All the single boomers out there take note, the hunt for Australia’s “Golden Bachelor” is reportedly on and producers are looking for the boomers who are seeking a second chance at love.
According to a casting notice posted on social media recently, Warner Brothers Australia is looking for “fun, active, and outgoing male seniors aged 60 or over who are divorced/widowed and open to meeting the next love of their life”.
“We want to hear from you or anyone who would like to nominate someone they know to take part in the show. We want to celebrate love at every age and show that when it comes to finding love and romance, age is just a number!” the notice read.
The Bachelor reality TV franchise started more than 20 years ago and follows the romantic endeavours of one single man who is introduced to a group of women who vie for his affection through several weeks of dates and the dreaded rose ceremonies where the unlucky candidates are eliminated.
The show culminates (in most cases) when he finally proposes to the special lady who has managed to catch his eye.
Fast forward two decades and we’ve seen various spinoffs such as The Bachelorette and the Bachelor in Paradise. The latest installment of The Golden Bachelor in the United States showcased the charming 71-year-old protagonist, Gerry Turner, a retired restaurateur, who was surrounded by a group of equally mature female contestants.
The two-hour finale will air on November 30 where viewers will find out which lucky lady Turner chooses to head off into the sunset with.
ABC Network boss Rob Mills described The Golden Bachelor as a wholly new experience when speaking to Variety previously.
“It’s such a different way of doing The Bachelor because these people are just at a totally different place in their lives,” he explained at the time.
“There is an interesting thing about people who have hit the other end of the spectrum, who’ve lived their lives, they’ve raised their kids, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have never been in love. We thought that would be an interesting dynamic through the Bachelor prism.”
This spin-off has been extremely successful with US audiences with the season premiere drawing in 11.10 million viewers.