With 4/20 quickly approaching, Match is unveiling unprecedented statistics about singles who have smoked marijuana, many of which bust stereotypical myths about the controversial “drug.”
Never thought you could date a pot smoker? Attitudes are changing and you may be part of a shrinking group. In fact, 56% of men and 46% of women approve of recreational marijuana use. And more singles say they would date a pot smoker (30%) than a tobacco smoker (25%) or a heavy drinker (22%).
MYTH 1: YOUNGER GENERATIONS SMOKE MORE
If you were under the impression that the younger generation is more inclined to take a toke, you were wrong. The notorious “Just Say No” Campaign of The Regan Years really struck a chord, because GenX singles are the least likely to ever smoke pot. Boomers are 57% more likely to smoke pot than a GenXer while Millennials are 16% more likely to ever have a toke compared to a GenXer. Boomers are also more likely to support legalizing marijuana overall (81%). Though when it comes to dating a pot smoker, millennials are most likely to consider it (32.91%), followed by GenX (30.7%), and Boomers (28.61%).
MYTH 2: DATING AND SMOKING POT DON’T MIX
Singles who have smoked pot aren’t shying away from relationships. They are very active daters! They’re more likely to be looking for a commitment (44%) and more likely to have had relationships in the past (144%). They’re also pickier about the type of person they date — 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.
MYTH 3: SINGLE STONERS AREN’T SEXUAL
On top of that, people who are open to marijuana use are more likely to have had multiple orgasms (109%), have 3.6% more orgasms per sexual encounter, and are more likely to want to make out at the end of a date (30%)
MYTH 4: SMOKERS ARE LAZY
When people think of those who have smoked pot, they’re more inclined to believe they are lazy and unmotivated. This is far from the truth. Those who support legalizing pot are more likely to exercise regularly (18%) and are even most likely to have a professional or graduate degree (65% more likely than those who do not support pot). And among young adults, they are more likely to be employed (18%). Be sure to check out all of the hot topics at SinglesInAmerica.com and be sure to weigh in the social conversation at #SinglesInAmerica!