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Height isn’t everything, by a long chalk – especially when we’re talking about long term relationships.
The evolution of human intrasexual competition: Tactics of mate attraction.
Variable preferences for sexual dimorphism in stature (SDS): Further evidence for an adjustment in relation to own height.
To back this idea up, women who have more ‘traditional’ views on their role in society have been shown to be less inclined to date shorter men (Salska, et al., 2008) What else plays a part in height preference?
If the female preference for taller men is so strong, then we’d all be dating basketball players and Peter Crouch (!Additionally tallness is seen as showing masculinity: • Taller men are seen as more dominant and assertive (Melamed, 1992) • Evolutionarily, larger men may have been seen as more able to provide, and as passing on strong genes to their children • Following on from this, taller men have been found to have one more biological child than shorter men (Pawlowski, Dunbar, & Lipowicz, 2000) The way that tallness is rewarded by society in general goes some way to explaining why some women prefer tall men, as they may be perceived as more powerful and even more attractive. So when you date a short person, you are the center of attention.