They say that it sure as hell takes a long time for a guy to become a man, whatever the fuck that means. Well, I guess we now know what exactly the fuck it means, as a new study shows that Men don't "grow up" till age 43
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.
The research was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to mark the launch of the new show Wendell & Vinnie showing weeknights at 7:00pm.
Tim Patterson VP, Director of Programming, Nickelodeon UK, said: ''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.
''However as the characters Wendell and Vinnie show in our new programme, a difference in maturity between two people definitely makes for an amusing partnership.''
Both men and women agreed women reach proper maturity much earlier than guys, at the typical age of 32.
Men were nearly twice as likely to describe themselves as immature than were women with one in four men believing they are actively immature.
Women were also twice as likely as men to feel that they were the 'grown up' one in their current relationship.
Far be it for me to question Nickelodeons statistical analysis, but perhaps I'm not sure what I'm reading here. So both men and women agreed that women reached a maturity level in their 30's, but that men were nearly twice as likely to describe themselves as immature than women were? How is that really an indication of being a Man? You can still be immature and still pay all your bills on time, go to work and raise a child. Just because it's perceived as immature doesn't mean that you haven't grown up.
If anything, it simply means that you still maintain the attitude of that younger self even though women have lost all sense of humor and playfulness by then. I wouldn't so much say that they are more mature, it's just that shit stopped being so funny to them. It's really a tragedy when you think about it.
Also, feeling like you've 'grown up' is much like feeling 'independent'. Just because you claim you are, doesn't mean that you necessarily are. I can claim that I train dragons as a side job. Doesn't mean that I'm anything more than delusion about it. Just because you say you're mature doesn't make it so. Especially not when you're still going out with the gals for a girls night out to hit up the clubs and get free drinks from those immature boys, who are totally immature little children buying drinks for nearly nakedly dressed women in an attempt to get them to sleep with them.
Totally immature and not grown up, man.