"Communities are small and people work long hours," she says. "I've gone to so many hunt balls this year, I've become a bit of a joke among my friends.

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As you go west, however, and the non-religious population grows, religiously-affiliated dating gets jilted.

Traditionally, the under 26- year-olds living in the country met through their local Young Farmers club.

The nationwide body of 662 clubs hosts social events throughout the year such as parties and quizzes.

"People come from all over the country and there's a seating plan done by area to combat cliquiness," Lucy says.

Party-goers stay in nearby hotels and can join a pre-ball activity and a hearty walk the following day.

As soon as everyone starts to couple up and have children, meeting new people gets harder," she says.

Muddy Matches is an online community designed to bring together rural lonely hearts (see below).

"I grew up in the countryside before moving to London and overseas.