04/01/2015 09:24 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2015

Don't Have A Midlife Crisis, Have A 'Second Bounce'

Buying a Porsche, dating a much younger woman and becoming a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra, or cycling fanatic) might be the stereotypical symptoms of a male mid-life crisis, but in fact men approach their 40s, 50s and beyond with a more positive approach than women.

New figures show that 29 per cent of men are ‘feeling good’ about middle age, compared with 22 per cent of women, while just over a fifth of men see it as an opportunity, compared to 15 per cent of women. However, overall, two thirds of the people surveyed feel positive about mid life, saying it is a time for ‘fresh opportunities and experiences’.

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