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Just over 5 years ago, when I was a member at T42, I got matched up with my now husband on St. Patrick’s Day. There was a mix up at the restaurant and I got seated at a different table than him. I thought I was being stood up because I waited alone for 20 minutes!
After we finally got together it went all right. I wasn’t sure there was any chemistry. I almost didn’t go out with him a second time, but my mother talked me into it. She said if I didn’t give him a chance that she would never again listen to me complain about how I never meet any nice men. I know all you singles can relate to that!
Anyway, that is all ancient history now because we got married in 2007 and we just had our first baby. We like to call him our Table for 2 baby. He was born in December and is the highlight of what seems like an enchanted life since I meet my prince charming.
Thank you Table for 2!
April 2nd, 2009
Dave proposed on Sat night. He had gone and had breakfast with my parents on Friday and got their blessing. We went to Pazzaluna for a drink, then to Kincaid’s for dinner and to Rice Park after. We were walking toward where we stood watching the St. Patricks parade, which was our second date, and he told me that’s the day he really knew I was someone special. Since it was so nice out, I suggestged we sit on a park bench and we were just talking and he told me he had a question for me. I didn’t believe him at first! The rest was kind of a blur- but when we got back to the car he had a CD in of a song that I had told him I wanted at my wedding someday. Then we went back to his house he had a big bouquet of flowers and a gift bag filled with things commemorating where we’ve been and what I will need to be his bride. He had the menu from our first date, our tickets from Jersey Boys, for sale signs for our houses, a bottle of headache medicine, wine, an engagement journal, a book on weddings and a few other things- it was so sweet. We both have agreed we knew we were the one right away- we have so much fun together and make each other so happy- it is awesome! He picked the ring out all on his own, so it came as a bit of a surprise!
So a huge thank you! I was teasing Dave, I never really got my money’s worth because he was my first date, but I couldn’t ask for anything more, nothing could replace the love and happiness he has brought to my life.
September 25th, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2007 — Table for Two (www.tablefor2.com), an upscale Twin Cities dating service, is now offering its clients the option of meeting with relationship coaches who are licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists to delve into a person’s relationship goals and how they can be most successful in finding a mate.
When Table for Two President Matt Goldberg bought the dating service last April, he said he saw an opportunity to incorporate a wellness component into the business that he says is missing from other Minnesota dating services, and particularly online dating services. By providing his clients with the option to meet in-depth with a licensed counselor or marriage and family therapist, Goldberg says Table for Two is taking a decidedly more holistic approach to matchmaking, one that allows the client to begin dating from a much more confident place. Choosing to meet with a relationship coach, which is an optional, add-on service for Table for Two clients, Goldberg says gives clients the opportunity to build upon the strengths they bring to a relationship.
“Our clients ask us to help them put their best foot forward when they are ready to begin dating. But to do that, it’s important to truly understand what each person’s strengths are, what has worked for them in the past, and what hasn’t, and why,” Goldberg said. “It can be difficult to identify on your own what may have kept you from being successful with past relationships. That’s why meeting with a licensed professional is so critical. They can uncover the roadblocks that have caused a person to be unsuccessful in the past, and highlight what a person’s strengths are and what approach will allow them to be most successful. These are things that can be very difficult to identify on your own.”
Table for Two is currently working with four licensed counselors and therapists who meet individually with clients early on to help ensure they will be as successful as possible when they do begin dating. They discuss everything from non-verbal communication to how to connect with someone else to guidance on self-disclosure, all in a setting that is private and confidential.
“My entire staff has gone through the process, so we know what the experience is like and we know how much it can help,” Goldberg said. “Receiving coaching from a licensed professional gives you incredible peace of mind, and the assurance that you really are ready to begin dating. You go on your first date confident because you have the tools and frame of mind to be as successful as possible.”
Table for Two, which has served Minnesota singles for the past 10 years, is also the only Minnesota dating service that conducts a comprehensive, criminal background check on every potential client.
October 9th, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2007 — Table for Two (www.tablefor2.com), an upscale Twin Cities dating service that has been locally owned and operated for more than 10 years, is under new ownership.
Matt Goldberg, formerly president of the Stems & Vines chain of local floral stores, took ownership of Table for Two in April 2007. While Table for Two has built a reputation as an upscale, highly personalized dating service over the past decade, Goldberg said he saw an opportunity to incorporate a wellness philosophy into the business that would differentiate it from other Minnesota dating services, and particularly online dating services. His first step in implementing that wellness philosophy has been to provide clients with the option of meeting with relationship coaches who are licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists to truly delve into a person’s relationship goals and how they can be most successful.
“Singles today have tried the online route and are typically disappointed with misleading ads and a lack of security, and many have tried the franchised dating services and ended up being treated like a number as opposed to a person. It’s a recipe for frustration, not for meeting a future life partner. I knew there was an opportunity to approach matchmaking more respectfully, more thoughtfully, and ultimately more successfully,” Goldberg says.
Locally owned and operated with offices in Minneapolis and Rochester, Table for Two is also unique in that it is the only Minnesota dating service that is owned and operated by a man.
“Too many people have this ‘Costco’ or ‘Sam’s Club’ mentality when searching for their mate. It’s all about quantity and mass. But typically that approach ends in disappointment,” Goldberg says. “What singles are beginning to realize is that they need to ‘shrink their universes,’ to connect with other Minnesota singles who are as similar to them as possible. That is our entire focus at Table for Two. We take the time that is needed to help ensure that happens.”
Goldberg says Table for Two, which also happens to be the only Minnesota dating service that conducts a comprehensive background check on every potential client, presented an opportunity to restore a sense of integrity and professionalism into the matchmaking business.
“I knew this business had a great foundation of serving upscale clientele. These are busy and interesting professionals, and they have been craving a matchmaking service that treats them as intelligent, complex human beings who place a high value on their time,” Goldberg says. “Based on my research of this industry, I think that there is significant opportunity to provide a level of personalized service that is missing, both among online dating services, and other franchised dating services. There is a level of integrity that is missing in this industry, and I am committed to restoring that.”
About Table for Two
For more than a decade, Table for Two (www.tablefor2.com) has been the premiere Twin Cities dating service for upscale Minnesota singles seeking a highly personalized, professional and successful matchmaking experience. With offices in Minneapolis and Rochester, Table for Two is the only Minnesota dating service that conducts comprehensive background checks on every potential client. It is also the only Minnesota dating service that provides clients with the option of meeting with relationship coaches who are licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists. For more information, please visit http://www.tablefor2.com or call 612-677-1550.
September 20th, 2007