We’re no strangers to a sesh on the dating apps — after all, they’re one of the best ways to meet people — but if you like to consume weed (whether you smoke, vape, or like edibles) everything gets a little bit more complicated.
While getting a little stoned with someone on the first date can be really fun, pot can be a hard subject to broach with a person you just met. If the conversation is flowing, and you have good chemistry with your date, you might feel comfortable enough to share you like smoking a joint or two after work.
Suddenly, everything gets awkward: Your date doesn’t smoke and doesn’t particularly love that you do. While it’s been legalized and decriminalized in a handful of states across the country by now, it’s still something a minority of people do. And sometimes, if your date is super against weed, it could be a dealbreaker.
But with so much of the dating world moving online, especially since the pandemic started, it’s never been easier than now to meet singles who also like to smoke weed. By setting up profiles on dating apps and sites, you can use filters built into the program
How to meet 420-friendly singles
Match, one of the leading (and one of our favorite) dating sites has done its own research into weed smoking and the dating world. In the online version of it, there are plenty of 420-friendly singles out there: Half of men and about 36% of women are open to dating people who smoke pot, according to a 2019 match.com survey.
Dating sites and apps are starting to accommodate smokers, too: A lot of sites have built-in questions about recreational drug use, including marijuana, during the initial profile set-up questions, or often as a filter. The algorithm will then tailor results to feature people who also smoke or don’t mind if you do.
How to find weed-friendly dating sites
But how to find sites where people also smoke weed in the first place? Luckily, there are unique dating sites designed specifically for this purpose — think High There! and My420Mate. If you’re more into the mainstream dating sites (we’re looking at you Match and Zoosk), then you can use filters built into the apps to find your ideal smoking buddy.
How much do weed-friendly dating sites cost?
Each of the sites and apps we mention below has a free version you can sign up for — though these basic levels of membership offer varying access to the features the apps offer. However, if you’re really serious about things, it can be worth shelling out the cash for premium membership tiers, which unlock more features that, in turn, should theoretically unlock more (or better) matches and therefore more dates. Price points exist at almost every budget, too, so you can choose the service that feels the best for you.
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Published: July 12, 2021
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