Is Being Tall a Turn-Off?

I'm really tall for a girl the average in my school is 5' 3, and by some genetic defect I'm 5' 10 . Is height an issue when looking for love?

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Thanks for all of the advice on this, I'm not sure I'll find the right guy at my school but, I'll keep trying

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  • Love is blind. Nothing is an issue when you're in love.

    It depends on the person. Are you comfortable with dating a midget? Well that's more so an exaggeration but what I meant to say was, "Are you comfortable with dating someone shorter?" You didn't specify whether you were into men or woman but since you compared your height to a girl I'm going to assume you like girls...

    When you like someone and want to be with them they don't care if your short, tall, fat, skinny, black, purple, blue... If they're interest, they're going to ask you out.

    I personally think you should be proud of your height. I'm assuming you're still in high school because it says you're under 18. You might be the tallest one in your school right now out of the girls, but there's more people out there than those that go to your school.

    You'll find love. All good things come with time and although the wait might be unbearable right now. In the end it will be SO worth it.

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What Guys Said 13

  • ok, well my gf's 5 9. and I'm 5 3 and a half. yeah. no bullsh*t. You said "love" so I'm just going to tell you straight up NO. At first, yeah I'll admit we were both a tad bothered by the height but if you really like the person, that's no problem, you learn to look past it and then just plain not notice it. I'm sure it depends on the guy, as the others stated to some guys its a big deal. But in love, I don't htink it will matter. It didn't end up mattering for me :)

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  • No. It's not a problem. My wife is 5'9 and we do just fine (I'm 6'1).

    My only advice to tall girls: DON'T SLOUCH! Stand up straight and proud! Slouching DOES NOT make you look shorter. Slouching makes you look mousy and uninteresting - two reasons guys don't ask girls out.

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  • You aren't tall. You are normal. and it is not a defect ! and don't slouch ! walk head up and proud. I am attracted to tall girls

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  • thats not a genetic defect. you're just naturally taller. no, it's not unattractive. there are plenty of guys who would love that about you.

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  • Don't worry about you height. Just wait and before you know it the guys will be chasing you. Girls seem to grow taller sooner then the guys. Yea some guys have an issue with a girl being taller then them but I say to bad for them. I have no problem with a girl being taller then me. I'll take the tall ones. My thought is taller or shorter then me there still pretty girls. I'm 6' 2" or to be exact 6 foot and 1 and 7/8ths inches tall. this is with no shoes There seem to be more tall girls now then when I was in high school but people in general are getting taller.

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  • Being tall is fine. At work there was this absolutely gorgeous woman who used to come in and she was taller than me. I'm 6'3, and if I wasn't so shy and had more confidence I would have loved to have gone out with her

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  • Tall women are a huge turn on. It's part of the reason why we love super models so much. Walk by a park where guys are playing basketball your bound to get guys attention there that are near your height.

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  • It's not an issue for me I prefer a woman who is taller than me, I absolutely love tall women

    I think the only guys that will have an issue with it are the ones that are brain washed into gender roles like wanting to be bigger and stronger than the girl so they can feel like a big shot "manly"

    the guys with hang ups like that are statistically the ones who commit domestic violence as well so your not missing out on any thing, that's for sure.

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  • Yes it is a turnoff. Guys who want tall girls are extremely rare. Ideally, a girl is a few inches shorter. 5'10" is a bit on the tall side for a girl, but you should still be okay as long as the guy is six feet or above.

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  • well for me it is. but you know there are so mane other guys that think its hot so its really not that big of an issue.

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  • Certainly not. All you can do is what you said-keep trying.

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  • Being tall is f***ing hot! Victoria's Secret Models are 5'9 and taller. You are perfect.

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  • don't worry about it. guys don't care as much about height as girls do.

    you wouldn't mind dating a shorter guy, though, right?

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What Girls Said 12

  • No, it isn't. You will attract guys who want a tall girl, or who don't care about height. Oh, and you should be proud of who you are, not consider it a "genetic defect". If I were tall, I would totally think of myself as super-model status, lol. A lot of guys like long-legged, tall girls.

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  • My high school was the same way...And the guys were also very short! Needless to say...dating in high school sucked for me (I'm 6'), and I wasn't particularly interested in anyone on the basketball team..:-) Once I got to college it was a different story. Men were more self confident, and the guys were much taller in college then in my particular high school...(and boys also continue growing in their late teens.) It was difficult being surrounded by my 5'2" friends who all had their 5'7" bfs in high school...but now that I'm older my height has for the most part been an advantage. Since hs, it has never been an effort for me to meet up with guys I was attracted to. When you're tall, gorgeous men can easily spot you from across a crowded room :-) You may have to be patient for now, but meanwhile, be proud of your height and stand tall!

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  • it's just your school has seemingly short girls. I'm 5'7

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  • For many guys the girl HAS to be shorter, as you know. But there's no reason logically that should be a problem.

    Don't worry about it..after al, you can't change it, can you?

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  • no it's not a turn off actually guys like tall guys. I'm the tallest in my school and I've dated and loads of guys have crushes on me right now and their all shorter than me. my crush came up to my breasts and we dated guys like tall girsl just wait the right guy will come for you.

    GOODLUCK : )

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  • oo man I know exactly how you feel. I'm 5'11''. Al the guys at my school are either a head shorter than me or up to my waist. No, looks don't matter at all.

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  • certainly not its actually better to b taller you look slimmer and hotter. that's y when you audition for americas next top model you have to b at least 5'7". taller is good

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  • i'm the same height, don't worry you'll find someone tall enough for you ;)

    guys usually just like girls to be shorter them and I'm sure you know a lot of guys 6ft or taller

    so you're fine!

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  • Try being 6'1 ;) but I love my height

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  • im tall too don't worry about it (: love your body and others will too

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  • Don't worry about the negative answers people are giving you. I am pretty tall myself at my school. I'm 5 8'. but think about it. models are tall and gorgeous.being tall usually means long legs which I think guys like :) But if the guy really matters, it won't bother him :) It always bothered me, but within the past year, I have embraced my height and actually wearing heels and not holding back.

    good luck!

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  • Wow 5'3?

    It's not a defect, and if you don't mind a shorter guy, then you'll be fine. Hight isn't an issue for me and I'm pretty close to 5'10. You'll find love, it just takes some time :)

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