Apparently, more men want kids than women do nowadays
Why Do Men Put So Little Effort Into Serious Dating?
Emma Lindsay

‘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.

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