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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Bud Delphin
Married to a Matchmaker by Bud

What’s it like to be married to someone like Lanie…someone who is a matchmaker?” I’m asked that question a lot, and I wish I had a good, stock answer, but I don’t. What I can say is that she cares. Wow, does she care! Each client she meets gets special attention and is thought of as…

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M.H. Borden
Joanie

My friend Joanie's having doubts about David, a man she met on the Internet. The lawyer-turned business owner is expressive and sweet. After two months of dating he claims he's found the girl of his dreams and would be willing to have a child with her. But he still hasn't gotten around to taking…

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M.H. Borden
Liver Failure

I don't usually accept set-ups from 85-year old women but Miriam was a hoot . Octogenarians, as a rule, are much more broadminded than I am about matchmaking. I need more than "she has both of her hips". My love life was slow. And there is something to be said about…

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Dr. Raymond Angelini
Finding your soulmate by Dr. Raymond Angelini

Finding your "Soul Mate" starts with discovering yourself By Raymond F. Angelini, Ph.D. Most of us dream about finding that special someone who will make us feel fulfilled and complete. We all dream about meeting the right person, the one we were meant to be with forever. But the real question is, How do we find our…

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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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