High There, A Dating App For Cannabis Lovers, Lets You Tell Someone 'Weed Be Cute Together' Just In Time For Valentines Day

Nowadays, if you wanna fall in love, there’s an online resource that will help you do it. Apps like Tinder and Bumble match you with singles in your area with just a swipe of your thumb. If you want a more specific kind of SO? Don’t worry, there’s a dating site for you. FarmersOnly.com boasts the tagline “city folks just don’t get it”, while Christian Mingle claims it helps Christian men and women “find a loving, God-centered relationship built on mutual faith and love.”

And if you enjoy consuming cannabis? Thanks to the startup social networking app High There, you’ve got a chance to make a move as well.

According to its website, High There “unites cannabis users and enthusiasts with each other in a friendly and judgment-free environment.” It’s similar to Tinder in its layout: You make a profile and can then scroll through the profiles of others until you find someone with whom you want to connect. It helps you find people based on your cannabis preferences. You can say whether you prefer smoking or vaping and what your energy levels are when you're high.

Darren Roberts, cofounder of High There, told Her Campus that the idea came to him after experiencing the stigma surrounding cannabis: “My co-founder and I both knew so many people in our lives who consumed cannabis because of the positive effects it had on their lives, but there was a common sentiment that often they were stigmatized socially for their cannabis consumption, especially when it came to dating,” he said. “They would go on a first date and as soon as they mentioned they consumed cannabis, the other person would be turned off.”

Like any successful entrepreneur, after identifying the problem, Roberts found a way to fix it.

“We knew we could create a technology that would connect the millions of cannabis consumers worldwide in a safe, fun, and judgment free environment,” he told Her Campus. “Our app has not only been responsible for people meeting and falling in love but also for friendships and meet-ups and everything in between.”

If this is your first time hearing about High There, it certainly won’t be your last. 

“We constantly want to evolve and create more value for our community and the cannabis community at large," Roberts said. "We are currently working on more features that will provide even more ways for people to connect in groups as well and offline with events and meetups. We will also be adding more content and gamification to our platform to make it even more engaging for our users.”

And if you’re a sucker for a good love story (I know I am), then Roberts has got you covered.

“We had a user from Australia fly all the way to NYC to meet a guy she met on the app,” he said. “They spent the whole night sitting outside looking at the Hudson River chatting about cannabis, life and love.” Awww.

So if you too have had trouble dating because of your love for cannabis, High There might just be the move for you. If someone looks ~dope~ don’t be afraid to be ~blunt~ and swipe right!

High There is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

About The Author

Hannah is an editorial intern for Her Campus as well as a chapter writer for the University of Michigan. Achievements include being voted "Biggest Belieber" (2010) and "Most Likely to Have a Child Born Addicted to Starbucks" (2016), as well as taking a selfie with the back of Jim Harbaugh's head.  Goals for the future include taking a selfie with the front of Jim Harbaugh's head.  She's also an obsessive Instagrammer, so hit her with a follow @hannah.harshe