A Bad Deal for Bachelors?

The New York Times

recently wrote of the "decline and fall of the bachelor pad." Specifically, the article noted the economy's effect on single men, and their retreat from pimped-out residents due to a reported average of 7.4 percent unemployment in the 20 to 34-year-old age range.

(Goodbye, flush, flash days of the entertainment-slash-romance bed. You'll be missed forgotten.)

But before these bachelors retreat to their mini-me man caves for a very private crying session, can we take a closer look? Maybe being a bachelor ain't so bad after all.

Maybe there's something to be said for recessionary chic...