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At how much of a disadvantage with women is a 5'8 guy?

  1. Jan 1, 2013 #1
    At how much of a disadvantage with women is a 5'8" guy?

    Five-eighter here. I realize I don't have a physical presence that signals dominance.
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2013 #2

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    Re: At how much of a disadvantage with women is a 5'8" guy?

    None, IMO.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 #3
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    C'mon .....
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 #4

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    Re: At how much of a disadvantage with women is a 5'8" guy?

    I know men who are 5'8'' or shorter that have plenty of success with women. I know men who are taller than that who have nearly none. (and certainly the other way around!)

    I think a lack of confidence due to anything (one's height, for example) can CERTAINLY hinder a man's chances with a woman.

    Are there women who look specifically for a man who is quite tall? One can only imagine there are, just as there are men who look for specific physical attributes in a woman.

    I would not worry about it.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 #5
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    Tom Cruise is 5'7". You would rank in the upper half of this list of Hollywood actors under 6'.

    www.floatingpath.com/2012/12/19/hollywood-actors-short/ [Broken]

    (Click on image to enlarge).
     
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  7. Jan 1, 2013 #6

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    Personally I think that being self assured, relaxed, assertive, and showing initiative are more important.

    But here's what I found after a short google search:
    http://www.eharmony.com/dating-advice/dating/why-do-women-all-seem-to-want-taller-men/
     
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  8. Jan 1, 2013 #7
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    isn't 5'8''-5'9'' the average male height?
    Anyway real men show their physical dominance by growling ferociously and by showing their fangs. Works like a charm.
     
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  9. Jan 1, 2013 #8
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    I don't know much about these things so I asked my wife. I'm sorry to say there's not much hope for you. According to her, 5'6" is the only good male height.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2013 #9
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    The fact that you're concerned about your height is what will put you at a disadvantage, not your height.
     
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    'Don't know what you mean by "dominance" in this context, but 5'8" is nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of historical heroes, villains, saviors, and even megalomaniacs have been roughly 5'8" (give or take a bit).
    Wow.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2013 #11

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    I'm 5'7 and I've had several girls/women tell me its a disadvantage.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2013 #12
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    :rofl::rofl: love it
     
  14. Jan 1, 2013 #13
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    I think this is soo true
    Yep...one here. Although I don't really look for men :-/ Tall guys get my attention quicker than short ones and I am also quite short.
    Yes but this is true. I usually like tall guys and I once really liked this guy who was only 5'6". He was moderately confident, very funny, and extremely good at writing. His poetry was awesome. I only found out about his shortness complex when he discovered I started to date a guy who is 6'4".

    Jamin, I don't think being 5'8" would really be a problem for you...the dominance thing might be with some women. I don't know many women who look for dominance in a man as much as self assurance, self sufficiency, and kindness.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2013 #14
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    You have to look at multiple things not just height.. like weight, face symmetry and so on :tongue2:
     
  16. Jan 1, 2013 #15

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    The tallest average height for a female world wide is in The Netherlands and is 5' 6.4, the average male in Canada or France is 5' 8.5. Why would you feel you're at a disadvantage for your height of 5' 8?
     
  17. Jan 1, 2013 #16
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    Well you always hear that taller men are more sexually attractive because evolutionary psychology holds that blah blah blah. (Which doesn't make sense. If women were really going after the genetically "fittest" on earth, then in this day and age they'd be going after guys with a high IQ, that is, nerds.)
     
  18. Jan 1, 2013 #17
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    I don't live in France or Canada. I live in the United States where the average male height is 5'9.5". Keep in mind also that it's a normal curve, so 5'8" is like bottom 30% and if were to control for White males (since Asians and Mexicans heavily skew the average lower), it's more like bottom 20%.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2013 #18

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    Ok, but then still only 10% of women in the United States are taller than you:
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0209.pdf [Broken]
     
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  20. Jan 1, 2013 #19
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    But they want a guy who's at least a few inches taller than they are. So I'd say my range is ≤5'3", which is the bottom 30.4%.
     
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  21. Jan 1, 2013 #20
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    Just make a joke about how instead of growing taller, you had extra growth below your waistline. Then you're in for sure.
     
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