FarmersOnly.com

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FarmersOnly is designed for people who live outside the cities, i.e. in farms and rural areas. Their slogan “City folks just don’t get it” exemplifies the niche they serve. FarmersOnly Media in New York own the site, but it is Jerry Miller who started it in 2005 after he realized how hard it is for people in the countryside to find dates.
The site was able to garner in 5 million followers after coming up with viral worthy YouTube videos. Millions of people viewed the videos, and while some people poked fun of the commercials, it helped popularize the site.


While there is no verification process to vet whether you come from the city or rural areas it has attracted some people from the city. The site was created with country people in mind because city folks will never understand some stuff unless they lived in the countryside. Some of the users have reported that they found each other on the platform and this led marriage.

The registration process is free and straightforward, and you should be done in a few minutes. Just like other niche dating sites, FarmersOnly is free to set up, but you will require upgrading your membership to send messages.
There some unique features that are special to FarmersOnly like their online store and ability to receive messages as texts on your phone. The registration process is simple, and you can fill out details in bits. Users are given an automated username. Match making is through a discover search name feature where you select profiles as either hot or not. Additional filters will enable you to narrow down specific profile. This is the right site for those thinking of dating someone from the countryside.

It currently has 10 percent of the users from Canadian. The site has a national appeal even though it has its origins in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The site, however, looks outdated, and it would benefit greatly from a web designer who can change the layout.

FarmersOnly Subscription Fees

DurationDollars per monthTotal
Premium
One month21.9521.95
Three months13.3239.96
Six months10.9965.94
Gold
One month9.999.99
FarmPhone
One month4.954.95

● Payment for subscription fees can be done through PayPal, Credit card, Cheque or mobile-based payments.
● Has over 5 million members

The sign-up process is easy and fast. You will be required to enter basic information about yourself like name, zip code, age, gender, and your preferred date orientation.

You can skip entering some information like photos and continue accessing the site. You can always go back to your profile and add more information like the tagline, lifestyle and your ideal date. A username is then automatically generated for you. The usernames reflect the character of the site, and you should find names like cowboy or cowgirl, farmer followed by some random numbers.

You can upload photos directly, through Facebook or by sending them photos in an email – however, this might take up to a day for uploads.

While joining the site is free you are limited to sending and receiving flirts from other members. If you want to send private messages, then you need to upgrade to premium version. You can upload as many photos as you want on the site.

Those who choose to upgrade their accounts enjoy unlimited messages, view who has sent them a flirt, post unlimited photos, read messages as texts on the phone and ability to send unlimited photos and block other members that you find offensive.

Free members can read and reply to messages for Gold members but can’t do the same to other free members. This is a ploy occasionally used by many dating sites to encourage members to upgrade their accounts.

Once you have signed in you can choose to hide your profile. This means that your profile won’t appear in any of the search results. Once you log in again, your profile becomes public. You have to keep in mind that the site lacks a matchmaking algorithm and users can only find you if you’re online.

The site has some cool features unique to the site. The FarmersOnly store enables members to purchase merchandise with the site’s logos. Some of the popular taglines on the T-shirts include “No truck, no luck” or the FarmersOnly tagline “City folks just don’t get it!”. Merchandise extends to hats, mugs, framed posters among others.

FarmPhone is a unique feature that enables members to receive text messages on their phone for messages received on the platform. This feature goes for $4.95 per month. You can also send messages while keeping your number private.

To find a match you will need to use the search features. You have a swiping system in the discovery search, and you can view a profile and decide whether someone is hot or not. Users can also filter profiles based on who is online, age and proximity to your location.

An advanced search feature enables you to go deeper into the profiles and filter members based on ethnicity, marital status, and desired relationship (long-term, casual, or friendships).

Since the site lacks a matching algorithm, you will have to use the discover feature to either give profiles a thumbs up or down. The discover search only displays those users in your target age range. For many people, this feature makes the art of searching for dates manual and cumbersome. Your odds of finding the right partner is also reduced, but we have heard some success stories from couples who met on the site.

Once you have searched for profiles, they will be displayed as a set of 15. You can then sort the profiles further through parameters like age, recently online and those who are new. If you like what you see on the profile, you can click it to reveal additional information.

The next step is to send them a flirt, send a message (premium account holders), or add a member to your favorite list. You can also view a user’s full profile from the discovery page and even send them messages from the page. Users usually find it fun swiping through profiles and applying thumbs up or down.

Since other viewers are doing the same for your profile you can go to the Who likes Me section and see who has viewed your profile, those that you have thumbed up, those you passed on and those that you dislike. This is important in case you change your mind on a profile.

The site lacks modern features like forums, which would be great in creating a community amongst members. Members are always looking for platforms to interact with others and items like chats, blogs and games make interacting on the site fun.

The site has downloadable Android and Apple Apps. The App has not received good reviews on Google play store with users complaining that it had to set up, scammy profiles and the poor user interface that is also associated with the website. The App has seen over 100, 000 downloads. Most of the site viewers come from the mobile and desktop versions. The Android has a star rating of 3/5 from over 900 reviews while the iOS gets a star of 5/5 from 150 reviews.

The game developers need to work on the App if they are going to see an increase in download numbers. Very few people interact with the site through their mobile phones as they consider the App dull.

The registration process is simple and straightforward. You can easily navigate through the various site features. The site, however, ranks badly when it comes to page design. The graphics are a bit archaic and look as if they have not been updated for several years. The site also lacks a matching method, and this means you will have to get matches manually. This can be cumbersome for the older generation.

The free membership is limited to the kind of features you can access through the site. For you to enjoy site features, you will forced to upgrade your account to premium. The billing system uses credit cards, PayPal or mobile. Your membership is renewed automatically every month unless you choose to cancel it.

You, however, need to note that the company is silent on the issue of refunds so when you find your membership renewed even after canceling it do not expect a refund. Once you cancel your membership, it reverts to the free version.

While the site states that its target audience is farmers you will find some city people who do not have any farming experience. Most of the people are looking for long-term relationship, and people who have gotten married from the site have proved this.

Overall the site is simple to navigate, and many people have little difficulty experimenting on the various features. The site also lacks those annoying ads that make it hard to navigate a site. We found it easy to upload photos but should you experience difficulties you can send your photos to their email address, and they can do this for you. This is a feature that we found to be helpful to the older generation. However, you will need to wait for up to a day to have your photos uploaded. Another option is to have the website grab your photos from your Facebook account.

The site does not have a verification process, and this means anyone can open an account with no need to verify social media accounts or email. What you would call a security feature is the ability of members to block offending members.

On the site privacy page they have stated that they use encryption software to secure clients data, but the lack of a verification process on-site exposes the site to scammers. It is difficult to know whether you are dealing with a real person or a scam until a member upgrades their account.

You can report complaints through email, but this has to be accompanied by a police report. Their official email addresses are [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]

They are also active on various social media platforms like Twitter and YouTube but are surprisingly not available on popular platforms like Facebook and Instagram. You can also call them through their toll-free hotline number (888) 755-9655.

Pros
● Excellent place to find country folks
● Unique merchandise store
● Easy and fast registration process
● Free membership has limited features
● Lack of a refund policy when you cancel your membership

Cons
● Lacks a matching system
● The website is outdated and needs to be redesigned
● Bad App reviews

● Farmers Meet
● FarmersOnly Dating
● Hillbilly Dating

Many of the country people have been experiencing challenges getting dates and FarmersOnly, quite literally, gives them a fresh breath of air. The site is open to everyone, and you will find some city folks on the site. The funny commercials that have been airing on YouTube have popularized the site and attracted new members.

While setting up on the site is simple and straightforward the site still remains outdated, and a lot needs to be done on the page layouts for both the website and mobile App. The App developers need to come up with more features so that to increase the number of downloads. Many of the reviews on Google App store have primarily been negative, and this needs to change.

The site lacks a matchmaking algorithm, but this is overcome by the fact that most people on the site tend to be countryside people. There is little that you can do with the free membership and upgrade unlocks more features. On the downside, the site lacks a verification process, and this makes it susceptible to scam profiles. The site owners also need to work on their refund policy when members cancel their membership.

With many niche sites the small membership base means that it’s only worthwhile joining if you live in a reasonably sized City. FarmersOnly, however, not only has a large membership base, but there are of course many members from rural areas. This is an excellent site for anyone who plans on finding a date with those with an affinity to the countryside and farming lifestyle.

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Nick Evans

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