- Gender and Relationships
Why is the man always taller than the woman?
Think about it. Almost in all relationships between and man and a woman, the man is usually taller. There are exceptions, but those are rare. Is this a dating cultural thing that is innate? Is it related to genetics? Is it just a psychological oddity that neither thinks about much? Maybe by instinct, women gravitate to a taller man and men are repulsed by a taller woman, no matter how hot they are. Maybe its in a man's instinct to be taller, to be the protector, as it was centuries ago.
It's weird. It seems odd, visually, to see a couple where the woman is taller than the man and the more extreme the height difference is, the odder is seems to outsiders. Does it have anything to do with sexual positions? A short man having sex with a tall woman could have his face no higher than her breasts, making kissing an issue. Now, having a taller man does not present the same issue because during sex the man's position is more adjustable because of being on top. Imagine a man 5 ft. 6 in. making love to a woman who is 6 ft. or greater, if the man is on top, kissing is a problem.
Usually, guys are made fun of when they are shorter than the woman. Nothing serious, but jabbing does occur. Is this true for women who are much taller than their man? One of my early HS girlfriends was taller than me by about two inches. Not a big deal to us, yet, in HS, comments came as walked around or we might get stares. I must admit, it did bother me a little, just because the "rule of law" in our culture is the guy should be taller. It is one of those silent, unwritten, rules of society that just permeates into everyone's minds. TV, movies and commercials all solidify it even further.
Where did it come from?