I browsed a few forums, some yahoo answers and discussion boards and found out that most people say they prefer males in the height range of 6′ – 6’4”. That’s about 185 – 192 cm.
However there were some interesting ideas that basically – you have the ideal height if you are taller than 90% of males around you. So, if you would live in Netherlands, you would probably want to be close to 6’4” while if you are from China 6′ would be ideal height for you. If you are 6′ tall you should feel pretty safe since it’s above average in almost every country except Dinaric Alps and Netherlands where the average height is at around 6’1” mark.
Remember, that if you feel too “short” for your country you always have a choice of moving to a place where people of your stature are considered tall. For example, the average male height in Indonesia is only 5’2″ (around 158 cm).
Considering everything else is identical, females tend to pick not the male who is the tallest but the one who is the tallest of the group, since this man would be considered to be the “alpha male”. But even girls have said that if a guy is above 6’4″ he looks freaky and usually resembles a beanpole since most of these people are thin. However, when the guy gets muscle, he starts to look scary. So, yes, there is such a thing as “too much height”! Besides, bearing in mind, that most things (cars, doors, beds, chairs, etc…) are designed for people of average height, a person who is too tall might bump into things too often and have health disadvantages as well later down the road.
Here is a chart I added for every country that shows average female and male height all around the world. Check this out and see if you meet the average height of your country. Feel free to comment what YOU think is the ideal male height and what is your dream height!