The finding, published in the journal Genome Biology, suggests that our choice of romantic partner can be determined by genetics more than we might expect.

For the study, the researchers analysed genetic information from more than 13,000 heterosexual couples.

They found that 89 percent of the genetic variation that determines a person's height also influences their height preference in a mate.

By analysing the genetic information that determines a person's height, it is possible to predict the height of that person's partner with 13 percent accuracy, the study said.


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