The Denver-based High There is a -style dating app for people who smoke weed. But is optimized to match people based on their preferences for consuming marijuana. If a user prefers vaping over smoking, for example, the app is likely to match him with others nearby who also vape. Another key aspect is specifying your energy level when you're high that way, low-energy couch potatoes won't be paired with energetic explorers. High There CEO Todd Mitchem says he was inspired to create the app after a date he was on abruptly ended when his dinner companion found out he smoked pot. High There! Connects users with potential matches based on location and marijuana preferences. A lot of people say we're the Tinder of weed, but that's only one facet of the whole thing.
Even though states are increasingly recognizing the need for medicinal pot, Mitchem says it's still very much a taboo topic in many communities.
Marijuana dating app HighThere connects pot users where it
The app is only available in the 78 states that currently have medical marijuana laws on the books — it uses geofencing to lock out people in other states — which Mitchem said is out of respect for law enforcement.
The company also plans to expand to Canada and other countries as they change their laws.
The free app is available on and will be rolling out to Apple's App Store in the coming days.