‘Apparently’ is the key word in these matters. My personal experience showed it to be false -the emphasis being on ‘personal’. I found myself pregnant when I was 39 (I would have been 40 by the time I would have given birth) after having been in a relationship for a short while with a 37 year old man. I don’t know why I was surprised by the pregnancy (actually I know, but that’s another discussion) and I happily broke the the news to my partner, stupidly thinking it was good news, as he had behaved as if the whole relationship thing was the real deal. But when I told him, his face fell. ‘But… you’re 40!’ was all he had to say. I didn’t know what to make of it at the moment and I put it on account of the shock of the moment and I decided to give it time, so I waited for about a month. He became more and more distant and aloof. Long story short, I ended everything when understanding dawned on me that he felt trapped and stuck with an ‘old' woman because of the baby. He was miserable with it all and I put him out of his misery. I put myself out of the misery of it all. So much for men ‘wanting’ children.