Niche Dating Site Helps Battle Rural Loneliness

Cupid’s arrow has hit the countryside in the form of UK based rural dating site, Countrysidefriends. The site targets the niche market of rural dwelling singles who are often burdened with feelings of isolation and loneliness. Countrysidefriends offers a localised solution to the problem which gives country residents a genuine chance to meet fun, friendly and likeminded locals.

Since its launch in 2006 the site has gained rapid popularity and is already being utilised by thousands of country dwelling folk looking for romance, fun, friendship and that special long term spark.

Social isolation is a very real issue that is experienced by a significant number of the rural dwelling population. A recent Countryside Agency report entitled 'Breaking Down Barriers’ explored the issue in England’s South West and urged for the building of support systems and appointing of community development workers. Countrysidefriends aims to battle emotional isolation and help secluded singles connect with the wider community to successfully overcome feelings of lonesomeness and solitude.

Countrysidefriends is completely free to join which makes it easily accessible for anyone with access to a computer and internet services. Members can add photos, create profile pages and are also given access to a personal inbox for private messaging. The free wink function lets members express instant interest in profiles that they fancy. This is a great icebreaking extra that makes flirting easy, exciting and less intimidating than ever.

There is an array of additional features for full members which further enhance the online dating experience. These include the uploading of video profiles and a dating diary which help to establish a complete online presence and encourage interaction from other members. Full members also have the ability to see who is online and engage in instant messaging with any other singles that they find attractive or simply want to initiate contact with. Personality tests and star sign compatibility reports are also available which allows members to find out more about themselves and their potential romantic matches.

Logging into the site also displays what members have visited a profile. This is great for giving users an idea of who is interested in them and also provides that extra boost of confidence to send a flirty wink or coquettish message that singles are sometimes too shy to do.

Members can search by geographical location and postcode which turns the concept of online dating into a real life reality. Advanced search options can also be used to browse other singles according to interests, age, children and smoking status. With countryside friends, finding the perfect match has never been easier!

The average age demographic of 45 makes Countrysidefriends the ideal platform for members of the older rural community to connect and interact with each other. 

The farming industry is paramount to the British economy. Its national importance is further cemented by the announcement that The Princes Countryside Fund has invested £575,000 into projects supporting British countryside ventures. Countrysidefriends will be on the forefront of providing farmers and rural workers with a dedicated social platform that greatly enhances the country living experience. 

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About Countrysidefriends: Established in 2006, Countrysidefriends is a niche dating site targeted at the UK rural population. Research has indicated that loneliness and isolation are very real experiences of living in country areas. The site aims to break down these barriers and offers members a fun, friendly and social way to interact with the wider rural community and develop both friendships and romantic relationships.