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At What Age Did You Feel Most Confident?

It probably won't surprise you that most women feel their sexiest when they feel confident, but according to a recent article in the UK Telegraph, many women feel a lull of confidence at 44, which leads them to feel as though their life is over. The peak of female confidence is said to be between 18 and 30, but according to a recent survey, "the 30s can be a roller-coaster decade for women's confidence, which peaks again at 40 before drastically falling off."

Additionally, 80 percent of those that took the Bodyform Deo-Fresh poll for this study said they wanted to be more confident — again, not surprising — but even if you feel there's room for improvement, tell me, at what age did you feel most secure?


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alexask alexask 8 years
18-22 as most confident? i'm 21 and i'm a nutcase.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oh - i don't know - i think that when i was like 24...i felt really confident, but that's when i loved that i was super skinny and all that ...but now - i don't feel that way since i'm healthy (weight that is) and i feel like i'm not as confident in my own skin. i hope that as i get older i start to feel like i'm more confident.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
25. Now.. this year has been great!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Now! And it's only getting better.
Janine22 Janine22 8 years
I am much more intellectually and emotionally confident now, at age 32 (it's my bday today!) but in terms of body confidence, I felt more confident when I was in my early twenties, because I was slimmer. But at the same time, I have learned to love and accept myself a lot more now than I ever did before, even when I was slimmer.
demure20 demure20 8 years
18-22 What wasn't I confident about.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I was the most confident (so far anyways) when I was 21-22, I was a lot more carefree and a lot thinner :D, I'm working on getting thinner again so we shall see
jessie jessie 8 years
once i hit 30 it seems like alot of my worries went out the door.
bbkf bbkf 8 years
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I feel sexy all day long and I have always felt this way about myself. I have always being comfortable in my own skin.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
21? I don't know, I'm pretty confident about a lot of things but I worry about my ability to succeed in the future. I really want to pursue a great career, and I'm constantly freaking out about falling short. I think my confidence will peak late 20's/early 30's when I'm settled in a career and feel like I've "made it" rather than still running the rat race.
sinful72 sinful72 8 years
I would say I feel most confident right now, and I'm 36. I was so self concious most of my life, and tried to please everyone else. Finally I'm living for me.. I actually think I deserve the best and will not settle for less!! "NO" is finally in my vocabulary, and it is a great word to use!
HelloAnia HelloAnia 8 years
I am 21... doing pretty swell, but insecure about getting a job out of college, getting into a graduate school I want... and graduating with honors, insecure about my appearance most of all, due to being a victim of weight gain in college. I think prior I felt the most secure at 18... I got into the college I wanted to, looked great physically, and got the attention that I felt I deserved.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Hmmmm, I've always been pretty confident. My low was during my teenage years, and after that, my confidence steadily rose. It's still on that trajectory.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
well we're gonna have to wait and see. im only 23 and im quite confident, but i've heard that ur 40's are the peak of ur confidence. so i'll get back to u in about 20 yrs :P
austerity austerity 8 years
Right now! I'm 23, and though I am still trying to find my break professionally, I'm sure I'll get there. I just need to figure out 'how the world works' in that sense, develop contacts, work hard, be patient etc.. Looks-wise, I'm definitely most confident right now. I'm just sayin', if I were a guy I'd hit that ;) hehe
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I think my peak of confidence will come in my 30s. I feel better now at 29 than I ever have. I expect it will continue to get better.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I am 22, and I can say this is the most confident I have ever felt in my life. I am past the teenage years, and I've finally accepted that I'm not a kid anymore. Even though 20s are frustrating, trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, but I am working hard in school and taking it easy for the first time, and am excited about all I that will accomplish in the future. Being confident/having the right attitude for the first time right now is showing great results so far.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
36. I know for sure all the stuff I thought I knew...and I look forward to learn some more.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I am 32, and this is the most confident I have ever felt. I think that stems from having a job I love, a soon-to-be husband, a cute doggie, and a beautiful house. Once you leave the rough part of your late twenties and early thirties and have finished "getting started," everything is so new and fun and exciting.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I think I was most confident when I was 18. Only because I thought I knew everything and I wasn't afraid to take on the world.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think it increases as I get older. I'll report back when I turn 45 to see if that holds true still.
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