‘Time twins’ prevent man’s mid-life crisis

AN avid traveller from Lancing is attempting to seek out 40 ‘time twins’ from across the globe before he reaches his 40th birthday.

Richard Avis with his Latvian time twin, Kristina
Richard Avis with his Latvian time twin, Kristina

Richard Avis, 38, decided on meeting a diverse range of people who share his date of birth, rather than ‘slumping into a mid-life crisis’.

He said: “I reached a point in my life in my late 30s where I started to compare my life with other people. Was I successful? What does success look like? Was I young, middle-aged, or old?

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“As I, and the rest of the team, enjoy travelling and are fascinated by global cultural diversity, this seemed a perfect opportunity to develop those interests.”

So far Richard and his team have met a Dutch National Body Building and Model Physique champion, an Irish novelist and the mayor of an Italian town ‑ Richard’s highlight so far.

For the full story, see the Lancing Herald, Thursday, November 7.