The Singles Group

Our first 8minuteDating location in NJ...

   the fun and fabulous Colorado Cafe!

Risa & John Grimaldi

"A Story of Hope"

Risa met John at one of her own 8minuteDating events in Princeton in 2010 and they were married 4 years later.  John proposed on Risa's 50th birthday and as this is her first marriage, many have reflected on what a story of hope this truly is. 

"Creating Opportunities for Love"

since 2006

With a desire to pair her love of volunteering for charities with her singles events, Risa created "Dating for a Cause" events where you can 'meet great singles and help a great charity, simultaneously!'  A variety of other singles events are offered each year including hiking, kayaking, apple picking, picnics, etc.  Risa also provides personalized matchmaking and dating coaching services to a select clientele.   

After 13 years in business, Risa has hosted more than 4,000 8minuteDating events, has a mailing list of 13,000+ singles and has countless weddings, engagements and matches to her credit. is the largest full-service singles company in the tri-state area, founded by Risa Glaser Grimaldi in 2006.

An attorney with an MBA, Risa has been a Business Advisor to presidents, professionals and entrepreneurs for more than 30 years.  In her free time she serves as a volunteer for not-for-profit organizations like the Make-a-Wish Foundation and was running charity events when someone suggested she start an event company - and she did!

Ultimately this turned into a singles business when the Manager at the Colorado Cafe asked her to host their 8minuteDating events.