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.
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 Portland matchmakers getting to know you and shooting for fireworks with every hand-selected match we make.
Melissa is passionate about helping singles meet their “special someone”. She started out matching singles in our DC office and Pnow 14 years later leads our organization. Though she is married now, for many years she was a “busy single professional” so she understands firsthand the challenges our clients face trying to blend a career and a relationship.
Best dating advice: Be yourself. Be confident in who you are and what you want. Smile. Nothing is more attractive than someone who is confident in their own skin, AND who is genuinely happy.
Your Theme Song: The one I am always humming to is “Dream a Little Dream of Me”. It reminds me of every great date I have ever been on. Not wanting the night to end!
Best dating advice: “Always remain positive and be sure to have fun with the experience.”
Best part of your job: “Knowing that the next phone call we make to a client could change their lives forever is really special. Not many people have an opportunity to impact others lives in such a gratifying way, and I never take that for granted.”
We love the thrill of the first date. The joy in helping Portland, OR 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.