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"It was very refreshing to be sat next to two people I didn't know," Charlotte says."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.She's an attractive 31-year-old from Hungerford in Berkshire with a successful career as a three-day event rider and a busy social diary.
The nationwide body of 662 clubs hosts social events throughout the year such as parties and quizzes.
"I grew up in the countryside before moving to London and overseas.
When I moved back to the country it occurred to me how hard it is to meet people.
This year's ball in Sywell, Northamptonshire, on May 22 has a "black tie with a muddy twist" dress code.
Tickets for the event cost from £60 and there will be a live band, three-course meal and casino.