This new app lets single people find someone to have a baby with
Women are constantly being warned that their biological clock is ticking and if they’re keen to join the parenting party, they need to get a wriggle on.
But what happens if you’re ready for parenthood, but you don’t have someone who actually want to procreate with?
As it stands right now for single women wanting to go it alone there are sperm banks and single men could consider surrogacy, but what if you don’t fancy flying solo?
Step forward Modamily.
It’s an app, which can help you to find someone who also wants to have a baby; no relationship necessary.
It’s different to sperm donation because the person you’re matched with wants to be part of the child’s life, but it’s not Tinder either because you’re trying to find someone to co-parent with rather than date.
Modamily’s founder, Ivan Fatovic, created the app after recognising a need for different family-making options when many of his female friends in their late 30s to early 40s were growing frustrated with online dating.
“They were ready to settle down, but apps involved too many first dates and casual expectations,” he tells the Washington Post. “One friend had a tendency to drink a couple of cocktails and then tell men that she wanted three children in the next five years. That’s not exactly what most guys at a bar want to hear.”
He created Modamily to give men and women more options when it comes to creating a family.
So how does it work?
Users can specify their preference in a variety of parenting agreements, from 50/50 partnerships to anonymous sperm donors.
Wannabe parents answer questions about parenting preferences and family values and are provided with matches.
“The more questions you answer in our quiz, the more accurate a picture you will give other candidates as to your character, lifestyle, and vision for how you’d like to raise your child. The percentage reflects how like-minded you are to a particular candidate,” Modamily’s site explains.
Though co-parenting sites were previously aimed at the LGBT community, Modamily is aimed at single people of any gender or sexuality who haven’t yet found someone to have a baby with.
Fatovic told the Washington Post that co-parenting is like skipping straight to divorce, without the trauma of having to watch your mum and dad falling out of love.
No family set-up is straight forward and every family will have messy periods, but in the case of platonic co-parenting, parents can prepare for that from the beginning.
So it’s a bit like online dating, but instead of figuring out if you want to go on a second or third date, you consider if you’re compatible enough to raise a baby together.
Metro notes that Modamily do not actually arrange artificial insemination, which means you’ll need to sort that yourself via a home insemination kit. But you should ensure all parties undertake relevant health checks, such as STI and HIV tests.
As it stands at the moment Modamily is only available in the US, but if it proves popular, it might well make its way across the pond.
Because just because you haven’t met the perfect partner, doesn’t mean you won’t make a great parent.
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