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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Is it polite to ask a woman her age?

Traditionally, the word is no, you never ask a woman her age. I believe this is meant as women get older, you really don't wanna ask how old she is, it just comes off a bit disrespectful I guess. But what about young girls? How about when I am out, and I am not sure how old a girl is? Especially if she looks around 18. Maybe she is 18, but she could easily be 20, 21. But at the same time, she could just be a really matured 17 year old.

In this scenario, is it polite to ask a woman her age?

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WTF why should it be deemed unrespectful to ask a girls age, yet alright to ask for a males age? Double standards much?
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In this scenario, is it polite to ask a woman her age?
Really? You're going to pretend that you give a damn about being "polite" to women?

I'll drop you a friendly hint, then: this is impolite (to say the absolute least).

I think that your best bet for politeness to women is actually just to keep your mouth completely shut (to and about them) for about 5-10 years.

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Traditionally, the word is no, you never ask a woman her age. I believe this is meant as women get older, you really don't wanna ask how old she is, it just comes off a bit disrespectful I guess. But what about young girls? How about when I am out, and I am not sure how old a girl is? Especially if she looks around 18. Maybe she is 18, but she could easily be 20, 21. But at the same time, she could just be a really matured 17 year old.

In this scenario, is it polite to ask a woman her age?
I think you can find out without asking. I can see why its important at that age to know for sure, so find a way to bring it up without asking the age straight up.

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is that before or after groove...? just need some clarification here...

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Traditionally, the word is no, you never ask a woman her age. I believe this is meant as women get older, you really don't wanna ask how old she is, it just comes off a bit disrespectful I guess. But what about young girls? How about when I am out, and I am not sure how old a girl is? Especially if she looks around 18. Maybe she is 18, but she could easily be 20, 21. But at the same time, she could just be a really matured 17 year old.

In this scenario, is it polite to ask a woman her age?
Don't see why not. Of course, it may not be too nice to ask a woman in her forties or fifties about the exact age, but if a barely adult girl gets insulted then so much the better, such a brat is not worth spending time with anyway

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Really? You're going to pretend that you give a damn about being "polite" to women?

I'll drop you a friendly hint, then: this is impolite (to say the absolute least).
Wow, just seen that. Not only impolite, more like something a full-blooded redneck would be proud of

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funny how our views of the world can drastically differ, not only would I fail my gynecology exam if I didn't ask my female patient about her age during my history taking interview, I would also fail if I didn't ask about details of her menstrual period, including duration, amount and color

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I wouldn't have any problem with being asked for my age in any circumstances where it's appropriate and where it would be considered fine to ask a man his age.

I'm not in favour of the old-fashioned stereotype that it's rude to ask a woman her age because only women need to feel bad about getting older. Either let's all be okay with aging, or let's all be miserable about it equally

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How old are you Johnny Groove?

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If a woman is vain enough to care about her age, you shouldn't be trying to fuck her.
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I think you can find out without asking. I can see why its important at that age to know for sure, so find a way to bring it up without asking the age straight up.
Good answer I really don't think you should ask anyone their age. I know when you go to a doctor for the first time you have to fill out forms that ask for your date of birth, but that is a different situation.

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It's fine to ask I say. Only problem is when they lie and you believe them.
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Is it polite to ask a man his age? Yes? There's your answer. Equality should have next to no exceptions.

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