They also marry women who are closer to their height — or taller.
The study also examined what happens in the course of these relationships and found --somewhat paradoxically -- that tall men, though they are viewed as more masculine, are more likely to be in egalitarian relationships.
“Our findings portray a pattern in which short men compensate for their status disadvantage by enacting other types of stereotypical masculinity,” Weitzman said.
If tall men have advantages when it comes to desirability, why do they do more housework than shorter men?
Weitzman suspects that there could be two explanations.
TV personality Kim Kardashian, right, and her then-fiance, NBA basketball player Kris Humphries, arrive at the Kardashian Kollection launch party on Aug. While Humphries's height may have made him more attractive to her, their marriage did not last.
(Matt Sayles/AP) There is already a growing body of research suggesting that tall men are generally paid better and are viewed as more masculine and competent.