According to our data, men and women tended to have distinctly different perceptions about the appropriate age at which to abandon certain behaviors. While male and female respondents regarded keg stands and clubbing similarly, women thought other forms of partying could continue a bit longer than their male counterparts did, including attending house parties and patronizing bars on weeknights. Female participants also said fast food consumption should stop by 62 on average, three years later than the average response from men.
Our findings reveal strong opinions about when certain chapters in our lives should open and close. But if these results have you assessing your own life in alarm, don’t leap to the conclusion that you’ve missed the boat. There’s no single trajectory to fulfillment: Life is about choices. We make them according to our values – not the opinions of the crowd.
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