King Jigme Khesar Nambyel Wangchuck

What with all the hoopla about Barack Obama’s victory in November, few Americans noticed the dramatic ascension of another charismatic young ruler: the very handsome—and very single!—new king of Bhutan. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, an Oxford-educated 28-year-old who is a heartthrob throughout much of Asia, is now the youngest monarch in the world. Women on the lookout for eligible royals, however, should keep in mind that Jigme is perhaps more eligible than they might wish: In Bhutan, kings sometimes have several wives at once. Jigme’s mother was one of four, all of them sisters.

Wangchuck: Manish Swarup/AP Images