Because I am fairly shy, I reluctantly joined IJL. Their initiation process went fluidly, and helped me graduate from shyness to a point where I was champing at the bit to get started. And what they committed to doing...to intelligently and purposefully choose women for me to consider meeting who had more in common with me than "we both like long walks on the beach". I've learned to trust my contacts at IJL, who have treated me sensitively, and who seemed to take my dating experiences personally, as if they were a family member who wanted me to find my soulmate through their efforts. And I will miss them... because that's exactly what has occurred. And she's wonderful...
My experience was not what I expected. Before signing up, a very enthusiastic person encouraged me to join. When I joined I was to meet either face to face or Skype meeting with a rep from the company. Due to 3 hour difference and where I work I could not use Skype so face to face was the only option. However the service sent me to the wrong address. I had to reschedule and take more time off from work. I was very disappointed in this service because there was no local office in Las Vegas, NV. I thought the service would offer advice and many dating options. Waiting for the service to set up a date was frustrating with no status updates until I would reach out to them. Although I've put my account on hold due to a great potential boyfriend, I would not use this service again.
The IJL introduced me two matches to meet so far. Both of the two dates were very enjoyable, including the arrangement of the lunches, the atmosphere, service and foods of the restaurants. The two men I met were also very good qualified.
The process so far has been really great with both the initial team and the face to face interview. I would prefer to have the opportunity to pick the dating coach rather than being assigned one, as we are supposed to most interact with. So it should be someone you feel comfortable and compatible with. But other than that it has been good so far.
I have had a great experience with It's Just Lunch. This is a very professional company that values me as a client. I gave them a description of what I'm looking for and they try their best to find a good fit. Plus the date locations are near my home or work so I'm happy. :) I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a relationship.
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I signed up within the last seven days and the personal touch is very evident. Debbie ** is working hard to solve the dating problems of a busy professional. I have yet to go to my first date, but I have been treated very well initially. Debbie ** is very positive and I think she has a good understanding of me. I feel that this is going to be a fun and positive experience. I'm looking forward to it.
I am probably one of many that has been reluctant to join a dating service. It is very uncomfortable to get back into the dating world but joining this service and meeting Andrea quickly relieved my anxiety of the experience. Andrea felt like a friend that I have known and very easy to talk to. I also appreciated her extra advice outside of the questions. I highly recommend her. Thank you.
I learned "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" My IJL match dates got progressively better after I gave detailed feedback and my dating director took my preferences very seriously after getting to know me better. IJL really seems to try very hard to help you meet the most suitable/compatible person at the time. I thank Aleisha and her team for their patience, honesty and effort to please members! Success to all! Thanks and we'll see what goes... :-)
My date was a kind, respectful person. We had a great conversation with meaningful substance and thoughtful sharing. I felt very at ease. The restaurant was lovely with great, personalized service. We had a relaxed time beginning to get to know each other. It felt like what a fun and safe first date should be like.
I have enjoyed my experience so far on It's Just Lunch. Aleisha is my dating coordinator. She has been very professional, warm, and friendly. She has already arranged a first date with a match, within my first week on the site. She has followed up accordingly. I would happily recommend It's Just Lunch to those people in my life who are looking for a more exclusive dating experience.
My experience so far has been very positive. I was hesitant at first to begin this process, but am glad I did. Responses to emails and other communications have been prompt and thorough. Obed, my dating recruiter, has listened attentively to my questions and has a sense of the type of individual that would appeal to me.
Congratulations to Marie at IJL for arranging a fun date with an very nice woman. She has worked with me for a while now and is always nice on the phone and responds to my emails quickly. She took the time to review and coordinate our profiles of preferences. The restaurant was very nice and their food was great. I liked the live band in on the first floor. It was a nice conversation starter. I would recommend IJL to anyone, especially someone new to a city as a good idea to get to know the people and the area. Thank you and I look forward to the next time.
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SCAM! Consumers: Be aware of the "It's Just Lunch" trap. The contract that they have you sign doesn't say that it is non-cancelable, but IT IS! They offer a very expensive concierge / executive level dating service, but don't have the resources to fulfill that promise. No follow-through. Unresponsive to my calls/emails. You won't get what you pay for.
I should have known that their service wasn't going to be worth the money when they couldn't even tell me how many people in my area are in their database. I paid **, but I hear that the price is negotiable and that they charge women much less because they can't get women to join. FYI, if you're looking to blast these people to the BBB, their corporate headquarters is located at: 801 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Ste 201, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 and their phone number is 1-800-489-7897.
My experience with Kim as my matchmaker has been a good one. She has been courteous, informative and helpful. Obviously she enjoys her job because she does it well. She very efficient, always explains things well and keeps in contact with me.
I recently signed up for It's Just Lunch and have had a really positive experience so far. I've been given really personal attention, starting with a 3 hour interview with one of IJL's branch managers, Jacques, who really got to know me as a person and asked really insightful questions that helped me to clarify what I want in a partner. By the end of the call, he felt like a FRIEND, and he had nailed my personality so well that he actually knew how I was going to answer some of his questions! He made me feel really safe and UNDERSTOOD in this process. Then, I was assigned a personal dating director, Pilar, who also spent time getting to know me and what I"m looking for, so that she can tailor my matches to my personality and values...and even what I'm physically attracted to.
She really listened to my feedback and tailored her approach when I didn't respond to a match she presented, and she just sent me on my first official IJL date. I was really impressed at how well suited my date was for me and how much we had in common; it was clear that our matchmakers had really done their homework on both of us. After the date, she immediately called to follow up and see how it went and how she can improve on her matchmaking process for me moving forward. It has been really nice to see how much she is genuinely EXCITED about helping me find the right match and clearly loves what she does.
Aleisha has done a great job of matching me and has made it a fun experience. She's guided me through the process every step of the way and made it extremely comfortable for me. She has been very attentive to my feedback in order to get it perfect! I'm looking forward to my continued work with her.
I am very happy with the matches I am receiving through IJL. The matches meet my criteria and I am glad to be part of the program. My only issue is that I want my matches to be closer to where I live. Apart from that, everything is going well. Thanks for your wonderful IJL program.
I just wanted to let all of you know at It's Just Lunch that Obed has been very helpful for helping me find that person for me to spend the rest of my life with. She has gone above and beyond to help me & I have told her what I am looking for & she is working very hard to try & find that girl for me.
My dating coordinators were very responsive and tentative. When my date and I had trouble with the scheduling the coordinators never gave up. My recent date was awesome. She made the initiative first to give me her phone number. I hope it works out with Alexa. Peace and chicken grease.
I was ignored for the first 3 months totally - no phone calls, no dates, nothing. I backed out for 4 months and have now have an attentive supervisor. I have had 3 dates so far, very nice men. Absolutely no interest what-so-ever in seeing any of them for more than the hour meal. And in speaking to them, they too have had numerous dates with no interest beyond the hour they have spent at the meal. Seems this dating service really doesn't really work, not for the fault of the supervisor, for sure. For the cost, you guys pull in a specific stereotype man. I guess none of which interest me. I believe I do better on my own but I would have never known had I not tried. $** is certainly not worth the 3 dates I have had!!!
It was a pleasure meeting with Andrea over FaceTime today. This was my first live chat with her and she immediately put me at ease with her friendly, happy and positive manner. Andrea was very thorough in reviewing the previous information I had provided over a year ago and seemed to be genuinely interested in ensuring I was well represented and that I had given all the correct information needed for the best chance of success. I feel like I am in good hands and I very much look forward to meeting more of the IJL team. Fingers crossed!
Recently I joined "It's Just Lunch." At the beginning I was a bit skeptical of the process. Everyone I spoke with was professional, did not oversell, no wild promises and kind. When Aleisha first contacted me about my first date she was a great coach. She has followed up with me three or four times just to check that I have received her emails, the times are correct, that I have reviewed the "Twenty Years of First Dates" and FaceTime interview. I am very impressed with Aleisha's follow through. Quite impressive. I am so glad that I joined IJL.
Although I am an extrovert who is comfortable in most interactions with others, I nervously anticipated my scheduled face-time interview with Andrea. I was, however, instantly put at ease by Andrea's warmth, positivity and graciousness. It was a pleasure to speak with her despite the sensitive nature of our discourse and I ended our conversation feeling confident that I was in good hands.
Aleisha has made it very easy to get the membership started. I loved how she got me a match right away to build on my excitement of renewing my membership. I look forward to working with her more in the future. Her professionalism has been outstanding so far.
I had a meeting with one of the It's Just Lunch! consultants today. She was very friendly & personable. She made sure my profile was adequate in their file to what my expectations are regarding a match. Every aspect of my profile was addressed and she clearly had me as their priority.
I have to say I was a bit nervous at first about the interview. Andrea changed that by being personable, attentive and kind. Throughout our conversation she was reassuring and encouraging of the upcoming events of my new dating experience. I appreciated her confidence and respect.
Kim and the staff at IJL has been fantastic. They take the time to really listen to what I'm looking for in a match. My experience has been amazing and I would never recommend doing anything different. Kim is always a pleasure to talk to and has made my experience with IJL very pleasant. Thanks Kim!
I gave it one star because I couldn't give zero. This place is a total scam and I think it only has the high rating here because their staff fills out fake ratings. They will do a hugely high pressure sales pitch - worse than a car salesman. And they play with your heart and your feelings, which is worse. Telling you they have lots of people who are attractive and professional and fit your criteria. Once you pay the outrageous amount and the contract cancellation period lapses after three days, they start insisting you lower your standards and telling you they know better than you do what you need.
They are condescending and insulting and can't provide what they promise. They kept trying to insist I go out with someone opposite who I wanted and 10 years over the age limit I set. The woman, Kim, even started yelling at me - she was abusive. It's so obviously just a scam to get money - these people could care less about your love life and whether you succeed. Trust me - you are throwing away thousands to join. There should be a class action lawsuit against this place. It should be illegal to con people the way they do.
I had first joined IJL in December and did not have a great start. I got passed around by consultants due to job changes and did not feel my feedback was being heard. Then I met Debbie **! She reads all my feedback and takes it into consideration!
My experience with IJL was great. I was matched with a couple of guys and just went on dates while having no major expectations. On my second date, I met the most amazing, charming, wonderful guy who now is my bf. I think that in the end, there is a little bit of good timing, luck, and faith associated with finding the right match in a partner but IJL definitely did it for me. Thank you Kimberli for being our matchmaker!
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