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Old 01-06-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I don't want to lie, but will I be classified as 5'11" or 6'.

Just 0.1504" short of being a full sized man, why could god not have gifted me with a meager addition and slammed me at 6' bulls eye .
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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The reasons people shade the truth are myriad. Self-esteem is a big one.
Also, some of us have this sense of "if I was (this height) once, then that's the height I remain"-
as in, not being flexible about changes to the state/condition of one's body over time, for instance the potential for shrinkage as one ages.

I'm 5'6" and 3/4", so should I list myself as being 5'6" or 5'7" ? Both are not-quite-accurate.
If I round down, then I may seem taller than the person expected-
but if I round up, I may deter someone who thought I was too tall for them from meeting me.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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The reasons people shade the truth are myriad. Self-esteem is a big one.
Also, some of us have this sense of "if I was (this height) once, then that's the height I remain"-
as in, not being flexible about changes to the state/condition of one's body over time, for instance the potential for shrinkage as one ages.

I'm 5'6" and 3/4", so should I list myself as being 5'6" or 5'7" ? Both are not-quite-accurate.
If I round down, then I may seem taller than the person expected-
but if I round up, I may deter someone who thought I was too tall for them from meeting me.
The thing is that women at my university consider 6' to be a minimum requirement for men. I drop below that limit by fractions of an inch which is painful. I have no Intention to lie, and learned not to the hard way.

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Old 01-06-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Sorry I just do not see a point to lying about your height or weight for that matter. If people see you they certainly can tell.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Have you ever thought that maybe he simply didn't measure his height for an extremely long time?
Well not really because his friend standing next to him was an inch or so shorter and refused to validate his friend's height or state his own. His friend also looked at him like he was crazy (he was likely 5'7) and laughed uncomfortably.

He just seemed to be delusional.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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Location: Ontario
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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
Celebrities lie too.

Most male celebs add 1 or 2 inches.

like.....Tom Cruise

Even the Beatles...their "official" height 5' 11" (except Ringo at 5' 8")
In reality more like 5' 9" (Ringo about 5' 6")
...5' 11" maybe wearing their Beatle boots

Same with Elvis....officially a 6 footer (in reality maybe 5' 11"at most)
Elvis fans are very touchy if you suggest the King was anything less than 6 foot
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am 5'7" on paper
I am 5'7" standing
I am 5'7" laying down
I was 5'7" yesterday
I am 5'7" today
I will be 5'7" tomorrow

and damn proud of it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Celebrities lie too.

It's also quite common in sports.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:16 PM
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Location: Ontario
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It's also quite common in sports.
I agree.

For example, Michael Strahan claims 6' 5" but I notice
when a tall celeb is on the show you can see he's 6'4" at most.

Same with Mike Tyson, was billed at 5' 11" ...looks no more than 5' 9"
All the pro wrestlers are way shorter than their billed heights.
Like Hulk Hogan, no where near 6' 6" ...6' 3" range at best.
Tiger Woods too ...6 ft. even maybe...not 6' 1"
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:19 PM
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Location: Ontario
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I don't want to lie, but will I be classified as 5'11" or 6'.

Just 0.1504" short of being a full sized man, why could god not have gifted me with a meager addition and slammed me at 6' bulls eye .
I've got good news for you Adi....

measure yourself in the morning just after you get up....you'll be over 6 ft.
Most people are about 1" taller early in the morning.

So on and proudly say that you're a 6 footer
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