“Well, I’m 52 and I’m single and on some level, I feel like I’ve failed because by the time you’re my age, you really should be settled,” he told The Mail on Sunday’s TV Week.“But then I look at the relationships people around me have and I find myself asking, ‘Really? I’ve reached the point that when people ask, ‘Are you single at the moment?As a young child, Bell, like his brothers, received his early schooling at home from his father.At an early age, he was enrolled at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland, which he left at the age of 15, having completed only the first four forms.In this treatise, his father explains his methods of how to instruct deaf-mutes (as they were then known) to articulate words and read other people's lip movements to decipher meaning.Bell's father taught him and his brothers not only to write Visible Speech but to identify any symbol and its accompanying sound.
During the year he spent with his grandfather, a love of learning was born, with long hours spent in serious discussion and study.
said he is not on Grindr, but finds dating app, Tinder ‘socially acceptable’.
Speaking on Katie Couric’s podcast, the 55-year-old said he has not been in a relationship since he split from boyfriend Scott Michaels last year.
Bell's preoccupation with his mother's deafness led him to study acoustics.
His family was long associated with the teaching of elocution: his grandfather, Alexander Bell, in London, his uncle in Dublin, and his father, in Edinburgh, were all elocutionists.