Couples With A Bigger Height Difference Are Happier, According To Science


In the initial stages of meeting someone, height can be quite a big thing. A lot of women wonder if there’s a correlation with a another thing, if you know what I mean.

As a general rule, especially in western society, it’s typically preferred for the man to have a few inches on his lady friend. We’re referring to his height this time, you dirty minded people.

There has never been any research to suggest that a height difference is beneficial… until now.

The nice people over at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea decided that it was about time someone did some research.


Upon analysing data from 7,850 women, researchers found that the greater the height difference between a couple, the happier the relationship. For the woman, anyway. No one asked the husbands.

Literally, no one asked them.

Researcher Kitae Sohn said:

“A greater height difference in a couple was positively related to the wife’s happiness,”

He continued:

“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,”

But, there’s a catch. It doesn’t last forever.

“Women evolved to prefer tall men because they were perceived to be stronger, and naturally they are happy when they have what they like.

But as for other desired objects, pleasure from having them dissipates. What was surprising is that the complete dissipation took 18 years.”

So, using Kanye West’s classic Gold Digger for reference, height is a bit like money. She’s got you for 18 years.

In all seriousness though, height doesn’t really matter that much. Pick someone who makes you laugh. You’ll probably still be bored by the time you get to 18 years, but at least they can crack a joke about it.

H/T: Metro

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