Sydneysiders are rarely interested in marriage until around 28. They regularly live together before marriage. And before then, they couldn’t imagine having a baby, but when they do they can’t imagine anything else. (Babies are burdens before marriage and accessories after marriage). As they get older, the men in particular are hurting, and they are sensitive to the possibility that they have not been close enough to their sons and daughters as they imagined they would.That accessories bit is kind of harsh, but someone said it in our brainstorm session, and I'd be interested to know your thoughts.
Pic of St Philip's on Flickr by Ian.Climacus.