Meet The Golden Bachelor, He’s 71 And Looking For Love
The Golden Bachelor is coming
He’s 71 and looking for love and fun! If you’re like me you may have grown tired of watching The Bachelor or The Bachelorette for a lot of reasons but mainly because it became the same old , same old. Now the Bachelor will be Old but not the same.
Now it’s going old school with a 71 year old widower from Indiana named Gerry Turner.
Described in his ABC profile as “charming” and a “romantic,” Turner wed his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. The couple was married for 43 years and welcomed two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Unfortunately, Toni died of an illness in 2017.
“Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years,” a press release explains.
Here’s why you should be here for it
I know my wife and I will be tuning in this fall when the show premiers because we have often thought it would be a great idea to find an person that has been around the block a few times and doesn’t want to play the silly “reindeer games” that the younger contestants like to play. The cliques and the bullying probably won’t be a factor with this gang. They don’t want to fool around with their time. They are not looking to be instagram influencers or get a spin off as the next Bachelorette. Plus, they won’t be doing as many goofy games, maybe they’ll play “pickle ball” and the winner gets dinner with Gerry.
Speaking of dinner
We think these older contestants will prefer early dinners as opposed to the late nights that younger contestants prefer, and we’re pretty sure the fantasy suite will have Werther’s Original candy and bowl of viagra, okay maybe not, but fun to think about!