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Go bush for love

By ninemsn staff
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Air date: Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Farmers are looking for love (Getty Images/Nine Network Image)


By Brady Halls

Single women of Australia, your country needs you. Our hard-working farmers are in a drought and it's not just water they need.

A new reality TV show, The Farmer Wants a Wife, will play cupid in an attempt to bring lovely city gals and hunky country blokes together.

Airing on channel 9 later this year, the show will feature 12 Australian farmers who are looking for love.

For many blokes like 30-year-old Brad McQueen, life on the land can be isolating.

"I've got my best mate here Bear [his dog] and he keeps me company. He's tops but yeah it does get lonely," Brad says.

Farmer John Gatacre says coming home to an empty house can get you down.

"You work long hours by yourself and you go home to a cold house and cook your own meals," says the 28-year-old. "Yeah it gets pretty lonely I suppose."

The message for single Aussie women looking for love is simple: go bush.

Four years ago, Louise Sherar did just that. She met her future husband after answering a plea from a dairy farmer published in The Australian Women's Weekly. They now have a two-year-old son, Thomas.

"It definitely wasn't love at first sight," Louise says. "But it didn't take long for me to realise he was the one."

Interested singletons should check out the show's website to learn more about these eligible bachelors. Applications for single city gals, close at midnight tonight.

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