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"Find a dating buddy; someone who is in the same situation as you," she says.
"Single friends will also give you moral support if you're feeling depressed about meeting the third frog in a row." If you've been brought up in a country community, the chances are you will already know a lot of the people living locally.
"Jamie lives less than eight miles away but I'd never met him.
"All my friends are married and starting families, and no one wanted to go out on the pull. "Richard was the third person I met through My Single Friend. "You can meet people but the fact you have to drive puts pressure on any date.
Muddy Matches is an online community designed to bring together rural lonely hearts (see below).
"The downside of hunt balls and race meets is they can be cliquey," Lucy says.
When I moved back to the country it occurred to me how hard it is to meet people.
As soon as everyone starts to couple up and have children, meeting new people gets harder," she says.