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Or Tom Cruise, 5ft 7in, whose willowy ex Nicole Kidman is variously cited as being 5ft 10in or 5ft 11in, depending on reports.
And then there’s 5ft 10in Rod Stewart, whose wife Penny Lancaster measures 6ft 1in in her stockinged feet.
They need to feel feminine and protected, explains Rena Maycock, a director of the Dublin-based Intro Match-Making agency.
“It’s a genetic thing that may even go back to primitive times when men were larger and hunter/gatherers,” she says.
RAISED on fairytales in which tall, dashing princes gallop to the aid of maidens in distress, women assume the perfect date must tower above them — but suppose the guy who adores you is eyeball to your shoulder?
According to the dating experts, he may be in for a disappointment — women, it seems, yearn primarily after tall, well-built men.
Not only was Feargal below Rena’s self-imposed 6ft height restriction, on the night in question, she literally towered over him — her glamorous four-inch heels brought her to 6ft 2in.
But one night in 2010 she found herself in a bar chatting to Feargal Harrington, the 5ft 10in man she will wed next June.
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Cussen says normal rules don’t apply in these cases.
Wealth, status, power and confidence, she believes, can change a woman’s attitude. “If a man’s status is very high, it will compensate for his height if he’s smaller than the woman.
If a man is very successful in his career it gives him confidence and it will make him more attractive to a woman.