So recently I've discovered that a man's height is a pretty big deal to most women. I've never realized that is was THAT important to a woman that a man be very tall. I've always known that women prefer men to be a few inches taller than them, just like guys prefer a woman to be a few inches shorter. I've always figured that a guy who was good looking and fit at 5'7" would be preferred by most women under 5'5" over a guy that was 6'3" and looked like he had been hit repeatedly with the ugly stick. However, it would seem that I'm wrong, at least if I go by internet standards. I've observed some things:
Firstly, only about 14.5% of all men in the US are over 6' tall. Only 3.9% are 6'2" or taller. Girls, that means that your chances of landing a man who is 6'2" or taller is no better than 3.9%, and probably a lot lower than that. You're more likely to be struck by lightning. According to he most recent census taken by the CDC, the average white American male aged 20-29 is about 69.9 inches - just a hair under 5'10". From what I've seen, the best looking girls are usually of average female height, and they are typically with best looking guys of average male height. There are exceptions, but in general I find this to be the case. Rarely do I see extreme difference in height. Heck, I only see a dude above 6'2" about once a week, and I have a job where I drive all over. I think a lot of females have skewed ideas about male height, and that's because men lie and usually give themselves about 2 - 3 inches of height to impress the girls. This gives the ladies a false idea about how tall men are. As a general rule, if he's says he's 6', he's probably 5'9" - 5'10". So what do you all think? Am I right or wrong? What else could explain this discrepancy?
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Damn, I'm 6'2" and I always figured I was rather tall since I'm usually above most guys, but I didn't think I was with only 3.9% of men. Pretty sure it's accurate since I've been measured before, including at numerous doctor visits, not that I'm bragging or anything (Sorry, really can't help it, lol).
In my experience guys are usually truthful of their heights, I hardly see any claiming to be 6' and I can usually tell if they're truthful by just comparing themselves to me. Of course I live in a more rural area with less of the urban influence of hooking up, so maybe that kind of crowd lies more about this kind of stuff.
I think the main thing here is that a few inches really aren't that much. Personally I didn't even notice I was tall until people started pointing it out, someone who was around 5'10" just wouldn't seem all that short to me. Really I think some people just put way too much weight in just a few inches. If you're like 10 inches apart, sure, but just 2 or 4 inches really isn't that much.
Really I think people just like the IDEA of a tall guy more than a guy whose actually tall.0