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By Rohit_Sn (Rohit_Sn) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:13 am: Edit

Hello
I have always been a bit conscious about my height and would like to ask
What is ur height?
What height would u like to be?
......... i know i'm kinda weird.

By Geodude666 (Geodude666) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:24 am: Edit

i'm male, 16 and only 5'5", it doesn't bother me, i even made the varsity basketball team as a forward! But then again, a well above average vertical does help.

By Nathalie26 (Nathalie26) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:17 pm: Edit

15 and 5'1...Asian so this is probrably my permanent height

By Allena (Allena) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:37 pm: Edit

I'm almost 19, male, and I'm only 5`5... I'm getting really worried that I'm not going to be getting any taller.

By Insanity (Insanity) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:47 pm: Edit

I'm female. 17 and 5'1" ha it bothers me at times, but I guess it's ok

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:30 pm: Edit

At 5'8 (female), I am the family shrimp.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit

F (26), I'm 5'1" and it really doesn't bother me at all (sometimes I play off of it when I need to get something that's out of my reach). What did bother me was that I'd been told when I was 19 that I was 5'2" and no one had bothered to tell me that the measurement was wrong until a couple years ago. ;-)

By Chocoman (Chocoman) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:49 pm: Edit

I'm male, 17, 5'11" and height conscious. It just seems that everyone I know is 6'2"-6'4"

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit

It just seems that everyone I know is 6'2"-6'4"

Sheesh...I only know a few people that are that tall.

By Lildv (Lildv) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit

I'm 18..female...and 5'1" and this is all the taller im getting...i'm the second tallest in my family...and im the youngest. I also believed i was about 5'3"...until my doctor informed me this was not true. I kinda like being short actually...people offer to help you a lot.

By Rohit_Sn (Rohit_Sn) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 02:39 pm: Edit

well i'm 18 and about 5'8. I hope to be 5'11 but who am i kidding.

By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:06 pm: Edit

19, female, 5'4", and I've been this tall since I was 15.

My boyfriend is 21, 6'2", and has been that tall since he was 16.

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:06 pm: Edit

I'm 5'9". My dad, who is 5'5", and has a desperate need to believe he is taller, always says to me, "You're about--what--5'11"?"

I never know what to say. I hate to burst his tiny little bubble of harmless insanity.

His mom is about 4'10 and her mom was 4'6". I wonder if my great-great-great-great grandparents were like, six inches tall.

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:08 pm: Edit

I knew this guy when I was a kid who used to say he was 5 feet 17 inches.
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Well, I was a kid. It was funny.
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Oh, shut up.

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit

Here's a link to growth charts according to race, but they only go up to age 18. I guess it's ok since most of us don't grow much after that.

Based on this other link, American males have an average height of 5'9". (which is my height if you want to know)

Assuming the graphs are correct, White people are generally the tallest, followed by Blacks, 'others' and Hispanics.

By Tenisghs (Tenisghs) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:36 pm: Edit

I'm 19, female, African-American and 5'9" tall.

I wish I was taller...

By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 04:37 pm: Edit

i'm a male and i've always been pretty short. i turn 18 next month and i'm about 5'8. i used to be really conscious about my height, and sometimes i still am, but i just don't let it bother me as much. i think it adds to my character.

By Bigtom (Bigtom) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit

male, white, 6 feet and 6 inches, 18 years old (but been this tall since age 15)

Tallest guy on the board so far!

By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 06:47 pm: Edit

Foreignboy, those data probably say that people are taller than they are since it's advertising GROWTH PILLS :P
I'm 15 and 5'2" but I love my height. I'd MUCH rather be shorter as opposed to taller.

By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 06:55 pm: Edit

5'10 and have been this way since 8th grade!

im 17 now by the way.

By Candij (Candij) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit

I'm female, 18 years old and 5'3'' which figures since I'm Asian. I've been that height since I was 15. Almost all my female friends are at least 5'6'' and all except one of my guy friends is over 6', so I constantly feel short. Oh well.

By Acennace (Acennace) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:02 pm: Edit

18, Male.
I'm 5'8 and I've grown for two inches only for the past 6 years. Any chance I'm gonna be taller. I heard guys have the second boost or smthn like that.

By Futurepres (Futurepres) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit

I'm 17 and 6'2". That's the perfect height for me because I still stand out a little but because I run, I wouldn't want to be any taller.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit

I'd think that if someone was tall they'd probably be unconscious about their height at times; you know with all the branches and stuff.

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit

Groan.

By Ticklemepink (Ticklemepink) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit

Female, 18... 5'2". I love it! I'm the shortest of all of my friends except for one who's 5'. My girlfriends just groan when I can fit in smaller sizes and wear high heels whereas they feel pretty self-conscious! I just feel cute! I wouldn't want to get taller :) I probably do hae a pretty good self-esteem about my height just as long I can shoot hoops well.

My brother on the other hand... is enjoying growing taller and taller than me! At least I can say that my brother can really protect me!

By Jer728 (Jer728) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 10:05 pm: Edit

I'm 16 and am 5'11, which I always considered to be average compared to my friends.

By Televelis (Televelis) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:28 pm: Edit

18, Male, and 6'3"

By Britbrat8604 (Britbrat8604) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:52 pm: Edit

17, female, im 5'6" But i just had x rays taken of my back and the ortho guy said im going to get taller....i dont want to though! i love my height right now....exactly where it is.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit

16, male, i'm 5'11"... wish I was somewhere around 6'2" but it's probably my asian genes that bring me down :P it's not like we're able to control how tall we are so no use worrying about it

By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit

17, male 6'2". I'm of Eastern Mediterranean stock (even though I'm jewish). My dad is 6'1", but I take more after my 6'4" uncle. That's about where I'll probably end up

By Bigtom (Bigtom) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 03:11 am: Edit

If I had a nickel for every time I hit my head on a tree branch or door frame, I'd have... a lot of money.

By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 09:14 am: Edit

Did you guys measure with or without shoes

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 09:44 am: Edit

Why measure with shoes? A ruler works better.

By Lildv (Lildv) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:10 am: Edit

haha wow....that right there just made my day... although that is a good point of measuring with shoes on or off...i usually wear a minimum of a two inch platform so it does make a bit of a difference..but then again..who measures their height with shoes on?

By Geodude666 (Geodude666) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:32 am: Edit

i always assumed height is without shoes...

By Mac87 (Mac87) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:36 pm: Edit

i'm 17, male 5'3", i have a twin brother and an older brother who is 6'5", my friends always say when we were supposed to be one really tall person, i'd like to be about 5'7", but i don't worry about it, especially since i've got a friend who's like 4' tall

By Mac87 (Mac87) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:37 pm: Edit

was he serious about the shoes

By Scubasteve (Scubasteve) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 01:04 am: Edit

Hi,

My name is Scuba and I'm an alcoholic.

By Bluealien01 (Bluealien01) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 01:20 am: Edit

5'1" Female. I dunno what height I would want to be. I certainly would not want to be taller than whoever I am going to marry (if I ever marry).

By Renegade4box (Renegade4box) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 01:47 am: Edit

6'2" White male, Good enough for me, I wouldn't want to be any shorter.

By C_J (C_J) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 03:00 am: Edit

5'2'', female, 17

Very height conscious. The majority of girls at my school seem to be 5'6''+. :(

By Recordingwater (Recordingwater) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 08:37 am: Edit

Hmm am I the tallest girl on this board so far? I kind of skimmed through it..

I am 5'6" & 17 & female. AND I'm half asian! My sister is 5'10" though.. *sneers* I just wish for one more inch.. but I am pretty happy with my height.

By Copper45 (Copper45) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit

Do you ever feel like people have a disinclination when they meet you because you are short? And I'm not even that short, 5'9". I would guess probably 35% of the population of 17 to 22 year olds are 5'9" or under, and yet I am still looked down upon, so to speak, when I meet people (this is how I feel). I don't really want/need to be friends with everyone, but it bothers me and I feel like I have to compensate for my height by having a better personality. (this is the same with non-good looking people)

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

I'm 17, 6'2.75, just want to get to 6'3. I like my height though.

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 12:35 am: Edit

Oh and I measure without shoes.

By Devious (Devious) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 07:45 pm: Edit

I'm 16 and 186cm tall, which, according to google, is 6.1 feet.

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 08:06 pm: Edit

I'm 17

5'11'' and shrinking. goal would be 6 feet.

By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 08:47 pm: Edit

5'6" 16 male

Is that short?

By Heather2786 (Heather2786) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:11 pm: Edit

6'1", 18, Female

Pretty sure I'm the tallest girl so far...

By Alive4ever (Alive4ever) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit

Man 5'9" I wonder sometimes if I'll get taller because I want to. I'm 19

By Chimmortal (Chimmortal) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit

Copper45, I'm 5'10" and I never feel that way. You're average height as well so more likely:
1. You're just imagining things.
2. You come across as unconfident.
3. You're really thin or fat.

Are any of those correct?

PS: No offense meant, just trying to help. :)

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:38 pm: Edit

Some people in Asia have leg extension surgery. They break your shin bones and stretch your legs. I'm not joking. In Korea, some people have a muscle removed from their thighs so they'll have thinner thighs.

Also, someone told me that 50% of Singaporean men have had er.. genital enlargement surgey.

Ok, I'm highly skeptical about that last bit, but the first two are real.

By Altf4 (Altf4) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:42 am: Edit

k, asian, 16, 5'10" - 5'11"

By Rohit_Sn (Rohit_Sn) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:36 pm: Edit

well there r ways to grow taller i heard without surgery. I read somewhere u can grow taller by hypnosis, growth hormone pills or even by just plain stretching. I don't know how far these r true but this is what i read. Do u guys have any opinions on these techniques? any of u guys tried them? or is it just all in the genes?

By Gidget (Gidget) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 09:06 am: Edit

I think I may be the shortest girl on here. I am 21 and am 5'3- yep really short.... especially since my brothers all average 6'2 or so.

By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit

rohit i think your full of it, you can not grow by stretching,or by hypnosis if that was true everyone would be over 6'.you can take growth hormones but it would of have been done before puberty i think but it only makes you grow a little bit more.me personally am 6'5" i think the 2nd tallest so i am not mad, but ill beat you all in basketball, ihope ha that would be sad if i lost to like a 5' kid

By Demingy (Demingy) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:05 am: Edit

Gidget, you definitely aren't the shortest girl here..... I'm 5'1" (as mentioned above) and 26 so the only way I'm going is shorter.

By Monarchsfan16 (Monarchsfan16) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 01:51 pm: Edit

I'm a girl. 17. 5'2...barely. I'm extremely height conscious. Most of the girls at my school are in the 5'6 to 6'0 range. I'm the shortie getting shoved through the hallways by everyone else.

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 03:09 pm: Edit

If it helps, lots of guys (me included) are into petite girls.

By Gidget (Gidget) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 04:34 pm: Edit

It's nice to know not all guys are into the tall girls. Thnxs Foreignboy

By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit

bump

By Zero (Zero) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:14 pm: Edit

6' male. i'd prefer 6'1''.

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:21 pm: Edit

Just so you know Napoleon was 5'2 and almost conqured the world. James dean the biggest stud the world has ever known was 5'7".

Confidence is key wether you're 5'2" or 6'2"

By Allena (Allena) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:24 pm: Edit

I know there is nothing wrong with being short, but being 19 and only 5`5 for a guy does suck. Honestly the only problem when I've really got a problem is when I'm with a girl who is taller then me, which happenes much more then I wish it did.

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:58 pm: Edit

I'm almost 16 and I'm 5'6". I wish I was 5'9".

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:14 pm: Edit

17 and 1/2, and 5'6" and 120 lbs (male). It kinda sucks, but I'm speedy and all so that's cool. It does suck however being a senior next year and having 8th graders taller than you, but that is what I was dealt. Plus I still may grow, but who knows.

By Jadex (Jadex) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit

Female, 18, nearly 5'8". If you're a girl, being tall sucks, because, as earlier stated, guys always go for the short girls. The only thing good about it is that I can reach for the top shelf and can see about how many people are in front of me in a long line. And if you're tall and really thin (which is NOT me), it's hard to find pants.

There's no reason to be height-conscious...most people don't care about it that much.

By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 09:45 pm: Edit

6'2

By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

Female,17 5'8" to 5'9"
I love wearing heels and it's never really been a problem because all of my guy friends have always been super tall (strapping young farmers, there must be something in the water). I, however, would feel uncomfortable dating a guy shorter than me, not because I don't like short guys, but because I would be afraid they would feel insecure.

By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:49 pm: Edit

what determines height besides genetics?
are genetics the only factor in height?

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Nutrition, environment, exercise (running apparently stunts growth), age of menstruation for girls, among others.

Obviously nutrition is a main one; I know someone who is quite short and it may be in part because he had to control his weight for wrestling in high school.

Environment: Stress can apparently take a few inches off

Women stop growing approximately two years after they get their first periods. That depends on a lot of things - weight, body fat, nutrition, working out.

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 12:34 am: Edit

17, about 5'10". I've always been height conscious, and being 6' is my goal (though it's kinda hard to set a goal for something you have so little control over). I feel like I've stopped growing which sucks because everyone says that guys grow until they are 18 or 19. Hope I can grow at least another inch.

And I like petite girls too. They seem better proportioned than those tall skinny girls.

By Coqui (Coqui) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 02:00 am: Edit

hey Aim78,

of course you like petite girls, they're the only ones shorter than you. when you grow taller than the so called "tall skinny girls", then you can talk.

i'm a female, 17, and 5'9. i'm fine with my height, i play a lot of sports so it's all good. some may think it's a diadvantage for finding guys since the field is narrowed down to 6 ft and above. but it's actually better because guys 6ft+ are usually more athletic, better built, and simply bigger (no insinuation intended).

and Aim78, i was just playin with you. i got nothin but love for guys under 6ft.

By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 05:24 pm: Edit

Anyone know a real short person?

By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 08:08 pm: Edit

Many. Most asian/latino. Lowest I've seen, 4'something, Gemma Nyugen. She went to my school, she was on ESPN for karate and some stuff.

i bet you can still find her on google/yahoo chat by typing in gemma nyugen.

By Conker (Conker) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit

"i'm male, 16 and only 5'5", it doesn't bother me, i even made the varsity basketball team as a forward! But then again, a well above average vertical does help."

Wow, that's pretty impressive (and it certainly makes me feel better, hehe). But I'm surprised that they would make you a forward. Forwards are needed more for rebounds, and while a good vertical is important, don't you need a big frame to box people out? I don't mean to be offensive, but I'm just curious. :)

By Voodoochile (Voodoochile) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:01 am: Edit

So we're dealing with a not-so-tall but very buff guy who can jump really high?

By Kousuke (Kousuke) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit

male, 16, 5'4.5" doctor says 5'5" but i dont believe him. being half asian sucks. the shortest any one of my dads 5 siblings is 5'10" he has a brother, my uncle, 6'6".
my moms family- tallest 5'1", average-5"
im not gonna grow anymore, i wanted to be atleast 5'8", use to want to be 6'2" but then when i stopped growing in middle school i gave up.
increadibly self concious of height, but ive always been image concious.

By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:12 am: Edit

I know 100% asians that are 6'2 - 6'4. They're like the "cool" asians. The nerdy asians with the pocket calculators are usually the short ones.

By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit

18, 5'5", girl

I'm pretty satisfied, though I did grow 1.5" in the last couple of years or so... there's still hope

By Chickigirl (Chickigirl) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:25 am: Edit

female, almost 17 (August), 5'1.5" and happy just the way I am; I don't see anything wrong with being short

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit

As long as I'm taller than you Coqui, I'm satisfied.

By Voodoochile (Voodoochile) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit

Male Asian, 5'9".
Btw, lots of guys are into petite girls.

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 06:00 am: Edit

COQUI IS MEAN DUDEI ' TALLER THAN HER BUT DUDE READ HER POSTS THATS WEIRD, SHE JSUT LIKES a guy with a bigg oyu kow what. theerei s more to life than big you know whats. what ru ghonna be pornstatr....jeez...give me a break. you are anasty.

By Demonllama (Demonllama) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 04:40 pm: Edit

savedbythebell7, are you drunk?

anyway, i'm female, 18 and 5'6". i think i'm still growing, but i'm perfectly happy with my height.

By Mahras (Mahras) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 04:59 pm: Edit

15 years.....5 ft 8-9ish. Somehwere in between. I usually have like really fluffy hair so it adds like an inch and a half to my height.

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 11:46 pm: Edit

I'm 5'7.5" but I wish I were 5'5" or 5'6" because I hate it when guys are shorter than me, and in order for them to be distinguishably (sp?) taller, I think they have to be at least 6' tall. I think 6'2" is the perfect height for guys.

By Idiias (Idiias) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:16 am: Edit

Rohit- get 10 hours of sleep in a dark room every night, eat honey and 3 glasses of milk a day, and learn the stretches you can do to grow.

Cause height is important.

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:32 am: Edit

I'm 5'3". Which is okay sometimes, I'm pretty short which can have its advantages. I would LOVE to be about 3-4 inches so taller though, because I always thought it would be cool to have longer legs. Oh well, tall shoes and long pants create the illusion of tallness so I can't complain.

If people ask me, though, sometimes I lie and add on a bit:)

By Idiias (Idiias) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:54 am: Edit

lol

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:55 am: Edit

Who, me?:)

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 05:10 am: Edit

Wow, chicks dig guys over 6 feet, but you notice that all the actors they drool over are under 6. Pitt is 5'11", Clooney is 5'10". Don't even ask about Cruise. Apparently Bloom is like 6' but probably weighs 110 lbs.

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 07:10 am: Edit

cruise is the man. In days of thunder, the chick he was getting with was like 5'11", so he had to wear these cowboy boots with huge heels to be her height. But honestly cruise is the biggest P I M P alive. Once again height doesn't matter. Some girls claim they like guys over 6' but have never met tom cruise.

By Rohit_Sn (Rohit_Sn) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 12:47 pm: Edit

why honey? know the reason idiias?

By Ferrari (Ferrari) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 01:38 pm: Edit

Almost 5' 10 (5' 9.8 -ish") ... male. Whats funny is that people have said i come across as being taller. I guess i have a big aura or something ...

By Idiias (Idiias) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 01:51 pm: Edit

yeah. height makes a big difference just in personal image. this proves it:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f03/web2/jwise.html

By Nycneedhelp (Nycneedhelp) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 02:07 pm: Edit

6'

Asian

Speaks for itself.

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 02:16 pm: Edit

I like guys under 6' like 5'8 between 5'11.
Cruise is like 5'6.

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit

Cruise is like 5'9" isn't he? Ok idiias, i read those articles and found that the reason women like tall men is because they tend to be more educated and wealthy. Therefore if you're on the smaller end of the scale and you're educated/wealthy i think you'll be OK.

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 02:30 pm: Edit

No. He's like 5'7 or 5'6.

By Zero (Zero) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 02:41 pm: Edit

Isn't Sly Stallone like 5'5''? personally, i'd be more height conscious of being too tall than too short...i mean, how awkward is it to see a 6'8'' guy with a 5'2'' female?

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 07:30 pm: Edit

I don't like tall guys because they're educated and wealthy. It's that silly primal thing where you want to feel protected.

By Idiias (Idiias) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 08:33 pm: Edit

yeah but savedbythebell, why are tall people more successful and wealthy???

and of course short people can still and will be succesful. but naturally tall people go farther. better looking people go farther on average.

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 08:37 pm: Edit

Cruise is 5'7" I think. Stallone is taller, he's 5'8" or something like that. Schwarzenegger used to be 6'1" or so, but now he looks shorter. All that muscle probably weighed him down over the years. Anyway, who cares? In a few years they'll have over-the-counter pills to make you taller. Those mad scientists are creating pills for everything, and the worst part is they call them "natural." How can a pill be natural?

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 09:08 pm: Edit

why are tall people more successful and wealthy???

There are many theories surrounding this, but it is said that tall people are inherently more confident. I'm average in height, but I walk and i talk like i'm 7'1" hehe. I suppose better looking people also go "farther" because they're more confident as well. But in the end everyone goes just as far....

By Zero (Zero) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 09:15 pm: Edit

daniel snyder (billionaire who owns the redskins) is really, really short. 5'6'' maybe? i think the image of tall people being more succesful comes from the people who cast tv shows like dallas.

By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 09:53 pm: Edit

studies show that in interviews, if two applicants are neck and neck, the taller one is chosen because tall means strong/confident subconsciously.

Maybe this partly explains the wealthy/success.

By Recordingwater (Recordingwater) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 05:49 am: Edit

I discovered a drawback of being (somewhat) tall today.

I am 5'6" and female.

Anyway, I was shoe-shopping, and all the nice, cool looking shoes I wanted (I was looking for dressy but also sorta casual shoes) had 3 or 4 inch heels!!! Insane!! I was suddenly 5'10"! I felt extremely awkward trying them on and wobbling all over the place. So I left without any nice shoes. =( Why don't they have cool, nice shoes that only have 1 inch heels, damnit? Or no heel at all?!!?

By Idiias (Idiias) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:09 pm: Edit

yeah i believe that

By Demingy (Demingy) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:12 pm: Edit

Recordingwater, even though I'm short I agree with you. I hate the fact that all of the cute shoes seem to have tall heels. People are insane.

By Alive4ever (Alive4ever) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit

man(19) I'm 5"9 and my little brother is only 15 and he is (6"2), that's mad you know !!!!!

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit

I am white, male, 17 years old and 6 foot 2, but I've been this way since I was around 15. I actually feel more height-conscious than most; being tall means you stick out more, it seems.

By Jer728 (Jer728) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 02:45 pm: Edit

This is actually an interesting site about the tallest person in history, Robert Wadlow. He was 8'11: http://www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow/index.html#top

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit

studies show that on a hot day when the moon will be full that an awkward indian man and his pet dog skippy will get the job if they're neck to neck with a smaller counterpart.

By Clipper (Clipper) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:20 pm: Edit

H = 6'3"
Me = 5'6" would like to be 5'8" so my weight would match LOL
S1 = 6'5"
S2 = 6'2"
D1 = 6'1" would like to be shorter but good for volleyball
D2 = 5'6" would like to be taller

By Nutriamorada (Nutriamorada) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit

17, female, 5'3". hating life, because I look out of place in the marching band. (shortest one on the drumline)

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 10:27 pm: Edit

I always felt awkward wearing heels, but the shoes with high stiletto heels are so cute, so I'm embrassing my height. (5'7.5")

And I feel bad for that record tall guy, he basically died because of it and people always thought that he was a freak.

By Courtbroadway17 (Courtbroadway17) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

My mom (and everyone in her family is short.) I got unlucky. I am 5'1'' now, my doctor said if I am lucky I might make it to 5'2'' or 5'3'' (5'3'' stretching it.) Yeah. I really want to be 5'5'' or 5'6'' but even with heels I will never be that tall. Speaking of heels, year round (except summer) I wear them. Oh yeah, and I am 17.

By Esperanza (Esperanza) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit

15, almost 16 (october). f. 5'3". it's strange: i think i stunted my height at age 11-13 because of all-nighters (crazy private schooling), plus i got my period when i was 11, yet i'm still growing. even though it's extremely slow. i wanna hit 5'4"-5'5". is there hope?

so you guys say you're into petite girls, huh? what exactly is petite to you? 5'-5'4" or something? somehow i'm still not quite convinced; tall girls seem to have all the fun.

By Esperanza (Esperanza) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:12 am: Edit

can anyone think of something to cheer up shorties?

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:28 am: Edit

I think usually you only grow for three years after your first get your period, but if you're growing, good for you. Drink lots of milk =)

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:52 am: Edit

Male
5'9"
- one of the shortest guys i know

By Anglophile (Anglophile) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 04:31 am: Edit

As a tall girl (5'9"), I can think of plenty of advantages to being short. You can find shoes in YOUR size, you can wear high heels with more comfort (tall people have more vertical weight, so those tiny little heels are murder!), you have your own "petite" section in stores, almost all actresses are very short, and you don't have trouble finding men taller than you. And many men prefer shorter women because they are less threatening and "cute". I'll let you all in on a little secret. Tall girls are a little jealous at times of short girls. Then we see a short girl trying to reach something on the top shelf and we feel much better.

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:26 am: Edit

Being short, though, has always made me feel younger and I feel less assertive (don't laugh) without bigger shoes on. Being short in combination with having very small bones has meant that usually I'm mistaken for being younger and I always feel like a little kid.

For what it's worth.

By Kmw11187 (Kmw11187) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:21 pm: Edit

I'm 17 and barely 5'2
- i'm not height consious but i'm shorter than everyone I know-

*people think my sister is older than I am too*

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 03:09 am: Edit

How old is your sister?

By Smartblond (Smartblond) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 10:51 am: Edit

I'm 16... 5'3. This wouldn't be so bad except for my b/f is 6'5... and that makes me look shorter *not to mention it makes him hard to kiss*

By Courtbroadway17 (Courtbroadway17) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:35 am: Edit

I am 5'1'' and I haven't noticed that guys like short girls. I really wouldn't mind being short, but people are condescending to me (I really don't even think most of them mean it.) Like they talk to there taller friends in a normal voice, and then with me they speak to me in a voice you would use when you are talking to someone younger than you...That is annoying.

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit

The beatles were all average height. Ringo was like 5'5"-5'6"...Paul was around 5'9"...and notice how many girls they had yellin at them 24/7. They're gods.

By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 07:52 pm: Edit

I measured myself today in my room .. 5' 7" without shoes.

I'm 16 and male and I feel short around people in my grade. I'm going to be a Junior. Will there be a chance for me to hit at least 5'8" ? ?

What height is the normal height range for average males in the junior year of high school?

By Esperanza (Esperanza) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:39 am: Edit

hahaha. for all those jealous tall girls (as mentioned by anglophile), if you know you're still growing, just do a lot of growth-stunting things like staying up late every night, not drinking milk, stressing out.. kidding.. :)

By Allena (Allena) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 03:28 am: Edit

Well we don't really go looking for the shortest possible girl on Earth keep in mind... However most guys (including myself) I know want to date somebody shorter then them. I typically don't mind about height... But it was weird going to prom with a girl who was pushing 5`11 and I was only 5`5.

By Boomkat (Boomkat) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:54 am: Edit

I'm 5'2" and I'm not bothered by my height. I underestimate the height of everybody around me haha. Being shorter makes me more comfortable around more guys... I don't have to worry about whether or not I want to wear that 4" heel or not.

By Rono_G (Rono_G) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 05:17 am: Edit

i'm 5'6" - some who want themselves to feel taller, claim that i'm 5'7" hahaha..

i'm most height conscious when i'm working out... everybody at my gym is 6 +

i mean some guys are like 6'5" - hahaha, but sometimes its funny when i can bench press more than the guy who is towering at 6'2"

but yeah.. at the end of the day... i still wish that I was at LEAST 6'

btw, hearing about Tom Cruise/The Beatles made me feel much more confident!! thanks guys. hahahaha

By Conker (Conker) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 08:06 am: Edit

"studies show that in interviews, if two applicants are neck and neck, the taller one is chosen because tall means strong/confident subconsciously.

Maybe this partly explains the wealthy/success."

Yeah, you tell me how many of the billionaires are at least 6' tall. The average height for males is 5'9". I bet you'd find a great many more people who are less than the average than more. There's a reason for this. These billionaires all have confidence. But most short people are deprived of their confidence from youth. That's why shorter people tend to come off worse. I don't think it's any discrimination on the part of the employers.

I'm pretty short myself. But it's pretty funny when people put me side by side with a guy who's a good 3 or 4 inches taller than me, and people say to me, "Wow, you're actually shorter than him?!?"

By Ejpowers87 (Ejpowers87) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 09:14 am: Edit

Male, 17, 6'4", bitches

I'm height conscous
Translation: I'm a big pussy bitch


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