Here’s a question to ponder: when you’re in your 40s, but you’d still like to be a parent someday, do you think it would be better to:

a) date someone relatively close to your same age who already has children?

or

b) date someone younger (late 20s/early 30s) who can still have children without significant health risk?

In my mind, there are pros and cons to both the insta-family and “natural” family approach, which I’ll elaborate on in as I get comments … but I really want to hear your thoughts on this one before expressing my own.

Of course, since I’m not currently dating anyone, and really don’t see any likely prospects for either of the options above, the whole discussion may be moot …