"A lot of people say it's the rural dating agency," she says.
"Jamie lives less than eight miles away but I'd never met him.
Walk down the ancient cobbled streets of Clovelly and feel like you’re in a completely different world in this gorgeous fishing village. Transport yourself to another world at the Milky Way Adventure Park.
People often ask why Charlotte Martin hasn't got a boyfriend.
Horsey girls aren't that bad really." It shouldn't be difficult to meet a like-minded person in the countryside, given that there is a structured calendar of rural social events, including races and point-to-points.
But according to Patricia Warren, a farmer's wife from Derbyshire who runs the Country Bureau, a rural introduction agency, the country dating scene can be bleak, whatever age you are.
"The downside of hunt balls and race meets is they can be cliquey," Lucy says.
"We organise rural singles' events such as regional pub grub nights, sailing trips and an annual ball." More than 300 people, mainly in their forties and fifties, attended the Mud Lovers ball last year.
Party-goers stay in nearby hotels and can join a pre-ball activity and a hearty walk the following day.
"The internet has opened up a fun and less embarrassing way for people to meet new people in their area." Young country dwellers also organise their social lives on Facebook. I tell as many people as possible about the website now." But the internet can't solve the problem of geography.
"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.
But I'd rather be on my own than with someone who isn't quite right.
My friends say that I'll meet someone when I least expect it and I guess I just have to believe them.