A Denver-based company wants to help lonely potheads connect with each other through its new mobile service called "High There," available now for Android.
High There! works pretty much like a dating app, allowing users to create a personal profile and browse through the photos and profiles of prospective partners. Unlike other such services, however, this one will help you find someone who shares your interest in cannabis.
This intriguing High There! app comes from Todd Mitchem, a cannabis lover in Denver, who got tired of being rejected once his dates found out about his little hobby of getting high.
"I hated dating on other sites and apps because as soon as the idea of my cannabis consumption came up -- date over," Mitchem told Fast Company. "I actually walked out of a date (after paying of course) and said to myself, that's it."
That's how High There! was born, and the app is currently available as a free download on Android. The app is still pending approval from Apple, so it's not yet available for iOS users. At the same time, the app is only available in the U.S. at the time, and only in states where cannabis is legal.
"High There! is the new and fun way for connecting to share experiences with like-minded cannabis consuming people near you. As you are clicking (or swiping) to connect you're telling people what you're in the mood for, what your interests are, and how you prefer to consume. This important conversation starter is how we like to say 'High There!'" reads the app description on Google Play.
Once you submit some basic information for your profile, sharing your moods and preferences (smoke it, bake it, or whatever), High There! connects you with similar profiles of other cannabis lovers. Simply tap "Connect" when you find someone you're interested in, or "Next" if you're not that interested in someone.
According to Mitchem, however, the app aims to go beyond simple dating, but also help cancer patients connect with others in their position and support each other.
"High There! solves the problem many cannabis consumers face in connecting with similar people. Whether looking to connect with new friends, current friends, fellow patients, or simply to find that special someone who understands and supports your choice to consume, High There! helps by giving you a safe place to express yourself."
A live chat feature will allow users to keep track of their connections in a "non-judgmental environment," and users can also invite their friends to this pot-loving community.
"You can use High There! to date, go out with new friends, or simply connect with people who are like you. As we say, 'You've got more friends than you think.'"
High There currently works in the 23 states (plus D.C.) where marijuana is legal at least for medicinal use.