Poll: Britons most content at 38
Britons feel most content with their life at the age of 38 and generally enjoy a more comfortable existence during their 30s, according to a new study.
People feel most confident in social situations such as bars, clubs and parties when they are in their mid-30s, a survey of 2,000 adults for the Huffington Post showed.
The lifestyle research revealed that twice as many people said money was more important to them than friends, while most of those questioned said they would not swap their life with one of their friends.
More than one in four of those surveyed said they did not feel in control of their own lives, and two out of five worried about getting old.
Married people or those with a partner said they felt most content at the age of 42, while those who have not tied the knot said true contentment came at 27.
Georgia James, of The Huffington Post, said: "In a time when the anti-ageing industry reigns supreme, it is refreshing to see evidence that maturity, far from being a negative state, is rather the key to true contentment and inner wellbeing.
"Career, friends and relationships all play a huge part in contributing to our overall wellbeing, so in many ways it's no surprise to see that it's only once we begin to find resolution in these areas of life that we can really start to make the most of living."