FarmersOnly is an online dating website that is determined to help people living in the countryside to find their love. The founder of the service Jerry Miller launched the site in 2005 for his widow friend, as it was difficult for her to find the new relationships with the man capable to understand her way of life.
Indeed, the statistics show that farmers and people living in the villages tend to face more difficulties to find their second halves. Usually they live in a great distance from each other and don’t have a lot of neighbors, because the population in such areas is much less dense than in the cities. In addition to that they often have very limited ways of entertainment, besides the lifestyle of a traditional farmer greatly differs from the one of the city residents, which furthermore enlarges the gap between them. Often the city people just don’t understand the farmers, their ways of life, and values.
When FramersOnly just started off, it turned out that many people felt the same as his friend did, so pretty soon the service became a very successful with more than 100,000 of the customers involved and hundreds of marriages arranged due to the website at the moment.
More about FarmersOnly.
The FarmersOnly developers took into account that often rural areas don’t have the fast connection internet, that’s why they organized the website with a nice and light design with no overwhelming details that doesn’t take much time for opening and viewing pages. The interface is also simple and effective; right on the homepage a person can start the search by writing in the email address, zip code, the gender of the match desired, and age. It’s absolutely free to become a member of the dating service, and after filling in all the necessary fields, one gets an instant access to the profiles of other website’s users around the particular area corresponding to the entered earlier zip code.
Once the users sign up for free, the only way they are offered to contact other site’s members is to send them so called Flirts. That’s something similar to poke on Facebook. To make sending private messages (and receiving such from other members as well) possible one has to buy the Premium Membership. However, it’s necessary to note that if you send a message to somebody who doesn’t have premium membership, this person will not receive it, which is a great disadvantage of the service, because basically you can’t really set a connection to anyone unless you’ve got a paid membership, and even if you do get it, there is no guarantee that you will get in touch with the person you’re were interested in until the latter will buy the premium option too.
Besides browsing other members’ profiles and sending flirts or messages the service also offers a few sections, for instance in the FarmersOnly online store they sell the “City Folks just Don’t Get it” T shirts, mugs, posters, and other different thingamabobs, such as cases for mobile phones. There is a section of successful stories too, where happy couples write how they found each other with the help of the website. However again, many other dating services include such stories too.
The Costs and Policy.
If you use the site and you feel that it fits your needs and expectations, you can apply the paid Premium membership any time. This option costs $21.95 per month, however if you pre pay at once you’ll pay only $39,95 for three months, and $65,95 for six months accordingly. In this way you’ll save from 10% up to 55% of the expanses.
The paid membership allows you not only viewing the profiles and sending flirts, but enables to write and receive private messages, posting unlimited number of photos in your profile, viewing the status of other members, and blocking the unwished members, that contact you.
Please note that according to the website’s policy, the paid membership gets automatically prolonged every time, so if you wish to cancel it, you will have to notify the customers support in advance. The company doesn’t provide any explanation on precise terms of refunds, so if the grace period is over, you won’t be able to request a refund, moreover, you’ll stay signed up for the Premium membership that will work until its period of use runs up.
Pros and Cons.
The website has its own philosophy and fits the needs of its audience. The service is specially intended for rural people, villagers, and farmers wishing to find their beloved ones who share the same lifestyle, and that’s the zing of the site.
However, besides the particular segment of people using it there is little difference between this website, and many other dating services, which slightly diminishes the site’s uniqueness.
The FarmersOnly truly helps people find their love, and therefore make their lives happier. However if you are searching for a unique approach to the online dating, you will hardly find it on this website.