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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So far I've enjoyed a great experience with IJL, Obed has been my main match-maker and he's been very prompt and attentive to my questions. He often follows up with both email and phone calls, appreciate his dedication, customer service is top notch!
Just starting with IJL and Debbie H has made the process very simple. I feel at ease talking with her and sharing my feedback. I really appreciate how proactive she is in working with me. I'm looking forward to the next few months.
I decided to go with my better judgment and not pay the $3400 for 12 dates/6 month. That's almost $300 a date and that does not include any additional cost from food/drinks/etc. I did not think it was a good investment of my money even if I could afford it. In addition, very few of the reviews were 5 star which is what I expect if I am spending that kind of money. I let It's Just Lunch! specifically Caroline know that I was no longer interested and wished to cancel my appointment. She refused to accept this as an answer and after I canceled the appointment created a new invite with a time 30 minutes later than the previously agreed upon time without consulting with me. I found this to be very unprofessional and disrespectful. I told her no in a polite way and my justified reasons for doing so.
In addition, she continued to email me repeatedly. I finally blocked her email address only to have her leave a voicemail on my phone few days later and also have to block that number. She made several negative assumptions about my character as evidence by saying that I "was giving up on myself, an over thinker", criticizing me for spending my money on things I find more meaningful and important specifically social causes like helping the homeless which I specifically mentioned in my email as one of the reasons for declining the dating service.
Debbie has been an amazing matchmaker to work with! I have kept her busy with schedule adjustments and she has been keeping me busy with the matches... Debbie is always a wonderful person on the phone and very understanding and helpful! Well done Debbie, Thank you!
I was very hesitant signing up after a bad experience with IJL in the past. The sales rep told me about 6 men in my area that did NOT exist. When the matchmaker contacted me she had no knowledge of the men I was told about, in detail by the salesperson. After numerous attempts at matching me with men outside of my parameters I finally said, "Don't worry about matching me...only call when you think there is real potential." Mike matched me with a date who basically was emotionally and financially incapable. The date was easy to get past but the communication with IJL was truly unbelievable. After many attempts at reaching my match maker Mike and his manager, here I am writing this review. No call, no email. Setting me up with someone looking for a sugar mama and then being ignored by IJL is just unbelievable in this day and age. Do NOT sign up for with this company. It is a bait and switch and they disrespect women.
I had a terrible experience with this service and they completely misrepresented themselves. They will tell you anything you want to hear to get you to sign the contract. I was only offered dates who lived an hour away and were not compatible in any way. The more dates I turned down the more pressure tactics they used to try to get me to go on dates with people I was not interested in. My attempts to get a refund were futile and in fact they continued to email and call me about matches when I clearly stated I no longer wanted to use the service. I would hate for anyone else to go through what I went through with this company.
I enjoyed my date with Nancy. We were together for approximately 2 hours chit-chatting about everything and nothing. She was easy to talk to and presented herself well physically and intellectually. We agreed to a second date before we parted company.
In December I called IJL after seeing a friend have a professional experience. With Covid happening I thought it would be a good way to start. I spoke to a woman for over an hour when signing up who took all of my information. I signed up for 3 in person dates unlimited Zoom. However, she didn't tell me it takes 2 weeks to set up a zoom date. As well, the matchmaker assigned to you are all in the state of Florida. My girl was new and had just started. She had no idea of distance and northeast locations. I made it clear no more than an hr drive. So I declined several people living way too far away. NEVER was it said that would be counted as a date. No return phone calls, terrible service all around. And high turnover.
It was the biggest waste of money as I had 1 zoom date and 1 in person, which didn't meet my profile requirements. Afterward I asked for a call and nothing. Once I spoke to the "new" match maker she said, "Nobody told you, your membership is now expired." When I asked to speak to upper management she said, "The customer service manager will tell you the same thing." Very unprofessional. I've been in business management for over 25 yrs, this was extremely disappointing. More so as I referred a new client for them as well, never even a thank you or phone call. Highly disappointed.
Their sales monkeys contacted me several times to get me into their "contract", which is a complete fraud. They just want to take the money and run away. I am surprised that they are not arrested for fraud. They ask for your credit card on the phone before anything! Complete scam.
Debbie has done a great job with matching. Her positive personality is great. I look looking forward to working with her on more matches. I live in Dallas and Debbie found someone that lives in my neighborhood. I have used IJL before and never had a better experience than I had with Debbie.
I had an excellent experience with my date. I am amazed how much we had in common. Thankyou IJL for bringing us together. I'm sure we would not have met without a little help from you guys. I would highly recommend IJL to anyone genuinely interested in having a positive dating experience.
Hello, I have signed up twice for It’s Just Lunch and Debbie has known how to identify very qualified lunch partners. It’s nice to have someone that you can talk to that knows your profile very well. Throughout coronavirus we did not communicate but she still remembered after almost 9 months. She would be the reason I would sign up for another contract with you if I choose to do so.
I have worked with IJL for a while now. It was a very rocky start, but since moving cities and changing to Debbie, it has been a much better experience. She is fantastic to work with and I appreciate her time and efforts!
Dating has been pretty tough during Covid not to mention in normal times, so I do understand it’s not easy to match people. So far my experience has been hit and miss. The dating advisors keep moving around which makes it hard to develop a relationship and trust as you have to tell your personal story over and over. One month was missed completely with a match, first match was far too aggressive. Second match our personal criteria didn’t match. Third, the gentleman seemed lukewarm so I didn’t even bother. We’ll see how the fourth match goes. I think Bryan is narrowing in a bit better with what I’m looking for which is helpful. Patience is the key here for sure.
I had really good experience, nice place, very fancy restaurant in good area. Little difficult to find restaurant main door but find it eventually. :) Ebony set this meeting special. Thanks to her. She is very friendly and very understanding especially when I had to cancel the first date due to my schedule change.
Debbie has done an awesome job listening to my criteria and making adjustments. I am so happy to have a Matchmaker who takes so much pride in her work and responds so efficiently. On top of that, you can tell Debbie really loves her work and that is an important ingredient for success. Debbie is awesome!
I am not happy with the quality of men I’ve been asked to meet. On a scale of 10 1 being the lowest 10 being the highest I am about a 7 or a 8 I think. My matches have been 3 or 4 in my opinion. I think I wasted my money buying into this service. But alas no refunds but I certainly cannot recommend IJL to anyone else.
IJL is much better than any dating site and the Austin team, especially Debbie, has been very attentive and helpful. They take everything about you into account when finding matches and continue to refine your search as time goes on.
I am new to IJL but so far it has been a positive experience. It is nice having the date prescreened and the date set up for you. Debbie has been very open, honest and forthcoming. SHe has made the process easy and fun. I look forward to using this service!
Debbie continually listens to my needs and my wishes in finding a match. She has set me up with 3 different men in Austin. All of them have been Gentlemen and I continue to see them. She is looking for the “perfect guy” for me by listening to my preferences.
So far I have been on two dates and they were great guys, just didn't have that spark. But I can already tell a difference in guys with IJL and online dating. I really appreciate my matchmaker Debbie who is always there if I need her and who is always fun to talk to. Highly recommend!
I was set up on a date and had a great time. We had a good connection, had a good amount in common and had a lot to talk about. I would recommend this service to a friend if they are willing to pay for this service.
One dinner in 60 days. The dating coach took it personal. The dinner match didn't match for me. Wanted to know why I didn't like the dinner, which is fine, but kept pressing for reasons. Acted upset. The company has Very bad communication.
As this is my first experience with It’s Just Lunch, I cannot say enough, and be happier with the hard work and the high quality dates Debbie H has been able to arrange for me here in San Antonio Texas. Debbie has taken this time to listen and communicate with me on all aspects of the It’s Just Lunch dating process. I highly recommend Debbie H. and It’s Just Lunch!!
This place is a scam and horrible! They don't have any inventory to date. Their dates are a joke! Save yourself and your money! They lie....I expressed my concern in the beginning from what I heard about them and they assured me they had dates! THEY LIE! Save your money!
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
When talking to them they told me the membership got me 3 dates. What they really mean is 3 "Matches". Which means they showed you 3 pictures and if you aren't interested in any of them then that's the end of your $1,000 membership. Not realizing that this is how it worked I said no to the first 2 matches and there was no reminder or heads up that I just vetoed 2/3 of my matches. Even after I said no to the 3rd match they didn't ask me if I wanted to extend my membership or if I enjoyed it. I had to reach out to them 4 months later because I hadn't heard from them.
They know it's a scam so they just want your money and that's the end of it. Completely unprofessional and entirely misleading. Even talking to them after they would refuse to admit it is 3 matches not 3 dates. Don't waste your money.
All was great and efficient. I enjoy the service. Very helpful and nice experience. I would recommend the service to everyone. Very satisfying all around. My last match was the best match so far. Great smile, good sense of humor, and honest!
I had gone through the other dating services (Match, Silver Singles, Tinder, etc...) with with no success of finding someone to spend the rest of my life with. Debbie was the key to finding my life partner. We have been dating for 5 months and are currently living together. Thank you Debbie.
I signed up for matchmaking services through IJL. I wish I could go back in time and save myself the grief and the **. It’s been a nightmare of an experience. Not a single date, the potential “matches” met none of my specifications. Matchmakers were not interested in getting to know my desired qualities in a mate. What’s worse, I finally did get a “match” and he stood me up 20 minutes before the date was to begin. They clearly do not vet their potential matches. After I reached out about getting more appropriate matches- including ones that met at least ONE of my desired qualities and would actually attend a date- they claimed it wasn’t their problem. They then denied a refund based upon the “date” who stood me up.
Eva, the intake employee, is very kind and bubbly but from there it went downhill. I worked with Vanessa who had no concern for my desires. After the 3 month period was up, I spoke with Melissa, who was even less concerned about the results and only cared about retaining the money. I am upset with their overall treatment, lack of care, and refusal to refund the money owed back to me. As much as I want to support a woman-owned business, IJL is a pure scam. After being taken for a thousand dollars and dealing with incompetent employees who call themselves matchmakers, I will ensure I disseminate my experience to everyone considering working with this fictitious matchmaking service. Hopefully whoever is reading this decides to go with a professional service- not IJL.
Debbie has been encouraging during all exchanges. She works well with people and is real in every aspect of the experience. I like the way she gives accounts of success stories in the IJL journey. She has been very helpful
Debbie, You're the best! What a fun experience and journey this will be for me. Thanks for making it so exciting with all your enthusiasm and great positive energy. I’m looking forward to meeting my man this year. With you on my team It’s going to be a ton of fun. Thanks IJL!
Debbie at It's Just Lunch is so great. She is always so warm, enthusiastic and obviously enjoys her work. Dating again can be a scary thing but she always put me at ease and answered all my questions. She helped me to find the love of my life and for that I am forever grateful!
Working with Amy J at It’s Just Lunch has been a great experience. She has carefully taken care of my needs in a respectful professionally manner. I rate my experience as excellent it IJL because of Amy and their standards. Sincerely RG
Bryan F has been great to work with, very responsive. I have just started and have seen excellent results so far. I feel they have introduced me to women who I can connect with. Even adapting to the changing Covid restrictions has just been a minor issue.
Monique was nice and receptive. I had difficulties on my first handful of dates due to personal issues. My last date went very well once I got my confidence back and was able to keep my issues under control. I requested fitness and very few of my dates had fitness. One dates arms were bigger than my head. The last date was the only one that set up a 2nd date with me.
Debbie has been very responsive to my needs and has worked diligently to find matches for me. I appreciate her positive attitude and willingness to communicate with me. I am encouraged by her recent matches and look forward to working with Debbie!
My matchmaker is Debbie H and she's great! Always answers my emails and phone calls within a matter of minutes. After a bad experience with my former matchmaker, (slow response, not eager to help) Debbie took over my account and has been great to work with. Very professional and listens to what you have to say. I would recommend her highly.
Debbie has been great. The process have been smooth, and my first date was very successful. It was great not having to lift a finger and have everything scheduled and planned. It made my date that more enjoyable! My date and I exchanged numbers and we plan on scheduling a second date very soon.
OBED V. has been helping me find a match at IT'S JUST LUNCH. He is very personable and attentive. I wish I could get a hold of him more easily/readily, but he usually calls back within 24 hours when I call on a Monday through Thursday. Other than that, I am very happy with his assistance.
Obed with It's Just Lunch has been great to work with and made the experience a pleasure. He really pays attention to what you are looking for in a companion and tries hard to find the one for you! Obed puts forth a serious effort to match making and cares about his client's needs and wants.
My account executive Debbie is just what I need. She tells the truth! Yea, she provides introductions to amazing women, but at feedback time she tells me what I need for success unvarnished. Going into the date and out of the date both. I feel so comfortable knowing that she is my guardian angel overseeing my dating experience. Love her!
Debbie is first and foremost a delightful and engaging soul whose professionalism is first class. Just completed my first date and I discovered Debbie nailed it! Think I found my kindred soul thanks to Debbie. She could not be more highly recommended. Absolutely first class.
Debbie is so great at what she does! She understands what people are looking for in a relationship, she is honest, available and smart. When I asked her what for what I was looking for in a relationship she knew exactly what to do!
My initial experience was very negative, the first person I spoke with was thorough understanding what I was looking for, but then I was turned over to a string of different "match-makers" who were unhelpful and unprofessional, So much so, I tried to get a refund! However, Kevin saved the day, as Kevin was very professional & helpful, and introduced me to a great lady!
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.
I have rated this service a 3 because I expected to be sent in more dates. If I was sent on as many as I was promised I would rate it a 5. My matchmaker is doing a good job listening to my needs and trying to improve my experience.
I would rather go slower and get more quality candidates than move to fast. I feel like maybe you are trying show as many candidate at me as fast as possible. I would rather have fewer and better matches. But otherwise, I am happy so far!
Debbie is great. I worked with her a few years ago. She has always been nice but I believe she is now more knowledgeable and helpful than she was before. I enjoy working with her. I look forward to more communication and to see what other dates she finds for me.
It's Just Lunch is a safe and fulfilling way to meet quality men and to get back into the swing of dating, if you are out of practice as I have been. After a very professional interview process, I have been introduced thus far to two men. I considered one of them a quality match and I enjoyed getting to know him. While we did not work out, I benefitted from the match and truly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to meeting my next match in the next few days!
I appreciate Debbie’s willingness to put what is important to me first. She considers quality in matchmaking and delivers. She is easy to contact and always available. It is a seamless process to meet someone with It's Just Lunch. She doesn’t want to throw two people together even if they are not good for each other. She wants to have home runs.
I recently signed up for It’s Just Lunch. I was assigned to my first matchmaker who immediately put me on a date. I expressed some apprehensions as I wasn’t sure she was my type, but he convinced me to go on the date anyway. After completing the date, there was no direct follow up by my original matchmaker for feedback or follow up. I made repeated calls and sent emails to my matchmaker with no responses from him. So I finally decided to call another representative after a week of no contact and was told that I had been reassigned to a second matchmaker.
10 Days goes by and I don’t hear anything from my second matchmaker so I reach out to her via email. She apologized and told me that she did not have my name on her search list. But, she would conduct a search for me the following Monday. Monday comes and no calls so I reached out to the company on Tuesday. And then I am told that I have been assigned to a third matchmaker now. So I leave a message for My third matchmaker to call me so we can move my search along in the process. To date, I still have not heard from anyone in the company nor have I gone beyond the first date that they had arranged. I’m beginning to question the credibility of this company. I was told there were a lot of candidates in my City prior to paying the membership fee. I’ve asked to speak to a supervisor at this point. Let’s see how this pour start he is handled with upper management. I hope this gets resolved soon.
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.
If you are dating in Utah. I do NOT recommend IJL matchmaking services. Not what I expected. Biggest issue with IJL: NO dates. NO matches. NO introductions. I signed up with Julie Y. in the SLC office on 4-2018. I have went on 3 dates total in 3 years time. First date 5-2018, Second date 4-2019, third date 9-2019. That's it. No more matches or dates. One date per year? Crazy... As you can see, the dates are far and few. Who wants to wait that long for a date?
Utah requires IJL to meet new clients in person when they sign up. IJL has an SLC Utah office. But, they rarely use the office. They do not recruit new clients very often. No new clients, Yup that means, No new matches. I want people to know that in Utah, I do NOT recommend IJL services. If you read the other Utah reviews (very few if any) the other clients are saying the same thing. Long long periods of time in between matches. And ya, no refund. Just waiting and waiting for a match to pop up...
It's so nice to have IJL set up the time & place for the "meet & greet". I've been on 2 dates so far and both meeting locations more than met my expectations. IJL does what other dating sites don't do - they screen potential dates to help ensure they are real people. The guidelines and tips they provide are helpful and my dates so far seem to have similar integrity & values as my own. I'm glad I made this investment.
I am very pleased with my results. These are professional woman with a lot of class. If your goal is to hook up. This is probably not for you. If you are looking for a fun date with a beautiful woman who has class and sophistication then this is definitely for you.
So far Kevin set me up with a wonderful woman and the date went well. Hopefully it keeps going in the right direction. Also its good they do their best to find the right one. They ask good questions as well
I totally enjoy working with UDonna even in the pandemic when dating is harder. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and guidance in this online journey and our conversations are always insightful as she understands dating today. Whether you have online dated a lot or just getting started, I think Just For Lunch is well worth the investment. I especially like their getting to know you methods as well as guidance.
I'm a business owner & the mark of a good company is not when everything is going good, but what does that company do when something happens that is not according to plan & IJL people hit a grand slam. Our relationship started out a little rocky, but they fixed it. My first date there was not a connection but we ended up being friends. The second date WOW this lady was better than fabulous. A 20 out of 10. We hit it off and I'm anticipating what the future holds for me with this wonderful woman.
I had a wonderful experience with Debbie as my matchmaker. She was easy to talk to. She listened to my concerns and wants when setting up my matches. Although, I did not find the love of my life, I would recommend It's Just Lunch to anyone that wanted to use a matchmaker to find someone.
Josephine did a great job of matching me up with Ann for our first date. We met at a great little Gastropub in Winter Park. We hit it off really well and are looking forward to getting together again very soon...
The overall experience has been good. My matchmaker Ashley R has been excellent in trying to arrange dates. The follow up with Ashley B has been good also. One area of concern was not being paired with compatible counterparts on the initial 3 dates. However my 4th and last date was surprisingly good. I suppose it is a numbers game.
It was a good candidate. A lot in common, good conversations. The venues selected are always great, never a complaint. Looking forward to additional lunches with Mandy and others. This particular date was an ideal date categorically. More caliber dates like this would be perfect.
Sheri is a wonderful matchmaker!! I hope she truly tries to be on the my side and help me find my match!!! She always tries to call me back when I have a question or problem. Also, she is caring and empathetic to my needs and my feelings.
I think Debbie is wonderful. She is always checking up on me, and asking how everything is going. That means a lot to me. If I ask her for a favor she always does it. I would defiantly recommend her to anyone. I would give her 10 stars out of 5. Debbie is great.
Debbie is a very dedicated professional. She listen to my requirements and match the person with the exact qualities that I am looking for. She is very polite and dedicated to her services. She demonstrated a compassion when I had to postpone a date due to Texas Winter Storm. I could not have requested a better "coach" :). I hope all your employees are like her...
The matchmakers at It’s Just Lunch worked very hard to find the right matches for me. They took care of all of the arrangements, and I just had to show up. I met some very nice ladies, but still haven’t met Ms RIGHT. Thank you matchmakers.
I’m happy with my IJL so far. Erin got me started and Ashley has been super and going the extra steps to make sure I’m on the right path of matches just for me. Hopefully I can get my friends involved in the dating services too.
While I was originally hesitant about joining due to the cost, I am happy I decided to join. My matchmaker, Vanessa, has been very helpful and very professional in her matchmaking approach. The dates provided were well aligned with my interests and preferences.
My experience with IJL has been excellent so far. Before signing up with them, I had tried a few dating apps and services with little success. IJL took away the stress out of the dating process, especially for someone like me who has been out of touch with dating skills for a long time since I had a good marriage until recently. Their approach is personal and they seem to know me well enough to set me up with the right date. I would recommend IJL with confidence.
My matchmaker, Debbie, has been wonderful. Working with her is an absolute pleasure. She is fun, friendly, and most importantly, good at her job. We’ve spoken on several occasions, and she has always listened closely to what I have to say. I recently went on my first date, and had a wonderful time. I was nervous getting back into the dating scene, but I trusted Debbie, and she did a great job matching me up with a fantastic guy. I couldn’t speak more highly of Debbie, and I look forward to working with her more throughout the matchmaking journey!
Daniella provided an amazing support. She is excellence in listening and asking questions to figure out what you are looking for. She does everything possible to find you the right person and someone who matches your qualification. I am very happy working with her.
Me an Abby had a nice pleasant date at Doc restaurant. I felt comfortable carrying a conversation with her. We exchanged numbers towards the end of the date. So we will see what happens. I am feeling optimistic. That we might see each other again.
Updated on 04/21/2022: Ultimately, the investment in this service has served its purpose in that IJL has matched me up with someone I enjoy spending time with. I made it more difficult since I only wanted to meet women in the Tulsa area. It all seems to have worked out.
Original Review: I am new to the service, but I have enjoyed the experience so far. Debbie has been professional, prompt and pleasant to work with. I have great confidence that she is in my corner and is looking for a great match for me.
Vanessa is a highly engaging person. She has kept me fully informed of developments at all times. She is highly professional and compassionate in arranging the dates and in giving me scouting reports before the dates. In addition, Vanessa follows up - after the dates to determine what worked and what failed to work. Vanessa truly makes a significant effort to help clients like me who have some anxiety about re-entering the dating scene.
I have had a great experience with IJL. I especially love working with Daniella at IJL. I did not anticipate how interested and insightful she is. I feel like she really cares and loves doing what she does. I highly recommend Daniella and IJL.
Debbie is the most amazing match maker. She is so considerate and honest. I love the candid non judgmental conversations we have. She truly listens to me and genuinely cares about my needs. She has been extremely patient. I also appreciate how Debbie has taken the time to get to know me. I highly recommend Debbie.
My couch is amazing!! She has really pinpointed my wants and needs. The men she matched me with were exactly what I am looking for. I would highly recommend her. She is very accessible and always very kind. I have found this experience so far to be a absolute joy.
Hi, I feel that Obed has done a nice job setting me up with dates. They have all met many of my criteria. I appreciate his attention to my wishes. During weekdays, he gets back to me quickly. I feel confident in his support.
The experience with IJL has been fine, considering I am in a difficult situation with my requirements. Debbie has been very helpful, she is professional, kind and patient. I have some glaring demands and she responds quickly with a calm solution. Thank you Deb!
After getting to a somewhat slow start, I finally connected with Debbie and she is a jewel to work with. Know I am in capable hands and has my best interests in mind when determining future matches. Many thanks to all of you.
Very responsive and positive experience dealing with Jen. Nice clients and overall enjoyable experience. Keep up the good work. Hope to continue to meet quality ladies in the future. Thanks for your service and support in dealing with a difficult and challenging experience.
This was a new journey for me and I've enjoyed every step of the process. My Matchmaker is Udonna. She keeps me well informed regarding the rules and what to expect. Her process made me conformable to move forward and I completely trust the connections she presents. This process is much needed, especially in light of the pandemic. I would definitely recommend.
I became a member 1.5 months ago, for a 12 month/24 date plan. It has started slow, but the first match was pretty good so far. Francesca is always available for a chat, sharing ideas, gaining feedback on to-dos/ to-avoids. Understands my needs and is working towards the next dates. Very diligent, pleasure to work with her.
I love everyone's great attitude and always be positive to find good match for me. I felt safe during dates and had good experience even it might didn't work out at the end. All staff listened my feedback and worked hard on my matches.
Sheri was my matchmaker and very nice. I enjoy working with her. I was unsure about the experience but I still tried and I am happy that I did give it a chance. So if you have questions go to Sheri-IJL.
My experience with IJL has been very pleasing to me. Udonna has taken the time to get to know me and carefully considers all of my input when matching me with potential dates. I feel comfortable and that I can be candid with her. I have been very pleased with the personal attention I’ve received and the dates and locations of the dates have been first class. I would recommend IJL to my best friends.
My matchmaker Daniella was able to find me a suitable date on the first try, and I have 12 more dates available. The company is responsive and the employees are personable and helpful. I have tried many online dating apps and this company led to the best date I've had in 20 years.
I am fairly new to the IJL experience. So far, I have had a good experience working with Obed, Ivonne, and Brittany. The matches have been well made so far, and I look forward to continuing to work with the team in the future.
I signed up for IJL in March 2020. During the pandemic I was offered two virtual dates. One was out of state, and one couldn't log on. It's been nearly a year and my first date (a virtual date) is schedule the end of February. I've had 5+ matchmakers in one year. The service is terrible. I requested, and was denied, a refund. They have been unable to provide me any dates in nearly a year. I can't imagine how they will provide me with 12 dates without scraping the bottom of the barrel, or throwing anyone at me. There's no consistency in the matchmakers. A total waste of time and money. RUN.
Working with Sheri has been amazing! She is very easy to get in touch with and has made the experience to be seamless. She gets me in that she has been spot on with the date choices as she is understanding about who I am and what I am looking for in a partner. Sheri is the best! I would definitely want her to be the matchmaker for all my recommendations!!
Love Debbie - this is my first time dating and she has not only help me figure out what I may want to date, she had been helpful in helping me get comfortable with dating! Before my date, she gave me great guidance on being myself and being a woman how to feel safe in not giving out too much information. Love her!!!
I'm new to IJL, but Debbie has been very supportive and is easy to talk to. She has been taking notes and doing the work for me. It has been nice to have someone walk me through the process and to tell me what to expect from this experience. I'm looking forward to seeing who she matches me with next.
I would like to thank Sheri for her great job finding me a good match. She took the time to listen to my concerns and requirements and I finally got a good match. When I met Jeff virtually, he was amazing. I now have hope again to find my love one. My matchmaker is phenomenal.
I have been working with Daniella and have gone on 2 dates so far.. The first was just the trial and the 2nd she most definitely improved on. Daniella has been very diligent in trying to match me up with someone who meets all the qualities I am looking for. I am very excited to meet #3!
Debbie has been very communicative with me and has great follow-up! Debbie is an active listener and I feel like she hears what I am telling her. I think she will find the perfect person that is meant for me. Thanks, Debbie!
Well, I have been with IJL two times in my past, several years ago and I was reluctant to join a third time but I have been very pleasantly surprised! My matchmaker, Debbie is great and seems to really understand me and has a vested interest in helping me find my man! While I just recently joined and only had one virtual date so far, I am hopeful that "third time's the charm!" Cindy
She is awesome!!!! She speaks my language on how to find the right mate!!!! It is very easy to talk to her. I don’t not feel judge at all, she really caters to my needs. She offers her opinion as well to help me see things from a different perspective.
It has been great working with Sheri and look forward to continuing to work with her and hearing her advice and exploring various opportunities. She has done a great job of hearing me out and understanding what my different interests and priorities are for this experience.
I've been with IJL since November and am having a fantastic time meeting great quality people around the DFW area. Debbie has been truly helpful by listening to my likes and dislikes about each date and making sure to incorporate those to my next match. I am excited to follow the process and meet someone I could build true and lasting connection with.
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. :)
This is a shout out to Michelle my Matchmaker in Florida. Michelle is one of those special people that love what they do, and work hard to make it happen for you. Like others, I'm particular. Michelle asked questions, listened, debated, and took the time to understand my dating goals. Michelle is a special Lady. I'm glad she is on my team. Thank you Michelle.
First time meeting my matchmaker Michelle and was an awesome experience. Very professional and made me feel very motivated and positive! Great energy, looking forward to working with her!! 10 star all the way! I’m excited to be part of It's Just Lunch!
Debbie is great at finding me interesting dates and is extremely responsive in scheduling them and following up with me to find out how things went. She understands what I'm looking for in a date and is always asking questions to seek out the best match. I appreciate her and have the utmost confidence in her role as my IJL Matchmaker. I will be recommending IJL to friends.
Quick shout out to my wonderful matchmaker Debbie! She takes her time, listens to what I like and dislike and works her magic! Also, during this unprecedented pandemic and tough times she is very supportive of my wishes and is always willing to answer my questions.
Working with Obed has been a very good experience- always asking me questions so he has an accurate image of the Gal I am looking for, and he listens! Thanks Obed. I would recommend Obed to my friends as someone they could trust to find the date they are looking for! Bob
I recently joined IJL and within the first few weeks I've already had a positive experience. Debbie took time to understand what I'm looking for, gave great dating advice and set me up on a great first date with a match who aligned to my values and was a good fit. I appreciate how responsive and helpful my matchmaker has been and the logistics of setting up the dates was a pretty flawless experience, that helped to calm my nerves with the whole process. Good experience thus far.
My date was a pleasant first experience. While I cannot say that this match will develop, it was comfortable, light, and proof that IJL facilitates meeting people in an environment that is safe and palatable. I look forward to future matches. Food was great.
Debbie from IJL is AWESOME! She works diligently to find the best matches for me and always stays in touch. She is a great listener and always is positive about finding "the one." IJL constantly solicits feedback on my dates and seeks to make the next match even better.
My experience so far is great, My matchmaker is doing a great job, and see where it goes from here. Also the matches are great, and the information is perfect, she gave out great details of the matches, that I like.
Debbie is an excellent matchmaker. I have not had one bad date. She is careful in who she picks for me and is very thorough in finding the perfect date. She is very thoughtful and nice. I highly recommend her.
Just signed up for IJL and had 2 amazing dates so far. Debbie is always working around the clock to find me the best dates possible and follows up after the dates to see how they went. Thank you to Debbie and the staff at IJL for the amazing opportunity to meet some really great people.
I bought a membership with IJL as a Christmas gift to myself in late November. I was tired of dating apps and thought perhaps a paid matchmaking service would provide a better option. Please don’t waste your money like I did! I have 3 complaints: IJL promises a personalized service where “your matchmaker gets to know you.” In the 2 months since they took my money, I’ve been assigned 4 matchmakers. I have spent hours repeating myself because apparently they don’t share/pass along information when they assign you a new matchmaker. They keep bouncing you from one matchmaker to another. It’s a huge waste of time in that regard.
Second, the salesperson promised me unlimited virtual dates in December & January in addition to the 6 guaranteed live-date subscription I was buying. (They sell hard on that initial call.) The virtual dates simply never happened. After the sale was made, the topic of virtual dates was never again mentioned. When I’ve asked, they’ve been very polite in brushing that off as a concern they “understand” but can’t really do anything about.
And finally, they’ll match you with anyone they deem reasonably acceptable; they don’t respect your preferences at all. Every conversation I’ve had with any of the matchmakers past the the initial salesperson call has included their employee trying to convince me that I should consider someone they’ve designated as a potential match even though that person doesn’t meet anything but my age preference. As another Pittsburgh-area reviewer on here has recently written: “It seems clear there really is not an inventory of available people to match, at least if you are a woman looking to meet a man. Save your money!”
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate Francesca, she is awesome. I appreciate how hard she works to help me get great dates..I do recommend IJL and I also recommend Francesca.. Thank you Francesca and IJL for your effort to help me find a companion for me. God bless you all!
Updated on 04/19/2021: I would like the say how impressed with the attention and time Debbie has give to arranging meetings and suitable matches for me. This is my second experience with IJL and although I have not been successful, my experience with Debbie working with me has been a pleasure. Her job is not an easy one and she has accepted the challenge and continues to be very positive and upbeat.
Original review: Have only had 2 encounters since signing up. Now with Debbie and she is great...have 2 dates lined up and the feedback is wonderful. Looking forward to working with her and reaching my true match. Kissed too many frogs already.
My matchmakers Jennifer and Debbie have been awesome! They are both personable and accommodating. I was nervous about getting back out into the dating world and they both made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend IJL to a friend. Great program!
The most unprofessional and unresponsive "business" I have ever dealt with. They take your money and have no intention of ever matching you with what your parameters are. They have long gaps of time where they are unresponsive. One of the representatives "Udonna" made a snarky comment about my age and the fact that I still wanted to be a Mother. Run away from this unprofessional outfit. Bumble is better.
I am so happy with the security that It's Just Lunch brings! It was so refreshing to feel safe knowing that all the background work was done for me!! In world where anybody can say anything it's good to know someone has your back!!!
Ashley has been my matchmaker for about a month. Even through the holiday season and numerous reschedules or cancellations, she was able to find a match who is very suitable and I am looking forward to continuing this endeavor with her!
Working with Sheri has been fantastic. She has a eye for details and intuition that proves well matched to her career. She is also a lot of fun to work with and is committed to delivering for her clients. Lucky me, Lisa **
Debbie H has been the best help for matchmaking! She’s prompt with follow up and follow through and always easy to get ahold of when I have questions or just need to check in. Looking forward to dating success with It's Just Lunch!
Loving It’s Just Lunch so far! Meeting some new people and enjoying the dates. Matchmaker is easy to talk to and doing great on the matches. I like how a live person interviews you and they match you up and set the dates up.
Very unique and organic experience. Based on my first experience, it was nice to meet someone new. However, I am still looking for the right companion to grow with. I am looking forward to meeting a woman that I'm compatible with and to have fun and for us to get to know each other for a lifetime.
Date was great. Matchmaker did a great job. We hit it off from the start. We are both very outgoing and had a lot in common. The date lasted 3 hours because the conversation was non-stop. Should be going on a 2nd date next week! Thanks IJL.
It was a pleasure working with Sheri. She was always upbeat and encouraging. Sheri was cooperative in this difficult time. We had to use Zoom technology to deal with the shutdown of restaurants in New York City. This lasted many months.
Just wanted to express how great Debbie was working with...very personable! She kept everything light hearted and fun. She was great at listening about my requests and suggestions and had a great sense of humor. You can hear she has best intentions to help you find someone. Love her energy!
Giving your money to It’s Just Lunch is a waste. They promise a personalized service that will introduce you to individuals that you and your consultant agree on. Instead, they count anyone who can fog a mirror as a match and count them as an introduction. I have had 4 consultants in 6 months, seems to be a huge problem keeping employees. As a result there is no real continuity or effort to actually get to know you. Each time I had a new person they presented the same potential match, happened 3 times. None of those attempts actually resulted in an introduction because he was not available yet they counted that as a qualified match. It seems clear there really is not an inventory of available people to match, at least if you are a woman looking to meet a man. Save your money!
I signed up with the company at the beginning of the pandemic. I was promised 3 virtual dates and 3 face to face dates. In the end, I was only given two virtual dates because according to them, they were just extending a courtesy. My first virtual date was with someone who had just suffered a mental breakdown and wasn't ready to date. I live on Long Island and specified that I wanted to be matched with people on Long Island and not in the city. My next two matches were with people who lived in the city and who were not willing to come to Long Island. Finally, my last match was with someone who they claimed was in the city, but was actually living in Delaware, which shows that they do not keep updated information on current subscribers. Not only was I constantly ignored, but I was even insulted on one occurrence. This company is complete garbage and all they care about is getting your money. STAY AWAY!!!
My executive matchmaker, Obed, has been responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. I have greatly enjoyed the service so far, though I wish my matches were more evenly spaced, and there has been some difficulty accommodating my dietary restrictions.
This is a review of Obed my matchmaker contact with IJL. He is always attentive and very quickly answers any questions and concerns. For example, the initial date he arranged was in a restaurant where I knew I would feel uncomfortable due to their poor compliance with Covid restrictions. Obed immediately changed the venue, let my date know about the change and everything worked out just fine. I would recommend to friends to contact IJL for dating because IJL receives quality applicants and carefully reviews them. I would say for seniors in my age bracket 75 plus or minus 5 that the selection is scarce and that applicants need to be patient.
Vanessa is a very caring individual. It has been clear to me in all of our conversations that she sincerely wants to find someone for me who will make my life even happier. I enjoy our chats because she listens and then acts on my requests and comments.
I enjoy It's Just Lunch because of the ease of listed dates are set up because I don't have time to tell each person my whole life story. Dealing with all the ladies who Help me this Is a very pleasurable experience as they were very helpful.
It's Just Lunch and Obed are very knowledgeable and helpful for what I am trying to look for in a very special person to come into my life. Been through a lot of other dating sites in the past. So I decided to ask IJL for help. They asked me what I am looking for in a relationship. This has helped. Thank you for all that you do. -Don
My matchmaker, Obed, did a great job during a difficult time. He went above and beyond to find good matches for me. It's not easy to meet new people during a pandemic, and Obed has gotten some great results for me!
I was very disappointed that I checked Consumer Affairs for a review before giving money to this company, and they were not at all true to the reviews I’ve read here. When I joined in April they said because of shut down I could meet people online and it wouldn’t count as one of my five dates, this was very quickly canceled. In August, I met one person who was an OK lunch date but 10 minutes into the date he said he was happy alone. We had a nice lunch but of course I didn’t hear from him again.
That was four months ago and the only prospect they called about since then was 14 years older than me which is not an acceptable age difference. I refused this date and haven’t heard back from them. I called to complain and they said they were going to get right back to me three months ago. They have my money, about $2250 CAD and there’s no way to get it back and I have only met one person. I was excited about meeting someone suitable from this service. I don’t like dating sites. I just don’t like having my information out there and I saw this service as a way of sorting through the riffraff and finding someone special. My dreams of finding the right person are now diminished and that was a fair amount of money thrown away. I am in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
I have been very pleased with the women that I have been matched with, as they exhibit the personality traits that are similar to mine and make the date enjoyable as the conversation flows easily. I am also pleased with the overall appearance of the dates as well as their promptness.
Vanessa has done a great job, very positive person. Follows up. The Zoom introductions are ok but something is definitely lost versus a face-to-face date. The women recommended were all appropriate for me except one who lives in another country making dating impossible. So, I’m going to take break and resume with IJL after the pandemic.
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 look forward to sharing a success story with y’all in the near future!
Although I have not come close to finding a real match on IJL, I have really enjoyed working with Debbie H. I wish everyone was as responsive and accommodating as she is. The rating is based only on the two lunches I've had which were not satisfactory. Debbie H would have five stars! So I remain optimistic...
Josephine did a great job connecting me with a great match. Our first meeting was via Zoom and I found Theresa to be very nice, smart, articulate and an overall great person. We talked well beyond the 40 minute expectation. Thanks Josephine!
Half of the dates I've been on have been complete train wrecks. Instead of generalization of subjects you might have interest. Get specific! I want someone who is DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN THE SAME THINGS. Define body type guidelines. The "dad bod" was clearly obese. Looks come into play more than you realize. It's like looking at a plate of food, you eat with your eyes first.
Would highly recommend It’s Just Lunch especially for busy professionals like me or ones who work remotely and don’t get out much. It is hard to meet good people out there and your company does the leg work. I so much appreciate Debbie’s hard work in finding the right one for me and always being diligent in knowing what I want. Thank you!
The first date arranged by Obed was a good fit and is a possible future relationship. I exchanged numbers with the date and we have sent text messages back and forth soon after. We will likely go out soon after Christmas on another date.
I have been a member starting in July and had 1 phone call and 1 date until 12/9/2020 when Debbie H took over as my match maker. She has been wonderful. Set up a date for me 3 days later, called today to follow up on the date, the gentleman and the restaurant where we met. I was ready to resign and request a refund. Debbie prevented that simply by providing customer service and being nice.
Obed has been wonderful to work with. He is very responsive and he is very in touch with the type of person I'm looking to meet. Obed already has my next date scheduled and I would certainly recommend him to others.
Hello, Debbie has been very attentive to what I am looking for in a guy and she genuinely cares about making the best match possible. She called me first thing this morning to hear about my first date last night. I have heard positive feedback about IJL from other friends in the past and trust that this process will work to find a great husband. I am thankful for her!
This service is a complete fraud! AVOID them at all costs! They are unprofessional and lie through their teeth so stay away from It's Just Lunch in every way, shape and fashion! They are AWFUL and a complete waste of money!!! Their Elite service was $25,000 and a complete fraud. They lined me up with two alcoholics who were nothing like they portrayed. Plus they lied about their ages to get me to not cancel the service.
I have really enjoyed IJL and my matchmaker. I have a busy professional life so it is so nice to have everything arranged for me and know that the people I am meeting are on the same page. I have really enjoyed my dates so far and I can't wait to go on more.
I have recently acquired Amy as my matchmaker and I must say, she has been great. She is very attentive and thorough with her service. I feel she does a great job trying to pair you with the best match possible. Getting on the same page with your matchmaker is important and I feel Amy makes the extra effort to partner with her clients. I would highly recommend this service and you should feel lucky if you are paired with Amy!
My experience with It's Just Lunch has been positive. Within a week or two after joining, my first date for drinks (which became dinner too) was arranged. Ashley R., one of the 'Executive Matchmakers' might as well be called Executive Angel as she located a very compatible match on her first try! First dates aren't always my favorite thing, but when the right one comes along it could be the last. Cheers to IJL.
I signed up with IJL on April 27, 2020 and I've only experienced DISAPPOINTMENT, LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENGAGEMENT BY MATCHMAKERS and WRONG MATCHES. This service has been a COMPLETE WASTE OF MY TIME and MONEY. This experience has been nothing but a continuing cycle of frustration and disappointment. IJL keeps saying they can service you. However, you cannot service a client if you do NOT call them back or listen to their criteria. I have given multiple opportunities for IJL to provide better service. But it is apparent that they don't care and there is no accountability at IJL. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
I just had a date with someone via It's Just Lunch. The experience was better than I hoped for. The restaurant was outstanding-plus I didn't have to make any arrangements, details were handled by IJL! Debbie has been so helpful with my starting to date again after 10 years.
BUYER BEWARE!!! If you want to throw a couple grand out the window, then this service is for you! I paid the $2,300 in June plus an additional $95/month and was introduced to four women from the end of June to the end of October. Only one out of the four were within an hour of me in Green Bay. I was told (verbally by Jade) that there were plenty of candidates in my area. There were not. They did offer to not charge me the monthly fee for a while, but I turned it down, cut my losses, and decided to try the old-fashioned way. At least it is less frustrating and much less expensive. WASTE OF $$!!!
I want to say how well Debbie has managed my account. We had a special circumstance situation with a high profile client and unusual processes, but Debbie kept everything moving smoothly..she has been responsive and has answered all my questions.
Debbie has been great to work with through all of this, she keeps in constant contact and is a great help. The market I am in has a lot of potential matches and Debbie has been good and finding the right ones for me.
Any 5-star reviews for these company are people who are being paid. Matchmakers my tush. If you are over 40, in particular, run screaming in the other direction. Moneymakers, salespeople, con artists, preying on vulnerable folks. One expects the Gold Standard for what they charge. Initial sales pitch all saccharine and soulful, disingenuous hardly describes it. They threw 5 so-called Matchmakers at me, only one of whom was remotely sensitive to my desires and seemed genuine. Then she disappeared, no explanation, no apology, then voila! a new Match Maker. They all even sound alike (shudder). They read from a script, weeks, months go by with no communication.
Every matchmaker asked me the same questions, as if they had no file or portfolio about me; when I asked about what my matches were seeing they blew me off. One date in 6 months (don't waste my time!): because why do I want to go out with men I clearly have nothing in common except that living in the same city and is my age?! Are you kidding me. And as others have noted, when you ask for a refund, the sweetness disappears and they get nasty. Surprise, surprise. Any ex-employees? Please start a true Match Making business that has integrity, and really cares about people. Who puts clients before sales (the almighty buck). Run these schmucks out of business! Please!
Debbie hears me!! She has worked well with me in accommodating with different restaurants and some times. We are getting to know each other and I feel more and more comfortable every time we talk. Thanks for all your efforts in finding me a good soul!
Please, do not buy their membership. They took the money from me and then did not offer any service. One person with a name of Lisa just lied about everything and after I paid the membership she never responded back. When I asked for re reimbursement several months later, no one answered me back.
Debbie from It's Just Lunch has been a great matchmaker thus far. Every date she calls to check up, to ask how things went, to talk me through what could be better, and ask me what I think she could do better. Every single date goes significantly better than the last and she strives to improve and learn to make sure her clients are satisfied to the best of her ability. She has genuine passion for her career and it shows, I would recommend her to anyone seriously looking for love.
I want it known how much I appreciate Debbie! She is completely reliable. I can always get in touch with her, which was not the case with my first matchmaker. She understands that I am very excited to meet my right match, and I'm not kept waiting for my next match when one doesn't connect. I have high hopes that with Debbie's help, I will meet my match.
It took me a long time to get started with IJL. Once COVID hit, I was even more hesitant to pick up the service. However, once I was assured of the quality of the service and had my first few dates, I was certain my matchmaker, Obed, had my best interests at heart. I've currently placed my service on hold as I explore a new relationship that Obed helped put together.
The following review is a high level impression after being a member of IJS for 5 weeks, reviewing 2 matches, experiencing 1 date and speaking with 3 matchmakers due to their turnover. I am writing this in hopes of educating future readers as to what can be expected. All the standards and commitments that are made during the early stages of the interview and enrollment process are NOT a true reflection of the IJS team. Not only have I experienced a breach in one of IJS’s core values as it relates to confidentially, I was mocked by a matchmaker after sharing thorough feedback regarding a very negative and difficult experience. The response time by all matchmakers is anywhere between 7-8 business days and requires consistent follow up on your behalf to ensure a response is provided. There hasn’t been one email communication, phone call or experience since joining that reflects IJS works cohesively let alone as a elite service.
Obed has been working hard to find the right match for me. My first 2 referrals did not meet my criteria but he listened to what was important to me and my 3rd match was better. Obed is responsive and together we're trying to find a match for hopefully my final first date. I believe he deserves to be recognized for his efforts.