So there we were, reflecting on our life as a couple. Most of our friends had married and procreated - seemingly conceiving on the wedding night - and migrated deep into the "best school districts", rarely to be seen again. Others were still single, bouncing from meat market club to bar, still playing the game.
Lingering in singlehood, or blasting into parentdom, many of our friends were in a vastly different life stage than us. No doubt they represent the American majority; however, that path is not for all of us.
Every year more of us are choosing to slow things down - having kids later or not having them at all - soaking up life as a couple with the time, energy, and resources to focus on career, setting the foundation for the future, and simply experiencing the freedom of life without the commitment of kids.
We looked around and asked ourselves the obvious question… couples like us continue to grow in scale, but are we growing in influence? While the public and private sectors are enjoying our rising revenues, the proliferation of products & services, literature, and life resources were built on the backs of the American gorillas: families, singles, children, and seniors.
It was clear that we, living the Dual Income No Kids lifestyle, deserved more; more ways to meet each other, discover stuff we want to do, and share opportunities and information within our community. We needed a home, a destination and a resource to make the most of our unique lifestyle.
Today it happens - 2011 is the year we stand up and be counted…
Like millennial hippies, we moved West to San Francisco, joining with DINKs and FODs (Friends of…) that believed in the cause to establish home base for this revolution, to build the platform for this uprising… and DINKlife was born.
DINKlife unites the DINK community (Link) to make the most of today with the info we need (Think), the events and activities we care about (more to come), and the opportunities that make us thrive (Sync)
As for us… will we have kids? Who knows? Today, we make the most of now, investing in ourselves, each other, and the community around us.
We can do this… because we're DINKs. Join DINKlife and help us to spread the revolution!
Check out DINKlife.com and the hilarious video at www.youtube.com/dinklife