Farmers and ranchers dating site
“Most farmers either marry a high school sweetheart or meet a spouse in college.Farmers Only is there for people looking for love later in life.” Thirty-five percent of Farmers Only’s more than 500,000 members are older than 50, the site’s media director Michael Gober says.Miller, who spent his childhood on a swath of land between a horse farm and a dairy farm, launched Farmers Only after a divorced female farmer friend told him she had tried several dating sites but couldn’t find the right match.She said the people who ran these other sites had no clue about what’s important in life.Daniel Seitz was at home on his family's farm in southeastern Saskatchewan, watching a TV agriculture report, when an ad popped up on the screen and tugged at his lonely heart.An online dating site called Farmers Only promised to steer him clear of city slicker singles and hook him up with potential partners looking for a man just like him, one comfortable in cowboy boots and living life on the land.
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.
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.
Their bios frequently assure women that they know how to handle a blizzard, drought or power outage as well as run an agricultural business.
And they feel compelled to remind women that farm houses are nothing to billionaire Ted Turner’s Montana ranch.