There are some questions on online dating sites that are answered and often overlooked once they are. One of those questions is whether members would prefer to live in a rural town or an urban/city location.
On this FarmersOnly Review, that question can be a deal-breaker. It’s not that all members have anything against bumper-to-bumper traffic, massive rent rates and nonstop noise, but there’s something about the peace of a farmer town that is therapeutic.
To put it bluntly, FarmersOnly isn’t wrong on their homepage: “City folks just don’t get it.” And if you’re one of those “city folks” who is interested in moving to a farmer town, here’s your chance to meet a significant other who can help ease you into it.
Buy a few shirts, mugs and caps bragging about how much you love farmer life, or chat with those who do. Browse through members on the site, and view their photos and profiles for free. Pay to message them and talk in instant messenger chat.
If you’re into country living, this is a place where you can meet others who are just as enthusiastic about it. Of course those who fall into the group that “revolves around four dollar cups of coffee, taxi cabs, blue suits, and getting ahead at all costs in the corporate world” may not appreciate the initial description.
But it’s not like the site is lying. Own it and sign up anyway if you want to date someone in the latter group, the one that “enjoys blue skies, living free and at peace in wide open spaces, raising animals, and appreciating nature.” Whether you’re a city girl/guy who really needs to branch out, an agriculture student, a cowboy or cowgirl, or love nothing more than riding horses on dirt roads, this site embraces all of the above.
Just because you signed up online doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck in front of a computer. Almost immediately, you can pay $4.95 for a FarmersOnly phone, which allows you to send and receive text messages directly from your mobile phone. The phone number is private, and you can text even if the other user doesn’t. This makes it easier for you to respond as quickly (or slowly) as you see fit. And you can stop and start the texting service whenever you feel like it.
When you’re not talking away to other members or seeing who else is online, feel free to check out the FarmersOnly shop. Get a “No Truck? No Luck” and “Our Folks Only Put Up with Cow [insert image of poop]” ceramic mugs. Wear your “Small Town, Big Love” T-shirt proudly. And how can you not love someone wearing a “How’s about you and me and some front porch sittin’?” shirt? You don’t even have to be from a farm to realize just how much you two have to mesh to want to just enjoy each other’s company from a front porch.
Where Are the Majority of Members Based?
All members are located in the United States and/or Canada. Type in your ZIP code to find matches in your area. (Don’t be nervous about typing in a ZIP code that does not immediately come in the country; they’ll accept you, too.)
Simple life. Simple sign-up. After just a few questions, you’ll be asked to upload a photo. Before you even know if the photo was accepted, cropped or even on your profile, and you’re in. They even give you a username—that is entirely too long to remember so get ready to do a lot of copying and pasting (ex. farmgirl759894062).
While there are some things you can navigate to without paying, you won’t be able to get far without paying in order to find out who likes you, who you like and who you dislike. Of course, you can always keep tabs on the last two and flirt for free, but the messaging system does the trick, too.
For paid members who simply aren’t sure who they want to talk to, the live chat may be a great way to see who is interesting. Conversations are all over the place from holiday plans to card games and people admitting they tested positive for COVID-19 and would just like someone to talk to.
In the case of the latter user, this is a safe space to be able to tell people what’s going on in your life and not have to worry about infecting someone in the process. You two can talk safely from behind your computers during social isolation. It’s not the sexiest conversation, but it’s also a place where online daters can be honest—hopefully. Go off and start a private conversation with interesting users, too. It doesn’t have to be a group discussion.
Pricing & Membership Options
If you’re already sold on FarmersOnly private text messaging, that’s $4.95 per month to text away and turn on and off as you choose. Other premium membership perks include sending and receiving unlimited emails, viewing other members’ statuses, seeing when other members’ last logged in and posting an unlimited amount of photos. For a six-month membership, pay $10.99 per month. For a three-month membership, pay $13.32 per month. For a one-month membership, pay $21.95 per month.
There’s also a Guys Shop, Gals Shop, FO Hoodies and FO Hoodies section. Shop around. Even if you don’t have the best of luck on the site, at least you’ll get a shopping spree out of the deal that you can strut around in long after your membership expires.
Safety & Security
If users send unwanted messages, you have the option to block them. You can also report photos that violate the rules. However, expect images you’re reporting to be things like rivers and a puppy holding a rose instead of not-safe-for-work images.
Pros & Cons
If you’re unsure of what you’re looking for or whether it actually works, you want to check out the FarmersOnly blog just to hear from other success couples. For users who just assume everyone on the site is outside on a stool under the cows, that’s not always the case.
Read blogs like “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll” to read about how a native Chicagoan who moved to California found luck on the site. In her case, she was looking for someone who was not a “suit” to date and was no “spring chicken.”
While it will allow city dwellers a place to find someone different, don’t expect too much diversity on the site. While there are more than 44K black farmers and anywhere from 33K to 50K Hispanic farmers in the United States, expect to find a majority of white users on here, both male and female.
For some users, that is not a big deal at all. For users who tend to choose “All races” or “No preference,” it may be though. Of course, joining the site, if you are in the latter group, adds to the diversity you may be looking for. Go for it.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the simple things in life (i.e. horses, night skies and people saying “yes ma’am/no sir”), this is a fun place to be. If you’ve found yourself hitting up all the usual dating sites and just not finding what you’re looking for—or finding entirely too many people who all seem like the same person—sites like these give you an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone.
Maybe talk to someone new from a different childhood, a different background and a different lifestyle. And if farm life is all you know and you want to date someone who understands why this is a necessity for the one you love, even better.
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