Maybe I am off-base for this one, but most people I know here are:
- Waiting before their career/finances are stable before having kids
- Ditto for houses
- Even more ditto for marriage
Which all translates to: more mature choices. Later in life.
Which is good.
How many of us know people who were still on raging hormones and/or married the first person they knew (then) and/or followed social pressures ('cause everybody’s doing it…why aren’t you???) stupidity?
I think this trend is a good thing. It is more grounded in today’s reality (no guarantees anywhere), leaves people more time to experiment (and appreciate) life and define themselves.
And you’re not starting a family without some solid back-up.
Makes sense. A lot.
Sure, it doesn’t sound as touchy-feely and goes counter-culture, but with divorce rates near 50%, I doubt very much that the ‘model of the past’ is a good reference to copy at start.
Just my 2 cents.