Described as ‘Tinder for farmers” a new dating app launched in the US helps country singles meet and connect…
Farmers Dating, developed by Farmersdatingapp.com, follows the astonishing success of FarmersOnly.com, an online dating site which claims to have more than 6 million members, apparently connecting farmers with “people who understand the farmer lifestyle” … which must be easy for a young American woman chilling on Miami Beach or a Southern California mall…
“There’s a serious gap in mainstream dating apps that cater specifically to farmers and people from rural communities,” explains Madeline Zeidman, spokesperson for Farmers Dating. “What we know is that many dating apps offer an extremely wide net of potential matches, aimed at quantity over quality, where, ideally, endless swipes means endless opportunities. That can make it difficult to find meaningful matches if a person is intentionally seeking a certain type of person.”
Zeidman says in a statement that this gap was just the opportunity Farmers Dating was looking for.
“We’ve seen dating apps for people with ultra-specific tastes, but nothing noteworthy for single farmers, and that’s what we’ve set out to create: a place for single farmers and those looking to date a farmer to meet and find love.” The app store lists “single farmers, country singles, rural singles, cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, horse lovers, rural singles and country folk” as its target audience.
“Today’s phone users are spending almost all of their total mobile time inside apps. We’re seeking to make the process of dating and connecting with single farmers as simple as possible, and that means following where users are spending their time.”
Farmers Dating is a Tinder-style dating app which allows users to log in and create a profile using Facebook or a mobile number. Users are then asked a series of questions about partner preferences and personal info. Preferences such as whether a user is seeking men or women, or both, occupation, religion, and education level are just some of the prompts to set up a profile.
“What we’ve done is create a safe place that honours and respects the lifestyles and honest desires of farmers, cowboys, cowgirls and anyone looking for a partner, but hasn’t found them yet, and hasn’t found the right app to meet like-minded people,” concludes Zeidman.