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AIBU to ask if you lie about your age

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ShakyMilk Mon 13-Feb-17 12:52:29

AIBU to ask if you lie about your age ... and if so why? I always wonder how many people actually do.

Rugbyplayersarehot Mon 13-Feb-17 12:54:34

Yes I am a vain bugger and hate turning 50.

When I rejoined my gym last year I was 3 years younger than when I first joined. I often get confused how much I have knocked off my age. grin

AllTheLight Mon 13-Feb-17 12:55:08

No, I never have. I'm 42.

UrethaFranklin Mon 13-Feb-17 12:55:16

No, I've got no reason to. Only time I ever did was way back in the day when I wasn't old enough to get into pubs/clubs (before they used to check ID) smile

enfru Mon 13-Feb-17 12:57:24

Not anymore- was 19 from the age of 15 until I turned 18 so as to get into places and was occasionally 15 once I'd turned 16 in order to get a child ticket to theme parks/buses etc

Rugbyplayersarehot Mon 13-Feb-17 12:59:56

Well I didn't at 42 either!

MaisyPops Mon 13-Feb-17 13:00:28

I work with teenagers so yes. I've been 21 for so many years.
Always funny to watch them trying to decide if that's the truth.

brasty Mon 13-Feb-17 13:02:35

No. Have considered telling people I am older than I am, so that I hear others saying I look young for my age. But I don't, as they might not.

Snugglepalace Mon 13-Feb-17 13:04:23

No what's the point? Most people look their age, give or take a year or two. Only a handful are lucky enough to look much younger, either that or they are delusional in thinking they look years younger!!

user1483387154 Mon 13-Feb-17 13:05:04

39 and nope never have

Huldra Mon 13-Feb-17 13:05:12

I used to lie at 17 to buy vodka smile

I don't see the point as an adult. What's the point of telling people that I'm 36, instead of 46, and they think how shit I look for that age.

MrsJayy Mon 13-Feb-17 13:05:44

Yes when i was over 16 and trying to get half fare on the bus i got away with it till i was 20 grin nowadays no never what is the point.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Mon 13-Feb-17 13:07:31

I've only ever lied to be older - I went to uni at 17 so said I was 18 for that first year to get into clubs etc!

Not fussed about my age now (when I can remember how old I am).

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 13-Feb-17 13:08:28

No because I love it when people say. Oh my God. You don't look it. You look about 15 years younger ect ect.
I used to hate despise detest getting told I looked young for my age. Now I revel in it.

AllTheBabies Mon 13-Feb-17 13:09:00

30 and no. Unless you count pretending to to older than 18 when underage and drinking.

WorraLiberty Mon 13-Feb-17 13:09:32

No, never and I'm nearly 48.

I'm also not coy about it either.

I've never really 'got' why it's rude to ask someone's age. Obviously I don't (because I know it's rude), but to me age is just a simple fact.

It should be considered no ruder than asking someone's name in my view.

megletthesecond Mon 13-Feb-17 13:11:08

No. I'm 42 and everyone thinks I'm younger anyway. or just immature

SilenceOfThePrams Mon 13-Feb-17 13:11:36

Once.
At 17.11 to get into an 18 film.
Never since then.

MyWhatICallNameChange Mon 13-Feb-17 13:11:46

Only jokingly. My youngest thinks I'm 25, so I tell people to ask him how old I am and ignore my other children who are all liars and say I'm 40. grin

Nellyphants Mon 13-Feb-17 13:12:41

Only sister got invited to her42 year old colleague's surprise 50th . No point lying you'll get caught out!

MrsJayy Mon 13-Feb-17 13:13:36

I was out a few weeks ago group of dhs workmates and wives subject of age came up 1 woman refused to say her age and said 50 something she got really annoyed about it not sure why she brought the coversation up confused

Sleeplessinmybedroom Mon 13-Feb-17 13:15:50

I don't lie about my age but I do forget how old I am when someone asks and have to say umm 33 no 34 no 35 I think.

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Mon 13-Feb-17 13:17:37

No but dh does he says his 10 years younger than he is 😂

ShakyMilk Mon 13-Feb-17 13:19:37

Sometimes when I watch First Dates I am incredulous about people's ages! I am convinced some of the people (or if I'm being totally honest, the women) on that show do. Or maybe I just can't tell people's ages very well!

Iamastonished Mon 13-Feb-17 13:20:38

I can understand why teenagers lie to get into places or to buy drinks. I think that older people who lie about their age must be very insecure or rather pathetic.

I'm 58 and I don't care who knows it.

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