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Dating Is Almost Always Daunting, But When YouRe Watching Your Biological Clock, It Gives A Whole New Meaning To The Phrase Time Is Of The Essence, Says Sarah Sahagian

Sarah Sahagian

The year I turned 29, my desire to have a baby escalated faster than Vin Diesel’s driving in The Fast and The Furious. The mere sight of a tiny onesie could cause me to spontaneously ovulate. Because there’s no known cure for ‘baby fever’ besides actually making a baby, my boyfriend and I got engaged and made plans to procreate.

But here’s the rub – my fiancé and I weren’t meant to be. We soon discovered we weren’t compatible enough to plan a wedding together, let alone parent a person. And so our relationship deteriorated two months before our wedding. This left me single, not exactly ready to mingle, and obsessed with the tick-tock of my biological clock.

Then in my 30s, I was determined not to waste time. I understood that single motherhood was an option, but a nagging part of me wanted a partner with whom I could share my baby’s first steps – and the cost of childcare.

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