Foi publicado, no The Guardian, um artigo sobre a subcultura gótica e o envelhecimento dos seus membros, incluindo declarações de Carl McCoy dos Field of the Nephilim e Paul Hodkinson (conhecido pelo livro Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture, e, recentemente, pelo artigo Ageing in a spectacular ‘youth culture’: continuity, change and community amongst older goths).
"People have long-term friendships as part of the subculture and their patterns of behaviour were dominated by the subculture," says Hodkinson. "Some people would say to me, you're asking why I stay involved, but really it would be odd not to be involved. If you're so attached to the music and style and it's something that has got you a good sense of belonging and community and practical friendships, why would you break off with that?"