Biologically, from an evolutionary perspective, these findings are consistent with data relating height to human health.
Therefore, a biological or, more specifically, an evolutionary argument for the preference of a taller mate is questionable, lacking definitive evidence.
Research indicates that the human brain uses height as a heuristic for determining social status and fitness.
The brain automatically associates physical size with leadership potential, power, strength and intelligence, an effect which has been discovered in infants as young as 10 months old.
Evolutionary psychologists theorise that this is due to height indicating that the individual had been better fed, indicating higher social status and thus resources available to them, as well as indicating general health and physical strength, the latter of which can be useful in asserting dominance.
women have resorted to high dosages of oestrogen to reduce their height.This is equal to increase of approximately 0 in 1996 annual earnings.In other words, the height and corresponding social experiences of taller male adolescent at age 16 would likely translate to higher wage in later adulthood as compared to shorter male adolescent.Nonetheless, research by Dan Ariely found that American women exhibit a marked preference for dating taller men, and that for shorter men to be judged attractive by women, they must earn substantially more money than taller men.A 2012 study found that both men and women are willing to excuse height differences by using a trade-off approach.This means that in general, height is an honest signal of a individual's social status.