Winnie-the-Pooh once said that sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts. Today, thanks to a study, women can be sure that Winnie was a bit mistaken. According to the research performed by Kitae Sohn, couples have the happiest marriages when short women choose taller men.
Evolution takes its toll.
In the course of Kitae Sohn’s research data from 7,850 women was collected and analyzed. It shows that wives’ happiness is directly linked to their husband’s height. Sohn says that women may be intrinsically attracted by taller men because they can’t explain their choice. The evolutionary reason is one that can affect women’s preferences. However, the study came to the conclusion that this factor matters for the first 18 years of marriage only. After that, height does not matter.