Weed smokers finally have their own version of Tinder thanks to a new dating app called High There.
The idea behind the app is simple: Marijuana users aren’t always comfortable bringing up on dates that they enjoy smoking weed, so High There removes that worry by creating a place for like-minded smokers to meet up with each other.
The Colorado-based startup is currently only available in the 23 states where marijuana is already legal in some form, so users shouldn’t have to worry about the app disappearing anytime soon. Colorado has sold tons of weed ever since. The app is not illegal, but geofencing is blocked in some states.
From a design standpoint, High There is looks a lot like Tinder. You swipe through profiles to find someone to connect with, and once you find a match you can message them with the app’s built-in chat.
But before users start swiping they’ll need to fill out some basic profile information about how they like to consume weed. Taking the stance that, like alcohol, people have their own particular tastes and preferences, users can specify whether they smoke, eat, or vaporize their weed.
You can also select how you usually react under the influence, with the ability to specify your “energy level when using cannabis.” This is logically followed by what kind of activity you’re in the mood for, enabling users to signal if they’re looking to go out or stay inside.
High There joins a growing number of marijuana-oriented apps now available, many of which mirror the use of an already established app like Tinder or Uber, simply infused with a weed-smoking spin. There’s even a Product Hunt collection called “CannabisHunt” that tallies all the apps now available for pot smokers.
High There is currently only available on Android (an iOS version is on its way), and if you’re located in one of the 23 states where marijuana is legal, you can download it over at the Google Play store.
Todd Mitchem created the High There app after his matches on dating sites were put off by the fact that he was a pot smoker.
?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 told Mashable. ?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.?
Mitchem stressed that the site isn?t just for dating but could, for example, help cancer patients meet other users of medical marijuana.
The free app is available in the US on the Android store and will soon make its debut on Apple?s App Store. However, it is available only in the 23 states where marijuana is legal, decriminalised or can be used for medical purposes.
Monkey hopes it will lead to smoking passions among weed smokers.