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Old 01-02-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I don't know what it feels like to be shorter, but a sad reason to exclude a place. My point was it doesn't feel like that on the entire West coast and if this is still bothering you then maybe consider other cities out here.
Well the only place I cared about on the west coast was San Diego. I mean, how would you feel if you were 5'6 and walked into a club full of men who were at least 6 feet tall? Or at the grocery store? Or the restaurant? Or at work? I mean, I was there for five days and didn't see anyone of similar height and stature to myself (as far as white guys anyway). Not to mention, there were barely any Italian people there. Seriously, I felt like an odd duck everywhere I went. But if I was at least 5'9, I would probably move there in a heartbeat!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Well, there's an Italian town in SD, but it's not like the real ones back east.

I did notice a general lack of Italians all up and down the West Coast, but I didn't notice any particular shortness among them. I don't generally think of Italians as being unusually short, other than Danny DeVito.

However, I think we can all agree that Scandinavians are taller than average ...... there's a thread going now about Swedes in LA, how common they are. And tall blondes in general from around the US go to LA hoping to get discovered by the entertainment industry. That's why there are so many truly hot women in LA.

I think the tall men in SD, if they are taller, probably are fallout from LA and Northern Europeans travelling and relocating.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Another thing I just realized: I like to search Craigslist for old bicycles. I used to buy them and fix them up, sometimes resell them. But often times I just enjoyed riding them for a few years before selling them. In a road bike I generally ride a 55-56cm frame, and in TN many of the decent bikes I'd find were close to that size, occasionally as large as 60cm. But when I search here, I'm amazed at how many 60+ cm bikes I see. I've even seen quite a few 68+ cm!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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Stop being insecure about your height. In a sea of tall, you stand out!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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It's all that extra sunshine. Makes us grow like weeds.

Granted, I'm not in San Diego, but I do notice that people on the west coast and in the southwest are taller than folks back east. I'm 6'3 and of Scandinavian heritage, so that might explain it in my case.

Just because you didn't see anyone your height when you were in San Diego, I guarantee you, they are there. Did you like San Diego, otherwise? Not moving there because you felt short is a questionable reason. Would you not move somewhere because everyone's feet are bigger than yours? I don't think so.

Don't feel inadequate, seriously. You have no reason to. San Diego is a big melting pot.. you'll meet people of all types. People who are taller won't treat you differently for being short as long as you don't treat yourself differently!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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The tallest guys are in San Diego, Portland, Denver, Sacramento and Seattle. The shortest: NY, Philly, Miami, LA(west LA with the exceptions of rock stars, bouncers from Riverside, valley and out of states, models and athletes) and Boston.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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It's because all the good-looking people left there home cities in the US and moved out West to try to make it in acting/modeling.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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^This, lol. I think to be considered tall one has to be 6'2" or greater and maybe they did all move out west to try and model.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:22 AM
 
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I from Florida and I never considered myself to be short until I moved to San Diego. I'm 5'10. I feel as if the average height for males here is 6'2. And females 5'11 to 6 foot. I've never encountered so many women that are my height or taller ever before.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:11 AM
 
Location: california
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we are unique .
Born and raised here many kids tend to grow taller here than any where else.
Is say its the sun.
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