DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!

When we put the call out a few months ago asking for your hot bachelor nominations we had no idea just how hot our inboxes were about to get! And after a lot of tough deliberations (and a serious amount of blushing!), we can now bring your our Hot 20 –the 20 hottest, funniest, most charming, most clever bachelors in the region. Now it’s time to hand over to you to decide who will be crowned Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year 2017…

When you cast your vote for your fave bachelor, you’ll also go into the draw to win passes to our exclusive party in Dubai in December, when the winner will be announced.

Up For Grabs…

The winner will not only have bragging rights to the title of Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year for 2017, they’ll also walk away with an amazing stash of prizes, including:

  • Herbal Essentials Papaya and Honey Face Mask, valued at Dhs139

  • Talabat Food Delivery Voucher, valued at Dhs200

  • Galderma Skincare Package including; Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and Cetaphil moisturising lotion, daylong lotion 50+ and after sun repair, valued at Dhs500

  • Dermalogica Skincare Package including; daily microfoliant, charcoal rescue mask and shave kit, valued at Dhs695

  • Bazxar Prohibition Brunch for 2, valued at Dhs790

  • Forever Oud men’s fragrance, valued at Dhs800

  • Shiseido Skincare Package, valued at Dhs1,000

  • FOREO Luna 2 for Men, valued at Dhs1,069

  • 2 x Mercedes AMG E63 Drag Experiences at Yas Marina Circuit, valued at Dhs1,500

  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast for 2 at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, valued at Dhs1,700

  • Muchachas Brunch for 8, valued at Dhs2,200

  • Jumeirah Dining Vouchers, including The Hyde, The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirate Towers and Zheng He’s, valued at Dhs3,100

  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast at Manzil Downtown Dubai, valued at Dhs5,000

  • 12-month Dubai Key Dedicated Membership, valued at Dhs11,999

Jon Kalpakiotis, 22  | Greek-South African | Personal Trainer

Jon Kalpakiotis, 22 | Greek-South African | Personal Trainer

What attracts you most to a woman?

I like a quietly confident girl with a lovely smile. 

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I surprised one of my ex-girlfriends by visiting her when she spent a year abroad. I turned up with roses and chocolates. 

Three words to describe you:

Diligent, motivated and caring. 

Your celeb crush:

Kara Del Toro.

How would you impress a woman?

I just try to be myself. 

Words you live by:

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine. 

Theo Von Aspern, 29 | South African | Senior Creative Copywriter

Theo Von Aspern, 29 | South African | Senior Creative Copywriter

What attracts you most to a woman? 

Someone who is funny, sexy and loves a drink or 12.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I planned a surprise trip to Maldives to celebrate her birthday.

Three words to describe you:

Confident, big-hearted and motivated.

Your celeb crush:

Not too fussed about celebs, but Jennifer Lawrence is a sweetheart. 

How would you impress a woman?

Sushi on the beach, bubbles on ice and flowers in bed.

Words you live by:

Life is for living, so live!

Mo Ismail, 30 | American-Egyptian-Iraqi | Entrepreneur

Mo Ismail, 30 | American-Egyptian-Iraqi | Entrepreneur

What attracts you most to a woman?

Ambition and drive.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

While my girlfriend was on vacation, I decided to completely remodel, repaint, and build new furniture for her apartment all alone… the thing is… I did this all with ONE hand (the other one was broken, unfortunately). She came back to a brand new apartment, and started crying out of pure joy!

Three words to describe you:

Optimistic, confident and generous.

Your celeb crush:

Sofia Vergara.

How would you impress a woman?

Intellect, humour and that million-dollar voice of mine.

Words you live by:

Strive for excellence, exceed yourself, love your friends, speak the truth, practice fidelity, honour your mother and father and be a gentleman… these principles will help you master yourself, make you strong, give you hope, and put you on the path to greatness.

Dr. Hassan Ghoneim, 35 | Saudi | Dentist

Dr. Hassan Ghoneim, 35 | Saudi | Dentist

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her attitude.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Rented a private island for just the two of us in the Maldives for her birthday.

Three words to describe you:

Funny, crazy and caring. 

Your celeb crush: 

Blake Lively.

How would you impress a woman?

Make her laugh and feel comfortable when I’m around. 

Words you live by:

Live in the moment.

Aman M Qureshi, 26 | Indian | HR Software Consultant And Menswear Lifestyle & Fitness Enthusiast

Aman M Qureshi, 26 | Indian | HR Software Consultant And Menswear Lifestyle & Fitness Enthusiast

What attracts you most to a woman?

Intelligence, confidence and that million dollar smile.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I’ve been single for some time now but back in the day in college, I saved up all my lunch and travel money to buy a gold ring for my girlfriend’s birthday. I went down on one knee and put it on her finger during a movie screening when her favourite song was playing.

Three words to describe you:

Perceptive, passionate and charming.

Your celeb crush:

Jennifer Lawrence.

How would you impress a woman?

I would walk up to her and say, “You look like someone I should be having dinner with. Would you care to join me? Cause I would hate to deny you the pleasure of my company.”

Words you live by:

Be considerate, loyal and determined.

Remy Abouchakra, 26 | French | Content Creator Manager, Havas Worldwide Dubai

Remy Abouchakra, 26 | French | Content Creator Manager, Havas Worldwide Dubai

What attracts you most to a woman?

A magnetic personality.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

For myself, or for someone else?

Three words to describe you:

Never. Stop. Exploring.

Your celeb crush:

I’m not sure. You’d have to ask them.

How would you impress a woman?

Instagram.com/afrenchindubai

Words you live by:

Bonjour, un croissant, s’il vous plait.”

Scott Hamilton, 30 | British | Editor

Scott Hamilton, 30 | British | Editor

What attracts you most to a woman?

Flared nostrils and sass.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I met a girl on a night out once and she had lost her shoes. So I piggybacked her all the way home. It took ages, but she kissed the back of my head – which is a plus, I suppose.

Three words to describe you:

Curious, arrhythmic and social.

Your celeb crush:

Amal Clooney.

How would you impress a woman?

By trying to make her laugh and then laughing at my own jokes instead.

Words you live by:

Don’t be a d#$$.

Chris Vahanian, 27 | Lebanese-Singaporean | Co-Founder, Organic Press Juices

Chris Vahanian, 27 | Lebanese-Singaporean | Co-Founder, Organic Press Juices

What attracts you most to a woman?

A strong personality with a good sense of humour.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Back at college in Los Angeles, I set up a surprise breakfast picnic during sunrise for my girlfriend on her birthday. I woke her up in the middle of the night and drove her to Huntington Beach where I had the entire picnic set up for her. I had her blindfolded the entire way up there. Luckily enough, it was just the two of us on the beach during sunrise.

Three words to describe you:

Enthusiastic, driven and passionate.

Your celeb crush:

Hattie Boydle.

How would you impress a woman?

Be charming, reserved, polite and chivalrous.

Words you live by:

My life isn’t perfect, but I am thankful for everything I have. 

Luke Morris, 33 | British | Owner Of Wild Wood & Wild Body Active

Luke Morris, 33 | British | Owner Of Wild Wood & Wild Body Active

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her eyes and smile. A good sense of humour and down-to-earth personality. Also, someone who is unmaterialistic and who loves to travel.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I surprised my girlfriend with a weekend away to Salalah for her birthday.

Three words to describe you:

Adventurous, pragmatic and stubborn.

Your celeb crush:

Jessica Alba.

How would you impress a woman?

Take her on a trip off the beaten path.

Words you live by:

Life is short. Do what makes you happy.

Erik Akoa, 26 | Cameroonian-French | Personal Trainer

Erik Akoa, 26 | Cameroonian-French | Personal Trainer

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her eyes, for sure.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I delivered a big box of flowers to her doorstep to surprise her after a long flight back home.

Three words to describe you:

Motivated, strong and imaginative.

My celeb crush:

Jhené Aiko.

Words you live by:

Always chose strength over weakness.

John A.C. Marques, 24 | Portuguese | Digital Influencer, Content Creator, Lifestyle Consultant, Marketing At W Motors

John A.C. Marques, 24 | Portuguese | Digital Influencer, Content Creator, Lifestyle Consultant, Marketing At W Motors

What attracts you most to a woman?

A great personality! Basically, someone I can click with and vice-versa. Unfortunately, it’s not something easy to find or to spot on the first impression.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

It was late at night already, probably past midnight or 1am and we ended up by the beach just overlooking the Burj Al Arab, talking for hours and getting lost in each other’s eyes.

Three words to describe you:

I had to check with my close friends for this one and the consensus was: honest, trustworthy and driven.

Your celeb crush:

Jennifer Lawrence. Her personality seems so fun and she has such positive energy. She’s definitely someone I would enjoy hanging out with.

How would you impress a woman?

Gifts, flowers, and chocolates don’t impress anymore, so I would go for a surprise getaway. It seems like the perfect way to build memories together that both of us would remember for the rest of our lives.

Words you live by:

At this point in my life, I believe there’s only one word – happiness. Often not the easiest to reach, but I’ve learned that once you find it, it is absolutely worth every second spent, and all the sacrifices you might need to make, to achieve it.

Emad Iskanderani, 32 | Saudi | Communication Leader At IKEA Saudi Arabia, Part-time Model, YouTuber And Blogger

Emad Iskanderani, 32 | Saudi | Communication Leader At IKEA Saudi Arabia, Part-time Model, YouTuber And Blogger

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her face, especially her nose.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

For our anniversary, I ordered a whole menu from her favourite restaurant and set up a table around my house pool, which has candles floating in it. Of course, I had plenty of gifts as well.

Three words to describe you:

Healthy, a fitness-freak and a gentleman.

Your celeb crush:

Margot Robbie.

How would you impress a woman?

With my personality and through kind gestures. I’m all about actions, not words.

Words you live by:

Health – make it a lifestyle.

Aqib Anwar, 28 | Indian | Photographer-Filmmaker

Aqib Anwar, 28 | Indian | Photographer-Filmmaker

What attracts you most to a woman?

Their ability to have an interesting conversation.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

At 17, I lit up a room with candles to ask out my high-school crush.

Three words to describe you:

Calm, travel-junkie and inquisitive.

Your celeb crush:

Marion Cotillard.

How would you impress a woman?

I don’t try to impress women. I’m myself with whoever I meet and if we vibe, we vibe.

Words you live by:

What someone else does or doesn’t do has no effect on me and what I do.

Maxim Bouchard, 27 | Canadian | Olympic Diver

Maxim Bouchard, 27 | Canadian | Olympic Diver

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her personality and a great pair of legs.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I arranged a surprise birthday trip to the Maldives.

Three words to describe you:

Athletic, caring and generous.

Your celeb crush:

Blake Lively.

How would you impress a woman?

With a simple but caring gesture to make her feel like she’s the only one. 

Words you live by:

Never give up, because everything will always work out in the end. Positive attitude is key.

Tim Hartman,  38  | American | Breakfast Show Host On Heart 107.1

Tim Hartman, 38 | American | Breakfast Show Host On Heart 107.1

What attracts you most to a woman?

A woman with whom I can share an easy and natural level of comfort. It’s the coolest thing when you can find someone with whom you can have an easy, unforced conversation.  Now, that’s soulmate material.  

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I once surprised a dog-loving girlfriend by getting her the cutest corgi that she had been checking out online.  

Three words to describe you:

Adrenaline junkie, appreciative and caring.

Your celeb crush:

Jennifer Lawrence.

How would you impress a woman?

By being authentically interested in her and getting to know her. I don’t think it’s too complicated if you find that mutual attraction. It just works.  

Words you live by:

Live simple and find freedom.  It’s a lot more fun that way.  

Diego Carrete, 29  | Spanish | Personal Trainer & Co-founder Of Rebel Fitness

Diego Carrete, 29 | Spanish | Personal Trainer & Co-founder Of Rebel Fitness

What attracts you most to a woman?

Her smile.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Breakfast opposite the Eiffel Tower while watching the sunrise.

Three words to describe you:

Simple, humble and caring.

Your celeb crush:

Paige Hathaway.

How would you impress a woman?

With my cooking skills (sweet potato fries with peanut butter, to be precise).

Words you live by:

Stay true daily.

Adam Fulat, 25 | British | Athlete And Personal Trainer

Adam Fulat, 25 | British | Athlete And Personal Trainer

What attracts you most to a woman?

A woman who is honest, kind, open and assertive and who shares my love for Netflix and burritos.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I stayed up all hours of the night baking a double-layer carrot cake from scratch. Since I didn’t have the necessary kitchen tools, I grated over 20 carrots with a lemon zester and re-baked one of the layers because it had fallen apart. Safe to say my forearms were sorer than they had been after any gym session!

Three words to describe you:

Loyal, ambitious and passionate.

Your celeb crush:

Jessica Lowndes.

How would you impress a woman?

A set of my push-ups would definitely impress a woman.

Words you live by:

I don’t want to look back and think, “I could’ve eaten that.”

Enrique Gluckman, 37 | Spanish | Assistant Director Of Food & Beverage, Fairmont The Palm

Enrique Gluckman, 37 | Spanish | Assistant Director Of Food & Beverage, Fairmont The Palm

What attracts you most to a woman?

At first glance her eyes, but then it’s her confidence and charisma that pulls me in.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I filled the house with hidden, sweet post-it messages in places where I knew she would be looking throughout the week.

Three words to describe you:

Passionate, fun and adventurous.

Your celeb crush:

Monica Bellucci.

How would you impress a woman?

I would like to find out more about her over dinner filled with great conversation and a nice bottle of grape.

Words you live by:

“Life is too short to drink bad [grape]” quoted from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Raza Abbas, 28 | Pakistani | Hospitality Director At Black Salt Restaurant

Raza Abbas, 28 | Pakistani | Hospitality Director At Black Salt Restaurant

What attracts you most in a woman?

It’s difficult to say. I think it has to be the hands and feet of a woman that attract me the most.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I’ve sat with my girlfriend on the top of a deserted mountain in the middle of nowhere in Turkey near the Mediterranean Sea to watch the sunset, with a cool breeze ruffling our hair. I think that was the most romantic time of my life.

Three words to describe you:

Passionate, dependable and charismatic.

Your celeb crush:

Kate Upton.

How would you impress a woman?

Cooking a romantic dinner for her (candlelit, of course).

Words you live by:

I’m very easy to please, I can happily settle for perfection.

Tom Bailey, 26 | British | Personal Trainer

Tom Bailey, 26 | British | Personal Trainer

What attracts you most to a woman?

A good sense of humour, being easy-going and unafraid to try new things.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Surprised a girlfriend at airport arrivals with a huge bouquet of roses.

Three words to describe you:

Optimistic, charismatic, driven.

Your celeb crush:

Josephine Skriver.

How would you impress a woman?

I would set up a date that’s completely out of the ordinary, full of surprises and experiences, to make it memorable.

Words you live by:

Set goals and work to live, don’t live to work.