It's nice to think having everyone's eyes on you would make you more accountable for how you treat people, including your partners. It's not always the case.
Relationships never end
Every person you date, you will see again. In abundance. They'll be at the bank, grocery store, bar, post office, or convenience store. I've never had a first date here and not heard from the person again. With exes, there will always be weirdness to overcome. And sometimes, years after things ended, you'll get a text or call asking what you're up to.
Somehow, exes in the North Country never seem to completely move on.
Dating in the country is nothing like FarmersOnly.com
This is rural America; not a cartoon. And while it can be tempting to assume all rural-dwelling singles are gun-toting Trump enthusiasts with mullets, things here are obviously more complex than that.
Fed up with the banal left-swiping of Tinder, and curious after multiple city-dwelling friends excitedly called the FarmersOnly domain to my attention, I queued up the site and created a profile. But aside from its hyperbolically old-school website design, goofball graphics, and inferior functionality, it was basically (and unsurprisingly) just another low-budget dating site. Also, most people in rural America think it's just as ridiculous a niche dating service as people in the city do. In other words, hardly anyone (in this area, at least) is on it.