Short women and tall men make the happiest couples, study claims
A new study has found that short women and tall men make the happiest couples.
Conducted by the Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, it could explain why most men feel the obligation to write "over 6ft since it matters" on their Tinder biographies.
In fact, the study went as far as to conclude that the bigger the height difference, the better, which could explain why The Mountain from Game of Thrones is going from strength to strength with his tiny wife - both of whom are pictured below.
Researcher Kitae Sohn explained that while it's no secret that women tend to prefer taller men, no study has ever tried to discover if this had a correlation with their happiness .
"Although it has been known that women prefer tall men in mating for evolutionary reasons, no study has investigated whether a taller husband makes his wife happier," he explained in the study.
Sohn confirmed that "a greater height difference in a couple was positively related to the wife's happiness."
Watch The Mountain bench press his tiny girlfriend:
However, the study did acknowledge that the influence of height on a woman's happiness only lasted during the initial period of the relationship - and after a certain amount of time, it became irrelevant. So there is hope if you are a man and bae is either the same height as you or taller, but ultimately, the women of Tinder could be onto something.
Sohn found "this relationship gradually weakened over time and entirely dissipated by 18 years of marital duration"; concluding that "the long period of the dissipation indicates a powerful impact of male height on women's psychology, probably prepared by evolution."
There's also more encouraging news if you're on the shorter side too. A man has invented glasses which give bespectacled short people a quick boost.