“Most farmers either marry a high school sweetheart or meet a spouse in college.
“Some members want friends as much as a spouse,” he muses.That’s why he’s built a dating site that’s not just for dating – and not for farmers only.Now, they can Skype with a potential date, text an answer to a “flirt” or swap photos while they’re sitting on a tractor.Miller takes phone calls from seniors who find technology a challenge and helps them upload photos.The ads end with the words, “City folks just don’t get it.” Times have changed.
Farmers Only calculates that five percent of site members are city folks willing to move and share the country life with the right farmer, and that percentage is growing.
Most dating sites have complex mathematical formulas behind their matchmaking questionnaires.
In a recent Ted talk, OKCupid founder Christian Rudder explained that his site assigned every question points depending on how important the answer is to the person taking the quiz. “If you have a huge thick file of data on someone, you miss out on the joy of surprise. The rest is an adventure.” Farmers Only men often post photos of their tractors and pickups.
Because their stories were so common, I decided to do some research.
When I looked for sites for farmers online dating, I found sites that claimed to cater to farmers, ranchers, and country dwellers, but the majority of postings seemed to be from people living in big cities. Just looking at the postings, they sure didn’t look like farmers to me!
“My farm is beautiful to me, a pond and fruit orchards flowering every spring.