A recent British study into the differences in maturity between genders finds that both men and women agree that guys remain “immature” well into their late 30s and early 40s.
Researchers determined that 43 was the average age when men finally grow up. In comparison, the study determined that women reach full maturity at the age of 32, a full 11 years ahead of guys.
The study found that eight out of ten British women believe that men “never stop being childish,” with breaking wind, burping, eating fast food at 2 a.m., playing videogames and driving too fast as their top maturity failings.
Remaining silent during arguments, an inability to cook simple meals and re-telling the same old jokes and stories with other guys were also cited as signs of immaturity.
The research was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to mark the launch of its new comedy series, Wendell & Vinnie. The show centers on a 30-year-old carefree bachelor who suddenly becomes the legal guardian of his wise-beyond-his-years nephew.