Turns out men are allowed to get away with being big kids right up until their early forties after research has showed that they take a lot longer to mature than their female counterparts.
The study took a look into the differences in maturity between genders and was commissioned by Nickelodeon UK back in 2013 to mark the release of a new show.
Both men and women agreed that women reached proper maturity levels at the age of 32.
Eight out of ten women believed that men ‘never stop being childish’ – citing things like breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing video games their biggest bug-bears.
Other annoyances included staying silent during arguments, not being able to cook simple meals and re-telling the same old jokes and stories when with the lads.
Men were nearly twice as likely to describe themselves as immature than women with one in four men believing they are actively immature. Whilst women were also twice as likely as men to feel that they were the ‘grown up’ one in their current relationship.
One quarter of women felt they were the ones made all the important decisions in the relationship whilst three in ten women have ended a relationship because they lost patience with the guy being too immature.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, four in ten people think immaturity is important in a relationship because it ensures the partnership stays fun and keeps things fresh. One in three people think a bit of immaturity helps in bonding well with children.