On your deathbed, write down your age just minutes before you die. Divide it by two and you will know exactly what age was YOUR middle-age.
Most people don't die at 70. I think 45-55 is middle age.
You aren't considered a senior until 65.
By R1's standards a 46 year old is a senior.
50 is senior. That's when you're eligible for AARP membership.
Over 25 is middle age
R4, people can't retire at age 50. At least, not any real people.
45 - 55 is "middle age" only if you expect to live to between 90 and 110.
Who really gives a shit. You're either alive or you're dead.
[quote]people can't retire at age 50.
So? Some people work into their 70s. Does that make them middle age?
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35-45 is firmly middle age.
R8 for the win.
40 seems right
35 to 65 is middle age.
60 is senior.
R14 65 is middle-age? Yeah, like we're all gonna live to be 130.
It's probably 30-40, given the median age people reach is 70-something.
In my family people die in their 60's so I'm well past middle age.
That depends who is asking, OP.
Physiologically, it's 35-40. Traditionally, it's 40. For gay men, it's 30.
No sane person thinks of 35 as middle aged. Let alone 30.
45-65...the middle of your life.
Some of the responses on here are ridiculous.
I work and I work, 'till I'm half dead, then what do the say? She's getting old.
I think the concept of "middle age" refers to being in the middle of your adult years, not the middle of your lifespan.
A person is not considered middle age. A person is considered middle aged.
And the point at which that is reached is estimated not in terms of the entire life span, but in terms of adulthood. So one is a young adult, a middle aged adult and then one is an old adult, assuming one doesn't die at some point before that.
35-45 is most definitely not middle age.
R24 - all the forum reading is so deleterious to my ability to point out errors in written English (that occur more rarely on DL than other places) that I didn't even catch that mistake. Yikes. I need to read more books and less internetz.
I consider 40-65 middle age.
People are living longer as we move more and more into the future with the ever changing technology in medical equipment and medical breakthroughs. So I really think there is no solid answer for that question anymore.
conventionally its 45
18-30 young adult
45-60 middle aged
I abhor these types of labels. Besides, age is just a state of mind. If you act youthful, you are young.
I agree with you R31 100%! In the United States we are obsessed with youth and hanging on to stay young.