They say opposites attract, but that’s not always the case, especially for those who consider weed as part of their lifestyle. Sometimes they have to endure being in a relationship with a non-supportive, non-toking lover, while at other times, they’re stuck with someone who have nothing in common with them other than a love for weed.
This is precisely the market that dating coach Molly Peckler wants to enter. She founded Highly Devoted, a service that aims to give stoners some love counseling. According to her website, “If cannabis is an important part of your life, your relationship must reflect that.”
In an interview with Vice, Peckler said that the presence of many responsible cannabis consumers who are in need of a little counseling in the love department compelled her to start Highly Devoted. After all, there are so many matchmakers and therapists who are not exactly keen on weed, and she wants to be that person who understands stoners and their love needs.
As a professional matchmaker, Peckler knows what she’s talking about. She decided to tie up her professional experience with cannabis when a family member got sick and needed medical pot.
“I know that there are so many people [like him] out there, and that cannabis is far less dangerous than alcohol and many pharmaceuticals,” she said. “I had the opportunity to join a cannabis consulting firm. I got the background in cannabis consulting and not long after realized that I want to be able to bring my greatest talent—my ability to help people with their love lives—to cannabis consumers. I saw that there was just such a huge need in the market.”
Peckler’s coaching sessions consist of learning from the past and building confidence. “If you’re not confident, you’re going to make decisions for the wrong reasons. That has huge ramifications for the rest of your life,” she said.
She also emphasized on focusing on oneself. “The healthiest relationships are made up of two people who are independent and confident and happy in their own life,” noted Peckler.
When asked if she also plans to create a formal matchmaking service for stoners, Peckler said it’s aprt of her plans. “Right now, it’s about people being able to become their own matchmaker. When someone’s in a really great place and really knows what they want, I can help them overhaul their online dating profile,” she said.
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