Almost half of the men would rather spend time with their partner than their friends. AFP Photo
The happiest time of a man’s life is around age 37 - when they have climbed the career ladder and started a family, a new study has found.
According to the Daily Mail, the survey, which was conducted by menswear brand Jacamo, saw 1,000 men taking part.
The men were asked a range of questions such as their age, relationship status, what makes them happy and favourite gadgets.
The results showed that 43% of men found fatherhood to be very rewarding and noted their child’s birthday as one of the happiest days of their lives.
The study also found that 37 is the age by which the majority of men have attained, and often surpassed, some pretty major life milestones, like getting married, having a successful career, and the biggie, being a dad.
And it found that contrary to popular belief, almost half of the men would rather spend time with their partner than their friends.
Other memorable experiences for the participants were getting married (35%), seeing their favourite football team win the league (18%), buying a house (13%) and proposing to a partner (13%).
“It’s great to see that becoming a father and getting married is the key to men’s lasting happiness,” Lucy Dobson, from Jacamo told the publication.
And when it comes to day-to-day activities which bring happiness, nothing beats a decent lunch followed by a splurge on some new clothes,’ she concluded.