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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Dating a farmer is not for you if…

That’s Farming’s light-hearted take on dating a farmer is not for you if…

  • You cannot accept changes to plans or cancellations;
  • Poor time-keeping angers you;
  • You do not do things last minute;
  • You do not like livestock;
  • You want to go away every single weekend;
  • You will not stand in a gap to assist with herding;
  • Cannot accept the farming lifestyle/way of life;
  • Prefer 9-5s;
  • You cannot stand blood, sweat or tears;
  • You are not willing to work alongside them – especially during busy seasons;
  • You are not willing to make them a cup of tea or a stew dinner;
  • Prefer flexibility;
  • Cannot stand rough hands, dirt under nails or holes in clothing;
  • Do not like early mornings or late nights;
  • You want them to be in constant virtual contact with you throughout the day;
  • Want to take holidays during the summer (it’s silage season after all);
  • You are not in favour or tractor cab or mart dates;
  • You are a big fan of Sunday lie-ins;
  • You think you will get away with not helping with farming tasks.
Dating tips

In related news, Westmeath love guru, Mairead Loughman, who has sent over 5,500 singletons on dates through her company,, provides readers with dating tips.

  1. If your plan of action is to go online and match with your future love, then look the part. A good picture speaks a thousand words. A selfie is good if done correctly but have a nice background or put effort into taking a decent photo.
  2. Good conversation is key, whether that is online or the old-fashioned face-to-face dating. Talk about your interests, stray away from negativity and show interest in what the other person has to say. Try a search for common ground and use that as a basis for conversing.
  3. Lead the way when it comes to dating. If you really like someone that you’re talking to, then don’t be afraid to ask them out on a date. Taking the lead when it comes to dating can be an attractive trait, it displays some confidence.
  4. Dress to impress! Whether you’re going on a date or taking those Tinder photos, always try to present the best of yourself. Looks are not the point, it’s about showing a level care and effort and if you look your best, you’ll tend to feel your best.
  5. Don’t give away too much information from the get-go. Start off simple, work your way to getting to know someone, and be smart with your conversation. If you’re moving on in the years and still live at home with the parents or if you never dated before, it’s not always the best foot forward. Don’t dwell on your negative points, focus on your positives and your interests.

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