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Local Salon Gives Clients a Special Valentine's Treat: Love Advice from a Professional Matchmaker
Local Salon Gives Clients a Special Valentine's Treat: Love Advice from a Professional Matchmaker

"It's Just Lunch" is a dating and matchmaking service for busy professionals in the Washington D.C. area. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Krista White, the Director of Operations for "It's Just Lunch" paid a special visit to Circe Salon of Alexandria on Friday evening. White, who has been a professional matchmaker for about 2 years now, was treated to a makeover before giving Circe clientele complimentary dating advice.

Ellen Vlasak, owner of Circe, says, "Our team gets inundated with so many stories of dating issues, bad break-ups, and heart breaks. We thought it would be fun to bring in a dating expert, to talk to our clients."  Interested Circe clients received a gift certificate for $200 towards an "It's Just Lunch" membership, which usually come in 6 month memberships, as well as a complimentary copy of, "It's Just Lunch: Guide to Dating in Washington, DC."

According to White, the matchmaking success rate is difficult to measure because so many people are looking for different things. White said some clients are looking for marriage, others for serious relationships, and some people are just recently single and are looking for a way to get back out there and be social. "We follow up after each date and hear directly from our clients what they liked, and what they didn't like and tweak it from there," said White. "It's Just Lunch," has 4 matchmakers in their office and meet clients face-to-face to learn about age range, ethnicity, common interests, past relationships, and really what exactly they are looking for.

Watch the video to hear the #1 tip White would give to singles and #1 tip she would give to couples to keep the flame alive.