Articles ~ The Life of a Matchmaker

A compilation of articles by our matchmaker Lanie (and friends).

About our matchmaker
Lanie Delphin has written about life, love and relationships for several publications. These stories originally appeared in the Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire's Best, The Women's Times and others.

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Lanie Delphin
The Life of a Matchmaker

She was one of those friends who made you think you had climbed Mount Everest, no matter how small a step you had taken. Whatever courage you mustered, Nancy applauded the bravery; whatever course you chose, she enthusiastically affirmed your grounds. When she died a few years ago, many of us lost a "mother," a…

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Lanie Delphin
Confessions of a Thoroughly Modern Yenta

If you had told me five years ago that I would meet my husband through a dating service, move across the state and become a modern matchmaker, well, that would have taken a leap of faith I wouldn’t have been prepared to make. In those days, when my divorce and ensuing sorrows began, the nineteenth was…

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Lanie Delphin
Summer Reading

Tis the season for summer reading and, as you probably know, lists of beach books happily appear on every blog. For those looking to make a purchase of something quite a bit more substantial than a book, though, you can first take a gander at “Shopping for a Husband” and perhaps kill two proverbial birds with…

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Lanie Delphin
Do You Believe in Magic

Now I am somebody who normally sees the best in people. If you are a Matchmaker, you sure better have a lot of compassion for the human condition and you sure better believe that everyone is worth loving. Except when it comes to things like weapons of mass destruction and phony wars, I am known…

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Lanie Delphin
Borscht and Apple Pie

The other day I was at a party with some Russian friends and I was introduced to my dear friend Olga’s new boyfriend. Olga is her late 50’s and has been married three times, though she’s been single for a long time now. Her boyfriend is attractive with a nice smile and was very…

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Lanie Delphin
Breaking Up is Hard to Do

A dear friend of mine told me that whenever she goes out with a particular single girlfriend, they have to slink around Northampton. “ She’s dated a lot of men in this town and she doesn’t want to bump into any of them,” my friend explained. As to her stepson, he has a different approach: he…

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Lanie Delphin
Love Makes the World Go Round

When it comes to romance, as the French say, Vive la Difference. In the last couple of issues I have written about some of the differences between the sexes that make for that certain je ne sais quoi. When it comes to differences in how people approach love around the world, well, we all know…

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Lanie Delphin
Yin/Yang Part one

I am a huge library user, so it was interesting to me that only one book on my want- to -read list has taken months to be available and it wasn’t “War and Peace,” trust me. No, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” gets the prize for hardest to get…

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