A new breed of Tinder-style apps aims to relieve rural loneliness. While the main market is farmers, cattle seeking love have an app to tap.
Here are five digital dating options.
Farmers Dating targets particular types: cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers and more. “What we know is that many dating apps offer an extremely wide net of potential matches, aimed at quantity over quality, where, ideally, endless swipes means endless opportunities,” says the app’s spokeswoman, Madeleine Zeidman. That makes it tough for someone seeking a certain type to find meaningful matches, she says.
The founder of this atmospherically named British app, Lucy Reeves, is quoted as saying that, before, the country scene had a Last Chance Saloon vibe. Cheerily social, Muddy Matches presents photographs of members attending events, rather than revealing nearby matches. After all, neighbors might be 50 miles away.
Mooove over humans. This quirky, swipe-led matchmaking app helps farm animals across the UK find breeding partners. Devised by the farming marketplace firm SellMyLivestock, Tudder supplies data profiles of animals from 42,000 British farms. Humans play Moo-pid.
Billed as a premier dating app for single farmers and city folks, Farmder sets out to bridge the urban divide, pairing city boys with country girls, for example. Townies must be ready to work hard while living out in the sticks.
Bonfire is aimed at farmers with hectic schedules. “You don’t always have the time to get out there – but with Bonfire you don’t have to worry,” the app’s advertisement says, adding that singles are matched on a basis of similar interests. “Whether you are looking for love, or just want to make friends, everything is possible at the Bonfire.”