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Success stories include couples from California,[2][3] North[4] and South Dakota,[5] Wisconsin,[6] Indiana,[7] Pennsylvania,[8] Michigan,[9] Montana,[10] and New York.[11] was founded in May 2005 [12][13] by Jerry Miller who was at the time the owner of an ad agency in Ohio. Jerry's friend, the widow of a farmer, struggled with finding a new relationship, so Jerry began FarmersOnly to meet the needs of people in rural areas who share conservative values. "You don't have to be a farmer, but you do have to have good old-fashioned down to earth values." [14] By April 2008, the site reported having over 90,000 members.[15] FarmersOnly's tagline is "City folks just don't get it.".[16] However, the site received national attention[17] when ABC Nightline followed a non-rural woman with no farming background from Des Moines, IA on a first date with a rural man from Wahoo, NE.

FarmersOnly was thrust into the national spotlight by a writer at Newsweek who wrote about FarmersOnly in the magazine. Quickly, the site's initial strategy of starting by handing out free memberships, coupled with the national attention, led to a major boom for the site.[14] The site estimates that it is responsible for one wedding per week in the United States and Canada.[14]

The site accommodates both heterosexual and rural gay users.[18], is owned by FarmersOnly Media, Inc.[19] and its offices are located in Pepper Pike, OH. [20]


  1. ^ Graham, Stephanie (Feb 13, 2014). "Finding love in farm country". WTMJ-TV. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Rubin, Sara (February 13, 2014). "Online dating site for ag folks takes off, pairing agrarian dreamers, rodeo stars and agribiz magnates.". Monterey County Weekly. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
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  13. ^ Riehl, Nicole (21 December 2005). cultivates love down on the farm, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)
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  15. ^ (27 April 2008). Let’s Say You Want to Date a Hog Farmer, The New York Times
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  18. ^ "FAQs". Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
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