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Do You Agree? Research shows Women Who Marry Short Men Have Longer Lasting Relationships



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Ladies, if you want a long lasting relationship marry a short man. That is what a new research says.

It also states that tall men may want to get married earlier but their marriages don’t as long as men with shorter stature.

The research also reveals that short men are more likely to marry much younger women and make more money than their spouse.

Authors Abigail Weitzman and Dalton Conley of New York University who conducted the research say;
“This further confirms an existence of height-based status exchange in which short men compensate for their lower physical status with higher proportional earnings, while tall men appear more likely to use their status to attract women with higher relative earnings”.

According to Daily Mail, the two researchers drew on two different cohorts from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The authors show that short, average and tall men’s spouses are qualitatively different from one another.

They indicate that at least one physical characteristic commonly associated with physical attraction influences the formation, functioning, and stability of longer-term relationships.

They also found tall men more likely to do the housework while the proportion of combined housework is lower among men who are shorter than their spouse than among men who are taller.

It is also revealed that short men are 1,450% more likely to marry someone taller, while tall men are unlikely to be with someone who is their own height.

To make up for their lack of stature, short men tend to use money.

What’s your take?


  1. Open sesame

    August 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    It might just be cos no one else wants them, so they gotta stick to their spouse :p

    Yup! I said it…all 5’10 of me …lol

  2. CK

    August 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    my ex was short, poor, arrogant, lazy and ugly (although he thought he was the hottest human on earth). Infact he claims he is a carbon copy of 50 cents.
    There is some truth in the report though because in reality most short men though most times arrogant (because they feel they need to protect themselves) are intelligent, hardworking and usualy funny individuals,. this is the case for some fat, disabled etc becauise they feel the need to compensate. You must agree that marraiges to fat people last longer than marraige to some model like skinny person who feels they are so hot and can get anyone.
    I also notice that a lot of tall people are quite slow mentally, they tend to act immature eg Lemar Odom etc

    • AYIH

      August 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm


    • T

      August 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      But U dated him?? *scratching my head*

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      lmao. you said the truth

    • awosh

      August 29, 2014 at 8:43 am

      on point short guys are loud mouthed and proud

  3. Adesola

    August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm


  4. strawberry

    August 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Dis z a lie I don’t believe dis crab

    • Senorita

      August 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Crab ke?

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      calamari ni. lmao

    • Utchay

      August 29, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Señorita haba! Na typo, though “p” & “b” are not beside each other

  5. Aibee

    August 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    If you believe this, you’ll believe anything.

  6. sum1special

    August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    hmmm….weird research

  7. MsBlossom

    August 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Relationship is not rocket science , books here research there about relationships. I think Its all about the individual period. My ex of yrs back was short and domestic who he ended up marrying a short gal too.

  8. leigh

    August 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    hahahahahahahahahah CK!!!!

  9. chum chum

    August 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    hehehehehehehehehehehehe its possible o…………

  10. huummm

    August 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Oops I disnt gert the memo that marrying SHORTIE can be healthy. lol

  11. baboushka

    August 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Lies short men are the most insecure men on earth it will not work, They all suffer from SMS short man syndrome always thinking you are looking to leave them for the next tall big thing.

  12. TA

    August 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Good for them 🙂 I still do not want short men. Lol!

  13. claire

    August 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Lmaooo at CK….

  14. SpeakTheTruth

    August 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Lmaooo… A jobless short man did the research!!

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      you know.

  15. Nene

    August 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  16. Modella

    August 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    BN thank,but sticking to my tall n***a..atleast I don’t have to feel ackward when walking with him..

  17. babygiwa

    August 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I’m tall and beautiful, short man kor! Mtcheww. Btw, this research drew from a supposed cohort from the panel study of income dynamics. The sample they got (in the UK or US or wherever) cannot be said to be representative of our own population, hence, this generalisation is not valid. The moral of my story is that, I am still saying NO to short men!

  18. Joan85

    August 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Please what is the ideal height to classify as short, 5’3 and below? lol

  19. baboushka

    August 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Very interesting read on the same topic

  20. sweety

    August 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    well,i cnt say if its true or not. But frm my own observation,short men r kind,nice bt 80% of them r alwz controlling. So out of my curiosity,i asked a short colleague of mine if short guys r controlling? So he said, as a short guy, he feels he will be taken advantage of by mayb tall guys and evn gals dt r of his height or evn taller. Na so i lol end d discussion. .

  21. benny

    August 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    no short thing should come near me please. Research or no research. Egotistical and insecure… napoleon/elrufai complex. I’ll pass

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      lmao. leave oga el rufai.

    • wuthering heights

      August 29, 2014 at 1:47 am

      @benny ,Am sorry but are u male or. Female , sometimes ur comment screams male but now y sound like u are a chick. #myobservation.

  22. Annie

    August 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    ehm well, works for my parents ;), some truth in it, hey but my dad didn’t have money ni ooo

  23. Dr. N

    August 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Can’t even comment on anything but d pic with d bride clinging to Genevieve. Lol

  24. Mama mia!!!

    August 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I kinda agree. but, is petite/smallish same as short? cause I think Kevin Hart is short while Bow wow ,Elijah wood and Tobey McGuire for instance are smallish. I can go for the latter…

  25. nene

    August 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    obviously, short men have a complex, so if they get married, they want to stay in a marriage because the chances of them getting another woman is very little. minimum height for me is 5’9, and i’m being generous. i prefer 5’10-6’5, anyone past that, then we’re looking at the possibility of some abnormality, no offence to very tall men.

  26. ATL's finest

    August 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    [email protected] Dr. N that’s the first thing that came to my mind .. Haba is Gene the groom??? For a minute I thought so. Everyone has a choice but with my 5″5 plus 6″ heels, I can’t.. In that aspect, $$$$$ don’t count & YES I MEAN it.. Dwarfism is real lol.

  27. Lina

    August 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I want to ask, have she given birth yet?

  28. gidibabe

    August 28, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    5’9 and I’ve always dated tall men, however, I recently met a short guy I would have considered dating. Dark skin with dimples(I get wet just thinking about his face). We exchanged numbers but he never called lol. I’ve never met a guy that didn’t follow through and I refuse to initiate first contact….shortie insecure? intimidated? SMS? lol

  29. fleur

    August 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I dont know. I have seen tall men that fit the descriptor “six feet of stupidity”. But my hubby is short and if I dont bring change he will quench. My bad luck. I am his economic buddy, not wifey.

  30. Tina

    August 29, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Cannot accept less than 6ft because I’m 58, the least of heels 3inch, hairstyle 1inch=6ft

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