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Bachelorhood for Dummies: Introduction
There seems to be no corner of the Christian manosphere that caters to bachelors as bachelors. I think there are at least two good reasons for this: 1) Spheres don’t have corners; 2) Most counsel is geared toward achieving a state of matrimony rather than equipping bachelors with basic survival skills.
Since bachelorhood is man’s native state, this seems like an oversight. So I have decided to rectify the situation by writing a series of essays designed to keep bachelors alive until they are passed along to eligible and unwitting women. I am calling this series, Bachelorhood for Dummies. Please forgive the redundancy.
Confirming the Bachelors
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a bachelor is a man in want of a wife, but not in possession of a single pair of matching socks. Bachelorhood is man’s primitive condition. However, the state of bachelorhood is neither fixed nor static. It may be interrupted by matrimony and resumed by alimony.
St. Paul was a confirmed bachelor, as was our Lord Jesus Christ during his earthly sojourn. Most of the popes were bachelors, and King Henry VIII kept trying to be. Sherlock Holmes was a bachelor, even though he didn’t exist. As was Friedrich Nietzsche, who unfortunately did exist.
So if you’re one of those still in want of a wife, you are not alone. Well, I reckon you are, but you know what I mean. At any rate, this weekly series of essays is intended for you.
*There are other resources out there that can help you get girls–videos, podcasts, soap. Our main focus will be basic domestic survival (food, clothes, medicine, home improvement, entertaining, etc.) until you do manage to get wifed up.