We're told that many of the best business ideas are developed in the pub, and this is where we were in 2006, mulling over the changing perception of online dating sites and their increasing popularity in urban areas, when we came up with the idea for Muddy Matches.
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.
Speaking to Diva magazine in September 2017, Ellen said: 'Everything is different.She explained: 'Before I had to hide my sexuality and that was making me increasingly unhappy, uncomfortable and anxious. 'It feels the same way it did when I was 15 and beginning my career.It's such a different feeling to be open about who you are and simply live that way and not have to put on masks and hide your identity.Ellen recently revealed she felt a 'happiness and an inner peace' after she made the decision to publicly come out as gay back in 2014.The award-winning star told the world that she was a lesbian at a Human Rights Campaign event on Valentine's Day in February 2014 in a rousing speech which earned her a standing ovation.So if you’re single and looking for someone who’s not averse to a bit of mud, we’re the site for you.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.The relationship came just a few months after the actress split from her ex-girlfriend, artist Samantha Thomas, after 18 months of dating.Ellen and Samantha were last pictured together in January 2017, but it is not known exactly when they called time on their long-term love.We have to make that happen.' Ellen admitted she was getting 'increasingly unhappy' before coming out and the fact she was hiding who she was had started to impact her work.The X-Men star also revealed coming out has given her career a boost in the right direction.