Whilst most farmers wouldn't change their job for the world, farming can be a very lonely occupation; while it used to be about large groups of people working together, these days it tends to be just one person in a tractor, working long and often antisocial hours.Coupled with the isolated rural location of most farms, it can seriously affect your social life and make it very difficult to find a partner.
With more and more people getting connected to the internet, the rise of online dating as a socially acceptable means of meeting people is a godsend for single farmers as they can cast the net a lot further than their local community and log on to meet new people whenever it suits them.
Why not register for free and start meeting farming singles today on Muddy Matches?
I have had a great time getting here, although life tends to throw stuff under your wheels from time to time. 74 - Greenwich, London Retired, single professional looking for female friend to do things together I am probably a bit of a professor-type, more introvert than extrovert, leading an orderly life. For over 16 years Country Living Magazine has been bringing together people of all ages to share their love of the countryside.
We have a fine heritage of successful match-making having launched the original, award-winning 'Farmer Wants a Wife' initiative back in 1999.
Her townie friends find it hilarious but the 24-year-old, who is a special funds coordinator at St George’s Hospital, in south London, with a passion for interior design, believes the internet is her only hope of finding love.
Internet dating has moved on since the early Noughties, when singles exchanged lengthy emails before arranging to meet in person.
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.
But Lindsay felt a fraud signing up as she works in a city and doesn’t come from a farming background.
Dating can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are dating later in life and our aim is to make it as straightforward as possible in a secure environment.
The behind-the-scenes team works constantly to vet members and help you along the way. Do keep in touch - as always, we'd love to hear how you are getting on!
Lindsay tried networking the traditional country way – attending rural events such as the Sheep Dog Trials at Northleach in Gloucestershire, but she struggled to persuade her London friends to accompany her, and when she did, the group never met anyone new.