Yet the sisters saw the web’s potential, to connect farmers and other rural folk who lacked dating options.
In 2007, they made a nine-week tour of the English countryside in an RV, then launched Muddy Matches. basically anybody who doesn’t mind a bit of mud.” Six years in, How do you think most farmers perceived Internet dating in 2006?
Her profile picture -- a photo of herself with a cow -- left no doubt about whom she was hoping to meet. Kliebenstein, asked if it's hard for a dairy farmer to meet a girl, said, "Yeah, you don't exactly get out very much." The two began to see each other.
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Their dates were not exactly typical, instead of a bar or restaurant, they'd meet in the milking parlor.
Welper said, "We'd always have the radio playing on in here so if a slow, sappy song would come on, we would like, slow dance with each other." Farmers was launched in 2005, after Ohio-based marketer Jerry Miller noticed a problem among some of his rural clients.
Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city.
But, when you're a young farmer living in a rural community, it's a whole other story. 31-year-old Mark Jervis — an arable farmer in Warwickshire, UK — entered the world of online dating four years ago in an effort to broaden his horizons after a big breakup and a series of "unsuccessful" flings with women in the area.