However, I would argue that tall women are portrayed highly favorably in the celebrity world from models to Hollywood actresses, and that these images actually may be having a positive effect on women who might otherwise feel that they are “too tall” for their man.
Unfortunately, in the area of personal satisfaction, there was some bad news from this study for short men, who- like the shorter women- reported being dissatisfied with their height.
When it comes to romantic partners, men and women tend to sort themselves out so that they form pairs of similar height.
However, among married couples, women are more likely to be shorter than their husbands, if only by a few inches.
Men were most satisfied with women shorter than their male partners (about 8 in.).
We tend to think that we’re stuck with the height our genes and environments jointly determine.
However, some parents seek to take matters into their own hands by giving their too-short or too-tall children hormonal treatments during the years of active growth.
Men liked being taller than their partners, but they didn’t care about the height difference as much as women did.
As it turns out, people do tend to partner with people of similar height due to a phenomenon known as assortative mating.