Is this a secret club or can anyone join?
December 13, 2005 8:28 AM Subscribe
Is bachelorhood socially acceptable?
posted by SinisterPurpose to Human Relations (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 28 and coming up on the anniversary of the end of a long, disasterous relationship and I find myself not missing relationships at all. I haven't felt lonely or longed for someone to "really get me". I guess I'd say the experience has been like quitting smoking (which I also did recently). I have the odd craving but to call it momentary overstates it considerably. I really don't think I'm bitter either.
For most of my life I thought the words "confirmed bachelor" just meant gay. I mean, isn't that what Batman was all about?
Anyway, has anyone else come to the same conclusions I have? Has your bachelor status affected your social standing? Have your friends started to treat you like an incorrigible sitcom character? Am I a freak? Romantic Sociopath? Nietzschean Superman?