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
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…

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Lanie Delphin
By the Book

You’'ve heard of 5 degrees of separation? Well, happily there now are no degrees of separation between me and Lori Gottlieb, author of “Marry Him.” First of all, she and her book seem to be mentioned everywhere: on the Today Show, in the New York Times, in Oprah Magazine, and on an on. My husband,…

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Lanie Delphin
Lanie The Myth Buster

Pop the Champagne Rumor has it that as we get older, the more we get set in our ways. You know the old saying that barring chemical disturbances or disease, we just become more of who we are. My husband certainly got that sense during the time he managed an assisted living community. But like everything…

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Lanie Delphin
The Boom Factor

Once again I was on the treadmill, where many good things happen besides the obvious, when I had my brainstorm. Along with the body getting in shape, my brain often comes up with some very good ideas. This time, I confess, the TV was the catalyst for my epiphany, and not my subconscious, because…

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Lanie Delphin
When it's time for an upgrade

Take my iphone. No, no, no, no--I was only kidding. My life with my iphone, though, is certainly a metaphor for most relationship woes and there has been many a day I have been willing to give it away to the lowest bidder. It started out with the passion and lust requisite for a relationship…

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