How we choose a partner – the long and short of it

Previous studies found men prefer women shorter than themselves

Published On: Jan 17 2013 03:52:51 AM EST

A new study suggests height is an important factor when choosing a mate.

 Previous studies found that men prefer to be with women shorter than themselves and women favor a taller man.

 10,000 couples in the United Kingdom were studied and, in fact, those preferences translate into actual partner choices, despite other important factors involved in making a love connection.

Past research has suggested that taller men are more likely to be married and to have more children (except in societies affected by war). However being too tall, like being too short, reduces attractiveness.