What Age Does A Man Emotionally Mature?

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Emotionally Mature Man

Whether you're a woman wondering what's going through your man's head or a mother trying to figure out how your son will ever be able to handle life on his own, the lingering question is the same: what age does a man emotionally mature?

Turns out you're not alone in wondering. In fact, a 2013 study commissioned by Nickelodeon UK found out that men don't mature until 11 years after women.

Men emotionally mature at age 43.

On the other hand, women mature around the average age of 32 years old.

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Regarding the study's results, Vice President and Director of Programming for Nickelodeon UK Tim Patterson 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."

In this study, both men and women agreed that women matured faster when they were asked. They also found that men thought they were much more immature than women.

Women also said that they are more likely the adult in the relationship and that they are the ones who make the most decisions, especially when they are so important.

Women in the study admitted that they quickly lose patience with men's immaturity.

The study found that "46 percent of women have had a relationship in which they felt they had to mother their partner a bit too much," and that women find men's biggest problem in maturity is that they find "breaking wind funny," they drive "too fast," and they play video games.

Another thing that they found was that British women had to tell their partner to "act his age" on average of 14 times a year.

But what is maturity?

The Oxford Academic Journal explains that "Human brain maturation is characterized by the prolonged development of structural and functional properties of large-scale networks that extend into adulthood."

According to Medical Daily, "Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have made it possible for scientists to watch the rate at which the PFC [Pre-Frontal Cortex] matures, and have discovered the male brain doesn't fully develop until age 25. Meanwhile, women experience a maturity rate of 21 years-old."

They have also found that the brain physically matures "from the back of the brain to the front, which explains why the prefrontal cortex develops last" because it's at the front of the brain.

Medical Daily also describes that "With an immature PFC, even though the person can intellectualize dangerous situation or poor behavior, they may engage regardless."

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The study documented the most common maturity failings men have until they reach their 40s.

1. Immature men find their own farts and burps hilarious.

2. They like eating fast food at 2:00 am.

3. Men enjoy playing videogames.

4. Immature men love driving too fast or 'racing' another car.

5. They snigger at rude words.

6. Men love driving with loud music.

7. Also, they like saying practical jokes.

8. Immature men try to beat children at games and sports because they don't like to lose.

9. Immature men stay silent during arguments.

10. They are not able to cook simple meals.

11. These men love re-telling the same silly jokes and stories when they are with their guy friends.

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12. They do not like talking about themselves or having proper conversations with women.

13. Immature men hate reading books because they have a short attention span and/or they find books boring.

14. Immature men also love doing crazy dance moves whenever they feel the urge.

15. They still have their parents doing their laundry.

16. Immature men still have their Mom or dad make them breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

17. They wear sneakers to night clubs cause they think that makes them cool.

18. Immature men own a skateboard, BMX bike, or a 4 wheeler.

19. They also do not like eating vegetables.

20. These men are always changing jobs regularly.

21. Immature men get way too excited over parties and get-togethers.

22. Immature men also sometimes love trying to do wheelies and stunts on their bikes.

23. Men love driving a modified car or one with a loud exhaust to make their presence known.

24. They also love showing off about how girls are attracted to them. AKA cockiness.

25. Immature men frequently wear pajamas and ones specifically with cartoons on them.

26. They also use sketchy chat-up lines to meet girls.

27. Immature men love showing off about protein shakes, weight-lifting, and how much they can 'lift'.

28. Of course, immature men love littering.

29. They also like wearing saggy-crotched jeans because that makes them look cool.

30. And finally, immature men always have a cartoon bedspread in their room.

How male immaturity affects relationships

According to the study, lots of people think that it is important to stay young at heart because it keeps things in a relationship fun, fresh, and interesting.

Also, one in three thinks that immaturity is something good when you are trying to bond with children. AKA if you are children at heart, you are more likely to get along and have fun.

However, the study did find that 30 percent of women have ended a relationship based on a man's maturity level.

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers relationships, pop culture, and news topics.

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