Lockdown doesn’t mean muddy love hunt has to halt

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Lockdown doesn’t mean muddy love hunt has to halt

Love in the Countryside star dates from distance after being ‘inundated with interest’ on Muddy Matches.

The hunt for muddy love doesn’t have to halt whilst in lockdown.

That’s the message from Love in the Countryside contestant, and Muddy Matches member, Niall Cummings. In fact, he’s using the time wisely to get to know more about those country loving lasses that catch his eye online.

Like so many of our rural and remote members, daily life for our stud farm manager has been largely unaffected by lockdown and the isolation measures as work continues out in the fields – and they certainly haven’t derailed his pursuit of country love with either.

“Working for the National Stud, we are still able to work as normal but under strict government guidelines” Niall tells us after a quick scrub up following a day’s hard graft.

“I’m fortunate that my work to life balance has been able to remain quite social with my work colleagues and I am also active, doing plenty of nice, long walks around the farm with my dog, Rory. But I’m still single and I’d really like to have someone to share them with.”

Niall has been active on Muddy Matches since the end of last year and has, in his own words, been “inundated with attention’ following a cameo stint on BBC Two country loving reality series, Love in the Countryside in which he pursued a equine dentist. His favourites list on Muddy Matches shows he is drawing lots of admiring glances.

“I am loving my Muddy Matches experience” Niall told us. “I really didn’t know what to expect but I have been messaged by over 80 ladies from all parts of the country in a really short space of time” Niall told us. “There are a couple who have definitely caught my attention and I have loved having some great chat with them.

“I am surprised with the level of attention I have enjoyed on Muddy Matches. There are a lot of country gents out there for love, like me, so I am sure there is plenty of choice.

“But I have been inundated with messages and all the ladies who have got in touch have been country-loving with interests and lifestyle similar to mine.”

He had hoped to meet up with a number of his muddy matches with whom he’d built up rapport online but, alas, those plans have been put on hold with COVID-19 measures taking priority.

So, like many of our members, Niall is more than happy and content, at present, to date from a distance; broadening his horizons through online messaging and virtual dates on screen. It doesn’t replace the buzz you get from a real life date but, it shows interest and keeps the companionship up.

“I am still very keen to meet and date ladies in person once the world has come back to normal and it’s safe to do so,” Niall tells us. “But for the time being, I am happy to try interactive dating and give virtual dating a go although it is completely new to me”.

Many singletons will share Niall’s sentiments (dare we say caution?) about the idea of virtual dating – putting matters of the heart to the test via a screen. For many it is alien concept but when being able to date in real life is not an immediate option, virtual dates, using Facetime, Zoom, whatsapp video or Skype, are fast becoming a norm in these groundhog days of lockdown.

“I had been checking my profile on Muddy Matches just about daily. After all time doesn’t wait for no one. Once this all settles back down to normal, I am still planning on hopefully meeting up with some of the ladies in the near future.”

And what are the character traits that capture his heart and mind?
“I am looking for a confident lady who is successful in her own right but also has a sporty side and a soft loving nature.” Niall adds. I’d like her to be family oriented and be very understanding of people and be social.

And if she loves golden retrievers then that’s a huge gold star.

How about invite Niall out on one of Muddy Matches’ 360 virtual date video experiences?
Take a look at Niall’s profile here.