It's Just Lunch!

It's Just Lunch!

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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

Bottom Line

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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 18, 2023

Tricia did a fantastic job of partnering me with a wonderful lunch date. By far, he is the best match. Tricia took the time to review the qualifications I am seeking and followed up prior to the initial meeting. She chose a great lunch place and the individual was well-spoken and has travelled globally. We have many interests in addition to travel such as art, concerts, entrepreneurial ventures, and appreciation of quality time with family and friends. Tricia was attentive in listening to me as I discussed other dating tracks I have tried. She took the time to find a quality match which I appreciate. I would recommend that one work with Tricia to obtain positive results.

It's Just Lunch! response

The entire team appreciates the raving review and are glad to hear your last date was wonderful! We look forward to your future dates and appreciate your patronage.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: 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.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We appreciate the feedback on the process and the team.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: 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.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    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!!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: July 1, 2022

    After reading some reviews and understanding that you need to be as descriptive as possible in order for them to find the most appropriate or desirable match, I signed up with IJL. While their fees are not nominal, it gave me the confidence that anyone signed up was more serious about finding the right person. I also didn't want any part of my profile publicly available, and discretion and privacy was taken very seriously by them. When I entered my information initially, I received a call the following business day. In the first conversation, they spent an hour understanding who I am and what my ideal vision of a person and relationship is, and got an understanding about my short and longer term relationship goals.

    Less than 48 hours after the initial sign up conversation, my assigned representative Jorge contacted me, and got some more information from me. We met on a video call so he could get to know me more, and in less than a month he set up a meeting with someone I would never have dreamed of finding any other way. Today, we are both committed to understanding each other more to see where it goes, and the future looks bright at this point. But, my hat is off to the treatment and quality of people within their portfolio of clients. Not meaning to attach a monetary value to their service and expertise, but if I had known who I would end up dating, I would have paid ten times more and not even thought twice about it! Well done IJL and thank you Jorge!

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Thank you for all of this amazing feedback. We can't wait to hear how things go with your date!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 7, 2022

    This is my second time, as an active member, and I did it a second time because my first experience was very professional and fun. Unfortunately, the first round did not result in a match. I just began my second active membership with the company/It’s Just Lunch and I am hoping things will turn out better and I will find a good romantic match; and if not a friend, acquaintance at the very least. At this time, the company has changed some of its initial procedures/policies and they, in my opinion, are not as specific/detailed as they were when I initially dated via the company. I am hoping this will not lead to another unsuccessful dating experience. I am disappointed that the company no longer has an office in the geographic area I live in. I have only been working with my current Matchmaker for a short period of time, but he seems competent, professional, and knowledgeable. I hope his experience and expertise will result in a successful match for me.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Hi Alisha, thank you for your continued trust in It's Just Lunch. Please rest assured that your matchaking team is focused on providing you with a posivive dating experience. We look forward to receiving your feedback after your upcoming date. Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or need any assistance.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 25, 2023

    I put my phone number into the site last night and sales called me today. After they shared their process, they shared their service and price. The only choice offered for my greater Richmond area was their $3,000 12 months or 12 dates service. They shared that only a upfront payment was offered. I brought up that a 3k lump sum upfront payment before any services rendered didn’t seem right, they said “you get what you pay for”. After I still said that I'd want a shorter term service or to at least split up the payments and see how it goes, they said they don't offer less than a year.

    After I still mentioned the lump sum payment seemed bad. They told me a story about a single mom who's a teacher they just brought on didn't let the money stop her and wanted it so bad that she got a PayPal loan for the 3k to be able to pay it over time... So “the lump sum upfront payment shouldn't stop me from finding love”. Sales should in no way be suggesting financing to afford a matchmaking service. This is unethical business practice.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team, we are disappointed to hear you will not be dating with IJL and wish you the best on your dating journey.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 23, 2023

    So far you are matching me in a timely manner. I have only had two matches and one was 2 hours away. I didn't know that and I would have not accepted the date had I known. My matcher is extremely helpful and always answers my questions and concerns.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We appreciate the feedback and will share this with our team. Happy dating!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 22, 2023

    Amy had taken the time to understand what my wants are for my next relationship/life partner. She has taken the time to interview the potential matches. Her choices for me have been spot on. Every one has has exceeded my expectation. What I appreciate about the service the most is the time and effort. IJL has been very good for me.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Thank you for the feedback, we are elated to hear you are enjoying the process!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 19, 2023

    I’m happy with experience for the most part. I would prefer text messages at times to remind me that I have an email. I am not one to check emails. Jai has been wonderful. He’s so easy to communicate with.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you are enjoying the process. We look forward to your next date!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 17, 2023

    Marina has been a great coach so far! This is my first experience with matchmaking and online dating in general, but she has made it easy. My first date was a good one, and I look forward to a second one. :)

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We are so happy to hear that you are having a great time. Our goal is all that you have to do is show up and have fun! We are hard at work on your next date and look forward to telling you about him soon.

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