Or the fact that tall men seem happier, more self-confident, and are likely to be less jealous of other men?
Much to my amazement, my research succinctly pointed towards a definite trend. Women make a beeline for taller guys.
Looking at evolutionary psychology, there is a theory called assortative mating that indicates humans tend to select mates that are similar to themselves, including height.
Gender and height stereotypes in the media
In our extremely communicative world, it's very easy to get tied up with stereotypes.
Taller men seem stronger
If their guy is bigger than them, they feel more petite.
Tall Guy Genetics
In the risk of sounding sexist, women have a primal urge to seek a mate who will provide offspring with the best chance of survival.