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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. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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