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According to a new study, the greater the difference in this between a couple, the happier they are.

 

Height

 

The study found that the happiest couples were made up of a taller man and a shorter woman. Of course, you can still be happy without a big height difference but the research showed that taller men are thought to be more successful in their careers and, therefore, more attractive to women. The reason may date back thousands of years to when women thought a larger man would be a better hunter and protector. The study found that the effect of a height difference between couples faded after about 18 years of being together. I am 6’4″ and my wife is 5’4″ and we are happily married, although my charm might be wearing off because we’re about to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

– Dave O’Brien

 

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