Winnie the Pooh once said that sometimes the smallest things take up more space in our hearts. Today, thanks to a study, women can be sure that Winnie was a bit mistaken. According to research by Kitae Sohn, couples have the happiest marriages when shorter women choose taller men.
We were intrigued by this conclusion and deeply investigated why. If you can’t wait to find out why to stay with us and scroll down.
Evolution Takes Its Toll
Sohn says that women may be intrinsically attracted to taller men because they cannot explain their choice. The evolutionary reason is one that can affect the preferences of women.
However, the study concluded that this factor is only important during the first 18 years of marriage. After that, the height doesn’t matter.
Tall Men Give A Sense Of Protection And Femininity
Another study was conducted to find the answer to the following question: “Is height important in matters of the heart?” The answer is yes. 601 women participated in this survey and shared their views:
- Something just feels weird in thinking about looking ‘down’ into my man’s eyes.
- There is also something to be said about being able to wear high heels and still be shorter.
- I also want to be able to hug him with my arms around his neck.
- As a girl, I like to feel delicate and secure at the same time.
Tall Men Are Believed To Be Smarter
If you look at this study, you will find that there is indeed a direct correlation between intelligence and height. Based on the results of that research, the scientists said that taller men are actually smarter.
But it’s important to say that the study doesn’t claim that all short people aren’t that smart. This is just an average result for the entire study.
Tall Men Are Believed To Have Higher Income
According to this scientific article, the taller you are, the more you earn. It states that a six-foot-tall person can expect to make about $ 166,000 more over a 30-year career than a man of just 5’5.
Anne Case and Christina Paxson did more research. They suggest that a one-inch increase in height is associated with a 2 to 2.5 percent increase in income or profit.
Tall Men Are More Likely To Have A Higher Social Status
Another study confirms that height is also directly related to interpersonal dominance and social status. This is explained by the fact that tall men are more likely to participate in social activities.
In doing so, they build up social adaptability that helps them achieve higher goals.
What Is The Ideal Difference In Height?
Boguslaw Pawlowski, a Polish anthropologist, came to an interesting conclusion. He found that money, respect, and trust are not something to worry about when choosing a life partner.
What really matters is the height difference ratio. According to their study, a man should be 1.09 times taller.
Do you want to know which couples fit this success ratio? Here are some examples that the researcher presented:
- Cherie Blair and Tony Blair = 1.10
- Victoria Beckham and David Beckham = 1.09
What do you think of the results of these studies? What difference in height do you have with your partner?
Share your answers below. And we wish all our readers a long and happy marriage, regardless of their height.