But according to Patricia Warren, a farmer's wife from Derbyshire who runs the Country Bureau, a rural introduction agency, the country dating scene can be bleak, whatever age you are.
"Communities are small and people work long hours," she says. "I've gone to so many hunt balls this year, I've become a bit of a joke among my friends.
One of the many types of men I have always thought would make a great match for me is a nice southern boy, the kind who looks hot in a plaid shirt, plays guitar, and loves his mama more than sweet tea. I saw words like "honest" and "easy-going."Farmers really like to describe themselves as gentlemen, it seems, and though I'm not entirely sure what that means in this day and age, I felt like all of these guys were safe.
I can see him now, dirty blond hair gleaming in the sunshine, out in a field chewing on a piece of wheat. Like the fact that they respect women is not just lip service they use to get laid.
Related: The #1 Thing Men Do On A First Date That Immediately Turns Women OFF While I probably will not ask any of these guys out (because most of them live in rural New Jersey and I'm a Brooklyn girl), viewing their profiles really helped me remember the qualities I truly want in a mate.
Integrity, kindness, a desire to provide for a family he loves, and most of all, a healthy need for emotional intimacy.
Friday, 8 April 2016: Hearst Magazines UK’s Country Living magazine has partnered with online dating specialist The Dating Lab and organic dairy brand Yeo Valley to launch uk, a dating site for 45 men and women with a passion for the countryside.
In 1999 the magazine launched the first ‘Farmer Wants A Wife’ campaign, which attracted huge media interest, won a BSME Award for Innovation and lead to many couples, 18 marriages and more than 20 babies.They can’t guarantee instant passion, but the point is that you will, at least, be speaking the same language from the start.On Partners4farmers, ‘Zetor’, a 35 year old beef and sheep farmer from Wrexham (favourite film The Italian Job), seeks a girl ‘from good farming stock who understands that farming isnt a 9 to 5 job’; and Tim, a sheep and arable farmer from Exeter (reads Farmers Weekly and plays the didgeridoo), is looking for ‘someone who understands the farming way of life’.A spin-off BAFTA-nominated documentary series was broadcast on ITV1 in 2001.Susy Smith, Editor-In-Chief of Country Living, says: “Country Living has a loyal, upmarket audience who are united by a love of rural living and a strong desire for a better quality of life.
Country Living is cross-promoting uk in print, online and across its social media channels and will feature dating success stories in future issues of the magazine.