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When someone you're dating, or, someone you're talking to via an online dating site, mentions that they're "420 friendly," what do you say?
As a dating expert originally from the West Coast of Canada, this question comes up often.
I don't realize the potential disadvantages of the chat request system until I wake up the following morning.
With 172 new invitations, the app starts to lag and freeze; it becomes harder to approve any incoming requests, so I focus on a conversation I've already started with a dude named Connor.
"I was trying to find chicks on it," he says, "but there's just a lot of dudes who want to smoke blunts and play Mario Kart." When I ask Nikhil if he'll delete High There, he shrugs: "I have enough room on my phone." A few days later he hits me up on gchat; he's going on a High There date but he'll only tell me about it anonymously.
I check in a week later and ask if he ended up going.
"Nah," he types back, "I think I'm giving up online dating." Two weeks in, my High There profile has 669 chat requests, rendering it basically unusable.
I develop a good rapport with a girl named Daria and get up the courage to invite her to a comedy show I'm going to later that night. She tells me she has dinner with friends but assures me it's not weird at all: "What else are these stupid apps for," she writes, "If not to actually hang?People are friendlier, seemingly comforted by the knowledge that you won't be judgmental.After setting up an account I begin non-discriminately swiping right—which, as with Tinder, means you want to chat.Looking for new friends" (well under the cheeky 420 character limit).I only browse female profiles and swipe right on almost everyone. I realize that thinking of High There as an addition to the over-saturated hook-up app market might be misguided.