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Saturday March 23, 2019

By Abby Hutmacher

420 Culture

Relationships 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.

Science doesn't lie. Cannabis consumers make great partners. photo credit

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.

Cannabis singles events are a great way to meet like-minded people! photo credit

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!

Do you have any experience with cannabis friendly dating? Share your stories below!

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Abby Hutmacher Abby Hutmacher

Abby is a writer and founder of Cannabis Content, a marketplace designed to connect cannabis writers and creatives with businesses in the industry. She has been a professional cannabis writer since 2014 and regularly contributes to publications such as PotGuide and M&F Talent. She is also the Content Director at Fortuna Hemp, America’s leading feminized hemp seed bank. Follow Abby on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

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