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Farmer Wants A Wife – The Speed Dates

There is something endearing about this show where people come on a reality show genuinely looking for love, and Farmer Wants A Wife has proven it works, with marriages, engagements and ever long term relationships even if not all of them have worked out.

But it does amuse me how they think true love will conquer all. Seriously they this will make living in the middle of nowhere be worthwhile.

This season there will be five guys farmers and 1 female, and this time only six dates were picked for the speed date and not the usual ten.

Farmer Becky works and lives in the middle of nowhere South Australia, and has an 8 year old girl. All her blokes looked a bit similar – stocky and very strine. She picked Gavin, Steven and Joe.

Devon who lives in a town of 300 in Victoria had a different strategy for his speed dates by using a questionnaire which could have been a bit off putting but at least he did not have any awkward pauses like Charlie the 25 year old from NSW who could barely string two sentences together. In fact he didn’t manage it. He picked Sophie, Alison, and I missed the third girl. Devon took Leila, and Christina, and Jess back to the farm.

Devon talks about his experience on the show to the Herald Sun and says he would do it all again.

Shaun the 31 year old from WA is definitely the hottie of the series. He has previously been married but is looking for love again. Shaun piced Michelle, Elisa, Cathy and I think he dodged a bullet by not picking that deluded blond chick who said she had never been unlucky in love. Huh? Then what is she doing on the show?

Jamie is a 40 year old pearl farmer, and he had one girl pull out after the speed date, as she said she did not think she would fit in with his lifestyle, this was code for your not doing it for me. He ended up picking Lyn, Vanessa and Emma.

Nathan is a drover in the middle of Western Australia, his closest neighbour is over 150 kms away. Apparently he can sometimes be away for weeks at a time. He chose Jemma, Tessa, and Amanda to take back to the farm, and at this stage they don’t know where they are going.

The show only gets interesting once they get to the farms so things hot up next week.


1 Sue { 07.29.10 at 9:00 am }

I also wondered why someone who had never been unlucky in love was on a show looking for a husband!!

2 Wurstsemmel { 07.29.10 at 10:24 am }

I’m getting a little FWAWd out. Maybe because this is the third series this year? Perhaps the slightly changed format will make it more interesting.

3 Izobel2 { 07.29.10 at 12:36 pm }

I haven’t watched it yet but I’m hoping Natalie wears a different outfit other than jeans, a flannie and a belt, or even wears her hair up this year… But I’m thinking not. I really enjoy the characters each season but hate the constant recapping 100 times an episode.

4 Wurstsemmel { 07.29.10 at 2:10 pm }

Looks like they have a limited wardrobe for Natalie. Same old, same old.

5 skye { 07.29.10 at 9:21 pm }

Shaun struck me as a very tightly wound kind of guy, he reminded me of some controlling types I have met over the years. With the baggage of the wife who was still in love with someone else, I would expect him to be the jealous sms/email/facebook snooping type – except that wherever he lives they probably don’t get any coverage or broadband!

6 Reality Raver { 07.29.10 at 10:11 pm }

Skye – LOL imagine being stuck on a farm when your relationship was going sour.

Wursts – I always start of watching a little reluctantly but it normally draws me in. I think the pearl farmer and his women could be interesting. Always more assertive the older ones.

Sue – that girl look very highly strung.

7 Culinary Boner { 07.30.10 at 5:10 pm }

So Captain Nemo lost one already?