An online dating site called Farmers Only promised to steer him clear of city slicker singles and hook him up with potential partners looking for a man just like him, one comfortable in cowboy boots and living life on the land.
Two years later, the 27-year-old electrician and cattle farmer is newly married to a horse-riding farm girl who won him over with her smile, with a four-year-old stepdaughter and a new baby on the way.
It’s just a different lifestyle.”Related: No more Old Mac Donald: There’s a new farmer in town High cost of farms behind trend of older Canadian farmers Young, city-born women buck Ontario’s aging farmer trend Miller was doing agricultural marketing when he came up with the idea for the dating site in 2005.
A divorced, female friend was having trouble meeting men while working long hours on her farm, and found suitors on other dating websites didn’t have a clue about what her life was like.
Then she sent a message to Seitz and, after he was finished with haying season, he got back to her.
Miller started promoting his new business with flyers at feed stores.
At one point, he had to redesign the site when he realized most farmers had dial-up modems.
Twitter critics of the court decision are saying that it's the result of a "bully verdict," an assault on religious liberty, or worse.
Others though, are celebrating the move as an act of inclusion for a group that, despite much progress, still faces discrimination and violence on account of who they love.
"Spark has engaged in a systemic and intentional pattern and practice of arbitrary discrimination against gays and lesbians throughout California by denying them full and equal services, accommodations, advantages and privileges in connection with many of its commercial dating services," reads the class-action complaint filed in December 2013.