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Calling All Single Cowboys


A new reality TV show will connect single cowboys with eligible ladies.

During calving season earlier this year, I jokingly suggested that BravoTV make a reality show called, “Real Ranchwives of Rural America.” I learned that you’ve got to be careful what you wish for. A few weeks later, my sisters and I were actually approached about doing such a show, but after a few interviews, we were deemed “too tame” for national TV. Go figure.

Now there’s a casting call for a new reality show featuring single cowboys. Yes, you read that right. If you’re an available cowboy bachelor (ages 21-35), this is your opportunity to find love on national TV.

Forget the failing track record of relationships initiated on shows like “The Bachelor.” This show claims to be an unscripted series featuring “real deal cowboys with real cowboy jobs and real cowboy personalities,” -- whatever that means.

Don’t shoot the messenger here. I’m not saying this is a good idea, but I thought I should share the casting call, just in case you might be a lonely cowboy on the range ready to find love (or know someone else who might fit the bill).

So, how do you submit the info of an eligible cowboy bachelor? Simply email your name and age, along with contact phone number, city and state where you live, a short bio of yourself (job, family and reason why you’re still single), as well as a recent photo of yourself to

As you can see, I report on some serious topics here on BEEF Daily! All kidding aside though, I do try to balance the conversation between serious, hard-hitting news and fun blurbs like this one. If you have a suggestion for a future blog post, email me at with ideas. I will gladly consider them.

And, any ladies who might meet these eligible cowboy bachelors, you have been warned. They might be charming, and they might wear a cowboy hat and boots to go along with their rough, tough and mysterious personas, but chances are, you’re going to be opening gates, washing diesel fuel out of stained jeans, and finding hay and straw in odd places around your house. Read my post on “Real Ranchwives,” and don’t say I didn’t warn you! But, don't let me scare you off. I happen to love a cowboy, and he's a pretty good guy to have around.

What do you feel about a reality cowboy dating show? What caught your eye when you first found your cowboy or cowgirl? Just for fun, share your best dating stories or dating advice in the comments section below.


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Discuss this Blog Entry 11

on Jun 12, 2013

These shows are like working cow horse show classes. Has nothing to do with reality or doing things right, its all about how wild and "entertaining" they can be. I forced myself to watch "America's Top Cowboy" a few years back. Of the two people who were actually half handy on the show, one got the boot fairly early. The other came in second to a gunsel who barley made a ride in the colt starting portion, not because he did a better job, but because he made it look wild.

on Jun 12, 2013

We all come across as the idiot they find most colorful. Whereas we recognize that how a man or woman treats his or her horse, cares for their land resource and cattle and contributes to their community is what makes a real cowboy. Just wait until the loser women they have on the show learns it is 35 miles to the nearest gallon if milk you don't harvest yourself.

on Jun 12, 2013

My family has been contacted a few times with proposals for rancher reality shows, and we spent lots of time discussing it as a family. Although we believe that we need to be in the media and showing what it is like on a ranch, these shows have different goals. They want controversy and excitement. We want the opposite! But our version of "reality" isn't very exciting. Just like you found, we are just too tame for reality tv. So we have turned down each of these shows, but we do need to find a way to get our story into the media in a "true reality" way!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 12, 2013

Dramatic YE HA'S when working livestock make for a lot of boring corral repairs afterword. Unfortunately, I think it unlikely that the drama they want will not be that likely to show us in a good or accurate light.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 19, 2013

I agree :D
Cowboys~ A rare Breed

Andrew (not verified)
on Jun 12, 2013

I'd probably be too tame for national TV as well...

Nicole (not verified)
on Jun 12, 2013

Interesting, but at the same time, Cowboys/Farmboys are sooooooo much better than the hoopla such as Bachelor!

on Jun 12, 2013

Too bad i'm a walker, and not a cowboy, or very good with scripts or I would apply. ;)

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 13, 2013

That would be awesome! Esp if I could be in it!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 13, 2013

Love this idea!!!!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Jun 19, 2013

Love to be cast-as the girl who PICKS the cowboy!

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