Short guys

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    Nov 27, 2009 10:38 AM GMT
    As a short guy, 5`7/ 5'8, I often wonder if my height has much to do with guys not noticing me. Now, I know of course preference plays a role, but does the average guy, or the majority, really think about height so much?

    Whats your take?
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    Nov 27, 2009 11:21 AM GMT
    I've found that there are situations when you're out in public or at work that the tall guys naturally have an easier time of it. I've also dated some big guys who really like my size and some smaller guys who called me "huge" ha - I guess it's relative.
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    5'7 / 5'8 is short?! Try being 5'4'' / 5'5'' icon_eek.gif lol
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    ...as my brother sez, "They're all the same size once you get them on the ground." icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Well isnt the average guy 5'10-ish?

    I am 6'3" and yes I do think about height in various ways....

    two of which are definitely in their advantage

    1. shorter guys have easier time fitting into some clothes
    2. Shorter guys have easier time building muscle (!!!JEALOUS!!!)


    other than that... it's evens out in the end. There are a lot of tall guys who love shorter men. I both love and hate my height... some people may like it but others may see me as too lanky and maybe even intimidating/unapproachable because of my height.

    I wouldnt say that your height matters unless you're REALLY short... and I wouldnt say that 5'7" is quite in that category.
  • gsh1964

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    Nov 27, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    jawrhed saidI've found that there are situations when you're out in public or at work that the tall guys naturally have an easier time of it..


    I would 100% disagree, tall guys do not have it easier, That is a myth. That would be like me saying that shorter guys naturally have Little Man Syndrome...

    Life is just as difficult, no matter our height. I have been passed up for jobs, rejected and blown off, many times. I'm single and find it difficult to find the right guy to go through life with.... Not only that, the short guys that do have little man syndrome, have a tendency to find it fun to bully or pick on guys my size... just to try and prove their manhood. You don't realize how many times I have been asked if I play basketball, or called shorty or asked how the weather is up here.
    The most embarrassing thing is when someone walks up to you, with this look of pure disgust on their face and say... "GOD!!! You are tall!!"
    I've been called "freakishly tall" many other names that you could never imagine.
    Trust me, I am not complaining. My point is that people assume a lot about tall people, most of it is untrue.

    I will tell you that I prefer guys who are over close to my height... more 6'2" - 6'7". It's nice to be able to look into someone's eyes, that doesn't happen for me too often.
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    Height doesn't and shouldn't matter. What you're like as a person is what truly matters.
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    At one time I was very annoyed that I wasn't taller but being 5'74 isn't too bad. I hate it when strangers try to get my attention call me ' short man' that upsets me and I don't pay them any attention since I find that offensive. But interms of finding a partner I don't think height is very important although I don't think I would like a guy 'way shorter' than me as a partner.
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    I think it does have a bearing, height. I generally prefer guys to be my height, a little taller is okay but like anything over 6'1" is weird for me... I guess it's a control thing.

    I know there are mismatched gay couples, but I usually see that as few and far between.


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    Nov 27, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    This kind of weird, and maybe I should start a separate thread about it, but I think I am getting shorter.

    I have always been 5'9. Earlier this year at the beginning of summer, I ran into a good friend I haven't seen in awhile. All of a sudden he states "man are you short"....I'm like..."what". I was always taller than him. But I had sandals on and he had dress shoes. So I ignored it.

    One of my good friends that I see quite often noticed that I put 5'9 on my profile(I actually used to have it at 5'10 since I was always about 5'9 and a half). He said "why are you lying about your height?". I thought he was insane. I said "I'm 5'9, I've always been OVER 5'9....what are you talking about?"

    So anyway this has been happening to me a lot. So I got measured at the gym last week....and let's just say I've lost more than an inch. Anyone else experience this over the years?
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidThis kind of weird, and maybe I should start a separate thread about it, but I think I am getting shorter.

    I have always been 5'9. Earlier this year at the beginning of summer, I ran into a good friend I haven't seen in awhile. All of a sudden he states "man are you short"....I'm like..."what". I was always taller than him. But I had sandals on and he had dress shoes. So I ignored it.

    One of my good friends that I see quite often noticed that I put 5'9 on my profile(I actually used to have it at 5'10 since I was always about 5'9 and a half). He said "why are you lying about your height?". I thought he was insane. I said "I'm 5'9, I've always been OVER 5'9....what are you talking about?"

    So anyway this has been happening to me a lot. So I got measured at the gym last week....and let's just say I've lost more than an inch. Anyone else experience this over the years?



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  • suprbilt

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    Nov 27, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    I've always love being short..only 5'3"
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    I don't think tall guys necessarily have it easier. I think the tipping point for anyone socially or professionally is confidence and personality, if a guy has both I think that being tall is a definite advantage though.
    I have a somewhat 'big' personality, I make friends super easy, am good in large groups or one on one, I can talk to anyone and am very confident and empathetic. It's been said by most of my friends that I either "light up a room" when I walk in it, or that they "feel me enter a room". I'm only 5'7" but there are days when I feel 6'5".
    Aesthetically I go weak for tall guys that own their space... "weak". The taller the better, I totally dig freak show tall!
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    6'2" here, I LOVE short guys (my boyfriend is a perfect size icon_smile.gif )

    So i don't know but i've never let size be a deciding factor for me - just a bonus! Some people ARE just shallow though....
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    I'm around 5"7. When I was younger I use to hate my height but I have come to love my height. I agree its true that smaller guys are able to beef up faster and look good while caring it, also we can look good a hot pair of jeans. icon_wink.gif

    I usually date someone around my height or a little taller but height really doesn't make a difference to me.
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Yes, I also believe that tall guys are more desired. It shouldnt be that way but il be a man and admit it. IT does matter.
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    Hey, I am 6'3 and it's damd difficult to put on big muscle when you're tall. Shorter guys have the advantage there. However ... when we're at concerts then damd I am glad I am tall!
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I find my eyes naturaly go to guys that are 5'5"-6'.

    The over 6' guys I tend not to notice, not on purpose though.

    It's all just preference, some like taller, some like shorter.
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    AggieBoy saidYes, I also believe that tall guys are more desired. It shouldnt be that way but il be a man and admit it. IT does matter.


    Not by me. I'm just shy of 6 feet -- put a hot taller guy next to a hot shorter guy and I'll pick the shorter one any day. My bf is barely 5'7 and that's perfect for me.
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    I'm 5'8, I don't consider it short
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidAs a short guy, 5`7/ 5'8, I often wonder if my height has much to do with guys not noticing me. Now, I know of course preference plays a role, but does the average guy, or the majority, really think about height so much?

    Whats your take?


    Get over it. You think guys notice me? I'm 5'5".

    Unless you plan on some procedure to make yourself taller, you'll just have to accept your height. No biggy.

    Ever do ratings? You may be surprised. I'm consistently between 9.1 and 9.9, and I'm only 5'5".

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    At 125 at 5'7", you gotta' look like you're starving. You might wanna' start eating and doing some resistance training so you aren't so diminutive.
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    Does it really matter? Be happy in your skin no matter what.
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    Some of you guys have got to be kidding. Tall guys generally have it WAY WAY easier, so much easier than shorter guys.

    It's especially hard when you're a short kid. EVERYONE makes a big deal out of it. The tall kids generally get far more respect, privileges and opportunity (even though they've done nothing to deserve it).



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    Nov 27, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidSome of you guys have got to be kidding. Tall guys generally have it WAY WAY easier, so much easier than shorter guys.

    It's especially hard when you're a short kid. EVERYONE makes a big deal out of it. The tall kids generally get far more respect, privileges and opportunity (even though they've done nothing to deserve it).

    Generally perhaps, but not always. I was always the smallest in my class. I was also the fastest runner, was friends with all the groups of kids, was frequently teacher's pet and was the only one in several of my schools who could call off the school bullies when they were dragging someone off school grounds to pummel them.
    I've never had a problem getting respect, attention, privileges or opportunity for anything. There are times when I get too much attention and I feel like a dancing monkey. And the thing about having all of the above is that you are required at some point to prove your worthy of what's been offered.
    It's about learning to work with what you have, regardless of your stature, not making excuses for why you *can't* and not taking for granted the opportunities that you are given.
  • kietkat

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    Nov 27, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Guys who are all about height are not worth your time. I too am 5' 8" and shorter than most of the ppl I know. We play with the hand we're dealt.