Do you feel boys must be taller than girls in marriage?

A Married Couple
@prasanta (1948)
India
June 6, 2017 3:16pm CST
In India, normally girls of lower height are preferred for marriage with a boy. Here, they talk about decency of look. If the boy is taller than the girl, the couple looks good. Do you feel so? Is there any other scientific reason behind this belief or practice?
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11 responses
• United States
6 Jun 17
I don't think it matters. My sister has dated guys that are shorter than her and they looked fine. She has been dating the same guy now for 7 years and she is a few inches taller than him.
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@toniganzon (72279)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
My cousin is shorter than his wife and they have been happily married for years. Society can be mean sometimes and society can dictated our decisions, but nowadays, we don't allow society to do that much dictation in our personal lives.
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@prasanta (1948)
• India
7 Jun 17
Good. I think if the mentality matches, everything goes fine. Tall man or short man makes no difference. It may be a bias or superstition. But, I have seen mostly girls like tall boys.
@toniganzon (72279)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
I don't think height or any other physical appearance has anything to do with compatibility or a good marriage. My cousin is shorter than his wife and they are living a great life together.
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@prasanta (1948)
• India
7 Jun 17
So, you agree that it is a prejudice. But generally, rather often, in our society such taller girls are not accepted in arranged marriages. I do not know what is the possible reason!
@toniganzon (72279)
• Philippines
8 Jun 17
@prasanta I think the best person who can really have opinions regarding this is a person from your own country and culture.
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@prashu228 (37525)
• India
7 Jun 17
People should follow their interests. Every one has their cultural and personal ways of doing things, finally everything depends on what we want..
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@prasanta (1948)
• India
7 Jun 17
True, Everything is in our hands. But how to make the society understand that this is the couple's choice only. People criticize if the girl is taller than the boy.
@lillywriter (1143)
• Lithuania
6 Jun 17
My husband is taller, but I do not think height has much weight in love matters.
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@prasanta (1948)
• India
7 Jun 17
Very good. How many years back did you marry him? How are your neighbors, Don't they comment? In India, mostly the relatives and neighbors comment oddly, if the difference in height is too much.
@else34 (13517)
• New Delhi, India
7 Jun 17
@prasanta Yes,I do.If the groom is physically stronger than the bride, he should also be taller than her.
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@prasanta (1948)
• India
7 Jun 17
Do you know why do you feel so? What is the origin of this biased idea? In India this is a prevalent notion among most of the people irrespective of the community.
@MALUSE (69388)
• Germany
25 Jun 17
No.
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@Shavkat (137310)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
I think it is not required in my county. There is no particular preference with the heights in getting married.
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@rubyriaz007 (4188)
• India
26 Nov 17
I feel guys should be taller than girls. I feel it will look odd if the girl is taller than the guy. I feel girls should not be very tall. An average height is okay,but not exceeding that.
@gaianoor (1117)
• Tirana, Albania
25 Dec 17
It`s most prejudice of people, if someone wants to put the rumor outside, the couple can be perfect with the same height, and people will talk.
@arunima25 (86227)
• Bangalore, India
14 May 18
We stayed for long 11 years abroad after our marriage. When we came back to India, My elder daughter was 6. She was asked to draw her family in school. She drew her dad, mom, herself and her baby sister. As per the Indian standard, teacher pointed out that she has drawn mom as tall as her dad. On that remark, she innocently replied-"I have both parents who are equal". We had a good laugh when the teacher narrated the story in one of the meetings.
@arunima25 (86227)
• Bangalore, India
14 May 18
That was a big question in our marriage. I am 5 feet 8 inches tall and so is my husband. But owing to my tall legs and slim body I look taller than him. My mother-in.law did not like my husband's ideas of marrying me. But we are happily married for last 18 years now. I carry my height and he carries his own with grace. And we do not care about what others feel about us as good looking couple. We are happy together