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LOCAL. PRIVATE. AFFORDABLE.
We welcome all singles in western MA and neighboring communities.

"Best local dating service" three years in a row!
We're proud to have won Best Local Dating Service in three "Best of the Valley" reader polls. The last three years that the poll included a "local dating" category, Mass Match won first place each year! We'll let you know if they bring back the dating category this year, we're already off to a great start for 2014!

Accountability - No Fake Members!
With free dating sites, it is estimated that at least 10 percent of new accounts created each day are from scammers. And, a recent study shows married people posing as singles are nearly 6 times as likely as actual singles to visit online dating sites to find a serious relationship.

That's why you need a personal, private and affordable matchmaking service where people are who they say they are.

Private Profiles & Photos

Your profile & photo can only be viewed by members that our matchmaker has personally matched with you.

Who Are Mass Matchers?
They are singles from 20's-80's. With over half the adult population single for the first time in history, it is, oddly, ever more difficult to find the right person.

Where Are Mass Matchers From?
Folks from Western MA and neighboring communities in parts of NY, CT, NH and VT who love my prices and my personal approach.

WE WELCOME ALL SINGLES -- STRAIGHT AND GAY!

We Want to Find You The Right One, Not Just Anyone

Because Bud and I met though a dating service and got married, we want to provide the folks in our area a local, respectful and very affordable way to meet that special someone too! With our caring and personal support and coaching, we can help you bring a happy and satisfying relationship into your life. We believe that bringing people together by fostering the beginnings of healthy romantic relationships is an important individual and community service. We want to bring as many people together in Western Mass as possible, and NOW is a wonderful time to begin.
We Are:
  • Personal
  • Local
  • Discreet
And We:
  • Coach
  • Operate with care and integrity

Ask The Matchmaker

If you would like your dating question to appear on "Ask the Matchmaker" Click Here (Your real name will not be used)

Hi,
I'm just beginning to date after a long hiatus. I was with a partner who knew all my "quirks" and now that I'm on the market again, I'm a bit daunted at the idea of putting myself out there anew. I have food allergies that cause skin problems if I'm not careful and so I'm uncomfortable about dining out with strangers. How can I enjoy eating socially without first painting myself as some kind of complicated, demanding nerotic?
Mary in Lenox, Ma

Hi Mary,
We are all complicated but you don't want or need to lay too much information on your new dates. Honesty doesn't mean telling everything about you at once. Harry loved Sally's high maintenance stuff but that's because they were really good friends first. Otherwise it isn't very attractive. Salad dressing on the side is adorable if you are Meg Ryan or when someone knows you and loves all your quirks.

So my advice is to simply order things you can eat or pick a place you are comfortable with. If you need to mention the allergies for any reason, do it quickly with a laugh and move to a different topic. Often, it is how you say things as much as what you say--still, there is no need for anyone to know your health stuff up front.

PS Iíve had clients tell matches about their Crohnís Disease and other illnesses on first dates because they want to be honest. But since it isnít catching, it is too much info too soon. Would Cary Grant tell Audrey Hepburn about his Croneís Disease?

Well, I guess he could have gotten away with anything.

Dating Tip of the Day

Some good places for first dates might be a picnic, a walk, a musical event, the Smith College Green House, a hike, bowling -- any place where you can chat and be in the midst of interesting things to chat about! A museum like the Butterfly Museum, perhaps - go to www. museums10. org. for more ideas.

Tip of the Day for Joining a Dating Service

If you think your soul mate only will come in a certain package, stay open. Ask why you'll deprive yourself of a wonderful life companion because he or she might not have the "right" hair color. So often, people end up with the perfect person for them who may not be not exactly as they envisioned them to be.

Pete and Kate, Amherst


Hi Lanie! We were so happy to celebrate with you and Bud! What an incredible gift we have been given, through YOU! How cool is that? Do you just love your job at times like this?

Craig & Amy in Greenfield

We are amazed that we are truly matched on so many levels. Thank you so much,

Valerie & Alain in Westfield

Hi Lanie, I just wanted to let you know that Greg and I are going to be getting married in July. I wanted to thank you for introducing us.

Robin, Springfield

Lanie, I would have paid you double if I had known I would meet my bride."

Married April 2012, Agawam

Multimedia & Press

Click the video player above for an interview with founders Lanie and Bud for WWLP-22News.

Recent press: Mass Match founders interviewed on the Jan 21, 2013 UMass Amherst "Family Business" Podcast:
Listen on Itunes →

We've also been featured in Yankee Magazine, the Berkshire Eagle, the Springfield Republican, Hampshire Gazette, Parade Magazine, Business West and more...


Mass Match Welcomes Gays and Lesbians!

Gay Dating & Lesbian Dating →

Dear Lanie,
I wanted to thank you profusely, for the wonderful miracle that Massmatch created in my life, connecting me to my fiancee and soulmate, Lynne. We had our initial coffee date early last March, became engaged in July, and will be married in October. The timing was perfect, as I was just about to publish my book, "Attention Late Bloomers: You're Right On Time!" (available on Amazon.com, by the way), and was able to include her in the book's dedications. Under the author photo, which Lynne took, I wrote that, as a "late bloomer" myself, I found my true love in my 50's.

I want to encourage all the "late bloomers" out there that it is possible, not just to find a match, but the RIGHT match in middle age and later in life! We are VERY happy together, and wish you and your Massmatch clients, all the joy in the world.
www.jerryposner.com

Love, Jerry Posner, West Stockbridge

When I describe Mass Match to my friends I use words like integrity, professionalism, understanding, and always seeking ways to improve the service. I feel fortunate to have this service available as another way to meet people

David, 58, Lenox

I met someone wonderful through your fine service. Lanie's moral support and encouragement helped me during the dating process. I have been having a wonderful time since I've met him. Thank you, Lanie!

Cindy, 37, Springfield

Hi Lanie,
I saw your letter in the Republican and just wanted to thank you for providing the dating service that led me to Jack. Fifteen months after our first meeting (in which I was, actually, pretty much swept off my feet), we are so happy together, now living in a house we just purchased in Westfield. I agree with the author Joan Didion, whom you refer to, that "fate and luck" aren't what make a love affair work out. At 59, I know how much a role intentionality plays. Still, I feel lucky that you sent Jack my way.
Best wishes,

Kathy, Westfield


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