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I come from a family that breeds tall men. I live in a community where the tall dutch gene is dominant. My father and most of my uncles are 6'0-6'4. My male cousins are all 6'0-6'5. One of my uncles is 6'8. My grandfathers were both 6'0. The shortest full grown man in my family is 5'9 and he married into it.
I believe my family conditioned me to find tall men attractive as I had only been around tall guys throughout my childhood. My current boyfriend is 6'5. He fits in well with my family.
Bringing someone short into our family would be odd. I feel as though he'd feel out of place among the men. And women. All my aunts, and female cousins,even my mother are all 5'8-6'0. I got the freak gene from my really short (5'0) grandmother and it made me 5'4. I am the smallest in my family.
As for your want to protect a girl...your height isn't so much the protection factor as your personality/attitude is.