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Dear Poll: Do You Lie About Your Age?

Age is a funny thing. Although it's just a number, many people in this world have a hard time admitting what year they were born. And with all the medical advances we have, it's harder than ever to even guess! I understand the concept behind lying about your age on a resume, but lying to friends or potential mates just doesn't make sense to me. Sure, admitting that I'm 30 is a harsh reality, but what good is it going to do if I tell people that I'm still 27? Even though it's silly, tell me ladies, do you lie about your age anyway? Don't worry, your secret is safe with me!


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BryPouncy BryPouncy 8 years
Mac228 That's adorable :D
mac228 mac228 8 years
I (somewhat jokingly) tell people who ask that I'm older than I really am, 'cuz I figure it's better to say I'm 45 and hear "Wow, you look great" than to say I'm 34 and see the look of doubt in their eyes. (I'm 39)
BryPouncy BryPouncy 8 years
I'm 18, it'd just be silly to lie about my age. Especially when everyone thinks I'm 15 and my husbands my older brother. :P It's definitely good for laughs.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
i'm only 20 and look young for my age. i smoke cigarettes though and before i was legally able to buy them (at 18 in australia) i used to pretend i was older.
lady_jade lady_jade 8 years
i'm turning 30 this year and have been waiting for it like it's my 21st. i've never been so anxious and excited for a birthday. it's been like this since I turned 22 or so, i'm just ready.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
When I was younger , like in my 20's and early 30's, I used to lie about my age because I used to be always around with younger people. That was because I was the oldest among my siblings and also because the work I did before involved a lot of socializing with younger and young-minded people. Now that I'm older, (I'm 40 now), I have actually embraced the idea of growing old --that we can't escape that and everybody gets old anyway. Besides, now that a lot of people think I look 25 at age 40, I feel much better telling the truth about my age anyway. It's better to hear them saying, "Oh you're 40 and I thought you were 25".
designerel designerel 8 years
i'm 24 and still get carded while buying alcohol of course, but what i really find ridiculous is when i get carded at the movies. that means i look under 17! pleeeeeeeeeeease. anyway i don't mind being mistaken for being younger than i am because i am currently dating a younger man (by 4 years) and the last thing i want is to look significantly older-- i'd rather us look the same age! (which i hope we do)
karlorene karlorene 8 years
i'm 22 and i get mistaken for 15-18 all the time. it's really, really, really annoying. javsmav- i know how you feel. last year, when sitting down in the exit row of a plane, the attendant said to me, "Honey, you have to be at least 15 to sit there." i would give anything to look older! ugh... at least my age!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Nope. I'm 37 and I still get IDed at grocery stores, restaurants, bars, etc. However, I noticed I have some grey hairs sprouting up so that may give me away soon. Time for a dye-job! ;)
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
nope! First off, I believe that each year is a blessing so Ima show off my age. Secondly, I look about 6 years younger than I really am so whenever I tell people my age I always get the "NO WAY!!!"
javsmav javsmav 8 years
When I was 26, I tried to board a plane by myself and the ticket lady asked me where my guardian was. I wanted to punch her in the face. I don't mind looking younger than I am, but I worked hard to get where I am in life and it's an insult to be mistaken for a child. It's better now. Only half of the people selling me alcohol roll their eyes at me thinking I'm underage & trying to sneakily buy a bottle of wine.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
people think i'm lying even when i'm telling the truth.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I look young for my age...but I am 21 and that's good enough for me so I don't lie!
joesbabygirl joesbabygirl 8 years
I'm 26, I look like I'm 21. My boyfriend of a year is 21 haha.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
There have been times where I lie and say that I'm older, but that's only to bartenders ;)
cordata cordata 8 years
I'm 24 ... I haven't lied about my age yet but I'm not ruling out doing so in my future! My mother actually lies about her age and says she's actually OLDER than she is, just so that people will compliment her and tell her that she looks really young. Lol
omlove omlove 8 years
No, theres no point. I too look young for my age but thats not the point. I feel proud with each growing year for the things i have accomplished and learned.
Matamoros Matamoros 8 years
I don't tell no tales. Just the truth.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
Once, when I was 16, I lied about being 18, so my mom didn't have to skip work to wait for the computer repair guy. A few times, I also had to call customer service for my parents, and I pretended to be my father or my mother, and told them I was born in 1959 or 1964...Hahaha.
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
no, i don't see the point.
zombielove zombielove 8 years
im 21 and i get told i look 16 or so...awesomeness for me!
stephley stephley 8 years
One piece of advice - decide by the time you're about 33 if you're going to lie. Past 35, and there are too many things you have to remember to be convincing. And moisturize your neck, chest and hands!
jessie jessie 8 years
nope, i'm 31 and proud of it! why should i lie? getting older tells/shows me what i've done with my life, whats been accomplished, why hide it?
Red315 Red315 8 years
No need I'm only 20! But most people think I look older than I really am anyways. I have a sister that is 5 years older than me and when we went to move her into college they asked me for my information instead of hers, I was only 13! Hahaha that story still gets my family laughing, but not so much my sister who doesn't appreciate how young she looks!
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