Tall tales

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24% of men are open to a re­la­tion­ship with a woman who’s taller, but just 4 per­cent of women would date a shorter man, ac­cord­ing to a study pub­lished in the jour­nal Per­son­al­ity and In­di­vid­ual Dif­fer­ences.

5% of het­ero­sex­ual cou­ples have a taller fe­male half, ac­cord­ing to a 2013 study of 19,000 pairs pub­lished in the sci­ence jour­nal


17% is the op­ti­mal de­sired height dif­fer­ence be­tween male and fe­male part­ners, with the male be­ing the taller party, ac­cord­ing to the PLOS ONE study. Ex­am­ple: A five-foot-two woman prefers a mate who is six foot—de­spite the fact that the aver­age male height is five foot nine.

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