Is 35 really the golden era or does it depend on your age?

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Well I never, 35 is apparently the best age to be.

A recent survey claims to have found the UK’s golden age.

Clearly you’ve got to allow for a certain amount of leeway either side of the magic mid-30s. But it’s all based on the fact that by this point, you’re likely to have reached a number of meaningful milestones without falling over the cliff of your 40s.

Of course, the only bit of data that really affects how you’ll respond to a survey like this is how old you are when you answer the questions.

One month away from turning 33, I’d say 35 looks pretty grim right now to be honest.

But ask me when I’m 45 and I have no doubt that I’ll look back on 35 with misty-eyed fondness.