Reasons Why Women Like Tall Men

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  1. Olufunke

    Olufunke Rookie!!!

    hey say tall men are more likely to win the
    popular contest in presidential votes and to
    be re-elected once in office…
    She is envied by her friends. A good job in
    the oil industry, where her husband also
    works in an executive position; a rich family
    and the good life that comes with it. Little
    do the friends know about her secret pain,
    which is the reason the couple is not often
    seen together.
    Her husband is about 6 inches shorter than
    her. In fact, he is a short man. She calls
    him ‘shortingo’ to one of her friends. She
    had overlooked that for the man’s good
    nature, and show of profuse love to marry
    him. But with time wearing those attractions
    down, the other things she was blinded to
    started showing.
    One evening, when they fought over his late
    nights, Folashade didn’t know when the
    words slipped out of her mouth. ‘You
    shortingo!’ she said.
    A while after, she regretted spilling the
    secret she fought to keep, but it was out,
    and couldn’t be taken back. If only she
    knew that short men suffer silently from a
    complex over their height, she would have
    been more circumspect. Tade, Folashade’s
    hairy husband, dashed upstairs into his room
    and remained there all night.
    Studies have shown that short men often
    suffer poor personal satisfaction, and low
    self-esteem. These findings are consistent
    with the data from other studies showing
    that tall men enjoy an advantage in self-
    esteem and happiness.
    Tall appeal
    Experts have observed that there is
    something appealing about tall men. They
    say tall men are more likely to win the
    popular contest in presidential votes and to
    be re-elected once in office. Their greater
    leadership potential may have something to
    do with the fact that tall men have higher
    self-esteem (whether or not deserved), are
    happier, and less likely to feel jealous
    toward other men.
    Generally, the studies link the dissatisfaction
    of the shorter men to the fact that women
    prefer tall men. On the dating pages of
    some Nigerian newspapers, women who are
    looking for partners are specific about their
    preference for tall men. And in a study
    published in the UK last year, over half of
    women specifically are looking to date a man
    who is taller than they are.
    The studies
    The stature of a potential partner matters
    more to the fairer sex than it does to their
    male counterparts, the new study reveals.
    Using data collected from online dating
    advertisements and experimental research,
    the study, conducted by Rice University and
    the University of North Texas found that
    women are far more concerned with dating a
    man who is taller than they are than men
    are with dating a shorter woman.
    An investigation of 925 Yahoo! personal
    dating advertisements found that 13.5
    percent of the men wanted to date only
    women shorter than they are. In contrast,
    nearly half of the women – 48.9 percent
    wanted to date only men taller than they
    Another 2013 study by Dutch psychologists
    Gert Stulp, Abraham Buunk, and Thomas
    Pollet followed up on some of their earlier
    work on male height to find out more about
    what leads women to prefer those tall guys
    to short guys.
    Reasons tall men are preferred
    Historically, that a tall man would be
    preferred by women because he’ll be stronger
    and better able to ward off physical treats
    to his family. In the beast-eats-man world
    of primitive civilizations, this argument might
    have a rationale. However, it is obvious that
    unless taller equals stronger, faster, and
    smarter even in this scenario, height
    wouldn’t seem to offer any particularly
    unique advantage.
    But truly, it seems that women want a man
    who towers over them because it conforms to
    gender stereotypes and makes them feel
    protected, secure, feminine and delicate.
    George Yancey, a professor of sociology at
    the University of North Texas and the
    study’s lead author, believes that the height
    preferences of men and women can be
    explained by traditional societal expectations
    and gender stereotypes.
    He noted that it is a widespread perception
    that tall stature is a personal asset for men
    and a personal liability for women. He said
    that the study’s finding that height matters
    more to women supports the social system of
    patriarchy, in which males are the primary
    authority figures.
    ‘And in a society that encourages men to be
    dominant and women to be submissive, having
    the image of tall men hovering over short
    women reinforces this value.’
    Practically, women also want taller men to
    envelope them in a hug during romance. The
    height differential also makes kissing easier.
    But some of the recent studies do also
    observe that No matter what your actual
    height, it is the personal qualities you bring
    to a relationship that, eventually, will bring
    you into contact with your ideal partner.
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  3. Sonja-Erica Pompa

    Sonja-Erica Pompa Rookie!!!

    Well, I feel uncomfortable with short men.
    Especially when I wear heels.
    I would say that woman feel enormous with short guys rather that feminine with tall ones.
    It's a feeling like something wrong with you when you're taller than your boyfriend.
  4. Jaymes_Willson

    Jaymes_Willson Jackobian

    You're absolutely right. I'm the tall husband of the very beautiful woman. Once I asked why she chose me and was surprised by the answer. It turns out at this party she looked particularly impressive in the knee high boots near me. Her style is fashionable dresses and high heels.