Farmers for countryside dating

"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.

"There are amazing men out there who want a wife and children but feel as if they've been sitting on a tractor for the last 10 years and haven't met anyone." Charlotte, however, is socially proactive. But it's rare to be introduced to a new face and even if I am, the likelihood is that they'll know my friends." For many rural communities, the hunt ball is an annual highlight, organised ostensibly to raise money for the local hunt, but presenting locals with a rare opportunity to dress up and swing each other around on the dance floor.

In small communities, everyone already seems to know one another, and finding someone from outside your town can mean searching long and wide.

But, as Michelle Miller reported, there's one dating site that aims to help you find a date quickly, so you won't have to wait until the cows come home.

That’s why so many American farmers are heading online to meet someone special.

The appeal of online dating is obvious, especially for those in more isolated farming communities.

But should you choose a niche farmer dating site or is it better to go with a premium site that can connect you to a wider range of compatible singles?

After all, it’s an efficient way to connect with those singles who suit you, singles who you may not otherwise have a chance to meet.

Yet, with so many dating sites to choose from - including a number of farmer dating sites – how do you know which is right for you?

But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.

My friends say that I'll meet someone when I least expect it and I guess I just have to believe them.