“It’s Tinder for country types,” she explains, likening it to the cult dating app that connects users and allows them (anonymously, thank goodness) to “like” or “reject” after seeing someone’s profile picture.

Lindsay tried networking the traditional country way – attending rural events such as the Sheep Dog Trials at Northleach in Gloucestershire, but she struggled to persuade her London friends to accompany her, and when she did, the group never met anyone new.

Competitors will try to win the heart of a fashion-conscious singleton by dressing them in the show, hosted by Matt Edmondson, who also came up with the idea for the programme.

Edmondson joked: "Those who know me know that I'm considered an expert in both fashion (have you seen my knitwear? )"So, it was only a matter of time before I had an idea for a TV show that covered both areas.":: The rural singletons looking for a perfect match on the BBC show, and details of how to apply to date them, can be found at co.uk/love.

However, they are convicted felons and caution should be used." Love long and prosper Love sci-fi? " or "Uhura Seeking Her Spock" or "Romulan assassin in training seeking partner for long-term missions." Natural rejection If you want to behold survival of the meanest in action, check out Darwin And the site has grand ambitions, too: "Redhead World doesn't want to just provide a great toolset for meeting redhead singles and friends.

Here's how the site describes itself: "Sick of dating websites filled with ugly, unattractive, desperate fatsos? "Darwin Dating was created exclusively for beautiful, desirable people. Language projects are already under way and new languages will be continually added.

Host Cox said: "As a farmer's daughter living in the capital I'm really excited about uniting rural folks with people from the city."I can't wait to journey over hill and dale, through Britain's glorious countryside on my mission to hopefully help love blossom for the people who work the land, lovingly tend their animals but may have neglected their own hearts."BBC Entertainment commissioning editor Rachel Ashdown said the programme was "more than a dating show"."Love In The Countryside shines a light on the realities of life where the land and farming is still at the heart of the daily routine," she said.

The BBC's announcement came as Channel 5 brought back Blind Date, with Paul O'Grady, and ITV2 unveiled a new dating series, Dress To Impress.

" Jailhouse lovin'As boldly announces on its homepage, there are all sorts of "lonely attractive inmates" out there who would love to have penpals.

This site gives you the opportunity to become a penpal to two kinds of inmates: "male inmates" and "lady inmates." The site makes this observation: "Even though these men and women are in prison, it doesn't mean that they are bad individuals.

The DJ and presenter, 42, will host the series, matching singletons in the countryside with city dwellers looking for romance - as well as a new life.