Study Reveals That The Best Marriages Are Between A Tall Man And A Short Woman

Hey, it’s not easy being a short girl. I mean, just think about concerts, we don’t get to see anything. I know that this is going to sound like such a cliche, but really, how often do we see couples where the girl is much taller than the guy, compared to the other way around? Exactly. Some online dating apps even have filters so you can cut out everyone below a certain height. Not fair at all, we hobbits don’t get any love these days at all.

However, it’s even worse for short men because according to a scientific study, tall husbands and short wives have the best marriages. Undoubtedly, there are other factors that are crucial for a good marriage such as trust, communication, respect, whether you leave your socks all over the room or not and lots of others. But given the importance that height has on dating, it’s worth seeing how height affects marriages.


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The study surveyed a total of 8,000 participants and found a correlation between the husband’s height and the wife’s happiness. The more inches between them, the more satisfied the wife was. BUT, this turned out to be a factor only for the first 18 years of marriage, after that, size didn’t matter. So, why are tall guys considered much more attractive than short guys? Well, it all comes down to the way we are socially constructed. The study revealed that taller men felt more confident and had higher self-esteem, thus they appeared more appealing. Moreover, even employers consider taller men to be more trustworthy and skillful. Thus, they are more likely to earn more money, and their wives are more satisfied. PLUS, when women date shorter men, they can wear high heels.

But really, it all goes back to evolution, as back in the old days, women were attracted to the tallest and strongest men because they were considered the best hunter-gatherers. The shorter and weaker guys were great with computers, but hey, they didn’t even exist back then. Such dark days for short men.


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However, this study should not despair short men and tall women. In fact, the study points out that the height should not be a dealbreaker, as all in all, is just one factor out of many that make a relationship. Whether you are the little spoon or the big spoon, little does it matter. What matters most is your emotional connection.

BONUS: The world’s tallest man the world’s shortest woman met each other and did the best photoshoot ever. According to the study, they’d be the perfect couple.

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