When it comes to dating and marijuana, it appears that Canadians are very open-minded. Scouring the ranks of your local dating scene for a partner whose eccentricities you appreciate, combined with the caveat of them appreciating yours can make for an exhausting experience. Thankfully for one demographic, what was once a grueling process is now getting a little bit easier. Darren Roberts is the co-founder of HighThere! Roberts says marijuana-positive sites and services are becoming more popular, especially since the legalization. As one would expect, Roberts says the application is tailored to the needs of regular cannabis consumers. Among the challenges of maintaining the app and others like it is the not-unreasonable concern of dealers using the service for… well, dealing.
We reached out to all of the following apps for comment, yet at the time of writing, none responded. I was unable to reach Singles, in specific, because their contact form froze. I ran into some bugs while trying to navigate their site, such as the issue with the contact form loading. I also had difficulty signing in on the mobile version after spending time with the desktop version. Am I bad at navigating technology or were the Singles people super baked when they coded this bad boy? However, I found this to be true across the board for other friendly dating apps and this is, it should be said, an issue with dating apps across the board.
The legal weed world already has a bad rap for being hijacked by straight white dudes, so the more inclusivity anywhere and everywhere, the better.
The app has a general chat where all users can get together at once, like the old school chat rooms you used to learn about sex and video games in as a child as your mom yelled at you to come up for dinner.
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As I type this there are only two participants in the general chat, so dating options are limited. After putting a request in the group chat for a friendly babe near Brooklyn to hit up, one potential suitor messaged me privately.
He asked if I wanted to meet up and smoke sometime. However his profile lacks a photo, which is always a red flag. Are you a bot? Prove yourself human by at least making your avatar a photo of your favorite bong.
While dating sites such as Match. The discovery preferences are limited to three options: The gender filter requires you to select men or women not both , which was disappointing. This site reminds me more of OkCupid than Tinder.
The profile features on this one were the best of the three.
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The basic profile includes space for a headline, about me, about my match, hobbies and interests, and even a first date idea, which is unique and interesting. You can also share physical details height, eye color, hair color, body type , as well as religion, language, education, and so on. Unfortunately, I swiped right on a series of profiles, matched a few of those, and received the following presumably canned message in response to all of them: Honestly, I was a bit underwhelmed by my cannabis dating app experience.
I think it is entirely possible to have dating success on any of these apps, but it will take some time and effort. The biggest issue that I can see is the limited size of the user base for any of these apps and the substantial number of dispensaries and vendors promoting their products or services through user profiles.
Plus, because I live in a medical and now recreational state and an area that hosts a lot of events, I tend to have better luck meeting cannabis-friendly people in person.
The social network touts its ease-of-use and wide user base, while it claims to be the 1 social and dating app in the cannabis industry.
The app is very easy to use and set up with a Facebook account. Once inside of the app, your Facebook photo is already uploaded with the option to add four more.
You scroll through other users on the app who are in your area and you simply give them a "High There! You just have to approve them to actually start chatting back-and-forth.
People on High There! Free, with in-app purchases See Details. Launched in , Singles boasts that it is "a place to meet single people in the cannabis community looking for love. Unlike traditional dating sites, Singles puts cannabis front and center in finding matches without any judgment or prejudice. However, the big drawback is the dating site features two separate platforms for desktop and mobile, which means you have to sign up for both with two different logins and set-up processes.
On the app, sign up is pretty easy with your Facebook account. In addition, both platforms seem to be riddled with inactive profiles without photos or bios. Navigating the app is much easier than the website, but there are additional channels like "groups" and "forums" to interact with the whole community instead of just a single user at a time. If Singles managed to merge the two, then they might have an interesting dating site on their hands for cannabis users.
The dating website is completely free to use. My Mate It's not totally free like some other services, but My Mate does feature some matchmaking tech. The company considers themselves as "The Cupids of Cannabis," so they created a platform for weed users to feel warm and comfortable without judgment.
MyMate is actually a more "traditional" dating site than others in the cannabis industry. Perhaps the promise of cannabis and smoking buddies is enough to make people come back and use the service again and again. The app, on the other hand, is a little bit less intuitive. You still get the same functionality with the app as you did with the site, but it seems that the app can't refine matches based on location.
I was looking for matches within 15 miles of my location and the app gave me matches who lived more than 2, miles away. There was also an option to find all members on the app, along with your search preferences.Cannabis To Strong! WEED FUNNY FAILS AND WTF MOMENTS! #14
My Mate is free to download for Android and iOS and also includes in-app purchases for credits for upgrades. The first 65 credits are free with the pay scale listed below: Date Friendly It isn't free and doesn't have an app, but Date Friendly does have events, games, and even job listings.
That information is already disclosed once you join the site and start meeting people. The dating site is a welcoming environment for the lifestyle with members who partake in cannabis for recreational and medical purposes.
The site is also a resource for finding new jobs and works as a sort of classifieds page for the community. If marijuana is a big part of your life, then DateFriendly. Setting up a profile is pretty easy. Your options here are either companionship or romance. Then you select options for your occupation, income, education level, and marijuana habits.
Unfortunately, there is no mobile app available. You can also pay for five months of access and get seven months for free.
OkCupid OkCupid lets you search using terms like "," and everyone's on it.