"My flabber was completely gasted." - Rating Pending
Q:

Dear men of the 100 Hour Board,

Do you want children? Would a woman who didn't want kids be a dealbreaker for you?

-Not in my womb

A:

Dear Wombat,

Yes, I do want children. I currently have a little 1 year old daughter who I adore! It's hard to imagine life without her now. In response to your second question, I think it would depend on why the woman didn't want kids. Is it because she doesn't like children? That would be a deal-breaker. Is it because her health is to a point where it would be life threatening? That's not a deal-breaker for me. Is it because she just doesn't feel ready but may be open to it in the future? That might not be a deal-breaker for me. 

Of course, my love for the woman would come first, but I love the idea of raising a family!

-Sunday Night Banter

A:

Dear you,

Yes, very much yes! Kids are so adorable and I think having a family would be awesome despite all the challenges. Obviously when and how many is a serious decision between me, my hypothetical future wife, and God, but I would like to have children.

I would say that a women not wanting to have children would be a deal-breaker for me (which is totally different than infertility issues. That wouldn't be a deal-breaker). I feel like it would probably be for her as well. There are so many things that you can compromise on: careers, where you'll live, who does which chores, etc. Having kids or not is a binary thing. If she doesn't want to have any kids but I do, there's no compromise that works for both of us.

I get that it's a lot easier for me to want kids because I don't have to go through pregnancy or give birth. It really isn't fair how much harder it is for women, and I can understand why women might not want to have kids. It's really important for me to have kids, so I would definitely make it part of my decision making with whom I marry. I feel like that would be best for both me and my future potential wife.

Tipperary

A:

Dear you,

I think you might be interested in reading this question and corresponding answers: Board Question #88477.

~Anathema