Talk about getting the short end of the stick. A study found women do in fact prefer taller men! Nearly half surveyed said tall men make them feel protected, as well as more feminine. The study also revealed that a potential partner’s height matters more to women than men- while only 13.5% of men only want to date women who are shorter than them, about 49% of women require their guys to be taller. Experts believe gender stereotypes inform men and women’s height preferences when it comes to coupling up. Well, that and sex, of course- men who prefer shorter women say the only catch is they shouldn’t be so short as to “cause problems with physical intimacy.” Touché!