Goals: 4 kids and a ranch in Montana

I was a farmer want to be in Chicago and my future husband was a farmer / rancher in a small town. I wanted out of the city, he wanted someone who wasn't his family. We started talking and he flew me out to Montana. And it was done! We have been together for 9 years married for 6. We have 4 beautiful children, and a beautiful home. Thanks FarmersOnly! - Jessica. Where are y'all from? Evan is from a small town in Montana, with a population of 61, and I'm from a suburb of Chicago, with a population of 68,000.

What did you do on your first date? Evan flew me to Montana and we want to check a fire on his ranch.

When did you know that he was the one? After our first weekend/date together.

How did he ask you to marry him? On a mountain at the back of his ranch, on the stars with a poem that he wrote.

What is your favorite thing about them? He's my polar opposite; I'm wired hot and he's my calm.

Their wedding date is set!

"Doug and I met on farmersonly.com in March 2015. He sent me a flirt and gave me his number. We talked and went on our first date. We always went on 4 wheeler rides and I ride with him in the tractor while doing field work. We've been dating for 2 and a half years. He proposed to me on June 11th 2017 and we are getting married on October 20, 2018." - Katie What towns/states are y'all from? Manchester, Iowa

What did you do on your first date? He took me to dinner at the Sunset Family Restaurant in Manchester and we went 4 wheeling

When did you know that he was the one? I knew when I got to ride/drive tractor with him. We can talk about anything and always find something to laugh about.

What is your favorite thing about them? His smile and he's always there when I need him.

Congrats on your engagement Doug and Katie! We're so happy for you!

I refused to get on a dating website...

My mom and grandma set me up on FarmersOnly.com because I refused to get on a dating website.

My boyfriends best friends wife set him up because he refused too. We started talking in January of 2016. I gave up my job and house and we are now living together in his town and house! We are very much in love!

I have a 2 year old daughter who he adores and loves very much.

D. Franken
Columbia, MO

We are truly thankful that you have helped us feel so happy, thankful and complete.

REWIND to March 2014, I was working my second job with Baltimore County Crisis. It was a rainy Sunday night, the kind that you wish you were home under the covers watching Lifetime movies with pizza. I was feeling particularly defeated as I was tired from working two jobs, and was sad that I had decided to stop dating and move forward successfully alone. I made a call to my mother that night, and explained this decision to her. I let her know that I was sad and just wanted to accept that I don’t have “my other half” out there in the world. My 20’s were filled with unfortunately two terrible relationships, the dating scene in my 30’s was proving to be very limited as I attended wedding after wedding. My mom listened, was surprisingly silent on the other end of the line.
“Ma?! Why are you being so quiet?!” I ask. She does a long drawn out sigh before saying the following:
“Heidi, I'm so sad to hear all of this. I don’t want you to feel this way. I know in my heart there is someone out there for you. Why don’t you try farmersonly.com? Before you yell at me that you are not a farmer, you should take a look at the website to see that its people that like a certain lifestyle. It seems really down to earth. Just try it!”
I now let out a long drawn out sign.
“ugh mom. Really? I am not a farmer, I grew up in Baltimore City, and are you just trying to have me marry someone like dad?! Just, I cant.”
We go back and forth for a few minutes, before I reluctantly say, “fine, ill do it. But 1 to 2 months tops then I'm officially done!” I go ahead and sign up.
Fast forward to April 28, 2014. I receive an email from Shean. He seemed nice, but I wasn’t getting my hopes up. We exchange a few emails over the next couple weeks then decide we should talk over the phone. I didn’t sleep that night. Too much to think about. What if he has a high pitched voice? What if he says weird things? What if there are long pauses of silence. What if I don’t like him anymore after the phone call? What if he doesn’t line me after the call?! Then I am back to square one. Even though I told myself to not get my hopes up, I kind of did.
THE PHONE CALL WAS GOOD!! We talked while I drove to work, and he was running to the supply house for work. We were able to talk consistently for 45 minutes (the length of my commute). He sounded really nice, and down to earth. But again, I had to tell myself to get it together and eliminate all hopes. We talk everyday thereafter. Each conversation going better and better. We decide to meet on labor day weekend since I was able to take time off. Shean lived 2.5 hours away from me, so I needed to have extra time available to head his way. We also decided that since it was a far drive, I should stay for the weekend. I let him know kindly that I don’t know him and he could be a serial killer for all I know. He was amused by that, and reiterated that the Marine Corp didn’t think favorably of serial killers and that he wasn’t one. He did joke though that if we end up himtting it off, he’d have to chain me up in the basement so I didn’t leave and not come back after memorial weekend. A LITTLE TOO SOON SHEAN, A LITTLE too soon. But I did come to realize he has the same sense of dry, sarcastic humor I did.
Memorial Day 2014!
Let’s just say, I didn’t sleep the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. I frantically put together outfits, drank lots of water, and did every beauty regiment that the industry recommended. Surprisingly, the 2.5 hour drive did not feel like 2.5 hours. I blinked, and I had arrived. I was so nervous walking up to his home! I thought I would roll my ankle and fall indefinitely. Thankfully, I did not!
Minutes later, he opened the door, smiled and acted like we had been friends forever. It was oddly pretty comfortable right away. The first night we decided we would make dinner and hang out on the deck. So we proceeded to go grocery shopping, grilled steaks for dinner and hung out outside most of the night!
The next day, he told me he wanted to stop by a friend’s cookout and to just throw some casual clothes on. Me, being a girl……..and well me. I freaked out! What is a casual outfit that I can wear to look effortlessly put together?! And I forgot my hair dryer! I opted for jean skirt and white button down with a ponytail. Oh well. We arrive to the cookout and there were a minimum of 50 people there…..with more to come. Needless to say I was overwhelmed and curded myself for thinking it would be a small group. I soon learned all of these people were his close friends. They were surprised I was there as Shean hadn’t dated anyone for 5 years. They of course asked how we met, and how long ago. Which Shean proudly said “ last night!!! And on farmersonly.com
We have been together ever since!
Shean and I are blessed to have found each other. We both come from very different backgrounds. I growing up in Baltimore City, and attending an all girls school with both parents being married to each other for 30+ years. I had a fairly normal upbringing, with the usual bickering with my brother.
I soon learned over the past 2+ years that Shean had a very challenging childhood/teen years. Both parents suffered from substance abuse and passed away early on in his life. He has a brother whom suffers from Autism and needs 24/7 care. He was fortunate to be able to be placed into a residential/day program where he is able to receive any and all care that he needs. We love visiting him and always bring some type of treat for the home and roommate’s where he lives. Shean learned early to be independent and take care of himself. Working in the restaurant industry in high school, and paying rent at 15 years old. He told me there were times he was homeless and broke, which led him to couch surfing or sleeping in his car. He also told me of times where he had to wrap him and his brothers Christmas presents because his parents were not in the right state to be able to do so.
THIS BREAKS MY HEART.
Later, in his 20’s, Shean decided to join the military. It was then he became a part of the Marine Corp. He was able to serve his country for 4 years and took two tours to IRAQ. At the end of his second tour he was blown off of a building. He encountered significant injuries landing him in a German hospital for 2 months in a coma. Unfortunately, after this, the Marines told him that he cannot continue for another 4 years due to his injuries. He was devastated, as the marine corp quickly because his foundation, family, life.
Luckily, once Shean returned home he was able to work with a friend that owned a window and door company then later joined the steamfitters union. Shean graduated in May 2016 and is now a fully operational mechanic for commercial HVAC services. I am so proud of him!
We are now engaged! It was official on May 24, 2016 in Harpers Ferry Md. We have been working on planning our wedding and building our life together. We have quickly learned the wedding process is VERY EXPENSIVE and are budgeting as best we can, since we will be paying for the wedding ourselves. I am writing to you farmersonly.com first and foremost to share our success story! In addition to seeing if you would want to sponsor a portion of our wedding? Even something like helping pay for decorations? In return we would promote farmersonly.com through signage in addition to facebook/Instagram etc.
Thank you for all that you do at farmersonly.com! We are truly thankful that you have helped us feel so happy, thankful and complete.

Heidi K.
MD

Your website gave us a venue to create a foundation, based on communication.

Travis was the first guy that messaged me on this site. We've been together ever since. That was 8 months ago. I had been on several other popular sites, but never seemed to find the type of person I knew I wanted. I had been avoiding FarmersOnly because so many of my friends made jokes about it. When I finally sat down and decided what exactly I wanted in a man, I realized that FarmersOnly was where I was most likely to find him.

And find him I did! Literally, 5 miles down the road from me! So what made the difference you may ask? I truthfully believe it was the fact that your website is focused on down to earth country people. We were able to connect on the things we want in life: land, animals, a family. Though our chemistry has been totally undeniable the whole time we've been trying to take things slowly. 
Your website gave us a venue to create a foundation based on communication. I am convinced communication has helped us get where we are today. At this time, wie have agreed not to rush into the next step. We're just enjoying being in love and being together. But there's no doubt that next step is coming, and it's all because of FarmersOnly.
Amanda T, Slisbee TX

The crazy thing is that our paths have crossed before and we live in the same very small town!

We met on FarmersOnly.com in January and are planning our October wedding! The crazy thing is that our paths have crossed before and we live in the same very small town! My friend encouraged me to get on this site and my fiance's mom encouraged him as well. It was love at first sight and we couldn't be happier. Thank you FO.com! :) <3
Janine B. - Montrose, CO

It's the beginning of happily ever after!

It was love at first sight, a small town rancher and a big city girl looking for her dream off grid. We have been inseparable since. We run cattle and maintain 1,400 acres of land together now and couldn't be happier. Our date is September 24th, it's the beginning of happily ever after.
Alexis S. - Cripple Creek, CO

If it were not for FarmersOnly......

I met my husband on Farmer'sOnly in January of this year and just got married in September. We both have traveled through many trials and tribulations and this is second marriage for both of us.

We feel blessed and we have some angels upstairs watching out for us! Our union is amazing and if it
were not for FarmersOnly we wouldn't have connected. Thank You!!!!

Brit W.
Lockhart, Texas

Happy news to report!

My now wife and I met on Farmer'sOnly in March of last year. We got married on July 2 this year and we are now expecting a son who will be due in December.
Errick B.

I met the love of my life on FarmersOnly!

I met the love of my life on FarmersOnly in March of 2015.
We talked for a few weeks before deciding to meet. Once we met we were inseparable.
We were married on January 30 ,2016. I just want to thank farmer's only for helping me find my husband, and best friend.
I would highly recommend this dating site!
Heidi V.

I still look at him and think how did I get so lucky?

My husband, Jared and I met on Farmers Only after my friends decided to sign me up for Farmers Only. I started talking to this so called farmer...
We talked and talked and I asked him a bunch of questions about his farm to make sure he was an actual farmer. He passed with flying colors. The first time we meet we talked past midnight and just connected.
We saw each other every weekend from there on out with Jared in Northern Iowa and myself in Southern Minnesota.
A year later he asked me to marry him on September 5, 2014. July 11, 2015 we got married and July 21, 2016 welcomed our daughter into this world!
I still look at Jared and think how did I get so lucky? We like the same things... weather it be riding in the combine, hauling manure, washing calves, pushing up feed, weaning pigs or traveling to the National Western Livestock Show. We love being together sharing something we both love to do, farm. We can't wait to raise our daughter to be a farmgirl in hopes that she too will share our love for our animals and our land.
I am so thankful for Farmers Only!
Sara P.