Confession, I am guilty of a heinous crime. It’s deeply superficial, completely discriminatory, and has left me alone for far too long.
I hang my head in shame as I confess… the crime is swiping left on short kings.
These short girth powerful men are usually around 5’7 (give or take) and are ignored by the masses. Seriously, ask any woman what her make-or-break factors are when it comes to dating, and the answer (after a few wines) would be men under 6 feet tall.
Now, if you were to look for a short man in the wild (aka any bar, pub, or sporting event in town), they’re actually easy to find.
They’re that fun little guy who has the confidence and strength of character to flourish against conventional beauty standards. It’s like you shouldn’t be attracted to them… and yet you are!
Jana Hocking has been ignoring men under 6ft on dating apps and is urging women to start trying: ‘What the hell are we doing?’
The problem is, we think of tall men and we think of dominance and strength, but hasn’t anyone seen a Tom Cruise action movie? He comes in at 5’7. I remember interviewing him a few years ago, and despite my high heels and platform shoes, we were on the same level.
He behaves like a 6 foot guy, I guess you could even compare him to BDE – Big d**k energy – but in this case it’s in height.
I can think of three right now that I’m attracted to, but it wasn’t an easy road to realizing this, oh no. First I had to swipe right on all the tall, genetically blessed jerks.
And here’s what makes it even more despicable… I’m a wee 5’3 myself, so really, who am I to pick someone’s height? And yet I found myself setting my dating app preferences for men 6 feet tall and over. All I can say is shame, shame, shame Jana Hocking.
Firstly, because even in heels I look ridiculous next to someone that tall, and secondly, height doesn’t equal chemistry.
I found this out the other night when I turned up on a date with a guy who looked much taller in his dating profile pictures than he did in real life. As he rose from his bar stool to greet me, I’m embarrassed to say that I was upset when I realized we were face to face at a height.
Then there’s Jason Statham at 5’10 (pictured with model wife Rosie), Zac Efron at 5’8, and Bruce Lee and Al Pacino at 5’7. Oh yeah and Mark Wahlberg at 5’8. OMG even Daniel Radcliffe conquered Voldemort in a tiny 5’5
I instantly expected very little from the date, and thought, oh well, settle in for a drink and make the most of it. Plot twist, it turned out to be one of the best dates I’ve ever been on.
He was funny, polite, and once I got past the height issue, ridiculously attractive. Big blue eyes, broad shoulders and loads of confidence.
I woke up the next day with a rush and also a hint of regret. How many wonderful guys had I missed meeting because I had literally passed them by?
The problem is, we think of tall men and we think of dominance and strength, but hasn’t anyone seen a Tom Cruise action movie? He comes in at 5’7. I remember interviewing him a few years ago, and despite my high heels and platform shoes, we were on the same level. I admit that I literally swooned when I met him. Heck, even Sylvester Stallone comes in at 5’6.
Don’t just take my word for it, science actually shows they are superior to mating species.
Main character traits that men look for in women
4. Sense of humor and confidence
Others: sexual desire and vulnerability
Main character traits that women look for in men
Others: sexual desire and respect
Then there’s Jason Statham at 5’10, Zac Efron at 5’8 and Bruce Lee and Al Pacino at 5’7. Oh yeah and Mark Wahlberg at 5’8. My goodness, even Daniel Radcliffe conquered Voldemort at a minuscule 5’5.
And here’s the final kick in the pants…both Brad Pitt and George Clooney are much shorter than 6 foot 5’10 between them.
So ladies, what the hell are we doing? These men laugh all the way to the bench and sit front row at Victoria’s Secrets shows. And yet we are being demanding?
But don’t just take my word for it, science actually shows they are superior to mating species. A recent e-harmony study found that shorter men often make up for their height. They tend to be level-headed, kind, and less likely to cheat. Well that’s a bit of a treat! They are even known to contribute more to household chores and are better financial contributors.
So ladies, make me a solid and change those height preferences. You’re missing out on a world of pleasure by constantly swiping left on them. You’re welcome, in advance.