The approach seems to work with the upscale client base it's targeting.At Consumer Affairs, we don't hear much about Successful Singles but what we do hear is pretty positive."I spent months online with no success.
If the prospect of spending a New England winter by yourself is a chilling prospect, Successful Singles may be the answer. It's Just Lunch uses an approach similar to Successful Singles, offering to pair up compatible couples for lunch or a drink after work.
Describing itself as a "dating service for professionals," It's Just Lunch also uses a personal counselor approach, hoping to find just the right chemistry in each situation.
With offices in major cities, it's not restricted to a single geographic area.
The reviews we're received at Consumer Affairs the last few years have been largely positive, like this one from Michael of North Carolina: "By and large I have been satisfied with the experiences gained from the group.
The dates have all been delightful, professional women.
I have enjoyed my experiences, and have made a connection with one of the women."There's no free lunch and IJL is not exception. That may sound like a lot and while it may be true that money can't buy happiness, it may at least make the down payment.No matter how much or little you spend, being too rigid in your expectations or specifications can lead to frustration.One negative review we read said the client wanted to meet no one older than 32 and became angry when one date turned out to be 34.Consumer Affairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide.He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of Zapnews, a newswire service for radio and television. After all, the world is full of them and they're fairly evenly divided in terms of gender, height and so forth.But as a review of literature stretching back to cave drawings will tell you, meeting -- and hanging onto -- the person isn't all that easy. They're not perfect but they're better than ordering brides by mail or submitting to your mother's idea of who your perfect match is.