According to a new study, the greater height difference in a couple, the happier the wife will be
The greater the height difference between a married couple, the happier the wife will be - according to a new study by researchers at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea.
Analysing data from 7,850 women from a long-term population survey, researchers found a greater height difference in a couple was positively related to the wife's happiness - although that relationship weakened gradually over time, and tended to dissipate entirely after 18 years of marriage.
"The long period of the dissipation indicates a powerful impact of male height on women's psychology, probably prepared by evolution," said lead researcher Kitae Sohn.
"Although it has been known that women prefer tall men in mating for evolutionary reasons, no study has investigated whether a taller husband makes his wife happier."
According to a 2014 study by Rice University and the University of North Texas titled "Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling," 48.9 per cent of women insisted on dating men who were taller than they were.
Moreover, a 2007 study of some 2,000 personal ads revealed that "23pc of men compared to only 4pc of women would accept a dating relationship where the woman was taller".