MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - You try working the land from sun-up until sun-down and see if you have any time left to look for love. That’s the problem for the people that feed us.
Now, a new website is making dating easier for America’s farmers: farmersonly.com.
It’s lonely in the fields, hot too. There's a lot to be done, too much to search for love. That’s where farmersonly.com comes in. It takes the leg work out of finding love in the fields.
“Farmers and ranchers are very lonely,” said Jerry Miller, who started the dating website. “Working 100 hours a week, they don’t have time to socialize.”
Danny Whittemore is an Arkansas farmer. He's single, but he’d never visited farmersonly.com. “No, but I’m going to now that I’ve heard about it,” he said.
The commercial sealed the deal. “I like that,” said Whittemore, “I like that. That’s real catchy.”
So catchy, Danny couldn’t wait to hit the computer.
As he looked at the site he commented, “She’s forty believe it or not. She holds her age well, doesn’t she?”
There are plenty of Mid-South listings, ranging from Collierville to Byhalia; in Dyersburg, “Debbie 3” is looking for a “Sunday kind of love.”
“A lot of people think it’s a joke,” said Miller, “I started it because I saw there was a real need.”
The need is real, but not for everybody.
“I’d rather meet someone in person,” said David Scatving, who has toiled Arkansas fields for 13 years as a farmer. But, David is quickly becoming a minority.
“We’re up to like 400,000 members now,” Miller said.
“You don’t have to be lonely, at farmersonly.com,” the commercial stated, “city folks just don’t get it.”
“Anything for love!” added Whittemore.
Farmersonly.com is taking off, picking up 50,000 members in just the last six months. One secret to your online photo: forget the sports car on this website. Miller said viewers are more impressed if you’re setting on a tractor.
Maybe it’s true: city folks just don’t get it.