My father always told me that it was better to have loved a short woman than never have loved a tall, but I'm not so sure. Leaning over to kiss Leslie and constantly having to slouch to see her eye-to-eye has certainly contributed to my lower back problems.
Look at any couple where one partner is more than an inch or two taller than the other. The shorter partner gets in all sorts of healthy stretching, while the taller one is constantly craning their neck and arching their back - not healthy behavior.
Of course, I'm just kidding - no nasty emails, please. But I do believe that this observation may have been behind the invention of high-heeled shoes. And that's all I have to say about that.