Thursday, June 16, 2005

People Magazine Picks The Senior Bachelor

People Magazine, in an issue dated June 27, with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise on the cover, hits the newstands Friday June 17 and Richard Roe, The Senior Bachelor, was chosen one of the
"50 Hottest Bachelors."


Anonymous said...

Wow! People Magazine! To be chosen right up there with two famous hunks!! This is getting very exciting, Richard. I'm running out to get People Magazine later today. Hope I beat the mad rush!!
Best Wishes, JEF

Friday, June 17, 2005 3:53:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hmmmm ... interesting! I'm the person who asked why you needed a panel to help you pick a travelling companion.

Just a suggestion ... would it not be worthwhile to use your blog to answer some of the questions being asked as one can understand that it would be very time-consuming to answer them individually by email and you don't appear to be answering them anywhere else.

Your posting today has made me wonder if this is (or turning into)a big ego thing? If so, most women with a really good sense of self would appreciate you being honest about that.

Thanks and regards.

Friday, June 17, 2005 4:28:00 AM  
Marlyn from Michigan writes..again! said...

Hello Richard, WOW! People Magazine! Congratulations! I'll be first in line for that one. You have obviously intrigued a lot of people with your quest. "The Chosen One," is going to be one lucky lady.

P.S. You're going to need a vacation after all this!

All my best to you Richard,
Marlyn from Michigan

Friday, June 17, 2005 4:46:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, May I ask why my "blog" is all covered up with orange print? The first part cannot be read, and it is all nice. To the lady who's blog is just after mine: Please relax, this is supposed to be fun. If being theatrical, with a good healthy ego upsets you, then just try to have fun with this venture. It's fun and it certainly is not hurting anyone. Best Wishes, JEF

Friday, June 17, 2005 6:27:51 AM  
Rosemarie said...

Dear Richard:
As a health care professional and because my parents infused their
philosophy into me throughout my childhood to "wear this world like a loose garment", I feel deeply the precariousness of life, good health, and happiness.
Consequently, celebrity doesn't faze me much. I think they are interesting, fascinating, but as we all are, vulnerable to the same envy doesn't fuel my thoughts.
Still hoping to go "One on One" with you on this adventure...Why can't you make it a year.

I know you have no idea of who I am and I am probably lost in the shuffle of all these candidates, but I will attempt to introduce myself via email this weekend, taking a long one for my upcoming birthday.

I really think you need me to make your adventure come true.

I am interested in everything, and consequently, very interesting.
Always have been told that I am beautiful with some killer legs.

Still dreaming of traveling down "the road to Damascus"

Friday, June 17, 2005 6:44:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

Wow... I'm extremely relaxed. Looked at my post again and think its very civilised and relaxed... not a mention of 'hurting' anyone or me being 'upset'... love drama and fun! just thought I'd clear that up for you.

Incidentally, your posting is not orange on my screen, its very clear so 'relax':)

Regards all .....

Nice posting Rosemarie ... similar outlook on the world to my own :)

Friday, June 17, 2005 7:06:34 AM  
Anonymous said...


Nice going!

Friday, June 17, 2005 8:33:22 AM  
happy said...

Whoa!-this blogging thing's fantastic! (How scarey to open yourself for comments, then actually GET them, huh?! :) Has Richard really opened a fantastic Fifty's Forum or merely a pesky Pandora's box? Time will tell. In only a few short days of the blog setup, serious questions and doubts expressed by very curious, cogent, intelligent, and mostly articulate women have increased exponentially. Can he keep his head while all about him are losing theirs? Will the celebrity Richard take over the sincere Richard? Will the original heartfelt sounding search become just another 'reality show' with a predictably failed outcome? Or will Richard remember why he's searching?

Does he know "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."?

O has he read Dr. Phil's "Life" words, "You have to name it before you can claim it."? Or remembered that "If you don't know where you are going you might wind up someplace else."

Oh's still grrrreat fun, but "tough to make predictions, especially about the future" :)

So stay tuned "It ain't over 'til it's over!" and I for one enjoy the verbiosity and will definitely blog in 'til blocked.

Friday, June 17, 2005 10:04:57 AM  
Mystic said... HOT Bachelor you!
First Oprah, then People I said, Dr. Phil's show will me next. You're an must be loving this.
ENJOY the Journey!
Ready? Set? GO!

Friday, June 17, 2005 10:17:43 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, there are a number of questions that have to be addressed. As I have done a long trip with a virtual stranger, I realize what it might take--in preparation and emotions. There is the question of a passport. I think it takes 6 montths to have one processed. Will anyone's medical insurance plan forward them 6 months of prescription medicine? In this polluted world just about everyone has allergies. A lot of them are food allergies. Trying to read ingredients on food packages or order food in a cafe in another language can be a nightmare. I noticed that you want to set up meetings with ladies in USA cities. Does that mean us Canadians are not being considered? If a lady is on a fixed income and doesn't have funds to meet you in Los Angeles(or other location), is she eliminated? Is there a guarantee that the lady will have funds to get home if things get out of hand on the 6 month trip? Having an ex-girlfriend or even other people help you choose one of us feels like exploitation. Being a woman, we know how women think. She would still have you in part of her heart. In the realm of all this it we all realize you are making many dollars off the publicity of this project. Isn't that self serving? I have found in dating millionares that they are for the most part self centered. I know everyone is different and I hope you are. On the positive side, I am stepping up all my projects at home so that I can get away if I'm the lucky lady. My heart is pumping as I write this. I would love to go on an adventure trip and experience all the out of the way places and events. As a single lady, it's hard to go off the beaten path. I think we all want these answers and I'm an upfront person. I would love to meet you in July.

Friday, June 17, 2005 10:56:24 AM  
Gloria said...

Richard, I know by now you are very busy man and I really appreciate the time you can give to the blog, thanks again. I have some questions about the type (conditions) of your traveling. For instance, How many people will be in each trip? What kind of provisions will be available, medical assistance, insurance, Etc. I am very excited about the idea to be traveling to all those countries you mention in your itinerary, but I know the competition is big and you will choose the best suitable person for you. I wish you the best in making a selection for your travel companion.


Friday, June 17, 2005 3:09:35 PM  
unforgettable1 said...

See my comments under Senior Bachelor Monday. #25

Friday, June 17, 2005 4:49:18 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

The Senior Bachelor writes: Many Canadian women have asked if I might visit Canada. Possibly. Keep tuned in to the Newsletters. Richard Roe

Friday, June 17, 2005 5:25:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

I will read anything 'HAPPY" writes-- thank you. You expressed just the right serious/lighthearted/ curious musings many of us are pondering.

Friday, June 17, 2005 5:42:54 PM  
KLew said...

Hello everyone. It is very interesting to read the comments and be amazed at the number of women who think alike. That is fasinating. Richard stated in the beginning this was not a contest, I have to differ with his opinion because this whole thing---adventure, viving for his attention-etc can be likened to a contest in that there will be "winners and losers." There is simply no way around that. Also there is a strong marketing element to all of this. There is certainly a business end to it and I believe those of us who sent in videos had to be aware of that fact.

I do wish that you, Richard would address some of the logistical questions that have been asked. And so I continue to dream of the great adventure.

Friday, June 17, 2005 5:52:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ladies- wanted to share this info I read when I "Googled" articles about Richard. The "girlfriend" was younger than Richard and wanted kids and he didn't-- she's no threat. I also want to say I give Richard credit -- he has probably seen lots of gorgeous women living where he does. That either means he's waiting for someone more than gorgeous or he's a grouchy ol' geezer who nobody gets along with. Hmmmmm....

Friday, June 17, 2005 7:47:10 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Hi Everyone: I went out and bought the People magazine before reading the blogs. Geez Richard you don't look too bad for an ole'geezer! I have a passport and it only took me two weeks to get it so I don't know if it's different in places like Canada or overseas, what's your input on that Richard? I was wondering about the shots you might need to go to some of these places as well.

Now listen up lady's we're suppose to have fun with this, so please try to put your adventurous side out front and make this situation work for you on a personal level. Tomorrow I'll tell you a story of what I've been up to - so look me up tomorrow.

I too have wondered about why others would be helping you choose the appropriate women for you, then remembered that I have a requirement that you meet my family as well. I've thought my "picker" was broken a long time ago, so any help I get on choosing the right person for me is important.:>)

For those of you who think that RR is not answering your email I have this to say - I have written numerous emails and he has answered everyone and done so promptly. The answers are direct and to the point. In RR's defense he is on a personal quest of his own, and he has said that he had no idea of the impact and the volume of emails would be this great. In all his wildest dreams he had no idea that being on the Oprah Show might bring this kind of results and that this is quite over whelming at times for him.

I suppose my ego would most likely explode if I had as many men writing to me as he has women writing to him. Hey maybe I'll start my own website - no maybe not, looks like a lot more work than I want on my agenda:>)

Hey Richard did you pull my video out of the "Isn't she really cute" pile yet? Although not a beauty queen am I, my whit and genious level IQ is what gets me through the day to day experiences. My goal is to learn somethin new everyday. I just learned what the hect a "BLOG" was when you sent your last newsletter out.

Friday, June 17, 2005 8:17:16 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

To Anonymous - where exactly did you find that information about RR on google, cus I've searched all over the net about him and haven't found anything except the info on the POP & ME Film?

Friday, June 17, 2005 8:21:58 PM  
ceesoo said...

suzanne mesa arizona and senior bachelorette comrades -- in the spirit of comraderie and cooperation on our mutual journey for Romance and Adventure, i offer these other sources of info about richard-- you know, he's just a man, after all, and after the travel is done, make sure you like who he is....check out a great two-part article from Easy Reader, see other photos at hobotraveler, and his oprah photo at and and another Pop&Me article by susan spano that reveals a little more at latimes. i can't remember where i found the article that explains about the girlfriend being young and wanting kids and that his marriage disintegrated because of differing ideas about lifestyle. When I do, I'll share...I think Richard's intentions are honorable, I just don't think he thought out all the logistics and implications...
hopefully he's getting some guidance and advice !

Saturday, June 18, 2005 5:25:07 AM  
happy said...

To anonymous: Let's hope there are more dimensions to any one of us than simply in your statement that Richard is #1 "either waiting for someone more than gorgeous or # 2 he's a grouchy ol'geezer..."

My world is not black and white, and I doubt that Richard's is. Maybe, just maybe, he really is - as he himself says - looking for that illusive state of a "loving, healthy, committed realtionship." And we all know how difficult this is to find...otherwise why would any of us be writing ad naseum if we'd already found it?! Obviously many heartstrings have picked up on a multi-faceted message sent out -knowingly or unknowingly- by Richard. I choose to think that it was 'knowingly'. Makes for a much more interesting search in my mind! :)

To another anonymous: I am surprised and humbled by your compliment about my writing. I will try to be true to it. A psychiatrist once told me I was one of the more articulate people he'd ever met. I'd never thought that...I just knew that all my friends, and all my daughters could converse absolutely ad infinitum with pure pleasure :)! so-Thanks!

I'm sure there are many of us now in "Richard's World" who earnestly believe that this search is more than skin deep, and that there's a sunset to walk into, happily. So call me a Pollyanna.

Meanwhile, (I quote because I'm not very original in the 'pithy comments' department!) in the bon mots of Victor Hugo: Life is a Voyage. I'm travellin'! but for now, this is a very pleasant lay-over.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 6:08:52 AM  
AD said...

Congratulations, RR! Picking you for the People Magazine list marks the first time that publication has included a real gentleman. Enjoy the ride, the fame, the attention and the women who will be discovering you for the first time.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:39:41 AM  
nomad said...

Hi Richard,
Just wanted to say, that I am more intriqued and impressed by your seeming authenticity than the fact that you know a lot of famous people and now have become one yourself. I hope you will always retain that authenticity no matter what happens in the future. I especially liked the fact that you invited practically every woman, no matter what nationality, race, etc. to apply, as long as she was fit, fun and ... what was the other prerequisite? Anyway,I like the inclusiveness of this challenge.

I remember first reading the rules of this "challenge" and the thought of the possible winner(s) agreeing to promotional appearances, etc. is one of the reasons I hesitate to apply. Being the center of attention is not my cup of tea. Although I know how to handle myself in any company or situation I don't like having the spotlight on me. So, how much of the limelight would one have to endure, if chosen?

In the beginning I was most interested in the traveling part of your challenge. I am now becoming very interested in you - you just seem to be such a cool guy and just super nice as well - almost too good to be real!

Well, I'm still thinking about it and my friend Ella swears I should enter. I'm glad you started a blog!P.S. keywords: exofficio and Sahara camel ride.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:37:18 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Ceesoo: I agree we are all equal and perfect no matter what our social standing is. I don't think that anyone has enough money to have someone else do toilet duty for them

Saturday, June 18, 2005 12:40:57 PM  
Jeanne of NV said...

Hi, Richard,
I think your entire concept with this trip is novel, fun, and exciting. I would love to accompany you, and not just for one month. I have traveled pretty extensively in the northern hemisphere, but crossed the equator in Kenya, where we watched water flush both ways, and in Bali. I learned to really appreciate the overly pampered lives we live in America as compared to those of most of the rest of the world. But people are people everywhere. Not so with electricity or toilets or showers. On a bus in Singapore I vividly remember the frozen washcloths they handed out after a trek to a temple in the hot, hot, humid air that almost required gills to breathe. The one lingering effect on my life from all the traveling I've done is the realization that our world is truly smaller for having crossed it. As long as you don't fly Garuda Airlines, that is.

There are questions that should be answered for those who are fortunate to travel, and which need to be answered in a timely fashion, such as passports and visas and the dreaded shots and antibiotics for the water, and health certificates. And money exchange and banking, blah, blah, blah. I could go on, but...

Anyway, I wish you great success in this venture, and hope you find just the right travel companion who can truly enjoy the world as you evidently do without getting bogged down with the unfamiliar aspects of traveling in a foreign country.

And as an author of romance novels, if I'm selected, you can bet your bippy I'll use it as a springboard for said novels. What a wealth of research material. Not that I mean you, of course. Although...Oh, never mind.

Jeanne of NV

Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:44:35 PM  
neva said...

Looking forward to the World Series!

Happy Father's Day.


Sunday, June 19, 2005 12:31:24 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi everyone

Definitely one of the blogs removed. It says so on the posting.
I think myself that a few have been removed. However, I guess that it's Richard's blog so up to him whether to remove them or not. Maybe they were from 'lunatics', after all it is coming up to a full moon next week .... that was a joke guys!!!! Don't want to be attacked or analysed by someone taking this too seriously ;).

Must get myself a blogger identity but too busy right now. Will do so later.

Happy Fathers Day to everyone ....

Ciao from Ireland xxx

p.s. no ... those deleted postings were not from me. I'm the 'relaxed/fun' person i.e. postings #2 and #6.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:29:04 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard,

I just finished reading my weekly People and saw your picture there. I subscribed to the newsletter and have read each one. I intend to send my bio and video as I am quite intrigued! And very available for a long trip! Do not forget to put Dallas on the list!!



Sunday, June 19, 2005 8:56:44 AM  
KLew said...

Richard--the picture of you in People Magazine was very nice. I do not subscribe to those kinds of magazines--so I just looked in up while standing in line for other purchases. You are lucky to have son's to spend the day with. Have a blessed day with family.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 12:01:34 PM  
UptownGrrl said...

I wish you the best of luck in your search! Obviously I am out (a former Miss USA runnerup who smokes, drinks, & is a combination of the *wild child* Stephanie Grimaldi & tragic princess of Caroline). Frankly, I don't know any 40+ woman who is naturally beautiful enough to leave her makeup bag behind, so it will be very interesting to see who you come up with! Keep us posted!

Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:18:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

I could leave the make-up bag behind, but in that case, there better NOT be any close-ups. Think there'll be a swimsuit competition ? Where's an airbrush when you need one?????

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:04:30 PM  
Robin said...


I have thought of doing a similar thing to find a travel companion and possible life mate. I am a 46 year old adventurous woman that has jump out of a plane, ran off a mountain with a parchute, parasailed in the Med, scuba dives in the Carribean Sea, and raised three children on her own. I toured France and England alone each for a month duration. I have seen beauty and drank fine wine alone and now want to share...
Would love to meet you.
Ever been to Delaware?? Would love to give you a tour!
Best regard, Robin

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:36:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

Y'all REALLY need to see Pop & Me to get a good look at Richard. He let's you see the real deal, but I think you better understand this is a man with a strong personality --also remembering this movie was made 9 years ago.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:50:13 PM  
Anonymous said...

Interesting....Care to share where the review came from? Richard, I am 47 years young and I can and would leave my makeup at home, no airbrush needed! And, after seeing you walk away from the plane with so little luggage, would that mean I'll be allowed more? (Grin) Dallas is calling you.



Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:54:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

Stephanie - I got the review at You said you would leave the makeup bag behind, no airbrushing needed. Are you naturally beautiful? I am exquisite - with makeup kind of J.Lo meets Angie Harmon. However, without makeup, I am very plain. I don't leave home without it!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2005 5:11:32 PM  
Claire said...

Congratulations, Richard. The phenomenon that started with _Pop and Me_ grows. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 5:42:59 PM  
Joy said...

Anonymous said "Y'all REALLY need to see Pop & Me to get a good look at Richard. He let's you see the real deal, but I think you better understand this is a man with a strong personality.."

I have a strong personality too! In July of '86 infamous child murder Joel Steinberg invited me to spend an afternoon on his yacht (2 mos. prior to the murder), but I had other plans. My friends all laughed (alot) & said how lucky I was, because I probably would have p*ssed him so much he would have offed ME...

so what's a woman with a strong personality to do when confronted with a male equal? shrivel up & die? i think not...

Sunday, June 19, 2005 5:53:48 PM  
Ezmeralda of OZ said...

Read People today. This is fabulous! Good for you! As a wise woman has said "Fate Loves the Fearless!" A few questions about you - 1) Do you like animals? 2) Do you have pets? 3) What is you favorite kind of music? 4) Who is your favorite singer or band? 5) What is your favorite food? 6) What is your favorite place in the United States? "And the Southern Cross!" Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2005 8:21:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

g'dday 'indiana jones' :) Richard
i arrived home from hospital today with my left arm in a Cast, hence the typing not being up to my regular standard. i just happened to have a copy of 'people magazine'
dated june 20th and going to take a look at it right now. i see brad pitt and angelina jolie on the cover, hope it is the right one.
i have to keep the left arm elevated for the next ten days as the surgeon performed extensive surgery on the arm.
all i can say is go get 'em...go for the dream....make it happen and ignore all negative comments,
when a lot of Light is to be revealed through meeting your Soulmate, there will be obstacles.
i am pleased that you have canada in mind assure, it will not be a waste of time. if your intentions are honourable and you approach this sacred journey of Life and your search for the Soulmate with a True Heart, then you are sure to meet her. no games, no lies, no hidden agendas. we ALL come with 'baggage' and have made mistakes, there is a chance for each and every one of us to find true lasting love, higher love.
may your journey continue to be one of love, truth, peace, health, adventure etc.
would like to meet you if the fates allow.
carpe diem
senior bachelorette
Vj :)
p.s toronto :)

Sunday, June 19, 2005 9:44:43 PM  
Sweet Caroline said...

Hello Richard!

It just dawned on me, reading through all of these posts, that we don't know how tall you are! Very important fact since I'm 5'10 in my bare feet, wear stilettos a great deal of the time, & won't go out with a man who's shorter than me ;] If that makes me shallow, so be it...

Monday, June 20, 2005 5:20:45 AM  
Anonymous said...

sweet caroline-- richard is 6'2" and 200 lbs. according to what i've read. he plays beach volleyball for 2 hours a day to stay in shape and says he wants a fit woman. i wonder how he stays fit when traveling?

Monday, June 20, 2005 5:31:10 AM  
Sweet Caroline said...

Hmmmmm - interesting thought! Wonder how his lady traveling companion would stay in shape as well? Surely one would be eating rich & exotic foods. Scary thought! I also wonder if this is a *camping* trip or if hotels would be involved. It's rather important to be able to shower, brush teeth, & have a place to plug in one's laptop ;]

Monday, June 20, 2005 5:58:15 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard-- here is your horoscope today, 6/20/05
too funny :)......

You may be feeling pretty good about yourself and your life now, but you have the tendency to over-inflate what you can do. Be careful; these are tricky times. Even if you think you are at the top of your game, don't be too cocky. Speak as clearly as possible and do not, under any circumstances, promise more than you can deliver.

Monday, June 20, 2005 5:59:12 AM  
Anonymous said...

sweet caroline- Richard has said he will provide the best accomodations available -- that could be a lovely hotel or a tent according to the location....and separate rooms are an option. He reiterated that he will pay for everything.... not sure about manicures or hair salon needs -- check out the two part article from Easy Reader, Senior Bachelor Part 1 and 2 at

Monday, June 20, 2005 6:04:20 AM  
Anonymous said...


Thank you for providing that information. I truly believe Richard is sincere in his quest/journey.
Am I naturally beautiful? I feel beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Pretty is as pretty does. Also, if a person exudes confidence, believes in and likes themselves they have a natural beauty and it will show, like an aura around them, if you will. Good genes help! So, that being said, yes I am a natural beauty blonde, blue eyed California gal, transplanted Texan.I thought about this for a long time before answering as this is Richard's blog and I am quite new to the whole process. You sound like a very nice person, best of luck to you!

Vj in Canada:The People magazine featuring the article is the June 27th issue, page 118.



Monday, June 20, 2005 6:18:51 AM  
Robin said...

I'm a well travelled adventurous woman. 47 and raised three children on my own. (now in their twenties) I can fly a cessna 172, white water rafted on a class 5 in Colorado, jumped out of an airplane (figured I already knew how to fly it), ran off a mountian with a parachute in the French Alps, parasailed in the Med, spent a month in France touring in a car, a month in England touring in a car(wouldn't have wanted to own that rental car when finished with the left handed gearshift.) All this alone in search of.....
I will submit a tape.

Monday, June 20, 2005 6:44:09 AM  
happy said...

Here's the possibility of a unique and interesting adventure,with the traveller chosen in a unique and in interesting way, with the additional possibility of a "committed relationship" and there are worries about manicures, hairdressers, and make-up?! Puhleeze!! Supposedly it's not a hunt for the best makeup. Of course, it sure would bolster one's confidence to have a bona fide makeover, plus make-up artiste, and professional camera person do one's magic 3 minute video, but in the end--it would just be smoke and mirrors and the veil would be stripped away after the first sweaty meltdown in the African heat! And there you are-wiping your mascara off your chin :) Heck, I just wonder whether I can take my electric sonic action toothbrush!

Speaking of the 3 minute video. Does that remind anyone else of the magic phrase "You can only take 3 articles of clothing into the dressing room." Why not 2? Why not 4? hmmm--yep, it must be magic.

I have to admit to curiosity about Richard's reading preferences & music preferences. If I were to be deprived of choices and had only one category of each, I'd have to choose ANYthing non-fiction for reading (including cereal boxes & telephone books :), and classical in the music department. I got hooked on Jazz a few years ago when "force-fed" it by a Philly radio station which 'switched over' to half & half on it's classical station. I'm currently enjoying learning about electronic and organ music just to experience something new - never actually knew before that there were so many different voices of organs. And living in a "Country/Western" state, I even listen while they twang away at the heart, if not the ears. Anyway, it would be interesting to hear Richard's answers to a lot of our questions!

Have you noticed he doesn't blog in too frequently? Do ya' reckon he's got a tiger by the tail? :)

Monday, June 20, 2005 7:44:18 AM  
Robin said...

Richard, I am looking for a John Galt, are you that type of man?

Don't know who he is?

Read Atlas Shrugged.

Monday, June 20, 2005 8:27:20 AM  
happy said...

Oh darn! I've just read Robin's blog. Now it's a bigger & better heavy ammo contest! How to compare with the daring-do accomplish-ments of a super achiever?? In all fairness, I "guess it ain't braggin' if you can do it."

So - OK - here goes: I was definitely a super-mom long before 47, by which time I'd showed my kids how to climb a tree. I've driven across the US with 4 little darlins' between the ages of 4 & 14 ..alone..through a 108 degree heat in St. Louis..just to "show" them an America which I thought was fading away. A mere 2 decades later some of the places I showed them, which were just off the beaten track & interesting, have now become "National Historic Sites".

I've navigated my way -by car- through all but 3 of our states and through some of Europe. Looking forward to seeing Oregon & Hawaii, and after I do I will visit Florida - only to complete my statistics. With apologies to Floridians - & openness to suggestions as to other reasons I should see Florida.

I took my 1st "paying" job at 50 years old. Finished my Bachelor's degree at 53 while working fulltime. Learned one of the most cogent tidbits in that class from the teacher who was a retired Philly Federal Reserve VP.

The first question he put to us was: What 3 things do you need to be happy? His answer impressed me and I incorporated it into my own philosophy. Class suggestions were health, money, friends, family, etc etc. This older & wiser former VP finally gave us his answer: To be happy you need only to have: 1. Something to do, 2. Something to love (some THING.. not necessarily, some ONE) & most important of all 3. Something to LOOK FORWARD to!

For me that says it! I look forward to more blogs; look forward to the outcome, but will be sorry when it's over - 'cause I LOVE the mystery of it (typical Scorpio trait)!; I look forward to my own future travels, & I look forward to tomorrow when I pick my 2 vine-ripened, $30.00 tomatoes. (These were an extravagant part of my 'something to do' for the summer.)

Monday, June 20, 2005 8:39:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

hey happy -

i'm the one you're mocking about the makeup (i never mentioned hair or manicures - someone else added it in - but if i were offered a free makeover i sure wouldn't turn it down!). i'm a girly-girl & would never *apply* for a leg of the trip that involved sweating heavily or not staying in a hotel. i'm also not going after richard - i need a guy who treats a woman like a goddess. hey, to each his (her) own!

Monday, June 20, 2005 10:16:27 AM  
happy said...

back to anonymous-
Sorry, no offense nor mocking was intended. Guess my 'puhleeze' was a little too sarcastic sounding. I need a tongue-in-cheek symbol. I'm not too familiar with coded e-mail symbols...Maybe I should use the "wink" symbol to avoid ambiguities? ;) I DO agree that a makeover could be great fun! Why not bring in Stacy & Clinton?! 1st Oprah; then People; then "What Not to Wear".

Wow..give us a blog, & we'll rewrite the whole scheme for you, Richard!

Monday, June 20, 2005 12:11:24 PM  
SuzyQ said...

I just discovered something very kewl when I googled Princess Grace:
In fact, in April of 1965, the royal family traveled to the U.S. for the wedding of her sister Peggy’s daughter, Margaret Ann (Meg) Davis to Richard F. Roe. The wedding was held at Saint Bridget’s Church in East Falls, and Princess Caroline performed as flower girl.

How thrilling it must have been for them!!!

Monday, June 20, 2005 3:01:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

As the days go by and I continue to watch your reactions Richard, you are not answering questions that are asked of you, and in setting up your "blog" you did say you were going to particpate by writing everyday..and you haven't done that...all this reading has you tongue-tied? I have looked over all the comments and cruised to the various "sites" that have more about you....and the strong personality needing another strong personality is the one thing that pops out the most about you. I do believe you are over-whelmed and I think that changing the rules as you go along is not you change the rules often in your relationships? especially if a bunch of people tell you you should change them? just curious...

Monday, June 20, 2005 3:09:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Suzanne from Mesa Arizona
Hey Ladies: I personally think that a women stepping out of a shower with wet hair and smelling fresh and clean is pretty darn sexy. I sent a picture of me all dolled up with makeup and pretty hair, but my video was done with no makeup while standing out in the Arizona desert. I figured RR should see what I would really look like while in the Amazon Jungle and if that didn't scare him away then hurray for me.

I did go down to a local beauty salon and told them all about the story of the Senior Bachelor and ask if they would do a complete makeover for me and in exchange I'd do a video for them. So I did get my makeover and the video was done and it cost me nothing. Hee Hee that was so fun for me, because I don't treat myself to such extravegances.

Robin you sound like a terrific gal who has experienced lots of fun things. You'd be a great catch for RR.

The most exciting thing i've ever done was snorkel with nurse sharks and stingrays swimming all around me and floating over my back in the barrier reef in Belize. The first time a big ole' fish opened his mouth and I saw his gigantic teeth it darn near scared me to death. I never knew I could swim so fast. The visibility while snorkeling was about 100 feet and I swam around for an hour diving under water trying to touch brain coral not realizing just how deep down they were. Anyway it was a lot of fun. ciao

Monday, June 20, 2005 3:29:03 PM  
Joy said...

Suzanne, you are so brave!!! No one has ever seen me totally w/o makeup—not even my two ex-husbands! I might consider rendezvousing on the Great Barrier Reef (someplace I've always wanted to visit), or at one of those great Tahitian hotel cottages with glass floors where you can see underwater. I like A/C & being able to take a cool shower, brush my teeth, curl up in a cushy bed... Hell, what am I even talking about this for?!? I can't enter because I *gasp!!!* smoke. And drink. Kewl that you got a free makeover, tho! Now if they only offered free collagen or boob lifts... ;]

Monday, June 20, 2005 4:07:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

Suzanne Mesa Arizona: Hey you've just given me an idea. I'm hitting the plastic surgeons next. LOL - Just kidding, I'm pretty secure in the way I look, cellulite, sagging measurements, wrinkles and all.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 12:40:10 AM  
Anonymous said...


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:24:41 AM  
Mystic said...

Richard...I see you took off your Blog from yesterday. The one you wrote regarding the politics and marketing to those of us over 40, 50, 60. I bet the honest reactions of so many of us women helped you see things a little clearer. Your plate is full right now, without adding politics to it.
Hang in there, Papa Roe.
Ready! Set! GO!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:20:48 AM  
Suzane Mesa Arizona said...

Suzanne of Mesa Arizona writes:
I keep trying to login and it won't accept my login, so I give up. I'll just do it this way. I'm waiting for RR's newsletter today.

Sorry we were so hard on you yesterday. But we're cetainly an honest group of women, aren't we. Remember me RR, I'm just plain adorable.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:28:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello, There are many blogs missing for earlier on Tuesday, 21st of June. Why are they missing?


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:53:14 AM  
Anonymous said...

I was only about half way through today's blog when it disappeared! Is taking it down really playing fair? I saw nothing offensive in it—just women asking questions & expressing opinions—things that should be taken seriously if you really want to get what you've stated out of this venture.

A blog I posted a day or two ago also disappeared—the one referencing a review of your film that had some negative remarks about your personality in it. Anyone can google that information, so what was the point in removing it? You have to build trust if you want women to someone to accompany you to lonely locales. Removing posts only serves to arouse suspicions...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:56:29 AM  
Anonymous said...

I respect the blog being removed, after all this is Richard's blog and website and I am sure he has been overwhelmed with all that is going on. Yes, even if he did put himself out there, asking/searching for a companion traveller I would bet money that it has become quite a task. My humble opinion (and I speak only for myself of course) is that if we are interested, let things happen naturally and be patient and understanding. I sure wouldn't want to be walking in his moccasins right now! I'm looking forward to the next newsletter, hopefully today. I think only Richard knows just how he is feeling now and I'm sure we will be hearing from him soon. Richard, if you read this please! Take a dip in the Pacific for me? I miss it!!



Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:37:27 AM  
Nicole said...

Hi Richard,

I am fortunate enough to have traveled around the world, but not lucky enough to have shared it with a special someone. Could you be the person I've been looking for? I'd like to find out!


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 3:54:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

What happened to all the blog from this morning? It just disappearedand it appears that no blog is getting through. Did your sight go down, Richard.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:22:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

Leslie from VanCan says:
I was going to respond to your blog re marginalization when I got home today - now it's gone. Richard, I believe you were simply trying to show us one of the hot topics of the day in which you are interested. I respect that. The only time I've felt "marginalized" is by men, sorry to say. Why is it that so many men in the 50 - 60+ range will only look at women 40ish minus? Sure, the exterior may not be quite as good as it once was, but a real man will go beyond that. I hope you are that real man that I've been searching for. I look forward to meeting you so you will see how well a real man and a real woman can make the sparks fly again. ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:25:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

All of the blog re: "Marginalized" is gone. Was it removed or is there a comptuer glitch. Please let us know. I don't want to make any accusations, but this blog was supposed to a means of communication with you, and the blog is disappearing. Please let us know what happened.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:50:10 PM  
traveling said...

Hi Richard,
I just read all those blogs for the first time. I missed People, (out of touch in the Glaciers). I am curious to who would bring make up anyway. I have been on the road for 2 months already, and just realized I forgot my eyelash curler.
I have discovered the beauty of the National Parks and the Canadian Rockies. And have seen very few women with any make up on. So why wear it if you don't want to. I like me as I am. But I do like staying warm.
I have seen a lot of hairy animals though. Buffalo, bear, antelope, etc.
Have fun on your search. Maybe we will meet some day, if you can catch up with me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:01:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, I read your newsletter today and was a little disappointed to find out that you are now interested in a "woman a month" kind of a thing. It sounds to me like you are not now looking for your soulmate, but the flavour of the month. Be that as it may, it is your game and your rules.

I do have a suggestion though... when you have narrowed us down a bit and decide to have the "finalists" take a trip to a resort, so that you can get to know them, please do not group the women together so that they feel like it is a sideshow, like the bachelor or the bachelorette on t.v. I personally would find that very demeaning and disrespectful to all of the women involved. I can tell you that I personally would not agree to that format nor would I be interested in a man who would allow me to be treated in that fashion.

I can tell you now that I was going to do my video this week and send it in, but now I believe I'll wait a while longer, while you decide what you are going to do as a "kid in the candy store".

I was impressed with your sincerity on Oprah, when you said that you were looking for your soulmate. But I believe that all of the hoopla has dulled the edge on your original goal. Now, if I hear you correctly, you are more interested in giving more women a good time on a trip. The former man interests me a lot, the latter not at all. So I will just wait now for a while and see if you are the kind of man I would consider as a soulmate. Frankly I'm not looking just for a traveling companion.

Mary Heafner
Houston, Texas

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:25:51 PM  
happy said...

Well, doggone! I've just read your most recent newsletter, Richard. And there you go, sounding truly sincere again (I'm hooked!! :) and quelling creeping doubts by answering many of the questions we've asked. Keep it up and those left behind will be asking for a hair sample for cloning! Bon chance.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:36:50 PM  

First off, so that I can get the jargon correct can someone tell me what are HTLM tags. OK so I'm not used to blogging. Hey, never too old to learn
Gosh it lools like from reading all these's from today "RR" is a bit overwhelmed, but sometimes new things can be like that. One thing is for sure it's as I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN, woman are truly the smarter sex, of course not to put you down Richard. Hopefully this is what you were expecting, women with wit, brains, quick thinking and not uncomfortable in their own skins.
I can say that I have had some wonderful travel experiances, with remarkable stories to go along with it,(I won't waste my time here with them,I doubt the ladies here are interested) but I can tell you learning to use the bathroom standing over the hole is quite an acomplishment to be proud of!
Life is wonderful no matter what is going on at the time,"certainly better then the alternative I say"
Anyway I didn't think something like this would interest me, but hey as far as we know we only come this way once and my motto in life has always been"Never Say Never", so I think I'm going to have a go at it. This will be easier then doing one of my fantasies of selling my home and taking a chunk of money and just gooooooooing!Whenever my daughter hear's that she thinks I'm heading into early senility and think's I'm losing it .KIDS, they have no sense of adventure anymore, sad, to bad they missed the 60's Whoosh.........
A question for Richard , this stuff about tapes becoming your property, exactly what kind of license would you be taking with them? My concern is that my daughter has a job that has her in the public eye on a daily basis and I wouldn't want to put her in an embarrasing position,(she almost went into cardiac arrest when I mentioned I was thinking of auditioning for Survivor).So a little more info on that would be helpful.
Just a comment for the ladies out there, I can assure you there are plenty of us out here who don't wear much if any make-up even at our agr (54) and can look just as good as those who do, if not better.I refer to make-up as foundation and the stuff all over our faces, not lipstick.
Will be looking forward to reading on a daily basis.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:58:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

I never wear makeup so don't have a problem leaving it behind. I know I can renew my passport in Chicago in a days time.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 7:23:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Who in the world would want to go to a resort, be lined up, photographed by reporters for the Oprah show and looked over by your panel and your ex-wife. This is a little too silly for me. Sounds like those dumb, shows like the Bachelor and an even worse one, the "Bachelorette". Some of these shows are using paid actresses to act dumb and cry, and act catty about the decisions. Why not have an over 40 Ms. America Pagent? If you are really serious about meeting the right lady and this is not a commercial endeavor, then why don't you just visit each one in their cities on one to one basis. If you can afford to do this, that might be the best way. Of course it's your choice to do as you please, but you may just loose many ladies that don't want to play games and be put on display. I think you should just be honest, answer a few blogs and not expect, women to line up like little puppy dogs for a chance at getting the bone. Best Wishes.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 7:46:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

What at first seemed like an interesting adventure, and one that seemed sincere when I saw your appearance on OPRAH in April has now turned into a circus. Do all the women that "get" to meet you when you make your "U.S. Cities Tour" have the opportunity for a makeup atist and stylist as you do?? Grrrrrrr...... What surprises me more than anything is the number of women that needed this adventure of yours to finally figure out that the time to live is NOW. What the heck is the matter with all of you spineless women????

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 8:14:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

Would you be open to persons with the Herpes II virus? I've known many men who claim to be "disease free" yet they have never taken all of the tests to find this out. Many think that just taking an HIV test is sufficient or that if they have never had an outbreak they don't have it. (This is incorrect)It takes a specific test and blood work to determine this. I happen to know that I am living with herpes that is in remission. I would hate to be excluded from consideration only to find that tests had not been taken and that we are actually more compatible than you may think!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:33:18 PM  
Laurie said...

Dear Richard Roe:

So many woman so little time to find that one woman who will be your peace of mind. Woman write from all over the world who feel they deserve your attention, but only one will receive your affection.

People Magazine rated you one of their 50th hottest Bachelors available, I’m sure you probably thought wow ! how is this attainable?

Dreams do come true, you can ask Oprah Winfrey, she’s a woman who knows what it is like to have empathy.

Whether your in your 40's or 50's dose it really matter? It all comes down when we all travel together who has the best bladder.:)

I believe the more the merrier and whomever dismiss this ,well see you later alligator.

If you have single friends bring them along ,because, I’m sure we can all get along! Let’s enjoy the journey have some fun, if it get’s really bad, we can all run!

I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Laurie D.
Santa Monica, CA.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:30:02 PM  
Dave N said...

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Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:18:03 PM  
Anonymous said...

spare Canada

Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:52:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

Before i go anywhere with tall are you, anyway?

Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:55:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

6'2" 200 lbs.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 7:33:04 PM  
Nancy Spencer said...

Hi Guy,
I've been reading some of the Blogs and good heavens what have you started?

Thursday, June 23, 2005 8:31:59 PM  
karyl said...

At one early point in this exciting search you made a comment about Sexy Seniors. Richard, after being in Peoples Mag as one of the top 50 Hottest Bachelors I think it's time to think of yourself as a "sexy man". When I mention your newsletter or you to a friend I never even think of calling you a "sexy senior". Age doesn't matter especially when you are young at heart, vital, full of energy, fit, handsome and more. You are a very sexy man!!!
Best of luck to you. I hope you not only find a travelling companion but also I wish you love.

Saturday, June 25, 2005 11:43:12 AM  
Joan said...

Good Evening, Richard,

So sorry to hear you have spent too much time on the computer and now have a pinched nerve in your neck.

I used to have many of the same issues; there are many things you can do to feel better. I'd like to share them with you. That kind of pain and weakness is no fun; I know from firsthand experience.

1. I can recommend an outstanding chiropractor, but you'll have to fly into BWI to visit him. He doesn't JUST perform chiropractic. . . he's had many years of training as a massage therapist, also. In addition to alternating heat and cold, he used to put me on a vigorous massage table but, I also have a Shiatsu heated table at home which helps relax the muscles.

2. For me, sleeping on a Nikken magnetic foam mattress and sitting on a Nikken magnetic seat cushion when driving brings me relief through the days and nights.

There are also magnetic wraps available for the neck which can help probably along with an initial dose of muscle relaxant (I'm not much for allopathic medicine and drugs so you could try some Valerian from the health food store before resorting to getting a prescription.)

3. When sitting at the computer or at any other time when your neck, shoulders or arms exhibit any stiffness, numbness or rigidity, I would suggest you take frequent breaks to roll your neck forward, backward and left and right. Get up and vary your activity often.

4. You might find "home traction" in the form of a bellows-type traction (Rx) helpful--the sandbag device which hangs from a door didn't do the job. This makes a huge difference overnight for me when I get an occasional flare and can bring immediate relief when combined with all the other things mentioned here.

5. There is a wonderful Chinese herbal analgesic lotion called: ZHENG GU SHUI which can work wonders. (CAUTION: NO PREGNANT WOMAN should come in contact with this since it is known to cause miscarriages.) Richard, I don't think you are at risk here!! LOL

6.I no longer attempt to sit at a desktop computer.

My laptop rests on an inexpensive tray which I found at IKEA. My feet are elevated on a footstool as I sit in a semi-reclining position. This allows my arms, wrists and elbows to REST beside my body instead of being stretched or suspended in air.

7. Some acupuncture or acupressure in the right places can release spasms;

8. Submerge your body in a hot steaming bath with Epson Salts dumped into the water until the water will no longer absorb anymore;

9. Remember to take frequent deep breaths and hold them--letting them out slowly; this brings oxygen into the areas where you have pain.

but, probably
10. the best remedy of all is that lady of your dreams--the lady who truly loves you, cares about you and always wants the best for you. Her touch alone could be all that you really need for the cure to occur.

Did you ever read the book, TOUCHING by Ashley Montagu?

I may think of other things which have worked well for me over the years and if so, I'll be back to visit.

If you wish to visit my webpage you'll need this password: 4moms2c
which derived because I am the Board Moderator on the Digital Photography website. Some of what you will see there are a few things I use to create a more relaxing and restful lifestyle.

I hope I don't get spammed and overrun with junk mail as a result of posting here.

Afrer you read and review what I have posted, you may wish to remove some of it; however, I chose to take the risk because I don't value folks who post anonymously. I'm sincere.

Please let me know if any of this works for you.

Also, I'd like you to know it would be nice to read your answers to some of our questions. One question I have is what astrological sign is your mother; that won't require revealing quite as much information as telling me the month and day of her birth. I've discovered what appears to be a correlation here: My son married a lady whose birthday was the same sign as mine and only one day after my birthday. I had a past boyfriend who had the same birthday as I did and another boyfriend in my past whose mother had the same birthday as mine.

I shall look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, JoanInMd

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:25:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Wow!!! You are really wanted. But I could deal with just about any kind of ego for the adventure you offer.


Wednesday, June 29, 2005 7:05:34 AM  
Wendy said...

Dear Richard, I,m sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. I haven't experienced it myself but as a physical therapist in Santa Barbara I have helped many patients with this problem. I sent my suggestions to you in a letter sent to your Manhattan Beach address yesterday. I hope it helps! Sincerely, Wendy

Thursday, June 30, 2005 5:06:13 PM  
Wendy said...

Dear Richard, I,m sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. I haven't experienced it myself but as a physical therapist in Santa Barbara I have helped many patients with this problem. I sent my suggestions to you in a letter sent to your Manhattan Beach address yesterday. I hope it helps! Sincerely, Wendy

Thursday, June 30, 2005 5:06:16 PM  
Wendy said...

Dear Richard, I,m sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. I haven't experienced it myself but as a physical therapist in Santa Barbara I have helped many patients with this problem. I sent my suggestions to you in a letter sent to your Manhattan Beach address yesterday. I hope it helps! Sincerely, Wendy

Thursday, June 30, 2005 5:06:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

I can see why you were one of the 50 bachelors. You certainly spin my wheels.

Fiona, Auckland, New Zealand

Monday, July 04, 2005 11:20:46 PM  
Rarity said...

Dear all, Whilst on a visit to America(arrived back today) saw this wonderful man in the magazine.
I wrote the E-mail address down to have a look when I returned home to Britain. Not as easy from this end but I persevered and came across this artical. How do you contact these georgeous men?????

Friday, July 15, 2005 7:59:51 AM  

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