You could argue that anyone who USES the word “adulting” isn’t a real adult yet. But I’m about to use it, so never mind. A new poll on “adulting” asked people how old they were the first time they got excited about a LAME adult purchase, like buying a vacuum cleaner.
It actually happens pretty young. The average answer was 22 years old. (That makes sense, because it’s right around when a lot of people get their first place.)
The average person doesn’t start feeling like an adult until 25 though. Here are a few more random stats from the poll.
1. The top signs you’re a true adult include: Saving money, doing taxes, sticking to a budget, buying life insurance, and making regular doctor’s appointments.
2. 39% of us feel like our friends are significantly better at adulting than we are.
3. 51% of adults go to older people with questions about things like taxes, mortgages, and life insurance.
4. 43% of parents say that having kids has made them a more careful driver. And just under a third said they’re more likely to read nutrition labels now.