(Original post by Movember)
i have found that its not only guys who care about their height a lot. girls seem to care just as much about it too. its obvious why guys want to be taller- girls find taller guys much more attractive. height is the number 1 physical preference most girls look for in a guy. i would even go so far in saying its the number 1 preference overall- before anything else, the average woman will consider height first. so you can see why its so crucial for a guy to be tall. the ideal height for a guy in terms of his attraction to women is just short of 6ft2 (something like 6ft 1.95 inches). i even know some guys who are depressed/suicidal over their short height (yes THAT is how much it matters).
but what i want to know is why do girls want to be taller? guys dont care about the height of a girl. most want a short girl anyway. for guys, they care about hot face and body. they are put off by tall girls and i know some guys who say its off-putting and ugly if a girl is too tall (these are guys who are 6foot and over btw so its not like they are short. and by too tall, they mean 5f10+. taller than the average guy).
it begs the question why do girls want to be taller? i dont understand
So much speculation and supposition in this post stated as 'fact' it makes my head spin.
As far as my experience goes, it is relative to the individual. Most guys care that the girl is shorter than them, probably by a few inches. But if the guy in question is this supposed ideal height of 6'2" then that would only need to be about 5'9" for the girl which is by no means short.
Similarly, a girl is probably satisfied with a guy who is tall relative to her. Whether she's 4'9" or 5'9".
As for why girls want to be taller, again my experience is that only really happens when they are around 5ft and is mostly to do with people mocking them or practical reasons of having difficulty seeing/reaching things with ease.
In my opinion, being 6'2" would be when it starts getting so tall that you become noticed as 'the really tall guy', which might be a good thing, or not.
Notice all that opinionated stuff being stated as such, OP, and not extrapolating to universal truisms.