"I haven't spoken to her or her father since." The fun and games didn't end there though."Another date was with a taxidermist who answered the door brandishing a shotgun.Mark says famers' lifestyles are also a major obstacle when it comes to arranging dates.Even the weather can put a last minute damper on social plans."If I do find someone to go on a date with, they most definitely do not live in town; usually that means driving 30 minutes to grab a drink and that's the halfway point for both of us," she continues.Hannah also finds her schedule to be an obstacle as she works around 65 or 70 hours a week, so even if the first few dates go well, it ends up being a "catch me if you can" situation.She didn't believe me and thought it was a ridiculous excuse," says Eli.
22-year-old Eli Hey — a 6th generation beef farmer from West Yorkshire, UK — finds Tinder dates really difficult because farming isn't "a 9-5 job".Most of her Tinder matches happened when she made her way back into the city to work or see friends.She's now living with her current boyfriend, who she met in a bar and "bewitched" into moving to her area.She'd been trying to shoot a crow in the garden, to stuff," Mark says.His foray into the realm of Tinder introduced him to a woman who was terrified of cattle, and another woman he didn't want to risk upsetting because her boss was one of his biggest customers.
"It turned out I'd bought a tractor from her father the year before as he was the local sales rep for a machinery dealer," says Mark.