I actually am pretty depressed because I am so short.

  • bro4bro

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:06 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidAnyone will tell you that among college and professional Americans, the average height for males is more along the lines of 6'1.


    Bullshit.
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:13 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Svnw688 saidAnyone will tell you that among college and professional Americans, the average height for males is more along the lines of 6'1.


    Bullshit.

    LOL... who ever said 6' anything is average???????
    I think 5'9 - 5'10 is closer to avg.

    btw,, as far as professionals go, we tall guys are more rare than you think. Most the guys at work are under 5'10 and they hold the corner offices.
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:18 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Svnw688 saidAnyone will tell you that among college and professional Americans, the average height for males is more along the lines of 6'1.


    Bullshit.


    Page 19, dumbass

    http://dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a433581.pdf
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:25 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Svnw688 saidAnyone will tell you that among college and professional Americans, the average height for males is more along the lines of 6'1.


    Bullshit.


    Here's another study, page 2, summarizing and characterizing current social science research as being inadequate because it measures "success" with formal education (i.e., college).

    The axiom is so well known in social study research as to be common knowledge. Well, until, you erroneously called "bullshit." I can cite about 100 more studies if you'd like, all saying the same thing.

    http://dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a433581.pdf
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:42 AM GMT
    OK, first, you posted the link to the same study twice.

    Second, it's from 1962.

    Third, nowhere does it say the average college-educated male in the US is 6'1.

    Most of my friends who are 6'1 consider themselves tall.

    Do you even know what the word "average" means?
  • magicjake

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:49 AM GMT
    I'm 5'-6" and my height has never been a problem when it comes to dating. Until recently, I never found anyone over about 5'-10" to be attractive. I'm dating someone 6'-1" and couldn't be happier. I don't like standing on my toes to kiss him, but he thinks that's cute. I also love having his long legs wrapped around me icon_biggrin.gif

    My point is, it goes both ways. I wouldn't have given someone 6' the time of day until recently.

    Tall isn't necessarily attracted to tall. 10's aren't necessarily attracted only to other 10's. Muscular guys aren't necessarily only attracted to others muscular guys. It doesn't work like that. Forget about your height and it won't be a problem to anyone worth a shit anyway.
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    Jan 27, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    I can't believe I'm wasting time on this UNcontroversial proposition. Under "Results of bivariate analysis," Figures 1 (men) and 2 (women). Showing people in college are TALLER on average than others.

    In other earth-shattering news, men are on average taller than women. Please see the same figures (1 and 2) for substantiation of that proposition. Equally earth shattering, those in "first world" countries are, on average, taller than "third world" countries.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3514563/
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
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  • vhotti26

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
    5'9 here, and quite honestly sex with much taller guys isn't the most enjoyable thing due to mechanics working against it. I mean, if I have to jump a guy just to kiss him, what good is that?
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:44 PM GMT
    ^

    Not exactly a loss to you since tall guys are a minority. You would have ample choice even if you were to just date guys with your exact height. Tall guys don't have the same privilege.
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    vhotti26 said5'9 here, and quite honestly sex with much taller guys isn't the most enjoyable thing due to mechanics working against it. I mean, if I have to jump a guy just to kiss him, what good is that?

    Hahah... decide in your profile if you are 5'9" or 5'11.
    Kissing us taller dudes is not really a problem. Trust me, we are the ones that adjust and can lean forward or lighty bend our knees when we need a little sugar.
    Now, if you were 5'5 and a guy was 6'7 that might be an actual challenge.
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:59 PM GMT
    It means a lot more when an average height guy wants to date someone tall than someone tall wanting to date someone of average height.

    When you are average you have ample choice. Just look at the normal curve. Most guys are around your height. You can only date guys around your height if you want. The ends of the curve (the very short and very tall) will be a negligible loss to you.

    Tall guys on the other hand are at the tail end, they have scarce choices if they are to date someone around their height. Dating someone shorter doesn't happen because they are blessed with virtue, but because there isn't much choice after all.

    Another factor you all seem to forget is that muscularity has a very high value to gay men and this is very hard to achieve for tall guys since they have a much bigger fish to fry.

    Which is why it's not so bad being gay and short since you can easily get buff. It's a lot worse being short and straight. A very short but muscular gay guy will be more sought-after than someone who's tall but lanky.

    Which is why I just don't understand any kind or degree of tall guy bashing since they are the ones who are at a loss.
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    I'm about 5'9", probably 5'10" with my shoes on. I sometimes wish I was a bit taller, but thankfully I have a bunch of other insecurities to keep my mind off it. -_-

    Anyway, nothing can be done to change your height so it's really not worth getting upset over. Besides, 5'10" is a pretty decent height and I wouldn't consider it "short". There's a lot of guys out there who would trade heights with you in a second if they could.
  • Apparition

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    Jan 28, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidI can't believe I'm wasting time on this UNcontroversial proposition. Under "Results of bivariate analysis," Figures 1 (men) and 2 (women). Showing people in college are TALLER on average than others.


    pretty much everyone in college now is asian, so Im guessing hanging around a university would make you feel REALLY tall.
  • NeuralShock

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    Jan 28, 2015 12:49 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    Svnw688 saidI can't believe I'm wasting time on this UNcontroversial proposition. Under "Results of bivariate analysis," Figures 1 (men) and 2 (women). Showing people in college are TALLER on average than others.


    pretty much everyone in college now is asian, so Im guessing hanging around a university would make you feel REALLY tall.


    Meanwhile lifeduringwartime23 is 6'6
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    (Yes I have read all the replies btw, just chiming in quickly to add this!)
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    Jan 29, 2015 9:24 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    Hahah... decide in your profile if you are 5'9" or 5'11.


    Lmao, someone got offended.
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    Jan 29, 2015 9:59 AM GMT
    I date guys between 5'4" and 6'6". I'm 5'10"+.

    It doesn't matter, esthetically it's a matter of proportions. If you feel 'short' you will act short.