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People often ask why Charlotte Martin hasn't got a boyfriend.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.
This year's ball in Sywell, Northamptonshire, on May 22 has a "black tie with a muddy twist" dress code.
"When they ask me why I'm single, I never know how to respond," she says. Here in the country people wonder what's wrong with you.
But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.
"It's how you hear about hunt balls, Young Farmers meetings and parties, and you can see who is going," says Vittoria Pannizon, 27, who lives in Gloucestershire. "After that we kept bumping into each other and eventually went out for supper in Cirencester." Vicky Cooke, 34, a teacher living in a village near Rugby, met her fiancé, Richard Jones, 33, from Sutton Coldfield, on My Single Friend. "Dating in the country is always a problem due to distances," Mary Balfour says.
"All my friends are married and starting families, and no one wanted to go out on the pull. "Richard was the third person I met through My Single Friend. "You can meet people but the fact you have to drive puts pressure on any date.