Its Just Lunch

The IJL Story


We believe the best way to get to know someone is face-to-face.

The premise of It’s Just Lunch is simple: a lunch date or drink after work is the ideal first date. It’s a no pressure, relaxed setting where you can actually talk face-to-face. Combine that with a hand-selected match by a professional matchmaker and you have improved your chances at dating success.


Meet some of our matchmaking team.

It’s Just Lunch matchmakers have matched hundreds of thousands of single professionals and arranged over 2 million first dates resulting in tens of thousands of marriages, engagements and long term relationships. It all begins with our matchmakers getting to know you and shooting for fireworks with every hand-selected match we make.

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown

CEO, It’s Just Lunch Intl

Melissa is passionate about helping singles meet their “special someone”. She started out matching singles in our DC office and now 13 years later leads our organization. Though she is married now, for many years she was a “busy single professional” so she understands firsthand the challenges our clients face trying to blend a career and a relationship.

Sara Darling

Sara Darling


Sara knew she had found her perfect match with It’s Just Lunch more than a decade ago. She believes that being strategic and taking calculated risk is the key to success both in dating, and in life. “The reality for Singles, is that good things rarely come to those who wait. But great things come to those who take a chance and do something different. If nothing changes…nothing changes!” There is nothing Sara loves more than helping people achieve their goals and dreams. Her commitment to success for her clients and her team is second to none.

Jacquie

Jacquie Brownridge

Matchmaker

Matchmaking since 2006
(unofficially, my whole life!)

Biggest surprise about your job: How many successful people do not make time to find their soulmates.

Favorite quote: "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” Einstein

Match Maker
Sandra

Sandra Hatton

Vice President- Client Memberships
Matchmaking since 2010

Best dating advice: Be yourself. Be confident in who you are and what you want. Smile. Nothing is more attractive than someone who is confident in their own skin, AND who is genuinely happy.

Your Theme Song: The one I am always humming to is “Dream a Little Dream of Me”. It reminds me of every great date I have ever been on. Not wanting the night to end!

Julie

Julie Lopez

VP of Matchmaking
Matchmaking since 2006

Best dating advice: “Always remain positive and be sure to have fun with the experience.”

Best part of your job: “Knowing that the next phone call we make to a client could change their lives forever is really special. Not many people have an opportunity to impact others lives in such a gratifying way, and I never take that for granted.”

We Believe:

  • » The best way to get to know someone is face to face.
  • » Chemistry can only be determined in-person.
  • » People need face to face connections.

We love the thrill of the first date. The joy in helping singles make real connections.

It’s our professional matchmaking team that makes the difference. We’re not a hook up hub. We're not a parade of endless online profiles. We’re not a set of secret, tag-sorting algorithms. We are experts at helping real people who want real relationships meet each other in the most effective way possible: face to face.

Call us.
1.800.489.7897


Or we'll call you.