First started in 1991 in Chicago, It's Just Lunch has grown to include locations across the globe.
You will find It's Just Lunch locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Australia. This matchmaking service takes the offline or traditional bricks-and-mortar approach for matching people, offering physical office locations you can visit.
You sign up with your Facebook account to ensure some level of identity verification (though your membership is not announced to your Facebook friends via your page, feed, etc.).
The app then matches you to other Tinder users in the area around you – whether you’re at home, at work, in a bar, or on a trip.
For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there.
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.
Each month for their 30,000 members, It's Just Lunch arranges, on average, 50,000 dates.
From The Converg Ex folks, using data from statisticbrain.com, note the average courtship time for “off-line,” traditional dating ahead of a marriage runs around 42 months – or two years longer than the 18.5-month, average dating-to-marriage cycle for people who meet online. “At a conservative estimate of one date per week and a cost of 0 per date – 0 for a meal and drinks at a nice restaurant, plus for two movie tickets and popcorn – the dating phase prior to an offline marriage runs up a ,660 tab,” Converg Ex said.
“The average dating site customer spends just 9 a year for online memberships, which more than pays for itself to the tune of ,803 in cost savings from fewer dates,” they continued.