by Chris Bodenner
Daisy Buchanan praises Babyklar.nu, or “Baby Ready Now”:
[Site founder Emmanuel Limal] revealed that men make up 53% of the site’s membership. This seems surprising – in the media it is often suggested that women are the ones who are most keen to procreate. If we’re single, we’re meant to be sobbing into our white wine and worrying that there aren’t enough shoes in the world to fill our baby void, while our male counterparts are meant to be staring into the distant mountains with nothing but a fringed leather jacket for company, like the Marlboro Man.
But I know plenty of men, single and in relationships, who plan to start a family either “some day” or in the immediate future. And I know plenty of women, myself included, whose answer to the baby question is either “no” or “not sure”. Getting married and having children is no longer more or less inevitable for everyone. And when something so big can cause such a difference of opinion, doesn’t it make sense to be sure when you’re setting off on the path to happiness that it’s with someone who’s on the same page as you?