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    Hard to tell right now.

    But I don't trust myself to raise children until I'm at least into my mid-thirties.
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    never, who needs children when you have mobile games?
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    No less than 27 for sure
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    Only once I finish all my education (at least a BA and an MA, maybe a PhD), and once I have a stable, well-paying job with which I can comfortably and safely provide for myself and my family. This would mean around the age of 28/29/30.

    I think to do it any earlier and in lesser circumstances is just irresponsible, unsafe and potentially disastrous. I don't want to have any potential issues with finances or with anything of the sort. I see too many people who shouldn't have children have them, so I'm keen on being as responsible as possible and doing it the best that I and my future wife will be able to do.
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    Over 27-28
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    For me it would be 3-4 days after I'm cremated 😎
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    (Original post by National Grid)
    mid 30s for men and early/mid 30s for women

    by then you're likely to be earning enough that raising a family is realistic, and you would had enough time to be young and wild and crazy (and are probably getting bored of it), plus this is also when you start feeling yourself getting older, so makes sense to reinvigorate your life with the adventure of children
    Perhaps, but waiting until your mid-early thirties not only decreases the chance of pregnancy each month but also increases the likelihood of only having one child. Women wanting 3+ kids should ideally start trying in their twenties
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    Probably late 20s perhaps even early 30s depending on how my career and partners career plans out.

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I'll just never be mature enough to be a good father (I'd try but they'd have a very warped sense of humour )
    Nothing wrong with that
    We're all capable of being good parents
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    If I could, I would have children in my late 30's/early 40's. But since I'm female, I would settle for early 30's.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Nothing wrong with that
    We're all capable of being good parents
    Haha OK

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    30 - I always said in my teens.

    Had my son at 22 and I'm a lone parent. I was terrified at first but when you're actually faced with it, you deal. I can't say I've ever really struggled financially but I know a lot of young parents do. I'm glad I had mine young now, I don't want any more children so I can now focus on career/education.
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    (Original post by National Grid)
    lol at people saying some time in their 20s, and even those saying early 30s.

    In their 20s most people will still be making f*** all salary wise, and they'll be saddled with student loans too. If you try to start a family then you are going to have a bad time
    How is that the case? Having children in my late 20s would be later than my parents and by early 30s, later than anyone In my family.

    I don't even know anyone who has kids in their 40s wtf, doesn't the risk of problems massively increase if you have kids that late.

    How is it lol to have children so stupidly late? You'd be retired by the time your kid has their first proper job.


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    You become ready pretty quickly after your period doesn't show up! I was 22. I became a lot more motivated, confident and happy. I think my life is turning out better for having had a child but it's hard at times and I would have prefered to start a family from a better financial position.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Perhaps, but waiting until your mid-early thirties not only decreases the chance of pregnancy each month but also increases the likelihood of only having one child. Women wanting 3+ kids should ideally start trying in their twenties
    yeah, I wouldnt recommend starting mid 30s for women. They say you should ideally have a 5 year gap between kids (for financial reasons), and UK average is 2 children, so would probably expect a woman to have first kid 28-30 and second 33-35
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    When the baby is ready for you :headbang::hump2::hump::hugs:
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    (Original post by Proxenus)
    When the baby is ready for you :headbang::hump2::hump::hugs:
    You seriously never fail to impress.
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    I'm 27 and ready to settle down now (male) but realistically even if met a woman i deemed worthy to mother my children tomorrow i'd want to be with her and married first so early thirties. I'd probably want the mother of my children to be in her mid twenties since i want three.
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    (Original post by donutellme)
    You seriously never fail to impress.
    haha I just say the first things that come to my mind. bit immature but whatever :P
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