Girls, honest answer: is 5"7 (170 cm) too short for you?

I'm 18 and only 5"7, is that enough to be considered attractive? A lot of girls talk about being "protected" by men, can I ever give you that feeling? (Even if I'm strong; not bulky though). And at what height are girls turned off by me? I've heard that might height might be perfect for a girl who's 4"9 or 5"0. But honestly I'm not really attracted to girls of that height. (Ironic, I know). I prefer girls the same height as me.
How short is too short?
How short is too short?

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  • Current boyfriend is 6'2, but my last boyfriend was 5'7. So while I prefer taller, it's not a make it or break it kind of thing.

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    • Ok, what's your height? Also, how much does it really matteR?

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    • I personally don't like tall guys, I'm attracted to guys that are 5'6- 5'9... even 5'9 is a little big for me I like small to average guys!

    • How tall are you? And do you like to wear heels even if he’s short?

  • I come from a family that breeds tall men. I live in a community where the tall dutch gene is dominant. My father and most of my uncles are 6'0-6'4. My male cousins are all 6'0-6'5. One of my uncles is 6'8. My grandfathers were both 6'0. The shortest full grown man in my family is 5'9 and he married into it.

    I believe my family conditioned me to find tall men attractive as I had only been around tall guys throughout my childhood. My current boyfriend is 6'5. He fits in well with my family.

    Bringing someone short into our family would be odd. I feel as though he'd feel out of place among the men. And women. All my aunts, and female cousins,even my mother are all 5'8-6'0. I got the freak gene from my really short (5'0) grandmother and it made me 5'4. I am the smallest in my family.

    As for your want to protect a girl...your height isn't so much the protection factor as your personality/attitude is.

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    • Ok :) thx for reply

    • I'm just wondering. How does this answer his question? You only stated your family heights and it just makes no sense as I don't think it helps the poster in any way

    • @Belle7 It's just her way of finding herself an excuse for being attracted to taller men. Her excuse is the family, feeling out of place and shit like that. I find it quite hypocritical that women will go on saying that the biggest turn off is the insecurity, when they go on to say shit like that.
      Honestly, i've heard excuses ranging from not wanting to be shorter than her husband on a wedding day (awfully specific), to feeling like they're their mothers. So by that logic, if the man is taller, she feels like they have a daughter-father relationship? It's not only ridiculous, it's a bit disturbing.

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What Girls Said 17

  • My boyfriend is about 5'8 and so is my dad. I've always crushed on tall 6'0 guys but honeslty it doesn't matter. I'm 5'3 and my mom is 5'6 or 5'7 and she feels protected around my dad. I feel very protected around my boyfriend. I think most girls don't care as long as you're not shorter. You sound like you're average height and honestly I know guys who kept growing up until they were 21.

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  • I'm 5"4 so your height quite alright to me :) But yeah, loads of girls talks about being protected and so. I think I could get that feeling. I think it's just superfacial really, because it's all about how you are on the inside. I've got two advices for you:

    1. No girls are the same, so don't take our answers like it's the only right thing.

    2. If you're with a girl smaller thank you like 5"5 or under, I can't see the problem :)

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  • Well, I'm between 5'4" and 5'5". My fiance is 5'7.5" and I love him. He is sooo manly, adequate muscle mass and a very handsome face. I had a boyfriend who was very much taller than me, around 6 ft and hugging him was awkward, just too much work and I'm not ready to break my neck to hug a guy just so people will say my boyfriend is tall. When I hug my fiance, my head just rests on his shoulder and that's where it should be! If we kiss, every part of our body aligns perfectly, He only has to bend his neck slightly. And depending on the size of my heel, when I wear them, he is only a few centimeters taller or we are the same height... I really do not understand the craze about height... When I met my fiance, I honestly didn't think he was short until he mentioned it, and that was when I started comparing. I just thought he was average and it meant nothing to me. He Loves me and shows it to me, the way he treats me and the friendship we have built is stronger than the ties a guy's height will buy. If a break up is imminent in a relationship, a girl won't be thinking "will I ever find a guy as tall as Mr. X" at least I won't.. She'll think more in the line of "Will I ever find another guy who will love and respect me as Mr. X did".

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  • A lot of girls don't like dating guys that are shorter than them, but there are a LOT of girls who would be shorter than you so I don't think it would really hurt your dating life. And I know it sounds really cliché, but the right girl won't care how tall you are.

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  • I'm not going to sugar coat this. It does. I'm 5'9" and I would not want to date someone shorter than me. However, there are plenty of girls who are fine with that or are simply shorter than you so they might be fine with it.

    DO NOT GET SURGERY THOUGH. That type of surgery is extremely detrimental to the body and getting some more pussy isn't worth risking your life.

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  • I am 5'3 and I dated guy who was 5'6.I think your height is average,not that short.

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    • That's nice :-). I don't really consider myself very short either, it's just that I feel pretty unmanly when amongst 6+ footers.

  • 5'7 would be a great height for me :) Height doesn't really matter to me (my boyfriend's 6 foot) but I do prefer guys around 5'7 - 5'9. I'm only 5'2, so taller guys aren't really that great for me :)

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    • I am 5" 7.7 but girls say my height is bad. Girls like guys who are 6" 0

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    • @ararune555 I have taken it with dignity. At the time of writing, I thought it was true that height didn’t matter to me. However, I have openly admitted now that height does matter to me, although I maintain that my other statements were correct. I would also now no longer say that I’m fickle. As I admitted earlier, I most certainly am. I’m glad we could come to agree on that. I’m also glad that we were able to talk. Thank you for it, it was great. Have a good day 😊

    • fickle - changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties or affections
      Very well, i apologise if i was harsh, one can't convey tone through text. I just want the asker to get the right idea, truth may hurt, but in the long term having the wrong idea is much more harmful.
      Have a nice day as well

  • Oh Lord, you're perfect! I'm exactly your height and I feel that short guys would never like a girl like me. You just gave me hope for the future. I hope there are more men like you out there. Thank you!!!

    On second thought, did that sound a bit creepy?

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    • Why would short guys not like a girl like you? I would prefer that!

    • What is a girl like you, what does that mean? If you mean either short or tall, i wouldn't worry about it. It's generally women who are hung up on height. The only reason most men don't pursue taller women is that they feel they have no chance, and frankly it really is a waste of time, considering most women want to be like a whole head shorter.

  • Some girls don't like "shorter guys". I think 5'7 is fine, and I wouldn't even call it "short". I wouldn't worry if I were you.

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    • How tall are you?

    • You wouldn't, but most women would, unless you're in Asia. And how tall are you? Because whenever i hear something like this, it always comes from a woman who's like 4'7 and her saying 5'7 is not short means absolutely nothing.
      "Some" is an understatement, try "most"

  • Arthur is a 27 year old black male. He's 5'7 and silm. He's single, has no kids and hasn't had sex in seven years. - do you feel bad for him?

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    • : Mandy is a 18 year old women who pretends to have sexual and loving feelings in order to fit in, despite feeling no attraction or love. She often wonders why she is unable to understand this feeling of love that is often portrayed in movies. She even is not sure if she feels love for her parents. In her spare time, she comes up with random story scenarios and asks for people's reactions so that she can learn to mimic their emotions if those situations come up in real life. How do u feel about Mandy?

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    • My scenarios that I've done as a child have always been more supernatural. Yours are based in reality. It makes for better characters. I wrote a book, and still feel as if it was too two dimensional because of the characters...

    • @ISaythereaint oh! :3

      Your doing a good job

  • I am 5'7 myself So Height doesn't matter at all no worries😊

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  • honestly your height is in the Average but ii prefer 5 7 guy

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  • Honestly? Yes

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  • how about ladies who are 5'1-5'6 tall?

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    • I prefer girls 5’6-5’9!

    • Men aren't hung up on height, certainly not the way women are. I'm 5'7, and i've found women attractive anywhere from 4'7 to 6ft, it's like a non-factor. And i only listed those measurements because i've never seen any woman that's outside that scope.

      The only time men are insecure about it is when women fill their heads about feeling protected and saying stuff like she'll feel like his mother if she's taller.

  • Thats very tall

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  • I'm 5'6 and the guy I like is 5'7.. and another guy I've liked in the past wass 5'7. It seems to me that I either like guys my height or tall like 6'4. But I think its more because of personality and chemistry. So height doesn't matter. I'm more comfortable with guys my height for some reason, less intimidating I guess.. as long as they don't mind me wearing heels.

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    • I’m 5’7 I love dating girls the same height as me or taller and I love it when they wear heels!

  • I don't think you have anything to worry about. I live in an area where people are taller than in the U.S. and 5'7 is average, not tall, for a girl. And even with that, I don't see guys your height having problems finding girls, because it's not about the height. Sure, some guys are tall and it's a plus. But other guys have beautiful eyes, and other have great sense of humor. Work with whatever you've got going for you and don't worry about height. The only thing that would be an actual hindrance would be if you became too insecure or bitter about not being tall because insecurity drives people away.

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    • Ok, thanks a lot :)!

    • I feel like that's just an excuse women have. Funny gets you friendship, physical attraction is what makes her want you.
      How can you even compare height to beautiful eyes and humor? Obviously you place higher value on one over another.
      I'm 5'7, and where i live average height for a woman is 5'5. I've dated a girl shorter than me, and she still seemed disappointed by my height. It's all too easy to say insecurity is what drives people away, but how can you not be with popular phrases like "Are you even a man if you're under 6 ft?" or "6ft and taller only"

      Everyone enjoys a great sense of humor, doesn't mean they'll want an intimate relationship with you because of that, whereas if they physically like you, a lot of the times it's more than enough.

What Guys Said 10

  • Unfortunately, when it comes to dating, yes. Women routinely say they would never date a short guy even if they just got done saying looks don't matter. Ask around, and most women want a guy 6' or above. Its unfortunate, but women are allowed to be shallow in a way that guy's aren't. What really kills it is your own attitude that you're so undatable. Women smell that on you and it turns them off. You're convinced of it, so it becomes reality.

    Ask yourself this though, are your fears founded in reality, or is it all in your head? Are girls really laughing at you, or do you just assume so? The worst thing you can do is get inside your own head and shoot yourself in the foot. Even if girls are shallow about height, they get wet for a guy who brims with confidence. A short guy could turn heads if he owns the room whenever he walks in.

    Don't get the surgery. Just be yourself. Stop caring what women think, because at the end of the day, it ultimately doesn't matter. Start working out. Dress better. Get your hair done. Look like a million dollars, and you'll be a million dollars.

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  • Hi , I'm a guy with a back injury. When my posture is good I'm 172cm on a bad day 169cm on average about 170cm the rehab team keeps records. Any way it all depends on the girl I've dated 2 girls that have been around 175cm like I'm their height on tip toes. 1 girl would always tell me about it the other didn't seem to care. End of the day though I was tall enough for them to date me in the first place. I like girls around my height or slightly shorter. My x GF was 155cm or 5'1and like you although it maybe perfect the height it didn't feel right and I would worry that if we had a son he would be shorter than 5'7 being from a place where about 178 -181cm is the average male height for teenagers these days I could not let the chance of a child male being that short compared to his peers. And current GF is 171cm 5'7 1/2 . It's only when you're worried about your height that it becomes an issue. Be confident , use your hair don't have it flat or shaved a bit of bounce in your hair can add 1/2 an inch or even 1 inch if you style it. And while it may not be your height it will give the illusion that you're 1/2 -1 inch taller might give you a bit more confidence too and avoid flat shoes with a thin sole pick a good shoe that will add an inch rather than a shoe that only add 1cm. If you have poor posture hire a trainer bad posture can contribute to height loss too.

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  • Put your focus onto things you can control to improve upon instead of things you cannot control. Just practice this and over time your confidence will begin to soar, works well for things that stress you out too.

    I know it's only a small personal sample size.. BUT I've got 3 REALLY!!! like smoking hot female cousins who all married someone shorter than they are. My best bro is short and he is the same height as his wife.

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  • I’m 5’7 and I prefer to date girls the same height as me, and I would have no problem dating a girl a couple inches taller than me!

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  • Allot of girls just like dating a guy who is taller then them. 5'7 is above average for most girls so you're fine. The majority of girls who do factor height into account will still give a little room if you're only a bit shorter then them.

    The only other factor I would take into consideration if I were you would be that you're 5'7. A girl who is taller then you is tall by female standards. It's likely that they have more insecurities about dating a shorter man, which only stands to exemplify her own height, decreasing your odds.

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  • I know guys who are 5'4 and can get any girl thy want

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  • Im 5'1"quit your bitchin bro. I do fine on all but life is better for tall people

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  • Speaking from experience, I'm about 5'7. My girlfriend is 5'6.

    I rarely meet women who are taller than me, and I think as long as you're not shorter than them, most women don't really care that much about height.

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  • For some girls it will be, for most it won't be. Come on, Prince is a sex symbol, and he's f***ing tiny!

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