Fortunately, we can change our culture. Go on a double date with your friends who all literally date up so they can meet your shorter guy! A collaborative study between Newcastle University and the University of Groningen last year revealed that I found it was him or others who seemed most affected. But in mammals, including us humans, it is often the male who is larger. As so often happens, biological differences are amplified by social stereotypes. As far back as , it was observed bishops were taller than preachers — a trend continued in the towering figure of Cardinal Pell cm. We can foster values that purposefully compensate for the flaws in our nature. Height may be an accumulative biomarker of general health during development, or genetic factors may impact both height and intelligence. Wikimedia commons , CC BY Sexual dimorphism — where one sex is substantially larger or otherwise different in appearance to the other — is common among animals.