Farmers Only did not release the couple’s last names for privacy reasons.“My friend was on there and told me about it and I thought it just narrowed it down to a type of person that I would like to spend my life with,” Elizabeth said in a press release.
“It was the first dating website I ever tried and Artie was the first guy I ever talked to on the phone."Artie says, “We give random shout-outs to Farmers Only for making this all possible.
We are planning a country wedding in my hometown in Alabama and are so excited about our life together. “I said, ‘There’s got to be a site for farmers.’ I started searching for her and there wasn’t anything.
I found it’s a serious problem in rural areas where everybody knows everybody and, with the amount of hours people are working, they don’t have chance to socialize.
I put together Farmers Only and all of a sudden it took off.
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This survey is conducted by an independent company, Qualtrics. Or the animated American Gothic couple saying, (him) “We used to be lonely…” (then her) “until we met on Farmers Only.”Perhaps it’s the homespun feel of the commercial that has been airing across Alabama in recent months, but the initial reaction from viewers is typically: “We’ll see posts (on social media) where people say, ‘I didn’t think it was real but I checked out the site and it is real,’” said Jerry Miller of Ohio, founder of the dating site for farmers and “down-to-earth” people.And its purpose is right there in its slogan: “City Folks Just Don’t Get It.”Miller said the site, which he founded in 2005, has more than doubled in membership in the past year, reaching “well over” 1 million subscribers nationwide.Farmers spokesman Michael Gober said he can’t release specific numbers for Alabama but there are more than 50,000 subscribers statewide.“It’s strong in Alabama,” Miller said.It should be: Alabama has more than 48,500 farms covering 9 million acres, according to the Alabama Farmers Federation.One success story promoted by Farmers Only is about a woman named Elizabeth, a teacher from Alabama, who met her love match, Artie, on the site in 2012 and moved to Colorado last year to start a life with him.