Is it rude to ask somebody's age?

@cloud31 (5777)
March 2, 2010 7:08am CST
What do you think of that person asking about your age? Do you think it is rude to asked somebody's age? Will you be able to tell your age even you bad about it? And why most people thinks its not right to ask the age one person,if its not really a must. Share me your views regarding this topic.Thank you!Happy Lotting!
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@jaiho2009 (36774)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I don't think so...there is nothing to asks a person about their age,at least being asks in a good manner. It will only sounds rude when after asking their age you laugh and say...'ah,ok...you are really old nah"(that's another story) For me,it's not a big deal. But it is not also my habit to asks other people about their age,unless really needed by circumstances.
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@zed_k4 (17641)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
Hehe, very good and positive answer..
@primeaque86 (7923)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Hi cloud31, I think it is not really rude to ask about a person's age... but maybe it depends on a situation... and depends upon the culture of a person. If I am asked about my age, I would not hesitate to answer. But I am refraining myself from asking other person's age until I get to know him more. One person I know, he came from the west and he shared to me that he never wanted to be asked about a personal matter, age is a sort of personal info about a person... so I learned from him, now I would get to know the person first before asking him about personal info... I really never wanted to sound rude...
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Exactly, it depends how close you are to that person and you've got to know more about the person you gonna ask for that,and respect why he /she act that way.We need to respect their way of keeping something for themselves, just like making themselves anonymous to others. Happy lotting!
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes that is it my friend... and it can help us leave a good impression from ourselves to them... first impression last though...
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Exactly..Agree with you friend.Thanks!
@common_man (1799)
• India
2 Mar 10
I do not consider it rude to ask someone's age. But as it goes ladies like to hide their age and want to appear as young always so it is not considered in good taste to ask age of a lady. There is a saying in our country that says never ask woman's age and man's salary. It may be in appropriate to ask girl's age, but not rude friend. Keep smiling :)
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
I think that way too friend as far as i know, i look younger than my age..LOL I will never ask man salary either that's too private unless you are the half of him. Thank you for responding! Happy Lotting!
• India
2 Mar 10
you look younger than your age!!!!!!!!! Then you must be always young at heart! :)
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Always friend! Hearts never aged lol..saying---as man gets older thine hearts gets younger!!How was that? Happy lotting!
@sunnycool (12763)
• India
2 Mar 10
hi cloud,In my place people shouldn't ask for women's age and men's salary---i do not follow this saying though---i never had any experience of asking a girl of her age as most of my mates are of my age in some exceptional cases elder. If its rude or not----depends on your thinking if you're not comfortable revealing it then one word which comes to your rescue is "Rude"---to ask a girls age.great day.
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Well that's what it said to be offensive asking man's salary,oppssss its not my way,that's so much for shame!Well, i can reveal my age and not minding in any feed back I am so much aware about others feelings so i don't simply concerned about age interrogation.They wanna keep it confidential i respect their way. Have a great day yourself too!
@sunnycool (12763)
• India
2 Mar 10
Does that mean----you're gonna answer my questionaire of hundred questions about you---i might stop them with two or three though---as you're my new friend
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Well depends on what the questionaire consist of,otherwise it will consider NIL..Lol..anyway my pleasure to have you participating this topic. Thank you and and Happy Lotting!
@zed_k4 (17641)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
Not rude, but I do know that some aren't too comfortable being asked about their ages. I would play subtle and start talking about my age instead..and then change to another topic, if I discover someone being uncomfortable. I won't keep on persisting if the person avoids answering.. that would be rude after that if I keep on asking.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
I agree with you and that's a nice view, very thankful you're a part of this.. Have a nice day!Happy myLotting!
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@zed_k4 (17641)
• Singapore
8 Mar 10
You are so welcome my friend.. take care..
• China
2 Mar 10
Asking about age is not offensive as far as I am concerned.Every people has their own age,and they better face with it.If you were old or too young so that I prefer to keep the information from the asker,you have the right to not answering. In some occation,asking sb's age is a way to express your care about his/her.If you are interested in knowing my age,I'd be more than glad to tell you.
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Hello weiqi I will nor ask about your age as i know your younger than I, so i let you pass so that you will not my age in return..LOL Thank you for responding!Happy myLotting!
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
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3 Mar 10
for me, it's not rude.. its just the sake of the age... :D
3 Mar 10
hahahaha... :D
• China
3 Mar 10
Yes, cloud, I think it's rude to ask private issues, such as age, salary, family members...But it depends on the relationship between two people. And asking skill is also important. Many people ask such questions like policemen, it always makes me uncomfortable. So...sometimes I don't answer it. And I also seldom question others, unless we're so close or it's necessary.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Hi orange, That's what other respondent views about age revealing, well it depends how close you are to that person,just a simple word to keep in mind..If no words from the concern then respect and accept she will not say a word. Happy lotting..Thank you!
@cocodee (21)
• China
3 Mar 10
Asking ladies' age in public is considered rude in many countries, since ladies may not want to let others know they are getting old.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
hello coco, Yah i believe it depends what people think about age interrogation..culture,costume or maybe its a way of keeping it privately for them.. Happy mylotting!Thank you for sharing!
• India
3 Mar 10
I am not of the opinion that age should be hided as even if u tell lie u have reached that age and ur befooling urself and not others by telling lie so better tell ur age correctly weather women or men in my opinion it does not matter
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Exactly...no more lies your personality will tell not exactly how old you are but almost near by there..Lol.. Happy myLotting!Thank you!
@madteaparty (2765)
• Japan
3 Mar 10
I dislike when people ask for my age, as I`m concerned about it and about the reactions they usually have when I answer to that question, so I decided I would stop answering when someone asks me that. Probably many people have the same issue as me, so just in case I think that usually is better not to ask the age, just in case someone can feel offended. Not everyone thinks like this, but you never know what the other person might be thinking.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Respect everyone's view is the more important of all,as for me i never asked anybody about age,i consider their way and views I don't really want to offend somebody so till these days i offended no one because i believe everyone has its reason,whatever the reason is keep for their own sake. Thank you for sharing..Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
It is not rude to ask somebody's age. What makes it rude is the negative reaction you get after you answer their question. :)
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Agree with you!Thanks for sharing! Happy mylotting!
• Singapore
2 Mar 10
i think asking someone about their age is is not problem when the person we ask that is as man ,about the girl i feel it is not really nice and also depend on the the country ,the culture many many things.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Exactly! That's how we consider people around us to asked or not proper to ask,depends on their personality. Thank you..Happy Lotting!
• India
2 Mar 10
yes dear specially for ladies it is not even rudeness it is crime so it is a thing to keep secret so do not ask this question from ladies it is my advice to you.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Thank you so much for a sincere advise,Its truly appreciated.I will take that for me, and keep it as rule.Thank you .Have a nice day ahead of you!
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
2 Mar 10
Hi Cloud I dont thin its rude at least on my opinion. I wouldnt mind saying my age. I guess the ladies when they reach certain age feel a need to hide their real age, and hence they dont like when someone asks their age. I think its because that question makes them feel the other one sees them old.
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Well maybe its true but i think age its not really a big deal and i think we have to make a consideration not to make other people feel bad when you asked about their age,I even don't ask i really can't.But if for me,im very much open to tell how young I am!lol. Thank you for responding!Happy mylotting!
@donna22 (1120)
2 Mar 10
I know people are sensitive about this but I dont see the problem. Im a bit funny about people asking my age because I look younger than I am but I certainly dont find it rude if someone asks me how old I am. I wouldnt worry about asking someone how old they are and if they think I am being rude then I think that they need to stop being so sensitive!
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Wow look younger than your age!nice one,then there's no reason to keep your age privately, i think you can reveal anytime and you will gain compliments from how does your age make a difference from your look.Lol. Happy Lotting!Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
for me, there is nothing bad when somebody ask for it because we are getting older as time goes by. some of us maybe getting bad when somebody ask because they want to hide it most especially to the D.O.M. (lol)
@cloud31 (5777)
3 Mar 10
Well we really don't know whats their reasons they feel bad when asking about their age.But no matter what that is we just try to consider what they think its not proper for them to reveal their ages. Thank you for responding..Happy lotting!
2 Mar 10
I think it is rude to ask peoples age often I also don't see why people need to know.
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
hello Posey That's a very good question..a huge """WHY""""..I even don't know why? A lot of things its more interesting to know why its all about age? yah? Anyway let's find out more from our co lotters see how they react with this. Thank you for responding! Happy Lotting!
@saphrina (31744)
• South Africa
2 Mar 10
I don't mind and i don't think it is rude at all. Your age is nothing to be ashamed off. TATA.
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
Absolutely...keep the best of it.Thanks saph..Happy lotting!
• India
2 Mar 10
i think its not so rude to ask age its an general que...for me.....m able to tell my age its ok.....n never...shy for it....
@cloud31 (5777)
2 Mar 10
That's nice being proud how young you are!! Thanks mandeep..All the best!