Why women prefer tall men

June 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s, once again, an evolutionary thing. From http://www.shortsupport.org/News/0329.html:

Scientists at the Open University based their finding on an analysis of data from 10,000 men and women born in Britain in one week in March 1958.

They found that the taller the men were, the less likely they were to be unmarried or childless 42 years later in 2000.

For women, however, the opposite was true. It was shorter than average women who appeared to be best at finding partners.

The results are thought to explain why men are generally taller than women.

In addition because women prefer men taller than themselves, tall women were left with a smaller pool of potential partners. This contributed to the evolutionary selection of short women.

Dr Nettle said: “We have come to think that men pay attention to physical characteristics of their mates, whilst women pay more attention to status and resources.

“In the case of height, this is clearly not true. In choosing a husband, size matters.”

It still doesn’t make sense to me, but at least now I know that I’ll have a better chance at a mate with a shorter woman. I just don’t find shorter women attractive at all really. If I can find a shorter woman who has a big brain, then bring it on, but in the meantime, all I have to say is “wtf?”

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