|Frequently asked questions|
Questions about my account
|Questions about my account|
First go directly to our login page http://www.farmersonly.com/login.php. You will see links for "Forgot your Username?" and "Forgot your Password?" which will help you retrieve each one.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your current username and 3 possible new usernames you want. We will choose whatever is available and send you an email to confirm the change.
In order to change your password:
Under our terms and conditions, you must provide us with a valid email address in order to use FarmersOnly.com. If you do not do so, your account may be suspended. To change your email address do the following:
Make sure that you are typing it in correctly. Also, make sure that your browser is not automatically inserting a password into the page that may be incorrect. For example, if you recently changed your password but your browser is inserting an old password automatically, your login will fail. You can also reset your password. Go to our login page http://www.farmersonly.com/login.php . You will see a link for "Forgot your Password?" which will help you reset your password. Please contact email@example.com to resolve the issue if you are still having problems.
There may be a number of reasons why you are not receiving emails from us. Most email providers now routinely employ anti-spam software. Unfortunately, because of the number of emails FarmersOnly sends out, your email provider might be classifying some FarmersOnly messages as spam. To make sure that you receive email from other FarmersOnly members, as well as announcements and updates, please make sure that firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org are all in your address book and approved sender lists, and NOT in your spam folder or on your blocked sender lists.
Contact us via email at email@example.com.
|Questions about my profile|
Having an informative, entertaining and attractive profile is the key to getting a lot out of your experience on FarmersOnly.com Make sure to provide an overview of who you are, your lifestyle, your goals and what you are looking for in a relationship. Do not wait to do this later. Otherwise, you will not get good responses from members on our site. And there are a lot of great people here! If you are looking for things to write about, think about your hobbies, interests, connection to farming, values, lifestyle, favorite places, and what attracted you to the site! To start working on your profile log in, and go to "Edit Your Profile" listed under "Profile Settings."
To update your profile, simply go back to "Edit Your Profile" (listed under "Edit Profile") and pick the area you would like to update.
If you registered the profile with the wrong date of birth, log in and click on "Change Private Settings" under "Account Settings." You will see fields there for your date of birth which you can change.
If you registered the profile with the wrong gender, log in and click on "Change Private Settings" under "Account Settings." You will see a gender field there which you can change.
Photos are important. Really! We cannot emphasize enough how important good, easy to see, appealing photos are to your success in line dating. In general, there is no secret in being successful - you only need to be yourself. But be sure to be active, have a lively profile, send lots of flirts and emails, and browse many profiles. And again, uploading a photo increases your chances of receiving an answer by 30-40 times. If you upload more than one photo you are even more likely to attract somebody's attention.
When you submit your profile, it is always reviewed by our staff. Profiles must comply with our terms and conditions. It is essential that your profile not contain any profanity or inappropriate content. You may not include personal contact information. You may not try to communicate with members via your profile. When your profile is rejected, we send you an email explaining why. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this.
You can easily upload all image formats. Login and under "My Profile" click on "Edit My Photos." You can upload as many photos as you like. You can also select which photo is your main profile photo by click on "Select as main" beneath each photo. We check every picture before it is published and will not post inappropriate pictures of any sort.
Login and under "My Profile" click on "Edit My Photos." Simply click the delete link underneath the photo you want to remove.
Login and under "My Profile" click on "Edit My Photos." Simply upload a new photo in place of your existing one. You can change your pictures at any time. Once you have updated new pictures please make sure you clear your computer's cache. Otherwise, you may find that your old photographs are displayed...even though the rest of the members are seeing the new pictures you have loaded. This can be done in Internet Explorer from Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete Temporary Files.
Profiles with a photo get much more attention than incomplete profiles, so it's important to know the reasons why they can be denied. We don't accept clipart, graphics, drawings and landscape photos as a profile photo. Photos of children without the member are unacceptable. Lewd or inappropriate photos will also be rejected.
You can send us your photos and we will upload them for you. Send them to email@example.com and include your username as well as any specific instructions. You can also send us your photos and we will scan and upload them for you. However, this may take a long time, as much as 3 weeks.
To update your location:
|Subscription & Billing Questions|
FarmersOnly.com offers two membership plans. Standard membership is free. As a standard member, you can browse through our database of profiles, use search options, send flirts to members you are interested in and receive flirts from members as well. This enables you to determine whether there are people you are interested in on the site, and see if they are interested in you. Then you can decide to upgrade.
Just click "Upgrade Now" after you log in or http://www.farmersonly.com/upgrade.php to go to the payment page. This will show you what premium membership options are available.
We recommend you purchase a prepaid card at any local retailer so that you can upgrade right away. However, if you want to pay by money order, simply choose the membership plan you want and send us the payment. When we receive the check, your payment will be activated and you will receive an email notification from us. (Because the mail can be slow, we recommend that if you don’t have a credit or debit card, you instead purchase a prepaid card at your local convenience store and use that. There are no fees when buying a prepaid card.)
Please make money orders payable to FarmersOnly.com and send your payments to:
We offer the following payment plans:
There are many reasons why a payment comes back denied by your card issuer. The most common reasons are:
If you have any questions, contact our billing department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (888) 755-9655.
Once you have paid, your account is immediately activated, and your period of subscription starts immediately, with certain rare exceptions. During busy periods, there may be a slight delay.
For your convenience and to avoid an interruption in communication with your matches, all subscription packages automatically renew at the end of the current subscription (unless cancelled before the renewal date) as agreed to during the purchase process. This step also protects you from rate increases by locking in the published rate that was in effect when you originally purchased your subscription. Rebilling will occur only when your current payment period expires and not before. However, often times your bank prepares the payment file three working days before the date of renewal, so if you discontinue your membership you must cancel your auto-renewal at least three days before the collection date.
We do not hold any card details on our servers or computers or other files. This ensures maximum safety for you. We process your payment using a state of art, regulated and supervised system which is watched carefully by various authorities. We do not keep your information anywhere on our own site. You can also pay by money order, although we would discourage that since it is a very slow process.
First determine whether you used PayPal to make your payment or our regular credit card processing page. For PayPal subscriptions, you must login to your PayPal account at www.paypal.com and cancel the subscription. For regular credit or debit card payments, go to http://www.farmersonly.com/unsubscribe.php and request cancellation. We will then make sure your subscription is cancelled.
To see your expiration date, renewal date and/or a history of past payments click on "Manage Your Subscription" under "Account Settings."
Please contact our Customer Service at email@example.com.
|Tips on online dating|
First, it is really important that you complete a profile. People will not respond well to you if you don't spend some time writing about yourself, your values, your lifestyle, what is important to you and what you are looking for in a relationship. Also, having a photo is essential. If you don't have a photo people tend to think you are hiding something. You also will not show up in as many search results. So getting a good profile up is really the first step.
Click on "Member Search" after you log in. It is on top, but beneath the FarmersOnly.com banner. You can search by distance, by state or province, or by member name. Try doing broad searches first and then you can slowly narrow down your search by clicking on "Advanced Search Options."
Whether you send a flirt or an email, FarmersOnly will send an email to that person's personal email address (for example, their yahoo or hotmail address) notifying them of your username and what you sent them. If you sent a flirt, the flirt message itself will be included in that email. The emails also include links back to the site so that the recipient can quickly access those messages on FarmersOnly.com.
Flirts are almost always read since they are sent directly to the recipient in his/her personal email account (gmail, yahoo, etc). For private messages from upgraded members, look next to each email in your outbox on the left for a white envelope. When your message has been read, that envelope disappears.
It costs a lot of money to run a clean site like ours that focuses exclusively on the ag community. There is no way to survive without revenue unless you decide to cut corners and do things in a way that puts your members at risk. We couldn't live with ourselves if we did that. Instead, we charge a small fee and can be proud of being responsible of an average of one wedding every week of the year thanks to our site.
Remember, we are farmers here who can be very busy depending on the season. You would be surprised at how often users come back to our site. Since users meet a lot of people and go on dates, they often take a break from looking. Sometimes the break lasts a month, sometimes 2, 3 or more months. We even have visitors that simply take a break from dating altogether and come back after 2 or more years. It's hard to believe, but it is true. Users who are interested keep their profiles online and they come back often.
Absolutely! Anyone with a profile on the site wants to be contacted! We find that new users who email visitors that haven't been online get the attention of those visitors. You'd be surprised how many success stories happen exactly this way! It's definitely worth a shot.
No way! In the world of online dating, initiating happens both ways. The fact that a woman initiates contact does not reflect poorly at all. Sending a flirt is a harmless and low risk way of getting someone's attention. You can pick a flirt message that is feels appropriate. You can appear very appropriate, courteous and upright. A flirt is just a way to get the ball rolling.
Speak up and let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are constantly adding to and improving the site and we want to hear from you.
There are some very important and basic rules to safe online dating that you should always remember.
When you receive a mail from such a user, log in to the site, open that message, and look on the lower right corner beneath that message. You will see two links, one for abusive users and one for scam/suspicious user. Click on whichever one is appropriate. Better yet, email us at email@example.com and share your concerns so we understand them and can deal with them to your satisfaction.