No need to get naked in search of per­fect match

Ayrshire Post - - The Ticket -

Come find Love in the Buf.

No, not re­ally in the nude­but at Prest­wick’s pop­u­lar bar The Buf as they play host to Ayrshire’s first sin­gles night.

Are you sick of swip­ing, can’t find a match or feel like there are no more fish in the sea?

Well this sin­gles night full of fun and games could be for you.

Sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for BBD Cre­ative Ayr, Lyianne Car­son re­alised there was a gap in the mar­ket and wanted to help peo­ple find their per­fect match.

Play­ing cu­pid Lyianne, along with col­league and friend Clare Bore­land, no­ticed that in the mod­ern dat­ing world sin­gle­tons are swim­ming in a pool of web­sites and apps but los­ing that face- to- face con­tact.

Lyianne, of Irvine, said: “What hap­pened to just speak­ing to peo­ple?

“I do mar­ket­ing for a liv­ing and I’d thought ev­ery­thing I do is on­line but that’s 100 per­cent never how I’d want to meet some­one.

“So we thought how do you go about meet­ing peo­ple?

“We had a look on­line and saw that these events were quite big in Glas­gow so we thought let’s just do it.

“I just thought why not? There’s noth­ing like this in Ayrshire.”

Lyianne, 35, ad­mit­ted that ap­pear­ance based dat­ing apps like Tin­der can be off­putting for some.

She said: “It’s quite judge­men­tal as well, all this swip­ing car­ry­ing on.

“You don’t know who you’re speak­ing to re­ally.’’

Now the duo are dip­ping their toes in the water to test their new busi­ness plan.

Lyianne added: “We’re do­ing it as a busi­ness ven­ture as well.

“I’m hop­ing it goes down well. It’ll be fun and it falls in line with what we do busi­ness wise any­way.

“We’re go­ing to try make it more fo­cused on fun rather than speed dat­ing where you’re sit­ting across from some­one be­cause we felt that was a lit­tle bit in­tim­i­dat­ing for some peo­ple.”

• The hottest sin­gle­ton event in Ayrshire will take place on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25 at 6.30pm.

Tick­ets, £ 20 ( in­clud­ing drink of choice on ar­rival and canapes) can be booked via https:// www. face­book. com/ TheBufPrest­wick/

There’s noth­ing like this in Ayrshire Lyianne Car­son

Match­mak­ers Clare Bore­land and Lyianne Car­son play cu­pid at Ayrshire’s first Sin­gles Night

Sin­gles night Time to meet your per­fect match

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