With their physical prime in the rear view mirror and twilight years fastly approaching, many a middle-aged man fall prey to the sad stereotypes of midlife crisis. It just happens.
Estately, a popular home shopping site, said the Phoenix area has more than its fair share of guys going through midlife crisis. The site ranked the Valley No. 3 in the nation for the number of men in a midlife crisis.
The site compiled lifestyle data from the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., with criteria including things like Google searches for hair transplants and the ratio of divorce lawyers to marriage counselors.
Caused by regrets over missed opportunities or the abandonment of youthful ideals, mid-life crisis are often fueled by salaries obtained in the later stages of a career. That stereotypically means gawdy sports cars and young mistresses (with expensive taste).
Whether it’s a Harley gathering dust in the garage or the skinny-jeans/beer-gut stud muffin trolling Old Town Scottsdale, it turns out that Phoenix takes the bronze for the number of men in the throes of a stereotypical midlife crisis.
Flip through the gallery below to see where Phoenix sits for each of the five midlife crisis criteria.
- Phoenix celebrates Chinese New Year with weekend-long festival
- Valley chefs, restaurateur named as James Beard Award semi-finalists
- Scottsdale’s Beat the Heat race to return in June after five-year hiatus
- Phoenix high school student arrested for bringing loaded gun on campus
- No Phoenix-area freeway closures over President’s Day weekend