Our client B.R. has blogged about his dating experience with IJL, here is his next post and he has good news to share!
Gotta hand it to It's Just Lunch -- they got it done for me.
If you've been following this blog, you'll know that I joined It's Just Lunch several weeks ago. In what seemed like a relatively short period of time, the coordinators set me up on numerous dates, which I thought was fabulous. A couple of the early meetings turned into second dates, but nothing had gone beyond that, until....
Until I met my date for a particular Thursday night, a date that came at the end of a string of 3 or 4 dates in a row. In addition to IJL dates, this was during a week in which my sister introduced me to someone she thought was "perfect" for me, and coming on the heels of meeting another very attractive and fun woman the previous Friday night out with friends. Rather suddenly, I was dealing with the prospect of having too many romantic possibilities at once (not bragging here, just saying this is what happened) -- something for which I give a lot of credit to IJL, both for setting me up with great women but also for giving me great dating practice.
Anyway, on that Thursday night, into the restaurant walked a woman who just somehow and in some way really caught my interest. Apparently I caught hers too, because by the end of the night, we had exchanged phone numbers (to text about something we had in common) and the next morning she texted me to invite me to an event. We ended up getting together that night for some wine and conversation (the event waited until the following week), and by the end of that night I knew she was someone I would want to see again -- and again, and again.
So I called my coordinator at IJL and said it might be time to take a break; what IJL refers to as going "on hold." My coordinator was happy to hear that it was because I was interested in pursuing someone IJL had matched me up with; I told she had done her job and done it well!
About a day or two later, I got a letter informing me of my hold status -- with a great handwritten note from the team at IJL.
So for now, that's my story -- a true IJL success story. It's still too early to predict what will happen with this new relationship or potential relationship. If it works out, IJL matchmakers and my coordinators get huge props -- they set me up on some great dates, and in the end matched me with someone I am excited to have met, and who I doubt I would have met in any other way. If, for whatever reason, it doesn't work out with the new object of my affections and attention, then still kudos to IJL and the coordinators, who set up some great dates resulting in engaging conversations with several women, one of whom has already interested me enough to say, "hold, please!"