Like many words today, "childfree" can take on different meanings depending on the individual. Since our dating platform exists solely for those who elect to be childfree, we decided to craft our own definition so that we could be clear in who this service is for. We define "childfree" as:
"People who have made a clear choice not to have children, now or in the future."
As you can see above, our definition is rooted in clear choice: we believe one is "childfree" if they have made a personal decision to NOT have kids, either now or in the future. If you've frequented the prominent childfree sub-Reddit then you'll notice our definition above is very similar; we align very closely with Cambridge Dictionary's definition of childfree as well.
We also want to state what "childfree" is not: "childless" does NOT equate to "childfree" in our definition. For example, if one has already had kids, but maybe they have gone off to college or have moved out of the house; that does not fall in line with our definition of "childfree". Again, this boils down entirely to choice: our members are extremely passionate about this topic, so that is why we felt it was prudent to show our definition to the world so that prospective members can better determine if this community is right for them. In addition, since our staff here at CFdating approves each and every new profile request, we use this definition as a guideline in order to ensure the community is as childfree as possible.
As always, if you have any questions about our definition of childfree please do not hesitate to reach out to our team via our contact form.