Article by Simone Paget, Toronto Sun
Canadian singles are taking dating to new heights this summer. In honor of the recently passed bill that legalizes recreational marijuana use in Canada, WhatsYourPrice.com (a site where users bid on dates) surveyed over 4,000 singles to get their thoughts on how marijuana affects their love life. The results are interesting.
When it comes to dating and marijuana, it appears that Canadians are very open-minded. When asked, 82% of respondents said they would date someone who smokes marijuana regularly. In fact, 52% of people surveyed said they’d even get high on a first date.
However, probably the most interesting stat to come out of the survey is that 2 out of 3 Canadians have had sex while high on cannabis and would do it again.
I currently reside on the West coast in a neighborhood that is home to more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks, so these stats aren’t surprising in the least. As someone who’s never really been into marijuana, living here has made me feel like a bit of an outsider — especially when it comes to dating. In my experience, marijuana makes me feel paranoid and disconnected from other people, which is the last thing I want when I’m on a date. But go on any online dating app here and it seems like every second profile has a reference to being “420-friendly.” I used to think it was all in my head, but the data suggests otherwise.
In regards to marijuana, dating and sex, the survey found that women in general are more weed-friendly than their male counterparts. Not only are women more open to the possibility of dating someone who uses marijuana (86% of women compared to 79% of men), more women reported having used marijuana while having sex — a whopping 78% versus only 62% of men.