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7th Nov '16 4:32:23 PM OddHack
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTIme'': Very few Aes Sedai (female magic-users) marry, many being MarriedToTheJob and some of the rest [[LesYay informally pairing up with each other]] in [[SituationalSexuality the largely women-only]] [[MageTower White Tower]]. The fact that they'd be very likely to [[MayflyDecemberRomance outlive any prospective husband]] doesn't help. The few exceptions are mostly of the Green (Battle) Ajah, who often marry their Warders in a LadyAndKnight BattleCouple arrangement. {{Defied}} by their male counterparts the Asha'man. Those who are already married when they're recruited are allowed to quarter with their families at the Black Tower and those who aren't married are encouraged to do so if they find a willing partner, on the theory that they'll fight harder if they have someone to fight for rather than locking themselves away in an [[VisualPun ivory tower]] as the Aes Sedai do.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTIme'': ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Very few Aes Sedai (female magic-users) marry, many being MarriedToTheJob and some of the rest [[LesYay informally pairing up with each other]] in [[SituationalSexuality the largely women-only]] [[MageTower White Tower]]. The fact that they'd be very likely to [[MayflyDecemberRomance outlive any prospective husband]] doesn't help. The few exceptions are mostly of the Green (Battle) Ajah, who often marry their Warders in a LadyAndKnight BattleCouple arrangement. {{Defied}} by their male counterparts the Asha'man. Those who are already married when they're recruited are allowed to quarter with their families at the Black Tower and those who aren't married are encouraged to do so if they find a willing partner, on the theory that they'll fight harder if they have someone to fight for rather than locking themselves away in an [[VisualPun ivory tower]] as the Aes Sedai do.
21st Aug '16 11:59:45 AM nombretomado
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* ECComics story "Operation Friendship" has one of these who's more the HeManWomanHater type (thinks they're not intellectual enough for him.) He does not take his HeterosexualLifePartner finally finding a wife well. [[BrainInAJar Not at all well.]]

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* ECComics Creator/ECComics story "Operation Friendship" has one of these who's more the HeManWomanHater type (thinks they're not intellectual enough for him.) He does not take his HeterosexualLifePartner finally finding a wife well. [[BrainInAJar Not at all well.]]
19th Aug '16 8:28:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* The only unmarried President of the United States, James Buchanan. He seems to have been a combination of Lost Love Bachelor (his engagement to a wealthy woman when he was younger got broken off and she died soon afterwards), {{Commitment|Issues}}phobic (his dithering was a habit not only in his personal life, but was a huge part of his presidency, contributing to the outbreak of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar) and possibly {{Asexuality}} or ArmoredClosetGay (there's compelling evidence for both possibilities).
21st Jul '16 10:15:28 AM broadwaygirl
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* Benedick in ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' is explicitly called a confirmed bachelor. In regards to women, he calls himself a "professed tyrant of their sex."

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* Benedick in ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' is explicitly called a confirmed bachelor. In regards to women, he calls himself a "professed tyrant of their sex."" [[DeconfirmedBachelor That doesn't actually last long.]]
26th Mar '16 1:43:37 AM MasoTey
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* '''The [[NoHuggingNoKissing Uninterested In Love]] Bachelor:''' This character simply has no interest in love or romance, let alone marriage, being too busy with [[BetterThanSex other pursuits]]. Often overlaps with MarriedToTheJob in cases where the character is too buried in their work to even ''try'' to find a suitable spouse, as opposed to cases where they try and fail or wish they had the time to try. For much the same reason, can overlap with CelibateEccentricGenius. If the entire cast is like this despite being of an appropriate age for romance, it's NoHuggingNoKissing. Often overlaps with {{Asexuality}} in fiction, although real life asexuals are often still interested in romance and companionship and some do marry.

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* '''The [[NoHuggingNoKissing Uninterested In Love]] Love Bachelor:''' This character simply has no interest in love or romance, let alone marriage, being too busy with [[BetterThanSex other pursuits]]. Often overlaps with MarriedToTheJob in cases where the character is too buried in their work to even ''try'' to find a suitable spouse, as opposed to cases where they try and fail or wish they had the time to try. For much the same reason, can overlap with CelibateEccentricGenius. If the entire cast is like this despite being of an appropriate age for romance, it's NoHuggingNoKissing. Often overlaps with {{Asexuality}} in fiction, although real life asexuals are often still interested in romance and companionship and some do marry.
9th Jan '16 11:46:58 AM StFan
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* Professor Henry Higgins from ''Theater/MyFairLady'' is of the HeManWomanHater variety, believing that marriage would destroy his domestic bliss. The song "I'm an Ordinary Man" is all about the chaos he thinks a wife would bring to his life.
* Benedick in ''Theater/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' is explicitly called a confirmed bachelor. In regards to women, he calls himself a "professed tyrant of their sex."

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* Professor Henry Higgins from ''Theater/MyFairLady'' ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is of the HeManWomanHater variety, believing that marriage would destroy his domestic bliss. The song "I'm an Ordinary Man" is all about the chaos he thinks a wife would bring to his life.
* Benedick in ''Theater/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' is explicitly called a confirmed bachelor. In regards to women, he calls himself a "professed tyrant of their sex."



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8th Jan '16 8:00:47 PM Mhazard
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was a lifelong bachelor despite [[ChickMagnet accounts of women vying for his affection]], claiming that [[VirginPower chastity]] [[MarriedToTheJob was helpful in his scientific abilities]]. Toward the end of his life, however, he expressed some regret about this.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was a lifelong bachelor despite [[ChickMagnet accounts of women vying for his affection]], claiming that [[VirginPower chastity]] [[MarriedToTheJob was helpful in his scientific abilities]]. Toward the end of his life, however, he expressed some regret about this. [[note]]Technically, he did fall in love with a pigeon.[[/note]]
8th Jan '16 7:59:00 PM Mhazard
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was a lifelong bachelor despite accounts of women vying for his affection, claiming that [[VirginPower chastity]] [[MarriedToTheJob was helpful in his scientific abilities]]. Toward the end of his life, however, he expressed some regret about this.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was a lifelong bachelor despite [[ChickMagnet accounts of women vying for his affection, affection]], claiming that [[VirginPower chastity]] [[MarriedToTheJob was helpful in his scientific abilities]]. Toward the end of his life, however, he expressed some regret about this.
29th Nov '15 11:29:19 AM Orome
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* Creator/CSLewis was of the "Lost Love" variety for much of his life: he was in love with a married woman, couldn't pursue her because of that, and wouldn't consider other women because that would be cheating on her. Only after her death did he move on, marrying late in life.

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* Creator/CSLewis was of seems to have been the "Lost "Uninterested in Love" variety for much most of his life: life, until he was in love with a met Joy Gresham and married woman, couldn't pursue her because at the age of that, 58. Even then, it was only a CitizenshipMarriage at first, until she got cancer and wouldn't consider other women because that would be cheating on her. Only after her death did he move on, marrying late in life.realized how much he needed her.
19th Nov '15 7:29:42 AM HighCrate
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Often overlaps with CelibateHero. If one of these characters winds up getting "turned" and becomes HappilyMarried, they have become a DeconfirmedBachelor. Compare AwfulWeddedLife, which is what many Confirmed Bachelors consider marriage to be. Spouses trapped in an AwfulWeddedLife often express anti-marriage sentiments similar to those of certain types of Confirmed Bachelor. See also SuperheroesStaySingle, when the case of celibacy is [[EnforcedTrope enforced]] by the authors rather then self willingness.

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Often overlaps with CelibateHero. If one of these characters winds up getting "turned" and becomes HappilyMarried, they have become a DeconfirmedBachelor. Compare AwfulWeddedLife, which is what many Confirmed Bachelors consider marriage to be. Spouses trapped in an AwfulWeddedLife often express anti-marriage sentiments similar to those of certain types of Confirmed Bachelor. See also SuperheroesStaySingle, when the case of celibacy is [[EnforcedTrope enforced]] by the authors rather then self willingness.
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