Our Story

Combining nearly 30 years of experience in helping people make real life connections, the husband-wife team of Derek Grosso and Nicci Sprouse-Grosso decided to “combine forces” in business to create Second Date Social, a membership-based platform for singles that is 100% offline and truly authentic.

Over the years Derek and Nicci have heard numerous people share, “There’s no place to meet quality singles.” So, they decided to create one! Second Date Social members also have access to a lounge & event space in downtown Columbus where many of our singles events and workshops are hosted.

Our founders truly have a passion (and a knack) for helping people meet, and this endeavor is a natural progression of their strengths. Taking Derek’s entrepreneurial expertise in building sustainable models for successful membership clubs across the country and merging it with Nicci’s talent as an executive matchmaker helping successful singles find love throughout the Midwest, Second Date Social is poised to be the next movement in the dating industry.

Our mission is to connect one million people in life, in learning, and in love.