Have you ever lied about your age?

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Have you ever lied about your age? Why?

Bonus: Do you think they believed you?

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  1. Ha ha. in Bangladesh, each and every student lies about their age on their very first school certificate exam. Don’t believe it? Ask anyone who know about education and lifestyle in Bangladesh. πŸ˜†

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  2. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, Lied about my age… That would be a Big Fat Nope!
    Still look good so I am told, so why mess with perfection! lol….and I don’t have to remember another thing too. After all we are getting older….(pun)


  3. No, I’ve never lied about my age for two reasons, firstly I usually get it wrong because I genuinely can’t remember and second because most people seem to think I’m younger than I really am.

    I will post a larger picture of myself when I write this blog shortly and you can all have a guess.


  4. I have no choice but to lie about my age everyday. I am 45, mentally, but have to act all modest and report myself in the more mundane chronological form: 22. Damn conventions!


  5. Hi people,
    I’ve finally got my post up on this topic along with a picture taken yesterday afternoon (Saturday 12th Feb. 2011)

    I have “The Monday Picture” to pull together for tomorrow (iPhone app – free) to get ready so off to do that. Have a great day.


  6. When I first moved to New York for my Master’s degree I lied to my classmates and said I was 21. I was only a few months away and I was already by far the youngest in the program- my friends were 25-36. I just didn’t want to be considered too young or too uncool to hang out with the witty and wonderful women of New York.
    And soon I was witty and wonderful myself =)


  7. I missed out the boring years, ie 26, 31, 41 and now I’m 61, but so far haven’t had to tell anyone. Might say 62 or 60 something.

    Over my life – I have usually added on a year. It’s a family thing. I look years younger than I am, so don’t need to lie in the conventional way.

    But – sometimes I don’t feel: I have to be exact (like Adrian Mole aged 13 and a half) or to be truthful. Not sure why? It’s often an impertinent question, perhaps!


  8. Yes I have done it a couple of times, but mainly due people tend to think I am about 4 o 5 years younger, so….I just did not clarify anything, no need indeed


  9. Nope, most people think I’m lying about my age anyway. I’m going to be thirty next month, meaning I 29 now. Most people think I’m 18 or younger, until I start speaking. Then I get funny looks. My grandparents and father have the same issues. It’s rather amusing when we go places together.


  10. (Me da la sensacin, que algo que escrito te ha molestado. lo mas lejos de mi alma es dañar o herir a nadie, pero te respeto. Asta que me Necesites)


  11. I really don’t have to lie about my age as it wouldn’t prove anything. I look remarkable younger than I am. When I was younger it was a problem as I was always asked for idi at bars etc. My boyfriend at the time was under twenty one and wasn’t asked. I didn’t think it was fair. Now I almost have to prove that I am a senior. If they think I am younger than I am I just take it as a complement.

    It really isn’t good to lie about things as it can always come back to bit you in the but. We always try to impress on the kids not to lie so we need to set them a good example. Everyone tells little white lies from time from time but I am not sure that it is a good idea. Honesty is the best thing if you can. You just have to make sure you are not hurting other people or yourself in the bargin.