The celebrity with the most scrutinized love life is also the world’s most eligible bachelorette.  Jennifer Aniston, who counts Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, and John Mayer among her exes, was voted the most eligible single woman in the world in a new 60 MINUTES/Vanity Fair poll.  Us Weekly reports that the 41-year-old actress earned 29 percent of the vote, ahead of Halle Berry (21 percent), Elin Nordegren (15 percent), and Betty White (11 percent), among others.  Despite her history of failed relationships, Aniston doesn’t want people to pity her.  She told Vogue, “This whole ‘Poor lonely Jen’ thing, this idea that I’m so unlucky in love?  I actually feel I’ve been unbelievably lucky in love…  I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”

Can being labeled as a “single” destroy your chance for romance?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being known as an eternal single can actually be a hindrance to finding a serious relationship.  Cupid has a few reasons why being sans boyfriend or girlfriend could keep you single:

1. Commitment-phobe: Male or female, when you bounce from one relationship to another without finding anything permanent, people might think you are afraid of commitment.  If you’re chronically single, you may also give the impression that you’re a player and therefore unlikely to settle down.

2. Undesirable: While it can be fun to be single with no attachments, the opposite sex might think it’s because there’s something wrong with you.  Even if that’s not the case, people may jump to conclusions or tread with cautiousness if you’re always riding solo.

3. Not serious: If you’ve never been in a serious relationship, it may send a message that you lack emotional maturity.  Someone looking for a serious partner may not want to put their heart out there if they feel that the other person isn’t able to sustain a long-term relationship.