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    Old 08-01-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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    16 and shorter than average

    i am 16 and about 5ft 5 inches. i turned 16 two monthes ago.. my parents are average height, is their anything im doing wrong? someone told me you have to stretch your muscles but i dont know. i dont think ive even had a growth spurt yet. if their any hope of me getting past 5'9''? honeslty

     
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    Old 08-01-2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    well I don't know if you'll get to 5'9 but to be honest, I don't think so. How ever, you could go to your doctor and ask him/her. I thought I was gonna be short too but I found out that I can still grow up to a certain age. I'm 15 and I'm 5'3 and I wanna be taller too. If you don't get to the height you want, accept it and learn to live with it. Love yourself the way you are. Good luck
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    Old 08-03-2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    hey i'm 16 and 5'3...i don't know if i'm going to grow anymore but people say that you don't stop growing until about 18..wether this is true or not i do not know but if you don't grow anymore then no worries really, there are advantages of being short!

     
    Old 08-03-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

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    i am 16 and about 5ft 5 inches. i turned 16 two monthes ago.. my parents are average height, is their anything im doing wrong? someone told me you have to stretch your muscles but i dont know. i dont think ive even had a growth spurt yet. if their any hope of me getting past 5'9''? honeslty
    hey, im just 15 and im 5"2. i really want to get taller.. i hate being small!!

     
    Old 08-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    Guys grow longer than girls, sometimes up to age 21 but 19 is the usual. Girls usually grow very little once they start mensturating.
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    Old 08-03-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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    hey, i wouldn't complain if i were you. i'm 17 and 4'11''. you've got a good 6 inches on me. and don't worry, because a lot of the guys my age are still growing, and filling out, and still look like they are going through puberty.

     
    Old 08-03-2006, 08:14 PM   #7
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    From what I hear after 16 you can grow 1 inche or 2 before you stop growing if your male. Just ask you parents when they stopped growing.

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    Old 08-06-2006, 06:40 PM   #8
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    Hi,

    i am 5'2" or 5'3". yeah i don't like being small but right now i am starting to get taller. yeah ur 16 and 5'5" so u should grow another 2-3"s.

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    Old 08-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #9
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    For starters all you girls wishing you were taller guys don't give a damn how tall girls are it has no bearing. For me I'm 5' 10" and all the girls I've dated were oddly enough about 5' 0" :P I just think short girls are hot. And for you guys worried about being 5' 0" or 5' 5" or around that I wouldn't be too concerned, unless you have body dysmorphic disorder then all you are worried about is how girls will see you right? Well there's plenty of pretty and nice girls for guys of every height, I've seen guys shorter than the ones posting here with nice girlfriends so I'm sure you all will be fine even if you don't make it to 5' 9"

     
    Old 08-07-2006, 03:57 AM   #10
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    yea i agree with Stretchy12, i wouldn't worry about getting much taller if its to get boys to like you more?! im 5'3/4 and have only once been out with a guy whos only a few inches taller than me, most of my boyfriends have been around 5'10. My current boyfriend is 6'3!

     
    Old 08-07-2006, 06:47 AM   #11
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    ok, im not a teen, im actually 23 but im nearly 5ft2. i've been small all my life but it has never bothered me in the slightest and yes i did get all the usual names in school, if anything i prefer being small and in my experience men prefer a woman who is smaller than them, they feel protective.
    in a previous relationship my bf was actually 6ft4, yeah quite a mismatch but we never had any problems

    try not to wish to be ''average''. embrace who you are and be someone special
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    Old 08-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #12
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    thanks but... it really isnt much of a big deal of a woman is short.... unlike women, most men are tall...hence more guys are concerned about being short

     
    Old 08-10-2006, 01:40 PM   #13
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    yes most guys are tall but there are also alot of guys that are short, my husband is 26 and is 5ft7.
    there is always something most people dislike about their bodies but you have to accept what you are things like height you probably wont be able to change, your still only 16 so you may grow. if you have a great personality and are confident i doubt most decent girls will turn you away because of how tall you are. and if they do they probably arent worth it anyway
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    Old 08-31-2006, 10:29 PM   #14
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    Hey, i was 16 in june so roughly the same age as you. I myself am only 5ft 8" but your best chance of growth is just to sleep well

     
    Old 09-01-2006, 02:22 AM   #15
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    Re: 16 and shorter than average

    i'm 20 and i'm 1.49m . wonder how that measures in ft and inches. that's short. but i'm asian i don't know if htat makes a diff. i sleep real lot. ani ideas how to grow? my family's rather small sized too.

     
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