Many aspire to live in the countryside and dream of rolling hills and rural views with cows grazing as they look out of their cottage window.
For some this environment is a reality, but despite the idyllic views and the sense of open space, rural living has its challenges and finding love in the countryside is one of them.
He definitely wants a family in the future and knows he'll be a super dad, but at the moment thinks he might spend a bit too much time around cows.
Presiding over a 250-acre sheep and beef farm keeps Christine pretty busy but she's a true romantic at heart.
Embracing new technology Social networking has revolutionized our lives and rural communities in particular have benefited greatly from this phenomenon .
Farmers often find it especially hard to meet new people and often do not have the time to attend every event being staged.
In the same boat There are plenty of single men in rural communities who are in the same boat when it comes to trying to find a new love in their life, or tractor to be more precise.
This means that the country dating scene can appear bleak in comparison to city life where you can wander into a wine bar or a nightclub on a regular basis.
Socially Proactive Rural dating is in one respect no different from trying to date in urban areas, it is a bit of a numbers game and basically the more opportunities that you give yourself to meet someone, the more likely you are to have some success.
If you are over 25 years of age then you can look for organized events such as a Hunt Ball or pub grub nights, which are often structured to avoid any cliquiness, if groups of people already know each other.
If you are younger then you may well want to go along to a Young Farmers Ball or a party or quiz night being run at the local pub.