Why Do Girls Like Tall Guys And What It Means For You (Short or Tall)

Woman who prefers a tall manThe question “why do girls like tall guys?” comes up frequently when you’re talking about women and dating.

I’ll answer it below and show you exactly why women prefer tall guys to short ones. I’ll also explain what it means for you and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

Make sure to read this, especially if you’re a short guy. Because you’ll also learn several ways to bypass their desire for tall men.

Why do girls like tall guys - the honest answer

Dutch psychologists Gert Stulp, Abraham Buunk, and Thomas Pollet conducted a thought-provoking study on male height and its significance in social relationships. It reveals many interesting points.

One of the most important points is that in Western society, height is often conflated with power and social status.

So the answer to “why do girls like tall guys?” lies in the fact that tall men appear to be more powerful and high status than their shorter counterparts. This is, of course, entirely psychological and is often not the case.

You have probably noticed that some women have height requirements when using popular hookup apps these days. While it is certainly annoying to guys who don't fit the criteria, the good news is that very few of those girls actually stick to those requirements (and those that do are usually not worth the trouble anyway).

It was true back in our caveman days, as tall guys really were stronger and more powerful. They also had to eat huge amounts of food to get that big, and food was scarce. They had to fight for it and keep a lion’s share for themselves. This usually made them the “alpha men” of the group.

These days, physical strength and power aren’t as relevant as before. But tall people are still attractive to women because they trigger a gut-level attraction response. It’s simply because they’re literally “a head above everyone else.” This is attractive to women of all ages.

Another reason why women find tall men more attractive is because they’re told to do so.

There’s an incredible amount of romance novels, romantic comedies, movies and more that all glorify tall men. This media makes them out to be sexier, more superior, stronger and more desirable. And most people often tend to desire what they’re told to, which is why advertising is so effective.

However, you shouldn’t worry about taller guys because women’s belief that they’re more attractive and desirable is all in their heads. And I’ll tell you how you can use this to your advantage.

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Why girls like tall guys: the specifics

Now that you know the science behind this phenomenon. It’s also a great idea to hear some specific examples of why certain women prefer tall men.

I’ve talked about this subject with women quite a bit and I’ve heard many different perspectives. Here are the biggest and most frequent reasons they mentioned:

  • They feel safer with tall guys because they think tall men can offer more protection. Standing behind a tall man feels like you’re standing behind a mountain. Many are also intimidated by tall people.
  • They get to wear all their high heels without worrying about being taller than the guy.
  • They think tall guys with big hands and feet will be proportionate elsewhere, so they assume tall guys are better in bed.
  • Women, just as men, like long legs because they’re sexy.
  • Women love hugging tall guys because their heads line up with the guy’s chest, and they can hear his heartbeat.
  • Height carries status for men, and women want partners who enhance their own status.
  • Women feel tiny in a tall man’s arms, which makes them feel cute.
  • Tall men look great in clothes because everything’s more proportional.
  • Tall men look like they’re strong, powerful and dominant, even if they’re not.
  • Women think tall guys are more virile and masculine.
  • Tall men are said to have better genes.

As you can see, women have many different ideas about why tall men are more attractive, even though some of them might not be true.

Safe to say that tall men trigger powerful emotions in women without having to do much at all. This is because we, as a species, still carry some of the gut-level instincts of our ancient ancestors.

If you’re a short guy, you might be reading all this with a heavy heart. Well, you shouldn’t.

Why height doesn’t really matter for your success

So here’s an interesting fact about why girls like tall guys: According to the most recent polls, the majority of women prefer guys who are over 5-foot-11. This is pretty sad, since the average height of men in the U.S. is 5-foot-9. That leaves only about 30 percent of men above this “desirable height.”

Personally, I’m 5-foot-10 and I’m just below the line of what’s considered to be tall. But that has never stopped me from dating many beautiful women, some of whom were quite taller than me.

You see, the reality is that height doesn’t really matter for the vast majority of women. If you've ever been on any of the best dating sites on the internet, you'll find that few women are asking or talking about height.

If you’re an awesome, charming and interesting guy, women won’t care how tall you are. They’ll still go out with you, date you and start relationships with you. They probably won’t even notice that you’re a few inches shy of their ideal height.

Women will only care about your height if you show you care too much about it. They’ll think it’s weird only if you make it weird.

Have the "height doesn't matter" mindset

So here’s the important bit: Don’t give much thought and attention to your height at all, and never show women that it bothers you. That way, it won’t bother them as well.

This is the key to dating women who are as tall as or even taller than you. By showing them you don’t give a damn about your height, you can compensate for the lack of height with an abundance of confidence.

Women want men who are secure in themselves first and foremost. So if you show you’re not insecure about how tall you are at all, you won’t have problems with women who prefer taller men.


As you can see, the answer to “why do girls like tall men?” is an evolutionary one. Tall guys were simply stronger and more powerful when people were still living in primitive tribes.

But that doesn’t matter now. Because if you don’t let your height bother you, you’ll have more success with women and dating.

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