The “Dinks”, these couples who do not want children, question society about its relationship to parenthood

The “Dinks”, these couples who do not want children, question society about its relationship to parenthood

Do you know the Dinks? These new couples are redefining the very status of the family, by deliberately opting for a life without children. Deciphering an emerging phenomenon.

Do your childless friends annoy you with their joie de vivre, their freedom, their purchasing power (better than yours)? In this case they are surely part of the “dinks”. In other words, couples who have chosen not to have children to focus on other aspects of their lives.

More flexibility in everyday life

Far from being a simple passing phenomenon, the new family model “dual income, no kids” is attracting more and more young people. And for good reason: between inflation, global tensions and environmental concerns, these young couples are wondering what is the point of having a child.

The advantages of this lifestyle are also numerous: this status allows them greater financial freedom and greater availability to fully devote themselves to other hobbies… without having to assume the responsibilities associated with education children.

“I’ve been a dink for over twenty years. I love my life and feel great without having kids. No regrets. I’m the best aunt ever! And I have LOTS of other friends long time “dink”. We are doing well and we are happy“, proclaims Debbie Friez, a marketing and social media influencer.

The “dinks” do not hesitate to pity the parents.

Life is hard enough without intentionally making it worse“, tweeted another Internet user.

Prioritize yourself

If the number of Dinks households has experienced constant growth in recent years, it is because they correspond to the expectations of part of the new generation – focused on professional development, leisure activities, travel , personal investments… and of course self-realization.

In reality, DINKs appear to forgo parenting to prioritize self-expression, personal growth, and meaningful relationships over materialistic pursuits. recognizes psychologist Mark Travers for Forbes.

A different life choice that sparks debate

Whether the followers of the movement like it or not, the Dinks’ way of life is not always perceived in a positive way.

Beyond even the ideafamily“, which remains a social norm anchored in Western cultures today, the Dinks’ choice of life gives rise to misunderstandings, particularly on the economic level (what about the aging of the population and the payment of pensions?).

Not having children remains a personal choice, but one that could have long-term implications on the social and economic structure of the country.