They held a weed dating event last year and are repeating it on October 2nd.
The speed dating format means that everyone talks to everyone — no waiting to awkwardly butt into a group conversation — and the day’s activity is the ultimate icebreaker.
Twenty-five-year-old assistant brewer Jeff Mc Guire was a reluctant dater at a weed dating event hosted by The Land Connection in Illinois.
“I usually think those kinds of things are stupid but I’d just moved to the area a couple of months ago,” he says.
Though he was on the fence about attending, he was ultimately happy that his friends pushed him to go.
Though most events make platonic connections, singles are obviously attracted by the possibility of meeting someone.
What are the chances of turning a roll in the weeds into something more?From farms to college campuses, singles are lining up to dig up some romance. Think speed dating but instead of sitting across from each other at tables, you meet each other in bed — a garden bed, that is.Here’s how it works: Lines of men and women face each other across a row of vegetables in need of some TLC. After a set amount of time, either the men or women move down to the next partner.“The best thing about it is that because it’s something different, you meet different kinds of people,” says Mc Guire.At the event he attended, ages ranged from twenty-one to seventy.“Given the amount of time that’s actually spent promoting the event, it would be faster to spend that time weeding instead.” The Vermont chapter of NOFA who started this whole trend is, ironically, among those who think it’s more trouble than it’s worth.