Dating for weirdos
Bonner)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — 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.Typically, speed daters meet at a bar or restaurant and switch conversational partners every few minutes, in hopes of finding someone compatible. Joe Peraino, 27, met his previous girlfriend while weed dating at the Boise farm last year."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.
'"Casey O'Leary, 33, owns the Earthly Delights Farm and first heard of the idea from a farm in Vermont.Farms in states that include Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio have also advertised similar weed dating events.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.O'Leary organized her first weed dating last year for about 20 people, including some friends and interns on her farm.
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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.