Muddy Matches
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Our Review

Muddy Matches is the brainchild of Lucy and Emma, sisters from the countryside of Northamptonshire. After moving to London, the sisters were disappointed that most people on dating sites are too "townie" for them, so they created their own in March 2007 where both "muddies" and "townies" can meet.

Unlike other dating websites that focus on country living, Muddy Matches isn't exclusively for muddy folks. In fact, they allow townies, or city folks, to join the site as long as they are open-minded enough to explore the country life. The site acknowledges that no person is a total muddy and vice versa, so it is open to people from all walks of life.

Member Structure

Members
250,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
50,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
62 %
38 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Has more than 200,000 members in UK and some parts of Ireland
  • Age range is widely spread; there is no specific target group of age
  • Target group of people in reference to personality is those who love country life
  • Accepts any UK-based resident regardless of whether their country or city folks
  • Most members are either looking for friendship or a serious relationship

Since the dating platform is UK-based, most members are from different parts of UK and some parts of Ireland. Your matches would definitely be from these countries. They are either looking for friendship or a serious and real relationship. Regardless of age and gender, the main target group are those who love the country life or muddy peeps. While it is was created though for those 100% muddy, townies or city folks are welcome to join as long as they also love country life.

With regard to fake profiles, there are actually a lot. Unfortunately, there are no safety measures to know and avoid their existence. Indeed, there is a verification process once you register and an approval from the admin of your account, but such doesn't dig in deeper if the account owner is a fraud or a fake. You can report a profile if the person behind it behaves maliciously, but there is no assurance from the site if such account will be suspended or deleted.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Muddy Matches Registration
  • Site asks for your first and last name
  • Registration process takes 5-10 minutes
  • Signup is a 5-step process
  • A lot of personal information is required
  • You can upload a picture, although it is not mandatory

The Muddy Matches front page has a designated area for new signups, where you input your first name, last name, email and preferred password. However, once you give the required information and click Complete Registration, you'll realize that the actual process hasn't even started yet. Next, you have to go through a 5-step process where you input several vital pieces of information about yourself, from your location to your appearance. You also have to input if you are a Townie (city folk) or a Muddy (country folk). However, it's not as simple as choosing one over the other - there's a slider that you can adjust to determine where you stand. So you can be 100% townie, 100% muddy, 50% townie and 50% muddy, or anywhere else in between.

Making Contact

Muddy Matches Search Options
  • You can search for matches using fields such as height, ethnicity, eye colour, etc.
  • You can save your search settings
  • You can favourite users you're interested in
  • A paid subscription is required to send and receive messages

    Compared to other dating sites, Muddy Matches' search function is very comprehensive. There are several filters and options you can tinker with to make your search results truly specific, thereby raising your chances of finding "the right date". You can even search for members according to their muddy-townie ratio. Once you've found someone you're interested in, you can favourite their profile. To message them, you have to be subscribed to the site's paid membership.

    Profile Quality

    Muddy Matches Female Profile View
    • Users can upload several pictures but only three will be shown on the profile page
    • Free users can see other members' full information without limitations
    • Pictures are clear and not blurred out for free users
    • Profile information is divided into several sections: appearance, lifestyle and background
    • A text box is available for users to freely express themselves
    • The profiles are quite detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free
    • Information that may released separately are: Appearance, My Background, My Lifestyle, What I'm Looking For, Sports and Activities, Other Interests. You can also edit your About Me box anytime though you must put some information at first before you can finally maximize the use of the dating platform.

    When it comes to user profile information, Muddy Matches is in the middle ground. It gives you enough basic information about other members, but it's not as comprehensive as other dating sites. What is refreshing about it is that similar questions are lumped together in their own box. There's a section for questions about appearance, then there's another one for educational and occupational background, and one more for lifestyle. It is a big help that the text fields are not all over the place.

    App

    Muddy Matches App
    • Has clear and appropriate content
    • App is functional, simple, and easy to use
    • Free to download on Google Play and Apple Store
    • Available for both Android smartphones and Apple products
    • Has the same design and colour with the full website

    You can download the mobile app without any cost as long as you have a registered account on the full site. With the app, you can log in to your account, add or edit your profile information, find your matches, and upload photos directly from your mobile's gallery. You can also view other members' profiles and photos and know who have viewed yours. In addition, you can add and view your favourites, manage your account settings, and be notified on the sites' latest news, blogs, and events.

    However, similar to the full site, you can only send, read, and reply to messages if you are subscribed to any of their plans. If you do not have a subscription and you want to subscribe, you can use the mobile app as well to do such.

    Real Life Review

    Lucas, 37, 80% Muddy -- Well, I think Muddy Matches is a good one for muddy people. Yeah, it accepts townie folks especially those who desire living in the country but cannot because of some factors like family and work. But overall, I think it caters much more to the needs of those who live in the fields. I, for instance, enjoy the site because most of the people I meet are more "muddy" than "townie". I also like going to their dating events. There is just really one problem. I think that the basic and premium membership are a bit expensive. It is kind of pricy considering the only feature you get is free messaging. I would recommend them to actually lower the price a bit if they were to ask.

    Design and Usability

    The design of both the website and the app are quite clean but it seems like they are a bit plain. Their colours are pleasing to the eyes but they seem to lack some sort of an engaging appeal. Indeed, they are very functional and you do not need to be a tech-expert to navigate them. However, the pages take time to load and there are times when it stops working no matter how many times you refresh it.

    Muddy Matches Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Muddy Townie Quiz
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      A special feature that shows how muddy or townie you are.
    • Dating Advice Blog
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      Includes posts and articles about how to do dating right.
    • Country Calendar
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      Gives you access and information about the events that are happening around your neighbourhood.
    • Profile Completion
    • Photo Upload
    • Browsing of other members' information
    • Adding other members' as your favourites
    Fee based Services
    • Sending and receiving of messages
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Subscription
    1 Month24.00 GBP / Month24.00 GBP
    3 Months15.00 GBP / Month45.00 GBP
    6 Months11.50 GBP / Month69.00 GBP
    12 Months7.50 GBP / Month90.00 GBP

    Is Muddy Matches expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Muddy Matches is upper moderate.

    Muddy Matches Price Table
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card

    You need to avail of their plans before you can enjoy exchanging love letters or simple his and hellos with other members, assuming they are also subscribed, of course. To subscribe, just click on the Subscribe button at the top right side of the website. Your subscription automatically renews every time it expires. However, you may also cancel it any time just by going into My Account and then Manage My Subscription page. You need to cancel 48 hours before the date of renewal for them to be able to apply your changes.

    When you click the Subscribe button, you will also see another upgrade option. They call this the Premium subscription This upgrade allows you to read and reply to any messages. Compared to the basic subscription where two members need to be subscribed before they can exchange messages, this lets anyone -- whether a subscriber or not -- to respond to your messages. This increases the amount of responses you get and you only need to add £4.40/month on top of your basic subscription as an additional payment.

    Special Features

    Though the dating site doesn't allow you to message other members for free, it has many free features that you can enjoy.

    Safety Advice

    The administrators admit that online dating could be risky in some ways. However, they also believe that as long as you are mindful of the ways on how to avoid scammers and frauds, you will be able to protect yourself. They have a section on their site where they provide safety tips and measures to do this.

    Dating Advice Blog

    Muddy Matches also have posts and blogs that give advice to men and women on how to do dating right. Their posts include date ideas, how to be successful on online dating, relationship advice, and useful dating links.

    GDPR Hub

    This is another one of their sections that provides basic information about General Data Protection Regulation. They created this page to help you protect your data. It is a part of their privacy policy.

    Success Stories

    You can find here the success stories of those who have joined the group and found their perfect match through it.

    Muddy Townie Quiz

    You can take this quiz anytime when you do not have anything to do. It will show you how muddy or townie you are. It also gives a brief explanation on your results.

    Country Calendar

    In here, you can check the different events that are happening around your neighbourhood. These include speed dating, game fairs, horse races, farming shows, and other national sporting events. 

    Countryside Online Dating

    Muddy Matches has created engaging articles you can read when you have the time. They are:

    • Farmer Wants a Wife
    • Farmer Dating
    • Equestrian Dating
    • Love in the Countryside
    • Gay Farmers Dating
    • Dating Country Lovers
    • Countryside Dating
    • Dating Horsey People

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 2.5 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Photo Chris
    We can say that Muddy Matches is probably a good dating platform for people living the country life and looking for their like-minded match. It is not just a home for muddy people looking for a date, but a place as well where they can join several social events and gatherings that are organized by the moderators. While the website, though, claims to be a home for both muddies and townies, it seems like some city folks are a little hesitant and uncomfortable in trying to mingle with other members. They seem to feel like the website is only for muddy people or for those who are more muddy than townie. Also, others are quite not convinced that the subscription price is worth the paid feature which is only free messaging. They find it a bit inconvenient to pay for premium membership that only allows you to enjoy one single benefit. Lastly, though most genuine members are looking for a real relationship, it is quite risky to actually get connected with someone as there are many fake profiles existing. Even if there is a verification process, there are no safety measures taken to determine and suspend accounts that are fake and fraudulent. In that sense, you might want to check other websites like those in our Matchmaker category. These dating sites can also help you find your perfect match if that's really what you are looking for!

    FAQ

    About

    What is Muddy Matches?

    Muddy Matches is a dating site that is exclusively for those who are in the UK. Launched in 2007, it is especially made for farmers, ranchers, and anyone who lives and loves the rural life and looking for friends, a date, or their perfect matches.

    Who owns Muddy Matches?

    It is an independent website owned by sisters Lucy and Emma who grew up in the countryside. They came up with an idea to create a website for those who are living in the rural areas as well because they noticed that most dating sites only cater to individuals in the urban area.

    How does Muddy Matches work?

    Once you register, the site will automatically search for people who might fit into your taste based on the information you have provided on your profile. However, there will be no suggestion for your matches. You will need to view the search options bar and do the searching manually. 

    Is Muddy Matches a free dating site?

    Registration and some other features are free. Messaging, however, needs subscription to their plans.

    Is Muddy Matches available in other countries?

    Unfortunately, Muddy Matches is only available in the UK. 

    What is Muddy Matches' contact information?

    If you need help or anything, you can contact them at info@muddymatches.co.uk or send a message through the contact form on their website. 

    Is my Muddy Matches account connected to my Facebook account?

    If you choose to connect it to your Facebook account, then yes.

    Are there Muddy Matches success stories?

    Yes. You can find the success stories on their website.

    Services

    Is there a mobile app for Muddy Matches?

    Yes. There is a mobile app for Apple, Android, and Blackberry phones.

    What are Muddy Matches events?

    The site manages country dating events such as Mud Lovers Ball and Pub Grub Nights. To view all their other events, you can visit their events page which can be found on the Country Calendar section.

    Does Muddy Matches provide free search options?

    Yes, you can do free searching of other members and find your matches depending on your preference. There are many filter tabs you can optimize.

    What is the Muddy Matches quiz?

    This a feature of the site where you get to answer questions to determine how muddy or townie are you. After taking the quiz, it will show you a ratio and an explanation of your personality either as a muddy person, a townie folk, or both.

    Subscription and Costs

    How much does Muddy Matches subscription cost?

    They offer four kinds of subscription: 1 month (£24.00/month); 3 months (£15.00/month); 6 months (£11.50/month); and, 12 months (£7.50/month).

    How do I cancel my Muddy Matches subscription?

    You can only cancel it by canceling your automatic renewal. You can do this by going into My Account and then Manage My Subscription page. Cancelation must be done 48 hours before your term automatically renews.

    Does Muddy Matches offer discount codes, coupons, and vouchers?

    Yes. They offer promotional codes from time to time. You can use them by putting the code in the box provided on the Subscribe page and then clicking Apply.

    Privacy

    How do I delete my Muddy Matches account?

    Go to My Account and then click Cancel My Membership. Everything about you in the site will be deleted.

    What are the Muddy Matches terms and conditions?

    Actually, Muddy Matches has a lot of policy in terms of membership, safety measures, and privacy. You can always check them by clicking any tab under "Need Some Help?"

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    Infos

    Company:Muddy Matches Ltd
    Adress:Paddock View, Grange Farm, Nr Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7HJ
    E-Mail:info@muddymatches.co.uk