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Is It Appropriate To Ask People If They Are Expecting?

Poor Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Or how about the thousands of other couples out there who are married and that are often asked, "So, when are you planning to have kids?"

It's such an awfully personal question to be asking so casually and I am sure that it's not something they wish to discuss in public.

Man, if I was hanging with J.Lo, I sure wouldn't be asking her about kids, the only question I'd be wondering about is how she achieves such a flawless complexion.

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cubadog cubadog 9 years
I have a lot of friends that are not having children at all and I am not planning to either. If people ask me if I am going to have kids I tell them no because I don't want them. People are entirely too nosey in the US. It is incredibly rude and inconsiderate.
rkdub rkdub 9 years
I have a friend that is constantly getting asked, and has been trying VERY HARD to get pregnant and still has been unable.... I would never ask someone that because of how stressful it can be on the couple if they are attempting and unable, or if they are more like me and would rather not take that step yet.... then it just gets obnoxious!
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
Lucky Libra this questions is just like asking people when they are going to get married. i have been with my boyfriend for two years and people are always asking us when were going to get married. It gets annoying, if youve both decided and shared your plans or expectations with other people than its appropriate to ask. if not than just wait and mind your own business. a couple will tell people when their ready.
Cranberry Cranberry 9 years
My brother has been married for 3 years and mutual friends are always asking me when he's going to have kids or (even worse) why he hasn't yet. I just tell them I don't know because it's none of my business and hope they get the not-so-subtle hint.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
when my sister had a miscarriage she still had some baby weight and it would of broken her heart if someone would of asked her that. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, can it get any better?
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years
I don't think it's appropriate unless the other person is a close friend. I'm so tired of ppl asking me when I'm going to have children that for a while now I've been faking to get teary eyed and then I say with the gravest voice possible "we can't (sob)"... Of course I can but I don't want hehhehhe... I'm sure that'll teach them not to ask such impertinent questions ever again :EVIL: ______________________________________ ~~ Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder~~
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