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The nationwide body of 662 clubs hosts social events throughout the year such as parties and quizzes.
A study by Louise Elliott, a land agent for Savills, suggests that the parents of about half of people in farming communities met via Young Farmers and a quarter were introduced by a farming friend.
"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.
"I'd never go to one on my own," Charlotte says, "but as long as I have a wingman, I'm fine." This is exactly the right approach, according to dating expert Mary Balfour.
Tickets for the event cost from £60 and there will be a live band, three-course meal and casino.
Traditionally, the under 26- year-olds living in the country met through their local Young Farmers club.
"When they ask me why I'm single, I never know how to respond," she says. Here in the country people wonder what's wrong with you.
But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.
As soon as everyone starts to couple up and have children, meeting new people gets harder," she says.Come on people, let’s ditch this one from our dating dictionary. If by ‘work hard’ you mean you’re ambitious and focused on your career, that’s admirable.If by ‘play hard’ you mean you have many active hobbies, are into fitness or sports or are adventuresome, that’s also very attractive.According to Patricia Warren, this can make socialising stale. Two of Charlotte's friends organised a singles party on Valentine's Day and 70 people turned up."It was very refreshing to be sat next to two people I didn't know," Charlotte says.
But according to Patricia Warren, a farmer's wife from Derbyshire who runs the Country Bureau, a rural introduction agency, the country dating scene can be bleak, whatever age you are.