To back this idea up, women who have more ‘traditional’ views on their role in society have been shown to be less inclined to date shorter men (Salska, et al., 2008) What else plays a part in height preference?
Height isn’t everything, by a long chalk – especially when we’re talking about long term relationships.
According to a study by Braun & Bryan in 2006, women value intelligence, personality and career over physical appearance when looking for a serious relationship. Female waist-to-hip and male waist-to-shoulder ratios as determinants of romantic desirability. The evolution of human intrasexual competition: Tactics of mate attraction. Variable preferences for sexual dimorphism in stature (SDS): Further evidence for an adjustment in relation to own height.
"The rarely spoken truth," she said, "is that most women, it seems, want to feel all tiny compared to their partner." Earlier this year, a study by Rice University and the University of North Texas titled "Does Height Matter?
An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling," revealed that women do prefer the BFG-look over the Oompa Loompa one. personal dating advertisements, found that only 13.5 per cent of the men declared a preference for women who were shorter than they were; whereas 48.9 per cent of the women insisted on dating men who were taller than they were.
Instead, it seems that women use a man’s height to work decide how attracted they are to them.