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Why Do People Hide Their Age?

You ask someone (mostly adults)  "How old are you?". You are almost sure the response would be "Why do you want to know?".

Why do people hide their age?

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A girl i met once was reluctant, because she was really young, but looked BIG.

She neva knew how i wud feel if she told me she is 17,

well am 82. Yes thats how i say my age.

My girl is 86.

As in 19sometin sometin,

Thats my style.

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Well,personally i think must reason for people hiding their age is because they want respect or they wanna fit in with a certain type of group.

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I dont i tell people am 42 but am going to be 42 thisyear.

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:coughs: clears chest. . ..ahem...

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wow, Layi!

Wonderful job!

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ha ha, layi good work, Well done!

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Wow. I must say that I'm completely impressed by your artwork!

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i know for a fact that kay kay dumped her..... so hota, who's the new groom?

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Then you are not supposed to travel. Otherwise use legal means...appeal (with genuine reasons why u have to be allowed).

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Best man? Whos the groom then?

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Age is nothing what matters most is what u have to offer and not ur age.I dont think i will increase or lower my age for any buisness reason or what so ever.

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Layi boy,

How u dey? Was 35yrs on 2nd May this year. So what's up about that.

Look at my picture very well, you'ld see that my facial look does not match up with my age, cos I look like a typical under 20.

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Sir Kay, how old are you ?

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Why the need to hide your age? If you are sure of yourself, go ahead, announce your age and let your mind be at rest. What of if your exact age is found out later, how would you feel.

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Hide your age to get married? How sad is that?

I've said the last person to lie to is your would-be spouse cos he/she would eventually find out and that could make matters worse than status quo.

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@master: what's there to be ashamed of?

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By God's grace, I wuld be 27yrs next year(february). Age is nothin but a number and mind u age is not about accomplishment.

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some people hide their age because of no confidence.

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People hide their age to achieve certain things like get a job, join a football team ,take part in a beauty pageant, or in order to become a model etc.

What i have noticed of late is that the suppose younger girls look so much older than their ages. An 18 year old could pass for a 23 yr old. So even when she says her real age, no one will believe. I have a 20 year old cousin, when we are together people call her madam and just ignore the hell out of me. When she states her name, everyone will be like please spare us. Yet she is is truly 20. so she just says shes 23 to avoid the embarrassment of being told that she looks older than her age.

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OMG segun. You my friend and u asking these weird questions? So u didn't know?

Anyways go figure.

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Is college different from university? Or is it an extension of high school (In the US i mean)

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whats 3rd yr?

all i kno most of em are all in college

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nah..there are 16yr old pple in college

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Hmmmm...but wait first. 16 in junior (3rd yr) at college ? How u do am? U get tripple promotion twice ?

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When i am in school, i don't tell people my age. They make me show my ID. See:

People: How old are you

Me: I am 16

People: Liar! You r sooo blah blha

Me: i am serious

People: You cannot be 16 and be in college.

Me: well too bad i am

People: Can i see you ID

Me: Here we go again.. blah!

I don't see anything wrong with telling people my age, but when it comes to telling them i am in college+telling them my age, i'll rather hide it.

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Ok let take it as a fun and see

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oh please those tests are fake. i only take them for the fun of it.

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I think i will agree with slowpoision>but i dont see anyreason why i should hide my age.

I am 20 years,3 months,2 weeks and 2 days old.

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Hahahahaha! Why vexxy revealed everything just like that.

Fabian you're a case oo.

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I don't really like telling people my age because some people judge you, your actions, etc. by your age which is not good. But instead of lying, I'd rather not disclose it.

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Good Talk Fabian. So.............. how old are you ?

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@ Layi

I hear ya

Well, i dont hide my age, but I believe that the pple who do, feel insecure about what pple will think about them, I guess they have a feeling of inaccomplishment because some pple have tagets that they have set for themselves and when they have not got there by the time they thought they shld have, they decide to reduce their age, thinking maybe they can still catch up on time. Sounds silly to me though, because whether you falsify your age or not, your age will remain the same!

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I believe for mature singles they are sometimes uncomfortable since there is no Mr/Mrs. Right but I do not believe in such because you cannot change anything about it.

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@GP

make me understand too. Security as in?

@fabian

I've said my age more than 5 times on this forum. At a point i gave the yrs, months and days. I've got no reason to hide it. I'm 23+

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You don't understand what I meant.

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Not for security reasons but because they are ashame to say how reallly really old they are!

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How old are you Layi?

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