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Marital StatusPlay
Use 'bachelor' when discussing their marital status, not their personality or habits. SlideAlthough he's quite the loner, calling him a bachelor simply highlights that he's unmarried.
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Not Gender NeutralPlay
'Bachelor' refers only to men; for women, use 'bachelorette' or 'single woman'. SlideMy aunt is a bachelorette, similar to how my uncle was a bachelor before his marriage.
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Cultural PerceptionPlay
The term may carry a cool, desirable image in some cultures but not in all. SlideIn some societies, being a 40-year-old bachelor is seen as admirable; in others, not so much.