It's Just Lunch
It's Just Lunch, a dating service for busy single professionals, should be avoided at all costs. Much like the practices at Great Expectations dating service, It's Just Lunch requires you to come in for a one-on-one introductory interview to use the service in order to make you feel more specifically cared for; in reality you will be charged over $1500 for maybe a handful of disappointing dates.
Because they are such a specifically catered (and expensive!) dating service, the number of members is quite low. Therefore, when someone invests the money to be set up on a date, It's Just Lunch does not have any compatible matches in their area. The result is a short series of disappointing dates in which the participants realize the only things they have in common are age, ethnicity, and being ripped off by It's Just Lunch.
When you visit ItsJustLunch.com, you will be greeted with a sign-up form asking for your name, address, phone number and email address. Once you submit the form, the employees at It's Just Lunch will eventually call you and set up an introductory interview to get to know your personality. You can also initiate the meeting yourself by calling instead of filling out the online form.
One major and consistent complaint about It's Just Lunch is the unclear nature of their pricing. Nowhere on their website does it list any prices, or services for that matter, and they also refuse to explain prices over the phone. If a company does not give a clear and easy-to-find list of their prices and available services, that is a red flag that should lead you to do some more research. If you look at the search results for "It's Just Lunch" on a major search engine, you will find many complaint boards and negative user reviews.
This is an international dating site, but does not allow daters from different locations to connect with each other. Almost every state in the U.S. has an It's Just Lunch office, as well as locations in Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. This feature allows the service to encompass many more people, but the members are still few and far between.
The in-person introduction and interview is a unique feature that should be utilized more commonly but with many, many more members involved. By meeting you in person and getting to know different parts about you, a matchmaking agent can use a human perspective to come up with a compatible match. This is in stark contrast to the processes of popular competing sites that focus on scientific and systematic compatibility matching.
Although the attention to detail and personal focus can seem appealing, the in-person meetings not only lead to misrepresentations, but they take time! If you are a busy single who is working a lot, why not do your dating from the comfort of your own home?