A Field Guide to the Mature Male

His fears, foibles, habits and hair issues in the struggle to age gracefully

by Brian Alexander, Pamela Druckerman, Kathy Griffin, Jen Lancaster, Mel Miskimen, Pamela Redmond Satran, Linda Yellin
Joel McHale on a bear image
Joel McHale, 40, of "Community" and "The Soup," faces down his future.
Photograph: Zachary Scott

Defining the Mature Man What makes a great mate? A humorist rethinks her priorities.

4 Surprising Uses for Your Aging Mate Lovable—and practical! Why he’s a keeper.

Quiz: Just How Mature Is He? Maturity cannot always be pegged to chronological age. Take this quiz if you dare!

Under-40 Man versus Over-40 Man A handy sociological cheat sheet.

Kathy Griffin’s 7 Reasons Not to Date a Man over 40 A comic’s take on men aging ungracefully.

What to Expect from Your Man at 40, 50, 60 A tongue-in-cheek review of the stages of man.

How to Grow Old Like a French Guy Tips for your homme from an American in Paris.

Remembrance of Sex Past Sex at 52 versus sex at 25—from his perspective.

Old Guy, Good Buy? As a man’s age increases, so does his upkeep.

Getting to Rogaine A truly hair-raising tale.

Your Older Man’s Changing Body Anatomically charting his transformation.

Managing His He-Invention Help! My husband is going through “the change”!

5 Things He’ll Never Learn No matter how many times you tell him.

The Mature Man Hall of Fame Our affectionate salute to midlife male heroes of the past half-century.

Originally published in the October 2012 issue

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