Since then, the site has gone from strength to strength, with thousands of people from the UK and Ireland joining every month and many thousands of success stories.

For example, sign up for a book club, wine club, yoga class, outdoors adventure club, movie club, or join a church or spirituality group or political activism group. Go to conferences with common themes of interest to older people – AARP Life 50 events, for example.

Or volunteer in your community for a favorite cause.

Your security is our number one priority, so all new member profiles are manually vetted and scrutinised by our in-house customer service team to make sure only genuine country people are on this site. So we've made Muddy Matches to reflect your busy, outdoors lifestyle. Lots of people live in the country but enjoy the buzz of the city, or some are city dwellers who like to don their wellies at weekends Take our Muddy-Townie quiz to get your ratio, wear it like a badge of honour and search for other members by their Muddy-Townie ratio.

We work hard to make sure that your safety and privacy are never compromised. You can use our site on your computer, tablet and mobile phone. If you’ve been on the site for a while it might be time to give your profile a makeover.

Interesting men are out in the world doing interesting things, not waiting patiently for you to appear in their lives.

So, the secret is to do those things that you love, knowing that the men you will meet there at a minimum like doing what you do. Failing that direct approach, here are a few other ideas for finding these mysterious older men.

Both men and women in their 60s have had a great deal of life experience and to make a connection takes communication and trust.

Finding someone who shares your interests or lifestyle is important for lasting happiness.

You might strike up a conversation that leads to something more.