She didn't believe me and thought it was a ridiculous excuse," says Eli. Lucy Reeves insists that people shouldn't give up on finding love in the country. Charlotte, however, is socially proactive. Internet dating has moved on since the early Noughties, when singles exchanged lengthy emails before arranging to meet in person. Muddy Matches is the leading rural online dating site for country singles in the UK and Ireland and you can register for free today!
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Rural dating: Finding love in the countryside
The appeal of online rural dating is obvious, especially for those in more isolated farming communities. Young country dwellers also organise their social lives on Facebook. If this is your first time using a dating site, take a look at what some of the most popular people More from The Telegraph. But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.