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Women/girls, how many children would you like?

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  • View Poll Results: Ladies, how many children would you like?
    No children
    155
    19.50%
    1
    56
    7.04%
    2
    301
    37.86%
    3
    248
    31.19%
    4 or more children
    148
    18.62%

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    (Original post by Raiden10)
    I'm not sure I satisfy the condition of "women/girls" but decided to vote anyway because I'm a bad person. I voted 3 because that is the number of kids I would like to have.

    Definitely want at least one of both genders. Boys are good for sports. Girls bring harmony to the family. All boys would be chaos. All girls wouldn't be so bad, but come on what guy doesn't want to have a son?
    Proper badman, innit :gangster:




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    None. Ever since I was little I've never wanted children. I can't picture myself being pregnant. I'm squeamish about giving birth, squeamish about looking after a baby, extremely awkward around children.

    I also doubt my ability to bring up a child well and teach them the right things...and my ability to financially support any children.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    Aw, bless, what a noble thing to do. You deserve rep for even having the courage to contemplate such a deed.
    Hehe, thanks I'm under no illusions that it's an easy thing to do.. But I just struggle with the idea that so many kids are going through life not knowing what it's like to be cared for. So I'd like to do my bit to change what I can.
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    I'd want 2 or 3.
    Not 1, because I'm an only child and was lonely/wanted someone to play with but my parents were busy making dinner etc. I've always wanted siblings!
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    If I ever get infected with the broody virus I will adopt one child as a charitable gesture.

    So, one or none for me.

    I don't really like children.
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    Why's this directed towards women? I think 2/3 would be fine (though not two thirds obviously )

    Also, I voted. Sorry!
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    Out of pure interest, how old are you?

    (Original post by NaomiMadison)
    I'm an only child and, despite having begged my parents for siblings until I was about 11 (I stopped because I realised it wasn't possible for me to get an older siblings, additionally my parents got me a cat to shut me up), I love it. However I want a 3 kids; one child followed by twins.

    Obviously, this depends on how much money I earn etc.

    I plan on sending my kids to private school from 11+ (my parents sent me to one and I think it'll give them an advantage), so obviously to have 3 kids I'll have to earn the money to send them all to good schools and unis, on top of having to pay for extra curricular activities etc.

    However, if money wasn't a factor I'd definitely want 3 kids. Probably a boy first then 2 twin girls, or a girl first and mixed twins. But I really want a boy first, when I was younger I always wanted an older brother.

    I'd definitely settle for 2 kids though if whoever I ended up with didn't want 3 kids. I think I'd like a 3 or 4 year gap between them
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    it's interesting to see what people have put. I am surprised so many people don't want children. but I guess that may change with age. most people usually want two kids - one boy and one girl. I want 3/4 children. I am one of two children and it's nice to have a sibling but it would be nice to have a big family.
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    Why does everyone here seem to think only children are spoilt lonely nutjob freakzoids?

    I'm an only child and I'm pretty sure I'm not one.
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    dont want any, i prefer having pets
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    Well it depends:
    If i am RICH-2 kids
    if i am poor- 7 or more!
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    I voted 2, 3 and 4+ because I'm not really sure what I want now, but I definitely do want children, and more than 1. I don't think only children are necessarily all going to turn out spoilt and not being able to share etc. , I just don't really fancy the dynamic that is having the parents and then the child. One of my mum's friends said something that stuck in my mind that I thought was really cute - I think she had thought she'd only want one child, but then had a second because it didn't feel much like a family, just her, her husband, and the baby. I just like the idea of having a family, and I would love the chance to have boys and girls, though it really depends on how it turns out and what position I'm in in the future. No idea what I'm going to be doing work-wise, and though I'd love to stay with my current boyfriend forever and have kids together (we've talked a little about it) who knows
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    Anyone who says one, don't do it lol (unless you can't afford it or don't wanna adopt etc etc). I'm an only child and always wished I had siblings. I'm 22 and still wishing.

    Think about it, if you have more than one kid, when you die, your kids has their siblings. On the other hand, an only child has no-one and they miss out on nieces and nephews.
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    I would like about 3 or four children I love my little brother, I was only four when he came along, but I really looked forward to it, sure we can annoy each other and stuff, but we are really quite close and hope we will be. Can't imagine not having him around! I always wanted a lot of kids, luckily my boyfriend is the same!
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    (Original post by takethyfacehence)
    I voted 2, 3 and 4+ because I'm not really sure what I want now, but I definitely do want children, and more than 1. I don't think only children are necessarily all going to turn out spoilt and not being able to share etc. , I just don't really fancy the dynamic that is having the parents and then the child. One of my mum's friends said something that stuck in my mind that I thought was really cute - I think she had thought she'd only want one child, but then had a second because it didn't feel much like a family, just her, her husband, and the baby. I just like the idea of having a family, and I would love the chance to have boys and girls, though it really depends on how it turns out and what position I'm in in the future. No idea what I'm going to be doing work-wise, and though I'd love to stay with my current boyfriend forever and have kids together (we've talked a little about it) who knows
    Why was this negged? This is so reasonable!
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    2. Maybe 3.
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    I want 2 or perhaps 3 but if I did have 3 I might push to 4 to make it even! I have a younger sister and we are pretty close. I'd never want an only child, it must be lonely and not too great for social skills. I don't want kids till I'm around 30 though, even though I occasionally get broody at 19! I want to live my life freely first.
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    We have three children, would perhaps have gone to four, but our youngest has not had the most positive (healthwise) start in life.

    We are very happy with our three, they are close in age which makes for an interesting life at times.
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    I am an only child - and so I think I would want my children to have siblings, I voted 3 - but I'd say 2-3 in reality.

    I don't think I'm spoilt, but I think that's because my Mum's a single mum and we've never had much money, and as a child I was just handed around random people to be looked after. But I think I probably am much closer to my Mum (certainly than my friends) because it's always just been the two of us - which I suppose is "only child syndrome" in a way - isn't it?
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    I'm from a family of 3 children and in my experience one of us always gets left out. But any less than that just seems too small to me so I would like four (no more than that though).

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