A new survey finds that age 33 happens to be the happiest year of our lives.
A British website, Friends Reunited, says that 70% of people over 40 picked that age as their happiest while just 6% said they were content during their college years, the site reported.
Only 16% pined for their childhood years.
One in three surveyed found their happiness in having children, while only one in five linked their sense of joy to their job.
“The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivete and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth,” psychologist Donna Dawson said.
“By this age innocence has been lost, but our sense of reality is mixed with a strong sense of hope,” she added. “We have yet to develop the cynicism and world-weariness that comes with later years.”
Christine Possemato, 35, from Springfield N.J., agrees that 33 was a very special and sexy year.
“It's the sex, definitely,” said Possemato, who is single. “You’re hitting your stride. You’re a lot more confident and you can attract younger guys.”
But Grant Hunter, 41, who lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and family, says he’s loving his 40s, watching his two kids grow up.
“I feel like the best years are ahead of me,” Hunter said. “Did I have a lot of fun and get wasted? Sure. But I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.”
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