I live in San Francisco. Last week I was hanging out around Powell st, the Heart of downtown, Union Square, the cable cars, shopping and clothing stores, and the tourists. I specifically looked at couples to see if there was a correlation between height and the attractiveness of the female. Heres what I saw after examining at least 100 couples:
The man is ALWAYS taller than the woman.
Men between 5'10-6 feet generally had the hottest girls.
Men 5'8-5'6 were also dating attractive women, but some were underrating themselves by dating average women.
Tall men 6'3 and up were actually with the ugly girls. (maybe intimidation?)
Really short men 5'5 and under were usually walking alone. (some exceptions, no hotties) I did see one skinny 5'4-5'5 guy with this 5'9 9/10 blonde chick but that guy had like a perfect male face and sharp blue eyes.
The men with the hottest women were the best looking and looked like they got along and were compatible with their girlfriends (same clothing style, same vibe, etc). Height only seemed to be a factor for the guys that were 5'8 and under. These guys were dating some of the lower tier chicks (5's and 6's) but those men weren't too good looking themselves. Good looking guys that were 5'6-5'8 were with good looking girls.The only thing I can conclude is that looks are the single most important factor. There were some taller guys (5'10 and up) who were dating ugly girls too. But again, good looking guys who were relatively young and good looking got the hot chicks. The most notable couple was this Latin couple. I assumed they were millionaires on vacation to America by their accents and by the way they dressed and carried themselves, she had fake boobs and dressed very nice. He was shorter than her, but he was a good looking Latin guy. He was dressed in expensive clothing. They were both obviously high status and good looking. He didn't have a chiseled face or anything and dressed kind of feminine, but its a known fact women don't like the man to be too masculine and macho. I also saw a 7 footer who was walking alone but it was hysterically funny to me watching him walk over everybody. There was also this really hot black haired girl who was with her boyfriend (5'6?) who was checking me out while I was right next to them. I saw her as I was watching the break dancers TURF dance, they were drawing quite a crowd. I also noticed that men around 6 feet were with girls of all heights. And the guys that had jailbait were ghetto turf dancers who dressed with some modern day "swag". They were skinny black dudes who were bending their bodies to the music.
SF is a place where all types of people from around the world gather. I saw every type of human in existence. I feel like this paints a clear picture of the importance of looks vs height in men and dating.
CLIFFS- Read. Looks matter a lot more.