What is AgriChatUK?
AgriChatUK is a weekly discussion on Twitter about topics that affect people who work in the UK agricultural industry. It takes place between 8pm and 10pm every Thursday and each week has a different theme.
How can I take part?
If you’re a Twitter user, please follow @MuddyMatches and @AgriChatUK. We will be tweeting facts about rural relationships during the week and talking about potential questions for the discussion. If you wish to share your thoughts on the topic, add the hashtag #AgriChatUK to your tweets or reply to one of the discussion points. AgriChatUK also recommend saving the hashtag so that you can see all posts on the topic in one place.
If you’re not a Twitter user, it’s simple to register. Click on the link to sign up.
There has never been a better time to join Muddy Matches – with more members on the site than ever before.
January saw a huge spike in members, with thousands of people joining in the New Year, and it has been busy ever since. The number of people joining continued to rise in February, as thousands of rural singles joined to take advantage of the Free Love Weekend.
The weekend prior to Valentine’s Day also broke the record on Muddy Matches for the most messages sent within one weekend, as people made the most of the free messaging offer.
We’d love to hear from you if you received a lovely message from someone who you didn’t expect to, or if one of your ‘favourites’ got in touch with you.
Tell your friends
If you know someone who is looking to meet country people for friendship or romance, encourage them to join for free today, so that they can meet new people in their area.
Remember that your friend don’t have to be a farmer or an agricultural worker to join the website; they just need to have a love of the countryside and not mind a bit of mud on their boots.
With questions ranging from “How often do your wear your wellies”, through to asking how you’d find your way off a foggy moor, our muddy-townie ratio is a tongue-in-cheek way to find out just how ‘muddy’ you are and it has proved to be a popular feature of the site.
Using some computer wizardry (thanks to MM’s Steve) we’ve collated all of the results so far to find out where is the muddiest place in the UK and Ireland and just how many people are 100% muddy.
The muddiest place in the UK and Ireland
Drum roll please. Where do you think the ‘muddiest’ place in the UK and Ireland is?…
It’s Northern Ireland that takes the crown for the ‘muddiest’ place in the UK, with 10% of people taking the top score of 100% muddy and 62% overall scoring 70% or higher. The Republic of Ireland comes in a second with 7% of respondents hitting the 100% muddy mark. England ranks the lowest with just 4% getting the highest muddy rating.
However, if you live in England and are looking to find a date who is as outdoorsy as Ray Mears, then head to East Anglia, where 68% of people scored over 70% muddy.
What percentage of people are 100% muddy?
Overall, less than 1% of people are 100% muddy.
What’s the average score?
The most popular score was 70% muddy, closely followed by 60% muddy. The least popular score (unsurprisingly for a website aimed at country-minded people) was 0% muddy.
How do I find people who are as muddy as me?
On Muddy Matches, as well as the usual search terms such as age, location and gender, you can also search by people’s muddy to townie ratio. Just log in to your Muddy Matches account and click on the ‘Advanced search’ in the search box.
** This competition is now closed! **
Most people would agree that farming is a lifestyle and not just a job and as such it can have an impact on your love life. We want to know your top tips for dating a farmer and in exchange you could win a free subscription to Muddy Matches.
What do we want to know?
If you are farmer or have dated a farmer, please email your responses to the following questions to email@example.com:
- Are you a farmer yourself or have you dated a farmer? If so please tell us what kind of farmer e.g. arable, dairy…
- When’s the best time of year to date the kind of farmer you are referring to?
- When the worst time of year to date them? For example is harvest time best avoided?
- What are the best and worst things about dating a farmer?
- What are your top tips for dating a farmer?
What’s in it for you?
We will publish the top 10 answers and award each one with a week’s free subscription to the site. One reply will be chosen as the star respondent and will win a whole month’s subscription to the site.
To qualify for a free subscription you will need to be a member of Muddy Matches, if you are not currently a member please sign up for free. Only one free subscription will be awarded per winner. You do not need to be a current subscriber.
***This Offer Has Now Finished***
Would you like to earn a year’s subscription to Muddy Matches?
Countryfile magazine is writing a piece about about being a single farmer and they are hoping to interview a single farmer who is actively looking for Miss Right on Muddy Matches.
We will be offering a week’s free subscription to all single farmers who offer to speak to them, and a year’s free subscription to the final single farmer who is selected to do so.
If you, or anyone you know, would be happy to speak to them or would like more information, please get in touch with Lucy ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. The journalist would need to interview you some time during the week commencing Monday 5th November.
***This Offer Has Now Finished***