I actually felt the same way about it until I undertook a research project a year and a half ago that led me to join 18 different dating sites, going on a date with a girl from each one.

I was doing research for a dating service branding project, but I took away two things I didn’t expect: first, that online dating sites (depending on which ones you join) are actual full of great people who are looking for an alternative to clubs and bars for meeting new people, and second that there are some oft-overlooked tricks to online dating that, according to many of the conversations I had, most people are not using. Make use of them, and you (and your date) should have a much more pleasant experience (and maybe you’ll find the girl or guy or transgendered person you’ve been looking for)! Do not, I repeat, DO NOT pretend to be something you are not while online dating.

These are the kind of men that — like it or not — remind me of my dad.

A wise man once told me, 'A man is someone who shows his emotions, a coward is someone who hides them.' It has never failed me and has brought me great success." How beautiful.

When many people think of online dating, they think of all the World of Warcraft addicts and goth kids from high school getting together online trying to get dates.

One of the many types of men I have always thought would make a great match for me is a nice southern boy, the kind who looks hot in a plaid shirt, plays guitar, and loves his mama more than sweet tea. I saw words like "honest" and "easy-going."Farmers really like to describe themselves as gentlemen, it seems, and though I'm not entirely sure what that means in this day and age, I felt like all of these guys were safe.

I can see him now, dirty blond hair gleaming in the sunshine, out in a field chewing on a piece of wheat. Like the fact that they respect women is not just lip service they use to get laid.

Related: The #1 Thing Men Do On A First Date That Immediately Turns Women OFF While I probably will not ask any of these guys out (because most of them live in rural New Jersey and I'm a Brooklyn girl), viewing their profiles really helped me remember the qualities I truly want in a mate.

Integrity, kindness, a desire to provide for a family he loves, and most of all, a healthy need for emotional intimacy.

Farmers reminded me that what I'm looking for in a city slicker is something pure and simple In case you haven't heard, there's an online dating site called Farmers Only, which boasts the tagline, "City folks just don't get it! It's a meal and a toothpick all in one."So, with all that being said, I decided to give Farmers Only a good ole country shot.

"(By the way, that tagline's totally not fair to say because plenty of city folks like me were once country bumpkins themselves.)Listen, I get it. When a friend told me about the site recently as a joke, I thought it sounded hilarious, sure, but I was also intrigued. There's something so manly and authoritative about a guy saying, "F*ck it. Related: 10 Dating Tips I REALLY Wish I'd Followed While I Was Single Phase 1: City Girl Seeks Country Cowboyvia GIPHYI clicked into the third page of matches, and since I'd sorted the men by age, youngest to oldest, I found that the guys on page three were a little too old for me, but no less sweet than the others.

Sharing that is so huge, and something a lot of city folks are too selfish, neurotic, or scared to do.