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What is the average age on Fluther?

Asked by josie (27865points) June 29th, 2010

I know, I know, there is no way to really know without taking a poll of every jellyfish, starfish, etc. But to the extent that you actually do know, or that you can reasonably speculate, what do you think the average age of members of the collective is? How about the mean age? How old are you?

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Coloma's avatar

I am 50.5 ( damn near to the day! lol )

I have no idea..I do know that I tend to follow the ones that are closer to my age group, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s….although I am sure I enjoy plenty of the younger peeps too…just am not into teeny bopper drama…why would I be? Been there done that about 100 years ago now. haha

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

I would guess 25 or so, but judging from some of the obnoxious and attacking comments we get here once in awhile, I am inclined to say 10 or 11! Lol.

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Neizvestnaya's avatar

I’ve always guessed the pool to be mostly between 25–35 but I don’t know but a few people’s exact ages.
I’m 43.

DominicX's avatar

This website seems to have a higher mean age than some of the Q&A sites I’ve been on in the past. I’d say 30 or so could be the middle (of the regular users), but I’m not exactly sure. I’m 18 and I know I’m on the low end. :)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I would guess about 30, maybe 35, also. I’m 27.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Don’t know. I would say late 20s. I’m 25.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

I’m probably nearly the youngest (well the youngest person that can have an account without violating rules) and I’m 13.

Blackberry's avatar

I’m 24, but I’m going to guess 25–40?

Jeruba's avatar

Average? I really have no idea. The average age of regulars might be quite different from the average ages of registered nonparticipating members and occasional drop-ins. Of the active members I know, the range is from 12 to somewhere in the 70s.

Sometimes it seems to me to be all kids. Sometimes it’s all us old farts. Sometimes it seems to be all young parents. In truth I really have no idea.

Brian1946's avatar

I think the youngest jelly is 13.

For the sake of mathematical simplicity, I’ll say the oldest is 73. This would make the median age 43.

I’d say there are more jellies younger than 43 than there are older.

I’ve seen quite a few jellies in their 40’s and older, but that’s such a small portion of the 34,000 or so that exist.

My guess is about 30 YO.
I’d say that a plurality of the jellies are in their 20’s.

I’m 63.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’ll say people are mostly from 25–35 with, of course, others as well being around.

AmWiser's avatar

Would this be physical age or the person’s mental age?

“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”- Groucho Marx

ChocolateReigns's avatar

@Brian1946 Btw, there’s a law that you’re supposed to be 13 to have an account on a site like this (COPPA), so the youngest should be 13.

silverfly's avatar

@ChocolateReigns You silly… laws don’t apply to the internet. :)

@josie I’m going for an average age of 31. This is like guessing the beans in a jellybean jar at the fair. If I win, I get to take over Fluther for a day.

JONESGH's avatar

I’m 18 but I’d assumer somewhere between 28–50

Coloma's avatar

@Jeruba

Wait a minute…I don’t think women can EVER be called old farts….that’s just for the grumpy old men! lol

What would older women be called…uh….come to think of it I don’t want to know! haha

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I have been an average age of 55.5 years during my membership on fluther.

filmfann's avatar

I’m 54. Average that in with Astro Chuck, who is 6, and dpworking, who is like a million, and you end up with about 333,353.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I have no clue, and in thinking about it, it really doesn’t matter to me. It is the pearls of wisdom offered that mean the most.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m 28 (soon to be 29). I’d say the average age is 30–35 from the times I’ve seen people mention their ages.

Buttonstc's avatar

@Coloma

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Coloma's avatar

@Buttonstc

Interesting!

My hometwon is Albuquerque…uh oh..it’s an omen. lol

Yes, I happen to be very okay with my aging process…I LOVE the age of wisdom, no regrets here!

Seek's avatar

By the way, @Coloma

Happy half-birthday!

Coloma's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr

Why thank you! :-)

JLeslie's avatar

I am 42. I think the mean age means nothing. Mean averages in general can be fairly deceptive. Probably the Mode Average would be most informative. Maybe. Well, Mode and Mean, and the youngest and oldest person on the site. It would be good to see it drawn out as a curve on a graph.

XOIIO's avatar

Physical age or mental :)

I’m 16.

BoBo1946's avatar

Have no idea, but I’m 63 and stopped counting!

whatthefluther's avatar

My guess is 28 and I am twice that.

See ya….Gary/wtf

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

Well, I just not too long ago turned 51 and that made me cry since I did not realize how time really passed. But I feel real lucky to be healthy and for my family to love me and seek for me in may occasions.

jca's avatar

i am 44.

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

@josie may I ask your main objective in getting these stats? I mean your personal reason or reasons?

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