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The Single Man’s Guide To Navigating A Midlife Crisis

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I know what it’s like. You wake up one morning and take a look in the mirror and see a middle-aged man staring back at you. You still feel like a teenager, and you just can’t understand why all your friends have settled down. In most instances, you’d love to have a girlfriend or partner and some kids. However, you feel like that’s never going to happen, and you sink into a mini depression. That will happen to most men if they reach their later years while still being single. The important thing to remember is that there’s no need to worry. Life has a funny way of sorting things out itself. Even so, the tips and advice on this page could help you to navigate your midlife crisis (you don’t HAVE to refer to it like that if it makes you feel better).

Spend more time abroad

Firstly, you might like the idea of escaping your life for a while. Spending time abroad could give you a new perspective on life. You could also meet lots of interesting people you wouldn’t otherwise have encountered. Who knows? Maybe you’ll bump into someone who will become your life partner one day? Stranger things have happened. Just make sure you do something worthwhile with your time. Perhaps you could volunteer to assist with a school building project in Africa? You could even choose to teach English as a second language to students in the East. There are lots of opportunities like that available in China and Japan. Experts at TeachAway.com can offer advice. You just need to search online to find the people who facilitate the process. All the final decisions are down to you. Just make sure you think outside the box.

Find a new and exciting job

If you don’t have the best job in the world, now is the time to look for something better. You’re trying to improve your life, and so that’s a good place to start. You could apply for roles in industries you wouldn’t have considered in the past. You could even become a mature student and go back to college. New qualifications might open up lots of doors you wouldn’t have unlocked in the past. You might manage to earn a much better wage, and you’d also meet lots of new colleagues. If you don’t want to go back to school, and the job market is weak in your area, maybe you could start a business? Doing something like that can completely turn your life around. That is especially the case if you can come up with a revolutionary idea.

Purchase that sports car you’ve always wanted

It might sound cliche, but experts from PaulMoakSubaru.com say middle-aged men contact them more often than any other group. That is because something is satisfying about finally buying the car you wanted when you were a kid. If you don’t have a wife or children to think about, you should treat yourself. At the end of the day, you’re not going to miss the money if you have few financial obligations. Plus, getting a sports car might encourage you to travel more and visit new places. You’ll want to spend a lot of your free time behind the wheel. So, you just need to plan some exciting journeys to take on your days off from work. As with any car purchase, you need to be careful if you’re not buying a brand new model. Always check insurance prices, and always take a mechanic along for the viewing.

Improve your wardrobe for all those dates

It stands to reason that you will want to go on as many dates as possible this year. While being single means you have more free cash, you can also get lonely. With that in mind, you should download some of the most popular dating apps to your smartphone. Most of them are free to use, and so you don’t have to spend a dime. You can then begin to meet people and arrange dates. Do yourself a favor and head down to see your local men’s fashion stockist. Take a look at some of the latest lines in their collections. Make an investment, and purchase some new upmarket clothing for your special occasions. It will help you to create a positive image when you meet someone new. It will also boost your confidence levels.

Start listening to new music

People who go through a midlife crisis often start to feel irrelevant. They turn the radio on and don’t know any of the artists in the top ten. For that reason, you might like to purchase some new mix CDs for your collection. Either that or you should start listening to modern radio stations when you’re in the car. Hearing new music will assist in making you feel less outdated. While we all love The Eagles, karaoke singing Hotel California probably isn’t going to get you a date. You get the idea, right? Also, contrary to popular belief, there are some cool songs out there today. You just have to sort the wheat from the chaff. Take my advice and avoid Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga at all costs! I joke, but they are terrible!

Get a man makeover

Lots of women go to see a beauty therapist and get a makeover when they’re feeling down. Apparently, the process helps them to feel a little better. Well, I’m not one for discrimination, and so I’ll suggest the same thing for you. There are lots of spas and beauty specialists who also provide services for men. So, you just need to identify the best ones in your local area. Give them a call, arrange some treatments, and relax for the day. You should feel rejuvenated after a face peel and massage. Search online if you’re unsure as to the nature of any process on offer. You should find descriptions, and that will save you the embarrassment of having to ask when you arrive. You should leave looking like the Bell of the ball (well, you know what I mean).

Now you know how to navigate a midlife crisis, I don’t want to hear about you doing something silly. There is no need to become a gambling addict or drink yourself to oblivion because you’re feeling unhappy. Just take some of the suggestions from this page and turn your life around. You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. So, make sure you always enjoy yourself today.

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more) Married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". We will be sharing Tech tips, mobile app reviews, sports stories, talking about my favorite foods and adult beverages & a whole lot more.

Posted on April 11, 2017 10:13 am, in Fitness Freak, For The Guys, Mr. GQ, The Roadster, The Traveler and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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