With many years of experience in the rural online dating industry, Muddy Matches provides countryside online dating and rural social events to country singles across the UK and Ireland. Founded in 2006, this online business is based on a farm in the small hamlet of Farndish, near Wellingborough.
Muddy Matches is the brainchild of country-loving sisters Emma and Lucy Reeves who felt there was a hole in the market for a light-hearted website aimed at introducing people who share a love of the countryside and the country way of life. There are, they admit, many types of country people, be that farmers, equestrians, gamekeepers, walkers or even city dwellers who dream of escaping to the countryside. However, there is one thing that unites all these people: they are not afraid of a bit of mud, and hence the term 'muddy' was coined.
Helping country people to make friends and find love 365 days a year, Muddy Matches provides rural singles with a professional online dating service. With a friendly team and a great website, the service is designed to help all country people make friends, arrange dates and hopefully find love in the countryside.
As well as providing a countryside online dating service, Muddy Matches also organises countryside social events aimed at meeting new people, such as the popular Mud Lovers Ball. The website also links to other events providers offering outdoors or country-focused social events to provide Muddy Matches members with every opportunity to meet like-minded people in their area.
Recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 -
18 Dec 2013
I gave Muddy Matches full marks because the site is so very easy to use, has a cosy friendly feel about it and in my case, worked with the first person I dated!
I have been a memeber of others but honestly this is the best I have seen, Its not a window shopping for a partner and its not 'the science bit' gone mad... Its honest (no autocharging to work out how to switch off!!). You have to do some work - well thats a good thing! so lazy winking is out. The result... I met one person and stopped just there (very happy). Like minded people will find this site a real pleasure to belong to.
I signed up for just 1 month to see what happened, and I met someone just as that month was coming to an end, he is totally perfect for me (which was a big ask!) and hopefully the one.... Compared to other sites, I couldn't find anyone who had similar genuine 'muddy' interests!
I've met some wonderful people through the site. There is no comparing Muddy Matches to other dating websites - they are in a league of their own. No lecherous idiots just lovely, genuine people looking for love and friendship.
With encouragement and help from my daughter and friends, I plucked up the courage and joined Muddy Matches for one month. I had lots of lovely messages and conversations and met two chaps-the first was nice but no spark, but the second was WOW! We sparked immediately and have been dating ever since. Neither of us had believed in 'Love at first sight';until the day we met. I would encourage anyone who is single to join this site, to never just settle for second best.Everyone deserves the chance to meet that special someone and MM assists in that process! There is no stigma in internet dating;for me as a full time working single mum, it really was the most convenient and practical way. Am so happy and I hope others will be as fortunate and find their true match.
Muddy Matches doesn't ask you to rate yourself on scales as I understand to be the norm on other dating websites. The profiles give a good initial summary and I found that to be enough. I liked being able to enter search criteria and read profiles without paying a subscription because this was my first time on a dating website and I wasn't sure that it would be for me. As it turns out, I did meet somebody lovely after 18 days on the site!
I found the site to be very much geared to country people that want to meet someone special and for us (myself and my guy) this worked perfectly. I also spoke to and met some lovely people that keep in touch as I felt that although looking for that special person, it also has the added advantage of putting like minded people in touch.
On 28th April 2012 I will be getting married to my 'Muddy Match' Duncan, after we met on the site back when it was launched, and we both agree that we found the site friendly, accessible, and great fun to use! Setting up and managing our accounts was really easy, and I've heard fantastic reviews from people who have been on the holidays and pub nights too. I was doubtful at first that a townie like me would find anyone who I had anything in common with on the site, but my '80% muddy match' Duncan proved me wrong, and I couldn't be happier about that!