A single woman has sparked a debate online after revealing her plan to expose men who are lying about their height on dating apps. The TikToker, who goes by the username @samanthalea96, shared her approach in a viral video that has racked up more than 3.5 million views. And to be honest, it’s a pretty solid plan.
- Her approach is simple but effective. In the clip, the woman measures the height of her door with a tape measure and marks off a dash at 6 feet. “Fact-checking guys we invite over from Hinge that say they’re 6ft,” she wrote in the text overlaying the video, alongside the caption: “You must be at least this tall to ride.” In other words, if you’re lying about your height, you’re going to get caught out if you go to her place!
- Many people were unimpressed with the plan. Some TikTok users criticized the woman for her approach, with one writing: “If a guy isn’t 6ft, what’s it matter to the girl who’s 4’11”?” Another added: “This does not vibe with short king spring.” A third person questioned: “If you can’t tell, then why does it matter?”
- The woman does have plenty of supporters. A lot of commenters pointed out that what the woman was doing by trying to catch these men out isn’t about the fact that they may be short but rather about the fact that they were dishonest. “Do they not realize all this is showing is if you lie. If a woman lies about anything y’all allowed to cut ties too. Why are they taking this so personal?” one person remarked. Another said: “It’s not that it isn’t okay to be short but like don’t lie about it.”
- Short king spring is having a moment. We may be in late summer, but praise for men under 5’9″ is abundant. Many celeb pairings feature a taller woman with a shorter man, like Zendaya and Tom Holand, not to mention Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Height really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but if we need a moment to celebrate shorter guys who are often overlooked or even criticized for their stature, I say let’s do it.