Skip to comments.Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms
Posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels
A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43.
That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK.
Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey.
Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list.
Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a new program called Wendell and Vinnie, which features a 30-year-old bachelor who suddenly becomes the legal guardian of his precocious 12-year-old nephew.
"As a man, especially one who works for a children's channel, the question if men ever reach maturity is one I am well accustomed to," said Tim Patterson, Nickelodeon's director of programming. "However, as the characters Wendell and Vinnie show in our new program, a difference in maturity between two people definitely makes for an amusing partnership."
Men don't dispute their immaturity. A quarter of the men surveyed described themselves as actively immature, and both mean and women agreed that women mature much, much sooner.
Three in 10 women surveyed said they and ended a relationship because they found a man too immature, and eight in 10 believed men "never stop being childish."
On the bright side, almost one-third of those surveyed believed a little immaturity can be an asset when bonding with children.
The survey found the top five maturity failings among British men to be:
1. Finding humour in their own farts and burps
2. Eating fast food in the wee hours
3. Playing video games
4. Driving too fast or racing other cars
5. Snickering at rude words
At what age do women stop digging for gold?
I would say that men start to mature when they start to be unable to bounce back from their acts of idiocy.
If that is an average, then some 20 year olds are mature to make up for me.
When I was 8, I was more mature than my third grade teacher at the time. Nobody with a personality like that should ever have been in charge of children.
Oh, about the time the stupid old fart she married kicks the bucket. :)
These people are nuts. I’m a 67 year old kid and still growing.
Just a list of of annoying habits rather than indications of immaturity. Doesn’t maturity consist of taking full responsibility for one’s self and accepting the consequences of one’s actions?
The rate at which men mature seems to be inversely related to the rise in feminism. Figure that one out..
Men want women, women want money.
Seems I recall something about the more advanced, intelligent mammals taking longer to reach maturity.
LOL They stop?
Just one of the various reasons I don’t date. I can’t “keep a relationship happy” because I don’t believe that jewelery could make someone happy. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, nah don’t care to buy those. Wanna go out to eat? Why waste money? I’d rather buy a bunch of sets of guitar strings. I sometimes go months without restringing my guitars.
Go ahead... pull my finger.
Women can be just as immature as men. Look at Barbara Boxer
Maturity is akin to accepting responsibility for one’s own needs.
When “the government” pays for your needs, the needs of unmarried mothers, and the needs of illegitimate children, NO ONE “matures.”
“Call me Senator.”
Stop it! You can’t say the truth... how will feminism ever advance?
Where did “laughs at 3 Stooges” fall on this list of female grievances?
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