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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.


  • 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


  • Website is outdated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 320 Reviews
5 Star:53% 4 Star:5% 3 Star:1% 2 Star:4% 1 Star:35%
61% Recommend This Service
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Posted on Aug 22, 2023

Met the man of my dreams

By Tressie F., Saraland, AL, Verified Reviewer

Honesty I had tried many other dating sites but the type of man I was looking for wasn’t on there. I wanted someone that was a true, honest, and hard working man. I had no idea that we would end up 5 years later engaged!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons


Straight forward

Fair priced

Most of the people were a long way from me

Posted on Aug 11, 2023

City girl finds her country Prince Charming

By Tracy G., Fenton, MI, Verified Reviewer

My now husband and I met on your site on Christmas Eve 2016. We’re now happily married since December of 2020 and now 2 kids later. I wasn’t sure about paying for a site, but I was friends with my ex, and he gave me the person et I wasn’t paying to date. I was paying to weed out those not serious about dating. So there I was Christmas Eve, watching lifetime commercials and kept seeing FarmersOnly. So I thought I do love me a good ole country boy. We met online on Christmas Eve, then met in person on New Year’s Eve, and the rest is all just part of our story.

A city girl who loves her country boy.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

The messages to your phone

The convince and easiness

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Jan 24, 2023

Sucks and ain’t worth it

By Anonymous .. ,

I don’t understand why it would be free to even sign up and then charge someone to talk to someone? This is stupid and needs to be free, I’m not paying for this. App dating sites should be free, period.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

They let you make a account just for someone to like you and make you pay.

Posted on Jan 10, 2023

Anything is possible!

By Kaitlyn Z., Midwest, Verified Reviewer

My husband and I met in 2020 through FarmersOnly. From the moment I met him, I knew that he was someone special. I was very unsure about doing the whole online dating thing but my friends and family gave me the extra encouragement. I read every review on the website and thought, those can’t be real people, but I found the one. We also have a little boy together. It is possible to find good people!

Length of Use: 6–12 months

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

Pros and Cons

The type of people

Easy to receive and send messages

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Nov 28, 2022

Don't waste your time or money. Poor service and site.

By Kathy M., Paxico, KS, Verified Reviewer

Paid for a subscription and had a great profile. I messaged people that we liked each other and some that messaged me first, and then out of the blue my account is gone and no one in customer service would answer my questions. I think they want your money but don't actually allow you to communicate with anyone. I know there were a few that were communicating but the messages never showed up in my inbox.

Don't use this site.

If you want a good a free site use Bumble. Can communicate without having to pay. There are pay options but not really necessary. Bumble is high quality.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

No one responds to your inquiry

Poor service

Don't think it's a legit site

Just takes your money

Posted on Oct 29, 2022

Happily ever after

By Breanna C., California, Verified Reviewer

In December 2016, I joined FarmersOnly after a bad breakup. I was looking for someone with good values and a kind heart. I met my now husband in December of 2016 and we began going on dates and talking. In February 2017 we became boyfriend and girlfriend. We dated until March 2020 and became engaged. We married in May of 2021. We have been married for about a year and a half now. I thank FarmersOnly for allowing us to meet. I was not on the site for very long due to I paid to talk to one person who is now my husband. The website was very easy to use and I'm so happy that I decided to use FarmersOnly to meet my person and other half.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Easy to use

Found a great match

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

Nigerian scammer

By Monica R., Illinois, Verified Reviewer

Wasted 6 weeks talking and texting daily to "Martin Evans" from "Pittsburgh" originally from Belgium who had a fake website for a supposed construction company with 5 locations in the US. He used photos of a man from Texas, and Target's widows. He claimed to go to South Africa for a business deal worth $8 million while there he started asking for Walmart Visa Debit cards for $1000's, saying his cards didn't work there. I gave him nothing. After I didn't give him cards he ghosted me. My friend, a detective, investigated and found all this and another local victim. He is in Nigeria running a scam. I texted him a couple of weeks after, no word, telling him law enforcement was onto him and how he destroyed my courage to date again 7 years after my husband was killed. His response was, "sorry for any inconvenience."

He is still on FarmersOnly after both myself and law enforcement told them he is dangerous. They just say they don't do background checks and have a disclaimer on site. Mind-blowing.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Wouldn't refund my money after scam

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on May 12, 2022

Met the love of my life on here.

By Nick W., Mallard, IA, Verified Reviewer

When I signed up for FarmersOnly, I was working as a manager for Rural King Supply in Central Illinois. I had signed up for FarmersOnly after seeing an ad in a farm magazine or some advertisement. I thought maybe this is the right place for me. I grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois with standard-bred horses and beef cattle. I knew the person I'd marry would have some appreciation of rural life. As you may know, after some dating and relationships, "city folks just don't get it."

I went ahead and purchased the premium membership. I thought this is the biggest waste of money, but we'll see. Within a week or so I had a message from this guy from Northwest Iowa. After a few messages back and forth we decided to call each other and add each other on another social media platform in November/December 2010. Finally, we met in late January 2011 and took a weekend trip out of all places to a city (Chicago).

We had discussed we both thought the membership fee on FarmersOnly was going to be a waste of money. However, from that weekend we hit off. Him visiting me in IL where I was working and him in IA. We would visit each other over the next 8 months before I decided it was time to move to Iowa.

In September 2020, we were married and have been together now for over 11 years on our farm in rural Iowa. We raise row crops, use Case IH equipment (because everyone has a favorite color), and have a wonderful life. When new people ask us how we met, they usually laugh or think we are kidding when we say farmersonly.com. We even found a few other couples who have said they have met the love of their life on here.

In any case, I want to thank whoever created this website as it helped us find the love of our lives.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

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

Pros and Cons

The culture

The site features

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 2, 2022

Soulmate found!

By Lori J., Shipshewana, IN, Verified Reviewer

FarmersOnly was very easy to navigate. I had several matches quickly and one of those matches was the love of my life. We talked for a couple of months and then went out for supper. Fast forward 16 months and we are more in love than ever and still going strong! There is no way our paths would have ever crossed without the help of FarmersOnly and I can’t imagine the last 16 months or my future without him!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Easy to use

I liked the filters

Gave you the opportunity to write about yourself and read about others

Not a lot of person really close

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

A blessed man

By Jason S. , Geneva, IN

I have found the one I want to spend forever with. This woman gets me in every way. Conversation is effortless. I simply can’t get enough of her. Our values align, we value each other, and genuinely care about each other.

I was a little jaded and wasn’t really looking, and her profile popped up. It spoke to me, so I sent a flirt. She responded back and it just blossomed from there.

I didn’t know it was possible to have someone get me at the level she does. It is refreshing and has me excited to spend forever with her.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

It seemed that formula for matches really did align with what I was looking for

It was easy to send a flirt or message

I also felt safe and secure on the site

The profiles that just had basic information and no substance made me question if those were fake

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Dec 23, 2021

I met the love of my life!

By Nadine B., Cedartown, GA, Verified Reviewer

I met my husband on FarmersOnly 2.5 years ago, and I am so thankful! I have never been this happy before. I tried other dating sites, but there were a lot of fake profiles on them (POF). If you are looking for your soulmate, first pray, and then create a FarmersOnly profile. It will change your life!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Real people, and no fake profiles

People were honest

I met my husband

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted
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