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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.

How to find your own Prince Charming


WCCO Interview

All eyes are on England this month as Prince Harry ties the knot with Meghan Markle! While royal wedding watchers will be glued to every detail, singles may be wondering how they can find their own real-life “Prince Charming”.

Professional Matchmaker Stephanie Kluver from It's Just Lunch recently visited the set of WCCO to dish on how to attract a real-life version of your perfect partner without getting lost in the fairytale.

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Does “Prince Charming” really exist?
While it worked for Meghan and Duchess Kate, let’s be real -- many of us have kissed our fair share of ‘frogs’ looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right. While daters are looking for their perfect partner, it’s important not to get caught up in the fairytale. Beware of looking for someone who checks every box on their list. The reality is, people are more complicated than that, and singles should focus on compatibility, not perfection.

How can daters create realistic expectations without compromising too much -- and still find the person who’s right for them?

Forget the Fairytale
Prince Harry probably isn’t perfect in real life, so forget the fairytale! This can be tough, especially if you’re a romantic -- but all relationships take work, and people aren’t characters in a movie. Visualizing an ideal mate may help you figure out what you’re looking for in a relationship, but it can also prevent you from connecting with a real person. Thank goodness, you don’t have to be perfect, and neither does your future partner.
It’s fun to dream big, but real love is action not fantasy.

Look before You Leap
After you ditch the fairytale ideal, be sure you say yes to opportunities for dates, even if someone doesn’t tick every box on your list, they could still end up being a great match for you. Then focus on really getting to know the other person and give yourself enough time to find out if you are truly compatible before either calling it quits or labeling them “The One”.

Be Your Own Hero
One of the traps of looking for “Prince Charming” is thinking that someone else can rescue you from an unhappy life. We are all responsible for our own happiness! Before you can look for Prince Charming, you need to love yourself and be your own hero. That means taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and creating a life you love. Then you’ll begin to attract the right people with your confidence. Ultimately, the goal is for two healthy and happy people to make each other’s lives better.

Where should singles look for their version of “Prince Charming” in the real world?
If you’ve been disappointed with your dates, you may need to switch things up! If you still haven’t met that perfect person at the gym, the grocery store or your favorite coffee shop, it’s time to try a new approach. Break out of your comfort zone and go new places. Push yourself to start up conversations and try new experiences. You never know who you might connect with when you do that.

It’s Just Lunch to Sponsor Target Field Kiss Cam


Minneapolis, MN, May 3, 2018 - It’s Just Lunch is excited to announce its 2018 partnership with the Minnesota Twins! The Twin Cities’ most popular matchmaking service will be sponsoring the Twin’s crowd-pleasing Kiss Cam segment all season long, featuring happy couples in the stands of Target Field.

"There's nothing better than a stadium full of cheering fans on a beautiful summer day. Our professional matchmakers are also known for bringing people together, which makes It's Just Lunch and the Minnesota Twins a perfect match", says Sara Darling, CEO of It’s Just Lunch Midwest.

In addition to regular attendees, the Kiss Cam will be highlighting many of our It's Just Lunch success stories throughout the season. If you haven’t found your very own Kiss Cam-worthy companion yet, the professional matchmakers at It’s Just Lunch are here to help! Using experience and intuition, our dating experts will send you out on dates with someone who shares your interests and values. We make it stress-free so all you have to do is show up, relax, and be yourself! "Working with a professional matchmaker is like having an agent to represent your dating life. We make sure you’re going on dates with like-minded people who are in the same ‘league’", Ms. Darling said with a smile.

Easy and Fun Ways to Meet Guys This Fall (Even Though 'Cuffing Season' Isn't a Thing)


Now is the perfect time to meet men.

By Taylor Davies

Earlier this summer, the New York Times published a story about a Harvard Business School study which suggested people who spend money to save time (rather than spending time to save money) are generally happier. Those who outsource tasks they dislike, like cleaning, accounting, or ordering in dinner rather than cooking, reported “greater overall life satisfaction.”

So if dating and dating apps make you feel stressed, frustrated and exhausted—why not try outsourcing the work to an expert? ….It’s Just Lunch will do all the legwork for you, setting you up with dates that are carefully selected for potential compatibility.

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Can Dating Make You Healthier? 46% of Daters Think Being in Love is Good For Their Waistlines


By Hayley Matthews

Oftentimes, staying healthy and looking attractive are one in the same. The desire to attract a partner can be a strong motivating factor to watch what you eat or go to the gym every week. Maybe an active dating life is the best medicine. Studies seem to support the idea that many daters feel motivated to stay fit when in a relationship or looking to get in a relationship.

It’s Just Lunch, a matchmaking firm for busy professionals, gave us a look at their own internal insights on the subject. The team’s “Dating, Dining, and Push-Ups” survey investigated the link between healthy habits and dating, and the results are striking.

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