Rural Dating: Finding Singles in Rural United States and Canada

Remember that time you got set up on a date with someone you had already dated… twice? Or maybe you feel like you’ve already dated all of the available singles in your area and have nowhere to turn.

We hear this all the time. Rural dating is HARD!

At FarmersOnly, our goal is to change how rural singles view dating — we want to make it as fun and enjoyable as it should be.

Our platform takes the pressure off while giving rural singles the choices they feel have been lacking. Ready to learn more? Keep reading.

Why Is Rural Dating So Hard?

Virtual matchmaking is a modern phenomenon. But in rural societies — especially those with farming backgrounds — matchmakers have been employed for centuries.

Even in Ireland, this tradition still thrives. Matchmaking skills are passed on from father to son or daughter, and singles events are planned in village pubs so bachelors and spinsters can meet.

Why is this so popular?

Farmers in rural Ireland (where the majority of the population lived until half a century ago) found it difficult to meet other singles. Although Ireland is quickly becoming urbanized, matchmaking is far from a dying art.

However, in North America, vast stretches of land make distance an ongoing challenge. In Ireland, it’s unlikely that there will be fifty miles to the next town or village, whereas in North America, towns could be hundreds of miles apart.

For this reason, virtual dating has exploded in popularity. 

What Is FarmersOnly Doing for Rural Singles?

FarmersOnly is dedicated to connecting singles in rural areas through our innovative online dating platform.

You can browse singles in your area, flirt or converse online, and get to know your potential matches before committing to meet in person.

No more wasted nights at the local dive bar or terrible blind dates courtesy of your overbearing auntie. With FarmersOnly, rural singles can date outside of their immediate area without starting the car.

FarmersOnly allows rural singles to broaden their search to neighboring towns and villages that may have otherwise seemed out of reach.

You no longer have to feel “stuck” or like you’re waiting for that sexy mystery man or woman to move to town when you have FarmersOnly.

See Our Rural Dating Success Stories

Our rural dating success stories speak for themselves.

Take a look at Katie and Dallyn, who met and found love despite a five-and-a-half-hour drive to meet for the first time.

Or Josh and Suzie, who connected over their love for all things farming and agriculture.

We have connected hundreds of couples in the rural dating scene. Whether they had almost given up on finding love or are newly single, our clients love the experience they get with FarmersOnly.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Rural Dating

If you’re ready to start your rural dating journey with FarmersOnly, here’s how you can get started: 

  1. Set up your free account with FarmersOnly: After registering with FarmersOnly, you’ll be free to browse our database of singles before you select the dating package that works for you. 

  2. Create your perfect profile: Have fun with this part! This is where you shine. Your profile is your first impression, so be honest and share all the wonderful things that make you, you. Choose a profile picture that reveals your personality.

  3. It’s time to start browsing rural singles: Once your profile is complete, it’s time to check out singles in your area. Log in to FarmersOnly and search away!

  4. Send a flirt or start a conversation: With FarmersOnly, you don’t have to start chatting right away. Send a flirt to see if you get one back. Or, you can dive right in and start a conversation. Nothing is holding you back now!

  5. Get to know your potential love match: You’ve made a connection and now it’s time to learn a little more about your potential match. Our members can spend weeks, even months, getting to know each other online before speaking or meeting in person. Others decide they want to meet right away. You have complete control.

  6. Have your first conversation: Chatting online is amazing, but there comes a time when you want to hear the voice of the person you’re getting to know on the other side of that profile pic. Take it to the next level and schedule a phone or video chat and get that much more familiar with each other. 

  7. Go on a date: You’ve chatted online. You’ve spent hours on the phone. You get butterflies right before your match picks up your video call. Finally, it’s time to meet in person. First dates don’t have to be stressful. We recommend doing something that excites you both, like attending a county fair or taking a hay ride at the pumpkin patch. 

For rural singles, online dating has never been more fun. Register for your free membership and start browsing singles in your rural area today.

Rural Dating FAQs

What Is the Best Rural Dating Website?

Not to toot our own horn (toot toot!), but we think FarmersOnly is the best rural dating site. Why? It’s simple. 

For starters, our singles love our easy-to-use platform. From setting up your profile to sending flirts and connecting in our chat rooms, FarmersOnly makes it easy to date online.

But most importantly, we have thousands of singles registered and waiting to meet their match. With such a huge database of rural singles, it’s easy to meet and get to know people in your area.

How Is Rural Dating Easier Online?

This isn’t Ireland and we don’t have the history or tradition of hiring “matchmakers” in North America. Rural living can be isolating, but with online dating, communicating with other singles has never been easier.

FarmersOnly provides a service that caters to rural living. Whether you’re a farmer or rancher or you simply love small-town life and want to continue with living that way, it’s easy to find like-minded singles on FarmersOnly.

Our platform allows singles to meet, chat, and get to know each other online before committing to meeting in person. 

How Many Potential Matches Exist in Rural Areas?

Meeting people in rural areas is more difficult for obvious reasons. The dating pool is shallow and chances are, you may have already dated a few of the available singles in your area.

However, with FarmersOnly you can branch out to surrounding areas without making a trip. You can log in, browse singles within your desired radius, and start conversations. 

Suddenly you have more options than you could have thought possible!

Rural Dating Is Easier Than Ever With FarmersOnly

It’s time to stop waiting for that perfect person to magically show up in town one day. FarmersOnly gives rural singles the perfect platform to meet people with similar interests and values within your preferred area.

Our website is fun and easy to use. We specialize in connecting rural and country singles because we know how difficult it can be to meet “the one” when you have so few neighbors to begin with.

Simply register and start browsing. It doesn’t get easier than that!