During college, I dated a self-proclaimed "former pothead." As someone who had never smoked anything, I initially found his old hobby a huge turnoff. Potheads were like Harold & Kumar, Bob Marley and Willie Nelson: fun, but not someone you could take seriously. Sex and Drugs Made Me a Man
After getting to know him, however, I realized that there are a lot drug habits worse than using marijuana recreationally, especially if it he'd already renounced his habit. The guy could have been into crack. He could have been a serial drunk driver. In the end, I stopped caring since there was a lot more to him than just his past with pot. Heck, I'd even date a casual pot user again...maybe. Here are a few pros and cons to consider when you can't decide if weed usage is a dealbreaker or not. Marijuana Use Dulls Sex For Men
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Pro: You can learn from their taste in music and movies. Chances are, a pothead's iTunes folder will contain one of two genres of music: synthy Europop or a lot of reggaeton to facilitate the spacing out that accompanies smoking a joint. Meanwhile, his Netflix subscription may contain colorful, trippy films like The Wizard of Oz or 2001: A Space Odyssey, which are infinitely better under the influence of drugs. While exposure to pot may not be good for you, exposure to different music and movies will invariably deepen your pop culture palate. Sex, Drugs, and Emotional Intimacy?
Pro: They're low-stress. Isn't it annoying to date someone who doesn't know how to relax? If you prefer guys or gals who aren't preoccupied with planning every minute of a date or with checking their iPhones 24/7, a pot smoker may be the match for you.
Pro: Funny stories to tell. Bored? Ask him about the first time he got high, and watch him launch into an epic tale of misdeeds. If you've already heard that story, ask him whether he's ever gotten close to being busted (yes), whether he's ever sneaked someone a pot brownie (yes), or how she met her dealer.
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