Apart from the advantage of appearing a ‘cuter couple', the happiness chart is even higher between a tall man and a short woman, as per a study. In fact, a woman’s liking for a taller man when it comes to looking for a partner also has, once again, evolutionary reasons behind it, meaning the claims that women ‘feel’ protected when dating a taller man could not all be wrong. To find out the happiness chart between couples, a study was conducted by which Kitae Sohn which revealed,
‘’A greater height difference in a couple was positively related to the wife’s happiness. This relationship gradually weakened over time and entirely dissipated by 18 years of marital duration. The husband’s resourcefulness was a minor mediator in the relationship.
We thus argue that the husband’s height and its correlation made his wife initially happy, but their influence waned over time. Nevertheless, the long period of the dissipation indicates a powerful impact of male height on women’s psychology, probably prepared by evolution’’.
A study by Psychology Today in 2013 also explained how size and height might be a determining factor for happiness when it comes to a couple,
‘’Evolutionary speaking, one might argue that a tall man would be preferred by women because, if you follow the argument, he’ll be stronger and better able to ward off physical threats to his family. However, unless taller equals stronger, faster, and smarter, height wouldn’t seem to offer any particularly unique advantage.
Taller men may only seem stronger because we conflate height with weight and strength. And being “looked up to,” quite literally, may at some subconscious level lead taller men to feel that they have superior qualities’’, Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne, who was conducting the study said.
It indeed appears true that men with taller height might have higher chance of finding a mate when it comes to dating spectrum, but to think that one can get away with it because of their 6’4 height without having to work their way up would be a clear misjudgement on their part.