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We believe the best way to get to know someone is face-to-face.

The premise of It’s Just Lunch is simple: a lunch date or drink after work is the ideal first date. It’s a no pressure, relaxed setting where you can actually talk face-to-face. Combine that with a hand-selected match by a professional matchmaker and you have improved your chances at dating success.


Meet some of our matchmaking team.

It’s Just Lunch matchmakers have matched hundreds of thousands of single professionals and arranged over 2 million first dates resulting in tens of thousands of marriages, engagements and long term relationships. It all begins with our Silicon Valley matchmakers getting to know you and shooting for fireworks with every hand-selected match we make.

Sara Darling

Sara Darling

CEO, IJL Midwest
Matchmaking since 2006

Sara knew she had found her perfect match with It’s Just Lunch more than a decade ago. She believes that being strategic and taking calculated risk is the key to success both in dating, and in life. “The reality for Singles, is that good things rarely come to those who wait. But great things come to those who take a chance and do something different. If nothing changes…nothing changes!” There is nothing Sara loves more than helping people achieve their goals and dreams. Her commitment to success for her clients and her team is second to none.

Jolene Beaton

Jolene Beaton


Jolene has a passion and unique ability to truly understand singles and the complex dating scene have made her a sought after expert in matchmaking, dating and relationships. Over the past decade Jolene has established herself as a leading Dating & Relationship Coach and remains focused on one key goal – helping her clients find love.

stacy stellmacher

Stacy Stellmacher


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

hope rike

Hope Rike


Hope's years of experience as a matchmaker have resulted in dozens of marriages and hundreds of great dates. Working with upscale busy clients, she respects her client's limited free time and understands the importance of discretion and confidentiality. Instilled with a natural gift for connecting with her clients, Hope understands dating goals and is successful in helping her clients to achieve them. Ever the matchmaking professional, she prides herself on working closely with her clients through each stage of the dating process.

lisa sisemore

Lisa Sisemore


With over 27 years of experience as a Matchmaker, Lisa's philosophy is everyone in life has love to share and deserves an opportunity to share love and be loved. Lisa's passion, charisma and grateful attitude is a driving force in her ability to influence hundreds of relationships, engagements and marriages. Lisa will be the first to tell anyone, “My Matchmaking success is fueled by love; Love for life, love for my loved ones, love for my clients -- my life's calling is helping others to find it!"

kelly numair

Kelly Numair


Kelly has been matching clients in the Bay Area for over 15 years. Her passion, drive and motivation for helping clients find their personal happy, healthy, long-lasting relationship stems from her own marriage over 16 years. As a world traveler, Kelly has studied different cultures, people and relationships which gives her a diverse understanding and approach to matchmaking.

We Believe:

  • » The best way to get to know someone is face to face.
  • » Chemistry can only be determined in-person.
  • » People need face to face connections.

We love the thrill of the first date. The joy in helping Silicon Valley singles make real connections.

It’s our professional matchmaking team that makes the difference. We’re not a hook up hub. We're not a parade of endless online dating profiles. We’re not a set of secret, tag-sorting algorithms. We are experts at helping real people who want real relationships meet each other in the most effective way possible: face to face.

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