In my short 22 years of life I have dated more than a few fellas. However, among all these guys there is one who has far surpassed the rest. He his kind, humble, hard-working, patient, and incredibly intelligent. He shares my love for animals, open spaces, and family. He is a son of 4th generation farmer and he is the man of my dreams.
Here are some of the reasons why every girl should consider dating a farmer. I realize that all people are different and in no way do I intend to stereotype. However, I would like to think that the areas I will be touching on are common enough that many will find them something they can relate to.
- He understands your love for living things (and even enables it).
Like most women I am obsessed with animals… especially furry and cute ones. A great thing about dating a farmer is that rather than gawking at your weird obsession, he appreciates your fascination with animals, and even enables it. In my case dating a farmer means an unlimited access to cute furry things. I’m talking about horse, pony, cow, calf, puppy and kid (the proper name for a baby goat) galore!
- Every day by his side is a new adventure.
I will be honest, dating a farmer is not for the faint of heart. He works long hours, his job is messy, he tracks dirt through the house, and dates usually involved joining him at work. However, every moment with him brings excitement.
Maybe its loading into the pick-up truck and running into town to grab a piece of equipment for a tractor that broke down. It could be saddling up the horses unexpectedly, in order to round up cows that are out.
Whether its aiding a momma cow or goat in the birth of her new babe, or doctoring a sick calf… one thing is for certain… you can count on finding thrill in the uncertainty that is his life.
- He values and understands the importance in family.
In almost all cases a man who works as a farmer, works on a family farm where his dad and granddad have worked before him. He realizes and appreciates that if it were not for the hard work of family members who came before him he would not be where he is at today. He carries his family name with pride, respects his elders, and he works tirelessly to carry on his family’s legacy.
- He is hard working.
There are few things sexier than a man who doesn’t scowl in the face of hard work.
- He is a man of many trades.
He is the real life prince charming to our damsel in destress.
Farmers are small business owners; they typically do not have the resources to hire a team of skilled laborers to address each type of issue that may surface. So instead they learn to do it themselves. He is an accountant, an architect, an engineer, a mechanic, a vet, a rancher, and a farmer. He is a Jack of all trades.
- He is patient.
Farming is not a business of immediate return, quite the opposite really.
Crops take months to grow before they are ready to harvest. The land must be prepared for planting, the seeding must germinate.
The gestation period also takes time. Anywhere from 150 – 283 days depending on the animal. Even after livestock are born they are not an immediate revenue source, but rather an expense and a liability.
Due to the very nature of his lifestyle, a farmer will likely be a man of great patience.
- Commitment doesn’t scare him.
By far one of the greatest parts of dating a man who comes from a farming background, he isn’t afraid of commitment.
Chances are, if you find yourself dating this kind of a man, it will become apparent that he has dreams of finding someone to spend the rest of his life with. This is the kind of man who settles down and builds a family.
Assuming you want the same things, there is something reassuring about dating a man who openly talks about his desires to marry and build a family.