A bachelor today is defined as ‘a man who is not married or living together and who lives independently outside his parents’ home or other institutional environment’. in the Victorian era, bachelor used by high-class matchmakers to denote young men who were unmarried and eligible for marriage.
I support to avoid heteronormative discussion, and I’m sure there are also countless women on Earth who tick a great many of the boxes that we list as criteria for being a bachelor. So for the purposes of this list we will loosely define a bachelor as someone (usually a young man, but not necessarily) who lives alone and has a dream of, at some point in the future, pocketing a partner. Does that sound fair enough?
However from personal experience and anecdotal evidence, I will describe here eight of the most common faux pas and counterproductive lifestyle choices that bachelors make; things that, if you are guilty of them, are unlikely to help you in your mission not to die alone.
Let’s go- in number 8 we have:
8. NEW WATCH
I don’t know who the new watch is for. People who don’t want to easily tell the time? I’ve seen a frightening number; the neon ones, the giant ones, the backwards ones, the themed ones, and I’m never impressed. Except for that magnetically powered floating one, the man deserved to be married.
7. BATHROOM/KITCHEN DIRTY
I’m not sure which is worse. And admittedly both are wet rooms, therefore probably the easiest to get dirty. But if guests notice dirty dishes piling up in the area where you prepared the food, or questionable stains appear near the refreshed area, things aren’t going to look so good for your chances.
6. BARON REFRIGERATOR/SHEETS
A good host pampers his visitors with food and drink. The lousy host reluctantly offers them their last pot of noodles or their old biscuits, while silently hoping they’ll decline so you’ll have dinner.
5. ART WITHOUT TASTE
This one is terrible even for attracting friends. I admire people who buy art to be fair; something that is meant only to provoke thought, but if the thought you are provoking is “How stupid. He must have lost the bet” then you really need to reevaluate.
4. GAME CENTER
If you want to tell the courtiers that you spent hours making progress in a universe that has no physical value in the real world, don’t clutter walls and shelves with consoles and controllers.
3. NO BIN
Too common considering how simple it is to fix. Keep in mind I’m counting small bins full of trash because there aren’t any bins either. I also counted the permanent plastic bag on the kitchen doorknob, half full of rotting fruit and other debris. Just get a trash can, they’re about two pounds and they’ll save your guests from having to find out what you’ve consumed over the last week or two.
2. TV CENTER
I’m not saying don’t have a TV, I’m just saying don’t point all the furniture at it, make that the only possible thing to pay attention to. It’s called passé to flaunt giant TVs, so try and surround them with lights or a good book; make it part of the setup. Great if you have quality home cinema speakerssimply place a plant or art object on it and hey presto instant feng shui.
1. PET CENTER
Pro-tip: this one isn’t really suitable for guests in any context. Hair loss everywhere, chewed dog toys and pillows everywhere, hair loss everywhere, cat litter trays not maintained, hair loss everywhere! When you’re obviously in a pretty committed relationship with your pet already, and you seem more interesting in letters than you keep your house clean, I really wonder why you’re so skeptical on why you’re still a bachelor.