But for me, and my three best friends, the key word is “want” rather than need.
We all have fulfilling careers, lots of good friends and interesting lives.
When you see them sitting next to women in their late 20s and 30s you can’t see a significant age difference. You can decide you don’t want children Whether you planned for this or not, there is something liberating about taking baby-making off the table.
Children are not for everyone, but there’s a lot of social pressure on women to procreate.
Depending on who it’s coming from, this can be flattering or very insulting (especially the friends who urge you to compromise).
But remember this: It’s only human for people to want to feel validated in their own life decisions by seeing you reflect them with your own.
”) and, if applicable, divorce (“Dad, how can two people love each other for years and years, then stop being in love? Having an imperfect romantic résumé yourself does not disqualify you from initiating this conversation.
In my experience, younger men really don’t care much about age differences.It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single, attractive, heterosexual woman over the age of 40 must be in need of a man.