(Closed) Any DINK Bees out there?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Are you and your partner DINKs?
    Yes, this is what we chose : (37 votes)
    39 %
    Yes, but not by choice : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, but sometimes I wish we weren't : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No, we have kids : (5 votes)
    5 %
    No, we plan to have kids : (38 votes)
    40 %
    No, but sometimes I wish we were : (2 votes)
    2 %
    We don't have kids, but only one of us works : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    We are, and are very happy. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You can be DINKs and plan to have kids in the future. All DINK implies is that you have 2 incomes and no kids. It doesn’t imply that you’re never going to have kids.

    Kids are a few years off for us, and I love watching the expression on the faces of my coworkers with kids when i’m planning nice vacations, talking about my weekends, etc. It’s actually brought up whether we will have kids at all, after all the stories they have shared with us, haha.

    Post # 5
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    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Like PP said, its not a permanent thing to be DINK — we are getting married in October and we will have kids in the future. It seems like kids aren’t too far off for us, but we’re both working and we’re trying to save as much as we can (despite a ton of wedding-related expenses coming up in the near future). 

    In the meantime, we’ve been traveling as much as possible. 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We don’t want kids and we both make very good money. It’s a sweet lifestyle!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We are DINK’s and plan to stay that way. We know what we want and know that although we make good money together, it’s just not possible with children. Plus, I love working, working part time specifically- that would be near impossible to swing financially with children. 

    Ultimately, we weighed the pros and cons of having children and decided- it’s not for us.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Yes we are by choice, however I honestly  don’t know what the future will hold since we are both still relatively young.  At this point, neither of us want kids, both of us want bunnies and puppies and money instead 🙂  I never even really thought this was a real option until switching job locations from the burbs to the city and noticing that a lot of people I work with (managers in their 40’s/50’s) don’t have kids and are, of course, very happy.

    Post # 9
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    2433 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re DINKs, although we plan to have kids in the future. For young couples (early 20s) getting married, I think living the DINK lifestyle for awhile is a great way to build a solid foundation and just spend time enjoying being married. Why rush into parenthood a year after you’re married?

    Post # 10
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    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We’re currently DINKs, but plan to try to have kids in the future.  Hopefully.  Though I’ll admit it’ll be hard to give up.  Its probably the only point in my life where I can indulge in expensive hobbies guilt-free.

    Post # 11
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    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Hopefully we’ll be DINKS soon (the job market has not been kind to me lately). We have never wanted kids. We want to be able to live comfortably. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    196 posts
    Blushing bee

    We are not planning on having kids. When we were in our early 20s we talked about a lot of what-ifs, but the last couple years we really solidified our decision that kids are not for us. I’m going in for the essure procedure at the end of the month.

    Post # 13
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    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Now and forever 😀

    But our incomes are each not all that much so it doesn’t translate the way it sounds…

    Post # 14
    Member
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We sort-of are & aren’t… partner is older & has adult kids (19 & 21yo). So while he does have kids & we do spend time/money etc on them, our lifestyle is pretty much DINK.

    Post # 15
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    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are DINKs. We recently moved out of the city and into a ‘family’ suburb .. I swear we are the only house on the street to not have young children! 

     

    It is very nice to be able to relax whenever you want to, but we do plan on trying to start our own family in a couple years. 

    Post # 16
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    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We plan to be DINKs but aren’t there yet.

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