Dating services in the twin cities

Twin Cities singles kvetch about how hard it is to meet possible mates, thinking that if they only lived somewhere warmer or more populous or socially relaxed, it would be easier to find love matches.

Not so, says Howie, a California-based dating advice author who started the show three years ago as a “social experiment.” That has led to more than 100 similar events in 78 cities across North America, including two last year in Minneapolis.

A recent Modern Love column in the New York Times drew millions of clicks and shares.

It was written by a woman who used a psychologist's questionnaire to fall in love.

No, really, says Brian Howie, host of “The Great Love Debate.” Starting Wednesday, Howie is brashly — some would say madly — staging 14 events in Minneapolis where each night, ideally, 100 single men on one side of the aisle will get real and honest with 100 single women on the other side.

Maybe you’re not a Vikings or Twins fan – perhaps you cheer for the Bears or the Cubs.

After a successful "match" and quick exchange of e-mails, I asked Theresa to a local concert.

“When you come to work for a company in Minnesota, you are probably going to be the only person of color on your team, or your floor, or maybe your company.” Jareesa Tucker Mc Clure, a project manager for Target, is weighing her options. It’s a community loss for Minnesota.” While Shaver’s analysis suggests that professionals of color with school-aged children are less likely to leave Minnesota than their childless peers, luring and retaining more black, Asian and Hispanic professionals could play a critical role in reducing the state’s stark income disparities. “I really think local companies understand we’re approaching a crisis situation in being able to retain the talent we need to grow and to be competitive,” said Duchesne Drew, Bush Foundation community network vice president.

Going beyond simple matchmaking, our easy profile creation process is designed to zero in on what makes you unique, so you’re more likely to find a match who feels right.

Dating is an adventure (that should be fun), so we offer you the latest expert tips and advice.

If they leave, the Perez family would join a growing exodus by people of color who have found that the chill in Minnesota applies as much to social interactions as it does to weather. Respondents determine whether they qualify as professionals of color.

You must have an account to comment. Please register or login here!