Research has shown that men’s long-term functionality follows a different course than women’s. As a result, they can take up to 40 years to reach maturity.
A mature man understands that it is his responsibility to control his actions, and he doesn’t make excuses or avoid difficult topics. He also recognizes his immaturity and admits it to himself.
Men ‘never stop being childish
A man who is mature understands that he doesn’t have to always be right and will take a person’s perspective into account. He’ll rather reach a compromise that works for everyone involved than stubbornly stick to his guns.
He’s a lot less likely to be immature with his money too. He won’t be stingy with it and will help out those around him who need it. Stinginess is a big sign of immaturity.
A new study finds that men do not mature until age 43, compared to women who reach maturity by 32. Researchers commissioned by Nickelodeon UK found that both men and women agreed that boys remain immature well into their 40s and that men never stop being childish. Breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing video games topped the list of bugbears for both sexes.
Eating fast food in the early hours
Men only reach emotional maturity at the age of 43, according to a new study commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Eight out of ten women say that men ‘never stop being childish’ with breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing video games are their biggest bug-bears. Staying silent after rows, racing another car at traffic lights and re-telling old jokes with the lads were also viewed as immature behaviors.
Playing video games
Men spend an average of four hours playing video games on the weekend, with territory and aggression-type games the most popular. This is worrying because it suggests that these games are causing them to miss out on socializing and being productive.
The study was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to launch its new show Wendell and Vinnie, which tells the story of a 30-year-old bachelor who becomes the legal guardian of his precocious nephew. The findings confirm what many women already suspect: Men mature much slower than women.
Staying silent after rows
Men withdraw and become silent when they are in conflict because it is seen as a more ‘masculine’ way to deal with emotions. This can cause confusion and resentment in their partner.
The research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK was released ahead of the launch of its new comedy series Wendell & Vinnie. It found that eight out of ten women believe their partners never stop being childish. Breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing video games were their biggest bug-bears.
Racing another car at traffic lights
Men who race another car at traffic lights are displaying signs of emotional immaturity, research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK has revealed. Other examples of male immaturity include finding flatulence amusing, eating fast food in the early hours, playing video games, and staying silent after rows.
A mature man shows empathy for others and is willing to listen. He’s also more likely to forgive because he knows holding grudges can be harmful.
Not being able to cook simple meals
A mature man knows that it is important to make thoughtful decisions, even if they are difficult. He is also able to laugh at himself without taking his failures so seriously.
The research was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK and was a follow-up to their new series Wendell & Vinnie. The study found that eight out of ten women believed that men never fully mature. Passing gas, burping, eating fast food in the early hours, staying silent during arguments, and telling the same old jokes were deemed to be the biggest immaturity bug-bears.
Sniggering at rude words
A mature man is able to acknowledge and admit his mistakes, without blaming everyone and everything around him. A mature man also has a strong sense of empathy for others.
For example, he would be able to listen to your problems and offer advice, instead of just sulking about them. He will be kinder and less judgmental toward people suffering from depression or chronic illnesses. He will also be able to forgive.