A long long time ago, when men and women were considered to have very specific male and female "duties" – to be a hunter-gatherer (men), and to look after the kids (women), you could say it was almost necessary for the men to be bigger so they were able to successfully carry out said duties.
Being tall and big is a sign of strength in men, whereas having a curvaceous, petite figure is considered more womanly.
But these days, with supermarkets doing all the hard work for our men (and women), what is the main strength modern women should look for in a potential partner?
It's awkward trying to hold a conversation while bending down to listen. A mate of mine who is 6ft tall admitted that while she'd prefer to be a few inches shorter (my height, at 5ft 10in), she actually likes being tall and wants to remain so – even though she's often felt "awkward and self-conscious" because of her height.If 5ft 10ins is too tall for me, and it's the ideal for someone else, why can’t we be happy as we are?While speaking to some of my shorter friends (and by short, I mean anything around the 5ft 5 mark – i.e.It seems though that not all tall women are insecure about their height as my 6ft friend and I are, as on interviewing a fellow 5ft 10incher I discovered that she loves being tall.
She even said she wears high heels when going on a night-out with her friends, even if she towers above all of them.
So it seems ladies that we do in fact let the height of men affect how feminine we feel. Or is this a basic animal instinct that is out of our control, helping us to pick a mate that our brains simply can’t reason its way out of?