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The Weird And Expensive Stuff Men Buy During A Mid Life Crisis

It’s not all tattoos and sports cars

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Men will splash out an average of $3,667 during a midlife crisis, with the panic setting in for most men at age 47, according to new research.

Healthspan Ubiquinol found the most common purchase was a  flashy holiday, with the more unusual purchases including a $3,134 albino python, a $121,875 car and a $3,482 Armani suit, The Sun reports.

Men are also likely to buy designer clothes, a motorbike, music festival tickets, get inked up with a new tattoo, or buy a gym membership.

“Reaching midlife can act as a significant milestone for many men and is a time when some men become keenly aware of their own mortality,” psychologist Dr. Meg Arroll said.

“This can result in a profound sense of turmoil and confusion as life may not have turned out as envisaged (it rarely does).”

Dr Meg Arroll said some men coped with their feelings around the issue by making “life-changing” decisions around relationships and money.

“However, this period of introspection doesn’t necessarily have to be negative – for some men, middle age can in fact be positive, leading to more time spent with family, health kicks and getting back to once loved hobbies.” she said.

Not sure what to splash your cash on?

Here are the top 20 things men buy during a midlife crisis to give you some ideas:

1. A holiday
2. A new gadget
3. A sports car
4. Designer clothes
5. A motorbike
6. Tickets to a concert or gig
7. A new tattoo
8. A trip traveling around the world
9. A gym membership
10. An Xbox/PlayStation/Games console
11. A designer watch
12. Tickets to a music festival
13. Major renovations to your home
14. Expensive or vintage alcohol
15. Sex toys
16. A new house/property
17. A new hairstyle/colour
18. A musical instrument
19. A new, expensive bike
20. Jewellery