Recently I met a fellow who stands at 6 feet 6, and this has me thinking: what's the big deal with tall heroes in romance novels, especially when the heroines they are paired with aren't exactly of Amazonian stature?
I don't know, I think it will be uncomfortable on the neck for someone like me, standing at five feet two on a good day, to have to look up to talk the giant of a guy so often. Trying to kiss his lips or brush his hair or pinch his cheeks or whatever will probably require a foot stool.
I don't see the appeal of a guy who towers or looms over her like the Leaning Tower of Pisa because, let's face it, all that extra inches on his height are going to waste anyway. Is it because tall guys are said to have bigger penises or something? (Then again, most adult porn stars said to have gigantic penises are actually shorter than typical in real life, hmm.)