My dad is 6'2 barefoot and my mom is average height for a woman at 5'5. I should of at least been 5'11 but I somehow got stuck being 5'8 and 22 years old... My brother is the same height as me so how the hell did we both get stuck so very short? It's horrible because girls don't like short dudes!
You didn't get eff'ed over. 5'8'' isn't "short" by any means. The average is only like an inch taller. Also, girls won't necessarily turn you down because of that, in fact most probably wont. You just have to have other things that attract you to them. My dad was 6'3'', my mom was something like 5'7'', but I'm just a little over 5'9'' and my brother is just about 5'10''.
So to answer your question, Genetics, like Turbulent said. Nothing to be mad about, you are perfectly normal. Girls generally don't care how tall you are as long as they don't have to look down to see you...
At 5'8" you are not short. Maybe compared to other guys you are shorter than them. But I wouldn't think you are short. Walking around my college, I am one of the taller girls, and I am only 5'6". Most girls my age range from 4'11" to about 5'4". So you are still a good bit taller.
Seriously? 5'8 isn't even short sheesh. It's the same height as me and people say I'm tall (yeah, I know- for a girl). Most girls would date anyone same height or taller and possibly even shorter. So be grateful for your height!
Ha. My dad is 6' and my ma is 5'. I'm 5'10". Genetics can be a bitch.
But in all honesty, 5'8" isn't short. It's definitely not tall, but it's not short. I agree that a lot of girls would find your height unattractive (not gonna BS for you), but there are plenty who won't care. Me and my friends have all been attracted to guys your height (and shorter) before. Honestly, the difference is that if a guy was your height and CONFIDENT with it, it would make you THAT much more appealing. If you're insecure, whiny and bitter about it, it would make me more self conscious and draw more attention to it.
To be blunt, I won't care much about a guys height (or my own) if he doesn't. But then, realistically, you probably wouldn't date a girl taller than you either.
the past 3/4 guys I've been involved with were short. they were like 5'8", 5'7", 5'8". the only odd one out was 6'. I'm 5'2". if you're attractive and have a good personality, then the height really doesn't matter.
bottom line, there's nothing you can do about your height, so embrace it and stop worrying about what girls think, and then you know that the girls that come to you like you for who you are.
5'8 isn't short. And I was reading some of your comments below. You will only take the hottest of the hot? Most girls are ugly as f***? Really? Maybe it's your personality that's your problem, not your height.
All best things come in small packages.It is not fair. I won't pretend it is. But you have only two choices. Blame somebody or work with what you got and make best of it. First way you are not going to get any better results. Only worse. By taking second road step by step all sorts of great people are born. They are bald, short , with big nose, no ear, all little crazy. But they work with what they got and not with what they do not.
Being a b*tch ass is worse than having slightly bad genetics.
There are plenty of 5'8'' guys who don't let stupid sh*t bother them, and they win over girls because their shortcomings don't define who they are. Being 5'8'' isn't bad. The girls who wouldn't go for that are either giraffes or stupid b*tches who will eat their words someday. You're fine. Go worry about more important things.
Dude! Avg height here in the US is 5'9 so you're only one inch bellow avg. I'm 5'9 and I've dated chicks taller than me but the majority of girls are around 5'6 so don't worry about it. Besides you can make up for it by packing on some muscle haha