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Online Dating Rules: Guys Lie About Their Height

March 2 2012 | CeCe Olisa

I met Richard online and we were having the usual initial phone conversation where are you from/what do you do/where do you live… blah blah blah.

“How tall are you?” he asked.

“I’m five foot ten,” I replied. Before I could ask him how tall he was, he said.

“Oh okay… so you’ll probably come up to my nose.”

From what he said, I assumed he was about 6’4/6’5, so I didn’t press the issue. As I’ve mentioned before, I like when a guy is taller than me. Being a Plus Size Princess, there’s a strong chance I will be bigger than any guy I date. At least if he’s taller, I wont feel like I’m completely dominating him (its my preference, I don’t apologize for it).

The next week when Richard picked me up for a date, you can imagine my surprise when he barely reached my nose. This dude was like 5’7. Then he had the nerve to look at me and say “Wow, you’re really tall”.

Um… duh!

Something I’ve learned is that guys under six feet usually add two inches to their height. In my experience, if  a guy says he’s 5’10 he’s actually 5’8. If he says he’s 6 feet tall, he’s around 5’10. If he says he’s 5’5… well you get the idea. I guess because most girls are short, men can get away with  fibbing on how tall they are. I mean, its hard to measure how far above your head someone is. But I am 5’10 so if a man is shorter than me, I know right away!

What’s funny is that guys above 6 feet don’t lie about their height. Guys who are 6’2 don’t say they’re 6’4 and guys who are 5’11 only add one inch to make them 6 feet tall.

Maybe there are so many girls (like me) that have a height preference and list 6 feet as their height minimum that these men resort to lying so that girls will give them a chance. But height is so definitive! so it confuses me when men think they can get away with this.

When it comes to online dating, I believe in full disclosure. I know I’m a big girl, so I make sure to put full body shots on my profile. Men lying about their height it similar to PSP’s only adding a close up photos in order to hide their bodies. Even if I hide my weight, when a guy meets me he will figure out that I’m big. And I will figure out that he is short.

Anyway, the next time you’re scrolling through online profiles, remember my rule. Whatever a guy lists as his height, subtract 2 inches and spare yourself the awkwardness/disappointment.

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110 responses on “Online Dating Rules: Guys Lie About Their Height

  1. Dena Upton

    Haha I definitely agree with you in this. I’m only 5’4, and I have still noticed men lying about their height to me. Really? I’m 5’4. They are all pretty likely to be taller than me, so I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10. Obviously, because I am short, I will give in if he is shorter, and I like him as long as he is still taller than me. Like you said, it is so obvious when men lie about their height.

    1. Paddy

      “I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10.”

      you just answered your own question!

  2. Dena Upton

    Haha I definitely agree with you in this. I’m only 5’4, and I have still noticed men lying about their height to me. Really? I’m 5’4. They are all pretty likely to be taller than me, so I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10. Obviously, because I am short, I will give in if he is shorter, and I like him as long as he is still taller than me. Like you said, it is so obvious when men lie about their height.

  3. dena.upton@yahoo.com

    Haha I definitely agree with you in this. I’m only 5’4, and I have still noticed men lying about their height to me. Really? I’m 5’4. They are all pretty likely to be taller than me, so I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10. Obviously, because I am short, I will give in if he is shorter, and I like him as long as he is still taller than me. Like you said, it is so obvious when men lie about their height.

  4. dena.upton@yahoo.com

    Haha I definitely agree with you in this. I’m only 5’4, and I have still noticed men lying about their height to me. Really? I’m 5’4. They are all pretty likely to be taller than me, so I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10. Obviously, because I am short, I will give in if he is shorter, and I like him as long as he is still taller than me. Like you said, it is so obvious when men lie about their height.

    1. psmythinking@gmail.com

      “I don’t understand the need to lie. I have a height preference of at least 5’10.”

      you just answered your own question!

  5. Anonymous

    Agreed. In online dating, women tend to lie about weight, men tend lie about height. I’ve def had people say they were 5’9″ only to be 5’7″ in person. I suppose it ruins things for people who aren’t lying.

  6. xanounymouse

    Agreed. In online dating, women tend to lie about weight, men tend lie about height. I’ve def had people say they were 5’9″ only to be 5’7″ in person. I suppose it ruins things for people who aren’t lying.

  7. christinakalaydjian@gmail.com

    Agreed. In online dating, women tend to lie about weight, men tend lie about height. I’ve def had people say they were 5’9″ only to be 5’7″ in person. I suppose it ruins things for people who aren’t lying.

  8. single much

    This is hilarious because I assume the same thing. I know I’m only 5’7″ but ideally I would like the guy to be at least a bit taller. I have experienced this phenomena on MANY occasions. Every time it happens, I laugh. At this point I shouldn’t be surprised. And you’re right, if someone is 6’2″ they never lie. I met an ex on okc who said he was 6’2″ and actually, I think he was closer to 6’3″. lol.
    I guess I feel for them a little though. Most girls I know put height parameters in their dating searches. So I can imagine you just wouldn’t want to be weeded out based on that.

  9. single much

    This is hilarious because I assume the same thing. I know I’m only 5’7″ but ideally I would like the guy to be at least a bit taller. I have experienced this phenomena on MANY occasions. Every time it happens, I laugh. At this point I shouldn’t be surprised. And you’re right, if someone is 6’2″ they never lie. I met an ex on okc who said he was 6’2″ and actually, I think he was closer to 6’3″. lol.
    I guess I feel for them a little though. Most girls I know put height parameters in their dating searches. So I can imagine you just wouldn’t want to be weeded out based on that.

  10. Anonymous

    This is hilarious because I assume the same thing. I know I’m only 5’7″ but ideally I would like the guy to be at least a bit taller. I have experienced this phenomena on MANY occasions. Every time it happens, I laugh. At this point I shouldn’t be surprised. And you’re right, if someone is 6’2″ they never lie. I met an ex on okc who said he was 6’2″ and actually, I think he was closer to 6’3″. lol.I guess I feel for them a little though. Most girls I know put height parameters in their dating searches. So I can imagine you just wouldn’t want to be weeded out based on that.

  11. Anonymous

    This is hilarious because I assume the same thing. I know I’m only 5’7″ but ideally I would like the guy to be at least a bit taller. I have experienced this phenomena on MANY occasions. Every time it happens, I laugh. At this point I shouldn’t be surprised. And you’re right, if someone is 6’2″ they never lie. I met an ex on okc who said he was 6’2″ and actually, I think he was closer to 6’3″. lol.I guess I feel for them a little though. Most girls I know put height parameters in their dating searches. So I can imagine you just wouldn’t want to be weeded out based on that.

  12. Jackie Gillespie

    I’m almost 6′ and I find that men lie about their height all the time. Like I’m not going to notice when they’re significantly shorter than I am. I’ll have to check the 2″ rule though. When I’m online dating my minimum height is 6’4″, now I know why. 🙂

  13. Jackie Gillespie

    I’m almost 6′ and I find that men lie about their height all the time. Like I’m not going to notice when they’re significantly shorter than I am. I’ll have to check the 2″ rule though. When I’m online dating my minimum height is 6’4″, now I know why. 🙂

  14. Anonymous

    I’m almost 6′ and I find that men lie about their height all the time. Like I’m not going to notice when they’re significantly shorter than I am. I’ll have to check the 2″ rule though. When I’m online dating my minimum height is 6’4″, now I know why. 🙂

  15. Anonymous

    I’m almost 6′ and I find that men lie about their height all the time. Like I’m not going to notice when they’re significantly shorter than I am. I’ll have to check the 2″ rule though. When I’m online dating my minimum height is 6’4″, now I know why. 🙂

  16. Propertyofj

    I met my ex online. He said he was 5’7 when in reality he is about 5’4. I asked him about it one time and he was insistent that he was 5’7. This lead me to realize that most guys truly believe they are that couple inches taller.

  17. Propertyofj

    I met my ex online. He said he was 5’7 when in reality he is about 5’4. I asked him about it one time and he was insistent that he was 5’7. This lead me to realize that most guys truly believe they are that couple inches taller.

  18. propertyofj@hotmail.ca

    I met my ex online. He said he was 5’7 when in reality he is about 5’4. I asked him about it one time and he was insistent that he was 5’7. This lead me to realize that most guys truly believe they are that couple inches taller.

  19. propertyofj@hotmail.ca

    I met my ex online. He said he was 5’7 when in reality he is about 5’4. I asked him about it one time and he was insistent that he was 5’7. This lead me to realize that most guys truly believe they are that couple inches taller.

  20. SunshineBaby

    So true! Even when I am standing right next to him my friend will INSIST he is 5’10”. I am 5’8” and there is no way that boy is two inches taller than me. We’re eye to eye. Some of them really do think they’re taller than they really are.

  21. SunshineBaby

    So true! Even when I am standing right next to him my friend will INSIST he is 5’10”. I am 5’8” and there is no way that boy is two inches taller than me. We’re eye to eye. Some of them really do think they’re taller than they really are.

  22. puppycrazysb94@aol.com

    So true! Even when I am standing right next to him my friend will INSIST he is 5’10”. I am 5’8” and there is no way that boy is two inches taller than me. We’re eye to eye. Some of them really do think they’re taller than they really are.

  23. puppycrazysb94@aol.com

    So true! Even when I am standing right next to him my friend will INSIST he is 5’10”. I am 5’8” and there is no way that boy is two inches taller than me. We’re eye to eye. Some of them really do think they’re taller than they really are.

  24. Christina MacKenzie

    My ex was astonished when I said I was 5’7″. He immediately insisted there was no way and so I admitted, “Okay, I’m five-six-and three-quarters” and he started to tell me I couldn’t be because he was 5’10” and I looked at him and said, “Um, there’s no way you’re 5’10” We’re eye to eye…and I went to the doctor today and they measured my height with my shoes off, so I’m not the one whose confused about this.” He was definitely on the shorter side and DEFINITELY trying to compensate for his height by saying he was a clear three inches taller than he actually was (which would have made me that much taller too!!)

    The nice thing is that now I’m dating someone who’s just shy of 6 feet and it’s N.I.C.E. to have a tall guy around again 😉

  25. Guest

    My ex was astonished when I said I was 5’7″. He immediately insisted there was no way and so I admitted, “Okay, I’m five-six-and three-quarters” and he started to tell me I couldn’t be because he was 5’10” and I looked at him and said, “Um, there’s no way you’re 5’10” We’re eye to eye…and I went to the doctor today and they measured my height with my shoes off, so I’m not the one whose confused about this.” He was definitely on the shorter side and DEFINITELY trying to compensate for his height by saying he was a clear three inches taller than he actually was (which would have made me that much taller too!!)

    The nice thing is that now I’m dating someone who’s just shy of 6 feet and it’s N.I.C.E. to have a tall guy around again 😉

  26. anonymized-455571128@disqus.com

    My ex was astonished when I said I was 5’7″. He immediately insisted there was no way and so I admitted, “Okay, I’m five-six-and three-quarters” and he started to tell me I couldn’t be because he was 5’10” and I looked at him and said, “Um, there’s no way you’re 5’10” We’re eye to eye…and I went to the doctor today and they measured my height with my shoes off, so I’m not the one whose confused about this.” He was definitely on the shorter side and DEFINITELY trying to compensate for his height by saying he was a clear three inches taller than he actually was (which would have made me that much taller too!!)
    The nice thing is that now I’m dating someone who’s just shy of 6 feet and it’s N.I.C.E. to have a tall guy around again 😉

  27. stand.christina@gmail.com

    My ex was astonished when I said I was 5’7″. He immediately insisted there was no way and so I admitted, “Okay, I’m five-six-and three-quarters” and he started to tell me I couldn’t be because he was 5’10” and I looked at him and said, “Um, there’s no way you’re 5’10” We’re eye to eye…and I went to the doctor today and they measured my height with my shoes off, so I’m not the one whose confused about this.” He was definitely on the shorter side and DEFINITELY trying to compensate for his height by saying he was a clear three inches taller than he actually was (which would have made me that much taller too!!)
    The nice thing is that now I’m dating someone who’s just shy of 6 feet and it’s N.I.C.E. to have a tall guy around again 😉

  28. Colleen

    Height isn’t always such a big deal when it comes to guys. I am 5’3″, so typically everyone is taller then me. I always went for the taller guys as well, mostly because I used the same logic, that if they were taller, that would mean they could possibly be bigger then me size wise and I wouldn’t feel as self -conscious. This worked well until I met my ex-husband. He was 6’5″ and definetly outweighed me. At first I loved it, but soon, I found myself buying heels taller and taller all the time, as he would constantly make comments about how short I was compared to him. (this is just 1 of the hundreds of reasons he is my EX-husband).
    I am now with a guy who is not only much smaller then me in body size,( we are talking almost 145lbs lighter then me), but he is also only 5’5″. He never lies about his height as he accepted it long ago. I gotta say, I love being able to wear flats again and I have gotten over the whole “he needs to be bigger then me” mindset. By him accepting me how I am, I have alot more body confidence now.

  29. Colleen

    Height isn’t always such a big deal when it comes to guys. I am 5’3″, so typically everyone is taller then me. I always went for the taller guys as well, mostly because I used the same logic, that if they were taller, that would mean they could possibly be bigger then me size wise and I wouldn’t feel as self -conscious. This worked well until I met my ex-husband. He was 6’5″ and definetly outweighed me. At first I loved it, but soon, I found myself buying heels taller and taller all the time, as he would constantly make comments about how short I was compared to him. (this is just 1 of the hundreds of reasons he is my EX-husband).
    I am now with a guy who is not only much smaller then me in body size,( we are talking almost 145lbs lighter then me), but he is also only 5’5″. He never lies about his height as he accepted it long ago. I gotta say, I love being able to wear flats again and I have gotten over the whole “he needs to be bigger then me” mindset. By him accepting me how I am, I have alot more body confidence now.

  30. colleenbeauvais@yahoo.com

    Height isn’t always such a big deal when it comes to guys. I am 5’3″, so typically everyone is taller then me. I always went for the taller guys as well, mostly because I used the same logic, that if they were taller, that would mean they could possibly be bigger then me size wise and I wouldn’t feel as self -conscious. This worked well until I met my ex-husband. He was 6’5″ and definetly outweighed me. At first I loved it, but soon, I found myself buying heels taller and taller all the time, as he would constantly make comments about how short I was compared to him. (this is just 1 of the hundreds of reasons he is my EX-husband).I am now with a guy who is not only much smaller then me in body size,( we are talking almost 145lbs lighter then me), but he is also only 5’5″. He never lies about his height as he accepted it long ago. I gotta say, I love being able to wear flats again and I have gotten over the whole “he needs to be bigger then me” mindset. By him accepting me how I am, I have alot more body confidence now.

  31. colleenbeauvais@yahoo.com

    Height isn’t always such a big deal when it comes to guys. I am 5’3″, so typically everyone is taller then me. I always went for the taller guys as well, mostly because I used the same logic, that if they were taller, that would mean they could possibly be bigger then me size wise and I wouldn’t feel as self -conscious. This worked well until I met my ex-husband. He was 6’5″ and definetly outweighed me. At first I loved it, but soon, I found myself buying heels taller and taller all the time, as he would constantly make comments about how short I was compared to him. (this is just 1 of the hundreds of reasons he is my EX-husband).I am now with a guy who is not only much smaller then me in body size,( we are talking almost 145lbs lighter then me), but he is also only 5’5″. He never lies about his height as he accepted it long ago. I gotta say, I love being able to wear flats again and I have gotten over the whole “he needs to be bigger then me” mindset. By him accepting me how I am, I have alot more body confidence now.

  32. Cindasmommy

    I’m 5’3″ but I have a thing for tall shoes. I don’t ever ever EVER wanna be taller than my date. EVER!!! And men lie about having “athletic” builds…which means their biceps are the only muscular parts of their body. Argh!!! Online dating is nuts!!!

  33. Cindasmommy

    I’m 5’3″ but I have a thing for tall shoes. I don’t ever ever EVER wanna be taller than my date. EVER!!! And men lie about having “athletic” builds…which means their biceps are the only muscular parts of their body. Argh!!! Online dating is nuts!!!

  34. cindasmommy@gmail.com

    I’m 5’3″ but I have a thing for tall shoes. I don’t ever ever EVER wanna be taller than my date. EVER!!! And men lie about having “athletic” builds…which means their biceps are the only muscular parts of their body. Argh!!! Online dating is nuts!!!

  35. cindasmommy@gmail.com

    I’m 5’3″ but I have a thing for tall shoes. I don’t ever ever EVER wanna be taller than my date. EVER!!! And men lie about having “athletic” builds…which means their biceps are the only muscular parts of their body. Argh!!! Online dating is nuts!!!

  36. Memphis own shining star

    I so understand! Although I am only 5’2, I prefer tall guys, not just taller than me but talllll 🙂 Several times I have met a guy online and sure enough we were looking eye to eye and he would have the nerves to call me shorty. Somebody needs to let them know if they don’t want us lying about our weight, they can’t lie about their height.

  37. Memphis own shining star

    I so understand! Although I am only 5’2, I prefer tall guys, not just taller than me but talllll 🙂 Several times I have met a guy online and sure enough we were looking eye to eye and he would have the nerves to call me shorty. Somebody needs to let them know if they don’t want us lying about our weight, they can’t lie about their height.

  38. mallorytiffany@gmail.com

    I so understand! Although I am only 5’2, I prefer tall guys, not just taller than me but talllll 🙂 Several times I have met a guy online and sure enough we were looking eye to eye and he would have the nerves to call me shorty. Somebody needs to let them know if they don’t want us lying about our weight, they can’t lie about their height.

  39. mallorytiffany@gmail.com

    I so understand! Although I am only 5’2, I prefer tall guys, not just taller than me but talllll 🙂 Several times I have met a guy online and sure enough we were looking eye to eye and he would have the nerves to call me shorty. Somebody needs to let them know if they don’t want us lying about our weight, they can’t lie about their height.

  40. Demi Gratoew

    I don’t get why they lie about it. The truth will come out the moment you see them in the flesh. It’s not as if they can wear heels to disguise it (well, erm, on second thoughts, I guess they can! It’s a free world.) It’s just not a the best start to a date if it starts on an obvious lie.

  41. Demi Gratoew

    I don’t get why they lie about it. The truth will come out the moment you see them in the flesh. It’s not as if they can wear heels to disguise it (well, erm, on second thoughts, I guess they can! It’s a free world.) It’s just not a the best start to a date if it starts on an obvious lie.

  42. john.malkovich118@gmail.com

    I don’t get why they lie about it. The truth will come out the moment you see them in the flesh. It’s not as if they can wear heels to disguise it (well, erm, on second thoughts, I guess they can! It’s a free world.) It’s just not a the best start to a date if it starts on an obvious lie.

  43. john.malkovich118@gmail.com

    I don’t get why they lie about it. The truth will come out the moment you see them in the flesh. It’s not as if they can wear heels to disguise it (well, erm, on second thoughts, I guess they can! It’s a free world.) It’s just not a the best start to a date if it starts on an obvious lie.

  44. Mina Gorey

    This, this, this…I too like a tall guy (of course, at 5’2″, everyone’s tall to me — but I mean of at least 5’10” — call me a twat, I don’t care…) and I swear they’re all 5’8″. Every last one of them….

  45. Cunty McSugarsnatch

    This, this, this…I too like a tall guy (of course, at 5’2″, everyone’s tall to me — but I mean of at least 5’10” — call me a twat, I don’t care…) and I swear they’re all 5’8″. Every last one of them….

  46. Anonymous

    This, this, this…I too like a tall guy (of course, at 5’2″, everyone’s tall to me — but I mean of at least 5’10” — call me a twat, I don’t care…) and I swear they’re all 5’8″. Every last one of them….

  47. Anonymous

    This, this, this…I too like a tall guy (of course, at 5’2″, everyone’s tall to me — but I mean of at least 5’10” — call me a twat, I don’t care…) and I swear they’re all 5’8″. Every last one of them….

  48. Kev

    Actually I saw a study on this, observers determined around 12 percent of men are 6 feet or taller. The online Cupid.com found that 56 percent of men on that site are listed as 6 feet or taller. Men are obviously lying off their asses. A lot of men say that they think I’m 6’4″ when actual fact I’m only 6′ 1 and a half. Obviously they’re saying that so they can seem taller relative to me. Pathetic. Don’t date dudes that lie about their heights ladies.

    1. cmoreyou

      where is this study of 56 percent of men on cupid.com claiming 6 feet on cupid.com? I’ve tried to find it but I can’t

  49. Kev

    Actually I saw a study on this, observers determined around 12 percent of men are 6 feet or taller. The online Cupid.com found that 56 percent of men on that site are listed as 6 feet or taller. Men are obviously lying off their asses. A lot of men say that they think I’m 6’4″ when actual fact I’m only 6′ 1 and a half. Obviously they’re saying that so they can seem taller relative to me. Pathetic. Don’t date dudes that lie about their heights ladies.

  50. gameman202@hotmail.com

    Actually I saw a study on this, observers determined around 12 percent of men are 6 feet or taller. The online Cupid.com found that 56 percent of men on that site are listed as 6 feet or taller. Men are obviously lying off their asses. A lot of men say that they think I’m 6’4″ when actual fact I’m only 6′ 1 and a half. Obviously they’re saying that so they can seem taller relative to me. Pathetic. Don’t date dudes that lie about their heights ladies.

  51. gameman202@hotmail.com

    Actually I saw a study on this, observers determined around 12 percent of men are 6 feet or taller. The online Cupid.com found that 56 percent of men on that site are listed as 6 feet or taller. Men are obviously lying off their asses. A lot of men say that they think I’m 6’4″ when actual fact I’m only 6′ 1 and a half. Obviously they’re saying that so they can seem taller relative to me. Pathetic. Don’t date dudes that lie about their heights ladies.

    1. c2rrl8@aol.com

      where is this study of 56 percent of men on cupid.com claiming 6 feet on cupid.com? I’ve tried to find it but I can’t

  52. B Kumar

    I have to deduct a couple of inches! Being Indian, women assume I’m fibbing about my height (6ft), so I say I’m 5’10. If we ever meet they get a pleasant surprise. I have met a lot of shorter men who tell me I must be at least 6’2, which means most men do add on 2 inches! I also state my body type as average, but I do hit the gym so thats another pleasant surprise to any women willing to meet me.

    I’ve become accustomed to “down playing” my obvious attributes because most single women I’ve met are very jaded & quick to judge. Here in the UK I find it’s easier to act like the interviewer has opposed to the interviewee. Dating is psychological warfare!

  53. B Kumar

    I have to deduct a couple of inches! Being Indian, women assume I’m fibbing about my height (6ft), so I say I’m 5’10. If we ever meet they get a pleasant surprise. I have met a lot of shorter men who tell me I must be at least 6’2, which means most men do add on 2 inches! I also state my body type as average, but I do hit the gym so thats another pleasant surprise to any women willing to meet me.

    I’ve become accustomed to “down playing” my obvious attributes because most single women I’ve met are very jaded & quick to judge. Here in the UK I find it’s easier to act like the interviewer has opposed to the interviewee. Dating is psychological warfare!

  54. big_barry@rocketmail.com

    I have to deduct a couple of inches! Being Indian, women assume I’m fibbing about my height (6ft), so I say I’m 5’10. If we ever meet they get a pleasant surprise. I have met a lot of shorter men who tell me I must be at least 6’2, which means most men do add on 2 inches! I also state my body type as average, but I do hit the gym so thats another pleasant surprise to any women willing to meet me.
    I’ve become accustomed to “down playing” my obvious attributes because most single women I’ve met are very jaded & quick to judge. Here in the UK I find it’s easier to act like the interviewer has opposed to the interviewee. Dating is psychological warfare!

  55. big_barry@rocketmail.com

    I have to deduct a couple of inches! Being Indian, women assume I’m fibbing about my height (6ft), so I say I’m 5’10. If we ever meet they get a pleasant surprise. I have met a lot of shorter men who tell me I must be at least 6’2, which means most men do add on 2 inches! I also state my body type as average, but I do hit the gym so thats another pleasant surprise to any women willing to meet me.
    I’ve become accustomed to “down playing” my obvious attributes because most single women I’ve met are very jaded & quick to judge. Here in the UK I find it’s easier to act like the interviewer has opposed to the interviewee. Dating is psychological warfare!

  56. mathrawk@googlemail.com

    I’d say it’s one of two things:

    1: Most people generally don’t know how tall they are – they just have an educated guess. I’m actually an inch taller than I thought I was.

    2: If there are men lying about their height, women generally do the same as well. I’ve met numerous girls who have been nowhere near as tall as they claimed.

  57. Anonymous

    I’d say it’s one of two things:

    1: Most people generally don’t know how tall they are – they just have an educated guess. I’m actually an inch taller than I thought I was.

    2: If there are men lying about their height, women generally do the same as well. I’ve met numerous girls who have been nowhere near as tall as they claimed.

  58. Christopher Mooney

    I’d say it’s one of two things:

    1: Most people generally don’t know how tall they are – they just have an educated guess. I’m actually an inch taller than I thought I was.

    2: If there are men lying about their height, women generally do the same as well. I’ve met numerous girls who have been nowhere near as tall as they claimed.

  59. Christopher Mooney

    I’d say it’s one of two things:

    1: Most people generally don’t know how tall they are – they just have an educated guess. I’m actually an inch taller than I thought I was.

    2: If there are men lying about their height, women generally do the same as well. I’ve met numerous girls who have been nowhere near as tall as they claimed.

    1. eagle

      You can pretty much get an idea of a person’s weight from their pic.
      You cannot tell their height from a pic, you only rely on what they wrote it is.

    2. eagle

      Men have their preferences in females as well. They tend to be usually more superficial than women. Even fat men wan someone thinner than themselves usually. So it’s silly to hear men complain and whine about it when a woman finds a taller man sexier.

      1. kofybean

        If you have blue eyes and 90% of men hate women with blue eyes, I think you’d “whine” about it too. You are clearly a woman, because women complain all the time about everything and expect to be heard, but when a man makes a legit complaint about one thing, it’s called whining. So be it. It’s whining.

        There is a difference between the two situations clearly, not sure if you are even capable of getting it, but at the off chance you have reading comprehension skills I’ll give it a shot.

        No matter what you are, there are many men who will like you. Whether you have long hair, short hair, freckles, skinny, tall, fat, black, white… you can find a large group of men who like it from which to choose. If a man doesn’t like you cuz you are too big, then move on, more than likely a group of guys next to him will.

        It doesn’t work the other way around because most all women have the same preference. If one woman doesn’t like you because she thinks you are short, you can’t move on and find someone else because the next girl will think that too, and so on. You could at least just admit that you don’t get it because you aren’t a short man so you would never know what its like, but that’s fine, it’s whining to you.

        If you go online dating, you as a woman will get lots of hits on your profile because their isn’t any one thing that will filter you out. However, if you are under 5’7 the majority of women will automatically filter you out, and never even see you… even if you message them something nice, they won’t respond because of it. Or immediately update their profile “only men over 6ft please!” Have you ever experienced that from the majority of people you talk to? Didn’t think so. So again, I doubt you get it, but that’s the word. xau

    1. eagle

      You can pretty much get an idea of a person’s weight from their pic.
      You cannot tell their height from a pic, you only rely on what they wrote it is.

    2. eagle

      Men have their preferences in females as well. They tend to be usually more superficial than women. Even fat men wan someone thinner than themselves usually. So it’s silly to hear men complain and whine about it when a woman finds a taller man sexier.

    1. eeg9995@hotmail.com

      You can pretty much get an idea of a person’s weight from their pic.You cannot tell their height from a pic, you only rely on what they wrote it is.

    2. eeg9995@hotmail.com

      Men have their preferences in females as well. They tend to be usually more superficial than women. Even fat men wan someone thinner than themselves usually. So it’s silly to hear men complain and whine about it when a woman finds a taller man sexier.

    1. eeg9995@hotmail.com

      You can pretty much get an idea of a person’s weight from their pic.You cannot tell their height from a pic, you only rely on what they wrote it is.

    2. eeg9995@hotmail.com

      Men have their preferences in females as well. They tend to be usually more superficial than women. Even fat men wan someone thinner than themselves usually. So it’s silly to hear men complain and whine about it when a woman finds a taller man sexier.

      1. jaziro1@aim.com

        If you have blue eyes and 90% of men hate women with blue eyes, I think you’d “whine” about it too. You are clearly a woman, because women complain all the time about everything and expect to be heard, but when a man makes a legit complaint about one thing, it’s called whining. So be it. It’s whining.

        There is a difference between the two situations clearly, not sure if you are even capable of getting it, but at the off chance you have reading comprehension skills I’ll give it a shot.

        No matter what you are, there are many men who will like you. Whether you have long hair, short hair, freckles, skinny, tall, fat, black, white… you can find a large group of men who like it from which to choose. If a man doesn’t like you cuz you are too big, then move on, more than likely a group of guys next to him will.

        It doesn’t work the other way around because most all women have the same preference. If one woman doesn’t like you because she thinks you are short, you can’t move on and find someone else because the next girl will think that too, and so on. You could at least just admit that you don’t get it because you aren’t a short man so you would never know what its like, but that’s fine, it’s whining to you.

        If you go online dating, you as a woman will get lots of hits on your profile because their isn’t any one thing that will filter you out. However, if you are under 5’7 the majority of women will automatically filter you out, and never even see you… even if you message them something nice, they won’t respond because of it. Or immediately update their profile “only men over 6ft please!” Have you ever experienced that from the majority of people you talk to? Didn’t think so. So again, I doubt you get it, but that’s the word. xau

  60. Anonymous

    I have officially given up on online dating. I think it’s soul destroying. I’ve tried Guardian Soulmates three times over about 26 months and started to hate humanity because of all the lying. I am 5’2. MOST people are taller than me. My last date said he was 5’9. He was EXACTLY my height. We stopped to admire the cakes in a Patisserie Valerie shop window in London and I could see from our reflection that we were EXACTLY the same height. They lie about their age – they tack on 10 years. And they lie about their marital status – they claim to be separated, which actually means they still live at home and play happy families but claim not to shag their wife any longer. Guardian Soulmates either attracts the worst of humanity, or British men are unconscionable liars and pretentious wankers. I give up.

  61. Anonymous

    I have officially given up on online dating. I think it’s soul destroying. I’ve tried Guardian Soulmates three times over about 26 months and started to hate humanity because of all the lying. I am 5’2. MOST people are taller than me. My last date said he was 5’9. He was EXACTLY my height. We stopped to admire the cakes in a Patisserie Valerie shop window in London and I could see from our reflection that we were EXACTLY the same height. They lie about their age – they tack on 10 years. And they lie about their marital status – they claim to be separated, which actually means they still live at home and play happy families but claim not to shag their wife any longer. Guardian Soulmates either attracts the worst of humanity, or British men are unconscionable liars and pretentious wankers. I give up.

  62. bethhorror88@gmail.com

    I have officially given up on online dating. I think it’s soul destroying. I’ve tried Guardian Soulmates three times over about 26 months and started to hate humanity because of all the lying. I am 5’2. MOST people are taller than me. My last date said he was 5’9. He was EXACTLY my height. We stopped to admire the cakes in a Patisserie Valerie shop window in London and I could see from our reflection that we were EXACTLY the same height. They lie about their age – they tack on 10 years. And they lie about their marital status – they claim to be separated, which actually means they still live at home and play happy families but claim not to shag their wife any longer. Guardian Soulmates either attracts the worst of humanity, or British men are unconscionable liars and pretentious wankers. I give up.

  63. bethhorror88@gmail.com

    I have officially given up on online dating. I think it’s soul destroying. I’ve tried Guardian Soulmates three times over about 26 months and started to hate humanity because of all the lying. I am 5’2. MOST people are taller than me. My last date said he was 5’9. He was EXACTLY my height. We stopped to admire the cakes in a Patisserie Valerie shop window in London and I could see from our reflection that we were EXACTLY the same height. They lie about their age – they tack on 10 years. And they lie about their marital status – they claim to be separated, which actually means they still live at home and play happy families but claim not to shag their wife any longer. Guardian Soulmates either attracts the worst of humanity, or British men are unconscionable liars and pretentious wankers. I give up.

  64. Paddy

    I’m quite a small man and I don’t know why I even bother. Women place so much importance on their boyfriend being tall that I’m basically left with no chance. I used to have a profile on a well-known online dating site, complete with a pretty decent photo of me, my interests, my profession (dentist) and of course my height (5’7).

    a few months past and I literally had zero interest shown in me. So as an experiment I decided to change my height to 6’2. Checked back 2-3 days later and I’d received 7 “winks” from interested females.

    I laughed to myself in utter despair and cancelled my subscription there and then.

  65. Paddy

    I’m quite a small man and I don’t know why I even bother. Women place so much importance on their boyfriend being tall that I’m basically left with no chance. I used to have a profile on a well-known online dating site, complete with a pretty decent photo of me, my interests, my profession (dentist) and of course my height (5’7).

    a few months past and I literally had zero interest shown in me. So as an experiment I decided to change my height to 6’2. Checked back 2-3 days later and I’d received 7 “winks” from interested females.

    I laughed to myself in utter despair and cancelled my subscription there and then.

  66. psmythinking@gmail.com

    I’m quite a small man and I don’t know why I even bother. Women place so much importance on their boyfriend being tall that I’m basically left with no chance. I used to have a profile on a well-known online dating site, complete with a pretty decent photo of me, my interests, my profession (dentist) and of course my height (5’7).

    a few months past and I literally had zero interest shown in me. So as an experiment I decided to change my height to 6’2. Checked back 2-3 days later and I’d received 7 “winks” from interested females.

    I laughed to myself in utter despair and cancelled my subscription there and then.

  67. psmythinking@gmail.com

    I’m quite a small man and I don’t know why I even bother. Women place so much importance on their boyfriend being tall that I’m basically left with no chance. I used to have a profile on a well-known online dating site, complete with a pretty decent photo of me, my interests, my profession (dentist) and of course my height (5’7).

    a few months past and I literally had zero interest shown in me. So as an experiment I decided to change my height to 6’2. Checked back 2-3 days later and I’d received 7 “winks” from interested females.

    I laughed to myself in utter despair and cancelled my subscription there and then.

  68. Annoyed

    This is really annoying >:-/
    I agreed to a date with a guy who said he was 5′ 11”. I’m 5′ 7”. When he turned up, he was slightly shorter than me. Really annoyed me that he’d wasted my time and told him that too! He is still blagging that he is 5′ 11” lol – ‘I am! I am! I am definitely 5′ 11”’….erm, no. You’re 5’ 6”, loser. Height for some girls is a deal breaker – just as height, weight, looks etc will be for guys.
    This guy – I spoke with on the phone and we had a conversation about how people lie on their profile’s and that I had nought to worry about because he was exactly as he said he was.
    It’d be like dating a little lady. Urgh.
    Grrrrr.

  69. suujs@hotmail.com

    This is really annoying >:-/I agreed to a date with a guy who said he was 5′ 11”. I’m 5′ 7”. When he turned up, he was slightly shorter than me. Really annoyed me that he’d wasted my time and told him that too! He is still blagging that he is 5′ 11” lol – ‘I am! I am! I am definitely 5′ 11”’….erm, no. You’re 5’ 6”, loser. Height for some girls is a deal breaker – just as height, weight, looks etc will be for guys.
    This guy – I spoke with on the phone and we had a conversation about how people lie on their profile’s and that I had nought to worry about because he was exactly as he said he was.
    It’d be like dating a little lady. Urgh.
    Grrrrr.

  70. Steve

    I’m met women that were 5’4″ that still expected the men they date to be at least 6’2″. Being short is universally disgusted by women.

  71. love0051@live.com

    I’m met women that were 5’4″ that still expected the men they date to be at least 6’2″. Being short is universally disgusted by women.

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