Do you prefer to wear wellies than shoes? Do you mind going out in the rain? If you do, then ensure you read our Muddy Matches review in its entirety. If you’re impatient, and prefer to just read the highlights, then jump to our conclusion and user reviews.
About Muddy Matches
Muddy Matches is a friendly UK dating site aimed at people who enjoy the countryside and all of the muddiness that goes with it. Setup back in 2007 the site has quickly grown to become the most popular dating site for country-folk, farmers and townies who enjoy getting muddy and breathing the crispy fresh countryside air.
Dating Site Features
You’ll find many interesting, helpful and time saving features when you sign-in for the first time. One neat feature is the The Muddy Test. This is a fun way of determining just exactly how muddy you are. Are you more muddy than townie? Or more townie than muddy? The Muddy Test will help you decide.
A countryside events calendar also helps to keep you up-to-date with events around the country. So if you like to get out, be social, and meet like minded muddy folk, then keep a close eye on the events calendar.
You’ll find a simply and easy to use basic search option. Just enter who you are looking for, male/female, age, region and off you go, it’s that simple. If you prefer to be a little more choosy then you can select the advanced search and enter preferences such as appearance, lifestyle, background and interests. But don’t be too picky, else you may find you’re not matched to anyone.
If you make friends and don’t want to loose contact, then you can add them to your favourites. Or perhaps you meet someone who you’re not so keen on keeping in contact with, in which case you can add them to your blocked list and never hear from them again.
There is no winking, although we find winking very informal and even rude, it won’t be missed. But you will of course find the most important tool to communicate with other members, and that’s email.
How about mobile support? Yes, there is an app for the iPhone, but unfortunately no Android app at this time.
Gender Balance and Numbers
The site do not publish their membership numbers, so unfortunately it’s impossible to say just how many people have signed-up. However, searching is free and you don’t even need to register to check how many potential matches are living in your county. Searching in a couple of different counties for both male and female members delivered a very balanced ratio of men to women, so we don’t think there should be any concerns here.
Creating a Profile
Setting up a basic profile takes a little under a minute, and it does not require any form of payment. Once you have confirmed you email address you are free to search and view all of the muddy profiles. Of course, if you expect anyone to take an interest in you, then you will need to devote some time to filling out your profile in full and uploading a couple of your best photos.
All profiles are checked by hand before being approved, this helps to ensure that all members are genuine. This does however mean you will have to wait up to 24 hours before your profile is approved. But this is a small price to pay for ensuring the quality of members remains high. Being a smaller niche dating site also has its benefits since the scammers and Nigerians prefer to target larger dating sites, leaving members here happily in peace.
You can register and create a profile on for free, you don’t need to take out your credit card just yet. With the free membership you can search and view profiles, including photo albums, but you can’t send or read emails. Upgrading to the full membership package allows you to send emails to other site members, and also read emails that you receive. The current full membership prices for Muddy Matches are:
£6.00 per month with a 12 month subscription
£9.00 per month with a 6 month subscription
£12.00 per month with a 3 month subscription
£18.00 per month with a 1 month subscription
Unlike on most dating websites, there is no automatic re-billing. A pleasant surprise since we know that nobody likes this.
Pros and Cons
Members are all country lovers
No fake profiles or problems with scammers
Even male to female balance
No Android support
Muddy Matches is the biggest and most active dating site in the UK for countryside lovers, farmers and outdoor types who prefer crispy fresh air to city smog.
The site is nicely designed, you will never struggle to find your way around, and thanks to careful monitoring and profile checks, profiles are more authentic than on most dating sites. The membership costs are also very reasonable, if not the lowest in the UK.
So if you enjoy a good walk in the country, don’t mind a little mud and are looking for someone with similar interests, then this site will be a great choice for you.
The only question you need to ask yourself is this… Do you like wearing wellies?
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