40% of all American children are now born to single mothers, according to the CDC and the Brookings Institute. This is a huge upswing from just 11% of all American children born to single mothers in the 1970s. Shotgun weddings were a thing in America in the 1970s, with San Francisco residents telling pollsters there wasn't a choice: if he got a woman pregnant, he married her. With the mindless messaging from libfem that "marriage is just a piece of paper", out of wedlock births became less and less subject to social stigma. The result? Children born to single mothers are far more likely to live in poverty (one income vs. dual income household) than those born to a couple. Children born to single mothers are also far more likely to experience traumatic upheaval (frequent moves, unstable home life, lack of childcare options due to a worsening economic climate etc) which can result in behavioral and health issues.
We at FDS know better than the libfem lie that "marriage is just a piece of paper". With marriage comes property and ownership rights, health and life insurance that could be critical in an emergency. Marriage is no piece of paper. It is something that the gay rights movement fought heavily for for decades. Marriage can be referred to in law as the "estate of marriage", so tangible and heavy is its crown.
It takes two to tango. For mostly all (sperm donors, adoption, etc excluded) out of wedlock birth there is a father figure somewhere nearby. That is now 40% of births! Those men, formerly just part of 11% of births, feed into the dating pool. While the mother is saddled with the bulk of the childcare and child rearing, without a marriage the argument for child support (which is difficult to get already) falls apart. What happens to these deadbeat dads? Do they keep to the shadows, improving themselves? Do these LVM/NVM realize they helped give life and should help raise it? Do these men realize society depends on them doing the right thing? NO.
These LVM / NVM deadbeat dads have absolutely zero guilt re-entering the dating field knowing their children are somewhere out there missing their dad. Clues you're talking to a deadbeat dad include:
- He's shady about his living situation due to the kids/baby mother occasionally (or frequently) being present
- NO pictures with exes. His main ex is his baby mother and he doesn't want her on his socials while he's chatting up other women, duh
- General dislike of "the courts", "court system favoring women / females"
- Comparing everything and everyone to his ex (the baby mother)
- Cyclical relationship with his baby mother: he goes back to her regularly etc.
- Obsession with his baby mother
- Strong belief that he can "do better" than his baby mother
Personally, I would never want to be around a man and his baby mother and his kids....no thanks. I know that environment is not conducive to my health or growth and is not for me. Thus I avoid single fathers like the plague.