Study: Men don't "grow up" until age 43

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A British study shows men and women agree that men don't grow up until they're in their 40s.

The research, which was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to coincide with the launch of a new television show, showed the genders agree that men remain immature until the age of 43. But the average age which women mature was just 32.

Eight out of 10 women cited playing video games, eating fast food in the early morning hours and "breaking wind" as reasons to believe men never stop being childish. Females polled in the study also said staying silent during arguments, not being able to cook simple meals and re-telling old jokes and stories were further signs that men don't grow up.

''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," Tim Patterson, vice president and director of programming for Nickelodeon UK told The Telegraph.

Men studied were nearly twice as likely to admit to being immature than women and a fourth of men believe they are actively immature.

Three in 10 women say they have ended a relationship because a guy's immaturity and 46 percent said they have been in a relationship where they had to "mother" their partner a bit too much.


1.Finding their own farts and burps hilarious

2.Eating fast food at 2:00am

3.Playing video games

4.Driving too fast or 'racing' another car at the lights or on the motorway

5.Sniggering a bit at rude words

6.Driving with loud music

7.Playing practical jokes

8.Trying to beat children at games and sport

9.Staying silent during an argument

10.Not being able to cook simple meals

11.Re-telling the same silly jokes and stories when with the lads

12.Don't like talking about themselves/ having proper conversations

13.Hating books/reading because of short attention span/they're boring

14.Doing crazy dance moves

15.Mum still doing their washing

16.Having their Mum still make them breakfast/any meal

17.Wearing trainers to night clubs

18.Owning a skateboard or BMX

19.Not eating vegetables

20.Changing jobs regularly

21.Getting too excited over stag do's

22.Sometimes trying to do wheelies/stunts on their bike

23.Driving a modified car or one with a loud exhaust/boy racer

24.Showing off about how girls are attracted to them

25.Wearing pajamas, specifically cartoon pajamas

26.Using dodgy chat-up lines

27.Showing off about protein shakes/weight-lifting/how much they 'lift'


29.Wearing saggy-crotched jeans

30.Having a cartoon bedspread