[Fox News] For one night a year, a neighborhood farm in northwest Boise turns into a respite for singles who are tired of the same old dating scene. A poster board planted at the entrance of Earthly Delights Farm in late June advertised “Weed Dating,” with a heart-stamped arrow guiding visitors to a sign-in table, where they were each assigned a number and invited to sample beer provided by a local brewer. The farm is among a handful across the country offering an unconventional form of speed dating. Typically, speed daters meet at a bar or restaurant and switch conversational partners every few minutes, in hopes of finding someone compatible. With weed dating, this rapid-fire courtship takes place on the farm, with singles working together in the fields. The payoff for their toil? A chance at romance. Joe Peraino, 27, met his previous girlfriend while weed dating at the Boise farm last year. They were together for nine months and found that few others couples could top their account of how they met, said Peraino, who has since relocated to South Carolina. “It’s a pretty fun story, because it’s not like a known thing, weed dating. A lot of people are like, ‘So, were you on a pot farm?”‘ Casey O’Leary, 33, owns the Earthly Delights Farm and first heard of the idea from a farm in Vermont. Here’s how it works: Each of the ladies will be assigned to a specific row, with more instructions to follow after “we get you into the beds,” O’Leary said, prompting nervous snickers that erupted into laughter as the tension eased. The women were given a crash course in how to identify a weed versus a vegetable or fruit, and then instructed to pass that information along to the men, who rotated from each bed every three minutes. “Please don’t pull out our crops. This is a working farm,” O’Leary said before sending them off.
Well I mean how could you NOT hit it off? If I remember my Social Studies, the biggest thing to come out of slavery was that sweating your taint off with dirt & bugs all over you served as the ultimate aphrodisiac. Slave babies everywhere. So it makes sense that farmers across our great nation would not only reap the benefits of free labor but afford lonely white people the chance at love. I say white people because there’s no chance in hell you’re gonna see any colored folk dole out any more unpaid farm work, regardless of the reason. Pretty sure they’ve met their quota in spades. The only black people you’re gonna see at a weed dating event are those who thought they’re gonna try & spark a love connection over a blunt. As soon as they find out there’s no pot, you’re gonna have some irritable motherfuckers on your hands. Not exactly the kind of people you want to give a list of chores to…unless, of course, you’re a fan of Timberlands up your ass. Yeah, it sounds like a blast for anyone who’s finished every conceivable household task at their own place and is looking for even more shit to do – but if you like your partner like you like your coffee, you’re gonna have to look elsewhere.