Muddy Matches Review – A Crummy UK Dating App or Top?

Muddy Matches is a UK dating site that creates a place for farmers and ranchers to find love. The site was created by a set of sisters who lived the farm life and knew how tough it was to find partners that understood and appreciated their lifestyle. 

Though there are other dating sites that focus on country living and the farming lifestyle, Muddy Matches claims to be a place to match both country and non-country folk in a way that creates real, long-lasting relationships. 

We wanted to see how Muddy Matches approached such a feat, so we pulled on our boots and headed out for a hard day of digging up details. Read on to see what we found in our Muddy Matches review.

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How Our Matchers Scored the App and Pros and Cons

Quality Matches7.0/10.0
Ease of Use8.0/10.0


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  • SIgn up is fast and the app is easy to use.
  • The site is great for finding romance and meaningful friendships. 
  • Townies are welcome to use the app as well.


  • Muddy Matches is really light on features when compared to other paid dating apps. 
  • The app is UK-based, so not great for international singles. 
  • The free version of the app doesn’t allow messaging. 
  • The mobile apps seem to no longer be available for download

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How Muddy Matches Rates for the UK and Ireland

If you live in the UK or Ireland and have a hard time finding singles that understand your lifestyle, you may genuinely enjoy Muddy Matches. However, we feel there are other sites out there that cater to the UK and Irish population and have far more available singles. 

We also find Muddy Matches to have very few features for a paid site and we don’t like that their mobile apps seem to only work occasionally and are sometimes not available for download at all. 

Don’t get us wrong! We think that Muddy Matches can be a great site for farmers and country-livers in the UK. But, if you find the site too bare-bones, there are other options out there. 

Who Muddy Matches Is Good For

  • Singles used to a farmer’s lifestyle. 
  • Any single in the UK and Ireland looking for countryside love.
  • Those wanting to make friends in the farming and ranching community.

Who Muddy Matches Might Not Be Best For

  • City singles with no interest in country living. 
  • Those who want to message their matches without paying for a membership. 

Fast Facts About Muddy Matches

  • There are nearly 300,000 registered user on Muddy Matches
  • ~ 200,000 of the Users on Muddy Matches are from the UK
  • Muddy Matches was created in 2006 and went fully live in March of 2007
  • There 60,000 active weekly members
  • Over 60% of the Muddy Matches user base is male.

Muddy Matches Review Information

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  • Paid or Free: Paid site with a limited free option
  • Average Sign-Up Time: ~ 3 minutes
  • Paid Membership Pricing: Plans starting as low as 7.83 euros per month

Table of Contents

Muddy Matches Features Are Standard But Include Quizzes and Event Calendars

Muddy Matches is a much smaller site than other UK dating options, and it has a very local feel. While we do like the simplicity of Muddy Matches, we aren’t super excited by the lack of features and amenities. 

Base site users have the options to make a profile and browse around, but they are unable to send or receive messages. 

Paid users are able to send and receive messages, but there are no additional features or amenities that come with the paid membership. 

The site does offer a lot of blogs, articles, and fun activities to keep users entertained and informed. Here are a few items from the site that we enjoy. 

Townie Quiz

The townie is a fun way to pass the time and find out what percentage of townie or muddy you are. The results even provide an interesting breakdown of your results to explain exactly what your score means. 

Safety Advice Blog

There are a lot of blogs and articles available on Muddy Matches, but we really enjoy the Safety Advice section. You can get great information on staying safe while dating online along with tips to improve your personal and digital safety. 

Country Calendar 

The calendar feature is a way to find fun events around you that might be great for meeting singles or setting up a date. It includes things like game fairs, horse races, speed dating events, farm shows, and much more!

How to Sign Up at Muddy Matches

Signing up for Muddy Matches is easy! Just head to their website and look for the sign up box on the right side of the screen. 

You will first need to choose your gender preference and date of birth. After you enter that information you will be asked to enter your first and last name, email, and a password. 

After submitting your information you will be prompted to complete a 2-minute survey after which you will fill in a profile summary. The questions asked include:

  • Which country, county, and town do you live in?
  • What is your Muddy/Townie ratio?
  • What is your religion?
  • What is your race?
  • What is your relationship status?
  • What is your star sign?
  • What do you look like?

Pricing Breakdown

Membership TypeMembership LengthMonthly CostTotal Cost
Paid1 month€26€26
Paid3 months€16€48
Paid6 months€12€72
Paid12 months€7.83€94

Customer Support Options

Muddy Matches has an in-depth help center that provides answers to pretty much any question you could ask. However, we always prefer when any site that is taking money for a service also has live help through chat or phone. 

There is a contact form that goes through email, but it doesn’t indicate how quickly you will receive an answer to your question. 


What is a Muddy and a Townie?

The term muddy and townie are fun monikers for people who are either more comfortable with country living (muddy) or city living (townie). The website can help you determine which term is more fitting for you through the use of their Muddy Townie Quiz. 

Is Muddy Matches a UK only Site?

Muddy Matches is for local singles in the UK and parts of Ireland. If you are outside of the UK or are only visiting, there are a lot of great dating site alternatives. 

Can I Get Muddy Matches on My Mobile Device?

No. Though the website for Muddy Matches still has pages that insinuate the existence of mobile apps and even include links, the apps no longer seem to exist. If you follow their link, it takes you to a dead page on Google Play. 

You can, however; access the website through the browser on your phone or other mobile device. 

Can I Get Away With Just Using The Free Version of Muddy Matches?

The free version of Muddy Matches will give you access to blogs, fun quizzes, and profile creation. You can also look through other users profiles and favorite ones of interest. However, you will not be able to send or receive any messages. To do so, you must pay for a Muddy Matches membership. 

Should I Use Niche Dating Sites like Muddy Matches or Mainstream Sites?

Niche dating apps have their perks. 

In the case of Muddy Matches, you don’t have to worry about matching with singles who don’t understand or accept your country lifestyle. You can avoid falling for someone who can stomach getting a little dirty on the daily. However, many people (even those that match your wants and needs) don’t tend to sign up with niche sites. 

Using a mainstream site can lead to hundreds more matches thanks to a much larger user base, but you will need to utilize search filters to find the right matches for you. 

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Author: Healthy Framework Team

The Healthy Framework team has a combined 50+ years of experience in the online dating industry. Collectively, the team has reviewed over 300 dating apps and is known as one of the leaders in the relationship advice and information space. The team's work has been featured on Zoosk, Tinder, The Economist, People Magazine, Parade, Women's Health, Her Campus, Fox, and more.