Should a man be taller than his wife or girlfriend ?
Most people think they want a taller husband or a shorter girlfriend. Why is it so?
First of all, most women want a tall man. They want a tall man, not just a man who is taller than her, but a man who is taller than other men too. For example, even 5'0" tall women or 5'5" tall women often told me they prefer a man who is at least 6'0" tall.
Being a tall man is more like a beauty standard in society, they think it is beautiful and powerful. It's more of a preference, not attraction.
Any man who is shorter would wonder if his short(or tall) girlfriend prefers tall guys too. I never heard a woman to complain that her husband is too tall though. But I heard women wish her husband would be even taller (he was already taller than her, but she preferred him to be even taller).
I think it's perfectly fine if a man is NOT taller than his woman. As long as they find each other attractive...
Why people think a man should be taller than his wife or girlfriend
It's o'kay for a wife or a girlfriend to be taller, but many people would be surprised because they don't understand it. People who never experienced dating a shorter man or a taller woman would be very surprised to see someone like that.
Everyone had different experience in life. Most men think they want a short woman only because they didn't meet a taller beautiful and sexy woman yet. Tall women is hard to find, but tall, attractive and sexy woman is even harder to come across by.
People would think it maybe strange when a man is shorter than his wife or girlfriend only because they never experienced it.
Before I started dating short men I always thought I need a very tall man (a man who is taller than me) to catch my attention. I was so surprised, when I realized that some short men can be very interesting too.
About attraction and height
Many women are attracted to dominant traits in men but not all tall men are very dominant. Also, women are looking in partner a lot more than just attraction. I think for men it's more important how much he is (sexually) attracted to a particular woman.
Once you meet a beautiful and sexy tall woman or a shorter man, you will actually realize that it's o'kay if a man is not taller than his woman. Whatever feels good to you and it does feel good when you are attracted. If you find each other attractive, you can easily forget whether a man should be taller than woman because it feels good anyway.
If you question yourself a lot and feel awkward with your much taller or shorter partner, then maybe you aren't attracted to each other that much? Attraction isn't something that you can control and if it doesn't feel right to you with that particular person, then maybe you need find someone who can meet your most important needs...
Different people have different needs and desires. It depends on what is the most important need for that person. We all had different childhood and different experience and any two people will have different values and what they consider is really important.