Out of curiosity, who remembers to update their age when they have a birthday? It occurred to me today as I looked at a picture of someone and then saw their listed age, that apart from the people that obviously just lie outright about their age, there may be some people who were a certain age when they first did their profile and it just hasn't occurred to them to change their age. I haven't had a birthday as of yet but I realised that I wouldn't have thought to do it. Am I alone on this? Is age a touchy subject? What about the people that lie about their age, why do you think they do that? I'm not looking for nasty comments here, I'm interested in thought out answers as to something that I'm curious about.
Its a good point, I do try to make sure on sites where age is not updated automatically that I edit it.
I have never quite got the whole lying about age bit, I mean if you meet in person its gonna be pretty obvious especially if you've exaggerated a lot. And even online with pics its going to come out at which point you're found out as a lier and most likely dropped because of it.
In general I can usually tell pretty quickly even in email and chat how old someone is by their grammar, each generation has its own style and that often shows up in their chat.
I've thought about the age thing also and in the case of lying maybe they are trying to attract a certain age group thinking that be close would help. Another could be that they are simply putting the age they feel instead of the age they are.? Age is just a number it has nothing to do with attraction, personality, sexuality, or anything that really matters. I don't get why one would lie about it. I mean my husband is 15 years older than me and trust me he doesn't act it lol
maybe age is important for some, most of the time the male.
But if for you it is, try a diffrent approach. Start a conversation wiht someone you think you might be attarcted to by his profile. See how far you get into the connection, 3 months down and some very good connections,will you be still interested or put off by his/her age??