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It's happening. Millennials are breeding.

A new baby boom?

by Anonymousreply 11204/09/2019

Not an uncommon sight.

by Anonymousreply 102/27/2019

And planet earth just groaned.

by Anonymousreply 202/27/2019

Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 302/27/2019

This generation will be the most autistic and ridden with fetal alcohol syndrome yet. Mark my words.

by Anonymousreply 402/27/2019

I'm not surprised. New grandbabies are the only thing the older fraus at work talk about. Marriage and kids are the only things younger fraus seem interested in.

by Anonymousreply 502/27/2019

It's not surprising considering the oldest millennials are approaching 40. Hell, the oldest GenZers are now in their 20s.

by Anonymousreply 602/27/2019

It's the ticking biological clock, for women in their 30s at least.

by Anonymousreply 702/27/2019

Does the Wrigleyville CumDump count as breeding?

by Anonymousreply 802/27/2019

I long for the days of childless yuppies, they are far better conversationalists than parents are. A certain portion of the human population has always bred but the obsession with babies seems much worse during the last decade or so than it did in the 80s or 90s. Even 20 years ago there seemed to be a higher proportion of people who would rather devote their time to travelling or pets. Now it seems borderline socially unacceptable to say you have no desire for a child. I think the trend of the mid 2000s of anti abortion movies like Juno and knocked up made it worse. Suddenly spitting out a baby you didn't plan and were ill prepared for was trendy. There was also a sharp change around the same time in gossip and tabloid rags. Gone were the juicy tales of onset affairs, hidden sexualities, drug use and feuds. It was suddenly all about the fucking "baby bump ". Non stop coverage fixating on who might be pregnant as the most fascinating thing ever. I want to bitch slap whoever coined that phrase.

by Anonymousreply 902/27/2019

Yes, you do see doting Millennial daddies out there. However, it's mostly the women. A couple of years back I knew a guy who said that his longtime girlfriend gave him a straight-up ultimatum: marriage followed by pregnancy, or I'm out of here! He confessed to me that he didn't really want a kid, and that the guys he knew who did so because the women wanted one, pretty much had second thoughts afterwards.

I did not see him for a while, and then ran across him once where I learned that indeed there was a toddler in the picture.

by Anonymousreply 1002/27/2019

Oh man, those breeders are certainly living up to their name.

by Anonymousreply 1102/27/2019

Seems like there's a lot more gaybies as well. Gay and lesbian couples with babies although, in general, it seems that these couples skew a little bit older, into their 40s.

by Anonymousreply 1202/27/2019

They will be worse than their parents! Entitled bubble people galore!

by Anonymousreply 1302/27/2019

[quote] Yes, you do see doting Millennial daddies out there.

I do seem to see this a lot more recently.

by Anonymousreply 1402/27/2019

Remember my fellow Millennials.....Just because you can make a baby......doesn’t mean you to have one.

by Anonymousreply 1502/27/2019

Gay millennials have been breeding for years.

by Anonymousreply 1602/27/2019

Yes, another thread discussed this. They take their kids everywhere with them. Even bars.

by Anonymousreply 1702/27/2019

I wish the United States would consider going the route of China. One or two kids then you're done. I dislike prolific breeders, it strikes me as a compulsion.

by Anonymousreply 1802/27/2019

What R18 said. The planet needs fewer humans on it.

by Anonymousreply 1902/27/2019

How does anyone with half a brain contemplate bringing children into this world? We have Trump for president and climate change is obviously accelerating. Who would do that to a kid?

by Anonymousreply 2002/27/2019

Good, the retarded Trump generation just needs to keep clogging its arteries with McDonalds and get out the Millennials' way. Their denial of Global Warming is a far bigger threat to the planet than Millennials reproducing.

by Anonymousreply 2102/27/2019

Straight people, R20. Particularly, straight women. They start to edge towards 40 and they have baby fever. The husbands just go along with it like R10 said.

by Anonymousreply 2202/27/2019

I thought millennials didn't like sex

by Anonymousreply 2302/27/2019

I don't know about straights but the gay ones sure do, R23.

by Anonymousreply 2402/27/2019

Great. Just what the world needs. Another generation of frauen obsessed about babies and kids.

by Anonymousreply 2502/27/2019

On a more shallow note, the daddy at R14 is hot.

by Anonymousreply 2602/27/2019

According to that article, about half of American millennial women are moms. I was actually surprised that percentage was so high.

by Anonymousreply 2702/27/2019

r27 statistics are usually complete bullshit. I should know I have a degree in actuary science teehee. As a millennial myself around 30ish age, I know very few people who have kids and I do mean VERY few. Some of the people my brothers age (33-36) are just having their first kid, and I don't see them having more than one or two. I could see a bunch of selfish assholes having 5 or 6 kids just so they can put it up on the "Gram" though.

by Anonymousreply 2802/27/2019

I'm not surprised. I'm friends with a few on Instagram and they're always posting baby pictures.

by Anonymousreply 2902/27/2019

Well, they are at their peak childbirthing years. I expect that number to go up even more, R27.

by Anonymousreply 3002/27/2019

kids are great. the parents are insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 3102/27/2019

Ugh. More strollers everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 3202/27/2019

This is the only breeding I'm interested in, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3302/27/2019

Strollers are out, R32. Baby carriers like the one pictured at R14 seem in.

by Anonymousreply 3402/27/2019

Babies with man-buns. Toddlers vaping. Swell.

by Anonymousreply 3502/27/2019

Anecdotally, vast majority of Millennial nieces and nephews are having larger families with 3 someimed 4 kids. Millennial neighbors and coworkers have 1 or 2, sometimes 3. How re they are paying for childcare and insurance and saving for tuition and retirement?

Gen X friends and family and colleagues: only about half have kids. In my little world, it's a big difference.

by Anonymousreply 3602/28/2019

Kids are expensive. I'm surprised they want them, but then again like someone else said, biological clock is a huge impetus for many women. Yes, still.

by Anonymousreply 3702/28/2019

I thought we were in a "sex recession"

by Anonymousreply 3802/28/2019

At 37 OP, millennials have been breeding for more than a decade. Actually, many of them have been breeding for 2 decades now.

by Anonymousreply 3902/28/2019

R39 only the oldest are around 37. Youngest are still only around 23, so I expect that birthrate to increase even more in the following years.

by Anonymousreply 4002/28/2019

My advice? Stick to pets. They're less of a headache.

by Anonymousreply 4102/28/2019

R41 Do you say that as a parent, or just an observation?

by Anonymousreply 4202/28/2019

It's up to the millennials to end the mutilation of baby boys.

by Anonymousreply 4302/28/2019

This is so not #YOLO

by Anonymousreply 4403/01/2019

Been happening for awhile OP.

by Anonymousreply 4503/01/2019

In Australia, it's the new arrivals that are breeding at a greater rate then the locals (pushing up the averages).

by Anonymousreply 4603/01/2019

Will the babies speak with vocal fry?

by Anonymousreply 4703/01/2019

Craft breastmilk will become a thing.

by Anonymousreply 4803/01/2019

Of course they (we) are breeding now. But its later in life and not enough to increase the overall birthrate alone without immigration. When you have 0 children with another long term partner, you're dropping the birthrate, but you're more likely than not doing that if you have 1 child, and maybe even 2 children. Only at 3+ are you boosting the population, and millennials aren't doing this.

The trappings of straight adult expectations in life (dedicated career, house, cars, pets, 3+ children) are either not happening, or happening later on (30s). For the children case, this means the biological clock be ticking, and everyone's less likely to have as many children as even Gen Boomer/X did. Sure the kids are happening now, but we can track that its still less. Any baby bump happening now or later on the macro scale is due to immigrant populations and a certain age cohort finally having kids, but I wouldn't mistake it for anything like a boom.

I'm a middle-millennial (nearing 30) and my peers range from low 20s to mid-to-high 30s, so basically millennials, and sure I'm seeing more marriages now and babies, but even the baby/marriage focused are often just now (30+) tying any knot and generally not wanting over 1-2 kids. Almost none of my millennial Facebook friends list (for example) has kids, and those that do are friend of my older partner's social circles (low to upper 30s), and only 1-2 kids.

For years we've had D&D/dinner sessions with two married straight couples and one has no kids and it just comes up sometimes but I wonder if they just have no desire for kids but prefer not to vocalize it yet, and the other recently had their second child but I'd be surprised if they have more.

That said, we mostly keep in upper-low class to upper-middle class circles. Maybe there's some giant population boom in the lowest classes, but I doubt it. The stats bear out that native born populations are still having less kids and even immigrant groups end up having less kids too (at a lower declining rate initially).

by Anonymousreply 4903/01/2019

This will end poorly for all involved

by Anonymousreply 5003/01/2019

The principle cause of "climate change" is overpopulation. No treaty or agreement will change the fact the humans are breeding the Earth out of existence.

by Anonymousreply 5103/01/2019

[quote] Maybe there's some giant population boom in the lowest classes,

Good post R49, but this is the X factor you're not personally seeing.

by Anonymousreply 5203/01/2019

Watch them have brats up into their 50s, becoming the worst 'helicopter mommies' ever (and conservative).

by Anonymousreply 5303/01/2019

[quote]native born populations are still having less kids and even immigrant groups end up having less kids

native children are now popping out at the same lower weights as immigrants’ children, dear?

by Anonymousreply 5403/01/2019

So far, millennial dads seem particularly involved, even dragging their spawn to concerts and breweries, R53. I guess only time will tell how much helicoptering ends up being done.

by Anonymousreply 5503/01/2019

CDC says otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 5603/01/2019

It's the 30somethings who are all having kids or discussing it. 20somethings want nothing with that life yet.

by Anonymousreply 5703/02/2019

Dear Lord in Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 5803/02/2019

I don't know how regular middle-class people can afford to have children these days, because everything is so damn expensive. And then when you factor in student loan and credit card debt!

by Anonymousreply 5903/02/2019

[quote]It's the 30somethings who are all having kids or discussing it. 20somethings want nothing with that life yet.

WHITE 20somethings want nothing with that life yet.

by Anonymousreply 6003/02/2019

You call that breeding, try to get on with our level.

by Anonymousreply 6103/02/2019

No one has hobbies or interests anymore. The IQ of the populace has been significantly, successfully lowered, the only thing we remember how to do is fuck and read the instructions for cooking our Hello Fresh meals. Retards having retards having retards yay capitalism great plan, humans.

by Anonymousreply 6203/02/2019

R59 How can they afford kids?

Student loans, the housing market (renting or buying), divorce rate, personal debt and your partner's debt, sky high health insurance premiums and copays, childcare, additional costs like wifi and mobile phones, all add up to a much more challenging set of circumstances.

Previous generations had parents for childcare, fewer required expenses, lower cost of living, higher wages, and single income families were more common.

Now 2 incomes are frequently mandatory to get by. There were many more union blue collar jobs.

The Millennials I see having kids have family money to rely on as well as nearby grandparents for childcare.

We couldn't afford adoption (and don't have $100k for a surrogate!) and have heard horror stories. Of course biological kids can be horrors too. Plus I honestly dont think I could handle a special needs kid so fostering seems daunting.

Good luck to the parents out there. Bullying, suicide, opioids, and school shootings just add to my anxiety for "kids today".

by Anonymousreply 6303/02/2019

The spawn of millennials supposedly already have a name.. Generation Alpha.

by Anonymousreply 6403/02/2019

Are they the fraus freaking out over Momo appearing in that cartoon?

by Anonymousreply 6503/02/2019

Good! Get these new kids in the workforce ASAP to supplement my Social Security.

by Anonymousreply 6603/02/2019

I imagine these babies and kids will be extremely coddled.

by Anonymousreply 6703/02/2019

I read somewhere that Japan's low birthrate is not causing a debt problem for their country because its own central bank buys the debt, and its currency doesn't weaken. Does that sound correct?

by Anonymousreply 6803/02/2019

Mostly yes R65.

by Anonymousreply 6903/02/2019

They're sorta silly parents.

by Anonymousreply 7003/03/2019

[quote]Now it seems borderline socially unacceptable to say you have no desire for a child.

Now?! It's been that way forever. Livejournal used to erupt in wank every week over people who decided to never have kids, and as a teen in the 80s and 90s I heard teachers and relatives talk constantly about kids, kids, kids. A female teacher without kids got shit all the time about it. Sitcom characters were all "biological clock" this and "old maid" that.

by Anonymousreply 7103/03/2019

That sentiment that a childless woman is barren still exists, R71.

by Anonymousreply 7203/03/2019

Really, r72?

by Anonymousreply 7303/03/2019

I don't agree. I think a lot of people that are of age and financially responsible are openly admitting to not wanting kids. It seems common enough.

by Anonymousreply 7403/03/2019

I like seeing the more-involved dads...that's a good thing. So is the fact that this gen is waiting until their 30s--for whatever reason--to marry/breed (fewer divorces, statistically).

How Millennials will be as parents is the wild card. Cross your fingers, world!

by Anonymousreply 7503/03/2019

I agree that couples waiting to have kids in their 30s, rather than 20s, is a better thing.

by Anonymousreply 7603/03/2019

R64 Gen Alpha is already being named to make Boomer and Millennial narcissism look like nothing. Imagine a generation that holds over everyone else how future-tech-literate they are. Oh whoooo you has the special self-driving vehicle license and we haven't gotten with the timesss... woooo.

by Anonymousreply 7703/03/2019

R55 Gen Xers are the helicopter parents to counter Boomer workaholics, Millennials are the 'hangers on' parents that want to be 'engaged' and 'present' while not seeming obsessed over it. I imagine if what I say is true, Gen Z parents will conversely try to 'detach' and 'disengage' their children to be able to have their space.

by Anonymousreply 7803/03/2019

Generation Alpha has the most badass name of them all.

by Anonymousreply 7903/03/2019

All I know is that all of these kids.. Z,Alpha,whatever are going to relish making us (millennials/Xers) feel ancient.

I can hear the jokes now. "OMG, you were born in the 20th century??!"

by Anonymousreply 8003/03/2019

Absolutely R80 Like the Jazz Age lot and Bloomsbury and all the rest basically trashtalked the 'Eminent Victorians'!

by Anonymousreply 8103/04/2019

R80 yep. I remember being a snotty kid and asking my grandparents things like "Whoa you knew people from the 19th century? What were they like?"

by Anonymousreply 8203/04/2019

I don't know what the situation is behind R70, but that definitely looks like a millennial parent situation LOL

by Anonymousreply 8303/04/2019

A sign of the apocalypse.

by Anonymousreply 8403/04/2019

You just know their millennial parents are going to fawn over and overcoddle them, R77.

by Anonymousreply 8503/04/2019

I'd assume millennial parents are going to be using their children mostly as Instagram props.

by Anonymousreply 8603/05/2019

Millennial daddies can be hot. The women are set to create the next tsunami of frauhood.

by Anonymousreply 8703/05/2019

r86 essentially yes.

by Anonymousreply 8803/05/2019

I saw a young father on the subway like the one at R14, and it was amazing to me how much the women, young and old, went out of their way to compliment him and help him with the stroller. A solo dad with a baby is like catnip for fraus.

by Anonymousreply 8903/05/2019

On one of those "What would you do" type shows they had a young white Millennial couple take a wailing infant to a high end restaurant.

99% of the other diners gave the couple a pass because they are youngish parents that deserve a nice evening out.

The couple that complained were made out to be the assholes. Apparently they did not deserve a nice evening out.

I think if the couple were not white or were in other parts of the world this scenario would have played out differently.

by Anonymousreply 9003/06/2019

I see these young couples struggling with their crying brats. It's a little bit funny and so not hashtaggable.

by Anonymousreply 9103/06/2019

Millenials take their kids everywhere with them. They're less helicopter parents circling around than stork parents.

by Anonymousreply 9203/06/2019

The other diners probably remembered what it was like to be a young, struggling couple with a baby, R90.

by Anonymousreply 9303/07/2019

You think right, R86.

by Anonymousreply 9403/07/2019

R93, no, actually it’s more likely the other diners decided it wasn’t worth speaking up about the wailing kid lest they end up being recorded/photographed and then subjected to the wrath of a bunch of unhinged Momma Bears on social media.

by Anonymousreply 9503/07/2019

What Would You Do? is a shitty morality play for the lower classes. Educated people know there's gray areas.

by Anonymousreply 9603/07/2019

R95 I agree. This has discussed elsewhere on DL: the cloud of entitlement is quite strong for US parents of a certain socioeconomic status both in the workplace as well as in social situations.

So many European countries are much more chilled out about kids; they parent with strong boundaries and expectations so kids conform to them, not the other way around. Nothing is perfect but this seems healthier for all around.

by Anonymousreply 9703/07/2019

Good for them.

by Anonymousreply 9803/07/2019

Gen Z better come up with a better nickname because millennials have already come up with a good one for their kids.

by Anonymousreply 9903/07/2019

I thought they weren't breeding?

by Anonymousreply 10003/07/2019

Not news.

by Anonymousreply 10103/07/2019


by Anonymousreply 10203/08/2019

It was bound to happen eventually.

by Anonymousreply 10303/10/2019

They're basically all the young parents of 1 to 5 year olds.

by Anonymousreply 10403/14/2019

R96 "Shitty morality play ", I agree. I really hated that show for a variety of reasons. Like you pointed out there are grey areas. Also, they were conducting a social experiment on unwilling (and unknowing participants ). The most ridiculous ones where when they had some abusive person berating or even shoving their partner (usually female but not always ) and acting as if anyone who didn't get personally involved was negligent. There's no way in hell that I'm placing myself in the middle of a couple arguing.

by Anonymousreply 10503/14/2019

[quote] It's the ticking biological clock, for women in their 30s at least.

We'll say!

by Anonymousreply 10604/03/2019

Excellent. We need a healthy mix of newcomers and those born and raised here.

by Anonymousreply 10704/03/2019

Incest Survivor Millennials fucked in childhood by their Baby Boomer Daddies and desperate to create an Instagram and Holiday card image to attempt for a feeling of wholeness that will never come.

by Anonymousreply 10804/03/2019

[quote] Millennials take their kids everywhere with them.

Not a good idea. I saw parents at loud concerts with toddlers (in noise-cancelling headphones). So ridiculous.

And then there was the case of a couple (grandparents, not Millennials) taking a toddler (under 3) to a baseball game. The kid got hit right in the face by a baseball at 150 mph and now they're fearing vision loss and brain damage (as the trauma was at such a young age).

by Anonymousreply 10904/08/2019

For once, millennials' cloying whimsy and juvenile pursuit of never-ending fun actually translates into something useful, as they're actually really good and involved with their infants and small children. Once those kids become teens, though, the true test will begin.

by Anonymousreply 11004/09/2019

Taking kids everywhere is not a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 11104/09/2019

Datalounge is always ahead of the curve.

Simultaneous pregnancies and births are going to become a thing in the next few years. Await the next baby boom as millennial frauen compete against one another in the fertility race.

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