Whether you’re looking to find a new romantic interest or some platonic pals, it can become problematic when you have different lifestyles. They like to go outdoors, you’re more of arts-and-crafts type, they’ve never seen Pretty in Pink. Using any number of dating and social apps are problematic because they so rarely account for what so many of consider deal breakers.
One of those, of course is cannabis. If you’re a cannabis enthusiast—using it either recreationally or for medicinal purposes—you can feel like you’re harboring some shameful secret when interacting with new acquaintances. “What happens when they find out I smoke pot?” you might have asked yourself.
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Now there is a way to avoid that whole dilemma as tech companies have now developed several dating and social apps specifically targeted at marijuana users. So if you’re looking for a partner who participates in your lifestyle or you’re just finding a new person to smoke a bowl with, these are some possible options for you to discover potential new friends.
This cannabis-friendly platform counts as the longest-running of its kind. It was conceived back in 2011 and has found thousands of fans through its service. It has recently expanded to include both a website and mobile version of its service, though these are separate communities their website indicates.
Traditional dating sites are all about connecting people with like interests, but too often those connections never go beyond the online chatting and messaging stage. The difference between them and us is that we inform you of upcoming cannabis-related events in your community, making it safe and easy for singles in the cannabis community to meet offline.
Reportedly boasting users from all 50 states and 88 countries with a base of more than half a million members, this app and website platform helps connect green-friendly partners. Co-founder Miguel Lozano says he created the app out of personal necessity.
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“As a daily smoker of cannabis myself, I came up with the idea about five years ago when dating sites were becoming more and more popular,” Lozano told the Chicago Tribune. “As a person who uses the benefits of cannabis, I thought it would be nice to have a way to meet potential dates and friends, alike, who supported cannabis use. With a site like My420Mate, I felt I would have an avenue to meet other cannabis users, and I didn’t have to feel judged or explain myself.”
This app is probably the newest app on the scene and takes a slightly different approach to connecting users. Not only does it want to match cannabis users together for friendly and romantic relationships, it also allows members to connect through the way they consume their product. If you only smoke joints, or partial to a vape pen, then you can find fellow users who are just like you.