You can sort of see the ad: Lonely farmer seeks country girl.Must know her way around a combine harvester and not be put off by the smell of pig manure.
Farmers only dating site ad
It's slogan is "City folks just don't get it."Founder Jerry Miller, whose headquarters are based in the wonderfully named down of Pepper Pike, Okla., told he set up the site in 2005 after a divorced female farmer friend had a frustrating time finding suitable men to date on other sites.
He started by posting flyers in local feed stores and at one point had to redesign the site because most farmers only had dial-up Internet connections.
That's changed, he said, and now many farmers browse the site from their cellphones while riding on their tractors.
(Wonder if that's considered distracted driving.)[ Related: Dating site faces legal threat after using image of Rehtaeh Parsons ]Miller told about 10 per cent of its members are Canadian and it's made 300 successful matches in this country.
I can see him now, dirty blond hair gleaming in the sunshine, out in a field chewing on a piece of wheat. (I mean thanks for saving the earth and everything, though.
Your homemade honey is delicious, I'm sure.) These were legit hard-working blue collar guys who like ridin' four wheelers and fixin' busted cars.
Of course they all like huntin' and fishin', and though I'm not a fan of guns, or NASCAR, or sports of any kind really, I am a fan of guys who aren't pretentious. In addition to being down-to-earth (as many of them described themselves), they also all seemed extremely emotionally available.
One guy said his family and friends mean the world to him.
They include Daniel Seitz, who runs a family farm in southeastern Saskatchewan and saw one of Farmers Only's ads during a TV agriculture report..“There’s people in the major cities in the corporate rat race.