Frequently Asked Questions
No Kidding! is an all-volunteer, non-profit social club for adult couples and singles who, for whatever reason, have never had children. It is not a business or a dating service. We rely on all of our members to volunteer some of their time to organize our activities.
Since its inception in 1984 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, childfree people have contacted us from all over the world.
Members in the various No Kidding! chapters range in age from 18 to 80 (and up!), with most being in their 30's and 40's and include couples, singles, men, and women.
Most members of No Kidding! have thought long and hard about parenthood. Many have concluded (for various reasons) that it really wasn't right for them.
Similarly, some No Kidding! members adore children, while others don't care much for children at all. You will probably meet some from each extreme (and everywhere in between!) at your local chapter No Kidding! activities.
Membership is open to any adult who has never parented -- regardless of gender, age, color, race, ethnicity, cultural or linguistic background, marital, social or economic status, political, sexual or religious orientation, or physical or mental ability.
If a member has a partner who has parented (i.e. has kids of any age), the partner may attend events as a guest of the member. The partner may not attend events without the member, and must pay a function fee (just like all other guests and non-members).
People wanting to make new childfree friends have started No Kidding! chapters in numerous cities in several countries around the world. Currently, there are active No Kidding! Chapters in Canada and the United States.