I will preface this by saying I'm a relatively "short guy", not quite 5'8". And I'll also say that I'm lucky enough to be married for nearly 23 years to a wonderful woman who didn't care that she was taller than I am; those are not that common. Before I met her, my relative lack of height was a massive impediment in the dating scene. (In that regard, short men can *totally* relate to overweight women, who endure a similar negative bias.)
That said.... can anyone (men or women) give a reason why, beyond social expectations, this is so darned important? Why do many men feel threatened in a relationship with a woman who is taller than he is when she is wearing heels? Why do so many women feel like guys who are less than 6' tall (or even 6'2") are not worth dating?
I just recently found this site and it's a question I've wondered about for 30 years now. Men AND women alike... is there a good reason for this preference, or is it some stupid social expectation that we just adopt even though logically, it makes no sense? Why should men be several inches taller than the woman they are with?
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Height gives off the impression of dominance and that he's more capable of protecting her.
Instinctualy girls are drawn to this :/1