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.Recently, a pal of mine, a successful Public Relations officer in her mid-30s, confided in me about an ongoing problem she faces in her dating life: She feels that she’s simply too tall for most men, standing at almost six feet. Nincompoops like you give her wide berth since they do not want to be seen with a taller woman in public. “I cannot crane my neck to fix a bulb at home, and still crane my neck to get a peck off my woman. ALSO READ: Men only: Get this, a woman’s money is her own “If the woman is too tall, she always gets noticed by men.ALSO READ: Here are eight signs that show your boyfriend is serious with you Despite her drop dead gorgeous beauty, men are scared of her. A taller woman, especially if she scores highly on the looks department, is a liability to a man.” “Why is this so? “As they say a man who marries a beautiful woman and a farmer who grows his crops by the roadside have similar problems.National University of Singapore undergraduates Mark Lai, 23, and Triscilla Tan, 21, have been dating for eight months and she is 4cm taller than he is.Mr Lai, who is 173cm tall, says he has never discounted being with taller women.Celebrity couples such as actress Tina Fey and composer Jeff Richmond, Hong Kong actor Simon Yam and model Sophia Kao and English singer Jamie Cullum and model Sophie Dahl are just some famous pairs who ignore height conventions.
And so not worth the pain because he is still annoyingly tall. "She looks great when she wears heels and a long dress. It is not just regular couples who are defying height stereotypes.Even among celebrities - where visuals play a part in image-crafting - a woman towering over her male counterpart has become fairly common.The couple, who have an 11-month-old daughter, Emma, met at a mutual friend's party in 2012.Mr Pastorelli, who is French, says he was attracted to her instantly.Associate Professor of Psychology at the Singapore Management University Norman Li agrees that while "height mattered in ancestral times, where women were in greater danger of being attacked by animals and men...these threats aren't common anymore, so height doesn't really provide the kind of benefits it used to." He adds: "When it comes to relationships, other important traits such as physical attractiveness, intelligence, confidence and kindness clearly come into play." Ms Violet Lim, chief executive officer of dating company Lunch Actually Group, says: "A person's height has nothing to do with how happy you will be as a couple." She says: "If you have found your soul mate, does it make sense to let this person go just because they are too tall or short and go with someone who's of your ideal height but is less compatible? If I have an issue I cannot resolve, I talk to him and he gives me a different perspective.wide berth So sensing that there may be completion for the lass’ attention, Frao was talking with all the bravado so that he looked like the only real tough guy on the table. ALSO READ: Polyamorous couple share bed with TWO 'wives' and raise their eight children to call all three women As soon as my drinks were served, as the gods would have it, I was served by a tall waitress and from there on I knew I would not struggle to explain myself to the boys. It's not like I'm 50cm taller than him." The couple have been married since 2015.She even wore three- inch heels during the wedding and Mr Pastorelli had no issues with that.