New York researchers found the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men. Tall men may want to get married earlier, but their marriages don't last as long.


Shorter men were more likely to marry much younger women, and make more money than their spouse. 'This further confirms an existence of height-based status exchange in which short men compensate for their lower physical status with higher proportional earnings, while tall men appear more likely to use their status to attract women with higher relative earnings'. (The researchers looked at data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, which has been conducting a survey of American families since 1968.)