Should a Man be taller than his wife or girlfriend ?
I was going to do something about this before in reference to French President Sarkosy and Carla Bruni but never quite got round to it.
A new picture I saw today of Supermodel Sophie Dahl and (alleged) singer Jamie Cullum solidified what I think is an interesting question
Of course a lot of people will say that it simply does not matter and technically of course it does not - but in reality I believe it does.
The strange thing is that, in my experience, the only people who have a problem are those it concerns !
We’ve looked at Short Man Syndrome before but this, whilst connected, is different. The picture on the left highlights the issue we’re looking at now.
The poster couple for the overshadowed husband or boyfriend used to be Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman but a mixture of divorce and time have made them old news - now it the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni.
Sarkozy, perfect for The Napoleon Syndrome, could not be a better example of this.
He is one of the most powerful men in the world, he is wealthy and married to an impossibly beautiful former supermodel !
How much more could any man want ?
The thing is it’s not enough for him - despite all that he feels the need to wear shoes with built up heels and to stand on a box when giving a speech after Obama !
Clearly it is a problem more in his mind rather than other people’s minds
I’ve spoken to a few girls before about what they thought of having a husband, partner or boyfriend that was shorter than them and not one of them liked the idea !
It wasn’t necessarily a deal breaker if the right man came along but in principal they didn’t like it !
That being so, it’s a dead cert that men don’t want to be shorter than their partners !
Ergo, it must actually matter by definition.
The whole thing is clearly something pre programmed inside us, here comes my caveman theory again, going back 1000s of years. Whatever changes have happened in our modern world some things must simply be hard wired inside our psyche.
I honestly don’t think it matters that Jamie Cullum is shorter that Sophie Dahl, really I don’t - however. . .
Looking at that picture, to me it just looks wrong.
And whatever either one of them may say about it I bet both wish he was a bit taller than her !
This also brings up the question of women’s shoes - how do men feel if they are more or less the same size but when they go out the women sticks on stilettos and bingo - she’s taller ?
To get real answers you also need real honesty as well. Women concerned are most likely to say it doesn’t matter as are the men.
Women unaffected may happily say “it wouldn’t bother me” if questioned but, even subconsciously, it probably would - the first hurdle of attraction may not even be scaled.
So does it matter if the women is taller than her man
It shouldn’t, but I think it does - at least one party, if not both, will be unhappy about it, therefore it clearly must matter.
Am I Right or Am I Wrong ?
Six Foot Twoingly Yours