Is 5'8 a short height for men?


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  • i dont think its short. its not tall, but not short. i think its pretty perfect :)

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  • Sounds like a good height.

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  • It is a little bit below the average height for men, I believe, but it is by no means short.

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    • it is short compared to my buddies xD... they are all pretty much 5'9 and above, i do have some that are of my height though.
      But most girls are below my height here, that good lol

  • I wouldn't think so.

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  • Yeah, it is. I'm used to 6 feet. But as long as he isn't shorter than me, I'm fine.

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    • Lol. How stupid. I know what I can get and what a kid says who definitely shouldn't be throwing stones in my opinion means nothing... especially when common sense says that not everyone will feel the way you do. Now move along, child. :P

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    • But according to American society short is below 5'7

    • Anything between 5'7 to 6ft is considered within average range

  • no, not to me.

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  • I think it's fine.
    Tho I prefer taller men

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  • It's fine for me. :) You are still taller than me so it's fine.

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  • Absolutely not. It is actually very good.

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  • Not super short, but not tall either. It's below average I think.

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  • nope not really.

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  • Considering the national average is 5'9 and 5'8 is less than 5'9, I think yes, 5'8 would then qualify as short.

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  • It's short for a guy, but the silver lining for you is that you're taller than my father and brother who are both 5'7". xD

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  • It's average. So, that's not bad.

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  • A little on the show side in my opinion, but it may not be in your part of the world.

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  • no I would date that height

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  • It's below average (in the West), but not short.

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  • Only for woman like me who are 5'7 and taller in my opinion.

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  • That my height, so it kind of short to me
    But my boyfriend is that height so it's a perfect height.

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  • No it is not, they look tall to e anyways, mostly because I'm pretty short.

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What Guys Said 21

  • It depends on your country and demographic. In some countries, not at all, in others, yes.

    In some with a highly mixed population, like the U. S., it's pretty close to average, but it's not close to average for say, midwestern white americans.

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  • Spartan hoplites averaged 5'8, and that seemed to be enough when they crushed other Greek states beneath their heels.

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  • I suppose it is short, but not too much. I'm 5'7", but for some reason, I feel much shorter than that! :P

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  • Try being 5'6 for a day. You'd begin to appreciate your height VERY quickly 😒

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  • Hell yeah it's short lol. Average American male height it 5"11 Don't listen to what everyone else is saying. You are definitely a manlet. I'm 6"1 you jelly?

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  • In Norway, yes. In Thailand, no.

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  • No, I wouldn't say it's short.

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  • Lucky you.. It's not that much short in my eyes and in our country..

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  • it depends on your geography, what's the average height in Mauritus?

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  • 5'10" is avg. Interpret that as u wish.

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  • I feel short at 5'9 so kinda :/

    But its not like being 5'6

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  • not if u used to be a chick... lmao

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  • Not short at all! I'm 6' 4" and I adore short, medium and tall ones.

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  • well, considering the average is 5'10/5'11, i'd say yes.

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  • Well, if it's any consolation, you're taller than me; I'm five-foot-five.

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  • For some reason @Prettygurl12 blocked me, but by her logic, only precisely 5'9" would be an average height, and anything below it is short and anything above it is tall. What?

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    • To be considered short by most people in America you would have to be under 5'7 and tall is anything above 6ft, a few people take the average height literally and do not understand that an average is basically a median that has a range

    • 5'10 is the average in America but it doesn't mean that 5'9.9 is short and 5'10.1 is tall, you have to look at the range

  • It's shorter then average.

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  • It's not short but it's below average

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  • its exactly average,

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  • I dunno, I'm like 5'9 i consider myself above average.

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  • Yes that is short for a guy in my opinion...

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