Wednesday, June 08, 2005

My First Blog!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the very first Senior Bachelor blog! This will be a fun way to communicate with you on what will possibly be a daily basis. Please bear with me as I learn how to use this. Feel free to post your comments!



Anonymous said...

Good luck Richard.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 3:42:45 PM  
kayakfun said...

Saturday, June 11 @ 8a.m.
Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey is advanced kayaking.
Soooooo fun. We surf the waves with a kayak, and that sounded like something you might dig.
If you're interested, call Jose to register 310.974.2666.
I'll be there, would like to meet.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 4:50:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello, Richard! We work with a very nice lady named Linda Potter from Illinois. She has submitted her videotape. Let us tell you that she is one heck of a lady! Right now she's on board the MS Zuiderdam, one of the cruise ships of Holland America Line, cruising the beautiful waters of the Western Caribbean. She's a member of the medical staff and she's great to work with. We're all excited for her. We wish you both all the luck!
All the best,
Debbie, Gracielle and Elizabeth

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:16:12 PM  
Chica said...

Dear Richard,

I saw you also on Oprah yesterday (in the Netherlands), so I sent your weblink to my mom in South America; she is still gorgeous at 58 and a former beautyqueen. She works as a manager for a travel agency, so she's all about travelling! Since I have no link with her picture I'm sending you a link with my picture; I look a lot like my mom, 'though ever so much less goodlooking. BTW, I'm married and 34 but should I ever become single for whatever reason and one of your boys as well, please do send me an email, 'cause boy aren't they gorgeous, all of 'em!

Good luck,

Thursday, June 09, 2005 1:27:15 AM  
inja said...

Hi Richard,

9.45 p. I dare to write you. I saw you in Ophra's show and my back got cold, my eyes turned wet and my hands were shaking thinking of writing you. Wel, here I am. Blond, 1.80 m high, well educated, stopped working at 50 and 6 years later I paint, sing in a choire and play the piano, all the things I always wanted to do but never had the time for. My last wish was travelling the world and there you are. I live in Holland (why is that beautifull country not in your itinerary?), worked 32 years as an executive senior secretary with several international companies in Holland (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, AT&T), so I speak my languages, know how to behave in all kinds of circumstances, know how to handle with stress and how to realise difficult travelschemes. So, consider this comment. Next week I send you my video and biography (not everything at the same time, that keeps you pointed!)
Bye Richard, so long!

Friday, June 10, 2005 12:52:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,
You are on an exciting journey in more ways than one! I have a question...if the Senior Bachelor is promoting fun and romance for the "over 50 types", then why are you considering women as young as 38 and 1/2 for your travel partner?
Looking forward to your response! Good luck.

Sunday, June 12, 2005 11:36:41 AM  
Maggie said...

Hello, Richard!
What you have started is wonderful. Your journey will be included in many stories that are told of modern day "knights in shining armor".
I have begun to read all that you publish. The questions and comments of the world are coming to you. I certainly hope you were ready for all this. If you weren't, welcome to trial by doing.
One lady asked about your age limit and why it is so low. We know that is just a starting point. One lady suggested that you would select a "blond, sweet young thing", she has not been paying attention.
Your selectee will be mature, well-traveled and have a tremendous sence of humor. Laughter will be important when things don't go as planned, like life often plays out. She will be truly your counterpart (not a copy)and make travel more enjoyable.(which is, what this, is all about).
On Oprah's couch, you smiled at her and if you thought she would have said "YES", I think you would have asked her. Of course, that would bring more attention than anyone could fathom.
So Richard, Good Luck. Choose wisely.

Monday, June 13, 2005 1:54:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Senior Bachelor, You should consider starting a dating service for people-especially the people 50 and over.

Monday, June 13, 2005 4:16:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

hello, I love you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:52:23 AM  
Kd said...

Hi Richard. There are so many wonderful ladies in this big world eager to meet you. How can you choose? It might be easier to draw a name out of a hat!?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:59:57 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Richard,
You have many, many women dreaming all over the world. That's powerful! You offer opportunity
and hope to us that have the desire
to reach far beyond our "comfort zones" and make a wish come true.
As a nurse, I can give someone a shot and relieve their pain, a hug to show them that I care and encouragement to hang in there, no matter what.
My life has been about reaching out to others and knowing that I made a difference. I kind of equate this to what you are doing.
God Bless you on this journey.
Carla Smith

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:00:22 PM  
Vicky said...

Hi Richard,
I have written you several times concerning my sister, Jennifer. She is HOT & I'm not kidding!!!!!!
I hope you choose her, & you both ride off into the sunset over & over again......all around the world!!!!!
Jennifer's loving sister,

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:03:43 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour Richard,
I thought the following exerpt, from Dr. Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning" ( my life bible!!) might be of interest to you as I beleive this is what you are searching for:

"How do we find sense of purpose and meaning? Through experiential value, by experiencing something or someone we value.
The most important example of Experiential Value is the love we feel towards another. Through our love we can enable our beleoved to develop meaning and by doing so we develop meaning ourselves.
A thought transfixed me: for the first time I saw the truth..that love is the ultimate and highest goal to which we can aspire. Then I grasp the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry, human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of humanity is through love and in matter how impossible the circumstances."
If you get a chance in your busy world I would highly recommend this book. I am sure you will find it an excellent companion in your moments of deep thought and wonderment. Keeps one quite centered and focused. I would enjoy and welcome your input. Cheers!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:18:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard,

How do you plan to advise the unfortunate ladies who won't get an opportunity to meet you or have a chance for this adventure? I don't envision this being an easy task, however, I'm a curious type.


Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:42:37 PM  
Yeelay said...

Hi Richard,

Enjoy yourself on this journey. Life is too short and you will meet a numerous amount of new friends. I am supporter of yours and enjoy the newsletters. I've lost two moms and a sister to cancer and have come to cherish my family and friends. Be kind to yourself and make the best decision on the woman of your future.

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:05:21 PM  
Isabellaqui said...

Es usted realmente un senor y galan de los que no se encountran hoy. Su corazon

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:42:52 PM  
Isabellaqui said...

Usted es realmente un senor y galan en verdad. Amar plenamente es como la gripe,te deja sin defensas, y cuando estás sin defensas tienes que tener cuidado de quién está a tu lado. El merecimiento no siempre es egolatría, sino dignidad. Cuando damos lo mejor de nosotros mismos a otra persona,
cuando decidimos compartir la vida, cuando abrimos nuestro corazón de par en par y desnudamos el alma hasta el último
rincón, cuando perdemos la vergüenza, cuando los secretos dejan de serlo, eso es sernidad. Espero que vuelas a encontrar to pareja ideal. PS. I don't remember whether or not you read spanish, I think I read that you did not speak it, but there's always first right. I have not sent in a video etc as I have other commitments during you travel time. But if your ever in Surprise Arizona, you have a home here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:49:06 PM  
happy said...

Hi Richard, who knew my first-ever blog would feel like my first kiss! I continue to try to be skeptical about your search, but your sincerity shows in your words repeatedly, so I'm hooked along with many other women. No matter where this leads you, it's bound to be the trip of a lifetime! How I would love to be along!! (But would vicariously travel with you via an e-mail site if necessary.) My daughter has been to the bottom of the Pacific in the ROV 3-person sub,Alvin. Your contest offers a comparable prize...and how I would love to tell her I'd won! Dreams are the elixer of life. And as Tim McGraw said: "We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere." Wow, Richard! You going to have a whole lot of company with you on your trips! Follow your heart with God Speed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 2:35:02 PM  
toni said...

Richard, Look no more, your travel partner has arrived, what a dream come true. I havent sent in anything yet but will later on. Im not your young chick, but you really dont want that. I can garantee youll laugh, have a great time, but if I was your choice, Id make you promise after your adventure you would then give me mine. Id love to go on survivor and fear factor. Sounds crazy hugh? but what fun to share with someone. Time is no option for me this is my time for my part of my life, Ive raised my children, and im not working anymore so this is the time to do something for my self and maybe find someone to share my life with it. Life is so short and This part of my life is a very special time and I would love to find someone to share the same things I love and enjoy. See YA

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 3:18:21 PM  
L8DYBUGZ said...

Good luck in your adventure. I am not sending a tape, but have dated via the internet. With a busy life it is a great way to meet new and interesting people. The first time I saw you with your beard, I was a little disappointed that you had shaved it off. You look very handsome and adventurous with your beard on. So my vote is for the beard.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 3:32:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmm - so many comments -
Hi Richard - I have one for you - as a universal life minister I used this in the one and perhaps only ceremony I performed - it is by Ella Wheller Wilcox
One ship drives east and another drives west
With the self same winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate;
As we voyage along through life,
Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm, or the strife.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 3:51:24 PM  
Marci said...

Hey Richard, How old is too old? I walk a mile or more every day, ride a quad, square dance, love to travel, even have a passport.Oh yes, I live within a 100 miles of you.
I like the idea of you getting some of us seniors together, even as pen pals.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 4:42:34 PM  
Michele said...

Hello Richard

I’m not brave enough to “compete” although I am reminded of a favorite line from a long lost poem…”I haven’t yet soared across the sky or given love a worthwhile try.”

SeniorBachelor has challenged me to question when I am going to get around to taking a little time for love.

Thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 4:46:13 PM  
igor said...

Hi Richard. Wow what a romantic you are. I onlywish I would have sent in my tape and I am only 66 and a world hiker and traveler. But hey I want my first cousin to go. Cheyrl Mitchell who lives in camarillo. She is a doll and everyone loves her. She is single and only 55 and ready to go.( georgous too)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 5:07:07 PM  
kakodi said...

I read so many stating how gorgeous and well travelled they are. Would it not be more exciting to share this with someone who has a first experience with you, somewhat still innocent though her years are 57. Easy on the eyes but not a trophy, but a good heart, compassionate, & fun?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 5:41:08 PM  
quadripples said...

Hi Richard,
The day you were on Oprah I just happen to be off work and at home. As I really enjoy the Oprah show I decided to turn it on, I am afraid I did miss the beginning of your introduction, etc. I did sign up for your newsletter, but am not sure about sending a video, etc. I sure could use a vocation and I do find you very interesting.

I am a mother of five, my children are all grown and I do have grandchildren. My husband left me when my son, my youngest, was five months old. I have never remarried, I did fall in love back in the 80's, but before we were able to get married my friend became sick and died within five weeks of finding out he had lung cancer. I haven't dated for a while, and honestly, believe I am afraid to, or maybe I just have not met anyone who interests me. I really am not sure why I don't date.

I am not a bad looking woman, but our worlds are so far apart.

Your offer sounds so interesting, almost unbelievable. I always thought I would love to travel, especially go to countries where you would see the wild animals, and the like. Yes, I am an animal lover, I believe I love almost everything that breathes, now I said almost everything. Gosh, I believe I am getting carried away.

Richard you are cute and probably just the right age for me, but I am not ready to make that video. I do wish you the best and hope you
find the right person, and someday fall in love again.

Best wishes, Fran

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:29:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard: How many women have responded from Canada?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:15:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good day Richard!!! I find your quest amazing and a lot of fun.. I just hope you would find the real partner for you and one who is committed to a good relationship that you could offer. Being over sixty is truly challenging, but the presence of a good partner can make it more meaningful. How I wish I could join, but I'm just 34 and my age disqualifies me from the search, but anywyas, I'm happy to be part of the voting population..Gee!!! I'm so glad we have this internet technology and enabled us to be part of it.. Wishing you only the best!!! - Sunshine Abby from the Philippines

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:31:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

After reading the other comments, I realize there are a lot of us women that would be good companions, but alas, we don't have the courage to send in our resumes. So we will just have to follow via the website and dream of a vacation trip with you.
You have a "BIG" undertaking ahead of you, and I hope that your choice or choices will be just what you had in mind. Good Luck to you and may the best woman or women win. We will be tagging along and wishing!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:47:50 PM  
Joly13 said...


What a task! I think this is so exciting and will follow your progress. I have thought of sending my videotape, but will have to think further about it. I wish I could start a Senior Bachelorette!

Good luck...I will look forward to more newsletters.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:33:24 PM  
Joly13 said...

Hi Richard,

What fun! I saw you on the Oprah show and was thrilled by your idea of finding a travelmate. I have several friends and my 81-year old mother who thinks that I should try. You have an ominous task before you!

I would like to start a Senior Bachelorette!!

Good luck to you,

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:36:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Richard! :)
To quote the Lebanese Poet Khalil
Gibran "You Cannot Look For Love
When You Are Worthy Love Will Find
You" I have not sent in a video, as
I mentioned in one of my first emails to you, if it is meant to be that we meet, so be it, we will
Keep Toronto Canada in mind!!!!!:)
Luv from
Senior Bachelorette
p.s. I am open to the possibility of travelling, I am as free as a bird and believe in taking one small step at a time!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:52:21 PM  
Ky Babe said...

Hi Richard,
Do you recall the old Burma Shave signs that lined our highways in our younger days?
Here's one for you...
No Lady Likes To Dance Or Dine...Accompanied By A Porcupine.
Why this came to mind is beyond me. Enjoy the humor and be on watch for the next one.
Ky Babe,

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:52:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,
I hope you received my letter and pictures! Please answer. Call and come and see me in Orlando, Florida - You would be proud to have me by your side and I would feel the same about you... KAREN :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:04:04 PM  
Rosemarie said...

Hello Richard:
I have my email to you nearly completed.
Though we have not spoken or met, already, with this Blog Thing, you are taking me on an adventure.
This is a first for me also.

You listed various states that you might consider coming to to meet someone. I hope you don't rule out
Pennsylvania...namely Pittsburgh.

I'm very adventurous, very private,
and if timing is everything...then
the time is very much right, for me.

I do believe that for us to have
some lasting and true fun, this
relationship has to be One on One.

Oprah and the kids, and your 30 year relationship, will have to take a back seat, until we get back.

One of the places I most want to see and experience, is the Road to
Damascus...can you take me there?

Must get to clinic to see my patients, will email you soon.

You are a trip and a half.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:29:32 AM  
LouiseJ. said...


When I first saw you on the Oprah show, I thought, WOW, what a handsome man! If I weren't in such a loving relationship (I've been married 36 years on the June 21st) and am 56 years young, I'd certainly go for you! Good luck in your endeavour.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:10:19 AM  
Carolyn Williams said...

Hi there,
I will have to say after reading all these notes and comments that you are going to be a busy fellow....the beach may have to take a backseat for you this summer to stay and view all the videos and emails...a job that I wouldn't want...the outdoors are wonderful, I am a small town Georgia girl...born and raised...with of course a very southern accent....which I am sure you would think very funny...I have enjoyed going on this search with you and your newsletters as well....I am single and 59 at present but will not apply or send videos of myself...not hard on the eye....but you have enough people competing for this position...I am sure when you see her you will feel the chemistry and that it will truly be love at first site...but beware...there are many women that just want to do it for the vacation and then what do you have when you return????
I think as many do that you are very handsome and well traveled...I too like the beard on you...I think a person should look and do what they want, when they want, where they want...and you seem to be that kind of person..
I wish you all the luck and happiness that life has to offer, and most of all I wish you is so important to have someone by your side that enjoys everything you do...and you enjoy what she wants as well.
Take care and have fun with this and don't make it a hard job...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:12:06 AM  
LouiseJ. said...

Hello, Richard!

When I first saw you on the Oprah show, I thought if I weren't happily married (36 yrs on June 21) that I would have wanted to meet you. You certainly have a lot to offer and I wish you much success in your endeavour!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:13:00 AM  
onrynurse said...

This is a fun idea!! You would love it here in the Omaha area this week!! The College World Series is here!! It is so fun to see the hype!! Plus, Our Huskers are in the running!! I am a big baseball fan anyway......FUN!!
Tennessee is playing , too.. Get my southern drawl from there! Born in the Smokies!!
Come see a game....I'll meet ya.....Linda

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:41:26 AM  
World Traveler said...

My first blog too! OK..I'm the Bali tree planter with the special message for you and Prince Albert. Prefer to keep it private. You received the message. There is a timing to it. My phone (904)703-5677. I can't tell if you have read it and are not interested, or I am low on the list. It would be good if you could answer politely those who are not compatible, so that we don't hold our breath...waiting.

What I learned when I owned a school was to be very patient since eventually they would learn the information the third time, the fifty sixth time, or the 103rd time....In any case, I wanted them to learn it with the freshness and love of the first time.

We have a lot in common...but this is like risky business...expecially for the heart. I would be happier if you were meeting us in speed dating...on the ones that appeal to you already.

--the Bali tree planter & World Traveler

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:57:09 AM  
gypsy cowgirl said...

Gosh, so many interesting comments. Frankly, it's rather mind boggling to see that so many women think a great deal must be spinning. Short of using some superman powers, I don't know how you are going to make a choice when there is so much too choose from. The real challenge is to see how "real" you stay without turning this into a 3 ring circus ! I will stay tuned :>) and maybe even participate..later, tho, as I am somewhat skeptical.
til then I will be your gypsy cowgirl in California (not far from you)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 12:05:18 PM  
Anonymous said...

hi Richard ,
wishing you good luck in your search ,but also wishing me good luck as i am hoping to be your chosen 1 ,ha ha ,that is when i send in my video ,and i will soon take care xxx

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:16:13 PM  
Ruthie said...

Hi Richard,

...I'm still intrigued!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:48:31 PM  
Avis said...

Hi! Richard
Haven't as of yet sent in a vidio even tho I want to ,just a little camera shy. I don't remimber any of your qualifications stating you were looking for a trouphy compaion.Beauty is more than skin deep,personality,sincerity,honesty and resepct for others go a long way,so those of us who don't think ourselves beautiful,georgous and those other adjectives God gave each and every one of us different qualities (BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP)Like others the beard is so sexy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:56:05 PM  
LeeislesVT said...

Hi Richard,
Well I finally did it, I just sent off my bio,video and pictures to you today. Had to borrow a video cam and I have no experience but did my best.
Also, this is my first blog entry.
LeeislesVT (Donna)

Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:36:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard!

I haven't sent my video to you, yet. I am saving your best video to be the last. I will indeed be a favorite of yours.
You will savor the thought of getting to know me.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:22:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard,
Just sent you my resume. I fly all over the world as a corporate Flight Attendant. Have been at it for 30 years and yes I do fly your friend in ORD. She's great!!!! Do you own or charter???? I love tail draggers like the C-120!!!! I am just a couple of years younger than you but get tagged for 35 to 40 ( I also E'd you a recent photo) Where are you going next??? What are you going to do??? This is my first ever Blog and I must say it's easier than I thought. I guess the old addage about old dogs and new tricks doesn't apply here. Good luck and give me a shout/ we can meet for Green Tea next time I am in LA if your up for it.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:17:53 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Hello Richard, This whole thing has become a 3-ring, bachelor soap opera. I love it, can't hardly wait til the next newsletter. Don't keep us hanging too long.. :) Still wonder if there's enough hours in the day for you to address all that is coming your way.
Can those of us who sent in our "materials" expect to hear something one way or the other?

All my best to you Richard,
Marlyn from Michigan ps, I'm just excited about getting my first blog out to you.. WEEEEEEE!

Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:24:01 PM  
stayfit said...

Hello Richard, I did send in my video, three days after the Oprah show Wow, to my suprise! I am not really a computer lit person, and I am not a competitor. I am content and healthy and loving life as is. Adding my life to yours sounds like an adventure that I'd be willing and able to venture out into. I live in the Sacramento area, so if Sacramento becomes one of your stops for the speed date adventure and experience then you can count me in. lordwilling, stayfit

Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:38:05 PM  
tosyn said...

hi Richard.
My name is tosyn and im from nigeria.
i saw u on oprah and knew i had to check ur website out and keep tabs. I just have to know who gets picked!!!
First, let me wish u the best. Its going to be fun, getting to met pple, find out abotu others and then having to choose. I guess that wd be the difficult part, choosing.
Anyways, i know u want to go round the world and all and i was wondering if u cd pls add Nigeria to ur itinerary?
Spend one or two days, listen to our music, eat our food, hey! meet our senior bachelorettes!
ill keep pestering u and whenever u can, let me know if ure coming!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 8:08:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

This is a first for me and I don't know how a blogger is different from an e-mail. should your sign-on and password be totally different. I would assume so.

Loved the comments and am glad to see there are so many self-confident women. You Go Girls!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 8:32:11 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard,

I've noticed that you've deleted some of the more unfavorable comments from all ot the blog sites but have hardly answered any of the others... what gives?

Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:47:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

That's NOT true. The unfavorable comments are still there, BTW -- were they yours?

Saturday, June 18, 2005 5:13:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

That's NOT true. The unfavorable comments are still there, BTW -- were they yours?

Saturday, June 18, 2005 5:15:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

That's NOT true. The unfavorable comments are still there, BTW -- were they yours?

Saturday, June 18, 2005 5:16:26 PM  
isabel said...

Hi, this is crazy and great. I am signing up for the month in Africa. It has been a dream of mine to visit Egypt and if you have been several times, I think you would be the best travel partner for me. He, he. I will send in my video soon.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:05:49 PM  
SLF said...

I'm a little confused. You are the 'senior bachelor', however, in your quest for the perfect traveling companion, you are considering women under fifty. This is where the confusion comes in: People under fifty aren't seniors. To consider women under fifty as a potenial senior companion is an insult to the senior crowd.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 9:06:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

No - the comments were not mine, however, how do we know if you are answering these blogs or someone else is doing it for you - I guess I could answer as though I'm you and no one would know the difference. I'm new to this blogging thing - and curious to know how we would confirm that it is you. Maybe I'll just email you and see if you answer the same way...

Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:08:54 PM  
Ginny said...


I was one of the 118 ladies who quickly responded to your request to send the video, picture and biography. In order to respond to you quickly I purchased my first video camera on Sunday, learned how to use the camera and then how to convert to VHS in four hours time. I did this on my own using my cooking timer to keep me in the 3 minutes. My photo was the best of 5 taken by me holding my digital camera at arms length in my back yard. I live of a golf course and had to watch out for golf balls that were out of bounds flying over my head while trying to take a picture. I laugh every time I think of it. I had planned spend more time on all of the requested documents and pictures. I hope that my desire to respond quickly was the correct choice.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 11:14:54 AM  
Raelene2 said...

Hi Richard,
You have set in motion an interesting perposal.
I hope Canadian's have an opportunity as well!
Seems as you get older, you look for a person you enjoy just sharing time with. I belong to on line dating, most seem to look for #10. The problem with that, you have a long way to fall being a #10! The ordinary seem to improve with age. Like Ice wine the frost is what makes it reach perfection.
The trials of life build character. We all hold our unique stories.
The three most important thing in my life are: my family, which include my animals / my friends & my volunteer work.
What I would look for in a partner, Honesty/ Kindness as well as a mental and physical attraction to one another.
And what is most important to you? What do you hope to find in this quest you have unvailed?

Sunday, June 19, 2005 11:35:08 AM  
Anonymous said...


I rarely purchase People magazine, today I did. As an adventourous female who loves to travel I have not dated in 8 years. Divorced for 18years. Longing for a special Love. Toured France and England for a month each alone. Not afraid of any challange. Have jumped out of a plane, can fly a cessna 172, ran off a mountian with parachute attached in the Alps, parasailed in the Med, scuba dives in the carribean and raised three children alone. I am attractive, and do a lot for the community I live in as a volunteer.
I would like to meet you. No blogger set up yet but will work on it. Oh yes, I am 46 will be 47 on Halloweeen! I live in Delaware.
Best Regards,

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:21:31 PM  
Nancy Spencer said...

Ladies and Gents:
If you really want to get a true insight in to Richard and his son Chris get the video Pop & Me. It will make you laugh and cry. They have so much heart and soul. I lost my son 6 yrs ago so I could really relate.

Have fun,

Monday, June 20, 2005 8:52:04 AM  
Nancy Spencer said...

Ladies and Gents:
If you really want to get a true insight in to Richard and his son Chris get the video Pop & Me. It will make you laugh and cry. They have so much heart and soul. I lost my son 6 yrs ago so I could really relate.

Have fun,

Monday, June 20, 2005 8:52:04 AM  
Texasgalpal said...

If YOU were NOT listed in People Magazine's most eligible bachelor's...last week..then THEY missed out and your publicity agent should be fired...Sheryl in Texas

P.S. Happy Father's Day !!!

Monday, June 20, 2005 11:02:14 PM  
AJ said...

Marginalized? You betcha!! Seems the only time the plus 40 groups gets are advertisements for life insurance "that doesn't run out" and joining AARP!! Dang!! I would like to wait about those.

You go Richard!! Get out there and tell the media moguls the plus 40 group, plus 50 group at alive and kicking.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:52:17 AM  
AJ said...

Marginalized? You betcha!! Seems the only time the plus 40 groups gets are advertisements for life insurance "that doesn't run out" and joining AARP!! Dang!! I would like to wait about those.

You go Richard!! Get out there and tell the media moguls the plus 40 group, plus 50 group at alive and kicking.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:52:34 AM  
AJ said...

Marginalized? You betcha!! Seems the only advertisements for the plus 40 groups are for life insurance "that doesn't run out" and joining AARP!! Dang!! I would like to wait about those.

You go Richard!! Get out there and tell the media moguls the plus 40 group, plus 50 group at alive and kicking.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:54:23 AM  
Judy said...

Hi Richard,

I'm only 62 but still doing and dreaming all for the future. I've been in the Amazon Rain Forest, up in the Mexican mountains with the Monarch Butterflies, and walking the Highlands of Scotland. These adventures were done after I was "Single Again". We need to make wonderful memories. Go for it!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 7:13:24 AM  
Rjane said...

Hi Richard,

Wow! What a challenge and what great fun. Life is short and we must make the most of it. We are always bombarded with so many responsibilities and not enough time to enjoy life as it arrives everyday on our doorstep. I do not remember who said "Life is what happens to you as you go about living" or something like that. How true. I have learned to enjoy each day, find value in it, and share my good fortune with friends, family, and hopefully soon a life partner.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 2:31:10 PM  
Barb said...

Your going to have your hands full with all these ladies replying. Too back I don't live in Redondo Beach anymore...we could have met for coffee and then you wouldn't have to go through this long lengthy process ! Barb

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:26:25 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,

How do you keep up with this? My heart goes out to you. Did you have any idea what the response rate would be? Wow.

I am one of the "many", who sent in my info to you and I'm also a Canadian. Nice to hear that other Canadian Ladies have done the same. I loved the quote I read in the blog:

"You Cannot Look For Love
When You Are Worthy
Love Will Find You",

I've never heard this one before, it's priceless. Good luck, I hope you find precisely who you're looking for. You are one brave Man


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 7:50:10 PM  
onrynurse said...

HI....fabulous newsletter!!! And sooo newsy!! This is an ominous task at least!! I am excited to participate!! You are quite organized about all this, you know!! My hat is off to you!!
Wow, I'd love to spend a week at a resort esp with you, that sounds a little like the Bachelor sow on TV!!
I, too, think Miss Oprah is just the most!!
I think there is no doubt in my mind YOU are the hottest Bachelor of them all, Richard!! Congrats on being selected!! Will get my copy of the magazine tomorrow!!
Well, we are pouting here, a bit!!
The Huskers lost today in the CWS, eliminated by ASU!! But....what a fabulous game!! We are proud of those kids and the effort they put out!! And did you see Baylors win,just now!! IT was awsome!! Love baseball, as you can tell!!
I think you are fabulous Richard,..hope to get to meet you one day!! Linda

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 8:24:26 PM  
jacqueline said...

You have got to feel overwhelmed!!! I am overwhelmed just reading these comments! And, one cannot help but feel a sinking sensation in their stomach as the realization of the huge number of women coming out of the woodwork, all great in their own right, that are trying to be that one special lady you will want to be with!

I have just come on board and I already feel that fleeting anxiety one gets when they purchase a lotto ticket knowing they have only a minute chance of having the winning numbers.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out just what it is I am suppose to have that would make you sit up and take notice!

I must sit and ponder this question a bit before I dive in with the rest of the drowning victims.

You are quite a catch! When you have picked that one lady, can you pass the rest of us on to some of your single male friends over 50?

This is really quite fun!!!

Take a deep breath, and have a good time. It has to be like walking through Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory! Here is all this candy just waiting for you to take a piece.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 8:42:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,
Here goes...Cattle crossing....Please drive slow.....That old Bull....Is some cows beau!
It's Burma Shave....I can almost see you smiling.
Have a FUN filled day.
Ky Babe

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:47:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Richard,
Here I am in North Idaho following your exploits. I miss our conversations with Sol and the gang. Hope to get down to MB again the first of the year.

Richard Andrewsen

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:10:26 AM  
2 sandy said...

What not Miami for interviews? Just curious

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:01:45 PM  
2 sandy said...

Why not Miami for interview?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:02:01 PM  




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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:06:08 PM  
floweringjoy said...

Hi!Richard I am glad that you are not shy. That mean I can talk openly with you. I will do so through e-mail. I don't want what I want to say open to everybody's eyes. Only you should hear what I need to say to you. I am deeply interested and soon you will see me on my video. May the best woman win and whoever she is, nothing but the best in your new life Richard. Just know I am expecting to be the blessed one.:)I look at you at least four times each day. I am ready to begin this journey with you so that we can move on into our assign destiny.@-->--->- Adventurous

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:42:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Just read your newsletter and would think having all the finalists gather in one place to judge and be judged is rather like another reality show. Hard to see the real person when she is competing with 16 others at a show and tell. Also, makes it seem like a contest! I would recommend meeting them on your own and giving feedback to your panel or have the panel do some phone inteviews as well.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:51:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi! Richard I'm writing to tell you about my sister she is 28th buth you wuldn't belive how gorgeos she is she is single and where ever she goes people is always looking at her she is sexi and free to go anywhere you want to take her. I"ll convince her to send her video so you can see her.

best wishes and good look

Saturday, June 25, 2005 6:43:29 AM  
M said...

Hi Richard;
When I read that you had met Saroyan's Granddaughter I thought it might be a "sign",(funny me) I have been reading Sayoran for many years and went to the first symposium held in Fresno, where I met Aram a few years ago.

Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:52:24 AM  
shirleym said...

Hi Richard
I am the 68 year old that would like to have a chance to travel with you. I don't look 68. I AM A YOUNG 68 YEAR OLD AND HAVE A LOT OF LIFE LEFT IN ME. I am fit, female, fun, have the time,love adventure and love to travel. I know I am older than you but, women live longer than men and thats something to consider.

Little Toot

Monday, June 27, 2005 12:55:16 AM  
shirleym said...

Hi Richard
This could be a duplicate.I am not sure if the last Blog got to you.
I am the 68 year old that would like to travel with you and have some fun and adventure. I am a young looking 68 year old and am fun, a female all the way, like to travel and love adventure.
I like what you are doing and think you are a very exciting man and good looking and you keep yourself in good shape.

I think Oprah was very wise having you on her program. She will help make this more exciting and fun.

Monday, June 27, 2005 1:03:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, Will I retain copywrite on my submission? Given your disclaimer, I am wondering. Thanks, SBA

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 3:14:14 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,

Try Acpuncture for your pinched nerved in your neck. It's wonderful. I know a good one in W. L.A. if you want to try Acpuncture.
sheila from Torrance CA

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:19:10 PM  
Robin said...

Hi Richard!

My name is Robin and I'm from the great state of Texas. Just to let you know I am a Female from birth (ha!) and I'm extremely fun and free!! Im in the process of gathing the information you are requiring and it should be reaching you shortly. I'm very excited about this opportunity to meet you and I hope to see you soon!!

Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:28:57 PM  
suzy said...

Over the last few years, I've done some intertnrt/ personal ad dating (including Eharmony). The guys and I email each other for a few weeks, getting to know each other, before we meet. In some instances, we haven't seen pictures of each other and thus have no idea of what each looks like. But by communicating with each other, via email or phone, we get to figure out if we do want to meet or not. I have found myself on dates with guys that if I had just looked at them, I normally wouldn't have dated.... and you know what, they really are nice guys. What I am getting at is that you may want to consider going to meet the women that you might want to take on your journey. Or at least spending time getting to know them a little through email. A video is just glimps of our personality/ Speed dating is better then nothing, but you won't get to know us very well in six minutes... Greenbriar is too reality show. Besides not getting to know someone in that type setting, we didn't sign on for reality show. Ok... remember, you asked for suggestions.
I just thought of something else too: there is only one of you and hundreds, if not thousands of us. Don't you have nice friends that might want to get to know some of the women that you don't choose? Just asking thanks...suzy

Sunday, July 03, 2005 12:59:39 PM  
Sydney said...

Dear Richard,
I think the Greenbriar idea is great. You're not going to be filming it so it will not be a reality show as was suggested in one of your messages.
Have you been to your Chiropractor about the pinched nerve?? My Chiropractor is excellent if you don't have one. She told me to tell you that she could fix your problem.
If you have seen my video you know that I'm a Belly Dancer. I'm doing a Showcase at Dar Maghreb in August. Come see me dance!! You'll love it!!
The New York Girl born in the same year as you,

Monday, July 04, 2005 9:53:13 PM  
Sheryl in the Heart of TEXAS said...

HOWDY from Brownwood, TEXAS Sport...On the way to a Denver publisher's conference, July 8th-14th. '05...6 book proposal's...YOU should pick ME and make it book proposal...No.7.

Hope you are using sun-screen...

SHeryl in the HEART of TEXAS

Thursday, July 07, 2005 4:49:20 PM  
Sheryl in the Heart of TEXAS said...

Hey Sport..on the way to a publisher's conference in Denver, 7-8-14-05...YOU SHOULD pick ME and make it book Number 7 to propose to Random House, et al.

Hope you are still using sun-screen.

Sheryl in the Heart of TEXAS

Thursday, July 07, 2005 4:52:34 PM  
Dacia Rodriguez said...

You are a cute man good luck to you and I hope that God will find you the best women you are so nice and handsome~ Thanks and good luck

Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:10:59 PM  

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