Save the Spurmo: Straight, Single Men Face Extinction

Marriage threatens herds of single men
By Michael Foreman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 4:51 PM CDT
Save the Spurmo: Straight, Single Men Face Extinction
Like buffalo, "as our numbers dwindle, I've had to lower my standards...with men," explains Safran.   (Getty Images)

Are you a straight, proud, unmarried man over 30? Then you're part of a dying breed, writes Tad Safran in the Times UK. Dubbed "Spurmos," these endangered bachelors drink in increasing isolation as friends succumb to marriage, wine racks and child-rearing. Having roamed in great herds in their 20s, Spurmos can find themselves hard up for buddies, if not female companionship. Notable Spurmos include George Clooney, Vincent van Gogh, Voltaire and Indiana Jones.

For Safran, "it's a lonely world out there when you realize that you're closer in age to Homer Simpson than to Jessica Simpson. And that your lifelong fantasy of sleeping with a Yummy Mummy no longer involves an older woman." (More bachelors stories.)

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