Bachelors

8 Of Hollywood’s Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

As we all know Hollywood’s most eligible long-term bachelor (aka George Clooney) has been off the market for quite a while now. So it’s high time we let Amal have him to herself while we focus on some of Hollywood’s other eligible bachelors. Let’s face it ladies, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of eye candy – and it’s always nice to go and dream about something sweet at bedtime!

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Oscar Isaak

Born: January 5, 1980 (age 35) in Guatemala – American Actor.

Upcoming Movies: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, X-Men: Apocalypse.

Interesting Fact: During his school years Oscar liked to be the class clown; so much so that at one point a teacher had to screen off his off his desk with cardboard from the rest of the class. Yep – you guessed it… He was later expelled!

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Steven R. McQueen

Born: July 13, 1988 (age 26), Los Angeles, California, United States – American Actor and Model.

Interesting Fact: Steven has dated Hollywood beauties Chelsea Kane, Candice Accola and Hillary Harley, plus models Dylan Penn and Olivia Pickren. Poor bugger!

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Jack O Connell

Born: August 1, 1990 (age 24), Alvaston, United Kingdom – British Actor and Model.

Interesting Fact: Jack was hand picked by Angelina Jolie to star in her film Unbroken.

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Miles Teller

Born: February 20, 1987 (age 28), Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Upcoming Movies: Fantastic Four, Arms and the Dudes.

Interesting Fact: Before he hit the big time he was a waiter, painter and fixed up houses.

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Richard Madden

Born: June 18, 1986 (age 29), Elderslie, United Kingdom – British Actor.

Interesting Fact: Richard was quite a shy boy and at age eleven he started acting to overcome it.

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Cary Fukunaga

Born: July 10, 1977 (age 37), Oakland, California, United States – American film director, writer and cinematographer.

Interesting Fact: Cary originally wanted to be a pro snowboarder until his mid twenties when he found his calling.

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

James Franco

Born: April 19, 1978 (age 37), Palo Alto, California, United States.

Upcoming Movies: Sausage Party, The Long Home.

Interesting Fact: He worked at McDonald’s in his youth and has been quoted saying: “McDonald’s was there for me when no one else was.” Goes to show that you never know who you might be served by at Maccas by – they just might become the next big star!

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

Michael B. Jordan

Born: February 9, 1987 (age 28), Santa Ana, California, United States.

Upcoming Movies: Fantastic Four, Creed.

Interesting Fact: This handsome man even knows how to tap dance because his mother made him take classes. Ca-ute!

8 Of Hollywood's Most Underrated Eligible Bachelors

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June 30, 2015

Tradies Voted As The Manliest Of Men

The votes are in! According to a survey conducted by manly scented grooming brand Old Spice, Australian tradies have been voted Australia’s most manly breed (53%), narrowly beating firemen (52%), security guards (50%), miners (49%) and mechanics (49%). But what’s most surprising is it seems our manly tradie heroes have achieved this great honour despite their mum’s unwillingness to let go of their baby boys. In the Old Spice Great Manliness Survey, one third of the mums of tradie types* aged 18-24 have been found to still buy their son’s underwear (36%). Over half are still insisting on doing their son’s washing (56%) and a third are following their son’s every move on social media (32%).

And it gets worse for the most hardened of our rugged manly warriors. On the extreme end of the scale, no less than four percent of these mums have been caught stalking their tradie sons while on a date with a girl. Around the same number have called their son’s girlfriend the wrong name on purpose. Another 8% of these mums have walked in on their sons while in the act.

Australia’s most well-known tradie Tom Williams understands only too well:

“I for one love my mum, but even she has been known to cause the odd case of severe man-barrassment over the years. From sharing a naked photo from my childhood at my 21st to freezing out a girlfriend she didn’t like. When I think back to my younger tradie days I really do understand these guys’ plight.”

While having a manly occupation is one way to show your manliness, we all know Australia’s manliness is inherent in our culture. Those who can’t claim a manly occupation like to make up for it by enjoying beers with the boys (23%), watching Friday night football (20%) and hibernating in their self-constructed man caves (20%) – all good manly activities to do while wearing the manliest of Old Spice body sprays regardless of mum next door cooking you dinner! 

June 21, 2014

Can Perennial Bachelors Change Into Husbands?

As one of the most famous bachelors gets ready to take his wedding vows, the question seems rather pertinent: Can perennial bachelors like George Clooney change and become longstanding husbands – able to weather the rough seas that accompany the great times?

Remember those snippets of advice our mothers offered on our love life? My mother’s wisdom was that you should never marry a longstanding bachelor, as they were set in their ways, too used to getting their own way, and unaccustomed to compromise. But leopards can change their spots, as demonstrated by Warren Beatty who, after a string of relationships with beautiful women, married in his mid-50s. More than 20 years and four children later, he and actress Annette Bening are still together – no small feat in Hollywood.

Apparently many a middle-aged bachelor finally decides to settle down as they realise time is running out to fit in a wife and family before the ‘Grim Reaper’ calls. So if my mother’s advice on perennial bachelors is not universally applicable, what do they need for long-lasting love?  In the end they probably just need the same as the rest of us – although it may be harder to achieve when you have been single so long.

Seven all-purpose ingredients for long-term romantic success

Similarity

Research shows that if we want our romantic relationships to last, we should search for ‘homogamy’ in a partner – that means someone similar to us, particularly in values. Borne out by several studies, showing that similarity between partners for various characteristics, including age, background, intelligence, socioeconomic status, and values predict greater relationship success.

Realistic expectations

Realistic expectations of our partner and the relationship is another key ingredient for long-term success. It’s important we recognise that no one is perfect, it won’t always be plain sailing, and it is quite normal to feel we don’t like our partner from time to time. According to the so-called ‘disappointment model’, if individuals start out with extreme positive beliefs, disappointment frequently ensues. And such feelings of disappointment do not bode well for the longer term.

Friendship

Hardly surprising this one ranks as important – after all we will spend plenty of time with that ‘significant other’, so after the first flush of love is over, we need a true friend to weather day-to-day life.  According to Franz Schubert, ‘Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife’.

Equality

We need to believe we bring as many desirable qualities to the relationship as our partner. Equality means we have balanced power in the relationship, that we can act independently of our partner’s control, influence their actions, and participate equally in decision-making.

Commitment

Commitment is the most powerful predictor of relationship stability. But it’s not about a marriage ceremony – it’s about making the relationship a priority and being willing to sacrifice for it, invest in it, link our personal goals to it, and seek the other person’s welfare, not just our own. It’s about having ties together, such as joint possessions and family, which help keep us glued together during rocky times.

Understanding

As mentioned in the best-selling relationship book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, many of our relationship troubles start because men and women are more different than we may think. When women have problems we want care and understanding, but our partner offers solutions and resentment builds as we feel we were not listened to. To help solve his problems we try to be supportive by offer comforting, unsolicited advice, but our good intentions make him feel smothered and controlled. Then we have to contend with each other’s cycles. After getting close, men need to feel independent again and become distant for a time, whilst women go up and down emotionally like a yo-yo. We need to talk and talk around our problems, whereas men prefer to be alone to mull over solutions in their cave.

Conflict resolution

According to researchers, ‘the mere presence of conflict may reveal less about the quality of a relationship than does the way in which the conflict is handled’. Conflicts are normal and inevitable in any partnership, and it seems that mutually satisfactory resolution to disagreements is key to the continued harmony, satisfaction, and even survival of the relationship.

And for Mr Clooney and Ms Alamuddin? She certainly ticks more of the boxes for similarity than many who have come and gone before. But he may need to work hard to ensure they are equal co-directors of their movie, given that his fame means that his partner’s identity inevitably becomes associated with him. In the past he didn’t seem to have a big appetite for commitment but he is older and perhaps more ready for the sacrifice and constraints that are key to commitment. Maybe a bright young lawyer is just the ticket to hone one’s conflict resolution skills, given that in his first marriage, “Instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn’t be married if you’re that kind of person”.

Only time will tell whether George Clooney can change from long-standing bachelor to long-standing husband. Let’s hope so for their future happiness.

June 20, 2014