The definition ofbachelor is little bit confusing.
Many people think the males who are unmarriedare considered as bachelor. But this is not true always. (Tye, 1999)noted that a new born male infant cannot be attributed as a bachelor and if wesay that a bachelor is an unmarried male with maturity then this is also not truefor the males who belong to a society where marriage is unrecognized. The concept of eligiblebachelor has gained much more attraction now-a-days. Almost every month orevery now and then magazines, news articles, journals come up with the list ofeligible bachelors and targets women. These articles indicate that these arethe men with whom the women should desire to be married and it’s a wholedifferent ball game (Cooke, 2016).
In fact manysociologists believe that these lists are made and put together by women. There are many factorsthat determines who should be chosen as an eligible bachelor. There is apopular term naming 666 dating rule or the rule of sixes. It is a indication ofminimum qualities of an eligible bachelor those are centered around the numbersix. Like height is six feet, having six-figure salary, having a car of sixhundred HP, having six-pack abs (Eligible Bachelor). Social status, professions, education,family background, age these are some factors that determines the eligibilityof a bachelor.
Social status plays agreat role while choosing an eligible bachelor. Social status is any of thefull range of socially defined position within a larger group or society and fromlowest to highest. Most of the women show tendency to choose a bachelor whobelong in a status that is equal or superior to her status. In our country thistendency is also common.
Most of the females choosebachelors as their desirable husband on the basis of the profession that thebachelors hold. Thus profession has a great importance on choosing eligiblebachelor and it adds value to the characteristic of an eligible bachelor. Hinge,a popular dating app indicates that bachelors working in the departments of Finance& Consulting, Media & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Business,Marketing and Business Development, Police & Law, Technology have the mostdesirability among girls (Kosoff, 2015). Besides this, engineers,doctors, pilots, and military personnel also get preference while choosing aneligible bachelor.
But again there are some girls who think that professiondoes not matter on choosing eligible bachelor, but the portion of this kind ofgirl is comparatively low.Searching to know thecharacteristics of an eligible bachelor or publishing list of some of the mosteligible bachelors is also important as age plays the most important role inchoosing an eligible bachelor.