How old is too old to father a child?

How old is too old to father a child?

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Al Pacino 82 fathers another child with girlfriend 29

https://news.sky.com/story/al-pacino-expecting-fourth-child-at-83-this-time-with-29-year-old-girlfriend-noor-alfallah-12893515

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I think the plan should be to be around until the child is at least 18. So that should be taken into consideration. To that end, I'd say approximately 60 years of age ought to be the maximum.

But that's far from ideal. I think men should be parenting when they are younger and fitter and with a hope to see their offspring reach 40 or so and therefore meet their grandchildren.

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@fmf said
I think the plan should be to be around until the child is at least 18. So that should be taken into consideration. To that end, I'd say approximately 60 years of age ought to be the maximum.

But that's far from ideal. I think men should be parenting when they are younger and fitter and with a hope to see their offspring reach 40 or so and therefore meet their grandchildren.
I was in the “or so range” (42 and 44) and met my first grandchild for the first time, 18 months ago.

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@great-big-stees said
I was in the “or so range” (42 and 44) and met my first grandchild for the first time, 18 months ago.
I married at 30 years of age. My older child is 23. No "cucu"* yet.

* pronounced choochoo

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Evidently for me it was about age 61. I was in a suit. A woman claimed I was the father of her baby. A quick test proved her wrong. No match and no swimmers.

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@gambrel said
Evidently for me it was about age 61. I was in a suit. A woman claimed I was the father of her baby. A quick test proved her wrong. No match and no swimmers.
I think it is a different age for different men. Depends on how strong your little swimmers are. πŸ™‚

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@very-rusty said
I think it is a different age for different men. Depends on how strong your little swimmers are. πŸ™‚

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About a year after the arrival our our second offspring I became “incapable” and oddly enough it also coincided with the start of my pate hair disappearing.πŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ˜‘πŸ˜

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@great-big-stees said
About a year after the arrival our our second offspring I became “incapable” and oddly enough it also coincided with the start of my pate hair disappearing.πŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ˜‘πŸ˜
They both could be hereditary by your Mom, or Dad. You just didn't have a say in the matter is all. πŸ™‚

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@very-rusty said
They both could be hereditary by your Mom, or Dad. You just didn't have a say in the matter is all. πŸ™‚

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My “incapability” had nothing to do with anything hereditary though the latter was inevitable.😁

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@great-big-stees said
My “incapability” had nothing to do with anything hereditary though the latter was inevitable.😁
Of course it did, odds are someone on your fathers side or mothers side was bald. Same could be said for your slow swimmers. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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@great-big-stees said
About a year after the arrival our our second offspring I became “incapable” and oddly enough it also coincided with the start of my pate hair disappearing.πŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ˜‘πŸ˜
I have a sure-fire cure for baldness. Don’t have a bald grandfather.

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@moonbus said
I have a sure-fire cure for baldness. Don’t have a bald grandfather.
So you think it skips a generation?

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@very-rusty said
So you think it skips a generation?

-VR
My blonde hair skipped a generation.

My parents had brown hair, but three of my grandparents were blond.


Yeah, yeah, I know blond is recessive. πŸ™„

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@moonbus said
I have a sure-fire cure for baldness. Don’t have a bald grandfather.
Both of mine were, indeed, mostly hairless.

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@very-rusty said
So you think it skips a generation?

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Basic genetics: recessive traits only manifest when both alleles are recessive in an individual, and one inherits only one allele from a bald or hairy father. Hence, having bald grandfathers is a better indicator than having a hairy father of whether the man in question will develop baldness.