Guest Author - Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger
One of the more frequently asked questions from our Married No Kids site is from male readers inquiring, “Where can I meet women who don’t want kids?” To assist these childfree men who are passionate about living a childfree lifestyle but would love to share their lives with someone with the same beliefs about children, here are some resources to help in the search for that special someone. Numerous social networking sites available worldwide contain childfree groups.
Facebook: This famous social networking site is used globally and is a great resource not only for making friends but also for joining Facebook Groups, which are communities of people who share common interests, such as not being interested in raising children. Simply conduct a search for key words such as “childfree,” “no kidding,” “being fruitful without multiplying,” “childfree by choice,” etc. to find countless individuals, particularly women, who want to share their daily thoughts and opinions about living a childfree lifestyle. To learn more, visit www.Facebook.com.
No Kids Passions: This social networking and online dating site, one of many sites offered by Passions Network, is specifically for singles who have no interest in having children. The site is designed for users to connect with others who have similar passions, such as the No Kids Passions community. You simply sign up to create a personal profile and begin e–mailing, chatting, joining discussion boards, or locating others in your general vicinity. Best of all, Passions Network’s dating site is free. To learn more, visit www.nokidspassions.com.
Meetup: This is the world’s largest social networking site and is designed to connect local groups of people who share common interests. Simply sign up and create your personal profile. Type in key words to search for a particular area of interest; in this case, “childfree” or “no kidding” would provide a great start. The results show groups located within a specific mile radius of you, or you can target specific cities. If Meetup does not have local results, you can start a Meetup group in your area. You may be surprised by the number of other childfree individuals who join. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com.
When it comes to dating, selecting a companion who also has no desire to have children is only one factor to consider. Many elements create a successful, long-term relationship, so review your bottom-line list to see if any other factors can be negotiated. This reconsideration will help you cast a wider net during your search for “the one.” The top five online dating services available today are listed below with a brief description of the user groups associated with each:
• Match.com: The users of this popular online dating site are multigenerational and multicultural.
• Zoosk.com: This is a very popular dating site for the youthful and carefree.
• OurTime.com: The users of this online dating community tend to be people 50-plus years old who are focused on finding serious relationships.
• eHarmony.com: The users of this top compatibility matching site are multigenerational.
• HowAboutWe.com: This site features multigenerational users who want to meet in person in a short amount of time.
Although these online dating sites have high success rates, they may also charge a fee to assist you. No matter which online dating service or social networking site you choose, the goal is to be honest about who you are and what you expect in a relationship. Create an enticing personal profile, and highlight the fact you have no interest in having kids. There should be a selection process for this option, and you could also state your preference in the additional comments section. The more accurately your profile parallels your true beliefs, the better success you’ll have at meeting your ideal mate.