From Ski Trips to South Beach – Local Executive Finds Bliss with Bespoke Matchmaking Service
Lucy has tried the dating apps, twice. A real estate company president, she initially believed the quick-fix solutions in dating apps would work well with her busy schedule. Several wasted dates later, Lucy gave – Houston a call. She had read about the customized matchmaking service in several business and in-flight magazines and, after an intro call, decided it was an investment worth making. After sitting for her interview, meeting her matchmaker and going on several dates, she entered a relationship with a successful businessman for five years.
“You get what you pay for,” says Lucy, when comparing IJL to the $10 apps. “With It’s Just Lunch you know the people involved are more committed to meeting someone. They are also vetted, which is a huge plus over today’s app-based dating culture.”
Still, after Lucy and her boyfriend broke up over her desire to have children, she went back to swiping. She quickly grew as frustrated as she had been the first time, overwhelmed with wrong choices and, worse, men looking for convenient hook-ups. As a woman executive approaching her late 30’s, she knew she wanted to meet a successful, college-educated companion who shared her interests.
Ironically, both she and the man she would meet through IJL were on the same dating apps but never would have met because of the age restrictions they had chosen. Their IJL interview disclosed they weren’t as picky about age as they’d been forced to choose on the dating apps. Their 9-month relationship has taken off like a rocket, or at least the jet they plan to board on adventures to Miami, Las Vegas, and Aspen as part of their newly formed tradition.
As often happens, given the careful matching, they learned they loved to travel early in their nascent relationship. “We first had dinner at a Greek restaurant, then we went to a Rockets game and then, on the fifth date, he invited me to Jamaica for a friend’s wedding and we have been inseparable ever since.”
A visit to the IJL website reveals a surprisingly simple yet detailed process for setting up dating arrangements. Clients fill out a questionnaire then have a personal interview with one of the IJL matchmakers, seasoned professionals who immediately start thinking about potential matches. The interview focuses on topics like past relationships, preferences such as children and marriage, and definite don’ts. The matchmakers then set up your date at a convenient location for both parties. Even the maître d knows you are coming, directing you right to your date without any confusion. The matchmaker follows up with you after the date to learn how it went so they can continue to paint the picture of your ideal match.
“The value in using a matchmaker is invaluable for someone who’s interested in quality,” says Christi, an IJL matchmaker. “You know when they invest their time and finances that they are serious. We emphasize this is an intelligent way to date, trusting a professional to outsource the most important decision of your life.”
Most clients are busy and successful professionals like Lucy and Jamie, her boyfriend. The couple is typical in other ways as well. Lucy is excited for Jamie to learn to ski in Aspen, are health-conscious and share many cultural interests.
After two very successful experiences over eight years, Lucy has become a de facto expert on the It’s Just Lunch experience. She’s recommended the service to several professional peers and friends, acquaintances who’ve also grown weary of the cheap dating apps. Her girlfriends are especially appreciative of the personal security when dating a vetted professional. She always reminds them, however, that meeting one’s match can take some time so it’s best to be patient and take full advantage of the yearlong membership.
On both occasions, Lucy worked with Christi, a 12-year veteran of matchmaking for It’s Just Lunch – Houston. Christi’s matched people together for one dozen years, though her expertise stretches back much further, when she introduced her sister to her future husband. That match happened 26 years ago, almost as long as It’s Just Lunch has been bringing people together. Another one of our matchmakers and the leader of the Houston office, Audra, has 17 years of experience at It’s Just Lunch. The expertise of our matchmakers spans all the way back to when the global company was founded in 1991, and continues to grow with each successful match.
From car commutes to 36棋牌-cooked meals, we live in an era of outsourcing. For almost 30 years busy professionals have also trusted a bespoke service to meet romantic partners. Whether due to dating fatigue, mistrust, limited time or other reasons, successful people have discovered a better way to meet peers who share their life interests, hobbies and possible commitment to lifelong companionship. Visit the It’s Just Lunch to learn how you can find your Lucy or Jamie in the future.