DINK (acronym) or “Dual Income, No Kids”
Definition of dink. : a couple with two incomes and no children; also : a member of such a couple.
This blog category is about our relationship and child-free lifestyle. We’ve had one ectopic pregnancy experience and come back to living as dinks.
Disclaimer: Not that we have anything against parents/parenting or children for that matter. Charly spends quite a bit of time with children teaching music, and I consider myself the best aunt ever and someone friends and family can rely on for emergency babysitting situations.
About us: married, interracial, creatives, self-starters, black sheep, happy!
A dual income, no kids household affords us more flexibility. With no parental obligations, we are able to accommodate a schedule that includes longer or flexible work days, we’re pursuing our passions, and of course, we can travel.
Choosing to identify as DINKs is also a controversial choice which is unravelling as we go… Not everyone understands or supports it, and it’s seen as a selfish choice.
Our intention is not to offend anyone, but to live our best lives and enjoy our marriage and spending the rest of our lives together! We’ll be exploring minimalism, early retirement plans, remote work opportunities, living in different countries and more!
To follow a visual diary of our careers, adventures and dates, follow the DINK.Bliss Instagram account.
We realised we were dinks when we could just make spontaneous decisions, or go wherever we wanted, whenever! I know for some people that’s normal, but if you spend any time around children or parents, you’ll start to really appreciate the freedom.
Here’s our Instagram account dedicated to this lifestyle – https://www.instagram.com/dink.bliss/
Raising children comes with a price tag — and quite a hefty one. You also give up on some of your own dreams and goals to raise your children.
Some couples, like us, want to tick off some personal achievements before bringing another life into this world – if we ever decide to.
Neither of us consider having kids a big achievement, and that’s perfectly normal as long as it’s not one-sided. I also think if one of us changed their minds in the future it wouldn’t be a bad thing or challenge our relationship in any way… although I think our minds were made up long before we even met.
Without getting into too much about us, there are some smart reads every couple needs to check out when deciding if starting a family is the right choice for them: