Childless by choice dating
They’re looked at as so other than mother, as if they have career aspirations that overtake their desire for love or whether they’ve somehow delayed this idea, that collectively we all held up our college degrees and said ‘Let’s co-conspire not to have children until the very last minute of our fertile years.’ And of course, that’s not true.Just because love didn’t fit into that window that society expected of us, doesn’t mean that a) it won’t come, or that b) we’re making the wrong choice in waiting for it.
I say we’re modern, independent women who enjoy a little old fashioned romance. A: Yes, and even as I say this, I feel like I’m going to be accused of heresy and treason. We’re indeed seeing people marry, or partner long-term, and have children later in life and have been for awhile.
"One of my interviewees called parenthood a 'checklist' item," Scott tells Web MD. Some opt out of child rearing due to environmental, political, and overpopulation concerns.
Others endured abusive childhoods and are too bruised to parent.
Just 41% of Americans said children are "very important" to a successful marriage. Today, resources for the voluntarily child-free abound. Most people, like myself, who decided early not to have kids, acknowledged an absence of desire.
Support sources include social networking groups, like Childfree Meetup; web sites, such as nokidding.net; and books, including Families of Two: Interviews With Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice. Speaking for myself, parenthood seemed too important or daunting an endeavor to go into without enthusiasm or desire." The reasons child-free couples give for not having children are as varied as the couples themselves.