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.
Fiona Eastman, who is organising the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, is convinced that the Get Muddy dating app will break the ice between singles at the event.
Setting up a website is getting easier and easier these days.
And if the niche is popular and broad enough, you can really take off. Skrandos explained that the app's balance between diversity and niche — it was first the first gay app to add a transgender search option and has options to search for all kinds of men — is one of the reasons its become popular.
Many country-loving singles aged 18-26 find love at their local branch of Young Farmers, an organisation with 25,000 members that arranges ski trips and dances for young country dwellers.
"If you define your niche too narrowly, I’m sure it could backfire," Zader told me.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’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.Rural towns often tout the perks of being a community where everybody knows everybody, but that can be a real drawback when it comes to expanding your dating horizons.And Ok Cupid, while solving the "new person" dilemma, often matches farm folk with city folks who just didn't get it.