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Dear Poll: Have Most of Your Friends Started Families Already?

Starting a family is an incredibly exciting time in one's life, and once you hit a certain age, it can feel like the marriage/pregnancy bug is contagious. So whether you were the first to do it or not, tell me, have most of your friends started families already?

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stephcorinn stephcorinn 8 years
Out of our close friends, there are two others who are married. Of those two, one has kids. Nobody else is anywhere close to marriage or kids. Of our other friends, about half are married, half are not. Of the married couples, a few have kids.
barneyk barneyk 8 years
My husband & I have been married 8 years, at least once a week someone outside the family has to ask us why we don't have kids.All of my girlfriends are mothers & all his male friends are, we all got married 2001
Rebecca14916991 Rebecca14916991 8 years
I'm in college, and i only know one girl who has a kid already, and she just had a messy breakup with the father... oy. So no, no one is really there yet, but I'm glad, because I don't think any of us would be ready for it!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
People I knew in school have kids but no husbands. People I went to university with are now starting to get engaged. I'm quite lucky because I know I'm with the guy I'm going to get married to. We're taking it sensibly though and aren't rushing anything. We've discussed marriage and buying a house and know it's the way we're headed. The people I knew in school who have kids are nearly all living off the state and I don't see how that could be a viable option for me! None of them went to University and they're going about it the total opposite way to how I would.
SaraJ451 SaraJ451 8 years
The ones I knew in HS who skipped college have kids but no husbands. Those of us who completed college have pets and boyfriends.
nikks nikks 8 years
im almost 21. and i know people who are either my age or a couple ages younger than me who already have children. to me its soooo weird! i seriously cannot imagine myself having kids at this age.
Elsa2 Elsa2 8 years
People around me are getting pregnant, having babies, but none of my really close friends... We are around 28 to 30, half of us are single, the other half in a relationship (but most of them not married).
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
no.i'm the only one who has kids.i'm 27 and i have 4 kids and none of my friends have kids yet.they're getting married and thinking about starting families but it's weird that i have so many kids and my friends are still waiting to start families.
palomiis palomiis 8 years
no. most of them are single and worriyng for others things like getting a job, travel... and we're 24-25..
aeschere aeschere 8 years
i'm 22... most of my friends and peers are either getting married OR having kids... it's very strange but no one i know seems to be doing both.. i'm just living with my boyfriend now and have no plans on getting married until i'm 25 or later.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
My married friends are starting to try to start having babies. Only one has been successful so far. Is it just me or is the kid in that pic too old for a pacifier?
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
my friends my age are single. our married friends are much older (than me) and have children. we dont have any couple friends that are child-less and young like us. its a little annoying. :S
scarlett-ophelia scarlett-ophelia 8 years
I'm 28 - the baby bug just hit my group of married friends, and the first three pregnancies are currently underway!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
yeap. and they are only 21-22. fuckers. and i'm supposed to be the weird one with no family yet.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
2 of my friends have, but most of my hubbys have (hes older then i am) so it throws him off all the time.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
It's about 25/75 with/without, and 50/50 married/unmarried - I'm 30. I had friends in college who married right away and also had kids, but we lost touch because of our different lifestyles - it happens. Of course I'm still in my Ph.D. program so there are more unmarried/ without children people there than in the outside world, I imagine.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
It's about even for me...my sister and a few of my friends have kids and/or are pregnant, but I have friends that are older than me that aren't even married yet and are still doing the dating thing. Like GlowingMoon, my husband and I are child-free by choice and, yes, there is a LOT of pressure put on us to reproduce. People figure it's the next logical step or something...after you get married, you're automatically supposed to have kids. I have kids; they just have fur and walk on four legs, lol!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
none of my friends have started families. most of us are only 19 years old
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes. Practically all of our family members, and most of our friends are married with children. We're married and child-free by choice. You can't imagine the pressure we go through. Our decision to be child-free has a bit of a stigma attached it. We're receive a lot flak for it. Oh well.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
No, not the people I'm friends with now -- but a lot of people I knew in highschool have decided to get an F in life and do the child-out-of-wedlock-with-a-deadbeat-dad thing... well, 2 of my friends are exempt, they got degrees and married and now have babies. We're all in our early 20's though. No one should be married with kids right now!
Karelynn Karelynn 8 years
No, not yet. I have a few older friends (27-30) and they are already married and either have children or are pregnant. I think it will be a few more years before friends my age are starting a family of their own. As for me, it will definitely be a few years before I'm ready to settle down.. maybe many more years than just 'a few'.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
LoLz Smacks..it's true, I look at all their facebooks (since they all want to be my friend now ~_^) And everyone has a kid! I mean I love kids! They're cute and all and not as obnoxious as adults can be really, not yet at least, but I can wait at least another 10 or 15 years, I won't break down and cry if I never have one either. (I'm only 23 -_-). Better to have a kid when you can afford you know? I don't think I can look at my kid and explain to them why they have to skip lunch because there's no money.
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
I'm one of the last to have kids. I can't wait!
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
I'm only 20, and most of my friends are around the same age. I'm ahead of most of them (I'm one of the few in a long-term relationship), but my best friend is actually getting married in only 2 weeks! That scares me a little ... she isn't even old enough to drink, let alone to get married! Eeep.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
GScott, I was thinking the same thing! Most of my old friends got pregnant in HS and now that I'm 25 (and most of their kids are 10!) they are wondering why I haven't had any. All the people I hang out with now are doing the married thing, but not the baby phase just yet.
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