Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you're a young farmer living in a rural community, it's a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience.
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Film and fiction may be filled with fleeting glances, grand gestures and kisses in the rain — but in reality, the course of true love did never run smooth. As BBC Two launches its new rural dating show Love in the Countryside on Wednesday 2nd May at 9pm , inspired by the work of Country Living, we look at some of the best ways to seek out a soulmate. From books to boules; rambling to rock climbing, countryside clubs are a great way to have fun, learn new skills, get fit and, most importantly, meet new, like-minded people. If you feel too shy to turn up by yourself, take a friend.
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People often ask why Charlotte Martin hasn't got a boyfriend. She's an attractive year-old from Hungerford in Berkshire with a successful career as a three-day event rider and a busy social diary. Here in the country people wonder what's wrong with you. But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.
Determined to settle down with a rural type, Lindsay Lyon, who works in London and lives in Buckinghamshire, has joined rural dating site Muddy Matches. Internet dating has moved on since the early Noughties, when singles exchanged lengthy emails before arranging to meet in person. 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. No thanks.