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Its Just Lunch

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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 DC matchmakers getting to know you and shooting for fireworks with every hand-selected match we make.

Sara Darling

Sara Darling

CEO, IJL Midwest
Matchmaking since 2006

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.

Natalie Fry

Natalie Fry

Natalie is a natural-born matchmaker. Her strong intuition, compassion and personability has helped countless people find love and happiness. She has a relentless determination and willingness to go the extra mile just to see her clients succeed. When you work with Natalie, you can count on her being sincere, tactful and approachable all in one!

stacy stellmacher

Stacy Stellmacher

Stacy has been in the business of bringing two people together for nearly a decade. She has a simple vision: to connect two people who would never have the opportunity to meet on their own. Stacy understands that working in such a key, trusted position is a responsibility and she takes it very seriously. “never settle when it comes to matters of the heart” and when it comes to our clients, she never does.

Kim Rosenberg

Kim Rosenberg

Instilled with a natural gift for connecting with her clients, Kim understands dating goals and is successful in helping her clients to achieve them. Ever the matchmaking professional, she prides herself on working closely with her clients through each stage of the dating process.

Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor

Kate knew her calling from a young age, she was born to be a matchmaker. Kate uses her years of experience in the dating industry along with her gifts of intuition and deep empathy to create sparks in her clients love lives. Her favorite part of being a matchmaker is helping her clients set and accomplish relationship goals.

Lauren Ciranni

Lauren Ciranni

Lauren’s outgoing and problem solving personality, making her a perfect fit for our process! She is passionate about helping each and every one of our clients find success and happiness, ensuring all of their needs are met. Her infectious energy radiates throughout her team and is easily represented by her clients’ happiness. She knows that there is much more to matchmaking than just algorithms – it is a personalized journey, one which Lauren guides each one of her clients through.

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 Washington D.C. 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 dating 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.

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