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