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Why Women Mature Faster than Men

By Charles Hopkins Published 10/26/2007 | Women
There is a difference between age and maturity.  One simply tells the number of years youve been on the planet from the time of your birth and the other tells how far ahead you are of your time in terms of your thinking and attitude.

The former deals with the physical while the latter is more on the emotional, psychological perhaps and even spiritual levels of your personhood.  Studies show that women mature more easily than men.  This is perhaps due to the nurturing instincts of women which turn them into more responsible human beings early on in life.

Men, on the other hand, have the natural need to be nurtured, hence, they, most of the time, need someone to do the nurturing on them.  This is just the way things are; this creates the balance.  In fact, the differences between men and women are what make them a perfect combination.

Younger Men, Older Women

Its not surprising therefore that men often find themselves attracted to women slightly older than they are.  There is something enigmatic about mature women that they find irresistible.  Perhaps their need to be nurtured again kicks in, and they find that older women have more to offer than women of their age.

For instance, a successful and more mature woman is attractive in the sense that she has risen in her respective field which almost always is a male-dominated world.  While eccentricities may arise, this only makes older women all the more mysterious and engaging at the same time.  Its a mix thats definitely hard to resist.

However, most mature women are already set in their ways, and it may be hard to coax them into changing some of these ways because they have gotten so used to it.  Nonetheless, men find this challenging and all men love challenges.

Older and Wiser

It is best to remember that getting older doesnt actually mean that one has wizened up with the years.  There are some women who have the same concept about life as when they were younger.  While maturity sometimes comes with age, not all women grasp this.  Hence, maturity also is a byproduct of the struggles one has gone through in life and how these were handled either head-on or running in circles.

Experience, they say, after all, is the best teacher, and until you get what you needed to learn, the lessons will keep repeating themselves to the point of driving you up the wall or downhill.  Women in general, are better at this because they have the natural tendency to want to fix things as soon as something goes awry.

They will also keep at it until everything is as near to perfection as possible.  Their obsessive-compulsive tendencies to make everything okay whether at work, at home or anywhere else are something men will find annoying and endearing at the same time.

In the end, after all the struggles from within and in their surroundings, women find that they have matured just a little bit more than the previous year because they are resilient where men are stubborn.