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Is 6’3 tall for a man? How about for a woman?

Is 6’3 tall for a man? How about for a woman?

This guide will explain just how tall 6’3 is for men and women. Why?

Well, you see so many people online claiming to be 6’3, that you’d be forgiven for thinking that 6 foot 3 is a pretty common height. In reality, however, it’s pretty rare for a man to be 6 feet 3 inches tall.

As you’ll also learn—although extremely rare—it is possible for a woman to be 6’3. Whether or not these women like being 6’3 is another question that we’ll be exploring.

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Is 6’3 tall for a guy?

A stadiometer displaying the height 6 feet 3 inches

Is 6’3 tall for a guy? Yes, the height of 6’3 is very tall for a guy because such a stature is a massive 6 inches taller than average for an adult man.

A 6’3 man, statistically speaking, will be taller than 90-95% of the male population.

So even though you might see a lot of people on social media claiming to be 6ft 3in, such a height is actually very rare for a man.

Moreover, many men—whether by accident or on purpose—overestimate their height. 

So many of the people who claim to be six foot three may actually be an inch or two shorter. They might do this due to the fact that being tall (and possessing broad shoulders) is often seen as a marker of attractiveness in men. [1]

In my opinion, 6 foot 3 is the first height that would typically be considered really tall by most people. Don’t get me wrong; lesser heights can still be tall—and very tall in some countries.

However, even compared to 6’2, the height of 6’3 just sounds much taller. 

How tall is 6’3 for a woman?

A tall and short woman stood next to each other

How tall is 6’3 for a woman? The height of 6 foot 3 is incredibly tall for a woman because 6’3 is a staggering 11 inches taller than average for a female.

Of course, being a 6’3 woman isn’t a bad thing in and of itself. You definitely shouldn’t feel bad for being a tall girl, and it can be comforting to know that there are other 6’3 women out there.

That said, a 6’3 girl is likely to get a lot of attention for her height. Most of this attention, I would presume, would just be out of other people’s curiosity, but some 6’3 people just don’t like being stared at all the time.

A 6 foot 3 woman will obviously be taller than the vast majority of men that she comes into contact with. But the good news is that there is still a good number of men who are 6’3 or taller, so 6’3 women are always going to have options, so to speak.

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Is 6’3 a good height for a man?

A businessman holding his hand above his head

Is 6’3 a good height for a man? The height of 6 foot 3 is more than a good height for a man; it’s an excellent height for a male because you’re tall without being too tall.

A 6’3 guy will be noticeably taller than just about everyone he meets. And yet, he’s not tall to the point where he’ll get constantly stared at (unless he’s in a country where the average height is much lower than in the US).

While there’s more to a man than just his height, I have mentioned that multiple studies show a positive correlation between a man’s height and his perceived attractiveness and strength.

But besides that, research also shows that taller men tend to earn more than shorter individuals. [2] This could be because a 6 foot 3 man, for example, is seen as a competent worker who can maintain order and manage others effectively due to his imposing physical presence.

6’3 height FAQ

A stadiometer used for measuring height

This concise 6’3 height FAQ will answer some common questions about 6’3 people and life as a tall person.

Is 6’3 too tall?

Is 6’3 too tall? No, a height of 6’3 is not too tall because it’s typically considered to be a very attractive height for a man.

Now, for a woman, you could say that 6’3 is too tall in the sense that she might get unwanted attention for her height and struggle to find a partner.

However, since your body height is not a factor that you can control, nobody should feel bad for being of a certain stature, certainly not 6ft 3in.

Who are some popular 6’3 celebrities and actors?

Some popular 6’3 celebrities and actors are Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Billy Campbell, Danny Glover, Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Pogba, and Will Ferrell.

Is Steph Curry really 6’3?

Yes, Steph Curry is really 6’3. While some sources list him as an inch shorter, you can tell that the basketball player Steph Curry is very tall and likely stands at around 6 feet 3 inches.

Is Ja Morant really 6’3?

Yes, the basketball player Ja Morant stands at a tall 6’3. It might not seem that tall for a basketball player, but 6’3 is very tall in the grand scheme of things.

Is 6’3 the perfect height?

Is 6’3 the perfect height? It’s commonly said that 6’3 is the perfect height for a man, but is this really true? I would say that 6’3 is within the range of what most men would call an ideal height.

Specifically, I’d say that the broad range of 5’11 to 6’5 is considered ideal. So since many men really like the idea of being tall but not too tall, you could definitely make a good case for 6 foot 3 being the perfect height.

Is being 6’3 attractive?

Yes, being 6’3 is attractive because research has consistently shown that taller men are perceived by women as stronger, more masculine, and more physically attractive in general.

There is, of course, more to being attractive than simply being tall. But all else being equal, it does seem as if being tall is a strong marker of male attractiveness.

What does 6’3 look like?

A man thinking

A 6’3 man looks significantly taller than the average man, and he towers above most women. And yet, 6’3 men don’t look too tall to most people, which is why 6’3 guys have such a good height.

Here are a few 6’3 height comparisons so that you can get an idea of how 6 foot 3 stacks up to other notable heights.

4’11 compared to 6’3

4’11 compared to 6’3 looks absolutely tiny because of the gigantic 16 inch height difference. So while 4’11 next to 6’3 will look even smaller than it already is, there’s nothing inherently wrong with a 6’3 and 4’11 couple, for example.

6’3 vs 6’0

6’3 compared to 6’0 looks noticeably taller because of the 3 inch height difference. But this isn’t to say that the 6 foot person looks outright small or anything like that.

But this 6’3 vs 6’0 comparison just goes to show that 6’3 people really are a lot taller than most people give them credit for.

6’3 vs 6’4

The heights of 6’3 and 6’4 look very visually similar. Indeed, from some angles, you might not be able to notice much of a height difference.

It’s actually quite rare to see two people this tall walking around together because, statistically, they’d both be taller than 90% of other men.

6’3 vs 6’5

Although 6’3 next to 6’5 definitely doesn’t look outright short, it does look noticeably shorter. But I think if people saw a 6’3 person next to a 6’5 person, they’d say, “wow, they’re tall,” rather than, “oh, he’s so much shorter than the other guy.”

The verdict on being 6 foot 3

A man getting his height measured

As we established, 6 foot 3 is a great height for men because you’re tall but not weirdly tall. In other words, you’ll get recognition and rewards for being a tall guy without any of the trade-offs that might come with being extremely tall.

So, height-wise, you could say that 6’3 men have the ideal body. After all, there are many shorter men, I realized from my research, who really want to be 6’3 or thereabouts because it’s seen as an excellent height for men.

References

  1. Pazhoohi, F., Garza, R., & Kingstone, A. (2022). The Interacting Effects of Height and Shoulder-to-Hip Ratio on Perceptions of Attractiveness, Masculinity, and Fighting Ability: Experimental Design and Ecological Validity Considerations. Archives of sexual behavior, 10.1007/s10508-022-02416-2. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02416-2
  2. Persico, N., Postlewaite, A., & Silverman, D. (2004). The Effect of Adolescent Experience on Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Height. Journal of Political Economy, 112(5), 1019–1053. https://doi.org/10.1086/422566