When presented with a diagram of different height differentials (reproduced below), the 524 Polish students surveyed chose differently on the basis of their own height.
In fact, John, shorter men like you (the average height for a male adult in the U. Your question might have been solely about heterosexual couples, but I wondered about the estimated 700,000 U. Researchers conducted an online survey of 541 gay men and found that about half preferred a partner to be taller than themselves, a quarter of respondents preferred to be of equal height and the rest liked partners shorter than themselves.
If the answer to this question is a swift "No," then there's really no reason to compromise for your shorter man.
This man should (and probably does) love you the way you are and loves you the most when you feel best about yourself.
The study found that women’s height preferences are far stronger than men’s.
Forty-nine percent of women only wanted to date men who were taller than they were, whereas only 13.5 percent of men only wanted to date women shorter than they were.