However, this does not necessarily mean that men like shorter girls.
In fact, one can argue that the height preference largely comes from the woman’s side.
A friend and I were discussing this very issue today while having lunch in an outdoor cafe.
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I know many an otherwise open-minded woman who swears that she would never date someone shorter than she is, and I used to count myself among them. According to the CDC, the average height difference between men and women is 5.5 inches (coincidentally — or maybe not — that’s about the same length as the average erect penis. And both men and women feel pressure to adhere to height norms: One 2008 study of college students found that about 50 percent of guys wanted their partners to be shorter than them, while 90 percent of women wanted their partners to be taller than them.
There were over 20 couples and all of them was of a taller man with a shorter woman. This suggests that in general, men tend to choose women who are shorter than they are and/or women choose men who are taller than they are.
The Gillis and Avis study shows that couples very frequently consist of a taller man together with a shorter woman.