BEEF Daily Is Connecting Cowboys To Cowgirls


An online dating site built just for farmers and ranchers gets some buzz on the Today Show.

Warning: this blog post is a departure from my typical posts on consumer trends and beef industry buzz, but I think it’s worth sharing. So, if you’re a single cowboy or cowgirl, pay attention. I’ve got some exciting news for you!

“Love has come to farm country USA,” reported the Today Show earlier this week. I was pleasantly surprised to see fellow South Dakotans Morgan and Jason Kontz, who met online and fell in love, as the featured couple in this morning news segment. I quickly grabbed the remote and turned up the TV, so I wouldn’t miss a second of the story.

Morgan is a South Dakota blogger who writes at I met her a few years ago when I spoke at a Common Ground workshop, and I was immediately impressed with her story, charisma and ability to connect her urban friends with her new life in the country.

Like many couples, the Kontzes turned to online dating to find love. A new site called is designed for folks who are “single in the country.

“I would much rather listen to birds chirping in the country than a bunch of taxi cabs blowing their horns at each other,” says Jerry Miller, founder of the online dating service “City folks just don’t get it. People from the city ask me what they don’t get. Well, I say a lot of you think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.”

More than 1 million farmers and rural enthusiasts have signed up for the online dating site, and the list of success stories and positive testimonies is long.



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The proof is in the pudding that real people are finding love through this site. reports that 17% of marriages overall in the last year were among couples that met on a dating site, and 20% of current committed relationships began online.

So, I imagine that would be a great tool for finding folks who share similar interests and understand life in the country. For ranchers who live in remote areas, it can be tricky to meet that special someone, so this online dating site might be just the ticket.

What do you think about Is it something you would use personally? Would you recommend it to your eligible farm friends? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Discuss this Blog Entry 3

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 7, 2013

Son dated a young woman who lived in town who never got it about changes in schedules and the amount of work a ranch is. At least he is now clear on how important similiar interests are, and that he could not stand living in town. Don't know that he would use a site like this, but it certainly seems needed.

Trish (not verified)
on Aug 7, 2013

I met my husband on back when the site was first starting out. It is a great site and I would certainly recommend it. We dated from 200 miles for about 2 years. We have been happily married for 3 years now. It was good to know that we had farming and ranching in common and understood the lifestyle. We have beef cattle, horses, raise crops and enjoy a good rural life.

brickhouse (not verified)
on May 24, 2014

I am a 48 single cowgirl. Looking for a good ole fashion cowboy.

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...

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