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May 28th 2011 at 6:32:55 PM

I'm not sure if this thread has been done before, but it hasn't been done here.

I don't, not now, partly out of a desire to live alone and partly because I feel I would never be up to the job.

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TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
May 28th 2011 at 7:05:40 PM

No. The medical problems and extreme costs makes this an unrealistic thing for me to do for some time to come.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
May 28th 2011 at 7:23:21 PM

I know I do not want kids. Partly because I am not really interested in a romantic relationship, and I do not feel I can give the commitment necessary to raise children.

Also, when I picture myself in the future, I generally picture myself living alone, and I would like it that way.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
May 28th 2011 at 8:04:21 PM

Maybe. First I'll have to find someone to have them with. And I'd worry about who's going to look after them properly because I'm not going to give up my career to do it.

Be not afraid...
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
May 28th 2011 at 8:11:56 PM

Eventually. Though I need to figure out how to take care of myself first.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Beholderess from Moscow
May 28th 2011 at 8:18:59 PM

No. First, this one has no particular desire to marry, and raising a child alone is too much. Second, she simply has no interest in having children. However, this one might end up as a doting aunt eventually.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
May 28th 2011 at 9:57:32 PM

@Beholderess: That's the best role. As an example, my own status as "Uncle Drunkie". That, and IRL I am godfather to two children and "crazy uncle" to three more.

Children are better when you didn't cause them to happen.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
DarkDecapodian The Prodigal Returns from the fold
The Prodigal Returns
May 28th 2011 at 10:01:19 PM

Working in a household filled with very nosy, very loud children has confirmed to me that I have no paternal instinct to speak of.

Aww, did I hurt your widdle fee-fees?
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
May 28th 2011 at 10:28:02 PM

Yes.

I need a little someone to stick a "III" to the end of their name to.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
LoveHappiness Nihilist Hippie
Nihilist Hippie
May 28th 2011 at 10:39:09 PM

If adopted maybe. I do like kids but I feel it's wrong to bring them into the world.

"Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder." -Nick Bostrom
Pingu Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
May 28th 2011 at 10:40:49 PM

If I find my self in a long-term, stable, heterosexual relationship, then maybe one. Most likely not.

Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
May 28th 2011 at 10:43:01 PM

If I ever find someone who'll put up with my bullshit I wouldn't mind adopting an somewhat older child. I have absolutely no desire to birth my own, however. It's 1 part no maternal instinct towards babies + 1 part terror.

i. hear. a. sound.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
May 28th 2011 at 10:53:08 PM

Hey, I feel the urge to spawn. I've got good genes *

and a long family history to uphold * ...not to mention the fact that I'm my parents' firstborn. Let's hear it for familial obligation!

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
May 28th 2011 at 10:56:57 PM

If I ever get my own stuff worked out—get to a good position emotionally and financially—and if I end up in a stable, enduring relationship, I'd love to. (Admittedly, I have a hard time imagining any of those things happening right now, but..."it can't rain all the time".)

Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
May 28th 2011 at 11:08:58 PM

Unlikely. Child rearing requires an emotional closeness I am simply not gifted with.

What's the frequency Kenneth?|In case of war.
May 28th 2011 at 11:22:02 PM

I'm still surprised when I find out someone sincerely likes me. So, while I sometimes think that having children would be an awesome means of catharsis for the lack of love I received in my own childhood, I really shouldn't have any for at least ten years.

Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 28th 2011 at 11:24:02 PM

Eventually, yes.

The number will depend on the circumstances and on the wishes of my hypothetical mate, of course, but I certainly would like a rather big family.

Plus, there is the matter of the family name: the previous generation of my family suffered of what can only be defined as a clergycalipse (yes, there is such a thing as too many priests and nuns!) and now only I and my brother are left to keep it going tongue.*

edited 28th May '11 11:28:22 PM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
May 29th 2011 at 2:04:54 AM

No. I'm not good with kids, and I'm just not the kind of person who would make a good parent.

lee4hmz 486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart from A shipwreck in the tidal Potomac Relationship Status: Chocolate!
486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart
May 29th 2011 at 5:06:22 AM

I'd love to have kids eventually, but my big problem is finding someone to have them with. I've never been good with women, and most of the people that have liked me have been creepy predator types. :P

That said, I'm already the goofy uncle, and that's a nice role to be in. :D

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Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
May 29th 2011 at 5:38:58 AM

After I get a stable source of income, yes.

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May 29th 2011 at 7:30:19 AM

Yes. After I get the girl, enough money, etc., I'd like to start a family in the next five years.

Beholderess from Moscow
May 29th 2011 at 9:39:07 AM

Children are better when you didn't cause them to happen.
Very true.

This one gets along with children fine, and enjoys their company - reading, playing, telling weird tales, teaching hobbies and so on. But only children, not babies. To be honest, this one considers babies rather disgusting and cannot...cannot perceive them as quite human, even though in her mind she knows that they are. Children only become interesting to this one after they learn to walk and speak. Then she becomes friendly and protective towards them.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
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Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
May 29th 2011 at 9:46:04 AM

Eh, small douses then?

I'm hoping to adopt, it's more interesting that way.

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