No Kids And It's No Problem

I'm a single white man in my 40's and I don't have children either. I can't and never could. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not being a parent. Some ask me why, some ask if I might adopt, some ask why not meet and marry a woman who has kids so I can take on some parenting roles. I ask why should I to all of these things. It's not as if I feel like I'm missing something. How could I miss something I have no frame of reference for?

The one troubling thing for me is that I have come to a turning point in my life where I know that there is no way I would want children. How could I manage that in my mid 40's now, and envision putting a son or daughter through college while I'm in my mid 60's? It seems terribly impractical to me.

Just some thoughts to share as I wonder aloud with others here.
OdysseusMI OdysseusMI
41-45, M
2 Responses May 7, 2012

I feel exactly the same way. Having children has not been a driving force in my life.

I know plenty of males and females who don't want to bring a child into this cruel world we live in. I am one of them.