Chicago-based Selective Search, founded in 2000 by former executive recruiter Barbie Adler, is offering clients 35 and younger memberships starting at ,000, a bargain compared to the ,000 base fee it charges through its general program.The Young Executives Program, which debuted in April, includes four to six introductions over a six- or 12-month period, compared to seven to 10 introductions over a year through the general program, but clients go through the same rigorous 120-question benchmark interview that helps matchmakers find them The One.Berk said he expects women to eventually make up about 20 percent of clients in both the Young Executive and general programs.I began the process of creating an account with Selective Search.The Face-to-Face experience: As an IJL client, we guarantee you will go out on dates. It's Just Lunch recognizes that each of our clients is unique, and that their attributes, experiences and life goals shape the type of relationship they are looking for. Because that’s the only way to tell if there’s chemistry. Our IJL certified matchmakers create a dating experience personalized just for you. Date, time, where you go." We treat you as a person, not a website profile. They know what they're doing, and they do everything for you.
But through "an exhaustive sampling" at universities and other millennial gathering spots, the company found an "overwhelming theme" of hardworking young people with ascendant careers and little time to date who were turned off by the unreliability or effort required of online dating, Berk said.I signed up with Selective Search over two years ago as a female in their database.The matchmakers were extremely professional and contacted me for a face-to-face meeting several weeks later, in which they had a discussion with me about my interests, goals, what kind of relationship would work best for me and what types of men I'd be willing to meet.As such, we are committed to working with our clients to understand their needs and provide a successful, fun and productive IJL Dating Experience.The It's Just Lunch team is dedicated to you, and this is our commitment to our clients: We will be measured both personally and professionally by our dedication to providing each and every one of our clients with the best matchmaking service possible!I felt very uncomfortable supplying this information... I would highly recommend Selective Search to any man or woman who is looking to find someone for a real, committed relationship.