Muddy Matches shortlisted for 2020 ‘Rural Oscar’

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Muddy Matches have been shortlisted for a coveted Countryside Alliance 2020 award – a full decade after winning their first ‘rural Oscar’.

Muddy Matches was first awarded a rural Oscar in 2009 for its then game-changing efforts in connecting single folk in rural communities through matched country life background, lifestyle and a fondness for countryside pursuits.

10 years on, Muddy Matches will welcome its ½ millionth ‘rural romantic’ in the early part of 2020 and now enjoys over 3 million website visits each year, all eager to find ‘their needle in a haystack’.

This growth, sparked in part by a recent royal recommendation in ITV documentary Prince Charles: Duchy of Cornwall, has earnt Muddy Matches a richly deserved place on the shortlist in the prestigious 2020 Countryside Alliance awards, following a public nomination.

Family owned and based out of a converted barn on a working arable farm, Muddy Matches will contend the regional rounds as one of four shortlisted rural businesses with hope to emulate their 2009 success and qualify as Midlands winners for the national finals.

Speaking after being shortlisted from over 18,000 nominations, Lucy Reeves, co-founder of Muddy Matches said:
“At Muddy Matches, we are proud that we have, once again, been shortlisted for a Countryside Alliance award. To be nominated shows that Muddy Matches continues to be valued and trusted by the people we serve.

“With mental wellbeing and social isolation ever more prevalent now in rural and farming communities, companionship has never been more important. So, naturally, we are delighted that the traditional values and human touch we invest into the Muddy Matches online dating experience has been recognised.

“Since winning a rural oscar in 2009, we have seen tremendous growth in recent years but we still love celebrating ‘muddy ever after’ success stories from those that match on Muddy Matches.

“To actually be in with a chance of an award, a decade on from our first, is a much welcomed 10 year anniversary present of our very own and one that we will treasure.”

As the original home of farmer dating, Muddy Matches is widely regarded as the UK’s leading country life online dating experience by a clear country mile.

Muddy Matches is free to join, discover genuine singletons with shared interests and backgrounds, search over 300,000 profiles and browse photos.

For those wholeheartedly committed to unearthing ‘the one’, subscriptions from as little as 66p a day, are available that unlock the opportunity to message like-minded people that catch the eye.

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