Thursday, February 16, 2017

Farmers Only, an old Appaloosa and a double dog dare...

Dear Farmers Only
My name is Patrick Smith and I want to tell you how I met the love of my life on Farmers Only.
In March of 2015, I was living in Sterling, Virginia having separated from my wife of 25 years. I had left my farm in Gettysburg, PA and was living in corporate housing which I shared with co-workers. Life in a townhouse was far different than life at the farm. Without the daily chores of feeding horses, mending fences and repairing everything from plumbing to shelters, I had plenty of time on my hands. 
One evening as I sat watching TV and surfing the internet, I saw an ad for Farmers Only. Online dating is not the sort thing that I would normally get involved with, but I was bored and newly single and I figured what the hell. 
I opened up an account, wrote a profile and attached a picture of myself with one of my horses, an old Appaloosa named Scout. I set my search for northern Virginia and started to browse through the results. I found several women that seemed to have similar interests in horses and over the course of the next few weeks exchanged a few emails with a couple. While we discussed the possibility of meeting over coffee, it never came to pass with our busy schedules.
Meanwhile, 183 miles away Lori Baldwin sat with her teenage daughter watching TV. Lori was a single mom, divorced and raising her daughter in rural Pennsylvania. Her job as a registered nurse kept her very buy, but she spent every minute she could with her daughter Brandy.  As the two watched TV one evening, an ad for Farmers Only came up. They had a laugh over the idea of the service, not giving it any serious thought.
Lori’s life was hectic, filled with the demands of her job and her efforts to give her daughter a full life with a loving parent. It did not leave her much time for herself and although she had dated, she had not found someone worth sharing her life with. But she and her daughter had a wonderful relationship as well as a friendship. They often acted more like sisters, hunting, playing sports and horseback riding together whenever possible.
On this night as they watched the ad for Farmers Only, Brandy jokingly told her mom that she should sign up. Lori wasn’t interested but the jokes turned to dares and finally to the serious “double dog dare”. That was all she wrote. Before long, Lori had signed up and she and Brandy put together a profile for her.
As I said, Lori and Brandy had a special relationship that included a tradition of practical jokes played upon each other and anyone in range. Brandy managed to get into her mom’s account and “liked” a series of men that she knew her mom would have nothing in common with. Lori is an attractive woman and was bombarded by messages from men who she would not ever have wanted to date, but still the overall experience with Farmers provided entertainment and some new friendships with her own contacts.
Weeks went by and one evening as Lori browsed her search results she came across a photo. Her eye was immediately drawn to the photo, he was damn handsome! I am of course talking about Scout, my horse. She did manage to get past his picture and noticed that he was indeed standing with a man. After reading my profile, she decided that I was a bit arrogant but hey, that horse right?
I saw Lori’s picture and was immediately captivated by the smile of this beautiful young woman. I knew that there was no real hope here, after all she was ten years younger and 183 miles away. However, I could not get her out of my mind and finally sent a simple message to her stating that it figured that I would leave Pennsylvania only to see someone so lovely back there.  
Before you knew it we were texting back and forth, then emailing and then finally came the phone call. Everything seemed so easy, we talked like old friends, discussing everything from horses and our children to politics and religion.
It did not take very long before I received a call from Lori. She was coming down to Sterling, she wanted to meet face to face. I reserved her a room at a local hotel, so that she would have her own place and we arranged a date. It seemed a little crazy, but it just seemed right.
I arrived at the hotel to pick her up for our date. I knocked at the door, staving off the fears of some catfish event. When the door opened, I was relieved to see the same beautiful smile and was overcome with relief. I asked her if she was ready to go and we were off.
Now for Lori, this whole trip had been a little hectic. Beyond the drive across three states, she had to battle the comments from her mother, who was sure that she was being lured away into some human trafficking scheme. As she drove down, the excitement was tempered by her own concern that she may end up as a special on cable TV. “Whatever happened to Lori Baldwin?”
Our first date was fun and relaxed. We went to the air and space museum, rode in a flight simulator, had a nice dinner and wrapped things up with a walk in the park. Things went so well that Lori decided to stay another night. 
I arrived the next evening after work to pick her up for our next date. I climbed the stairs up to the second story where her room was and as I turned the corner, she jumped out yelling “Gotcha!”. I did explain about the practical joking. She laughed, I laughed …….once my heart started beating again. At this point, she figured that I was fun and I knew that she was crazy! It was a perfect match.
The following months were spent trying to spend time together between our busy schedules. We would trade off travelling, her visiting me in Sterling and me visiting her in PA. She introduced me to her daughter and the two of us took to each other quickly, sharing interests in music and books, as well as hunting and cars.
This Summer, Lori took the leap and found work down here in Virginia. We moved in together, along with her daughter far from the city. We both commute daily, but still live in the country where the horses are in the back yard, hunting is nearby and we have peace and quiet.
On November 19th, I had the happiest day of my life. I married the love of my life. She is my best friend, my partner in crime and the best thing that ever happened to me. All because of Farmers Only, an old Appaloosa and a double dog dare.

Patrick and Lori Smith





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Five Must-Know Tips for Dating a Farmer

You already know that farmers are a special breed of people. Why else would you be looking for love on FarmersOnly.com? Dating a “farm boy” or “farmgirl” (as we like to call them on FarmersOnly) is not just about blue skies and green pastures. Says Jerry Miller, founder of FarmersOnly.com, “Remember, farmers clean up well because, let’s face it, they have to get dirty.” So here are a few tips for dating farmers, and for meeting great people on FarmersOnly.com.

Tip #1 - Farming is a farmer’s #1 priority.
Farming isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. Farmers work long hours, and calves and crops can’t wait. Gotta make hay while the sun shines, right? It’s often physically hard work, and it can be mentally draining. But at the end of a hard day’s work, there is nothing like seeing a wobbly colt take his first steps to his momma, those little month-old calves running around and kicking up their heels, or all those hay bales neatly stacked up and ready to keep your herd during the winter months. So approach the farming lifestyle with a lot of open-mindedness. Don’t judge anyone or anything too quickly. It’s not all fun and games, but it’s very fulfilling. If you’re patient, there is always a lot to appreciate, and a lot to talk about.

Tip #2 - Plans Change. So roll with it!
Because the work never ends, and farming requires a variety of tools and tricks of the trade, chances are that something is breaking down, getting stuck in the field, or getting sick pretty much every day.  Just when you think it’s time to meet for a dinner date, someone may have to turn around and head back to the farm. So make the most of it. Pack up the food and wine and enjoy it in the barn later, if you have to. The good news is there is always a quiet nook, a romantic view of the sky, and the sound of mother nature around every corner. Expect the unexpected, and try to marvel at it.

Tip #3 - Roots and Root Cellars.
Farming is about family and roots. Most farmers are part of a family business. There will be moms, dads, aunts, brothers and sisters...you name it. So be warm and gracious to the family you meet, since you won’t just be seeing them at Christmas. Similarly, if your farm boy or farmgirl lives in the house that grandpa built, expect the farm to be full of family history. Be open to learning and even embracing the history that’s part of his/her life. If you approach family and family history with a sense of curiosity, you’re likely to learn a lot and have a great time.

#4 Tip - Be You or Be Through!
A lot of farmers are experts in bullsh*t. Remember, they either smell it often, sell it often, or do both! Similarly, many can sense shenanigans from a mile away, whether dating-related or otherwise. In other words, there’s no sense in pretending to be anything other than who you really are.  Heck, get on out of your box, and be fearless and courageous about sharing your true quirks, colors, and charisma. That’s not only the best way to get a farmer’s attention. It’s the only way to keep it.

#5 Tip - Figure out where the wind blows
Farmers are probably not adept at the conversation topics you might be used to. If you’re talking about the Northwest, you ought to be talking about a place on a map, and not Kanye and Kim’s daughter. Don’t assume that the farmer you’re dating knows a lot about or necessarily cares much for the kinds of pop culture topics we’re often consumed by on either coast of the country.

Want a great conversation with a farmer?  Here’s an easy tip: Learn about the weather! It’s not just polite small talk in a farmer’s life. It’s the difference between rags and riches, life and death. Everything hinges on just the right amount of rain (too much or too little can be disastrous), on just the right amount of heat and cold, and most importantly, on being prepared for whatever is coming your way. Want to make a great impression? learn a little about barometric pressure, cumulonimbus clouds, and Doppler radar. Don’t overdo it. Just show interest and awareness. Then you’ll find that you can always keep the breeze at your back.

If our FarmersOnly.com tips all sound a bit daunting, just think of the rewards: There’s the warmth of extended family around the dinner table after a successful harvest.  Or you and yours, faces to the setting sun, crops stretched out before you.  Farmers are fiercely loyal and this lifestyle that’s becoming more and more rare is a blessing bigger than the starry midnight sky you’ll enjoy from your front porch, farm boy or farmgirl by your side forever.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Relationship? What to buy for Valentine’s Day!


Love is in the air! If you’ve been using an online dating site like FarmersOnly and recently made a great, new connection, perhaps you may have just found “the one!”...maybe. The challenge? You’ve got to find something to give him/her for Valentine’s Day.


If you’re newly in a dating relationship, the dilemma you face on Valentine’s Day is a common one: Give too much, and you might throw up the wrong signal, sending them on a beeline for the door. Give too little, and you might send out a disappointing vibe.  You’re walking a tightrope over fresh manure! Right?


Here are some suggestions to help you make a great choice.


Suggestion #1: Show off your listening skills
You’ve been on a date or two, or more. What has your date told you that he/she really likes? What is important?  Is it a hobby, an interest in a book or movie series (Harry Potter, anyone?), a favorite food or purchase? A gift that’s perfect for any relationship is one that shows you’ve not only been listening, but also that you’re internalizing what you learn. For the Larry McMurty fan (the guy who wrote Lonesome Dove, you know him), for example, how about a special edition of “Streets of Laredo,” or even an autographed copy of one? For the cook or baker, we recommend a great cookbook with a personalized inscription that says, “I remember when you told me at dinner on our first date, how much you love fresh-baked bread. Check out page 122.  I hope you’ll share some with me. Happy Valentine’s 2017.” The person you are looking for is likely interested in something very unique. But you get the idea. Adapt our suggestions based on what you know.


Suggestion #2: Stay away from things that are too intimate
Lingerie, bed linens, sex toys - these are things that tend to send the wrong vibe early on in a meaningful relationship. There will be time for those things when you know each other better. If the relationship is new, save those things for the future. Find a gift that is fun to talk about with others, so you can share your great gift idea with your friends, and he/she can sing your praises, too.


Suggestion #3: Don’t be afraid to be resourceful, instead of lavish.


Here are some awesome Valentine’s Day gift hacks that will help you without breaking the bank:


  1. If you’re short on ideas, check out his/her Facebook page and other social media.  Chances are, they’ve posted a hint or clue about things they like: a favorite sports team, a concert they’ve attended (a lot of great country artists are touring this summer, who is comin’ to your area?), or a wish or dream that they shared. Use those clues to generate a short list of gift ideas.
  2. Create a homemade coupon book full of thoughtful experiences that are low cost. “A horseback ride to my favorite spot,” “I’ll make dinner for you,” or “A fishing trip and I’ll pack all the gear.”  Print them out on your computer.  Check out all these templates to make it super easy.
  3. Experiences are always more meaningful than gifts that fit in boxes, so think of things to do, instead of things to buy. Take a class together (cooking, line-dancing class, art, history, etc.). Make s’mores in a fire pit in the yard, like an impromptu camping trip. Or design your own tour around a fun neighborhood or town. Then turn your shared experiences into a tradition that you can relive for years to come.
  4. Revisit your childhood. The oldies are always still goodies: The local zoo. The Science Museum. A a tour around your grandparent’s homestead.  Finish it off with hamburgers and ice cream, just like you did when you were a kid.
  5. Board Games never fail for fun. Seriously. Buy an old favorite - Parchisi, Clue, Scrabble.  Purchase a classic version of the game and plan a night of fun competition with popcorn and cocktails.  Unsure about an old favorite?  Try BoardGameGeek.com for one of the new bestsellers.


If you’ve thought through all these ideas and none of them feel like the right answer, you can always check out the FarmersOnly online store at store.farmersonly.com! :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brad and Patty found the perfect companion in each other


Brad and Patty met on FarmersOnly.com in January of 2013. They were each other's first dates from the site! Both Brad and Patty had been married previously and they both knew the perfect companion, friend, and lover was out there for them. They're engaged now and are enjoying the heck out of this chapter in their lives.

Patty gave us some of her time to talk to us more about her and Brad's relationship.

What towns/states are y'all from? I was from Newark, CA (just south of Oakland) and Brad was 90 miles away in "Wallace, CA"- we made it work until I moved out there in 2015.

What did you do on your first date? We met half way in Livermore- well, almost halfway. We went to dinner, then a movie. He said he hadn't been to a movie in years & he'd really missed that. We saw every Oscar nominated movie that year--in a very short period of time!

When did you know that he was the one? He is such a gentleman, I knew if I let him get away, I'd regret it every day of my life. Luckily, he kept calling, emailing, and texting, and I always wanted to see him again & again! Ok, 3rd date.
Their furry child, Gunner


What is your favorite thing about him? He knows I'm a strong woman and can do everything- but he always wants to do FOR me. One of our favorite movie mini series is Lonesome Dove--- he's my "Gus". I asked him once "Am I your Clara or your Lori?" He responded "both"! Makes my heart melt every time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Patricia and Eric have added an adorable plus one to their farm!

Eric (Milton, Wisconsin) and Patricia (Arena, Wisconsin) met on FarmersOnly.com and knew they were meant to be! They have the cutest little girl, Raelynn Ann. Patricia is the farmer out of the pair of 'em, but he's a country boy at heart.

We talked with Patricia a few weeks ago to learn a little bit more about their sweet story.

What did you do on your first date?
On the first date we went to the Great Dane for dinner, and then to the movies. On our second date, we went fishing.

How did you know that Eric was the one?
I knew he was the one when he went up to Northern Wisconsin to deer camp and I missed him so much I couldn't wait to talk to him and see him again.

What do you love most about Eric?
That he didn't care what people thought and that he is very close to his family. And his blue eyes!

Ready to be a FarmersOnly.com success story? Get signed up today! You don't have to be lonely at FarmersOnly.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Meet Alyssa and Cody: After two dates, they knew!


Cody (Hammondsville, Ohio) and Alyssa (Lancaster, Ohio) met on FarmersOnly.com earlier this summer. Sometimes, when you know, you just know! We love their love story, and we're so glad Alyssa shared it with us!

Hello, this is Alyssa I'm writing to let yall know I very greatful I am for this site. Without yall we would have never found our soulmate. We both had crappy relationships prior to this. At first I was nervous about doing the whole online dating but I am so glad and thankful that I gave it a whirl. I just wanna tell ya thank you thank you thank you very much. ♡♡♡♡

For their first date, they kept it low key, hanging out at Alyssa's apartment. She says that she knew that he was the one when, on their second date, he made her feel like she had never felt before - for once she was happy. Alyssa's favorite thing about him would be that he's handy and he isn't afraid to tell her when she's wrong... even though she'll fight him on it (can I get an amen here?!). Alyssa says that Cody is a great, loving man.




Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Jim and Elissa just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary, thanks to FarmersOnly.com

Jim (Roanoke, Virginia) and Elissa (Sandyville, West Virginia) met on FarmersOnly.com about three years ago. They celebrated their one year wedding anniversary on December 19th. We love their love story, and we talked to Elissa about it.

I lived in Sandyville, West Virginia and Jim lived in the Roanoke area of Virginia... about 4 hours apart. He messaged me - I had a 1/2 picture of my face and a small paragraph, and he had a small book written on his profile. There's a place called The Greenbrier about 1/2 way between us and after 6 weeks of chatting on the phone and texting, I was going to The Greenbrier with a friend and asked him to meet me for lunch. We met up and drove around looking at cattle, we both raised cattle, and had a great time. We would meet up about every other weekend in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

I owned a business in West Virginia, and he owned one in Roanoke, so we would work our schedules out to try and visit each other. Then things got more serious, and he asked me to come to Roanoke... 4 hours away from my house and business, to work for him. I hired my daughter to run my dress shop "Ranch Dressings" (I started it in a barn) and I temporarily relocated to Roanoke and started to work for him in the kitchen and bath business he owns called Rock Fab.

After about a year and a half of dating and me being displaced... he popped the question! I was at the nail salon getting a manicure, ironically, on a Tuesday night and he messaged me to go eat Mexican food at our favorite place, called El Rodeo. He was acting all nicey nicey and I was like, what the heck is going on? He said "I ordered you a new fruity drink they have" and they brought out this big ol' pineapple out with a straw in it... I took a sip and nothing, I was just sucking air!? He popped the top off the pineapple and there was the most amazing ring I have ever laid eyes on!!!

That was in October of last year and we got married about 6 weeks later standing in his/our farmhouse in the living room with our kids and my best friend and our parents... then we went to The Greenbrier for our honeymoon! That's where we went for our anniversary too. We have opened a satellite store in White Sulphur, where we met, this town means a lot to us, we have a lot of fabulous memories here.

I guess I knew he was the one, or that I was the one for him, when we met up for a weekend and he relaxed and used his CPAP breathing machine in front of me. He has sleep apnea and has to wear that thing.

My favorite thing about Jim is that he is honest. I have a very hard time trusting and he has never lied to me or made me feel like I couldn't trust him. He's good to my heart. He's a traditional man and isn't a player. I have literally hit the total emotional jackpot when I found him!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Meet Jacob and Kali: She drove 8 hours to meet him!

Meet Jacob (from Spalding, Nebraska) and Kali (from Gillette, Wyoming) - they met on FarmersOnly.com and are getting married on July 15, 2017! In addition to that news, they're expecting their first child in June, 2017!

In Kali's words:
Jacob and I met 2 weeks after I joined the site. I lived in Wyoming in a coal miner town with no one that I could see myself with. No farmers my age at 26. Jacob was 28 working on his family farm that has been in the family 4 generations. Coming from a small town of less then 500 he wasn't having much success either. After him messaging me a cheesy but very cute message I replied. After 2 weeks of talking, I took the chance and drove 8 hours to meet him. I spent the weekend on the farm with him, enjoying farm work together. I even met his parents the first weekend. After 8 months of traveling back and forth I made the move to Nebraska and couldn't be happier. We got engaged August 14, 2016. Our wedding is planned for July 15, 2017 and we just found out we are expecting in June 2017, after I've been told for 10 years that I couldn't have kids. We have been super blessed and it's all because we took a chance on a website called FarmersOnly. I couldn't have found a better match and someone who truly makes me happy everyday. Truly blessed God has brought us to this world to meet each other.

What did you do on your first date?
Our first date was on a tractor because he was in the middle of planting when I came to NE to meet him.  So we spent the day planting and doing chores. Then before the day was done his parents came home early from a trip and I was able to meet them and get the 100 questions about me (I think I passed). 

When did you know that he was the one?
I knew he was the one when I came to NE for the 3rd or 4th time and spent time with him and his amazing family and I couldn't see myself anywhere but there. He is very family oriented and works with them on a daily basis and it's amazing how much of a team they are. Then after my family met his family it was a done deal. They get along great and I've never seen my dad so comfortable with anyone so quickly. 

What is your favorite thing about Jacob?
My favorite thing about Jacob is his huge heart and passion. I've never felt so appreciated, loved, and cared for on a daily basis. He tells me how beautiful I am everyday. How much he loves me everyday, and how much I make him happy everyday. 

Congrats Kali and Jacob, from everyone at FarmersOnly.com! 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Long story short Fred and I are engaged to be married 9-16-17!

I met Fred on here October of 2015 when I was still living in Nebraska. I'm from Wisconsin. But, a different guy I met on here in January of 2013 led me to Nebraska.

I decided it was time to move home last October. Long story short Fred and I are engaged to be married 9-16-17.

So thankful I met my future husband on FarmersOnly.com!

A. Klein
Lincoln, NE


Friday, December 2, 2016

We had an instant connection!

In August of 2015 I met Jay on your awesome dating site. We had an instant connection. We just got married on November 12, 2016. Thank you for bringing us together. I tell everyone about how we met and how great my experience has been.


D. Romano



Sunday, November 27, 2016

2 year relationship results in proposal!

I met my fiance on Farmers Only! I was perusing through profiles in the area where I grew up in Illinois and I saw this man.

I live in Arkansas and I was over his desired age range, but he like me was a widow and we struck up a 2 year long distance friendship that resulted in a proposal. Here's the funny thing... his cousin is the CEO of Eharmony. Isn't that a hoot?

N. Hall
Little Rock, AR


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Recently got engaged!



I became a member in early 2013 to Farmers only and started talking with people shortly after. My hope started dwindling towards the end of my subscription, though I had one more flirt alert and went for it. That decision started it all and Jason and I began talking. In April of 2013 we had our first face to face date.

Shortly after this in May we began dating and have been by each other's side ever since. We have been together now for 3 1/2 years and recently got engaged in August 2016 and are to wed in Sept. 2017.

K.Murken
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I refused to get on a dating website...


My mom and grandma set me up on FarmersOnly.com because I refused to get on a dating website.

My boyfriends best friends wife set him up because he refused too. We started talking in January of 2016. I gave up my job and house and we are now living together in his town and house! We are very much in love!

I have a 2 year old daughter who he adores and loves very much.

D. Franken
Columbia, MO

Monday, November 14, 2016

We are truly thankful that you have helped us feel so happy, thankful and complete.

REWIND to March 2014, I was working my second job with Baltimore County Crisis. It was a rainy Sunday night, the kind that you wish you were home under the covers watching Lifetime movies with pizza. I was feeling particularly defeated as I was tired from working two jobs, and was sad that I had decided to stop dating and move forward successfully alone. I made a call to my mother that night, and explained this decision to her. I let her know that I was sad and just wanted to accept that I don’t have “my other half” out there in the world. My 20’s were filled with unfortunately two terrible relationships, the dating scene in my 30’s was proving to be very limited as I attended wedding after wedding. My mom listened, was surprisingly silent on the other end of the line.

“Ma?! Why are you being so quiet?!” I ask. She does a long drawn out sigh before saying the following:

“Heidi, I'm so sad to hear all of this. I don’t want you to feel this way. I know in my heart there is someone out there for you. Why don’t you try farmersonly.com? Before you yell at me that you are not a farmer, you should take a look at the website to see that its people that like a certain lifestyle. It seems really down to earth. Just try it!”

I now let out a long drawn out sign.
“ugh mom. Really? I am not a farmer, I grew up in Baltimore City, and are you just trying to have me marry someone like dad?! Just, I cant.”
We go back and forth for a few minutes, before I reluctantly say, “fine, ill do it. But 1 to 2 months tops then I'm officially done!” I go ahead and sign up.

Fast forward to April 28, 2014. I receive an email from Shean. He seemed nice, but I wasn’t getting my hopes up. We exchange a few emails over the next couple weeks then decide we should talk over the phone. I didn’t sleep that night. Too much to think about. What if he has a high pitched voice? What if he says weird things? What if there are long pauses of silence. What if I don’t like him anymore after the phone call? What if he doesn’t line me after the call?! Then I am back to square one. Even though I told myself to not get my hopes up, I kind of did.

THE PHONE CALL WAS GOOD!! We talked while I drove to work, and he was running to the supply house for work. We were able to talk consistently for 45 minutes (the length of my commute). He sounded really nice, and down to earth. But again, I had to tell myself to get it together and eliminate all hopes. We talk everyday thereafter. Each conversation going better and better. We decide to meet on labor day weekend since I was able to take time off. Shean lived 2.5 hours away from me, so I needed to have extra time available to head his way. We also decided that since it was a far drive, I should stay for the weekend. I let him know kindly that I don’t know him and he could be a serial killer for all I know. He was amused by that, and reiterated that the Marine Corp didn’t think favorably of serial killers and that he wasn’t one. He did joke though that if we end up himtting it off, he’d have to chain me up in the basement so I didn’t leave and not come back after memorial weekend. A LITTLE TOO SOON SHEAN, A LITTLE too soon. But I did come to realize he has the same sense of dry, sarcastic humor I did.

Memorial Day 2014!
Let’s just say, I didn’t sleep the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. I frantically put together outfits, drank lots of water, and did every beauty regiment that the industry recommended. Surprisingly, the 2.5 hour drive did not feel like 2.5 hours. I blinked, and I had arrived. I was so nervous walking up to his home! I thought I would roll my ankle and fall indefinitely. Thankfully, I did not!

Minutes later, he opened the door, smiled and acted like we had been friends forever. It was oddly pretty comfortable right away. The first night we decided we would make dinner and hang out on the deck. So we proceeded to go grocery shopping, grilled steaks for dinner and hung out outside most of the night!

The next day, he told me he wanted to stop by a friend’s cookout and to just throw some casual clothes on. Me, being a girl……..and well me. I freaked out! What is a casual outfit that I can wear to look effortlessly put together?! And I forgot my hair dryer! I opted for jean skirt and white button down with a ponytail. Oh well. We arrive to the cookout and there were a minimum of 50 people there…..with more to come. Needless to say I was overwhelmed and curded myself for thinking it would be a small group. I soon learned all of these people were his close friends. They were surprised I was there as Shean hadn’t dated anyone for 5 years. They of course asked how we met, and how long ago. Which Shean proudly said “ last night!!! And on farmersonly.com

We have been together ever since!
Shean and I are blessed to have found each other. We both come from very different backgrounds. I growing up in Baltimore City, and attending an all girls school with both parents being married to each other for 30+ years. I had a fairly normal upbringing, with the usual bickering with my brother.
I soon learned over the past 2+ years that Shean had a very challenging childhood/teen years. Both parents suffered from substance abuse and passed away early on in his life. He has a brother whom suffers from Autism and needs 24/7 care. He was fortunate to be able to be placed into a residential/day program where he is able to receive any and all care that he needs. We love visiting him and always bring some type of treat for the home and roommate’s where he lives. Shean learned early to be independent and take care of himself. Working in the restaurant industry in high school, and paying rent at 15 years old. He told me there were times he was homeless and broke, which led him to couch surfing or sleeping in his car. He also told me of times where he had to wrap him and his brothers Christmas presents because his parents were not in the right state to be able to do so.

THIS BREAKS MY HEART.
Later, in his 20’s, Shean decided to join the military. It was then he became a part of the Marine Corp. He was able to serve his country for 4 years and took two tours to IRAQ. At the end of his second tour he was blown off of a building. He encountered significant injuries landing him in a German hospital for 2 months in a coma. Unfortunately, after this, the Marines told him that he cannot continue for another 4 years due to his injuries. He was devastated, as the marine corp quickly because his foundation, family, life.

Luckily, once Shean returned home he was able to work with a friend that owned a window and door company then later joined the steamfitters union. Shean graduated in May 2016 and is now a fully operational mechanic for commercial HVAC services. I am so proud of him!
We are now engaged! It was official on May 24, 2016 in Harpers Ferry Md. We have been working on planning our wedding and building our life together. We have quickly learned the wedding process is VERY EXPENSIVE and are budgeting as best we can, since we will be paying for the wedding ourselves. I am writing to you farmersonly.com first and foremost to share our success story! In addition to seeing if you would want to sponsor a portion of our wedding? Even something like helping pay for decorations? In return we would promote farmersonly.com through signage in addition to facebook/Instagram etc.

Thank you for all that you do at farmersonly.com! We are truly thankful that you have helped us feel so happy, thankful and complete.

Heidi K.
MD

Monday, October 31, 2016

Your website gave us a venue to create a foundation, based on communication.

Travis was the first guy that messaged me on this site. We've been together ever since. That was 8 months ago. I had been on several other popular sites, but never seemed to find the type of person I knew I wanted. I had been avoiding FarmersOnly because so many of my friends made jokes about it. When I finally sat down and decided what exactly I wanted in a man, I realized that FarmersOnly was where I was most likely to find him.

And find him I did! Literally, 5 miles down the road from me! So what made the difference you may ask? I truthfully believe it was the fact that your website is focused on down to earth country people. We were able to connect on the things we want in life: land, animals, a family. Though our chemistry has been totally undeniable the whole time we've been trying to take things slowly. 

Your website gave us a venue to create a foundation based on communication. I am convinced communication has helped us get where we are today. At this time, wie have agreed not to rush into the next step. We're just enjoying being in love and being together. But there's no doubt that next step is coming, and it's all because of FarmersOnly.

Amanda T, Slisbee TX

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The crazy thing is that our paths have crossed before and we live in the same very small town!

We met on FarmersOnly.com in January and are planning our October wedding! The crazy thing is that our paths have crossed before and we live in the same very small town! My friend encouraged me to get on this site and my fiance's mom encouraged him as well. It was love at first sight and we couldn't be happier. Thank you FO.com! :) <3

Janine B. - Montrose, CO

It's the beginning of happily ever after!


It was love at first sight, a small town rancher and a big city girl looking for her dream off grid. We have been inseparable since. We run cattle and maintain 1,400 acres of land together now and couldn't be happier. Our date is September 24th, it's the beginning of happily ever after.

Alexis S. - Cripple Creek, CO

Monday, October 24, 2016

If it were not for FarmersOnly......

I met my husband on Farmer'sOnly in January of this year and just got married in September. We both have traveled through many trials and tribulations and this is second marriage for both of us.

We feel blessed and we have some angels upstairs watching out for us! Our union is amazing and if it
were not for FarmersOnly we wouldn't have connected. Thank You!!!!


Brit W.
Lockhart, Texas

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy news to report!

My now wife and I met on Farmer'sOnly in March of last year. We got married on July 2 this year and we are now expecting a son who will be due in December.

Errick B.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A FarmersOnly couple's own testimonial video!

We just found this awesome video from a couple that met on FarmersOnly. Check it out! 
Congratulations to April and Seth.