And we’re back with another recap of Farmer Wants a Wife, episode 8. But do they really want one? At this point, we aren’t really sure since they are moving at a snail’s pace.
Fox describes Farmer Wants a Wife episode 8, titled ‘Is There Room for One More?’ as “In week eight, the four farmers go on their final dates on the farms with the women they chose at the end of the barn dance in last week’s episode in Tallahassee, FL, and one lady decides to leave right after her date. Meanwhile, one of the women who left the show previously makes a surprising return, and at the end of the episode, the farmers must choose their final two women to take to the women’s hometowns.”
The End Is Near
We are nearing the conclusion of this journey, and we’ll see the final solo dates before some big decisions have to be made.
One of the women makes the decision for a farmer— Lily leaves Ryan’s ranch and beats it back to the city. Ryan has no idea, as she leaves him a letter after coming to the conclusion that their “values” don’t align. This isn’t a surprise, as last week we saw the psych-major call out Ryan for saying her fellow cast mate was “too emotional.” Bye, Lily!
Cassidy Jo conjured up a canoe date with Allen, and she wants to know if he’s ever taken another woman canoeing there, and girl, you need to chill. Spoiler alert: she does not chill. She goes on and on the entire canoe trip about him taking other girls to that river.
Hunter is missing Meghan and says he’ll keep “truckin’ on,” taking Devonne to a cattle auction. He’s trying to buy some cows, and she’s trying to be affectionate…at a cattle auction. I assume he buys some heifers, and then they have a picnic where she tells him she has feelings for him, and it is cringe because this is their first date and lady? You barely know him.
Ryan finds out Lily dipped and shakes it off, leaving him with only two women — Sarah with an h and Sara V.
In Oklahoma, Landon takes Zoe out on her first solo date. He spritzes himself with cologne (we couldn’t see the brand, but we tried), and he takes her to check the crops before the date. He shows her some seeds (not his seeds), and then they head off on an ATV to get some lunch (dinner?) because we have no idea what time it is.
She tells him she hasn’t dated since her divorce, and although he says she’s gorgeous, they don’t have any chemistry, in our opinion.
Ryan takes Sara V. wine tasting, and she tries on his cowboy hat, and WHOA. That seems like a big deal, but it could be a small deal. They make out a little.
Allen basically tells Cassidy Jo that she talks too much, and then she goes in on him for not complimenting her, and she needs to take it down several notches. But in her defense, getting more than a nod or a grunt from him is like getting blood from a stone.
She tells him that she needs affection and that it’s not there, and he tells her he’s not what she needs and that she’s not what he needs. They hug it out. Buh-bye, CJ.
Now there’s a farm work montage, and we’re gonna fast forward to (hopefully) something a little spicier.
Finally, a Twist
And OMG, Meghan returns to Hunter’s homestead after her grandpa’s funeral, and although we know that process doesn’t take weeks, it was still an unexpected twist!
Although Hunter looks thrilled, the other ladies? Not so much, and we get it. She was the front runner, and now the other ladies have been thrown a curveball and look nervous as heck.
Meghan looks nervous too, but we think she’s got this in the bag. You can quote us on that.
Host Jennifer sends the cast a letter telling them they’re going to visit two women’s families and friends—they have to choose the lucky ladies.
Allen doesn’t have to make a decision, as he only has two remaining potential fiancées. That was easy!
While there are still quite a few ladies in the running, one who was quite fond of her farmer bowed out and looked pretty heartbroken about it.
So Cassidy Jo, this week’s relationship advice, which is how to get yourself back into the dating scene after a breakup, is dedicated to you.
How to Get Back into Dating after a Breakup
After some time has passed after a breakup, you might be ready to give someone your heart again. You yearn to find love anew but don’t know where to start. How can you safely reenter the dating scene without risking your sanity?
We’ll discuss the emotions you may experience after ending a relationship, what you should do before meeting possible love partners again, potential roadblocks when dating, how to get back out there and meet new people, and what you should avoid doing on dates.
Guidelines for Dating Again
Learning from the mistakes and habits of your previous relationship is healthier than diving heart-first into a new one.
So, take a break for a while and figure out whether or not you’re ready. Getting back on your feet after a breakup is a must if you want to find a healthy, loving relationship again.
Here are some things to consider when thinking about dating again:
- Feel your loss.
- Avoid rushing the journey.
- Accept your pain and let go of it when ready.
- Take some time for reflection.
- Take care of yourself.
- Recognize any part you played in the breakup.
- See a therapist and talk to trusted friends and family members.
Following these suggestions can help you find greater significance in the pain you are experiencing, and you’ll better understand the role you played (if any) in the relationship’s demise. You can strengthen your future relationships by accepting responsibility for your actions and treating yourself kindly after a breakup.
Self-compassionate people who understood their involvement in the relationship’s end had a more positive attitude toward love, a stronger desire to grow, and a deeper respect for their future partners. The improvement continued even after considering factors like self-esteem and attachment styles that are known to impact healing after a breakup.
The Challenges of Dating Again
Sometimes there are roadblocks in the way of our recovery–it’s possible that we sabotage our own development without realizing it. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- If you feel that there is no use in trying to find love again, dating will be difficult. Make an effort to present the argument from a different perspective.
- Change your negative internal dialogue to one that is neutral or reasonable since self-criticism can be detrimental. Or you can try to be optimistic, although that’s really hard when you’re grieving a loss.
- If you suffer from dating jitters and anxiety, getting back out there could be tough– try to lower your stress levels by practicing self-care and looking into any relaxation techniques that could help!
How to Find Potential Dating Partners
Cheers to you if you’ve done the work above and are ready to re-introduce yourself to the dating world! The following are some suggestions that will help you connect with potential new romantic partners when diving back into the dating pool:
- Use online dating apps: There is no easier way to meet compatible people than by signing up for a dating app! It’s easy, fun, and could connect you with someone who’ll make you forget all about your ex.
- Make a dating profile that will knock their socks off: If you want to attract high-quality singles, you have to put in the work and create a dating profile that will attract those high-quality matches!
Things to Avoid Doing on Dates
You now know the framework for what will work when you go back out into the dating world, so let’s talk about what won’t. You might believe you’ve finally found the “one,” but taking things slowly is healthier!
- Steer clear of talking about your ex and the breakup–there’s no reason to pour out your soul just yet.
- Avoid comparing your new potential partner with your ex.
- Don’t hurry developing relationships.
- Stay away from rebound relationships at all costs.
Breakups can be devastating–we have all been there, and it’s easier to wallow in your feelings than to lick your wounds and move forward.
We’re sure our farmers would agree with the sentiment of when you fall off a horse, get right back on–the proverb encourages you not to sit about moping until assistance arrives. Dust yourself off and hop back on the beautiful beast that is romance.
It may have the power to destroy you, but the benefits of being in love are worth it!