You have people saying things like 30 is the new 20, and grown men acting like entitled spoiled children.The truth is that once you’ve stepped into your mid-20s you should have gained enough life experience to be able to behave like a mature adult.The idea of a boy who never grows up is promoted and even romanticized in our culture as sexy or just “the way men are.” Sadly, women often pay the price for such a prize because there are consequences to keeping this type of “man” in check. This may partly explain why men, by and large, benefit more from marriage than do women.Marriage brings most men greater happiness, better physical health, and more wealth than their bachelor counterparts.This is article #36 to be published on the Get The Guy blog from my brother Stephen.Steve helped co-write the Get The Guy book and is a wealth of knowledge on dating and relationships.
Here are 14 signs that your guy is merely a grown-up boy instead of a mature man.Getting him to spend quality time with you is like pulling teeth. He has nothing exciting to share about his life and he goes along with what everyone else thinks and says. His lack of depth is bound to make any woman bored. Instead he works at the mall for two weeks, then goes to the grocery store, then works part time at Home Depot.Having him say yes or no to something is all but impossible but the word maybe is one of the most used words in his vocabulary. Instead, he resorts to pointing the finger at everyone else. And when he is obviously in the wrong, he still finds ways to brush some of the blame off on you or someone else. Since he lacks a steady job, he rarely has a consistent flow of money coming into his pockets.The thing is, few young people – and too few older people as well, I’m sad to say – don’t really know what it means to be a mature man.A truly mature man is a strong and confident individual, a diligent provider, passionate and caring lover, brave protector, problem solver, careful listener, a safe port in a storm and a friend you can depend on.