Is being younger better or is being older better to start a family ?

United States
February 21, 2007 1:36am CST
What is the prefect age to starting a family ? I am a male and long for starting a family. Is being 46 years old and starting a family fine or is it to late and why ?
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I think whatever is personally right for you is right. There is no "perfect" age. Some people want to be young, some want to wait a bit and mature. If you are feeling the urge, then that's a good time for you. However I think to *responsibly* start a family you should have some things in order like your finances, physical and mental health, etc.
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• Philippines
16 Jun 07
i agree with you that age is not hte primary consideration in marriage. it is rather one's readiness and maturity. one will have to be surely responsible to meet the challenges of being a married man. besides, for men, there should be no worry about age at all. it is the woman who conceives, get pregnant and give birth. if a man finds a suitable partner who is still in her fertile years, they can still have kids. if in case, there are no plans of having children of their own, then the problem is even ruled out. what is important is finding the right partner in life to spend the rest of our days with.
@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Yeah..too late for you bubba, lol. It's not too late, but just remember women these days expect their men to help out and change diapers, bathe babies, and get them dressed. It's only fair and..better get started on that College fund.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
It's only fair that both parents articulate to the childs safe keeping and protection. Responsibility and provision of care are part of being a mom or dad. after all parenting is part of having a family, management of this family should be devoted to that lttle women or guy in your arms who is a cherished treasure. To know you worshiped and loved and think the world of that life is a blessing. It's only fair to expect all that, but when it comes to the college fund.....shouldn't both parents start it and add to it? It's only fair...lol That's why it's called family.
@mikekire (146)
• Nigeria
24 Feb 07
It is a matter of choice. Some people want to get matured before starting a family while some prefer to do it early enough. Whichever way is good but i would prefer to do that early so that one can grow up together with his kids and be able to give them all they want.
@mrsmommy (42)
• United States
24 Feb 07
You can start a family whenever you prefer. Personally, I'm glad that we are having our children at a young age. I'm 24 almost 25...Pregnant with my third child. We're done after this. When I'm forty our children will be mobed out of the house and I'll just have time to play. LOL, it depends on when you want to get your play time in! Hehehehe. Good Luck! =0)
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@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
For a man to start a family is to have 35 years of age and above. Because I believe that at that age the man is already mature and has already made some fortune to settle and start a family of his own.
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
since you are a man there is no worry there. as for women who aims at having some offspring of her own, she must get married before the set in of the menopausal years. so if a woman is still having healthy menstrual periods at 40 there is no problem there at all. when a couple wants to marry for company only, they can get married anytime that they decide to. at your age, i hope that you have already had enough preparations for the marriage. go ahead, find your woman. she can be anywhere from 30 to 40 years old. or even younger if you wish.