Farmer Nate's still looking
NATHAN Cahill may have had a host of gorgeous city women hoping he would put a ring on their finger, but he is still single.
Nathan appeared as a contestant on Channel Nine's The Farmer Wants a Wife, which wrapped up with the season final last week.
The professional cowboy, called Farmer Nate on the smash-hit quest for rural romance, runs a beef property in the Smokey Creek district near Goovigen.
Nathan had to choose three women after a round of speed dates to take back to the farm back in May and picked Leonie from Perth, Heidi from Brisbane and Carmen from Melbourne.
Carmen was the first potential mate Nathan sent packing from the Goovigen property.
“That was the toughest moment of the whole thing,” Nathan told Central Telegraph.
“She felt like a friend.”
It was then a heated battle between Heidi and Leonie, who found it difficult to open up to Nate.
After dancer Heidi fell from a horse, circumstances seemed to bring Nathan and the Brisbane girl together, but the path to love can be a tough one.
“I really was splitting hairs until I had to fly out and make a choice,” Nathan said of the final filmed in June.
In the end, the practicality of Brisbane-based Heidi over Perth-based Leonie was the decider.
Despite stating of Heidi, “that tiny little dancer has danced her way into my heart”, Nathan said they were now only friends.
“We are good friends - I don't think anything will eventuate,” he said.
“Once the camera's got out of your face you've then got to make some real decisions.
“Once the pressure's off it becomes a bit real,” Nathan said.
The Goovigen grazier said he was friends with all three girls, and the friends he made from the show made the experience worthwhile.
“Mate, I'd do it again tomorrow,” he said.
“If you are offered new experiences, you're mad if you don't take it up.
“In strange circumstances it makes you grow.
“When you see yourself on TV you think, oh my God, what did I do?
“It's surreal, but you get used to it,” Nathan said.