Country love peaks in Wales ahead of St Dwynwen’s Day

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Ti a Fi am byth? Welsh singles flock to Muddy Matches as interest in country life online dating peaks in the hills and valleys.

The great British countryside has stirred emotions for many centuries, and Wales, with more than it’s fair share of picturesque beauty spots, has always inspired romance with its rolling hills, wild moors, legendary valleys and stunning coastline.

From the Gower Peninsula in Carmarthenshire and the Aberglaslyn Gorge to Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park and the meadows of Monmouthshire, it is easy to see why the Welsh have long been a passionate bunch.

Throughout the nation’s rural and farming communities to those drawn to the coast, they are proud of who they are; comfortable with wearing their heart on their sleeves.

Now, as the St Dwynwen’s Day 2022 lovefest (Dydd Santes Dwynwen) – Wales’ own version of Valentine’s Day – appears on the horizon later this January, that same Welsh passion has evolved into a hotbed for countryside love and rural romance.

Tradition has it you will fall further in love on St Dwynwen’s day and cheerfulness is the way to win a heart – and singles across Wales are giving themselves every extra chance.

The province is seeing a welcome surge of outdoor loving singles signing up to online date with country-life dating experts Muddy Matches in search of a loving cwtch.

Wales’ current love affair with bonding based upon joint appreciation of fresh air and green space started to really emerge last spring, and has continued into 2022. It shows no sign of slowing as it outpaces the rest of the UK.

Google Trends tracking also says an attraction to country life dating is at a 10-year peak in Wales. It’s definitely being felt.

Flocks of single Welsh men and women country life have registration rates have soared way above the UK national average in some parts.

Fittingly, in Brecon, the legendary fourth-century home of ‘unlucky in love’ St Dwynwen, registrations have hiked by an impressive 54% in the past 12 months.

Similarly, in Bangor, registrations are up 94% year on year and in Wrexham, singles are wholeheartedly committing in their efforts of unearthing a muddy cwtch with paid membership up 41%.

And it’s not just on the 1.6 million hectares of rural ground that Welsh love is looking to bloom. A craving for country life, and rural romance is also high amongst those living a life more concrete in Swansea.

Site usage by new singletons is up 160% in Swansea whilst in Cardiff, singletons are spending 30% longer searching more deeply for their muddy match in the capital.

It’s a similar story too in Caermathan where web enquiries are up 22% and over in Abergavenny, registrations are up 48%. Singletons are extra active in Port Talbot,

And the good news across Wales? There’s a suitably equal number of single men and women signing up and looking for love with Muddy Matches as people dig out their wellies.

St Dwynwen’s Day (Dydd Santes Dwynwen) is celebrated on 25 January 2022. It is deemed the most romance day of the year in Wales, where loved one’s swap gifts, take look walks, exchange traditional, whittled love spoons and cwtch up in front of a roaring log fire.

Valentine’s Day cards ideal for the mud lover in your life (18 quirky designs to choose from)

Award winning, and trusted for over 15 years, Muddy Matches is the proudly independent original home of country-life dating and farmer love in the UK.

With over 3/4 million singles from all walks of country life, each searching for muddy love,
who will you unearth?