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Romantic Date
No matter how socially savvy we are, it’s easy to stumble into “awkward first date” territory. Despite our best intentions, we may unwittingly ask an intrusive question or bring up an uncomfortable subject. Before we know it, we’ve made a first date faux pas and put a damper on things—and maybe even hindered our chances of finding love! More

The 3 Most Important First Date Questions to Ask... Yourself!
We’re busy people with jam-packed schedules so when find time for a first date, we definitely want to make the most of it! To that end, we sometimes put pressure on ourselves to come up with the perfect questions—hoping to quickly ascertain whether or not we’re a match and if we should schedule a second date. More

3 Reasons Hiring a Matchmaker is a Smart Move!
This article is for the guys—especially those who think there’s no way they’d ever hire a matchmaker. Because that’s what my husband thought, too. But upon entering the dating scene again after being married for 23 years, he decided that signing up with a dating service was the smartest way to go. More

3 Reasons I Didn’t Want to Hire a Matchmaker . . . and the One Reason I’m So Glad I Did!
Of course I never expected to hire a matchmaker or dating service. Like all of us, I imagined the perfect love would appear at the perfect time. We’d ride off into the sunset happily ever after. But that didn’t happen—not even close. So after years of dating in a decidedly unproductive fashion, I began to consider alternate approaches for meeting The One. More

Think you are ready?
Think you’re ready to get back “out there?” Maybe . . . maybe not! When preparing to jump back into the dating scene, it’s important to put your best foot forward. Follow the suggestions below to develop your dating “A-Game!” More

Valentines Day 2017
Valentine’s Day—a time for hearts, candy, flowers, and confusion! Do we exchange gifts with someone we’ve just begun dating? If so, what’s the best present to give? And how much should we spend? Are flowers a must and where should they be delivered? Or is jewelry preferable? So many questions and so few answers—especially because men and women always disagree on Valentine’s Day. Or do they? The results from the It’s Just Lunch Valentine’s Day survey of over 1,400 men and women may surprise you! More

Make This One New Year's Resolution to Meet The One in 2017!
It’s that time of year again—time to reflect on the past twelve months and set goals for the future. As the new year rolls around, we evaluate our lives to identify what’s working—and what’s not working—in various domains. We consider making changes regarding our careers, friendships, and of course, love. More

Winter Date
Dating during the busy holidays can be challenging! On top of your already packed schedule, you squeeze in shopping, office parties, and tree trimming—and somehow, you’re supposed to find time for your love life? Then there’s the fact that even if you do meet someone, starting to date at this time of year may prove awkward because of the many uncertainties inherent to new relationships. More

Couple Dating And Flirting
You’re on a first date and not even halfway through your cocktail but find yourself already thinking about the all-important question—should I even bother with a second date? More

Schedule
When it comes to love and career, it’s all too easy to prioritize one over the other. In either scenario, failure to strike a balance between the two could result in putting your relationship or your job in jeopardy. When you put most of your time and energy into your relationship, it could very possibly hinder your productivity at work. Similarly, putting your career first could result in your partner feeling neglected. Our It’s Just Lunch matchmakers have some great advice to help busy professionals strike a balance between their personal and professional life so they can achieve success in both. More

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When it comes to dating, we can be our own worst enemy—without even realizing it! Inundated with a plethora of love advice from countless sources, we occasionally internalize certain notions that not only impede our chances for happy relationships but are also, quite frankly, flat out wrong. More

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New year! New goals! New love? If you've resolved to rev up the romance in 2016, consider the suggestions below. You'll increase your chances of meeting someone special—maybe even The One! More

Deal Breakers
Go ahead - admit it. You have a list somewhere of all of the attributes of your perfect man. It probably goes something like this: at least 6’ tall, blonde hair, a graduate degree and must love dogs. Your list might go on to cover things like religion, politics and whether they want kids. More

6 Tips to Get Your First Date Conversation Flowing
There is nothing worse than being on a first date and suffering through the awkward patches of silence as the two of you struggle for conversation. It’s the kind of experience that is so uncomfortable it could cause you to stress out every time you agree to going out with someone new. More

Nice Dinner
Miranda Hobbs did it in Sex and The City. So did Susan Meyer in Desperate Housewives and of course, Jules Cobb in Cougar Town. These TV single moms managed to date, and even made it look easy. But those of us single moms in the real world know that life can be challenging when trying to juggle your kids, job, friends, errands, workouts, and meeting the love of your life. More

Chemistry at Dinner
After interviewing a lot of single men and women on their dating experiences, It’s Just Lunch managed to get some inside information on what men and women are really looking for when they meet someone for the first time. In the past, we’ve offered tips on making a good first impression, flirting and wordplay, and tips for both sexes on what they expect out of someone on a first date. More

Do not over think
Dating can be exciting, exhilarating – and terrifying. There are so many unknowns when you go on a date, it’s easy to let your imagination run away. But here’s the good news: the other person is probably feeling the exact same way. See, you two already have something in common! More

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you’ve probably got love on the brain. If you’re currently crushing on, seeing, secretly dating, or hooking up with someone in the office, you’re probably wondering if you’ve gone mental with all of the questions swirling around in your mind. More

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We’ve all been there. You’re sitting across the table from someone who you think is close to perfect. Smiling from ear to ear, you sip wine and barely eat as you gaze into his or her beautiful eyes, unable to believe that after countless awful dates, you actually met someone who stopped your world. More

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