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5 Advantages of Being Tall

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eing a tall man such as yourself has both its drawbacks and advantages, as I’m sure you’re well aware of by now.
Despite all the comments about how you must be good at basketball or how you can keep a closer eye on the weather, a tall man has some real perks going for him, and not just these made-up ones that people assume apply to you.


You might have seen being a tall man as something to be ashamed of, but no longer! Boost your self-esteem and attention-grabbing confidence by keeping these five simple things in mind:


Being tall is considered manly.

Yes, you read that right! Shorter men are often looked down on (no pun intended) as being “less” of a man that those who are naturally tall.
Your height helps you exude charm, whether you want it or not, and let’s face it – most women prefer a man who is taller than they are. Go for it, guys!


Tall men tend to look more mature.

While you would think that this would initially be a drawback, that’s hardly the case! People seem to naturally respect those that are taller than they are, and look up to (pun absolutely intended) those who tower over them in height.
If you’re tall man, you know what we’re talking about. Your height helps you seem older, wiser and beyond your years. Make it work for you however you wish.


A tall man radiates authority.

It’s true! As previously mentioned, tall men seem to be in positions of authority more than their shorter counterparts. A common tendancy is that CEO’s are of above-average height, with most skimming the treetops at over six feet.
Being tall works well in the business field, which is something to keep in mind the next time you’re looking for a job – or asking for a promotion.


Height is good for sports.

This is natural, of course, especially for height-related sports like basketball. The theory that all tall men play sports well, however, is a misconception. Height doesn’t account for skill or training, but it does give you a distinct advantage over those who are shorter in stature.
While you might not be able to run faster or hit harder, you will be able to reach higher and throw farther – a definite plus for your team!


Tall men look leaner.

The taller you are, the more your weight distributes evenly throughout your body, or so the theory goes. At 6’3” and 284 pounds, you look muscled and powerful. Knock that height down to 5’7” with that weight, and people would say you’re obese.
A lot of it has to do with perspective, but this is absolutely true: the taller you are, the leaner you look.

You should feel good about being a tall man in today’s society! There are some real advantages to it, all of which you can make work in your favor with a little bit of perseverance and a positive attitude.

What do YOU like about being a tall man?
13 Responses
  • Phil
    May 23, 2015

    I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find your site!

    I am 6ft 6 maybe a little over that and it’s great to see a tall guy space for tall guy info.

    Thanks man. From one tall guy to another, I truly appreciate it πŸ™‚


    • Rued
      May 23, 2015

      Thank you, Phil. I’m glad you like Tallsome πŸ™‚

  • Eugene Mitchell
    November 22, 2015

    I am only 6′ – 3″ but I have long legs and arms. I am in my mid-70s now. When I joined the military in the early ’60s, they had to custom-make my raincoat. Not because I am big around, I only weighed 175 at the time. The only business suits that work for my are custom-made and my tailor took my picture before sending measurements to Hong Kong. He said the guys cutting the suit would not believe otherwise. Suit fitted perfectly.

    I am retired and fly occasionally and would like to help lobby for tall considerations on airplanes. My wife (average height) and I took a vacation by rail (train) trip and booked a compartment. BEST WAY TO TRAVEL, if you have the time.

    • Rued
      November 27, 2015

      Thanks for sharing – I’ve tried tailor-made shirts as well, and it’s pretty much the only way to go. Yes, train is really a convenient way to travel for tall people πŸ™‚

  • L.Griffiths
    December 12, 2015

    I am a tall woman myself – 176cm. I always tend to be more attracted to taller men. I always wondered why taller men seem more attracted to shorter girls? I do not know if it is entirely true, but i see many couples where the girl is considerably shorter than the guy. Why is that? I think that is always better for the man to be taller than the women as I would not feel comfortable dating someone shorter than me. But if all tall men go after considerably shorter girls, what is left for us tall women? I would like to hear your opinion on that.

    • London
      June 4, 2016

      Im a little over 6’3 and the tallest woman Ive dated was 6’1 and the shortest 4’11
      While height doesnt play a huge factor in my attraction Ive found I either like them really Tall or really short.
      Frankly tho I just dont meet very many women over 5’9 tho : (

      • Rued
        June 17, 2016

        Height doesn’t have to play a part in people’s love life, but for some (especially tall women) it is a very important thing. I think it’s an indirect/internal thing where you are just attracted to someone or you are not; less than a real deliberate choice. Do you agree?

  • Steve Jespersen
    January 19, 2016

    Any of you having a hard time finding tall sizes that aren’t also huge? I found six8 clothing for great stylish clothes. It is not my company and I do not get anything for plugging it…check it out

    Being a small company owner myself, I am interested in finding other companies that have a market niche.

  • Henrik
    September 15, 2016

    Growing up I was always the tallest kid- i come from a tall family (my mom was considered a freak at 6’4″ and dad at 6’8″ (and their parents were tall for their era) so we knew it was inevitable. It was rough being 6’7″ and terribly uncoordinated at age 13. But high school sports came and as I “grew into my body” and realized all the advantages I started to enjoy it….a lot. At 17 and standing 7ft a sports psychologist worked with me and taught me how to use my height to dominate opponents not just physically but mentally. I “topped out” at 7’3″ and love everything about it except air travel. It’s not just the seats but the bathrooms…..forget it. But walking through crowded bars, it’s like the parting of the seas. Everyone respects you. Women are curious and want to get with you. There is a reason the term “looks up to” is a sign of respect and people perceive “looks down on” as a sign of disrespect. Tall people lead, earn more, get instant respect. In college when I’d go to bars with other tall athletes no matter how crowded, space would magically open up for us. I loved using my overwhelming and intimidating size to help people (loved breaking up fights)……the pros far outweigh the cons (air travel clothes shoes)…..hope to marry a girl at least 6’6″ to see how huge our children turn out. If you go back to my grandparents and follow the trend, if I do they could be pushing 7’6″ plus!!!!!

    • Rued
      September 16, 2016

      That’s an awesome story – and I thought I was tall at 6’8″ πŸ™‚ I totally agree that the pros outweigh the cons of being tall by far. The things about finding clothes for tall guys and finding flight seats with extra legroom is nothing – compared to the joys of being tall πŸ™‚

  • isaac
    May 18, 2017

    I know i found this post very late. I am actually 6’5″ and I never really got used to all the attention that comes with being tall. I always stand out in every room and its kind of hard to blend in. One of the things that I have had problems with is being comfortable with my height and taking advantage of it. Any advice on how you became comfortable with your height and developed your confidence? One of the things that I noticed is that people perceive tall people as being extremely confident.

  • Jatin Singh
    May 21, 2017

    Hey I’m 6’3″ almost at 17 and since I’m from India so naturally I’m kinda tall for the general population.I feel little alienated in my town cause there are very few 6 footers here.
    I just passed 10th grade and lemme tell you,High School was AWESOME!!!
    I got elected as the Vice President of the Student Council and yeah people always ask me how good iam at basketball! I dont wanna grow any more cause yeah,Basketball aint that popular here plus the girls will look like dwarfs with me!!ANYWAY..HAPPY TO BE TALL AND POPULAR!!

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