And yes, some of the profile pictures have animals in them.If you spot someone you like, drop an email to [email protected] tell the production team who you would love to meet and why. Online dating used to be kind of the domain of freaks and weirdos. Most other dating sites were really twee, where you’d expect to see pictures of badgers walking into the sunset holding hands. Like, I wouldn’t be comfortable putting up a picture of myself in a tweed jacket on a normal dating site.It’s easier when you’re showing yourself to like-minded people. Loads of blokes will put up pictures of themselves with tractors and diggers.Sisters Lucy and Emma, born and raised on English farms, weren’t content with the “local talent” they were meeting at country pubs.It was 2006; Internet dating hadn’t reached Bedfordshire.Over on Love Horse, Tom volunteers to make your hay and wire a CD player into your lorry.There’s a maths teacher in the Peak District who keeps birds of prey; an ‘English Rose’ who enjoys lamping; Dom speaks Gaelic and reads the Brontës; and Titania likes Inspector Morse, wine tasting and her Lipizzaner.
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.A marine biologist pleads ‘no wannabe footballers’ wives’.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.The love lives of the country dwellers are struggling because of their reliance on the land for their livelihoods and the small, rural communities they live in.But they’re hoping they can change all that by shacking up with an urbanite, but how will those who live and work in the city adjust to a new way of life in the country?