This is quite interesting! New research found that the biggest height differences have the happiest relationships. The study out of Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea analyzed 7,850 women in a long-term population survey.
The couples that had the biggest differences in height, had the happiest relationships, the researchers found.
“Although it has been known that women prefer tall men in mating for evolutionary reasons, no study has investigated whether a taller husband makes his wife happier,” Dr Sohn explained in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. “A greater height difference in a couple was positively related to the wife’s happiness.”
One is the intrinsic value of height; that is, women simply like tall men, while unable to say why. This is similar to people favouring fatty, salty, and sugary foods without knowing exactly why: such foods are essential to survival but were scarce as humans evolved hence craving such foods increased reproductive fitness in the past. Similarly, the female preference for male height increased women’s reproductive fitness.