Studies Show That Height Difference Between Couples May Be A Key To A Happy Relationship

While looking for a relationship partner, many experts would advise that we look more at what's on the inside than what the person looks like. However, some studies seem to be telling us the opposite.

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Have you ever wondered why some women prefer men that are taller than they are? There could be a scientific reason for this preference. 

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According to a research, there is a possible link between short women choosing taller men and happy marriages. 

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The lead researcher, Kitae Sohn, gathered data from 7850 women. The results showed that their happiness directly correlated with their husband's height. However, the study did show that this only matters for the first 18 years of marriage. 

In another study, researchers wanted to know if height is important when it comes to matters of the heart. 601 female participated in this research and they shared their opinions.

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Some women said that dating a taller man makes them feel delicate and secure. Others find it comfortable to be with someone and not worry that wearing high heels would make them taller than the man. 

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Being attracted to taller men may also be based on a deep need to be with someone who is smart and successful, and some studies back this up as well. 

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One research showed a direct correlation between height and intelligence. Taller men are considered smarter. However, the study never mentioned that shorter people were less intelligent. They based their results on the average data across the study. 

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Two studies back the theory that taller men may also be richer. One study compared the the estimated earning of a person who is 6 feet tall to one who is 5'5. It found that the taller person is likely to earn around $166,000 more during a 30-year career than the shorter one. 

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Another research suggests that as little as an one-inch increase in height is linked to 2-2.5% increase in income.

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Of course, this does not mean that these benefits cannot be found in a relationship where the woman is taller than her spouse. So, at the end of the day, we can't really hang our hat on studies. Being with someone who makes us feel good, loved and respected is all that matters.

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