Where does "Tall" start?

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_MG_
_MG_ Posts: 453 Member
I stand just over 6'4" (193cm). My wife is just over 5'10" (178cm). I'd say both of us qualify as "tall" for our sexes.

Where does "tall" start? Maybe over 6' for men and 5'9" for women? I have no idea.

Thoughts?
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  • Aparz1
    Aparz1 Posts: 949
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    Haha maybe because I'm "tall" it's skewed but 6'2" for a guy and 5'10" for a woman in my opinion...
  • sunshinesquared
    sunshinesquared Posts: 2,733 Member
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    I'm 5'8 1/2 and have always been referred to as "tall", so I'm going with anyone over 5'8 for women and for the men, any over 6'.
  • happysherri
    happysherri Posts: 1,360 Member
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    I'm about 5'7 1/2 and I constantly get called short at Volleyball (but I can still block on a guy's regulation height net).... But then at work -I'm called tall because most my coworkers (mostly women) are about 5'3 or 5'2

    So, it also depends on whom you're surrounded by - basketball, volleyball players or non - sports people :-D
  • HuggyBeahr
    HuggyBeahr Posts: 259
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    Im 6'1 and so are all the other guys around me. I don't see many short ppl around here anyways.
    (also 6'1 is considered average height)
  • ToraChan2310
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    Tall starts where short ends
  • Chieflrg
    Chieflrg Posts: 9,097 Member
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    6'10' women, 6'3" men. Anybody under can't ride my roller coaster unless they have heels on...
  • SugarBaby71
    SugarBaby71 Posts: 3,630 Member
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    Funny. Because I'm 5'6" and have always been called tall. :laugh: I guess it depends on your vantage point.
  • _MG_
    _MG_ Posts: 453 Member
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    6'10' women, 6'3" men. Anybody under can't ride my roller coaster unless they have heels on...

    6"10" women! That is tall.
  • tlcarolinagirl
    tlcarolinagirl Posts: 1,700 Member
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    I'm 5'8" and have always been told I'm tall.

    I think 5'8" for women and 6' for men.
  • tlcarolinagirl
    tlcarolinagirl Posts: 1,700 Member
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    6'10' women, 6'3" men. Anybody under can't ride my roller coaster unless they have heels on...


    :laugh: Putting heels on...
  • mmm_drop
    mmm_drop Posts: 1,126 Member
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    I'm 5'8" and have always been told I'm tall.

    I think 5'8" for women and 6' for men.

    I have to agree with this.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,741 Member
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    I am 5'8" and I am almost always taller than other women I'm around, friends, family, coworkers, etc. But I don't feel legitimately like a "tall woman" to me that's 5'10" and up, the women who need tall pants for example (I have worn them but don't generally have to go for tall sizing).

    For men I don't really know. I guess over 6 ft? My husband is around 6'2" and would definitely count as tall. I think this is actually kind of skewed because most men I have known who are under 6' but not "short" - let's say 5'9-5'11 - usually say they are 6 ft. haha
  • randomtai
    randomtai Posts: 9,003 Member
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    I am 5'8" and I was always considered tall.. I think woman's average height is 5'4"?
  • Dalker
    Dalker Posts: 44 Member
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    I'm 5'0. Everyone else looks tall.
  • canadjineh
    canadjineh Posts: 5,396 Member
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    Average height (ask.com) for men 5'9", for women 5'4" - sounds kinda puny to me... I'd say women 5'8" + and men 6' + could be considered tall.
  • TheRoadDog
    TheRoadDog Posts: 11,788 Member
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    Any height above whatever the average is is consider tall.
  • Chieflrg
    Chieflrg Posts: 9,097 Member
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    6'10' women, 6'3" men. Anybody under can't ride my roller coaster unless they have heels on...

    6"10" women! That is tall.

    Lots of leg room on my roller coaster. We tall people need some perks!
  • LaviMc
    LaviMc Posts: 355 Member
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    I'm 5'9, but maybe I'm a bit more forgiving. For women, I'm thinking 5'7", and for men, 6'0.
  • MireyGal76
    MireyGal76 Posts: 7,334 Member
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    6'10' women, 6'3" men. Anybody under can't ride my roller coaster unless they have heels on...
    6'10" for women???

    Damn. And I thought I was tall at 6'1"! LOL
  • miss_jessiejane
    miss_jessiejane Posts: 2,819 Member
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    :angry: I don't know. I can't see it from down here.