Farmers Only calculates that five percent of site members are city folks willing to move and share the country life with the right farmer, and that percentage is growing.
“Mobile technology, smartphones, revolutionized how our members approach romance,” Miller explains.
Miller is confident that Farmers Only will have 1 million members by 2014, despite the fact that the site’s only TV commercials are homemade and date from around 2007.
The ads end with the words, “City folks just don’t get it.” Times have changed.
Sometimes these tough, strong guys break into tears on the phone, worried they’ll never find someone to share their lives,” says Jerry Miller, founder of the Farmers matchmaking site.
“Most farmers either marry a high school sweetheart or meet a spouse in college.
Sure, the scent of sweet hay is exhilarating, but isolation takes a toll. “Loneliness is a huge problem for farmers and ranchers.The free dating site boasts an impressive 100,000-plus users nationwide and has a wildly popular commercial that has Americans from Biloxi to Bismark spewing the slogan 'City folks just don't get it' every day.'My friend was on there and told me about it and I thought it just narrowed it down to a type of person that I would like to spend my life with,' said Elizabeth from Alabama.'It was the first dating website I ever tried and Artie was the first guy I ever talked to on the phone.''We give random shout outs to Farmers Only for making this all possible,' said Artie. Before smartphones evolved into a palm-sized media centers, farmers had to wait until they got home at the end of a long, dawn-to-dusk day before they could to sit at their computers and log on.
'Whenever the TV or radio is on and a commercial comes on, we stop what we are doing and yell out "Farmers Only!
Imagine a sweeping blue sky over green and gold fields spreading up to a horizon ringed by mountains.