Meet the NC farmer on Fox’s new reality dating show ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’
The reality show Farmer Wants a Wife follows four farmers in their search for love.
One farmer is Ryan Black, a North Carolina native and rancher in Gastonia.
How It Works: Each farmer will date eight city women over six weeks.
- The women are invited to all their farms for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie on The Simple Life.
- There, they can get a real look at what life will be like with their potential partner.
Why it matters: Love must be in the air around Charlotte as it has become a popular destination for major reality shows such as The ultimatum, Love is blind and now Farmer Wants a Wife.
Details: “Farmer Wants a Wife” premieres March 8 at 8pm on Fox and will be available to stream the following day on Hulu.
- This is your host by country singer Jennifer Nettles.
- It is a spinoff of a popular UK show that debuted in 2001 and has since had several spinoffs around the world, including Belgium and Norway.
Meet Ryan Black:
Background: The 32-year-old Shelby native attended UNC Charlotte before returning to the countryside to train and breed horses on his 44-acre ranch.
- He comes from a heritage of Black ranchers and is a third generation cowboy as most of his family owns ranches across the state.
- “Always being a cowboy is the name of the game,” Black said.
The match: He is looking for a wife and a lifelong bond.
- He says he has no problem meeting people in Charlotte, but most of his matches have been on the surface.
- “There is a certain fascination with cowboys. The tricky part is finding the connection instead of the fandom,” Black said.
Ideal first date: The Eagle The best place in the South End for their maple bacon.
- When things get a little more serious, she likes to date Port City Club on Lake Norman.
- And Fekete says that men always have to pay on the first date, because most of the time they ask. However, “if the lady wants to pay, then let her,” he said.
Chivalric Aspects: Black says chivalry isn’t dead, and it comes naturally to him because he grew up around it.
- “One of the most chivalrous things a man can do, it may sound deeper, but it’s not, is to listen. Just listening and paying attention means a lot,” Black said.
- He believes chivalry would flourish if men practiced it more often and women expected it.
Mother knows best: The lucky woman has to be examined by her family – most of them importanthis mother.
- Fekete says he wants his future wife to be strong like his mother, who raised four boys.
- “The first woman I ever loved was my mother, so a future wife should have the same qualities,” Black said.