Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a deluge of dating apps/sites that cater to anybody, including niche users like cat lovers, zombie obsessed, fans of those in uniforms, vampire lovers, clowns, mullet lovers, fans of sea captains – you name it.
However, a surprising new dating app has recently been introduced, that again caters to a niche customer base – marijuana users/smokers.
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Surprised? Wait till you read the rest of it.
A marijuana user from Denver is the brains behind the app aptly called High There, which hopes to hook up cannabis lovers with similar users in their immediate area. The app, which is similar to Tinder, asks users to set up profiles on there that other users can scan through, looking for suitable cannabis lovers.
The app has an additional feature that is unique to it like customizing your smoking techniques – joints, bongs, pipes, vaporizers, etc., A user can even fill in details of how high they get when they smoke, or if they like to get high while watching movies and if so, what kind of movies, or if they like to get into … um … all kinds of adventures while being high.
While the app is very similar to Tinder, its creator Todd Mitchem, asserted that it’s more than that. In fact, he said that High There was more of a social networking tool for marijuana lovers where like-minded people can chat, make friends, and even help cancer patients meet other users of medical marijuana.
Mitchem revealed that he created the High There app after his matches on dating sites were put off by the fact that he smoked pot.
“We wanted to build a cool piece of technology that solved the problem of where do million and millions of cannabis consumers go to meet people, connect with people and build relationships,” Mitchem said. “A lot of people say we’re the Tinder of weed, but that’s only one facet of the whole thing. It’s so much bigger.”
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Although marijuana is legal in 23 states of the US, people are pretty quick to judge a pot smoker even when they live in one of these states. Also that people judged a pot smoker and often dismissed them the minute they found out that they smoke cannabis. Potheads, burnouts, cokie, junkie – are just some of the words used to refer to marijuana smokers. Mitchem points out that if a person is using anti-depressant, no one calls them an anti-depressant head, but if someone smokes pot, they’re automatically called pothead.
Um, actually, that is the definition of a pothead!
High There app is currently available on the Android app store, with its iOS version soon to be released. The app is available in all of the 23 states where marijuana is legal, decriminalized, or used for medical purposes, and can easily be made available in any other state or nation the moment their laws permit it.
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