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
Yin Yang Part 2

In the Last issue I discussed some of the tidbits in the enormously popular and hard to get your hands on (if you use the library) book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by Steve Harvey. Harvey is the host of the widely syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. The book is now overdue…

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Lanie Delphin
Thinking on Your Seat The Sequel

In the last Berkshires Best issue I talked about Brief AKA Speed Dating. I discussed, as you may remember, possible things to talk about and ways to proceed, and promised to follow up with further thoughts about this popular dating phenomenon. I will begin with an article that my husband emailed me from the Washington Post.…

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Lanie Delphin
Thinking on Your Seat

Many clients have asked me what my opinion is of speed dating. My usual answer is that one should try everything one is comfortable doing in order to cast a wide net and maximize one’s chances of finding the right person. Even though about half the adult population is single, people have to …

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Lanie Delphin
A Penny for My Thoughts?

Do you know the supposed biggest complaint American men have about American women? I asked that question to one of my clients recently and she guessed, “No interest in spectator sports?” Not exactly. According to Patti Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker, the biggest complaint men have is that women don’t cook. I had no…

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Lanie Delphin
A Penny for My Thoughts Part 2

Common Cents Last issue I confessed to finally succumbing to reading Becoming Your Own Matchmaker by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, wrongly assuming that I would have nothing in common with her approach to matchmaking. But as I previously reported I was really surprised that I agreed with most of what she said. Of course…

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Lanie Delphin
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With over forty percent of the adult population single, it is commendable that The Rebublican offers an array of articles about dating. However, as the owner of a local dating service, I caution readers, particularly those involved in the “dating scene,” to pay attention and learn to sift through the often confusing, sometimes…

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Lanie Delphin
Out of the Mouth of a Babe

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season. And if you are single, I sure hope you didn’t suffer from that dread disease: Lack- of- a- New-Year’s- Date -Angst. As I often reminded you last year, a high percentage of the adult population is single. You are certainly…

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Lanie Delphin
Take it Upon Authority

Some good news for me to report with the onset of spring is that, upon my recommendation, many of my women clients are now reading or have read Lori Gottlieb’s book “Marry Me.” No, I don’t get a commission on book sales. But it makes my matchmaker heart soar to receive emails telling me that…

"Hi Lanie,
Joan here. Just letting you know that Philip and I are in our 12th year together & very happy. We owe it all to you.

Thanks so much!"

Joan from Amherst

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