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Why tall men make the best partners (sorry, short guys)

No need to own a step ladder, for one thing

Words  – Sophie Gallagher

From the editors of GoodtoKnow

We might only just brush 5ft tall, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t cleverly paired ourselves with a giant human husband to get the full benefits of all their evolutionary advantages.

They might have to deal with hitting their head on everything, people constantly asking ‘how’s the weather up there?’ and looking a little odd walking down the street with us, but we’ll take it all in exchange for their shelf-reaching and lightbulb changing abilities.

Whilst the likes of Tom Cruise and Daniel Radcliffe may set some people’s pulses racing, we’re only ever looking for love over six feet tall (just think, you don’t even need to own a ladder).

These lanky beanpoles make the best partners, and we’ve rounded up all the reasons why everyone should be looking for love in the clouds.

1. There’s no excuse for the lightbulbs not to be changed

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You have your very own human ladder.

2. You always get to be the little spoon

Who doesn’t want to be little spoon?

3. You can wear heels without feeling like you’re towering over him

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Guess we’d better buy some new shoes, then…

4. He can reach the top shelf in the supermarket

Although convincing him to come and do the food shop is another matter entirely.

5. If he gets moved to a set with more leg room on the plane, guess who gets to go with him?

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More leg room AND a window seat?!

6. You can spot him easily in crowds.

Christmas shopping has never been the same since you realised.

7. Even when you’re having a fat day they make you feel small

Who needs a diet? Just get a bigger boyfriend… right?

8. They can be used as a shield against the elements when you forget your umbrella

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Although sharing an umbrella is more tricky.

9. He will ALWAYS eat more than you do

So you had a slice of cake? He had two.

10. They are always looking at you from your most flattering angle

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There’s a reason we take selfies from above, you know.

11. Trying to keep up with his walking pace is better than the gym

You have to trot everywhere you go together.

12. His clothes are always going to fit you, even when you’re carrying a few extra pounds

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T-shirt as a dress even when you’re bloated AF? Yes please!

13. You get to upgrade to a Super King Size bed

And pretend you’re only doing it so he doesn’t hang off the end of the bed

14. And don’t forget the trading in the bath for a jacuzzi-size pool

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You’re so understanding.

15. He’s so high up he doesn’t hear you when you curse him under your breath

‘Nothing.’

16. Tall man means bigger shoes, and you know what that means…

… bigger socks.

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