“But that might mean doing those things not together, which is really sad.” Lauren is part of a growing cohort of women: those in their late 20s and early 30s who aren’t sure about — or are decidedly against — becoming mothers.
In a nationally representative survey of single, childless people in 2011, more men than women said they wanted kids.
However, the Herald has learnt investigations into the tragic blaze at Kilcronan Avenue, Clondalkin, have since shown that the fire was caused by a candle situated close to the television in the living area.
Will we ever manage to get to the end of our lists, and how will number eight ever happen when we’re still shopping in Primark?
“There’s definitely a huge pressure on young people these days,” says Anna, 26.
“People in their twenties are expected to have it sorted career wise, but also have a varied sex life and fulfilled relationships by the time they’re in their thirties – and also maintain their individuality.
It’s a huge juggling act.” She has recently come out of a four-year relationship and is worried she won’t find someone to start a family with when she's ready in a few years' time.
Add the fact that younger guys have more stamina, and you just may have a match made in orgasm heaven.“A younger man has more energy and is more willing to try things,” says Lindsay Slosberg, dating expert for the app Let’s Date.