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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.
I would recommend that every now and then you check www.seniorbachelor.com as changes are being made all of the time. This also raises another question frequently asked. Are the advertisers on the pages paying to be there? No. As in other websites, I receive a small commission from anybody who clicks through and makes a purchase. Quite frankly, the amount of revenue is small compared to the expenses in putting up, and the on-going expenses, of a website with this much traffic. Having said that, of course I would be happy for any purchases you made.
I have been very careful not to push any particular product. Many of you have mentioned the myriad of dating services you are using or have used. I'm sure many of you have been on many dates over the years trying to find the right "one". That's what I am doing but in a shorter amount of time. I've never used a dating service before, on or off line, and I appreciate your patience with me as I learn more about them. I hope to shortly provide a rather extensive review of the dating services I'm learning about, and will come out with a recommendation shortly.
The following was sent to me by a Newsletter reader. It was attributed to "Andy Rooney." Whether this is "the" Andy Rooney, or some other Andy Rooney, or not Andy Rooney at all, I have no idea, and I hope you get a chuckle out of it.
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will not lay next to you in bed and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting. A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. A woman over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 40 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. They always know. A woman over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off that you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 18-year-old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage. -- Amen and ouch! RR
(Picture: A Namibian woman.)
I really like the fact that the "bloggers" show their intelligence, wit and wisdom and truly all get along (remember this is a "Search" and a "Journey", not a contest). From the new Senior Bachelor Blog (find it at www.seniorbachelor.com): A reader in Georgia wrote: "You remind me that life has so much to offer and we should be grateful and cherish what we have now." From New York: "We know money can't buy love, happiness, or health, just material things. I would rather eat tuna for dinner every night and be happy with whom I'm with, then eat filet mignon and be unhappy." From Florida: "It's the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that make them interesting." (Picture: My three sons at my son's wedding.)
Someone wrote: "I know I've said this before but I would love to meet with these ladies, how wonderful to have a meeting of the minds like this from women all over the US, Canada, and elsewhere." Some more insight: "Early on Richard mentioned with perhaps some surprise, as well as enthusiasm, that there are so many of us out here all looking for the same thing - the special (and right) someone with whom to share this great time of life. You correctly point out that it helps to know what qualities are important to us. I'd add that before we can do that, we must have a sense of ourselves - our strengths, our weaknesses, our personal style, and the things that have most influenced us. Self-discovery is crucial. Surely, in order to find that elusive "soul mate," we must know (and then be able to recognize) what we are looking for." Another: "I joined in last week-end after reading People. I did not see the show but I love and respect Oprah, she is a very classy lady. Lots of wisdom out there. I received "Pop & Me" yesterday. Watching it did triggered some interesting emotional responses and sent me on another journey of personal discovery."
Thank you to all who have shared on the blog (what a name-- we'll have to come up with something more elegant!)
I will be posting some new guidelines on how I will be handling the blog. It is all very, very interesting but, as I learn more about its possibilities, I am also learning about its limitations. And about my time limitations. So I will probably have one new "blog" per week. This will be called the "active" blog. Feel free to post all your comments there for the entire week. Instead of posting new and different "blogs" during the week, I will post my comments to the "active" blog throughout the week. Then we'll archive the active blog and create a new "active" blog for the next week. And so on. This way, all of us will only have to monitor one blog for any new comments. Please post comments this way even if it has nothing to do with the original subject of the "active" blog.
Now the blog should be considered extra bonus FUN for everyone. Certainly I cannot (and will not) correlate your comments on the blog with the materials (video, bio and photo) that you have sent in. That is just too much work. (This is supposed to be fun for me too- ha ha!) Remember that the comments and information we all post on the blog can be read by everyone reading the blog. And the more "voices" on the blog the better! So get off the sidelines and jump in with both feet. Let's hear from all you great gals out there! And many, many thanks to the fine women who have contributed comments so far.
PS- Any suggestions on how to treat my pinched nerve? Please respond to the blog!
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I remain respectfully yours,
Richard Roe, The Senior Bachelor
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