If you are part of a couple where the man is tall and the woman is short, you are in luck! Science now says that tall men and short women make the best partners. A group of researchers from Konkuk University in South Korea looked at data from over seven thousand couples over a long period of time.
The results of this study showed that a great height difference in a couple was related to the wife’s happiness. Researchers think that many women find taller men more attractive, but it remains a mystery why. In the journal with the study results, they wrote that women simply like tall men, but could not explain why.
Unfortunately, it seemed as though these successful partnerships seemed to wear off after about eighteen years. It could be due to the fact that the couples are used to this height difference and other issues come to the surface or it could just be a coincidence.
We can compare this to people favoring those delicious, but unhealthy foods. For example, foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugar. Some of these foods are essential for survival but were scarce when humans were first around. So back then, craving these foods increased reproductive fitness. Now, we have so much of it so cravings can lead to unhealthy behaviors.
Taller men were often thought of being more trustworthy, stronger, and could be at the lead of the pack in old times. It is thought to be a human instinct for many. The study also showed that taller men were often more attractive to women than shorter men. These tall men might experience more self-esteem and confidence, thus making them more attractive as well.
In an evolutionary standpoint, women were drawn to bigger and taller men because they were often better hunters or gatherers. So, it kind of makes sense that women’s brains are more attracted to taller men. Sorry to all the short men out there!
What do you think about this? Do you agree that short women are more attracted to taller men and that short women and tall men are better couples? Or are you a taller woman and wish that short women would leave the tall guys for you?
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