Why is it that women, in general, like to wear high heels, but don't want to be tall? Whenever I've had a female friend who was over average height - with a few exceptions - she hated it. So why do they like wearing high heels?? I've actually heard women/girls say they didn't like being tall because it meant they couldn't wear high heels. Why would you want artificial height that renders you unable to walk properly, but not want actual height?