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
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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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.
Thank you for the feedback, we are elated to hear you are enjoying the process!
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.
We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you are enjoying the process. We look forward to your next date!
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. :)
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.
I am generally pleased with my IJL experience so far. I have been on dates with three men and can understand why the men were chosen for me. However, none has been a close enough fit for me to get beyond three dates with two of the individuals. One was a total mismatch. I feel that I'm meeting a higher caliber individual through IJL than I had been through mainstream online dating. I will be really disappointed if I don't find ultimate success here since this process is very costly.
We appreciate the candid feedback and use your feedback to fine tune the dating process over the length of your membership. We look forward to arranging your next fun first date!
So far I am pleased with the service from IJL. I’m particularly pleased with the support of my matchmaker Marina. I do feel like I get authentic care and support from her and that she is focused on my having the best experience. She is also very encouraging on my journey and gives good advice. As a result I do find myself enjoying each date more than I would have thought.
We love to hear this, your matchmaker is your wing woman and here every step of the way!! We look forward to your next date!
I’m new to IJL and have had a great experience so far. My Matchmaker has really made me feel confident and at peace that I’ve outsourced the work to find great potential connections. Compared to other alternatives like online dating apps, the service IJL offers emphasizes quality over quantity and feels more personal, natural, and exciting.
Thank you for being a Client Scott and we are excited to be working with you on this dating journey!
My date was fantastic! He was a fine conversationalist, showed interest in getting to know me, we laughed about our life experiences and he was a true gentleman. He even walked me to my car and asked for my phone number. The evening was very special!
We love hearing this!! Keep us posted on if you see eachother for a 2nd date!
Amerlin has demonstrated outstanding communication skills and a remarkable level of friendliness throughout the entire process. Their ability to listen attentively, understand preferences, and offer thoughtful suggestions is truly commendable. Amerlin's warm and approachable demeanor created a comfortable environment, making the matchmaking experience enjoyable and stress-free.
Thank you for the glowing review about your matchmaker and the process, we are hard at work on your next date and will be in touch soon.
Just had my first date. Working with Jaiye. He has been really good. Gets back to me and looking forward to hopefully meeting someone at IJL To share our lives together. Hopefully meet someone. Thank you for all your help. Look forward to the future dates at IJL.
We look forward to that as well, our goal is to help support you in losing your single status! Looking forward to your upcoming date.
Working with Tricia at IJL has been truly wonderful and reminds me we all need a coach. I think that many of us understand that dating has really changed in the last few year and since COVID, really changed. Tricia has been amazing as providing guidance, encouragement and just solid advice on navigating it all. In fact, I am looking forward to my next date tomorrow.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the matchmaking team and thank you for being an IJL Client.
The IJL team did a fantastic job; my matchmaker Tricia was great! She was patient during the interview and quickly introduced me to some great women. I quickly realized one of my first introductions was a great fit and have already decided to put my account on hold and focus my relationship efforts. I have enjoyed my experience with IJL and highly recommend this service vs. emotional and time-draining dating apps.
We love to hear this!!! Keep us posted on how things progress :-)
Save your money. The person in sales painted a very nice picture, was very responsive, spent a lot of time with me but once they had my money it became a different story. I was explaining there'll be 24 matches. Later I found out it's match opportunities, so if I don't accept the match that they give me I just lost that match. The first guy was really not what I was looking for just in photo and description. The second guy was better the date was set up and he no-showed. No response from anybody at the company. Two days later I finally found out he had a flight change. That matchmaker was not very good at communicating. In fact I didn't hear from her for 2 weeks after I was stood up.
I got a new matchmaker who was better, the first date they gave me was okay but I went on it because I knew I would lose that match if I didn't and I had to trust the process. However that date also failed to show, said he was stuck in traffic. I asked for a refund and was told someone to get back in 48 hours, however it's been exactly one week and I finally spoke with someone who said a refund's not possible because they can still give me opportunities. They are escalating me to someone who might be able to help me but said they don't do refunds. Did I mention the service cost $**? So I'm currently disputing it with my credit card company. More pathetic than online dating ever was.
Karen, we are sorry to hear you have not enjoyed your experience thus far as this is not the norm. Your membership is currently on hold pending the dispute you initiated with a 3rd party. Once there is a resolution, we will contact you to address your concerns and discuss dating. Thank you.
My matchmaker Tricia is awesome! She has gotten to know me really well and does a super job picking dates for me! We have soooo...much fun on the phone together. She makes it a GREAT experience!!! Most sincerely yours...Gregg
Thanks Gregg!! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next date!
I have recently begun working with Tricia and the first date she picked for me was way better than the first 2 received. She really listens to me and understands more of what I am looking for. Thank you Tricia.
Thanks Vana! Appreciate the feedback on your matchmaker!
After 7 dates, (I am supposed to have 12.) in addition to 3 men that did not show, I’m calling it quits. I am a real person with a real heart looking for another real person. From the beginning, it sounded wonderful! I was told how easy it would be to match me up. I was sent a follow up email of how proud they were for me signing up.
I have turned down a few matches some due to a lack of attraction, and some because of ethnicity and religion. I have really followed the process. I would get dressed up sometimes in a new outfit. Three times I drove for over 25 minutes to meet up with a match only to have him not show up! Three times! This is from a company that I paid a lot of money to ensure my dates. I emailed my matchmaker on the Monday before my date on Friday to ask if he would call this last match to make sure he was coming. I never got any response. On Thursday, I left a voice mail. I received no callback. On Friday, I tried to call, but he didn’t answer. Then he forwarded me the confirmation he had sent to me earlier with no note in the email saying whether he had talk to him or not. How would you have felt arriving at a restaurant, waiting outside for close to 25 minutes to someone who never showed up? It embarrassing and truly just makes you feel worthless.
This is a train wreck about to happen and I’m getting off. From my first phone call to now, I have trusted my matchmaker. I truly feel like they didn’t hold up their end of the bargain. I struggle financial and this was a huge sacrifice. It was so I might find companionship and potentially love again. This has brought me nothing, but sadness and disappointment. I’m embarrassed that I spent that much money. It was a waste of time. I would love a partial refund, but after reading countless bad reviews, I don’t think that will happen. Please think about how you are hurting people with your actions.
Hi Emily, appreciate your concerns and sharing your experience. IJL has fully serviced your membership and we are disappointed to hear you did not find your special someone. We will share your feedback with our team and wish you the best.
Tricia has done a great job setting me up with like minded individuals. It’s been a lot of fun, meeting people with who have the same interests as I do. It has been a relaxing way to meet new people in non stressful situations.
We are happy to hear you are enjoying the process and thank you for being an IJL client!
This company is not a personal matchmaking site. They are based only in Florida, and rely on brief and infrequent phone calls to supposedly get to know you. Their methods seem the same as any on-line dating site, except they tell you where to meet based on their business contacts, and charge thousands of dollars for the 10 minutes of communication. I have had to drive into LA rush hour traffic, almost 2 hours away, for the 3 dates they've found me, in over a year. There is zero transparency about the availability, or lack thereof, of men in my demographic. They refuse to let me date someone younger, but send me out to date much older men.
The cost was 3000.00, which is a ridiculous cost for nothing that was advertised or promised to me. I have begged the corporate office, for the last 10 months, to return some of my money, but they ignore my pleas. This has been a humiliating, demoralizing, and expensive journey with a deceptive company! Any on-line site in which you have control of the choices, would be better and much more cost effective.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and regret to hear you are not enjoying your experience thus far, as this is not the norm. We reached out to address your concern's and look forward out having a conversation with you regarding your experience. Talk soon!
Tricia is the best, she has taken the time to get to know me and listen to me, is supportive and positive and great communication thru both email and phone! I love how easy it is to work with IJL, all I have to do is show up!
We appreciate the great feedback about IJL and your matchmaker!
My matches, or how you determine matches, has been so far off, it's as if you aren't listening, or you haven't read my preferences. I do not think the multiple client advisors really try to "match". I feel sorry for the people that have been taken advantage of in search of compatibility because you seem to be missing the mark. Your matchmakers are too young to understand the what older clientele may be looking for at our age.
I am an avid traveler and the latest match hasn't left the country since his marine time in Iraq, has not been vaccinated, which prevents him from traveling out of country, and thinks a restaurant that doesn't serve Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing is unheard of. (Season 52) Obviously not the person I would be taking to a Michelin starred restaurant.
Hi Mary, we appreciate your candid feedback and are sorry to hear you have not enjoyed your experience. our team is hard at work on your next date.
Dating in the 21st century sucks. It hasn't been easy for me. So I touched base with IJL. Instead of feeling good about them, I was met with horrible sales tactics. Upon showing a lack of interest in subscribing due to price, sales staff, on two different occasions, were EXTREMELY pushy, resorting to insults and personal attacks to try to get you to subscribe ("Do you REALLY want to tell people you met on TINDER?"/"Well, nothing else you're doing is working, is it?"), refusing to accept "No" for an answer until you hang up on them. I felt like I was car shopping. I'm on a reserve list for dates where nothing is guaranteed but, if you're needed, you get calls, and I've had an alright experience with that, enough to pull this rating from a 1 to 2. I think I've had 4-5 dates since 2020 and Matchmakers, including Tricia, are helpful and good to work with.
Hi Josh! Thanks for your feedback and participating in our IJL Match database. While you don't have a membership with IJL we appreciate the feedback you shared and will notify our team. Thanks!
I've been with IJL for almost 4 months. Tricia is my matchmaker and is great to work with! She is extremely pleasant and I always enjoy our conversations. But more importantly, Tricia LISTENS and understands. I've been on 3 dates and with each one, Tricia has asked the right questions and has listened to my thoughts to make sure we learn how best to improve my matches. Also, when Tricia learned how long it takes me to drive restaurants in downtown Nashville, she took the initiative to find restaurants closer to my location. Another thing I really appreciate about Tricia is she doesn't just makes matches to make a quota. Instead she carefully considers what I like and compares me to what other women like. I think her deliberate approach increases the quality and likelihood of successful matches.
Thanks for the great review and your patronage! Happy Dating!
I enjoyed my first date with Carol. I liked her honesty and she was down to earth and straightforward. She also helped me appreciate the challenges in dating at our age, something I needed to understand. Elliot is good in that he listens to my comments and responds well. One thing that I need to mention is that I do not want any dates with Trump supporters.
We love the great feedback on your first date! Looking forward to hearing more about a 2nd date with Carol!
The first time the date was booked, they told him to go to the Seasons 52 in Tampa, and told me to go to the Seasons 52 in Sarasota. Obviously we did not meet. Monday, we both met at Sarasota Seasons 52 and I discovered that he lives 3 hours away. Not acceptable. There must be plenty of men that live within 1 hour of my home.
Hi Cathy! Thanks for the feedback regarding the restaurants, we are happy to see in your feedback you exchanged numbers with your date. We are focused on your next date for May and will reach out once available. Talk soon!
After 5 months of membership, I finally got a date worth accepting. It was so good, we've decided to go on a 2nd date! IJL's restaurant venues in Albuquerque appear to be very limited and were placed at Buca di Beppo, serving family style portions of italian food. How does that work for an intimate date for two? Suggest IJL expand its footprint.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your date and will review your feedback with the team. Thanks!
I can’t give more than one star to my overall experience, however, I have enjoyed all of my matchmakers, but especially Bryanna. She has taken a horrible situation and done her best to keep the wheels attached. Although I have my differences with IJL, and their policy of dropping zoom dating for a guy that lives in a remote area, I have to say this professional matchmaker makes it very difficult for me to be angry for very long when I talk to her. I just want to take a moment and praise her for her efforts, and thank her for understanding and for listening to me. IJL should clone Bryanna, she’s truly amazing.
Hey Kevin! We appreciate the feedback. Zoom dates were provided only during the pandemic as our clients want to meet in person and take dating offline. This was outlined in your agreement as well. We look forward to your upcoming date!
I have been represented by Eyrina for a few months now, and I find her very efficient and caring. Very thorough and always easily approachable. I recommend her very highly to be your matchmaker. So far, I haven’t found my match, but she is fine-tuning my profile.
Thanks for the feedback and appreciate your patronage!
I’ve recently joined and have had two dates. The first date was very good and seemed to have good communication and common goals. The second date I was not impressed with his manners or communication style. I’m looking forward to meeting other like minded individuals.
We appreciate your feedback and appreciate your business a second time! The feedback from your first two dates will help the matchmaking team finetune the dating process. We will be in touch with your next date soon. Thanks!
Looking for love? Then BEWARE It’s Just Lunch. I will never ever use this service ever again. And I will warn anyone and everyone about it who is looking for a matchmaking service. It costs an immeasurable and massive amount of money, and you don’t get much for it. I only went on 4 dates out of 12, they stopped setting up dates for me, they started ignoring all my calls and emails, and then they never refunded me. They are extraordinarily slow in finding people, make constant excuses for their slowness, find unattractive people a good amount of the time, and sometimes even give inaccurate information about potential matches.
Weeks and weeks can go by without even a potential match, and when you do eventually get one, whether you actually go out with the person and it doesn’t work, or you decide not to accept the date, the process of waiting and waiting and waiting starts all over again. Romantic connection is what most people want almost more than anything else, and waiting and waiting for every single potential match, and then even rarer, going out on an actual date, is extremely emotionally draining and stressful. When you need to reach your matchmaker, it can be very hard, and when you want to reach the company, you never get anything other than the voicemail system, and no one ever calls you back. Do not waste your time, money, or emotional energy on this service.
We appreciate the feedback you shared regarding your experience. While your membership is expired we do appreciate your patronage and enjoyed working with you.
What an attentive positive and communicative journey. It’s been already and it’s just the beginning. Highly recommend Jaiye for your experience. Quality over quantity so just be patient you are in the right hands. When you call I suggest you call and ask for him.
Love this feedback and attitude with dating, exactly right. Looking forward to your upcoming date feedback!
Tricia is my new executive Matchmaker. She is wonderful to work with and has a great attitude. I had my first Lunch Date and it went well. I would recommend It's Just Lunch based on my experience working with Tricia and what a great Listener she is in finding me the Best Matches.
Thanks Gail!! We appreciate your business and look forward to our continued partnership in dating!
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