5’7 Girl Next To 5’10 Guy – Why do 5’8 girls seem taller than 5’10 guys?
OK, so there’s a 5’10 guy, and there’s a 5’7 girl. The guy looks taller because he is…right? Wrong. In this video from Vsauce, Michael explores what it’s like to be short and why, despite the fact that most people think of short guys as being shorter than women of the same height, many people actually have the opposite problem: they’re taller than their partners! Check out his video below:
The average male height is 5’10.
The average male height is 5’10. The average female height is 5’4.
That means that the average man is taller than the average woman, which explains why you might feel like your boyfriend is towering over you when he’s only a few inches taller than you (5’8).
The average female height is 5’4.
The average female height is 5’4, while the average male height is 5’10. That’s a difference of 6 inches. If you’re wondering why you don’t feel like you’re taller than your boyfriend or husband when you stand next to him, it’s probably because that extra six inches isn’t really noticeable (or relevant).
The way we perceive our own bodies can be affected by other factors too: if someone has poor posture, they’ll appear shorter than they actually are; if someone has good posture and stands up straight, they’ll appear taller than they actually are; if someone slouches over all day at work with their shoulders forward, then goes home and relaxes on the couch after work and slouches some more…well then yes! You guessed it–you’d probably consider this person short despite being above average height for men (and women).
It’s in our heads.
You might be thinking, “Wait, how does this make sense? If he’s 5’10 and I’m 5’7, that means he should look taller than me.”
But it’s not as simple as just comparing our heights. Our minds are constantly playing tricks on us–and one of those tricks is called the “height illusion.” It means that when we compare two people who have different heights, we tend to overestimate the height of short people and underestimate the height of tall people. This is especially true when you’re talking about teenagers: most teens think they’re taller than they actually are (or want others to believe they are).
So if your boyfriend thinks he’s 5’11” but actually only measures up at 5’8″, then yes–you’re right! He should look taller than you!
There’s no way they are taller than you.
The reason why you feel like the girl next to you is taller than she really is, is because she’s standing on a higher step. This creates an illusion where it looks like she’s taller than you.
The same thing happens with stairs: if there are two people of the same height and one person stands on a higher step or ledge, that person will seem taller than their counterpart who isn’t standing on anything else but ground level.
This can also happen when people are sitting down at different heights–if one seat is lower than another, then again it’ll create this optical illusion where it looks like one person has more space between them and their surroundings (which makes them appear taller).
5’7 girls don’t really look taller than 5’10 guys, it’s just an illusion
The first thing to understand is that 5’7 girls don’t really look taller than 5’10 guys, it’s just an illusion. The average male height is 5’10 and the average female height is about 5’4. So when you see two people standing next to each other, your brain will automatically make them appear shorter when they’re next to someone taller than themselves.
This means that if a girl who’s 5’7 stands next to a guy who’s 6 feet tall (or even 6 foot 1), your brain will make him look like he’s only about 5 foot 9 or 10 inches tall instead of his actual height of 6 feet! This can be very confusing for some people because they think their friend has gotten shorter when really nothing has changed–it’s all in our heads!
If you’re a 5’7 girl and you feel like guys are always taller than you, don’t worry. You probably aren’t imagining it. The reason why guys seem taller than girls is because of our brains. We have evolved over time to see things from an egocentric perspective, which means we perceive everything around us based on how tall we are compared to other people or objects. This explains why when we look at photos where one person appears much shorter than another person standing next to them (like in this article), our brain automatically adjusts for perspective so that we can see both people as being equal height despite their actual difference in height!