(Dual Income no Kids) I rarely create threads but as I approach 30 it is clear to me that I do not want children. My partner agrees and thus I feel we will be DINKs for life. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of kids, I hear the stories from those around me about how their kids have changed their lives. Of course, those stories are in between the points where they are complaining about their situation. Thus far, the bad seems to outweigh the good from my perspective. Now to the parents it is likely not that way, those good moments erase the bad ones which is fantastic. For me though, why deal with the bad? Which gets to the heart of it: I don't want the hassle. I enjoy my freedom, time, money and overall lifestyle. I can pursue my Masters, have a nice amount of free cash flow, pick up and go when I want, etc. It may sound selfish (it is do a degree, but I obviously share with my partner so I am not THAT selfish), but I simply do not think I want to enter into that kind of obligation. That said, if we later change our mind, adoption will be the first (and likely only...) route we take, far too many children out there. Anyhow, just wanted to sync with some other DINKs out there. When did you really know kids weren't for you? Do you forsee changing your position down the road?