Erin Manning passes along news of a Williamsburg-Hipsters-Meet-Norwegian-Bachelor-Farmers fad:
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.
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 an unconventional form of speed dating. Typically, speed daters meet at a bar or restaurant and switch conversational partners every few minutes, in hopes of finding someone compatible. With weed dating, this rapid-fire courtship takes place on the farm, with singles working together in the fields.
Better watch out, or your partner will leave you with a nasty case of crabgrass. Bwahahaha!
(You do realize, of course, that this is encouragement to make awful puns in the comments thread. But you can be serious about this story too, if you like…)