An increasing number of people are using the internet as a means to meet romantic partners.
It seems appropriate that Jeff Rense would use online personal advertisements, as he apparently has worked “12-14 hours a day, 365 days a year, closing in on 14 years without a single unencumbered day off.”
How else is he going to meet the ladies?
In 2006, Rense joined online dating service Match.com. He described himself as an exceptionally kind, highly creative, considerate and generous 50-year-old man wanting to meet intelligent, kind, witty and interesting Caucasian women between the ages of 35 to 42, who lived within 100 miles of his home in Ashland, Oregon. He was particularly interested in “those who grasp how important trust is.” He said he did not like “hypocrisy”, “phonies” or “non-accountability.”
Rense’s quest for an honest and trustworthy lady seems rather hypocritical, given that he misrepresented his own age by 10 years. As another article on this website reveals, Rense was born in 1946, meaning that he was 60 years old–not 50–when he placed his advert on Match.com in 2006.
Rense.com personal advertisement
In 2010, perhaps dissatisfied with the responses he had received on Match.com, Rense decided to try a different approach.
He placed a carefully crafted personal advertisement for a “very special lady” on his own website, Rense.com. The advertisement was presented by “Amanda Rose, Jeff’s MySpace Editor.” Why Rense decided to involve Miss Rose in the search isn’t known. But it does make for some strange turns of phrase: “Our search is for a gentle and intelligent woman”, “We are looking for someone thin” and “Our lady will be non-smoker.”
Just who is this “Amanda Rose” and why was she so keen to help Rense find his “very special lady”?
The detailed list of “key personality qualities and traits” for Jeff Rense’s “special lady” included:
- Beautiful on the inside and out–though not narcissistic
- Blonde or brunette (presumably Rense finds gray hair attractive only on himself)
- Age 36 to 43 (in contrast to Rense’s own age, at the time, of 64)
- Thin, fit & healthy, and of “any normal height”
- Kind, honest, thoughtful and intelligent
- Sweet, happy and gentle
- Vegan or vegetarian, “organic only”
The “special lady” was also expected to: be a homebody (“Jeff does not travel much”); enjoy cooking healthy vegan meals; be keen to plant & nurture a “wonderful organic vegetable garden”; and–perhaps most importantly–be able to “enjoy being around someone who is very well-informed.” (Yes, the advertisement really does say this.)
RENSE vs KUCINICH
Rense compares his search for a partner to that of Congressman Dennis Kucinich:
“Some of you may remember Congressman Dennis Kucinich and his similar, very successful, search for a partner which resulted in his meeting and marrying the beautiful Elizabeth Jane Harper in 2005.”
Rense’s situation is in no way “similar” to that of Kucinich. For one thing, Congressman Kucinich did not place an advertisement, either on the internet or elsewhere, looking for a partner. Furthermore, he met his wife Elizabeth through her work with the American Monetary Institute.
Perhaps Rense is referring to a campaign trail anecdote involving Kucinich that happened back in 2003. During a presidential candidate debate, Kucinich was asked how he viewed his spouse’s role in the White House. Kucinich quipped, “As a bachelor, I get a chance to fantasize about my first lady. Maybe Fox will want to sponsor it as a national contest or something.”
Following his remarks, the website PoliticsNH set up a contest called “Who Wants to Be a First Lady”. Congressman Kucinich was a good sport about the whole thing, and even took the contest winner for breakfast while reporters and photographers hovered nearby.
How this lighthearted story involving Kucinich can be compared to Rense’s internet search for potential partners is a mystery. Though perhaps it can be explained as the construct of a “highly creative” mind.
Rense graciously offered to consider women who were mothers, saying that such a relationship “might possibly work”–but only if she had just ONE child, and only if that child were “well-adjusted” and “well-grounded.”
Those not welcome to apply included “deceivers… or people who misrepresent the truth, either directly or by omission.” One wonders if using a 20-year-old Photoshopped photograph of oneself may perhaps be a slight misrepresentation of the truth, but it seems this irony is lost on Rense.
In his Match.com ad, Rense restricted his search to those within 100 miles of his home, but now he was willing to look further afield, and even “women from countries outside the US” were invited to apply.
According to the ad, any ladies interested in this “very special opportunity” were to send several current photos–including portrait, casual and full body–along with a letter about themselves to Amanda Rose, who would then screen the applicants. Those ladies “who seem to resonate within our search parameters” would have their details passed on to Rense.
The “winners” would then be invited for an “all expense paid weekend trip to gorgeous Ashland, Oregon” at Rense’s “beautiful mountain home in a true storybook setting.” Unless, of course, they were from outside the US, in which case “travel costs will have to be shared.” Apparently, there are limits to Rense’s generosity.
It’s hard to imagine that a beautiful, intelligent, honest lady in her mid-thirties to early forties with a sweet, happy and gentle disposition, would consider a relationship with an irritable man in his mid-sixties who’s been known to… bend (shall we say) the truth, and who apparently sees little hope for the future, as evidenced by the oft-repeated lament on his radio show: “IT’S ALL OVER.” Never mind that she’d be expected to cook, keep house, garden and listen appreciatively to her “very well informed” man.
Let’s hope that if any “very special ladies” come forward, they’ve done their research into Jeff Rense beforehand, and are aware of what the man is really all about.
 Reply 1–‘Jeff Rense’s Abuse Of Power & Trust’. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
 Jeff Rense on Match.com (pdf).
 A Special Invitation from Amanda Rose. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
 How Kucinich found love. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
 Kucinich candidacy as husband on rise. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
 Politics makes strange… oh, it was just breakfast. Retrieved 21 June 2012.