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.Second, being “looked up to,” quite literally, may at some subconscious level lead taller men to feel that they have superior qualities.However, among married couples, women are more likely to be shorter than their husbands, if only by a few inches.In an intriguing 2013 study, Dutch psychologists Gert Stulp, Abraham Buunk, and Thomas Pollet followed up on some of their earlier work on male height to find out more about what leads women to prefer those lanky guys.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.
The tall man=power equation may simply be part of the male-female power differential.
No fashion-loving female should feel obligated to give up the shoes she loves for a guy who isn't confident enough to love her in them.
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).
Chrissy Teigan is taller than husband John Legend, Helen Lasichanh is taller than her musician husband, Pharrell, and model Coco Rocha is much taller than her husband James Conran.
(Check out more celebrity women who are taller than their men on )The fact is, the decision to wear heels should hinge solely on your own comfort with the idea, not on the comfort of the guy you're dating.