Despite the example of his parents, who have been wed 40 years, Clooney has said he’s not interested in marrying again or in having kids.
“I’ve made it difficult to have a relationship because my first love is work and my second love is my friends,” he told .
That still leaves a hefty 34 million men on the loose and looking for love. To prove that a good man isn’t hard to find—if you look in the right places—we present our first guide to America’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors. Whether A-list celebs or regular Joes, we think all 100 are blessed with the right stuff. He captains a swordfishing boat in hunk himself—those crinkly puppy-dog eyes, that silvery please-touch stubble, that Cary Grant-meets-Clark Gable blend of charm and sex appeal—is the perfect catch.
We found them through an exhaustive four-month nationwide dragnet. “It’s hysterical to watch what happens to women when they’re near George,” says Julianna Margulies. And he handles it with such grace.” Indeed, “he doesn’t have any of that snooty star stuff,” says director Wolfgang Petersen.
News flash from the romance front: All the good ones aren’t taken.
Okay, so 60 percent of America’s singles over the age of 18 are women. C., transplant surgeon Mark Johnson knows the way to your heart. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter may be a good fit.
A GOOD CATCH BECAUSE: “I don’t forget the little things.” CAVEAT: His workaholism will “drive you nuts,” says drummer pal Kenney Dale Johnson.
We talked to their friends, their mothers, their siblings, their dry cleaners and in some cases even their ex-wives. “That’s what women find sexy about him—he’s a regular guy.” Too bad he’s so hard to hook.
(A few of our choices have been married before.) What we found was a diverse group with jobs that take them from outer space (astronaut Andy Thomas) to the depths of the sea (Coast Guard rescuer Erik Pointer). The star, who earns up to million a movie, has romanced a long string of beauties, famous and non. John Travolta, lived together for a year.) But his sole go at matrimony, with actress Talia Balsam, ended in divorce in 1992 after less than three years.
” ‘If the girl’s the right one, it will fall into place.’ He’s a very wise man.” A wise man whose grandson, so far, is winning the women’s vote. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba’s three children, the 6-ft. The avid mountain biker doesn’t foresee a political future “right now”—but has his grandfather’s endorsement in his search for a mate.
Rice University grad nicknamed P has drawn cheers at rallies for his presidential-candidate uncle, George W. “He is strong, decent and honorable,” says ex-President Bush.