Do you want to get married / have kids? What age?
Curious to get some thoughts here as it seems a lot of people these days either a) don't want to get married / have kids or b) do it super late (according to media). Of course, most media has a pretty liberal bias & of course is going to be reporting on stuff that might not even be super relevant for a long time.
Asking this forum here as it's got a young demographic and is generally quite moderate (not too many far left / far right people) vs. likes of Reddit / 4chan. Would be great if you could provide a rationale for both just to see if there are some common themes
Do you want to get married and if so by what age would be your preference? Why?
Do you want to have kids, and if so by what age would you want them and how many would you want? Why?
I'll start off, I do want to get married and ideally by 30-31 (would be fine doing it at 29 at the earliest). I'm sure there are religious / economic reasons behind the nuclear family dynamic but nonetheless I think it's just critically important to oneself & their quality of life / mental health. Having a partner / best friend by your side is so important to deal with life's curveballs, you have someone you can share things with, take care of each other as you age, etc.
On having kids, I'd like to have 2-3 kids in my early 30s (latest mid-30s). Don't want them in my 20s as I want to enjoy the freedom of these years / lack of maturity (still don't really feel like a real adult yet). But definitely do want them as I think it's probably the most rewarding thing I'll ever end up doing. Absolutely aiming for a robust career but when I look back at age 60, I'm pretty sure I'll be more proud of having done right by my kids than my career. Also my mom always talks about this, but what are you doing in retirement? Having 2-3 kids to visit and to visit you is super important to your sanity, and would be nice to have grandchildren...where you get to enjoy 'having a kid' but you're not as responsible in terms of the actual work of raising them
Anyway, curious to get all of your thoughts