Dating for people in the country
More than once, Cooper has had an initially promising romance fold when his potential partner found that she didn’t like country living.He would meet a woman from Houston, Beaumont or those cities’ suburbs.They’d go out a few times, and as the rapport built, he’d invite her to spend the weekend at his place.Many times, the budding romance had wilted by Sunday afternoon.“They already knew everybody in their immediate areas. When they did find time, they didn’t want to hang out at a bar.
Russell works for AT&T in Lubbock doing computer-assisted design.
“I’ve had women come out here and not like the solitude,” Cooper explains.
“If you’re used to living in the city, it can be unnerving.” That rural-urban disconnect prompted Ohio entrepreneur Jerry Miller to launch Farmers ( and to promote it at agricultural trade shows with a banner declaring: “City Folks Just Don’t Get It!
“You’re so limited in who you meet and who’s around you,” she said of small-town dating.
Then here, on a rural Internet site, was Brian Jones, a 51-year-old third-generation cattle, sheep and horse rancher from Thermopolis, Wyoming.