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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
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.
The best part about these cruises was not the spectacular scenery, nor the great food, great show, and fun shore excursions. Rather the fantastic new friendships that were formed.
We had 5 mother-daughter combinations on the cruises, a mother with daughter and son-in-law, 4 married couples, and the rest were single. As I mentioned in a previous Newsletter, my concern was for cabin mates who never met each other before getting along. And get along they did!! When you go solo on a cruise you are forced to make new friendships, and everyone was terrific.Click here to check out Umberto's latest photos!
I will be sending a separate Newsletter just to the people who have signed up for the Cruise Newsletters. If you would like to receive information about upcoming cruises in February to the Caribbean and to the Panama Canal, simply hit the reply key and in the Subject bar write ...Cruise Newsletter.
Senior Bachelor Video:
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 will be available shortly. We are in the final phases of completion and I must say it is amazing.
The 2-disc DVD is slightly over 2 hours and starts out with the introduction of Senior Bachelor on Oprah and People Magazine,
and the get-togethers in Manhattan Beach and Chicago.
And folks wait 'till you see the crazy hat party in Chicago. You will roar with laughter I' m sure.
Then you will see the visit to Manhattan Beach by all 22 Fabulous Finalists, a highlight is when seeing more than 20 million dollars worth of jewels at Harry Winston's on Rodeo Drive.
And then off to Brazil, Argentina and Chile with Vicki and Gael. Truly wonderful shots in Rio de Janiero, the Amazon Jungle (really fun to see), Iguassu Falls, Salvador, and lots of Chile, highlighted by the incredible Atacama Desert.
When I found out I had cancer, Umberto filmed in real time my finding out the news. And more, much more.
I will have information in the following Newsletter containing the details of how you can obtain the video. I will also offer a 100% return of the cost of the video if you are unhappy with it. Please note that the proceeds from this video will pay Umberto for his wonderful efforts and anything left over will go towards the expenses of running the website.
I have also written in previous Newsletters that cruises is just one way for us to meet new people and have fun. I am working on other ideas as well.
Very best wishes,
PS- Be sure to stay tuned to the Journey Photos Page of the Senior Bachelor Website as we will be posting photos during the cruise!! And we will be sending special newsletters as well from the cruise. Stay tuned!
Some computers have a problem opening the photos from the Senior Bachelor Newsletter. If so, wait a few days and go to www.seniorbachelor.com and click on the most recent Newsletter and you'll probably be able to see them then.
I've always talked about Romance being part of the Senior Bachelor Adventure. From the looks of it some new, deep friendships were formed on the cruises. It wouldn't be the first time that this Adventure has brought people together....
If you have been reading the Newsletters you have probably read the story Marie sent me. An abbreviated version follows:
I kept reading your newsletters, and I 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 free Perfectmatch Compatibility Profile offered on www.seniorbachelor.com and signing up, the first glance at other profiles was exciting- were there really over 425 single men over 50 in my area?
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!
Last week I received the following e-mail from Marie.
I'm the Marie in the love story still shown in your newsletter. Michael has proposed and I've accepted! As stated in my original letter, our attraction to each other and the romance was almost instant for both of us - from the very first meeting. We were both a little shaken by the intensity and how fast it happened and said initially that we needed some time for the relationship to develop.
Well, after 4 months we decided the wait was long enough- at our age why waste time? Seriously, we have searched our hearts and that "gut" feeling and it just seems right. We have discovered a lot about each other in the time spent together and like what we see. We have not yet set the wedding date, but are making plans to consolidate our two households and years of collections of "stuff" -that is a challenge in itself.
He is a wonderful companion and friend- one that I would not have met if it had not been for your newsletters and encouragement to join PerfectMatch.