I don't want to have kids but am worried that this will mean I won't find anyone to settle down with.
The Guardian, Friday 25 July 2014
Picture - Starting a new relationship (posed by models) … 'I have little or no paternal instict'. Photograph Alamy
I am a 25-year-old man. I recently ended a long-term relationship because having kids didn't figure into my lifeplan (I had been ambivalent earlier). There are a number of reasons, the most prominent being that I just don't feel like doing so – I have little or no paternal instinct. But I am afraid that I will not find anyone to marry and settle down with.
I will have to bring up the issue early on in a new relationship because in the country that I live, India, it is almost always a "given" that once you are married, you will have kids. When do I tell this girl that I just started dating that I'm not into having kids? I don't want things to have gone too far.
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Source - Private lives, Guardian. http//www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/25/i-dont-want-to-have-kids