It’s no secret that the cannabis community has a way of advertising its herb-friendly ways without being super overt about it. That’s great when you’re trying to find fellow enthusiasts at a networking mixer or when you move to a new town and need a fresh group of friends. But it’s not so great when you’re dating.
Terms like “420-friendly” and “cannabis consumer” are certainly helpful, but they don’t really tell you to what extent cannabis is a part of a person’s life, how they use it, or how you should behave when you encounter them in the wild.
Dating has never really been my thing, but I wasn’t exactly looking for a husband so matchmaking services are a little too much. I bit the bullet and jumped on the dating app train. I figured, worst case scenario, I’d meet a fellow cannabis enthusiast and we’d have a pleasant sesh.
I learned that sometimes even a deep conversation over cannabis isn’t worth the swiping and meaningless chit-chat. For someone who hates making small talk, Bumble, Tinder, and my 420-friendliness made for an eye-roll-inducing combo that presented a seemingly endless stream of stoners and men who were “curious” and wanted me to teach them all about it.