“It’s Tinder for country types,” she explains, likening it to the cult dating app that connects users and allows them (anonymously, thank goodness) to “like” or “reject” after seeing someone’s profile picture.
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.
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.
After all, if they lived in the same village, or small town as you, it is likely that you would have met them already.
Try adding an extra 10 miles or so to your search area, or go even further by selecting the whole country and getting in contact with people who say that they are looking to move to somewhere new in the future.
There are two main types of online dating websites; generic sites and niche dating websites.
If you always go for women with blonde hair, or men with dark hair, why not try something new?
At first people were drawn to the app for its simplicity - users can swipe left to decline and right to approve a date. Now, it seems you can’t go anywhere without meeting couples who got together though it.
The app’s best quality is undoubtedly its sheer amount of users – there are 50 million active ones, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of potential matches.
Emma and Lucy's knowledge of the countryside and countryside pursuits means that the website is designed with country-minded people in mind and instead of just having 'horseriding' as a option for hobbies we have 'hacking', 'driving', 'eventing' and 'polo' to name but few.
Finding someone who shares your interests or lifestyle is important for lasting happiness.