BBC Entertainment, which has commissioned the programme, says: “A reliance on the land for their livelihoods, and being based within small rural communities, has limited their chance of finding someone to love.“From farmers to rural vets, the singletons, isolated from the urban dating pool, are ready to not only see if they can meet their match but also to introduce a potential partner to the true realities of life in the countryside.”So thinking about how hard it must be for our local rural workers to get out on the social scene I wondered if this was a niche the dating websites had already looked at.
After all, it’s not so easy to leave Dolly the sheep behind for a night out at Loaded nightclub when you’ve got to be up early to feed the animals in the morning.
People in the country are doing jobs that can be quite solitary.
If you are a rural vet you spend a lot of time with the animals and not so much with people.“Traditionally, people would meet through groups like the Young Farmers and people are now settling down later in life.“It can be quite difficult going out and not knowing who is single. It is harder to approach people because everybody is looking at their phones.”Other dating sites out there helping country dwellers find romance include Country Loving and Countryside Love.
Sheep worrying is when a dog chases, injures or kills a sheep.
In its most obvious and common form, this involves a physical attack from a dog which mauls and bites the livestock.
The more the sheep are corralled, the more panic- stricken they become and they begin to trample and smother each other, often resulting in their deaths – a process that may take as little as a few minutes.It was the usual, Friday afternoon internet surf: half an hour spent scouring blogs, trying to track down some new recipes. As it turns out, Eater Dating is the brainchild of bar and restaurant site Eater and the online dating site How About We.As I scrolled down the Eater page a banner ad on the right side caught my attention -- impressive, given my usual blindness to anything that looks like advertising -- "Eater Dating." A site completely devoted to online dating for foodies? The difference from regular online matchmaking services?" I'll stop there, since "Pick up Lines for Foodies" is a whole other column waiting to happen. Jamie Oliver has his own dating site, in collaboration with Even Ok Cupid has a foodie test, because god forbid you put "foodie" on your online profile and don't actually fit the correct description.