About It Takes 2 – Dating in Central Virginia

Since 1998, It Takes 2 has been providing Central Virginia with personalized matchmaking services. We specialize in helping you meet area singles.

We are a personalized service. We get to know each of our clients on an individual basis. You’re not just a number in a database.

We interview, screen and qualify each new client on an individual basis so you can be sure we will help you meet other singles who share your values, attitudes and relationship goals – people you are truly compatible with.

Meet our team!


Carrie Daichman, Matchmaker

Carrie Daichman

Carrie is the founder of It Takes 2. With more than 20 years of matchmaking experience she founded It Takes 2 in 1998.  In the midst of the franchised dating service heyday, she discovered a need for a locally owned and operated service with the goal of creating an environment for individuals in Central VA who share the same values, attitudes, and relationship goals.

As a real-life cupid, she prides herself on being an old fashioned matchmaker in a modern day world. She makes her clients’ social life her full-time job, so they can continue to do the things they love while she puts the time and energy into the attainment of their social goals.

Carrie meets with her clients and then matches them based on her intuition, who they are, and the feedback they give. She listens to clients, and then searches on their behalf.  Much like a headhunter, she serves as a neutral third party who brings the individuals together.  She is deeply invested in the success and happiness of her clients. Her favorite part of her job is receiving calls from couples who have found happiness and one another through It Takes 2.

Emily Grant, Relationship Counselor

Emily Grant
Emily is born and raised in Richmond, VA and enjoys all that Richmond has to offer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from George Mason University and a Masters degree with a concentration in counseling from VCU.

As a high school counselor, she takes breaks from working with teenagers and enjoys helping single adults find happy and healthy relationships through It Takes 2. With an unwavering positive attitude and an empathetic ear, Emily always has a smile on her face and offers a warm and inviting welcome as she assists her clients in attaining their social goals.