Growing up, my mom, at nearly 6 feet tall, made no secret that height was a highly valued attribute when it came to dating or finding a mate.
I couldn't blame her. She came from a family of veritable giants. Plus, over the years, she'd shared countless stories of attending parties and dances where she and her similarly statuesque friends would be asked to dance while they were seated. Once they stood up, the potential suitors, measuring inches shorter, would quickly turn and flee.
Even though I topped out at an average 5-feet-6, each time I told her I'd met someone I liked, her first question was always, "How tall is he?" While I wasn't actively looking for someone based on height, the fact that my husband is 6-foot-2 certainly seemed attractive based on what I'd been conditioned to look for.
So imagine my surprise when I read a recent study that suggests short men stay married longer. (Mom, we need to talk!)