Imagine if there were a Bachelor dating show for senior citizens, where hip and happening grandmas, grandpas, and anyone else living out their golden oldies could mix, mingle, and maybe even find everlasting love on national television. Well, it appears to already be in the works at ABC, so don't start making plans on Monday night just yet. If Bachelor Nation wasn't already busy enough keeping up with The Bachelor , The Bachelorette, Bachelor Summer Games , and Bachelor in Paradise , a new casting announcement on the ABC reality show casting page revealed that the franchise's producers are looking for single, active senior citizens to participate in a geriatric version of The Bachelor. Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance? Applicants must be legal U.
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Those who are ready to find love and want to search for it on the television in front of millions of people can apply to be on The Bachelor. Or they can nominate a friend. Let's be honest, finding the person who, in the words of Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle , possesses the million tiny, little things that, when added up mean you're supposed to be together, is no easy task. After years of bad dates and breakups, it can even seem impossible. When swiping right leaves you with carpal tunnel and one too many of your Tinder, Hinge or Bumble matches suddenly go radio silent, it's easy to find yourself disillusioned with finding your soul mate. Sure, you could finally agree to that date with your grandma's friend's grandson.
A 'Bachelor' for seniors is in the works from ABC. Here's why that's a fantastic idea
Almost 2. But before you pity the poor bachelor, listen to what one has to say about his lifestyle:. Unmarried women over 50 outnumber unmarried men the same age by in Southern California, according to Terry Hopwood of Marriage Minded Introductions. Also, census data used in the story does not differentiate between heterosexual and homosexual men who have never married.
Even if you don't watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette , you have to commend the long-running ABC franchise for its dedication to constantly churning out spinoffs— Bachelor Pad , The Bachelor Winter Games , and Bachelor in Paradise are all former or currently running Bachelor spinoffs, and there are three! But the most intriguing of the upcoming spinoffs is the senior dating show that was announced during the most recent episode of Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor. A title card stated that ABC is searching for "seniors looking for love," and interested parties should head to the network's casting page. While there aren't that many details about the new show yet, we were able to dig up some key things that you should know—here's all the info about the upcoming Bachelor spinoff for seniors. While The Bachelor is known for its rather skewed ideas about age—the oldest female contestants on the show are usually around 28, and one memorable season featured a year-old calling anyone over 27 a " cougar "—the senior show is definitely doing things the right way.