They know that their community actually see fancy graphics as a very real hindrance to daily site use. Since the site went online in 2005, membership has grown to over 100,00 people in all 50 states and Canada and estimates its responsible for roughly one wedding per week. Features are found in intuitive places and all that, but sometimes important information is buried deep within the site’s FAQ.
For example, I can’t understand why “How should I get started?
The standard (read: free) membership will only let you whet your whistle.
You can search the site for potential matches and send ‘flirts’, the site’s version of the Facebook poke.
It’s usually a good tool to use when deciding whether to join.
If you do decided to get the premium membership, Farmers Only.com’s features truly open up.
• Search for other members • Send onsite 'flirts' to others • Send/receive unlimited emails to members • View 'last online' status of other members and their status updates • Post unlimited photos • Block members from contacting you As you can see above, the features offered in the premium membership encompass the standard membership’s features while building on them as well.
Once, and if, you have signed up for a paid membership you’ll be able to reach out to other members in a few extra ways; but that’s it.I understand the underlying philosophy that governs the form and function of Farmers Only, but as online dating sites go this is really bare bones and I have a tough time accepting its limitations.The cost to get a paid membership isn’t exactly over-expensive as you can get the cost down to .49/month if you subscribe for a six month period.Birds of a feather flock together – that’s the founding principle of most niche online dating sites.Farmers does this for people who aren’t bound by the limits of a city or appreciate farm life. The differences between life and the city and life in the heartland are huge and, considering the greater distances between people outside of dense population cores, down to earth country types have traditionally had to go to great lengths to find someone to share their life with.It makes sense too, as how many random people can you bump into when you spend the entire day alone in a field.