by Cathy Resmer
Brent Curtis writes an amusing article in today's Rutland Herald / Times Argus about an online dating site called farmersonly.com. Why create a dating site just for farmers? Says founder Jerry Miller, of Ohio: Out in the middle of farm country, everyone knows everybody. After a certain point, you run out of options.
According to Curtis, there are just three profiles on the site from Vermonters:
At least one of the three Vermont listings doesn't appear to be from afarmer. A 20-year-old Montpelier man describes himself on the site asan outdoorsman looking for a country girl to spend time with.
There'salso a U.S. Marine from St. Johnsbury who writes that he grew up on adairy farm and is looking for a country girl to start his own farmwith. The third is a 63-year-old man who raises llamas and growsorganic produce in St. Johnsbury.
I bet they'd get a lot more profiles if those folks in the NEK could get cheap broadband.
The best part of the story, though, is what this guy had to say:
Ed Pomainville, a retired farmer in Pittsford, said he has had greatsuccess with an organization called "Singles in Agriculture" since hedivorced his wife years ago.
"I just got back from a trip toPortland, Ore., where I spent a week with a woman I met through theorganization who is from Alaska," Pomainville said. "I think this newsite would be valuable. Farmers don't get out much. This should help.By the way, you can say I'm available."
Guess his trip didn't work out. Good job with this story, Brent.