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The rise of 'co-parenting': Broody, single women advertising for men to help them have babies
Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/2013 | EMMA ELMS

Posted on 08/18/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

With their biological clocks ticking, time poor and cash rich 40-something singletons are turning to the internet to find their man.

But these broody women are not looking for a relationship - instead they are looking for someone to father their child. More and more people across the U.S and UK are opting for the so-called 'co-parenting’ relationships – biological parents who have an otherwise platonic relationship, but who both contribute to raising the child.

Emma Elms reports on the rise of the unconventional trend.

WANTED Male co-parent to father at least one child with an attractive, financially independent 42-year-old woman. Must be a fully involved co-parent happy to share emotional and financial responsibility. Pregnancy via IVF by January 2014.

Rachel Hope, 42, is a property developer from Los Angeles. She is attractive, successful…and wants to be pregnant by January 2014. After 18 months of searching for a potential baby father, she has signed up to a website giving her access to thousands of men across the world who, like her, aren’t looking for a relationship, but want a child with someone who’ll take their parenting role seriously. Instead of strings attached, there’s an umbilical cord. ‘I’m in serious talks with three men – one from India, one from Germany and a gay man from the US,’ says Rachel.

Melani, 42, a senior sales consultant from New York, has also joined Modamily.com. ‘Ideally, I’m looking for the whole package – love, man and a child – but I’m also 42 and, although I’m in great shape, my biological clock has almost finished ticking. I need to be as proactive as I can.’ Melani is looking for 50:50 involvement with a co-parent, providing equal emotional and financial commitment to the child.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coparenting; generationy; parenting
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1 posted on 08/18/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I'm Aldous Huxley, and I approved this message.

2 posted on 08/18/2013 6:48:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any woman who thinks that she does not need a husband is not an attractive woman, regardless of her measurements.


3 posted on 08/18/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

In vitro fertilization, Hell! What is wrong with the natural way of getting a woman pregnant?


4 posted on 08/18/2013 6:49:24 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pathetic. Not in the critical way, but sadness for the lostness of these people.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 6:49:38 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Society is going to reap the whirlwind when these kids grow up.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 6:50:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

What is the upside of this “co-parenting relationship” for a man? Looks like none of the pleasure and all of the responsibility to me.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: SeekAndFind

You would have to be out of your mind to do this if you’re a man. These used up Hadrians would eat you alive in “family court” and you’d end up paying half your salary to her until the child was out of college.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: RightWingConspirator

I suspect it will be mostly fags who take them up on the offer.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 6:53:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

liberal chicks. who cares


10 posted on 08/18/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: dfwgator

you are making that up i bet there are no examples of households with no father present where the kids especially the males turn out bad


11 posted on 08/18/2013 6:54:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SeekAndFind

None of the socialists I once knew in the UK have kids. Thank goodness!


12 posted on 08/18/2013 6:55:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind

Name: David Crosby
Occupation: Musician
References: Mellisa Manchester

13 posted on 08/18/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; All

The Feminists and most of the left has sold the ideology that you can be completely happy without children.

Perhaps you can live a fufilled life in the church, but we were meant to have children, and most people who do not have them regret it.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Exactly, this is a free meal ticket for the woman unless the guy forms a contract, which will probably be struck down by a judge anyway.

The word, by the way, is harridan.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 6:59:34 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Michael.SF.

Etheridge versus Manchester, right?


16 posted on 08/18/2013 6:59:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: marktwain

I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 7:01:21 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Olog-hai

correct. I tried to post a correction, but I seem to be having technical issues.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 7:01:34 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: dfwgator

They made a movie about it. Called it “A Clockwork Orange”


19 posted on 08/18/2013 7:01:47 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Michael.SF.

The forum is having some hiccups today.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 7:02:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: struggle

You called?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O2HTjhyTwOg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DO2HTjhyTwOg&sa=X&ei=hHwRUvmSHKShiQLykoDIDw&ved=0CAcQqwQ


21 posted on 08/18/2013 7:02:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: rockrr

“Just singin’ in the rain...”


22 posted on 08/18/2013 7:02:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow - can you think of anything more selfish??

I need a baby. To hell with what the kid will need.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 7:03:17 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, does this include Sabrina Fulton vs. Tracy Martin vs. St. Tray?


24 posted on 08/18/2013 7:04:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jonty30

Guess I am really out of step. Thought that a child was something created by a man and a woman and is an outpouring and symbol of their love for one another.

Anyone - male or female - who would be a party to this kind of an arrangement should never be a parent.


25 posted on 08/18/2013 7:04:38 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

You’re so far out of it, you are now way ahead. Once society starts reaping, and when it gets bad enough, fatherhood will come back.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: trapped_in_LA

half your salary to her until the child was out of college.....and until, said child, finds a job, that will provide income to support that offspring outside of the mother’s home.....any man, who drops his sperm, in such a disgusting act, deserves anything that comes his way....


27 posted on 08/18/2013 7:10:05 PM PDT by B212
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To: Olog-hai

That is what I was thinking. Whoa didn’t know Manchester was involved too =). You see you learn alot on FR


28 posted on 08/18/2013 7:10:14 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SeekAndFind
These people who have rejected having children up to that point in their life that are now looking for to have children in such a fashion are exactly the type of people who have no business procreating, IMO.
29 posted on 08/18/2013 7:14:22 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: SeekAndFind
WANTED Male co-parent to father at least one child with an attractive, financially independent 42-year-old woman. Must be a fully involved co-parent happy to share emotional and financial responsibility. Pregnancy via IVF by January 2014.

Human contact is too messy.

30 posted on 08/18/2013 7:17:15 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: henkster

My cousin chose not to have children. She had breast cancer at a young age. She married someone with children, and she has been very involved in their lives.

She’s a wonderful person!


31 posted on 08/18/2013 7:17:24 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: WorkingClassFilth

This is some sick Sh-tuff


32 posted on 08/18/2013 7:20:25 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: henkster
I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.

Plus they have little to no stake in the future beyond the end of their lives.

33 posted on 08/18/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Venturer

I don’t get this. A 40 something woman wants the guy to do half the parenting, pay half the costs and it has to be IVF?

Sounds like a great deal. Will jump right on that.... Oh wait.

Never mind.


34 posted on 08/18/2013 7:24:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any man that agrees to this needs to have his head examined because his IQ doesn’t even exceed the single digits.


35 posted on 08/18/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: RightWingConspirator

The only way a woman is getting my seed is by being my wife. Other than that she can KMA.


36 posted on 08/18/2013 7:36:24 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: vetvetdoug

This is so empty, sad, and depressing I can’t stand it.

Good Lord, don’t bring a child into that sad empty life. So awful for him/her in so many respects!


37 posted on 08/18/2013 7:42:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: henkster
I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.

Hey! I've chosen not to have children… though that's because I'm unmarried.
While I'd like to get married, I've no illusions that the fairer sex is interested in me (I'm kinda an unaccomplished loser, in my own opinion; I'm out of a job, even though I have a degree; and I'm somewhat asocial)* and many [American] women in my age-group seem rather indoctrinated in the feminist movement.

38 posted on 08/18/2013 7:51:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
So, I assume in these "relationships" the mother gets full custody and the father has the joy of seeing his child on alternate weekends only. What fun! Oh, the joy to look forward to!

What is wrong with these idiots? I know, rhetorical question.

39 posted on 08/18/2013 7:57:46 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Yeah, it sure sounds like these women are looking for a man willing to go straight to “divorced” with alimony payments in exchange for giving her a couple kids.

Funny how all them advertise themselves as attractive and financially independent. They sound like they’re neither.


40 posted on 08/18/2013 8:14:14 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: OneWingedShark

If you’ve ever listened to Dr. Laura, thank your stars and stripes that you have a low appeal to women. There are worse fates in this world than being perpetually single.


41 posted on 08/18/2013 8:14:27 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh, what could go wrong?

Well, besides the strong possibility of completely maladjusted children...


42 posted on 08/18/2013 8:18:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I don’t think he’s referring to those who are single by circumstance. There are many, too many, people who pop kids and drop’em at daycare with nary any real interaction with them.


43 posted on 08/18/2013 8:21:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: henkster

“I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.”

Ah... It couldn’t be that they have doubts about whether this dying country’s society is going to be rather inhospitable to people with traditional values now, would it? Or.. perhaps a health concern that casts doubts about their ability to effectively parent their children over the long haul? Every situation is different.


44 posted on 08/18/2013 8:27:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: ScottinVA

*CONCERNS about whether this...


45 posted on 08/18/2013 8:29:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No huggie, no kissie until I get wedding ring.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 8:35:41 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Jonty30
If you’ve ever listened to Dr. Laura, thank your stars and stripes that you have a low appeal to women.

I've not listened to Dr Laura; what would I find out if I did?

47 posted on 08/18/2013 8:40:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
‘I’m in serious talks with three men – one from India, one from Germany and a gay man from the US,’ says Rachel.

What could possibly go wrong?
48 posted on 08/18/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: OneWingedShark

She’s used to do broadcasting, but now she’s Sirrius.


49 posted on 08/18/2013 8:47:12 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: henkster

“I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.”

Absolutely not true!

Some of us knew our limitations and chose not to have children that we could not cope with nor support financially. Many more should have given careful consideration to this question of bringing children into the world before they went along willy nilly and did it.

A prime example is my sister who had 6 kids outside of marriage. After the first one, I suggested she stop there and her exact words to me were, “I will have as many as I want just to spite all of you (family). Well, now she has them and it is not us who have been spited, but her. And she realizes it in spades but it is too late. I love them all dearly and would do anything for them but she has created untold hardship for herself and for them by not thinking beforehand. It is very responsible to not have children when you know you are not fit to have them and care for them.

So don’t lump us all in there with a blanket statement. You have no idea what anyone’s individual status is in such matters unless they specifically tell you.


50 posted on 08/18/2013 9:18:45 PM PDT by jodyel
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