Coparenting – it’s a thing now. That’s why the website “Modamily” was launched.
It’s for people who want a partner in raising a child, but that’s where it stops. Nothing sexual or romantic. (Though they do say sometimes relationships do happen)
According to their website: “…noticed a good portion of family and friends spending their 20s and 30s focused on their careers and putting off marriage and children. Yet, as they approached 40, especially in the case of female friends, there came an enormous amount of pressure for finding a partner, often resulting in rushed marriages ending in divorce. It was even more disheartening when a child was introduced because now that child would often have to be raised in an environment of friction where mommy and daddy did not get along. I felt there had to be another viable option that could protect against these problems. Hence, co-parenting.”
The CBC did a cool report on a straight lady in her 40’s who was done with dating, and a gay man also in his 40’s that really wanted to be a father. The 2 are currently raising their child together, but are not in any way romantically connected.