Man-Child or Grown-Up: 12 Things Mature Men Don’t Do

Regardless of their ages, maturity is what separates boys from men. With age, guys go through experiences that can help shape them, but it does not guarantee the wisdom that is vital to be called a man. Here are some standard practices mature men will not do. 

1. Get lost in their priorities 

A mature man knows how to prioritize at work and in his private life. He won’t make his partner feel less important than his mates, nor will he forget promises made to his family. He knows what’s important, and even when things get hectic, he will find a way to bring back balance into his life. 

2. Avoid difficult conversations 

Maturity is about showing your vulnerability, which is only possible if you know your worth. That’s why mature guys are not scared to talk about their feelings, show their weaknesses, and listen to you. Even if you hit a rough patch, a mature man will not play the blaming game but accept that you need to talk things out and figure out your next move together. 

3. Act on impulse 

Mature men are rational, meaning they are in touch with their feelings. Unlike hot-headed boys, they like to think things through. They live in the now but make plans for the future, and to avoid problems, they do not act in haste or on impulse. From buying a new car to grand gestures in relationships, mature men need time to understand the future implications of their actions.

4. Cheat on their SOs 

Mature guys do not send mixed signals. If they are in a relationship, they are all in. They know that respect is vital to any relationship, especially romantic ones. You can count on them to be loyal or to end things on a high note instead of creating unnecessary drama and heartache. 

5. Neglect self-development

For a boy, a new girl is the center of the world. He forgets his friends and obligations and later whines about everything he did to himself. But a real man won’t ignore self-growth for a woman or anyone else. It is not about being self-centered but understanding that being an adult means constantly evolving, expanding your knowledge, and evaluating goals

6. Try to run away from a problem  

Instead of running away from a problem, a real man will see it as nothing more than an obstacle he needs to cross. It is all about having the right mindset – a boy will think it’s the end of the world, but a man will try to solve the difficulty and learn from it. 

7. Not knowing when to say “sorry” 

We all make mistakes, but how we respond to them says a lot about where we are in life and how we are handling adulthood. That’s why a mature guy will not be perfect, but he will know when to say he was in the wrong and whisper that magic word, “Sorry.” He will take responsibility for his mistakes without excuses and try not to repeat them. 

8. Stuck in a comfort zone

Mature guys like being challenged and pushing their own boundaries. That’s why he will be open to taking up new hobbies, trying out new cuisines, learning new languages, or traveling to distant locations. They are not looking for cheap thrills but for meaningful, fun, and caring ways to connect with you, their friends, or family. 

9. Gossip about their exes 

Trash-talking your ex is on a high school level of maturity. Mature guys might not be thrilled about all of their previous choices in partners, but they know they were less or more important parts of their lives. The trick is that they also don’t appreciate if their new love interests discuss intimate details to portray their exes in a bad light. 

10. Neglect his health and appearance 

From eating habits and exercising to annual check-ups, mature guys do not take their well-being for granted. While maturity comes with a healthy dose of self-confidence, they like to appear well-groomed because they see it as a sign of respect for themselves and those around them, especially their romantic partners. 

11. Hold grudges 

A mature man knows that letting go of past hurts and anger will only lead to a happier, healthier life. Being unable to forgive, dreaming of revenge, or trying to change what happened only leads to misery. Life is too precious to waste on so much negativity, but that does not mean a mature person will forgive and forget. If you hurt a mature guy, he will not get angry or even. He will, however, leave you behind. 

12. Fear changes 

Whether it is about himself or his romantic life, a mature guy is not afraid of changes. Instead, he knows they are inevitable because they have made him the man he is today. Some are more excited by changes than others, but change is nothing more than a part of life for mature guys.


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