Love in the Countryside will screen on BBC Two and follow eight singletons living and working in the country.
It will bid to match them with ‘urbanites’ seeking their perfect partner - and a dramatically different lifestyle.
Sarah Cox will present TV’s Love in the Countryside and join the couples along their way as they negotiate getting to know each other, whilst the urban love seekers grapple with wellies, the wild outdoors and woeful Wi-Fi.
Hannah Wyatt, Managing Director of Boundless (part of Freemantle Media) which has produced the programme, said: “Love in the Countryside is an engaging, warm and funny format about real people looking for love.
She goes on a date with someone called Gordon who is clearly a terrible person.
Not only does he bypass 'stunning, sepia photographs of Katharine Hepburn and Josephine Baker' in the art gallery they perambulate, but - but!
If you are a rural vet you spend a lot of time with the animals and not so much with people.“Traditionally, people would meet through groups like the Young Farmers and people are now settling down later in life.“It can be quite difficult going out and not knowing who is single. It is harder to approach people because everybody is looking at their phones.”Other dating sites out there helping country dwellers find romance include Country Loving and Countryside Love.
It tells you how to write a pouting profile, how to juggle 42 men before lunch and how to avoid psychos, liars and bores.
Rather, you want them to stay lonely and eventually, in the words of that iconic dater Bridget Jones, 'be eaten by dogs'. (That is another irritating thing about Soulmates - they are all too suspicious to give their real names to potential lovers so they have unfunny online pseudonyms like Empty The Bin or Buy Me AFuse or Kill Me Now.) Global_Gadabout (36, female) is a typical Soulmate.
But dogs also herd the sheep together, either to drive them off a ledge or, more commonly, pen them into a corner.
The more the sheep are corralled, the more panic- stricken they become and they begin to trample and smother each other, often resulting in their deaths – a process that may take as little as a few minutes.