Please note we have started Speed Dating Events in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Farms in states that include Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio have also advertised similar weed dating events. O'Leary organized her first weed dating last year for about 20 people, including some friends and interns on her farm.
More than 40 men and women showed up for this year's weed dating.
They value their spare time and can realise all the benefits Speed Dating has to offer over other forms of dating.
Accountants, teachers, IT workers and nurses are some of the more popular occupations of the attendees we have coming to our events.
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.O'Leary shook a small tambourine to catch everyone's attention and reassured those who had already started to eye each other that everybody would be paired up with everybody over the course of the evening. "We're all adults, so just have a good time." Here's how it works: Each of the ladies would be assigned to a specific row, with more instructions to follow after "we get you into the beds," Ms. She said she likes the idea of helping gardeners and people with similar interests find each other. Amy Johnson, 29, a Spanish elementary school teacher, heard about the event last year but couldn't make it. "I'm not much into dating, like speed dating or like, online dating.O'Leary said, prompting nervous snickers that erupted into laughter as the tension eased. "It's one of those life experiences that I might not always be able to get so why not take advantage of it this year? But it's always fun to meet new people." Weeding is actually one of her favorite activities, she said, adding: "Last year I was joking that if I would have weeded with my ex-boyfriend, we probably would have never gotten together ...Literally." Joe De Gano, 46, a sales and marketing manager for a company that manufactures clutch components for motorcycles, said he was there "to meet chicks, to fall in love." But for the more reserved participants, the farm provided numbered mason jars that corresponded with the numbers assigned to each participant, just in case any of the weed daters were too shy to approach someone directly and wanted to instead leave a note. Peraino, who worked as an intern at the farm last year, communicated with a woman named Jenn at last year's weed dating event.He described himself as somewhat shy, but at weed dating he found himself surrounded by people with similar interests.The women were given a crash course in how to identify a weed versus a vegetable or fruit, and then instructed to pass that information along to the men, who rotated from each bed every three minutes. He was not a very good weeder." Brian Cox, a 47-year-old artist and musician, came looking for a new way to meet people.