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#1 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:36 PM

As per the subject question. What do you consider tall for an adult and how tall are you?

Men: 6'6" or taller

Women: 6' or taller

I am 6'4" woman

Edited by UndergroundKelpie, 07 February 2020 - 12:42 PM.


#2 Ozquoll

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:41 PM

Are you male or female, UK? Mind you, I'd consider 6'4" tall for either sex!

I'm 181cm, so just short of six foot tall. People comment - a lot - on how tall I am, so I would say "tall", for women, starts somewhere a few inches shorter than me πŸ˜„.

For men, I would think of tall starting at about 6'1".

#3 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:43 PM

 Ozquoll, on 07 February 2020 - 12:41 PM, said:

Are you male or female, UK? Mind you, I'd consider 6'4" tall for either sex!


Fixed the original post

#4 Ozquoll

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

Slight diversion from topic - the 60s supermodel Veruschka was 6'4" tall πŸ€”. She came from an aristocratic German family - her father tried, and unfortunately failed, to assassinate Hitler.

#5 kimasa

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM

I'm 5'2.

I guess to me anyone over 6' is really tall. DH is 6'1 and he keeps breaking my "no glasses on the top shelf of the kitchen cabinets" rule.

#6 kadoodle

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM

Over 5’8” for a woman
Over 6’ for a man.

I’m 5’6”, but I stopped growing at 12.

#7 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:52 PM

 kadoodle, on 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM, said:

Over 5’8” for a woman
Over 6’ for a man.

I’m 5’6”, but I stopped growing at 12.

Pretty much this. Except I'm 5"2', though I also stopped growing at 12. Got my period the day I turned 12 and that was it, stopped growing. My sister was the same, except she was 5"7.

Edited by MayaTheGrinch, 07 February 2020 - 01:02 PM.


#8 Crombek

Posted 07 February 2020 - 12:55 PM

 kadoodle, on 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM, said:

Over 5’8” for a woman
Over 6’ for a man.

I’m 5’6”, but I stopped growing at 12.

This exactly.

#9 Ferelsmegz

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:03 PM

 UndergroundKelpie, on 07 February 2020 - 12:36 PM, said:

Men: 6'4" or taller

Women: 6' or taller

This..

I'm 5'8" my DP is 6'2" we are tallish but not super tall.

My DS16 is 6'3" and still going..

#10 michie0moo

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:05 PM

I'm 160cm (5'3 in the old measure) - why do we all still talk in feet and inches in Australia. Everything else we are wholly metric, but this one thing lingers.

I consider anything over about 175cm tall for women (5'9)
Over 185cm (6'1) tall for men

I think around 165cm feels average for women (5'5") today, and 180 average for men (5'11)

#11 It's Percy

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:06 PM

I'm 173cm so 5'7" or so? I used to think I was tall but now I think I'm more average height.

Anyone taller than me is tall ;)

#12 wallofdodo

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:08 PM

I am about 173 cm, and seem to tower over a lot of females around me and some men.

I had a bit of a complex about it when younger. Like others I stopped growing when I got my period. This was in grade 6.

But I don't feel like I am exceptionally tall anymore.

#13 Demera

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:09 PM

Any 6'4" woman is going to have a skewed viewpoint on what is "tall" :yes:  That's extremely tall.

I consider a man tall if he's about 6'2" and above, and women at 5'10" and above.  

I'm 5'7" and don't consider myself tall, but I would not say I'm short as when I look around a room full of women, I'm taller than most of them and only a few will be taller than me.

#14 seayork2002

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:10 PM

Not sure really both DS12 and I are 5'3" and DH is 6'4"

I have to keep DH around so he reach the top cupboards

#15 TheGreenSheep

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

 kadoodle, on 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM, said:

Over 5’8” for a woman
Over 6’ for a man.

I’m 5’6”, but I stopped growing at 12.

I am 5'8" so I always think any woman taller than me is tall, men over 6'. Ive always been surprised by diffeences of height across Australia. I never considered myself tall until I moved to an area where all my friends are 5' or around that. I stick out!

#16 Magratte

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:20 PM

 michie0moo, on 07 February 2020 - 01:05 PM, said:

I'm 160cm (5'3 in the old measure) - why do we all still talk in feet and inches in Australia. Everything else we are wholly metric, but this one thing lingers.

I consider anything over about 175cm tall for women (5'9)
Over 185cm (6'1) tall for men

I think around 165cm feels average for women (5'5") today, and 180 average for men (5'11)

I am 165 and consider myself average height, DH is 182 and that is pretty average height as well.

Kids are already taller then average. One is 99 percentile the other 75 percentile.

#17 Ozquoll

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:20 PM

 seayork2002, on 07 February 2020 - 01:10 PM, said:

I have to keep DH around so he reach the top cupboards
That may be why my DH keeps me around πŸ˜…!

#18 Bigbaubles

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:21 PM

I'm 5'8 and always feel tall, mainly because my female friends are all like 5 so i'm like a huge amount taller than them.  

We also seem to have quite a few short male teachers, so i'm taller than them too.

I feel like depending on your height changes your idea of tall.

#19 nom_de_plume

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:26 PM

I don’t know what I consider tall. My perception is skewed in that all the men in my family are over 6’4”! One of my siblings is 6’7”. I got hit with the short stick and am *only* 5’11”.

#20 Dianalynch

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:27 PM

I’m 170cm, dh is 181cm, taller than that is tall :)
Just realised dh is 11cm taller than me yet I am dangerously close to him in weight...

#21 ali-song

Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:44 PM

I’m 5’10” and get a lot of β€˜wow, you’re tall’ comments. So I’d say over 5’9” for a woman. For a man, maybe over 6’2”? Also skewed perspective because all the men in my family are very tall.

#22 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:16 PM

Women : over 5'11" (181cm)
Men: Over 6'5" (196cm)

 Bigbaubles, on 07 February 2020 - 01:21 PM, said:

I feel like depending on your height changes your idea of tall.
agree

#23 Sleep Debt

Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:29 PM

 UndergroundKelpie, on 07 February 2020 - 12:36 PM, said:

As per the subject question. What do you consider tall for an adult and how tall are you?

Men: 6'6" or taller

Women: 6' or taller

I am 6'4" woman

Can we be friends? I'm 6'3! Hey, do you play basketball (just jokes ... If only I had a dollar for every time I got asked that one!)

Men: 6"2
Women: 6"

#24 spr_maiden

Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

Women: 5ft9+
Men: 6ft2+

#25 BusbyWilkes

Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:47 PM

 kadoodle, on 07 February 2020 - 12:49 PM, said:

Over 5’8” for a woman
Over 6’ for a man.

I’m 5’6”, but I stopped growing at 12.

This is me too.

Though perhaps 5’9” female and 6’1” male.




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