I have a 1 year old. My brother has a 12 year old and a 4 year old. We still manage to play Super Smash Bros at least once or twice a week with the buds. Game sessions lasting around 4-8 hours. We host it either at his place or mine. We don't have dedicated babysitters nor do our kids stop us from having gaming sessions. His kids just run around and play and do their own thing. Since mine is only 1 usually I gotta make sure he's fed and change his diaper. He'll just chill around the boys and play with his toys or hang out in the room with his mother. Kids aren't at all social suicide. Me and my girl double date with an old work buddy of mine pretty frequently as well. His daughter is around the same age as my son and majority of the time we bring the babies with us when we hang out. It's okay to have kids. You're lives aren't neccesarily over. Kids are not hard work. Hell I'm a stay at home dad and day trade a few hours out of the day. My days are a breeze.