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Napoleon aside, tall men are more likely to win the popular contest in presidential votes and to be re-elected once in office (Stulp, 2013).Their greater leadership potential may have something to do with the fact that tall men have higher self-esteem (whether or not deserved), are happier, and less likely to feel jealous toward other men.But, thankfully, online dating isn’t the only way to meet women, and thankfully, we have studies that can either confirm or deny our hypotheses.Well, in an Elle/MSNBC Sex/Love Survey of over 60,000 people, the old trope that tall guys get MUCH more action than the rest of us has summarily been put to rest.Read: 10 Ways To Have Better Sex, According to Science This is bullshit.Single people sign up for a half-dozen dating sites and apps in order to widen their pool, yet most won't break the height taboo. Men should date women who are taller than they are, and women should date shorter men.However, unless taller equals stronger, faster, and smarter even in this scenario, height wouldn’t seem to offer any particularly unique advantage.You can probably come up with your own counter-arguments to the evolutionary interpretation on your own. First, taller men may only stronger because we conflate height with weight and strength.
Their belief is that all women only go for the tallest, hottest, richest guys around – and that no one else even stands a chance.Taller men may be seen as more dominant and assertive (Melamed, 1992).In evolutionary terms, a larger man may have been able to provide more protection to their offspring, have greater genetic qualities to pass on to their future children, and thus may be awarded with greater social status.Per Susan Walsh at Hooking Up Smart: The man who is 5’2″ has a mean number of 8 sexual partners. And all the guys between 5’7′ and 6’2″ have 11-12 partners.
Taken further, Walsh (and Mona Chalabi at 538) concludes that the mean number of sex partners is consistent except for men under 5’4″.
With men being taller on average compared to women, you might expect that most women would end up with taller men just by chance.