If you think about it...imo there's a HUGE difference in mental maturity and experience between an 18 year old and a 24 year old.
18 for most people is still in high school, or at the very most beginning their actual legal adulthood.
24 for most people is after finishing college/vocational school, is legally able to drink alcohol (and we know how much the bar/club scene is a PIVOTAL change to dating), and is usually aiming to be, or is on, their career path.
So when you see an anonymous question age "18-24", frankly you don't know if you're dealing with a high schooler, or a seasoned young adult on the career path.
Think about it.
Why should both extremes be under ONE category? Imo it would make more sense to divide that age designation into two separate designations.
Which designation split listed in the poll do you think is the best way to split this "far too wide" age designation of 18-24?
Vote and reply as much as you like with your point of view.
I think it's fine as it is, but then again I've never really taken any notice to the age ranges. I agree with the digital saint that labeling the users actual age would be much more helpful then just ranging their age
Personally I think there should be a separate site for teens (even though I know a lot of them lie about their age anyway), as A LOT of the topics on here are legally 'iffy' to be discussing with minors.
To actually address your topic though, I agree tat the age range should be broken up a bit. I picked B, mostly because the drinking age determines a lot of things (Yes I know there are other people from countries other than the US where the age is different from 21, but the majority of users seem to be American).
It's also the turning point for most people when leaving the mindset of a teenager and into a young adult.
I totally agree. It might not seem like that big of an age difference, but maturity wise, most of the time there is a difference. How I think and act now and the advice I would give, is totally different than when I was 18.
First of all , I think the age should just be set 18 are over. I don't believe teens should be an adult conversations , It's just not right . Regarding being anonymous , That doesn't matter really . You still want know how old a person really is.
I usually don't even look at the person's age that much unless it's under 18 because people mature differently and different ages mean different privileges in different countries. The difference between 18 year old and 24 year old can be great or it can be practically nothing.