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FarmersOnly.com

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3.4

307 Customer Reviews

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Summary

FarmersOnly is a dating platform for those out in the country and other like-minded folks to connect and (hopefully) fall in love. The number of members is smaller compared to other dating websites, but there’s a good chance that a lot of potential matches will share your interests.

Pros

  • You can send “flirts” to other users through a free account
  • Niche community for people with a farming mentality
  • Customer reviews indicate a relatively high success rate

Cons

  • Website is outdated
  • No matching algorithms
  • No regulations to keep scammers off the site or ensure people like rural living
  • Free members can’t communicate with you unless you pay an additional $10 monthly fee
  • Some regions won’t have many active members

FarmersOnly.com Review: Is It Right for You? An In-Depth Look

By Lydia Noyes

Updated on: Jun 25, 2020

FarmersOnly is an online dating site for those who love the country. The website targets those who farm or enjoy the farming lifestyle by giving them a platform to connect over that shared interest.

Founded in 2005, FarmersOnly.com® claims to solve the problem of trying to date when you live in a small town and know all your neighbors a little too well.

In this review, we’ll analyze what this platform offers to help you determine if it is the right option for you.

How Does FarmersOnly Work?

When you make an account on FarmersOnly, you start filling out your profile with a brief bio and then answer questions about your lifestyle, including your ethnicity, religious beliefs, drinking or smoking habits, educational level, whether you have children, and more.

You’ll then share information about what you’re looking for in a match, such as height, weight, and age preferences, as well as what kind of relationship you are looking for (casual, friendship, or long term).

FarmersOnly won’t display your real name. Instead, your username will be something like “Cowboy” or “Farmgirl,” followed by a string of numbers. People with premium accounts can modify their nickname, but they still can’t share a real name.

It’s possible to search members on the site based on a preferred age range, their distance from you, or whether they have profile pictures.

Flirting and favoriting accounts are free, but you’ll need to pay for a subscription to read the flirts sent to you.

Flirt options include several dozen pre-written phrases, including “My computer dared me to send you a flirt,” “Wishing you a HAPPY Harvest,” “Will you be my Spring Fling?” and more.

You can use the discover feature to browse suggested accounts by picture only and indicate whether you are interested or not by selecting a ‘thumbs up’ or a ‘thumbs down’. Only members who you thumbed up will get a message about your interest.

The number of active online users on FarmersOnly ranged from 15,00–17,000 while I used the site. Users are located across the United States, and about 10% of the membership base is located in Canada.

Today, FarmersOnly’s total membership is around 4.5 million users, and the company claims that they produce more than 100 marriages each year.

Premium Membership Pricing and Features

If you want to send and receive personal messages from other FarmersOnly members, then you will need to commit to a premium membership.

The cost per month depends on how many months you commit to:

  • 1-month membership: $21.95
  • 3-month membership: $13.32/month ($39.96 total)
  • 6-month membership: $10.99/month ($65.94 total)

Signing up for premium membership enrolls you in a recurring subscription until you cancel your account. You can cancel future subscription renewals at any time through the “Manage Your Subscription” option in account settings.

For an additional $9.99 per month, you can upgrade your account to “Gold Status,” meaning that your messages will be highlighted in gold in other member’s inboxes, and even free members will be able to read and respond to them.

Another premium feature is FarmPhone, which lets you send and receive FarmersOnly messages as text messages on your phone while keeping your number private from other members. Other members don’t need to have this feature for it to work for you. This costs an additional $4.95 per month.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

There are close to 300 reviews of FarmersOnly on our website, averaging 3.3-stars. The reviews indicate that this site is polarizing, as almost 90% are either five stars or one star. Here’s a summary of key takeaways from these reviews.

Common Compliments:

  • Lots of reports of successful couples and happy marriages
  • Great way to meet people with similar interests
  • Great way to meet people who live far away from you

Common Complaints:

  • Too many scam accounts
  • Not all users are farmers or ranchers
  • Some users rarely got any response to their messages
  • Too many profiles without pictures
  • Many users were surprised by the subscription billing method

Popular Alternatives to FarmersOnly

There aren’t many dating websites tailored specifically towards rural people, but many people are still likely to have luck on more mainstream dating platforms like Zoosk, Elite Singles, and Match.com.

FarmersOnly Zoosk Elite Singles Match.com
Price Per Month $10.99–$21.99, plus extras $12.95–$29.99, plus extras $31.95–$57.95 $18.99–$37.99
Matching Process No matching process beyond location or age ranges Shares suggested matches and lets you browse others with Carousel feature Assigns matches based on your personality tests results and your partner preferences Short quiz focused on your demographic information and your basic partner requirements
Free Search Available? Yes No Only through the app Yes
Ability to Search by Income and Education Level? Education, not income No Yes Yes
Key Features The site targets people who like a country lifestyle Possible to connect with members in unique ways by spending coins Claims to tailor to 30+, highly educated members First online dating site (launched in 1995). No limit to daily matches.
Overall App Rating
  • Android: 3.0 (3,000 reviews)
  • iOS: 4.4 (4,000 reviews)
  • Android: 3.8 (500,000 reviews)
  • iOS: 4.4 (67,000 reviews)
  • Android: 2.4 (8,000 reviews)
  • iOS: 3.1 (13,000 reviews)
  • Android: 3 (85,000 reviews)
  • iOS: 3.8 (7,000 reviews)
Number of Members 4.5 million 40 million active users About 2 million 9 million active users

Zoosk dwarfs the other dating profiles by membership size. There are close to ten times as many active users on the platform as FarmersOnly, which means that you’re likely to find a few people nearby that spark your interest.

Zoosk also utilizes a coin system, which means that the site offers lots of additional items for you to purchase to get attention from other users. This can bring your monthly costs up significantly compared to the base monthly price.

Like FarmersOnly, Elite Singles is a niche site that’s targeted towards older, educated adults who are searching for serious relationships. In both cases, these sites don’t regulate who signs up. You could be a high school dropout on Elite Singles or a nature-adverse city dweller on FarmersOnly.

However, in my experience, most FarmersOnly members seem to indicate some interest in farming, animals, or the outdoors in their profiles.

Lastly, FarmersOnly doesn’t include any sort of matching algorithm to help you connect with others. You won’t be asked any questions about your personality or relationship style, and matches are sorted by distance as a default.

The Bottom Line

FarmersOnly is designed to help the busy, outdoorsy types find their forever matches. While the site isn’t exclusively composed of farmers, most users indicate that they have at least a general love for the lifestyle.

Compared to other dating sites, FarmersOnly has an outdated feel. Some might find that to be refreshing, as it simplifies the matchmaking process by getting rid of matching algorithms and pay-per-interaction pricing systems.

Customer reviews indicate that a lot of FarmersOnly members successfully used the site to find a long-term partner. The dating pool is smaller, but there’s a good chance that a lot of potential matches will share your interests, which might save you a lot of time sorting through members on other sites.

If you’re interested in FarmersOnly but concerned you won’t find the right people, we suggest making a free account and sending some flirt messages to people you are interested in.

You’ll get an email if they flirt with you back, so, even though you won’t be able to see the flirt, you’ll get the sense of whether they might be interested. You can then use this response rate to determine whether committing to a premium membership might be worthwhile.

Customer Reviews

3.4 Stars out of 307 Reviews
5 Star:52% 4 Star:6% 3 Star:1% 2 Star:4% 1 Star:35%
60% Recommend This Service
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Posted on May 29, 2021

Sweetheart

By Amanda C., Dallas, NC, Verified Reviewer

I didn't think that this site would work because I lost all faith in love, but I met this amazing, sweet, and loving man and I found my faith again!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

That I could take my time and decide who I was going to talk to

I liked how I could look through the profiles and sort of get to know the person

That I decided whether it was going to work out or not

That a person can keep flirting with you even when you don't answer

If a person flirts it should be only 3 times and no more

That there aren't enough younger people on here but that's not your fault

Posted on May 28, 2021

Impossible to quit - and they keep charging you!

By Rachael J. , Wisconsin

I've been trying to cancel my subscription and continue to be charged even though I don't use it, have deleted my account, and have received messages that my account won't be charged again - but it was. There is no way to contact anyone and I'm still waiting on a refund. It's a scam.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

No replies to inquiries

No replies to refund requests

Apparently - impossible to stop membership?

Posted on May 27, 2021

Call to Ohio

By Anton F., akwfud@yahoo.com, Verified Reviewer

In 2018 I met a woman who would become my wife from California, which is great because I live in Ohio. We first met in late 2018 as she took the chance to fly out and meet me. She was nervous and made me wait at the airport as she hid in the bathroom. But as soon as we met I think we both knew it was special. She came back again to see me in early 2019 and eventually moved to Ohio in June of 2019 and I'm proud to say we got married on 3/25/2021. She is my Mexican beauty and I'm her Ohio country boy. Thank you so much for helping us meet and changing our lives.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

It has less fake profiles

Most people in there are truly country

Response was weak at times

Posted on Apr 23, 2021

I met the love of my life

By Bonnie E., Wisconsin Dells, WI, Verified Reviewer

The site is easy to maneuver but you have to be watching out for the scammers and people that only want sex or nude pictures. But there are some honest people on here that are looking for relationships, you just have to find the right person, and believe me, it took me a while but it did happen, I met my now husband in 2018 and we now own our own home in Wisconsin Dells. I would like to thank FarmersOnly.com for helping me find if my husband.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

It was easy to maneuver around the site

Guys just wanted one thing and one thing only

Guys wanting nude pictures

There's a few fake people on there

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Apr 1, 2021

Met the love of my life!

By Melissa H., Crossville, TN, Verified Reviewer

I never thought I would actually meet the love of my life on a dating website. But I did! Finally, someone who has the same interests as me. We are 150 miles apart, but haven't missed a weekend yet.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Most people had same interests

Seemed very safe

Easy to use

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

I met my forever match!

By Megan W., Indianola, IA, Verified Reviewer

When FarmersOnly says they are different from other sites they truly are. They have a different type of people on their site and they aren't just farmers. I grew up on a farm but live in the city. My match lived in a small town but is an engineer. What I was looking for was someone who had good values, good manners, and ethics that matched my own. And that is what I found here! To be fair I did have one person I met that was less than honest about themselves on their profile but I met 4 people from the site and that was the only one. I would say one out of four isn't too bad!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Different types of people than on other dating sites

Site was a little confusing to navigate

Posted on Jan 26, 2021

Found my life-long partner!

By Sarah D., Forest Grove, OR, Verified Reviewer

The site was so easy to navigate, the subscription is a fair price, and it was really fun getting lots of messages from different men. I had a couple of dates before I ended up finding my soon-to-be husband and life-long partner. I liked how I was able to exchange private information when I felt that it was time to starting texting and talking over the phone. Other sites wouldn't allow its users to do that.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The price

The option to filter your search

The amount of users to choose from

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Jan 14, 2021

Found my one and only!

By Nikki F., Wheatland, WY, Verified Reviewer

Hello, I just wanted you all to know that I met my now fiance on this site and we are very thankful. We live in WY and ended up only living 45 minutes from each other. We enjoy many things together like tournament fishing, elk hunting, horseback riding, and traveling to name a few. We have our wedding booked in Custer State Park, SD for July 2021. Thank you again.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

How easy the site is to use

How you can use the farmer text messaging till you are comfortable giving out your number

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Oct 6, 2020

I found love with FarmersOnly!

By Tina S., Maryland, Verified Reviewer

I just want to say thank you! Was very skeptical about signing up for a dating site after being married for 20 years and have to say, I have found the man I hope to spend the rest of my life with. We have been talking since January since joining FarmersOnly and things couldn’t be going any better in our lives. He is great with my kids and his daughter has excepted me and loves me.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The amount of people that were in my area

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Sep 17, 2020

I met my husband on FarmersOnly

By Beccah M., California, Verified Reviewer

My husband and I have been together for 7 years. We met the day I signed up for FarmersOnly. We both deleted our accounts right after meeting because we just knew we had found our person. He and I were meant to be and we never would have found each other without FarmersOnly.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

How quickly I found my husband

Easy to find people who interest me

Easy to update my profile

I wished there was an app

Posted on Sep 17, 2020

Keep trying

By Elizabeth D., Waycross, GA, Verified Reviewer

It didn't happen overnight. I was on FarmersOnly for several months before I finally found the man for me. We have been together now for about 6 months and no sign of stopping. Just be careful out there and hang in there. Keep trying but relax and let it happen naturally. You have to weed through a lot of fakes and scammers. I got good at it. Watch out for anyone claiming to be a widow with one child or overseas and can't ever get home for some lame reason. Stick to men as local as possible. If they make too many excuses for not meeting you then something is up. A real interested man will want to meet with you before too long. I made a few friends too. I tried other sites but it seems there are less fakes here. Some good folks looking for a real relationship like I was. Good luck in your search.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Less scammers

Simple to use

The FarmersOnly staff seems more proactive about checking for scammers

Price

Would have liked a rating system but I guess sites don't do that

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