New cannabis Seedfinder—find your match!

By Miguel Ordoñez


Connecting with like-minded individuals is challenging enough in the modern age, let alone when the thing you love has such a divisive reputation. However, your affection for weed doesn't need to be a stumbling block. Instead, it can actually help you meet people that share the same passion and insight.

Marijuana and Dating: What's a Lonely Stoner to Do?

Talking to your date about your smoking behaviour or being "weed-friendly" is not always easy. Especially since the two of you are just getting to know each other, and you want to leave the best first impression that you possibly can.

Understandably, you might have reservations about discussing your cannabis use in fear of being rejected. With that in mind, we've compiled a shortlist of dating apps that aim to connect you with other cannabis-friendly individuals.

Marijuana Dating Apps: Top 5

Every app has pros and cons, so to help you choose the best possible match, we'll break down our top five, including their technical details (pricing, sign-up) and why you should consider using them.

My420mate

Spanning all 50 American states and over 80 countries, My420mate claims to be the number-one app for marijuana-friendly dating. And based on the features set, we'd be inclined to agree. The option to list your preferred consumption method, favourite strains, and why you started smoking in the first place are all great additions.

Top 5 Marijuana Dating Apps
Technical Details

- Sign-up is free (awarded 65 credits upon initial registration)
Simple to use (clean UI)
- Custom personality test to help set preferences/matches
- Mobile app (iOS & Android) and desktop versions
- Get additional credits for using the site (daily log-in, adding a photo, etc.)

- Why Use My420mate?

My420mate is one of the few weed dating apps that has the backing of several prominent media outlets. It's been designed from the ground up with weed lovers in mind. From the custom personality test to listing your favourite strain, it's clear the first topic of conversation with potential matches is going to be cannabis.

Combine these features with a clean UI, multi-platform functionality, and the ability to earn credits just through daily use, and there's a lot to like about My420mate.

There has been some criticism of the user count, with some areas finding it hard to match locally. Still, given the moderate pricing plan for credits and the focus on all things cannabis, it's certainly worth a go.

Plenty of Fish

While at first glance Plenty of Fish may not seem a cannabis-focused dating site, it has several attributes that make it ideal for meeting a weed-loving companion. The sheer number of worldwide members and free membership, combined with a few clever search options, make it suitable for stoners new to the e-dating scene.

Top 5 Marijuana Dating Apps
Technical Details

- Sign-up is free
- Over 100,000,000 members (approx. 3 million daily users)
- Personality assessment
- Mobile app (iOS & Android)
- Most features are free (option to upgrade account monthly)

- Why Use Plenty of Fish?

The major appeal of Plenty of Fish is the vast pool of potential matches. Once you figure out some of the weed-friendly search parameters, you're almost guaranteed to find people in your local area. Speaking of search options, POF lets you filter results by interests such as "cannabis" or "420-friendly".

While there's no option to match with people based on their favourite strain, the filters highlighted above are a decent compromise. The upgrade options are also reasonably priced, but you must pay for the package upfront, which ranges from a 3-month plan to a full year, so you'll need to plan ahead to make the most of your premium account privileges.

HighThere

Despite its turbulent past, HighThere has recently revamped the overall user experience and mobile app. Some bugs still exist, but the developers remain committed to the project. Given the ease of use and a clear focus on all aspects of cannabis culture, HighThere is more of an all-encompassing virtual space for cannabis, rather than a dedicated stoner dating app.

Top 5 Marijuana Dating Apps
Technical Details

- Free to sign up and use
- Also a social networking site for cannabis
- Over 100,000 downloads on the Google Store
- Simple to use (updated UI & app)
- Mobile app (iOS & Android)

- Why Use HighThere?

Interest in cannabis doesn't just mean getting blazed on the weekends. Instead, it extends to legal reform, medical research, pop culture, and much more. HighThere blends weed's educational and informational aspects with a "Tinder-like" mechanic (swipe left/right when viewing profiles) to help you find like-minded people.

In fact, HighThere has a lot of functionality beyond simply messaging someone for a hookup. There's also reviews, a local dispensary finder, and a preferred consumption method option. If you're looking to immerse yourself in cannabis culture while also meeting someone new, HighThere is a solid option. As long as the technical development continues, we can see HighThere growing in popularity.

420 Singles

420 Singles may only be on the Apple app store right now, but recent updates from the developers have seen its popularity climb. We should also point out that 420 Singles is one of the best options for US-based potheads. With free swipes and matches, it's a great place to start looking for someone who shares your passion for marijuana.

Top 5 Marijuana Dating Apps
Technical Details

- Free sign-up (including swipes & matches)
- Unique profile questions (to generate matches)
- 1000-mile search radius
- iOS only (iPhone & iPad)
- 1.6k ratings on the Apple app store

- Why Use 420 Singles?

If you're in the US, 420 Singles is a simple yet effective way to meet someone who shares your passion for ganja. The app operates very similarly to Tinder, with a swipe & match function that helps connect people based on their unique answers. We say “unique” because 420 Singles differs by asking you to complete profile questions based on subjects you might talk about while high. Questions include “Do you believe in UFOs?” and “What's your favourite strain?”.

The ease of use, combined with the unique approach to personal interests, makes it straightforward to find new friends in your area. That is, of course, provided there are people in your area. Results seem to vary from state to state, but you can bookmark profiles to come back to later if needed.

Match

Arguably one of the most well-known dating apps, Match shows that it can evolve with the times. Part of its sign-up process now includes a question around marijuana use that helps to match you with a similar profile. A huge pool of potential matches, great app functionality, and local events (Match nights) prove why the app continues to be successful.

Top 5 Marijuana Dating Apps
Technical Details

- Mobile app (iOS & Android) and desktop versions
- Free sign-up (although free users have limited functionality)
- Flexible subscription options
- Millions of successful matches
- 1M+ app downloads

- Why Use Match?

Although it may seem like dating apps are commonplace, Match was one of the first to popularise the concept, and their experience shows. There's a friendly and straightforward UI, various premium options, and a focus on cannabis use right from the get-go.

Fortunately, Match forgoes the complicated personality questions and favours a more straightforward approach, asking at the earliest stages of profile creation whether you smoke weed or not (among other things). The app then provides its “Top Picks” based on your interest in cannabis.

Not only do you get one of the most refined dating app experiences possible, but Match has shown that they listen to their users by including a focus on marijuana.

Tips for Your First 420-Themed Date

You've navigated the world of dating apps, found a match, and are ready to take the plunge into meeting face to face. While the apps above make it easy to share your love for cannabis, enjoying the same interests out in the world is a little more complex. However, you needn't worry, as we've got some top tips for your first 420-themed date.

  • Location, Location, Location

Classic first date venues such as bars, cinemas, or restaurants are great and all, but they aren't exactly stoner-friendly. If you want to meet your match AND enjoy your passion for weed, you'll need to think outside the box.

Locations that put cannabis first are a great place to get to know each other, without the intimacy (or pressure) of going toke for toke at home. Cannabis trade shows (worldwide), social clubs (Spain), and coffeeshops (the Netherlands) all present a relaxed environment while still letting you explore the subject you both enjoy.

  • First Date Activities

A 420-themed first date needs some planning if it's to be successful. After all, getting super high then trying to come up with ideas on the fly is likely to end in disaster. Instead, it helps to plan activities that lend themselves to being stoned. For example, if you both love indicas, yoga complements the soothing nature of the strain. Or, if an energising sativa is more your thing, consider visiting a food festival or going for a hike.

  • Finding Your Perfect Strain Partner

There's nothing quite like sharing a joint or bong with someone who enjoys the same strain (or strains) as you do. Thankfully, most of the apps above include a "favourite strain" question by default, so finding a smoking buddy is straightforward. However, don't worry too much if you can't agree on what to smoke.

The beauty of cannabis is the depth and variation of different strains. Focus on a first date where you both bring your favourite strain, pre-rolled, for the other to try. You can then spend the evening discussing what you did and didn't like, hopefully strengthening that already flourishing connection. All that remains now is to decide what you're going to call the kids (we mean your cannabis plants, of course)!