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If St Valentine’s Day finds you sourly reviewing another passing year of dispiriting, mate-less, rural isolation, take heart and read on.
Together with the myriad dating services catering for yoga buffs, Catholics, cabin crew and those who admire the fuller figure, thriving organisations are dedicated to helping country people find love.
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Rural dating has become more sophisticated since Patricia Warren, a Derbyshire farmer’s wife, set up The Country Bureau 25 years ago it’s now run by Katie Moore in Gloucestershire to find wives for isolated farmers.
Another grateful client,’Cindy’, says: ‘Although it can feel a little uncomfortable meeting in this way, it’s made everything so much simpler; if this is the way to go about meeting the man of your dreams, I can’t recommend it more highly.’ Heather Heber-Percy developed the idea for her introduction agency, The County Register, when, in her Samaritans role, she regularly took calls from lonely Shropshire farmers.
She vets the senior generation of clients, and her daughters, Tamara and Zara, take care of the thirties to fifties bracket.
‘A specialist website can’t offer a vast pool like Match.com, but then 80% of the people on that won’t share your interests either.
They won’t understand about getting up at 6am to muck out or having to stay up all night with a lambing ewe.’ Last year, sisters Lucy and Emma Reeves founded Muddy Matches, which has attracted 4,000-plus members in just 10 months.
So far, no one has said “Oh God, why did you introduce me to them?Owning 2 horses and being a working mum leaves me with little time to socialise.I initially joined Country Connections to increase my social network with others who have an interest in equestrian sports.Zara explains: ‘The disadvantage of the internet is that it can be a numbers game.Our clients pay us to do the initial research; we spend about 90 minutes with people, really finding out about them, and we get post date feedback.