KissingGates.com was founded in 2007 by a farmer who identified that an online dating service could really help people in the countryside find happiness. Living in the countryside he saw local country pubs closing and a dramatic increase in divorces, because of these factors KissingGates.com was founded and generated a lot of press and media interest.
A “Kissing Gates” is a traditional gate hung in a U or V shape that allows one person to pass at a time. Legend has it that when the two are on either side of the gate, the person in front “refuses” entry to the second person until presented with a kiss.
Another example of a successful dating site that operates in the Countryside Dating niche is Rural Dating, which has operated as a market leader for country singles.