Based on postings on a web site for tall women, there is one specific height in particular that tall women hate to high heaven.

You’d think that really tall women would hate being really tall. This tall women site has a “tall quotes” page filled with hundreds of postings by tall women. Some relish their height. Other tall women cry over their height daily.

The one height that tall women find the most unacceptable is…believe it or not…the height of five feet, ten inches !

This height is borderline tall, according to the site’s moderator, a man. This man refers to 5-10 as being “on the fringe.”

Yet almost every posting by a 5-10 tall woman reveals a woman totally despondent over this height: depressed, miserable, feeling hopeless. Is this bizarre or what?

And get this: Most ladies on the “tall quotes” pages who love and cherish their height are VERY tall, like 6-2 to 6-5 !

The moderator of the site theorizes that because 5-10 is almost in the normal range, the ladies who are this height feel more cheated and ripped off than women who are 6-3 or 6-4.

It’s almost as though the 5-10 woman feels she barely missed being “normal.” They barely missed the cut.

Because she is so close to the normal range, she identifies with it more, and can even slouch into that range.

Whereas a woman over six feet is so far removed from the borderline of the normal range, that such a woman will more readily decide to accept her height, and the acceptance eventually evolves into embracing it, loving it.

The very tall woman cannot slouch into the normal range.

They are too different, and realize it’s a lost cause to beat themselves up because they come nowhere near the fringe of that normal range. So these very tall women come to celebrate their height.

I never cease to be flabbergasted at the outpouring of grief that comes from 5-10 women. They speak as though they are freaks.

These women are only two inches taller than me! They claim people comment on their height all the time.

These women claim that even on a daily basis, someone asks how tall they are, if they play basketball, etc.

I can’t believe that this would be happening to me if I were only two inches taller.

I’ve experimented with this, standing on my toes while interacting with a bank teller behind the counter, who can’t possibly tell that I’m on my toes. To this day, no bank teller has ever asked me my height.

It’s safe to assume that these 5-10 women never wear heels. Well, at 5-8, I wear 3-4 inch heels on some occasions.

I have 3-inch boots that I conceal with pants, so in these boots and pants, I can pass for a natural 5-10 or even 5-11.

nd I am still waiting for someone to ask me how tall I am or if I play basketball when I wear these heels.

I have 4-inch high heel pumps. I guess if I were the same height in slippers, people would make comments??

Yeah, you can see the height is fake when I wear high heel pumps and no pants to hide them.

But the boots and long pants…the heels are hidden, making me pass for a natural 5-10, but nobody has ever commented. Go figure.

So believe it or not, the height of 5-10 seems to be the height that’s hated the most by women.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.