Does reaching a certain age make you broody?

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    So I've just turned 25, and started noticing over the last few months that I've become really broody. Not necessarily in terms of having a desire to be sleep-deprived and covered in bodily fluids, but just wanting to have one lol.

    My second niece was born a few months ago, my cousin as well as a colleague are due in the next 2 months, and I'm presuming that's highlighted it even more. Hell, even Beyonce's baby bump had me saying awww. :redface:

    Which brings me to my question, does reaching a certain age bring with it, "baby fever"?

    The Times - broody single man
     
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    I'm still waiting for my paternal instinct to kick in, myself.
     
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    Me too, last yr or so.
     
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    67 here. still not "broody."
     
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    Happened when I turned 25. Couldn't stand kids before that.

    I'm so broody I look after kids as a job.
     
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    i am lacking the broody gene. :smile:
     
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    It hasn't happened to me yet, but I am young. To be honest, I don't think I'd be a very good father.

    You with kids?! Poor little souls. (I'm joking, of course.) :tongue:
     
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    Kids are a pain in the ass...I can deal with them like 15 minutes, then, get'em the hell out of my sight!...Pretty much like I feel about adults too:mad:
     
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    no..and i'm 38.
     
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    Never wanted them, never felt like raising them, don't like being around them for more than a short time. I do what I want. I go where I want, when I want, for how long I want. No regrets.
     
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    I'm 44 and still have no desire for them. Parenthood is not meant for everyone. Luckily my wife feels the same way.
     
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    I adore kids! I would love to have them.

    Therefore, I don't think age really has a total part of being broody (as if the posters above me couldn't disprove that - here's to one who's probably a bit too young to worry about this, lol). I understand that most younger people probably don't want kids or even plan to have any, but it's something I want... To be a father.
     
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    I have baby fever.
     
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    I'm so unbroody I didn't know what broody meant.
     
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    I've badly wanted a children since I was 22. Might have had something to do with not ticking the box on my life plan when I was 21.
     
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    Same here, I've always wanted em. I've got much younger sisters so I guess I realised it was fun having toddlers round the house to look after. :)

    Shall we? :biggrin1:
     
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    "Broody"? Is this word in common use now? I saw the thread and assumed that it was talking about becoming prone to brooding, i.e., to gloomy pensiveness.
     
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    Yes it is, in fact it's been in common usage an awfully long time indeed.
     
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    I don't expect mine ever will. I'm one of those people who really doesn't see what all the fuss is about with children. I did look after my little sister a lot when I was in my early teens and I think whatever tiny quantity of parental feeling I may ever have had was fully satisfied by that experience.
     
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    Helping care for my sibs and nieces killed any broody in me ……..
     
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