Women often say they prefer taller men — but the reality is more complicated

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  • Men are an average of about 5 inches taller than women.
  • Scientific studies suggest that while women might say they have a preference for taller male partners, actual height differences in heterosexual couples aren’t as wide as stated height preferences.
  • Shorter men do tend to marry younger and lower-educated women, and psychologists think that might be because they’re “compensating” for their shortness.


The average American woman, standing at just over 5 feet 3 inches tall, is around five and a half inches shorter than the average American man.

It’s a height difference that holds true in most places around the world, from Brazil to China. Men tend to universally level-off around five inches taller than women as fully-grown adults.

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