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.
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.
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" .
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.
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.
Women prefer the guy that makes them feel the best. Short or tall doesn't matter.
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.
Taller from my perspective. I couldn't take a guy seriously who is smaller than me.
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.
by Elena 6 years ago
How about Short, Dark and Handsome? Why do most women prefer tall guys?
by Anjili 6 years ago
Are taller women likely to look down upon their shorter husbands?Isn’t it rare to see a tall lady slouching over a short man on the dance floor?
by ngureco 4 years ago
Why Shouldn’t A Man Marry A Woman Taller Than Himself?
by rainbowz 7 years ago
Why do tall guys date shorter girls and overlook the tall girls?
by bayareagreatthing 8 years ago
Do short men like tall women?
by rob_allen 5 years ago
Do women prefer men with abs?
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