Vice Columnist Attends My420Mate Mixer

ViceWeediquetteLogoFor the latest installment of “Weediquette,” T. Kid tackled something with extra personal resonance: online dating for pot smokers.

He explains that since he changed his Tinder profile pic to one that reflects his avid ganja lifestyle, the site has been a matchmaking dead-end. Based in New York, Kid happened to be in LA at a time when pot-centric dating site My420Mate was holding a Halloween mixer in Hollywood. Right off the bat, he noticed something a little different:

I arrived at the mixer with my friend Z around midnight when it was already in full swing. The backyard of the venue was packed with groups of guys and girls smoking weed, and the first thing that struck me was the racial diversity of the crowd. At cannabis events in New York, Denver and elsewhere, I’m usually the only brown guy in a sea of white, but here there was an even mix of colors mingling freely. My ultimate goal in attending this party was to see what kind of people are on the stoner dating scene, and to achieve this, I had to appear eager to meet potential 420 mates even though I had no intention of actually starting a relationship with someone in LA.

So how did it go from there? Read the rest of the column to find out. At one point, My420Mate founder Miguel Lozano introduces Kid to a happy couple that not only met through the site but consists, on the female side, of a digital journalist.