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.But Lindsay felt a fraud signing up as she works in a city and doesn’t come from a farming background.

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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.

“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 initially joined Country Connections to increase my social network with others who have an interest in equestrian sports.

However, I’ve now become a member of the Book Club, Baking Group, a Walking Group as well as a number of the Equestrian Groups.

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.