Are men lying about their height on RealJock?

  • Eli_jah

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    Oct 08, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    A lot of guys have their height listed in the 6'1 to 6'5 range.

    The average man is around 5'7 to 5'10. So I'm just wondering if a little embellishment is going on.

    Trivial, but still.
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    I'm honest about being dainty. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    I've changed mine before, i know it sounds strange but i fluctuate between 5'6" and 5'7", sometimes when i measure it goes back and forth at different times so i assume i'm somewhere in between
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    CopperDevil saidI've changed mine before, i know it sounds strange but i fluctuate between 5'6" and 5'7", sometimes when i measure it goes back and forth at different times so i assume i'm somewhere in between

    WUT??...icon_eek.gif
    Seriouly. I dont know if its because i've used different measuring boards or if its my hair adding height ( curly person here ) ... maybe its both.
  • Buddha

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    Oct 08, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    I am still surprised that I miraculously broke my family-genetics for height.
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidI am 5'4", honest. I am not taller than that.

    Wow, I've got ten inches on you.
    Or, I could have them in you. icon_biggrin.gif


    Stop lying, shark penises are no longer than 3 inches according to wikipedia.
  • Buddha

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    Oct 08, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI've changed mine before, i know it sounds strange but i fluctuate between 5'6" and 5'7", sometimes when i measure it goes back and forth at different times so i assume i'm somewhere in between


    I heard that the spine elongates during sleep or something, maybe that temporarily affects the height?
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:55 AM GMT
    I did have the wrong height here, but corrected it when I went to the doctor. Thought I was 5'9, but I'm really 5'8.
  • MikeW

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    Oct 08, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    Nah, no one on RJ would misrepresent themselves, ever.
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    Oct 08, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    CopperDevil saidI've changed mine before, i know it sounds strange but i fluctuate between 5'6" and 5'7", sometimes when i measure it goes back and forth at different times so i assume i'm somewhere in between

    WUT??...icon_eek.gif


    LMAO. :-)
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    Oct 08, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    strokeme220 said
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    CopperDevil saidI've changed mine before, i know it sounds strange but i fluctuate between 5'6" and 5'7", sometimes when i measure it goes back and forth at different times so i assume i'm somewhere in between

    WUT??...icon_eek.gif


    LMAO. :-)


    Still laughing. Pretty sure I'll be laughing in the shower tomorrow.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that since I started working out that I've grown at least a half inch. My trainer says that that can happen since the muscles make you stand up straighter.
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    Oct 08, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    NeutralObserver saidA lot of guys have their height listed in the 6'1 to 6'5 range.

    The average man is around 5'7 to 5'10. So I'm just wondering if a little embellishment is going on.

    Trivial, but still.


    Ok, just because that's the world average height doesn't correlate to a dating site.

    To tell a person height, one must use a get their finger, measure their head. One head equals one foot. People entire body aren't shown so you have to feel and imagine what they look like.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Oct 08, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    Height... lol... Yah it's their height they most lie about lol. The height of their pecker from the floor
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    Oct 08, 2013 5:37 AM GMT
    Everybody lies.

    Still... it seems like most of the younger guys are 6'2" . at age 12. It's like the new master race coming up or something. A little bit creepy. WTF do they put in the breakfast cereal these days, anyway?
  • kew1

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    Oct 08, 2013 12:26 PM GMT
    More than 2000 members claim to be over 8' tall , so probably.
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    Oct 08, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    5'4 also. if i was lying i'd give myself a foot icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm entirely honest. Art Deco met me, he'll vouch for my height and the veracity of my pictures. In fact, he already has.

    True, I instantly recognized you as you entered the grill, and I think you spotted me, too, despite the weight gain following my illness. In fact, I've never met an RJer in person, and that's dozens, who didn't look like his pics.

    The only thing threw me off was your height, because you really are 6'2" per your RJ profile. But the fault was mine, because I hadn't thought to check the height there, and based on your pics had formed an impression that you are average height. Compared to my 5'8" the first thing out of bed in the morning, so you're quite a bit taller than me and my husband.

    As TheGuyNextDoor wrote above: "The funny thing is.. some guys look 6'3" in their pics and they're like 5'10". Others look short(er) and they say they're 6'2"... It's hard to tell by these pics!"
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:25 PM GMT
    I'm 6'0 without any shoes on. To be honest, it never has occurred to me to exaggerate my height, it's not a trait I think about very much. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    <---- Guilty!
    Not 6'1
    I'm really 6'1.75..
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    As a tall person it always amazes me that online everyone is my height or taller (6'2) yet IRL at a club or pub Im always one of the tallest
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    boorangOz saidAs a tall person it always amazes me that online everyone is my height or taller (6'2) yet IRL at a club or pub Im always one of the tallest


    Time to get your dates off their knees.. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    Anocxu said
    boorangOz saidAs a tall person it always amazes me that online everyone is my height or taller (6'2) yet IRL at a club or pub Im always one of the tallest


    Time to get your dates off their knees.. icon_eek.gif


    You know I try but its the first thing they want to do, its a tad embarrassing but whats a boy to do? ;)
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    Oct 08, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    mindgarden said
    ... it seems like most of the younger guys are 6'2" . at age 12. It's like the new master race coming up or something. A little bit creepy. WTF do they put in the breakfast cereal these days, anyway?

    Average male height has been increasingly steadily in the US during the time military induction records have been kept. It was only around 5'5" during WWI, almost 5'10" today.

    When I became an Army Military Police (MP) Officer I was actually 1 inch shorter than the minimum allowable height of 5'9" for an enlisted MP. But the height restriction did not apply to Officers, so that every single MP subordinate I had was taller than me, some by quite a lot.

    Was a challenge as a young Second Lieutenant to be giving orders to much older veteran Sergeants who towered over me. I laugh to think about it today, and ordinarily height in a social setting doesn't concern me. But in that career field greater height could convey greater respect & authority, so I had to work harder to overcome what was a physical disadvantage.

    My own sons, BTW, are very tall, each 6'4". They were already taller than me before they turned 12, and became 6' by 13. Another case where I had to attempt to be the authority figure with someone who's literally looking down on me. I think doubly difficult and disconcerting when they're your own kids, who could've picked me up and set me aside if I got in their way! LOL!
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    IRFire66 said5'4 also. if i was lying i'd give myself a foot icon_smile.gif


    But then you'd have three feet instead of two and what about buying shoes and socks? =O
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:35 PM GMT


    "Are men lying about their height on RealJock?"

    Good question. They usually lie when I ask them how long they weigh or what time their name is. icon_smile.gif