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Old 01-05-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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If you look at the world there are a variety of shapes and sizes that may not be considered ideal yet those people have found a significant other. I think starting a relationship off when you exaggerate anything is not the right way to go. If you exaggerate one thing you probably do it on other things. Also when it is clear as day that you are exaggerating it makes you bring attention to it even more.
I do agree that women do this with weight. In general I think it is harder to judge weight then height.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Asking why men exaggerate their height is like asking why it's impolite to ask a women how much she weighs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:28 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Why do people lie so obviously?
Have you ever thought that maybe he simply didn't measure his height for an extremely long time?
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I measured myself today for the first time in a while and I'm 5'11". Nearly 6'.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I measured myself today for the first time in a while and I'm 5'11". Nearly 6'.
I feel your pain. I wish that I broke the 6' barrier. But no, I am stuck 1/8" below and have been since 2010 .
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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interesting piece on how people lie on online dating. Men add about 2 inches on average.

The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating « OkTrends
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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It works both ways. I have heard tall folks saying they are shorter than their actual height. I am 5'10" in stocking feet--no lie, no exaggeration. I have a cousin (also female) who is 5'11 3/4" and her parents always called her a six-footer. (Our shared grandmother was tall.) She didn't like being that tall in her teen years and always demanded they refer to her actual height of 5'11 3/4. That quarter of an inch was important to her. And one of my best lady friends is 6'2"--in stocking feet, once again. She said she always slumped her shoulders down in high school so she wouldn't tower over everyone. Now, she has a permanent slump to her posture. Why can't people just be happy with their wonderful selves?
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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It works both ways. I have heard tall folks saying they are shorter than their actual height. I am 5'10" in stocking feet--no lie, no exaggeration. I have a cousin (also female) who is 5'11 3/4" and her parents always called her a six-footer. (Our shared grandmother was tall.) She didn't like being that tall in her teen years and always demanded they refer to her actual height of 5'11 3/4. That quarter of an inch was important to her. And one of my best lady friends is 6'2"--in stocking feet, once again. She said she always slumped her shoulders down in high school so she wouldn't tower over everyone. Now, she has a permanent slump to her posture. Why can't people just be happy with their wonderful selves?
Because society sucks. Don't get me wrong, I understand that the problem lies within our own minds. However, when you're constantly reminded that you're not good enough, it damages the psyche.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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I've seen it the other way around,where tall women like me "try" to be shorter.
I usually say a shorter height that what I really am(5ft 7in).

Society makes it seem like shorter women are more feminine that taller women.
9 times out of 10,I am tallest female in places I go.
Combine that with being overweight,and people act like its a disaster.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:41 PM
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Location: South Bay Native
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I did not think women lied about their height but I guess I am wrong. Men I do feel sometimes exaggerate. I had a friend who used to say he was taller then he was. I am 5 7 female and what he said his height was it would of made him tower over me which he did not.
From my own experience, guys online assumed I was padding my height a bit so were surprised when we met in person and we were either eye-to-eye or I could actually see the top of his head. Guys around 5' 7"-5' 10" seemed to have the tendency to add an imaginary inch or two.

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If women (and society and the economy in general) didn't discriminate against shorter men, there wouldn't be this problem.

Seriously though, everyone has some characteristic that they are judged for. People who are afflicted with excess weight, bad skin, bad breath, exaggerated facial asymmetry, amputees, they all could make the same argument.

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interesting piece on how people lie on online dating. Men add about 2 inches on average.

The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating « OkTrends
This has been my experience too. I never have a problem with a guy's height, but he has to feel secure with mine as well. One blind date actually told me I would have to be shorter on our next date. What next date?
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