For single-and-looking weed consumers, cannabis plays a major role in dating, getting laid and finding love.
“Nearly 33 per cent of the app users said that their ideal partner is someone who smokes weed regularly, while over 56 per cent are looking for someone who smokes occasionally,” according to an OkCupid survey. From 2012 to 2017, the dating app’s estimated one million users were asked pointed questions such as, “What’s your relationship with marijuana?” and “Could you date someone who does drugs?”
Dating experts recommend that consumers are up front about their attitudes toward cannabis and how much it plays a role in your daily life.
“Cannabis is almost an analogy for being authentic,” Molly Peckler, founder of the U.S. matchmaking company Highly Devoted, told the New York Times. “If this is a part of your life, then you should be open and honest about that, especially if you’re trying to start a romantic relationship with someone.”
If romance is in the cards, here’s how to hack online dating to find your fellow weed-lovers — and who knows, maybe love, too.
“Spark something new with someone new,” is the invitation High There! extends to all pot enthusiasts. Also known as the Tinder for Weed Smokers, the app functions in the same way — only everyone is 4/20-friendly.
The app encourages users to share how they react to cannabis, and even suggests options they’re in the mood for post-consumption: “Go out”, “stay in” or “chat.”
Hinge is a popular dating and relationship app for everyone — whether they consume cannabis or not.
The app’s focus is on detailed profiles rather than swiping on photos. While there isn’t a separate section for cannabis enthusiasts, users can select marijuana under the “my vices” section (although not everyone will agree it’s a vice!). Filter your potential partners under that heading, and Hinge becomes more useful to find partners who sesh.
Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish (POF) takes matchmaking for weed-loving singles seriously.
The Canadian dating service is known for its reliable and thorough search capabilities and has a dedicated and free sign-up for weed dating.
“You’d be surprised how many people who use the dating site are weed enthusiasts or use marijuana on a regular basis,” Mashable reported.
POF claims 1,500,000 users log into the service every day. In addition to the weed dating service, POF also yields great search results for cannabis topics or filters, such as “420-friendly.”
My 420 Mate
“So… do you smoke pot?” Sometimes it’s not an easy question to ask.
Enter My420Mate, a dating app and relationship advice platform that examines universal topics like “How To Find Nicknames To Call Your Boyfriend” and “Flirting With Men Without Appearing Easy.”
The app also lives up to its nickname, Cupids of Cannabis, with its motto: “Don’t be the lonely stoner. Find your Mary Jane on My420Mate.”
With an aim to give a streamlined experience, users are asked a list of questions that range from, what’s your choice of cannabis? And why do you consume marijuana? Based on this information, users are directed to the homepage where they can look for like-minded people.
The app is the brainchild of cannabis consultant and life coach Molly Peckler, who launched the platform motivated by her personal and professional experiences.
“I was inspired by my relationship with my husband of 13 years,” Peckler told The GrowthOp in 2018. “When I was doing mainstream matchmaking, people would always have challenges finding someone they could openly share their passion with.”
The app is different than most as the focus is not on swiping, but offering personalized service — in the form of a phone or video call interviews with the company’s matchmakers.
The company’s motto, “Match on what matters,” extends to cannabis.
Users can fine-tune their profiles and search for others by keywords such as 420, weed, and cannabis.
With ideas for fun dates (Pre-roll Your Joint and Don’t Go to the Zoo), OkCupid also offers more on-point advice for cannabis consumers that goes beyond “puff, puff, pass.”
Why look for love when you can shop for it?
Amazon Dating is a parody account that combines the founders Ani Acopian and Suzy Shinn’s love for (or frustration with)… Amazon and dating.
The homepage displays dating profiles like product listings, complete with the price, star ratings, and check-out options. While the site doesn’t have a cannabis section, it’s the “Want to be featured? Apply now” option users can get creative with — as they did with tongue-in-cheek personal bios: “upfront about her dad issues” and “broke up with her ex on Valentine’s Day.”
The platform, as the site’s FAQ section points out, is not “real”, “doesn’t work” and was created “because we like to take the joke too far”, but goes on to add that all the people featured are “extremely single.” While the site is completely fake, we’d like to think it was made by people who love cannabis — or who love people who love cannabis.
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Written by Anisha Dhiman