Cannabis and Dating: Why Marijuana and Love Go Hand-in-Hand
Saturday March 23, 2019
R elationships come and go in life, but one relationship that seems to endure is the one with good ol’ Mary Jane. For those who are committed to their relationship with cannabis, finding a partner with the same love for marijuana is practically a necessity. Fortunately, there are many ways to meet stoner singles in 420-friendly states including dating apps and single stoner activities. But before we get into all that, let’s discuss why cannabis makes such an awesome addition to romantic relationships in the first place.
Why Stoners Make the Best Partners
The key to having a healthy, successful relationship is to maintain the happiness of both partners. Though there are many important ways to see that your partner is happy (communication, validation, respect, etc.), one simple way to keep an over-all sunny disposition is with the help of a little weed. Studies suggest that cannabis consumption can reduce depression and anxiety and improve one’s overall demeanor so it stands to reason that couples who use cannabis together should be pretty happy about it, too.
But it’s not just the stony outlook on life that keeps 420 couples so happy, it’s the sex, too! Studies show that stoner couples have sex more frequently and that they enjoy it more thanks to marijuana’s ability to heighten sensations like touch, sound and smell. Researchers from Stanford University found that marijuana consumers have sex an average 20 percent more frequently than non-users though the reasons for this trend are not understood. Some suggest that cannabis reduces inhibitions during sex while others suggest that it’s cannabis’s interaction with the limbic system or the part of the brain for things like sexual arousal.
Cannabis consumers also tend to be more loyal and less likely to participate in domestic violence, not to mention the bonding that happens when couples share a hobby. And with the explosion of 420-friendly activities and events in legal states, finding cannabis-friendly events in your area is getting a whole lot easier.
Cannabis Singles Events
Singles events aimed at the stoner crowd are just starting to take off. Though somewhat limited, companies like Handmade Events and 420 Singles are creating a whole line of events designed to bring the cannabis community out of the basement and into the local spotlight. Handmade Events hosts many stoner singles hiking events separated by age, location and intentions while the popular dating app, 420 Singles, hosts concerts and festivals.
Of course, there’s no reason to wait for a full-blown event to be announced by big-name companies. Meetup is another great source through which to find local 420 dating events in your area. Simply search for something like “cannabis singles” or “420 singles” and the site will show you all local events that match your criteria. Those with a knack for party planning can host their own events through Meetup, as well, though be sure check IDs to avoid underage consumption and never sell a product at meetup events. Though many 420-friendly states allow cannabis to be gifted, as soon as cannabis is exchanged for something else (a.k.a. remuneration) it becomes a highly punishable offense.
420 Friendly Dating Sites
Sometimes, crowds of strangers can feel intimidating (even if you know they’re all high, too). For us introverted type, the getting-to-know-you process is considerably easier from behind a screen where bios and texts serve as cheat sheets for conversations gone by. That’s where 420-friendly dating apps come in handy.
Designed to connect stoners with like-minded stoners in the area, cannabis dating sites like 420 Singles are part of the newest trend in online dating. Many function on a tinder-like basis while other, more inclusive sites like Zoosk and Plenty of Fish allow you to simply narrow down your matches based on certain criteria (like “420 friendly”)
There’s a lot of reasons to love a stoner – they’re chill, have amazing taste in music, and are always down to share – so if you’re ready to find your marijuana soul mate, hit up a local 420 singles event or try your luck on a weed-friendly dating site like Stoner Singles or My420Mate. Happy canna-dating!
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Cannabis consumers are no stranger to being single and there are many great 420 friendly people out there looking to date. Find out how cannabis can actually help improve your dating life and learn more about the many different 420 singles events happening across the country!
Weed has more to do with your love life than you think
No, we’re not high (right now). Our data proves that weed can play a significant role in your romantic relationships.
Look. Weed can affect your love life. No, this isn’t an intervention. In fact, if you think an intervention would ever happen over a blog post, you’re probably high right now. Back to the point: weed is a dating deal breaker. And as weed is becoming decriminalized and de-stigmatized, we wanted to see how serious of a deal breaker it actually is.
To find out, we looked at various questions about weed, sex and faith. Each of these questions were asked to at least 1 million OkCupid users between 2012 to 2017. So sit back, light up a bowl (or not — toootally up to you) and check out how and where weed intersects with your dating life.
Weed + Your Partner
First thing’s first: we discovered that — when it comes to dating — people are okay with their partners smoking weed…if they’re not currently using it.
The most popular response was preferring their partners to have experienced the
of weed in the past, but not currently partake. Seems like you should puff, puff, pass for good.
Weed + Sex
Our data shows that when it comes to sex, though, weed smokers — past and present — actually have higher odds of getting off.
Weed smokers of all types (past, and both varieties of current) are significantly more likely to have orgasms than their never-smoking counterparts. So if finishing is a priority, inhaling might be too.
We also compared how people responded to weed questions and how they responded to the question “Are you looking for love or sex on OkCupid?” What we found is that, in it’s own special way, weed is a gateway drug (to sex).
Looking at the chart, the people who consider drugs of any type a deal breaker (the “no” row) are significantly more likely to be looking for love (73%) than sex (12%). The people who are only okay with drugs if it’s weed are a bit less likely to be looking for love than the no-drugs group (59.5% versus 73%) and more than twice as likely as this “just say no” group to be looking for sex (26.5% versus 12.4%). The people who are cool with all drugs (the “yes” row) are equally split between wanting sex and love (42% and 43% respectively).
So the more tolerant you are of drugs in general — whether that’s of your partner’s habits or your own — your interest in sex grows, and your interest in love declines.
There’s also a link between being open to weed and being open to bisexuality. Daters who think any drugs are a deal breaker are less willing to date a bisexual person (47% no, 35% yes, 18% skipped), but any openness to dating a drug user flips “yes” to the majority response (81%).
In conclusion, if you’re a regular smoker or open to drugs in general, it probably means you have a sexier sex life. Additionally, it appears that being accepting of smokers makes you more open to dating someone who is bisexual — perhaps that’s because not smoking weed is highly associated with religion. We’ll explore that in the next section.
Weed + Faith
The first indicator that there’s a link between being religious and not smoking weed can be found in a person’s profile. We looked at words that are more common among OkCupid users that are currently (or used to) smoke weed versus users who have never smoked weed, and found them to be strikingly stereotypical. We also never knew that “devils lettuce” was still a common phrase.
A similar indication was found in our data. We saw that that the less okay you are with drugs, the more okay you are with religion and/or God.
Look. Weed can affect your love life. No, this isn’t an intervention. In fact, if you think an intervention would ever happen over a blog post, you’re probably high right now. Back to the point: weed…