Guys: Will you marry a girl taller than you?

@daliaj (5689)
India
June 27, 2009 5:11am CST
It is a non written rule that all men want to marry women who are a little shorter than them. People make fun of those who make this unwritten rule. I think this idea came out of the dominating nature of men. I believe love is the most important factor and not height. What is your opinion about this? Guys: Will you marry a girl taller than you? Girls: Will you marry a guy shorter than you?
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11 responses
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
28 Jun 09
I agree, that behind every successful man there is a women. But is it fair for men to look up(wards) at her for inspiration all the time? haha. I would rather marry someone my own height so that we see eye to eye whether in fight or love
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
That is an intersting view - marrying somebody of the same hieght. My husband and I are of the same hieght or he might be half a centimeter taller than me. So, I think as you said we can see eye to eye in fight or love. Lol. Thanks for the responding to the discussion.
• India
29 Jun 09
with same height ru fighting more or loving?
@daliaj (5689)
• India
30 Jun 09
Lol. Are you curious to know that? Yes, we are loving a lot more than with same hieght. He is very understanding and open. He never has issues with me. I am the person who come up with problems, but he is clever enought to manage it and we come out of all those issues.
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
20 Jul 09
An intersting discussion and i once asked my friend who is a girl about her dream Life partner. The first thing she told was that he must be TALLER than her. When asked why, she told that Girls feel their life to be more secure if her life partner is taller than her. I was not able to understand the logic behind that but that was the answer she gave. Hence I personally feel that Women are quite particular in choosing a life partner who is taller than her. But in my view, it is the true love that matters between the life partners rather than height and other physical appearances. But views always differ and this is one amongst them.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
21 Jul 09
Yes, I agree with you that true love is more important than anything - money, physical appearance, job, education, etc. But, it is obvious that most of the women prefer a guy taller than her, more than that a guy prefers a wife shorter than him. He feels it is embarassing to have a taller wife and there is chance that she dominates him. Thanks for the response.
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
It doesn't matter if the girl is taller, of course if my girlfriend is taller than me and I love her so much then I will marry her. It is alright but I think some men are having some wishful thinking about it because they fell dominated if their girlfriend are taller than them.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
21 Jul 09
It is nice to hear that there is someone who doesn't care height or some other physical appearance, but give importance only to true love. Yes, you are right, love is more important than physcial appearance for sure. All the best for you. I think your partner is lucky to have a open minded man like you. Thanks for the resposne.
@flyisky (196)
• China
29 Jun 09
Well,for me, I do agree the non-written rule and never marry a girl taller than you. Maybe what I think and do is always conservative and traditional. A taller girl standing in front of me can make me feel uncomfortable and awkward. I cannot accept the fact that she must bent in order to kiss me. O(n_n)O
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
Oh, you are the only person who said the interesting fact - you must bent the girl to kiss her. Lol. . Yes, we have followed the unwritten rule over decades and it is not easy to delete it from our mids. Moreover it is a tradtion. Thanks for the response.
• Malaysia
29 Jun 09
If you truely love a girl, i think i will not care about the taller of the girl. The fate is more important than anything.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
I am sorry, what do you mean by 'fate'? We can't understand how the fate will be by just seeing that girl. Fate has nothing to do with hieght. A taller girl might have good fate. Do you mean we should give importance to other things than hieght such as love, education, character, etc?
@srganesh (6349)
• India
28 Jun 09
As you said it is an unwritten rule that dominates boys looking foe short girls.I will complain girls more on this.They don't like to turn towards guys shorter than them.They say something like secured feeling and blah blah...But it is an accepted fact,in our country India,to be keen on the heights in arranged marriages more.Tall girls suffer much to get taller guys in the marriage market.Cheers!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
Yes, you are right. I have a cousin sister who is very tall. Her family suffered a lot to find a boy of the exact hieght as her. They compramised on various factors such as education, wealth, and job to get this guy. I don't understand why people focusing more on how tall the guy is more than how much money he makes or how well educated he is. It is interesting, but happening all the time. Thanks for respondign to this discussion.
@bird123 (10319)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I read in a survey that the one quality women hate most in men is SHORTNESS!! Women always tell you that looks do not matter but watching I see that women do not always tell the truth about this.They go for looks. As for myself, I go for the chemistry. Height is not an issue but I have found, unlike those who want dumb women,my women must have brains.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
You made me laugh saying your women must have brains! Yes, brain is important than any physical appearance. What about money and education? They are also important. But, I have seen this height matter dominates money, brain, and education many times. In India, many guys will reject a women taller than him even if she is edcated or rich. Being taller than his wife is a prestige matter of a man.
@echomonster (2228)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
27 Jun 09
We're definitely speaking in generalizations here, but I always thought it was more that women preferred to marry guys taller than them than that men wanted to marry women who were shorter than them. Maybe it's different in India, but in the US I would say short guys are normally pretty proud if they can marry a taller girl. I suppose some men wouldn't want to look small standing next to their wives, especially if a man average height is considering marrying an unusually tall girl, but many wouldn't care at all.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
16 Jul 09
Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
That looks a little bit awkward. But height doesn't matter to people who are in love.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
Yes, we think it looks a kind of awkward because we have been used to husbands a little taller than wives and wives a little shorter than husband. You think the same was as mine, yes, love is the major factor to be concerned when it comes to marriage. Thanks for the response.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Jun 09
it is not necessary that i wouldn't marry any girl taller than me, if she is that special one, her height wouldn't be a concern to me. :)
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Jun 09
That is a good approach. Yes, love is more important than physical appearance and especially hieght. Thanks for the response.
@Anandhh (389)
• India
18 Jul 09
hi daliaj :) nope!! i wont marry a girl taller than me....cuz it wont look nice...!!if both are equal in height means ok....i can think about my marriage...!!yup!! i accept with you "I believe love is the most important factor and not height..."i can accept only if she loves me and she wants only me to marry...!!i cant accept if she dont like me....!!this is my opinion... happy mylotting