Blind date success
Romance is on the cards for one Renfrewshire woman who agreed to a date with a difference at a shopping centre.
Brave Rebecca Pietryga, from Lochwinnoch, was one half of the lucky couple set up on a blind date by intu Braehead.
Persuasion from a friend was what pushed the 27-yearold singleton to apply for the unique matchmaking service.
From make- overs to ice bars and a bunch of freebies, Rebecca told the Paisley Daily Express she had nothing to lose.
“I had been single for a few months but wasn’t looking for a new relationship straight away,” Rebecca said.
“My friend had seen the advert for the blind date and suggested that I apply.
“I’ve always been one of those people that is up for trying new things, so I thought I’d give it a go.”
When the big day arrived, the biology teacher was given the VIP treatment from intu Braehead.
Makeovers, shopping vouchers and ice bar passes were gifted to Rebecca on the day before she met her date.
“It was such a good day I was really pampered,” she added.
“This was all before the date with James had even started.”
Hailing from Glasgow, 30- year- old James Brown was selected as Rebecca’s top match for the blind date.
The pair were treated to a meal at Bar Varia, drinks in the ice bar and entry into Gravity Trampoline Park, all of which was filmed by the intu B raehead team.
“The date was so much fun and we got on well,” Rebecca said.
“It was really well organised. The two of us had a good laugh.”
Although the pair have no official Valentine’s Day plans, Rebecca maintains that they are still in touch.
“We chat quite often but we haven’t met up since our date,” she said.
“I’m sure we’ll keep chatting, but who knows what will happen.”
Visit the intu Braehead Facebook page for more details on Rebecca and James’s date.
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