No Comics At The Table, Please! 5 Signs He's Too Immature For You

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Yes we can all spot the obvious signs of immaturity in a man. But what about the more subtle ones?

Ladies, have you ever been told by family and friends that you need to stop dating older men and start dating guys your age? Have you ever wondered that perhaps something is wrong with you because you gravitate toward older men even after hearing this dating advice? Ladies, worry no more! A new study commissioned by Nickelodeon UK reveled a legitimate reason why you may be repulsed by younger men: they are way too immature for you! By eleven years, to be exact. 

The study into maturity differences between genders uncovered that women mature around the age of 32. Men, on the other hand, don't grow up so fast. Most of them remain immature into their early forties, and do not 'blossom' till as late as the age of 43. Furthermore, men took pride describing themselves as 'immature,' while women found the same to be insulting.

The same study found that women were twice as likely as men to feel that they were the 'grown up' in their relationships. One fourth of women studied felt that they were making all the important decisions in the relationship. Over 45 percent of women felt they had to mother their partner a bit too much. As a matter of fact, over 50% of women in the study had to tell their partner to 'act his age' more than once a month — an average of 14 times a year.

So where does this leave you? Your Prince Charming may seem grown up enough and it's not until a few days later (or worse, months or even years into a relationship) that you realize he is just a big baby. Yes, we can all spot the more obvious signs of immaturity in a man, like finding his own farts and burps hilarious or playing videogames. But what about those subtle signs that may go unnoticed until you move in with him and take on the role of his mother?

Here are just a few of those less than obvious signs that your date may be immature. Add them to your dating rules, stat!

  1. He drives with very loud music in the car. Yes, you know the type: not only is he enjoying the latest Miley Cyrus hits, he want everyone in the eight block radius to know that he is enjoying the latest Miley Cyrus hit.
  2. He wears sneakers to a nightclub. No, no, no, no, no! No matter how casual the club may be, grown men do not consider them sneaker-worthy. Unless you're about to strip down and play basketball in that club, your feet should be dressed in nice leather shoes.
  3. He does crazy dance moves. Yes, ladies, those were funny middle school. By ninth grade, crazy dance moves are considered a sign of severe immaturity. 
  4. He shows off about protein shakes/weight-lifting/how much he 'lifts.' Ladies, if that is your first (or even second) date conversation, run the other way. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life watching him lift hundreds of pounds of metal and never lift a pinky to help you carry groceries home on your way from the office, run the other way: the boy is not grown up yet and may never be.
  5. He hates books. He may have different reasons: short attention span, they're boring, etc. Whatever the reason, unless it's blindness (and even then there's Braille!) a mature man reads. And ladies: comics and animes do not constitute literature. If he tries to convince you otherwise, don't even argue: just quietly exit the restaurant and never look back!

So there you have it: some of the more subtle signs your date is immature. If you have others, please let me know—I'll be more than happy to share them with the world!


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