Is it a crime to ask women their age???

@djemba (767)
India
March 10, 2009 2:10pm CST
I asked a girl i was chatting on the phone and she told me its a crime and very wrong to ask a women her age...Why do women hide their real age????Is it a crime to ask women their age??
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10 responses
• United States
10 Mar 09
Many women are sensitive about their age because they may think it will influence your opinion of them. I have had jobs where I would not tell my age, because I was over people that were considerable older than me and I knew it would be an issue. But in normal everyday life I do not consider it to be rude to ask. Expecially if this is a person you are considering dating and you think she may be young for you or to young to date legally.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
10 Mar 09
naw, thats crazy, of course you can ask them their age, but the key is whether or not they are willing to tell you! ha! seriously, i dont care, most days i feel every bit my age!
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@Gumbi180 (14)
• South Africa
10 Mar 09
I cannot understand why it is some "crime" to ask a woman her age. If it is not okay to ask a woman her age then why is it okay to ask a man his age. Is it because woman are self-conscious of their age and feel that they will be judged accordingly. I believe that the women who are against people asking their age are merely embarrassed or their current age and I assume are older than they look. One should embrace their age and be honest about it.
• Canada
10 Mar 09
No thats completey wrong lol. Of course you can ask women what their age is, you just have to know how to say it so they don't get pissed off and your comment/question doesn't offend them. Also they may get mad if they don't feel comfortable to tell you.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Some women find it very offensive if you ask them their age, sorta like asking their weight. If you ask and they tell you, and you make a face or comment they their self confindence goes down. It's a hard call on who you can ask and who you can't because all women are different.
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I wouldn't say it's as bad as a crime, but many women are offended by being asked their age. Some women aren't, but many are. So to be safe, it's better just not to ask! As for why women are offended by this, I'm not exactly sure. I guess many women feel that is socially unacceptable to get older!
• India
10 Mar 09
hey its nothing of this sort.....one night i'm talking to a girl....i ask her age and the next day i land up in jail.....naaa this aint gonna hapen.... well this is said that women hide their age and yes i think its true.....i dont know why....maybe because they dont wanna tell that they are getting old.... but all girls are not like that....like my fellow mylotter here....my aisa aunty...she told me her age when i asked it from her....lol
@peterjtd (76)
• India
10 Mar 09
no not at all. there is an old saying that we shud never ask a women for the age, her salary and figure...
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Mar 09
ehehehhehe yep it is.
• Canada
10 Mar 09
It's funny how so many people feel the need to lie about their age... I don't understand it. I agree that some people consider it a rude question, much like asking how much someone weighs or how much money they earn. For many, age is considered personal information. I don't see it like that and I'm never offended if someone asks. As cher said before me, you can ask... just remains to be seen if you will get an answer or not LOL