Most Singles Would Date Someone Who Smokes Weed
When it comes to relationship deal-breakers, people tend to think put different drug or alcohol use on their list. But a new study shows that, at least when it comes to pot, dating someone who smokes weed is not a big deal. Dating site WhatsYourPrice.com surveyed nearly 33,000 respondents and found out it wasn’t a problem— 60 percent of respondents said they would be a-OK with dating someone who smokes marijuana.
It makes me wonder what constitutes “smoking marijuana." Someone who smokes weed at all or a regular Cheech and/or Chong? Although the number dropped to 55 percent in regards to women, it's still the majority that are feeling positive to our stoner brothers and sister. And age didn’t really make a difference either— across most age groups there was a 57 or 58 percent acceptance rate. It was only in the 70-plus age bracket that it dropped— and still 43 percent of them were OK with it. But maybe that’s not surprising, they lived through the '60s.
But it's not the first time weed and dating have been looked at, and in fact, rather than a deterrent, there seems to be some obvious benefits to dating someone who's 4/20-friendly. But first, check out our latest episode of Bustle's Sex and Relationships podcast "I Want It That Way":
1. The Weed Dating Capital of America Isn’t Where You Think
The most weed-friendly city for singles? Cleveland, Ohio. In the WhatsYourPrice.com survey, 95 percent of respondents said they were most accepting of dating a weed lover, which is huge. Interestingly, as far as states go, Kentucky had 83 percent 4/20 friendliness around the whole state. It is the blue grass state, after all, so our stoner couples might all be there.
2. It’s Great For Orgasms
More. Stronger. It does it all. Weed can have an amazing affect on your sex life. Dr. Mitch Earleywine tells Elite Daily that "that CB1 receptor seems to be involved in improved tactile sensations and general euphoria" and there are some anecdotal reports of marijuana being linked to longer orgasms. And if that isn't enough of a reason to give it a try... I think that's a reason to give it a try.
3. It Affects Serious Relationship Issues
It's not just silly stuff. When it comes to serious relationship issues, like domestic violence, smoking marijuana may help. A study of 643 couples by the University of Buffalo found there was less domestic violence in couples where at least one partner smoke marijuana, and the lowest were both did.
4. You Can Literally Use It For Sex
If you don't like the idea of smoking up, there are other ways for weed to help your sex life. Cannabis lube exists. It's a thing. And it's "designed for female pleasure." And those are always words I like to hear.
5. Marijuana Users Want Serious Relationships
It's not just that people are open to dating pot smokers, stoners are looking for love in a real way. According to research released by Match, 44 percent of smokers were looking for a real relationship. Not only that, they were 144 percent more likely than non-daters to have been in a relationship before, so we're talking some serious daters.
6. ... And They're Picky
Don't think that all the giggles and loving that go along with weed makes them open to everyone. Weed smokers are actually picker than non-weed smokers. The same Match survey found that they were "they’re less likely to date someone who is unemployed, lives at home with their parents, is a virgin, and is messier than they are."
7. If You're Open To Marijuana Use, You're Open To More Orgasms
That's right, there not just strong and potentially longer. Match found that those "open to marijuana use" were 109 percent more likely to have multiple orgasms. Whoop! Sound intense? They were also 30 percent more likely to want to make out at the end of the date, and who doesn't like making out?
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