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Is there a difference between 'confirmed bachelor' and 'celibate'?
If so, what is the difference?
Thanks in advance.
Urban Dictionary: confirmed bachelor
'Celibate' means abstaining from sex.
Do you know what the code for, er, confirmed spinsters was?
I never knew that was supposed to be the code. I thought it was someone who enjoyed being single and not being "tied down." A bon vivant.
I didn't know about that code either.
I did - perhaps because of having a Catholic family . Anything remotely connected with sex of any kind was spoken about in code.
The other difference, implied by Tdol, is that a confirmed bachelor has to be a man. A woman can be celibate.
I'm the opposite; I came across the phrase in an article about the novelist EF Benson and had to ask my mother to explain the euphemism.