Goodness, I feel like the Jolly Green Giant here, just as I do in my own family. I'm adopted, and at not quite 5'8" I tower over my Mom (whom we say is 5', but is actually under), my Sister (5'2") my Brother (5'4 and a bit) and my Dad (who has shrunk considerably from his original 5'9"). My Sister and Brother are my parents bio-kids and they get their height from them.
I am taller than my mother who is 5 feet and I am 5" 3' (although I wish I was 2 inches taller). I always felt taller women could carry more weight unlike me(even a few extra pounds tend to show immediately). But now I guess I am used to my height. Btw I don't appreciate somebody I don't know personally telling me that I am inadequate because of my height.
Actually I forgot to mention I am shorter than my dad, my mom, and my sisters. However, I take after the women on my dad's side of the family, who are all about my height. This was just one of the weirdest spam threads to be honest, and all it does is prey upon the insecurities a few women may have about their body.
Isn't it pathetic that people marketing crap will use the technique of trying to make people feel bad about what they are. It's one thing when you're an adult and see these things for what they are. It's another if you're an insecure teen (and most of are), and someone is willing to take advantage of that.
The average height range for women is something like 5' 2" to 5' 6", with 5' 4" the "absolute average". As long as petite women resign themselves to never becoming "super models", being within the average range is nice.
So we should wear high heels and vertical stripes?? Wow waht great advice, never would have thought of it-- then we take some magic tonic or something? I think I'll pass. I'm even through with the heels since I'm about 5'8", and it doesn't really matter one way or another. edit: Oh good it's gone-- except for the copy.
I have no problem at all being 5'4". I've been that height most of my life. I've never had anyone really hassle me about it, but I figure we're all as God made us. Would I feel differently if it had been a source of torment by others? Perhaps. I don't know. But it seems like a very petty thing for people to judge others by.
That is a surprise. You should live in Texas, they worship the shorties. I'm about 5'10 and that was never a plus or a minus. I think they love shorties in hollywood too. If they don't appreciate you just move on.
See! Another advantage. We can go for guys a variety of heights and it doesn't matter... My current guy is 6,' which is just fine. My grad school boyfriend was 5'8," though, and it was fine, too. He was still 4 inches taller than me!
I think it is a problem which cuts both ways. One of my cousin was 5" 5' and even girls who were 5"3' tend to have reservations about marriage proposals with our family. I have spoken to some of my friends and they all seem to like taller guys(even though we ourselves may not be tall). Now he is happily married(and his wife is 5"1'). He was one of the funniest cousins with a great sense of humor besides being brilliant in studies.
Well, not me. Within reason. A guy 5'6,5'7,5'8 is just fine... I only ever went out (extremely briefly, and that mainly for other reasons) with one guy I felt was 'too' short--and he WAS, for me--I'm small enough already. He made me feel like I was a huge monster or that I was going out with a little kid or something, as he was an inch or 2 shorter than me and I mean TINY. Long story--don't even ask--another bad dating experience, lol... He was on a large bicycle when I met him. God. The whole thing is funny now.
Well I agree height shouldn't be an issue but I read somewhere that taller people earn more as they are perceived to some how have the leadership qualities. I agree those who have "ego or complexes" then it is altogether another problem. I was just mentioning about my sweet cousin and my views (which are strictly based on his individual case and can't be generalized).
You and your sweetie must look cute together. It's interesting, I never considered height would be an issue with women, none of my friends of varying heights ever complained about their height, we were more obsessed with weight.
My father was fairly short for a man, and all my girlfriends AND their mothers used to talk about how "handsome" or "attractive" he was. I know it wasn't particularly his preference to be among the shorter men, but apparently it wasn't the "end of the world" as far as his "appeal" went. Height (lots of it or not much of it) doesn't determine appeal.
(One thing that my old fashioned, short, father of mine always used to say was, "Watch out for stuff sold from some countries. They don't care about our kids or our health. You don't know what they put in stuff. All they care about is making money." He's been gone for decades, but I couldn't resist putting his "advice" on this particular post.)
Can't see that height is a big deal, really. My immediate family's pretty tall - I'm 5 ft 7, and my father, mother, brother, and one of my sisters are all taller than me. The other sister is 5 ft 4, but it doesn't seem to have ruined her life thus far!
I've got a great photo showing my mother as a child, aged about 6, with my grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. My Granny is a good deal taller than the rest, which is odd, as I know she never topped 5 ft 3 even in her prime.
I can't say I have ever thought about my height as being an issue (5'7) - perhaps because I'm about average? Women usually worry about the size of various assets and relative proportion of curvy features rather than height, surely. I've certainly never heard of a woman being unattractive because she was short.. have a friend who is really short, maybe 5'2 or so and she never had any problem with guys. Being blonde, blue eyed and cute may have helped with that also...
I used to worry about being short when I was a teenager - but then I worried about everything to do with my appearance as a teenager!
As an adult, I've never given my height much thought - until I joined an online dating site a few years ago. Members could create a standard search profile, including things like height, weight, hair and eye colour, interests, location, etc etc. I was incensed to discover that almost all men (even short ones) set the minimum height for their prospective partner at 5ft 4in! Nearly all men (even old ones) set the maximum age at 49. So I wouldn't even make it into the search results! The solution was simple of course - I deducted one year from my age and added one inch to my height, and you can bet none of the guys noticed...
Ladies, I am sure each and every one of you is adorable. I am a man who would never presume to judge a lady with regards to her height - it is irrelevant! I just find it so amusing to find women talking on a forum about "size" in "this" respect.
Actually it is possible to increase your height but not by much. I teach yoga and my students grow an average of 1/2 to 1 inch in the first year. It's due in part to correct posture and stronger muscles enabling space to occur within the body and the spine. The students were astounded when the first student to report this came back from her annual physical. They have all found this to be true for themselves now. My students are dedicated (1-3 times per week) and range from 24 to 80 years so the height growth does not happen for someone who only does yoga say once a month.
No, it cannot be generalized. And, well, besides the fact this guy turned out to be a weirdo (the story is so funny, but I'm not going to relate it here), he WAS too short for me. I couldn't be attracted to a guy who looked like a little kid and had smaller feet than me... I know that might be bad of me, but, ? That's what I felt like.
But I believe there is a big difference with people in the actual normal range and those who really are very very short, etc.
Well, well, well...I am 5 ft 3 and clearly in very good company!! I always say I never wanted to be tall and I prayed to God when I was 9 or 10 to please let me be short and cute....now when I tell people that I say I must have prayed too hard....But I like my height. My son is 6 ft. 1 inch tall, I have no clue how that happened, but when I need things from the upper shelves I just ask him.
I'm 5'2", but I've never really wanted to be taller since most of the men I know aren't that tall. I do want to be thinner though. I'm 115 pounds and I want to lose 10-15 pounds. Anybody have any weight-loss secrets?
I do not think as height being a touchy issue, I am barely 5'3" if I stretch it, and I love it
I like wearing high heels but it is not to look taller, I just like it! Even more I love to be shorter -even wearing high heels- than the men I go out with. I would hate to be taller and go out with someone my own size or worst even, with someone shorter than me.