A study into the differences in maturity between genders revealed both men and women agree men remain ‘immature’ well into their late 30s and early 40s.
But the average age at which women mature emerged as 32.
Alarmingly, eight out of ten women believe that men ‘never stop being childish’ – with breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing videogames their biggest bug-bears.
Staying silent during arguments, not being able to cook simple meals and re-telling the same old jokes and stories when with the lads were also hailed as signs of immaturity…
One quarter of women felt they were the ones made all the important decisions in the relationship with the same percentage wishing their partner would talk about themselves and what they’re feeling more often.
So, whatever men do is viewed as “immature” even by the men themselves. Everything that men do is seen as immature, women’s behavior is viewed as mature. Silent during an argument, immature. Yell, confront and raise a man’s blood pressure, mature. It’s very easy to play this game. Men are not displaying the behavior that women want; that’s always immature.
I wonder what would happen if the men started really talking about themselves and how they truly feel, not just how women say they should feel but truly open up. Do you really think women would view this as mature? I would love to be a fly on the wall to watch that happen.