I was tempted to save this video for Father’s Day, but I just couldn’t wait.
One common trope in discussions about mating is the affliction known as “baby fever.” This allegedly affects women aged 30 and older, who becoming increasingly desperate to find a mate as they come face to face with an expiration date on their fertility. However, new research shows that both men and women are susceptible to the “visceral, emotional desire” to have a child.
A recent survey shows that men are nearly as likely to want children as women are, and actually become more distraught when they don’t have them. Robin Hadley of Keele University in England sums up his findings: