but thing is, she's a short woman. At 5'7 I dwarfed her, and now at 5'10, I'm sure I tower her now. She's probably under 5ft tall. I'm thinking she couldn't really see what the measurement was and probably mistook 170.2cm for 180.3cm. She tells my name, accounting for footwear because she measured me in shoes, he's 5'10-5'10.5. She says, "He can expect to grow another 3 inches." I think she was right about that, seeing as I am 5'10 now. I know I told this story before and no, I am not reinforcing anything or making any excuses but I thought it was a fun tale to tell to show you that even I claimed heights I didn't measure back then.
Peter 180cm said on 3/Jan/19
@ Greg A 5'9 guy claiming 6'1?LOL that's hilarious!😂😂Although i used to claim i was almost 6'2 like 187cm a few years ago just to mess with people's heads and actually some believed that claim! 😵 Thing is though i thought i was 182-183cm back then so basically 6'0 only to later realize i only hit that range in boots or big sneakers!😞 But you know, that's life xD
Peter 180cm said on 3/Jan/19
@ Sakz That's why the metric system is more accurate than using the imperial one with feet and inches.172cm is closer to 5'8 than 5'7 so she basically claims 5'8-big deal :p
Canson said on 3/Jan/19
@Greg: yea you’re similar to how Christian and I are. I used to be able to hold 193.9-194 a couple years ago from what I remember but today I don’t. Maybe hair or maybe I lost a mm or two. i turn 37 this week so it’s possible. But a 5’10.5 claim for you is reasonable. In fact if a person fell between 3/8-5/8 that’s the claim I’d advocate since a guy at 5’9 7/8 I would advocate a solid 5’10 and there would be a noticeable difference from you to them or from 7/8 up. I round down though for one like you mentioned since I’m well over 6’0”. 6’4” is enough for me Since I’m not playing pro Ball but also because I have tall friends who claim their lows for the most. A 6’2 7/8 claims 6’3 and used to be a hair over 6’3 when he was younger he’s almost 60 today. Also have a 6’5 1/4 friend a 6’6-6’6 1/8 and a 6’7 solid. So the 6’5 and I both round down as well although I did claim 6’4.5 I stopped also because he rounds all the way down as he also used to say 6’5.5 before he became more height aware when he played basketball at least but was rounded to 6’6” so he stopped. I wish the half were used more properly though. Half for me means someone is 3/8-5/8 but most people round half up. I don’t view a guy who’s 6’4 3/8 or 6’5 3/8 as almost 6’5 or almost 6’6 but I would view a guy who’s 5/8 or over as that tho
Canson said on 3/Jan/19
@Christian: lol I also have a colleague who is 6’3 range that claims 6’5. That’s pretty sad though “he feels he has to keep up”. I remember some guy told me something like that one day about shoes or lying etc. to his credit he admitted he claimed shoes or something and was claiming 6’1” or that he was listed 6’1” on his roster. He’s 5’11” range like 5’11.25 but not close to 6’0”. He said something to the effect of I could easily get away with claiming more then I of course asked what was the point in doing that and why am I doing that just because everyone else does? It’s like trying to give someone a reason to lie when in reality that person doesn’t want to
K.A 188 said on 3/Jan/19
@canson i live in northen Italy and my height 6ft2 is pretty tall not exceptionally tall but is the begining of very tall.To give You an idea throughout 2018 i saw only 3 women taller than me (i am a Man) and one of them was on higheels take away 2 inches and she was probably same height as me. Personally as a guy I think the most important thing is to be taller than 98% of women you meet, because taller guys you will always see but women not often.

Betwwen. @canson what is ur proportion?
I am 188 barefoot with a wingspan or reach of 200cm which is why I usually give a taller impression because of my broad shoulders and long arms.
Bego said on 3/Jan/19
@Rob What do you think how trustworthy are vehicle measurements? For example if i look up on internet vehicle measurements do you think they are accurate? Lets say VW Caddy was purportedly 182,5cm height but its hard to believe?
Editor Rob
I think the measurements will be quite accurate. There would be some variation depending on the tyre pressure, but it would be minimal.
Glitch said on 3/Jan/19
Are 178 at 19 and 178.7 at 19 same guy?

If it is then why are you changing you claim? Did you notice that you are actually 178cm not 178.7?
F97 said on 3/Jan/19
@ Peter 180cm my Eyelevel is about 171.5-172cm. If I go to the gym they are closer to 171.5 bit if I just sätt Är Home closer to 172cm.
Canson said on 3/Jan/19
@Christian: I actually can say the same about 5’8”-5’9 perhaps. Of course we will get a 5’8 guy who claims 5’9 or 5’10 periodically. I wish height claims were more consistent and that it didn’t vary like it does or to the degree it did. But really the shoe claiming and addition of vanity inches is what causes many of those problems. I guess in some places 6’2 can be very tall.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Jan/19

My colleague is the opposite, lol. He's 6'3" claiming 6'5" and guessed me at 6'7" when we met. I've told him several times that he's actually only 6'3", but he says that a lot of guys exaggerate height so he feels he needs to as well to keep up.
Greg said on 2/Jan/19
Also I was surprised a week or so ago this kid who seemed an honest 5’9 claimed to be 5’9, I actually wanted to tell him I was shocked due to so many inflators. And I would have loved to see my other friend claim 5’11 in front of him when he was around his height more or less would have sparked an interesting debate. Also the next time I meet somebody new who doesn’t know my height I’m going to ask them to see how tall they think I am. I’m curious how tall do I look to others.
Greg said on 2/Jan/19
@Canson Yeah exactly the classic 2 inch inflation rule that a lot of guys seem to go with, also in some extreme cases 3-4 inches recently my friend was talking about one of our mutual friends who’s probably no more than 5’9 give or take and saying he weighs 300 pounds, personally I wouldn’t have said over 250-270 range and even that’s being modest he’s a big frame guy for sure but not with a lot of muscle mass. He was like yeah but so and so is 6’1 I was like “wait a minute?” No he’s not, he told you that? When I easily edge out that kid. He asked me how tall I was I said around 5’11, and then he tried to say that the kid was 6’0, I was like no... not even close. I’ve never heard him make a claim I was always curious what he would claim I thought maybe 5’10 but 6’1? That’s crazy talk reminds me of my other 5’9 friend who was insistent he was 6’0 even when the other people around hims claims didn’t match up to his. Everybody either got measured incorrectly or just doesn’t have a clue how tall they really are. A true 5’10 guy will be seen as above average as a 5’11 guy will he and a strong 5’11 guy say 5’11.5-5’11.75” will look tall because they will easily be over 6’0 in shoes.
K.A 188 said on 2/Jan/19
HEY , has anyone noticed that is mostly people in the 180-190cm range that inflate their height a lot.while real LANKY people in the 190-200cm tend to be more honest, have you noticed?
Sakz said on 2/Jan/19
@Nik That's true, but I would still say women are more likely to be honest than men for the reason I mentioned in the last post. I mean as an example even quite a lot of female celebrities I've seen on here are honest about their height and claim pretty much what they're listed at, but of course there are a lot so that will vary. Ideally yes but unfortunately it's just one of those things certain people will never truly be happy about because we live in a world where 'taller is better' and people always want more or 'everything'. Of course that can't happen so you just have to be happy and grateful for what you have. Some people get over it in time I have a friend who isn't the tallest and it used to bother him, but now he's accepted his height.
Christopher Short said on 2/Jan/19
Turns out I'm still growing. I'm 20 years old.
At age 17, I measured 166.5cm in the mid-afternoon.
At the hospital last month, at 2pm I was noted at 170cm.
Multiple friends who haven't seen me in months have noticed growth etc.
Safe to say 5'7?
DanielZoldan said on 2/Jan/19
Hey Rob,can you help me with guessing the height of the person in the white shirt ,please.Thank you,I think this is a good point of view.

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Greg said on 2/Jan/19
@Canson Well it’s downplaying in terms of waking up at 5’11 or slightly over and then going down to 5’10.25, there’s been times where I ended the day at 5’10 3/8ths so at that point saying 5’10.5 or almost 5’11 isn’t a major deal. Besides most people guess me to be taller. If I said 5’10 I would be rounding down but I feel like at my height it’s better to round up if I was say over 6’0 then I would probably round down but that’s just me. And yeah he’s probably my height give or take. Another kid I know who’s close to my height claims 6’0 and is insistent that he got measured at 6’0 at the hospital I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t measure properly because another 6’0 range friend got measured 6’3 so there must be somebody who doesn’t know how to take a measurement there.
Sakz said on 2/Jan/19
@F97 Shoulder levels vary so you can't really give an accurate guess.

@Peter 180cm An inch can make quite a difference. For example it can be the difference between being above average and tall, short and average etc. In this case she's claimed to be in the 5'7 range when she's actually pretty much 5'9 so that's over an inch difference. Then of course in footwear she'd probably be 5'10 and that's tall for a woman not to mention it's not that far off 6'0. At 5'7 she'd just about be in the tall range or tallish as opposed to say 5'9 or 5'10 which is comfortably tall for a woman, so it can make quite a difference.
Peter 180cm said on 2/Jan/19
@ F97 You're definitely over 180cm LOLs it'd be better if you stated your eyelevel height for a guess.
Nik said on 2/Jan/19
@ Sakz - Maybe so but a large amount of women are dishonest about their own height too, like with men, most women tend to over report their own height but a larger minority of women than men (generally taller women) do claim to be shorter than what they are! Also many women who are average in height claim to be 5'6", 5'7", or 5'8"! Both men and women are insecure about their own height and we need to all create a society where this isn't the case.
Canson said on 2/Jan/19
@Greg: is your normal low 5’10.25 or is it a bit higher range? If 5’10.25 or under, saying 5’10” isn’t downplaying but I understand claiming 5’10 1/2 if you’re between 1/4-1/2 as that is reasonable. I used to do the same but stopped. I actually measure a mm over 6’4.25 most days if I don’t hit the gym 193.8cm but when I hit the gym it’s 193.65ish which is bang on 6’4.25. Yea my colleague is height aware and very honest. He’s probably like you are a strong 5’10” tho. I only have 6” on him

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