Do you find it gross when someone asks your age?

Do you find it gross when someone asks your age?
Hiding or disguising the age is a concern that affects millions of people around the world (especially women). It's a constant struggle against time and against gravity to stay "forever" young. However, it's a race that you can't win, no matter how hard you run. So, why not enjoy the ride and live without this concern?

Well, unfortunately not everyone has that kind of thinking... After all, there are a lot of people who hate the feeling that a simple question can cause: "How old are you?".

"Rude" and "Lack of education" are among the adjectives that people who ask such questions often receive from people with extreme thoughts about this subject. This all sounds like a big exaggeration to me, there's no need for people to react that way. It's pure ignorance on their part!

What do you think?


I do not find it gross when someone asks my age. But I do not think it is any of their business to know how old I am, unless they know me physically. Or we are friends, family or somewhat close. I am at an age where I do not mind telling others but someone to assume my age without knowing me is an annoyance.

I once had a member on a site told me based on my small photo like literally, the photo is only a inch by one inch concluded my age. Based on my age, the member told I look a certain age (older than I am by a couple of years), on top of that "supposedly" one who probably has two kids. Like you mentioned, some are uneducated and have nothing better to say.
Posted by simplym on 06-18-2017
Like you I also don't find gross when someone asks my age. Like you I also believe it is none of their business to know my name. Generally speaking, people frown upon the individuals who ask for age. In our culture there is a popular saying: Don't ever ask a woman her age and don't ever ask a man his earning.
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
Many people care to tell their ages when asked. I do not particularly care, even because I think I look younger than I actually have. The same goes for weight, so I guess this is no problem, but anyway I respect people who care about revealing their ages.
Posted by hermessantos on 06-18-2017
You are lucky that you look younger than your age. Maybe I can say the same for me. But asking the age of a woman is a blooper in society because it is like asking for a secret. Especially when you ask the age of a woman in front of many people that is crucifying the person. Some men do not want to share their age even to their friends that sometimes I think of them as vain. What is the problem with the age? It is just a number.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-06-2018
Believe it or not, I'm actually embarrassed to say my age to people because in my case I look a lot younger than I am. Others tell me I look 20-something, but I'm late 30s. So, I don't normally like to reveal my age because I hate getting the "oh my god I thought you were younger!!!" reactions. It just makes me feel weird to hear those reaction.
Posted by Deen on 06-18-2017
Most adults don't really ask each other their ages unless they are in some kind of relationship or close friendship. I mean sometimes when taking surveys you must answer these questions. Discussing my age is not something I love to do, however, I realize it may be a necessary evil. Oh well..!!
Posted by kgord on 06-18-2017
Most adults don't really ask each other their ages unless they are in some kind of relationship or close friendship. I mean sometimes when taking surveys you must answer these questions. Discussing my age is not something I love to do, however, I realize it may be a necessary evil. Oh well..!!
Posted by kgord on 06-18-2017
Gross? No, I can understand that it can be a bit uncomfortable for some people but most of the time it's not really a big deal for me. Its just a piece of personal information that everyone has like weight or height so it shouldn't be asked if you don't know the person.
Posted by lexcion on 06-18-2017
I don't think the word "gross" was the right adjective. Perhaps awkward or a bit forward would better describe how one feels if someone asks you your age.

I really don't get offended when someone asks my age and believe me I'm not that young. I think more people in this day and age need to learn how to age gracefully and be truthful about their age. Age to me isn't a bad thing as it can represent wisdom, experience, and maturity.
Posted by Lizzyib on 06-18-2017
I don't find it gross when someone ask my age. Yes, it is obvious that there are lots of people who do not like when someone asks their age but I don't fall under the people of that category. I easily answer my age if someone ask me.
Posted by milan009 on 06-18-2017
Yes, I do not think it's appropriate for someone to ask your age, it makes me feel like am I too young or I'm too old. In my hometown, asking how old is a person is like asking for insult of the highest order. It doesn't make any sense to ask age of someone you just met, it makes me get infuriated, and I usually talk within myself that does it matter? Knowing the age doesn't change anything. But lately when I traveled to Philippines, I learned to live with it, because virtually every new person you meet is going to ask "how old are you".
Posted by tonyval on 06-19-2017
There are a lot of people who get embarass or offended easily when ask about their age and it is a big deal for them. But for me, It doesn't matter if someone will ask me such question because it is a fact that we get older each year and there's no reason for me to get offended or to say rude to someone who ask me that.
Posted by rage35 on 06-19-2017
I find this tradition rather obnoxious and petty. Someone asking your age is in a way being considerate. Unless you'd rather they assume your age and accommodate you accordingly. People who are triggered when people ask their age are only annoyed so much when it works against them. People who have a kid like voices despite being older probably would love you to stop assuming and ask their age. Never asking a woman their age I feel is a silly tradition that has sunk into human culture.
Posted by AlexHarris on 06-19-2017
I don't. I think it's perfectly fine question and I don't find it too rude of a question.
Posted by Ipa07 on 06-19-2017
No, maybe because I'm not old yet. I'm still in my early twenties, I wonder if I'm in my late twenties or thirties, I think I'll be a little conscious in telling people my age.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 06-19-2017
If I am completely honest, I actually do not care at all if somebody wants to know my age. Maybe it is because I am not too old yet? I don't know but I am not very self-conscious when it comes to telling my age. Even to a random stranger.

I think it is also a bit of a cultural thing. Here it isn't really considered to be extremely outrageous or rude to ask a woman how old she is. It isn't polite if they are obviously older but nobody is too offended. Also, I often get told that I look much younger than my actual age. Which I guess is good in the majority of cases, haha.
Posted by Mehano on 06-19-2017
Jonathan Solomon
To start, I don't think it's offensive nor gross to ask anyone their age. Though not everyone feels the same way.

I would say every scenario differentiates from one another. Simply put, certain settings are more appropriate than others to ask. When you're young, for example, asking someone their age (especially a girl) doesn't seem as sensitive. However, when we get older into adulthood, not all of us feel proud of the aging experience called "life", and would prefer not to talk about their age. Meanwhile, others just think it's general principal information that may not need to be shared.

Personally, I love expressing my age whenever I'm asked. I also look to continue to adopt the same expression as I get older too.https://superiorthan.c...omeone-asks-your-age-2590#
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 06-19-2017
I suppose I find it "gross" to a degree but that's only because of my experiences with the people asking it. What I mean by this is that almost always if someone asked me my age, it was someone generations older than me who is about to use my age as a form of leverage against me and argue why they are apparently smarter than I am.

Using my age against me before you know who I am or what I know is extremely annoying. But if you just want to know my age so you know more about me, I see nothing wrong with that.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-19-2017
It is rude because it's a way of judging someone on either their looks or appearance. I look younger than my age and people assume I am younger and treat me so, and when they find out how old I am they change. Often people find out how old someone is through other means such as asking others, or if people give clues to their age. I don't mind telling people my age vaguely to stop them asking me.
Posted by Alexa on 06-19-2017
Personally I believe it depends on the situation. If someone is asking for advice or guidance online, knowing the persons age may be imperative in giving constructive advice. In a social situation it is not deemed polite, however that depends on the context and individual.
Posted by Anonymous on 06-19-2017
No, I never have, and I don't really think people should make such a big deal out of it. Here in the Philippines, not a lot of people get offended when you ask that question, in fact most of them will just play coy and tell you that they're just a teenager even though they're clearly in their late 20s. It doesn't gross me out, if someone wants to know how old I am then I say go ahead, no harm in asking how many years I've lived in this life, it'll probably only affect those who are insecure.
Posted by arachnophobik on 06-19-2017
No I don't mind at all and I'm in my 60s. What does it matter? I am who I am and whether I look my age or not is unimportant these days. I must admit I sometimes look in the mirror and remember a day when my skin was much firmer and that saddens me a bit but I still have a good quality of life and I wouldn't dream of lying about my age.
Posted by littlewitch66 on 06-19-2017
In our culture, it is rude to ask the age of a woman especially when there are many people around. But there are women like me who don't get offended when asked of my age because I want to be honest and I am not vain. Besides, people generally find me younger looking than my real age so it is not an issue to me. But I know of women who frown on the issue of age. To be safe, just avoid talking about the age of people so you can have a peaceful conversation.
Posted by Corzhens on 06-19-2017
Hello Have a wonderful day.

There is nothing hidden about the age when some one ask to me. I always answer exact. Currently I am 38 years old and if any one ask me how old are you? Than I answer- 38. If any one ask me why you din't got married yet now. Than I say I didn't found the exact one. Trying. Pray for me.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 06-19-2017
I don't find it gross to be honest. When I was 14 and my height was around 5''8, they were treating me like 21 year old. And I had lot of taunts and stuff. That has slowed me down. And I don't really care about the age. You can see that people who are into age and other stuff, add no value to your life. I can tell you that people are going to ridicule based on anything that you throw at them. You can see people are not very good judge of good days.
Posted by overcast on 06-19-2017
My Mom hates it when people ask her age and refuses to answer. If people ask one of us how old she is I will now tell them that she's 21 and that usually stops them from pushing for a real answer.

Speaking for myself, to some extent I've inherited my Mom's aversion for telling people how old I am, but I'm gradually learning not to be too bothered by the question and I'll often answer honestly.
Posted by Gina145 on 06-19-2017
No... I am proud to say my age. I even like to throw in a joke or two when someone wants to know my age. It's not a big deal for me. I know some people would never say their true age or gets offended with that question. I don't blame them. I just think that its a violation of their right to privacy if you ask that kind of queations to them. Hahahaha
Posted by Neiltarquin on 06-19-2017
There is nothing wrong about asking age as long as it is asked during the conversation related to age. I hate people who ask age out of nowhere. I also dislike people who tell wrong things about their age. It is ok for people to not speak about age, however, lying about age, I cannot seem to tolerate.
Posted by vinaya on 06-19-2017
I don't mind if someone asks my age. I often wonder how old other people are, and I don't see this as an offensive or intrusive question. Everyone ages eventually. I think our culture could do more to honor and revere old age instead of fearing it so much. I have appreciated all the wisdom and life experience I have gained as I have gotten older.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 06-19-2017
I don't care at all. I'm not old but what does it really matter? Your age is your age, right? I'll happily give that information at any age. I'm going to be happy, healthy, vibrant and loving life at any age. I will embrace my grey hairs and bad knees (lol). My mom hates it when anyone asks her age. She gets so furious and her face gets really red. I don't get it because I don't see what's
Posted by working3 on 06-19-2017
No, I don’t really get disgusted when someone asks for my age. I know some people who do though as they rant on about it when someone does. But I can see why you would be. Though whether or not they want to go out with you, you’re going to get older soon enough so there’s no need to hide it. If someone wants to befriend you, then sure and I’m fine with giving my age. Therefore, I don’t really care about giving out my age or not.
Posted by timstargraal on 06-20-2017
I am not ashamed of my age. Many people have not lived as long and had their lives cut short. I proudly tell people how old is am. I am proud of each and every year I have been blessed it. Recently I was faced with my own mortality and it made me even more appreciative. I hope that I get to live many, many more years.

Live every year to the fullest and be proud of the time you are blessed with, life is a gift to be treasured.
Posted by Sue on 06-20-2017
No, I don't find it gross. Some people consider it rude to ask someone their age though. I guess it really depends on who is doing the asking and why. If they seem to have an attitude when asking, thinking you're too old (or too young) then I'd probably just say, "none of your business." If they are just making conversation, being curious, I'll tell them. It's not usually that big of a deal to me.
Posted by Zyni on 06-20-2017
I'm fairly babyfaced, so look younger than my actual age. I don't really find it gross, but it's not something I really enjoy talking about much (unless it's a business transaction where giving out my age is required; compliments and comments about my looking younger tend to ensue). I prefer not being overt about my age, especially because I'm an undergraduate college student when many traditional-age students have already finished a four-year sequence, and my appearance helps me blend in with more traditional students.
Posted by Linen on 06-21-2017
I do not care when they ask my age. I never cared much about it, I just do not like it when I'm asked how many kilos I weigh. I think if you feel good about your age no matter how old you are, I'm 30 and I have no problem in telling my age to people.
Posted by Cauohashi on 06-21-2017
I don't, I don't see a problem with people asking your age. I mean, it shouldn't be a problem with that, I understand there are some people that don't like sharing that info for personal reason and is respectable but for me is not a big deal. In my case is kinda funny cause sometimes people don't believe me how old I am lol.
Posted by reginafalange on 06-25-2017
You might be an exception because many people, especially women, find it too offensive when asked about age. Women find it gross when asked about age. That's because the society appreciates young women, women lose their value when age. (That's what happens in the society)
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
I don't really. I mean, why would it be gross? It's just normal. I feel bad for those people who treat an age as an important part of something. Whatever the situation is, if the person is capable of doing whatever it is, then age wouldn't be a problem.
Posted by galegatling on 07-13-2017
Actually, I'm not finding gross or disturbing if anyone asks my age. In fact, I'm curious to see what age they give me before I say how old I am. I guess that women are the ones that want to hide their age and find it disturbing if someone asks about their age!
Posted by wallet on 07-23-2017
I do not find malice whenever people ask me of my age, mostly because most of them seem friendly or already are my friends. However I know cases when asking of age can seem inappropriate and creepy. Take for example that an old man is asking a young boy how old he is, or when a very old woman asks a teenage boy how old he is too. I know this might seem a bit silly and funny but I do not see the significance of asking a stranger's age.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-02-2017
I don't find it gross when people ask my age. However, I believe why on earth people have to ask me my age, what has my age got to do. When my close friends and relatives ask my age, I will always tell them my age, however, if the person who is asking my age is not much familiar I will avoid answering, I might even tell a lie.
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
Perhaps in some culture, asking a woman about her age may be considered rude. You'd actually see language learning sites that tell their learners that in a certain country, asking people about their age is rude. Personally, I'm not offended by it but I do know that some may get offended so I actually avoid initiating this question. I've made it a practice to wait for people to ask about my age before asking for their age.
Posted by chatbox on 08-15-2017
IN our culture, there is a popular saying. Never ask a woman her age and never ask a man his earning. It is very offensive to ask a woman her age and ask a man for his earning. IN our culture, many people will avoid asking a woman about her age, however, you will find people asking men of their age. I don't find offensive, however, I believe people have no business asking you your age.
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
Why would I consider it rude? It's just a question, rather unusual one but it's obvious some people don't look their age. I am frequently asked this question by people who think I am a high schooler when in reality I'm in my mid-twenties. It's normal that people want to know more about others and this question isn't rude, age is just a fact.
Posted by felabruno on 08-26-2017
Well these kind of questions tend to get rude or somewhat disrespectful if asked on women especially on those in the middle of their years as most of them tend to hide their age maybe because of being ashamed in front of a people if they somewhat look too old to their age. I too, sometimes feel the urge to not answer that question I guess its kinda hard to answer when you're getting more older but tries to look younger and you don't want any person to say otherwise. Although I don't find it gross if someone asked my age cause I think different people had different point of views on life and I'm not really the one to care much on what others people thinks later on if I had answered those questions.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-22-2017
I don't know people get offended when they're ask about their ages,I see age like just a number, what's so rude about being ask your age.I'm always ready to even age.I don't find it offensive at all.Maybe it a big deal to others but not for me.
Posted by lovely on 12-03-2017
I don't think age is not just a number. Age is much more than that. If you are at least 18, you can drink, you can drive. If you are 50, you will begin to experience various kind health complications. If you are above 70 you might be prone to Alzheimer's. People judge you based on your age, that's why many people are offended when asked about age.
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
Others might not see anything wrong in some people asking about their age but 90% of people see it as an offence especially when an adult is asking about the age of another adult. To me it is not good for an adult to ask another adult about his or her age because most times those asking might want to use their age to disregard or mock them, but you can tell your lover or partner your age as that one is okay and proper.
Posted by babyright on 12-23-2017
Everytime someone asks my age I usually smile and answer with a figure 10 years younger. It's not gross for me actually it ends up funny everytime someone posts that question because I lie most of the time.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-28-2018
I have also lied about my age many times even though I don't feel ashamed to reveal my true age. I add 5 years if I am among old people and they begin to dismiss me as a callow youth. I substract 5 years when I am in the company of young people who begin yo dismiss me as an old man.
Posted by vinaya on 06-30-2018
Well, that is very true it is considered rude to ask women about her age. Personally, I don't mind telling my age to anyone as it does not make a big difference to me. I guess it differs from person to person. Some people are not comfortable about disclosing there age to others and its always better to never ask this question to then unless it is very necessary. However age is just a number, you can be very old and still be young in your heart.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-13-2018