Its Just Lunch

The IJL Story


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 Denver 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.

stephanie kluver

Stephanie Kluver


Stephanie, a self-described ‘hopeless romantic’ and veteran matchmaker, has been responsible for many relationships and marriages over her years in the dating industry. Her experience, outgoing personality and passion for her work make her clients feel comfortable and confident working with her. Stephanie’s favorite part of her job is working to get her clients in front of people they wouldn’t normally cross paths with.

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.

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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.

julie labbe

Julie Labbe


Julie’s confident and direct approach to matchmaking is the perfect combination for ultimate success in the industry. She has a vision for each of her clients and loves joining people on their journey to find true love. She loves nothing more than hearing success stories and showing her clients that dating can be fun and you can find the love of your life with a little bit of perseverance and the right attitude!

Heather Gair

Heather Gair


Heather's passion and sincerity make her an exceptional matchmaker. She has a huge heart and genuinely cares and values each client. Her favorite part of being a matchmaker is hearing the feedback after dates – “Hearing about the potential for a new love story is thrilling!”

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 Denver 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.

Call us.
1.303.223.0280


Or we'll call you.