The Secrets To Successfully Dating A Taller Woman She's easy to spot in crowds, you can share t-shirts, she can reach stuff on the high. The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner. In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter. I am in a relationship with a woman who is taller. Let me tell you, it's awesome! Here is why: * She can reach stuff that's too high up on a shelf for me to reach.