Single ranchers dating
Despite the name, Farmers isn’t just for farmers, Miller notes.
The more than 100 marriages from his site that he’s been able to confirm include one between a rancher and a small-town schoolteacher.
Founded in 1995, the Dallas-based company employs a staff of 340 and boasts 0 million in annual revenue.
says it has 15 million subscribers, and neck-and-neck rival e Harmony ( claims to have more than 20 million registered users.
” Although he lives in a Cleveland suburb, Miller grew up in a rural area and owns a separate business firm catering to farmers and ranchers and the businesses seeking to reach them.
“I talked to single farmers and ranchers all over the country and discovered they all had the same problems,” Miller explains.
Although starting a conversation may be a challenge (“Do you come here often? He may drive 100 miles each way to a restaurant; and three times out of four, that first meeting is the last. “I’ve met all kinds of interesting people,” he says.
“You’re so limited in who you meet and who’s around you,” she said of small-town dating.
Then here, on a rural Internet site, was Brian Jones, a 51-year-old third-generation cattle, sheep and horse rancher from Thermopolis, Wyoming.
“But sometimes there’s too much solitude.” He tried the singles group in Livingston, 10 miles to the east and the closest town, and he kept his eyes open at Sunday services at the Methodist church, but none of the unattached women were his type. As a former Army paratrooper, Cooper found the combination especially appealing.
As with his house plans, he found her on the Internet, in this case on where one-month packages start at .