10 rural dating resolutions for countryside dating in 2024

Monday, January 01st, 2024

Are you looking to change your dating stars, and give your love life a welcome January jumpstart in 2024, but you’re not sure whee to start?

At Muddy Matches, our first dating advice blog of the New Year takes a look at 10 rural resolutions – with country credentials at heart – that you can easily stick to whilst online dating with us.

There’s a nice blend of self worth, self discovery, commitment and honesty, so here goes.

Take some time to re-assess and rediscover
Allocate some breathing space in your busy life to make an ordered list of what’s really important to you in a relationship. Take that clear-mindedness into taking a fresh look at online dating profiles you’ve typically overlooked. Someone may just tick boxes you didn’t expect them to tick at first glance.

Put extra onus on the small stuff and find comfort in common ground
Explore the interests search and make more of the keyword filters to unearth someone who shares your values, interests and hobbies in life. Connecting over shared country credentials can lead to meaningful messaging exchanges that you really do care about and find more enjoyment in.

Embrace the baggage life has handed you
Singles looking for a second shot at love, back online dating having been separated or divorced, often tell us they believe their ‘baggage’ makes them less attractive as a proposition; that their commitments on their time will limit their ability to date. Our advice; Life experience is good and should be celebrated.

So ditch the negative thoughts and be proud of who you are and your life stage.

Send a ‘feel good’ message to a fellow singleton
‘Loving your profile! You look so happy in those photos. Where were they taken?’ Sending some kind, well meant words in a message – even better, without agenda – is a sure fire way to brighten someone’s day and raise a smile. Do it weekly to different people from your search results and your willingness to share a little emotion and spread a little happiness won’t go unnoticed = and it’s great for your own sense of wellbeing.

Challenge yourself to up your visibility
Those singletons who interact with other Muddy Matches members regularly, show higher up online dating search listings. Want to get more interaction with your profile? Then challenge yourself to engage with at least 10 different singletons a week; be it a favourite, a wink or a message. Setting yourself a goal will push you from the shadows to someone who kickstarts conversations.

Broaden your horizons online
An easy one to apply with Muddy Matches; why limit yourself to building relations with folk on your doorstep? Stretch that search radar by an extra 20-50 miles and widen your connections. Don’t let location put you off seeing who’s out there.

Be picture perfect outdoors
Challenge yourself to take 5 brand new selfies when out and about exploring the countryside or getting muddy in your daily routine and then upload them to your online dating profile.
A fresh new look to your profile can change first impressions, alter perception and entice new favourites.

Find a daily slot for muddy dating in your diary
We know many of our members have a fixed routine on the farm, in the yard, out in the fields – but why not fix a little slot in your diary every day to give your online dating experience with us a check-in. Just 10 minutes. Like clockwork; check your messages, run a new search, add to your favourites list, fire off a few winks. Same time, every night? Ok.

Take comfort in all creatures great and small
Knowing the lifestyle of many of those who date with us, this one has legs – 4 of them! Getting closer to nature – and the unconditional love it brings – can have some positive impact on your physical, social and mental wellbeing. Also dog walking, interests in livestock and rare breeds – as well as animal selfies – are great ice breakers.

Don’t be a sheep when it comes to online dating
Choose not to follow the pack to the mainstream dating apps. Give niche sites, with a focus on decency, manners and common courtesy, like Muddy Matches, a chance; our members tell us it’s a case of like-minded quality over quantity that makes us award winning.

Most importantly, get yourself out there in 2024 – whatever the new year throws at you.

For nearly 2 decades now, Muddy Matches has been well trusted as the UK and Ireland’s original, award-winning online home of farmer dating and rural dating.

Attracting singles from all walks of country life, it is considered THE go-to online dating service to find love in the countryside.