Men and Aging Attitudes

Goals

To understand what men between the ages of 30 and 36 think about aging for insights into this demographic.

Early Findings

Preliminary research indicates that there is not much information available about how men ages 30-36 feel about aging. Some general information was uncovered as follows.
  • Scientists believe that men's sense of masculinity makes aging harder on them because they see it as a weakness if they have to ask for help with ailments that arise with the aging process.
  • A 43-year-old man said when he was 38 years old and younger he thought he was invincible and didn't worry about aging.
  • Laura Hsu, an assistant professor at Merrimack College, states that many people, regardless of sex and age, do not have a positive view of aging.
  • According to a Pew Research Center study, men of all ages say that old age does not begin until age 66.
  • By around age 30, 70% of people feel younger than they really are.
  • By age 26, 70% of people would rather be younger than they currently are.

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