You’re probably allowed to think this, but you probably shouldn’t say it to the New York Times reporter when you’re being interviewed for your wedding announcement:
As the years passed, the couple rarely talked about marriage or commitment. Last July, as Ms. Yue’s 39th birthday was approaching, Mr. Yee, who wanted to be a father, did a rational analysis.
“I was thinking, ‘She’s getting kind of old,’ ” he said. “I would either have to have children with Lorene immediately or find a new girlfriend and start the whole process all over.”