Farmfever online dating
Internet dating has moved on since the early Noughties, when singles exchanged lengthy emails before arranging to meet in person.When Lindsay, who lives in Beaconsfield, attends the inaugural Country Life Fair in London later this month, she’ll be able to connect with potential suitors using Muddy Matches’ new dating app, exchanging text messages before – hopefully – meeting people in person at the champagne bar.” It is happy outcomes such as this – there’s at least one posted on the site every week – that have inspired singles such as Lindsay to sign up.Lucy and her sister, fearing it was unethical to join their own site but eager for a success story of their own, eventually signed up to a rival, and are consequently both in long-term relationships.“I sent her a message asking if she was well and she replied that she was enjoying a gin and tonic in her garden,” he writes in the success stories section of the site.“I suggested she came round for further gin and tonics and the rest is history!This was also the experience of Lucy Reeves, from Northamptonshire, who founded Muddy Matches in 2007, aged 25, with her sister Emma, who was 27 at the time.They’d failed to meet anyone through Young Farmers, and while they enjoyed going to rural events such as the CLA Game Fair and Badminton Horse Trials, they only ever met up with people they knew. I’d be surrounded by good-looking, like-minded people my age but I didn’t have the nerve to barge up to them and introduce myself,” Lucy says.
“We didn’t see much point having a geography-based app because our users would find the nearest 'match’ lives 50 miles away,” Lucy says.
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We have a fine heritage of successful match-making having launched the original, award-winning 'Farmer Wants a Wife' initiative back in 1999.
Muddy Matches now has more than 100,000 members and Lucy has stopped counting the weddings, although the total has reached well over a thousand.
“Our users are nice, normal people with similar interests,” says Lucy. ” The site is designed to cope with painfully slow broadband speeds found in some rural areas and the fact that a proportion of members are still using dial-up internet connections, but it is also now fully responsive, as 50 per cent of Muddy Matches traffic is via mobile phone and tablets.