Jana Hocking: video trick that prevents me from being “caught”
Kinda Sorta Dating podcast host Jana Hocking. Photos / Instagram
When it comes to dating, there is nothing more boring than showing up on your first date and quickly realizing that they are not the person for you.
Maybe they don’t look anything like the photos on their dating app, they lied about their height (no, 5’10 isn’t nearly the same as 6 ‘) or worse of all, the joke is non-existent.
If you’re a woman, it can be even more frustrating when you factor in the hours you spend prepping – makeup, hairstyle, and sometimes even buying a new outfit.
That’s why Jana Hocking, dating expert and host of the news.com.au Kinda Sorta Dating podcast, says she plans to institute a new first date rule once the lockdown in Sydney ends.
Jana plans to avoid being “caught” on an unnecessary first date by having a video call with her suitors before they meet in real life.
“It’s one of the things I’m going to take away from the dating world after the pandemic,” she said.
“I’m going to make all of my first dates online Skype dates, because there is nothing worse than being all dolled up, ready to go out, paying for your Uber, paying for your new outfit and so on. ‘sit on the date knowing in 30 seconds that he is not the right person for you and that he was nothing like what he looked like on the app. “
The guest on Jana’s podcast this week is dating and relationship expert Dr Lurve, who said locked out singles could use the situation to their advantage.
The lockdown was the “best time yet” as you could use the forced physical distance to “court”.
“You can’t just meet people for a Friday night party in the bedroom,” she said. “People are having conversations online right now.”
“It’s old fashioned dating,” Jana said in agreement. “It’s like dating in the 50s, it’s pretty cool.”