Research shows that when it comes to selecting a potential romantic partner, taller is not always better.
Other factors come into play as we make choices about who we want to be with.
One factor that becomes important is women’s own height (Fink, et al., 2007).
Instead of choosing the tallest of the bunch, many women use a step criteria, requiring that the men they are with are at least taller than they are (Hensley, 1994). Women’s preferences for sexual dimorphism in height depend on menstrual cycle phase and expected duration of relationship.
Here’s what I found: This proves, in stark and undeniable terms, two things:…
If you look at the couples around you, you find that most men are taller than their women.
Culture also plays a big part in what we like and what is valued in society.