And as a fairly average male, I know how you feel about that tall vs short stuff :)
I'm 5'10 and a half so I tend to gravitate to girls who are a few inches shorts than me. The 5'3 to 5'6 range sounds perfect to me but I don't think I would care much if she was more my height or closer to 5'0.
I do prefer average height on a woman. I'd like 5'5 or 5'4. As long as her body is proportionate to her height. I'm 5'10. Most of the women I have gone for in the past were rather short probably 5'4 or 5'3. Tallest was probably 5'7 or 5'8.
I'm 5'6 I think that's 169cm. I used to feel tall where I'm original from. Over here girls are about my height or taller. I just read another question about this and 5'6 is already being too tall for what dudes like aperantly.