Men, how tall are you?

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Sentinel
Height has been shown to be polygenetic rather than a simple dominant or recessive trait, but no, a pair of short parents will most often have relatively short kids. As it's polygenetic, exceptions will occur.
I am noticing this in my family, although the sample size is small.

Cousin sisters or aunts who are just about 5' have married short men and their children (and grandchildren) are about 5' too.

Similarly cousins/aunts who are around 5'6 or 5'7 married men of similar height and the kids are over six feet.

Although, there are still short people around but the height of the tall ones seems to be increasing. In my time, 6'4" was rare (India). 6' was tall. Now there are a lot of 6' 4" kids (and their parents seem to be the same 5'7 that produced 6' a couple generations ago).
 

fourtylove

New User
5'11 or 1,80. Completely average. It is okay since I am very fast on the first 3 meters. However some extra power on the serve like a 6'1 guy is sth I want for Christmas :D
 

Chico

Banned
That reminds me of a story. My wife's cousin is tall by women's standards. Her parents were not able to find a taller groom for her. So they went to a marriage broker who took their details and promised to look around for a tall groom. As they were leaving the building, parents of a guy landed up at his office complaining that they could not find a tall bride for their 6'4" son. He ran out of the building, caught the other parents, and told them to finalize the marriage among themselves, but not forget to give him the commission! The marriage took place and they are both now in the US.
Marriage broker. :shock: Had no ides such profession exists. :confused:

Unbelievable.
 

Alchemy-Z

Hall of Fame
6'-1"

which is funny cause I graduated 5'-10" from high school and had a growth spurt between 18 and 19 and went up a shoe size.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
6'4.5"
I always say 6'5" when people ask though. lol

Too tall to be a true grinder... :'(
6'5" is about where truly tall begins in the U.S. IMO.

i'm 6'3", but don't feel really tall amungst my male peers or younger adults alot of the time...
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
i went up 3 shoe sizes in undergrad, from an 11-1/2 to a 14 EEE or 15...
Chicks dig the long and wide foot...spoken by the owner of two aircraft carriers (13 EE, size 10 gloves, 7.5 hat size on a 5'11" guy...rather large extremities).
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
Half an inch short of 6'4'' and loving it.
Wouldn't mind be 6'4'', though. It's easier to spell rather than 6'3'' and a half ;)
 
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ollinger

G.O.A.T.
movdqa
yeah, it seems the more "stuff" you have the greater risk of that stuff developing cancer. More endowed women have sadly been long known to have more risk of endowment cancer.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
movdqa
yeah, it seems the more "stuff" you have the greater risk of that stuff developing cancer. More endowed women have sadly been long known to have more risk of endowment cancer.
There was research on this in the last year on women - taller = higher chance of cancer.

I mentioned this to my son (oncogenomics) and he said, "of course, they have more cells."
 

Jay_The_Nomad

Professional
5'11-6'0.

Would be nice to be taller, but I'll lose no sleep over it.

Only thing is it sucks when these 5'9-5'10 girls start busting out their 4 inch heels making them 6'1-6'2. Gotta love those infinity legs.

Guess I gotta take a page out of the Tom cruise play book and learn to Rock it with a taller chick.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
5'11-6'0.

Would be nice to be taller, but I'll lose no sleep over it.

Only thing is it sucks when these 5'9-5'10 girls start busting out their 4 inch heels making them 6'1-6'2. Gotta love those infinity legs.

Guess I gotta take a page out of the Tom cruise play book and learn to Rock it with a taller chick.
I see plenty of shorter dudes with taller GFs.

i really don't think its a big thing with women anymore, at least in the U.S....
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Chicks dig the long and wide foot...spoken by the owner of two aircraft carriers (13 EE, size 10 gloves, 7.5 hat size on a 5'11" guy...rather large extremities).
don't you hate when the Department stores charge 3 extra dollars (sometimes up to 40% more) for the size 13 and up socks :twisted:

completely ridiculous...
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
5'11-6'0.

Would be nice to be taller, but I'll lose no sleep over it.

Only thing is it sucks when these 5'9-5'10 girls start busting out their 4 inch heels making them 6'1-6'2. Gotta love those infinity legs.

Guess I gotta take a page out of the Tom cruise play book and learn to Rock it with a taller chick.
iirc, didn't last very long.
:(
 
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