Muddy Matches Review
Muddy Matches is for country people and the vision of two sisters in 2006, who had the idea to connect people who were into country things.
Mud is the big connector here: whether you grew up in the countryside or want to move there, Muddy Matches creates an excellent platform for both Muddies and Townies (more on what these are later) to meet and mingle.
So if you’re looking for love in the countryside, single farmers, rural singles, country friends, countryside lovers, or equestrian singles – this app is right for you.
Muddy Matches member structure
Members are of Muddies and Townies. A Muddy is, while a Townie is someone who’s more city-based but loves the countryside. According to the founders, no one is 100% either, so Muddy Matches is a place to meet like-minded people.
- Members: There are roughly 250,000 members from the UK and Ireland.
- Member activity: 50,000 members are active weekly.
- Gender proportion: 38% Male and 62% Female
- 18-24: 7%
- 25-34: 20%
- 35-44: 23%
- 45-54: 32%
- 55+: 18%
How does Muddy Matches work?
Muddy Matches is for both dating and friendship. When you sign up and enter the information asked, you’ll be paired up with singles who the site thinks you might be interested in. Otherwise, you can run your search based on physical appearance, background, lifestyle, and your match’s interests.
Sign up process
Signing up takes about 10 minutes, and it requires you to add a fair bit of information.
First, you’ll input your full name and email, then choose a password. Once signed in, you’re taken to the 5-step process. Here you’ll need to add your location information and details about your appearance.
You’ll also need to specify whether you’re a Townie or a Muddy. You do this via a slider to determine the percentage you think you are, which ranges from 0% to 100%. Remember – people are generally not 100% of either, so don’t be afraid, to be honest!
Ease of use
The website is user-friendly, so it’s easy to navigate. Finding matches is simple, too – the refined search box allows you to drill down exactly what you’re looking for.
Messages, chat, and notifications
Like most dating sites, messages can only be sent and replied to by paying members. However, if you’re a fully-fledged member, you can send and receive notifications and see when your messages have been read.
All messages are anonymous so that no one will see any personal data. You can also send winks to flirt with other members, who can send one back if they like you.
Profile quality on Muddy Matches
Profile quality is generally reasonable. You can see all information on a member’s profile, even if you’re a free member. You can also upload several photos and pick the three you want on show.
> you can edit profile information, too, to add more later. However, you don’t have to add detailed information so that some profiles can seem a bit basic.
Muddy Matches mobile app
The app is free to download once you’ve registered on the website. Of course, you can do everything you can on the desktop website, but the interface is straightforward to use, clean and clear – it’s well worth a download.
Real-life reviews for Muddy Matches
[su_quote]After trying 2 of the other site that advertises on TV, I took the advice of a fellow countryman and tried Muddy.
The Service is better suited to my lifestyle, and I met with several like-minded people…as a result, I’m now in a relationship heading the right way. Without Muddy, we’d have never met even though we have much in common.
I’d recommend Muddy to people who want to meet people who understand the country. [/su_quote]
[su_quote] went on Muddy Matches after splitting up with my husband of 30 years; a friend recommended you! David was the first date I had been on, He was lovely, and we started dating seriously straight away and after 20months (on my 50th birthday) we were married!! I can’t rate them highly enough![/su_quote]
- How Muddy Are You? A fun quiz that’s available to everyone (even non-members), where you fill out answers to find out just how muddy you are.
- Blog Here, you’ll find loads of great tips and hints on successful dating if you need a bit of help or inspiration.
- Success Stories. This section tells you all about success stories from people who’ve found love on Muddy Matches.
- Country Calendar. Use this to find out about all the countryside events in your area.
Is Muddy Matches safe?
Messages are anonymous, and you can report suspicious and abusive profiles, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be dealt with. However, they have lots of dating advice on their website and a GDPR section to let you know how they will use your data. These are reassuring, if nothing else.
How much do Muddy Matches cost?
Upgrading to membership costs the following total prices:
- One month: £26
- Three months: £48
- Six months: £72
- 12 months: £94
The prices shown are for one lump sum. Once your term is up, your subscription will be automatically renewed on a rolling basis at £26 a month. If you upgrade to Premium, they will charge an additional £9.99.
Muddy Matches membership gives you access to the following:
- You’ll be able to send messages.
- You can read and reply to a message you’ve received.
Discounts, offers, and promo codes
Immediately on the homepage, Muddy Matches offered three months free for every three-month subscription, six months for £48. Discounts are offered, so always check through the website before signing up.
Is Muddy Matches free?
Registering on Muddy Matches is free for an unlimited time With a free membership, you’ll be able to search for people on the site, edit your profile, upload photos and see who’s visited your profile. You can also select favorites and see who’s added you as a favorite. That’s pretty good compared to other dating sites, limiting your free profile massively.
Pros and Cons
✓ Pros of Muddy Matches
- It’s an excellent place to socialize and meet new people in your area – you don’t have to date; you can make friends.
- They have a friendly, clean website which makes browsing easy.
- Many events are going on that the website tells you about, which is an excellent opportunity to go out and meet new people.
X Cons of Muddy Matches
- It’s a very niche market, so you may struggle to find matches in your area.
- The target market can feel a bit confused if you’re a Townie – you might feel you don’t fit in.
- There are more fake profiles than we’d like as there aren’t loads of safety measures to stop them from being created.
So, overall Muddy Matches is pretty good. However, it’s SO niche. We can’t imagine it appeals to a whole range of people – the fact they only have 250,000 members seems to support this, Although maybe we’re skeptical.
If you live in the countryside and perhaps feel a bit secluded (for example if you’re a farmer or live in a rural village), this could be a fantastic way to make friends and perhaps find love. However, the Townie element is confusing us a little bit – where do they fit in exactly?
The website and photography are unique, and we love that you can read more about the founders. It gives Muddy Matches a personal community feels that they’ve successfully built. If you’re curious – give it a go 3.4/5
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