(Closed) At what height do you consider a man short?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: When is a man short?
    Shorter than 5'5" : (136 votes)
    26 %
    Shorter than 5'8" : (259 votes)
    49 %
    Shorter than 5'10" : (113 votes)
    21 %
    Shorter than 6 feet : (20 votes)
    4 %
    Shorter than 6'2" : (2 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My Fiance is 5’7″ and he is a short man!! thankfully he doesnt have a napoleon complex or little man syndrome. 

    Post # 4
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I guess I never put much thought in it. 

    I’d say under 5’9 is short in my opinion.  I’m 5’6 so I’ve met few men shorter than me.  Fiance is 6’1.

    Post # 5
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I consider my height or less short.  I’m 5’4″.

    Post # 6
    4311 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Anything under 5’9 I consider short.  Husband is 6′ and a half, so I never considered him short. My ex was 5’10 and it sort of bothered me.  Probably because my dad and brother are so tall, my standard for short is a little higher.

    Post # 7
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted 5’8″ or under, however, I think it has more to do with how tall your partner is. My fiance is only 5’10” but I am 5’5″ so it really isn’t short to me.


    Post # 8
    9673 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would consider anything under 5’10” to be short.  But I’m also tall

    Post # 9
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think it’s all relative.  I’m 4’11 so everyone seems tall to me 🙂 – my SO is pretty short (I think 5’3, but he’s still taller than me with heels.  But if I were 5’9, I’d probably consider anything less than that short.  

    Post # 10
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My Fiance is short, he’s only 5’6″ and I’m 5’4″. 

    I KNOW he’s short, but I don’t think of his that way because he’s such a good strong man, that to me he’s just him. He doesn’t have any problems being shorter, nor does he get offended when someone mentions it.. He doesn’t really have anything to prove.

    Post # 12
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    5’10” is okay, 6’+ is better, and 5’9″ and under are short. I think my ex husband was 5’7-5’8 and it sort of bothered me, especially in our wedding photos lol. My husband now is 6’2″ and I like that. Over 6’5″ feels awkward though. I’m 5’4″.

    Post # 13
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Under 5′ 9″ is short, and 5′ 9″ is a bit short too. But I’m one to talk being 5′ 1″! SO is 5′ 11″.

    Post # 14
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m only 5’3″ so most guys are taller than me. My Fiance is about 5’7″ and while some would consider that “short” I think he’s perfect. I don’t have to look up to talk to him or stand on my toes to kiss him, yet I can wear heels and not tower over him 🙂

    Post # 15
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am 5’0 and Fiance is 5’10 so I guess it’s all relative. To others, he might seem shorter, but for me if he were any taller it might be awkward lol

    Post # 16
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Agree with the Bees who said it is “all relative”… and a lot of it depends on tall the woman is.

    Personally, I have no problem with short men… In my lifetime (I’m over 50) I have known a lot of men (work colleagues, been friends, dated etc) who are somewhere in the 5′ 2″ to 5′ 8″ range (what I’d call on the shorter side) … and just like any other men there are great ones, and not so great ones…

    BUT personally, my “natural” preference seems to be for men who are closer to 6′.  I came to realize awhile ago that this is because my Dad is around that height… so naturally I grew up idolizing my Dad (as many young girls do)… so for me the “ideal” partner would be around the same height as him.

    I don’t think this trait is unusual for women…


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