Shorts Gals And Tall Dudes Make The Happiest Couples According To Science

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If you’re a tall guy who happens to have a short girlfriend, guess what? Science says you and your counterpart make the happiest couples! So just be glad that you aren’t shorter than your girlfriend. I mean, you did put your height on Tinder just to make it clear to them.

According to a 2017 study, researchers were able to survey over 8,000 folks and actually discovered that there’s a direct correlation between the ratio of a dude’s height to his wife’s and their happiness and satisfaction. So what does this mean? That the taller you are, and the more inches between you and your gal, height-wise, the better your relationship will be.


The reason for this stature-related phenomenon has everything to do with evolution, biology, and psychology.

As we all know, males and females have different physical and mental characteristics for very specific evolutionary purposes. Men are larger in stature than women because they’ve been protecting and providing for their mates and children since prehistoric times.

And when a man is taller and larger than his mate, it’s an indication that he’s strong and dominant and better able to protect his family, which does wonders for his ego, and therefore makes him happy. Likewise, it makes a woman happy when her guy can take care of her and her bambinos, and even though it’s 2018 and we don’t live in prehistoric times, this explanation is still completely valid, because it’s literally hardwired in our DNA.

It is also said that taller dudes make more money because employers see them as more trustworthy and capable, which is why they are first to be considered for promotions. And hey, while money isn’t everything, everyone likes being with a partner that is pretty comfortable on the financial end of things.

Oh, and most girls like taller guys anyway.

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