FarmersOnly, the online dating platform for people who love the countryside, has just surpassed the eight million members milestone.
The service was founded by marketing executive Jerry Miller in 2005. His main job was public relations for a number of farms across the US and he quickly realised there was no easy way for rural singles to meet each other.
The majority of FarmersOnly’s growth came after 2015, when the app version was released and opened up the product to a younger audience.
Despite the name, FarmersOnly welcomes everyone who has a passion for the countryside and rural living, not just farmers. There are currently only two million registered farmers working in the US.
Miller explained in a statement: “I started the farmer dating site in 2005 because, the way we see it, there are basically two groups in America. Group one revolves around $4 cups of coffee, taxi cabs, blue suits, and getting ahead at all costs in the corporate world rat race.
“If you fall into this group, then FarmersOnly is not where you want to be dating online. Group two enjoys blue skies, wide open spaces, a love for animals, appreciating nature and understanding the meaning of southern hospitality, even if you don’t all live in the South.
“This group makes up America’s Heartland – with good old-fashioned traditional values. If group two sounds like you, there is no online farmers dating site and farmers dating app that comes even close to FarmersOnly.”
FarmersOnly teamed up with with frozen and canned vegetable brand Green Giant for a Valentine’s Day 2019 promotion. Free memberships were offered to users who signed up using a special code and the Jolly Green Giant mascot created his own profile inside the app.
Visit the FarmersOnly website here.