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Take my iphone. No, no, no, no--I was only kidding...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 contradictory or misleading advice...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 my hands on...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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‘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 one stone...
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Finding your “Soul Mate” starts with discovering yourself By Raymond F. Angelini, Ph...
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Married to a Matchmaker by Bud Delphin “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...
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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 my century of choice...
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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...
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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, Springfield Ma
Dear Lanie, Mass Match has definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a great way to connect with someone special. I couldn't be happier at this moment.
Sam, Holyoke Ma
I have used several different internet dating sites like match.com. Mass Match is by far the best I have used. I like that it connects me with local women. Women that live within an hours drive of me. That is important. I prefer to connect with a woman that I can visit easily. I don't want to start a relationship with someone that lives in Ohio or Virginia. I like the personal touch that I get with Mass Match. The matches that I am being sent are not coming from a computer, from a machine. They are coming from Lanie -- a human being that happens to be dedicated matchmaker. I love getting an email from Lanie: "Jack, Mary is a sweet lady. You have a few things in common. I think you will like each other. Why don't you give her a call". You don't get the personal touch like that from the other dating sites. Lanie advises us. Teaches us to enjoy the process. I learned not to go into a first meeting with a woman as if I was interviewing her for the job of being my Soul-mate. I have met some wonderful women thru MM. I am having a good time. What Lanie is doing is very special. I am grateful to Mass Match.
John, Lee Ma
I moved to the Berkshires two years ago from a large city when my marriage ended. I'm in my 40's and now a single mom. I was attracted to the country lifestyle and thought it would be a great place to raise children. What I didn't realize is how hard it would be to connect with single men! The Berkshires are filled with talented, beautiful women, who far outnumber eligible single men. And because people are fairly isolated here, its difficult to meet other singles. A friend introduced me to Mass Match and really, it changed my life! They take a personal approach and only match people when they really think it would be appropriate for them to meet. Lanie is very wise about the dating scene, and able to coach her clients well. I've met so many great guys through Mass Match. I can't recommend it enough and have sent many of my friends to them for help. The cost of their services is so reasonable. Mass Match really cares, and many of the men I have met have become friends if we decided not to date further. I feel like I have a family here now. The best part about Mass Match is that you can always all or email her, if you want to talk about the dating process or ask for advice! It's a lot better than doing it yourself on the internet dating circuit!
Marie, Stockbridge Ma