OK, I was kidding there — but, point being, there are pros and cons to a man's own height in seeking a partner.If you were wondering why you’ve been singularly attracted to tall or short women in particular, science may reveal the deeper meaning behind your “type.” Here's what the research has to say.

But they do give tall women a leg up (no pun intended).

Although these judgements may seem superficial, I understand where they come from.

In response, women around the world buy high-heeled shoes (and ignore the discomfort) in order to gain a few inches. When a group of women walk into a bar, most eyes turn immediately to the tallest one in the group — simply because she might be the first face they see.

And when men interact with tall women, as Roger Dobson explains for The Independent, the outcome is generally positive.

According to Dobson, “both men and women judge a tall female on first sight as more intelligent, assertive, independent and ambitious.”Dobson further explains that men view tall women as being wealthier and more successful.

These initial impressions don't guarantee a lasting relationship.

Whenever I think of a tall woman, I almost always picture Uma Thurman or Maria Sharapova — tall, blonde, alpha females. And while I wouldn’t expect every tall woman to be as strong-willed as the two I just mentioned, stature indicate personality.

Dobson explains that men make many conclusions about a woman based on her height.

You’ll notice it when you first make eye contact, you’ll be aware of it the first time you hold her hand, and you’ll certainly pay attention to it the first time you're in bed together.

Whether you’re into tall women or petite ones, no type is universally superior.

He might help a woman find her car in a crowded parking lot.