Curious about the average age of our members

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What is your age?
1 age 14 to 20 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
2 age 21 to 30 17%  17%  [ 17 ]
3 age 31 to 40 20%  20%  [ 20 ]
4 age 41 to 50 20%  20%  [ 20 ]
5 age 51 to 60 11%  11%  [ 11 ]
6 age 61 to 70 18%  18%  [ 18 ]
7 age 71 to 80 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
8 age 81 to 90 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
9 older than 90. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 101

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05 Mar 2022, 7:48 am

I got to wondering how many members of this group were older adults? I know, define, "older", right? How about over 50 years old?
I wonder if this is a sort of demographic which the forum keeps track of?
I may have to set up a poll. Thanks for any input!


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05 Mar 2022, 10:19 am

That's my answer for now. In time, I might want to change it. (I hope.)


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05 Mar 2022, 10:44 am

When reading older threads, I often get the impression that 10 or more years ago the average age was much lower. This could be for a couple of reasons. One is that this sort of forum has lost favor and only attracts older people who became accustomed to experiencing the web in this manner in the early 2000s. The other is that it seems like the active membership once attracted a higher proportion of people capable of living independently and those people are more likely to seek advice as they start out in life. By now they've settled into a routine i.e. found ways to cope with or compensate for their autism in daily life. The large number of older members may actually discourage younger folks from being active. In general they don't expect older people to understand their needs.


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05 Mar 2022, 2:08 pm

I'm in my early 30s.

I think the age is a mixed bag here really.


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05 Mar 2022, 2:17 pm

Yeah, I know it's surprising when anyone on any website is over 25, especially since people in their late 40s are useless. :roll:



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05 Mar 2022, 2:27 pm

Joe90 wrote:
I'm in my early 30s.

I think the age is a mixed bag here really.

It doesn't seem to you as though there were more people your own age on the site back when you first joined?


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05 Mar 2022, 4:09 pm

I'm sort of surprised the population isn't mostly (A) young adults and (B) adults who haven't been young in a very long time. (I'm still young at heart. Really! Just ignore those cardiologists.)

I would think the folk between (A) and (B) should be less interested in online activities and have less time for them.


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05 Mar 2022, 4:23 pm

if young aspies aren't using wrong planet, what ARE they using?



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05 Mar 2022, 4:25 pm

I’m 61.



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05 Mar 2022, 4:26 pm

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if young aspies aren't using wrong planet, what ARE they using?


Reddit, TikTok


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05 Mar 2022, 4:35 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
if young aspies aren't using wrong planet, what ARE they using?


Reddit, TikTok

i had no idea there were aspie communities therein. i will have to investigate. :study:



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05 Mar 2022, 5:22 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
if young aspies aren't using wrong planet, what ARE they using?


Reddit, TikTok

Also Discord servers, I think. I've seen a lot of ASD related servers and some have a lot of members. Much more than this website. lol


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05 Mar 2022, 5:35 pm

I am 31, will become 32 on June 1st.


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05 Mar 2022, 5:39 pm

MaxE wrote:
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I'm in my early 30s.

I think the age is a mixed bag here really.

It doesn't seem to you as though there were more people your own age on the site back when you first joined?


I don't remember really.


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05 Mar 2022, 5:40 pm

The age posted under my avatar remains accurate without further attention.



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05 Mar 2022, 5:46 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:
Yeah, I know it's surprising when anyone on any website is over 25, especially since people in their late 40s are useless. :roll:


Oh, I got you beat there, by 10 years :twisted: Useless and shattering hard.