How tall is your guy? Is he shorter (or taller) than you'd like?

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How tall is your guy?
    5' 2" or shorter : (0 votes)
    5' 3" - 5' 5" : (14 votes)
    4 %
    5' 6" : (9 votes)
    3 %
    5' 7" : (18 votes)
    5 %
    5' 8" : (17 votes)
    5 %
    5' 9" : (29 votes)
    8 %
    5' 10" : (37 votes)
    11 %
    5' 11" : (39 votes)
    11 %
    6' or taller : (182 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 91
    1247 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I’m 5’4 and my fiancé is 6’0.  It’s perfect!  Tall but not a sky scraper so my neck doesn’t ache when reaching to kiss him, and our hands are just able to hold each other’s comfortably.  Couldn’t have wanted a better fit. 

    Post # 92
    72 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m 5″6 and I always used to go for 6″ + guys when I was younger.

    When I gave online dating a whirl, the first thing I was interested in wasn’t the height but the write up of the person. I would disregard them if their description wasn’t up to scratch. What I found was the guys I was interested in on paper tended to be shorter and I’m wondering if in the real world this is a hurdle a lot of shorter men experience.

    I found my fiance on plenty of fish. He is the shortest guy I’ve ever dated at 5″8 and is perfect for me!

    Post # 93
    867 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    lovelyruby :  Yea I’m also a little confused at the poll results! I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t think the OP expected it either, considering how she broke it down for 6’ but didn’t for above that πŸ˜‰ 

    although in my experience of men… many will say they’re 6’ but are really only 5’10” or 5’11” – I know this because I’m 5’10” and often they’re the same height as me or a smidgen taller as they tell me that! Lol .. and I don’t wear heels. Ever. 

    Post # 94
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    My husband is 6′, and I am 5’1/2″, so there’s pretty much a foot between us. I love him the way he is, but sometimes I think it’d be cool if we could be more eye-level when standing.

    If his height really bothers you, or if you find him unattractive because of it, then maybe he’s not for you. But if you don’t feel that strongly about it, then don’t let it become something that keeps you from being with him. My brother is short, but he’s an amazing, kind-hearted man. He has a beautiful wife, who I think is only an inch or two shorter than he is. They are perfect together. If she had let his height keep her away, that would have been devastating because they are so great together. 

    Post # 95
    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    I’m 5’4 and he’s 6’0 – it’s a really comfortable height difference tbh! It’d be OK if he were 2-3 inches taller, or shorter, but I’m quite happy with him the way he is.

    My ex was 6’2. They have to have broad shoulders and ideally a narrow waist though, it’s the V shaped back thing that does it for me πŸ˜‰

    Post # 96
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    I’ve dated a range from 5’5″ to 6’3″, and I’m 5’7″ myself. I was only bothered if a man was shorter AND thinner than me. It didn’t mean they weren’t attractive, it just played too hard into my insecurities of being a curvier slightly taller girl; so I’d be googley eyed from afar but would dare not pursue them.

    My SO is the cutest 5’10” string bean though. I’ve always been very attracted to skinny nerdy boys regardless of their height.

    Post # 97
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    nifer317 :  I think two things are going on. This could be one of the ways that WeddingBee is skewed, like how all women seem to have size 4 ring fingers when the national average is more like 6.75. Duke did a study which determined that for online dating, for every inch below 5’10”, a man had to earn $40,000 more to atttact interest. Do not ever let anyone tell you that men are shallow about women’s looks and the reverse is not also true!

    The other is that men absolutely round up on height, and if you’ve got enough inches on your SO, she might think you’re 6’ even if you’re a bit shy.

    By The Way, I’m 5’5, he’s 5’8. We’d both been dating long enough when we met to know better than to put any kind of superficial requirements on anything.

    Post # 98
    6 posts

    I’m 5’3 and he’s 5’9. Anything over 6′ is a bit too tall for me, though it isn’t a dealbreaker. I’ve dated men from 6’2 to 5’6. Really never got the focus on height.

    Post # 99
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    nifer317 :  Yes, exactly! Because I am tall, it’s fairly obvious to me when men are actually over 6′, because most men are at eye level to me or just slightly above. I wonder if men lie about their height and never get caught, because there aren’t enough tall women to call them out. πŸ˜‚ 

    Post # 100
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m 5’4 and he’s 5’6. I don’t mind him being short because I don’t wear heels. He probably wishes he was taller but personally I don’t care. He’s the sweetest, most respectful man I know and that’s what matters to me.

    Post # 101
    4026 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m 5’5 and a 1/2.. I wish I were taller… My Darling Husband is 6’1… It’s a good difference in height. I’ve never felt like I needed to date a tall guy. I had a guy who I dated on and off for years who was maybe 5’7, we might have been around the same height, this didn’t bother me in the least because he was a great guy and hot… I don’t discriminate. Although I definitely have a type. If you look at any pics of any guy I’ve ever dated, including my Darling Husband, they are always dark hair, dark eyes, olive skin.. 

    Post # 102
    4026 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    slomotion :  I said the same thing, I most certainly have a type and it is exactly like yours, usually the guys I date have shorter hair but are always darker hair, skin and eyes. The height doesn’t really matter to me.

    Post # 103
    748 posts
    Busy bee

    My Fiance is 6’3″ and I’m 5’5″, I love it! I dated a guy back in High School that was 5’4″ and I hated it – I felt that I had to consider him when picking out my outfits etc. There’s just something about looking up at him or meeting half way for  a kiss that is so sexy. Doesnt hurt that I absolutely love this man. ❀

    Post # 104
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    Height doesn’t really matter to me because I’m 4’10, I mean as long as he can reach the top shelf πŸ˜‚ But my man happens to be 6’0 though so he is like a skyscraper to me. He’s tall, thin with green eyes and dirty blonde hair. He has some gorgeous eyes, I am a sucker for striking eyes ❀️

    Post # 105
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I’m only 5’2 and my husband is 6’0. I wouldn’t mind if he were 1 or 2 inches shorter since I’m so short but I do secretly like that he’s 6’0 πŸ™‚ 

    A friend’s ex Darling Husband was the same height as her and even though I didn’t think it looked weird or anything it always bugged her a bit. Another friend who is about 5’7 used to date a guy that was about 5’3 or 5’4 and that looked funny (he was also an asshat so I don’t feel bad for laughing πŸ˜› )

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