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i don't believe this company should be as unprofessional as i have read about, and i do know my brother is unhappy with his dating experiences and did not feel listened to at all. after several dates with women who were never anywhere near the type i had discussed about in the initial meetings, i called to let them know that i was displeased with their service and promised to set me up with someone more of what i desired. there is a class action law suit pending against them, which to my understanding, includes several members that were also scammed by these same fraudulent trade practices.  if i had to do it over again, i'd pass.  i get the impression there are a lot more men who sign up for this service than woman, so for me, that's a plus! for singles in rural areas – the service is only available in cities that have an it’s just lunch location. we had drawers filled with pending lawsuit, it's better to join together in a class action lawsuit. two others i was supposed to go out with have canceled on more than one occasion. she told me that i was a doll, and had several guys she could already see me with. sheri was extremely helpful and a pleasure to speak with! once my credit card company was involved, i began getting phone calls from ijl management. she explained that she knew exactly what i was looking for, and i believed her. instead of talking about finding 'the one', he talked about how he wanted to quit his job, move to italy, and work on a farm. i have read other horror stories from women who were introduced to married men. she insisted to offer me help and promised to find a match for my specific requirements. these risks are not their fault their problem and not their obligation as a professional match making agent. not a dating service like this, not an online one, not a speed dating experience. i found nicole to be professional, yet caring, and very committed to providing me with a match(s).  the executive plan is good for 12 months, minimum of 16 dates set up by ijl, with option to put the membership on hold for 6 months, and quarterly feedback/coaching. ironically, they keep calling me - even 5-6 years later even though i've asked them repeatedly to take me out of their database. instead she just convinced me that all her clients were nice gentlemen, serious and qualified! has all been about quality professional's for this busy business owner. am in training right now with ijl and am really upset. i haven't even spoken to the woman who interviewed me initially (since i signed up). if my date said i was doing something wrong or annoying just lunch said they would pass that information on to me. i like doing things in the city and being active and social; i'm just not interested in being 45+ minutes from the city nor commuting 45 mins to an hour to see the person i'm dating on a routine basis (that one might be too picky, but it's what i'm feeling right now). am really pleased with the matches as they are all clearly looking for a relationship. am the owner of the minneapolis office and the largest franchisee in the ijl system, with 5 offices across the midwest. you will do better looking for a relationship on your own. we talked for a bit and i asked about cost - ,000! have set me up on quite a few dates, more than i was expecting given that they told me the membership only guaranteed at least 16 dates. on the contrary i am a 25 year old, pretty, slim, attorney - i'm just saying. from these dates, 70 percent of them result in a second date.. even though they may promise you in writing that they destroy your information. save your money, they have no idea in matching people that are compatible, however, they do have training in taking your money. i had spent over 2k for signing up with itl. she is also good at picking up on areas where you need reassurance or gentle nudging like i did in the early stages of the process. they did not take note of my feedback from my first date, to please arrange a proper 2nd date for me..) go to the 3 court visits (the hearing guy tells you the dates). all the pictures of their service directors are the same. wish that there is an easier way to meet your soul mate. they set you up in "popular" places, but every one of these places have a decibel level of 80 or more. signed up for it's just lunch services a year ago with a very optimistic attitude. after, i put my membership on hold, because it was going so poorly. i provided feedback and what i was looking for and every time, i was set up with the same type of guy that i shared no common interests. spend some of your time and search how many complaints are pertaining to your company online! i bet there are more of us than there are them! also, of the dates, very rarely did i have anything in common with them.. i spoke with a different coordinator who told me her manager and i had apparently spoke and i had agreed that i was done with ijl and deactivated my file. i was very excited about this program but i lost my job and i didn't want to spend gas money driving back and forth to expensive downtown restaurants and paying ridiculous valet and parking fees while slowly draining my savings account. company profilecompany name:it's just lunchphone:website:Write a reviewhomeconsumer newsbuyers guidesfor businesseslog inconnect with us×i want to start dating! really bothers me is they know my credit card number / the security digits from the back/ my drivers license number and they took a photo of me just waiting for my identity to get ripped off next. a simple search has just shown me what a disreputable company you are. anyway, throughout the year membership i went on over 25 dates with different women, so i feel i am experienced on how this works. has been in the business of bringing two people together for nearly a decade. i would do anything to get my money back, it was a complete waste and has made me so gun shy about any kind of fix-up, as it's been a miserable experience. the staff is so rude and insulting (after, of course, you give them your money). once you join this service, you are given a confidential interview over the phone or at one of the it's just lunch offices..it's just lunch is a total joke and rip off scam. i asked for a refund and you all know what they said. there are other social organizations to check out in dallas and fort worth that are better off for you. then it takes months for them to get their money back. then, of course, comes all of the representations about how careful ijl is in matching you with the perfect mate. (and gentlemen), please don't waste your time or your money. i am a respectful sales person and can't believe what this company has done to peoople. the first man came late without informing me; disappointedly he had nothing in common with me. apparently, he was "lost" in the system the day after i signed up. i love having a real, human element in my clients’ success! sorry people who count on websites for information are just not good decision makers on there own. it was nice to talk to someone objective about my dating experiences and what i'm looking for. i even offered to take a half a refund from them (for only going on one date and for all the headaches and stress that i went through for 3 months), but unfortunately, it went upon deaf ears. agreeing with you, but eharmony didn't get me one date, so screw online dating. they make us lie, manipulate and basically steal to get what they want. and i'm sure that everything is vice versa as well. use your head and spend your 00 for a better cause. anyone that reads any of these comments and complaints and still signs up is insane! i've tried what seems like almost everything except for "it's just lunch" and i could kinda feel it was a scam when the lady who was calling me wouldn't even let me finish a sentence because she was busy calling other people. there was never a good match and then after complaining several times, ijl had the nerve to ask me to sign up for another year! i am wondering what prompted this check to be sent to me now. if they are just looking for fun or not qualified they will not take them in as a member and they do verify their profile if they are found out to be lying! this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaillaura of calgary, abmarch 18, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingmy experience with sheri was very positive. but they never provided feedback to me about what my date liked/disliked. i would rather risk meeting someone at a bar or the freakin gas station, its safer honestly. contract is a trick, they put the amount of money for 5 dates within the year which ever comes "later" which means they do not have to even get you the five dates and no refunds. the company contacts me once every couple months with an offer for a date with women that are obviously not a match for me. after the date, you are asked to call it's just lunch to give them feedback.  while doing your research to determine if dating through ijl is a good fit for you personally, it is important to note that we've worked with thousands of clients over the years and enjoy hearing success stories on a daily basis. if you are considering this "matchmaking" service, save your money. she was down to earth and made it seem like a completely normal everyday conversation! anyway, my brother got way more date offers than i did. sorry - still not for me, especially after reading through the above.. again i complained about the drive time and they set me up with a young man in rochester. now i am stuck with ijl, which seems to be just as bad. paint a picture of them purposefully and knowingly misleading you, and using pushy sales tactics with false facts (which as we all know. interest, age , and even the request of not dating someone with children was totally ignored. it's just lunch never informed me that it was not going to happen. an update as follow up to my may comment, don't think its a scam, so far, cus had a chance got to know my date, it was real. if anyone who has posted a negative review,you must look deeper at self,chemistry is not every date. it is now january of 2015 and i have met three people. 'where do i meet quality single men who aren't creeps? company does not have growth success, if it isn't successful in acheiving it's results. it is nice to consider these things to avoid extra stress at the time of the date. she was a good listener and answered all my questions.!we singles need to stick together and stand up against this company. anyone tell me if they had any similar experiences in itl toronto?

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! ijl is not a responsible firm when it comes to managing your personal information privacy! one redeeming quality is that the staff is always friendly. it was no longer just lunch, i had to commit an entire afternoon to this. (madison)wtmj radioz104 (madison)bbc americacnbccnndirecttvespnfox newsfox businessheadline newsinvestigation discoverymsnbcscience channeltlctru. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailarlene of brooklyn, nymarch 17, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi found sheri to be very helpful in providing an understanding of the ijl process as well as some key points about dating in general. i joined in 2008 through the greenville, sc franchise which has subsequently been closed and is now being managed by the same florida folks mentioned in others' complaints. after 4 months and not one match i ask how much the membership for just random dates. our end goal is always to see our clients find a healthy and happy long term relationship, but we cannot do this without your cooperation. a year later we married and have had 5 wonderful years together. but please whatever you do, stay away from this disaster of a service! when transferred to a supervisor named maritza at the company, i left messages on january 6 and 8, 2009. it's just lunch has an a+ rating with the bbb and 25 years of successful matches. (not sure how an interviewer can ferret out some of these lies, they are not esp professionals. she assured me there were a lot of matches and she understood why my first membership wasn't that successful. i almost felt bad when i got off of the call, which is not how a potential customer should be feeling. in over 18 years, it's just lunch has set up more than 2 million first dates, with many of them resulting in second dates. i will check back periodically and happily answer any questions. at the time, was super busy and did not have time to meet men and they coordinated my schedule well! i called and no one would take my calls from the new york office. it's embarrassing and really frustrating given how much money i paid. you only need the claim form, a brief description of what happened, and the acra biz profile you just printed out from the previous step. i'm not sure the personal touch on the match making is really there and despite calling to give feedback after every date, i still don't feel like we are getting any closer to finding the right matches. even if you think you are comfortable dating it's always good to get feedback. there is a lack of male members - to the extreme. but again, whoever he was two years ago and who he is now. to put it in plain english for those of you on the fence of joining ijl because you are lonely, know this: do not give your money away to pretty little liars who sugarcoat everything because it is all a façade. i tried making a reservation for the restaurant through open table and could not make one for that restaurant. i have embarked on the idea of dating again with low expectations regarding my own date-ability, as well as the quality of single men in my age group. i told her that i wasn't sure i was wanting to invest in this type of service just yet, and she ignored my statement and pushed for a phone interview the next day. the matches made were far less appealing than could be found on tinder any given night. that i would be give profiles of men who matched with me. after each date you are each asked to provide feedback. they have plenty of experience and have been super supportive. i can't say i'd be excited to call them again when/if i have money to burn. of course the catch 22 is that the less information, or incomplete information, that you provide might impact their ability to successfully match you. the 2 years i have been with this company i've had the worst dates ever! it's almost as if they reduced my many interests in a potential mate to someone who was "male and breathing. she promised to set me up with 2-3 dates a month. we look forward to continuing to work with you and get you out on great dates! once ijl discusses this with your match you will be contacted again with the details of the date (when and where). users haven’t asked any questions yet about its just lunch. one match mentioned he had been set up with the same woman twice (it didn't work out either time).  3 of the guys i was set up with were quite a bit younger than what i identified in my desired age range (which spans 12 years so it's not really narrow to start), which was fine in theory but became apparent quickly that we were in different stages of life and interests.  this time i called back and spoke with the manager/owner asking to be expunged from their system. however, if lunch dates don’t work for your schedule, a drink after work can be arranged. i like to have all of the facts before i make decisions, and i like to have time to think things through. if they were truly exceptional at matching people, they would stand behind their product like many of the elite match-makers found in nyc, chicago, la, etc. nice to know there is someone there to share advice and encouragement. i left them a message a few weeks ago ( and haven't heard anything back) that if they didn't get on the ball, they still owe me 5 more dates in the next 6 months, according to the "contract" that i signed, that they would be in breach of contract, and would owe me damages, etc.  it's just lunch is now the largest personalized matchmaking company with more than 100 locations worldwide.  my info request was acted on quickly, the staff was bubbly, personable, engaging, welcoming, everything you would want in a good salesperson. not to mention the place was very crowded and loud to begin with music blaring in my ears it was hard to get a conversation. join at your own risk and loss of your money. when i first read about ijl it looked so believable. picks a match for you, sets up the location, makes the reservation, coordinates the date and time. they match you with anyone of the opposite gender that meets your age requirement, but not the specific criteria you have for meeting a mate. i spoke with shelia, i made sure to ask if there was an even amount of men and women signing up for this service.  ijl minneapolis arranges dates for nearly 900 clients each month and we are very good at what we do! i was told that ijl is short on men - so they will take about anyone. she called again the next day, all excited to talk with me." she said she had more than that amount ready for me to meet. i told them that i was not satisfied and wanted a refund, but the manager refused and refused to allow me to speak to anyone above her. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemail." they were just waiting to meet me, all i had to do was pay ,700. i saw that as a plus,  even if the date was bad i got to try a new restaurant. i felt it was better to go ahead than to cancel at the last minute; i didn't want to be rude. same old story: few dates with highly incompatible gentlemen, lack of response from ijl personnel, refusal to provide a prorated refund despite the "contract". there will be a big outcry about this company before long and i want to warn everyone not to get involved with them because if you do, you stand to lose a lot of money only to get back trouble and grief. we did not have the same interests or anything in common. i asked why i never received notice or a phone call to that effect, and they said they don't do that. ijl would like you to rush through all calls, not listen during in feedback, because in essence you "work in matchmaking" but are not a matchmaker. he said he was on bed and not informed of the date with me from ijl that particular day. did a bit of digging around on the net and found many women - just like myself (in singapore, thailand, and usa) - who had been ripped off by ijl. they promise you sounds fabulous and promising, but at the end effect it turns out to be a pure scam and fraud. i'm trying to get my money back but i don't see that happening. i find it disturbing that in australia they source dates who not members because they cannot afford to pay to become members. (2) ijl staff distort bio-data about match's height when calling with match details. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailsusan of tulsa, okmarch 8, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingkim has been a terrific dating coach and she seems to have a natural ability to find compatible matches for you. moreover she confirmed firmly all of the men on their database were serious about relationships and nice gentlemen. the company makes their reservations for the dates through open table. i have met many quality professional's and its so not about money. if you ask her, she will tell you she grew up matchmaking! it was very useful to role play, and go over some areas i was unsure about. went into this thinking that i'm a career driven single mother and need help finding great men. "on hold" only means that you still pay them for the service that you do not receive, even at the initial term. she gave me the confidence i needed to go into my first date when that is set. he can not be on our lease by himself due to his credit situation so they will not take me off the lease. it has been comfortable because the introductee and me get along well. i almost felt bad when i got off of the call, which is not how a potential customer should be feeling. 28, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingalthough i have only been a member for a month, all my encounters with ijl have exceeded my expectations. i used a credit card to pay the monthly fees, so when no one from ijl answered my attempts to reach them, i contacted my credit card company. it is very important that you express yourself well and insist on the kind of match you look for. to those cosidering joining, i would ask the ijl representive how many male and/ or female members, and if you can get it, an age grouping to that gender category. following each date you are asked to contact ijl and give feedback. a different continental - australia, but it's just lunch is even more of a scam here., i am sorry to hear you went through this *censored* because this is exactly what has happened to me - worse actually - i signed up for their premiere executive search where i am looking for a specific nationality. 12/3/2014: per ijl's comment below, apparently my contact info was still in their system. first out of the office, then "vacation", finally after 3 weeks. so far, i have had 2 dates, got another one coming up. i would definitely recommended her and ijl to a few of my single girlfriends. would not be just random dates with people you don't match with. i called ijl and they informed me that my membership had expired. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaillauren of new york, nymarch 3, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingnice, friendly, thorough. i felt totally at ease talking with her and getting some good advice on what to expect on my first date! i spent a lot of money, well over 00 for a lservice i got little to no enjoyment out of.

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however, the date never showed up at all and i left a very important business meeting to meet with this potential date. even employees of ijl claim its a scam and fraud. i would recommend anybody to try this wonderful service and they will not be disappointed with the results they will be getting from here. i have removed your contact information from our database and i wish you the best of luck. is without doubt the worst dating experience i've ever had.. ijl accesses county divorce records and solicits newly divorced men for membership because they don't have enough quality potential male members who wish to participate in the service. i'm sure i can find a better way to spend more then ,400. i responded that as i had told her on the phone, i cancelled my membership and did not want to go on any other dates. We have matched thousands of single professionals worldwide & arranged over 2 million dates. when i spoke to their consultant, she asked what i was looking for in a match; i indicated i was looking for someone of my religious background or someone who was "spiritual but not religious". funny thing is the date the call had happened, i was vacationing in europe for 3 weeks! my credit card amex is of no help and not sure if i can go after them in small claims court. person i signed up with over the phone said most clients pay ,000/year and that i was getting a special valentines rate of 2,500from reading this blog - clearly they scammed me for higher than what mostpay. i think they just grab the closest match and that's who you will be meeting. out of these 25+ dates, i would say that only 2 were good looking. so far i have been happy with the process and if things work out for me i already have two friends that are very interested in the company and this process. is the letter i wrote to the business after my awful experience! each month for their 30,000 members, it's just lunch arranges, on average, 50,000 dates. you can use that money for travel or donate it to charity, which is better than supporting this kind of nasty service existing. when i went to ask this lady about performing as a ballerina, her face was in shock and awe with a laugh louder than the place we were at. they have too many women and not enough men, that is the issue, but really folks, there are alot of nut jobs out there, and they can only do so much to screen them out. this is a cash cow for the company and the employees are unprofessional and untrained.  i'm kind of ok with it--it sounds scary to get feedback! since i'd only been on two dates at that point in my life, i  was interested in improving . their response was ,it really doesn't matter because he is a great guy. a widow in her 40s in toronto - ha ha hai am so sorry and hurt by your tearful, sad, ponzy scheme by which this company its just lunch has taken your hard earned money. all great reminders because it has been a long time since i have been in the dating world. frankly, the women i met were mostly very nice, maybe not cindy crawford, but i'm not richard gere either. i directly asked her how much the different plans cost, and she directly avoided the question. after several conversations with a dating coordinator and two different meetings to "make sure" i was the type of guy they were looking for to set me up with several prospective "clients", i felt like things may be different. i told her that i wasn't sure i was wanting to invest in this type of service just yet, and she ignored my statement and pushed for a phone interview the next day.! in that encounter i realized that i was searching for the wrong woman. she is responsible for countless first dates that have led to long-term relationships, engagements, and marriages. shelia and i spoke about health and exercising and how important it is to me (it's not that important); i imagine whoever spoke with john, however long ago, got a feel for that with him as well.. were not what we had agreed upon were my search criteria).'ll be sure to give another update in a couple months!'s just lunch is a fraudulent company and a total scam! i would, at this point, recommend to a friend who is not comfortable with online dating. trust me when i say that if the bbb knew all the lies this place would have to be shut down. you can't just but your perfect dream girl or dream man. i would definitely expect to be setup with above average men if i paid that much money. immediately after this happened, i emailed 3 different people at the company and not one person emailed me back. take care of this cancellation request immediately and refund 0 to me.!i'm a single mom tired of asking the now 'age old' question .’s just lunch has been featured on many tv news shows, including abc and fox news. they come across as genuine in the beginning, but once you give them money, they leave you in the dust. 6 months passed when i called to see what was going on with my file.  the good: i am really pleased with the matches as they are all clearly looking for a relationship. in seeing john's pictures, i was unsure as to his ethnicity and didn't know he was middle-eastern until sheri said so, the day before the date. i have no doubt you're all doing the best you can going to work everyday, and i genuinely appreciate this. i had heard this from a few of the dates i went with its just not worth it they were just sued by a group of women in new york for the multiple lies they would tell them.. ijl does not match you with dates who meet your specific criteria. at the end of the date, you may choose to exchange contact information or make plans to get together again. when i told her that i had decided to not move forward just yet, she couldn't get off of the phone quick enough.  it does matter and you implied that was used for matches! shockingly intrusive sales tactics, unprofessional staff, and questionable privacy policies regarding personal information sharing and borderline harassment. years ago, i visited an unrelated high-end dating consultation company in boston once, but never signed up with them. this time i called back and spoke with the manager/owner asking to be expunged from their system. shame on you and shame on southwest for a poor choice in running there ad.'m meeting someone, who was provided me by nicole, for the 2nd time later today and i couldn't be happier. lo and behold, on my last date, they said she was a ballerina on the phone. ijl doesn't even show you a picture of the person you are about to go on a date with. they usually do their best on your 1st match as they're contractually obligated to refund you part of the fee if 1st date is unsatisfactory. this information will help them fine-tune your next date with a potential match. signed up with itl in march, and have specified what type of men i am looking for. if i am not free, i need to tell them and get this rescheduled. you simply need to give a confidential interview and supply a schedule of times when you are available, and then show up at the restaurant to enjoy the date. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailthumbs up if you found this page helpful2,128people found this page helpfulit's just lunch! we do not have a client named "annette k" out of this office, it is difficult to respond to this review.! i can totally understand why there is a class action lawsuit against ijl. i was set up with exactly the opposite kind of people i requested. turns out that ijl staff lied to them that i'm from their religious preference. as i mentioned, i had to attempt to cancel early on in order to get any dates lined up and they still were not able to set me up on 10 dates within a years time. once people realize they can easily get their money back through small claims ijl might think twice about treating their customers like human beings. although my dates weren't terrible, i truly am a professional and most of the men i went out with were far from that. was coerced into joining ijl by a lovely woman who promised she had the men of my dreams in her "file. and quite frankly the biggest mistake i have ever made. i was then switched to 6 different representatives within 2 months that kept blowing me off week after week. austin, texas is an unbelievably unprofessional service with unethical business practices. the ad said the ceo of the company was a harvard graduate. been with ijl for over 5 years and the directors are very helpful. let the it's just lunch staff do all of the work for you. i was told, it takes a long time and i need to patient, (while i continue to pay each month of course). both of us were outside the age range we had requested by several years. have used ijl, and i have to say i disagree, i met many great women through the service and almost married one. none of the qualities i was looking for has been apparent in my so called "matches. if you contact channel 6 they will do a story to expose them-please pass on! after you admitted to me that you had withheld specific expectations from your matchmaker, we found you new matches who fell well within that new criteria and you declined the opportunity to meet them. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailkaren of aviston, ilmarch 17, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingsherri at it's just lunch was very helpful to me during our face to face interview. i'm not sure if this company is still around since i stopped using them last year as they ripped me off for ,600. i am not even speaking about all restaurants' bills and hairdresser bills. and since ending my use of the service, i've gotten solicitation calls every 4 months like clockwork. i took the job because i thought i would help people and it would be fun.* said:also, 7a: disk-based backup targets don't work that way.  they only ask you check in within 24 hours of your date to give them feedback on how it went. the credit card company was able to refund 3 months worth of charges, but the nothing beyond 90 days. i wanted to let you know that i wasn't the only one.'t answer any questions, won't tell anyone anything, just interested in teaching us how to make the sale. i told her i didn't want to waster her time, but would look through my budget and see if i really wanted to commit to it. not only that, but i can't cancel eharmony, cause it says you don't get that option until they take 3 payments out of your account :(.  it's embarrassing and really frustrating given how much money i paid., i think it is clear why some of you that are complaining did not find a match. i think we all should get together and send the news channels after their ceo who is running this whole fraud show. i look forward to continue contacting her and staff for future advice and suggestions on a success journey of dating again! the way -- i'm having a sudden brain-loss as to who your co-host was for the singles thing at april & george a couple of years ago.

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but great things come to those who take a chance and do something different. every one sounded fantastic, until you went out on the date! my friend david stated that he could have dated almost every night of the week - on the other hand, the women he dated complained that they were lucky if they got one date a month. he is in another city, so maybe there's a difference in the way the various offices operate. the staff at these locations coordinate meetings for over 1,000 single clients, with most clients being in their 30s and 40s. they even make us take people engaged or married or living hundreds of miles away from our office. memberships can only be transferred within a geographic area (& even then you have to pay 0 transfer fee) - unfortunately the new city i'm moving to is outside my original geographic area - so no dates, no transfer & no refund for the remaining 4 months of my membership - what a ripoff! i spent well over 3,000 on my summer vacation and that lasted only one week. it is obvious that there is no one in the boise its just lunch data base who is suitable for me. i wasted 00 on what i though was a reputable company & a good investment for my future. recently caught my boyfriend of 18 months on a "ijl" date. i was not really satisfied with my first membership, and was leery of re-signing up after the matchmaker called because i was a former client. i felt extremely comfortable and i appreciate the advise and sincere will to guide me to a successful first date.  they have set me up on quite a few dates, more than i was expecting given that they told me the membership only guaranteed at least 16 dates. if you buy into the idea that some magic formula is going to match you up with your dream date, then you should go back to watching disney movies. and the fourth date was, again, with a woman who does not want children. i told the dating coordinator each time how these matches were not good and it seemed they didn't have anybody in my area for me and i wanted to quit. iin summary, stay away - they have exceptionally good saleswomen who promise the sky and deliver. all remaining monies will be refunded on a pro-rated basis, less a two hundred dollar (0. but that trust lead me to the most foolish mistake that i ever made and from there my nightmare dating started. she sent me an email the same day stating that she was placing my membership on hold. are arranged by it's just lunch to suit each person’s schedule. in three months, i was only matched up with two guys (which didn't really bother me, i figured i'd make up the other dates later on). it appears that if you are isngle and don't want to hook up at bars that these people think you are an easy mark - and apparently i was when i tried lifemates - i sure as hell am not going to give my money away again unless it is to a good charity. i got all sorts of hell for having an "abnormal" lifestyle for my age. my first date was with an unemployed man who was sleeping on his buddy's couch until he could find a job. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailpeggi of farmingville, nymarch 9, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi was pleased with my experience. she called and called, and made me feel like if i passed this up, i would be alone and lonely forever. summarize: stay away unless you have money to burn, your favorite past time is to go on average first dates, and you like the idea of a strange woman calling you up every three months to check if you're single or not. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailjane of springfield, pamarch 17, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingsheri accommodated calling me both on my cell phone and ft because i could not make our original appointment. not once was a date set up over lunch ever. he coursed me into working things out after the first issue and i trusted him. reading through the website and not seeing and detailed information about how the service works, or the cost, i decided to call in to get more information. she offered great advice and gently reminded me of dos and donts of first dates. i realize chemistry is a strange animal that cannot be predicted. i'm a very busy medical professional and had spent some time vacationing in europe and around the u. plus, every week they are informed of couples that met through it’s just lunch getting married. so if you are positive person, have right attitue, itl could be a way to speed things up for you. the 2nd date with with a short, bald, divorced man, the age of my father (i had specifically told them no to all of these qualities). that also means that we are as paid members to have to carry this risk with their service. she was very outgoing and answered all of my questions and gave me very good advice. they told me that they would give me critiques after the date. “the reality for singles, is that good things rarely come to those who wait. dating is a process, and it is essential that you be upfront with your matchmaker about your needs and expectations. there is a possibility that the information provided here is outdated or wrong, please check with the service directly for the most recent information.!It's just lunch was not at all what they sold themselves to be. they assured me that they had simply overlooked my criteria, and would do better in the future. i had to drive an hour and a half to two hours to meet my dates. name is on their data base so i get on and off calls with beautiful voice when i am ready to date a lovely girl. its a scam they took your money and rip you off, with lies and empty promises . just two days ago, i got a call from them. i will say this, though: we all want great looking people who like the same things we do..) fax it in with a copy of your nric card or passport (even foreigners can use this process to get money back from ijl singapore)5.  the basic plan is for 6 months and has no minimums or options. some of them literally just stared at me (no lie) and a couple who actually did engage in conversation i found out we really had nothing in common and were clearly not a good match. went into this thinking that i'm a career driven single mother and need help finding great men. instead, i received 5-6 matches, of which a significant portion had strong religious views that differed significantly from my own (i. if you think the bad reviews are only from un-datable people, think again. that would be one-half of ,100 (four of eight promised introductions) minus 0 =0. with the price i paid i was hand selected a pool of men that were not at all what i was looking for.  i don't think he's my soul mate, but he was everything they…. new cbs show scorpion riddled with errorsstephen j* said:wasn't planning on watching, now definitely won't. she promised to do so, apologizing for some of the phrasing used by past staff. it's a shame really, that there aren't more nicer comments made about ijl. so i just want to share my experience with anyone who might have the intention to join this service; this is my warning to you: do not trust them and avoid them if you dont want to have trouble and a nightmare dating experience - see my case below. but the main issue is that they lied from the beginning and have continued to lie. she ignored my request and pressed on "are you still single? once you run out of your allotted time, six months or a year, they charge you monthly. unfortunately, i should have checked reviews before i signed up. most of all, they were not in any way apologetic about any of this. in addition, i was promised a date with a certain person, which is what attracted me to their business. this information is then used to fine tune your next match (if needed). so, it means that if i go on with the interview later, then they will charge me?  we are committed and dedicated to providing you with quality matches and the highest level of customer service. i had to drive three hours to san francisco for an interview that lasted 5 minutes. i like southwest and they shouldn't partner with a company that not only takes peoples money but sets them up with such heartache and disappointment which can't be repaid and leaves people in a depress state of mind for sometime. it was inferred i was too picky and the men were wonderful. not once was a date set up over lunch ever. our most successful clients are optimistic, open minded and excited to meet great people., we have given you many options in regard to your membership and have done our very best to accommodate you. number of them also seem to live kind of far out. jen - i appreciate you taking the time to speak with me about your membership. one was still married with 3 small children and lived on an island with boat access only. :-) save your money and maintain your privacy, don't go with ijl! her commitment to success for her clients and her team is second to none. in 6 months, i had only been matched with 3 dates, and the staff members were not answering or returning my phone calls. if you were any other industry, you'd be investigated, cited and shut down/fined. and this is after he was late and used his phone at different points during the 'meal'. diane, aleisha and shiree have been so helpful and friendly. worked at it's just lunch (houston location) and this company is ran by unscrupulous individuals who pride themselves on duplicity and subterfuge. ladies who run ijl in dfw are nothing more than attractive ladies who will sugarcoat you to saying they have several people to your liking when in reality they don't. supposedly, there are a group of people who sit in a room and go over all the different profiles to match you up. i had to pay a big amount for this service only to be arranged to meet a man looking for fun! if you seen one of these ladies, you will see they are high maintenance and have absolutely no soul about them. oh and there are no background checks, no checks of any kind, ie the guy you're at lunch with may have a long criminal record or may be married or even on probation. each erroneous date, i called the morons at ijl to tell them what happened. anyone have a suggestion on how to recoup the money.  if you are a current client or if you have questions about it's just lunch, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at any time by calling our office. i get that it happens, but so far it's almost a 40% fail rate. they have records of all your dates and they will be bringing it on their side, so be honest. or when they may contact you again out of the blue to solicit you for their costly services again. this call was a follow up to see if i was still looking. one was a quadriplegic, another was blind,another had cerebral palsy. so to all ladies who are thinking of joining this company, i honestly tell u dont waste your hard earned money and your time in this scam.!:) i feel they did a nice job matching me because the dates before my boyfriend were all nice interesting men but we did not click as well.

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it has been six months and they introduced me to one person only..) after the judge rules in your favor, wait for the check. but i've noticed they no longer advertise in the georgia straight - probably for good reason. once i finally got her to tell me how much (then threw up in my mouth a little) i told her to go away, i'm not interested! i felt like i was scammed out of my money. she loves helping people find love and having a role in making dreams come true." otherwise, there was no indication that they spent any time coming up with good matches. this service had no idea of what i was looking for, after several conversations stating what i was in search of.***3) however, i intend to make sure that this does not continue to happen to me. actually i did not really want to join this service after my face to face meeting with one of their consultants due to so many complaints i found on the internet, however she kept calling to hunt and recruit me., but it is one of the items they list as part of the higher cost package. in the past year, i have had two dates - yes, two dates. toll freecredentials toll freecall now for more informationcall now for more informationoverall satisfaction rating4. surprisingly, in a matter of half a second, she was free to talk. reviews of Its Just Lunch "I've actually gotten a few private messages from people asking me for additional information on how my IJL experience is going, so I thought I would post an update now that I'm 3 months in. if they did that, it would have saved the woman and i a bunch of time..one simple word is you consider 'it's just lunch' just say no. when i received no response, a copy was sent on december 9, 2008. first of all, i was completely put at ease with shari & felt comfortable asking my questions on how to address my widow status on my upcoming dates. i would not be upset if even one of those dates had the potential of blossoming into something. joined ijl in july and have been trying for the last 5 months to get a refund. her experience, outgoing personality and passion for her work make her clients feel comfortable and confident working with her. i repeatedly told my coordinator what i was looking for, and i was constantly set up with men who did not meet my personality criteria. with the price i paid i was hand selected a pool of men that were not at all what i was looking for. time i hear one of ijl's ads on the radio, i want to yell "lie, lie, lie. it does matter and you implied that was used for matches! as for me, i know i am an attractive guy.  so far, i have nothing but wonderful things to say. used the ny dating service ijl in the fall of 2011 and into the beginning of 2012. i dont even understand what you are paying for to be honest? if you are doing research about the company, i and some others in australia have written about our horrible experience. my heart goes out to each and every one of you, a company that functions like this should not exist in any civilized society and i support your decisions to sue. they only meet with you once and somehow they "know" you. of the guys i was set up with were quite a bit younger than what i identified in my desired age range (which spans 12 years so it's not really narrow to start), which was fine in theory but became apparent quickly that we were in different stages of life and interests.  a couple times i wondered if they had to set the guy or me up with someone for a date, more than that they really thought we were a good match. the second date was with a christian woman who does not want kids. you bought a membership - moved to a different city - then tried to transfer that membership to your new location - beware! i was told at time of sign up that "they wouldn't even take my money unless they had 6 matches for me right now. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailalan of phillipsburg, njmarch 3, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratinggreat tips and ideas on how to approach my first date. when i complained they compromised and had my dates meet me halfway. the staff was always polite,only growing more distant as i became unhappy with the service.  furthermore, the office closes at 6pm, so you can't get a hold of anyone to help if your date is after that time, and the emergency number listed doesn't work (or didn't at least the last time i tried to use it). after i got involved with them i did my research; i should have first do a detailed research about the company. i even asked, "why did you set me up with her! when calling my credit card company, the representative told me that she has had many complaints about this company and that they should be sued and out of business. the information used in the interview helps determine your best match from those available. while 00 is a lot of money - it's not really about that, it's about the dishonesty. i must say when i first googled finding single men in toronto canada and came across ijl i called almost right away expecting it to cost a few hundred but they quoted a 'promotion' till oct 31 at 0 off bringing the price down from ,300 to ,800 plus hst! unfortunately, she moved on and i got another new dating coordinator. having a real person pick my dates did not prove effective. 12/3/2014: per ijl's comment below, apparently my contact info was still in their system.) anyway, i appreciate all of these reviews and it's too late to get my money back, but when i start dating again i plan on going in to the office and making my needs clear and reintroducing myself to these people. are just another employee at ijl posting fake reviews to offset the 1,000's of really bad reviews. everyone is so encouraging and they truly care about your success. you will find it's just lunch locations in the united states, canada, europe, asia, caribbean and australia. she said she wasn't going to charge me anymore until they had more matches in my area. it says "refund" as the reason on the check stub.  the staff calls me multiple times to remind me of my upcoming dates; i wonder why they also don't confirm with the restaurant the day of on the reservation. i wish canadian women and men would be more firm and file a class lawsuit in canada (like the clients did in america); i can assure you that all what is said above in those articles totally applies to me . there is no need for us to pay 5 to go out with someone. i explained i was contacted over 3 months ago and i have not been on a date yet. maintain confidentiality, photos, last names and other contact information are never given out to potential matches. but i am only being matched up with people because they are in my age range. ijl seems to think they have its clients/me by the cajones in keeping our money hijacked. i too, would hope that those thinking of trying it's just lunch would seriously research all of the complaints from dissatisfied clients. i'm from ireland and feel such a fool i have the same complaints as most of you above there must be some way of shutting this place down. a friend of my had suggested for me to looking this company to find my perfect man but after reading all these negative reviews, i think that i will keep my money. but, they also sheepishly told me they'd lied at their interview because they were afraid they'd be turned down. once i finally got her to tell me how much (then threw up in my mouth a little) i told her to go away, i'm not interested! i felt my director was really interested in my feedback, i think they did try. however "management" is stubborn, blind, unprofessional, uneducated, with the business acumen of a 7 year old. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailkathy of dallas, txfeb. if my date said i was doing something wrong or annoying just lunch said they would pass that information on to me. a link to your phone so you can quickly get directions, see photos, and read reviews on the go! i really was kind of doubtful too as i saw ads in local mags and then while traveling saw an ad, with the same people's pics. even worse, the last three times they've contacted me i've told them i'm seeing someone (to which they respond "well, is it serious? it finally got to the point in these dates that i think the dating coordinator realized the dates were actually quite awful. the entire date felt like they were trying to just appease me with the location of the date, not actually setting me up with someone i had a connection with. her friends sent her out on blind dates, she tried personal ads, contemplated the internet and dating services, but she wasn't comfortable with any of these options. you've paid & signed up, the staff will say anything to convince you to meet with their proposed matches.! she was very knowledgeable and completely understood me and my needs! she believes that being strategic and taking calculated risk is the key to success both in dating, and in life. feel bad for all of the people who were scammed out of their money by this company but i will say to all of you, thank you! just lunch (ijl) singapore - a professional scam in singapore. wow, i thought i was going to have quite the social whirl in the next few months. i requested that they reinstate my membership and they hung up on me. calculate the overall star rating using only reviews that our automated software currently recommends. i told her i didn't want to waster her time, but would look through my budget and see if i really wanted to commit to it. there are reasons they shouldn't have taken him on as a client (and reflects i should have dropped him as a boyfriend). if you are over 50 and live in phoenix, do not expect to get your monies worth. and at the end of the date, he seemed like he couldn't get away fast enough. my favorite restaurants are the canyon cafe, the grotto, and tommy's patio. it's an over-priced below-average service that does not deliver what it promises.  this creates some panic as i don't have my date's contact info or even know what they look like, so it leaves me in the awkward position of trying to figure out who my date is or admitting to the staff that i'm meeting someone from a dating service and to help me find him. ***for ,500, i expect ijl to realize they don't need my money that badly, which certainly will take more than ,500 in "damage control" marketing funds to un-do. recent2017 march2005 june2005 may2005 april2005 march2005 february2005 january2004 december2004 november2004 october2004 september2004 august2004 july., but it is one of the items they list as part of the higher cost package. there were very few good looking women, and the ones that were good looking, couldn't hold a conversation or didn't have the same likes/dislikes as i. if you are lucky enough to meet nice guy or you are in bad luck, you may have a bad date like a man that never shows up or late or misbehaves! bottom line: protect your personal information and do not trust ijl with it, save your money, and if you see someone that strikes you as the person you would like to go out with, simply pay that person a nice simple compliment to get the conversation started (you don't even have to smile when doing so if you are a shy person, that's okay) and you will be amazed at what you can do on your own! the result was that the last three calls have been more frequent.  basic for ,400 and executive for ,700 (sounds like they always have some kind of promo going on that saves a couple hundred dollars). again i complained about the drive time and they set me up with a young man in rochester. we talked about the first date and what to wear and say. i also find it interesting that everytime i call there is a completely different roster of employees.

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i did meet one good person through the service, but it is mostly a money-making scam. also, women with bitterness and self esteem issues won't fly either. rebecca - i'm sorry to hear of your experience - i can assure you that when you decide to pursue…. take it from me, take your money and go to a casino. whatever is there i am 150% sure is made up by ijl media center and is fake. wish to cancel my membership under the provision in the contract that states, . in speaking to john, he said his membership had been expired for closer to two years! they told me they were going to cancel his membership as when he signed their agreement, he was agreeing he was single. they also said i would be going to a bunch of different restaurants. the finance company they are with will have a death grip on your finances., a self-described ‘hopeless romantic’ and veteran matchmaker, has been responsible for many relationships and marriages over her years in the dating industry. the itl i signed up is in toronto, #8 king st. overall, this was a waste of money that i wouldn't recommend to anyone. want to add my voice to the list of complaints about it's just lunch. had hoped that it was just a few bad franchisees, but nobody would buy an ijl franchise — given how disreputable it is — unless they were slimy as well. even worse, the last three times they've contacted me i've told them i'm seeing someone (to which they respond "well, is it serious? she promised to set me up with 2-3 dates a month. i would tell anyone who is thinking of joining save your money! knew she had found her perfect match with it’s just lunch more than a decade ago. i did not pay the ridiculous fees involved with this scam of a service, however i discovered that my boyfriend that i live with is a member of its just lunch and has been going on 1 to 2 dates per month the entire length of our relationship. they blatantly lie, and encourage you to lie to get a decent paycheck, and therefore deserves to be sued.  so far, i have nothing but wonderful things to say. too bad- the concept it great- but in the end- just another company screwing their customers. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailstephanie of milford, ctmarch 18, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingpositive interview experience. please let me know if i can do anything to help get this singles community going if you should decide to go that route. which is possibly the least classy response) and to remove me from their list/database. i didn't think this should be too difficult for them. suite 201hallandale, florida 33009november 18, 2008re: membershipit has been about three and one-half months since i first joined its just lunch.. they told me that they would give me critiques after the date. and ijl web pages do not allow the clients to post their feedback and experiences with ijl service directors ( rather pushy sales reps) directly. now, a month later he is going on more dates. i am not a spring chicken anymore, and really looking forward to a relationship that will lead to marriage. i'm so pissed that ijl is getting away with "stealing" everyone's money! i registered with them in december of 2008 and paid them 00. is basically the same as a dating service from the ninety's called together. there aren't enough words to say how awful this place is..in fact, already have 2 dates lined up without the service! when i raised my concerns regarding my doubts she gave me such confidence and assured me that their database had more than enough suitable matches for my requirements. that ,600 for 6 dates that aren't even available or married or just too old. we are in a lease together for another year and he refuses to leave. let's all work together and get our money back and put ijl out of business! staff members will find out what has and has not worked for you in past relationships. once you sign the contract with ijl, you have been hooked. i asked if he had seen my profile and they said no. finding herself suddenly single, she began the tedious search to meet "normal", well-educated professionals. i am a professional african american in washington, dc - chocolate city! she just knew how to play on a womans psychology so well, her face just looked so sympathetic, trustworthy and she seemed to be a professional match marker. i "heard" it was expensive but 00+ having to pay for all of the dates is crazy! about 4 months ago, which was about 4 months short of a year after i cancelled my membership in writing, i got a call from and ijl rep who was attempting to get me to go on another date., we welcome clients every week who have inquired in the past but felt it wasn't the right time until now. i called ijl to tell them we live together and that he is in what i thought was a serious relationship. suit was by people who didn't get what they dreamed of, a knight on a white horse, who had tons of money and was handsome, and picked them out of all the tons of hot women in nyc, that's life, its not fair, but don't blame them." to say that there's a disconnect between what ijl promises and what they deliver is a total and complete understatement..) first go to this link and pay to download the acra business profile for ijl singapore (copy/paste to your browser): https://www. i again asked them to take my number out of my system. stay away from this company, no matter what your relationship status is. ijl lacks a true understanding of the psychology of dating, fail-proof tricks of the dating trade to match compatible people, and the sophistication of a legitimate match-making service to attract quality members. since i'd only been on two dates at that point in my life, i was interested in improving ..hard sales tactics, no dates; when you complain they ignore you in the hopes you will either give up, move away, or let enough time lapse that it's too late to take them to singapore courts tribunal.  i'm actually back online because i haven't been wow-ed by the results. ijl staff will be determining what you are looking for in a potential partner. the first date was okay, but immediately after that, i was totally ignored by the company.! i'm so glad i decided to do some research on this company before considering joining. signed up with the company because i was told that i would have 4 dates within 4 months and that i would be working with one representative that would help me with the entire process. you add video coverage to the post-date feedback, you've got an excellent non-blind version of "blind date". i usually do not write complaints or rate services, but i am hoping to save someone from the ordeal that i went through. the end, i wish that this does not happens to any one else out there. he didn't even want to be at the restaurant your service chose and made me feel quite uncomfortable. i was not really satisfied with my first membership, and was leery of  re-signing up after the matchmaker called because i was a former client., the fact that their office door is locked, the founder's name is mysteriously not included on the website, and i couldn't meet anyone when i dropped by their office to "check out the operation and ask some presales questions," is enough information for me., i understand, this service cannot guarantee love or even chemistry. i was so sure and convinced that it will be legitimate dating services. i am approaching the one year mark and they have arranged 2 dates. i joined a class action law suit and ended up getting 13 cents back, after lawyers sucked off everything else. keep your money and go shopping, you will have a far better night!) well the upshot of this is, that really, no one can do for you what natural meeting up and noticing someone randomly does. my experience with them echo all of the negative things that i have been reading. he was not interested with the service any more but he was rejected for a refund from ijl. have just filed a complaint with the better business bureau of boise, idaho.'s what i did to get my refund with it's just lunch singapore (ijl singapore) step a - stop all communication with ijl people by phone.. ijl offers no refunds because they know they don't offer a quality service. one "match" actually sent me half naked pictures of himself the following day so i wouldn't forget what he looked like. it could have been anyone, and two of them were complete headcases.* dissatisfied with ijl* ijl did not meet any of my requirements* ijl has not met my request for a full refund* based on these other posts, it seems that its time for a class action suit. there are better ways to meet people for less money! so they show me a profile of a guy with zero information about him. The good: I am really…We believe the best way to get to know someone is face-to-face. she said yes, for the most part, it is equal. news, usa today and the washington post, the oprah winfrey show, npr, and the chicago sun times. my experience with the dates is the same as previous reviewers have noted. it’s a no pressure, relaxed setting where you can actually talk face-to-face. interest, age , and even the request of not dating someone with children was totally ignored. i enjoyed dating the ladies and they are so much fun to be with. as a 43 year old, i was charged 00 plus for 5 dates! we meet with each client in person and customize their search based on the feedback they provide after every date. (1) i've met with matches with strong preference to meet singles of specific religion. signed up with elove, which is no longer in business and now they have turned their clients over to ijl. but what i experienced made this whole thing a huge disappointment. most of the people i dealt with at the company were not local, they were from florida. if i do not receive a full client refund, i will be contacting ijl's local news agencies, the bbb, and posting more truth-exposing reviews as a current ijl client. the result was that the last three calls have been more frequent..one simple word is you consider 'it's just lunch' just say no. as soon as i paid, i never heard from her again. likely ijl just picked up any random man who was available to date with me! if anyone knows of a class action lawsuit or has any idea of a way that this can be brought to a public forum who will take notice count me in.

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you're reading this, you might assume i'm an ugly, uninteresting person, and you'll be different. well, that never happened, and every date i had was after work.. having a person involved with picking my date, a human touch, seemed to me at the time more effective than a computer. i do not know how much more clear i can be, and i actually feel like i am being nice since i am not trying to hide or impart any empty lawsuit threats that i am not yet committed to pursuing. it all begins with our milwaukee matchmakers getting to know you and shooting for fireworks with every hand-selected match we make. dating is a numbers game and it's just lunch did provide me nice matches before me and dan clicked! it's a hoax and no better than the dating sites. addition, i have left voice messages for the person in charge of boise members at 208-429-1399 on december 30, 2008 and january 8, 2009. i'm assuming then, that there must be some very pleased members. they also charged my credit card before i signed their agreement, thankfully, which allows me to get a chargeback. the people i dealt with were unprofessional, did not listen to my preferences or complaints, and were dishonest about the dating pool in my area. the entire date felt like they were trying to just appease me with the location of the date, not actually setting me up with someone i had a connection with. they will also be asking you what has worked for you in the past. canadaalaska airlinesamerican waydeltasouthwest airlinesunited airlineswestjetbingfacebookgoogleyahooreferralsingles eventword of moutharticle in airline magazinearticle in newspaper or magazine106. rebecca - i'm sorry to hear of your experience - i can assure you that when you decide to pursue a membership with us you'll be met with nothing but great interactions with our staff and fun, quality dates. i love the concept, but for the price i paid it's not working out the way i had hoped. she has a simple vision: to connect two people who would never have the opportunity to meet on their own. unfortunately they cannot be trusted and you have no idea what your personal information is really being used for. then you pulled someone who hasn't been a part of this program in two years just to fulfill your part of the contract. for me, they misrepresented the volume of dates from the get-go. our training was a week long, and it was about closing the sale.'m sorry to hear all these horror stories but would like to say thank you all for your comments and reviews cause now i won't get scammed or always wonder 'what if. suffice it to say that i wholeheartedly recommend spending your money on anything other than ijl." not quite sure what a good match is in there eyes. so i'm paying for a service, i'm paying for childcare,and i'm paying for a night out. their contract calls for a refund, but they refuse to honor it. am sure you and the ijl employees are nice, funny, smart people, and if i knew you on a personal level, i'm sure i'd dig your large personalities and kinship (seriously). i saw that as a plus, even if the date was bad i got to try a new restaurant. san diego as an example, the city has two it's just lunch locations which are very successful. doing your research to determine if dating through ijl is a good fit for you personally, it is important to note that we've worked with thousands of clients over the years and enjoy hearing success stories on a daily basis. she said sometimes you might contact someone who's membership has just expired, but that was rare as there were enough people to potentially pair from. one person was down right rude when i complained about the lack of service. her dating tips were very helpful as well as her suggestions on how to move forward into dating! once i started meeting them halfway we only went to one restaurant. here to receive emails on the latest in dating tips and promotional offers from it’s just lunch!  i like doing things in the city and being active and social; i'm just not interested in being 45+ minutes from the city nor commuting 45 mins to an hour to see the person i'm dating on a routine basis (that one might be too picky, but it's what i'm feeling right now). in an interesting twist of fate, i received a check in the mail for 0 from ijl two days ago. how pathetic of you, melissa, jessica, susanne, lindsay and your ilk. i had informed them many times i do not want to go on a date with somebody that far away nor do i want to date a person with children.  i get that it happens, but so far it's almost a 40% fail rate. told them i was going to get a lawyer or call the press and the girl laughed.'ve actually gotten a few private messages from people asking me for additional information on how my ijl experience is going, so i thought i would post an update now that i'm 3 months in. and quite frankly the biggest mistake i have ever made. they then will discuss your schedule to find out when a good time is for you to go on a date. i have been to singles events and the vast majority of women are extremely short short (4'11-5'1), unattractive and usually chubby or flat out borderline obese. you might even try the old-fashioned idea of telling all your family and friends that you are open to new relationship possibilities and trust their judgment in setting you up. my dating director was super nice and really listened to what i wanted. just lunch matched me up with a woman that was a very bad match for my requested profile. can't speak to how the actual dating goes, but i was very disappointed with interactions i had with a senior level staff person. ***for ,500 i expect respect for my money as well as myself, and integrity. it was outrageously expensive and they didn't even give me the number of dates they promised. in my case i live in a highly populated area. i will not only be reporting ijl to the bbb, i will continue to post absolutely 100% truthful online reviews that exposes ijl for what it is. went through two dates that were arranged by them and both turned out to be ridiculous, lousy and waste of time dates! i did not go into this date thinking it was going to be the best thing in my life and we were going to run off and get married. while this service might suit some single people and you might find they are successful in matching you up, you are also placing yourself at risk when providing your personal information and photographs to ijl. much of the "i have someone great for you" or "we have some great new ladies" or "i was thinking about you and think i came up with the perfect match" that they say are clearly just phrases on cue cards. it was good to think about a few situations beforehand to better prepare for a situation. but after going on first 3 dates i have learned that the matches dont come even close to meeting my criteria, so i realized that its just lunch does not necessarily live up to its exclusive image. met with the regional director at houston for about an hour to find out more about what i was i looking for and what they had to offer. please refund my ,500 by sept 30, 2014, and i will no longer be ijl's client nor act as if i was still (an unhappy, indignant) one on mission to save others from getting scammed out of their money. she asked questions that helped me to think more about my choices in clothing and conversation on that first date. we do not have a client named "annette k" out of this office, it is difficult to respond to this…., as an ex paid member of ijl in singapore, and on behalf of all members who were victims of this nasty service i would like to thank the owner who established this lousy service., i will call them that please take my name of off their data bases. reassured any anxieties i had, as this is a totally new experience. one would think that was an important detail that was overlooked when setting him up with me.  3 of my 8 experiences the restaurant said they didn't have a reservation for me when i showed up. reading through the website and not seeing and detailed information about how the service works, or the cost, i decided to call in to get more information. i look forward to seeing how things play out and being introduce to another woman with similar interests. and not to day they were not nice but not at all what i was looking for. i finally met a guy while looking into the window of my local meat market; he was inside buying pork chops. i can't say i'd be excited to call them again when/if i have money to burn. the staff person i talked to was so kind, bubbly, and encouraging. she genuinely cares and values each client, and thrives off hearing their success stories. is there a class action law suit pending that they are trying to minimize by refunding people over a year later? this matchmaking service takes the offline or traditional bricks-and-mortar approach for matching people, offering physical office locations you can visit. the first was with an uninterested guy, who acted like he was being paid to be there (i think he might be their 1st date guy, because he was cute). i had my assistant call from her cell phone immediately after i was told my contact was unavailable. i was one of the lucky ones as i got part of my money back, but many more didn't and the company is still operating to this day. when i asked in front of the judge so why at the consulting meeting, did the consultant not tell me the truth that i have to take risks when i joined the service and be frank with me by telling me that my date might be late or not turn up or might be looking for fun!  part of why i joined ijl was serious annoyance with the flakiness, difficulty actually meeting people in real life, and obvious focus of hooking up versus actually dating that i was finding in the online dating world. after 4 months and 4 matches, i am more dissatisfied this time. someone called me the other day thinking i was a former client. some of the men are decent, but others are unbelievably rude, unsophisticated, and even unemployed (ironic for a dating service for professional people). they also said i would be going to a bunch of different restaurants. however, i did spell it out in very simple english what my heart's desire for the type of woman i desired to be around with. had an excellent experience with it's just lunch in fort lauderdale and met my now live-in boyfriend through them and we just got engaged! representatives solicited me for years promising to provide a dating service and that there were several matched that fit my criteria. the same tricks that are used on clients are essentially used on employees, hence the extraordinary high turnover rate with the exception of the the most dubious one, the regional director. i trusted them to show me their best singles in dallas when all they did was show me duds. typical member in the united states will pay ,000 or more. it has also been written about in a number of newspapers and magazines. my contract stated i would be set up on 10 dates within that year and was only set up with 7. a coach did not contact me until 2 weeks before my membership ended. if you are considering signing up, know that you will not see a picture of the individual they are setting you up with and you will be given very little information on the person.  in the minneapolis area alone, we arrange dates for nearly 900 clients every single month! the staff calls me multiple times to remind me of my upcoming dates; i wonder why they also don't confirm with the restaurant the day of on the reservation. let ijl know and even sent them a copy of the email he sent to me that very day and how he was "going to his grandmother's nursing home" and to meet him later in the evening and how he "loved" me. am going to file a claim in small claims court against them to get all of my money back. “never settle when it comes to matters of the heart” and when it comes to our clients, she never does. would you even post a bad review about your personal life. i finally got her on the phone today and repeated that i didn't know how she got my number (i assume it was mined from the other consultation), but that i wasn't interested and to please stop calling., i wanted to add that i have never had a feedback session. the whole attraction of ijl for me was that lunch was a limited time period, and you could enjoy meeting different people without making a huge time commitment.

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the staff was always polite,only growing more distant as i became unhappy with the service. she was rude, and very vocal about her disappointment in me as a potential client. as we discussed, if you ever find yourself living in the twin cities area give me a call, we'd love to work with you again! summarize: stay away unless you have money to burn, your favorite past time is to go on average first dates, and you like the idea of a strange woman calling you up every three months to check if you're single or not. ijl has been more of an annoyance than anything else. but to the other optimistic women out there - just be careful. and each successive date was progressively worse, as if the staff was going in the opposite direction of my feedback. i suggest, someone, like an attorney, honest in himself, take all the cases in his hand and fight for your valuable money. i will surely save many people from throwing ,500 out the window.   the matches made were far less appealing than could be found on tinder any given night. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailpamela of gastonia, ncmarch 1, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingmy initial coaching was very helpful. i am sure if you were in my shoes at that time and heard those words, you would understand how bad i felt. joined the one in ny and it was/is the biggest mistake of my life. like i've said i've never done this before so it feels good to have someone looking out for me.! my dog could have matched me up better with someone i'd be interested in.  i love the concept, but for the price i paid it's not working out the way i had hoped. then, i was scheduled for a second date (almost 2 months later). after the 1st date, it goes downhill if there are any dates at all. here is the latest of *many* emails: "i have been home for 6+ weeks and didn't hear a peep from ijl about a single date, my schedule or what you're doing to rectify this miserable situation. the picture given for the match was terrible and when i asked for more or a better picture i was told no. i found out later i could have gone through a san jose office which is 30 minutes from where i live. so, they are no less in the dark than we are when we meet a guy in a grocery store! depending on your location, it's just lunch will guarantee between 12 and 14 dates. their response was to never call me again with another match. i mention that because jen r mentioned it in her review, and i wanted to confirm i've had a similar experience. college football 2013: week 10 previewken said:update: bryan underwood is out with an injury.” there is nothing sara loves more than helping people achieve their goals and dreams. you, thank you and thank you to you all for posting your tearful stories and sadness that this company took all your hard earned money. if ijl was my business, i'd long be reported to the bbb for lack of service deliverables, and i'd be preparing for a serious lawsuit. i was totally blown off (once again) and there was no apology. it was my first time hiring someone to work with me, it was a pleasant experience, seemed really concerned in getting everything about me to get the appropriate match. not only do i despise this business tactic, it would not work in any other industry and it won't work here. i directly asked her how much the different plans cost, and she directly avoided the question. i was told, it takes a long time and i need to patient, (while i continue to pay each month of course). after 4 months and 4 matches, i am more dissatisfied this time. brown, whose pix is on almost all of ijl internet sites of north america and europe, works in all these office? everyone i spoke to was very professional and answered all my questions thoroughly.! dealing with this company is very frustrating, time consuming and more importantly, stressful. have been on four dates, but three of them were totally worthless. having a person involved with picking my date, a human touch, seemed to me at the time more effective than a computer.. i lived in a small town at the time so i didn't believe there'd be a lot of dates there. they told me that i was not entitled to a refund for the months that they did not meet their contractual agreement, and that they would just have me go on additional dates. started in 1991 in chicago, it's just lunch has grown to include locations across the globe. feel free to post here if you need more help.! many times at the dates i would pay the full bill just to get out of there. founded in 1991 in chicago, it's just lunch has over 100 locations worldwide with thousands of clients across the country and internationally. we are experts at helping real people who want real relationships meet each other in the most effective way possible: face to face. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailrosalind of camarillo, cafeb. this creates some panic as i don't have my date's contact info or even know what they look like, so it leaves me in the awkward position of trying to figure out who my date is or admitting to the staff that i'm meeting someone from a dating service and to help me find him. following letter was sent to its just lunch on november 18, 2008.* said:guys and women,amost everybody seems to be scammed by this company. trust is our top concern, so businesses can't pay to alter or remove their reviews. she got angry that i "wasted" her time without even bothering to sign a contract. do not sign up or pay this company any amount of money. eric - dating is a process and our matchmakers take all of your preferences into account when…. i called the "main office" in california, and no one ever returned those calls either.  i was a bit worried that i would only get the minimum number of dates, but they have already scheduled me to meet 3 different guys in the first 3 weeks of being a member. :) ann marie is very organized and is good about following up with you if necessary---she makes sure nothing slips through the cracks and that you have all the information you need before you meet your matches. the woman who are making the matches have no education on what makes a "match".! to be set up with a bunch of people you could easily just grab off of the street? just a fair warning to those of you wanting to join. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaildana of knoxville, tnmarch 11, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingfor the cost of it's just lunch, it is not worth it. you might as well go out on the street and throw money in the air and you'll meet nicer people. i love the aspect of this company but customer service and loyality is what should be number one. my initial conversation with sheila, she asked me about ethnicity and i was honest in saying i want a caucasian man. combine that with a hand-selected match by a professional matchmaker and you have improved your chances at dating success. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailkristin of zephyrhills, flmarch 17, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingso far this process has been great. several dates (10) that i went on said they hated the service as well and they weren't listening to what they wanted. i went on a date with john on august 28th and it was a waste of time and money. there was no follow up with the company until i asked for a refund of my money. i've expressed this to ijl and i'm sure it's something you already know as well. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailsusan of naples, flmarch 10, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingmy facetime interview with sheri went very well! i am confident that i'm in great hands with all this positive energy swirling around, and i genuinely believe sheri and jazz love what they do.'s just  lunch was not at all what they sold themselves to be. thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and go over the process used by it's just lunch. there has been no throught put into whether i had anything in common with these men. first off they will take anyone that has the money, even if they aren't "professional".. so, in conclusion, if you are considering this service, take my advice and don't waste your money. i am sure they will come up with a date right before my membership expires and try to talk me into extending my membership. when i signed up last time i immediately got all these matches, which neither responded nor dropped me as an interest. business has been claimed by the owner or a representative. this man was a long-term client of ijl because they continued to give him a greatly discounted membership to continue with the service. than ,600 for 6 dates that aren't even available or married or just too old. wanted to let everyone know about this dating service that i recently was a part of and why not to sign up for it. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaildavid of lewis center, ohmarch 8, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingso far, i have only been introduced to 1 woman. i do not believe they ever made a reservation at that location.  i mention that because jen r mentioned it in her review, and i wanted to confirm i've had a similar experience.  no clue what ongoing service costs after the membership expires. just starting to wonder if itl is a scam, because all both dates seem very interested, text me the same nite, but the next day or two, when i texted back, no more responses.  we work with single business professionals to hand select their matches and arrange quality first dates for for lunch or drinks after work. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailbeverly of peeples valley, azmarch 6, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction rating15-20 minutes is a short time to sort out all that can occur in the dating world, but was helpful to know someone has your back for questions.=mybizfile-shop-cart&version=&s=926cf361e94397c4969b52f67ddb&d=&at=out&isnew=true&reload=true&an=pp012. keep all your emails and make a clear case that they knowingly were dishonest about a database they made promises about but did not have. she told me that i was a doll, and had several guys she could already see me with. a match has been made a representative will get in contact with you to discuss your match (only first names are given)..There are five easy steps:You schedule a discreet, confidential interview with an it's just lunch matchmaking representative. they have asked me for the same information several times and i had to resign the contract several times because of errors they made in drafting it. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailbonnie of scottsdale, azmarch 3, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingtalking with sheri was like having coffee with your best girlfriend. it's an honor to have them take me on as a client. i will not be utilizing this service for myself ever again. the other was an aging hippie living on a commune who wanted a wife to live on the commune with him. in total, i was out 0, a lot less than some others, but only because i got my credit card company involved, so i recommend that. you would think that she, being the one who "knows" you, would do her best to advise or help in any way possible. do i know i can trust these reviews about it's just lunch? they assured me there were "plenty of women" who are christian (my number 1 requirement) and who want kids (number 2 requirement) who would be interested in dating me.

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furthermore, the office closes at 6pm, so you can't get a hold of anyone to help if your date is after that time, and the emergency number listed doesn't work (or didn't at least the last time i tried to use it). i live in a major city and 95% of the dates they had chosen for me live atleast 2+ hours away.! i thought she was very upbeat about the whole matchmaking and dating.’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. jen - i appreciate you taking the time to speak with me about your membership. it took3 phone calls, where the hard sell was turned on. but - for the women out there thinking about trying the program - ask yourself who they really are helping by introducing you to guys like this despite knowing his current life? it's true what people are saying: the person you interview with is not the person who matches you, and that's not fair..you could do that online for much less than 00 + all the food and drinks that you have to spend when you go on these dates. this company just wants clients to sign up, take their money and after one initial date they blow you off. that said, when i had this service, i saw no improvement in their ability to match me with someone i had mutual interest in. once i started meeting them halfway we only went to one restaurant. i'm just now living a similar experience with ijl in dc..) if they don't send the check, you need to start enforcement proceedings. not worth the money, the waste of time,or the lies. i told the coordinator of like to speak to this person and it's been over a month with no call from her. so i'm paying for a service, i'm paying for childcare,and i'm paying for a night out. much of the "i have someone great for you" or "we have some great new ladies" or "i was thinking about you and think i came up with the perfect match" that they say are clearly just phrases on cue cards. i thought that too when i read reviews, before signing up (about other people/bad reviews). than the first date, which i actually enjoyed being around someone of the caliber i desired, i never met another woman who was anywhere close to what i was looking for. start with the fact that they don't tell you when signing up that "no one wants to have lunch," so your dates will be in the evening.. i lived in a small town at the time so i didn't believe there'd be a lot of dates there. i had more confidence after talking to sherri that all would be fine. i stopped participated as it was clear my year would be up way before i'd get to 14 dates. the first date they set me up with a jewish woman whose children are grown.  she promised to do so, apologizing for some of the phrasing used by past staff. they have a locked door to their office, and were freaked out when i pleasantly stuck my head in after a meeting a few blocks away, for one reason — because they need security to keep angry customers away when they refuse a refund. she did a very good job in creating a very professional scam dating agency! worked in the hallandale beach, fl office for a very short tme, however long enough to see that the people-generally 25 year old women have no experience or education in what makes a good match. i know i won't get my money back, but i will continue to spread the word of their incompetence. they never paid any attention to what i had asked for and would continue to set me up with men with children who lived 2+ hours away. clearly dissatisfied, i asked for a refund and am being met with silence.'s just lunch was founded 23 years ago in chicago by a woman whose engagement was called off. of new york, nymarch 18, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingjust signed up with ijl - so far so good!  well fast forward 4, 5, 6 years and i'm still getting calls "hi, it's jen from ijl. she has a huge heart and a gift for connecting with people from all walks of life. it took sometime to bring my case to the small claim tribunal which was found inconclusive, after that i was determined to bring them to the singapore subordinate court. she truly cares about each of her clients and loves learn what makes them unique, and ultimately, who will be a great match for them. it was also stated in my contract that i would have a session with a dating coach 6 months into my membership. so this was another option other than the online dating scene. take yourself on vacation or throw it out the window. they clearly lie not only to you but make up some interesting stuff to sell you these dates. and not to day they were not nice but not at all what i was looking for.» the best way to get to know someone is face to face.! and that was without them saying anything about the 0 interview fee which makes sense cause the girl i talked to asked very random easy questions and wouldnt even do the short over the phone interview until i made a payment. i did indeed meet with one date, but it was not the person i was promised. i'm happy to hear you've found someone and are in a relationship! i told two separate people what i wanted and it seems as though no one paid any attention to me. if we all work together there has got to be something we can do to bring restitution. i agreed to meet all my dates in rochester, a 30 minute drive for me.  i don't think he's my soul mate, but he was everything they described and i enjoyed the 2 hours we spent chatting over dinner and drinks-- that has not been my experience in dating the past few years. keep your money and go shopping, you will have a far better night! i had to call and complain to get matched, and felt i was matched on age and with hard to match men. not worth the money, the waste of time,or the lies. since that time, pretty much every few weeks (for years! we stand by the services we provide wholeheartedly, and wish you the best of luck. i enjoyed working with my clients, getting to know them and setting them up with successful matches, however i was reprimanded and told not to do so, and that doing so is not the ijl way. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailmillie of bexley, ohmarch 18, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi thought that sheri was very sweet and personable. micki, we are happy to hear you've enjoyed the experience thus far! which is possibly the least classy response) and to remove me from their list/database. i am going to contact the attorney mentioned in the class action lawsuit, and i'd advise others to do the same. micki, we are happy to hear you've enjoyed the experience thus far! the fact is they do not have enough suitable men for all their female members, so they just try their best to find any man to show up for a date to fill in the numbers for the contract regardless of matches. a year, i wanted to take it off hold and use it up (since i paid for it).  it's just lunch has been featured in several media outlets such as wgn-tv, newsday, entrepreneur magazine, yahoo! the third date was ok but there was no chemistry (not their fault).. all information about my experience as written in this email is honest, fair and accurate; so much so that i feel totally confident that i have nothing to hide when posting it verbatim on online reviews and in my investigation/inquiry letters -- so none of it should be a surprise when you see it in other sources.  their response was ,it really doesn't matter because he is a great guy. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaildevesh of treasure island, flmarch 16, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi had an awesome experience with talking to sheri and she had me convinced that this process will work to the utmost and have to thank her for it., i wanted to add that i have never had a feedback session. the dating world is not easy here in chicago and the typical "bar" women are far from the best. i continued to get monthly fees and no dates after the cancellation email. when you feel that you have been wronged, you will probably do whatever you can to right the ship. eric - dating is a process and our matchmakers take all of your preferences into account when selecting your matches. it was no longer just lunch, i had to commit an entire afternoon to this. i understand that ijl was not privy to the fact he had a girlfriend. additionally, he said he didn't even get pictures of me. i told her that i had cancelled my membership 8 months ago (no one called in that time period before the day i am speaking of) and had not interest in going on any other ijl dates. as always you should read your terms of service before signing up to any online service. 3 of my 8 experiences the restaurant said they didn't have a reservation for me when i showed up. i'm actually back online because i haven't been wow-ed by the results. try a different service - or just ask your friends to set you up. the fourth was obviously not interested in being on this date. but you'd think after ijl finds out abut this guy and the fact that he is such an alcoholic that he can not even set foot at ralph lauren (because of a drunk incident there without the help of anyone but himself) that they would drop him - instead they are setting up up with women left and right. when i first began i decided this would be a good investment into my future to find a wonderful woman to spend the rest of my life with. if the world is a playground, it feels like the women from it's just lunch chose me to play on their team.. i also found out through one of my dates that men pay a lot less money for this service than women. i had to drive an hour and a half to two hours to meet my dates.

i am in san diego about to join ijl, but after reading the reviews i've change my mind, i did called them and they told me that they have a few guys, eager to meet me,ready to date me, my age, fit, handsome, successful, ceos, etc, now i know that all was just a bunch of lies. there was no follow up calls from ijl after my date at all. they shut up after this comment and the judge allowed me to claim back a portion of my original investment. i have reached out to ijl to address these concerns with no response back. i had phoned them 5 years ago and decided at that time it wasn't for me.. first it very safe,more for the super busy professional,and as private as it gets. premise of it’s just lunch is simple: a lunch date or drink after work is the ideal first date. and since ending my use of the service, i've gotten solicitation calls every 4 months like clockwork. furthermore, if she really did call me, i would have informed her i was going to be moving to california and if she'd be able to set me up with the service out there. all they are interested in is to pay their bills and for you to pay for their luxurious lifestyles. her favorite part of being a matchmaker is “hand picking matches! that said, it was not my experience that they really even considered any of the qualities in a partner that i disclosed to them in the first place, let alone applying the feedback i provided at the conclusion of a date. it was inferred i was too picky and the men were wonderful. upon meeting, i'm clearly not in line with their religious preference. due to his cleanse, he didn't even have a drink; we ordered food, but i felt like he was judging me with every bite i took." i have complained in a nice and constructive manner, but feel it all falls on deaf ears. also note what you said in the intake and how the actual dates compared.

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part of why i joined ijl was serious annoyance with the flakiness, difficulty actually meeting people in real life, and obvious focus of hooking up versus actually dating that i was finding in the online dating world. i signed up as i was new to dallas and was looking to try something different in order to meet ms. at different points i found john to be insincere and arrogant. first out of the office, then "vacation", finally after 3 weeks. we all deserve a refund from these scammers plus they need to be put out of business. recently closed my case with its just lunch singapore (ijl) at the singapore subordinate court. i agreed to meet all my dates in rochester, a 30 minute drive for me. not so good: sometimes i'm not sure the personal touch on the match making is really there and despite calling to give feedback after every date, i still don't feel like we are getting any closer to finding the right matches. the staff person i talked to was so kind, bubbly, and encouraging. (my brother wants a barbie doll, but he is the exact opposite of ken, believe me. lie, embarrassment,frustration,waste of money and time, damage of self-esteem and moral damage over all. a professional level, i am going to keep giving the same honest feedback that i have until i get the legal, ethical and financial recourse rightfully due to me:1) ____, we are not well suited to work together professionally, for you as my dating coordinator. i spent a lot of money, well over 00 for a lservice i got little to no enjoyment out of. she was very well spoken and seemed very good at her job!, we welcome clients every week who have inquired in the past but felt it wasn't the right time….  a number of them also seem to live kind of far out. any way, i'm on hold right now and reading all these reviews is terrifying. one date was nit-picking the wine menu with a waiter, the next was totally disinterested in being on a date, and the 3rd and last date asked me for my phone number and never called. i'm not sure if this company is still around since i stopped using them last year as they ripped my off for ,600. i can't speak to how the actual dating goes, but i was very disappointed with interactions i had with a senior level staff person. i was set up with people i would never have gone on a date with on my own. well, what i went through i will not wish my worst enemy. two of them (the most unsuitable ones) did not once ask me something about my own life or work, they only talked about themselves. matches are made by a third party based on your profile and not really personalized to your interests. perhaps i will see if the bbb or as you suggested contact 6 can help.  the cost was definitely a big pill to swallow, but i was ready to give it a shot. both of us were outside the age range we had requested by several years. the staff has changed completely at least twice in the few months i was a member. i don't know one pretty & slim 25 year old woman who doesn't have 20 men chasing her at any given time and would ever need to use a singles service. i am still a competitive athlete at 56 (bicycle racing, masters division) thus a very active lifestyle, and i kept getting matched with sedentary couch potato types. one redeeming quality is that the staff is always friendly. when i could not get email or phone responses, i ended up sending an email to cancel my membership, so that it would be documented, as i was wanted to cancel my membership for 3 months prior to that. well fast forward 4, 5, 6 years and i'm still getting calls "hi, it's jen from ijl. one was a quadriplegic, another was blind,another had cerebral palsy. at the time, i justified the expense by comparing the experience to my summer vacation. i also received tips for sharing personal information and paying for the check. i just flew southwest and saw the ad in the magazine they provide and they should pull it! she assured me there were a lot of matches and she understood why my first membership wasn't that successful. i haven't been having the best luck online dating and was a bit nervous to give matchmaking a try. their consultants know nothing about match making, they dont have enough experience about matching and they are just working like sales persons trying to trap as many clients as they can and earn their commission. you have to explain your likes/dislikes over the phone to someone you have never met. he did request that they do not arrange anymore dates for him but the staff of ijl still kept calling to insist that he turn up for some random dates! i been a member at the houston location and i enjoyed going to the restaurants over in the houston area. dates with people who had desires that i specifically stated i would not want to date. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailsally of rochester, nymarch 5, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingafter all, this is a profit making organization and profit concerns come first before yours. but i've noticed they no longer advertise in the georgia straight - probably for good reason. the ft interview was also good to get some face to face time with the consultants at ijl instead of just communicating by phone or email. but i trusted them while they were telling me that the company appeared on oprah and national television. i've respectfully asked at least 4 times for a *warranted* refund, and met with--literal--silence on my clear justification (circumvented, canned, non response-responses do not and will not deter me). one of the men i met said he had 2-3 dates per week and that he was certain there were few men and stated they also didn't match people at all. she then told me "well, we tried to set you up with good matches. she provided some helpful talking points and suggestions for beginning and ending the date.  i'll be sure to give another update in a couple months!?pageid=4524it might sound like a lot of work but you will see your money again and you will help put this horrible business to an end. he then told me he is just looking for fun!<< previous: hidden messages | next: well, that sucks >>it's just (a) lunch (scam)? i tried lifemates 3 years ago and my experience there was as much a farce as the people who have had bad experiences with ijl. eharmony is also worthless because they never expunge anyone from their database. so, word of mouth, must play a part in it's success. just took ijl singapore to small claims and got my money back too! i asked when this phone call had taken place and she told me the date. but they never provided feedback to me about what my date liked/disliked. my guess is that they had hardly any men in their database. tells you about all the great matches then you meet none because they are " not available". the latest is that they now going to set me up on dates at times and at locations that i have not chosen. anyway, to make a long story short: ijl doesn't listen to your needs ijl doesn't advise you on dating, or help with matching ijl doesn't match you with people that you can relate to ijl doesn't match you with good looking people ijl isn't any better than online dating, which is much cheaper ijl doesn't fulfill. once you run out of your allotted time, six months or a year, they charge you monthly. i'm kind of ok with it--it sounds scary to get feedback! i have been out of the dating world for a while and hoping ijl will help me be successful. you will have a better idea of the pool of candidates that they can offer you. they call my cell phone early in the morning - in fact, just called me today with another offer. it also strongly proves that this company is really unprofessional and unreliable. actually, i could see that last one being kind of nice if it also wasn't kind of annoying/dreadful/stalking. see my last comment has disappeared off this site so just to make sure people are aware. elove never gave their clients the opportunity to refund their money." let me try by adding just the latest email to ijl who not only has delivered nothing, they are holding my money ransom because i have not yet sued them and are counting on it. it came out later in a quick breath in between two other unrelated sentences. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaillisa of sacramento, camarch 10, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi appreciated the time spent with sheree, the dating coach. i joined ijl in nov 2012, paid the full amount of ,568 for a one year contract with 14 dates. the ideal date, she decided, was a low pressure date for either lunch or a drink after work. ijl knows nothing about someone besides the fact that they have a business card and we can do that on our own. for this company to sell itself as something different is a slick sales job, but for me, not a scam. i like to have all of the facts before i make decisions, and i like to have time to think things through. are guaranteed a certain number of dates (this depends on your contract and price). when i told her that i had decided to not move forward just yet, she couldn't get off of the phone quick enough. after a really bad date, they extended my membership free for 1 month, but guess what? i too was set up with someone i was told was divorced and was not. meaning if a man comes late or does not show up, or is looking for fun or bad behavior they cant control it! her compassionate and confident attitude, along with her intuition and passion for people make her very successful in the matchmaking industry. one said, he'd lied because he eventually planned to become a busy professional. no wonder you people are single,it very sad for you. no one seems to know what they are talking about and they are just reading profiles. of all let me say, i was quite excited to use this service., we have given you many options in regard to your membership and have done our very best to…. these are the actions of recourse i will have to use because ijl's utter lack of business ethic. have not even been on any dates yet and already i am annoyed with ijl. not only did they violate the terms of their agreement, but their response was completely unprofessional. she called again the next day, all excited to talk with me. me,your matches through ijl for over 0 per date, will not be any. and to set me up with women who are twice, and even in some cases, three times the size i am is not going to fly. it is very frustrating to go through that many dates throughout the year and not find 1 woman that i would like to date. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailkathleen of sanford, flmarch 15, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingi had my first coach session with shari on march 13.  in the minneapolis area alone, we arrange dates for nearly 900 clients every single month! he's no longer in a stage of his life where this service would be beneficial to him. at the court, i called them a professional scam, and when they tried to defend themselves; they said the behavior of male members is out of their control.

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sheri also showed some patience with me as it took a little while to connect via skype but, once we did it was an informative session. stephanie’s favorite part of her job is working to get her clients in front of people they wouldn’t normally cross paths with. i should have demanded my money back, but wanted out so badly that i let ijl keep it. i have been a member for close to a year and only been on one date. i said to her (and sheri on facetime, at our coaching session) that my parents opinion on who i dated was important to me and as such, caucasian needed to be at the top of the list. one match mentioned he had been set up with the same woman twice (it didn't work out either time). being a part of several online matchmaking sites, i decided to try my hand at it's just lunch in dallas. the dates were picked at random and had nothing at all to do with my requested qualities. everything you have posted online has saved me the headache (and the 1500+dollars) of joining! tall but when you actually meet him, he is below 1. if you would like us to stop checking in, simply reach out to our office manager at (612) 355-2727.  when i complained they compromised and had my dates meet me halfway. i had to call and complain to get matched, and felt i was matched on age and with hard to match men. i knew some other woman like me where the date did not turn and no calls from ijl for a few months, or even they arranged non suitable men for dates. i have spoken to 4 different people at the company and been scheduled dates by 2. this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemaildennis of inglewood, camarch 16, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingdating tips session with sheri - she was really good. it is very hard to get a word in, much less to carry a conversation worth having and remembering. actually, i could see that last one being kind of nice if it also wasn't kind of annoying/dreadful/stalking.. i got a call a couple of nights ago from ijl - i figure they must be desperate for new members (suckers). i have been introduced to four men, two of which are very unsuitable and all four who have absolutely no interest in me. matchmakers hand-select appropriate matches for you based upon your motivations, desires, goals and the matchmakers insight. i was completely surprised by this, but i had already committed.. notice how the never tell us their last names just first initial. am so thankful i read enough reviews on other sites to "not" invest in ijl. would rather donate that money i paid them to charity or sick kids hospital. her passion and drive, along with per spirited personality help her to truly shine in the dating industry. she believes that everyone deserves love and their very own happily ever after. see my last comment has disappeared off this site so just to make sure people are aware. i'm a single professional who owns my own home and definitely not the commune type. stacy understands that working in such a key, trusted position is a responsibility and she takes it very seriously. that is not even remotely close to what i'm looking for and can't believe someone thought this might be a good match. one guy told me he had been on about 60 dates with ijl!.if i wasn't the woman's type, it would have saved her time/money. i called them the next day and stated that xxxxx was not even close to what i was looking for. abuse that you encounter from a franchise owner who promotes chaos, noise, and disorder, along with no benefits, long work hours, no job security, pressure to make quota, minimum compensation, is enough to drive anyone to quit and find better. some tried to cancel the membership, but ijl wouldn't let them. the feedback and coaching she provided were good reinforcements and reminders for someone who has not dated in a while. but for him it worked because he was a guy. it's exciting fun and the rep was extremely considerate to my needs. try to write down the conversations as accurately as possible and the dates too. i did suggest that i tell them days that i definitely could not do, or areas of london that would not be convenient.! i wish i would have read all these complaint blogs before i signed up. joined ijl in toronto, canada, last spring and now i filed a law claim with small claims court . after hearing basically the same description for each woman, i eventually told them to not waste their time in telling me about the details. they take people that they knowingly cannot match simply to get their money and there are no refunds, ever! her favorite part of being a matchmaker is hearing about the great first dates her clients have been on! this reviewshareshare this review share on facebookshare on twittershare on google plusemailkatheryn of fayetteville, ncmarch 1, 2017verified reviewersatisfaction ratingthis was a great dating coaching session! expectations run high, though, when you put out high dollars. it is my fault that i am in the situation that i am in, but i want the world to know that ijl is introducing men that they clearly know are in relationships to their other clients. i truly wish i'd looked around before i threw my money away. i have researched the pages from atlanta, chicago, miami,and some others and even dublin.. because they are short on quality male members, ijl offers discounts to existing male clients to extend or re-activate their enrollment while continuing to charge women full price (,800 year). i am a vegetarian, i ride my bike everywhere i can and work out like a nut, this guy hates physical excercise and loves steaks. only a few (6) could hold a conversation, and many had completely different views/likes etc. having a real person pick my dates did not prove effective. in 6 months i've had 3 dates, none of which met my criteria and when i can get someone to either pick up the phone when i call or to call me back, when i bring up the subject of wanting a refund mostly due to their lack of poor customer service and business practices, they suddenly have a date set up for me which usually has something come up at the last minute and cancels. ijl has given me the confidence that i need; there are single men out there, and i might just meet and connect with someone who would be perfect for me, and i for him. get the impression there are a lot more men who sign up for this service than woman, so for me, that's a plus! matchmaking service is designed for the busy working professional who wants to date but doesn't have the time to invest in going to parties or bars in order to find someone special. we did not have the same interests or anything in common. i will give your service a bad review on any and every site i can find, but that really can't matter to you.) i have been receiving voicemails at my office from an inappropriate and unprofessional ijl salesperson regarding her services, despite the fact that i have asked not to be contacted any longer. i will definitely be back this summer to report my experiences.'ve actually gotten a few private messages from people asking me for additional information on how my ijl experience is going, so i thought i would post an update now that i'm 3 months in. this company doesn't even have the decency to refund their unsatisfied customers, even if it is only half. that said, when i had this service, i saw no improvement in their ability to match me with someone i had mutual interest in. it took3 phone calls, where the hard sell was turned on. ijl leads you to believe that they have the perfect matches for you, which they don't! she would tell me time and time again they would find me a good date. conversely, our society rarely comments about the good that goes on in their daily life interactions w/ business, family, other, etc. one of them wasn't a bad match - i would have gone out with him again but he met someone else. they certainly do not set you up with your profile requirements- in fact- your profile is only a "parameter" for them- and therefore- toss you out on dates to fill their quota. this means they just hunt you when you are not yet a member but when you are a paid member they do not care for you because you are just totally in their entrapment! see ijl's ads in southwest airlines' magazine every trip i take; was almost (almost! i informed her of what the agreement was when she tried to set me up with a date who was 2 hours away with children (i wish i was kidding) and i wanted to keep the agreement where i wasn't going to be charged until there was a match in my area. will not be utilizing this service for myself ever again. she said they guaranteed 12 matches with the yearly enrollment fee, but i never received that many matches. i have filed a complaint with the bbb and my credit card company but there was nothing they could do to get my money back. it came out later in a quick breath in between two other unrelated sentences. i didn't expect to meet a husband, but i did expect to have the number of dates they promised and that i paid for. they call and tell you about the new match: what they like to do, their looks, their activities, their travels, etc. i was convinced by her sweet words and after meeting her at least after 2 times in person. the explanation of the terms and what it actually say on their contract are not even close. then, if it "clicked," you could get together at other times. it was as if they just picked men at random and gave no thought to who i was matched with. i also found out through one of my dates that men pay a lot less money for this service than women. (not all personalities click, and at this point, what could you honestly say to my dates about me if you were being honest? she made me feel at ease and gave honest and thoughtful answers to my questions. i had read several bad reviews stating their dissapointment as well but assumed it was due to the population of where they lived. afterall, the most dates you'll get with this service is 2 per month even though they say they have "100's" available for you. she was rude, and very vocal about her disappointment in me as a potential client. my experience begin with the first date canceling and ijl did not set up another date until over a month later after i contacted several people within the company and attempted to cancel. they clain that they dont take everyone well yes they do even if there are no matches for a client. again, it is a numbers game but it's just lunch helps a ton in doing all the initial work so i had to do was show up. which means there were really no dates scheduled and that was just a way to get me off of the subject of a full refund.. the quality of men is no better than you find on online dating sites or in the bars. more info and if anyone in canada or ontario is ready to file a class lawsuit pls e-mail me at : trytobeok@yahoo. i'm an attractive outgoing woman who likes to hunt, fish, vacation, cook, etc. i figured i would do this instead of vacationing next summer (silly, huh? i am absolutely disgusted with their customer service, deceptive business practices and outright disrespect for people. people i see have had a bad experience with them because they probally are expecting the bachelor or bachlerette when they sign up and are not all that and a gold trophy knock out themselves. i am not saying i am perfect because i am not. and the few dates i was going on were rather few. the irony is that if the company was ran right there would be higher customer satisfaction, more joins, and less turnover. a couple times i wondered if they had to set the guy or me up with someone for a date, more than that they really thought we were a good match.

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