I am so thankful I found this forum!
I am a 40 year old female that has decided I do NOT want children of any kind. None of my own, or someone else’s.
I am recently single after being in a long-term relationship with a man that had a child from a previous marriage. Granted, if circumstances were different, I may be more open to dating someone in the future who had kids. However, after that experience, I will not date anyone who has kids. Don’t get me wrong, his child was great and I adored the child, but it was just a very tangled situation with regards to how my ex dealt with things. Anyways...
I have friends who tell me I will remain single forever if I limit my dating pool to only men who do not have or do not want kids. Oh well. I have a very small pool of friends, and out of that pool, I have two married couples that do not want kids. So, it does exist. I would rather be single forever than not be true to myself.
The funny thing is, I do love kids. I have spent my whole life teaching kids sports, tutoring kids, babysitting, etc. But, having said that, I have no desire to have one in my life 24/7.
Anyways, thought I would share!