Why Do Girls Like Tall Guys? 11 Reasons She’d Rather Look Up

Have you ever asked, “why do girls like tall guys?” Is it because of the perfect height ratio, or because they feel protected?

why do girls like tall guys

Firstly, not all girls like tall guys. There are girls out there who really don’t care how tall someone is at all. However, it’s a pretty common knowledge that girls typically go for taller men. But why do girls like tall guys?

What is it really about tall guys that seem so appealing to girls? Maybe there’s just something about tall guys that are irresistible to girls. It’s not the only quality they look for, but it’s definitely a bonus for some. [Read: What girls find attractive: 20 traits that make you irresistible]

You should never base your attraction on a single trait

As much as girls like men who are on the taller side, it’s not the only characteristic they like. There is plenty more to consider in the dating arena. It just so happens tall guys are a specific type that women like. But that also means you shouldn’t determine who you date based on a single feature.

If you like short girls, you shouldn’t automatically rule out girls who are above average height. Doing this is shallow and it severely limits the people you can actually date. We mean, just because he’s tall, it doesn’t make him the ideal and perfect boyfriend, right?

Although, when it comes to physical attributes, height is definitely a bonus to girls. [Read: 12 things guys like in a girl beside her appearance]

Why do girls like tall guys?

You might’ve seen the movies where girls tend to fall for the tall guys, and this happens in reality too! In fact, there are even girls who don’t date guys who are of average or short height. Crazy, isn’t it? But there are some logical explanations as to why girls like tall guys.

1. It seems more masculine

This is obviously false, but it’s a reason women tend to prefer tall guys. A lot of girls look at a tall guy and think he’s more masculine. The taller the guy, the manlier he is. That’s how it seems and that’s usually just a first impression women get.

Especially for girls that tend to go for more masculine guys, this kind of physique is essential for her. She associates tallness with masculinity, which is one of the reasons why girls like tall guys. [Read: How to be masculine without being a jerk]

2. It makes them feel safe

There’s no precise explanation for why girls feel safer with tall guys, but they just do. Maybe it’s because they think tall guys can protect them more, or having their arms around them makes them feel safe. If a guy is tall, he’s believed to be more able to protect a woman.

He seems stronger and can wrap the girl in his arms and keep her safe. Basically, this is desirable for women from an evolutionary standpoint. Women always chose men who can protect the family and provide. It’s basically second nature for girls to select tall guys if this is the reason.

3. It makes them feel feminine

Women don’t always want to admit this, but tall guys make them feel feminine. When a tall guy puts her arms around her or hugs her, it’s such an unexplainable feminine feeling. The isn’t true for all women, but it’s definitely a reason many look to date guys who are on the taller side.

If you’re relatively short and want to make a woman feel this way, giving her compliments that make her feel sexy and feminine can work just as well. [Read: 40 small ways to make a girl feel special and loved]

4. The media has drilled it into their heads

With our exposure to all kinds of movies, we constantly see girls go for tall guys. Basically, it’s been drilled into our heads that women tend to go for tall guys because of the media.

The only exception to this is when models pose with guys. And this is still misleading because the typical female model is as tall as the average height for men. The point is that girls have always been taught that guys who are taller are better – it’s wrong, but that’s what they’re told.

5. Taller guys seem more confident

This isn’t always true but guys who are on the shorter end tend to have self-esteem issues because they’re not as tall. Since they know girls usually like taller guys, they feel bad about themselves.

Obviously, this isn’t true for all. Some short guys are super-confident. But if you have the height, then it’s natural also to have the confidence. Most of the time, anyway. [Read: 16 ways to build self-confidence]

6. It’s hardwired into their DNA

This is one of the most frustrating reasons on why do girls like tall guys. This is for the same reasons guys like hips, big eyes, and a youthful appearance on women. We’ve evolved to prefer guys who are on the taller side, as it shows they’re more capable of providing.

Obviously, this doesn’t mean anything now. But it’s the way we’ve evolved. It’s for the same reason why girls also tend to go for guys with prominent chest and arm muscles. [Read: 15 things women look for in a man before falling in love]

7. They seem more powerful

We’re all attracted to power. By physically looking up to a guy, he seems like he holds more authority. This probably isn’t something we notice consciously but it does make a difference. When someone has a powerful position or appears in charge, it’s more attractive.

So with the assumption that height equals power, this becomes a factor for why girls tend to go for tall guys. Anyone who seems powerful is desirable by women in most cases. It just so happens tall men seem more authoritative. [Read: 25 things that make a man attractive to a woman]

8. Tall guys can reach things

It can definitely be a real struggle when you’re of mediocre height, and you can’t reach things beyond your capacity. When you’re just chilling around the house or elsewhere, you can easily say, “Hey, do you mind reaching those plates for me?”

It’s such an ordinary act, but it’s an act of service she highly appreciates. Everything that’s beyond her reach, tall guys can just do it for her!

9. They do more housework

If you get into a serious relationship with a tall guy and you end up living with him or marrying him, it can benefit you in terms of household. So if you’re wondering why do girls like tall guys, it has to do with the amount of household and the division of work.

Tall guys are specifically able to do more *since they’re associated with being more powerful,* so it leaves girls to do less work. It’s tall guys who have more range motion since they’re taller, so this makes sense. [Read: What women want in a man]

10. They can easily find tall guys in a crowd

House party? Rave? Or maybe a concert? It doesn’t matter as she won’t get lost in these events with a tall boyfriend by her side. Even if she goes away for a minute, it’s easy to spot you with your height.

Of course, this isn’t the first reason why girls tend to choose tall guys, but it definitely counts!

11. They can hear your heart beating

One of the most common reasons girls also love dating tall guys is to hear their heartbeat directly when they hug. Now, isn’t that romantic? Tall girls can never experience this for themselves, especially when their boyfriend is just a few inches taller than them. [Read: 15 real world tall people problems that aren’t all tall tales!]

Be honest, do you prefer tall guys?

There are several reasons why girls tend to go for tall guys, such as the 11 reasons above. However, this doesn’t go for all girls. But remember, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to dating just one quality!

[Read: Science of attraction – 17 things that are far more sexy than looks]

So why do girls like tall guys? Among these reasons, you’ll find that it’s not all for the physical aspect of being tall, but how their height makes them feel.

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