A few weeks ago, I was on a quest to find a word for a single woman that didn’t have a negative connotation (like spinster or old maid or cat lady all do). It seemed unfair that guys had “bachelor”, which seems so sexy and positive, and we’re stuck with nothing.

I didn’t find anything gender-specific, but maybe that’s ok, in 2012. 

Maybe, the solution is just to refer to single women as bachelors, too.