Tall men have the short end of the stick in marriage

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Tall Men Have The Short End Of The Stick In Marriage

You've heard that tall men may have the upper hand in the workplace, but it appears short men have the upper hand at home.

According to sociologists at NYU, tall men marry tend to marry older, wealthier women -- and those marriages also tend to end in divorce more often.

On the flip side, shorter men are more likely to marry younger women who are less educated, but they have a higher chance of staying together (maybe because the male is making more money than his spouse).

The researchers say, "This further confirms an existence of height-based status exchange in which short men compensate for their lower physical status with higher proportional earnings, while tall men appear more likely to use their status to attract women with higher relative earnings."

A separate study out of the University of Hawaii found short people have a gene called FOX03, which leads to a longer lifespan. So not only will short men be married longer... but they'll be alive longer.

Speaking of tying the knot, check out some photos from famous nuptials:
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Tall men have the short end of the stick in marriage
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow cutting the cake at their wedding
1945: The actress Judy Garland (1922-1969) cutting her wedding cake with the second of her five husbands the director Vincente Minnelli (1910-1986). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
27th May 1949: American actress Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) with her husband, the Prince Aly Khan, cutting the cake on their wedding day. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
7th November 1951: American pop singer Frank Sinatra poses with his wife, American actor Ava Gardner, standing behind their wedding cake on their wedding day. Gardner holds her hand on Sinatra's cheek. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actress Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth of Rutland, Vt., cut their wedding cake after their surprise marriage New Year's Day at the Rimrock Ranch near Clarksdale, Ariz.., Jan. 1, 1941. (AP Photo)
PALM BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Newlyweds Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump cut a slice of wedding cake at their wedding reception at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michelle McMinn Photography/Getty Images)
CRAWFORD, TX - MAY 10: In this handout image provided by the White House, Henry and Jenna Hager pause as they cut their wedding cake during a reception in their honor following the ceremony at Prairie Chapel Ranch May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via WireImage)
Jackie Coogan, most famous of juvenile film stars, was married to Betty Grable, 21-year-old film actress, at Los Angeles on November 21, 1937. Hundreds of film celebrities attended, including Charlie Chaplin. The happy couple are shown cutting the cake after the wedding. (AP Photo)
Actress Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim at their wedding
Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward Cox enjoying their wedding cake at the White House. (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Actress Lauren Bacall feeding cake to husband Humphrey Bogart at their wedding at Louis Bromfield's farm. (Photo by Ed Clark//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
MONACO - JULY 2: In this handout image provided by the Palais Princier, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco cut the cake during the religious ceremony of the Royal Wedding, in the main courtyard at Prince's Palace on July 2, 2011 in Monaco. The Roman-Catholic ceremony followed the civil wedding which was held in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 1. With her marriage to the head of state of the Principality of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock has become Princess consort of Monaco and gains the title, Princess Charlene of Monaco. Celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state. (Photo by Eric Mathon - Palais Princier via Getty Images)
Singer Eddie Fisher, second from left, poses with his fiancé actress Connie Stevens, center, at their engagement party, Feb. 5, 1967, Miami Beach, Fla. Also with them from left to right are Ben Novak, owner of Fontainebleau Hotel, Fisher, and Stevens. The woman on the right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and actress Barbara Bach on their wedding day, 27th April 1981. The ceremony took place at Marylebone Registry Office and guests included George and Olivia Harrison, Paul and Linda McCartney (holding her son James) and Bach's son Gianni. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
American jazz singers Nat King Cole (1917 - 1965) and Maria Hawkins Ellington each hold a hand on a knife as they cut their wedding cake at a reception following their marriage at the Abyssianian Baptist Church, Harlem, New York, March 28, 1948. At left is Cole's mother, Perlina Adams Coles. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Singer Sonny Bono and wife, model Susie Coelho, cutting their wedding cake. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 25: One of the best-known amateur footballers in England, W.T. Whewell, was married at St John's Church, Putney, to Miss Eileen Joyce Gale, daughter of Mr and Mrs G.A. Gale of Putney. Whewell is a Cambridge soccer blue, a Corinthian, and an England international several times over. He has played cricket for Cambridgeshire in the minor counties. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Nikki Sixx (L) and Courtney Bingham cut their wedding cake at their wedding at Greystone Mansion on March 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
The team led by Fiona Cairns (not in picture) that made the Royal wedding cake, put on the finishing touches for Prince William and Kate Middleton, in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace in central London on April, 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / WPA POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) A view of the wedding cake at Nikki Sixx and Courtney Bingham's wedding at Greystone Mansion on March 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
American actress Julie Newmar looks to the camera as lawyer J. Holt Smith feeds her cake at the reception following their wedding, New York, New York, August 5, 1977. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: A special cake re-enacting the scene of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's wedding in 2011 where he drove the car with his wife the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as he attends a reception prior to the annual October Club dinner in aid of the St Giles Trust on October 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
377233 06: Joan and Rodney Dangerfield with ctor Connie Stevens, right, pose next to their wedding cake during their wedding at Largo's Restaurant August 28, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA. The Dangerfield's renewed their wedding vows. (Photo by David Keeler/Online USA)
7th January 1941: American film actress Bette Davis (1908 - 1989) cutting her wedding cake with new husband Arthur Farnsworth, a dentist's son from Vermont. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Princess Grace of Monaco cuts the four-candled cake at Monaco on April 19, 1960 as the former screen star and her husband, Prince Rainier III, celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Fran Drescher, Russell Kemp, Tom Whalen and children Mason and Madison cut the wedding cake at Fran Drescher Officiates 'Love Is Love' Gay Wedding at XL Nightclub on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Flying Television)
Rachel Jane Eardley (L) and Diane Pallett put the finishing touches to the Royal wedding cake, that Fiona Cairns and her team made for Prince William and Kate Middleton, in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace in London on April, 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / WPA POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

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