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Old 05-19-2015, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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It's not so much that men on the west coast are tall, as it is white guys in the Northeast are unusually short compared to the rest of the country. Take it from this 5'8" northeasterner.

You're gay IIRC. I didn't realize height was a big issue for gay men like it is for straight men. I've never heard my short gay male friends complain. Then again, they tended to be bottoms.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If you're threatened by tall men, move to Miami. It's a very short city.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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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.
No, men in Seattle and Portland are not tall. Maybe in the suburbs, but in the cities most of the white guys are still short. Denver, yes. Don't know about Sac and SD.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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It's not so much that men on the west coast are tall, as it is white guys in the Northeast are unusually short compared to the rest of the country. Take it from this 5'8" northeasterner.
Very true. Once you start heading west, the ethnic whites start to get more Germanic and hence you'll see more tall people. But still, the majority of men anywhere are under 6'2". I'm surprised the OP feels so short in San Diego, because there are a ton of short Mexicans down there. I thought the tallest on average folks are going to be whites in the Upper Midwest and Mountain States and black people in the Southeast. But then you have to consider that a lot of these folks move to California in hopes of taking on certain endeavors, so yeah I'm sure CA does have tall people all over in addition to it's sea of short people. Still don't think San Diego is a majority tall man city. The OP probably just happened to be in places where tall men happened to be, and he happened to notice it. That's like me going to a bar or a beach and saying, "OMG the women in this city all have such big boobs!" Do they really? Or is that just the spot where busty women hang out? :P
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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Stay away from the Upper Midwest then, it tends to run the tallest since it has the highest % of typically tall ethnicities like Scandinavians, Germans and the Dutch.

My family are mostly Swedes. I'm 6' and am the shortest male in my entire family. They're all between 6'2" and then topping out with my dad at 6'5".
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Coming from Minnesota...no one on the West Coast seems tall.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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Who notices stuff like this?
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Very true. Once you start heading west, the ethnic whites start to get more Germanic and hence you'll see more tall people. But still, the majority of men anywhere are under 6'2". I'm surprised the OP feels so short in San Diego, because there are a ton of short Mexicans down there. I thought the tallest on average folks are going to be whites in the Upper Midwest and Mountain States and black people in the Southeast. But then you have to consider that a lot of these folks move to California in hopes of taking on certain endeavors, so yeah I'm sure CA does have tall people all over in addition to it's sea of short people. Still don't think San Diego is a majority tall man city. The OP probably just happened to be in places where tall men happened to be, and he happened to notice it. That's like me going to a bar or a beach and saying, "OMG the women in this city all have such big boobs!" Do they really? Or is that just the spot where busty women hang out? :P
Black men have a reputation as being tall, but every study I've seen has concluded that that they are on average a bit shorter than white men. According to Wikipedia the average black man is around a half inch shorter than the average white man, with basically the same gap between black and white women. Still, the gap is so small it's barely notable overall - compared to Latinos and Asians, who are notably shorter than either one.
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