Outdoorsy, reasonably athletic, a fresh healthy complexion, patient, energetic, dog-loving and well-dressed when the occasion merits – fieldsports fans have a lot to recommend them, particularly if you’re looking for a partner.

So with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we asked a few country sorts why they would recommend dating a fieldsports type. Here’s what they said:


Will Pocklington, of Schöffel Country and Le Chameau advised: “Country types are well placed to source a range of wild foods – from venison and pigeon to wild garlic and puffballs.”

Louisa Clutterbuck, CEO of Eat Wild says: “Date a good Shot and you’ll be in for a treat, safe in the knowledge that the most delicious, sustainable meat will be on the Valentine’s Day menu. Be it venison, pheasant, partridge, duck, grouse, or pigeon, you’re guaranteed a meal filled with flair and flavour.”

Great company

Mark Heath, Head Instructor at West London Shooting School, said: “Ladies who love country sports are usually practical, capable and great company. They invariably listen to their shooting instructor rather more a male counterpart so shoot straighter. Consequently you are unlikely to go hungry.”


Jonathan McGee of Kemen Guns said: “Fishing, more than any other hobby, allows time for the angler to switch off and reflect. Fishing takes patience, strategy and focus. Marry a fisherman. Your partner, should they fish regularly enough, will be relaxed and confident.”

Colleen Jenkins, Marketing Manager at EJ Churchill agrees about the fishing, saying: “Country guys are like fishing: patient and they won’t bail out on you when things get a little tangled. Unless of course, it’s the fishing line, now that’s a different story.”

And a male colleague adds: “Date a woman who loves fishing. You’ll discover she has the patience of a saint, especially when the fish play hard to get.”


Lady Melissa Percy, founder of outdoor clothing brand Mistamina comments: “Men who shoot a lot often have dogs. Building that relationship takes respect, discipline and patience…. all attributes one would look for.”

Who might you meet at The Game Fair?

You’re bound to bump into somebody you know at The Game Fair. People plan reunions with school friends, Uni friends and other families and it’s a real gathering together of those who love the countryside. So you never know who will be there.

Rather than red roses or a box of chocolates, why not get your significant other VIP tickets to The Game Fair so you can visit in style. Or make a long weekend of it and go glamping or camping. You can book it all here now.