The Perfect Man is 5'11" tall and the Perfect Woman is 5'6" tall.
...According to THIS You.Gov.UK poll
, the "ideal height" for a man is a (short, measly, pathetic
) 5'11", but only for women 5'7" and under.
While the "ideal height" for a woman is a (mediocre, unimpressive
) 5'6" for men that are 5'10" and under.
It also says that the ideal 'range' between male and female partners is that the man be four to five inches taller than the woman (with the ideal couple being 5'11" and 5'6" or 5'7",
So five-foot-eleven is the ideal man's height for non-tall women and five-foot-six is the ideal woman's height for non-tall men. Both of these, coincidentally, are two inches (1.5 inches technically
) above the "average" heights of men and women in North America and The UK. Which is to say, at least in most of the Western world, the ideal heights for men and women are 1.5 to 2 inches above the National Average.
Of course, when you get to taller women, 5'8" and above, 5'11" becomes much too short on men, and their 'Ideal man' becomes a minimum of 6'1".
. For tall men (6'1" and up, at least), the idea of a 'tall' changes drastically in their minds (what with them already being tall men, as it is), but oddly enough, their
ideal woman only ends up being one inch taller at 5'7".
That is to say, few men want tall women (5'8" and above where "tall" for women begins, according to this
survey), but also, few women want short men and are only desiring "tall" men (which begins at 5'11" and up, again, only according to this
That means, for MOST men, short to tall, the ideal
woman's height is 5'6" to 5'7". But for non-tall women, the ideal man's height is 5'11", but for tall women (5'8" and up, according to YouGov's definitions of "tall women"), no less than 6'1" will do for any kind of 'ideal' man.
the majority of people in a given 4-inch height range picked a height within their own range as a personal “ideal”.
This study also notes what is "too tall" for men and women and what is "too short." It says, for the average 5'4.5" woman, 6'3" and up is 'too tall' for men.
(Though we all know that's bullocks and most women don't have a 'too tall.') While it also says that 6' is the point where women become 'too tall'
for diminutive men 5'9.5" and shorter.
It also says 5'3" and less is "too short" of a man for the 'average' British woman and 4'11" and less is "too short" of a woman for the 'average' British man.
Also, if you look at Hollywood's leading actors, actresses and eye candy, you'll see this somewhat fits there, too. Brad Pitt
, George Clooney
, Orlando Bloom
, Matthew McConaughey
, Hugh Grant
, Michael Fassbender
, Jake Gyllenhaal
, Seann William Scott
, Adam Levine
, and Tyrese
are all 5'11"
(or really close to it).
And Jessica Alba
, Emma Stone
, Zoe Saldana
, Kaley Cuoco
, Bryce Dallas Howard
, Rose Byrne
, Rachel Weisz
, and Beyonce
, are all 5'6"
without heels (or super close to it).
And Angelina Jolie
, Jennifer Lawrence
, Sandra Bullock
, Olivia Wilde
, Emily Blunt
, Jessica Biel
, Sofia Vergara
, Keira Knightley
, Kate Beckinsale
, Katy Perry
, Gabrielle Union
, and Alexandra Daddario
are all 5'7"
You can read the full data here