I recently participated in a documentary titled S&M: Short and Male wherein I was asked to provide some evolutionary insights as to why women hold a preference for taller men. In viewing the short trailer (no pun intended), pay attention to the hauntingly handsome man at around the 49 seconds mark.
Evolutionists have conducted numerous studies that have shown that all other things equal, height is a desirable trait sought by women in prospective male suitors. Furthermore, tall men are more likely to be CEOs of large corporations, as well as earn more money as compared to their shorter counterparts (i.e., income and height are positively correlated). Interestingly, the importance of height varies depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle. When maximally fertile and when seeking short-term dalliances, the preference for tall men is more pronounced, undoubtedly a manifestation of the shopping for good genes phenomenon.