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"But that kind of event doesn't happen every month; it takes a lot of effort to arrange." Determined to improve the chances of fresh encounters in the countryside, Lucy Reeves, 30, from Northamptonshire, founded rural matchmaking website Muddy Matches with her sister Emma in 2007."I grew up in the countryside before moving to London and overseas."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.

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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.

"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.

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

This year's ball in Sywell, Northamptonshire, on May 22 has a "black tie with a muddy twist" dress code.

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.Seven great reasons to use The UK Sponsorship Database How important is nationality in determining sponsorship success?The involvement of car manufacturers in Formula 1 Is it worth sponsoring a Formula 1 team?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.My friends say that I'll meet someone when I least expect it and I guess I just have to believe them.

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