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PenguinJoe 05-08-12 07:11 AM

33 is the happiest age according to study
 


33 is the happiest age of people's lives: survey

Age 33 is the best year of our lives, a new survey has found.

A British website, Friends Reunited, says that 70% of people over 40 picked that age as their happiest.

Just 6% said they were content during their college years, the site reported.

And 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.

Tell that to Mrs. Tom Cruise, the paparazzi-evading Katie Holmes. Shes 33.

So is actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and Maroon Five frontman Adam Levine.

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. Youre hitting your stride. Youre a lot more confident and you can attract younger guys.

But Grant Hunter, 41, who lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and family, says hes 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 Im happier now than Ive ever been.

RocShemp 05-08-12 07:32 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
So I only got two more years to go before I'm finally happy?

inri222 05-08-12 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by RocShemp (Post 11222935)
So I only got two more years to go before I'm finally happy?

Enjoy it while you can because once you hit 34..............

RichC2 05-08-12 07:43 AM

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It's bullshit, a chunk of my friends were 33 last year and it was absolute hell for most of them. What they ignore is in this economy, 33 is also the age where you realized just how fucked you got when the housing market dipped. So while it may be 33 for people over 40 now, it certainly isn't 33 for people in their 30s now.

Just another perspective haha.

RocShemp 05-08-12 07:57 AM

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Or... Maybe your friends' lives are so fucked up that when they turned 33 was good by comparison. ;)

Jaymole 05-08-12 08:14 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
That was the year I attempted suicide so I say Bullshit!!

Hokeyboy 05-08-12 08:21 AM

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33 was a great year for me. I had just gotten out of a 6-year relationship the year before so I was single, professional (Managing Director of a IT Development firm), making great money, dating and carousing all over the place, vacationing a lot between clients, went back to school to get my MBA... that was a great year :)

I'm 41 now, married, life has calmed down considerably and I'm happy, but 33 was definitely an exciting year :up:

Vibiana 05-08-12 08:41 AM

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Jesus Christ begs to differ. :D

* * * * * * *

In my own case, 33 was an extremely happy year. I had just gotten out of a horrible relationship, did some traveling on my own and started over as an independent woman. I look back on that year (1998) as a very good one.

maxfisher 05-08-12 08:43 AM

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32 was probably the best year of my adult life so far (34 now), but for pure, unadulterated happiness, it's tough to beat 13 or 14. I grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of kids my age and everything was an adventure back then.

Tracer Bullet 05-08-12 08:44 AM

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I'm enjoying my thirties so far. I wouldn't want to go back to being in my twenties. That shit is lame.

Mrs. Danger 05-08-12 08:48 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
Hm. I was "between residences" at 33.

DirkUSA 05-08-12 09:13 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
Somebody should have told me that 10 years ago! :hairpull:

pinata242 05-08-12 09:19 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
Shit, I have a lot of happiness to try to cram in the next 26 days!

Meglos 05-08-12 09:20 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
33? I was drinking like a fish and feeling sorry for myself, so no.

majorjoe23 05-08-12 09:22 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
That means I have 10 more months of awesome!

Noonan 05-08-12 09:24 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
That gives me about a year and a half to get out of my under-water (financially) condo and get a promotion. Time to start working...

kefrank 05-08-12 09:57 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
Cool, I turn 33 in September. How should I celebrate the kick-off of the best year of my life?

Noonan 05-08-12 09:58 AM

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With hookers and cocaine, of course.

focker 05-08-12 10:11 AM

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I'm turning 33 in 4 days. I guess it's all downhill from here. :(

MoviePage 05-08-12 10:15 AM

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I disagree with everything about this.

Deftones 05-08-12 10:21 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
I'm going to disagree. I'm 33 right now. We just had our second child. I'm not getting any sleep. It is miserable. Maybe I'll change my mind once I start getting sleep again.

clckworang 05-08-12 10:29 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
I turn 35 this month, and I can honestly say that the last 2 years have been among the roughest of my life. If that's as happy as I get, Otter can expect a lot of complaining from me in the next few years. A friend of mine posted this article on her Facebook not long ago, and someone else posted as a response another article saying it was 35. I prefer to believe that one, which means I have another couple of weeks to get myself in a position to have a happy 35.

wishbone 05-08-12 10:34 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
Thirty-three was nice because that's when I bought my house; forty-eight might be nice too because I should have it paid off around that time.

nickdawgy 05-08-12 10:39 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 
I'm 33 now.

My son was born when I was 32.

I call BS.

Nick Danger 05-08-12 10:48 AM

Re: 33 is the happiest age according to study
 

Originally Posted by RichC2 (Post 11222946)
What they ignore is in this economy, 33 is also the age where you realized just how fucked you got when the housing market dipped.

They asked people in their 40s. For people in the poll who are 40-45, they were 33 in 2000 to 2005. The economy was great for them. Thanks for picking up their tab.


Originally Posted by Vibiana (Post 11223020)
Jesus Christ begs to differ. :D

He tore the gates off Hell, came back from the dead, and ascended bodily into heaven. I'd like to have a year half that good.

In my case, things were starting to brighten when I was 33, but life didn't get good for another 3 or so years.


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