Ah, Singles Day, how ambivalent we are to you. It’s nice to have an Anti-Valentine’s Day, but it doesn’t feel any more joyous to actively celebrate solidarity in solitude. And while we never did get that singing Celine Dion card, or anything at all, we did find a pretty interesting list from Chinese netizens: China’s 11 most eligible bachelors!
The list, originally published as China’s 10 most eligible bachelors, received a flurry of netizen attention requesting it to be changed to 11 in honor of Singles Day. The subject was open to voting on the internet: top bachelors hail from the entertainment industry (no surprise), closely followed by sports celebrities and cultural icons. Of course, the list is populated exclusively by the rich and famous in China, but what else could you expect?
Most entertainingly, the bachelors received nicknames rather than rankings. Our favorites are Liu Xiang’s “The most eligible bachelor with two legs” and A Duo’s “The most eligible bachelor with a rack.” Other accolades included “the most innocent bachelor,” “the most literate bachelor,” and “the most eligible bachelor who can’t even be called a bachelor.”
The competition has been going on for four years, but this is the first time that the top ten has been change to the top eleven. We hope this new tradition sticks, because it adds that extra little bit of entertainment, in the vein of Spinal Tap: why would you have ten when you could have eleven?
Photo from JF Daily