Re: Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman XVII
Having a sexless Batman never sat right with me for a variety of reasons. A public and attractive figure such as Bruce would immediately attract gossip and attention should his constant aversion to physical encounters with women reach a boiling point. Also, to write off a basic human drive as mere distraction, reeks of a misunderstanding in human nature. I'm open to contention here, but repression of natural urges would logically be the behavior that leads to more complications, and thus, said distractions.
A fair compromise would be a Bruce who refuses long-term romance, but isn't so uptight in short-term "engagements". You can keep his humanity while simultaneously giving him that confined space he chooses to box himself in.