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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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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: Dec. 2, 2021

Of all the matchmakers I've interacted with, Hazel has been the most pleasurable to converse with. It's clear that she wants to know as much about me as she can in order to put together optimal matches. After all, it is a drag when people meet and within minutes one of them says they are looking for a partner that has the same passion as he/she has for a particular activity that the other person does not have. At that moment it is clear the match has no chance of moving forward.

Hazel inquires what are my 'desirables' and 'deal breakers' in a potential partner and moves forward with that info.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: April 28, 2021

I've been an IJL member for a little over a year and I've had some good experiences so far and met some interesting men, but not the right fit yet. Bryan F recently became my IJL Matchmaker, and what I really appreciate about him is that he obviously reviewed my file for what I'm looking for along with the candid feedback that I've provided from dates with previous matches, and he did an outstanding job with the very first match he made for me. Even though my first date with this match was virtual, it was one of the best dates I've ever had and I'm looking forward to getting to know my match better and see what unfolds. Thank you so much Bryan! - Candace

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 22, 2021

    As a new member of the IJL community, I’d like to give a shout out to my matchmaker, Debbie. We’ve only knowledge each other a brief time, but she’s impressed me with her quick action and ability to identify a suitable guy to meet – in less than 24 hours! Now, that’s impressive! The meeting with the gentlemen went well… Good conversation… However, no sparks. Upon my ride home, I reflected on how nice it was to have the opportunity to meet a nice, intelligent man, enjoy good conversation, while also knowing that I have an advocate in Debbie who is looking for that next potential match. I’m excited to discover who she recommends next.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 16, 2021

    I was skeptical about joining a match making service like IJL as I never had any luck with other dating sites or apps, and meeting girls anywhere else. When I join I was questioning whether I had make the right choice cause the price of my membership was really high. But I decided to give it a try anyway and see how it go. Up to this point I have been pleasantly surprised and happy that I join cause I’m getting to go on face to face dates with girls who are interested in meeting guys like me. I can’t say enough good things about my matchmaker Debbie, she’s been a real professional from the first day I talk to her and really cares about her clients, she takes the time to follow up on her clients after each date. I hope to find that special someone on ijl.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 21, 2021

    Michelle is, in a word, AWESOME. She works very hard to find the best matches for me. She is fun, personable and knowledgeable, and really cares about her clients. For my most recent date, she set me up with a wonderful woman and we are now planning our 2nd date. As I told her, she "hit it out of the park" with this one. Michelle represents IJL extremely well and I really think you should give her a raise! Because of my amazing experiences working with Michelle, I would be happy to do any kind of testimonial you may want for your company. :)

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 6, 2022

    I signed up for IJL in November 2021. Christi almost “golly geed” herself to death telling me how many eligible men there were in Toronto. As soon as she got my credit card, she never returned another call. When I spoke to my matchmaker, Vanessa, and asked to video meet soon, she promptly advised me she had other clients, not just me. She sent me 2 choices. The one I liked wasn’t interested. Next thing, Amy is my new matchmaker and sends me someone I know and it would have been awkward. So, that counts as a date for the month. They can then tick the box to say they fulfilled their obligation. It’s not necessary for them to think it’s not fair to client so let me find someone else.

    I just spoke to Missy that empathy should be allowed in situations where matches know each other and don’t want to meet for that reason. She said, no that’s just the way it is but, hey, they really do care. She is going to speak to Amy who will now quickly flip through her binder and throw me another bone. Bottom line, it’s a stone cold business that will fulfill its contractual obligations with no real effort or human touch. You are a non-human entity that pads their coffers. It’s possible you may meet someone but you may have better luck at a classy place like a bowling alley.

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    Resolution In ProgressRated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 16, 2021

    Almost zero to no customer service. The only time I hear from IJL is when I voice being upset. The matches are either fake or not vetted. I paid $2k for just about nothing and have had the service for just about a full year now. I have been on one date. They do not listen. I have had several match makers and none of them care.

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Dec. 9, 2021

    I have developed a great rapport with my personal match maker, Shaun. He a great listener and I feel comfortable when speaking with him. He gets to know you better after a date, so he can better fit you with the better match. I discuss with him my likes/ dislikes. Shaun is my biggest fan during this process! I have two more dates to go and I know it will only get better. Shaun lets your personality shine and be revealed when we are communicating. This is truly of value in finding the right one!

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 9, 2021

    I signed a contract for It's Just Lunch. The initial video interview was supposed to be an hour. It lasted for 15 minutes and consisted of an It's Just Lunch rep. pressuring me to date older men and travel more than an hour to a different city for a date. I sent a request to terminate the day after signing a contract. I encountered a full court press pressure campaign to stay in the service including calls from the VP Julie Yarworth. After I reluctantly agreed to stay in the the contact, I learned that everything the VP had said about the service was misleading at best. They promised me great customer service. Missy, my matchmaker, has not returned any calls and in fact lied about our interactions. She left me a voicemail on 11/26 and I tried to call her because I had concerns about the matches, but she never returned my call. I spend the next week trying to get in touch with her.

    On 12/8 Missy lied. She told me that she had spoken to me on the phone and that I liked and agree to the matches during our conversation. This was untrue. We never had a phone conversation about matches and we still have not. Missy has not returned a single phone call or email from me since I started the contract. I was also not pleased with the ma From 11/26 to 12/8 I have tried to contact the company. I have left voice messages and sent emails. I have asked to terminate the contract, but they will not terminate the contract. It is almost impossible to speak to a person.. They never return messages.

    The service is nothing better than really expensive Tinder. If you sign up all you will get is an email with a photo and a short profile blurb of your "match". You can click yes or no. The match will be sent your picture and he/she can click yes or no. Despite what they promise, this is truly all you will get with the service. At least with a dating app you can choose where you want to meet. The first two matches they sent me, refused to meet me because they did not like my picture. If I wanted to swipe right or left on pictures, I could do that for free on a dating app. Believe me and believe the bad reviews. They are all true. FYI: For context, I am thin and fit and the IJL salesperson called me "adorable".

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Dec. 8, 2021

    I am new to the It's Just Lunch dating service yet have been very pleased thus far. My matchmaker Sarah has been very responsive and has zeroed in on appropriate matches for me in my area. She has been responsive and encouraging despite the chaos of newly dating during the holiday season.

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