Thursday, September 23, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

At what age does someone become “middle-aged”?

Your idea of “middle age” when you were younger may be different than it is now, but when you hear the term “middle-aged” what do you think of? Someone who is 30? 40? 50?

A quick Google search will tell you that “middle age” is generally defined as being between the ages of 40-60. What do you think – do you agree?

Please tell us in the poll below. If you’d like to be more specific, feel free to leave a comment saying what age you think defines being middle-aged. We’d be curious to hear what age you think! Thanks!

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Cathi
4 months ago

i used to think middle age was 45-50. Now that I am on the higher side of that and 60 is the new 50 – I think 60 is middle age. Let me tell you though, I DO NOT think 65 is “elderly” or “aged” that should be reserved for 85+

Bill
4 months ago

Since I plan to live to 140, I just entered middle age four years ago.

Jerry S Glazman
4 months ago

When someone is 10 years older than I am now.

Tom
4 months ago

I don’t mind getting old, I just thought it would take longer !!

Donald N Wright
4 months ago

I do not know about middle age, but here in DFW, they keep building “55+ Senior Communities”.

Bill
4 months ago

Forever 39, Jack Benny Lives On – Los Angeles Times
Benny died in 1974 at the age of 80 after a long career that spanned vaudeville, radio and television. He remains best known for a trifecta of …

The “stuck on 39” running gag got started the year after Jack Benny celebrated his “first” 39th birthday on the air. It was so much fun he decided to do the same the next year

KellyR
4 months ago

Hmmm … I always thot middle age was NOON. Then I start over the next day.

RLL
4 months ago

Middle-age is when the optometrist says you need bifocals..

dave
4 months ago

Probably past 80 we won’t remember anyway, so I said 40

Dennis
4 months ago

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

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4 months ago
Reply to  Dennis

Hi, Dennis. I agree! And don’t forget, growing old is better than the alternative. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

DW/ND
4 months ago

I am now approaching “psychological” middle age – took a while – (I’ll be 85 in August!) It’s all relative!

Shannon
4 months ago

It really depends on how to define middle aged. If you use a literal meaning, the mid point of a lifespan then it would be between 30 and 40 years. However, if you use a sociological viewpoint, looking at self preception and cultural perception of age then it is certainly open to intrepretation. I personally rarely look at literal meanings they just limit us too much, so I’m going with 50. LIVE ON!

Kenn
4 months ago

I’ll enter middle age when I get around to it. I am pretty busy and have not found the time to be “middle age”. Just passed 70 and not ready to be told how old I am (or should be).

Bev
4 months ago
Reply to  Kenn

I agree. I am only 73 and have not approached middle age yet.

John Macatee
4 months ago

Middle age is 40. It’s not subjective. However it’s not your age, it’s the mileage.

Gordy B
4 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

The mileage for me kicked in mid to late 60’s. Parts repair and replacement began with 70’s. Retired August 2012 at 67, got bored in 2017 (ran out of projects) went back to work in August, re-retired in November 2019. Parts R&R started in 2012 with neck fusion, 2020 L. shoulder replacement, and R. knee 2021. As soon as possible I plan to get back on my bike and work up to 40 mi a day. I also want to get back to 5 to 10 mi. hikes on the dunes and beach of lake Michigan. Age is a number, embrace it and give it all you got. “Getting old ain’t for sissies” as my Daddy used to say! What ever your age, enjoy each and every one. Another thing to live by “There are no BAD days. Some just don’t measure up to the good ones,” TODAY is a good day to have a GOOD DAY!!!! Rock on…..

Skip
4 months ago

It should be based on the average life expectancy nationwide and divide by 2. So 50 wouldn’t be considered I don’t think it seems it would be between 40 and 50. An example of more bad info from google on 40-60.

Gary Byler
4 months ago

If 2018 life expectancy in the U.S. was 77.54, thus it seems reasonable that middle should be 40 give or take.

Bev
4 months ago
Reply to  Gary Byler

That makes my KIDS middle age. NO WAY!

Cathi
4 months ago
Reply to  Bev

Right there with you Bev!

Sink Jaxon
4 months ago

The answer to that is totally subjective, a teenager would think a 30 year old is totally ‘old’! And most 60 somethings think they’re middle aged! I know I do! 😋

Gordy B
4 months ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Agree, although it’s 70’s for me. Inside my 75 year old body is a teenager shouting “What the #ell happened !!!”

Tom
4 months ago

Middle aged when you have teenagers. They cause it, not the calendar.

Philip Sponable
4 months ago

It’s all relative… when you’re 18… Middle Age is 30-50… Old Folk is 50-70… and >70 is pure geezer… 😂 

Bev
4 months ago

HEY are you calling me a geezer???? I’m only 73,

Wolfe
4 months ago

If 60 is middle age, i have to live to 120…. not a chance! 40 is realistically middle of i’m lucky.

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