Farmers for countryside dating
"I haven't spoken to her or her father since." The fun and games didn't end there though."Another date was with a taxidermist who answered the door brandishing a shotgun."If I do find someone to go on a date with, they most definitely do not live in town; usually that means driving 30 minutes to grab a drink and that's the halfway point for both of us," she continues.
She says moving from NYC to a place where families have been established for more than 100 years made for an unusual dating experience, often one that left her feeling like she was occupying a space between two worlds — "too city for the country, too country for the city".
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.
He's not the only one who's experienced challenges when it comes to finding love and farming.
22-year-old Eli Hey — a 6th generation beef farmer from West Yorkshire, UK — finds Tinder dates really difficult because farming isn't "a 9-5 job".
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He says it's especially trying in the summer when there's silage and hay to be made.