Iris:I'm thinking of inviting Simone and Jerry over for dinner.
Alex:This isn't another attempt at matchmaking, is it?
Jerry is a confirmed bachelor and he's not looking to marry or become involved in a relationship.
Iris:He's not a confirmed bachelor.
In this neighborhood with so many single women, he's an eligible bachelor.
Alex:You mean in this neighborhood full of old spinsters!
Stop trying to set him up with one of them.
Iris:How do you know he doesn't want a relationship?
Maybe he's just shy and needs a little prodding.
Maybe he has a fear of commitment and we can all help him overcome it.
Alex:Maybe he just wants to be left alone by meddling neighbors and ladies on the prowl.
There are many benefits to remaining a bachelor.
Iris:You mean living a celibate and empty life?
Alex:You're making too many assumptions.
You don't know the first thing about his life and whether he's happy or not.
In many ways, a bachelor's life is idyllic.
Iris:How can you say that?
Alex:Would any bachelor have to have this conversation with anyone, ever?
confirmed bachelor n.坚定的独身主义者
eligible bachelor 钻石王老五；黄金单身汉
fear of commitment 害怕承诺