Senior Bachelor Newsletter Archive

December 11, 2007 - Audrey's Wonderful Love Story! - As you will see in the Newsletter below, which was originally sent out last June, I am most pleased to announce another marriage. Peggy was part of our Senior Bachelor group cruise through the Panama Canal in January of this year. On the cruise she met Victor, and in November, they were married. This is the 6th marriage due to Senior Bachelor related events! (Hey, I just looked at the photo from the Panama Canal Cruise and noticed Peggy and Audrey were sitting next to each other. Is that Kismet?!)    More >>

November 27, 2007 - Another Senior Bachelor Marriage Announcement! - Here is a fantastic story from Audrey I want to share with you...    More >>

November 7, 2007 - Audrey's Wonderful Love Story! - A SPECTACULAR Senior Bachelor cruise, our 6th one, from July 4-16, starting and ending in Copenhagen, will sail to some of the most beautiful spots in the world.    More >>

November 7, 2007 - Another Senior Bachelor Marriage Announcement! - A SPECTACULAR Senior Bachelor cruise, our 6th one, from July 4-16, starting and ending in Copenhagen, will sail to some of the most beautiful spots in the world.    More >>

October 23, 2007 - SB-Finito: Part 4- Lori!! - The last 4 Newsletters have summed up the last 2 1/2 years of The Senior Bachelor's Search For Romance & Adventure. And now that Search is coming to an end. An end in the sense that I hope Lori is the woman I have been seeking. Whether or not I am the man she might be seeking, remains to be seen. We all know that the relationship ladder has many rungs to climb before reaching the top, and we have started the climb. To the extent that it is appropriate for me to share events thus far with Lori, I will do my best.    More >>

September 18, 2007 - In last week's Newsletter I wrote that the Senior Bachelor Search and Journey is reaching a conclusion, and that I would write a re-cap of the events over the last 2 1/ 2 years in 3 Parts. If you missed last week's Newsletter, titled, "Prologue," please look below.    More >>

September 11, 2007 - First, let me thank the tens of thousands of people who have diligently followed my search for a life partner. Believe it or not, there have been more than six million unique visitors to the Senior Bachelor website, mostly from a six minute appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and an assist from an article in People Magazine. Extra thanks go to the 2,200 courageous women who sent in videotapes and biographies, and to the ladies that attended the parties and/ or cruises. And extra extra thanks go to the 22 Fabulous Finalists who visited me in Manhattan Beach in October, 2005 for four days. And extra extra extra thanks go to the five women who were willing to take a chance and travel around the world with me!!!    More >>

August 7, 2007 - Marriage #5! - No, not my fifth marriage, but another great love story from a follower of the Senior Bachelor "adventure." I was preparing a very different Newsletter and boom, this came along, and "scooped" me.    More >>

July 22, 2007 - Senior Bachelor 2008 Cruise Survey - This is simply a survey to see if we have enough people for a group. You do not have to make any kind of a commitment right now, but if you think you might be interested in either of the 2 cruises below, please hit Reply and indicate which cruise you might be interested in.    More >>

June 18, 2007 - Senior Bachelor Engagement! - I am most pleased to announce an engagement. No, not mine, but of a couple that met on the Senior Bachelor Panama Canal cruise in January of this year!!    More >>

March 12, 2007 - HOPE+ INSPIRATION = REAWAKENING - The "mission" of Senior Bachelor seems to continue to evolve into one of providing hope and inspiration and a reawakening to many readers. Others enjoy the travel parts. And others who do not need hope, inspiration and a reawakening, and do not care about the travel part, like information about cruises, get-togethers and other information pertinent to our age group. This is what your e-mails to me indicate.    More >>

March 12, 2007 - Manhattan Beach Party! and Italy!! - The party in Manhattan Beach February 16-18, was loads of fun, about 60 people ,overall, and the weather cooperated beautifully, 80 degrees and sunny. We had lots of fun on bike rides, going to dinner, going dancing, and an impromptu hot tub soiree!!!!!    More >>

February 13, 2007 - The Journey: Will It Continue? & Italy - I would like to thank all of you who have been faithfully following this Adventure, and also welcome many new readers to the Newsletters. Amazingly, the Oprah segment on Senior Bachelor continues to play around the world, recently in many countries in Southeast Asia.    More >>

February 6, 2007 - THE PARTY IS ON!! - Hello to all. I have recently returned from our Senior Bachelor Panama Canal cruise and I am happy to report that everyone had a great time. And Romance bloomed for at least one lady in our group!!    More >>

January 17, 2007 - PANAMA CANAL!! - I write to you somewhere in the Caribbean Sea just after going through the Panama Canal. The Canal is about 50 miles long, and to get from one side to the other takes about 8 hours. I am aboard a Crystal Cruise Line ship, the Symphony. Crystal has been voted the # 1 cruise line for many years in a row, and they have lived up to their reputation!
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January 9, 2007 - Senior Bachelor- On the Move - My sincere best wishes to each and every one of you for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. And my thanks for your continuing support of this Journey we have been on for almost one and one-half years. There has certainly been a lot of fun along the way, and also some challenges. But that's life, isn't it?     More >>

January 2, 2007 - PARTY ON!!!!!!!!!!! - WOW!!! Due to overwhelming response to the idea of a Manhattan Beach Party in yesterday's newsletter, the party is on! The dates are February 16-18, 2007.     More >>

January 2, 2007 - MANHATTAN BEACH PARTY!!!!!!! - Many of you have asked about a Senior Bachelor "get together" and Joe and I feel we have a terrific time and place to do this. February 16-18, 2007 at the fabulous Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach. Once again, the Ayres Hotel is giving us a great rate at $119 per room- single or double occupancy! This party will be open to everyone 50 and over who is single and interested in Romance and Adventure, the theme for the Senior Bachelor endeavor.     More >>

December 19, 2006 - Senior Bachelor- On the Move - My sincere best wishes to each and every one of you for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. And my thanks for your continuing support of this Journey we have been on for almost one and one-half years. There has certainly been a lot of fun along the way, and also some challenges. But that's life, isn't it?     More >>

December 13, 2006 - MANHATTAN BEACH PARTY!!!!!!! - Many of you have asked about a Senior Bachelor "get together" and Joe and I feel we have a terrific time and place to do this. February 16-18, 2007 at the fabulous Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach. Once again, the Ayres Hotel is giving us a great rate at $119 per room- single or double occupancy! This party will be open to everyone 50 and over who is single and interested in Romance and Adventure, the theme for the Senior Bachelor endeavor.     More >>

November 21, 2006 - Italy Incredible!!! - I write to you today from my "home away from home," Lerici, located on the Northwestern part of Italy right below the Cinque Terre. For the lucky folks who have traveled in this wonderfully historic country, you know how very diverse the areas are. In a few minutes or so you can pass into another very distinct area.     More >>

October 31, 2006 - Italy in Autumn! - I am presently conducting 2 tours of Italy and the first one just ended. There were 10 ladies on this tour and Umberto and myself. The second 2 week tour starts in about 1 hour so I do not have a lot of time right now for details, but here's a few.     More >>

October 18, 2006 - Cruise Change and A Bounty for Men - I now write to you from one of my favorite places on earth, Lerici, Italy, located on the Northwest Coast of Italy. This is the same village where I lived for the year 2001.     More >>

October 10, 2006 - LIFE IS NOT A "DRESS REHEARSAL - I would like to thank all of the loyal readers and followers of the Senior Bachelor Search and Journey, and its "parallel mission "of Promoting Romance and Adventure For People 45+, for remaining in our group. As you know my personal Search and Journey is on hold, and I have been working on cruises and other ideas for "your" Search and Journey. While not everybody reading these Newsletters is single, the majority of us are. And in that regard, we all are doing our own Searching. Aren't we??     More >>

October 3, 2006 - FEELINGS - Ah, feelings. The very mention of the word scares most men and puts them on their guard. I consider myself a typical male, and have shied away from expressing my feelings most of the time. We men get really spooked when a woman asks us "how do you feel about me." Yikes!!!     More >>

October 3, 2006 - IMPORTANT: SENIOR BACHELOR EARLY 2007 CRUISES!!
WOW! Did we ever have fun going to Alaska together! As I have mentioned so many times before I love to travel. I really enjoy going over the details of a trip and planning it as much as actually going on it. Planning the Senior Bachelor Group Cruises has been no exception!    More >>

September 19, 2006 - WE'RE GETTING READY TO SAIL !!! - This is a heads up to alert you that next week I plan on announcing the details for a southern Caribbean cruise, an eastern Caribbean cruise and a cruise through the Panama Canal. Also, Joe and I and Coastline Travel Advisors (the travel agency selected to assist Senior Bachelor) are all working on ideas to have more men on the cruises.
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September 12, 2006 - IMPORTANT CRUISE INFORMATION-PLEASE OPEN !!!
Wow, the cruises to Alaska were all I hoped they would be and more! Wonderful scenery, wonderful service, food, excursions, and nightly shows. And so many new friendships were formed. And yes, at least five romances on-board (that I know of!!).    More >>

September 5, 2006 - Senior Bachelor Video Now Available - Many people have asked to see the video that Umberto has been shooting from day one of this Search for Romance and Adventure. Umberto worked on the editing for 3 months and it is now available, and I must say it is amazing.    More >>

August 30, 2006 - Alaska Summary and Senior Bachelor Video
I apologize up front if you have no interest in cruises, but I did want to let the entire list know that all went well, very well in fact. The first cruise for 7 days in Alaska had 85 participants and the second cruise 89. There were about 25 men total in the groups and I will be working hard to have more men on board on future cruises.    More >>

August 16, 2006 - Alaska- Part 1 - The long anticipated cruises to Alaska began last Friday. The first group met in Seattle 1-2 days before the sailing and that was a great way for all of us to meet each other prior to the cruise itself.    More >>

August 10, 2006 - Baby Boomers Discourse and Alaska Photo Info - I wanted to thank the more than 400 Newsletter readers who e-mailed after the last Newsletter dated July 18 (for those of you who may have missed it, I have repeated it at the end of this newsletter.) Your thoughts mean a lot to me and I am grateful for your taking the time to send them to me.    More >>

July 31, 2006 - Thanks and A Love Story (continued) - I wanted to thank the more than 400 Newsletter readers who e-mailed after the last Newsletter dated July 18 (for those of you who may have missed it, I have repeated it at the end of this newsletter.) Your thoughts mean a lot to me and I am grateful for your taking the time to send them to me.    More >>

July 17, 2006 - The Journey-Will It Continue??? - Many people have asked if the Senior Bachelor Journey will continue. And the answer is...At this time, I don't know. There are many reasons why I do not know, and I wanted to bring everyone up to date.    More >>

June 20, 2006 - Overview of Zaandam and Westerdam - I hope you will not think that I am "bugging" you with the cruise Newsletters. If you are unable to go on one of the cruises to Alaska this August, the following information may not be of interest to you. If you have already signed up, great, I think you will find the following informative and interesting.    More >>

June 14, 2006 - Living With The Inuits & Funny Stories - For the benefit of the new readers (welcome to Australians, New Zealanders, Filipinos, Indians and Indonesians, where the Senior Bachelor segment from one year ago just aired (??), the Senior Bachelor Adventure is on hold. The best way to catch up with all that has been happening is to read the previous Newsletters.    More >>

May 31, 2006 - Overview of Zaandam and Westerdam - I wanted to give you a quick overview of the two cruises to Alaska. The Zaandam has been filled for quite a few weeks, and all looks great. However, there are inevitably last minute changes, so if you are still interested in the Zaandam, sailing from August 11-18 let me know and I'll see what I can do.    More >>

May 23, 2006, How to Make a Woman Happy & Sydney - Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Newsletter readers who have forwarded the weekly Newsletters on to others, who in turn have signed up for them. An ever expanding readership serves our collective cause very positively    More >>

May 16, 2006, A Love Story + Dr. Phil's Test - I've been following your newsletters for months. My first intent was to send a profile and video and to get into the running with all the other ladies and attempt to vie for your attention. After some introspect, though, I realized that I was actually very happy where I am, nestled near family and close friends. I asked myself, "what if I were chosen by Richard and become involved with him?" My answer said that I am happiest being near the most important people in my life- family. So, you helped me to realize what really matters.    More >>

May 1, 2006, Cheapest Gas and South Africa - Each week we pick up many new readers, and for their benefit, right now the Senior Bachelor Search and Journey is on hold. In the meanwhile the Newsletters will have interesting travel stories from readers as well as funny stuff and tidbits. Please read below the very interesting story from Jenny in Texas about her visit to South Africa.   More >>

April 19, 2006, UPDATED VERSION
IMPORTANT!! CORRECTED NEWSLETTER RE: HOTEL IN SEATTLE

UPDATE: NEW HOTEL IN SEATTLE - I just found out that the Silver Cloud Hotel is 1.3 miles from Pike Market Place and the other downtown attractions. I was told that it was 5 blocks away and very near the downtown area. This turns out not to be the case, and I believe this is too far to be shuttling back and forth. I apologize for the misleading information.    More >>

April 19, 2006 - Very Informative and Funny-Kindly Open! - As all of you know, my travel plans are on hold right now pending my medical situation. You have seen a different kind of Newsletter these past few weeks during this interim period. I hope you enjoy reading these Newsletters and please send in any interesting stories and funny forwards.    More >>

April 11, 2006 - On the Road to Dubai - I want to thank everybody who wrote to the Dr. Phil Show on my behalf. I have not heard back from them as of today. Again, many thanks.    More >>

April 5, 2006 - Dr. Phil ??????? - A Special Newsletter - "Do you know an older bachelor...or are you a successful bachelor between the ages of 55 - 70 and want to be part of an upcoming dating segment on "Dr. Phil?" If you are willing to participate, please email us your profile and photo." More >>

April 4, 2006 - SISTERS - In last week's Newsletter I discussed how "Senior Bachelor" took on parallel missions. Not only was I seeking my soul mate, I also realized I could really help others in their search for a soul mate as well, and I could help in other ways. The total surprise to me was that the meetings in Manhattan Beach and Chicago resulted in over 500 women meeting kindred spirits!! All single, all around the same age, and all with a sense of adventure and a shared love of travel!!! It was wonderful to see total strangers become instant friends. These new friendships have already resulted in many women meeting in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and other locations. Also, so many women have developed e-mail pals and friends from the blog. More >>

March 28, 2006 - MISSION (IM)POSSIBLE???? - In April 2005, Senior Bachelor was launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the "Mission Statement" was "One Man's Search For Romance and Adventure." As most of you know, a lot has happened since then!!! A worldwide audience of well over 100 million people in more than 100 countries saw the segment on Oprah and I received in excess of 25,000 e-mails from women all over the world interested in knowing more about the Search and Journey. For the benefit of new readers of the Newsletters, over 2,000 courageous and adventurous women sent in videotapes and biographies.
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March 22, 2006 - Johnny Jet Travel and the Husband Store - Below there is a paragraph on a wonderful weekly travel Newsletter written by a good friend and neighbor of mine, Johnny Jet. I highly encourage you to click on the link to his Newsletter, and if you like it, sign up for it weekly. It is free and just chock full of great travel information. Also, under "Funny Stuff" is a forward sent to me which I thought I would share.    More >>

March 14, 2006 - George Carlin+Costa Rica+Happy Men - You've answered the call to send in your stories! I'm very pleased to share this with all of you. Keep them coming!    More >>

March 7, 2006 - A Bond was Forged in Manhattan Beach - Who says women can't share bathrooms, cabs, clothes, restaurant tabs, shoes and a man without killing each other? We are here to dispel that myth once and for all!    More >>

February 28, 2006 - Brazil & Chile Summary and Surgery Update - As I had to quickly vamoose out of South America, I never gave a summary of Brazil and Chile. Quite a few readers have asked questions about those countries, including is it safe for women to travel there. The countries are vastly different, mostly in terms of temperament. Brazilians at birth seem to be doing the samba and one only works the minimum to have more time to party. Brazilians are the most fun loving group of people I have ever encountered. They also have an extra dose of the Latino blood and can be hot-tempered. As you know a large part of the incredible Amazon Jungle is located in Brazil, and that was one of the highlights of all my travels. For the benefit of new readers we stayed at The Ariau Amazon Towers, an superb treetop resort absolutely in the heart of the jungle.    More >>

February 21, 2006 - In Your Words- New Orleans Today - Each week I would like to have a section called "In Your Own Words." Any interesting story that you would like to share- please keep to no more than 750 words or so- please e-mail them to me at richard@seniorbachelor.com. For example, a woman just sent me an e-mail from Uganda, and she is doing volunteer work there. Boy, I'd like to hear about that!! Another reader went to New Orleans to help out immediately after Katrina. Or if you live in New Orleans, tell us what it is like today. Tell us about great places to travel to, and perhaps travel hazards to avoid. And, as we have discovered on our Journey together many of you have had your own "re- awakening" at this new stage of your life. All great stories we should share.
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February 14, 2006 - The Senior Bachelor Endeavor Saved My Life! - Princess Caroline's Wedding: I think this will be the last "installment" on Monaco, at least for a while. In June, 1978 Princess Caroline of Monaco married Phillipe Junot, and the whole Roe family was in attendance.    More >>

February 7, 2006 - To Catch a Thief - To Catch A Thief was shot in and around Monaco in 1955 and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Most of us have seen this wonderful movie and the most memorable scene is of Grace and Cary Grant driving down a windy mountain road with her hair blowing in the wind. Ironically, and tragically, this was the exact same windy road right outside of Monaco where Princess Grace had her fatal accident in September 1982.    More >>

January 31, 2006 - Shock, Anger and Acceptance - I am writing this Newsletter from the Los Angeles International airport. It is Monday, January 30 at 7:30 in the morning. For the past two weeks I have been poked, prodded and pricked so many times I feel like a pinata. I've seen five doctors and have had many tests and scans and now the two surgery dates are set. On February 7, I will have long awaited cataract surgery, and on February 23, I will have my prostate gland carved out and then hope it has not spread its nasty business.    More >>

January 24, 2006 - Surgery + The Royal Family of Monaco - Again, my sincere thanks for the terrific support you have shown for my medical situation. It really means a lot to me. After meeting with five doctors, and given my present condition, surgery appears to give me the best chance for recovery. I have scheduled this to take place in Los Angeles Thursday, February 23.    More >>

January 17, 2006 - THANK YOU!!! - I cannot tell you how great it was to have received more than 1,000 e-mails of encouragement and support these last few days. My three sons have spent virtually three straight days with me, playing volleyball, going to dinner, the movies, and just plain hanging out. And, I have spent a lot of time with 5 of my 7 grandchildren. This really helps a lot and I am extraordinarily thankful to all of you.    More >>

January 12, 2006 - BAD NEWS- DIAGNOSIS PROSTATE CANCER - It is now 10:00 AM Wednesday morning, January 11, and I am in Santiago, Chile. In one hour I will get the results of a biopsy which was taken one week ago testing for prostate cancer.    More >>

January 9, 2006 - INTEGRITY + AMAZING PHOTOS! - Each year the editors at Merriam-Webster Dictionary make a list of the past year's 10 most looked up words. I will work backwards; 10=Inept 9=Levee, 8=Conclave, 7=Pandemic, 6=Tsunami, 5=Insipid, 4=Filibuster, 3=Contempt, 2=Refugee. And number 1= INTEGRITY. The folks at Merriam say "This gives us insight into the country's collective concern about its values."    More >>

January 3, 2006 - Goodbye Brazil -- NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS - Now it is time to look forward to making 2006 the best year we can make of it. I have an idea. Let's all of us who are single, which is about 90% of the people reading this Newsletter, promise ourselves that we will do whatever we are capable of doing, to be in a healthy, loving, committed relationship- THIS YEAR. Now for sure, we know that's a tall order!!!    More >>

December 27, 2005 - Goodbye Brazil -- Hello Chile! - Vicki has returned to Atlanta and Umberto and I are now in Santiago, Chile. First, let me extend my sincerest best wishes to you for a Happy Holiday. I will be here for Christmas, and for sure will miss my family, especially my seven grandchildren, but I look forward to spending a lot of time with them upon my return.    More >>

December 17, 2005 - TRAGIC LOSS OF SEMI-FINALIST WENDY STEELE - It is with the deepest sadness and regret that I inform you of the passing of Wendy Steele, one of the 22 Fabulous Finalists. Wendy was 64, looked 44, and had the most wonderful and warm spirit and smile.    More >>

December 12, 2005 - VICKI:AMAZON:SURVIVOR - As all followers of this Search For Romance and Adventure know, the ultimate goal of mine was to find a soul mate. So, how are Vicki and I REALLY getting along???    More >>

December 9, 2005 - FIVE DAYS IN THE AMAZON! - Many people have asked "How is this whole situation going to actually work? Or not work? We have three very different people, all of whom have never traveled with each other, and we are going to spend almost a month together-in a foreign country! Married couples, best friends, or families, realize spending this much time together is fraught with possible pitfalls. But that is part of the Adventure. Not knowing. Fun or flop!!! We'll see-stay tuned.    More >>

December 1, 2005 - Rio de Janeiro- Week 1!! - Well, it's one thing to have a zany idea of traveling around the world with six different women for one month apiece, and another thing to be actually doing it!!!    More >>

November 22, 2005 - Brazil-The Journey Begins!! - I'm sure you know the feeling of something being soooooooo far away, and then all of a sudden, it's on your doorstep. That's how I feel as the Journey is starting in less than one week, on Monday, November 28. Umberto and I will leave Los Angeles in the morning and meet Vicki in Atlanta and will arrive in Rio de Janeiro November 29.    More >>

November 17, 2005 - 6 FABULOUS FEMALES-- AWAY WE GO!! - Grab a fresh cup of coffee and find a comfortable chair-- this is going to be a loooong one! It has been almost seven months since the Senior Bachelor Search for Romance and Adventure was launched on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and it has been at times exhilarating, educational, frustrating, but without question, overall, a wonderful, fantastic experience. And the "good" part is just beginning!! The Journey. My love of traveling started this whole thing and now, in less than two weeks I'll be starting the Journey in Rio de Janeiro! I love writing while on the road and sharing all that I am experiencing with my friends-- you got a taste of some of the emails I sent from Southeast Asia last December in previous newsletters-- now I have thousands more new friends!    More >>

November 15, 2005 - SPECTACULAR ALASKAN CRUISES!! - Dear Fellow Cruisers, WOW! Here we go. As I have mentioned so many times before I love to travel. I really enjoy poring over the details of a trip and planning it as much as actually going on it. Planning the Senior Bachelor Group Cruises has been no different!    More >>

November 8, 2005 - OPRAH- Senior Bachelor Follow-up - Literally thousands of women from all over the world have benefited so much from the Senior Bachelor Search for Romance and Adventure. So many of the e-mails thank me for "Re-awakening their romantic spirit," as they had believed "those days are over." And, as I explained in the last Newsletter, I have re-awakened also. I've learned how many fantastic women there were out there closer to my age with whom I can pursue a lasting and committed relationship. And other men will learn too! It took me many years- it will not be tomorrow- but it will happen. Where else is anyone talking about this?!    More >>

November 7, 2005 - RELATIONSHIPS- What I look for - Wow, what a great eight days the twenty-two Fabulous Finalists and I just spent together! As mentioned in the last Newsletter, each group met for (2) four-day meetings in Manhattan Beach at the wonderful Ayres Hotel. Each group had virtually identical agendas consisting of a bike rides in Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches, trips to Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade, a day on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, highlighted by a private showing of amazing jewelry at Harry Winston's, and a beach walk and barbeque at the home of a good friend. We ate FANTASTIC meals at Fonz' and RockNFish in Manhattan Beach, Club Sushi in Hermosa Beach, and the super-excellent Matisse restaurant in The Ayres Hotel.   More >>

November 3, 2005 - HARRY WINSTON! - Wow, what a day at Harry Winston's on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills!! I told the Fabulous Finalists from the first meeting not to "get any funny ideas," especially with the 2 million dollar bracelet!!!   More >>

November 1, 2005 - Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach & The Fabulous Finalists! - Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, The weather has been great here in Manhattan Beach for the first of (2) four day meetings with the Fabulous Finalists, as 10 of the Finalists arrived from different parts of the country. My eldest sister, Connie, was happy to escape from Hurricane Wilma as she lives in the Florida Keys, and my former wife's best friend and teaching partner, Kim Auch, arrived from Philadelphia, and they were on hand to give the finalists the "real scoop" and also to give me their feedback as to whom they felt would make for the best traveling partners. We milled round the Hotel until 4 o'clock and then walked around lovely downtown Manhattan Beach until 5:30, and then took off our shoes and walked along the water's edge for 30 minutes watching the sunset.
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October 25, 2005 - RE-AWAKENING, CRUISES AND RANGERS! - Lots to report this week. First let me welcome all of the new Newsletter readers, and thank the "Rangers" for bringing them on board! The Senior Bachelor Newsletter subscribers keeps growing and growing thanks to your great efforts.    More >>

October 18, 2005 - FABULOUS SENIOR BACHELOR FINALISTS!!!! - Dear Ladies and Gentlemen - Having to choose from literally thousands of wonderful, accomplished, beautiful and intellectual Ladies was extremely difficult. I know, I know, I asked for it. Be careful what you ask for and all that. Well, I got it-in spades!!! And it has been overwhelming. I never realized how many fantastic, eligible women there are! I am most sincere when I tell you I was honored, flattered, and humbled by the great Ladies who applied. And it has been one of the best thrills of my life getting to know all of you.    More >>

October 11, 2005 - A VERY SPECIAL NEWSLETTER: PLEASE OPEN!!!! - Dear Ladies and Gentlemen - Men-- can't live with 'em and can't shoot 'em. No, not true, but I've heard this and thought it was funny. Yes, Men will be the main topic of this Special Newsletter. Senior Bachelor has put me in the most unusual circumstances, which has led to my communicating with more than 25,000 women these past 5 months, and, I have learned a lot!!!   More >>

October 4, 2005 - AGONIZING DECISIONS!!!! & WOMEN GONE WILD!!!! - AGONIZING DECISIONS!!!! - Yes, making these final decisions is agonizing. My feelings of anguish, and some guilt, have been somewhat relieved by a recent e-mail sent to me. "Don't apologize when you do not choose us, rather celebrate with us those you do choose." For sure, I believe there are hundreds of women who have sent in their information, that I feel I could have a great time with traveling for a month, and vice versa. Many people have asked, "How are you going about making these choices?"    More >>

September 28, 2005 - DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL DECISIONS - The most gut-wrenching part of this Search For Romance and Adventure is upon me. How to choose from SO MANY wonderful, intellectual, beautiful and fun women!!!! Please believe me when I paraphrase from (I think) a Wayne's World movie when I say "I am not worthy." Truly, that's how I honestly feel.   More >>

September 19, 2005 - Chicago "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event"- Details!!! - The official dates are Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1- but we are planning much, much more for you! The Palmer House Hilton Hotel- undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in downtown Chicago- has given us an unbeatable rate of $159 per night- single or double!    More >>

September 14, 2005 - Chicago "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event"- Here we go!!! - Announcing the Second "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event" at the terrific Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago! The official dates are Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The Palmer House Hilton Hotel- undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in downtown Chicago- has given us an unbeatable rate of $159 per night- single or double! (This is from $40- $60 off their best rate.) Please call 1-877- 865-5321 to make your reservations and ask for the Senior Bachelor Rate...
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September 6, 2005 - MANHATTAN BEACH SOIREE-WOW!!! - I must admit to some anxiety about what turned into a four-day event in Manhattan Beach last week. After all, there wasn't a "baseline," and I was not sure what to expect. What I never dreamed might happen was the INCREDIBLE BONDING, which occurred with most of the women. True kindred spirits. And that was THE STORY, and it was just so delightful to watch it unfold.    More >>

August 29, 2005 - First "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event" Shaping Up! - As I wrote on my blog this weekend: "Manhattan Beach is shaping up to be quite a fun event. At least I hope so. We all are in new territory with this endeavor, and that adds a lot of mystery, Romance, and Adventure. On the one hand I am nervous, and the other hand excited." The "nervous" is an excited kind of nervous not unlike when you are planning a big party...    More >>

August 24, 2005 - Oprah and The Senior Bachelor, tomorrow, Thursday, August 25! Check your local listings! - Hello Ladies and (a growing number of) Gentlemen, Tommorow, Thursday, August 25, the Senior Bachelor segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show will be re-run. It would be great if you could ask as many people as you know who you believe would enjoy watching, to tune in. Remember to set your VCR's and Tivos to record it!    More >>

August 22, 2005 - Oprah and The Senior Bachelor, Thursday, August 25! - Hello Ladies (and a growing number of) Gentlemen, This coming Thursday, August 25, the Senior Bachelor segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show will be re-run. Quite frankly, I am not overly excited about receiving new tapes, etc., but I am VERY PLEASED about the exposure for our common Mission. For the benefit of new readers, the Mission is to Promote Romance and Adventure for People of All Ages- but I really mean 40 and over and especially 50 and over!! And I'm learning first hand what amazing women you are! And your families, too. Do you know that I got an overwhelming number of emails from daughters wanting me to know about their Moms and how much they deserved a trip like this for all their hard work and sacrifice raising them. Truly touching.    More >>

August 16, 2005 - The "Meet the Senior Bachelor Tour" Kicks Off! - Hello Ladies, It’s confirmed! September 1 and 2, Thursday and Friday, will be the first stop of the Meet The Senior Bachelor Tour, in Manhattan Beach, California! Manhattan Beach is located 10 miles southwest of Los Angeles and about 10 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The meeting place is the nearby Ayres Hotel right off the 405 Freeway at Rosecrans (14400 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250, 1-800-675-3550). The owners and management of this superior Italian-style Hotel have been gracious enough to make us all feel at home...    More >>

August 9, 2005 CORRECTION- SENIOR BACHELOR CRUISE NEWSLETTER SIGN UP- My sincerest apologies for having to send this correction newsletter. It has come to my attention that the instructions for signing up for the new Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter were incorrect.    More >>

August 9, 2005 - SENIOR BACHELOR SEARCH UPDATE - I would like to extend extra thanks to all of the wonderful ladies that have sent in tapes, biographies and pictures. I know this was not an easy thing to do, and I am very grateful that you have taken the time to do this. By far, BY FAR, the most difficult part of Senior Bachelor will be trying to ascertain who will make the best travel partners.
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August 3, 2005 - SENIOR BACHELOR AND THE MEDIA - One of the major goals of the Senior Bachelor Search and Journey is to Promote Romance and Adventure For People Of All Ages. In fact this “tagline” is on the heading of all of the Newsletters as well as on all of my correspondences. This is a nicer way of saying that this is for Seniors, or Mature People, but I really mean people 40 and over and especially 50 and over. We know it doesn’t get any easier as we get up in years!!    More >>

July 26, 2005 - I hope everything is going well for all of you. I loved reading the responses on the Senior Bachelor blog about traveling during full moons and the professional volleyball tournaments. If you haven't joined in the blog, please do so. I don't have time to respond all the time but I do make an effort to read it regularly. This week I've got some time constraints so I am going to share some quotes I've been collecting and continue the SouthEast Asia travelog.    More >>

July 19, 2005 - WELCOME SENIOR BACHELORETTES! - Hi Folks, Lots of good information in this Newsletter about the Search for my Perfect Traveling Companion. Thought I would share with you some of the Facts and Figures below. So many of you commented how you enjoyed my writing about the trip to South East Asia in December, 2004 so I've included more writing about that particular trip. There is now a Senior Bachelor Online Shop! And much more so let's get to it.    More >>

July 12, 2005 - Hi Folks, I thought I would do something a little different for this week's Newsletter. I took a trip to S.E. Asia starting December 1, of last year. It was meant to be a four month trip starting in Thailand, and then really exploring Cambodia, Laos, and Burma (Myanmar) and Southern India. One of the main reasons for this trip was to prepare for the Senior Bachelor Journey, which will include two months in this area, so I wanted to do some research. I sent some e-mails back to friends, and I thought I would share them with you.    More >>

July 7, 2005 - To all of my fellow Americans, I trust you had a Happy 4th of July. And to the readers from other nations, welcome aboard. Each day the Newsletter list grows as The Oprah Winfrey Show is broadcast at different times in approximately 120 countries. For example, last week the Senior Bachelor segment was aired in Australia and New Zealand, two of my absolute favorite countries in the world, and also part of the upcoming Senior Bachelor Journey. I must say I am getting quite anxious to travel again, especially under these new circumstances!!   More >>

June 28, 2005 - WELCOME PEOPLE READERS AND OPRAH VIEWERS! - This will not be my normal Newsletter because I am dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck. The pinched nerve has come about from spending many more hours than my neck is used to on the computer!! You may wonder what is a "typical" day for me. Each day, due to the influx of videotapes, letters, biographies, etc., I spend at least three hours sorting, reading and filing. I have just come to the point of having the time to start to review all of the materials. I have never had a website before, and I had no idea the enormous amount of attention that is needed, also every day. This is at least two more hours. And then there is a myriad of little details, all of which add up to yet another three hours or so.    More >>

June 21, 2005 - The Senior Bachelor-One of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" - While I feel this is undeserved, in the current People Magazine, dated June 27, and available on newsstands through Thursday, June 23, with Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Matthew McConaughey on the cover, they chose yours truly as one of the "50 Hottest Bachelors." I must admit, for a variety of reasons, not the least that I am 64, that I was surprised to be selected. You might be curious as to how something like this happens.   More >>

June 13, 2005 - Announcing the Senior Bachelor Blog! - I would like to thank you for following along on this Search and Journey for Romance and Adventure. I do greatly appreciate the nice comments so many of you have sent in. I'll try to answer some of them, time permitting. Now there is a Senior Bachelor Blog!! If you go to the website, www.seniorbachelor.com , you will see on the left side of the home page on the navigation bar- Richard's Blog. Simply click there and you can read other people's comments as well as add your own! I encourage you to try it, and please be respectful of others when you are posting messages. Thank you.   More >>

June 7, 2005 - Many thanks to all of you for following along on The Senior Bachelor's search for Romance and Adventure. I am extremely honored and flattered that you have shared such incredible emotions and stories via the letters, e-mails, videotapes, and biographies I have received. Many Newsletter readers have asked if it is my "staff" or yours truly that reads and sees the materials sent in. Thus far I have been the "staff" and when I reply to e-mails (if and when time permits) it is me, as I read and see everything that is sent in.   More >>

May 25, 2005 - Many thanks to all of you who have decided to go along on this Search and Journey for Romance and Adventure. I have been most pleased to discover that the thousands of people who have subscribed to the Newsletter want to follow along on the Journey, whether they have applied or not. We have a long way to go- the Fun is just beginning!   More >>

May 12, 2005 - Wow! Ms. Oprah Winfrey reaches a lot of people!! It was just two weeks ago when The Senior Bachelor endeavor was launched on her show, and it has been quite a journey thus far.   More >>

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