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Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms
The Province ^ | June 11, 2013

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


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 43; adulthood; anotherstudy; culturewar; feminism; genderwars; males; manhood; maturity; men; savethemales
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1 posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

At what age do women stop digging for gold?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 5:12:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rickmichaels

I would say that men start to mature when they start to be unable to bounce back from their acts of idiocy.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 5:13:40 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: rickmichaels

If that is an average, then some 20 year olds are mature to make up for me.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rickmichaels

Complete BS

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.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: driftdiver

Oh, about the time the stupid old fart she married kicks the bucket. :)


6 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:14 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: rickmichaels

These people are nuts. I’m a 67 year old kid and still growing.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rickmichaels

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?


8 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:47 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: rickmichaels

The rate at which men mature seems to be inversely related to the rise in feminism. Figure that one out..


9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rickmichaels
I guess it means that men stop having fun at an older age than women.

Men want women, women want money.

10 posted on 06/11/2013 5:16:59 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rickmichaels

Seems I recall something about the more advanced, intelligent mammals taking longer to reach maturity.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 5:16:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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12 posted on 06/11/2013 5:17:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: driftdiver

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.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 5:18:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: rickmichaels

Go ahead... pull my finger.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 5:19:37 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: rickmichaels
What about in Canada ?


15 posted on 06/11/2013 5:19:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: rickmichaels

Women can be just as immature as men. Look at Barbara Boxer


16 posted on 06/11/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT by Viennacon (Universalist Unitarian Church - It's like the DNC, except with more booing of God)
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To: rickmichaels

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.”


17 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:08 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Viennacon

“Call me Senator.”


18 posted on 06/11/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: workerbee

Stop it! You can’t say the truth... how will feminism ever advance?


19 posted on 06/11/2013 5:24:22 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: rickmichaels; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Lazamataz

Where did “laughs at 3 Stooges” fall on this list of female grievances?


20 posted on 06/11/2013 5:24:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rickmichaels

I’m 50 and do all five. I also have been married 30 years, am a veteran, have never been unemployed a day in my life, and my entire police record consists of 4 speeding tickets (if they keep those on record for life).

The female/socially-acceptable version of maturity is overrated. Men are mature when they are comfortable with themselves which is an aspiration that few women will ever claim. If a bunch of academics aren’t happy with that and can’t understand that, tough!


21 posted on 06/11/2013 5:24:29 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: rickmichaels
I know I am going to get flack for saying this but I don't buy this bogus study.

Stay focused folks this is agenda driven just like the bogus meme of the feminist " women are morally superior than men " .....
22 posted on 06/11/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: oblomov
Doesn’t maturity consist of taking full responsibility for one’s self and accepting the consequences of one’s actions?

You mean like our pResident ? Or Hillary ? Or any of our Federal overlords ?

23 posted on 06/11/2013 5:25:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: RegulatorCountry
The strange thing is ? the guy who is the life of the party is the one who can make the ladies laugh.
Once they get the nice mature guy then they say " ohh he's so boring " ... go figure ?
24 posted on 06/11/2013 5:26:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: JoeProBono

Man Stroke Woman: Uncle Jack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYEGHuXHmk

Uncle Jack (Nick Frost) takes his 12-year old nephew (Sonny Rooney) out on an blind date, makes him drive home because he’s too drunk, takes him to a strip club on his birthday, buys him a carton of cigarettes, gambles with his charity money and finally takes him home after a night out at the club.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 5:27:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bryanw92
Men are mature when they are comfortable with themselves

Amen!

26 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: rickmichaels

Willis Carrier invented air conditioning at the age of 26 in the year 1901 or thereabouts, as I remember.

Can you imagine a 26-year-old in this society having the maturity and ambition to carry out such a feat today? I exclude inventions related to computers since they appeal to the nerds which exhibit the same lack of maturity.


27 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: rickmichaels
Maturity comes down to this : owning up and accepting responsibility and being accountable instead of shoving it off on to someone else.

28 posted on 06/11/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: central_va

Men want women, women want money.

****

Of course we women want money. How else can we afford to buy beer and peanuts for the old fart stuck in his armchair, Come on now~ ;P


29 posted on 06/11/2013 5:31:39 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: UCANSEE2
"Or Hillary ?"

Hillary is vicious, old, fat, ugly, and stupid. But she is not mature.

30 posted on 06/11/2013 5:32:02 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: driftdiver
At what age do women stop digging for gold?

At about the same time men stop chasing young women in pursuit of casual sex:

When they realize that superficially pretty things can't cure emptiness.

31 posted on 06/11/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: rickmichaels; SpinnerWebb

Right about the time that they figure out that their penis has a hole in it so their brain can get enough air.


32 posted on 06/11/2013 5:33:00 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Bryanw92
Jack Nicholson ( and the only man who could ever get away of ever saying this ) “ You take away reasoning and accountability you have a woman “
33 posted on 06/11/2013 5:33:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: andy58-in-nh

According to my single friends its the women who want the casual sex these days. Have had several divorced friends (males) tell me they were dumped because they didnt put out soon enough.


34 posted on 06/11/2013 5:33:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah huh. I live by The Peter Pan Priciple: I’m never going to grow up!


35 posted on 06/11/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: rickmichaels

So somebody tell the 32 year old women to stop looking for 25-28 year olds and set their eyes on 43 year olds...


36 posted on 06/11/2013 5:35:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rickmichaels

At 36 my husband still tries to dare me, at least once a week, into seeing if I can touch my elbows behind my back. This will stop at 43?


37 posted on 06/11/2013 5:35:50 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: rickmichaels

Men will always be immature as long as women get to define maturity as behaving the way women think men should behave.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Viennacon

Please don’t confuse maturity with a developmental disorder.


39 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: driftdiver

LOL... your friends need to graduate from locker room tales. “I’m tellin’ ya, man... she wanted it... she wanted it BAD!”


40 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: American Constitutionalist

When fickle gets the upper hand you get projectile fickle masquerading as science. At base, it’s driven by lesbians PO’ed because they have to sit to pee and have a biological clock. Stopped, but they have one.


41 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: bigheadfred

42 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

At about 1955 - but only as reruns.


43 posted on 06/11/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: American Constitutionalist
Maturity comes down to this : owning up and accepting responsibility and being accountable instead of shoving it off on to someone else.

See #17.

44 posted on 06/11/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: rickmichaels

“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”

Maturity, nothing - this PC butt head’s denigrating normal human life.

Uh... are we allowed to use the word “denigrating” anymore?


45 posted on 06/11/2013 5:38:22 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: a fool in paradise

alright i am so in


46 posted on 06/11/2013 5:38:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: a fool in paradise

47 posted on 06/11/2013 5:40:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: oblomov
Doesn’t maturity consist of taking full responsibility for one’s self and accepting the consequences of one’s actions?

That's the male standard of maturity. By that standard, many women never mature. I recall Jack Nicholson's line in "As Good As It Gets", when asked how he write women characters so well: "I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability."

48 posted on 06/11/2013 5:42:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: rickmichaels

Yeah, tell that to a 33 year old Military guy on station.


49 posted on 06/11/2013 5:42:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Viennacon

or rather, lack of maturity.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 5:42:53 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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