A Pitt Meadows resident is hoping to find love on CTV’s latest reality television show called Farming For Love.
Amy Bachmann, 25, is now one of four “urban singles” vying for Farmer Doug’s love on the show.
It was actually her mother’s idea to apply for the show and sent her daughter one of the contestant’s – Doug Groenendijk’s – profile.
At first the former office manager wasn’t too keen. But then Bachmann, who now works in compliance enforcement with the provincial government, took a second look at the profile and thought, “what do I have to lose?”
Bachmann said her mother doesn’t normally try to set her up with men, however, her parents are dairy farmers – and so is Groenendijk– and she thinks that it is this connection that led her mom to believe they would make a good fit for one another.
One of the main qualities Bachmann looks for in a man is someone who is taller than herself at 5 ft. 8 in.
“I just have this thing where I can’t date anybody shorter than me,” she laughed. And when she found out Groenendijk was 6 ft. 5 in., she was like, “cha-ching”!
What she believes makes her a good candidate for Groenendijk is her honesty and the fact that she is a very straight-forward person.
“I will say and do what I think is right and what I believe in,” she said, noting that she believes that is a good quality to possess.
She also believes she is the best person for Groenendijk because of her tie to dairy farming.
“Growing up on a dairy farm, it’s definitely not a lifestyle that a lot of people are familiar with,” she said, noting the work schedule, and being around the livestock.
Groenendijk, 25, who hails from Chemainus, is one of four farmers searching for love – two female farmers and two male – and each farmer started off with seven contestants looking for their love.
Two were eliminated the first episode with only five contestants being invited back to each farmer’s farm. One more has since been eliminated in the second episode. But, Bachmann is still in the running for Groenendijk’s love.
She said it was fun meeting the other women and being able to share this journey with one another. She described Groenendijk as “so sweet and so kind” after meeting him for the first time.
“It was actually really lovely being able to chat with him for the little speed date that we had and just getting to know him and getting that first initial impression of him,” she added.
This is Bachmann’s first time on a reality TV show and in addition to finding love, she is also hoping to learn more about herself along the way.
In addition to immersing themselves into a new lifestyle, the daters also have to complete a series of challenges, group activities, and go on one-on-one intimate dates with each farmer with the goal of finding love.
Farming For Love airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CTV, with the next episode on Sunday, June 25.
The episodes are also streamed at ctv.ca or on the CTV app.
Casting is already open for season two daters and one of the farmers looking for love is Jessica, a 30-year-old organic blueberry farmer in Maple Ridge.
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