Rural Romantics

Since its launch in January 2005 Love Horse® has been bringing together rural romantics looking for countryside dating opportunities. Our membership consists of people who live and work in rural areas or who love the great outdoors and go there whenever they can for recreational purposes. Naturally this includes plenty of horse riders but the membership also consists of those who love the countryside and country sports.

So if you sign up as a member of Love Horse® there’s a good chance you’ll meet not just horse lovers but also farmers and other people who work on the land. Finding a partner when you’re a busy farmer used to be very difficult. The long working hours and the responsibilities of being a farmer mean that there’s even less time for socialising than your average town or city dweller, and with so many rural pubs closing along with the demise of many communities in the countryside there are fewer and fewer places for farmers to meet singletons. So the ideal place for farmer dating is online. The advantages of searching online for a date among other country singles is never more apparent than for a busy farmer who has no time to spare on fruitless searches elsewhere.

Farmer dating sites have added benefit of filtering the membership so that the only people you’re likely to meet on there are those who will fully understand why you have to get up at 5am on a winter’s morning. What’s more, they will probably accompany you, or at least they’ll be waiting for you when you get back with a hearty meal on the table for you to share.

So country dating sites like this cater for all sorts of people and are themed accordingly. Those who join have a little bit of work to do though and it helps in your search if you create an accurate and honest profile (without giving too much away!). The more members who do so will find it easier to decided whether or not to break the ice and make contact with each other, or move on to the next profile.

Country Dating Sites

Of course country dating sites are not there just for farmers and horse riders. You might enjoy hunting, shooting, fishing or any one of many other country sports. You might be a bird watcher or someone who just loves going for long walks in the countryside with your dog.

Country folk are a mixed bunch and a are fiercely protective of their way of life, particularly against those who they think don’t understand country life and its unique needs and problems. If that’s you and you would like to chew the cud about your favourite gripes then find yourself singleton to swap stories within here.

All our members share a love of the countryside but they also share a need to find someone who is equally as passionate about the outdoors and who isn’t afraid to speak their mind.. There are many other country dating sites available today so anyone looking has plenty of choice. Register with us and give us a try. You have nothing to lose with a free registration and you can browse profiles and be on the lookout for someone to spark your interest.

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Farmer Dating Sites

Farmer dating is and increasingly popular activity among the agricultural community. Being in the industry can be very rewarding, but it can also be a somewhat solitary experience for single farmers. Long and often unsociable hours can make it hard to get out and meet new people.

Here at Love Horse we might be able to help you meet the man or woman of your dreams. All of our members are genuine singletons just like you, who are looking for romance, friendship, fun, soul-mates or just that special someone to share life’s precious moments with.

You’ll find thousands of like-minded country-dwellers, nature and animal lovers who are all waiting to meet someone of similar mind. It’s free to join so what have you got to lose? All you need to do is sign-up and then add a photo and personalise your profile page. Once you’re a member you’ll also be able to use our advanced search option to narrow down your search criteria and find singles by age, hair colour, height, build and interests, as well as facts such as whether they smoke or have children.

You can see which other members are online and send messages to them. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a little bit shy and just want to test the waters before dropping someone a message, use our cheeky wink option to let them know you’re interested. They can then wink back at you if the feeling’s mutual, and you can get chatting.

We’ve also got an Encounters page when you can tell us who you want to meet, and we’ll do the hard work for you. If you like the look of someone, or even if you don’t, you can feed back your feelings by pressing the ‘yes’, ‘maybe’ or ‘no’ buttons.

Dating Diaries

For an extra bit of harmless self-promotion check out our Dating Diaries where you and other members can share their feelings about online dating and anything that’s on your mind. If someone likes what you’ve written, they can click through to your profile to find out more about you.

See – it’s not as scary as you thought is it? So, if you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, we can help. Farmers looking for love will fall head over heels with our singles community here at Love Horse®, where you might just find that special connection you’ve been waiting for.

People who love horses, equestrian singles, horse & country sports lovers, farmers, farriers, vets and all rural romantics can find countryside love and friendship here in the original Love Horse®

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Within this site

Within this site you’ll find horse lovers dating online to find a partner who shares their passion for the countryside. For those who live, work and play in the countryside, it can be difficult to find not only the time to nurture a relationship but also to find someone who genuinely shares a passion for the outdoors and nature in the first place.

Horse riding can indeed be both exhilarating and calming, yet even the most ardent equestrian will admit that the experience can be even more rewarding when one has a partner with whom to share his or her love. It can be rare to find someone who understands why one would want to be with their horse at every available moment even if those moments include mucking out and shifting hay in the early hours and in all weathers.

Rural living can have its drawbacks when it comes to meeting new people who share similar interests. This is where Love Horse® comes into play. This website is set up for country singles looking for love. It is a niche matchmaking online dating site for horse and country lovers alike. Despite the name the site is not just restricted to horse lovers but also includes anyone who has a love of the countryside and related activities. Furthermore, you don’t need to be looking for love to benefit from joining the site as it is just as much about fun and friendship as it is finding your perfect partner.

Country Lovers

The interest categories range from bird watching to show jumping. The benefit of such a wide range of categories means that you are not restricted to equestrian activities alone. You can just as easily find someone to go on a country walk with, or twitch with, as well as someone to ride out with.

According to a well known Arabian proverb “the wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears“.

An online community for those who live, work, or play in the countryside: Equestrian singles, horse & country sports lovers, farmers, farriers, vets and all rural romantics can find countryside love and friendship here in the original Love Horse®.

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Local Riding Schools

No matter where you live in the UK there will be somewhere nearby that offers horse riding lessons. Learning to ride brings with it all kinds of advantages and you may not realise just how many until you start.

Apart from fulfilling an ambition, getting exercise in the fresh country air, and building up confidence as you develop a new skill, there is also a social aspect to it. Horse riders are friendly folk and they welcome newcomers who are keen to muck in (and muck out!). You’ll find you’ve joined a supportive network of fellow equestrians who will help you along the way.

Everyone was a beginner at one time and all who ride are constantly reminded that there are always new lessons to learn. If you’re interested in learning to ride, if you want to start again after a long pause, or if you already have some experience to draw up on then start investigating the local riding schools.

It’s worth spending some time visiting several before you commit to starting a course of lessons at one in particular, and if it doesn’t work out there you should be able to switch to another if you feel it is necessary due to a personality clash. There are no riding schools and instructors who fit every pupil and it’s a case of finding the right one for you. This may not be the nearest one to you, but in the long run it’s worth travelling a little further if it means you find a school and an instructor with whom you are comfortable. It’s your hard earned money you’ll be spending to choose carefully and spend wisely.

Local Riding Schools

When you start visiting riding schools with a view to taking up lessons, take your time and have a good look around. Talk to the instructors and look up reviews online. Have a look around the yard. Does it look clean, well kept, and in a good state of repair?

Are all the horses well cared for and healthy? You can tell a lot about a school by the overall look of the place and the condition of the horses. If they look healthy and happy then it’s a very positive sign that the establishment is a professionally run place.

Once you start your riding lessons you’ll soon be able to take advantage of the social aspect. You’ll meet other pupils and compare notes on progress with them. Who knows where these meetings could lead?

Why Join Love Horse?

Love Horse has been bringing together equestrian singles using online dating since 2005. The site was launched in the January of that year and soon became very popular with equestrians, countryside lovers, and farmers throughout the UK.

Those meeting online were soon meeting socially and dates were generated quickly and easily thanks to the sharing of common interests. Since those early years the site has had several upgrades in order to keep up with the changing trends in the online dating world.

We’ve listened to the feedback and broadened the membership to include not just those who love to ride or who enjoy the country life, but others who are attracted to it but perhaps haven’t yet joined in. It will always be the case the it’s those who share a love of horse who will empathise and appreciate the level of commitment required to get up early in all seasons and weathers, to muck out, to feed and tend to horses and other animals, but Love Horse has also become a site that attracts those who are interested and ready to explore this lifestyle even if they havenLove Horse has been bringing together equestrian singles using online dating since 2005. The site was launched in the January of that year and soon became very popular with equestrians, countryside lovers, and farmers throughout the UK.

Those meeting online were soon meeting socially and dates were generated quickly and easily thanks to the sharing of common interests. Since those early years the site has had several upgrades in order to keep up with the changing trends in the online dating world.

We’ve listened to the feedback and broadened the membership to include not just those who love to ride or who enjoy the country life, but others who are attracted to it but perhaps haven’t yet joined in. It will always be the case the it’s those who share a love of horse who will empathise and appreciate the level of commitment required to get up early in all seasons and weathers, to muck out, to feed and tend to horses and other animals, but Love Horse has also become a site that attracts those who are interested and ready to explore this lifestyle even if they haven’t yet put a foot into a stirrup let alone galloped across the open fields.

So Love Horse is a meeting place not just of equestrian singles, but also for those who might soon be taking riding lessons or who are perhaps at agricultural college and haven’t yet moved to live and work full time in the country. It includes those who enjoy a long country walk but who may not own a horse or a dog yet appreciate all the countryside has to offer. It’s a dating site for those who love the fresh air and all the sites and sounds of the countryside. It’s for those who seek a partner who share that love of the outdoors and who couldn’t be without it even if it’s confined to weekend outings due to weekday commitments.

Countryside Dating Sites

From the earliest days of this site we were amazed by the number of people looking for countryside dating sites. Some were not directly interested in horses although they respected by the animals and their owners and riders. Instead, their interests lay less well known areas of country life like falconery or gamekeeping. Welcoming these people to the site added more flavour to it and they were joined by others who earn a living in the countryside like farriers and vets.

This being as interconnected as they are it was soon obvious that the site couldn’t be limited to one group and exclude all others. So you see there’s no need to feel you are excluded if you don’t ride a horse or even work with horses. Love Horse is open to anyone who is interested in countryside dating and that includes everyone from the drivers who deliver the feed and supplies to the artist who paints rural landscapes.

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Giving without receiving

Giving without receiving is often said to be the best gift – and the top of my list is giving time. It’s easy to go out and buy something; it usually doesn’t take a lot of thought and falls in to straight categories:

  • For women – perfume, chocolates, jewellery and toiletries top the list
  • For men – aftershave, socks or ties, a bottle of wine or a gift token.

Of course, it’s nice to have a gift-wrapped pressie from the one you love, but personally, I’d rather go for a brisk walk with them on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve with a little touch of frost and clouds of steamy breath.  Then I’m lucky enough to live a few hundred yards from the beach.

Take a walk or ride ending up in a pub with a blazing fire

If you live inland, perhaps a walk with dogs or a ride along a favourite route or to a viewpoint where you can sit and talk for a while would be fun.

Ending up in an olde worlde pub with a blazing log fire would add to the romance. For many people, someone else taking the time and effort to make a space in their schedule for them says more than expensive presents – it’s a cool way of saying ‘I love you’ by showing that at an important time for everyone, you would rather be with your partner than anyone else.  That is truly gracious giving.

Seeing in the New Year with a bang

If you live in the country, what better way to enjoy the festive season than sharing your favourite places with your favourite person? New Year’s Eve is often spectacular where we live because we can see all the North Wales towns across the bay and watch the firework displays along a 20-mile stretch of coast.

For this you need to make sure your pets or horses are tucked up safely, but fireworks and sharing a bottle of bubbly at midnight to see in the New Year while the sky is lit up with the colours from the rockets reflected back by the sea is delightful.

Dating tricks and treats for Halloween

If you’re single and dating then Halloween is a great chance to have some wicked fun with your partner.  All Hallows Eve is when witches ride their brooms, ghosts and ghouls are howling and haunting and things go bump in the night – but it’s also a chance to vamp it up for a great night if you are in high spirits.

Here are a few dating tricks and treats for Halloween. So, if you are someone who’s not scared of their own shadow and wants to make Halloween a night of romance, take the chance to show your darker side. Here’s a few ideas of how to while the night away if you are out in the country and away from lots of others having Halloween celebrations:

  • Put a horror movie on the DVD or Most Haunted on TV, turn down the lights and strike a match for some candles and snuggle up together on the sofa in the flickering shadows.
  • If scares and thrills are not your scene, then try out some spoof horror flicks like The Young Frankenstein or Shaun of The Dead.
  • Mix up some love potion cocktails – these are spirits you want to see, white ones like Bacardi, gin and vodka that mix well with blood red grenadine. So does any aniseed drink like ouzo or pastis.
  • Don’t forget that old favourite – a Bloody Mary by mixing vodka, tomato juice, lemon and some Worcester Sauce or Tabasco to taste.
  • Have some harmful fun with love spells – try writing out the character traits you want from your lover – these should not be describing a particular person but the type of lover you are seeking.

Dab some perfume or aftershave on the paper and put the list in an envelope and hold the envelope in your left hand. Meanwhile, gather some flower petals, preferably red or pink, and drop them in the envelope with your right hand. Think loving thoughts while you perform the spell, close the envelope and seal with a kiss. Never open the envelope or the spell will break. Just remember you don’t always get what you wish for…

  • A midnight walk is not for the faint-hearted but you may have to cuddle together if you see some ghostly shadows in that moonlit country churchyard or hear eerie noises as the wind blows through the leaves in a dark and mysterious wood.
  • Don’t forget to play some ‘trick or treats’ on each other as well. No suggestions here – you can come up with these yourselves depending on how well you know each other.

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t give your partner the fright of their life that makes the night a horror story they just want to forget

Competitive birdwatching

Competitive birdwatching has ruffled the feathers of some traditional twitchers as comedian Bill Bailey and a few celeb mates have some fun outdoors in a new TV series.

The hobby has hit the big time on Sky TV in Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza and given lovebirds who like spreading their wings in the open air dating ideas. TV exposure has shown lots of couples that crouching together in a dark hide is a romantic and fun way to spend a day out in the country, with the bonus of spotting some colourful wild life as well.

Bird sanctuaries abound around Britain – especially on the muddy estuaries of some major rivers, like the Dee, near Chester and the desolate Wash where The Ouse pours out in to the sea.

Up close and personal bird watching

Lots of these sanctuaries are within an easy drive of major towns and cities – and offer nearby B&B or camping for a great weekend break. Some more remote areas, like Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands are still home to plenty of birds of prey for the more patient watcher. If you really have the bird watching bug, then the Royal Society of Protection of Birds (RSPB) is the place to start finding out about getting back to nature and where to go and what to see all the year round.

Lots of local clubs and resources specialising in bird watching can be found online. Bird watching is popular with photographers as well, who can get up close and personal with a telephoto lens from a hide for some terrific back to nature pictures.

Spend the day huddling in a hide

Twitching – slang for bird watchers who spend their time seeking out rare breeds visiting these shores – is also catching on big time with foreign holiday firms. Some web sites offer trips away to exotic locations like The Caribbean, Iceland and even Mongolia.

So if you are looking for a new way to romance a partner who is in to getting back to nature and wild life, spend a day huddled together in a quiet and secret corner of a bird sanctuary. Who knows…your relationship might just get off to a flying start.