(DNYUZ) -- Women keep approaching Gerry Turner in airports, asking to pose for pictures with him. This is not something that ever happened in the first seven decades of his life. But a lot has changed since Mr. Turner, 72, signed up to date 22 women on a reality television show.
or example: He has been spending less time at his home in Indiana. He keeps getting asked about his skin-care routine. And he has recently learned about the term “grandzaddy.”
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Mr. Turner is the lead of “The Golden Bachelor,” the aged-up version of “The Bachelor” that begins on Thursday. A franchise that usually follows crease-less 20- and 30-something contestants as they search for love — or Instagram followers — now revolves around a retiree who until recently did not have an Instagram account.