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Do women prefer taller or shorter spouses? Why is this so?

  1. Anjili profile image81
    Anjiliposted 5 years ago

    Do women prefer taller or shorter spouses? Why is this so?

  2. AmyEliza profile image61
    AmyElizaposted 5 years ago

    I think women prefer taller for a couple of reasons.

    1) they like to feel protected
    2) We are taught by society that the women should be shorter

    My boyfriend is a tad shorter than me. I do not mind.

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 5 years ago

    I usually date men who are taller than me, but considering I am 5 foot 5 inches, it is not that difficult to find a man taller than me to date.  Aside from that, it really doesn't matter how much taller he is compared to me.  I know women that only want to date a guy that is around 6 foot tall.  That is silly.  I usually date guys that are anywhere from 5 foot 6 inches on up to over 6 feet tall.  It really shouldn't matter. 

    If I met a man I really liked that was shorter than me, I would still consider dating him.  It just hasn't happened yet.

  4. Lawrence Da-vid profile image61
    Lawrence Da-vidposted 5 years ago

    The idea that men should be taller than women indeed gives that "feeling protected illusion."   Could you picture the wife of  Chuck Norris, who, incidentally is much shorter than she.   That shorter than your wife illusion, could very well take care of her and himself fifty times over.  Throughout history, most men were taller than their wives.  Old Pictures, film always depicts this stereotype.  I for one am or was 6'4" while "house Boss" is 5'9" or 5'11" in high heels.  Actually, we've never paid attention.  Give another analogy....what of that little woman that is only 3'9" and has a husband that is 7'8"  .

  5. msorensson profile image71
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    I think women in general prefer taller spouses because they are conditioned by society to do so.
    I am tiny so it is not a question for me.
    I do not have any preference myself.

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Does it imply we have no choice but to live up to societal dictates?

  6. Tonipet profile image84
    Tonipetposted 5 years ago

    Hi Anjili. I always prefer a man taller than me. I'm not really tall at 5'4 but I always wear high heels especially on occasions. That is why I prefer a taller spouse so he still stands higher than me. I find it really masculine.

  7. stricktlydating profile image82
    stricktlydatingposted 5 years ago

    Women prefer the guy that makes them feel the best. Short or tall doesn't matter.

  8. alancaster149 profile image86
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    Bernie Ecclestone's wife doesn't seem to have a problem with his height. Then again he compensates elsewhere... Come on, use your imagination. Generally, though, women like a man who's taller - at least by a factor of heel height X 2, so there's some support when she has to take one off when they get painful after an evening out. Older women look for other factors, like the intimidation factor. Witness Norah Batty in "Last of the Summer Wine", whose husband Wally was about two-thirds her size.
    (Ever see the naughty picture postcards at the seaside?)
    For myself - and I'm a bit old-fashioned on this score - I prefer to be a bit taller than the wife otherwise I feel like a dwarf. There are some pretty tall women out there these days, who tower over me. I'm about 5'-9" (1.72m), although if I'd never taken up smoking at thirteen, I'd have reached over 6' I'm sure.

  9. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Taller from my perspective. I couldn't take a guy seriously who is smaller than me.

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some people feel, small is cute.

    2. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not when I can look over him. Then it just makes me wonder why I am paying attention to someone I can beat in a fight.

  10. silverstararrow profile image81
    silverstararrowposted 5 years ago

    Usually women prefer spouses taller than themselves just as men prefer a shorter partner. It is the way society has moulded our way of thinking.

    However, as long as you have the connection needed of a happy couple, height hardly matters. Still, I would prefer a taller partner though that really isn't a stringent deciding factor.