The Producers of ‘The Bachelor’ Are Looking to Cast Senior Citizens for a New Dating Show

“When I asked producers to cast more mature contestants this wasn’t what I had in mind, but let’s roll with it!”

If your Nana is single and ready to mingle (and a card-carrying member of AARP!) the producers of The Bachelor are looking to cast her in a seniors version of a ‘Bachelor’-style show!

According to People, Bachelor Nation is stepping into the world of senior love and searching for people aged 65 and older to take part in a “new exciting dating show.” 

For years, the Bachelor Franchise has been criticized for featuring men and women who are increasingly younger and not ready for marriage, so this appears to be the producers finally doing something about it!

OK, whose mom is gonna be the first to embarrass herself and her book club on TV?

“Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance,” the casting call shared by Bachelor producer Lindsay Liles reads. “The producers of ‘The Bachelor’ are looking for active and outgoing single men and women age 65 and up for a new exciting dating show!” 

Those interested in applying are asked to answer 60 questions on the casting website covering everything from the basics (name, age, hair/eye color, height and weight) to information on past relationships/marriages, details about their family, career, bucket list and previous reality TV appearances or auditions, if applicable. 

Picture this, but with Epsom salt.

Potential contestants are also asked to upload recent photos, which for the first time in a long time, will probably not be heavily filtered before they’re submitted, as we’d assume most ‘Bachelor Nation’ applicants’ photos are nowadays. 

After the news broke, many ‘Bachelor’ fans seemed excited to watch people who are on the show to find love…and not just looking for instant fame and/or Instagram influencers opportunities, like the typical ‘Bachelor hopeful nowadays. 

Just imagine how fun it will be to watch your grandma try to explain this sort of situation during the holidays…

In the comment section of the Instagram post, the casting producer stated that, while a potential contestant must be at least 65 to apply, there is no age limit. When a person asked if their 90-year-old granny could apply, the casting producer encouraged her to help granny apply.

Of course, several older members of Bachelor Nation (who were featured on the show years ago), joked that they should apply.

“Just have everyone back from season 1 of The Bachelor,” Holly Julian, who met her husband Blake on an early season of Bachelor Pad, joked in the comment section.

“We encourage all participants to drink their Metamucil!”

If a senior-season of the show ultimately happens, it will be one of many spin-offs for the franchise following the show’s 2002 debut. In 2003, The Bachelorette joined the franchise and in 2010, Bachelor Pad debuted, ultimately running for three seasons. Recent franchise spin-offs have included 2018’s The Bachelor Winter Games and Bachelor in Paradise, which premiered in 2014. 

Earlier this month, ABC also announced musical spin-off, The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, which is set to premiere — for better or worse — Monday, April 13. 

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(Photos: Instagram; ABC) 

22 Comments

  1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (checkbox) *]
    Fabulous idea.. There’s an audience waiting for this… Seniors have more to give your writers than anyone.. They’ve lived it.


  2. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    I’m 63 why can’t we be included. I’m lonely too


  3. I am interested in participating in the Senior Citizens Dating Show. I didn’t see the questionaire that was mentioned earlier.


  4. This really sucks! 65 , really! You guys didn’t come up with nothing for people in between 35-65. I’m 50 and I need to find love now!


  5. What about the 40-64 she group??? I’m 55 so I don’t qualify to be one of the super models on your twenty something shows and now, thanks to your age cut, I don’t qualify for the senior show either! :(.


  6. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    What about the 40-64 she group??? I’m 55 so I don’t qualify to be one of the super models on your twenty something shows and now, thanks to your age cut, I don’t qualify for the senior show either! :(.


  7. Wow, I’ve been wishing for this. Life has been good to me and I am happy, however, meeting a late life mate, confidant and best friend would be a highlight to our senior years. At age 72, after a lifetime career as an Executive Assistant (really good secretary) and two awesome husbands, who have passed, now is the time to embellish the years of fun and laughter with my special someone.


  8. I was so excited when I saw that the bachelor was looking for seniors. I think it’s so important at this stage of your life to actually know what you want I’ve learned it’s better to be alone and love myself than be with the wrong person but once again I’m not eligible because I’m not old enough I’m so frustrated. I’m only 54 will I ever met my prince Chris Harrison??


  9. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    AARP members are 55+…. too bad the minimum age is 65.


  10. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    Looking for a bachelorette series for women ages 55 to 65.


  11. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    Hi! My name is Anna Rodriguez. I’m 65 years old. Looking for love ❤️ would like to be on this show


  12. Its about time! Us mature but fun older people, need help finding LOVE too! Hey I am a single women, but because I am not 20 anymore, I get stuck with the crappy dating sites that I am sure Jack the Ripper is on all of them!!!!!! lol


  13. I am a female and 66 years old. I have been a widow for 20 years. I was a flight attendant for 10 years. I live in upstate New York. I would love to be on the senior dating show. Thank you, Cynthia Hines


  14. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    Ew! Who wanna see dem crinkly arses or saggy boobs? I aint young or nuttin but I aint no senior neither…..TV is for lookin at pretty young things! Eye candy yo!


    1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
      I think you need to lower the age to 55 and older. There are many of us would enjoy the opportunity that are in the 55+ age group.

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