Farmers Weekly are looking for rural couples to speak to them about their relationship for a new series in the magazine. Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been together for years, they’d love to hear from you.
The articles will be light-hearted and not too intrusive, so you won’t have to reveal anything too much. Questions will include how you met, what you love about your partner and what makes countryside love different to love in urban areas.
If you’d like to see your name in print, email Tim Relf at email@example.com to find out more.
Back in August 2009 we received a success story from a lady called Gina who had met the man of her dreams on Muddy Matches. Since then Gina has married her muddy match, Mark and has moved her business Gina Lillcrop Designs to her husband’s farm in Wigtownshire. Mark even recommended Muddy Matches to a friend who also went on to find love with a woman he met on the site. So we were delighted to read more about Gina’s successful move to the countryside.
Gina shared the story of her move to the farm with the website Dumfries and Galloway What’s Going On? and spoke about how well she has taken to becoming a farmer’s wife, including gaining a new skill (driving the Massey 6499).
Click to read Gina’s story on Dunfries and Galloway What’s Going On?
If you’d like to meet a farmer yourself or if you’re a farmer looking for love, click here to find single farmers.
Back in April we launched a competition to replace some of our How Muddy Are You? quiz questions with ones suggested by our members. We had lots of brilliant entries and strangely enough more than one person suggested our favourites so we’ve had to award more prizes than we first planned to.
First prize winner
The first prize winner is Emma, who has won a year’s free subscription to Muddy Matches for her roadkill question. A special prize of 1 month also goes to Paul, who suggested a similar question.
If we’re honest, we did call the authorities to check that it is legal to eat roadkill and if the commonly held belief that “if the person in front of you hit it, you can eat it” is true. The police informed us that you are not breaking the law by removing a dead rabbit from the road, but “you must be wary of your own safety”. If you hit a pet or a deer you must report it to the police!
So, back to the point, Emma’s winning question is as follows…
You accidentally run over a rabbit in your car. Do you:
- Check that it’s dead.
- Have it for dinner.
- Phone the vet.
- Drive on in tears. › Continue reading
Are you looking for love? Would you like to be on prime-time TV? If so, Channel 4′s new series Date Night (working title) is in search of real people who are serious about finding the right partner.
Assistant producer Dominic Pisani said:
Date Night [w/t] is a brand new interactive documentary series that will aim to capture the thrill of modern dating for a primetime Channel 4 audience.
Hosted at our exclusive venue in London, we are looking for singles to film as they embark on their first date with a potential new partner.
We are looking for people who are willing to share with us the excitement of their first date with someone they have never met before. If your first date does not work out, the programme gives viewers at home the opportunity to ask you out, and you can choose a potential date to meet you the following week!
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to hopefully find the love you are looking for. Please note, you and your date MUST be willing to be filmed on your first date!
If you would like to take part, contact Dominic or Lucy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, phoning 020 7424 7744 or through Twitter @_datenight.
We are delighted to announce that Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den fame has selected Muddy Matches as one of the winners of his prestigious Small Business Sunday accolades.
Each week Theo chooses six small businesses as winners and tweets them out to his 336,280 followers. Each winner of the competition, sponsored by Ryman Stationers also gets to post a profile on the Small Business Sunday website to let others know about their business.
If you run a small business and would like to receive a re‐tweet from Theo Paphitis, send him a tweet explaining why your business is the best in its field between 5PM and 7.30 PM on a Sunday night. Make sure you include the hashtag #SBS and follow @theopaphitis and @RymanStationary from your Twitter account.
It took almost a year for Muddy Matches to be picked as a winner, so don’t get disheartened if you haven’t been chosen straight away!