Equine dating singles
Young Farmers is still going strong: Anna Skilbeck, 23, a farm conservation adviser, has been a Young Farmers member since she was 14 and met her boyfriend Jamie at a Young Farmers party."A lot of people say it's the rural dating agency," she says.When I moved back to the country it occurred to me how hard it is to meet people.
"I grew up in the countryside before moving to London and overseas."Jamie lives less than eight miles away but I'd never met him.It turned out my parents knew his parents and I was friends with his brother." However, in the past five years, social networking sites have revolutionised rural dating.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.