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

By Lydia Noyes
HighYa Staff
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,® 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.

  • 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  • Website is outdated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

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

FarmersOnly Zoosk Elite Singles
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

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  • Find your soul mate!

    • By Shirley P.,
    • Oklahoma,
    • May 18, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    FarmersOnly is not just for the young!

    My new husband and I met on FarmersOnly and we're both in our sixties. Me later sixties than he! I had never been on a dating site and was very apprehensive in the beginning. My experience turned out exceptionally well. So come on ladies, put up your profile. Find your farmer and your happily ever after at FarmersOnly because that's where I found my guy and he's the REAL DEAL!

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

  • It worked for me!

    • By Tracie K.,
    • Laurel, MT,
    • Apr 25, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I was very skeptical about this experience to start with and to be honest the first date I went on with a member was a total train wreck. I then met my fiancé Beau and we have been together ever since. I hate to say it was love at first site...but it truly was. Thank you so much for introducing me to my future husband.

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

  • I found my cowboy!

    • By Leslie M.,
    • Waco, TX,
    • Mar 24, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I quit FarmersOnly once then decided to try again. So glad I did!

    A certain cowboy caught my eye with his very sincere profile. I sent THREE messages before he responded! He will never live that down.

    When he told me he loved me, my heart melted.

    Persevere, friends, there is someone for you.

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

  • FarmersOnly was a successful

    • By Karen S.,
    • Platteville, CO,
    • Feb 12, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I met my wonderful man on your website on September 2, 2016. On 2/2/2020 we got married in Las Vegas. John Deere sponsored us. There were tractors in my bouquets and in his boutonniere. It was beautiful. Thank you FarmersOnly.

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

  • Billing scam

    • By A V.,
    • Michigan,
    • Jan 27, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    They bait you with a "per month" charge.

    They bill you the whole amount upfront.

    Then they try to steal $8 to change the subscription.

    All sales are final they said.

    That's BS and I don't do business with all sales are final scammers.

    The site charged me $85 but I cannot use it as it thinks I didn't pay but the charges are on my card.


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

  • Met the man of my dreams here

    • By Annette K.,
    • New Mexico,
    • Jan 23, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Thank you for helping me find the love of my life, it took a little while, me a year and my sweetheart 5 years to find me. But our paths would never have crossed if not for FarmersOnly. Thank you.

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

  • I said YES!

    • By Amy D.,
    • Nov 6, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I met the love of my life on FarmersOnly in February. On 10/25/19 he asked for my hand in marriage (after asking my parents a week prior). I have farmed and ranched, my entire life...and unless you know the lifestyle, it's hard to understand it. So I gave FO a try and, found a man who loves the same parts of life I do! I have actually known most of his family most of my life, but his part of the family had moved away. I would have never met him, nor would I be planning a wedding right now! Always have faith...I am now marrying my best friend! Thank you!

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

  • In concept it is good

    • By Lew M.,
    • Illinois,
    • Oct 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    FarmersOnly is a good site, but like all site needs additional enhancements. I am a serious horseman, but got hit by 5 scammers on there and more gamers then care to think of. Support did delete them. But they need more mandatory checks and fields filled out. Better searches. If they're not truly farm or horse-related, should be looked a different way. Clean up their databases of old members and not waiting to see if they will return, make them create new profiles. Don't worry about the cost and just collecting money on the site but worry about providing the best customer service, and boosts the integrity in the industry. It goes back to why he created the site for his friend.

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

  • Not worth the money

    • By Ron M.,
    • Texas,
    • Oct 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Never did get a live person response, when you get a "likes you" notification and you try to respond, you won't get anything back. It shows the person online most of the time but no response. It's a waste of your time and money.

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

  • Amazing site!

    • By Kelly K.,
    • Butler, PA,
    • Oct 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I was on FarmersOnly for less than a week and found the man of my dreams! We've since gotten married and had a baby. We are so happy and so grateful! We were states apart but your site brought us together. I can't begin to express our feelings and appreciation! We tell everyone about where we met and suggest it to all of our single friends and family! THANK YOU!

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

  • Thank you FarmersOnly!

    • By Alexis T.,
    • Texas,
    • Sep 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    So I am going to be honest, I was a little leery about joining a dating website. FarmersOnly was the 1st dating site I ever joined. And I'm thankful that I did because I found my boyfriend. And we couldn't be happier. I think a lot of people have bad ideas or assume dating website are for "hookups." But I found FarmersOnly to be a serious site for people who really are looking for something long term. I'm so happy I met Brandon. Joining FarmersOnly was the best thing I ever did!

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

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