‘Online dating scared me… then I married my Muddy Match.’
Friday, August 06th, 2021
“I never thought I’d do internet dating” says a reflective 43-year-old Katherine, 80% muddy from Llangollen, in Wales.
The horse loving, green fingered baking fan had found herself in unchartered, unfamiliar waters after her marriage had run its course in 2012.
Single for 3 years, because she ‘really couldn’t be bothered’ to challenge and change her single status, life just, kind of, caught up with her.
“I’m in a ladies choir, two WI groups, love horse riding, making artwork and I have a BA hons degree in fine art. I never thought I’d be in a position where I’d have to go dating again” she tells us.
“It was a scary thought.”
That’s when a friend introduced her to Muddy Matches – the UK’s choice for unearthing love in the countryside – in August 2015.
“I wanted to meet someone down to earth who loves the simple thing in life. I was looking for someone to share life with and all it has to offer.
“That’s why Muddy Matches seemed like a good idea when my friend showed me the website.”
Things moved quickly. So quickly, in fact, that just 10 days after joining, and setting up a welcoming profile packed with her country credentials and some, honest, recent photos, Katherine had secured a date after a healthy message exchange with a couple of country-minded gents.
And it was her who plucked up the courage to initiate the connection, choosing to message Welsh sheep farmer, and sea trout fishing enthusiast, Medwyn after enjoying the tone of his profile, his references to traditional values of loyalty and trustworthiness, as well as his talk of catching salmon.
Medwyn, like Katherine was a divorcee, attracted to Muddy Matches, looking for a second shot at a muddy ever after and a new chapter in life. 12 months single, he too was nervous about stepping into the online dating world and admitted to being unsure about what to expect.
6 years down the country lane, Katherine and Medwyn have tied the knot and have started a family.
Life is good, again.