Each guy is different. You will find some men who do prefer taller women while others prefer shorter women. I have noticed that my preference is to date woman close to my height (6 feet); yet I have dated women a lot shorter (5 feet) and much taller (6 feet 5 inches). It's really more about the womans' personality and her upkeep; not her body type or height.
Maybe it's just circumstantial. After all, a short man (around 5'2") would seem to date taller women if most of the woman he meets are his height or taller.