According to the site, Farmers Only is “the place for farmers and ranchers to meet like-minded people,” but adds that one need not only be a farmer to use the dating service.Farmers Only is simply for “good old fashioned, down-to-earth people who live in small towns and rural areas,” notes the website, which makes no mention on whether or not it’s also effective for reality stars.It connects “cowboys to cowgirls.” It’s targeted to people who prefer the country lifestyle.
"We're not as big as Facebook but we're working on it," he said.
Now, one that launched to cater to the kind of people who grow crops—Farmers Only.com—has reached a milestone.
The ads are so embarrassingly bad, they’re actually great.
This baffling website claims to help farmers find relationships.
Jerry Miller, a marketing executive who founded the site in 2005 after a divorced farm owner complained to him about a lack of like-minded people in her dating pool, says it has more than 200,000 subscribers."She said, 'I'm afraid I'm not going to meet anybody new—I know everybody in town,'" Miller recalled in a recent interview with Yahoo News.
He then spent six months researching singles in farming communities.The most challenging part of growing its user base, Miller said, is showing people the ropes."The learning curve is a lot different for us," Miller said."I spent thousands of hours coaching people on how to use the site, send messages—even just teaching them how to upload their photos." (One user, Lyle from Kansas, would call him often, saying, "Jerry, I'm looking at my photo, I just can't figure out how to get it on there.")The site also had to wait for technology to catch up in rural towns, too."I kept hearing the same thing: 'I know everybody in my church, everybody at the store, but I go on these big dating sites, and they just don't understand the lifestyle.'"Farmers launched with about 2,000 members, but grew to more than 100,000 users by 2010 as nonfarmers embraced the sensibility." data-reactid="24"Carrying the tagline "city folks just don't get it," Farmers launched with about 2,000 members, but grew to more than 100,000 users by 2010 as nonfarmers embraced the sensibility."You don't have to be a farmer," Miller, who's based in Cleveland, said."You could work at a restaurant, or the feed store, but are looking for someone who has those values."Users pay .95 per month, or .95 for six months, to find a like-minded match on the service."When you walk outside in New York, there are 10,000 people within three blocks.