With weed dating, this rapid-fire courtship takes place on the farm, with singles working together in the fields. 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.
O'Leary organized her first weed dating last year for about 20 people, including some friends and interns on her farm.
More than 40 men and women showed up for this year's weed dating."I feel bad if we don't have the right people for the right people," O'Leary said before addressing the crowd.
"We're all weirdos, in general, people, we're all weirdos right?
So like, it's just a matter of if the right weirdos show up."In her role as matchmaker, O'Leary shook a small tambourine to catch everyone's attention and reassured those who had already started to eye each another that everybody would be paired up with everybody over the course of the evening.
With ages ranging from early 20s to early 50s, O'Leary also provided a small disclaimer."Obviously, there are some matches that probably are not appropriate, age-wise, and that's OK," she said.
"We're all adults, so just have a good time."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.
Davey Rodenstein, left, and Lindsay Reiber participate in a "weed dating" event at the Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 28, 2012. 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 this unconventional form of speed dating, where singles meet while working together in the fields. The farm is among a handful across the country offering an unconventional form of speed dating.