How To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Rural Relationship

Friday, October 18th, 2019
How To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Rural Relationship

Here at Muddy Matches we are passionate about bringing people who love the countryside together. If you’re a rural single, maybe hoping to be a farmer’s wife, or just looking for someone who shares your love for the outdoor life, Muddy Matches is a wonderful place to look for your Muddy Ever After. After all, we have over 240,000 singles on our books, all looking for love in the countryside. Over the past few months we’ve loved sharing your #MuddyEverAfter success stories (take a look here) and we’re with you on your whole journey of love. So, today’s blog looks at what happens after you’ve met your countryside love on our rural dating website. If the excitement has left your relationship, how can you keep the spark alive?


In the beginning of your country relationship it’s all excitement, passion and the lovely fizz of anticipation each time you go on a date with your muddy love. Then a year in, things may get a little more, well, dull. Long days working in the country, pressure to see friends and family as well as date… it can be easy to lose the wonderful fizz of love and fall in to a routine. Well, rural lovers, stop right there. Here are the Muddy Matches top tips on keeping the spark in your relationship alive.

Have a date night

Did you know that lots of happy countryside couples take time to schedule in a date each week? We know that life in the country can be tough but try to put a date night in your diary, and stick to it. Leave work and get spruced up to go out for drinks at your local pub or bar, take a romantic walk in the great outdoors, or head to a dance class. Whatever you choose, make sure you enjoy getting ready and look forward to your time together, and ban any ‘mundane’ chat or work discussions so you can truly reconnect.

Pay a compliment

When you and your rural love began to date you probably took time to pay each other compliments and really appreciate them. Sadly, over time, it’s natural to start taking your partner for granted and accepting them as they are. Woah, woah, woah! It’s worth taking the time to compliment them! If you love their new hair, tell them. If they’ve achieved something fantastic at work, make sure you let them know how proud you are. As well as making them feel appreciated and special, you’ll also feel great for being so giving and caring.

Do something new together

We understand that your lives are probably already super busy, but it’s really important to take time out to make memories and share new experiences together. You’ll have a laugh (and get those happy endorphins flowing), forge a deeper connection with your country love, and learn even more about each other. Why not incorporate this in to your date night?

Keep your sense of self

Falling in love, and becoming part of a couple, can be a whirlwind experience. You’ll go from ‘I’ to ‘we’, but make sure to remember that ‘you’ are a person in your own right. If you live together it’s easy to be in each other’s pockets all the time. Be sure to keep hold of your own hobbies and friends so that you retain a sense of who you are. Not only will you have more to bring to the relationship, you’ll have plenty to talk about when you are together.

Remember why you are together

Take time out each day or week to remember just why you and your country partner are together. What attracted you to each other in the first place, and what qualities do you admire in them? Try not to take each other for granted, and don’t let any irritations or annoyances get in the way. If you have a spat, don’t hold a grudge and focus on the things you love about your partner. You’ll soon see that the little things don’t matter in the grand scheme of things as long as you still share the same values and desire to be together.