Success Stories

It’s Just Lunch Dating Success Stories

It’s Just Lunch Matchmakers are responsible for thousands of marriages, engagements and long term relationships. We have arranged over 2 million fun first dates in over 23 years! Our popularity has grown steadily because we offer our clients an exciting opportunity to meet other like-minded professionals they wouldn’t have a chance to meet on their own. At It’s Just Lunch we believe that the best way to get to know someone is face-to-face, so we meet all of our clients in person. We hand select and arrange fun, casual dates for you so YOU can actually meet someone in person rather than wasting time with emails, online flirts and winks that lead to nowhere…

Here are a few examples of some of the happy couples that have met through It’s Just Lunch!

Dating through It’s Just Lunch was great! It was such an easy way to date and the staff was always friendly and professional. One of the best parts of dating through It’s Just Lunch was talking with your matchmaker after each date and discussing what went well and what they can focus on moving forward. We felt like the really listened and cared about our success. We can say with confidence that we would never have met without IJL. Thank you for everything!” –Ann & Steve, Married 2008

“If you are truly serious about finding a relationship make the investment with IJL. You will meet other single professional that are looking for similar things. We’ve recommended IJL to several people; it really is the best way for professionals to meet – it’s low pressure and always worthwhile. Without IJL we never would have met!” –Geoff & June, Married 2014

Testimonials From Recent Clients:
“Working with the IJL team has been outstanding! They have introduced me to incredibly nice men who I would have never had the opportunity to meet on my own. Their patience when scheduling dates with my busy schedule, along with their level of professionalism is amazing! This has been a really fun experience!” –Jen, Chicago, March 2015

“I have had a very good experience working with IJL Chicago. They have been a pleasure to work with. They really listen to my concerns, preferences, and feedback. They do a great job of focusing on quality over quantity, and I found three very good people they introduced me to that I’ve been on multiple dates with. I would have never met any of these great people if it hadn’t been for IJL!”–Scott, Evanston, March 2015

“IJL is a great service that allowed me the opportunity to learn how to date, which prepared me for my current relationship. I am grateful for the experience and would recommend IJL to anyone, especially busy people who are looking for that special someone.”–Leslie, Chicago, February 2015

“The staff at It’s Just Lunch Chicago have been friendly, professional, and great listeners. I never feel like a customer when I talk to them – it always feels so personal, like I’m talking to a friend who has my best interests at heart. Their positive attitudes and confidence to find me a great match has been so reassuring. I felt like I could be honest with them about what I was looking for in a match and I’m happy to say that IJL has introduced me to a wonderful man that treats me like a queen! He is incredible and I enjoy every moment getting to know him better. We are both thrilled that It’s Just Lunch bought us together!”–Tasha, Chicago, February 2015

“Working with It’s Just Lunch has been fantastic. They always call you back quickly, they listen, they are friendly, and most importantly, they deliver as promised. It’s been a pleasure working with them and I would recommend their service to anyone.”–Mary, Burr Ridge, February 2015

“Nobody can guarantee chemistry, but if you work closely with your matchmaker at It’s Just Lunch and define clearly what you are looking for, they will work hard to introduce you to interesting people you otherwise would never meet. I’ve met some fantastic women through IJL!”–James, Chicago, February 2015

“Every step of the process with It’s Just Lunch is simple and comfortable. It all starts with an interview to discuss your goals and wishes. From there, the work is done for you via a personal coordinator. The staff makes future matches and forwards the information to your coordinator who gives you a brief summary of said match. They then take your availability and set up a time and place for you to essentially just show up! It’s Just Lunch is an honest and reputable business – be assured you will have a pleasant experience!” –John, Chicago, January 2015

“Many thanks to IJL for the amazing service they provide! It’s always a lot of fun to receive calls from them to tell me about a new match! I appreciate their enthusiasm, professionalism, and the great dates they’ve set me up with!”–Paula, Schaumburg, January 2015

“It’s Just Lunch is a great solution for busy professionals. After only three lunch dates I met my future husband. The people at IJL were right on with the men they chose for me to meet. Their approach was genuinely thoughtful and the entire process was very efficient. It was so wonderful to meet a man who was as motivated as I was to find a perfect match. And, we ARE a perfect match! Thank you, IJL!”–Ronda, Chicago, December 2014

“I’ve really enjoyed my IJL Chicago experience – they have been great to work with and they have introduced me to some amazing women! They really spend the time to get to know you and understand what you are looking for. They send you to great restaurants and all of the matches I’ve met have be fantastic! I’m always excited to hear from them and can’t wait to see what’s coming next! Thanks for everything!!”–Paul, Oakbrook, November 2014

“I have been introduced to many intelligent, professional, well rounded (and attractive!) people that match well with my interests. I have been very pleased with the efforts of the matchmaking team at IJL. I highly recommend them.”–Greg, Orland Park, November 2014

“I have been very happy dating through the It’s Just Lunch program. I’ve found everyone I’ve worked with at IJL extremely professional, detailed, and helpful. They listen to your feedback and find you great candidates. I have hope that this process will lead to a successful relationship in the future! I would highly recommend just about anybody to try It’s Just Lunch.”–Ann, Chicago, October 2014

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