**There are obviously a lot of single farmers out there!
Little did I know that the men would be so vocal regarding this topic.Of course, many of our large number of single members are looking for romance – and The Social Group is ideal.In fact, we have had soooooooo many people meet and get-together via The Social Group that Cathy’s wedding hat is worn out!The wife wants a child, The wife wants a child, Eee, Aye, Addio, The wife wants a child.* [Etc] In the last twenty years or so, however, the phrase "the farmer wants a wife" has come to be synonymous with the single farmer's quest to find a like-minded partner who understands the farming way of life and spawned a reality TV series developed by Freemantle Media which premiered in the UK on ITV back in 2001 and, more recently, on Channel Five in 2009.The Farmer Wantsa Wife format has also been successfully received in over a dozen different countries around the world, including in Australia, the US, Germany (Bauer sucht Frau) and Spain (Granjero busca esposa). Before there was The Social Group, we tried everything, and to be honest, were pretty appalled at the choice… We recognised a need for something completely different to the tired old stigma of traditional singles clubs with their tacky ‘singles discos’ and boring back room of a pub ‘meetings’. So, we came to the conclusion, that to get what we wanted, we would have to set it up and run it ourselves.