Farm Ireland

Tuesday 23 January 2018

'Have you any ladies from a farming background?': New dating phenomenon inundated with requests from farmers

Claire Mc Cormack

Claire Mc Cormack

Farmers are going back to their traditional courting roots with the help ‘A Table for Six,’ Ireland’s newest dating phenomenon.

Just two months after setting up the matchmaking venture, which organises group dinner dates for six singles around one table at different restaurants nationwide, founder Mairead Loughman has been inundated with requests from farmers.

“I have a lot of farmers coming to me saying ‘have you any ladies from a farming background?’ said Mairead, a suckler farmer from Mullingar, Co Westmeath who is currently dating a farmer from Tipperary.

“I understand what they mean, they are looking for someone who understands the lifestyle, it’s like a vocation,” she said.

Mairead recently invited interest from singles ladies of farming stock to go on dinner dates with “hunky farmers” in A Table for Six post on Facebook.

“The response was huge, 95,000 read the advert. I’m going to hold dinner dates all over, probably lots of rural areas depending on demand but there will be some in the midlands, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Letterkenny, Dublin, Sligo people just book online, tickets are €50 and they are guaranteed a lovely evening.”

How it works

The tables are matched according to age categories from single people in their 20s to their 70s, their professions, from all walks of life,interests, in locations all over Ireland.

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Best of all, you don't need a wing man/ wing woman you can book on your own or with a friend.

You arrive at the restaurant and are seated with your fellow guests.

You enjoy the evening with new friends and hopefully some romance.

If you like one of the other dinner guests on the evening, you can contact our office that week and we arrange a follow up date if you haven't already!

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