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

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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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Jerry S Glazman
6 days ago

When someone is 10 years older than I am now.

Tom
6 days ago

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

Donald N Wright
8 days ago

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

Bill
8 days 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
9 days ago

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

RLL
9 days ago

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

dave
9 days ago

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

Dennis
9 days ago

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

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9 days 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
9 days ago

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

Shannon
9 days 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
9 days 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).

John Macatee
9 days ago

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

Gordy B
9 days 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
9 days 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
9 days ago

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

Sink Jaxon
9 days 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
9 days 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
9 days ago

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

Philip Sponable
9 days ago

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

Wolfe
9 days ago

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

Beth
9 days ago

Actually I just read an article that says the WHO has recently declared middle age to be from 65 to80!

Tommy Molnar
9 days ago
Reply to  Beth

One more bit of proof that the WHO is worthless.

Tom
9 days ago
Reply to  Beth

👎

WEB
9 days ago
Reply to  Beth

I think you mean “The Rolling Stones”, not “The Who”. Mick Jagger is only approaching ‘middle aged’!

John Massengale
9 days ago

You are only as old as you feel, So find someone younger and feel them and that’s how old you will feel. (Just be careful on what you feel) LOL  😇