Doing this will save you from short term frustrations and long term unhappiness. When you are dating someone who begins to spend excessive time and money on marijuana, you may be left responsible for picking up the slack. According to a study done by in 2012, over 1.5 million Americans under the age of 26 were found to be addicted to marijuana. A majority of marijuana users are also “politically active and energized” according to Ed Gogek, and their “allegiance to the drug” consumes their social calendar and Facebook newsfeed. If you are dating a frequent user it is likely that they will rarely be satisfied with the simple pleasures in life unless they are high. Perhaps the scariest part of dating a marijuana user is the fear of what may come next.
There is no way of knowing whether your friend will become a full blown addict. A relationship is more likely to collapse when an individual expresses a greater interest towards a substance than towards their partner. Smoking marijuana has been linked with decreased sperm counts and chances for fertility, which could complicate a couple’s attempt to have a child. Even activists will admit to the excessive amount of time and energy they spend at social gatherings and meetings where they aspire to make noise and fight the battle for legalization. This may lead to a major disconnect between the two of you. Just because you begin dating someone who’s habit seems harmless, there is no way of knowing what it could evolve into, whether it be addiction, mental illness, depression, or in some cases the exploitation of other harmful drugs. There are highs and lows involved in any relationship, however it is important to realize that with a stoner, the literal highs will be high, but the lows may be extremely low.
With some patience, understanding, and knowledge, you can have a healthy and fulfilling relationship with that special stoner in your life.
Potheads were like Harold & Kumar, Bob Marley and Willie Nelson: fun, but not someone you could take seriously. In the end, I stopped caring since there was a lot more to him than just his past with pot.The other day he told me that he has already started looking for a house for us and that he plans to marry me next year and wants to start a family a year later.He has been working overtime at his job to make this happen and every month he shows me his bank statement. Glad to hear that your self-help has been self-helping you to attract better quality men.A blind date once asked me to meet him near his office.The pros and cons of dating a pothead who likes weed as much as Willie Nelson seems to.