Our 2020 FarmersOnly Review
Farmers Only is an online dating site for people looking to meet someone in rural areas. Most members come from the country, but some city folk are looking to meet someone outside of the city. Still, the tagline was one that caught my eye: “City folks just don’t get it”.
I reviewed this site to help you decide whether it’s right for you or not. Ultimately, of course, it’s your decision, but I’ve provided the most important points. This in-depth Farmers Only review looks at the process of signing up, creating a profile, contacting other members, and the difference between a free membership and a paid one.
- An option to text message other members securely
- A simple and straightforward sign-up process
- Action taken to ensure that members are genuine
- A broad age range and a nice balance of men and women
- A niche market, so it’s easier to find a certain type of person
Farmers Only has been a player in online dating circles since 2005, so it’s certainly had time to grow. Because of that, many people on the site look for all kinds of relationships, which makes it easier for a new member to find a match.
Most members on the site are from the United States. With the user-friendly search feature, it’s easy to filter the results to show members in specific locations. Another option is to filter your search to show only members with compatible interests. The site itself might look like it could do with an update, but its easy navigation is great for taking advantage of the available features.
Sign Up Process
When I registered on the site, the only details I needed to provide were my name, email, age, zip code, and preference for who I’m looking for. Once a member, these details can be changed. Just bear in mind that you can only change your username once, so make sure to choose one you are happy with. I usually like to keep things simple and I chose one similar to my name. You can change your password as many times as you want.
I also had the opportunity to sync my account with Facebook. By doing that, I could add photos from my Facebook account to Farmers Only. I haven’t done that yet, as I generally like to keep my social media photos separate from those I use on dating sites. Once I uploaded a photo, I was instantly taken to a page showing me online members. That gave me a nice preview of what else I could expect to find inside the member’s area.
As a free member, I couldn’t communicate with others on the site. This was disappointing, if not unusual. I would need to upgrade my account to get in touch with other premium members. This is the most compelling reason to upgrade.
There is no in-depth matching algorithm here. The best way to meet people on the site is to search and get in touch with those who appear to have matching interests and are generally the kind of person you’re looking for. But again, you need to upgrade to have an actual conversation.
If I upgrade my account at some point, I could upload as many photos as I want. That would save me time, as I wouldn’t have to bother deleting existing photos to make way for any new ones I’d like to add.
Still, even with a basic profile, I could include a lot of information that could help other members decide whether I’m a potential match for them or not. I could put all the basic information in my profile, and a long description about me and the kind of person I’m looking for.
I was given the opportunity to hide my profile. This would allow me to take a break from the site for a day and keep my profile hidden from other people’s searches. You can do this as many times as you wish. It’s a nice option, but it’s probably more applicable to the most attractive women on the site who might be looking for a break from a bombardment of messages.
While there’s no mobile app for iOS users, you’re in luck if you’re an Android user, as there’s a Farmers Only app just for you. I’ve tried it and it isn’t the best app in the world. However, I’ve found myself starting to use it more while on the move lately, when I felt like browsing some of the newest profiles.
With a free account, I was able to create my profile, browse other members, view their photos, and send flirts. But to make the most out of the site, I’d need to upgrade. That’s mainly because there are many great profiles here that I feel are compatible, and I’d like to get in touch with these members. There are other benefits, too, such as the ability to view any Flirts I’ve received, see when a member has logged in last, and post more photos. At $21.95 USD for a one-month membership, it’s not an earth-shattering commitment. However, it’s only $10.99 per month if I commit to six months. What’s interesting about this site is that it offers a third membership tier. For an additional $9.95 per month, premium members can upgrade to a Gold Status membership. This would highlight my messages in gold when they reach another member’s inbox. That makes upgrading sound even more appealing to me.
I know from a friend who signed up that transactions are discreet on credit card statements, only showing “FarmersOnly Media Inc”, as opposed to any mention of the word “dating”. It also looks easy to cancel, should I no longer feel the need to use the service. If I pay by PayPal, I could cancel by logging in to my PayPal account and following the instructions there. If I pay by credit card, I could cancel directly through the Farmers Only website. I could cancel anytime I wish.
The Bottom Line
After reviewing this site, I found that while the design is somewhat old-fashioned, it’s also easy to use, which is more important to me personally. Once I signed up and had reached the main page, I could easily access the features, allowing me to make my way around the site.
It isn’t difficult to find interesting-looking profiles, thanks to the millions of members on board. While the focus here is on dating, there are also those looking for friendship or casual relationships.
I found the best way to uncover matches is to use the search function combined with the filtering options to find those with similar interests. Most people on the site are from rural areas, but as the member pool is so diverse, other people are looking for members of those areas to date.
In addition to the dating features, there is some interesting content on the site, such as the blog, member success stories, and recipes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a Farmers Only app?
If you’re wondering, “Does Farmers Only have an app?”, it does, but only if you’re an Android user. If you’re an iOS user, there’s no app available to you, but you can still view the site on your mobile browser.
Is Farmers Only free?
You can sign up for a basic account for free, which will allow you to create a profile and browse other members. However, to make the most out of the site and message other members, you’ll need to upgrade.
How much does Farmers Only cost?
A basic account is free, but you can upgrade to a premium membership from $10.99 per month.
Is there a Farmers Only phone number?
Yes, you can get in touch with Farmers Only via their toll-free hotline on (888) 755-9655. You can also reach them by email. They’re active on their Twitter page, so that’s another option if you’re a Twitter user.
Is Farmers Only for gays as well as for straight people?
Yes, Farmers Only welcomes all members, regardless of sexuality.
Is there a Farmers Only free trial code?
You can sometimes find a free trial code online, so it’s worth looking if you decide to upgrade.
How to delete a Farmers Only account?
All you would need to do is go to your Account Settings and click on “Manage Your Subscription”. Then, follow the instructions on how to delete your account.
Are there any black Farmers Only members?
Yes, you’ll find members from various backgrounds and races on Farmers Only.