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Pros and cons of being a DINK (double income no kids) couple

April 14, 2008

Working couples without kids (DINKs) are not an unfamiliar sight in India nowadays, not in metros at least. The acronym may be outdated (couples who voluntarily opt to be childless), but their tribe is increasing. And why not! They enjoy a lifestyle that is far more luxurious than their counterparts with children.

An interesting survey by the Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on “Changing Consumption Patterns of Delhi” shows that DINKs are high spenders. They eat out more, in fact almost every day! But it’s just eating out. They do it all and far more than the other groups – be it frequenting fitness centres, buying books and music, shopping for consumer durables and personal care items!. They also spend a lot on entertainment and on vacations. They don’t just have double the money than the singles, they have more time than parents.
Take a look at this table from Assocham:


Other interesting facts about DINKs from the survey:

  • 35 percent of couples (in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore) spend more than half a lakh on travel and travel-related expenses every year.
  • 60 percent travel out for short breaks (week-ends) every two months.
  • 45 percent use a substantial part of their income for loan repayment like EMIs which can add up to over Rs 20,000 a month.
  • 45 percent spend about Rs 5,000-10,000 on non-essential items.
  • 65 percent are fully aware that it is being without children which is giving them the financial freedom.

In contrast couples 65 percent working couples with kids tend to spend their leisure time indoors with their child. They tend to go on holidays less, about twice in a year and during school holidays like Dassera and Diwali and during the summer. Their budget is approximately half of that of the DINKs and can amount to be Rs. 30,000/- .

Are there really that many DINKs in India?
Well, as a group they are indeed small, but no statistics are available. However, it is believed that their tribe is increasing, although it is nowhere near the number of DINKs in developed countries. But they exist in significant numbers and that probably is why marketers in India are targeting this group, a group with a high disposable income.

In India childless couples face social disapproval
What is a little surprising that the number of DINKs are increasing in a country like India where being childless is not approved of. In fact women often face social stigma unless they have a child within a couple of years of marriage. True, this prejudice is less pronounced in the metros, but it does exist. From my observation I have noticed that couples who choose not to have children usually live away from their families, away from ‘home.’ This makes their decision easier as there is no one to remind them that they need to have kids, not on a daily basis. Also their financial freedom gives them the clout they need to make their own decisions. As mobility increases, there is no doubt that the DINKS and the DISKs (Double Income Single Kid) will increase. However it is important to distinguish DINKs from those who are unable to have children as DINK couples often do have a child in later years, although many of them opt to have just one.

Does being a DINK couple help in the long-term?
Well, DINKS do not usually remain DINKs forever so in the long term it doesn’t make too much of a difference. It does enable them to ‘enjoy’ their life in the early years of marriage, but whether it helps them to carve out a better future (more savings) for themselves in the long term is doubtful. Their savings are only marginally more than working couples with children as this chart from shows.

DINKS Table 2

Why do Indian parents opt to be DINKs?
This site has some answers:

  • A dislike of children
  • A feeling of being unprepared
  • A desire to save enough money for the child
  • A desire to be ‘free’
  • Fear and revulsion towards the physical condition of pregnancy or childbirth
  • Memories of a traumatic childhood
  • Desire to wait until there is more time to devote attention to the child
  • Concerns regarding over-population

I think that in India the decision to not have children is not so much because of the financial freedom it offers or even because the couple doesn’t like children, but because the couple feels that they will not be able to manage both career and children. So it may be due more to practical necessity rather than a real desire to be free of children. And mostly the decision is to simply postpone a child anyway, not to not have kids, ever. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Indian society is such that even if a couple feels this way they will not say so openly because they cannot withstand society’s judgmental attitude.

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  1. April 14, 2008 9:55 am

    Dislike Child? Pretty Shameful. What could have happen if their parent had same idea 😉

  2. Bharath permalink
    April 14, 2008 10:01 am

    Nita, Very thought-provoking post & it addresses genuine concerns. Great job.

    Biggest question a Dink couple in our indian society would face is: “Who’s going to carry on the family name?”

    It’s said Sri.Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and Sarada Devi didn’t have children as they had jointly decided themselves to a greater spiritual cause instead.

    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey says that she doesn’t have children of her own as she is focuses her resources to help the world’s children instead. Oprah is in fact devoting her private time to help to build schools for underprivileged girls in Africa.

    • bhairvi permalink
      August 5, 2012 12:50 am

      u urself hvnt mentioned ur family name!!! hahaha 😛

  3. April 14, 2008 10:40 am

    well its a fact that as the economic prosperity levels increase, more and more families delay having kids and population growth rate falls… often to negative levels.

  4. April 14, 2008 1:45 pm

    I think most of Self Worshiping kind of people prefer not to have children, at least delayed as long as possible.
    I agree that there are fears and worries in their minds, but some have absolutely rubbish reasons like:
    1. Women do not want to lose their figure and don’t want to be called aunty.
    2. Man thinks having a child is out of HIS BUDGET
    3. Some Men think they will have to take more responsibility after having a child and lose their freedom.
    4. Common factor is CAREER: No one want to have a child who can affect the career. They don’t want lose opportunities like going abroad which is probably out of question if you have a baby to take care of.
    etc etc.

    I will like to remind what doctors say about having children late. It becomes more difficult and troublesome to women being pregnant at of more age.
    I don’t know exactly what causes the problem, but my grandmother tells every new married girl that have a child whenever you want but make sure you are not too late.

  5. April 14, 2008 3:39 pm

    @ Nita,
    I agree with point #4 Suda’s comment. I know many couples who do not want a kid now, because of fear on how that could affect their career.
    And on the other side I know people who has no kids and are desperate.
    I have no words to the first group. Its their choice after all.

  6. April 14, 2008 4:57 pm

    Kartik, I know you are joking, but have you considered the fact that a person may have been neglected by his/her own parent and therefore does not want to have a child? That is worse isn’t it, having a child and then neglecting it.

    Bharath, those are indeed very noble reasons to not want a child. Adoption too is one of them. To give up one’s own need to have a child and adopt so that a child gets a home is indeed a very noble idea. I had thought of this and wanted to do it but was too selfish. I wanted children of my own, of my own blood.

    Ankur, as you said it’s linked to income levels. Poor people feel that children will be their investment for the future. Whichever way you look at it, it’s selfish behavior!

    Suda, if someone doesn’t want kids, surely they should be allowed to make that decision without fearing that others will judge them? I may be happy with children, but someone else may not be. Better not to have kids than to let unwanted little ones to come on the scene. The only problem happens if the couple themselves disagree. This is a question that needs to be debated seriously before a couple gets married. How many kids, and how many years before the kids. Otherwise I think by not having kids the couple is doing our over-populated nation a favour.

    Xylene, I agree. Everyone has to live life according to his own will. As long as they agree between themselves!

  7. April 14, 2008 5:05 pm

    This is/will be one of the most discussed topics for young couples of my generations. I am sure we are gonna see more interesting turn of events in years to come. Firstly I see a lot of people marrying very early because of a secured job, or I see couples who marry very late more than 32 years when they feel secure enought, so the subject of kids is awkward in both the groups, the young couples as you said want to be “free”, I say that with a quotes too just to emphasize on the illusionary aspect of it, and the older couple are in such stage of a career, and so used not to commit to other things other than work, they find it reall hard to commit to a time commitment called “kid”. Coming to the expenditure part, I do agree that dink’s have more financial liberties, I am shocked to hear the attrocious costs of education for kids these days, and even the lifestyle has changed drastically in metros like bangalore. All in all an interesting trend to watch out for.
    On a totally different notes, there are still people, who are tremendously interested in children, people who spend a lot of times with their own kids, and even kids who are deprived of parents, and spending would be the last thing they would think before deciding upon a kid 🙂

  8. Padmini permalink
    April 15, 2008 1:32 am

    I see nothing wrong in choosing not to have kids. However, from a scientific point of view, I wonder if it is healthy for a woman not to have kids. Research in this area has linked women who have never had children with a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

  9. kidfree permalink
    April 15, 2008 7:26 am

    I am glad to see more people in India are following their hearts by not having children, in spite of the extreme societal pressure in India to have them.

    I have an online survey that over 1,600 “childfree” people around the world (including India!) have taken. And I would love for any of you who do NOT have children to take it to. The results of the survey will be posted in my book “Kidfree & Lovin’ It.”

    Just click on this link, and you can remain anonymous if you like:

    I enjoyed your post Nita, thank you!

    KidfreeKaye (a DINK in California)

  10. Ashwin permalink
    April 15, 2008 10:57 am

    You’d think in India, of all places, this would be encouraged rather than shunned.

  11. April 15, 2008 11:19 am

    Rambler, thanks for your comment. You have rightly homed in on the changing trends of society today where financial considerations have become paramount.

    Padmini, I too like you think that everyone has to make their own choices. At the same time I too think it’s best not to fight nature…but then no point bringing an unwanted child into the world I guess.

    Kidfree, thanks.

    Ashwin, yeah, we need more Dinks couples for sure!

  12. April 15, 2008 11:52 am

    I have thought on this already and also discussed with my “may be” life partner. She thinks without children, a woman never feels “complete”. Again its just her opinion and as you say everyone can have own choice of things. 🙂
    Thanks for such informative post.

  13. April 15, 2008 12:57 pm

    True. But, I have seen that many couple being DINK or SINK, don’t care about what their child wants. Ok, I am now father so, I am thinking too much about my son nowadays even being 1000 Km far from him.

    Hoping to meet and have reunite of family once again.

    Your writing are so in depth that I have to read entire article 🙂

  14. April 15, 2008 1:44 pm

    I saw a program on some channel years ago on this topic. The couple gave this reason – We don’t want our child to enter the harsh world and face the ups and downs and tensions of life. The life is too competitive and we don’t want him/her to be a part of it.
    I found it really weird. 😐
    Having a child is a whole lot of responsibilities and some people are scared shitless just thinking about it. But I think sacrificing a child so that your career does not suffer is downright inhuman. Don’t you think so?

    • August 30, 2012 1:51 pm

      This is INDIA, for god’s sake. Don’t you think people should be applauding a reduce in the birth rate?

  15. aquariius permalink
    April 15, 2008 9:50 pm

    hi nita… i think people should have the number of kids they can provide adequately for… and if that number is zero then thats fine. in todays world it is imperative that every new child being born is given a fair chance of succeeding and is provided with the right support structure, financially and in every other way.

    thats my humble opinion, so might not agree with it, but thats what i feel


  16. axinia permalink
    April 15, 2008 10:08 pm

    Nita, that was very new to me to learn that in india this tendency is on its rise! – in the West it is a common thing, but also for a reason that many coulples really can not have children (at least 25% on women in gremany are infertile)…
    On one hand, the DINK families would do no harm to this huge, huge population of India :))
    On the other hand, it is really the point of a tradition and philosophy.

    It was intersting to me to read the comment on this post – most of them are FOR having children. I bet the same post somewhere in the West will get most of the comment giving reasons why NOT to have any.

    I believe the deep roof of this phenomenon lays in the consuming nature of people. Ther are the Consumers and the Givers. Either you get (pleaseures) or you give (life to your children, etc.)…Isn`t it the basic priciple?

  17. April 16, 2008 10:50 am

    Suda, you are welcome. 🙂

    Amit, sacrificing a child not yet conceived is surely better than sacrificing a child already born. It really makes me sad when I see children being neglected. But I am not saying that working parents as such do this. I have seen stay at home people neglecting their children too. I think it’s a mindset, how much care you give to a child and I think those who can’t, shouldn’t. No point having a child for the sake of society.

    aquariius, a lot of people have started to think that way. But if that is the only reason, it can be surmounted. All that a child needs is love and support and the right intellectual environment. Nowadays one gets loans for education too. I know a girl from a lower middle class family who did her education entirely on loans.

    Axinia, I do agree that having children involves some amount of self-sacrifice. However the minute one starts to think of it as such, then the resentment towards the child starts to creep in. We should understand that a child can give us a lot of joy, which many do not realise. And if for some people a child does not bring joy, well each to his own.

  18. studyabroadchronicle permalink
    April 17, 2008 3:42 am

    I am an American. I studied my social work degree in India. I worked as a social worker in US and in India. I have seen plenty of children neglected and abused (physically, sexually, verbally, emotionally, etc.). These children come from all strata of society. Of course in India, I worked mostly in slums. In US I worked in regular neighborhoods from ‘slum’ like areas infested with crime to upperclass, master’s–degree educated house holds. It would have been good in my opinion if some of these people never had kids- so many fewer people suffering in the world- and at the hands of their own parents.
    When I was studying 10 years ago here in US I had a group of American girl friends who talked about not having kids. We were in the boat of either having had felt neglected by our own parents and fearing we did not have the right skills to raise a kid (we wanted to break that tradition of feeling neglected also) or feeling too burdened by the thought of bringing another life into this world and what that means not only to us, but to the child and the world. Of course we were ‘newly on our own’ and really struggling to make it on the world on our own, so naturally concerned we could not do it with a kid, but it was also more than that. This is again the breaking of traditions- often people go through the motions of life without wondering why or the larger meaning to life- people get married and have kids. This is the formula. But why? What does that mean? Of course we were looked upon- even in US in the mid 90s as weird for bringing this up on college campus. Of course, many of us who had such revolutionary ideas are married now, with kids. But I believe the fact we had all mulled over it so intensely made the transition different than for most others. Thanks for posting this.
    I am curious if you can do a story at stay at home dads in India. This was highlighted on American television (but stay at home dads in US) I did a net search and found this is a small but new trend in some Indian metros. Like to know your take on it! Thanks.

  19. JATWINDER GREWAL permalink
    December 31, 2008 7:07 am


  20. AmericanDink permalink
    April 5, 2009 9:45 pm

    In America people expect a couple to have a child within, like, a year of marriage. As soon as someone gets married they are asked, “when are you going to have kids?” I know a multitude of couples who are dinks and it is getting more accepted now.Not that I believe it matters either way or that it is anyone elses busieness whether someone wants to reproduce or not. Society as a whole needs to keep their noses out of other peoples family lives. The World is not going to end even if 50% of couples decide not to reproduce. Shit, it will leave more room for other creatures to make a comeback and take back some of the space in the world that human beings have stolen from them.

    • December 9, 2009 11:24 pm

      American Dink, I strongly agree! …it will leave more room for other creatures to make a comeback and take back some of the space in the world that human beings have stolen from them.

  21. Jatan permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:39 pm

    Suda atleast we Self Worship and trying to preserve. You guys just destroy by breeding like rabbits. There is hardly any space to walk around, trees are being cut daily, animals are being destroy to accomodate the most destructive animal (humans)

    What’s wrong if we want to think about our figures and budgets. My parents, their parents kept on saving for their future generations and dying out thinking one day they will sit back and enjoy. Kids grow up fighting who gets more of their parents inheritance. That’s all it is about selfishness. Atleast we agree we are selfish, while you hide behind a curtain but have kids for your own selfish reason of controlling someone in your life and dictating someones life.

    Doctors. sigh** one day have coffee another day its bad for health. One day have wine it’s good, another day it’s bad and so on. Really if you believe what doctors tell you, go back to school and learn something that it’s all based on some theories which no one can prove but these ppl. have to make money so keep on floating these stupid studies around.

    I wonder if Mother Teresa had kids. What happened to her. She lived a nice long life of 87 years. So doesn’t that debunk the theory of your precious doctors.

    What your grandma said was from the same old ignorance that it brings a husband and wife closer by having a kid quickly and you are preaching the same.

    • Aarti permalink
      July 11, 2011 2:17 pm


    • Sandy permalink
      November 1, 2014 9:53 am

      You my friend are awesome…hats off to you! Wish people think before procreating under pressure or just to follow a life script..
      All the child free couples/singles must form a community for moral support!

    • shraddha permalink
      November 30, 2016 8:55 am

      beautiful thought…..real facts u came up with

  22. December 9, 2009 11:17 pm

    Went through the post and the comments, and I agree with you Nita that a couple should only have children if they really want them.

    And if career is the reason why some couples don’t want to have children then maybe we should have more options for working from home and flexible timings, and more support for parents.
    Parenthood should not be seen as a society’s right, the society should make an effort to provide a healthy environment for children and their parents.

  23. June 22, 2010 3:58 pm

    do not reproduce .take my word your life is one and you live only once.after kids more than 80% of your time energy and money will be targeted at them.
    no kids will take even 10% care youll devote your time and life matter how you teach them bcos of two simple reasons 1 old age is ugly and human minds are designed for praying beauty.
    2 we always loook for future .just see diffence between your care for parents and kids .like wise your kids will be same
    what will happen to humanity then.we are not the contracters to smae mankind.
    in the present scenario and limited resources goverment should give perks to DINK couples

  24. alex permalink
    July 14, 2010 2:04 am

    hi, im a dink american, on top of global social concerns, i know im not, and never will be, the type that can should ever have responsibility for raising a child (congrats GREWAL; at 37 im sure you’ve had ample time to fully understand yourself and your capabilities to make an informed choice). in any case, i couldn’t help but be reminded of a Horizon episode i had seen recently; check it out

    …according to the above, the earth could support only 2 billion on an ‘american’ lifestyle, so i’ve made an informed choice not to add another person to the world population who will use WAY more than his/her fair share.

    • Srimati permalink
      January 31, 2012 3:01 pm

      Are you been successfull implementing the thought you have projected here? What is motivating you to follow this idea? are you following still after 2 years… roughly!!!

  25. October 6, 2010 11:25 am

    It all depends on one’s attitude and preferences. Afterall nothing can be termed as bad or good. It all depends on how you look at things. An example of this is: a half filled glass can be termed as “half empty or half full”.

  26. October 6, 2010 11:27 am

    It all depends on one’s attitude and preferences. Afterall nothing can be termed as bad or good. It all depends on how you look at things. An example of this is: a half filled glass can be termed as “half empty or half full”. This holds true of having children too. Children can be assets and of course children can be a burden too.

  27. baby permalink
    June 27, 2011 6:48 pm

    Well even i want to remain DINK but my husband thinks otherwise.Being so educated he thinks that a person has to bear a child to give back to nature as we are born,so we are committed to reproduce.We are married past 3 and half years n now he wouldnt wait further.When i suggested him that we may adopt a chid later if u really want,but he says that we must have one biological n surely we can adopt another one.
    Of course since ours was arranged marriage I couldnt discuss such wierd(according to any normal individual,as my hubby says)
    What can i do now?
    He isnt ready to remain chidless n I dont want achild.
    He says if u dont give,then some1 else who is ready to give me child will stay with me.( I know its just a threat but how long can I oppose him.
    Does any1 have solution 2 this ? HELP

    • June 27, 2011 7:43 pm

      When you married him you should have told him that you didn’t want a child. When two people marry it assumed that children will come unless one of the partners says he doesn’t want a child. So by not saying anything you gave him the impression that you would have a child. Therefore you are now reneging on the agreement and it is unfair to him. These are important matters, critical in fact, and as you are the one who is being unfair I think you can consider giving him a child if you want to keep the marriage together. Wanting a child is something deeply ingrained in people and they will not give it up.

    • Aarti permalink
      July 11, 2011 2:45 pm

      I respect your decision. If people can respect others choosing to have kids then they should respect decision of not havong them too! However, you should discussed this before you got married so that you both were on the same page. I think that is your fault here…

    • Srimati permalink
      February 3, 2012 10:35 am

      Hello there….

      I am trying to interact with people who want to be childless or chilfree! Your posting is really… shocking!! and quite painfull to read… How are you now! How did your decision turned….!!

  28. TheScarredAngel permalink
    July 19, 2011 4:05 pm

    I have been married for 6 months now. I have known my husband for years and am lucky that we both think alike about not having kids. This decision is based on many factors. I am not particularly fond of kids, my husband is like a man child who refuses to grow up, so I can’t have 2 kids. The inflated economy and rising cost of education will never be within our budget plus the Indian education system is number oriented and does not encourage creativity or free thinking . We have huge house loans and I want to start my own food business in 2-3 years time. We also love traveling and want to spend our money going around the world. I saw my parents make so many sacrifices for us, had they not had us they would have achieved so many of their own dreams. Now you would say if they didn’t have us we would never have been born and experienced this world. But my point is, if I would not have been born, I would not know about the world and hence not missed it at all and considering how Earth is getting destroyed due to pollution and global changes it would have been better not to be born.

    • Sandy permalink
      November 1, 2014 10:24 am

      My thought process is so much like yours…happy for you being so thoughtful! God bless you 🙂

  29. August 25, 2011 11:15 pm

    It’s interesting to hear the arguments for and against the DINK lifestyle from an Indian perspective. Studies in the US actually show that DINKs lead happier lives than their child bearing counterparts.

    From a personal perspective, we had a few reasons. Some may be considered “self-worshiping”, like having the freedom to travel, having personal time and space, and of course the financial reasons. But one of the biggest arguments I hear is that parents think they can raise a kid that will somehow make the world a better place. I choose to use my free time and money to try to make the world better NOW, through my own individual actions.

    • Sandy permalink
      November 1, 2014 10:29 am

      What a wonderful thought…making the world a better place now!!

  30. kitkat29 permalink
    September 18, 2011 2:46 pm

    I think everyone should just mind their own business, and keep their noses out of a couples private life.

    I mean really, THIS many people care about what other couples are choosing to do about having kids or not? Get a life, it is really pathetic!

    Any reason to have a child is absolutely selfish, any reason not to have a child is selfish. End of story.

    Anyone ever tells me they think I should have kids just because they think so is going to wind up being publicly humiliated by me, and I really don’t give a damn. I don’t care if anyone gets mad at me for choosing not to have kids.

    It’s a proven fact that couples that don’t have kids live happier lives with more sex, money, and friends. Yeah one of my reasons not to have kids is I don’t want to ruin this bangin body I have. That’s right, I like my supermodel body the way it is, and I am not ruining it for some baby that is going to give me stretch marks. Who the heck wants to wipe shit from a babies ass all day long anyways? it’s disgusting.

  31. January 17, 2012 7:03 pm

    Nita i am in a complete state of turmoil,I am 29 now and dont want to have kids though i want to get married.My parents want me to get married but i feel its impossible for me to find a partner who thinks likewise.What should be my next course of action.I am not seeing anybody,hence i will have to go for arrange marriage Please suggest whether it is advisable to talk to a girl in first meeting about this,Or else do i have any other option

    • January 18, 2012 10:58 am

      Hi Tarun, In Indian society you will not find many women not wanting to have children. And through an arranged marraige the chances are even less. However there are women who are not keen to have children, and the best way is to search for a partner like this yourself. If you meet someone through the arranged way, you need to tell the potential partner straightway! There is no doubt about that. From what you wrote I think you want a happy marriage and for this you need to find someone who will accept your ideas on this because this is a life changing decision. If you think that you can get someone to like you first and then tell them, this is a mistake as that person will be torn. She might even agree, thinking in her heart that she can change your mind afterwards but this is the recipe for a disastrous marriage. There is always an option of marrying someone who is a widow or divorcee who already has children (but the kids are not with her) but I am not sure whether you are willing to do this.
      I think you can find the right person, even through the arranged marriage system. Today there are online options which broaden the search.

      • TARUN ARORA permalink
        January 31, 2012 7:43 pm

        I am so grateful to you Nita for such a valuable and practical suggestion.Its not that i never had this at the back of my mind,but was still skeptical about it.Now since you have suggested me the same,now i have all the more reasons to believe that what i am thinking is not completely impractical.Thank you so much and i would surely email you my wedding card if i find any such suitable person.Haahaa

    • Srimati permalink
      February 23, 2012 10:28 am

      Hi, Tarun hope I am not too late replying. Matter of fact you started up saying turmoil. Then you need to really think whether the marriage issue alone bothering or is it something else as well. Many a time people run around with out analysisng the situation! I assume that you are not doing the same. Relationships are not always 50-50 so the wisdom lies in re-looking at the situation. Probably you also review why do you feel uncomfortable with arranged marriage….at the same time… your own inner arguments about love marriage!! if you are conflicted about something else you may need to resolve that first. You may also need to talk to parents about their expectations and see your own expectations from upcoming relationship….and see your stances. If you are just going around in the dark then no point wondering! First you try clearing your vision than pushing everything under the carpet!

      With Best wishes

  32. Srimati permalink
    January 31, 2012 11:27 am

    Very interesting!
    Well, I notice the discussion is quite good…. ! but I wonder what makes people to remain childfree. I dont much agree about feminism issue. Anything else makes women to be childfree? what makes man a child free?
    Can we also discuss being childfee as population control strategy?!!

  33. XYZ permalink
    April 12, 2012 3:37 pm

    i want names of couples who devoted for social work & purposely took the decision not to have a child.

  34. Sunshine permalink
    April 16, 2013 5:59 pm

    I have been married for seven years and neither of us too keen on kids. It was interesting and heartening to read all these comments.

  35. shraddha permalink
    August 10, 2015 12:37 am

    nyc post but 1 thng hav not mentioned is that mens do have biological problems

  36. Pawan Kumar Goel permalink
    June 10, 2016 9:16 pm

    These days the age of marriage has already increased considerably,hence the idea of being DINK just for few years is not a concern.Also life in metros has every facility that the DINKS would like to have , even with KIDS.

  37. Harika permalink
    September 6, 2016 2:33 am

    I am happily married to my friend when I was 24 and he being 26. We never wanted a kid for a lot of reasons.. I never liked them and financial burden and moreover he has 4 younger sisters whom we had to get married and it’s costly affair. We just wanted time for ourselves and finance for our travel, family and society as we both work for an NGO part time. I’m writing my personal story because no couples should be thought selfish for not having a kid. Everybody’s life is different. If u really care for society and kids.. Just go to an orphanage and look at the miserable conditions of kids born but neglected by parents. They could have chosen to be child free. So, never judge upon any. We never know what people went through or going through in their lives. It’s individual’s or couples choice to have no kid or many. But once we give birth to a baby we must ensure they are turned into good human resources being given all care and love.


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