Dating for ranchers
“He gave up too much,” Lisa said about her husband Will, the day I drove to their sun-bleached farm in eastern California.The curtains were drawn and the floor of the house was scattered with baby toys and unpacked boxes. Contry western music is enjoyed by many equestrian singles.
After dozens of interviews, I came away with a sense that farming is harder on relationships than it is helpful. And the stories I heard from farmers seemed to suggest that the tough economics and isolation of farm life often complicate love.Come build relationships with people who share your appreciation for the country way of life, so create a profile and start exploring. Online personals are a great place for singles to meet other cowboys or cowgirls. People who live in the country on a farm are farmers. Cowboy Cowgirl is a dating site for people looking to date online. Just as there were other adventures to try, there were other people to meet.“We’re in our twenties,” said one rancher named Kate.Let’s Grab a Drink–after I Feed the Pigs Despite efforts by websites like Farmers Only.com, I was often told that finding an agrarian date isn’t easy.The average American farmer is 58-years old and most likely spoken for.The single farmers that are available don’t have much time for candle-lit dinners.A day in the field can be so long and physically tiring that Jenni, a vegetable farmer in Sonoma County, California, said, “You know you’re on a date with a farmer when he falls asleep at 8 p.m.” Hand-weeding for 10 hours can take a toll on your mojo.When a friend of mine moved to a rural part of California, she called her new home “BYOB” or “Bring Your Own Boyfriend.” “The pickings out here are slim,” she said.The problem with this advice was that my dater’s luck in the city hadn’t been so great either.