Sure, you can date and do whatever the heck you want to do. Out of every people you meet or date , 18 of them will be smokers. I smoked for 11 years and when I first entered the dating scene, I experienced this rejection a few times. I finally quit at age 30 thank you vanity and I have been an electronic vapor ever since. You can stop with the soapbox, thanks. Vaping was supposed to be a temporary layover on my flight to a nicotine-free existence typing this post on a plane, hence the metaphor , but I ended up falling in love with it.
Think smokers are sexy? Think again. In one of the first columns I wrote four years ago I stated that being a cigarette smoker lowered a single person's Dating Quotient more than any other factor. I guess it's OK to plagiarize myself, so I will paraphrase two statements that I wrote in I repeat that the absolute hardest person to match in the singles' marketplace is someone who smokes cigarettes on a regular basis, every day. Moreover, if that person identifies himself as a pack a day or more smoker, the resulting stigma is somewhat equivalent to being at least pounds overweight or, even worse, being a Yankees fan looking for love in the bleachers at Fenway Park.
He is in grade 7. I wonder if the group of girls that I see collected outside of his school in the morning having one more smoke before the school day begins realize that because of their habit they are missing out on a real catch. I doubt it.
Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances — or ruins — sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when only one is a pothead? Does weed make sex mind-blowing or forgettable? Here, eight readers light up the highs and lows of dating in the stoned age.