It's Just Lunch!
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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.

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Pros

  • Guaranteed face-to-face dates
  • Free onboarding interview
  • Customized membership plans
  • Fully confidential

Cons

  • 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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Rated with 5 stars
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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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Rated with 5 stars
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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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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 19, 2022

When my earlier IJL membership expired, I had no intentions of renewal. My past experience have be someone of a disappointment with the appearance one takes on the membership, after being oversold on expectations, thereafter you never speak to the same person; certainly not the sales person who convinces you to take on the membership. Joanne M has presented herself otherwise, was sincere and she has taken on the role of being my primary contact in a manner exactly as she had promised. She has always been sincere, is dedicated and honest, and always responds to me in a timely manner.

In instances where I should do something different to improve results or expectations, then I hear of that from her as well. I have high expectations of my forthcoming date with Sandy on 04 May, and believe Joanne has really tried hard in finding this latest selection. If not Sandy, then I have no doubt Joanne will try just as hard for finding my next date. David

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 18, 2022

    Marc has been an overall superstar of a matchmaker; this person has managed to pull miracle after miracle on short notice. Marc has gone above and beyond the call of a matchmaker and was borderline life coach and travel advisor on some occasions. With short notice of my travels, this man, this legend, has managed to set me up with matchES so I don’t travel blindly. This has happened enough times where this act is now referred to as the “Hand of Marc” where the miracles happen when he gets involved.

    Marc is my 4rd matchmaker from IJL and overall 7th matchmaker I’ve dealt with, and he was the first and only one to take the time and connect like a person, rather than just a quick matchmaker. That being said, my experience with IJL was not so positive, but my experience with Marc was something REALLY enjoyable. He would be the most relatable and take the time to get to know me and thoroughly advise on matches. After some conversations with him I am confident that he understand me more than any other matchmaker I experienced, as I feel he sees me more than words on my profile. Not only does he have the background information of my profile, but he also has experience in my mannerisms, communication and general “human” personality, not to be confused with “applicant” personality.

    My experience with IJL started rocky, and after 9 months of membership, poor communication and lack of matches, I lost faith in the service as my previous matchmakers, which a new one would reach out randomly, would only reach out on rare occasions, giving me a feeling of being forgotten and cast aside. Once I started connecting with Marc, I had the feeling that there was hope in the matchmaking services as long as he was my point of contact. In the past month I have communicated with Marc MORE than all other matchmakers COMBINED in the previous year. He gives me a feeling of being human and having hope in the service as he took the time to know me for me. I KNOW if he is involved, my match and I, won't just be gold standard, but hold a “unicorn” status to each other. Something that has only been seen in movies. I’ve been able to meet 3 unicorns before signing up with IJL and I just know that with Marc we could meet more.

    At first I was content with searching in my local city, and I was insistent in staying in Toronto, but after connecting with Marc, and knowing that he is my matchmaker I have expanded to all of North America. He has instilled a sense of hope that that I lost with the service. With Marc I feel as though I am more confident to push my boundaries looking for that Unicorn; since being his client, I’ve had a greater level of “hope” and feeling of being human that I feel I can push other boundaries of my professional and personal life as I know my love life is in expert hands.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Thank you for your terrific review and for sharing your experience. As we say at IJL, "Matchmaking isn't a job. It's our passion!" and your review is a glowing example of IJL's matchmaking passion at work.

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: April 12, 2022

    Kevin's tone of voice is always full of Joy and very respectful. All of his messages on the telephone and e-mail are so service focused to me and signs of a Great Listener. I have asked him to stay with me for consistency. I am a therapist and a social worker. The relationship is vital. Having inconsistency in the match maker is not good to find a person in my eyes. Kevin has respected that. We have been able to narrow things of importance to me the more I get myself out there. Most of my friends have been married to one person and are still married for over 35 years. I have not even thought about any sort of a IJL recommendation to another person.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Kim, thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear how much you are enjoying your experience with IJL and your matchmaker and we look forward to continuing your wonderful experience going forward.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: April 12, 2022

    I apologize as I tried to find an order number; yet was unsuccessful. Even though the match chosen for this particular date ended up not being my type, I would have to agree with my great personalized matchmaker that he was a good fit on paper and that we looked like a great match. Even though he wasn’t for me, the experience was great as this is real life. However, sometimes you just never know! One needs to just try again! It’s all great and I absolutely feel my IJL matchmaker has my best interest at heart! I can’t wait to learn what’s next! All my best!

    It's Just Lunch! response

    Hello Gina, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and review. I can speak for the entire team when I say how much we appreciate your trust in your matchmaker, IJL and our process. You are correct, your matchmaker does have your best interest at heart, and in providing you with the best experience possible!

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 5, 2022

    I was assigned to my matchmaker - Ms. Debra. When I had a virtual meeting with her, I knew that I could find someone sooner or later because when she introduced herself by saying that she was a good matchmaker for majority of her friends even before she started working at IJL. I had a few meetings so far; These were new learning curves for me.

    Some restaurants were badly organized. However, with all the emotional support and encouragement from Debra, I do have a faith that I can find someone soon. One time Debra had to call me and the restaurant several times when I was waiting for my match for 30 min due to the restaurant staff's mistake and inconsiderate attitude. Anyway, it all worked out at the end. I was a bit upset and angry, but when I had a review session with her after the meeting, she explained that some restaurants were short-staffed under the pandemic and she made me calm down. Debra organized next match for me, and I am so excited to explore.

    It's Just Lunch! response

    We appreciate the open and honest feedback about the process and will share it with our team. Debra is here for you every step of the way, as is the entire IJL team.

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 13, 2022

    I've only been on one date but he was very nice and I felt like the match was a good one. I have another one coming up and I'm looking forward to it. I like Hazel she really seems to care about making sure she gets someone that's a good match for me.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 13, 2022

    Sarah has been a delight to work with. She takes her job seriously and is a very gifted professional at pairing people up. I would highly recommend It’s Just Lunch to all who are looking for that someone special in their life.

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    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 12, 2022

    Prior to Hazel... Before I became LUXE... I definitely would not have recommended IJL... My matches were not at all right for me. But working with Hazel, and having the increased personal service, has changed the dynamics and service to a much more positive and hopeful experience. She is a delightful person and has taken the time to really try to understand who I am and what I'm looking for. I finally feel as if we are on track..., and God willing, we'll find that match. :) :)

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 11, 2022

    Joanne is the best matchmaker. She's caring, attentive, and works to make you the happiest possible. Can't say enough good things about her! IJL as a whole has been a great experience because of her efforts.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 10, 2022

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working with my matchmaker, Samantha. She really has taken the time to get to know me and has good instincts about the kind of woman I am looking for. She’s always been friendly and 100 percent supportive during this process.

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