Does he drive a modified car or one with a loud exhaust?

Is he incapable of finishing a novel or doing his own washing correctly?

Does he find breaking wind hilarious, and eyes vegetables suspiciously?

Are you regularly left subdued, aghast and enraged as you compete with his PS4 whilst trying to discuss your relationship, have to clear McDonald’s debris from the kitchen again, and listen to him talking excitedly about the lads’ joint stag to Maga, “It’s goin a be EPIC!!”

What happened to all the James Bond types?! Those suave, sophisticated, handsome, debonair, men-of-the-world types, who have sweeping capabilities greater than anything Dyson could ever hope to produce?

Well, suck it up sweetheart – because these frustrating, immature tendencies you’re currently enduring with your bete noir look set to continue for some time. A study into the differences in maturity between genders revealed both sexes agree men remain ‘immature’ well into their early 40s.

Whereas the average age at which women mature emerged as 32 – far too young to be mothering anything more than a pug or a bambino in my opinion.

I think men’s immaturity can partly be blamed on their ongoing, slow evolution into emotionally intelligent beings. As soon as girls are able to talk, they are generally sharing their fears, hopes, ambitions, issues, problems, nay their entire lives with their friends.

With this sharing comes advice, comfort and support.

Thus, you are generally able to save inordinate sums of money on therapy, simply by opening a bottle of Pinot Grigio and picking up your phone. Men simply don’t behave in the same way.

Ergo, it becomes harder for them to move on from issues, work through problems, and change for the better – becoming more open and less introspective.

I believe with security, comes maturity, and that many a philanderer’s affairs, jealousy and possessive behaviour can be blamed on deep-rooted insecurities.

Age differences in relationships are still often a societal taboo when they are large, but Catherine Zeta Jones (25-year gap), Rosie Huntingdon Whitely (19 years), Calista Flockhart (22 years) and Beyonce (12 years), all seem content with their mature men.

It’s also interesting that age gaps are more common, and judged less when it’s the case of an older man and a younger woman – this only supports my view that immature, moreover younger men, are avoided by balanced, secure, fine-dining loving females.

I suppose you can only be young once gentlemen. But you can always be immature.