Women are turning to new technology to have a baby the old-fashioned way. Single women, either baby-crazy or baby-slightly unhinged, have begun frequenting websites designed for matching them with guys who like having sex. But what does this mean for fatherhood, marriage and STDs?
Goodbye. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehn. This time it really is Sayonara to a long held hope (when hope is all you have) for love. Captain America was his name. The imaginary man I had envisioned. Sometimes I had a face in mind. Other times he was just a concept. Most of all, he was my hope. Unfortunately, what was my hope was really just a dream or better said, a mirage. Now that I am out of the desert and see clearly once more ... I've written off Captain America. The idea of him kept me company many a night believing we'd meet in person someday.
Every time I see a birth control commercial I want to cry. When I was 19 I was placed on the pill and it was awful. Even the low dose pill didn't work for me. I'd feel nausea and bloating and simply not myself. Eventually I stopped taking the pill and opted for other methods. The thought of a baby equaled a life ruined for me. While I have always wanted children the prospect of motherhood frightened me.
My grandfather was a twin so perhaps I've always been fascinated with them. He had a twin sister but lost her to a tropical illness at age 9. Twins are the subject of studies and interest, whether they are identical or fraternal, because of the bond they seem to share. Stories abound on how twins seem to have their own language and a strong intuitive connection. Whatever the case, twins are still rare, so when they are born it's the subject of much interest.
Life is a paradox. The man who looked like the actor I never got into, fit the bill, and the one who resembled the actor who is my number one, couldn't if he tried. The irony is ... part of me is convinced only Sherlock Holmes can deduce if the former was ever real. Or at least, the mythical Holmes is the only one who could tell me whether Collin Farrell's doppelganger had good intentions or really intended to trick me in a game of emotional target practice.
Single women in their late 30’s or early 40’s are often worried about their biological clock, for good reason. Whether dating and looking for the right life partner, or on a hiatus from the search, there is a point at which the reality of time moving forward registers. With that reality are the facts about how much more difficult it is to become pregnant with each passing year in your late 30's, and more so in your early 40's. Then the question is whether to raise&