Here, eight readers light up the highs and lows of dating in the stoned age.Just like I do yoga and he rides bikes, it's just another thing. He packs bowls for me — he's the organizer of all the weed stuff, and I just smoke it.
Smoking is obviously something that cannot be hidden for so long in a relationship and if, at the end of the day, non-smokers only wish to date other non-smokers then smokers are likely to have a much worse outcome on the dating market than non-smokers.
Compared to the dating market for non-smokers the market for smokers is what economists would describe as being “thin”.
Alcohol for me is definitely a depressive experience.
I used to have so much fun when I drank, and now it's just not that fun anymore.
For example, data collected from recently married couples between 19 found that 92% of non-smoking men and 86% of non-smoking women were married to women/men who also did not smoke.
The reason for this last result, that fewer non-smoking women are married to non-smoking men, is a bi-product of the fact that men are more likely to be smokers than are women – 21.5% of men smoke compared to 17% of women.When I smoke, I like who I am a little bit more, and I'm able to express myself better." – Kristin, start-up founder, NYCThe Third Wheel"I was dating this guy who was otherwise very sweet and wonderful, but there was an addiction issue.He couldn't go to parties without knowing at what point in the night he'd get to go back to his place, or go somewhere else, and smoke.There are lots of opportunities for research here for a graduate student who is looking for an interesting project, not only on the probability of marriage for smokers but also on marriage quality and mixed smoking households. Until that day, I plan to continue to tell my children that if they take up smoking it will make it harder for them to date. Probably for the same reason there are far fewer marriages in which a smoking wife is married to a non-smoking husband (only 6.5%) than there are marriages in which a smoking husband is married to a non-smoking wife (11%).