Do you reallt hate when people ask you about your age?

Romania
June 13, 2009 11:25pm CST
In Europe, is not polite to ask a woman how old are she, just because is not polite, and even you ask, she can don t answer. You are angry when somebody ask you about your age? You look more younger or more older as your age? I never hide my age, just because i am proud for all this years when i was here to this earth. Do you answer to this question? HOW OLD ARE YOU?
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@Zhizho (1353)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 09
No I don't.I think there is no problem that someone ask about the age in my country.I too never hide my age.I think,how old you are show how much you do for your life.Yes,I do.I am 29 years old.
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• Romania
14 Jun 09
We can choice if we want answer or not, is a old rule any way
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
That's interesting. Here in the Philippines, we don't have anything set when it comes to asking people about their age. I think it's okay. People often joke about it. I myself don't mind. By the way, I'm 27 but most people say, especially who just me or saw me the first time, say that I look way younger than my age. It makes me smile each time - I gotta thank Mom for the genes.
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• Romania
14 Jun 09
You know that Europe have so many rules in politness way. Of course that people ask about your age, but a woman can answer or not, she can choice
@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I'm a man so it really doesn't matter to me but for women, then i guess there's nothing wrong too unless you want people to guess your age right? I mean what's the reason of not wanting to tell you age? Is it just because you don't want to feel old? If you're confident enough then i don't see anything wrong with it. But then since it's the culture in Europe, then i guess i have no choice but to follow since i don't want to offend somebody. But if you ask me for my age, then i'll answer you, i'm 29.
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• Romania
14 Jun 09
No, is not just because i don t feel old, is a rule in polite way, don t ask a woman how old are she.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
14 Jun 09
I'm 57, and I don't mind who knows it, because although I could do with losing a few pounds (well, if I'm honest, quite a lot of pounds!) my skin is good, and nobody believes me when I tell them my age. Most people assume I'm at least 10 years younger, which is very good for my ego. It's pointless to lie about your age, because too many people know the truth. If you're caught out in the lie, some people may wonder whether you're an honest person or not. After all, if you can lie about one thing, what's to stop you lying about another?
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@lelin1123 (15647)
• Puerto Rico
14 Jun 09
In the USA it's also not polite to ask a woman her age however, I never lie and I always tell my age. I don't look my age. People are usually in shock when I say my age because they always think I'm at least in my 30's meanwhile I'm going to be 53 in November. So of course I love it.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
well i dont get upset when people asks my age... im not really bothered by it. i think i look younger than my age. although i try to make a joke about my age by its really okay for me if people asks how old i am. never knew till now that it is not polite in europe to asks a woman about her age, i'll try to remember that, who knows i may visit that place sometimes... lol
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
15 Jun 09
No I do not, becouse when I say my age, people do not beleive me. They do not think I am that old that I am. I am 43, nearly half of my life have past already. But people say I do not look that old. But it is funny when I go to our store to get some alkohol when they ask for my id card...people do look really stupid then
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
hahaha... that is really funny... told you so... and that pic of yours, that looks kinda innocent... people think you're not that old... remember the email you received before, trying to make you look like you know nothing...
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Well for me I don't really care if people ask me about my age, because I am a male though. But when it comes to females, I have heard that they do not want to tell people their age, they want it to remain secret. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@seymiss (627)
28 Jun 09
Im not bothered at all when ask about my age on the contrary.I see no reason to get mad about this.I think iam getting old little by little but i do still look young for my age teh last time i checked..lol don't know if my eyes were failing me last time.
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I don't feel that question to any of my friends. But if there is proper time and exact momentum I will really ask in a manner that it won't hurt her feelings.
• China
15 Jun 09
Definitely,I think it is a impolite behave to ask for a lady's age.If you are less that 25,It's OK to ask about it. Every woman has a dream about being young forever,but actually,the different time they have different qualities.I'll be good when someone ask for my age,of course,in a goodwill.By the way,I'm 20 years old now... is it too young?
@MrEvil (42)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I don't mind. When I was younger it was kinda a relief, since I looked older, but still acted my age.
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I don't hate people when they ask me my age. Although there are times I feel aloof in telling them because I look younger than my age and when they learn my age they want to be friends with someone younger. I am never angry when someone asks me my age. I just sometimes tell them it's a secret..lol.I am currently 36 now. :)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I look and act significantly older than I actually am. When I was 15, most people I met and spoke with easily thought I was 21 or older. As I've gotten older this trend has continued. Rarely have I been asked my age as most people seem comfortable with assuming how old I am. However, when I am asked I never take offense as I'm always amused that someone finally asks.
• Indonesia
14 Jun 09
I don't mind if someone asking that, actually i'm very glad if he/she asking that, so i can ask him/her back (especially her ^_^). In my country (Indonesia), we treat people differently by ages, especially when i speak with local language (Javanese). It has three different words for the same meaning for older person, same ages, and younger person than us. Usually i ask their occupation to knows their approximate ages.
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
for me if someone ask me that way i will not be angry or mad but still depends on the person who is asking. well i will get mad if they ask me my age and compare it to other but still depends on situation.
@mikeysmom (2095)
• United States
14 Jun 09
to be honest i have never really encountered this but it is rude and personal to ask one's age. that kind of thing needs to be taught by your parents and it is called manners which many lack. i have encountered people who think it is ok to comment on my weight however and it really irks me. i am overweight but not obese and people feel they need to advise me on how to lose weight when i did not ask for their opinion. i have had some choice words for such individuals over the years.
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
14 Jun 09
Hi, I am a 26 year old woman and I never feel bad or upset when someone asks me my age. Most people think I look younger than I am. I loved what you said! I look at it the same way.I am lucky to have been alive on this planet for so many years.Why feel upset or hide my age? No matter how old I am, I am sure I will have no issues revealing my age. Everyone grows old and so will I
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
14 Jun 09
I know that in Europe people don t ask to much about woman age...well this happened in the past, now young people are more modern and don t care about etiquet to much...but i think that somebody want to say about real age is ok, if not, why i must ask? Age is what a number, nothing more.
@marguicha (63833)
• Chile
14 Jun 09
I don´t mind at all when people ask me about my age but I do know many people do. Probably it is because I look younger than my years. I´m 64 years old. But I´m not an ancient lady