Love in the Countryside

Eight rural dwellers from across the UK enlist the help of farmer's daughter Sara Cox in their quest for love


Whoever wants to be with me will have to come to the farm. I get up to milk cows six days a week and that’s part of the country life.Peter
Date: 20.04.2018     Last updated: 20.04.2018 at 12.42
AGE: 52
OCCUPATION: Dairy, Cattle & Arable Farmer
LOCATION: Yorkshire

How long have you been on your own? And do you have any children from any previous relationships?

I’ve been single for seven years. I have two children who are grown-up, 17 and 19. They aren’t bothered that I am going on this programme. They think it is quite funny.

Why have you found it hard to meet someone? Is it because you work such long hours?

I don’t get out as much nowadays. When I was younger, I was out most nights. Now I am lucky if I go out once a week. To have a good night out, I would need to go to York which is 35 miles away. Nowadays I do also find with modern pubs there is so much music, talking to a lady can be tricky.

What kind of woman are you looking for?

I am easy going but I am fussy when it comes to the type of women I like. And if there is no personality then I don’t take it any further. No matter how much you fancy them, if you don’t click, it’s a waste of time.

How excited would you be to meet someone via this programme?

I am quite independent but it would be nice to be with someone again.

What kind of boyfriend would you make?

I would pay for the first time but later in the relationship, I would expect them to pay half and half. We don’t earn a fortune in farming. I don’t have much time for walks but going out for an evening meal would be nice.

Do you find it interesting that you might be paired with someone from another walk of life?

It is quite appealing to meet someone different but we will have to see how it goes.

So how are you feeling about being in the show?

I know I will get excited and nervous closer to the time.

Would you ever consider leaving your farm to go and lead a different kind of life with someone you meet?

I wouldn’t give up the farm. There is too much work to do. Whoever wants to be with me will have to come to the farm. I get up to milk cows six days a week and that’s part of the country life. Ladies around here say I work too hard but that’s life isn’t it?

Do you have any dating stories where it was a disaster?

I have been on a blind date once. That was the worst date I have ever been on. As soon as she walked in, I knew she didn’t want to be there. It was awful.

Do you mind the fact that you are going to go on a date on TV?

I don’t mind being on TV talking about my love life. My friends said:"Go for it and have a good time." It has snowballed from there and if I don’t give it a go, I am never going to get anywhere.