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“It’s nerve-racking, socialising with people you don’t know,” she says.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.It will also be available to use at a number of select countryside events across the UK and Ireland. Read: The 20 most useful dating websites Telegraph Dating - Join now for free The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?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.Her townie friends find it hilarious but the 24-year-old, who is a special funds coordinator at St George’s Hospital, in south London, with a passion for interior design, believes the internet is her only hope of finding love.But Lindsay felt a fraud signing up as she works in a city and doesn’t come from a farming background.
Lucy and her sister, fearing it was unethical to join their own site but eager for a success story of their own, eventually signed up to a rival, and are consequently both in long-term relationships.
As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it's inevitable that we also use it to help us run our love lives as well.
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“There are farmers – we also host Farmers Weekly magazine’s dating site – horsey people, shooting types and dog lovers as well as a large number of country-minded folk who live in towns.” A tongue-in-cheek multiple-choice quiz on the site calculates a user’s muddy-townie ratio with questions such as “Where would your ideal house be? “People use it when they’re out at work or on their combine harvester; messages have got shorter; people are 'chatting’ rather than emailing; it’s all much more immediate,” Lucy says.
One member, Richard, found his girlfriend Valerie five miles away, by searching for local users.
“At an event people aren’t going to want to read a load of text,” she says.