“There is very little research on the desire for fatherhood among men,” Mr Hadley said. “My work shows that there was a similar level of desire for parenthood among childless men and women in the survey, and that men had higher levels of anger, depression, sadness, jealousy and isolation than women and similar level of yearning.
“Robin Hadley, of Keele University, carried out a survey of 27 men and 81 women …..”
That’s a ridiculously small sample size and nowhere near large enough to produce a statistically valid result.
Does anyone really believe men have “similar levels of yearning” for children? We see a lot of this kind of “research” now. Politically correct fakery constructed to support an answer that “proves” men and women are the same.
Why is it “politically correct”? I understand you being skeptical but I don’t see this as “political”.
Quite a few single men I have met want children. Men seem to have a biological clock just like women but as one man said, theirs have snooze buttons while women’s don’t. The male biological clock is one reason why many men up to age 60 want to date women younger than 40.
Women know that when they reach a certain age their chances of having children are gone forever. It’s a tough but final blow. Men on the other hand can wait longer so the suffering goes on longer for a man who wants children but cannot find somebody to have them with. Perhaps this is why some single red pill men are so angry. Despite their relatively high SMW, they still cannot find a young woman to have children with.
The Times did a good article a while ago about men who did want children but had had to settle for not having them because either they never found a woman that would give them kids or they didn’t find one they wanted to have children with and they were heartbroken about it. They hadn’t all given up hope but they talked about it in terms of feeling unfulfilled as they had always assumed they would have them and they grew up with that expectation. However whereas women can decide to go ahead and get pregnant or have donor insemination if they choose, and they may not choose to do so, men do need a woman to agree to have children for/with them and have little control over the situation.
I remember this article, Fi. It had pictures with it. It was very poignant.
Some men are just cut out to be parents although many are not. When the latter chooses to have children despite this, the results are just as tragic.