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The British model towered over her stocky partner, but both were all smiles for the camera and each other.
Relationship experts say that though height can be an important and noticeable element in a relationship, there are many other important traits that people look for in their partners and height rarely makes or breaks a relationship.
We want guys tall, dark and handsome; big men that’ll make us feel dainty and protected; real men who knock their heads on door frames and ask for fourth helpings of dinner. A recent study found that nearly half the women surveyed would only date men taller than themselves.
As if that’s not enough, they are also underrepresented in the business world. While in caveman times I might have needed a hulking monolith of a man to keep me from freezing to death, we live in the era of John Lewis, and I have a really great duvet.
" Ms Phan says that rather than the height, it was their personality differences that attracted her to her husband. I think he fills in the gaps for me personality-wise and makes me a more balanced person." Mr Pastorelli agrees and adds that they are completely comfortable with each other's stature. I can hold her waist and her arm fits just right around my shoulders.
You know when you fall asleep with someone, it is not always easy to do so in each other's arms.
Ms Phan says that although she noticed the height difference - he is 165cm, while she is 174cm tall - it did not bother her.
"It was something obvious of course, but I didn't really think twice about it.
This goes against everything anyone has ever said ever about what most women find attractive.
(Fickle lot, these men.) And modern women are supposedly pretty turned on by the whole “letting oneself go” aesthetic, with participants citing the 'dad bod' as a glorified male body type.
Tell that to all the gym nuts downing protein shakes and making #gains.
"I'm okay as long as the difference is not too drastic." Miss Wu You, 22, and Mr Lenard Ong, 24, both Singaporean undergraduates studying in Oxford University, also say they are fine with the 4cm height difference.
Mr Ong says: "In the past, I was even congratulated for having the confidence to date a taller girl, as some people might feel emasculated." Ms Wu says that though having a taller husband or boyfriend may give girls a better sense of security, the validity of this "is highly debatable and subjective".