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?

Comments

simplym
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
hermessantos
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
Deen
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
kgord
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
kgord
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
lexcion
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
Lizzyib
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
milan009
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
RosieCheeks
Well, it is rude if a woman is asked about her age. Its universally admitted as a mannerless and rude question to ask. However, I never get offended if someone asks about my age. I look younger than my age, so people make compliments to me.Its very nice.
Posted by RosieCheeks on 06-18-2017
tonyval
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
rage35
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
AlexHarris
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
Ipa07
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
BeardedMamba
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
Mehano
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.com/superior/Do-you-find-it-gross-when-someone-asks-your-age-2590#
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 06-19-2017
Denis_P
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
Alexa
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
Anonymous
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
arachnophobik
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
littlewitch66
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
Corzhens
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
centurion
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
overcast
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
Gina145
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
Neiltarquin
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
vinaya
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
Mahshiemonalisa
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
working3
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
timstargraal
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
Sue
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
Zyni
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
Linen
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
Cauohashi
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
reginafalange
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
galegatling
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
wallet
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
giovanniiiii
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
chatbox
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