I'd like to lie about my age
December 25, 2009 2:32 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in lying about my age. I'd like to tell people I am the age that I feel (and look). Has anyone here done this?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (60 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 38 and female. I look young for my age and have been mistaken for being anywhere from 22 - 26.
I guess I have a mid-20s attitude towards life. I don't want to "settle down". I have a lot of different things I want to do with my life. I'd like to find a partner but I'm not interested in a white picket fence. I married young, divorced, and started over at 35, so I feel about 26. I don't have kids and am not close with my family of origin. I'm well-educated, but marriage kept me from a stable career path (for a variety of reasons).
So, I'm wondering: Who here has done something like this (or knows someone who has)?
Do you lie about your age? How much do you adjust it? Why do you lie about your age? When did you start? Have you ever gotten found out? How has it helped you or hurt you? Do you just avoid the question and refuse to tell anyone about it?
Please don't answer if you think there is something wrong with people lying about their age, if you don't lie about it, if you think I should find new friends, stop caring about what people think, etc.
I just want to hear from people who have lied about their age (or know of someone who has) and how it worked out for them.
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