Is 5'8 too short for most women?

I know height seems to be a big issue for women to the point of rejecting a guy merely because of it so, is 5'8 too small for most of you?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • i mean I like guys who are taller than that most of the time because I find it more attractive. even though I'm only 5'3, it just seems like 5'8 isn't that tall. it doesn't matter, I just like guys who are much taller, like around 5'11+ and those are the ones I usually date.

    i don't think I speak for most women though, or else most men that height wouldn't have dates, which isn't the case. so clearly those men are getting girls from somewhere. so why the pity party? if height is your only issue, then there is no issue if thousands of women are dating men of that height.

    its not an exclusive "hell no" I mean I've seen guys that height (and under, actually) who I would date if the cards were all right. I just prefer at least 5'10/5'11. I get a lot of attention from these huge guys though, a lot of them 6'0 and over. I don't get hit on by as many short guys. so maybe that happens to other short girls as well, and if so then obviously that's going to sway things too for many girls. short guys don't like me as much as the tall guys do anyway so they probably don't care.

    btw, its usually never "merely" because of height. I can find a lot of reasons to not be with a lot of people. its not very often that you will be so special and awesome to me that height is your only flaw. lets not kid ourselves here lol that doesn't mean I wouldn't reject a guy because of height, but I have never been in the position where height was the only thing "wrong" with him. it may be the main reason but I may not be attracted to him much in general, we may not click perfectly, he may have a personality flaw that I could do without, etc. height is a big factor for me but it has never, thus far, been the sole reason for rejecting or even dating someone. tall guys rock my world, but simply being tall has never been the only reason I would date someone. lets be realistic and not drown irrationally in our own self-pity.

    if it makes you happy I know this one guy who's not even 5'8 who I would date if the stars were aligned or the situation was right for both of us. he's probably like 5'5/5'6 and it doesn't matter because he is gorgeous. I would do so many dirty things to that man lol he's intelligent, I like his personality, etc. but its just not happening right now because the circumstance isn't right so there you go.

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What Girls Said 13

  • My husband is 5.7 and I am 5.3..so it works for us. But it's hard to wear heels cause I feel awkward being taller than him. It also may make the man feel funny having a taller woman and literally feel looked down on. It depends on your confidence level and hers as well.

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  • Height can be an issue for a lot of us but I don't think 5,8 is short I mean I'm 5,7 and my boyfriend isn't that much taller than me an we are OK on that subject. But some woman do like tall men some don't mind as long as the guy is a little taller than them.

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  • goodness no my husband is 5'4" and I'm 5'5"

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  • nope.

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  • I'm 5'2 so...no, 5'8 is not that short, at least for me.

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  • no, just go for shorter women. there's plenty for everyone!

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  • No not at all for us, I'm 5'4 and he's 5'7. makes "69" perfect!

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  • No

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    • What would you say is too short then?

    • For most women? Probably...somewhere around 5'5 maybe?

      I mean, most women just want a dude who is taller than them. A 5'8 guy is taller than the girls under 5'8, but to a girl who is 5'10, it might be an issue between the both of them, generally speaking

  • I wouldn't reject him based on height... but I would prefer someone 6 feet and up.. only because I ALWAYS wear heels.. and I would hate being taller then him.. but then again I'm only 5'4 so...

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  • for taller women or women close to your height yes its too short but for shorter women no. go for shorter ones

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  • I don't reject guys because of height. 5'8 is fine with me.

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  • no. that's tall.

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  • No. You're taller than most women. I'm tall for a female and I'm 5'6". My first boyfriend was about the same height as me, and I never thought about it because when you love someone, you don't care about trivial things such as height.

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What Guys Said 4

  • I want to say that height doesn't matter but I think most women prefer a man that is taller, taller than her anyway. Still a lot of girls that are shorter than that but of course being a short guy doesn't give you a monopoly on them...

    Don't worry though. All you need is one girl right, no matter what a guy looks like, most women will not particularly fancy him.

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  • 5 8 is tall

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  • dude...6 is average for guys you can't be lower then that...cmon man

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  • I'm 5'8" myself, and I've gotten my fair share of women. Height doesn't come into play with the BEST girls, forget the shallow ones!

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