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Wanted: woman with tractor; send picture of tractor

22 Apr

So the agricultural dating website highlighted in this post (at the top) is targeting Canada with an advertising blitz, hoping to drum up more business on this side of the border.

The CBC story tells the story of why the site’s founder and owner started it in the first place:

Miller was doing agricultural marketing when he came up with the idea for the dating site in 2005. A divorced, female friend was having trouble meeting men while working long hours on her farm, and found suitors on other dating websites didn’t have a clue about what her life was like.

Aw, he wanted to help out a divorced female friend. How heroic.

Miller started promoting his new business with flyers at feed stores. At one point, he had to redesign the site when he realized most farmers had dial-up modems.

The little dating site that grew now has about 1.5 million members. With more high-speed Internet available now in rural areas, Miller says many farmers look for love on the site with their cell phones while riding on their tractors.

And the article describes how some Saskatchewan farmboy found love with some Manitoba farmgal two years older than him, with a little girl in tow, through using the website. (From the photo, a rather ample single mom, who says he’s the most sincere and genuine man a woman could find… No doubt. IMO, the guy looks a lot more handsome (albeit nerdy) than she is attractive; don’t know why he couldn’t find someone else…)

So, farmers, if you want divorced women, and plus-sized single moms from the country, you know where to go!

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14 Comments

Posted by on April 22, 2014 in America, Canada, feral females

 

14 responses to “Wanted: woman with tractor; send picture of tractor

  1. mindweapon

    April 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

    That’s a very funny headline!

     
  2. Will S.

    April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Thanks! I can’t claim full credit for it, as it’s from an old, old joke about a farmer placing a personals ad in the classifieds. But I figured it was appropriate, given the subject. 🙂

     
  3. Chris

    April 26, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I thought it was only in Socalist Realism that people fell in love with their tractors.

     
  4. Will S.

    April 26, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hey, tractors are dependable, fixable when they go wrong, and never leave one farmer for another, unless sold; don’t run off with the kids… 😉

     
  5. Agapoula

    April 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

    This a strange, but fascinating post!
    I have asked my fiance many times to teach me to drive a tractor, but he says it is not safe! (I do not even know how to drive a car. lol ). 😀

     
  6. Agapoula

    April 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I just looked on auto trader, and tractors are VERY expensive anyway. :/ Look how expensive this one is, http://farm.autotrader.co.uk/used-farm-machinery/case-ih/tractors/1993-case-ih-5140-4wd-tractor-boxford-ffpa-8aa2132645986e6b01459d755415597f/categorysubcategory/category/tractors

    And have you seen the price of diggers?! Lord have mercy.

     
  7. Will S.

    April 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Does your fiancé farm, did he grow up on a farm?

    Harvest: an annual ritual in which billions of dollars of equipment renders millions of dollars of grain. 😉

     
    • Agapoula

      April 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Most people in villages here know how to farm. Not big farms, but small ones. 🙂 He grew up on land farming chickens, and potatoes.

       
  8. Will S.

    April 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Ah.

    Here, farms are only big; the days of the small family farm are long dead here…

     
  9. Agapoula

    April 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    We have very much farming land here. 🙂

     
  10. Will S.

    April 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    We have lots here too, but because of mechanization, and just how agribusiness has come to work here, it only is possible to live off of farming now if you go big, generally speaking.

     
    • Agapoula

      April 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      That is sad, but also there it is such a huge country. Maybe that is why the farms are bigger? Here it is a small island(only about 1 million population).

      People can survive from small farming here, but are not well off. There are bigger ones, which make more money because they sell to the supermarkets. But the small ones usually sell from back of their trucks, or go directly to them, so they charge cheaper price.

       
  11. Will S.

    April 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Yes, I think that’s a big part of it.

    There are still some Old Order Mennonites here who practice agriculture the ways their ancestors did four centuries ago, but very few. Evidently, in community living, one can still survive that way, but likely not be that well off. There are far more Mennonites of the kind who have big farms, and use modern equipment for their work, with phones, fax, and internet in the barn, even if in the house they live without heat or electricity, along 17th century technology lines…

    Of course, that’s only a minute portion of the Canadian populace, < 1%…

     

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