Her elder sister, meanwhile, had followed her own sense of duty back to the countryside, where she was helping their father with the family business.
Then, one spring day in 2006, the pair met for lunch and drinks in the city.
“I lived quite a wild life, partying almost every single night, and it was starting to wear thin…Some of my friends had gone straight into good jobs after university and were getting promoted.
“Not someone who will nag them about going away in the summer when clearly they can’t — if you’ve got livestock, the animals have to come first.” Thanks to their time spent abroad and as “townies” themselves, Reeves and Royall knew what kind of resources they’d need.
Thankfully, the service claims over 130,000 members and an impressive track record of successful matches.