With his chiseled features, movie-star smile and hard-to-ignore moniker, Bush doesn’t need to consult Grandpa for dating advice.
But in e-mails, the former President told his namesake “to ‘relax, give things time, get to know her,’ ” says the younger Bush. “That’s my Latin heritage coming out,” says Bush, who just left his job at an L. law firm to campaign full-time (he’s W’s right-hand man in his quest for Latino and youth votes) before starting law school at the University of Texas at Austin in September.
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.
The globetrotter and art lover says he is so committed to his craft that he often dreams up recipes in his sleep.
(“I write directions down in the middle of the night”) Samuelsson—who has had one live-in relationship (at age 20) and says he remains friends with all his ex-girlfriends—approaches his search for a mate with equal gusto: “I’m looking for a ‘wow’ experience.” SEEKING: A woman who loves “fashion, food, wine, travel, skiing.” CAVEAT: He admits he’s less than handy around the house. Afraid pop stars are too rowdy to be husband material? He claims to have never set foot in a strip club, smoked pot or even puffed a cigarette.
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.
But cheer up, ladies: “That will change, I’m sure,” he added.
“There will be someone somewhere along the way who will knock me for a loop again, and I’ll be willing to sacrifice everything.” Let’s hope so—because for us, he’s the best fish in the sea. CAVEAT: Watch out for housemate Max—a large potbellied pig. After all, her big bro is a three-time World Series champ who earns million a year. After incurring flak for airing his breakup with Minnie Driver, 30, on Oprah in 1997 (“I didn’t understand the impact of speaking about something like that,” he later told , for which he earned a reported .5 million.
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 .