Add to favorites Friendly Dating Apps: The Good, the Bad, and the Outright Strange Like a lot of the best stoner technology, our preferred method for finding your cannabis crush only sort of works. I want to believe that the perfect freak is out there for me, but more often than not, my matches end up being soul-sucking vampires or starved werewolves. And because the internet is the internet, it has given us friendly dating apps such as Singles , MyMate , and High There!
Prepare for stock images of white people in VW vans. Enjoy my reviews of these strange, hazy tools — and if you're a non-sociopathic elf, bigfoot, or fairy who enjoys Indicas and eating popcorn at the movies, find me on Twitter. We reached out to all of the following apps for comment, yet at the time of writing, none responded.
I was unable to reach Singles, in specific, because their contact form froze. I ran into some bugs while trying to navigate their site, such as the issue with the contact form loading. I also had difficulty signing in on the mobile version after spending time with the desktop version.
Am I bad at navigating technology or were the Singles people super baked when they coded this bad boy? However, I found this to be true across the board for other friendly dating apps and this is, it should be said, an issue with dating apps across the board. The legal weed world already has a bad rap for being hijacked by straight white dudes, so the more inclusivity anywhere and everywhere, the better.
The app has a general chat where all users can get together at once, like the old school chat rooms you used to learn about sex and video games in as a child as your mom yelled at you to come up for dinner. As I type this there are only two participants in the general chat, so dating options are limited. After putting a request in the group chat for a friendly babe near Brooklyn to hit up, one potential suitor messaged me privately. He asked if I wanted to meet up and smoke sometime.
However his profile lacks a photo, which is always a red flag. Are you a bot? Prove yourself human by at least making your avatar a photo of your favorite bong. While dating sites such as Match. This includes answering questions such as your beliefs on ghosts, souls, UFOs, musical taste, video game experience, and obviously, strain and method of intake of choice.
You can also use such filters to search for potential mates. If everyone who reads this joined Singles, perhaps enough users would be available so that I could all bone down and fall in love with my ideal partner who not only also loves edibles but totally is in agreement with Tom DeLonge that aliens exist. Technology can get the best of me other than saying yes to dates with vampires and werewolves I meet online.
So sadly, my review of My Mate is based on limited experience when I briefly successfully gained access upon initial sign in. Like Singles, filling out a profile on My Mate is much more fun than your mainstream dating app.
When it comes to personality rather than appearance, Singles uses a test akin to Myers Briggs. The design of the site, while well-intentioned, reminds me more of an insurance company than a dating app meant to induce cannabis-fueled romance and sexual urges. In my limited time I was able to spend signed in, very few users were online. While I support their mission, I cannot recommend this dating app at this time if you can even find a way to sign on.
Just like with Tinder, the face of a potential match pops up on your phone. You can one hundred percent find a date on High There! It works well, consistently, and there are plenty of people on there. Not to brag, but within a week of using it, I have too many matches to even respond to. Is that you have an automatic icebreaker. The cons of High There! The bug-riddled friendly dating apps such as My Mate and Singles may not always let you sign into your account, but they contain a stoner nostalgia quality, like a High Times cover of a beautiful woman holding giant buds over her breasts.
If you want an app that loads and will get you laid, download High There! If you want to spend an afternoon with a joint in one hand as the other types in a chat room about the existence of aliens with a stoner 1, miles away, stick with Tinder for dates , and enjoy Singles for the experience. She was raised in the U. Brooklyn Magazine included her on their annual 30 Under 30 Envy List. Her favorite strain of weed is Grand Daddy Purp.