What happens to men who stay bachelors for a lifetime?

What happens to men who stay bachelors for a lifetime? Photo |  Photosearch

What you need to know:

  • Despite plenty of studies that show how parenthood and marriage benefit men, a growing body of research show that it’s more of a mixed-bag for bachelors than it was previously thought
  • There are plenty of upsides (and some downsides) to staying alone forever. We spoke to four sworn bachelors who gave us insights on why they are not willing to say I do

When we started looking for men we could interview for this feature, I quickly remembered a friend who back in 2010 told me he didn't intend to marry for life and, by choice. The seriousness of his announcement made me giggle out loud as I had flashbacks to the two of us back as children when we envisioned making happy homes in the future. The thought of my friend choosing to be a bachelor was innately funny and true to his word he has been single despite him being in his 40s. I can count more than 10 men in my contact who are past the age of 35, and for this particular story, I only needed four. 

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