Is it rude to ask a persons age, during conversation?

Philippines
June 4, 2010 12:10am CST
Some people, don't want their age to be asked. Well, I don't mind if somebody asked my age, the problem is the reaction I get after wards. Either their shocked or amused, I mean come on. How about you?
12 responses
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
4 Jun 10
This is the way its for me I don't mind anyone asking my age. Like you people are shocked when I say my age usually. They always think I'm at least 15 to 20 years younger. I love it. The best is when they find out I have a 29 and a 31 year old girls. I'm 53 years old but probably could pass for 40 very easy. Some even say in my thirtys. I can understand though if I looked older then maybe I would have a problem I would hope not. I know I have been blessed with good genes.
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
Nice one! Thanks for your comment! ;)
@takie23 (142)
7 Jun 10
They say it is, so I guess it is. Every time I need to ask a person the age, I normally apologize first.
• Romania
5 Jun 10
it depends on how old the person looks if he has a older look it would be rude , if the person in yung its not ;)) i dont think you would like it if you have like 60 years and some one ask's you how old are you , becouse people thing that the reason you ask the is becouse you think that thei are very old although you dont think that :D , i personaly dont ask any one how old thei are becouse i dosent mather to me
@Jotomy (6076)
• India
4 Jun 10
Hi santosmarichris, i will not feel anything like rude when anyone ask my age,i will tell.
@dayle59 (152)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
personally, i dont mind as well. its just numbers or figures right. if they think that i look older than that of my age, well ill just take it as a complement for being a mature-looking person. and if i look younger on the other hand, i'll take it as a complement as well for having to look young^_^
@med889 (5958)
4 Jun 10
It is said that we should never ask the age of a woman and the salary of a man. But I will never mind if someone ask about my age though. I will never be over reacting about it like some people do.
@oldchem1 (8144)
4 Jun 10
Pesonally I have no problem with being asked my age, but I don't think that with adults it is polite to ask people's age unless in an appropriate conversation.
@Comagirl (146)
• Spain
4 Jun 10
It depends totally on the context whether it's appropriate. In a general 'getting to know you' chat then of course, it's an important piece of information, and I don't see why anyone would be specially reluctant to share it?
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
It depends on the person whom you talk to. Some people don't mind it, some people really do mind why you ask him/her their age. So if you were talking most of the time, then I guess asking this is no big deal already. I don't know, but when people ask me, I just tell them right away. But whatever the reaction would be, that will be a bonus already to the conversation. Some can keep their age a secret even if you insist on asking. So it really depends on the person, if they take this lightly or not.
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
there is a certain age when women and men aren't really proud of. if they are past 30 years old, they tend to shy away from the question especially if the person asking is younger. if one is really curious about the age, i guess there are different ways to know. it's in a matter of proper tone and question. i dont mind being asked my age. but i dont really answer it right away. hoping that they get a bracket of how old i am. but if they really want to know the specific number, i divulge it. anyway, why should i lie about it. i will be bashful about it, but i guess, nothing is wrong by telling how old you've been a resident of this planet. =)
@picjim (3003)
• India
4 Jun 10
There is nothing rude in asking for age.But the question may be posed tactfully and not bluntly.Some people wouldn't like to divulge personal details before they acquaint themselves with the other person.I don't mind revealing my age but i guess the others are a trifle touchy on this topic.
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
I think we are afraid of getting old & to reveal it to other persons. I think what's the point if they get know.It's not important but everyone is hiding it.