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What do you consider "tall"?

I am 6'2" and have had people tell me my whole life that I'm tall. I see people on a daily basis who are considerably taller than me, so I've never really felt this was the case (even though I know realistically that there are far more people shorter than me than there are taller). Generally speaking, I don't consider people "tall" unless they're 6'4" or over. Is this purely subjective?

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by Anonymousreply 56Last Saturday at 6:13 PM

I’m a 5’4’’ male so I’d probably consider you tall, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Thursday at 9:50 PM

Everything is relative.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Thursday at 9:51 PM

Perfect height.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Thursday at 9:52 PM

I am 6 2 as well and yes it is tall and I consider myself tall. When I am commuting I see sexy young guys and say to myself, that's a cute tall guy and if I stand close to them I realize that we're the same height or the stud is shorter. Sometimes young people project a taller presence than they are. Also I remember in my early 20s when it seemed my whole body kind of expanded up - maybe the testosterone and ego of those years and I seemed to loom over everything and everyone one. Yes 6 4 is very tall but 6 2 is well with in tall. Many men who claim to be 6' are not. It's like the 6" below. Wishful thinking.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Thursday at 9:56 PM

6’3” and over.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Thursday at 9:58 PM

I'm a little under 6' 3" and I usually don't think of myself as tall - unless I see someone taller than I am. Then I suddenly realize that I'm relatively tall too.

Evidently if you are tall, you adjust your eye level to the eye level of the person you are speaking to and this sort of mentally "raises them" to your height. You're looking down, so it's not a strain on the neck - so you become unaware of it.

Looking up IS a strain and the real reason tall people make others feel uncomfortable.

For whatever reason, my college life was dominated by tall friends, male and female, most of whom were taller than me.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 10:02 PM

I had a job once where the manager was maybe 6'4". He was called The Praying Mantis.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Thursday at 10:25 PM

I am tall - 6’10 here (it’s mostly my legs- 38 in inseam). I would trade the height in a heartbeat. Just turned 40 and the arthritis is unbearable. Most people look at me like I am a walking freak show. If you are taller than I, you have my sympathy.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Thursday at 11:26 PM

Yep, you're tall. Anything over 6' is tall.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Thursday at 11:49 PM

I’m just 5’11 and it surprises me how many people are shorter than me. Of course, I’m not tall. In fact, on my HS football team, I was short in a relative sense.

But downtown at lunch and out shopping, it seems like there are a lot of people shorter than me. I do agree with the taller gent above that presence and in my opinion, posture has a lot to do with it.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 12:13 AM

Do you think taller men are more likely to be hung? Or is that a myth??

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 12:25 AM

Considering that most sources seem to agree that the average height of men in the US is 5'9", I suppose anyone over that is "tall". I'm 6'1" and rarely feel tall in a crowd, but my friends who are more like 5'3" or 5'4" do comment regularly about feeling tiny or short. It really is all relative. Sexy men certainly come in all shapes and sizes. From my experience, women are far more judgmental about a man's height correlating to his desirability. I really feel for short straight guys for that reason.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 1:35 AM

Do you live in Minnesota, OP, or another area with a large Scandanavian or Dutch population where you find many people over 6'2"?

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 1:42 AM

[quote]I don't consider people "tall" unless they're 6'4" or over.

Why are there so many of these weird premise threads on Datalounge?

Did you start the thread about Brad Pitt being ugly, OP?

What's your next opus? "Water: wet or not?" or "Is gravity really a thing?"

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 1:49 AM

You're cool unless you have to pick people up just to say hello.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 1:54 AM

I suppose it is subjective, but I would agree with everyone else, you are tall. Relative to the greater population, I’m short at 5’5”, but in my general group of other short Jews, I’m fairly average.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 1:57 AM

5'11" and up is considered taller than average, but for me (5'10") "tall" describes men over 6'2".

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 2:40 AM

[quote]Perfect height.

For what? Genuinely curious. Is this perfect height for a partner, relative to you and your height? Or the "perfect height" universally, for reasons unstated?

Really curious. Can you elaborate?

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 2:42 AM

5’10” and up.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 2:59 AM

I consider about 5’11” and up as tall.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 3:09 AM

I didn't write the "perfect height" but I am 6'2" and it's a great height. Not freaky tall, but significantly tall. Too tall and somethings get more challenging, certain sports for example. 6'2" is the height of "long" tailoring. 6'2" used to be the height of many male models. When I was young, and skinny, in NY and Paris I got lots of designer clothes that way. 6'2" is impressive in business without being "de trop". If a tall guy has looks, and is likable, it's embarras de richesses for a good 3 decades, the 3 decades that really count, too, say 15-45.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 3:11 AM

Certainly 7'8".

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by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 3:24 AM

6'2" is definitely tall. Not freakishly tall, but it's well above average height. I'm only 5'8" but it's not ever really bothered me. I love tall guys and never had any problem getting them. A lot of tall guys I've been with like men who are shorter than them. Lid for every pot as they say.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 4:48 AM

“Tall” = Over 6’ tall.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 4:49 AM

Yes, I agree that 6'0 and up is tall. 5'8-5'11 is medium height. Anything under that is short. But there is nothing wrong with being a pocket gay.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 4:54 AM

Height has very little impact on a guy's attractiveness for me. Tall and short and anything in between is all good.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 7:32 AM

For a man: 6' and up.

For a woman: 5'9" and up.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 8:06 AM

That's cool, R26. I wish I could be that way, but guys around my height or shorter just don't attract me. There have been a couple exceptions over the years, but they were just one night stands.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 8:10 AM

Anything that makes me think of this girlfriend.

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by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 8:15 AM

To me, above 6' is tall. 6'2 and above you can really feel that the person is tall.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 8:15 AM

Anyone over 6 feet is tall to me, and I've always had a thing for tall men. My BF is 6'4" (!!!!)

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 8:17 AM

I'm 6'2" also and people consider me tall, but I don't feel like I am. It also depends where in the country you are.

When I lived in NYC or Miami, I was definitely taller than most men in bars and clubs. In the midwest? Not as much.

I think 6'3" is the top of normal-tall range. 6'4" and above are real outliers - and it's very noticeable - plus it becomes very hard to get clothes at that height.

Thankfully I stopped where I was - life becomes much more difficult over 6'3".

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 8:22 AM

R13 no, I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. There are sizable populations of Scandinavians in the NW, as well as Russians. That could have something to do with it, maybe. I have Swedish and Russian ancestry myself.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 8:23 AM

F: 5'8" M: 6"

by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 8:24 AM

Anything above 5'10" no exceptions.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 8:26 AM

Upside to being shorter is that you can look really stacked when your working out. Like take a look at that guy in the clemson thread. He still looks kinda skinny because of the height even though he is built out.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 8:34 AM

Anything over 6'1" is tall. You, OP, are tall. Anything over 6'5" is freakish.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 8:54 AM

I love freakishly tall men, though. I dated a guy who was 6'8". Fuck, he was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 8:58 AM

[quote] I’m just 5’11 and it surprises me how many people are shorter than me.

Same here. The other day I was in a check-out line and there was a delay so I just started looking around the other, and I suddenly noticed that out of about 20 people I was the tallest one.

And OP, you'd probably have a better sense of qualifying as "tall" if you were in certain foreign countries.

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by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 9:12 AM

Anyone taller than me. I'm a midget, so everyone.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Friday at 9:24 AM

The average height for men in the USAis 5'(", so by definition anything taller than that is "tall."

But it is subjective. I am 6'2" and constantly forget I'm tall.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 9:26 AM

*Sorry, that should read, "The average height for men in the USA is 5'9""

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 9:27 AM

Dr. Jonathan Newman at R41.

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 9:32 AM

I'm short (5'7") and a top. I once responded to an online posting from a cute Australian guy who was attending the same conference as me. He identified as a bottom and sent a few pictures. We agreed to meet up at my hotel room for some relaxation. Imagine my surprise when a guy about 6'5" showed up. He was friendly and sexy, but I worried that a short top like me might not meet his expectations. Not to worry, things worked out fine... several times. He later shared with me that he did not think of himself as tall and that most of his sexual encounters were with men shorter than he was, so he was not disappointed when he met me. Wonderful memories.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 9:44 AM

The midget should start an Only Fans. There is a dearth of midget gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Friday at 9:59 AM

Everything is relative; generally speaking, my ideal guy is 6'1" with a great chest and arms.

Occasionally, a straight bro (or closeted dude -- they're the worst) bring me in for a bro hug and the embrace is tight but the pecs are medium to firm and the arms are strong.

I loathe that I can't have that all the time with the passion of a thousand burning suns.

I'm just under 5'7" and I consider anyone 6' and taller to be tall.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 10:17 AM

R46 - most gay porn stars are not tall - they're on the shorter side. Makes their muscles and dicks look bigger.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 4:12 PM

I'm 6'2", sideways. So yeah, I'm sideways tall.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 4:23 PM

I think tall men also need a long torso and legs to be really sexy. Alexander Skarsgard is 6'4" and everyone always mentions how tall and sexy he is. Other guys like Joe Manjello or Jason Momoa are the same height, but people hardly ever mention it. Not all tall men are automatically sexy. Has to be the right combination.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 5:00 PM

6’3” and always considered myself tall. Was tallest in class from 6th grade on so I was told regularly. Then when I started doing the gay scene, lots of guys hit on me because I was tall. Feel like being tall is a part of my identity.

When I see someone under 30 who is 6’2” or bigger, it is always striking. Seems so rare that someone is my height that I find it attractive generally.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 5:53 PM

I find it amusing when even tall guys feel the need to exaggerate their height. I’m 6’1” & met a guy who claimed to be 6’3”. But he felt the need to get on his tippy-toes in my presence so as to not be shorter than me.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 6:16 PM

6'1" here. I like all heights, as short bodybuilders really get me cranked up. But the really tall, like over 6'9" just make me weak in the knees. There was a guy 7'2" at least in Costco standing behind me in the checkout line pre-pandemic. He was handsome and built. I just about lost it.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 7:12 PM

What would you all say is the equivalent male & female height? Is 6 foot man equal to a 5’7” woman, would you say? And 6’2” to 5’9”, and so on ? (So about a 5 inch difference)?

That sounds about right to me but I’m sort of guessing ...

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 9:50 PM

I'm 6'4.5" and people always say that they wish they were tall like me to which I always reply "No, you do not!". I cannot tell you how many times I have bang my head on things and I hate going into the attic or basement of my house with their low/sloped ceilings. Also, because I have really long legs and a shorter torso with freakishly long arms, buying clothing is a nightmare. I am considered "Tall" but I am not "Big" and because of this Big & Tall stores do not properly cater to me. You kind of have to be both and not one to wear their clothes. With the exception of short-sleeved shirts, suits, shoes, and underwear, I've never been able to just walk into a store and buy clothing. It's absolutely depressing sometimes. Luckily, JCPenney, Lands End, Eddie Bauer have carried clothing in my size but as of late they have decreased the number of items available.

A few times, I was told that I am too tall to date. Thank god, that I am a vers top and not a bottom. Most tops in my area are about 5'6' to 5'8 and the taller guys only want to fuck guys the height or shorter. I don't get the opportunity to bottom even once a year and there are 2-plus million gay and bisexuals in my immediate vicinity. Meanwhile, I top someone at least once a week.

I would love to be 5'11 to 6'3 as I think that is the best height range for getting with shorter guys, buying new clothing and not hitting my head on things as much.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Saturday at 1:00 PM

Yeah - it s a huge problem if you’re a bottom. No one want a tall guy for a bottom. You just have to learn to be a top.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Saturday at 6:13 PM
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