Muddy Matches is the brainchild of country-loving sisters Emma and Lucy Reeves who felt there was a hole in the market for a light-hearted website aimed at introducing people who share a love of the countryside and the country way of life.There are, they admit, many types of country people, be that farmers, equestrians, gamekeepers, walkers or even city dwellers who dream of escaping to the countryside.But Lindsay felt a fraud signing up as she works in a city and doesn’t come from a farming background.“It’s hard to find the right group that leads to meeting new people,” she says.“It’s nerve-racking, socialising with people you don’t know,” she says.Many country-loving singles aged 18-26 find love at their local branch of Young Farmers, an organisation with 25,000 members that arranges ski trips and dances for young country dwellers.There are also online agencies specifically for Christian, Jewish or gay singletons.There's a dating site for art lovers and, if you are outdoorsy, there are a number of suitable sites.
If you prefer having control over your choices, or know which qualities will or won't suit you, you might prefer sites that let you choose who to contact.It’s free to register and as a ‘Free Member’ you can carry out unlimited searches on the website, add or edit your profile, upload your photos, see who has visited your profile, select your favourites and see who has added you to their favourites or sent you a message.If you like the look of someone and wish to send them a message, or read/respond to a message they have sent you, you will be asked to pay a small subscription and our current prices are clearly advertised on our website."If you are looking for a partner with a similar outlook and interests as yourself, the best place to start is with a niche dating website," says co-founder of Muddy Matches Lucy Reeves."Muddy Matches, is aimed at people who live a 'muddy-boots' lifestyle, so attracts people who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle."When you are going through the reams of potential partners on the internet - or when you meet them on a date - it's all too easy to have a shopping list mentality.