What Age Officially Marks Middle Age?

What do you think?

October 19, 2018

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I remember when I was a kid and my Aunt and Uncle turned 40! It was a big deal. We got all of the "over the hill" decorations and even published an embarassing photo of them in the local newspaper letting the World know they were middle aged!

But what's considered middle aged has been pushed back a bit because our life spans are longer than they once were. Phew! I am about to turn 40 in January and I am not ready to be considered middle aged especially since I am going to be a first time mom just a few months later. 

So what age now marks middle age? According to a new poll, the majority people consider 47 to be the age when people become middle aged! Woo! That means I have over seven more years to hit that milestone. The survery also asked participants to name signs that you've reached middle age! Here are the top 10 signs you're middle age:

1.  You start noticing a lot of your co-workers are young enough to be your kids.

2.  You have a harder time tolerating other people's nonsense.

3.  You notice wrinkles and grey hairs, but not just on your face and head.

4.  You thought you'd never need glasses, but now you do.

5.  You realize you're older than most of the actors and musicians you like.

6.  Going on a cruise suddenly sounds like a lot of fun.

7.  You've started to really enjoy spending money on boring home-improvement projects, like putting in a new fence or new flooring.

8.  You've accepted the fact that you'll never fit into your old clothes again.

9.  You suddenly love going to stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

10.  You're more passionate about politics than ever before.  

Some of these are ridiculous like the one about going on a cruise! I am pretty sure any one at any age would love to go on a cruise! And how about the one about going to Lowe;'s or Home Depot? If you are a new homeowner, these are weekly stops for you while getting everything set up! There are plenty of people much younger than 47 that are buying homes!

What do you think of this list?