It was like Tinder without technology, Nicholls said.
The young farmers shared a video of the novel event on Facebook this week, which had more than 53,000 views in less than 48 hours.
A group of young farmers in South Wairarapa decided to ditch Tinder for speed dating with a rural twist.
Made up of mainly dairy farmers, the group gathered at a local rotary milking shed ahead of their annual Young Farmers ball on Saturday.
Apart from religious, the students heard about the vocation of marriage as well as single life.
“We just hope that by exposing them to a variety of vocations, they would really do some good discerning about what their vocation is and be open to the possibilities,” she said.
Even though we want it to be a happy ending, too,” she said.
Sr Anna said the programme is a response to Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn’s pastoral plan “Fit for Mission”.
If both people marked they were interested in each other, the committee would connect the pair after the event.
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The women, who had swapped their gumboots and overalls for heels and dresses, sat where the cows would usually be placed and rotated through the men who were standing on the platform below.
A new doggy speed dating service has been set up to help Aucklanders find love this Valentine’s Day.
Dozens of Auckland Council Animal Shelter dogs will be looking for love at Victoria Park on Friday 12 February, from 11am to 2pm.