Greengranted came back with another question/observation that I didn’t address with my post on kids or no kids.
In my humble (20 year old) opinion, you didn’t discuss the biggest downside — being tied up to one woman.
Here’s the thing. Every woman is different. Every woman is the same. How’s that for contradictory? Different in respect to the combination of experiences, personality traits, and looks that make her an individual that you may or may not want to get to know better. The same in traits that they have (little or) no control over: hypergamy, solipsism, and that catch all category of neotony.
Do I mind being tied to one woman. Well, to be honest I’d have to say yes, a lot of the time I do mind. That is nothing against her and all about me. Now some of that very well could be ‘the grass is greener on the other side of the fence’ thinking. Some of that is due to the opportunities that come my way every year that so far I have not partaken (Dr. Eric Stratton has been my conscious on a couple of occasions talking me back from that precipice). Some of that is being friends with Talley who has been managing a harem for three plus years and racking up a sizeable notch count while regaling me with stories/pictures of his conquests. He truly is an evil bastard.
From an empirical point of view, with feminism, carousel riders, the divorce culture, and a government that basically is out to enslave you and change the terms of your marriage contract in favor of your wife, you’d have to be crazy to get married in this day and age. Would I do it over if I knew then what I know now and if I’d taken the red pill before I met and married my wife? No. Is being married and having children horrible? No, not at all.
Talley on the other hand thinks that if you really want children you should wait until your closer to 40-45, perfect your game and marry a gal in her early 20′s. Then, by the time the wall is really hitting her you’ll be dying of old age anyway. Cheery thought, isn’t it.