Thursday, June 16, 2011

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

A 2008 op-ed piece in The New York Times proclaimed that dating is dead. Books and websites have since sprung up offering guidance on how to court in the "post-dating world."

It's hard to argue that dating is now infinitely more complex than the "boy meets girl, asks girl out for a drive in his motorcar, they park, then later perhaps go steady" model of yesteryear. And it doesn't matter whether you like those changes—history marches on with feet big enough to crush you.

So today, why not embrace the changing times and try something different: weed dating.

No, it's not dating, "on weed," it's a gardening expedition with romantic undertones. Yeah, we thought it was weird, too, but it's happening.

From the event listing on Facebook:

6:30 p.m. social half-hour (BYOB); weed dating starts at 7 p.m. with a primer on how to weed, and how to weed date. You'll spend about three minutes with each participant, weeding a bed on the farm together. After, you'll have a chance to mark a card indicating those you'd be interested in contacting again for friendship or possible romance, and you'll receive info from another person if both of you indicated you'd like to see each other again. Most speed-dating hookups charge for this service, but we'll get paid in help weeding our farm.

Folks of all ages (over 21), genders and sexual orientations are welcome to attend. Please RSVP and we'll send you specific details as the "date" approaches Yee-HAW! (Space limited to the first 40 love seekers.)

Event organizer Casey O'Leary told BW that the RSVP list could currently use a few more dudes, but that if it goes well, Weed Dating could be a repeating event. O'Leary also said they'd like to organize an exclusively queer weed-dating event, which would be an excellent example of the sort of thing this week's BW cover story is about.

It's going down tonight at Earthly Delights Farm. So get in there, champ. There's probably someone for everyone, even if you have to wear Crocs.

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