Well, let's start by saying....it's NOT! Sure, you can deter people from a confrontation. Sure, you have an advantage of reaching things from the jar of peanut butter to the other guy's jaw. Yes, tall people can often secure positions of power but that's only if they also have that personality type for that sort of thing. I can most assuredly tell you that it's NOT all it's cracked up to be! So many guys think because "girls only want tall guys" that it is so great to be tall. I know dues 5'4-5'8 happily married! Women in the long run will not choose height when choosing a life partner. And tall girls also seem to have it fairly hard in general with guys overall preferring shorter girls.
Let's just look at some of the sh*tty aspects of being tall:
You'll have your knees hitting your forearms on most bikes and murdering your knees with each pedal. You need special bikes fitted appropriately for you. You also will likely not be able to go on most of the affordable Mopeds, Dirt Bikes, and Motorcycles....which brings me onto my next point:
If you're used to getting your clothes at a Walmart, Kmart, JC Pennys, Khol's, Macy's, I bloody ENVY you! Go to a men's big and tall store for everyday apparel. It's INSANE what we gotta pay for simple T-Shirts and Polos. Want a T-shit? Yes, that's gonna be $30-$40 if it's not on sale. Polos? Starting at $60 buddy! Oh you need to do winter clothes shopping? Hope you brought about 2K with you for the holiday season! Gonna need a decent jacket for all weather? You're looking at $350 and UP! $40-60 per pair of shorts in the summer months. You know that if you were just a hair shorter, you'd have paid about 50% less. They got big and tall by the balls, and they know it!
Your @ss is NOT getting into those fancy little sports cars that turn heads. You might have the $ but your ass is never getting in one. Even if you did the accident you get into will leave you crippled for life, at best! You are limited on all the cool vehicles opened to you. Sure, there are still plenty to choose from. But if you REALLY wanted something in particular, too bad bud, it's not for you. And this also applies if you simply couldn't afford a full-sized car and wanted something smaller or with better gas mileage. Yep, you are out good sir or madam!
Oh you wanted to go on the Joker ride at 6 flags? Yeah, so did I when I was 15 or 16. Guess what? Sorry Charlie, you're too goddamn tall for this ride. Watch all your buddies enjoy it while you watch in envy! Same with the batman ride. I squeezed on that one at the expense of nearly crushing my nut sack by ride's end! Which reminds me...
The pain man! The goddamn pain! Tall people tend to get a lot more joint and back pain than shorter people in general. You know who started taking stuff for his back pain at 29 and his knee pain at 27? THIS GUY! Fun times! Thrashing in bed with cold sweats in so much pain you can barely catch your damn breath sometimes.
This is what triggered me to finally say something about all this. The fact I'm freaking out that the Planes going to my destination are limited on leg room. Being up in the air for 8-12 hours cramped up is NOT fun. I already have anxiety being up in the air and being cluster f*cked doesn't help my anxiety one bit. So I had to book a flight for two instead of one just so I have breathing room. I have to get there hours in advanced to make sure i get a seat next to the aisle so I can have plenty of space to breath and move my legs.
For guys who think being tall is the best thing in the world I'll just put it to you like this: Can being tall get your foot in the door? Yes! But if you think being tall is going to keep a girl's attention, keep her loyal, or if you think you are scoring super models you are WRONG! That has to come from merits and personality. That's the ONLY way you're keep a woman that you would want to keep around. I have an amazing woman in my life now. Know why? Because of my heart AND HER'S, that's why! Shallow people are interested in other shallow people. So don't even pay such people mind. Focus on building up your character instead and stop getting hung up on the damn height because it honestly doesn't matter nearly as much to most women despite what you see on idiotic tinder and okcupid profiles.
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Good MyTake! I pretty much agree with it. Many men think height is all that matters, but it doesn’t matter at all. Sure, it’s a bonus if a guy is like hella tall, but I just want a guy to be taller than me, I’m 5’2(checked my height recently; thought I was 5’0 before lmao, but guess I didn’t measure it properly back then) I just want a guy who is 5’6” or taller..
Tom Holland is shorter than Zendaya and they seem happy. Physical attraction is important at the initial stage, because it’s vital for forming emotional connection. I don’t really think I can form a romantic connection to a guy I’m not attracted to. At the same time, I’m not asking for a super hot guy either, just a normal, cute looking guy whose personality and long term goals match with mine. I need someone who can support, love and care for me. I would give the same to him.
My mantra when it comes to my (future) relationships?
“Looks attract, but personality makes me stay” I’d rather date a guy who’s a 6 and has a great personality than a guy who’s like a 9 and has a shit personality. The average looking guy would automatically become handsome to me.
I won’t really care about the guy’s height as long as he’s taller than me😂 Most guys are pretty much 5’6” or taller, so it won’t even matter one bit. To all guys on here: The right woman will love you for who you are. Don’t be insecure about such a superficial thing such as height. Be charismatic, friendly and polite. Focus on building your character. Do whatever makes you feel confident. Don’t do it to impress girls, do it to make yourself feel hot. If YOU feel hot, you will definitely seem hot to other people too! Take care of your health, and eat good food, people!
You outright admitted that you view height and looks as inseparable, with height being an important part of physical appearance to you.
@TheSpartan looks so matter. I won’t date a man I’m not attracted to. That’s stupidity.
*looks do matter*
@TheSpartan yeah, a vast majority of guys are 5’6 or above. It’s not hypocritical to say that I’d like my man to be taller than me. Looks matter to an extent. If a guy I’m attracted to is an asshole, then nope, I’m not gonna date him. There should be some amount of physical attraction for me to want to get to know him.
I didn't say that, though. I said you conflated height with looks several times in your answer without even thinking about it, demonstrating you believe height (or being tall) to be an integral part of looks/physical attractiveness. I'm not criticizing you, but you have to realize that even in your own answer dismissing the importance of height, you're greatly reaffirming its importance.
I'll take your lack of a response on the matter as an admission that I'm right.
@TheSpartan 1. I haven’t been on here in over 3 days as I’ve contracted covid and had a lot of schoolwork to do.
2. In my last paragraph, I also said: “I won’t really care about the guy’s height as long as he’s taller than me Most guys are pretty much 5’6” or taller, so it won’t even matter one bit.”
This post was about height. So why wouldn’t I mention height when the topic in itself is about this? Many men who are below 6 foot feel insecure because of something they cannot control. I never once said I wouldn’t date a guy below 6 foot. In fact, the guy I’m interested in is 178cm. He ain’t short according to me. A guy can be “short” according to the “beauty standards” and I would be attracted to him if he was charming and cute.
So, you would still be intensely physically attracted to a guy if he's not tall?
@TheSpartan I would be as long as I’m attracted to his facial features and personality. I low key prefer a guy taller than me. I don’t want the crazy height difference, I just want him to be slightly taller than me when I wear heels. Also, I don’t think I’m done growing yet. I may grow an inch or two, so I said 5’6.
Good, that makes sense, then.