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A Love Story that Begins on an Airplane

Amin and Rebecca Tran took a different approach to dating, and it paid off.

The Couple

Amin Tran
E-commerce Entrepreneur
Educ: Industrial Engineer, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Interests: Snowboarding, travel, fitness

Rebecca (Dunham) Tran
Educ: BS Nutrition, Acadia University, Nova Scotia and MHA, University of British Columbia
Interests: Cooking, yoga, snowboarding

Amin Tran’s idea of finding love changed on a flight when he saw an ad for It’s Just Lunch, a personalized matchmaking service for busy professionals. The ad read like a good friend who could introduce him to single, professional women he wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet on his own. Today, Tran is married to his best IJL match Rebecca (Dunham) Tran. IJL sat down with Amin and Rebecca to learn about their dating experience, lifestyle, and why they chose to invest in their pursuit of relationship happiness.


Where were you at in your life when you decided to join It’s Just Lunch?

Rebecca: I had recently returned home from a six-month trip around the world and was transitioning to a new job. After being alone for a few years and watching all of my friends start to get married and have children, I decided I wanted to meet someone to share my life with.

Amin: I was returning from a solo backpacking trip in Australia when I read an It’s Just Lunch story on the plane. My work and travel schedule was very demanding so I decided to join as their matchmakers were used to working with busy professionals. I wanted to meet intellectual, professional women who were different than those I was meeting at the usual scenes.


What’s it like working with an IJL matchmaker?

Rebecca: I really enjoyed working with my matchmaker because I was able to speak to someone about what I wanted in a partner and figure out what I did/didn’t like about the date. It was helpful that they had screened the dates prior to me meeting them and did all the scheduling for me.

Amin: The IJL dating process helped me narrow down what I was really looking for in a woman— and not looking for! The date scheduling was flexible which worked with my busy lifestyle.


Best part about dating through IJL?

Rebecca: Someone else did the planning and just let me know time and place. I was able to give feedback after each date. Best part of all? They introduced me to the perfect guy!

Amin: The quality of women and the element of surprise.


What would you tell a friend who was interested in IJL but tentative about making the investment?

Rebecca: I have told many people about this service as it really works. It’s a better way to put yourself out there so you can meet someone who is serious about finding someone special.

Amin: I would say keep an open mind and much like life, you’ll get out what you put in. There is an excitement about meeting someone for the first time after you have learned a little about their interests and lifestyle from your matchmaker.


Date by Numbers: When it comes to Personalized Matchmaking, IJL’s success is unmatched!

26 years of changing lives one match at a time.
+2 million Dates arranged by IJL (They know how to bring the right people together)
41% think Wednesday is the best day for a 1st date
20 Minutes Time it takes singles to decide if they like someone
4 out of 5 singles would be open to a kiss on a first date
52% of singles think a smile is the most attractive feature of the opposite sex




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