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  July 17, 2006
For you in this issue:
  • A Love Story
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    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    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.

    Please note that I used to send out Newsletters each week, but recently I have been sending one every three weeks or so. This is because I have had nothing new or interesting to relate and I did not want to bore you.

    The main reason I am unsure if the Journey will resume is due to my medical situation. It has been four months since the operation and my doctors feel it is too early to be thinking about a long, extended trip to places like Africa, India, Laos and Cambodia, and I believe that is prudent thinking. However, there are other factors going into making this decision.

    I have always heard that when you face a life threatening situation, that you take stock of where you are in life and where you want to go. That you re-evaluate and re-prioritize how you want to spend your time. For all of my life my priorities have been the same; Family, Sports and Travel, and now at 65, those priorities have not changed. My three sons, Richard, Chris and Gabby, and my two daughters-in- law Jill and Lauren, and my seven grandchildren have been super to me, and I have been spending as much time with them as possible. I thank them and feel a sincere debt of gratitude to them.

    Since the Journey came to a screeching halt in January, I have felt a deep sense lot of disappointment. Disappointment for the millions of people who have been following this adventure due to the exposure by The Oprah Winfrey Show, People Magazine, and other media. Disappointment for the 2,200 women who had the courage to send in videotapes and biographies. Disappointment for the twenty-two Fabulous finalists. And the deepest sense of disappointment for Vicki, Gael, Lori, Vija and Cindee, who jumped through all of the hoops and then agreed to travel with me.

    My sincerest and heartfelt apologies to anyone I may have disappointed.

    Now that the landscape has been changed, the question arises.....If I am all right medically, do I want to put myself, and the other women, back in a situation where something else unforeseen could go wrong? How would I feel then? These last six months I have thought about this so much. Or do I want to spend time with my family, and not run the risk of disappointing anyone else. I hope to have the answers to these questions before the end of this year.

    I thank you all for hanging in there with this Search and Journey, and for all of your supportive e-mails and cards.

    Very best wishes,

    Richard Roe Senior Bachelor

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    A Love Story

    A LOVE STORY:

    Richard,

    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. Thank you.

    Still, there was something missing. I had dated one fellow for about eight months, yet we were nothing more than just friends. After three failed marriages, it seemed that I was destined just to be happy with what I have- family, friends, work and hobbies. I kept reading your newsletters, and in January thought, "why not try a two month membership to Perfectmatch? What do I have to lose?"

    I had been very reluctant to use any online dating services. After completing the profile and signing up, the first glance at other profiles was exciting- were there really over 425 single men over 50 in my area? Then I got discouraged, because very few would write back to me. I'm not sure why people sign up, then don't respond.

    Just before the end of the two month trial, I met Michael. We began writing, then talked on the phone multiple times, then finally met for breakfast. After the second week, and a long motorcycle ride, we were both hooked and are now enjoying the romance of being in love- who would have thought it could happen so fast! Family and friends are still important in my life, and always will be. Yet, it is that very special bonding, and sharing of life's day to day activities, past experiences, hopes and dreams, and especially the warmth of human touch that was so missing. We both think we have something special in the works, yet plan to enjoy the relationship for awhile before considering marriage.

    Thank you for sharing your dream with thousands and really making a difference in so many lives. May your health continue to improve, and may your journey continue until, you, too find that perfect match!

    Marie

    Richard here:

    Receiving this e-mail gave me goosebumps. Long time readers of this Newsletter know of our association with Perfectmatch.com and I wanted to bring all of the new readers up to date. We looked long and hard at many dating services, and I believe Perfectmatch is the best one for our group. In the world of full disclosure, I do receive a small commission from Perfectmatch when someone uses their services, but anything I earn is all plowed back into the expense of running seniorbachelor.com. Thus by participating, you also are helping me to continue to spread the good word about Romance and Adventure for all of us.

    If you have not taken the free compatibility Profile, I highly encourage you to do so by clicking here. It takes less than 15 minutes, and you will immediately receive your profile back from Perfectmatch. I tried it and it fit me to a "T." If you like your profile, why not give yourself a chance for 2 or 3 months?? The compatibility Profile is free and if you sign up for the service, the cost is very reasonable.

    Now, let's be realistic. With any dating service, or friends fixing you up, or the like, the odds are that you will not find your soul mate-at least not right away. However at least you are trying!!!!!!! We have had some wonderful success stories with Perfectmatch. And, yes, many people did not find their soul mate. But at least they tried, and that's what I am encouraging you to do. Give yourself a chance to find your Perfectmatch!!

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