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Safran says career often influences if someone tolerates a potential mate's marijuana use.
Those who aren't in a profession with strong views about drug use — such as law or medicine — may be more open to it."Like drinking," Safran says, "people do seem to state that if someone does use marijuana recreationally, they are OK with it if it is not a daily or every weekend habit."A number of cannabis-friendly dating sites and apps have gone online in recent years, including My420Mate and High There!
Larry's go-to website, with nearly 23,000 members, was the brainchild of 28-year-old California entrepreneur and self-described stoner Ryan Moxon of Marin County. West Coast but also includes international smokers and has ballooned since voters in Washington state and Colorado opted to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2012.
About three years ago he dreamed up the idea for the site while yearning for the girl of his dreams: one who smokes pot. Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will vote in November on the issue, and the New York Times in July called for the repeal of the federal ban on marijuana for those over the age of 21.
High There also cashes in on the simplicity that distinguishes Tinder from algorithmic sites like OKCupid: just input a first name and a photo, and you've built a profile.
Although with High There, you first have to specify whether you prefer smoking, vaping, edibles, or "it's all good." High There users' implicit common ground lessens the pressure to build connections from scratch.
It has bright colors, cute graphics, the same pleasing swiping mechanism as Tinder.
SAN FRANCISCO — Dinner and a movie make for a typical date night but dinner followed by a joint could raise some eyebrows or be a turn-off despite increasing acceptance of marijuana use across the United States.
So now, tuned-in stoners and users of medical pot are turning on to dating websites that cater exclusively to tokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly” to avoid experiencing what they describe as all-too-frequent shock and rejection on the dating circuit.
RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOURData from Ok Cupid paints a slightly different picture.
Ok Cupid spokeswoman Jane Reynolds wrote in an email that 2016 data showed that at least 50 percent of Ok Cupid users in every state except West Virginia (which clocked in at 47 percent) answered in the affirmative when asked, "Could you date someone who does drugs?