What happens when you hit your thirties?

Advertisement

goo Ranking took a look at what experiences on reaching one’s thirties people can identify with, for both women and men.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 7th of November 2012 1,049 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.8% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 27.5% in their thirties, 25.1% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 11.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. Perhaps only those over thirty answered this question.

There’s a suspicious 5% gap between each answer for the women, so that would mean the top answer only got 20 votes, which does seem very low, especially since for the men there seems to be around 100 votes for their top answer.

I don’t think I really felt anything particular in my thirties, although I can identify with many of the answers with regards to hitting my forties!

Ranking results

Q1: What experiences on reaching your thirties can you identify with? (Sample size=617, female)

Rank   Score
1 My tear ducts get looser and I’m more easily moved to tears 100
2= I fall asleep even in the pub 85.0
2= I can’t understand the language kids are using 85.0
4 I can only single the Oldies at karaoke 80.0
5 I go to bed by 11 pm 75.0
6= I get delayed muscle pain two or more days after exercise 70.0
6= I prefer to wear clothes that show little skin 70.0
8= I worry about laugh lines on my face 65.0
9 I don’t know the names of the new pop idol groups 60.0
10= My breasts begin to sag 50.0
10= I can no longer stay up all night 50.0
12= I immerse myself in my favourite things 45.0
12= White hair appears 45.0
14 I just can’t get rid of excess fat 40.0
15= My memory gets vague 35.0
15= I wake up early even on weekends 35.0
15= I just cannot shake off tiredness 35.0
18= I start preferring vegetables to meat 30.0
18= I choose underwear for function, not form 30.0
20= I stumble over my words whenever I open my mouth 25.0
20= At karaoke I can no longer hit the high notes 25.0
20= I get heartburn when I eat fatty foods 25.0
23= I regularly take stomach medicine 20.0
23= I crick my back doing exercise after a period of idleness 20.0
23= I trip over my own feet 20.0

Q2: What experiences on reaching your thirties can you identify with? (Sample size=432, male)

Rank   Score
1 My tear ducts get looser and I’m more easily moved to tears 100
2 I can’t understand the language kids are using 79.4
3 I overdo it at the parents’ race as school sports day and fall over 70.1
4 I don’t know the names of the new pop idol groups 60.8
5 I can no longer hold my drink 53.6
6 I go to bed by 11 pm 52.6
7 I get delayed tiredness two days after 49.5
8 I immerse myself in my favourite things 47.4
9 I can only single the Oldies at karaoke 46.4
10 I start preferring vegetables to meat 44.3
11 I just can’t get rid of excess fat 41.2
12= I fall asleep even in the pub 32.0
12= I can no longer stay up all night 32.0
14 I crick my back doing exercise after a period of idleness 30.9
15 White hair appears 28.9
16 I stumble over my words whenever I open my mouth 26.8
17 I just cannot shake off tiredness 25.8
18= I get old man smell 24.7
18= I wake up early even on weekends 24.7
20 I get heartburn when I eat fatty foods 23.7
21 I regularly take stomach medicine 22.7
22 My hairline starts receding 21.6
23= I get out of breath climbing stairs 10.3
23= I trip over my own feet 10.3
25 At karaoke I can no longer hit the high notes 9.3
Read more on: ,,

Custom Search

Leave a Comment