Childless by choice dating
The truth is, men enjoy courting women and women enjoy being courted.
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.
Laura Scott of Roanoke, Va., was motivated to create the Childless by Choice project to test commonly held assumptions about the child-free. For many, the biological clock never ticked and they lack a strong urge to parent.
Some admit to disliking children or lacking the patience to parent.
But what it flips to is “Well, you’ve taken the choice too far — you’ve waited too long, clearly you’re making the wrong choices, you’re being picky, maybe you’re not picky enough.” And finally it’s this idea that we’ve chosen this path on purpose — that we have chosen not to find love, or that we’ve chosen not to have children.
But the majority of North American women and men want marriage.
Kaye Walters of Santa Barbara, Calif., knew she didn't want children, but convincing other people she wanted to remain child-free was trickier.
"I like kids," the magazine editor and writer tells Web MD, "but I can get my 'kid fix' from my nieces and nephews." As a response to societal pressures to procreate, she launched the web site Kid Free & Lovin' It in August 2007. "My motivation to start the site was the same for starting my book: I got tired of everyone assuming I would have kids or constantly asking me when I was going to have them," says Walters, now 46.