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Study: Men don't grow up until age 43

Published On: Jun 11 2013 09:16:28 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 11 2013 09:21:51 AM CDT
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A new study says men don't "grow up" until age 43 -- a full 11 years after women do.

And both men and women agree that's the case, according to the research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to mark the launch of its new show "Wendell & Vinnie."

Study participants of both sexes said they believe women reach maturity much earlier than men -- age 32 to be exact.

Women were also twice as likely to feel like they were the "grown up" in their current relationship, and a quarter of women surveyed claimed they made all the important decisions in the relationship, The Daily Record reported.

Thirty percent of women said they had ended a relationship over their male partner's immaturity.

And a whopping 46 percent of women reported relationships in which they had to mother their male partner a bit too much, The Telegraph reported.

But immaturity isn't all bad.

Four in 10 people surveyed said it can keep things fresh and ensure the relationship stays fun.

TOP 30 MALE MATURITY FAILINGS (according to women in the study):

1.Finding their own farts and burps hilarious

2.Eating fast food at 2 a.m.

3.Playing video games

4.Driving too fast or 'racing' another car at the lights or on the highway

5.Laughing a bit at rude words

6.Driving with loud music

7.Playing practical jokes

8.Trying to beat children at games and sport

9.Staying silent during an argument

10.Not being able to cook simple meals

11.Re-telling the same silly jokes and stories when with the boys

12.Don't like talking about themselves/ having proper conversations

13.Hating books/reading because of short attention span/they're boring

14.Doing crazy dance moves

15.Mom still doing their washing

16.Having their mom still make them breakfast/any meal

17.Wearing sneakers to night clubs

18.Owning a skateboard or BMX

19.Not eating vegetables

20.Changing jobs regularly

21.Getting too excited over bachelor parties

22.Sometimes trying to do wheelies/stunts on their bike

23.Driving a modified car or one with a loud exhaust

24.Showing off about how girls are attracted to them

25.Wearing pajamas, specifically cartoon pajamas

26.Using shady pickup lines

27.Showing off about protein shakes/weight-lifting/how much they 'lift'

28.Littering

29.Wearing saggy-crotched jeans

30.Having a cartoon bedspread