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.
Internet dating has moved on since the early Noughties, when singles exchanged lengthy emails before arranging to meet in person.
So, here are some tips from my experiences and hope these could be helpful to meet single farmers.
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.
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.
With their online dating plans thwarted, they resolved to set up their own site, launching Muddy Matches – users can’t be afraid of mud – with about 800 profiles a few months later, having bribed every single they came across to join the site.
“We didn’t see much point having a geography-based app because our users would find the nearest 'match’ lives 50 miles away,” Lucy says.
“So we decided on an event-based app, as that’s the way people socialise in the country.” In 2006, when the Reeves sisters decided to give online dating a go – secretly, because the notion of finding love with a stranger via the internet had only recently started to lose its stigma – they failed to find a dating site aimed at young, country-minded singles.
“I suggested she came round for further gin and tonics and the rest is history!
” It is happy outcomes such as this – there’s at least one posted on the site every week – that have inspired singles such as Lindsay to sign up.