I was just talking to one of my friends and we discussed how I (a male) would never date a female who is taller then me and my friend (a female) would never date a guy who is shorter than her. I began to think about what this has to do with our sexual preferences and what we look for in a significant other. For males is it the height that also says something about protection and feeling safe, or having a better social status or being able to provide resources to the female?? Do you lose all of that masculinity protection when you date a girl who is taller than you? Or is it that you would have to be forced to be the small spoon? I looked at a few studies online and they say that a male is more likely to reproduce the taller that he is, and the shorter a female is the more likely they have a larger dating pool and reproduce much more often. I just think that it is very strange how that works within our culture.