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About It's Just Lunch!
It's Just Lunch is a personalized matchmaking service that caters to busy professionals looking for meaningful relationships in more than 110 U.S. cities as well as cities in Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia. Matchmakers get to know members and use their dating preferences and relationship history to select matches. It's Just Lunch makes all the arrangements for comfortable and safe face-to-face dates, including the time and place. All members have to do is show up ready to meet their match. Potential pairs meet over lunch or after work for drinks.
Pros & Cons
- Guaranteed face-to-face dates
- Free onboarding interview
- Customized membership plans
- Fully confidential
- Lengthy process
- Can be pricey
It’s Just Lunch offers an alternative to online dating apps with its personalized matchmaking services. You work one-on-one with a matchmaker who finds potential matches for you and sets up the date.
I’m thankful for Debbie and IJL. She’s working hard to find the right man for me by listening and applying my desires. I appreciate the atmosphere this experience provides, and I ...Read full review
Marisol is amazing. She is always cheerful and professional. She makes sure that she follows up and is in touch constantly, most importantly she listens. I also appreciate her spe...Read full review
What is It’s Just Lunch?
It’s Just Lunch is a matchmaking service that pairs people based on their interests and relationship history. The company’s matchmakers set up a meeting place, typically for lunch or after-work drinks, for the couples to meet.
If you’re interested in joining It’s Just Lunch, you can either fill out a registration form on the company’s website or call for more information. You will go through a free onboarding interview process.
In the 30-minute interview, a dating specialist explains how the service works and asks you about your interests and values and what you’re looking for in a potential date. At the end of the call, the dating specialist offers you membership packages based on the number of dates you want to go on.
How does It’s Just Lunch work?
Once you sign up with It’s Just Lunch, you’re paired with a matchmaker. Your matchmaker spends time getting to know you, your dating history, your preferences and anything else important to your dating goals. At that time, your matchmaker collects payment and begins looking for potential matches.
Your matchmaker shows you photos and information about your potential matches and shares your photo and interests with them. Names and contact information are kept private. Once there’s a mutual match, your matchmaker communicates with your match to set up a first date at a restaurant, bar or cafe.
After the date is confirmed, your matchmaker lets you know where to meet and when. After the date, your matchmaker contacts you to discuss how it went. From there, they’ll set up another date with the same person or a new date with another potential match.
How much does It’s Just Lunch cost?
The cost of It’s Just Lunch varies based on the city you live in, how many dates you’d like to go on and your contract length. It’s Just Lunch doesn’t list prices on its website — membership packages are personalized to your preferences.
Your matchmaker goes over pricing and the packages you can choose from at your onboarding interview. Previous members say the cost typically ranges between $1,000 and $4,000, but $2,000 is the average price.
It’s Just Lunch FAQ
Who owns It’s Just Lunch?
It’s Just Lunch operates as a franchise. Each city has its own staff.
How much does It’s Just Lunch cost in Canada?
The cost of It’s Just Lunch in Canada varies based on which of the six locations — Calgary, Edmonton, The Okanagan, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto — you live in and how many dates you sign up for.
Does It’s Just Lunch have multiple plans?
Yes, It’s Just Lunch has multiple plans. Plans are customized to each member and vary by the minimum guaranteed number of dates.
Is It’s Just Lunch free?
No, It’s Just Lunch is a paid matchmaking service. A typical membership costs between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on the member’s location, the number of dates a member wants to go on and other factors.
Does It’s Just Lunch work?
Yes, It’s Just Lunch works. The company has helped people go on more than 2 million first dates, with some leading to long, happy relationships and marriages. Matchmakers do all of the work for you, so all you have to do is show up. Plus, the people you meet through It’s Just Lunch are also looking for a relationship, which isn’t always the case with dating apps and other online dating services.
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Reviewed May 17, 2022
It's Just Lunch is a matchmaking service. If you work their system, the dates improve over time. If you give meaningful feedback, your executive matchmaker starts to understand the things that would never work for you. Currently I'm working with Hazel. She's been pretty smart about picking people for me. I like this system better than an online site because they vet the clients. People don't show up 20 years older and 20 pounds heavier than their picture. I've been pretty happy with the experience. Hazel is professional and very nice.
Thank you Myra. You are correct, having trust in your matchmaker and the IJL process is all part of your dating journey with us. We love hearing how happy you are with your matchmaker and IJL. It means so much to us!
Reviewed July 30, 2023
I have been with IJL now for a year and have gone on roughly 5 dates. I have met some decent people, no one has stuck yet. The matches have been far and few in between and a little slower than I imagined; but I’m being patient they will find the BEST choices possible for me. This method of dating has forced me to look and think outside my usual box and although I haven’t been physically attracted to them, the matches have been for the most part in line with what are the most important characteristics and attributes and for me. Since being assigned to Tanya as my matchmaker, communication has greatly improved. I feel she listens to my concerns. My hope is Tanya is truly vested in finding suitable and true matches for me. I look forward to meeting more matches.
It's great to hear that this method of dating has been pushing you to explore beyond your usual preferences and expectations. Sometimes, stepping out of our comfort zones can lead to unexpected and delightful connections. It's also promising to know that even though you haven't found someone who has sparked physical attraction, the matches have aligned well with the essential characteristics and attributes you value most. We wish you all the best on this journey, and may it lead you to the kind of connection you're seeking. Happy dating!
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Reviewed July 27, 2023
Anita has been an excellent match maker and I trust that she is giving me sound advice. Sometimes I feel she knows me better than I do! I feel she is very genuine. She is very good about reaching out and also returning phone calls. IJL has been a great experience so far!
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your journey with IJL has been a good one, and Anita, your matchmaker, has made it a special and enjoyable process.
Anita takes pride in her work, and her attention to detail and dedication to finding the right matches for her clients shines through in your words. Trust is essential in the matchmaking process, and we're glad to know that you have complete confidence in her abilities and feel that she has your best interests at heart.
Thank you for entrusting us with your matchmaking journey. We look forward to continuing to assist you and providing you with more enjoyable experiences and wonderful matches in the future!
Reviewed July 21, 2023
I must say, my experience with It's Just Lunch (IJL) took a complete 180-degree turn, all thanks to the amazing Trisha R. Initially, I was quite disheartened with the service and had reached a point where I was ready to give up on the whole idea. But then, along came Trisha, and she completely changed my perspective on the company and the entire matchmaking process. Trisha is an absolute gem! From the very first interaction, she made me feel like I was more than just a client; she treated me like a friend. Her warmth and genuine care were evident in every conversation we had. Trisha took the time to truly understand what I was looking for in a partner and didn't just focus on setting up "next dates." She understood that finding the right match is about much more than just going through the motions.
One thing I really appreciated about Trisha was her ability to ask thought-provoking questions. She went beyond the surface level and delved into what truly mattered to me in a relationship. It was evident that she was dedicated to finding a partner who would complement my personality and values. What sets Trisha apart is her enthusiasm and energy. The matchmaking process can be quite daunting, but Trisha made it exciting and enjoyable. Every time she called, I couldn't help but get excited. Her bubbly nature was contagious, and it really lifted my spirits during the entire journey. Honestly, I can't help but wonder why I didn't have Trisha sooner. She has completely changed my perception of IJL, and I am now confident that I made the right decision in choosing their service. Trisha has a talent for what she does, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have her as my matchmaker.
Thanks to Trisha's dedication and personal touch, I am now looking forward to each step of this process, and I genuinely believe that she will help me find the perfect partner. IJL is indeed fortunate to have Trisha on their team because she single-handedly saved them from a potentially critical review from me. I highly recommend Trisha R and It's Just Lunch to anyone seeking a genuine and delightful matchmaking experience. Kudos to Trisha for turning things around and making this journey worthwhile!
We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and your interactions with your matchmaker. We are so happy to hear things are moving in a positive direction!
Reviewed March 9, 2023
Please note the 5 stats applies only to Jaiye. Jaiye is professional and responsive. He is easy to talk to and seems to listen and mean what he says. Unfortunately this is not the description of every Matchmaker I've had prior to Jaiye. My experience over almost 2 years has been awful. I have had 5 or 6 different matchmakers. I honestly lost track. The matches have been very far and in between and none matched my preferences. I was often "encouraged" to be more flexible. They meant changing my pretty straightforward and not at all extreme or unusual preferences to accept a date who was much older than my preferred range of within 5 years or a smoker or someone who wasn't a widower or divorced. Though I haven't yet had a match with Jaiye I felt he was the first Matchmaker who truly listened and understood what I was looking for. It was refreshing and renewed my optimism about IJL. Otherwise I would give IJL 1 star.
We appreciate the feedback on the process and the team.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2022
I cannot recommend this enough, the interview was very thorough and my matchmaker took the time to really chat and get a feel for me as a person. Very simple and straightforward process. It takes the guesswork out of potentially dating because they will pair you up with someone who wants the same things as you. The service is perfect for the modern world of dating, and I would sign up again in a heartbeat. I had more success finding someone in 3 dates than I did in 5 years of meeting people off of Match or eHarmony. Thanks to It's Just Lunch I have found my partner and equal, who I plan to spend the rest of my life with. I am so grateful and hope more people decide to give them a try. I guarantee if they can just be patient that they won’t regret it. I signed up in May and by October I’m in a committed relationship.
We are elated to hear you met your special someone and are so happy for you both!!! Our enter team is passionate about our clients and helping them lose their single status!!
Reviewed Sept. 13, 2023
Jaiye has made my experience extremely satisfying. He is pleasant to talk with and has patience with what I am searching for in a perfect match for me. Jaiye makes me feel that he wants me to meet the match of my dreams. Whenever I send an email, or leave him a message, he responds quickly. Jaiye seems to understand who I would like to meet and is willing to work hard on finding that perfect man, I'm looking for.
Reviewed Sept. 11, 2023
After a few dates cancelled on me, I finally did get a date thanks to Tanya's help, and as far as I'm concerned, it went very well. So far so good.... My date was punctual and on time and I am looking forward to more dates in the near future.
Reviewed Sept. 11, 2023
Hello Anita, has been great to work with. She strives to make the best match. She also listens and will dig deeper to find the right person. She has been professional and nice to work with. I have found a groove on working with her and she has given me great dates.
Reviewed Sept. 8, 2023
I believe Bryanna may be the first matchmaker I have worked with at IJL who reviewed my profile and looked for a suitable match instead of trying to match me with people who were in many ways the opposite of what I am looking for. I am confident that if I continue to work with her, she will get me my forever match.
We are happy to hear you are aligned with a Matchmaker that is a great fit for you and what you are looking for. We look forward to your next date!
Reviewed Sept. 5, 2023
IJL does the hard work for you! They find you a match and set up the when/where you meet. The rest is up to you! It's basically a blind date, except you've seen a picture and know a little about each other. If you want to see them again you exchange contact info. If not, you part ways. It feels so much safer this way! IJL verifies everyone so you know you aren't getting cat-phished. My matchmaker Anita W really takes the time to speak with her clients to learn as much about them so as to better match them. I've enjoyed the dates she's set up for me.
We love this feedback, thank you!! We are here with you every step of your dating journey and are hard at work on your next date. Talk soon!
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