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Do you hide your age or tell it proudly?

  1. ChristyWrites profile image81
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    Do you hide your age or tell it proudly?

  2. emilybee profile image87
    emilybeeposted 5 years ago

    I tell it proudly because everyone tells me I look like I'm 18 after I inform them I'm in fact 23. lol I really don't mind, it's a good thing, at least I don't look old, and when I really am old I won't look it :-)

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have also been told I look younger than I am Emily. My mom has the same thing; a good family trait! Thanks for sharing here.

  3. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    darn right i tell it with pride. i'm 48, i act like in a kid and i worked hard for every gray hair i have or partied hard depending on ones opinion.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was told yesterday I have grey hair! Thanks for the comment here and yup be proud!

  4. sandonia profile image83
    sandoniaposted 5 years ago

    I tend to neither hide nor share my age proudly. To me, it's a simple fact of life. It would be nice to be younger with the wisdom of the years, but it is what it is.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you accept the number and move on. That is a good approach.

    2. teaches12345 profile image93
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that it would be nice to be younger with the wisdom of the years. My in-laws have a plague on their wall that says, "we're too soon old and too late smart". I often think of that as I grow older.

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Neither really. I am at the age where no one dare ask!  60 - ouch!!

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aha but with age does come wisdom and confidence smile

  6. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Right now people asked to guess my age tend to guess about 15 years younger than I am, so I tell it proudly.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent!

  7. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I have never been one to hide my age, never saw the point in doing so.  I just turned 69 and am just happy to say I made it this far!!

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like the positivity!

  8. drsohel profile image75
    drsohelposted 5 years ago

    I don't like hiding age. It's telling lie. I tell my original age but there is nothing to proud here.... in my opinion....

  9. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 5 years ago

    I am 66 years old and I always reveal my age "quite proudly."

    However, I often wonder if I did not still have all of my hair and teeth, and did not look as young for my age as I do, would I be as "proud" to tell every one my real age as I am.

  10. ocbill profile image61
    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    yeah, no issue with that at all since I am fit.

  11. Steven Gray profile image83
    Steven Grayposted 5 years ago

    My age is a detail which I don't offer, but will give when asked.  I have never seen the need to broadcast personal details unless asked for them directly.

  12. justateacher profile image82
    justateacherposted 5 years ago

    As a teacher of students in kindergarten I am asked my age quite often...I first ask how old they think I am...I am amused by the answers...I get you are old..you must be at least twenty...to gosh your old...are you a hundred? I always give my age proudly...its nothing to be ashamed of...

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm liking those answers hehe! Thanks for sharing here. I love the great responses in the HP community!

  13. anam hasib profile image59
    anam hasibposted 5 years ago

    i turned 20 on last month's 23rd and find no reason to hide it..smile

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are a youngin' and proud of it smile

  14. romanticricky profile image57
    romanticrickyposted 5 years ago

    No. I don't hide mine. I'm definitely proud of it. Because I look younger than my age. :p

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well yes that is a good reason!

  15. joy4856 profile image56
    joy4856posted 5 years ago

    i am 16 so...theres nothing for me ti hide. I have never lied about my age but there were times where i just didnt tell it! lol because u needed to be 17 to watch this movie so i just said "i dont have my id but i can still watch it right?" and he let me! yay

  16. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    I never hide my age and I am proud of all of the mistakes I have been able to learn from. I am 17 for the third time and I will soon be 26 for the 2nd time...

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe I like that way of telling your age!

  17. landscapeartist profile image76
    landscapeartistposted 5 years ago

    I don't necessarily hide my age, but when people find out that I am a grandma, that is when I tell them how old I am. I am always told I don't look my age.  I don't wear makeup 'cept on special occasions.  I do dye my hair, but I don't rush to cover the gray.  I let others see it for a bit before I do.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was told the other day that I have grey hair, ack!

    2. landscapeartist profile image76
      landscapeartistposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I used to tell people that i was 19 until my kids started correcting me. lol. Some thought I was only in my 20's. My 12 yr old tells people that I am 67, or he tells them that I am so old my hair is falling out.  Gotta love the things your kids say.

  18. LaThing profile image73
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    I don't tell people my age unless they ask *_*
    I do look younger than my age, I used to get IDed at the clubs up until I was 30....

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    Emerald Taraposted 5 years ago

    i am proud to tell my age but if it is someone i dont know i dont tell my real ah=ge until i trust them enough

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good point. Trust is important.

  20. annaglomesh profile image59
    annaglomeshposted 5 years ago

    Tell it proudly. I don't see the point hiding your age, plus you are bound to get found out. I think I look okay for my age so I guess that helps. I'm 47 and people usually tell me I don't look it. I figure it's lucky genes and not having had children...but who knows.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image81
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that genes so play a part!

  21. jennzie profile image85
    jennzieposted 5 years ago

    Like Emily I look younger than I am and I'm also 23, but people usually think that I am 13 to 15!

  22. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I'm proud of my age and ageing. I'm 61 but am routinely told that I look 48 (when I keep up with my hair colorweaves:)

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    Debbie Dallasposted 5 years ago

    I just let'er rip-- who gives a crap how old u r? Really?!

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    oceansiderposted 5 years ago

    Hi Christy,  I definitely don't "tell it proudly", but if someone asks my age, I tell them the truth.....I actually am always taken to be 10 years or so younger than I am....it's just a family trait....but wow, does that make me feel great, that I look that much younger than I am....everyone looks a lot younger than they are in my family.

  25. josh3418 profile image82
    josh3418posted 5 years ago

    I am 25 right now, so I could care less right now,  Maybe that will change in the future, but I highly doubt it.

  26. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I've never lied about my age. Most of my life I've looked younger than I am. Until I was almost 40 I often got "carded" if buying alcohol. I am 56, nothing to be ashamed of, or proud of. If you live long enough, you get old.

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