Feb. 3, 2021

7 Life in the Single Lane: What is it like for the Childfree?

7 Life in the Single Lane: What is it like for the Childfree?

Dating for the average single has been a challenge for a number of reasons – not limited to an over-abundance of dating apps to choose from or simply having to work more hours in a week to afford rent! But what happens when you add being childfree...


Dating for the average single has been a challenge for a number of reasons – not limited to an over-abundance of dating apps to choose from or simply having to work more hours in a week to afford rent! But what happens when you add being childfree to the mix? “The dating pool becomes a dating bucket” and this provokes some serious questions about the way we date and how we move forward in our relationships with others.

When is the right time to come out as ‘childfree’ to a romantic partner(s)? Will uncertainty surrounding parenthood inhibit the success of that relationship? Hear more about the dating experiences of four unique childfree singles from around the globe, their challenges, how they rise above these challenges, and what they have to look forward to in a world where the choice to be childfree is finally gaining the recognition it deserves. 

In You Had Me at Childfree, Erika Arias speaks with couples about their unique romantic trajectories that have led towards the decision to opt out of parenthood. This is a series about liberating more people to choose a life that is most genuine to them, and to celebrate a choice that challenges antiquated perspectives about gender, sex, love, and what it means to be a real family in society. Discussion topics include but are not limited to: health, wellness, love, professional life, sex, contraception, and relationship satisfaction over time. 

This series highlights the benefits of life in the childfree lane, and corrects misassumptions about childfree couples – to increase societal acceptance of all childfree individuals, whether they have found their soulmate, are in search of childfree love, or are happily single and childfree. Acceptance of all marginalized lifestyles and identities is crucial in a world that needs more equality, and less alienation, less internalized oppression, and less disconnection from personal values. 

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