Farmer Dave Q&A

Describe yourself in a few sentences:

I am an extremely passionate and driven person who grabs whatever he’s doing with both hands and goes for it. I raise mixed livestock and I grow a lot of crops. I grew up in a small town just outside of Cape Town, South Africa, where I played rugby and pursued outdoor activities.


What are your interests?

I follow rugby and cricket. I enjoy playing squash and getting out and hiking. The beaches and mountains around here are gorgeous.


What is your favourite music, musician, or band?

I don’t really have favourites, I pretty much like any good music. I have been on a country kick recently (I’m a farmer and I’ve got cows so, why not?)


What is your favourite movie and why?

Comedy specials are my go-to. Anything that lets me unwind, and relax with a few laughs.


What sort of partner are you looking for?

Kindness, positivity, intelligence, and humour are important to me. I think somebody that doesn’t take themselves too seriously is a must. Someone that's driven and has a life of their own but wants to share it. 


What age partner are you looking for?

27-38 years old.


What values are you looking for in a partner?

I just need a partner that wants to joke around together, spend time together, and allow me to help them - and them, me. If somebody wants to jump in the combine and harvest some grain, awesome. If not, that’s totally fine. It would be nice to have someone to relax with after a hard day in the field.


What is really important to you in a relationship?

I think somebody that challenges me and has a wicked sense of humour is extremely important.


How would you describe yourself in a relationship?

I'd say that I’m really kind and I’m able to brush things off. I really like to laugh and joke around. I think you need to have empathy for your fellow human. I can joke about things, but at the end of the day, I do care about my community and people.


What qualities do you bring to relationships?

I'm extremely driven, and I really like to help others. One of my other full-time jobs is teaching a farm school, and I enjoy mentoring and helping people work on their passions. I think what I bring to the relationship is that I'll always be your number one supporter. I'll always be there to back you up and be there at the end of the day. You can complain away to me. I like to make time for the right people. 


What is the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I don't know, sign up for a reality TV show on the off chance I'll meet my future soulmate? Haha!


What values do you pride yourself on most?

The ability to look at the bright side of life and see the humour in all situations. Kindness and honesty are of the utmost importance to me.


Who are you closest to in your family?

Probably my sister, Fran. I live with her when I'm up in Kelowna, so we spend a lot of time together and chat a lot. She’s the one who pushed me into going on the show. But I’m really close to all of my siblings. We are a very tight family.


Do you have any children?



Would you like to have children? If so, how soon after meeting the right person?

I’m not sure right now. I'd say I'm definitely looking for a long-term relationship and potentially kids in the future with the right person. Someone that I’m 100% going to be with until we're old in our rocking chairs, yelling at kids on the street. 


What is the most interesting thing about you?

I never want to retire. I absolutely love what I do and believe that everything is possible.


Where would you like to be in five years' time?

In five years, I see myself having weekends. It's going to be awesome! But, yeah, probably still doing what I'm doing. I think I'll be farming for the rest of my life. I really love what I do, and I feel lucky to be able to wake up and decide what I'm going to do every morning. My long-term goal is to have a bit more downtime. I'd definitely like to have a partner I can share this life with.


What is your philosophy on love?

To me, love is built on a foundation of friendship. My future partner will also be my best friend.


What would you like to say to anyone thinking of applying to meet you?

I live a really fun life and I really want to share it with somebody. So yeah, come out and we’ll have some fun!  



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