The County Register is a family-run traditional introduction agency specialising in personal one-to-one matchmaking for town and country people of all ages.

People often ask why Charlotte Martin hasn't got a boyfriend.

She's an attractive 31-year-old from Hungerford in Berkshire with a successful career as a three-day event rider and a busy social diary.

"When they ask me why I'm single, I never know how to respond," she says. Here in the country people wonder what's wrong with you.

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.

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.

An important part of our service is to advise, counsel or simply listen to your concerns.

You may rest assured that you are dealing with one of the most experienced matchmaking agencies in the United Kingdom.

The County Register provides a service for town and country people throughout the land.

Members of The Association of British Introduction Agencies, our founder Heather Heber Percy is currently Chairman.