A DATING expert has expressed great regret at swiping left on men who don’t meet her height requirements.
Jana Hocking is only 1.70 meters tall, but on dating sites the minimum height for potential partners has been set at an incredible 1.80 meters.
But a recent date with a man who was significantly shorter than his profile picture made Jana think twice about what she wants in a man.
“As he rose from the bar stool to greet me, I was ashamed to say I was upset when I realized we were eye-to-eye,” she told the Daily Mail Online.
Though she “expected very little from the date right away,” she decided to have a drink and “make the most of it.”
“A twist in the plot, it was one of the best dates I’ve ever had,” she continued.
“He was funny, polite and, once I got over the height issue, ridiculously attractive.”
“Big blue eyes, broad shoulders and a lot of confidence.”
“The next day I woke up feeling exhilarated and also a pang of regret.
“How many great guys have I missed because I literally overlooked them?”
She noted that some of the world’s most famous male actors are under six feet tall – including Tom Cruise, who is known for his short stature, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
“Size doesn’t equate to chemistry,” Jana added.
And there’s even scientific evidence to back it up.
“A recent study by e-harmony found that shorter men typically compensate for their height,” said Jana.
“They tend to be reasonable and kind and less inclined to cheat.”
In addition, shorter men are known to “contribute more to household chores” and are even better “money payers”.
“So ladies, do me a favor and change your size preferences,” Jana concluded.
“You’re missing out on a world of joy if you keep swiping left.
“Surely in advance.”
Jana previously said that men who have “the rizz” – that is, the greatest charm – are always the most attractive to women, regardless of whether they are tall, short, bald, thin or fat.
Recalling an incident where a man slipped into her DMs during lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jana said: “He was way too old for me and bald as a badger.”
“When he offered to make cocktails and take me for a walk around our suburb, I thought, bored, ‘Sure, he’ll be a good friend, but that’s all.’
“Jump forward a few hours later and his deep voice, cocky demeanor and utter confidence prepared me to risk Covid for some sexy time.”
“I have to say it’s worth it. The Rizz, I’m telling you. It is dangerous!”