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Twin Cities: A great summer date destination


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A professional matchmaker shares her top picks for fun and romantic venues.

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Dating Advice: Finding Someone Who Supports You Personally & Professionally


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Local matchmaker Stephanie Kluver from It's Just Lunch is here with tips on finding a partner who supports you personally and professionally.

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Matchmakers Emerge as an Antidote to the Agony of Online Dating


by Michelle Hackman

After four years of misleading photos, cheating boyfriends and messages that didn’t quite sound authentic, Natasha Topinka decided she was through with online dating. So the 41-year-old pharmaceutical saleswoman, who lives in Oklahoma City, decided to try an old-fashioned approach. Not friends of friends. Not a blind date. She signed up for a bona fide matchmaking service.

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Everything You Need to Know About Dating Over 50, According to Therapists


Brielle Gregory

“…If those methods don’t work, you can also try a matchmaking service like It’s Just Lunch, says Laino. Although they can get expensive, these services offer a more personalized experience, so you’re more likely to get a strong match right out of the gate. “You’re not just fishing online; you’re actually having someone narrow down a potential mate or two for you,” says Laino.”

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CONTACT: Courtney Smallbeck, Director of Marketing
PHONE: 612.376.7376

Event on June 2nd is hosted by The Minnesota Twins and presented by It’s Just Lunch and Renters Warehouse in Cooperation with Secondhand Hounds

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for the first-ever Twins Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, June 2nd at Target Field Station prior to the Twins vs. Indians game at 3:10 p.m.

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Secondhand Hounds will be on-site leading up to game time at Target Field Station with adoptable dogs as well as a litter of puppies. The event, which is presented by It’s Just Lunch and Renter’s Warehouse, will also feature a kissing booth for guests to donate for a dog kiss. Dog attendees will be selected based on the availability of the foster home.

“Both It's Just Lunch and Secondhand Hounds share a passion for finding people their ideal match: whether that be with a single professional or with the perfect rescue animal,” said Sara Darling, CEO of It’s Just Lunch Midwest. "If you're looking for love, with either another person or a four-legged friend, this event is for you!"

A recent survey found that 35 percent of singles have been more attracted to someone if they have a cat or a dog, and that 66 percent of single pet-owners agree that their date “Must Love Dogs” (or cats).

“Secondhand Hounds is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Twins, Renters Warehouse, and It’s Just Lunch for the First Annual Pet Adoption Day,” said Rachel Mairose, Executive Director of Secondhand Hounds. “It’s so great to see multiple organizations come together for a common goal! We are excited to see how many pooches can find their forever home through this partnership. Hopefully we will knock it out of the park!”

“We often talk about how one of our core values at Renters Warehouse is “serve”; and usually, that means our clients and our community, but today – we’re excited to be helping our community’s furry friends too,” said Kevin Ortner, President and CEO of Renters Warehouse.

More information about the Secondhand Hounds adoption process:

  • SHH does not allow day-of adoptions. The process begins with interested people filling out an application and then following a series of steps.
  • For more information or to see what pets Secondhand Hounds has available ahead of time, visit

Tickets Available
Tickets to the June 2nd game against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field are available at, by calling 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467), or in-person at the Target Field Ticket Office.

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