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
Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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. As to her stepson, he has a different approach: he…

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Lanie Delphin
Love Makes the World Go Round

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. When it comes to differences in how people approach love around the world, well, we all know…

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Lanie Delphin
Yin/Yang Part one

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…

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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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