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For example, taller men may be seen as more powerful and attractive, so women who are with taller men benefit by attaining a higher social status.
In addition, if height signals physical dominance, it is likely that taller men make women feel smaller, protected, and perhaps more “feminine” as well.
In line with this idea, research has found that women with more “traditional” gender role expectations were less willing to date shorter men (Salska, et al., 2008).
Other factors that influence height preference So, if women have a general preference for taller men and if height is rewarding, then why aren’t we all dating basketball players?