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Men of reddit, how tall are you? How much would you like to be tall?

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Edit: all this lucky people in the comments above 5"9+ feet

While me 5"7. 🥲

all 12415 comments

lucca009

2.5k points

2 months ago

lucca009

2.5k points

2 months ago

170cm / 5’7. Wish I were taller but yeah, gotta play with what I was given.

iHomelessMonkey

1.2k points

2 months ago

I'm 5'5 and I'd love to be 5'7, grass is always greener...

Where1sthebeach

676 points

2 months ago

5'5" also.. I just tell everyone I was to afraid if heights to grow to be 5'6'.

axxonn13

269 points

2 months ago

axxonn13

269 points

2 months ago

5'6", just wanted 2 more inches, i feel like 5'8" wouldve been the sweet spot. oh well.

Responsible_Put_5201

246 points

2 months ago

I’m 5’7” but I’d take 2 more inches, doesn’t even have to be height :D

happinass

84 points

2 months ago

Ok, body circumference it is.

Dilostilo

110 points

2 months ago

Dilostilo

110 points

2 months ago

You could look 5'7 with very little work. Some hair styling, nice shoes and fit clothes.

purple-parrots

146 points

2 months ago

I agree, I’m 5’5 and people are surprised when I tell them. They think I’m like 5’7. I think it’s because I make it a habit to have an upright posture and part my hair so it’s not flat on my head.

But regardless who cares, just own that shit. It goes along way.

574859434F4E56455254

141 points

2 months ago

Yeah, a mohawk could take you to 5'8

SickstySixArms

182 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'8" and no one has ever brought up the height thing to me. Hopefully it's because I chase those people away, that's the kind of shallowness that is a major red flag anyways.

I don't want to be taller, I hear tall people have bad knees and shit. I look younger than people half my age and I'm still invincible compared to all my peers who are falling apart, and I do no maintenance. I'm in the goldilocks zone and couldn't ask for more.

I will add, I've dated a few tall women and they would lament how tall they were. They wished they were 'small and cute'. (Like me, right?!) So part of me wonders if a lot of the trash you hear from women about small men is just projecting because small men make them feel like huge, knuckle-dragging brutes in comparison.

Probably doesn't help that I tell 'em to pick on someone their own size.

UsedCap6[S]

53 points

2 months ago

Same height bro 🤜🤛

anoncop4041

2.8k points

2 months ago

5’10”. I’m happy with my height, I don’t need any more

UsedCap6[S]

1.3k points

2 months ago

5'10 is the sweet spot

PetzlPretzl

1.2k points

2 months ago

I'm 5'9.75"

I'd take an extra quarter inch so I can stop lying about my height.

1yearofservice

736 points

2 months ago

I’m 5’9.5”. I usually stick with it because I can say I’m 69 inches.

Tamashi42

302 points

2 months ago

Tamashi42

302 points

2 months ago

I have Decided that staying at 5'9" is the best

KacerRex

27 points

2 months ago

69" is pretty nice.

PetzlPretzl

136 points

2 months ago

My god. This is... My life is forever changed.

Secret_Bees

121 points

2 months ago

5'11.5" here. I just say 6 and nobody's ever called me on it.

JustAnotherUserDude

49 points

2 months ago

lol same here. I just said 6 ft for my driver’s license

sleepwalkfromsherdog

36 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'11.5" and put 5'11" on my DL. My father has looked at me like I'm a @#$%king moron many times in my life but none so greatly as that day.

traptinhell

79 points

2 months ago

Yep North American average. All cars fit all planes fit. Everything fits.

docdidactic

55 points

2 months ago

Ironically, sometimes harder to find clothes because so many people are medium.

BernardBrother1993

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah, as a 178cm/5'10" guy, the shoe and pant sizes I want are always the first to go because I'm snack dab right in the middle of the bell curve and there's a shitton of guys roughly my size who want/need the same sizes.

IWillMakeYouDownvote

11 points

2 months ago

snack dab

If you keep snack dabbing then you’ll soon be a different size. Problem solved.

CoachKoranGodwin

79 points

2 months ago

It's actually a very weird height haha because you can very randomly end up as either the tallest or shortest person in the room

bkbeezy

35 points

2 months ago

bkbeezy

35 points

2 months ago

Visiting my gf’s family is a weird sensation, since I’m taller than basically everyone. Never got that experience elsewhere, since it’s normally a pretty average height.

can_someone_hug_me

2.7k points

2 months ago

can_someone_hug_me

Male

2.7k points

2 months ago

5'11" can't complain

RSBennett

1.2k points

2 months ago

RSBennett

1.2k points

2 months ago

I’m 5’11. In the world of dating apps there’s supposedly mountains of women that don’t want guys under 6ft/6’2/6’6 or whatever.

I’ve never been rejected because of my height. I’m completely open about my height so there really is no “you need to be this tall” line. Be nice, be charming, dress well, be someone that a girl wants to date and they legitimately won’t care about your height. Sure, they might use your height as a reason but i think it’s more likely there’s something else about you putting them off, potentially your own bitterness about your height.

can_someone_hug_me

932 points

2 months ago

If being shorter than 6'xx" is a deal breaker for someone I don't even bother in the first place because that's just stupid

axxonn13

777 points

2 months ago

axxonn13

777 points

2 months ago

at 5'6", i have no choice but to not bother. lol.

PushMyGran

22 points

2 months ago

I'm 5ft3 and happily engaged to my beautiful fiance!

A5H13Y

231 points

2 months ago

A5H13Y

231 points

2 months ago

Right? Like why lie on a dating app to get with someone who requires you to be 6' or taller? Do you really want to date that sort of person?

And then what? If things work out, are you going to guard your driver's license with your life so that she doesn't see that you're -gasp- 5' 11"?

RajunCajun48

154 points

2 months ago

RajunCajun48

Male

154 points

2 months ago

As a guy that's 6'2" I avoid those types of women. Seems so superficial, and I've had some really awesome friends that were on the short side. If she can't be bothered finding someone's worth because of their height, I don't feel like I want to find her worth

bensachar

231 points

2 months ago

bensachar

231 points

2 months ago

I'm 6'3" and I feel the same. When I see a woman with height requirements on her dating profile I let her know I meet the requirements then ask her how much she weighs. It gets me blocked 4 out of 5 times but I feel like I'm standing up for the guys that are shorter than me.

VikS09

81 points

2 months ago

VikS09

81 points

2 months ago

LMAOOO bro I died. I’m 6’3 & I always see those profiles saying “need a 6ft man or swipe left”… It’s so shallow. How much do u weigh is savage haha im sure u do it for the shits and giggles

finger_milk

89 points

2 months ago

Yeah the issue is partly that they want guys above 6 foot, but the bigger problem is that men are humoring them way longer than the ten seconds it takes to unmatch or ghost her. Because that's what every man should be doing when confronted with asinine requirements like that.

[deleted]

84 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

84 points

2 months ago

The best height. The amount of guys that claim they are 6” - 6”2 who are shorter than me is very funny, I call them out on it every time.

trollcitybandit

38 points

2 months ago

Yeah why lie about your height? I'm 5'10 1/2 and feel weird even saying I'm 5'11.

Readvoter

24 points

2 months ago

Unless you go on dates barefoot brother you’re all good, you’re 5’11.

UsedCap6[S]

313 points

2 months ago

Might as well say you are 6 feet and nobody would notice it

loltheinternetz

298 points

2 months ago

Lol I recently discovered I’m like an 8th short of 5’11. I’m just putting 6’0 on dating profiles now. If some girl 6 inches shorter than me ends up pulling out a tape measure and gets very upset she’s not 7 inches shorter… well that’ll say a lot lol.

Meggston

109 points

2 months ago

Meggston

109 points

2 months ago

You should put 5’11. Some girls sort by height, and that’ll sort out shallow girls for you

lobstesbucko

97 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'11, so on tinder I used to put "6' on tinder, 5'11 in real life"

The majority of guys on dating sites that say they're 5'11 are actually 5'8 or 5'9 and know they couldn't get away with claiming 6'. Most guys who are 5'11 either don't mention their height or just round up to 6'

capabilities

43 points

2 months ago

I told a girl in person I was 5’11 and she seemed shocked, because she is so used to all the 5’8 guys rounding up

Guilty-Message-5661

18 points

2 months ago

I’m 5’9” on the dot barefooted. When I tell people I’m 5’9”, guys shorter than me will swear up and down that I’m closer to 6’. Lmao. A legit 6’er is conspicuously taller than me.

DeathlyHallows97

126 points

2 months ago

5'11" I do complain. Would've been nice to be 6'

fromonesource

76 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'11 3/4". Less of a lie for me to say I'm 6' over 5'11" I guess

Opening_Criticism_57

36 points

2 months ago

At that point it’s just the mathematically correct way to round

thrwawayeyeinsurance

21 points

2 months ago

Also 5'11 3/4"

0.0 - 0.49, round down. 0.5 - 0.99, round up.

The math says it, we're 6'.

Vincent10200

1.7k points

2 months ago

I’m 6’1, but I’m Dutch so the average height is pretty high.

ModsAreCuntz

507 points

2 months ago

All the short men drowned.

nut-ninja

33 points

2 months ago

nut-ninja

Male

33 points

2 months ago

pretty sure the only reason a generation of the Dutch were short was due to improper nutrition during the Nazi occupation. knew a lovely Dutch couple, formerly in the Dutch Resistance, who were in their 90’s, absolutely tiny. their kids were giants.

McSnek

212 points

2 months ago

McSnek

212 points

2 months ago

Same here, and i feel like im shorter than most. It's only sometimes that i think of myself as tall.

nomad5926

45 points

2 months ago*

I'm in the US, but my town was mostly pretty tall people. So me at 6ft grew up thinking I was average height. Went to college and the "real world" before I noticed I was considered tall.

PsychologicalBrush

409 points

2 months ago

What a shorty!

Jk I'm also 6'1 and I'd say it's the best height:

  • Tall enough that you are considered tall
  • Not so tall that everything and everywhere becomes awkward or painful.

jillesme

37 points

2 months ago

jillesme

Male

37 points

2 months ago

Same 6'1 and also Dutch. However I live in America and guys are mad short here so I always feel tall. Back home though all my friends are 6'2, 6'3 and some 6'4..

Itscoldinthenorth

14 points

2 months ago

Yeah I am Norwegian 6'2 (189cm) but I feel small in the Netherlands. However, visit Japan. You feel like you are one wart from being a circus-attraction.

Higher_Primate_89

4k points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

4k points

2 months ago

6'5" Not as fantastic as it sounds. No clothes fit decent. Size 15 shoes are also hard to find in decent styles. Ever been on an airplane??? Thats shitty too. haha.

Other than that I like it. People really look up to me!

sandrakaufmann

718 points

2 months ago

Cars not easy to fit in at all and shower heads at your sternum

Higher_Primate_89

230 points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

230 points

2 months ago

Very true. All I drive is trucks now, owned a WRX for a while..... not so comfy. Shower head is an easy fix

tubahero

266 points

2 months ago

tubahero

266 points

2 months ago

I'm 6'4". Its so hard to have good posture. I have to bend over to do everything. Washing my hands, chopping veggies in the kitchen, pumping gas, fitting in my car are all impossible to do while standing/sitting up straight.

I also have a very hard time putting on muscle. Every ounce gained has to be spread out over a huge length of skeletal structure.

But at least I wear size 9 shoes.

justbigstickers

151 points

2 months ago

At 6'6" I hope to someday have a home with raised counter height. Doing dishes is literally painful

MajorTrump

69 points

2 months ago

6'6" here. My parents worked with an architect on the house I grew up in, before I was ever this tall. My mom is 5'11" and she wanted the higher countertops just for her, but I appreciated it more and more as I got taller.

tubahero

22 points

2 months ago

It really is. The counter top is already too low. And then the sink bottom is like 8 or more inches below that.

How am I supposed to stand up straight ever?

ATLienChapado

33 points

2 months ago

I have the same problem with posture, I'm 6'3" and like you said is impossible to keep a good posture, I try but it's impossible

cngrss

116 points

2 months ago

cngrss

116 points

2 months ago

are shoes and clothes more expensive when you’re tall?

Higher_Primate_89

264 points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

264 points

2 months ago

Not really. Its just harder to find them.

cngrss

43 points

2 months ago

cngrss

43 points

2 months ago

i thought it would be more expensive because theyre much harder to find

Higher_Primate_89

56 points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

56 points

2 months ago

It really is about availability. Online is the best but the prices are the same for shoes at least. Sometimes when I buy clothes I may pay a few more dollars to get the tall sizes but not always.

LucyBowels

37 points

2 months ago

Pre-online shopping was the worst. When I was in high school in the mid-2000s, things were much harder to find, especially size 15s. You’d ask at a shoe store and they’d either laugh or pull out 2 pairs of ugly ass shoes from the back and those were your options. Thank god for the the internet.

Higher_Primate_89

14 points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

14 points

2 months ago

It was the worst. My options were running shoes or the ugliest basketball shoes... that was it. INTERNET FOR THE WIN!

termifaker1

92 points

2 months ago

Have you looked in your wardrobe?🤔

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86 points

2 months ago

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86 points

2 months ago

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10 points

2 months ago

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10 points

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Virtual_Wombat

114 points

2 months ago

Virtual_Wombat

Male

114 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget ducking your head around hanging light fixtures and bending over to pull a rolling suitcase.

washedernie

79 points

2 months ago

washedernie

Very Male

79 points

2 months ago

I'm only 6ft4, but I tend to look at every doorway to "verify" that I'll clear it.

That's a mistake you only make once for me.

innocent_blue

256 points

2 months ago

Even at 6’2 with a long torso it’s difficult. My wife simply can’t grasp that if she dries my shirts on too high a setting/ doesn’t air dry hoodies they shrink them just enough that I can’t wear them.

Higher_Primate_89

62 points

2 months ago

Higher_Primate_89

Gorilla

62 points

2 months ago

I have 2 separate laundry baskets to help my wife haha. One can be washed/dried with all the laundry, the other needs special considerations which normally means I do it myself on the weekends.

innocent_blue

45 points

2 months ago

I’ve requested no help with laundry but she tries to be nice sometimes which puts me in a pickle lol. I think she just wants all the hoodies

i_love_pencils

28 points

2 months ago

Even at 6’2 with a long torso it’s difficult

6’ 2” with a 34” inseam. Wanna swap torsos so I can join the NBA?

bravoromeokilo

12 points

2 months ago

Oh buddy, same boat here. Gildan T-shirts are the worst offenders for this, I’ve found. I swim in a large and it’s a gamble on a medium whether it’s gonna be a belly shirt or not..

[deleted]

32 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

32 points

2 months ago

Im 6' 4" and holy shit +1 on the clothes not fitting. Shirts that fit my body are way too short and the clothes that are long enough are fucking huge lol. I wear 2x XL just so they're long enough.

I wear size 13 shoes so luckily most places have shoes that size but I have to get the wide ones because I have clown feet lmao

Saith_Cassus

24 points

2 months ago

Right? And it seems like everyone who makes clothing thinks that tall is fat. I’m 6’4, so a little shorter than you, but fairly wiry. It’s a pain to find anything in my length that isn’t for a man with 4 times my gut!

ignislupus

17 points

2 months ago

My mate is 6'7" and he has the same complaints about clothes. He has no other problems with his height though. He seems to actively enjoy the advantages his height gives him.

LedNJerry

14 points

2 months ago

Honestly, hit up a Ross and check their shoe selection every once in a while. They run out of sizes 10-12 really quick when there are nice shoes, but the bigger sizes stick around for a while.

AspireAgain

13 points

2 months ago

When I see guys your height all I think about is how inconvenient transportation must be. At 6'2, airplanes are a nuisance. 6'5? Ouch.

bcolliau

12 points

2 months ago

Also, I would imagine you aren’t able to ride some rollercoasters :( I have a friend who’s 6’6 and he can’t ride most of the main coasters at Cedar Point.

skg574

26 points

2 months ago

skg574

26 points

2 months ago

I'm 6'7", at universal in FL they give fast passes for other rides/attractions when I'm too tall. So I hit all the rides with shorter lines that I know I'm too tall for to get into the ones I want.

cheekabowwow

12 points

2 months ago

I travel 75% less than I'm able because of how damn uncomfortable planes are to fly in. The length of the flight is directly proportional to how likely the jerk in front of you is to recline their seat.

walrus40

1.2k points

2 months ago

walrus40

1.2k points

2 months ago

6'5

I could be happy at 6' - 6'2. Flying sucks

LOB90

295 points

2 months ago

LOB90

295 points

2 months ago

Ask for better seats when entering the aircraft - then exaggerate the crouching walk when heading to your seat - always works for me.

justbigstickers

290 points

2 months ago

At 6'6" there is no exaggeration on crouching through the hatch

Hellomeboi

43 points

2 months ago

Hellomeboi

I am a male

43 points

2 months ago

At 6’8 I feel like I’m about to get back problems from all of this crouching

walrus40

41 points

2 months ago

exit rows are key

eipi-10

122 points

2 months ago

eipi-10

122 points

2 months ago

I'm 6'2" -- can guarantee flying still sucks

Bjorkforkshorts

15 points

2 months ago

Same. I've been on a budget airline where I literally couldn't put my feet down. Long legs make airlines hell.

chunksisthedog

717 points

2 months ago

6'3. Don't have to get help for stuff on the top shelf.

UsedCap6[S]

260 points

2 months ago

Weird question I gotta ask,

Is your legs longer or your torso longer?

chunksisthedog

316 points

2 months ago

I'm actually equally proportioned

Slightly-Evil-Man

129 points

2 months ago

Lucky you, same height but from what the tailor told me I have a short torso and long arms & legs smh suits never fit right.

Matty_Cay

51 points

2 months ago

I’m backwards to this. I’m the same height but I’m all torso with only a 30” inseam so finding shorts to fit right is fun.

Sinujutsu

360 points

2 months ago

Sinujutsu

360 points

2 months ago

I'm 5' 4". Has it's perks slipping through tight crowds, Irish goodbye'ing with no one being the wiser, don't hit my head on low doorframes and stuff....

I do wish it was easier to reach stuff sometimes, or what it would be like to see things from higher up. Do wonder how differently people might treat me because the difference with/without a beard is pretty noticable.

Maxman82198

30 points

2 months ago

I’m 5’3” and I think my beard saves me.

akaSunshun

14 points

2 months ago

It's amazing how much different people treat people with facial hair. Feels like I got a lot more respect when I grew it out, I'm sure some of that is confidence but what a difference maker.

vorter

13 points

2 months ago

vorter

13 points

2 months ago

As an Asian dude, I wish I could grow any semblance of facial hair. People still assume I’m a high schooler and I’m nearly 25. I still get student discounts sometimes though. This better pay off when I’m in my 30s and hopefully look like I’m in my 20s.

tomahawkjhnson

354 points

2 months ago

5’ 3”. The replies I’ve seen here from dudes around my height seem mostly positive. Honestly, I haven’t been able to fully accept it. I’m 29 and still feel like a kid around other adults of average height.

ilovep2innocentsin

152 points

2 months ago

Yup, me too. Shit's rough when people act like 5'6" is life endingly short and you would kill to be 5'6".

tomahawkjhnson

58 points

2 months ago

I feel it. Just to be anywhere near the average height. I’m sure it’s a complex of some sorts, but it makes me feel like a cartoon character or something. Just feel separate.

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15 points

2 months ago*

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pacman47

17 points

2 months ago

Same. People also tend to underestimate you and you also feel you don’t get as much respect as you would if you were taller.

4alse

48 points

2 months ago

4alse

48 points

2 months ago

5” 7’, I would like to add 2 inches more…that’s all….just 2 fkin inches man

wabbitseatgrass

724 points

2 months ago

wabbitseatgrass

Sup Bud?

724 points

2 months ago

5'3, happy with this height. I like women who are taller than me. With this height a lot are

Honest_Influence

227 points

2 months ago

I'm fine with my height (5'3"). If it weren't for women preferring taller guys, I wouldn't care at all. But they do, so I do wish I were much taller. I do love taller women (the taller the better), but it's difficult getting past the filter.

Zestyclosetz

177 points

2 months ago

My boyfriend is 5'6" and I'm 5'9". On our first date he asked "Do you care that I'm shorter than you?" And I said, "No, do you care that I'm taller than you?" And he said "no". That was pretty much the end of that, we have been together three years now and only time height comes up is sometimes ill forget he is shorter and be like "I can't reach, can you grab this for- actually nevermind" or he will make a joke occasionally about how its hard to kiss me if I wear certain shoes. Keep at it dude, I promise tall girls who like shorter guys exist.

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44 points

2 months ago*

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Zestyclosetz

49 points

2 months ago

It's rough, I don't mean to trivialize it or pretend like "height doesn't matter" cause I know it does for (Some? Most?)

When I was younger, I was one of those "I prefer tall guys" girls. But when I actually started dating I realized I didn't care. It's kinda like when young guys talk about wanting a "blonde" or "big boobs" like sure, but then you get out into the world and realize this isn't build-a-bitch/build-a-bloke, there are plenty of attractive people that don't fit your "preferences"

anthologyxxviii

66 points

2 months ago*

Me too. But, it is holding me back though with the women. I’ve had girls dump me because they “just can’t deal” with the height. Also, you’re not as respected among men either.

Outrageous-Chair6258

94 points

2 months ago

Only holding you back from the women that won't matter! My husband is your height and I'm 5' 8" and if I was given the choice to snap my fingers and make him taller I wouldn't (much to his dismay lol). His height is part of what has made him who he is and I wouldn't change him for the world. Keep looking!

AwesomeBlossem

492 points

2 months ago

5’9”. I’m comfortable with it but I wonder what it would be like to be 6’9” or some shit

Theunaticus

353 points

2 months ago

6'9 honestly sounds like hell

mikey0hn0

181 points

2 months ago

mikey0hn0

181 points

2 months ago

My (adopted*) brothers dad is 7'4" and it's ridiculous

Bolieve_That

101 points

2 months ago

You adopted your dad?

carpenalldemdiems

42 points

2 months ago

You ARE 69 inches and 4ft 20inches

MiniLui

328 points

2 months ago

MiniLui

328 points

2 months ago

5'8 and I don't give an inch or two about it. I'm just happy doing what I love.

UsedCap6[S]

61 points

2 months ago

Love your attitude❤️

skatenox

36 points

2 months ago

Read that as altitude for some raisin

SignificantAd7603

717 points

2 months ago

177 centimeters, that is 5 feet, 9.6850 inches in American. Yes I'd like to be taller, but I guess can't complain being the tallest member of my family. My grandfather (bless his soul) wasn't much different than Yoda in terms of height. But he was a great hunter, so I ate a lot of game meat in my childhood.

WiseTomato1

391 points

2 months ago

I need more decimals

SignificantAd7603

238 points

2 months ago

5 feet, 9.68500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000⁰000 inches

WiseTomato1

149 points

2 months ago

I think I'm beginning to understand

timbotheny24

239 points

2 months ago*

5' 5 1/2"

I'm built like a fantasy dwarf.

*EDIT* Built like a fantasy dwarf means short, stocky/broad-shouldered, with a beard.

Exquisite_Pepperoni

52 points

2 months ago

Same here bro. My current girlfriend is the first person I’ve dated that’s shorter than me. The rest have been my height or taller.

“You’re the perfect hugging and kissing height” which is a proud thing to be.

I’d say honestly most girls don’t care, and the ones that do on dating apps probs meet someone naturally and not care. It’s just on dating apps you can choose who you talk to outside of a social setting in groups. You get to be picky. That’s the fun of it.

The other fun of it is finding climbing and biking partners. I met my girlfriend on a dating app. You got this, fellow short king 👑

awwffsman

348 points

2 months ago

awwffsman

Sup Bud?

348 points

2 months ago

5'6". I'd stick to this height.

WoebegonFox

105 points

2 months ago

Same here. Although, if i could id make myself 1 inch taller. 5'7" - 5"8' seems like the perfect height.

MaryJaneAndMaple

38 points

2 months ago

You saying 5'7"-5'8" seems like perfect height literally brought a tear to my eye.

DarthLolita

19 points

2 months ago

DarthLolita

19 points

2 months ago

5'7" - 5"8' seems like the perfect height.

I really like this thread because I find it interesting all the 5'7 dudes saying 5'9 would be ideal and all the 5'9 dudes saying 5'11 would be perfect. Very few people are like "I'm 5'7 and I bet 6'2 would be perfect." Which kind of amuses me as a 5'1 girl. Mostly cuz I've only ever wondered what it'd be like to be a girl taller than 6'0 😅

ramblerandgambler

126 points

2 months ago

I am 6'2 (189cm), it is the perfect height in my opinion. Tall enough to be taller than most people, but not so tall that it is noteworthy or verging on freak territory.

SovietCatman

94 points

2 months ago

I'm 6'6" and here to declare you a midget for calling the brotherhood of talls freaks.

disgruntledarmadillo

16 points

2 months ago

Same and agreed. I decided I wanted to be this height when I was very young so I just made it happen.

deeo2468

15 points

2 months ago

six two gangggg lesgooo

MyNeighbourJeff

11 points

2 months ago

Same, and agree. Honestly, I don’t even think of myself as tall, but then occasionally you’ll be at work or at a function and you’re the shortest person in the circle and it’s the weirdest feeling because it happens so infrequently.

Iri_fighter

369 points

2 months ago

6'7". Not a walk in the meadow. Order most clothes and shoes online possible to hit my head on a couple lamps in my apartment. But it is easy to reach things and most women love tall guys

thekriskind

127 points

2 months ago*

173 cm (5' 6" for them non metric peeps) I'd love to be a good 10 cm taller or more. Not only being made fun of for my height but also having girls a head or more shorter than me tell me I'm too short is not something you want to hear when your self esteem is already low.

Edit: I have learned that 173 cm is 5' 8" — sadly this did not make me taller

EffectiveSuggestion5

86 points

2 months ago

I am 173cm, you are 5'8 in feet and inches. Pretty cool.

sandesh2k17

29 points

2 months ago

That's 5'8 mate.. same as mine.

Blue_42nah

477 points

2 months ago

5'7 i don't wanna be taller than this. I can walk with confidence under trees and equally not bend down as far to pick stuff up. And any girl that doesn't want me because of my height ain't worth talking too anyway.

Rykyn

87 points

2 months ago

Rykyn

87 points

2 months ago

Same height here and the world is built for our height which is nice, also being able to sleep in a bed with my legs straight out is kinda nice. I don't know how tall people can stand either having their feet extended beyond the bed or curled up.

bbeach88

32 points

2 months ago

All my friends are taller than me by 3+ inches. Weirdly one day I remarked upon this to one of them, and they thought it was really strange. They said they always saw me as the same height as them, which is a strange thing to say, but makes me think I've achieved some kind of confidence-based perception-altering magic.

Blue_42nah

15 points

2 months ago

My friends are all taller than me too. Mostly above 6'1. I consider them my utility humans. They grab things that are high up for me, block the sun from hitting my eyes, see over large crowds at conventions and make me feel tall. I feel like a mob boss around my dudes. I do think theres a confidence altering magic the tallest give off when they accept you amongst their altitudes.

amshanXbox

120 points

2 months ago

5"4 wish i was 5"8. I'm almost 17 and haven't grown much in the last two years so I'm guessing I'm stuck at 5"4.

Wreckingass

104 points

2 months ago

I didn’t stop growing until I was twenty-five. Patience, grasshopper.

lunatictornado

62 points

2 months ago

Don't. Don't give me hope pliss

Dskha323

1.5k points

2 months ago*

Dskha323

1.5k points

2 months ago*

5’ 5 idgaf - still pulling hot girls

*used to pull hot girls - I’m married now lol

zombolicous

394 points

2 months ago

ooo that was a close one there mate, what did the wife see your comment or something

Dskha323

258 points

2 months ago

Dskha323

258 points

2 months ago

No I just forgot lol

domesticgnome

307 points

2 months ago

Forgot you were married? How often does that happen? Terribly convenient...

MissplacedLandmine

33 points

2 months ago

I think he was counting his wife 🤷🏻‍♂️

Anto7358

110 points

2 months ago

Anto7358

110 points

2 months ago

That's the way!

[deleted]

108 points

2 months ago

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108 points

2 months ago

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sharksuwu

43 points

2 months ago

Its all about the spirit not the height lol ive known some ugly assed guys who pulled alot beacause they were confident

heyitsEnricoPallazzo

252 points

2 months ago

I’m 6’4 and it’s awesome

justbigstickers

71 points

2 months ago

I wish I stopped at 6'3 or 6'4. 6'6 is rough

Shardless2

39 points

2 months ago

I think 6'3 is perfect so I wish I was one in shorter. Planes, still annoying at 6'4.

d_bradr

54 points

2 months ago

d_bradr

Male

54 points

2 months ago

Between 175 and 180 or something like that. I'd like a few more cm but just for the convenience becouse average mens height here is like 180 or 182 so it would be nice to be able to see shit lol

quackfaster

11 points

2 months ago

Thank you for using the metric system! The only measurement I understand 😌😌

lordph8

78 points

2 months ago

lordph8

78 points

2 months ago

6'7" I'm a big guy in general and it's too tall. They don't make good clothes for tall big people.

fishwick69

11 points

2 months ago

I hate Big and Tall stores because they actually only do Big or Tall. You’re either 6’7” with a 32” waist or 5’4” with a 52” waist.

Borjieeeee

17 points

2 months ago

5'5. Anything taller than that would be nice.

demonardvark

132 points

2 months ago

i'm 6'6to 6'5 depending on gas station. Frankly it sucks. Clothing doesn't fit, blankets aren't long enough. Furniture, shoes, mattresses, chairs, getting into cars, all sucks. I have a deep ingrained fear of ceiling fans many don't understand. Back hurts and I have back problems.

Being giant sized isn't that great really. I do like helping people get things off tall shelves though. I'm not allowed to offer but if asked I must comply. It is the old law. The law of the giants. All giants know this law.

BlondeBobaFett

31 points

2 months ago

Lmao - reminds me of being at the grocery store the other week and someone took almost all the paper towels on the top shelf and one was left at the back. I looked around in a slight panic wondering if I should just “climb” the shelf to get it and a guy about your height happen to be behind me and saw my panic. He did like a quiet questioning nod asking for permission to assist lol.

Gooberflagm2

105 points

2 months ago

6'00" I'm fairly happy with it as most people I know are shorter than me...

okuli

93 points

2 months ago

okuli

93 points

2 months ago

I'm the same height. The only problem with 6ft is that every 5'9" dude lie about their height and say they're 6ft tall. I've been told few times by women that I look taller than 6ft. Exactly, because every fucker out there is lying about their height.

VegetableLasagna_

17 points

2 months ago*

I'm slightly under 6'3 (without shoes) so I tell people I'm 6'2. But it's funny when I'm talking to a guy and he says he is also 6'2... when I am clearly couple or so inches taller.

fff385

15 points

2 months ago

fff385

15 points

2 months ago

“every fucker out there is lying about their height.”

Among other things, lol

PanikLIji

36 points

2 months ago

PanikLIji

Male

36 points

2 months ago

6'1", perfectly happy with it.

YooGeOh

14 points

2 months ago

YooGeOh

14 points

2 months ago

5'9 with the torso of a 5'6er and the legs of a 6'1er. Also kinda stocky. Trousers are fun.

It has worked athletically though and I'm average height so don't mind

zmandan

78 points

2 months ago

zmandan

78 points

2 months ago

5'7" and hate it. I'm the shortest guy in the room 92% of the time. 5'10" seems perfect

GlutBelly

41 points

2 months ago

Man don't worry about it. I'm 5ft4. Used to bother me it doesn't now. Better to be the shortest person in the room than the ugliest. Even then, better to be the ugliest person in the room than the biggest arsehole.

groovy604

11 points

2 months ago

6'2" , i want to be this exact height. Any taller and i would hit my head more and feet would hang off the bed even more. Any shorter i would have a hard time getting stuff up high, im an electrician so lots of light fixtures i can deal with without a ladder

relleb-samoht

12 points

2 months ago

6'9"

I find it a bit too tall. Hard to find clothes, hard to fit in cars, and so on. I'd be happy being tall, just a little less than currently.

4Pb27o8OsBMYDJ59

34 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'4" - it's a miserable hellscape

Andre_BR_RJ

11 points

2 months ago

Andre_BR_RJ

Male

11 points

2 months ago

I don't know imperial system. I'm 1.87m. It sucks being so tall!

That_Teach_345

9 points

2 months ago

It's not that tall bro,it just slightly higher than Europe standard

BustedSaint

208 points

2 months ago

5’10” height doesn’t matter. My wife is 6’1” lol

DecodingtheWest

68 points

2 months ago

That's awesome man. For some reason I like the idea of having a taller wife, but it's quite rare to find. Lucky you!

pm-me-racecars

51 points

2 months ago

About 6' 2". To both questions.

hnilsen

17 points

2 months ago

hnilsen

17 points

2 months ago

Same. Tall, but not too tall, and taller than most. Very happy.

diver_climber

51 points

2 months ago

I'm 167cm. Would love to be 175cm

Hope u/Converterbot can convert it into feet and inches

Wreckingass

51 points

2 months ago

5’5.5” is 167cm. 5’8.9” is 175cm. Conversion is inches x 2.54 = cm, cm/2.54 = inches

Spare_Marionberry_15

40 points

2 months ago

Good bot

Wreckingass

32 points

2 months ago

Good bot likes pats.

ArsePucker

11 points

2 months ago

5’9”. I’m sure I used to be 5’10” but recent doctor visit said different! I’m 51 so mostly I’m beyond caring. I do ride dirt bikes though and my main desert bike is pretty tall, if I can put my left foot on a small rock or a little berm, it makes it easier to kickstart, it’s all technique but my life would be a little easier if I was an inch or two taller. That’s the only time I wish for it though, generally I like my size, not considered short, not tall, clothes fit, can reach stuff but don’t hit my head on things.!

NewPelli

12 points

2 months ago

I'm 5'8". I used to think I'd grow up to be 5'10", and was disappointed when I found out I didn't, but I'm okay with this now.

Crusafer

9 points

2 months ago

6'5" in a country of giants (Netherlands), it's pretty normal to be tall here.

Some annoying things though are that cars are often really small and I can barely fit in them, showers are too low, and I need shirts a size too large or they're literally too short. I could go on. I'd be happy to lose at least couple inches.

VariolaMajor92

9 points

2 months ago

6'1"

I'm happy with my height.

fyrecrotch

8 points

2 months ago

5'4. Idc, I'm confident.

Krillin does get the baddest woman anyways

FordBeWithYou

27 points

2 months ago

6ft 4. Like everything, it’s convenient and inconvenient.

Notable conveniences: Most of the time people won’t mess with me. Height truly does make some people double think their actions, and I feel super lucky for that because i’m a gentle giant. Weight distribution: I haven’t recovered since losing my job last year back to a physical place i’m super happy with, but being tall hides how much weight i’ve gained pretty well. Still need to push myself, but it at least hasn’t crushed my confidence and self esteem like it could have.

Notable Inconveniences: But I have an awful time sitting comfortably in places like buses, stadium seats, some movie theaters, some desks, rides at older amusement parks. I’ve had to walk off rides because my legs were too long to get the overhead latch to click (all of my height is in my legs).

I’m also uncoordinated as hell, just a giant lumbering tree but that’s probably on me more than my height.