How tall are you, Ladies?

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by ohairas, Mar 27, 2008.

How tall are you?

  1. 5' or under

    6.4%
  2. 5'1"

    2.6%
  3. 5'2"

    9.0%
  4. 5'3"

    10.3%
  5. 5'4"

    9.0%
  6. 5'5"

    13.5%
  7. 5'6"

    11.5%
  8. 5'7" or taller

    37.8%
  1. hepkitten

    hepkitten One of the Regulars

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    5'7" and I love it, too, but I have the same problem. I hate pant hems that float around my ankles! Brings back memories of awful childhood taunts: "Hey, doofus, where's the flood?" :eusa_doh:

    Also, with long legs come the long arms. When I was a kid, my brothers called me "The Gibbon." Oh, well, I rarely need a stepstool to get stuff off high shelves, and I roll up my sleeves a lot so my wrists aren't poking out by their lonesomes! lol
     
  2. jtcarrey

    jtcarrey A-List Customer

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    or being teased called "daddy long legs" when everyone knew I hated spiders!! lol yea, sometimes being tall can be a drag, especially when trying to find vintage clothing, lots of items are on the shorter size :rolleyes:
     
  3. gluegungeisha

    gluegungeisha Practically Family

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    Haha, maybe I'm just weird! I've dated men a lot taller than I, but I've always preferred guys more average (even shorter) in height. My last boyfriend was 5'9", and I loved resting my head in that niche between his neck and shoulder.

    I'm not short, but I've always been very thin, so feeling "tiny" has never been an issue for me, haha. Maybe I don't care about it since I'm so used to it.
     
  4. alexandra

    alexandra Practically Family

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    I think being thin makes a difference. You don't want to feel like Shrek.
     
  5. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    I'm a little late to this party. Just got back from Florida. I'm 5'1". I dated one short guy, maybe 5'6" and I was really miffed when he picked me up for our first date and he asked me to change shoes (heels were "too high"). While my hubby is average height and build, I usually prefer a big guy, usually closer to 6ft, but not over and a little-to-moderately overweight. In my experience, big guys tend to have a "knight-in-shining-armor" thing going and treat smaller women very well. Maybe not in all cases, but the ones I've come across.
     
  6. gluegungeisha

    gluegungeisha Practically Family

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    Ugh, I can't believe the nerve of that short guy! Woe betide the man who asks me to take off my heels...

    I've had mixed experiences with bigger guys. One I dated was really, really gentle around me...a little too gentle for my taste. The other didn't seem to realize how delicate my weight makes me, and was the complete opposite. It all comes down to personality, really.
     
  7. Etienne

    Etienne A-List Customer

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    Well, I'm 5' 81/2", the shortest woman in my family. All of my 4 sisters are between 5' 10" and 5' 11", my only brother is 6' 4", Dad was 6' 4" and his brother was 6' 9". My hubby is 6' 1", our daughter is 5' 10" and our son is
    6' 3". So, in my family I am a shrimp!
     
  8. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    HA! I wish... yes, I only share the good "tall" looking pics, lol! I could take a pic of me wearing my velure "warm up" suit and no shoes, but dat ain't gonna happen! :p You'd think I was under 5 ft. then!
    Nikki
     
  9. playbelle

    playbelle New in Town

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    :eusa_doh: And on the first date, no less! I could understand if you'd been married for years and he had an insecure day and asked you to accommodate his feelings a little. Although, I guess in a way it's good when they put up a red flag right away that says, "I'm insecure and controlling, watch out!"
     
  10. Etienne

    Etienne A-List Customer

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    That's an excellent observation, gluegungeisha! You're probably right about the confidence factor, protection, and desirability. It would be interesting if we were talking about weight instead of height--would we be mentioning the relative girth of the men we are with? Would we even be forthcoming about our own weight?!!
     
  11. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    I think with me the problem is that though I am a very independent and strong-minded person, who doesn't need looking after, a part of me subconsciously wants a man who *could* look after me, look out for me, defend me, I don't know. That probably sounds really stupid. But when you're a fiercely independent, almost 6ft amazon with a fiery temper, shorter weedy guys just aren't going to cut it as a potential mate. lol
     
  12. PolkaDotMeggie

    PolkaDotMeggie A-List Customer

    Between 5'10" and 5'11" depending on how bad I am slouching :eusa_doh:
     
  13. alexandra

    alexandra Practically Family

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    Yes. Quote for truth.
     
  14. CassD

    CassD One of the Regulars

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    I always say that I'm 5'2", but I think I'm slightly under that. I can never remember. I know I'm taller than both of my sisters, which always makes me happy for some reason.
     
  15. positivelypinup

    positivelypinup One of the Regulars

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    I'm 5'10" My grandmother was about 6' She was so tall!
     
  16. Magpie Annie

    Magpie Annie Familiar Face

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    tall tall women unite! Fleur, Hannah, and Meggie, and all of you other tall ladies are lovely, and I am glad to share your company!

    I am 6'0, but thankfully my husband is 6'3! :)

    Height unite! Ha!

    p.s.- all of you are lovely, regardless of your height
     
  17. =ritzy=

    =ritzy= Familiar Face

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    I am a short one..even my fourteen year old nephew is taller than me...Im 4'11..I guess its not so bad when anyone out there is a Giant compared to me. ;)
     
  18. The Dame

    The Dame One of the Regulars

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    I am officially undertall for my weight, my bone structure and my shoe size!

    Believe it or not, I weigh 180lbs but wear a size 12 trouser/jean. I'm officially five feet seven and three-quarter inches tall. My shoe size is "Extra Sasquatch" - 43 Eur, 11 US. Had I actually grown up to my feet, I feel I would be at least 5'11" or maybe even 6' tall in my bare feet. Where my height came from, I know not because I came from runty people - I was taller than my father by the time I was 16. My brother is about 6'2". My sister is my height, but with much smaller bones and hence weighs nearly 40lbs less than I do, dagnabbit. I enjoy wearing heels on dressy occasions, although my feet are usually killing me inside of an hour. Finding fab shoes in my size is a real challenge. Finding pants long enough to suit me is, too - my legs are too long for average lengths and too short for long lengths - drives me crazy!

    When I met and married my husband, I was really happy that he was 5'11" tall - I liked being able to look him in the eye even if I was in flats but was still shorter than he was if I wanted to glam it up in heels. What I didn't realize is that being so close to him in height meant he had no intention of even trying to carry me over the threshold after we married! I have my moments when I wish I were shorter, lighter and with smaller feet because I really want to be carried over the threshold. And Fleur, you are so right about little guys being unsuitable mate material for a tall, independent woman - and even though I'm not tall compared to you, growing up I was quite tall until high school and I never ever instilled a protective instinct in a single male I met until I met my husband. Nonetheless, his protective instincts stopped short of fulfilling my girly dream of being carried over the threshold! *pout* Sometimes I feel very unfeminine because of my height and large bone structure and massively large feet and hands - my feet are bigger than my husband's (lengthwise, but he's got me in width thank God!) and my hands are only slightly smaller than his. None of this, natch, bothers him, but if Duane 'The Rock' Johnson ever comes calling, I'm getting carried over a threshold by God!!! :D ;) :p
     
  19. Novella

    Novella Practically Family

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    I'm part of the 5'2" crowd and like it (aside from the fact that every little pound seems to make a difference).

    Most of the guys I've liked have been tall, with a few exceptions. Could be coincidence, though I have joked before that it's some biological impulse telling me to balance out the next generation's height, ha.
     
  20. ShooShooBaby

    ShooShooBaby One Too Many

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    a lot of y'all have said you gravitate toward guys much taller than you, but in my history of dating men, i gravitate toward guys either my height or 2-3 inches taller! my boyfriend is 5'5" so i'm taller than him in most of my shoes! he's used to it though - his ex is 5'9"! :eek:

    (added bonus of dating guys at the shorter end of the spectrum = it's easier to find vintage clothing for them :D)
     

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