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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  • Website is outdated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

3.3 Stars out of 301 Reviews
5 Star:51% 4 Star:6% 3 Star:1% 2 Star:4% 1 Star:35%
60% Recommend This Service
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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


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

Posted on Aug 27, 2020

FarmersOnly rocks

By Donald E., Dade City, FL, Verified Reviewer

I met the most wonderful awesome girl on FarmersOnly.com. I would highly recommend this site over others. Yes, I had to weed through the fakes and scammers to find her. I was persistent and knew that special someone was on this site.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

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

Pros and Cons

Ease of use

Quality of people

Support and security

Number of fakes and scammers

Posted on Aug 24, 2020

Met the love of my life at FarmersOnly!

By Laura L., Akron, OH, Verified Reviewer

I LOVE FarmersOnly! I met some really great guys and even met the ONE. It was so refreshing to meet country guys that understand the country life and being outside, fishing, hunting, horses, gardening, and of course, family!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Met some really great country guys! Lot of fun!

It was easy to navigate and understand. Love the profile format!

Found the love of my life.

It is still online dating, I am old fashioned!

Posted on Aug 12, 2020

There's no point in using this site

By Brian O., Reno, NV, Verified Reviewer

There's no point in using this site for 2 reasons: it's way too expensive and there are almost no real girls there, mostly fakes. I've never had a real hook-up there, no dates. If you just want to have online sex, or a real date, go to a different service, at least you are going to see real girls there, responsive to your desires and requests, and it's much cheaper. I haven't had a real date there yet, but it would have happened if I had been able to travel.

Don't waste your money on FarmersOnly, especially if it's a real date that you want.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Fake female profiles

Posted on Jul 21, 2020

Dating app + Drink or Dare = Finding my husband

By Brandy H., Jonestown, PA, Verified Reviewer

I was having bad luck in the dating scene after my divorce and one night my friend dared me to sign on to FarmersOnly, so I did. Before 24 hours passed I had talked with a few guys but one, in particular, caught my attention. We talked daily for hours and finally exchanged phone numbers. After 2 weeks of talking for 4 to 6 hours a day, we decided to meet even though we lived 3 hours apart. After that first weekend getting to know each other better, we started seeing each other every weekend, taking turns going back forth and talking every day during the week. Last year, I moved in with him after a year of dating and as of June 27th of this year, he is now my husband. I never thought I would find the man of my dreams on a dating website that I joined because of a dare. Our story has been one told at family events and gatherings and always gets shocking responses. This site has given me so much, I now have a wonderful husband, 2 stepdaughters, and my daughter loves all 3 as much I do.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Easy to navigate around site

The way you can filter what type of person to chat with

The purpose of the site isn't to find a "hook up" but to find someone special

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on May 18, 2020

Find your soul mate!

By Shirley P., Oklahoma, Verified Reviewer

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

Posted on Apr 25, 2020

It worked for me!

By Tracie K., Laurel, MT, Verified Reviewer

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

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